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[Powerless] Chapter 6

2020.07.31 21:51 Brent-Miller [Powerless] Chapter 6

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The global threat posed by the increasing number of powered individuals globally is prompting international organizations to collaborate on a solution. Beginning next month, the Capability Equality Act will go into effect in forty-seven countries. In order to keep employment opportunities equal and maintain public safety, the use of powers will be illegal in any public space. Dissenters claim this is a violation of human rights, but supporters of the bill argue that it’s best for the safety of all. The aim of this international decree is to lower the rate of crime committed by powered individuals and decrease the racism they experience from employers while also increasing the sense of public safety.– Henley Shaw, 124 Anno Imperi Ortu
Back in the main hall where I had met Dante, I watch as dozens of other students pour out of various hallways. I have no idea when the others had arrived or how they were escorted to their rooms in a way that evaded my knowledge, but that isn’t important. What matters now is that I learn what I can about the competition.
The task is proving to be insurmountable. There are nearly fifty people filtering into the room with me, and more are still walking in. I can’t walk around and ask each to explain their power. If I’m going to be subtle, I have to overhear their conversations or trick them into bringing it up themselves. I doubt the Council will give me time to do that.
I see various groups of friends greeting each other. There aren’t many people I know in the crowd, so I stay hidden. Even if there were acquaintances, I don’t want to spend time talking to people I already know.
“What was that test about?” One of the examinees asks another.
“Well, they just want to make sure we aren’t crazy or power hungry or something,” he responds confidently.
“Not crazy,” a third one interjects. “It’s more a personality thing. Impulse control, ability to deal with tough situations and make quick, rational decisions, things like that.”
Of course they aren’t talking about their powers. The people around me are the best in my school, at least according to the Council. They all seem to know better than to give away their weaknesses.
“I don’t understand why they have a verbal test,” a student in another group complains.
“Right? Obviously if we want this job, we can handle it,” another commiserates. “That was just a bunch of pointless questioning.”
“It wasn’t pointless,” someone from outside their group argues and steps toward them. “It was to test integrity. If you can’t see that, you don’t have it.”
Silently, I slink away from that conversation. I don’t want to get involved in any fighting when I don’t have to. If I’m right about the next phase, perhaps they will make it easier for me. If I’m wrong, I’ll leave them to their own devices. Either way, it’s better if I avoid getting involved.
As I turn to walk away, I bump into Alexis. Her head is turned back and she is looking over her shoulder, but when she runs into me, she quickly redirects her gaze.
“Oh, hey Carson,” she pants. After taking a moment to let the adrenaline fade away, she looks around inquisitively. “How are you here?”
“What?” I ask.
“I mean, no offense, but you have no power. I’m a Class V. Everyone else in this room is at least Class III, but most are II.”
“Oh, yeah,” I acknowledge, looking around the room and nodding. “Yeah. Well, you first.”
“During the chemistry test, I was the catalyst.”
“No way?” I gasp, trying to hide my reaction but failing miserably. I’m impressed. The sniveling girl who had ignored my instructions during Phase 1 seems to have turned around. She recognized her power and used it to her advantage.
“Well, my partner did most of the heavy lifting, but we didn’t check to see if the necessary catalyst was present. I shocked myself, touched the water, and supplied some extra electrons. I didn’t think it was that clever, but I know it wasn’t my performance in Phase 1.”
“I think that’s very clever,” I admit. “I made perfume.”
“You what?” She laughs. When she realizes I’m not joking, she sobers up quickly.
“Yeah, it was a simple reaction, but no one else went for it. I think they appreciated the ingenuity.”
“Mr. Adachi,” a familiar voice greets as a hand clamps around my shoulder. The voice sounds somewhat scolding, and I start to worry. Am I not supposed to be discussing my testing? Turning my eyes, I see Dante standing with a stern expression behind me. “You aren’t here for transesterification. It was quick-witted, but quite a simple reaction. You’re here because you stopped your peers from fighting. You’re here due to the leadership displayed in dodgeball. Don’t belittle yourself, and don’t belittle the Council.”
“Yes, sir,” I mutter. I don’t know how to respond or even how to feel. I have disappointed the leader of the Council, but it’s also an honor to see his faith in me. Thankfully, I don’t have to deal with my concern for long, because he quickly shifts his attention to Alexis.
“Ms. Powell,” he adds, “you have quite the impressive power. Classes are not a punishment, they are intended to better help understand your power. You have trained a Class V power into something impressive – and particularly useful for Peacekeepers. Don’t diminish that accomplishment.”
“Yes, sir,” she echoes me solemnly. Before either of us can try to say anything further, Dante walks away and begins climbing the staircase. Silence falls over the room as the other students recognize his presence. Looking around, I see the same expression on each of their faces that I had worn when I’d first seen him. Had none of the others met Dante? Maybe they had come in through another entrance and gone straight to their testing rooms.
Dante stops midway up the stairs before turning to face the crowd. From my vantage point, I have no way to accurately gauge how full the room is. I wonder how many people have made it to this stage.
“Greetings, Battle School applicants,” Dante opens theatrically. No one responds, so he narrows his eyebrows and tries again, repeating himself with a grand wave.
“Greetings,” I mutter, joining in the chorus as the others scream out the word. I am having trouble finding the excitement they all seem to possess. This is a completely hopeless endeavor for me – I’ve only made it this far by pure chance.
Fighting off my intermittent lapse in confidence, I keep my gaze focused on Dante. I will not assume anything – perhaps the test is something which I will be able to handle.
“Welcome to the fourth and final phase of Recruitment. I am honored to see all of your faces. You have reached the last test of the most elite school. You are the hopefuls to be the next generation of Peacekeepers.”
This statement elicits a resounding cheer as the students are absorbed into the grandeur of his speech. I find myself anxiously waiting for the next words, so I’m annoyed by their interruption. Nonetheless, I can’t blame them. This is exciting for all of us, and it’s possibly the first time in years that any of them have seen Dante in person.
“Don’t get excited yet,” Dante warns. Holding his hands out, he commands silence. Quickly – impressively so for a group so large – he gets his wish. “There are 64 of you in this room. Each year, we accept 4 new Peacekeepers. Agents are on an as-needed basis and are requested by members of the Council, so you can’t expect those spots. Therefore, I can only guarantee admission to the school to the top four of you. This will be determined by testing the main attribute which we have yet to see. Your ability to hold your own in an altercation.”
An explosion of cheers once again fills the room, but I feel stricken by dread to the core of my heart. I can’t possibly beat anyone in this room in a fight. All I am going to be is an easy win for someone else.
“The tournament,” Dante speaks loudly, once again commanding his authority, “will be broken down into four brackets. You will be split into groups of sixteen. The winner of each bracket earns a spot in Battle School.”
This causes the crowd to break into various murmurs. Voices around me verbalize their complaints, but of course none dare do so loudly enough for Dante to hear.
“That’s not fair.”
“What if all the strong people are in my group?”
“Is it random?”
“Listen,” Dante groans. The murmurs cease. “It will be random, and I assure you this is the most logical way to test each of you. Peacekeepers face issues for which they are unprepared. It’s the nature of the job. They must be ready to face any power of any Class, because anyone can make a mistake. They must also be trained in restraint. If you maim or seriously injure your opponent, you will be disqualified. Now, proceed to the South entrance for your first pairing.”
Without much choice, I move with the crowd as they push their way to the back. I try to fight the flow of motion, but I quickly recognize the inevitability and follow them. When we exit the building, we step onto a large grassy field with an elevated square in the center. A large man stands on the battleground. As I draw closer to him, I recognize Alistair Flynn – the Class I Shifter. I can’t even imagine the extent of his power, and as far as I know he’s never displayed it to the world.
“The rules are as follows,” Alistair bellows, skipping the pleasantries afforded by Dante. Everyone spreads out and walks closer to Alistair as he speaks, trying to get a better look at him. “The tournaments will consist of one versus one matches. If you yield or touch the ground outside of the arena, you lose. Any use of power is permitted, but if your opponent is seriously injured, you will be disqualified. The participants of the four brackets are on the walls surrounding the stadium, but your names will be called for your fights. If you choose to search for your name, you may miss the chance to witness a fight with someone in your bracket. Decide which is more advantageous for you. Michael Patterson and Carson Adachi, report to me.”
I’m in the first fight? I can’t imagine this possibly being more humiliating. Disheartened, I climb the stairs and meet Alistair on the stage. A young man meets me, quaking in place. I realize that I’m a Class I, but I don’t understand why he’s afraid. He should know that I have no power.
“Any questions?” Alistair asks.
“No,” I mutter. Michael shakes his head.
“Good,” Alistair nods. Suddenly, he sinks into the ground, disappearing completely. Movement to the side of the stage catches my attention, and I see Alistair begin to reform on the side of the arena. Leaning against one of the pillars on the corner of the stage, he stands before the crowd of students. It appears they have all chosen to watch the competition rather than determine their bracket.
“You can watch,” Alistair informs them. “But you won’t know your future opponents. The strategy is yours. As for those of you fighting, keep this in mind: Show me your full power and you show me your weakness. Hold back and you risk defeat.”
Alistair leaps into the air and the stone of the stage follows behind him. Creating a large pillar, it carries him to the roof of the building where the rest of the Council stands waiting for him. Suddenly, the pillar breaks down and disappears. No, it doesn’t quite disappear. It leaves a thin, barely visible strand connecting him to the arena. This stage is Alistair’s own matter.
Distracted by the realization of Alistair’s amazing power, I don’t notice Michael’s movement until it’s too late. I see him closing in and pulling his arm back for a punch. Instinctively, I cover my face and block his attack. Stunned, I freeze for a moment. I quickly recover and punch his gut. Michael doubles over and falls to the floor, holding his stomach and wailing.
“I yield! I yield!” He screams. Confused, I back up slowly. Can it really be this easy? I don’t understand. Perhaps he simply wasn’t expecting to have to fight at all, but I would have expected a Peacekeeper hopeful to at least be able to take a punch.
“The winner is Carson Adachi,” Alistair announces. “Clear the stage for Alexis Powell and Jacob Newman.”
As I step off the stage, they quickly climb the stairs. The tournament is efficient, I can say that much. By the time I make it back to the crowd, Alistair has already declared the beginning of the battle. I’m torn. I already know Alexis’s power, so I don’t know how much I have to gain from watching their fight. If I look at my bracket, I can see the remaining combatants I may have to face in the coming rounds. However, if Alexis and Jacob are in my bracket, it will be important to watch their fighting styles. The one advantage I have is that my opponent quickly forfeited. Now, not only do I have the opportunity to watch all of the other fighters, the others will not have the chance to study me.
The bracket will narrow my scope. It will tell me on which fighters I should focus. I don’t know which bracket is mine, though, so I may waste time running to the wrong page. Still, the advantage clearly outweighs the disadvantage.
Turning my back on the fight, I race toward the outside edge of the field. I hear gasps and turn my head around. Jacob is already on the floor. Alexis has more control over amperage than I thought.
“Johnathan Haley and Max Farrell,” Alistair calls. Finally, I reach the wall. The top two names are Michael’s and mine. By pure happenstance, I reached the correct bracket. Alexis and Jacob are the next pair, so I already know one other fighter who has moved into the second round. Quickly, I scan the list to make sure these new fighters aren’t present. They must be on another bracket.
Curiosity still compels me to look over my shoulder. Johnathan is fast, but he’s not a Runner like Max. Clearly, he has no chance, yet he’s holding his own somehow. He stands in a deep front stance, waiting for Max to attack. When the Runner finally slows down to a more perceptible speed, Johnathan tries a surprise kick. Max slides under Johnathan and jumps to his feet, punching Johnathan in the stomach. Pummeling his opponent with a flurry of punches at super speed, Max quickly wears Johnathan out. The attacks are weak but still enough to push Johnathan to the edge of the ring. Finally, I see Johnathan’s play. He reveals his power early, but it is brilliant. Max doesn’t realize what’s happening until it’s too late, and he continues to slowly push Johnathan back. Johnathan levitates above the ground, still moving back slowly until Max falls from the edge, landing hard on the ground.
Alistair announces the next pair, Phillip Ellison versus Jayden Cameron. Recognizing Phillip’s name, I search my bracket frantically for him. Thankfully, I don’t find it. That’s one of the top tier students about whom I have no need to worry.
On the list, however, I do find Jade Cameron – Jayden’s twin sister – and Danny Cunningham. Hopefully, one of them will eliminate the other before they reach me, because I don’t have much hope of defeating both of them. None of the other names are particularly noticeable to me, and I have no idea who these people are or what their powers may be. I resolve to wait for them to fight and watch them.
I’m glad I checked the brackets. I think the people around me are overconfident, but the fact that none of them have checked gives me a distinct advantage. As round one flies by, I don’t have to pay attention to 64 contestants – I can focus on sixteen. That means, aside from my own, I only have to watch seven fights.
However, I begin to see that most candidates for the Battle School weren’t actually prepared to battle at all. A few contestants put up struggle, but most of the fights are dramatically one-sided. Jade sneakily leads her opponent to the edge before pushing him off, completely circumventing her power. A few more competitors from other brackets go by before I hear names I recognize again.
Marshall and Bryn – two people I’ve never met in school – step to the ring. Bryn prepares for a fight, raising her hands to her face. Marshall, either extremely confident or stupid, adopts a completely relaxed stance. Bryn throws a punch which Marshall dodges, pushing her to the side. He avoids a few more attacks. Finally, Bryn shifts her hand into a rock and fakes a hook. It looks like she’s going to manage to strike Marshall with her other hand, but he intercepts the attack, trapping her in an arm-bar.
“I yield,” Marshall declares loudly, releasing her arm.
“What?” Bryn argues.
“I will not use my power for violence. This is never what I thought PeaceKeeping was about.”
“It’s a test, we have to prove our mettle,” she demands. As Marshall steps of the stage, she continues to scream at him. “Wait! I want to win justly or I don’t want to be here!”
“Marshall has forfeited,” Alistair calls from his seat on the rooftop. “Daniel Cunningham and Roger Wessen.”
As Alistair declares the official beginning of the battle, Danny’s hand becomes a blade. In an instant, Roger’s hands are in the air and he’s stepping off the stage. I knew Danny and Jade would be formidable, but I wouldn’t have expected everyone to make victory so easy for them. I wish I could at least study them a bit before I have to face the next round.
From my bracket, the other three to advance are Kevin Johnson, Dalia McCarthy, and Owen Kline. A Brawn, a Shifter, and a Runner.
“The rules are different for Round 2,” Alistair announces, not giving any of us a moment to breathe or plan. I look toward his perch, but he is nowhere to be found. I see the string which had connected him to the arena shrinking and Alistair appears in the center of the square again.
“Already?” Alexis groans from beside me.
“PeaceKeepers don’t get a break,” Jade snaps.
“Well, maybe infinite stamina is a trait we’ll learn in Battle School,” I quip, rushing to Alexis’s defense for no particular reason besides that I don’t like Jade’s attitude. Jade rolls her eyes and crosses her arms.
“I hope I get to take you out in round 2, Powerless,” she scowls. I want to argue with something witty, but I have no doubt she could. I don’t know her power, but I saw that she ‘s clever and I know she is highly praised at our school. Allowing the argument to die, I shrug and secretly hope I don’t have to face her. Maybe Danny will eliminate her before I have to.
“The first round is generally to sift out the weak. Now, we have our true 32 contestants. We will complete one bracket at a time. If you didn’t check your bracket, you will have no way of knowing when your fights are coming up. If you did, you’ll have time to prepare. Those who aren’t fighting will wait indoors,” Alistair explains. I’m grateful for his extra explanation, but I still feel as though he’s leaving us somewhat in the dark. I wonder if everything about the Council is this unnecessarily mysterious.
Mumbles erupt throughout the crowd. Examinees argue about both the fairness of the system and which bracket will go first. They ask each other who took the time to check the bracket, and I slink away. I don’t want to be pressured to give away my one semblance of an advantage, and I hope the rest of them were too focused on the fighting to notice my departure.
“The first fight of round 2 will be Carson Adachi versus Alexis Powell. The rest of you return indoors and await your summons,” Alistair completes his instructions. I’m not surprised by his statement, but I wish I didn’t have to be the first fighter again. It isn’t likely to change the outcome, I suppose, so I may as well get the fight over with.
Alexis and I climb onto the stage as the rest of the students trudge away with obvious disappointment. Alistair waits for the courtyard to be completely empty before he continues talking.
“Same rules,” he instructs curtly before returning to his seat. When he and the other Council members are situated, he yells, “Go!”
Alexis doesn’t waste any time. She rushes toward me and throws a punch. I duck under it and weave backward. After a few more coordinated punches, she sacrifices form. She throws a barrage of slaps which are impossible for me to dodge.
Raising my hands, I cover my face and try to withstand the pain. Each slap delivers a static shock stronger than the previous. I can’t tire her out. In fact, I think she’s just ramping up her energy until she can incapacitate me without killing me. She’ll manage that soon if I don’t figure something out. Dropping down, I roll over my back shoulder to put distance between us. She charges at me, but I step to the side and push her back, launching her toward the edge of the square. Alexis is able to stabilize herself before falling off the edge. This is my opportunity. I run toward her.
“I’m sorry,” I tell her as I throw a punch to her jaw. I don’t want to hurt her, but this is my only chance. I won’t give it away simply because I have worked with Alexis once before.
As my fist connects with her jaw, I am practically launched backward by the shock. I fall to my back and roll a few feet away, completely out of breath. I should have made the connection that her whole body courses with electricity. Of course it isn’t just her hands.
“Me too,” she replies. Alexis lurches forward, but I roll away. Then, she changes her strategy. She lifts her shirt over her head and tosses it to the ground. Quickly, she unbuttons her pants and removes them. By the time I’m able to gather my bearings and stand, she’s in her underwear. I have no target. Anything I touch will shock me.
She rushes forward again, throwing a punch. Rather than weaving away, I dive to the left to keep as much distance as possible. Rolling, I pop back to my feet. She tries again, but I repeat my evasive maneuver.
I search my mind for a solution as I try to dodge her. She has me on the defensive and I’m definitely the one exhausting more energy. Whatever my power is, I wish it would activate. I won’t last much longer if I can’t find another strategy. Unfortunately, I can’t rely on that power.
When I touched her earlier, I hadn’t been shocked. That must mean that in order for her power to affect me, there has to be skin-to-skin contact. As long as I manage to avoid touching her skin, I think I can circumnavigate her ability.
Alexis approaches me slowly, clearly convinced the her current approach isn’t working. She had thrown her clothes outside off the battle arena. Maybe she didn’t want to trip over them, but it’s more likely she already knows her own weakness. I don’t have much to work with, and I don’t have time if she notices me doing anything.
Backing up, I wait for the perfect moment. Just as she gets almost within range, I roll forward and to the side. As I jump up, I quickly remove my shirt and wrap it around my hand. Alexis turns around quickly, tracking my motion. As she does, I catch her in the stomach with a well-executed punch. Stumbling backward, she almost loses her balance on the edge. I can’t let her recover. I run forward and shove her off with both hands. The shock from my exposed hand knocks me down again, but I’m still in the ring.
“Congratulations, Mr. Adachi,” Alistair calls from above. “Please inform Jade and Bryn that they’re next.”
Standing up, I nod slowly. Everything is so brief and brusque with him. Maybe that’s just Alistair’s personality and it isn’t the Council being secretive. Dante doesn’t seem to be quite as short in his conversations.
“Are you too injured to leave?” Alistair asks.
“No, sir,” I call back. Embarrassed, I walk back to the room. Exhaling deeply, I push open the doors. Somehow, I’ve made it to round 3 without using a power. It’s only going to get more difficult from here, but this is an accomplishment in which I can take pride.
“Bryn, Jade, they have asked for the two of you.”
“Looks like we’re in the same bracket, Powerless,” Jade taunts. Strolling away confidently, she bursts through the door. I cling to the slight hope that Bryn will win. That miniscule chance is shattered within sixty seconds, when Jade returns and sends Danny and Owen outside.
I’m quickly running out of time. Round 3 is approaching, and it’s clear that my fight will be with someone strong. I will have to use my power. However, I don’t see how it’s possible when I have no idea what it is. I can’t expect it to happen, let alone formulate a plan around it.
I know most of the powers of the people I’m facing. Jade is the only wild card, so I have to hope that she faces Danny next round. Of course, I doubt fighting Danny in the finals would be any better for me.
That train of thought proves useless, so I shake the thoughts from my head. I can’t accept a defeatist mindset– I’ve come too far. There is a way I can beat each of them – there has to be.
I’m distracted from my thoughts when, to no one’s surprise, Danny returns. He sends forward Kevin and Dalia.
Thinking back to the times my power has activated throughout the day, I try to find any clue of how it may be triggered. At first, it was related to adrenaline. In the locker room, though, I was cleaning my face. It seems like whatever is happening to me is locked behind a dam and I found a leak in it. Somehow, I have to break it down and release the torrential flood of power which has hidden within me for my entire life.
Those thoughts are nice – comforting, even. I can’t deny that. However, they are also completely useless. If it were adrenaline, I’m sure something would have triggered another outburst. Maybe it wasn’t the adrenaline, then. Maybe it was the determination. I knew I couldn’t lose to Lance.
“I asked if I could go again,” Dalia announces arrogantly as she walks back into the room. “So Danny, we’re up. The first match of round three.”
Ignoring them, I continue trying to work through my power. I may be on the verge of something. Something feels right, but I just can’t explain it. It’s as if my body and mind are finally agreeing for the first time.
Danny nonchalantly strolls back into the room. Now that everyone knows the bracket, it’s clear who’s next. With a sigh, I stand and walk toward the door.
“Tell you what, Powerless,” Jade taunts as we walk toward the stage. My blood is beginning to boil. I’m so sick of being insulted, especially by this complete stranger. I’m annoyed that my category has been used as an insult. Couldn’t the Council have come up with something – anything – else? “If you surrender…”
“Shut up,” I spit, as I step onto the stage.
“What?” She laughs.
“Shut up. I’m not going to surrender. Give it the best you have, because I’m not holding back.”
“Go,” Alistair bellows.
“If you insist,” Jade smirks. If there’s anything I’ve learned about people through my life, it’s that I can’t judge them based on looks. Jade, for example, is petite. Her long flowing brown hair and gentle eyes hide a sinister hatred. More importantly, her short frame with no visible muscle is also incredibly misleading.
Before I can process what happened, I’m soaring through the air. I land on the stage, barely able to stop my momentum before I fall off. Jade jumps twenty feet into the air and lands beside me, driving her fist into the stone of the stage. It cracks and pieces fly off.
I can’t help but offer a quick glance to Alistair. Is his skill of alteration of matter so great that he’s actually created parts of himself which can break off without pain? Is he simply altering the stage to appear as though pieces have been destroyed? Either way, his power is baffling.
I climb shakily to my feet and try to catch my breath. Jade walks toward me with a dainty gait and a deadly smile.
“You know, Coby Aldred hasn’t chosen his successor yet,” Jade informs me, biding her time as if she has no fear in the world. “If being the strongest and the smartest Brawn in school wasn’t enough to get me noticed, maybe defeating a Class I will be.”
“I’m gonna be honest, I don’t like your odds,” I laugh. I see her weakness. I see it in her because I see it in myself. She’s proud, and she always wants more. She will make a mistake; it’s a matter of when rather than if. In the interest of moving forward the timeline, I decide to spur her on a bit.
“Oh?” She spits. When she nears me, she reaches for me and I push away before she can get a grip. Reaching again, she grabs the air. I see frustration growing on her face. That will be her downfall. I’ll prove that regardless of might, my will is stronger.
She stomps on the ground, breaking the platform beneath me. As the cracks spread, I stumble forward, landing directly in her arms. This is not great.
Jade holds me with one arm and punches my cheek with the other. I feel blood dripping from my nose, but she punches again. Disoriented, I begin to wonder if this school is even worthwhile. My lifelong dream definitely hasn’t been to be a PeaceKeeper. Still, I have a duty to keep someone like her from taking the job. I don’t know how a power-hungry person passed Phase 3, but if the Council fails to stop her then I will.
Of course, my motives aren’t entirely selfless. I can’t wait to see the look on her face when I take her down a notch. I want her to know that I’m not only smarter – I’m more powerful than she is. I’ll take her comments and turn them on her. Now, all I have to do is find the way. She punches me again, making that goal increasingly difficult.
“Throw him from the arena or face disqualification,” Alistair groans, clearly disappointed in both of us.
“Out of the ring?” I cough. “She can’t. Why do you think she’s holding me here.”
“Can’t?” She growls. Before following Alistair’s instructions, she spits on my face. Her grip loosens ever so slightly, but that’s all I need. I push her arm toward me, tricking her into resisting by pulling away. In her momentary lapse, I drive the blade of my foot into her shin. As she stumbles backward, I punch her in the jaw. Before she can recover, I follow up with an uppercut. Maybe the delirium is setting in, but I am starting to think it’s possible that I win this. I push her back to the end of the arena before she finally catches my punch.
“I. Could. Break. You.” She threatens, pushing me backward. If I resist, the bones in my arm will shatter. She doesn’t seem to care about disqualification. Tripping, I fall backward. Jade straddles me, pinning me to the ground.
I’m helpless. She doesn’t weigh much, but her force is outstanding. I hate the word, but she’s right. I’m powerless. I can’t struggle against her. I’m at the mercy of the Council’s intervention.
Jade draws her hand back to punch me in the face. I won’t yield. I have been defeated, but I will not admit it. I’ll take whatever consequences that brings. I won’t allow her the satisfaction.
Desperately, I block her punch with my hands. I see her straining, but I manage to hold back her attack. Her fist presses toward my open hands, but she can’t seem to reach them. Finally, I see my power. I can generate force fields.
No, that feels wrong. I don’t know what, but a piece of myself tells me to stop thinking that way. Maybe I’m searching too desperately for an explanation in the realm of possibility. What’s been happening to me has clearly already broken out of that domain.
So I’ll try. I picture the dam breaking. All of that energy surges from me, rushing to the palms of my hands. Thrusting them forward, I push her fists back. Jade flies off me, colliding with the wall on the other side of the courtyard. Struggling, I stand to my feet.
“Congratulations, Mr. Adachi,” Alistair cheers, appearing in front of me. For the first time, I hear a hint of joy in his voice. “Dante noticed something at the dodgeball game. It seems he was right. There is something special about you. Nonetheless, you’re not prepared for another match. I’ll allow the other brackets to proceed while you rest. Your fight will end round four.”
“Cool,” I respond sleepily. The next words come out as a slur, and suddenly the floor comes up to meet my face.
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2019.08.01 19:40 veganmark Matt Taibbi - The Rise and Fall of Superhero Robert Mueller

Aug 1st - Public Post
The testimony of Robert Mueller should have marked the end of a national nightmare. Instead, a new legend was born
The change came in the space of a single news cycle. Beginning before and ending after the congressional testimony of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the depth of America’s faith-based mania was laid bare. The Russiagate press managed to turn reality all the way around.
In the moment, while the event was being broadcast live, the assessment of the ex-FBI director’s performance as a congressional witness was nearly unanimous. Mueller was a confused, vulnerable human being, not an indefatigable force.
“Very, very painful,” said longtime Democratic strategist David Axelrod.
“I don’t know what the #Dems were expecting from #RobertMueller, but this probably isn’t it,” tweeted Howard Fineman.
“Mueller is struggling,” former prosecutor and Mueller subordinate Glenn Kirchner commented during the event. “It strikes me as a health issue.”
This was a monstrous indictment of media. The Special Counsel’s inability to follow questions or remember key details (he was “not familiar” with oppo firm Fusion-GPS!) exploded two years of hype.
Mueller was sold in hundreds of articles and TV features as earth’s most competent human, a real-life superhero. His close-lipped manner and razor intellect supposedly presented a living antidote to our blabbermouth numbskull president, Donald Trump. He was as a character straight out of Team America, an ex-Marine FBI chief by way of St. Paul’s, Princeton, and a grad program at the University of Awesome. “Batman is back to save America,” his former FBI second Timothy Murphy said in a typical story from two years ago, describing Mueller as “the hero America needs.”
This myth died on television.
It happened by mistake, the kind that’s always a risk when you’re dealing with live broadcasts, as even censorious societies like the Soviet Union have found. Congressional Democrats like House Judiciary chief Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff of the Intelligence committee thought a TV show would bring the Mueller report “to life.”
How these two goofs didn’t know, or bother to find out, that Mueller was not up for the task of following difficult questions is hard to understand. Nadler and Schiff are both lawyers. A first-year law student wouldn’t put a witness on stand blind like that for a minute, let alone seven nationally-televised hours.
But they pressed on, convinced the Special Counsel could breathe new life into a case they believed had waned only because Mueller’s long report was a “dry, prosecutorial work product” that the public couldn’t or wouldn’t digest.
This in itself was crazy. Hopeful blue-staters across the country for months have indulged in readings of Mueller’s report like it was the word of God – with celebrity jackasses like Annette Bening, John Lithgow and Kevin Kline donning Rick Perry-style smart glasses to conduct televised deliverance of the gospel.
The report has been hyped plenty. It’s sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has now been on the New York Times bestseller list for thirteen weeks. In #Resistance America it’s as ubiquitous as Gideon’s Bible. What Nadler and Schiff seem to have wanted was something beyond familiarity with the work, like video of Mueller calling Trump a crook that could be used in commercials.
Instead, they revealed something no one expected. Now we understood why the Special Counsel avoided live exchanges across two years of being one of the most famous people on earth.
When Mueller’s morning session in Nadler’s committee ended, NBC’s studio seemed like a funeral parlor.
“If, uh, Democrats were looking for a pristine ten to fifteen second sound bite that made the point they wanted to make, uh, it probably didn’t happen,” said Lester Holt.
Chuck Todd, who along with colleague Rachel Maddow has been one of the most energetic Russigate torchbearers, offered that on the bringing-Mueller-to-life front, the testimony was “a complete failure.” He added it “didn’t do anything to help” impeachment arguments.
Within 48 hours, national consensus was completely reversed. It was breathtaking.
“Mueller didn’t fail. The country did,” wrote Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post. Her key passage, which would become a point stressed by many, complained about the over-focus on “optics”:
The “failure” is not of a prosecutor who found the facts but might be ill equipped to make the political case, but instead, of a country that won’t read his report and a media obsessed with scoring contests rather than focusing on the damning facts at issue.
In a heartbeat this idea spread everywhere. “Robert Mueller and the tyranny of ‘optics’” blared The Atlantic. “Forget the theater criticism – Mueller’s conclusions are the real news,” wrote colleague David Graham. “Jeffries dismisses optics: We wanted testimony from Mueller, not Robert de Niro,” chimed in The Hill.
It became a de rigeur media and social media observation to say the hearing wasn’t a disaster, that Mueller in fact moved the ball forward, his mighty reputation intact. He’d been in a difficult position, you see, and fighting evil, not movie acting, is his thing. The Daily Beast said so with this headline and lede:
Robert Mueller, Trump Hunter
Really, there were Democrats angry with Special Counsel Robert Mueller for being Robert Mueller Wednesday morning before the House Judiciary Committee? Are we so unaccustomed to a modest public servant speaking honestly in a measured voice that it enrages us…?
Writer Margaret Carlson insisted Mueller had been asked to deliver the impossible, tasked with “saving the big game with Hail Mary passes in the fourth quarter.” However, she said, he “was never going to throw the long ball” (metaphor production has soared in the Mueller period). The problem wasn’t with Mueller, but with us, for failing to “manage expectations.”
As such, Mueller was not merely Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, but also “Moses on the Mount, delivering the Ten Commandments but not dramatizing them.” Moreover, in a predictable development, pundits insisted the rumors of Mueller’s disappointing testimony were vicious lies perpetrated by Republicans in league with (or “on their knees” for) Trump.
Mueller was back to being both a sacred figure and superhero (in America, the prophet is always also an ass-kicking leading man). This took two days. Three days after his testimony, Kathleen Parker was arguing in the Washington Post that Mueller’s “forbearance” on the stand made him deserving of the Medal of Honor. The following passage was actually published by someone self-identifying as a journalist:
The close-up of Mueller’s face was a portrait of rare depth, the sort one is more likely to find on a Leonardo da Vinci canvas with all its shadows, hollows and his soulful, nearly weeping eyes. I found myself thinking of paintings of the Agony in the Garden, showing Jesus’ upturned face as he prayed.
Mueller on the stand was a potted plant. Reporters saw Moses and Jesus. If you need evidence we’re in a religious mania, look no further. This was a pure exercise in restoring an idol for worship.
It was also a metaphor for the Russiagate narrative. Mueller’s legend was built without any of his hagiographers demanding to speak to the man. Virtually the whole of it was constructed on the word of confederates or anonymous sources. In the manner of priests everywhere since the beginning of time, these sources interpreted for us the secret beliefs, conclusions, and desires of the unavailable man above.
“It is instructive to hear friends and former colleagues talk about Robert Swan Mueller III,” wrote Time when giving the Mueller third place in its Person of the Year issue. Mueller was a figure of such great gravity, we were told, he does not deign to speech:
Mueller, they say, is the kind of man who flicks the lights off and on at his home to inform guests that it’s time to leave a social gathering…
Citizens were urged to find truth, justice, and integrity not in Mueller’s words, but in his hair. “Mueller’s hair is one little shining piece of sanity in a sea of madness,” a portrait artist told the AP. “So precise and sober and straightforward and without deceit…”
The same article interviewed a woman named Alicia Barrett whose son bought a Labrador puppy for Christmas:
“The strong, silent type,” Barnett observed. And then she named him Mueller, an homage to the stoic special prosecutor appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election…
Mueller’s silence turned out to be more genuinely Labrador-like than Barnett and everyone else was led to believe. A media legend of immense dimensions was built without anyone first making sure there was a there there. Sound familiar?
Fellow journalists who think they’re aiding an anti-Trump resistance by keeping the empty piñata of Russiagate raised to the rafters couldn’t be more wrong. This story is Trump’s best friend. As opposed to the Mueller probe, which was an immediate legal threat to the president and his family, Trump on some level must be dying for impeachment.
Heading into an election year, nothing would suit him more than the protracted media spectacle of Democrats trying to break down the walls of the White House with a noodle.
Instead of spending next year campaigning against a policy wonk like Elizabeth Warren or a populist like Bernie Sanders (it’s safe to say Trump would look forward to a run against verbal mistake-factory Joe Biden), he’ll be running against a parade of fourth-raters in and around the party who spent Trump’s presidency rejecting real-world concerns of voters and throwing political capital into a dead-end conspiracy theory.
Less than 1% of voters now consider “the Russia situation” the most serious issue facing the country. This isn’t a new development. Polls consistently showed this to be the case across the last few years, including earlier this winter, before Mueller’s probe ended without further indictments.
In other words, even when voters in both parties knew charges could be filed at any moment, this issue rated below the economy, immigration, civil rights, health care, and other concerns. In mid-March, just before Mueller’s probe wrapped up, CNN found a whopping zero percent of Americans identified “Russian investigation” as their primary concern heading into 2020. The network wrote (emphasis mine):
The CNN poll… asked respondents to describe one issue that would be the most important to them when deciding whom to support in next year’s presidential election. The Russia investigation didn’t register in the results.
The above was the fifteenth paragraph in CNN’s story. Talk about burying the lede! Instead of Poll: Americans Don’t Give a Shit About Russiagate, the headline read, “Americans want Mueller’s report release and approve of his work. But their minds are made up about Trump.”
The only people who really care about this story are DC politicians, Twitter, people who don’t have bills to worry about (like Hollywood actors), and the news media, which continues to put this story front and center. Ratings are one reason, but people like Jake Tapper and Chris Cuomo have probably also seen Red Sparrow too many times.*
The conspiracy tale has validated every Trump criticism about both crooked media and the deep state. The whole narrative is the brainchild of Clinton hacks, a handful of overzealous intelligence nuts, and a subset of the Democratic Party’s weakest elected minds, in particular murine ex-prosecutor Schiff, a man who should be selling Buicks back in his hometown Burbank.
Take a good look at Schiff, at our paranoid outpatient of an ex-CIA chief John Brennan, and at excuse-making Clinton campaign chief Robby Mook (a.k.a. the captain of the Democratic Titanic), and ask if you really want to be re-writing history for those people.
They’re making the press accomplices in the most imbecilic effort at political opposition in recent American history. Hence the desperate public comments and the string of wacked-out stunts, like putting Mueller under oath. Impeachment will be the next adventure in doubling down blind.
A significant portion of the original conspiracy theory vanished via a series of under-circulated news reports just in the months since the end of the Mueller probe. Remember the Southern District of New York campaign finance probe that arose in connection with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, the one described as a “major danger” to Trump? Remember all that talk about how “Trump can’t run the Mueller playbook on the New York feds?” Experts told us that the Cohen probe posed a “significant threat” of new indictments for Trump and his family.
When that investigation closed with no new charges the same week Mueller testified, the commentariat barely noticed. Same with the Democrats v. Earth lawsuit/publicity stunt, in which the Democratic National Committee sued Trump, the Russian government, and Wikileaks under a RICO claim.
Plaintiffs charged the Trump campaign conspired to steal and release DNC emails. But a federal judge tossed the suit on the grounds that the Trump campaign “did not participate in the theft.” Moreover, the Clinton-appointed judge said published documents were “of public concern” and therefore protected like any other journalistic work product. The judge also ruled that allegations about all the non-Russian defendants (including Wikileaks) were “insufficient to hold them liable” for any illegality involved in obtaining DNC emails.
The end of this years-long gambit only drew a few brief stories in response. The same happened when Mueller in testimony dismissed a zany story about “human activity” detected between a secret server between Trump and Alfa-Bank. Over a dozen news stories covered this tale in length on the way up the news cycle, but dispositive information on the way down drew a shrug.
Russiagate should be dead. Instead, it’s gaining new life, with impeachment looking like the New Testament phase of the religion.
Until Russiagate, Robert Mueller was mainly known to the DC press corps as one of many imperious stiffs who made up George W. Bush’s War on Terror bureaucracy. At the outset of our glorious WMD hunt and in defense of the sweeping surveillance programs we likely still wouldn’t know about if not for Edward Snowden, Mueller effortlessly pushed official lies, conveying the impression of a man who wouldn’t wipe his ass with a congressional oversight committee.
Pious would have been a good word for him even pre-2017. Not many people could take two years of being portrayed as a Godhead on magazine covers and in comedy shows, but the role fit Mueller’s starchy Northeast celibate image like a glove.
The undisguised nature of the religiosity is amazing to look at now. GQ, describing Mueller as someone who embodied the “boy scout ideal” of “the absolute fairness of the lawful good,” wrote the following:
We may decide, in the end, that we do not want to know Robert Mueller; we may even take comfort in the fact that there may not be much of Robert Mueller to know.
This was the old “We’re not worthy!” routine from Wayne’s World. People did not want to find out Mueller was human in any way.
Newspapers and cable framed coverage of the investigation as a fable of coming deliverance. “Mueller knows” was one cliché. Reading “bread crumbs” or “puzzle pieces” dropped from above also became a regular fixation, as reporters sought to “read between the lines” of court filings.
By early this year, “waiting for Mueller” assumed enormous significance. The coming report was hyped as a judgment day. It was an article of faith with pundits and reporters that the verdict would contain all the expected evidence, as a fulfillment of prophecy.
The New York Times ran a multi-part audio series titled, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting (The Mueller Report).” The Atlantic meanwhile worried what the Trump opposition would do once Mueller finished his investigation. Would they be able to “grapple with a new world”?
Like the original Great Disappointment (Christ failing to come down to earth to dispense justice according to the Millerite prediction on October 22nd, 1844), the Mueller watch came to an abrupt cat-fart of an end.
Late on a March evening (coincidentally on the 22nd) the collusion narrative died, with news of the Mueller probe concluding without new indictments. This colossal bummer for Russiagate hopefuls forced poor Rachel Maddow to cut short her trout fishing vacation, and do a somber broadcast reassuring viewers that a concluded Mueller probe was “the start of something, not the end of something.”
There is a false narrative even about this sequence of events, as I have the misfortune to know personally. A common trope is that the death of the collusion narrative was a Trumpian falsehood, issued via hated Attorney General William Barr’s letter summarizing the Mueller report on March 24th.
As one of a handful of reporters who spoke about loony Russiagate coverage from the start, I began receiving emails or tweets on a daily or hourly basis from people accusing me of “believing Barr’s lies.” But like others who spoke out that day, I published my jeremiad about Russiagate being the next WMD on March 23rd, a day before Barr released his letter.
The end of the collusion/conspiracy narrative had nothing to do with Barr. It was officially over in the days before, as saddened media write-ups here, here, here, and here (“Russian collusion is a dead end,” conceded USA Today) attest.
The lack of charges was immediately spun by some as meaning nothing (Mueller found conspiracy but didn’t charge it because Manafort already had a prison sentence! Mueller found conspiracy but didn’t charge it because the evidence was classified! And so on). It all became a new story, about Barr lying about what those non-indictments meant.
On a more meta level, editorialists began plotting a rhetorical course that abandoned the search for conspiracy between Trump and Russia, and focused instead on obstruction of justice as the big reveal.
Legal analysts like Jeffrey Toobin were put back to work building the public case. We were reminded frequently that a charge of obstruction does not legally require an underlying offense. These arguments by themselves essentially admitted the previous two years of speculation about criminal Trump-Russia conspiracies involving blackmail, bribery, election fixing, espionage, even treason - all the theories about pee tapes and secret servers and five year cultivation plans and meetings with hackers in Prague and bribes from Rosneft — had been dead ends.
The precedent now would be impeachment of a sitting president for his response to a politically-charged investigation into crimes he didn’t commit, the same logic that rightly enraged Democrats in the Ken Starr days (articles of impeachment were filed against Bill Clinton, too, for obstruction, for coaching Monica Lewinsky and assistant Betty Currie). It wasn’t as good as a collusion case, but why not? Proponents pressed on, as if this had been their goal all along.
By the time Schiff and Nadler came up with their harebrained religious revival scheme, Russiagate had come full circle. Adherents were now back to making the same arguments editorialists were making in July and August of 2016: Donald Trump was simply too willing to be a partner to Putin. The crime was no longer any overt act of conspiracy, but in the mental state of being amenable to cooperation with the evil one.
This is how Vox reimagined “collusion” after the release of Mueller’s report:
What the report finds is not clear-cut evidence of a quid-pro-quo. Instead, what we see is a series of bungled and abortive attempts to create ties between the two sides…
Does that rise to the level of “collusion?” It’s a slippery term. But if “collusion” refers to a willingness to cooperate with Russian interference in the 2016 US election and actively taking steps to abet it, it seems to me that the Mueller report does in fact establish that it took place…
Schiff in his opening statement before Mueller’s testimony took this all a step further. He said Trump “knew a foreign power was intervening in our election and welcomed it,” a crime he described as “Disloyalty to our country.”
Noting that this offense “may not be criminal” (a fact Schiff hastened to blame on destruction of evidence and “the use of encrypted communications”), he went on to insist that, “disloyalty to country violates the very oath of citizenship,” and is therefore unconstitutional, and a “violation of law.” That this concept was originally dreamed up in the Red Scare era (McCarthy also accused members of Truman’s administration of disloyalty) seemed not to bother anyone.
Russiagate isn’t just about bad reporting. It was and is a dangerous political story about rallying the public behind authoritarian maneuvers in an effort to achieve a political outcome. Republicans who battered Mueller with questions weren’t wrong. Investigators in the Russia probe made extravagant use of informants abroad (in the less-regulated counterintelligence context), lied to the FISA court, leaked classified information for political purposes, opened the cookie jar of captured electronic communications on dubious pretexts, and generally blurred the lines between counterintelligence, criminal law enforcement, and private political research in ways that should and will frighten defense lawyers everywhere.
Proponents cheered the seizure of records from Trump’s lawyer Cohen, sending a message that attorney-client privilege is a voluntary worry if the defendant is obnoxious enough. The public likewise shrugged when prosecutors trashed Maria Butina as a prostitute, because Butina a) is Russian, and b) palled around with the NRA. This case has seen would-be liberals embracing guilt by association, guilt by nationality, guilt by accusation, entrapment, secret evidence, and other concepts that were considered an anathema to progressives as recently as the War on Terror period. In the name of preventing the “sowing of discord,” they’ve even embraced censorship.
Finally, in an effort to milk the Mueller report for maximum effect, Democrats – ostensibly the party of card-carrying ACLU members – are trying to uphold a vicious new legal concept, “not exonerated.” In a moment that provided a window into the authoritarian tendencies Mueller once expressed with more fluency, the Special Counsel declined under questioning by Ohio Republican Michael Turner to reject the idea that in our legal system, “there is not power or authority to exonerate.”
This was equivalent to no-commenting a question about whether people are innocent until proven guilty. In America, prosecutors don’t declare you exonerated, you are exonerated, until someone proves otherwise. Efforts to reverse this understanding are dangerous, Trump or no Trump. It’s appalling that Democrats are backing this idea.
All these excesses have been excused on the grounds that Trump must be stopped at all costs. But you don’t challenge someone for being racist and an enemy of immigrants, the poor, and the environment by turning the federal security apparatus into a Franz Kafka theme park. It’s fighting bad with worse.
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2019.01.05 02:40 partypastor Refortnite - Reformed Royale

This is a continuation of this comment. It contains spoilers and easter eggs for and from a lot of pop culture such as Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Hunger Games, Star Wars, Monty Python Holy Grail, Narnia, the Office, and Avengers movies. Read at your own risk but all of the links are SFW so don't worry!
Also, obviously none of these men are killers, and none of them would act this way, its just a fun battle scene and if there is going to battle there must be death.
I remember it like it was yesterday, the Great Reformed Slaughter of 2019. Oh sure, some people call it the Reformed Royale, a fun enough sounding name, I suppose. The poets glorified it, tidied it up, and they called it the Fight of the Faithful. But those who entered the fray did not remain faithful, they turned on brothers and sisters alike. And it certainly was no fight, it was a battle, an all out war, a massacre that lasted hours. And nothing I do can wipe those memories, the smell of the blood from my mind. No amount of grape juice I drink will erase the images I had to see. No, nothing about that day was fun, and no one killed would disappear in a spray of wood, stone, guns, and grenades, they did not respawn with their gliders. When they were slain.... I can still see the bodies piling up, the blood running into the stands as people began to realize that this wasn't a sporting event, it was all out slaughter. At the start of 2019, the sun was just rising on a new year, when the first Emperor of the World, u/NWTOnly of House Reformed, First of their Name, the Unconvinced, Lord of the Presbyterians and Baptists, Khal of the great Reddit sea, Parent of Dragons, had declared a battle to determine the best "Calvinist" theologian of 2019. They had no choice but to come from far and wide to take part in this "glorious" spectacle.
The whole thing started with great fan-fair. Missional Wear was one of the major sponsors of the event. They sold overpriced T-Shirts and hats and jerseys with your favorite theologians name on the back. They had a live kickstarter with iPads out in front of their tent so you could go support it with at least $50 to get your free bronze idolbust of the winner. Chickfila ran the food side of things, there was no other choice really. They had pulled up with trucks and even set up a pop up restaurant near the stands. The smell of fried chicken was in the air. Monday Night Brewing was there serving beer to all the reformed, it was the last event they ever worked before they decided to sell the company and move to Somalia, to try and make amends, to do some good in the world, after all they witnessed on the field of battle. Finally Lagavulin provided complimentary Scotch for all the participants. Lecrae was the MC of the whole event (until even he passed out from the gore during the 2nd hour). The sound of his sweet rhymes and freestyle descriptions of the competitors echoed throughout the battle grounds. Much of that first day felt all so arbitrary. It was a warm day just outside Atlanta, for January, the sun was shining, the crowd was a low roar of excited talk, pastors came from near and far to prove their mettle. It really was a rather nice day, at first. I was sitting towards the middle of the stands, nearby I could hear u/Luo_Bo_Si talking about how he was absolutely confident that one of the local pastors would win it all.
At the opening of the melee, each theologian (some reformed, some there just to take part and redeem their own name) came out and was introduced: Timothy of House Keller, Kevin of House Deyoung, Ligon the Lion of House Duncan, Elias of House Medeiros, Nicholas of House Reid, John the Giant of House Frame, Scott of House Swain, Wayne of House Grudem, Sinclair of House Ferguson, DG of House Hart, Lewis (Louie) of House Giglio, Voddie of House Baucham, Michael of House Allen, Richard of House Gaffin, Rosaria of House Butterfield, R. Scott of House Clark, Doug the Betrayer of House Wilson, DA of House Carson, Franklin of House TrumpGraham, Ken of House Ham, Thabiti of House Anyabwile, John of House Muether, the proud Doctor John of House Macarthur and many more of the noble houses that we have not the time to name today. Those who followed the Path of Kline came wearing black robes (and it was super sketchy) and among them was the bulky Miles of House Van Pelt. Finally, entering together, came those known forever more as the Baptist Gang: David the Radical, JD of House Greear, Matthew of House Chandler, John the Pipe-Dawg of House Piper. Even simpler folk not of the noble houses came out to participate, u/tanhan27, my buddy Jack, a plethora of Lutheran and assorted Presbyterian pastors. Even still some chose to remain faceless and nameless, to participate with helmets, like the Knight of the LaughingSmiling Tree and the Knight of the Rock, named after the emblems on their shields.
Each combatant was put on the edge of the rather large battlefield and they would then head towards the middle where the bulk of the fighting would take place. Once they had walked into their places, Lecrae asked everyone to stop and close their eyes for the prayer. Silence settled over the field. You could hear the banners whip back and forth as Pastor Joe Nelms stepped up to pray,
Heavenly Father we thank you today for all Your blessings. You said, "In all things give thanks," so we wanna thank you today for these mighty theologians that you've brought before us. Thank you for the Baptists and the Lutherans Thank you for the Presbyterians, and most of all we thank you for Reformed partnering to give us the power we see before us today. Thank you for Missional Wear Performance Wear for providing these men and women with clothes to fight in. Thank you for Chickfila, Monday Night Brewing, and Lagavulin for fueling these fighters and helping bring performance and power to the field of battle. Lord I wanna thank you for my smokin' hot wife today, my two children. Lord I pray you bless the fighters and use them today. That they put on a performance worth of this great field. In Jesus Name, boogity boogity boogity, amen.
At the sound of the "Amen" a cannon boomed and the fight began.
A roar filled the field as contestants shouted and charged. Tim of House Keller could be hear just before everyone else, "For the City!" and the rest was lost in the clamor. Now we as westerners (for the most part) have been used to American football where the contact is immediate, so it felt awkward as we watched all of these men and women sprinting and shouting for such a far distance towards each other. You could occasionally pick out random snippets of shouting, "For Meredith!", "For Narnia!", "It's January and Winter is still not coming!". It seemed like that charge would last forever. And then tragedy struck as the tight jeans of Lewis the Louie of House Giglio got bunched up and he fell, and before he could get up a great glowing blue book, Systematic Theology, was thrown through his chest by John the Giant of House Frame, and he would never get up.
There was an odd moment of hesitation. I suspect no one has yet realized what this really was, and they wouldn't yet for another day or so. Everyone paused, looking down at the body until again, the shouts became roars and finally the battle began.
It's worth taking a brief moment aside to mention the other oddity that happened at the beginning of the fight. Michael of House Kruger was running and charging with everyone else he veered off and ran (Forrest Gump link, has mild profanity) from the field of battle. It was odd, seeing him give up his own right to be a scholar and run from battle. People questioned his courage, his aptitude, and his fitness to fight, teach, and lead, however they were all wrong. We now know that he was running into the city, to find Andy of House Stanley. What happened during that confrontation came out in interviews with eye witnesses all claiming Michael was hysterically shouting about a cannon. In can be reasonably assumed that Michael was not indeed shouting about a cannon, but rather the Canon of Scripture that Andy of House Stanley is attempting to unravel. After throwing Andy off of a bridge, Michael turned himself in to police custody to be stripped of his theological and academic merits.
Back at the battle things were getting interesting. Tim of House Keller was engaged in pitched battle with John of House Macarthur. John swung his might Hammer of Not Justice and Tim caught the swing with his trident and parried. Bringing his trident around for a mighty blow, John recovered and brought up his Hammer just in time to catch a trident to leg. Stumbling, John tried lifting his Hammer again but Tim brought to bear his full weight into the trident and removed one of John's arms. "Tis but a scratch!" he shouted and Tim removed his other arm. "I've had worse!" he shouted as Tim walked away looking for someone else to maim. John however limped after him and began to kick him ineffectually. "Just a flesh wound" he remarked as he began to kick at Tim, mocking him and calling him a chicken. Tim finally tore off John's injured leg and he began to hop. "what're you gonna do? Bleed on me?" he asked John and he removed John's last leg and left, with John stating "We'll call it a draw," as he died.
In the midst of all this, black cloaked Klinians has begun chanting in a circle of dark nebulous energy. You could hear whispers on the wind as their chanting got louder and louder. "Republication" It got colder and clouds began to roll in. "Republication!!" The earth began to tremor as they attempted to summon their dark lord Meredith. "REPUBLI-" Their circle was broken as an arrow emerged through the throat of Miles of House Van Pelt. The ritual was stopped before they could finish and the circle was broken and that energy has to go somewhere. The earth cracked and a river of molten earth flowed out across the field. Those Klinians who managed to escape were shot down by the archer, Nicholas of House Reid. Finding Miles. Nicholas approached to fetch his arrow and saw that Miles still had strength to speak. "You will never be a crossfit god", Miles choked out. Nicholas removed the arrow and sighed, "No resurrections this time."
Turning to other combatants, another John, John the Giant of House Frame was beginning battle with Wayne of House Grudem on the banks of the lava river.
"You turned them against me!" Wayne shouted.
"You have done that yourself." John replied.
"You will not take them from me!" moodily shouted Wayne.
"Your ESS edits have already done that." John said as he removed his cloak over his armor. "You have allowed this bad theology to twist your mind until now.... until now you have become the very thing that you swore to destroy"
"Don't lecture me John, I see through the lies of the Reformers. I do not fear a bad trinitarian theology as you do. I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new translation." Wayne said.
"Your new translation?" questioned John
"Don't make me kill you" Wayne responded**
"Wayne, my allegiance is to the church, to reformed theology!" said John
"If you're not with me, then you're my enemy" said Wayne
"Only a sinner deals in absolutes" said John "I will do what I must." and he drew his blue Book of Systematic Theology
"You will try" responded Wayne as he leapt at John drawing his own blue Systematic Theology.
They began fighting, swapping blows, their books connecting and rebounding. Occasionally getting the upper hand and then losing it. Time and time again their books clashed with hate in his heart Wayne relentlessly fought on while John brokenheartedly did what he must. So on and on they went fighting and leaping and fighting until they were standing on copies of their own books floating in the lava river.
"I have failed you Wayne" John lamented, "I have failed you.."
His eyes burning yellow, Wayne replied, "I should have known the reformed were plotting to take over"
"Wayne! ESS is not great!" John said.
"From my point of view, the Reformed are not great!" Wayne responded.
"Well then you are lost!!" John shouted!
And on and one they fought. Wayne out of hate and John out of love, back and forth their books crossed, screeching, as they floated down the lava river. And then, John leapt up onto a rock on the bank.
"It's over Wayne! I have the high ground!" John warned.
"You underestimate my power" **Wayne responded.
John shook his head, "Don't try it." and yet..... Wayne leapt across, spinning because that's a good trick and - John cut off three of his limbs on the bank of the lava.
"You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy bad theology, not join it! Bring balance to the ESV, not leave it in darkness!" John cried out.
"I HATE YOU" Wayne screamed as he struggled to pull himself away from the lava.
"You were my brother, Wayne. I loved you." John said as he walked away with Wayne burning up next to the lava.
Now to turn to one of our own users and his untimely death, u/tanhan27 (who in this version of reality is only sort of not really at all a pacifist). He was wearing a pair of sunglasses to combat against R. Scott's of House Clark bald hear glare. In one hand he wielded mace, and in the other a bike chain. Seeing that his head glare was proving ineffective, R. Scott called down the two she bears that he was given control over when he lost his hair. A mistake. Our dear Tanhan knows every single weakness of bears and quickly blinded them and turned them onto R. Scott who is quickly devoured by his own blind she bears. Seeing this quick turnaround of bear control, Tim of House Keller decided to talk first. He pointed out to Tanhan that the only person who could truly win, would be Tanhan and that he would have to prove it by beating the greatest person there, Tanhan himself. Seeing the true logic in this, Tanhan began grappling with himself, first a throat punch then a block! Grasp the wrist followed by a second throat punch! Absorbed the blow! Groin punch but oh wait, hip block! Elbow to the gut! Uh oh! Up to the nose! Nope! And then Tanhan, knowing that it was such an even match, used the element of Surprise. He punched himself in the groin and immediately lost control of the she bears who in turn devoured Tanhan and Tim of House Keller.
In the midst of bears and lava, Voddie of House Baucham waited patiently towards the back of the field of battle. Being one of the wisest men on the field, he sat watching and learning his opponents moves. Early in the battle he and the Knight of the Smiling Tree fought together against DA of House Carson and his mighty moose. With Voddie protecting both himself and the Knight of the Smiling Tree with his massive shield, they were easily able to counter the moose and its antlers. After the Knight struck a blow against the moose at the legs, bringing it down, Voddie was able to slay the relatively defenseless DA of House Carson. The Knight of the Smiling Tree and Voddie parted as friends so as not to kill each other yet. However, wise and friendly as Voddie was, nothing could help him when Ken of House Ham rode up on a Tyrannosaurus that he found and proved fit in the Ark alongside other animals only 2500 years ago. Voddie's shield did little against this creature who snapped him up like he was a lawyer on a toilet and ate him.
Kevin of House Deyoung saw this terrible ancient creature and immediately assumed that it's rider was a cosplayer from the hit Home Box Office show Game of Thrones. Kevin being filled with a great and terrible rage that any Christian, let alone a theologian (I use that loosely in the context of House of Ham), would watch such a horrible show. In fact, he believed that no one that watches the show would be Christian and so to battle with this beast and ride he went. He ran up the tail and onto the back of the beast, with one strike separated the riders head from the body and then drove his sword deep into the neck of that fell beast. And thus fell Ken of House Ham with his cap detated. Alone and out of the blue, not even his own head to comfort him.
Exhausted and hurt from fighting a literal dinosaur, Kevin of House Deyoung limped across the field attempting to avoid notice but Richard of House Gaffin saw him and approached him kindly. On the edge of the field they sat for a minute and shared stories of the battle so far. When their talking ran out, Kevin stood and said, "It's time." Lord Gaffin nodded his head and took a position across from Kevin. Both drew their swords, Kevin's a large broadsword capable of slaying ~dragons~dinosaurs and Richard's a shorter, straight imperial sword. It grew quiet on that side of the field as people hushed to watch. "Sweep the leg Richard" someone shouted and quickly was smacked down with "He knows kungfu not karate you KJV Donkey!". Kevin nodded to himself and ran at Richard knowing the man was older and less agile but alas, Kevin's sword was much slower and Richard found his heart with the point of his sword. But Kevin's swing was true and he again separated someones head from their shoulders. This time though, they lay there together dying, as friends.
The bees flying around the battle field had been feasting on this carnage and DG of House Hart took notice of the gruesome behavior of the bees, so he summoned a book and casually smacked one of the bees. The bees began swarming in an agitated way until they coalesced into Elias of House Medeiros. "That hurt" was all he said before launching himself, back into a cloud of bees at DG. And so they fought, DG summoning book after book to strike them down but there were more bees and they were faster and in the end, Elias stood over DG, his body swollen with stings, breathing labored, tried to summon another book but the magic just was not there and not long after, neither was life.
This brutal killing by Elias of House Medeiros got the attention of Scott of House Swain and Michael of House Allen. They looked at each other bend over at the waist from the side and touched their fists together and suddenly in place of the two men stood a towering giant, Swailen. This giant took off in long lumbering steps towards the cloud of bees and on his way accidentally kicked John of House Frame to the other side of the field and landed on the legs of Nicholas of House Reid who then promptly shot a few arrows into the body that just landed on his legs and then he propped himself up to the side out of the way. The giant thundered on and the ground shook as he charged the Lord of Bees but he stood no chance against a cloud. Sting after sting rained down on the giant until the giant was two men again and those two men were no longer breathing.
Lady Rosaria of House Butterfield had kept a steady head throughout all this insanity. She unpacked her backpack into a tent, medium sized, that was somehow bigger on the inside. Her banner with the Butter colored Housekey of House Butterfield fluttered on outside where she stood waiting to welcome anyone. A bee flew past her ear. And then another past her leg, and then another, and another, till a swarm was hovering there in front of her that slowly condensed into Elias of House Medeiros. She greeted him and invited him in for tea, and he happily walking in, knowing he could kill her after he got a spot of tea. They sipped tea and politely small talked until they finished the tea. "My lady, I think the time has come." Elias said. "I agree," Rosaria replied, "though this will not end how you think it will." Elias laughed with condescension but that laugh turned into a bloody cough and his eyes widened with realization. Poison. She smiled but her smile turned to terror when the bees began swarming again, stinging her as quick as they themselves were falling dead until all that remained in her tent as a body and a mound of dead bees.
All the while the Baptist Gang had come to a stalemate against Thabiti of House Anyabwile, Ligon the Lion of House Duncan, the mysterious Knight of the Rock, and the second of the arcane book wizards, John of House Muether. This battle lasted hours, the men fought with neither side ever getting an advantage until the injured archer, Nicholas of House Reid, took a pot shot at David the Radical, missed and hit the Knight of the Rock in the helmet and knocked it off. The battle paused when all looked upon the face of this mysterious knight. Baptists and Presbyterians that had fought each other viciously now all looked upon his face, the face of Frankie the Pope. It was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. Ligon the Lion had just been fighting side by side with the Pope. They all turned, bearing their weapons at the Pope. Ligon was the first to speak, "In the name of the Church, you are under arrest for heresy." The Pope looked at them and said, "Are you threatening me, Master Duncan?" Ligon the Lion replied, "The Church will decide your fate." To which the Pope responded, "I am the Church". Ligon laughed and said, "Not here." The Pope took his sword and flew at them in a weird spinning dive, slaying John of House Muether before he could take a step, quickly turning on Thabiti of House Anyabwile and slaying him as well. He gathered up his ancient Vatican magics and shot lightning from his fingers at The Lion who tried standing against him but was cast across the field, dead. He turned on the Baptist Gang and shot Vatican Lightning at JD of House Greear and Matt of House Chandler slaying them instantly. Sinclair of House Ferguson heard the crackle of Vatican Lightning and knew immediately the dangers posed to the world should the Pope escape, or worse, win. He ran as fast as he could and as he ran, he shouted one thing, "FREEDOM!" David the Radical surprised to hear a presbyterian yelling about freedom instead of a ruling section and Presbytery was surprised and in that moment of hesitation Frankie the Pope struck a killing blow. The Pope was focused on John of House Piper. He grabbed John by the neck and said "Fool, no Presbyterian can kill me. Now die." That is the moment when Sinclair dove with his dagger of 95 Theses and stabbed the Pope in the foot. The Pope dropped John of House Piper and John smiled and said "I am no Presbyterian," and then he drove his sword right through his face. The weight of all of that Vatican energy crumbled and lashed out, mortally injuring Sinclair and John but both had come together to stop a great tragedy from leaving the battlefield and going back into the world.
The battle was drawing to a close and my buddy Jack was doing great. He had long-ish blonde hair and Franklin of House TrumpGraham seemed, for some reason, to have begun helping him dispatch any and all enemies, regardless of denomination. Now Jack was from the RPCUS and he had been seeking Doug of House Wilson the entire battle. When he finally found him, he and Franklin begun hitting him back and forth. He tossed his shield to Franklin who used it to hit Doug in the face. Back and forth they went until Doug was on the ground, dying. Jack looked down at Doug and said "He's my friend Doug." And Doug replied with his dying breath, "So was I."
So the pair went in search for survivors, to fight each other at the end when they encountered Nicholas of House Reid injured. Now Franklin of House Graham had no compassion and wanted to slay him outright but Jack was conflicted. Before he could make his mind up, the Knight of the Smiling Tree walked up, calling them cowards for wanting to slay an injured man and so another battle began, but this time, the unnamed Knight was far far better a fighter took down Franklin within seconds and then Jack a moment later. He turned to Nicholas of House Reid had expired.
The last man, the Greatest Reformed Theologian alive, a masked man, the Knight of the Smiling Tree, began to remove his helmet for all to see when, hearing the clamor of the final battle, one of the two blind she bears emerged from the piles of bodies and charged the great Knight breaking his neck and then quickly feasting on him. And so, that my friends, is the Great Reformed Massacre of 2019, the year we lost nearly all good theologians on a whim of a cruel emperor and the year our greatest theologian was established as a crazed blind she bear.
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2018.11.12 03:49 wisdom_man1 JHVS 2018 Panel Discussion W/Hardy Transcript Published

Translated to English
Japanese biotechnology is missing "ecosystem" Recommendation by 4 pioneers active in the global
Japan Healthcare Venture Summit 2018
October 08, 2018 To hold
"Japan Health Care Venture Summit 2018" was held at Pacifico Yokohama from October 10 to 12, 2018. On the final day on the 12th, a session was held where four speakers told the current situation of health care venture in Japan from a global perspective with the theme of "Global" as the theme. In this article, I will send you a picture of the first half of the presentation.
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speaker

Joseph Payne
President and CEO, Arcturus Therapeutics, Inc.

Jin Li
President and CEO, HigGen Ltd.

Xiaoyang (Sean) Jiang
CEO, Yafo Capital

Sheen Komoto
Partner, Eight Roads Ventures Japan

Dan Wang Moderator
Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific

Kusunobu Moderator
Director, New Ventures Japan, Johnson & Johnson Innovation Asia Pacific

Tadahisa Kimoto Moderator
Helios Corporation Director / President and Representative CEO President
System missing in Japanese science
Kimoto Tadahisa (hereafter, Kanemoto) : Everyone, thank you for coming. I have been a business entrepreneur for 13 years. There is wonderful science in Japan. This year also Dr. (Yu) Kota received the Nobel prize.

However, although there is a foundation, there is a missing in the system. Especially it is called ecosystem. We are trying to elucidate what the element is. The American ecosystem is very good. Also, it is very wonderful that the level of China is rising. It accounts for 70% of the global market in Japan, China and the United States. First of all, I will learn about "what is missing" and "how to tackle". We are coming to a wonderful panelist covering all aspects of this industry. I hope to be a clear guide to the insight of the biotechnology industry and the next step. First of all, Sheen Komoto from Eight Roads Ventures Japan and Sean Jiang from Yafo Capital in China.
Investment in health care venture is overwhelmingly small
Sheen Komoto (Komoto) : I would like to talk about numbers first. It is about how numbers differ between Japan and the United States. I usually do not follow the numbers, but this time I chased.

In 2017, the total investment in US VC in the (medical) industry is $ 10 billion. Japan is three million dollars, so it is 3% (in the US). IPOs from 2016 to 2017 are 117 cases in the United States.In Japan it is only 3 amazing things. This is the current situation. The next thing I would like to talk about is how much budget the government has (in medical field). America is $ 500 billion a year, Japan is $ 200 billion, there is no big gap compared to other figures. The national budget for GDP is 3.2%. It is the second largest in the world after Korea, which is a higher figure than the United States. Eight Roads (Ventures Japan) is Global Healthcare / Tech Venture Capital. Prior to joining Eight Roads, I was enrolled in a healthcare investment division of a Japanese company and engaged in medical business. I spent nearly $ 25 billion on new investment while I was enrolled. Despite working for a Japanese company, about 2 billion dollars is overseas.
Unique ecosystem
Komoto : Currently, I am leading the healthcare team. I am investing completely in Japan. My job is to increase investment and support venture within our ecosystem. Eight Roads is the largest type among asset management companies. There is also a fund called F - Prime Capital in UK, China, India, Japan and the USA, and there is a very unique ecosystem. Unique is because the decision making process is very global. The decision of each fund will reach the investment community divided by the global team. I am an observer of the meeting and I am outside of Japan. It is a company specialized in investing more than 250 that spans over 20 years of history. We have management funding of $ 4 billion. We invest more than half of it in the medical field, especially in the field of biotech. The remaining 50% (investment) is a company of food and agriculture. This is a fund in Japan, and its scale is from 100 thousands to 5 million dollars to 200 thousand through 2.5 thousand. I invest in a total of 31 ventures, but there are only five bio ventures.
How to raise global share to 50%
Komoto : Here is my agenda. How to raise (global health) global share to 50%. Global medical portfolio is here, China, UK, India, America occupy most, Japan is limited. The total number of medical companies is 120, IPO and M & A are half. There are more than 20 products approved as finished products. Also, as a unique aspect of the investment ecosystem, there is joint investment. We usually do 100%, but out of 5 to 6 companies we have invested so far, 70% is Japanese funds and the remaining 30% is (funds from USA). The same can be said for China and UK. So why do we say that the importance of joint investment is to make local technology global. If you want to seek returns or create a program that you can compete for, you must go overseas. If you want help from an American colleague to buy a venture, you have to go to America. It is to raise the revenue and the practicality of research. There are American teams to do that. This is a part of the system that I use recently.Although I will not explain each one, these five companies are established with our funds. In other words, we have procured scientists, co-investors and management team. Thus, recent dynamism is that we created a company with other investors. At that time in Biotech, the big difference between America and Japan is that there are 100 million mega rounds, which will be discussed in detail in the discussion. Speed ​​is important in the global world such as the United States, we are lacking scientific basis, we tend to see other things. There are many IPOs in the early stages in America. After the IPO in the US investors tend to stay as shareholders, but in Japan it will withdraw. Thank you very much. (Applause applause)
Four factors in which IPO is rising in China
KEEPO : The next speaker is Sheen. Please introduce yourself. Xiaoyang (Sean) Jiang (Xiaoyang) : Sheen of Yafo Capital in Shanghai.

As a brief explanation of the company, we are also investing in global business based in Shanghai. We also have our own science platform. It is about licensing medicine and medical equipment outside of China. First I will explain China's powerful medical market. Of the top 10 IPOs in the medical sector in 2017, nine were Chinese companies. In the total ranking of IPOs in the medical sector last year, 46 cases were occupied by China, followed by 8 India. The total amount is about 4 billion dollars. Looking at the chart of the IPO in the past 30 years, the IPO in the United States in the medical sector is very large, it was 45 in 2017. It also includes those from China. In 2018, the number was surprisingly small, and the market was small. The blue bar is a medical company in the pipeline, with 93 cases. Why is this soaring (IPO) in China like this? I think there are four main factors. First of all, unfortunately, because there are so many patients in China. Especially, the incidence of lung cancer is high, accounting for 50% of the total. (Therefore,) In China we are announcing innovative (cancer immunotherapy) medicine. Comparing the medical market in Japan, China and the United States, the population of China is four times that of the United States and ten times that of Japan, but expenditure for medical (field) is more than one fifth of that of the United States. Although the market is big, there are few entries.
Causes of delaying the entry of new drugs into the Chinese market
Xiaoyang : Next is a graph showing what happens after five years since seven (new) medicines entered the market in Japan, the United States and China. In the United States there are 7 drugs with 105 US billion doller.There are many patients in China, but only 50US billion doller. This can be said to be related to the refund system. In the United States you can sell as soon as (new) medicines are approved, but it takes seven years in China. This will delay the entry of the Chinese market. When an entrepreneur enters China, it is necessary to know this fact. Next is investment. In the past four years there were lots of investments from PE (private equity) and VC (venture capital). Last year 247 companies received a total investment of $ 5.5 billion. It is about money movement in the medical field.There were 132 transactions on the $ 17.5 billion scale. In addition, the capital increased, there were a total of 30 billion dollars invested from 56 funds alone in medical care. Apart from money, talent is also important. In 2008 China has secured professionals from overseas Chinese to start ventures (business).To contribute to the medical industry, the Chinese government implemented it. The last factor that brings about a health boom is trying to make the world more homogeneous, especially with regard to pharmaceutical licenses in the past decade. In the past four years, you can see that ((Pharmaceutical license) is growing very much. 60 medicines from overseas got licensed in China. In this table, 54 percent is American, then Korea, Canada and Switzerland. Three percent of these are from Japan. As for the stage of pharmaceutical patents, there are surprisingly many early-stage licenses. 30% non-clinical, 18% Phase 1, accounting for about half of the total.The difference in color represents the difference in technology. (Time-out bell) It is an interesting example of Verastem (Oncology). Yakult contributes 10 million dollars and Chinese company CSPC invests 15 million dollars. Considering market participation and potential, it is an unusual example. Thank you very much.
Presentation by Chinese and American investors
Kusunobu (hereinafter, Kusunoki) : It is Kusunoki of Johnson & Johnson.

The first thing you want us to remember is the panel discussion later. We will exchange opinions with you by mixing panelists. We invited two talented investors in China and the United States. Joseph Payne (Joseph) : I will introduce myself while he is preparing the slide. I started my career on the east coast of the USA and have come so far. I started with the development of new drugs, now I am working for a Japanese company. My career is great by Japan. In this industry specialist, Arcturus Therapeutics was founded.

Like other companies, I started thinking about doing something that I did not have. There are many generic drugs in the world. RNA is a big problem in the world. If you inject RNA, blood will break it immediately and medicine will be useless, but it can be delivered with a different technology.
Why RNA is best for technology control
Joseph : I will explain the basic premise. The technology to reach is immediate and RNA runs through the body. It reaches the cell protected by the membrane and enters inside. We have to develop technology to go out from here, but it becomes more acidic there, and as a result it is secured as positive. Then it ruptures and jumps out to demonstrate its effect as RNA. In this explanation, it will be messenger RNA (mRMA). It is a technology that can be administered in multiple doses and is adaptable. In other words, messenger RNA exerts the effect that it can cure and cure natural protein. Considering all the diseases that we are suffering now, there are some things that put pressure on genes. However, many are lost in function, weakening or loss of protein. That's why messenger RNA is the best way to control this technology. This is because it is a very long molecule and does not reach molecules stagnating at the edge. And because it is genome editing, we need a lipid mediated system. It is a genetic premise that it involves cells, ruptures and goes out. Five years have passed in this way, it is going very well and founded the first J - Labs in San Diego. It is a newcomer among 15 incubators at Johnson & Johnson, but it is a very wonderful facility.
Thanks to the Japanese government
Joseph : Before I went on next, I forgot for a moment but I would like to thank the Japanese government first. Because I had you call me here and given me opportunities to speak (laugh). (Venue lol) I really appreciate giving us the opportunity to live far away. As for what we went from there, now we have wonderful leaders. He is a talent with experience with a two-digit 100 million dollar level company. As much as I could not imagine five years ago, I have a wonderful talent. Susan Parker, the management team, is the first in the world to lead gene therapy in the clinic.She is a celebrity as a pioneer and I was looking forward to participate in our team. I have worked a lot with Kevin, but he always did it. Andrew is a wonderful talent of fidelity. The pad was also a wonderful partner, and we jointly started a business. It is a unique genius. It is a very wonderful entrepreneur who is not afraid of risk, multiplying ideas with scientists. (Pointing to the slide) It is the site of a company which laid a large amount in San Diego. There are 70 employees. It is a company with rare diseases, not a company that tends to be in San Diego. There are 140 P & P applications from all over the world. Delivery, chemistry, production, program pipeline is also excellent. The first contract was Johnson & Johnson. I am also contracting with Takeda Pharmaceutical Industry of a vaccine company. CureVac is the oldest company in messenger RNA (field) and has been doing business together for 20 years. And the CF Foundation (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) is issuing a lot of money for rare diseases. I have not heard the sound of that two consecutive bells yet, but the next is my last slide (laugh). (Venue lol)
Innovation happened with the power of scientists, not money
Joseph : Here is our RNA drug pipeline. I am editing genomes and doing various RNAs. It is a rare disease company in Japan, but partners are Johnson & Johnson and Takeda Pharmaceutical Industry. Nonetheless, we are not specialized in extremely rare diseases (and we are not specialized in vaccines). That is why we are making such technology available. We have made many collaborative research based on science and data successful. It has been able to give an impact to various kinds of cells. Thus, we are exploring new areas of gene (therapeutic) drugs. These arrival technologies are multipurpose, biodegradable and efficient in production, making the next generation of RNA possible. In addition to them, we have strong tolerance and production in the ingredient itself of the medicine itself, it is also a different part from the others. In factories that are bigger than this room, only one gram (medicine) can be made.We have innovated there and, as a result, we are able to produce 30 grams of medicine within a week. It is very large as a single dose. Purity can be enhanced with refined technology. As a point, these are made possible by scientists. Just by paying the money, this is not realized. We solved them by innovation.
Clinically valuable, valuable translation data
Joseph : I will show you one slide of some data.It is called OTC Deficiency. OTC responds to rare diseases. There are yellow, orange and brown lines, but increasing the dosage can lower the orotic acid in the urine. It is related to this disease. We are very interested in this data. This data is more interesting. I have experimental rats with rare diseases, but when I send a high-protein diet to OTC, I die. All animals who did not receive medication died after 28 days. Every animal receiving medication runs fine with a turning car. I am happy to have hamburgers and greasy foods. I am happy even with my stomach and turning car (laugh). If you translate this, it will be of great value as a clinic. There are many data. It is the last here. Please look at these people (pointing to the slide). It looks nice, but also has talent and hard workers. I would like to express my gratitude as I could not have been without them. I am looking forward to the next question corner etc. Well, I will return the microphone. (Applause applause)
Changes that have occurred in China over the past 10 years
KEYAMOTO : Thank you. Dr. Jin, please. Mr. Jin Li (Jin) : Thank you very much. I would like to talk about interestingly until I can prepare slides. There has been a big change in the past 10 years.

One thing is that many Chinese returned to the country. It is also about startup. I am making a new technology. I also have to say thanks to Johnson & Johnson. About the background. Of course I will talk about the details later. I grew up in the country called Chinese Yu Yang. It is very minority.

From there I went to Chengdu for my graduate studies. It is one of the biggest cities in China.

I went to Birmingham, England in the 1980s to get my doctorate. After that I went to Manchester to study protein. He worked for 11 years at a biotech company and worked for 11 years at AstraZeneca. Now we have launched Biotech company in Chengdu.
The first step in drug discovery is "molecule"

Jin : HitGen was founded in 2012. It is such a science park. In the past 20 years Biotech companies etc. have been established. Currently there are 300 employees. We are concentrating on the development of technology. A company that was one of the buildings now goes out and has become a bigger biofarmer company. It is 34 square kilometers of international biotown.Investment is also very much. I am conducting research based on my collection.

Some people may know, but the first step in drug discovery is molecular. Generally, there are millions of molecules, tens of millions of molecules. The molecule can reach as many as 60, so it can be said that it is very big. There are also people who are more than the atoms of the universe. Making molecules in this way is very important. It is now increasing from several million to tens of billions. We are aiming for the figure of trillion.But this is a physical molecule, not a computer. It is also important to collaborate with farmers and biotech. We are also beginning to exchange licenses in a limited place in China. We are also looking for collaborative research in various ways. It is not limited to direct payment or licensing, but it may be used in the way I talked about earlier. How will you reach the facility how to interact with technology platform providers? I always develop about such things. It is creating a good culture. This technology began in San Diego in 1999 by Sydney Brenner. Until recently it was not convenient. Because we did not have the technology necessary for this. It was a wonderful idea but it was stopped. However, it has become very useful in recent years. The main point is about production related to molecules. In contrast to the general method we have been doing in the past, we will take a way to concatenate with such small molecules. This DNA explains the molecule, so that you know what you are producing. By using continuous information, you can see what is there and what the molecule can do.
Collaborative research has brought about numerous achievements

Jin : Then, please tell me why it becomes such a molecule with a unique DNA tag like a scaffold on the scene. It creates several blocks there. We call it a library, but there are about a million. And each molecule has a unique DNA tag. In the world, for the first time in 2007, a company called GSK (Glaxo Smith Kline plc) owned this technology. Nuevolution is a company that has been 15 years (or more) (since establishment). X - Chem, HitGen, and else (there is a company that owns this technology).

And now we have 230 billion molecules. If we explain the difference with drug molecules, only 1,000 is possible, but until now we have made chemical companies in Russia, China, Japan, Europe and America until now, but it is not yet possible in three dimensions It is a state. This number also covers the existing space for numerical possible numbers and also joins other areas. This is useful in a sense. As to how to pick up the molecule, the drug targets the cause of the disease and is incubated with the molecule. Peel off from other molecules by connecting with the target. Once this is done, it will be a very excellent technique in the molecule. So amplify the DNA. By doing so you will know the potential binders from billions of molecules.

This is more detail of the process of 3-6 months.There are many targets here, and GIT is also one of collaborators. There is also Pbi. This is the width of activity. There are many things you can do. There are many different ways that are impossible with the existing methods that have come up to now. This is also one of the progress. We also have our own pipeline. Most of them are based on collaborative research. (Bell of the end) Yes, let me finish. I would like to thank Johnson & Johnson. It is the first public collaborative research. There are many other people who would like to say thanks. It is a pipeline partner over several years. This is our team. And this is a new lab building. We hope to see you in the meeting in October. More than 1,000 people will come. Every year, we have established a small company. We started a few years ago. Thank you very much. KEYAMOTO : Dr. Jin, thank you. Then, I would like to move on to a panel discussion.
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2018.06.10 01:20 thomasp003 What we know about DC’s Titans show so far

Plot Synopsis

Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire, Raven and others.

Cast

Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Robin-Equal parts charm and impenetrability, Dick is a cop. He has a nice smile, tired eyes and a cool, distant manner. However, when provoked, his eyes are so lethal “they drain a man of every last bit of spleen.” Dick is haunted by the murder of his family. Unbeknownst to those around him, he is also a vigilante. In the shadows, he fights with the commitment and conviction of an artist, the brutal grace of a dancer. Mentally and physically, he is covered in a map of scars. And though he fights to escape his past, it is often a losing battle. Costume Design
Anna Diop as Koriand’Starfire-Kori is a tall, stunning woman, her beauty so magnificent it’s almost inhuman. Elegant, refined and mysterious, she is on the hunt to discover who is trying to kill her and why. And those after her are in for a surprise because she’s more deadly than anyone they’ve ever encountered.
Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth/Raven-Troubled, bullied, often scared but unwilling to show it, Rachel is a loner more comfortable hiding in her hoodie than making friends. Haunted by a dark force inside her, Rachel experiences violent episodes that she cannot understand or control. She is also plagued by recurring nightmares that lead her across the country in search of help.
Ryan Potter as Gar Logan/Beast Boy-Funny and charming, this amateur thief’s humor hides his insecurities and past pain. Not the toughest kid on the streets, he’s learned to survive in the world with his wit and quick-thinking
Minka Kelly as Dawn GrangeDove-Graceful master fighting machine. She straddles the world of being a thrill-seeking and do-gooding vigilante, along with being her crime fighting partner’s emotional anchor and caregiver. She loves him but fears what he’s become.
Alan Ritchson as Hank Hall/Hawk-an aggressive, offensive bruiser
Hawk and Dove costume design
Connor Leslie as Donna Troy-Confident and kick ass. Educated.
Lindsey Gort as Amy Rohrbach-she is the detective alongside Dick Grayson who knows more than she lets on.
Curran Walters as Jason Todd-Athletic, street smart, cocky, yet charming. His life is changed forever when he crosses a crime fighter and is given a new outlet for his rebellious ways.
J Jarreth Mertz as The Acolyte-Outwardly a warm and kind presence, he doesn’t seem the type to be powerful or malicious. But he has the ability to turn on a dime and be the most terrifying man you have ever met.
Bruno Bichir as The Chief-A young Richard Attenborough type. Fearless, manipulative, with unparalleled intelligence.
April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl-Small town, Midwestern girl gone to Hollywood, Jennifer is a star on the rise. She comes across a doe-eyed, All-American and naive in her approach to her art, and life. Jennifer emulates the classic girl-next-door actors from the 1940’s and 50’s. A bit Stepford-y in her thinking and appearance, Jennifer feels like a woman out of time.
Jake Michaels as Robotman-A former race car driver, Cliff Steele was in a horrific accident that left his body uninhabitable. Cliff’s brain was saved by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder and he lives on in a powerful robotic body.
Dwain Murphy as Negative Man-Larry Trainor was involved in accident resulting in an exposure to radioactive chemicals. This gave him the ability to release a negatively charged energy being from his body, earning him the name Negative Man. This being, or spirit, can fly at high speeds, cause explosions, and pass through solid objects.
Mark Anthony Krupa as Konstantin Kovar
Melody Johnson as Nuclear Mom
Jeni Ross as Nuclear Sis
Logan Thompson as Nuclear Biff
Zach Smadu as Nuclear Step-Dad
Seamus Dever in mystery role

Uncast Casting Calls

Cyborg-“Male, mid-20s, African-American. Charming, sarcastic, a bit brash, Cyborg is half-human, half-machine — the ultimate Super Hero for the digital age. At least, that’s how it appears. Vic Stone lost his mother at a young age, lost his promising future to a horrific accident and was put back together as a man-machine hybrid by a brilliant and aloof father who sees him as little more than a lab rat. While Vic may be connected to every computer on earth, he struggles to maintain the connections that make us human. Desperate to gain acceptance from the outside world and his father, Vic uses his powers to try and harness the curse of his cybernetic body for good. ASP SERIES REGULAR. May segue into Series regular on TITANS in subsequent seasons.”
David (Superboy)-20s-something Caucasian male with dark hair who would guest star in the 13th episode, which is the season 1 finale. “David” is described as a powerful individual who is merciless, so much so that he has recently unleashed chaos to the people who have been keeping “David” as a prisoner in a mysterious lab. When we find “David”, he will have recently have escaped this lab. Whoever we see in the role would have a series regular option for consecutive seasons of Titans.

Current Episode Titles

1.01-Titans
1.02-Hawk and Dove
1.03-Starfire
1.04-Rachel
1.05-The Doom Patrol
1.06-The Messenger
1.07-Jason Todd
1.08-Angela
1.09-Donna Troy

Showrunner

Greg Walker

Directors

Brad Anderson-1.01
Grand Harvey-1.03
John Fawcett-1.05
Alex Kalymnios-1.08

Writers

Geoff Johns
Greg Berlanti
Brian Edward Hill
Marisha Mukerjee
Richard Hatem
Melissa Ockman
Jenna Woolf
Greg Walker
Sarah Schechter
Akiva Goldsman
Chloe Morris
Gabrielle Stanton

Composers

Kevin Kline-1.01

Cinematographers

Boris Morjsovski-1.01, 1.02, 1.04, 1.06, 1.08, 1.10, 1.12
Brendan Steacy-1.03, 1.05, 1.07, 1.09, 1.11, 1.13
David Greene-1.08

Editors

Brian Weasel-1.04, 1.07, 1.10, 1.13
Tony Solomons-1.03, 1.06, 1.09
Tirsa Hackshaw-1.01, 1.02
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2017.12.23 08:03 clearliquidclearjar TALLAHASSEE EVENTS 12/23 – 1/2

As usual I must point out that, this being a pair of holiday weekends, regular karaokes and so on may not happen. Please contact the venue to find out unless marked confirmed (and even maybe then). Be safe out there! Have fun!
Tally’s Independent Cinema and Theater Offerings:
ALSO:
SATURDAY 12/23
  • Challenger Learning Center: SCIturday at the CLC - Electricity & Circuits: Extreme Power. “Harness the power of electricity! Engage in an interactive learning lab using sound and light snap circuits, including a sound energy demo, and use littleBits electronic building blocks to create your own inventions.” 10am
  • Cap City Video Lounge: Christmas Cinema Caper. “Merry Christmas Eve Eve, Gang! The Cap City Video Lounge is here for you with our Great CCVL X-Mas Caper! A plethora of holiday films sure to satisfy and scratch the holiday itch you and yours need scratched before the big day arrives! 11am: Rankin Bass' Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. 12pm: Rankin Bass' Frosty the Snowman. 12:30pm Rankin Bass' Santa Claus is Coming to Town. 1:30pm: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966, Short). 2:15pm: A Charlie Brown Christmas. 3:30pm: Ernest Saves Christmas (1988, dir. John R. Cherry III). 5:15pm: Trading Places (1983, dir. John Landis). 7:30pm: Life of Brian (1979. dir. Terry Jones). 9pm: The Night Before (2015, Jonathan Levine). 11pm: A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas (2011, dir. Todd Strauss-Schulson).” 11am-All day!
  • Fat Cat Café: A Time To Give And Save A Life. “During the holidays, it is a time to give and a time to receive. The best way we know how to give is to work as a team with rescues to help save the lives of kittens and cats in our area. It was a very busy kitten season with too many homeless kittens born this year. So on December 23rd, Fat Cat Cafe will have guest kittens from local rescues in play pens, available for adoption. *please remember that our special hours for children under 13 are from 1 to 3pm and 4 to 5pm.” 11am
  • Whataburger on T’ville: Tallahassee Street Rodder Whataburger Cruise In. 5pm
  • Hurricane Grill and Wings: Mainstream Band. 6pm
  • Blue Tavern: Longineu Parsons Trio with Ted Shumate. 8pm
  • Bird’s: Carlson And Rush. 8pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Freak Andy. 9pm/21+/free
  • Brass Tap Midtown: John O’Bryan. 9pm
  • Wine Loft Wine Bar: Cut Throat Christmas Gift Exchange. “The Wine Loft's spin on a traditional white elephant gift exchange. There will be lots of "No Steal " gifts from MId Town Merchants plus the gifts you bring valued between $15 and $25. We will have drink specials as well. Arrive early, we will start promptly at 9:00. We might even give a prize for best Christmas costume!” 9pm
  • Wine Loft Wine Bar: Chris & Katie Skene's Hometown Holiday Hootenanny. 10pm
SUNDAY 12/24
  • 926: Sunday Rewind: XMas Eve. “Your favorite songs and videos are back again for Christmas Eve this Sunday at 926 with no cover this week!!! 926 is proud to present another addition of the Sunday Rewind - join us as we revisit some of the best music and videos from the last 40 years. Start your night with happy hour featuring Trivia Rewind with Erik from 7 to 9 in the pub. The club side opens up at 10 when VJ Carben will be spinning all your favorite hits and videos from the 80s, 90s and 2000s even throwing in a few from the 70s as well. Rebecca will be serving up all your favorite drinks along with our amazing 926 food.” 7pm/no cover this week
  • Cap City Video Lounge and Theater: 2ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE 'HOME ALONE' DOUBLE BILL. “Hello there, Gang! And Merry Christmas Eve! We are going to be open briefly the day before Christmas, as is our tradition, to serve up coffee, donuts and one of our favorite holiday classic double punches of yule tide family friendly cartoonish carnage and brutality! 11am: Home Alone (1990, dir. Chris Columbus). 1pm: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992, Chris Columbus). Come and join us this Christmas Eve morning as we gather together to watch as Kevin McCallister is abandoned by his family on two separate occasions to fend for himself against two malevolent thieves known as...The Wet Bandits! That's right, two of the highest grossing movies of the 1990's sure to get you in the holiday spirit this Christmas Eve as young Kevin McCallister beats, bashes, and breaks two idiotic mean who make the mistake of trying to ruin his Christmas! We sure hope you can join us! Stay Merry!” 11am
  • Urban Food Market: Sunday Brunch With Silviu Ciulei. 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: 3rd Annual Christmas Eve White Elephant Party. “Join us for an evening of food, drinks, fun, and friends. Open Mic! Bring a gift (max $20 value) for the White Elephant exchange. Bring a covered dish if you like.” 7pm
  • Finnegan’s Wake Pub: Your Scumbag Neighbors Christmas Eve Spectacular. 8pm
MONDAY 12/25
  • Blue Tavern (N Monroe St): Lost Mondays hosted by Belmont & Jones. “Antique blues played acoustical.” 8pm/$2
  • Fifth & Thomas: Catfish Alliance Christmas Night! 9pm
TUESDAY 12/26
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “Find your favorite local goodies now on Tuesdays! Join us at Frenchtown Farmers Market for all-local produce, eggs, gourmet jelly, and more. The market opens at 3pm and we're here unitl 7pm, so come after you pick the kids up from school or on your way home from work. We can double SNAP benefits through the Fresh Access Bucks program. Our farmers accept WIC and Senior farmers market nutrition program coupons.” 3pm-7pm.
  • Junction @ Monroe: Live Rehearsal Tuesdays. “Tuesdays are Live Rehearsals at [email protected]. Sponsored by the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild. Utilize our complete backline and PA for rehearsals, jams, or hold auditions. Up to one hour slots (or more depending on number of signups) per artist/group.” 4pm
  • Madison Social: Trivia Social. They do half and half theme and miscellaneous, so check their FB every week for an event page. 7pm
  • Brass Tap in Midtown: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: Silent Night, Deadly Night 1 & 2. 7:30pm
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Trivia With John Carpenter. Lively and fun. 7:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Trivia Factory. 7:30pm
  • Midtown Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank. 50 questions of sweet, sweet trivia. Food! Beer! Something random in a bag! 8pm/free
  • Blue Tavern: Roda Vibe. “FSU musicians and others join to create a fun musical event that everyone can enjoy. In Portuguese, Roda is pronounced "Hoda." If it doesn't make you want to dance, check your pulse.” 8pm/free
  • Fire Bettys: Now That's What I Call Tuesday! Dance Party. 8pm
  • Fourth Quarter: Trivia With Professor Jim. AUCE wings. Truly a trivia favorite. 8pm
  • Krewe de Gras: Karaoke With Pete. 8:30pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Karaoke with DJRah. 9pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Trivia Tuesday! 9:30pm
  • Applebee’s on the Parkway: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Pockets Pool: Karaoke with Dwight. 10pm/21+
  • Blue Tavern: Passersby followed by The Aucilla Jug Stompers. “Those boys from Aucilla are back to raise more ruckus – expect some country blues, some hillbilly and hobo songs, and musical mischief in the great jug band tradition. Unfortunately, their usual jug player, Lawrence Blake, won't be present for this event. But fear not! There will be a special mystery guest jug player for the night! To find out just whom that guest player is you'll have to come out to the Tavern and see! You won't wanna miss this! “ 7pm/$2
WEDNESDAY 12/27
  • Fermentation Lounge: Quizmaster General Knowledge Trivia. “Quizmaster is hosted by Bennett Miller from 7-9pm every Wednesday, and features three rounds of general knowledge trivia (and a weekly food special). It is free to play and teams of up to 6 are welcome. The winner of each round receives a sample flight, and the Quizmaster for the night receives a $25 gift card and serious credit on Geek Street.” 7pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Trivia With Greg. 7pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: BYOBG! Bring Your Own Board Game. “Our gracious host, Trevor Bond, will be featuring one game each week. Feel free to bring your own games to play & share.” 7pm/21+
  • Junction @ Monroe: Bike Night, Bingo, and Karaoke. 7pm
  • Hobbit (P’Cola): Trivia Factory. “General Knowledge, 20 questions + Wager Final. $25/$20/$15.” 7:30pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: CineMashup featuring Long Kiss Goodnight and The Last Boyscout. 7:30pm
  • Proof: Bar Trivia With Hank. “Drink delicious brews and show off all those random factoids you thought you’d never use. Local beer, local trivia in the heart of Tally’s Art District. They now have the MoBi food truck every week! Bar tab for 1st and 2nd place teams.” 7:30pm/21+/no cover
  • The Warehouse: Open Mic. “There is a lottery for time slots. Now smoke free!” 8pm
  • Finnegan’s Wake: Waxy Wednesdays. “Feelin' waxy, Tallahassee? That's probably just because it's Wednesday. At Finnegan's Wake, Waxy Wednesday means DJ Ryze will be hitting our floor again to spin some vinyl and get your feet moving tonight. Feeling a bit sour, girls? Not to worry- we'll also have some fantastic $5 drink specials going for all those Tallahassee ladies looking for a bit of fun. Come out and help us get the party started!” 8pm
  • The Skybox (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Mark. 9pm
  • Krewe de Gras: DÉJÀ VU Latin Wednesdays. “FREE Salsa/Mambo classes by Barry C. Williams. The duration of the class is 9-10 and having a partner is not necessary. If you've never danced Salsa/Mambo before then don't worry about it. The classes are made to be easy and fun so you can come learn some moves and then stay and dance until 2am to the sounds of DJ Jimmy Suave.” 9pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Corner Pocket: Karaoke. 9pm
  • Bird’s: Comedy Night. I’m pretty sure this is both a performance and an open mic. 9:30pm/free
  • 926: Women Crush Wednesday. “Welcome Home again Ladies! Located in the Herstoric Brothers Nightclub Venue (later known as Pug Mahone's & Pug's Live), Woman Crush Wednesday, our newest weekly LGBTQ+ event, is going on THIS Wednesday at 926! Social Hour to start at 5pm with our regular Happy Hour Specials followed by Dance Music Clubside at 10pm with DJ Garion Djgg Grant. And show at Midnight! Join us for dinner and cocktails from our fabulous Menu with original items direct from our Head Chef Kyle and drinks from our amazing Bartender Rebecca ! Come join us for the newest Ladies' Night in Tallahassee! The best new way to spend your Wednesday!” 10pm/18+
  • Crystal Portal: Sound Healing Journey: Handpan Kokopelli. “Since 2001 the handpan has become one of the world’s most elusive instruments. With it’s ancient timbre and flying saucer appearance, the handpan offers a transformational experience for those who hear its sound. Kip offers an exclusive session with the Crystal Portal community into the enchanting world of this beautiful instrument. Attendees will get the chance to become engaged with sound and experience music like never before. Please hydrate well before coming and bring water to integrate the sounds you’ll be experiencing throughout the evening. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket if you wish. Yoga mats and pillows are provided along with Free crystal infused elixir water. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early so you have time to settle into a comfortable position by 6:30 PM. You are welcome to join us if the healing has already begun but please do so quietly.” 6:30pm/General Admission: $20 Students: $15
  • Blue Tavern: Charlie Robertson. 8pm
  • Blue Tavern: Jon Camp. 10:30pm
THURSDAY 12/28
  • Beef O’Brady’s: AJ Johnson Trivia. 6:30pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Open Mic Night. “Bring your instruments and play an open slot or just come and be entertained in Tallahassee's best sounding room!” 7pm/free
  • Hurricane: Ballistic Bingo. 7pm
  • Growler Country: Singo Night! Music Bingo has arrived! “Challenge Entertainment will be hosting this new and unique game of Bingo where a song is played and you match that to your bingo card, instead of a number. We are the only place in town right now to play this new game, so come in and win prizes with every round won!” 7pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: MST3K Thursday featuring The Beginning of the End and Giant Spider Invasion. 7:30pm
  • Skybox: $10 Cornhole Tourney. 7:30pm
  • La Fiesta: Trivia. 7:30pm
  • The Wilbury: Bar Trivia With Hank. “Picture round, current events, something scholarly, a sound round, and an oddball/pop culture round. We’re talking 50 questions of the finest trivia, hand crafted by local artisans. (Hank. Hank is the local artisans.) First and Second Place Teams win great bar tabs! Check out the Bar Trivia With Hank FB page for schedules, hints, and extra-point puzzles.” 8pm/free but please sit and drink or buy Hank shots
  • Dux (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Big Bob. $25 bar tab given away every week. 8:30pm-12:30pm
  • Midtown Caboose: Trivia Factory. “General Knowledge, 20 questions + Wager Final. $35/$25/$15, and Best Team Name gets a round of shots.” 8pm
  • Island Wings: Bike Night, Lori Kline LIVE.
  • Unique Wonders: Live Comedy with Big Hou! 8:30pm/$5
  • Junction @ Monroe: Comedy Zone: Frank Del Pizzo & Mark Evans. 9pm
  • Pockets: Karaoke Dance Party with Keith Welch. 9pm/21+
  • Brass Tap Midtown: Karaoke with DJ Rah. 9pm-Midnight
  • Applebees on Cap Cir: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Birds: Karaoke with Nathan. All the songs. $1 Pabst drafts. 10pm
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Savanna Leigh Bassett. 6pm
  • 7th Hill Taproom: Jerry Thigpen. 7pm
  • Blue Tavern: Steve Sternberg: Boogie Woogie Piano. 8pm/$2
FRIDAY 12/29
  • 926 Lounge: The Friday Night Party. “Tallahassee's premier LGBTQA dance party night is back again! Pregame with Tom in the pub during happy hour from 4PM-9PM. The dance floor kicks into full gear at 10PM so you can rage to your faves as DJ Carben and DJ Brian Gladden keep you dancing all night. The Drag Show starts at midnight when the 926 Ladies join our hostess Sassy Black on the stage to entertain. It's a show you definitely don't want to miss, so arrive early to get a good seat!” 4pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Backstage Garden Happy Hour. 5pm-8pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: Ferocious Fem Friday featuring Hidden Figures, Chi-Raq, Foxy Brown. 7:30pm
  • Hobbit South: Karaoke. 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Paul. 8:30pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Island Wing Company: Friday Night Unwind, Keith Taylor Band. 9pm
  • Stetsons @ The Moon: Karaoke with Devin Cywinski. 10pm/$5/18+
  • Geo's Pub & Pool (both locations): Karaoke. 10pm-1am
  • Blue Tavern: Tommy Hoople's Delta Ringnecks. 4pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Flat Moon Theory in the Backstage Garden. 6pm
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Jason Byrd Trio. 6pm
  • Indianhead Factory: End of the year Extraganza with Graham Snuggs and Friends. 8pm/all ages/$5
  • Fifth & Thomas: The 850. 8pm/21+/no cover
  • Blue Tavern: Vgo. 8pm
  • The Wilbury: Mira reunion show, Hold That Hand, Langtry. “A reunion show for Tallahassee dream-pop/shoegaze legends MIRA! Also on the bill are locals HOLD THAT HAND and LANGTRY (Patrick McKinney, ex-Iron & wine). Plus this will be a FREE show, so don't miss out!” 8:30pm/free
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Maurice John Vaughn Blues Revue. 9pm
SATURDAY 12/30
  • Park at Monroe: The Downtown Marketplace. 9am
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “Find your favorite local goodies! Join us at Frenchtown Farmers Market for all-local produce, eggs, gourmet jelly, and more. We can double SNAP benefits through the Fresh Access Bucks program. Our farmers accept WIC and Senior farmers market nutrition program coupons.” 10am – 2pm.
  • Cap City Video Lounge: New Years Ring-In featuring Bridget Jones’ Diary, Ghostbusters 2, Four Rooms, Strange Days, Miracle Mike. Noon?
  • Gamescape: Game Tally Saturday Board Gaming. “Meeting weekly in Tallahassee, Florida, we seek to promote and offer public opportunities to learn new games and make new friends in a relaxed, fun environment.” Noon
  • Salty Dawg: Karaoke with Paul. Family friendly! 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Cowboy Chris. 9pm
  • The Skybox (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Mark. 9pm
  • El Patron: Pasion Latina. Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton. 9pm
  • 926 Lounge: Sanctuary: Tallahassee’s Longest Running Goth Night. 10pm/$5/18+
  • Challenger Learning Center: Lunar Quest Public Mission. “Embark on a space mission to the moon Saturday, December 30 from 10am - 12pm at the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee. Lunar Quest Public Mission - Set in the near future, participants are sent on a mission to the moon where NASA currently has a lunar colony. Teams will perform investigations and analysis to learn what factors are necessary to make a lunar colony sustainable. Visit http://www.challengertlh.com/public-missions/ for more details and registration information. The cost is $10 per person per program for registrations received before 12:00 p.m. the day before the program. The cost is $15 per person per program for registrations received after 12:00 p.m. the day before the program.” 10am
  • Feeling Art Studio in RR Sq: Leaf Art. “Making pictures, animals, landscapes with leaves. Let your imagination go wild! Every kiddo leaves with their art framed and ready for display! Leaves will be provided but bring your own if you want.” 10am/$15/age 5-12
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Six String South! 6pm-10pm
  • Lee Hall: Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. 7pm
  • Blue Tavern: Chris Skene & Mickey Abraham. 8pm
  • Wine Loft Wine Bar: New Years Early with Maharajah Flamenco Trio. “From all over the world we are bringing Maharajah Flamenco Trio back to Tallahassee for New Years Early. Thats right, get the jump on 2018 Saturday, Dec.30. We will have hourly drink specials and a champagne toast at midnight. Of course MFT will provide the rhythm and pulse for the evening.” 9pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Swingin’ Harpoon. 9pm
SUNDAY 12/31
  • Athena’s Garden: Herb Class. 2pm
  • 926: Sunday Rewind NYE. “It's time to rewind 2017 and ring in 2018 and we're doing it in true 926 style! For the early birds, Happy Hour will be from 6 pm until 8:30. Come early and enjoy some Rewind Trivia and other fun activities! At 9 pm, the club side opens - VJ Carben and DJ Matt East will be spinning your favorite videos and songs from throughout the last 40+ years while revisiting some of the best dance beats from the past year. There will be a champagne toast at midnight along with special performances from some of the 926 Queens and maybe even a few surprises thrown in as well! Food and drink specials all night - join us New Years Eve, it's gonna be graight!!” 7pm/No cover if you are in line before 12. After 12, cover is just $5 for 18+
  • Birds: Sunday Night Tea Drag Show. 10pm/$5
  • Skate World: NOON Year's Eve Party. Noon-5pm
  • Tom Brown Park Softball Fields: Pickup Ultimate Frisbee. "All skill levels welcome. We ask everyone bring a white shirt, a black shirt, and water. Cleats are encouraged." 2pm
  • The Sharing Tree: Kids New Years Party. “The Sharing Tree invites you and your little artists to our first ever New Years Eve Party! Join us for art, countdowns, dress up and play... plus some healthy treats! We will be making noise makers and wishing wands (sorry parents!) we will also have awesome countdowns at 4, 5, and 6pm. Also, a New Years wish bowl and giveaways! Wear an awesome outfit and be ready to dance, make art, and have fun with friends!” 3pm-6pm/Tickets are $5 per person or $12/ family!
  • Island Wing Company: Ring in 2018 Island Style featuring The Miller Band. 5pm
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Top Shelf Band New Years Eve Party. 6pm
  • Tin Lizzy’s: PROHIBITION REPEAL NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION. “This event is in honor of Jackson County no longer being dry, we are celebrating post-prohibition style so wear your favorite roaring 20's attire and come ready to party! Everyone over the age of 21 is welcome to join the fun!” 6pm/$20
  • Cascades Park: NYE Fireworks. “Enjoy a dazzling Fireworks show in beautiful Downtown Tallahassee's Cascades Park. Fun for the whole family brought to you by Tallahassee Downtown and the City of Tallahassee, FL - Government! The Trolley will be running throughout the evening.” 7pm
  • Brass Tap: Midtown's NYE Masquerade Party. “Make this NYE a night to remember at #BrassTapMidtown's Masquerade Party. We'll have specialty tappings, signature cocktails, live music and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Dress up or dress down - there are no rules to this masquerade. First 100 people get a complimentary masquerade mask.” 7pm
  • Backwoods Bistro: New Years. “Start the new year right with your favorite people at Backwoods Bistro! Party favors, drink specials, champagne jello shots, Mechanical Lincoln play 9-11:30, and then we watch the ball drop and ring in 2018!” 7pm
  • Waterworks: New Year's Eve at Waterworks. “No cover and a free glass of champagne at midnight! We'll decorate a bit and hope that 2018 makes up for the stinky 2017! Drink, eat, dance and maybe get a smooch at midnight while ringing in the New Year!” 7pm/21+/free
  • Fifth & Thomas: New Years Eve Party w/ Morning Fatty. 8pm/21+/free
  • Bannerman Crossings: New Years Eve. “Come celebrate the New Years at Bannerman Crossings! Free concert by The Rockitz at the pavilion and champagne bar from Blu Halo. Dont worry plenty of heaters to keep you warm and having a good time!” 8:30pm-12:30pm
  • American Legion Hall: Crooked Shooz. 8:30pm/$15 for one, $25 for 2
  • Ology Brewing Company: New Year's Casino Night. “Come bring in the New Year with Ology Brewing Co! This party will have a casino night theme - beer flowing, champagne popping, Los Hooligansing, ball dropping, blackjack tabling, raffling kind of night. Ticket entry only. $35 will get you entry into the event, dinner, snacks, 3 drink tickets, half off beers throughout the night, blackjack chips, and a great time hanging out with friends. Space is limited - come to the taproom and get your tickets early to ensure your entry. Don't forget to set up a ride home!” 9pm/21+
  • Level 8: Ring in the New Year! “Enjoy live music by Catfish Alliance, hors d’oeuvres, flowing champagne all night , party favors and a balloon drop at midnight. Level 8 will also be pouring your favorite drinks all evening!” 9pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: New Years Eve Bash with the Johnnie Marshall Blues Band. 9pm
  • The Bark: New Years Eve Party Birthday Show. “Unfortunately Franklin Manor is no longer with us but were still doing a New Years Eve show of course. It is also Kayla Gordon and Sebastian Fioris birthdays party. Putting 2017 in the rear view mirror whats 2018 got in store for Tallahassee? Performances by: Kayla Gordon, Lowlife, Dog Years, Nostradogmus, and more? DJ Stephen Shrewsbury will be bringing in the music when the bands are not.” 9pm
  • Madison Social: 2nd Annual New Years Eve Drink Around The World. “If you have ever wanted to hit up multiple countries on New Years Eve, well now you can (sort of). Us, Centrale and Township are hosting an Epcot style Drink Around the World to ring in 2018. Bounce around to all three locations and experience beer, wine and cocktails from various countries around the world. Your ticket includes six drinks from six different countries (two at each location) and a champagne toast at midnight at whatever location you happen to be at.” 9pm
  • The Southern Pub: New Years Celebration. 9pm-1am
MONDAY 1/1
  • Cap City Video Lounge:
  • Blue Tavern (N Monroe St): Lost Mondays hosted by Belmont & Jones. “Antique blues played acoustical.” 8pm/$2
TUESDAY 1/2
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “Find your favorite local goodies now on Tuesdays! Join us at Frenchtown Farmers Market for all-local produce, eggs, gourmet jelly, and more. The market opens at 3pm and we're here unitl 7pm, so come after you pick the kids up from school or on your way home from work. We can double SNAP benefits through the Fresh Access Bucks program. Our farmers accept WIC and Senior farmers market nutrition program coupons.” 3pm-7pm.
  • Junction @ Monroe: Live Rehearsal Tuesdays. “Tuesdays are Live Rehearsals at [email protected]. Sponsored by the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild. Utilize our complete backline and PA for rehearsals, jams, or hold auditions. Up to one hour slots (or more depending on number of signups) per artist/group.” 4pm
  • Madison Social: Trivia Social. They do half and half theme and miscellaneous, so check their FB every week for an event page. 7pm
  • Brass Tap in Midtown: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge:
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Trivia With John Carpenter. Lively and fun. 7:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Trivia Factory. 7:30pm
  • Midtown Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank. 50 questions of sweet, sweet trivia. Food! Beer! Something random in a bag! 8pm/free
  • Blue Tavern: Roda Vibe. “FSU musicians and others join to create a fun musical event that everyone can enjoy. In Portuguese, Roda is pronounced "Hoda." If it doesn't make you want to dance, check your pulse.” 8pm/free
  • Fire Bettys: Now That's What I Call Tuesday! Dance Party. 8pm
  • Fourth Quarter: Trivia With Professor Jim. AUCE wings. Truly a trivia favorite. 8pm
  • Krewe de Gras: Karaoke With Pete. 8:30pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Karaoke with DJRah. 9pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Trivia Tuesday! 9:30pm
  • Applebee’s on the Parkway: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Pockets Pool: Karaoke with Dwight. 10pm/21+
  • the Bark: Bedroom Parade, Salt Wound, Kayla Gordon, Meatspeed. 9pm/all ages
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2017.06.13 07:40 tombstoneshadows28 All of the MPAA/CARA-rated films of 2005 (out of the 4,733 films released worldwide that year.)

G
  1. Bailey’s Billion$ (Director: David Devine)
  2. Chicken Little (Director: Mark Dindal)
  3. Heidi (Director: Alan Simpson)
  4. Herbie: Fully Loaded (Director: Angela Robinson)
  5. Ice Princess (Director: Tim Fywell)
  6. Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (Director: Frank Nissen)
  7. Romeo + Juliet: Sealed With A Kiss (Director: Phil Nibbelink)
  8. Stuart Little III: Call Of The Wild (Director: Audu Paden)
  9. The 12 Dogs Of Christmas (Director: Kieth Merrill)
  10. The Cave Of The Yellow Dog (Director: Byambasuren Davaa)
  11. The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit (Wallace + Gromit in) (Directors: Steve Box + Nick Park)
  12. Valiant (Director: Gary Chapman)
  13. Winky’s Horse (Director: Mischa Kamp)
PG
  1. Angels With Angles (Director: Scott Edmund Lane)
  2. Because Of Winn-Dixie (Director: Wayne Wang)
  3. Bob The Butler (Director: Gary Sinyor)
  4. Booha (Director: Rami Imam)
  5. Charlie + The Chocolate Factory (Director: Tim Burton)
  6. Cheaper By The Dozen II (Director: Adam Shankman)
  7. Come Away Home (Director: Doug McKeon)
  8. The Corpse Bride (Directors: Tim Burton + Mike Johnson)
  9. Down + Derby (Director: Eric Hendershot)
  10. Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story (Director: John Gatins)
  11. Duma (Director: Carroll Ballard)
  12. Elsa + Fred (Director: Marcos Carnevale)
  13. Fated (Directors: Uche Ozoh + Emma Ogugua)
  14. good night, and good luck. (Director: George Clooney)
  15. Harb Atalia (Director: Ahmed Saleh)
  16. Hoodwinked! (Directors: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards + Tony Leech)
  17. Kicking + Screaming (Director: Jesse Dylan)
  18. Kinky Boots (Director: Julian Jarrold)
  19. Lassie (Director: Charles Sturridge)
  20. Little Manhattan (Director: Mark Levin)
  21. Madagascar (Directors: Eric Darnell + Tom McGrath)
  22. Maxx (Director: Saman Moghadam)
  23. Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (Director: John Henderson)
  24. Meet Me In Miami (Directors: Eric Hannah + Iren Koster)
  25. Miracle At Sage Creek (Director: James Intveld)
  26. Mirrormask (Director: Dave McKean)
  27. Mobsters + Mormons (Director: John E. Moyer)
  28. Mr. Dungbeetle (Director: Thomas Russell)
  29. Nanny McPhee (Director: Kirk Jones)
  30. Once Upon A Wedding (Director: Matia Karrell)
  31. Paradise, Texas (Director: Lorraine Senna)
  32. Popstar (Director: Richard Gabai)
  33. Pride + Prejudice (Director: Joe Wright)
  34. Private Alexandria (Director: Sandra Nashaat)
  35. Racing Stripes (Director: Frederik Du Chau)
  36. Rebound (Director: Steve Carr)
  37. Renart The Fox (Director: Thierry Schiel)
  38. Riding Alone For Thousands Of Miles (Director: Yimou Zhang)
  39. Robots (Director: Chris Wedge + Carlos Saldanha)
  40. Sky High (Director: Mike Mitchell)
  41. Snow White (Director: Samir)
  42. Son Of The Mask (Director: Lawrence Guterman)
  43. Suits On The Loose (Director: Rodney Henson)
  44. Sweet Land (Director: Ali Selim)
  45. Tara Road (Director: Gillies MacKinnon)
  46. The Adventures Of Greyfriars Bobby (Director: John Henderson)
  47. The Adventures Of Sharkboy + Lavagirl in 3-D (Director: Robert Rodriguez)
  48. The Bike Squad (Director: Richard Gabai)
  49. The Californians (Director: Jonathan Parker)
  50. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Director: Andrew Adamson)
  51. The Derby Stallion (Director: Craig Clyde)
  52. The Game Of Their Lives (Director: David Anspaugh)
  53. The Gospel (Director: Rob Hardy)
  54. The Greatest Game Ever Played (Director: Bill Paxton)
  55. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (Director: Garth Jennings)
  56. The Indie Pendant (Director: Kelly Schwarze)
  57. The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (Director: Kayvan Mashayekh)
  58. The Legend Of Zorro (Director: Martin Campbell)
  59. The Pacifier (Director: Adam Shankman)
  60. The Perfect Man (Director: Mark Rosman)
  61. The Rocket (Director: Charles Binamé)
  62. The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants (Director: Ken Kwapis)
  63. The Third Wish (Director: Shelly Jensen)
  64. Ya ana ya khalty (Director: Said Hamed)
  65. Yours, Mine + Ours (Director: Raja Gosnell)
  66. Zathura: A Space Adventure (Director: Jon Favreau)
PG-13
  1. ...en fin, el mar (Director: Jorge Dyszel)
  2. 7 días (Director: Fernando Kalife)
  3. Æon Flux (Director: Karyn Kusama)
  4. A Lot Like Love (Director: Nigel Cole)
  5. A Sound Of Thunder (Director: Peter Hyams)
  6. Alchemy (Director: Evan Oppenheimer)
  7. Alien Abduction (Director: Eric Forsberg)
  8. All Babes Want To Kill Me (Director: Colin Miller)
  9. American Fusion (Director: Frank Lin)
  10. An American Haunting (Director: Jiri Strach)
  11. An Unfinished Life (Director: Lasse Hallström)
  12. At Last (Director: Tom Anton)
  13. Bad News Bears (Director: Richard Linklater)
  14. Batman Begins (Director: Christopher Nolan)
  15. Be Cool (Director: F. Gary Gray)
  16. Beauty Shop (Director: Bille Woodruff)
  17. Bee Season (Directors: Scott McGehee + David Siegel)
  18. Before It Had A Name (Director: Giada Colagrande)
  19. Bewitched (Director: Nora Ephron)
  20. Bigger Than The Sky (Director: Al Corley)
  21. Blood Of Beasts (Director: David Lister)
  22. Boogeyman (Director Stephen Kay)
  23. Buckaroo: The Movie (Director: James A. Brooks)
  24. Carpool Guy (Director: Corbin Bernsen)
  25. Checking Out (Director: Jeff Hare)
  26. Cinderella Man (Director: Ron Howard)
  27. Club eutanasia (Director: Agustin Tapia)
  28. Coach Carter (Director: Thomas Carter)
  29. Complete Guide To Guys (Director: Jeff Arch)
  30. Constellation (Director: Jordan Walker-Pearlman)
  31. Cry_Wolf (Director: Jeff Wadlow)
  32. Cursed (Director: Wes Craven)
  33. Daltry Calhoun (Director: Katrina Holden Bronston)
  34. Dancing In Twilight (Director: Bob Roe)
  35. Dark Water (Director: Walter Salles)
  36. Diary Of A Mad Black Woman (Director: Darren Grant)
  37. Dirty Deeds (Director: David Kendall)
  38. Dishdogz (Director: Mikey Hilb)
  39. Duck (Director: Nicole Bettauer)
  40. Echoes Of Innocence (Director: Nathan Todd Sims)
  41. Elektra (Director Rob Bowman)
  42. Elizabethtown (Director: Cameron Crowe)
  43. End Of The Spear (Director: Jim Hanon)
  44. Everything Is Illuminated (Director: Liev Schreiber)
  45. Fantastic Four (Director: Tim Story)
  46. Fat Cats (Director: Adam Salazar)
  47. Fever Pitch (Directors: Bobby Farrelly + Peter Farrelly)
  48. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Directors: Tetsuya Nomura + Takeshi Nozue)
  49. Flightplan (Director: Robert Schwentke)
  50. Forbidden Warrior (Director: Jimmy Nickerson)
  51. Fragile (Director: Jaume Balagueró)
  52. Freedom Flight (Director: Frank Quetglas)
  53. Fugitives Run (Director: Philip Spink)
  54. Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (Director: Seiji Mizushima)
  55. Fun With Dick + Jane (Director: Dean Parisot)
  56. Glass Trap (Director: Fred Olen Ray)
  57. Goal! The Dream Begins (Director: Danny Cannon)
  58. Going Shopping (Director: Henry Jaglom)
  59. Grodmin (Director: Jim Horwitz)
  60. Guess Who (Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan)
  61. Harry Potter + The Goblet Of Fire (Director: Mike Newell)
  62. Her Minor Thing (Director: Charles Matthau)
  63. Hitch (Director: Andy Tennant)
  64. In The Mix (Director: Ron Underwood)
  65. Into The Blue (Director: John Stockwell)
  66. It’s About Time (Director: Kevin Shinick)
  67. Jesus, Mary + Joey (Director: James Quattrochi)
  68. Joyeux Noel (Director: Christian Carion)
  69. Just Friends (Director: Roger Kumble)
  70. Just Like Heaven (Director: Mark Waters)
  71. Keson (Directors: Lou Angeli + Bill Lewis)
  72. Kids In America (Director: Josh Stolberg)
  73. King Kong (Director: Peter Jackson)
  74. King’s Ransom (Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd)
  75. La rebelle (Director: Sacha Parisot)
  76. Left Behind III: World At War (Director: Craig R. Baxley)
  77. Loggerheads (Director: Tim Kirkman)
  78. Look Both Ways (Director: Sarah Watt)
  79. Looking For Comedy In The Muslim World (Director: Albert Brooks)
  80. Lords Of Dogtown (Director: Catherine Hardwicke)
  81. Lost In Love (Director: Udayan Prasad)
  82. Lovewrecked (Director: Randal Kleiser)
  83. Makin’ A Mess With Jackamoe (Director: Robert David Cochrane)
  84. Man Of The House (Director: Stephen Herek)
  85. Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (Director: Randall Miller)
  86. Memoirs Of A Geisha (Director: Rob Marshall)
  87. Miss Congeniality II: Armed + Fabulous (Director: John Pasquin)
  88. Missing In America (Director: Gabrielle Savage Dockterman)
  89. Monster-In Law (Director: Robert Luketic)
  90. Mort (Director: Kyle B. Thompson)
  91. Mozart + The Whale (Director: Petter Næss)
  92. Mr. + Mrs. Smith (Director: Doug Liman)
  93. Must Love Dogs (Director: Gary David Goldberg)
  94. Neverwas (Director: Joshua Michael Stern)
  95. Oliver Twist (Director: Roman Polanski)
  96. On A Clear Day (Director: Gaby Dellal)
  97. Paradise Now (Director: Hany Abu-Assad)
  98. Preaching To The Choir (Director: Charles Randolph-Wright)
  99. Prime (Director: Ben Younger)
  100. Proof (Director: John Madden)
  101. Red Eye (Director: Wes Craven)
  102. Rent (Director: Chris Columbus)
  103. Roll Bounce (Director: Malcolm D. Lee)
  104. Rumor Has It... (Director: Rob Reiner)
  105. Sahara (Director: Breck Eisner)
  106. Serenity (Director: Joss Whedon)
  107. Smile (Director: Jeffrey Kramer)
  108. Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (Director: George Lucas)
  109. States Of Grace (Director: Richard Dutcher)
  110. Stealth (Director: Rob Cohen)
  111. Sueño (Director: Renée Chabria)
  112. Supercross (Director: Steve Boyum)
  113. Taking Your Life (Director: Eric Beetner)
  114. The Accident (Director: Marc Dube)
  115. The Baxter (Director: Michael Showalter)
  116. The Brothers Grimm (Director: Terry Gilliam)
  117. The Cave (Director: Bruce Hunt)
  118. The Dukes Of Hazzard (Director: Jay Chandrasekhar)
  119. The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (Director: Scott Derrickson)
  120. The Eye III (Director: Danny Pang + Oxide Chun Pang)
  121. The Family Stone (Director: Thomas Bezucha)
  122. The Film (Director: Junaid Memon)
  123. The Fog (Director: Rupert Wainwright)
  124. The Gazelle’s Blood (Director: Mohamed Yassin)
  125. The Great Yokai War (Director: Takashi Miike)
  126. The Honeymooners (Director: John Schultz)
  127. The Interpreter (Director: Sydney Pollack)
  128. The Iris Effect (Director: Nikolay Lebedev)
  129. The Island (Director: Michael Bay)
  130. The Italian (Director: Andrey Kravchuk)
  131. The Kid + I (Director: Penelope Spheeris)
  132. The Last Sign (Director: Douglas Law)
  133. The Longest Yard (Director: Peter Segal)
  134. The Man (Director: Les Mayfield)
  135. The Mistress Of Spices (Director: Paul Mayeda Berges)
  136. The Myth (Director: Stanley Tong)
  137. The New World (Director: Terrence Malick)
  138. The Pearl (Director: Will Wallace)
  139. The Pirate’s Curse (Director: Mark Roper)
  140. The Prize Winner Of Defiance, Ohio (Director: Jane Anderson)
  141. The Producers (Director: Susan Stroman)
  142. The Promise (Director: Kaige Chen)
  143. The Ring Two (Director: Hideo Nakata)
  144. The Ringer (Director: Barry W. Blaustein)
  145. The Salon (Director: Mark Brown)
  146. The Skeleton Key (Director: Iain Softley)
  147. The Thing About My Folks (Director: Raymond De Felitta)
  148. The Vault (Director: Ric Moxley)
  149. The Wedding Date (Director: Clare Kilner)
  150. The Wendell Baker Story (Directors: Andrew Wilson + Luke Wilson)
  151. The White Countess (Director: James Ivory)
  152. The Work + The Glory II: American Zion (Director: Sterling Van Wagenen)
  153. The World’s Fastest Indian (Director: Roger Donaldson)
  154. Three Bad Man (Director: Jeff Hathcock)
  155. Transporter II (Director: Louis Leterrier)
  156. Underclassman (Director: Marcos Siega)
  157. Undiscovered (Director: Meiert Avis)
  158. Walk The Line (Director: James Mangold)
  159. War Of The Worlds (Director: Steven Spielberg)
  160. Water (Director: Deepa Mehta)
  161. White Noise (Director: Geoffrey Sax)
  162. xXx: State Of The Union (Director: Lee Tamahori)
R
  1. 12 + Holding (Director: Michael Cuesta)
  2. 2001 Maniacs (Director: Tim Sullivan)
  3. 9th Company (Director: Fedor Bondarchuk)
  4. A Catastrophe Of Men (Director: Benjamin Mennell)
  5. A History Of Violence (Director: David Cronenberg)
  6. A Little Trip To Heaven (Director: Baltasar Kormákur)
  7. A Perfect Fit (Director: Ron Brown)
  8. A Year Without Love (Director: Anahi Berneri)
  9. Aconite (Director: Ben Dixon)
  10. Adam + Steve (Director: Craig Chester)
  11. Adam + Eve (Director: Jeff Kanew)
  12. Adam’s Apples (Director: Anders Thomas Jensen)
  13. All That I Need (Director: James Hergott)
  14. Alone In The Dark (Director: Uwe Boll)
  15. American Gun (Director: Aric Avelino)
  16. American Soldiers (Director: Sidney J. Furie)
  17. American Visa (Director: Juan Carlos Valdivia)
  18. Americano (Director: Kevin Nolan)
  19. An Uzi At The Alamo (Director: Raymond Lepre + Chris Sparling)
  20. Angel-A (Director: Luc Besson)
  21. Another Public Enemy (Director: Woo-Suk Kang)
  22. Are We There Yet? (Director Brian Levant)
  23. Assault On Precinct 13 (Director: Jean-François Richet)
  24. Asylum (Director: David Mackenzie)
  25. Aunt Rose (Director: James Tucker)
  26. Aurora Borealis (Director: James C.E. Burke)
  27. Back In The Day (Director: James Hunter)
  28. Bad Girls From Valley High (Director: John T. Kretchmer)
  29. Bad Reputation (Director: Jim Hemphill)
  30. Beneath Still Waters (Director: Brian Yuzna)
  31. Beowulf + Grendel (Director: Sturla Gunnarsson)
  32. Berkeley (Director: Bobby Roth)
  33. Beyond The Gates (Director: Michael Caton-Jones)
  34. Black Wine (Director: Ryan Rossell)
  35. BloodRayne (Director: Uwe Bolle)
  36. Bloodline (Director: Antwan Smith)
  37. Boardwalk Poets (Director: John Bevilacqua)
  38. Boo (Director: Anthony C. Ferrante)
  39. Born Killers (Director: Morgan J. Freeman)
  40. Boy Eats Girl (Director: Stephen Bradley)
  41. Boynton Beach Club (Director: Susan Seidelman)
  42. Break A Leg (Director: Monika Mitchell)
  43. Breakfast On Pluto (Director: Neil Jordan)
  44. Brick (Director: Rian Johnson)
  45. Brokeback Mountain (Director: Ang Lee)
  46. Broken Flowers (Director: Jim Jarmusch)
  47. Brooklyn Lobster (Director: Kevin Jordan)
  48. Brothers In Arms (Director: Jean-Claude La Marre)
  49. Brothers Of The Head (Director: Keith Fulton + Louis Pepe)
  50. Bubble (Director: Steven Soderbergh)
  51. Caché (Hidden) (Director: Michael Haneke)
  52. Cake (Director Nisha Ganatra)
  53. Capote (Director: Bennett Miller)
  54. Casanova (Director: Lasse Hallström)
  55. Chaos (Director: Tony Giglio)
  56. Chasing Erections (Directors: Hedley Turk)
  57. Che Guevara (Director: Josh Evans)
  58. Chicago Poems (Director: Gerard Jamroz + Thomas Jamroz)
  59. Choker (Director: Nick Vallelonga)
  60. Cold + Dark (Director: Andrew Goth)
  61. Comatose (Director: Michael Merrill)
  62. Confess (Director: Stefan C. Schaefer)
  63. Confession (Director: Jonathan Meyers)
  64. Confessions Of A Pit Fighter (Director: Art Camacho)
  65. Constantine (Director: Francis Lawrence)
  66. Conversations With Other Women (Director: Hans Canosa)
  67. Cruel World (Director: Kelsey T. Howard)
  68. Cup Of My Blood (Director: Lance Catania)
  69. Curandero (Director: Eduardo Rodriguez)
  70. Dark Assassin (Director: Jason Yee)
  71. Dark Remains (Director: Brian Avenet-Bradley)
  72. Dating Games People Play (Director: Stefan Marc)
  73. David + Layla (Director: J.J. Alani)
  74. Dead Fish (Director: Charley Stadler)
  75. Dead Men Walking (Director: Peter Mervis)
  76. Dead In Texas (Director: Michael Anton)
  77. Death Trance (Directors: Yûji Shimomura + Alexander Von David)
  78. Death Tunnel (Director: Philip Adrian Booth)
  79. Deepwater (Director: David S. Marfield)
  80. Demon Hunter (Director: Scott Ziehl)
  81. Derailed (Director: Mikael Håfström)
  82. Desolation Sound (Director: Scott Weber)
  83. Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (Director: Mike Bigelow)
  84. Diamond Zero (Director: David Gaz + Annelie Wilder)
  85. Dot.kill (Director: John Irvin)
  86. Dinner With An Assassin (Director: Bobby Guions)
  87. Dirty (Director: Chris Fisher)
  88. Dirty Love (Director: John Asher)
  89. Disaster! (Director: Roy T. Wood)
  90. Divergence (Director: Benny Chan)
  91. Dominion: Prequel To The Exorcist (Director: Paul Schrader)
  92. Domino (Director: Tony Scott)
  93. Don’t Come Knocking (Director: Wim Wenders)
  94. Don’t Tell (Director: Cristina Comencini)
  95. Doom (Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak)
  96. Down In The Valley (Director: David Jacobson)
  97. Drop Dead Sexy (Director: Michael Philip)
  98. Duane Hopwood (Director: Matt Mulhern)
  99. Edison (Director: David J. Burke)
  100. Edmond (Director: Stuart Gordon)
  101. El vacilón: The Movie (Director: Agustin)
  102. Eleven Men Out (Director: Róbert I. Douglas)
  103. Ellie Parker (Director: Scott Coffey)
  104. Empire Of The Wolves (Director: Chris Nahon)
  105. English As A Second Language (Director: Youssef Delara)
  106. Evil (Director: Giorgos Nousias)
  107. Evil Aliens (Director: Jake West)
  108. Experiment (Director: Dan Turner)
  109. Extreme Dating (Director: Lorena David)
  110. Factotum (Director: Bent Hamer)
  111. Fastback (Director: Francis Kilduff)
  112. Fateless (Director: Lajos Koltai)
  113. Façade (Director: Brian Bedard)
  114. Feast (Director: John Gulager)
  115. Fierce People (Director: Griffin Dunne)
  116. Forest Of The Damned (Director: Johannes Roberts)
  117. Fortunes (Director: Parker Cross)
  118. Forty Shades Of Blue (Director: Ira Sachs)
  119. Four Brothers (Director: John Singleton)
  120. Frankenstein Reborn (Director: Leigh Scott)
  121. Freezerburn (Director: Melissa Balin)
  122. Fugitive Hunter (Director: John Alexander Jimenez)
  123. Funny Valentine (Director: Jeff Oppenheim)
  124. Game 6 (Director: Michael Hoffman)
  125. Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (Director: Jim Sheridan)
  126. Ghetto Dawg II (Directors: Jeff Crook + Josh Crook)
  127. Ghosts Never Sleep (Director: Steve Freedman)
  128. Green Street Hooligans (Director: Lexi Alexander)
  129. Guy X (Director: Saul Metzstein)
  130. Hallowed (Director: Rocky Costanzo)
  131. Happy Endings (Director: Don Roos)
  132. Hard Candy (Director: David Slade)
  133. Harder They Fall (Director: Lee Cipolla)
  134. Harsh Times (Director: David Ayer)
  135. Hate Crime (Director: Tommy Stovall)
  136. Haunted Boat (Director: Olga Levens)
  137. Havoc (Director: Barbara Kopple)
  138. Heads Or Tales (Directors: Clark Kline + Joey McAdams)
  139. Headspace (Director: Andrew van den Houten)
  140. Heart Of The Beholder (Director: Ken Tipton)
  141. Heights (Director: Chris Terrio)
  142. Her Name Is Carla (Director: Jay Anania)
  143. Hide + Seek (Director: John Polson)
  144. Hit Me (Director: Michael Kinney)
  145. Hollywood Files (Director: Fabio Segatori)
  146. Hostage (Director: Florent-Emilio Siri)
  147. Hostel (Director: Eli Roth)
  148. House Of 9 (Director: Steven R. Monroe)
  149. House Of Sand (Director: Andrucha Waddington)
  150. House Of Wax (Director: Jaume Collet-Serra)
  151. How You Look To Me (Director: J. Miller Tobin)
  152. How The Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (Director: Georgina Garcia Riedel)
  153. Hustle + Flow (Director: Craig Brewer)
  154. Imagine Me + You (Director: Ol Parker)
  155. In Her Shoes (Director: Curtis Hanson)
  156. Infection (Director: Albert Pyun)
  157. Insecticidal (Director: Jeffery Scott Lando)
  158. Intermedio (Director: Andrew Lauer)
  159. Into The Sun (Director: mink)
  160. Isolation (Director: Billy O’Brien)
  161. Jarhead (Director: Sam Mendes)
  162. Jolly Roger: Massacre At Cutter’s Cove (Director: Gary Jones)
  163. Junebug (Director: Phil Morrison)
  164. Keep Your Distance (Director: Stu Pollard)
  165. Keeping Mum (Director: Niall Johnson)
  166. King Of The Lost World (Director: Leigh Scott)
  167. Kingdom Of Heaven (Director: Ridley Scott)
  168. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Director: Shane Black)
  169. Kissed By Winter (Director: Sara Johnsen)
  170. L’enfant (Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne + Luc Dardenne)
  171. La caja (Director: Craig McMahon)
  172. La mujer de mi Hermano (Director: Ricardo de Montreuil)
  173. Lady Vengeance (Director: Chan-wook Park)
  174. Land Of The Dead (Director: George A. Romero)
  175. Last Days (Director: Gus Van Sant)
  176. Laura Smiles (Director: Jason Ruscio)
  177. Lethal (Director: Dustin Rikert)
  178. Lethal Eviction (Director: Michael Feifer)
  179. Lie Still (Director: Sean Hogan)
  180. Life Of The Party (Director: Barra Grant)
  181. Little Athens (Director: Tom Zuber)
  182. Little Fish (Director: Rowan Woods)
  183. London (Director: Hunter Richards)
  184. Lonesome Jim (Director: Steve Buscemi)
  185. Long Distance (Director: Marcus Stern)
  186. Looking For Cheyenne (Director: Valérie Minetto)
  187. Lord Of War (Director: Andrew Niccol)
  188. Lost In Plainview (Director: Eric Chambers)
  189. Love + Suicide (Director: Lisa France)
  190. Love Thy Neighbor (Director: Nick Gregory)
  191. Love For Rent (Director: Shane Edelman)
  192. Love, Ludlow (Director: Adrienne Weiss)
  193. Loverboy (Director: Kevin Bacon)
  194. Lower City (Director: Sérgio Machado)
  195. Lucky 13 (Director: Chris Hall)
  196. Man-Thing (Director: Brett Leonard)
  197. Mark 8:36 (Directors: Justin Charles + Michael Brian hart)
  198. Match Point (Director: Woody Allen)
  199. Me and You and Everyone We Know (Director: Miranda July)
  200. Meet The Family (Director: Stan Lerner)
  201. Meet The Family: Dinner With The Rumps (Director: Stan Lerner)
  202. Mortuary (Director: Tobe Hooper)
  203. Mrs. Henderson Presents (Director: Stephen Frears)
  204. Munich (Director: Steven Spielberg)
  205. Mutual Appreciation (Director: Andrew Bujalski)
  206. My Big Fat Independent (Director: Philip Zlotorynski)
  207. Nearing Grace (Director: Rick Rosenthal)
  208. Neighbour No. 13 (Director: Yasuo Inoue)
  209. Never Been Thawed (Director: Sean Anders)
  210. Niagara Motel (Director: Gary Yates)
  211. Night Fangs (Director: Ricardo Islas)
  212. Night Watch (Director: Edgardo Cozarinsky)
  213. Nightmare (Director: Dylan Bank)
  214. Nine Lives (Director: Rodrigo Garcia)
  215. No Rules (Director: Gerry Anderson)
  216. Nomad: The Warrior (Directors: Sergei Bodrov + Ivan Passer)
  217. North Country (Director: Niki Caro)
  218. Occupation: Hollywood (Director: Marques T. Owens)
  219. One Last Thing... (Director: Alex Steyermark)
  220. One Missed Call II (Director: Renpei Tsukamoto)
  221. Partners (Director: David Diamond)
  222. Pieces Of A Dream (Director: Skee Skinner)
  223. Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (Director: Adrian Shergold)
  224. Pit Fighter (Director: Jesse V. Johnston)
  225. Pontianak harum sundal malam 2 (Directors: Shuhaimi Baba, Aida Fitri Buyung + Ibrahim Elias)
  226. Pray (Director: Yûichi Satô)
  227. Pretty Persuasion (Director: Marcos Siega)
  228. Private Moments (Director: Jag Mundhra)
  229. Pros + Ex-Cons (Director: Timothy Boyle)
  230. Pure (Director: Susan Karrie Braun)
  231. Queens (Director: Manuel Gómez Pereira)
  232. Race You To The Bottom (Director: Russell Brown)
  233. Red Doors (Director: Georgia Lee)
  234. Red Mercury (Director: Roy Battersby)
  235. Reincarnation (Director: Takashi Shimizu)
  236. Remedy (Director: Christian Maelen)
  237. Return of the Living Dead, Part IV: Necropolis (Director: Ellory Elkayem)
  238. Return of the Living Dead, Part V: Rave to the Grave (Director: Ellory Elkayem)
  239. Reversal Of Misfortune (Director: Tim Riel)
  240. Revolver (Director: Guy Ritchie)
  241. River Queen (Director: Vincent Ward)
  242. Rock The Paint (Director: Phil Bertelsen)
  243. Romance + Cigarettes (Director: John Turturro)
  244. Rosario Tijeras (Director: Emilio Maillé)
  245. Rx (Director: Ariel Vromen)
  246. Santa’s Slay (Director: David Steiman)
  247. Saw II (Director: Darren Lynn Bousman)
  248. Say Uncle (Director: Peter Paige)
  249. Scar (Director: Rahil Bhorania)
  250. Searching For Bobby D (Director: Paul Borghese)
  251. Secuestro express (Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz)
  252. Self-Medicated (Director: Monty Lapica)
  253. Separate Lies (Director: Julian Fellowes)
  254. Severed (Director: Carl Bessai)
  255. Sex Sells: The Making of 'Touché' (Director: Jonathan Liebert)
  256. Shadow Of The Sword (The Headsman) (Director: Simon Aeby)
  257. Shadowboxer (Director: Lee Daniels)
  258. Shadowless Sword (Director: Young-jun Kim)
  259. Shapeshifter (Director: Gregory Lemkin)
  260. Sharkskin 6 (Director: Trevor King)
  261. Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (Director: Ten Shimoyama)
  262. Shopgirl (Director: Anand Tucker)
  263. Side Effects (Director: Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau)
  264. Silence Becomes You (Director: Stephanie Sinclaire)
  265. Silent Scream (Director: Matt Cantu + Lance Kawas)
  266. Sin City (Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez + Quentin Tarantino)
  267. Slaughterhouse Of The Rising Sun (Director: Vin Crease)
  268. Slingshot (Director: Jay Alaimo)
  269. Slipstream (Director: David van Eyssen)
  270. Slow Burn (Director: Wayne Beach)
  271. Snuff-Movie (Director: Bernard Rose)
  272. Southern Belles (Directors: Paul S. Myers + Brennan Shroff)
  273. Spirit Trap (Director: David Smith)
  274. Standing Still (Director: Matthew Cole Weiss)
  275. State Property: Blood On The Streets (Director: Damon Dash)
  276. Stay (Director: Marc Forster)
  277. Stoned (Director: Stephen Woolley)
  278. Strange As Angels (Director: Steven Foley)
  279. Strangers With Candy (Director: Paul Dinello)
  280. Syriana (Director: Stephen Gaghan)
  281. Tamara (Director: Jeremy Haft)
  282. Target Of Opportunity (Director: Danny Lerner)
  283. Thank You For Smoking (Director: Jason Reitman)
  284. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Director: Judd Apatow)
  285. The Amateurs (Director: Michael Traeger)
  286. The Amityville Horror (Director: Andrew Douglas)
  287. The Ballad Of Jack + Rose (Director: Rebecca Miller)
  288. The Beast Of Bray Road (Director: Leigh Scott)
  289. The Best Man (Director: Stefan Schwartz)
  290. The Big White (Director: Mark Mylod)
  291. The Business (Director: Nick Love)
  292. The Cavern (Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi)
  293. The Chumscrubber (Director: Arie Posin)
  294. The Civilization Of Maxwell Bright (Director: David Beaird)
  295. The Coat Room (Director: Jason F. Gilbert)
  296. The Constant Gardener (Director: Fernando Meirelles)
  297. The Crow: Wicked Prayer (Director: Lance Mungia)
  298. The Cutter (Director: William Tannen)
  299. The Dark (Director: John Fawcett)
  300. The Dark Hours (Director: Paul Fox)
  301. The Deal (Director: Harvey Kahn)
  302. The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu (Director: Cristi Puiu)
  303. The Descent (Director: Neil Marshall)
  304. The Devil’s Rejects (Director: Rob Zombie)
  305. The Dying Gaul (Director: Craig Lucas)
  306. The Girl From Monday (Director: Hal Hartley)
  307. The Godfather Of Green Bay (Director: Pete Schwaba)
  308. The Good Humor Man (Director: Tenney Fairchild)
  309. The Great New Wonderful (Director: Danny Leiner)
  310. The Great Raid (Director: John Dahl)
  311. The Heirloom (Director: Leste Chen)
  312. The Helix...Loaded (Director: A. Raven Cruz)
  313. The Ice Harvest (Director: Harold Ramis)
  314. The Jacket (Director: John Maybury)
  315. The King (Director: James Marsh)
  316. The King Maker (Director: Lek Kitaparaporn)
  317. The L.A. Riot Spectacular (Director: Marc Klasfeld)
  318. The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (Directors: Julian Adams, A. Blaine Miller + Blaine Miller)
  319. The Legend Of Lucy Keyes (Director: John Stimpson)
  320. The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico (Michael Mabbott)
  321. The Long Weekend (Director: Pat Holden)
  322. The Lost Angel (Director: Dimitri Logothetis)
  323. The Lost City (Director: Andy Garcia)
  324. The Luau (Director: Barry Bowles)
  325. The Matador (Director: Richard Shepard)
  326. The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (Director: George Bamber)
  327. The Notorious Bettie Page (Director: Mary Harron)
  328. The Nun (Director: Luis de la Madrid)
  329. The Path Of Evil (Director: Brad Goodman)
  330. The Proposition (Director: John Hillcoat)
  331. The Protector (Director: Prachya Pinkaew)
  332. The Prototype (Director: Christopher Cantwell)
  333. The Puffy Chair (Directors: Jay Duplass + Mark Duplass)
  334. The Quiet (Director: Jamie Babbit)
  335. The Rain Makers (Director: Ray Ellingsen)
  336. The River King (Director: Nick Willing)
  337. The Russian Specialist (Director: Dolph Lundgren)
  338. The Second Front (Director: Dmitriy Fiks)
  339. The Sisters (Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman)
  340. The Squid + The Whale (Director: Noah Baumbach)
  341. The Tenants (Director: Danny Green)
  342. The Three Burials Of Of Melquiades Estrada (Director: Tommy Lee Jones)
  343. The Trouble With Dee Dee (Director: Mike Meiners)
  344. The Truth About Love (Director: John Hay)
  345. The Unknown (Director: Karl Kozak)
  346. The Upside Of Anger (Director: Mike Binder)
  347. The War Within (Director: Joseph Castelo)
  348. The Weather Man (Director: Gore Verbinski)
  349. The Witch’s Sabbath (Director: Jeff Leroy)
  350. The Zodiac (Director: Alexander Bulkley)
  351. These Girls (Director: John Hazlett)
  352. This Revolution (Director: Stephen Marshall)
  353. Thralls (Director: Ron Oliver)
  354. Three Dollars (Director: Robert Connolly)
  355. Throttle (Director: James Seale)
  356. Thumbsucker (Director: Mike Mills)
  357. Tideland (Director: Terry Gilliam)
  358. Touched (Director: Timothy Scott Bogart)
  359. Touching Down (Director: Chris King)
  360. Tracks (Director: Peter Wade)
  361. Transamerica (Director: Duncan Tucker)
  362. Trip Out (Director: James M. Hausler)
  363. Tristram Shandy: A Cock + Bull Story (Director: Michael Winterbottom)
  364. Trust The Man (Director: Bart Freundlich)
  365. Tryst (Director: John Ashmore)
  366. Tsotsi (Director: Gavin Hood)
  367. Turning Green (Directors: Michael Aimette + John G. Hofmann)
  368. Two For The Money (Director: D.J. Caruso)
  369. Typhoon (Director: Kyung-taek Kwak)
  370. Unleashed (Director: Louis Leterrier)
  371. V For Vendetta (Director: James McTeigue)
  372. Venice Underground (Director: Eric DelaBarre)
  373. Venom (Director: Jim Gillespie)
  374. View In Black + White (Director: Irwin Miller)
  375. Vinsanity (Director: Kaan Tulgar)
  376. Wah-Wah (Director: Richard E. Grant)
  377. Waiting... (Director: Rob McKittrick)
  378. Wassup Rockers (Director: Larry Clark)
  379. Waterborne (Director: Ben Rekhi)
  380. Way Of The Vampire (Directors: Sarah Nean Bruce + Eduardo Durão)
  381. Wedding Crashers (Director: David Dobkin)
  382. Wheelmen (Director: Dirk Hagen)
  383. When Do We Eat? (Director: Salvador Litvak)
  384. Where The Truth Lies (Director: Atom Egoyan)
  385. Wild Country (Director: Craig Strachan)
  386. Window Theory (Director: Andrew Putschoegl)
  387. Winter Passing (Director: Adam Rapp)
  388. Within (Directors: John A. Curtis + Merlin Ward)
  389. Wolf Creek (Director: Greg McLean)
  390. You Are Alone (Director: Gorman Bechard)
  391. You + Your Stupid Mate (Director: Marc Gracie)
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2017.06.11 21:14 edthomson92 IJW: The Road to El Dorado (2000)

(Please feel free to critique this review. And, I should've watched this 16-17 years ago, when I got it on vhs)
Just before the dark times of DreamWorks Animation, and animation in general, during the mid 2000s, there was The Road to El Dorado, a film that is only wounded by its Disney-isms but not destroyed because of them.
The Road to El Dorado follows two partners, Tulio (Kevin Kline) and Miguel (Kenneth Branagh) in their quest for gold. When they discover the city, they inadvertently become “gods” and must keep up the charade until they can escape back to Spain.
El Dorado’s biggest strength is in the life breathed into Tulio and Miguel, two of DreamWorks most fleshed out characters. While they work best playing off each other, it’s incredible how the screenwriters (Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio) kept the two independent of each other. This film easily could have been good if it only featured one of them, and the script wouldn’t be that affected. Instead, something great happens, as Kline and Branagh seem like they were cast together because they’ve been a team for years. The dialogue is sharp and fast, and the animation pushes the “show don’t tell” subtleties of Tulio and Miguel’s friendship.
The other major characters are Chel (Rosie Perez), Chief Tannabok (Edward James Olmos), Tzekel-Kan (Armand Assante). They’re all fairly well-written, and fun, and bring a lot to this film, but Tzekel-Kan is part of where the Disney-isms start.
Besides being a bit of a musical, which wasn’t requested and wasn’t needed, DreamWorks needed to import a Disney villain into this film. As the film goes on, he gets better, but the film is too clear too fast about who this man is. Hearing that he’s basically the interpreter for the Gods is enough of a tip-off for teenagers watching this film, and El Dorado is meant for all ages, but his Scar-like face and manner of speaking feel unnecessary. Having said that, his later scenes may have inspired The Princess and the Frog’s Shadow Man, so that’s a beautiful shout-out from The Mouse nine years later.
Saying the film is meant for everyone cannot be overstated. It’s smart, it dips into the brand of humor has been trying to balance for years (“adult), without going overboard, and El Dorado doesn’t shy away from some tense scenes (human sacrifice) or playing with film tropes and clichés. In fact, the movie handles religion in a very mature way, demonstrating how being a god isn’t all fun and games, but not bashing people over the head with what a responsibility it would be. While it’s fitting from the studio behind Prince of Egypt and Antz, it’s potentially unexpected today, when religion is such a major topic.
The second act may not be for everyone, although pacing in the film is hardly an issue, but the final act and climax are a breath of fresh air compared to what’s been the norm for decades.
El Dorado knows when to think small, and honestly, it could have been smaller. It could have even been a television show or even a radio play, but on the screen just about everything concerning money and time is budgeted just right, (apart from the musical segments that aren’t for everybody) and it shows when these two goofballs, and Chel, are just speaking effortlessly.
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2017.04.06 10:25 kcheng686 The Seriously Different Mock Draft

Teams look to the draft to fill holes, which is reflected in mocks. But I had a fun idea to do a different kind of draft, one where the picks, instead of looking to fill holes, looked to turn solid or strong units to even stronger ones. This is the Seriously Different Draft.
  1. Browns - Myles Garrett,DE, A&M: Funnily enough, the Seriously Different Draft still starts with the same pick as most mocks. The Cleveland DLine was a bright spot last season with Ogbah, Shelton, Meder, Nassib, and Cooper all showing promise. As the single generational player in the draft, Garrett will boost an already solid Cleveland DL to a higher level with the pressure he can create.
  2. 49ers - Malik Hooker, FS, OSU: SF has a decent stable of safeties with Reid, Tartt, and Ward, but Hooker is a game changer with unparalleled ballhawking that can allow Ward to play stay at CB where he’s been best. Hooker can make the 49ers safety group one of the best in the NFL in a hurry.
  3. Bears - Reuben Foster, ILB, Alabama: I was tempted to go RB or OT here, but Fournette’s running style is too similar to Howard, Cook and CMC are huge reaches at 3, and no OT is worth an early pick. So I decided instead to go Foster here. The Bears LB corps is very solid, with Floyd, McPhee, Freeman, and Trevathan. However, the addition of Foster would make the Bears LB corps nightmarish, and with Trevathan's injury concerns, Foster can take over his spot if he is out for an extended period of time.
  4. Jaguars - Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford: With how good the Jaguars secondary was last year and how garbage their offense was, the Jags DL was overlooked and underrated last year, and they upgraded in the offseason with Campbell. Campbell is an excellent leader and player, Jackson is solid, Ngakoue was sneaky good last season, Jones and Day were solid, and Fowler has some promise. All they need is a monster DE, and that's what Thomas can be. His addition to the Jaguars can make their DL to almost the level of the Texans DL.
  5. Titans - Jamal Adams, SS, LSU: The Titans safety group is currently solid with Byard, Searcy, and the addition of Cyprien, but they can upgrade it even more with the addition of Adams. Adams is a protoSS who can play hybrid, and with how much the Titans rotated safeties and played 4-2-5, he’s a fantastic addition. He is a leader on defense and can be a cornerstone for the Titans.
  6. New York Jets - Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama: With the rebuilding of the Jets, the one spot where they still have a decent amount of talent at is their DLine. Williams, Richardson, and Wilkerson are talented players that helped the Jets finish 11th in run D this season. However, they could not pressure the opposing QB very well, where is Allen comes into play. Allen was a monster for Alabama last season and this season, and can play 3-4 DE and provide the pass-rush the Jets sorely lacked last season.
  7. Chargers - Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee: Bosa was a monster at DE last season for the Chargers, but with the switch to a 4-3 under new DC Gus Bradley, Liuget is likely returning to DT, leaving a hole at DE. The Chargers fill this hole with the most productive DE in the draft in Derek Barnett. A monster at Tennessee, Barnett and Bosa will pair up to form one of the most dangerous DE pairs in the NFL.
  8. Panthers - Malik McDowell, DL, Michigan State: The Panthers DLine is very strong with Short, Lotulelei, Peppers, and Butler, but the line can become even better with the addition of McDowell. McDowell’s talent is undeniable, and he can be a nightmare mismatch at DE for the Panthers.
  9. Bengals - Taco Charlton, DE/OBL, UM: The Bengals DLine corps is quite solid, and the Bengals love tall DE/OLB type guys. Charlton is a tall DE/OLB and can partner with Dunlap. This might actually be the pick in real life.
  10. Bills - Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU - The Bills had a beastly rushing attack last season behind LeSean McCoy, but they have a chance to make it even more monstrous with Fournette behind it. With a RB stable of McCoy, Fournette, DiMarco, Williams and Tolbert behind the best run blocking OL in the league, the Bills rushing attack can be nigh unstoppable.
  11. Saints - Mitch Trubisky, QB, UNC: Obviously Drew Brees is a beast and probably the best QB in Saints History. However, Brees can't keep this up forever, and with the best QB prospect falling to 11, the Saints don't hesitate to grab their successor. Trubisky is the QB in the draft with the most star potential, and with Bree’s tutoring, he can become the next great Saints QB.
  12. Browns - Corey Davis, WR, WMU: The Browns have a very decent WR corps with Coleman, Britt, and possibly Gordon, but Davis can turn this into a borderline elite one. With his size, hands, and route running, Davis and the Browns WR group can be a great weapon for whoever is under center for the Browns in the future.
  13. Cardinals - OJ Howard, TE, Alabama: The Cardinals had a very solid TE group last year, but OJ Howard is a special talent at TE, as an athletic freak mismatch who can catch and block. He can turn the Cardinals TEs into a truly fearsome group.
  14. Eagles - Haason Reddick, LB, Temple: The Eagles LB corps was decent last season with Kendricks, Nicks, Bradham and Barwin, but with Barwin gone, the Eagles look to fill his void with Reddick. Reddick is a versatile and skilled LB who can play both inside and out, and can blitz, cover and tackle.
  15. Colts - Mike Williams, WR, Clemson: TY Hilton was a quiet monster for the Colts last season, racking up a league leading 1448 yards and 6 TDs, and the Colts have solid depth with Aiken, Moncrief and Dorsett, but the addition of Williams can make their offense utterly lethal. Complementing the speedy Hilton with a 50/50 monster with great body control and great size like Williams will create huge problems for opposing secondaries that will have to pick which WR will gash their defense that game.
  16. Ravens - Marshon Lattimore, CB, OSU: The Ravens have a very solid CB corps with the talented Jimmy Smith, a steal in Tavon Young, and Brandon Carr, but they can turn that CB corps into a Denver-esque one with Lattimore. Lattimore is the best CB in the draft talentwise, and will give the Ravens 3 shutdown corners and opposing pass-heavy offenses night terrors.
  17. Redskins - Gareon Conley, CB, OSU: The Josh Norman contract worked out well for the Skins, giving them a shutdown CB to help their DB corps. Now, they look to the draft to grab another shutdown CB in Conley. With Conley, Norman, and Breeland covering the field, the Redskins have the perfect weapon against the WR corps of the NFC East.
  18. Titans - Forrest Lamp, OG, WKU: The Titans OLine was one of the stories of last season, turning from a bunch of turnstiles to a top 3 OLine in the NFL. But the Titans have a chance to form a truly great OLine by grabbing Lamp. Lamp is a fantastic G who can lock down the left side for the Titans with Lewan for years to come, and with Conklin, Lewan, Jones, and either Spain or Kline, form an OL that rivals the Cowboys.
  19. Buccaneers - David Njoku, TE, Miami: The Buccaneers pass attack will already be plenty deadly with Winston throwing to Evans, DJax, Humphries, and Brate. But Koettel loves his multi-TE sets, and with the chance to the turn the pass attack from pretty unguardable to seriously unguardable with Njoku is too hard to pass up. Njoku is a freak athlete who is a talented receiver and a walking mismatch on the field with the highest ceiling of all the TEs in the draft. With Njoku added to the team, the Tampa offense will rampage through the NFL.
  20. Broncos - Jabrill Peppers, SS/LB, UM: The Broncos already possess one of the best secondaries in the NFL, and can look to make that group even better with the addition of Peppers. Peppers is a talented, versatile athlete with a very high ceiling, and can play both SS or OLB for the Broncos. With no pressure to be successful immediately and a great SS like TJ Ward teaching him, Peppers can reach his full potential. Peppers can pair up with Simmons, Stewart and Ward to form a fantastic safety group, or play OLB and help the Broncos stuff the run better. With the addition of Peppers, the Broncos can possess an utter dominant defense.
  21. Lions - Kevin King, CB, Washington: The Lions have a very good secondary already with Slay, Lawson and Hayden, but the 6-3 King has fantastic upside, great length and ball skills, and ,with his upside, can be a fantastic #1 or #2 for the Lions.
  22. Dolphins - Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida: The Dolphins LB corps is quite decent with Alonso and Timmons, and adding Davis will not only make the LB corps better, but give the Dolphins a future replacement for Timmons. Davis is a versatile LB who can play both inside and out, and is great at tackling and solid at the pass rush.
  23. Giants - Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford: The Giants already have a solid RB in Paul Perkins and good depth with Draughn and Vereen, but McCaffrey can provide that 1-2 punch with Perkins the Giants desperately want. CMC’s ability to both run and catch from the LOS paired with Perkins can form a skilled RB corps for years to come.
  24. Raiders - John Ross, WR, Washington: Derek Carr already has 2 deadly weapons in Cooper and Crabtree, but the addition of John Ross can turn the Oakland WR corps from great to one of the best in the NFL. Ross possesses blazing speed, is fantastic in both short yardage and long distance, and as wreak absolute havoc as a slot WR. With Ross, Cooper, and Crabtree, the Oakland WRs corps could be the most unguardable WR corps in the NFL.
  25. Texans - Zach Cunningham, ILB, Vanderbilt: Even Belichick knows the Texans have the best LB corps in the NFL, but Brian Cushing is already 30, and very injury prone. With a potential out to his contract in 2018, the Texans draft his replacement in Cunningham. Cunningham is a rangy, quick LB who has the best instincts of all the LBs in the draft, is a playmaking machine, can produce turnovers very well, and may very well be the best coverage LB in the draft. With Cunningham and the return of JJ Watt, the Texans defense can become even stronger, a terrifying prospect for the rest of the NFL.
  26. Seahawks - TJ Watt, OLB, Wisconsin: JJ is the more famous Watt, but TJ is a fantastic player as well. His combine was fantastic and he was great as a run-stuffer and pass rusher for Wiscy. Although Bobby Wagner and KJ Wright are one of the best LB pairs in the NFL, Watt can play the SAM and help lessen some of the load off the pairs shoulders.
  27. Chiefs - Takkarist McKinley, OLB/DE, UCLA: Takkarist may be injured, but he is a pass rush wizard who possesses excellent burst and a relentless work ethic. KC have 2 great OLBs in Houston and Dee Ford, but Ford struggled when he had to switch to ROLB, and didn't register a single sack on the right. The addition of McKinley will allow not only the KC defense to possess 3 pressure generating OLBs, but also allow Ford and Houston to rotate on the left side, giving KC a huge advantage when the two alternate in relentlessly pounding the opposing right side of the OL into submission.
  28. Cowboys - Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin: The Dallas OLine is already considered the best OL in the NFL, but with the retirement of Doug Free and the departure of Ronald Leary, there is a hole at RT, that Ramczyk is perfect for filling. Ramzyck was a stone wall for Wisconsin this season, giving up only 12 pressures all season and being a road grader ALA conklin. With the addition of Ramczyk, the Dallas OLine could become possibly the best OLine of all time.
  29. Packers - Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Mizzou: The Packers have a solid group of LBs and DEs, but they lost Peppers and Jones in FA and it's hard to tell if Matthews will ever recover his old form, and could use another EDGE. That's where Harris comes in. He’s explosive off the edge, has a great collection of moves, and has excellent quickness. He and Nick Perry can form a pair of deadly DEs that can overwhelm opposing OLines.
  30. Steelers - Desmond King, CB/S, Iowa: The Steelers DBs are a solid group with Davis, Burns and Cockrell, but they could use a skilled FS like King. King is a versatile S who can also play CB, and has elite tracking skills. He plays rough, and would be a nearly perfect fit in the steelers defense, something that he has said himself.
  31. Falcons - Chris Wormley, DT/DE, UM: The Falcons are talented on both sides of the ball, but one place they could use an upgrade is in their run defense, as they ranked 17th in the NFL and 29th in Football Outsiders Rush Rank DVOA. Wormley is well built but possesses surprisingly good agility, and can play both inside and outside. He is skilled at bull rushing, and can provide Atlanta with both a skilled pass rusher and a good run defender.
  32. Saints - Budda Baker, FS, Washington: The Saints have some talented safeties already in Vonn Bell, Kenny Vaccaro, and Rafael Bush. However, they want a replacement for Byrd, and Budda can man centerfield while Vaccaro plays in the box. Budda is explosive, shiftym plays smooth, and possess very good instincts. He also resists baits well, has good ball skills, has the click and close of a cornerback, and finishes tackles well. Budda would be a great addition to the Saint DBs.
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2016.08.08 09:53 clearliquidclearjar WEEKLY EVENTS 8/8 – 8/15

This will be one of the last slow weekends before the kids show back up. If you’re a local and you like a quiet night of good beer and maybe some food, go out now and enjoy it.
Tally’s Independent Cinema and Theater Offerings:
Also
MONDAY 8/8
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Will to Die / Mindfield / Guttwrench / Livewire. 7:30pm
TUESDAY 8/9
  • Madison Social: Trivia Social. They do half and half theme and miscellaneous, so check their FB every week for an event page. 7pm
  • Brass Tap in Midtown: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Northside Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank. 50 questions of sweet, sweet trivia. This is a great geeky date night option. If you’ve got teens or kids that want to go to trivia (hey, nerds come in all sizes), this is a PG/PG-13 night. 8pm/free
  • Midtown Pies: Trivia with Jake! 8pm
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Trivia With John Carpenter. Lively and fun. 7:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Trivia Factory. 7:30pm
  • Fourth Quarter: Trivia With Professor Jim. AUCE wings. Truly a trivia favorite. 8pm
  • Krewe de Gras: Karaoke With Pete. 8:30pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Karaoke with DJRah. 9pm
  • Atmosphere Pub: Open Mic "SingeSong Writer" Edition. 9pm
  • Applebees on the Parkway: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Pockets Pool: Karaoke with Dwight. 10pm/21+
  • Redemptive Love Farm and Petting Zoo, 13800 Moccasin Gap Rd: Open Farm. “Want to see some farm animals before the summer is over? Want to bring the kids to a working farm where they can see cows, horses, goats, chickens, pigs and more!?! Want to hold some baby bunnies or baby goats? Then come out for a visit. We are opening up our farm FREE to anyone who wants to come and visit with our animals! Bradley's Country Store is only 4 miles south of us on Centerville Rd so stop there for lunch before you come. We will not have food available on the farm and ask for no food to be eaten around animals. We are a working farm so please wear closed toed shoes. Since you will be outside in FL it is good to bring sunscreen and bugspray. Children are welcome and encouraged to come but please know we have large animals and they will need to be ready to be good listeners to experience all of them.” 2pm-4pm
  • Capitol Building: March Against Police Brutality. “Brothers, Sisters and allies, for far too long we have seen Black men, women, children, and lgbt+ community killed unjustly by the police departments of America. Not only do our hearts ache for the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, but also for those impacted by cases of police brutality that have been swept under the rug. We will no longer go through the same routine. We must organize. We must take action for the change that we seek. It is time for us to demand justice for those slain. No Justice No Peace! On August 9th , the 2 year anniversary of the tragic death of Michael Brown, we with gather at the Florida Capitol Building to march to the Tallahassee Police Department against Police Brutality. Silence is violence.” 6pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Tallahassee Equality Connection. “It has been a very difficult few weeks for our community. However, our response collectively since the Pulse Nightclub shooting has been nothing short of extraordinary and I couldn’t be prouder of our Equality Florida staff and their response. In this moment, perhaps more than ever, it is so important for us to organize, and recommit to the work of winning full LGBT equality. We need your help. I hope you can join us for our next Tallahassee Equality Connection at Fifth & Thomas. This event is open to the public and is designed for Equality Florida members, LGBT equality supporters and those new to our organization to gather, mingle and learn how to get engaged in our work. We’ll be joined by Equality Florida staff and our local Tallahassee leadership team, who will provide an update on Equality Florida’s work and how you can get involved.” 6:30pm
  • Waterworks: Bears! Science Salon. “Our state's largest land mammal will be the topic of discussion when FWC staff member, Sarah Barrett, hosts this week's Salon. Her presentation will include Florida black bear ecology, video, photos and how we play a role in their long term conservation.” 8:35pm/21+/free
WEDNESDAY 8/10
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Wednesday Night Lab Session With Guest host: Craig Daniel Hardin with Kevin Robertson. 6pm-8pm/free
  • Fermentation Lounge: Quizmaster General Knowledge Trivia. “Quizmaster is hosted by Bennett Miller from 7-9pm every Wednesday, and features three rounds of general knowledge trivia (and a weekly food special). It is free to play and teams of up to 6 are welcome. The winner of each round receives a sample flight, and the Quizmaster for the night receives a $25 gift card and serious credit on Geek Street.” 7pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Trivia With Greg. 7pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: BYOBG! Bring Your Own Board Game. “Our gracious host, Trevor Bond, will be featuring one game each week. Feel free to bring your own games to play & share.” 7pm/21+
  • Proof: Bar Trivia With Hank. Drink delicious brews and show off all those random factoids you thought you’d never use. Local beer, local trivia in the heart of Tally’s Art District. A food truck is always out front for this, too, or you can order and pick up something great at the Crum Box Gastgarden (the caboose in RR Sq). Bar tab for 1st and 2nd place teams. 7:30pm/no cover
  • The Warehouse: Open Mic. “There is a lottery for time slots. Now smoke free!” 8pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Karaoke with Nathan. He’s got all the songs. All the songs you want to sing. If you see me there, don’t make too much fun. 9pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Bird’s: Comedy Night. I’m pretty sure this is both a performance and an open mic. 9:30pm/free
  • American Legion Hall: Sue Boyd Country Western and More Dance Class. “East Coast Swing and Two Step, 6:30pm, $8. Wear comfortable shoes you can turn in. A partner is not required. Waltz and West Coast Swing, 8:15pm, $8.You must be familiar with the basics to take this class. Take both classes for $13.”
  • Momo's in Market Square: Jerry "Guitarman" Thigpen. 6:30pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Pickin' on Dylan. “The wonderful ladies of The Adventures of Annabelle Lyn are coming back in for their 2nd installment of our Pickin' On series! Like a rolling stone, they're taking on Bob Dylan songs, but don't worry, babe - it ain't me you're looking for.” 8pm
  • Camp Folks: Astronomy Workshop ft. Tallahassee Astronomical Society. “Join us and members of the Tallahassee Astronomical Society as we explore the Final Frontier through the lens of a telescope. Learn about planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae. The workshop is open to the public and will be held at the Cypress Landing Boat Launch--located on Lake Miccosukee at 16139 Ro Co Co Road. We will be meeting at Camp Folks at 8:30pm and heading over to the observatory shortly after. Rides are complimentary for the first 10 people who claim a seat. Everyone else can follow the Adventure Mobile out to Cypress Landing Astronomy Park or just meet us there.” 8:30pm/free
THURSDAY 8/11
  • Lake Ella Area: Food Truck Thursday featuring Travelin’ Light. 6pm
  • Beef O’Brady’s: Trivia Night from AJ Johnson Trivia. 6:30pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Open Mic. “The only open mic that pays the performers! Bring your instruments and play an open slot or just come and be entertained in Tallahassee's best sounding room! Free draft beer for performers.” 7pm/$5
  • Gaines Street Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank @ Warhorse Whiskey Bar. With a picture round! Sound round! Speed round! Hoarder’s Delight drawing! And all the other trivias! Win a delicious 18” pizza! 8pm
  • Dux (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Big Bob. $25 bar tab given away every week. 8:30pm-12:30pm
  • Midtown Caboose: Trivia Factory. 8:30pm
  • Unique Wonders: Live Comedy with Big Hou! 8:30pm/$5
  • Pockets: Karaoke Dance Party with Keith Welch. 9pm/21+
  • Applebees on Cap Cir: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Birds: Karaoke Hosted By Jumpin Jams. Some of the most diverse and longest running karaoke in town. 10pm
  • Tally City Hall, Commission Chamber: 2016 Candidates' Environmental Forum by BBEF. “The Big Bend Environmental Forum and the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee are hosting a candidates' forum for local candidates on August 11th, 2016. Citizens will be able to suggest questions covering environmental, energy, sustainability, and growth management issues. An open house prior to the forum will include displays by candidates and BBEF member organizations, and will provide an opportunity for voters to meet the candidates in person.” 5:15pm
  • Side Bar: Heart Shaped Box. “Heart Shaped Box brings 90's Nostagia to Tallahassee Florida! Just in time for fall season! Heart Shaped Box is THE premiere Nirvana Tribute in the US! 90 minutes of Nirvana's Hits!!” 8pm
FRIDAY 8/12
  • Camp Folks: Totally Tubular Fridays. “Spend a Summer's day floating down a lazy river! Every Friday in May, June, and July, Camp Folks will be doing tube runs to Spring Creek, otherwise known as "Bear Paw." Known for its leisurely speed and crystal clear water, Spring Creek and Chipola River, offers one of the most popular tube runs in the North Florida Panhandle. Let Camp Folks to take the wheel as you sit back and enjoy time spent with your tubular river crew! Choose to rent a single (bottom & no bottom), double, or cooler tube at checkout.” 11am-6:30pm
  • Parlay Sports Bar: Karaoke with Big Bob. 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Paul. 8:30pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • 926 Lounge (Formerly Pugs): The Friday Night Party. “Get your pre-game on at Happy Hour with Tom from 4-9 and the dance party getting rolling at 10 pm with our favorite house DJs slinging sound all night long. At midnight, join our talented Queens for an amazing show!” 9pm/$5, $7 under 21/18+
  • Stetsons @ The Moon: Karaoke with Johnny Ray. 10pm/$5/18+
  • Tallahassee Junior Museum: Pokemon GO Night at the Museum. 5:30pm/$5
  • Panhandle Pioneer Settlement: Ice Cream Social. “Come join us for some delicious homemade ice cream and evening of family fun.” 6pm
  • Black Dog on the Square: Tragwag, Al Mirabella, Mosey Jones (NY). 6:30pm
  • Civic Center: Travis Tritt ft. Corey Smith. 7pm
  • Black Dog Café: Al Mirabella & The Mid-Life Crises. 7pm
  • Miccosukee Land Co-op: Will Barrow. 7:30pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: BooRADLEY w/Corey Crumpacker. 8pm/$10
  • Backwoods Bistro: The Jerry Thigpen Trio. Ask them about their new cd! 8pm
  • The Fox & Stag: Mickey Abraham And Friends. 8pm
  • Fire Bettys: Leah And The Aviators. 8pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Frank Jones Band. 9pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Charlie Mars & David Lareau. 10pm/free
SATURDAY 8/13
  • Park at Monroe: The Downtown Marketplace. 9am
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “The Frenchtown Heritage Market offers a wide variety of fresh, naturally grown produce. Live music, cooking demos, fruits vegetables, and honey sold directly by farmers.” 9am – 1pm.
  • Wakulla Springs Lodge: Bob Carey on Piano. “Come on out and bring along your vocal chops, browse through my lyrics book, pick up one of my pass-around mics and sing your heart out, or just grab a stool and enjoy a fun filled evening of music and dancing. Full bar open til late.” 7pm
  • Salty Dawg: Karaoke with Paul. Family friendly! 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Cowboy Chris. 9pm
  • El Patron: Pasion Latina. Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton. 9pm
  • 926 Lounge: Sanctuary (formerly Blue Monday). “Tallahassee's Longest Running Dark Dance Night is here again! Wear your finest for Darkwave, EBM, Industrial, and some of your other favorites with some of the best and weirdest people in town. Fetish Friendly.” 10pm/$5/18+
  • Wakulla Diving Center: Lionfish Tournament. “Lionfish are an invasive species that has entered our waters and is taking over hard bottom habitat. They have no predators and females spawn prolifically.” 8am
  • Gulf Specimen Marine Lab: Science of the Sea. 1pm
  • Tara Angel’s Magic: Gameday: Eldritch Moon. “Gamedays are FREE Standard tournaments held after each new set is released (i.e. one week after the Pro Tour). For each Gameday we have new awesome Prizes: All players: Unsubstantiate (full-art promo). Top Eight: Heron's Grace Champion (full-art foil promo). 1st Place: Champion Mat. The Standard format includes the following sets; Dragons of Tarkir, Magic Origins, Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows over Innistrad, and Eldritch Moon.” 1pm
  • Lazy Lizard Pizza: Monticello Bike Night August. “Make your plans early to join us for the August Monitcello Bike Night. Entertainment will be Allie Cats rocking the streets. Great food, cold beer and wonderful fellowship, see you at the Lizard.” 5pm-9pm
  • The Moon: The Pyramid Players present "Hotel 99". “This year’s show is an original musical set in an out of sight 70’s hotel where all the famous stars hang out! Co-written by Pyramid Studios’ playwriting class, this out of sight musical not only features the top notch performances Tallahassee theatre-goers love, but also a magnificent collection of groovy characters who will steal your heart and have you rolling in the aisles!” 5pm/$10
  • Junction @ Monroe: Benefit for Barnacle Bill's. “Early Monday morning, August 1, one of Tallahassee's most beloved restaurants, Barnacle Bill's, caught fire and was nearly totaled. Thankfully, there were no injuries. Owner and friend to many, Jeff Stilwell, is devastated and reeling from the loss. The entire staff are like one big family and are loved by many in Tallahassee. While insurance will cover a portion of the loss, there are many employees without a job now. Join us Saturday, August 13th 8pm at The Junction At Monroe for a Benefit For Barnacle Bill's. The evening will feature lots of music, and 100% of the door proceeds plus donations will go directly to Barnacle Bill's employees. In addition, [email protected] will donate a portion of our bar sales. Music by Lori Kline, Jason Taylor, Travis Cockerman, Jason Taylor, Tightner, and more.” 7pm/$10
  • Backwoods Bistro: Dadburn Varmints. 7pm
  • Bread & Roses: American Boyfriend (GA) w/ Leaving Ritual, Graham Snuggs, Sleeper Wave and Peoples Temple Project. 7pm/$5
  • American Legion Hall: 911 Reunion II. 7:30pm/$10
  • Atmosphere Pub: Razorz Edge W/ Cid Voorheez, Lucci Lonewolf & More. 8:30pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Chubby Carrier And The Bayou Swamp Band. 9pm
SUNDAY 8/14
  • Lake Ella: Sunday Brunch. “The Spring Concert Series is here! Come out to Lake Ella every Sunday for food trucks and live music!” 11am-2pm
  • GrassLands Brewery: Let's Get Beers Together! “Each month, we will highlight a local organization that is committed to pulling the community together. 10% of the month's Sunday proceeds will benefit that month's featured organization! We are so thrilled to announce that our first featured organization is the Mickee Faust Club!!! An amazing group of people that are an extraordinary asset to Tallahassee.” 5pm
  • Salty Dawg Pub & Deli: The Famous Acoustic Jam w/ Wayne, Glenn, and Bo. Open mic, free beer for performers. 6pm
  • Whole Foods: Back To School Bash. “School is around the corner so we want to celebrate! We are excited to be giving away a complimentary Whole Foods Market lunch ready for school the next day to 100 children (12 and under)! In addition to our give away we will have face painting with Sparkles the Clown and a Build Your Lunch store toutasting! Children & parents tour the store and visit each department to sample some of our favorite lunch staples. Children can rate what they taste to share with Mom & Dad their new lunch time picks. Reserve your FREE lunch here. Please select the green "Register" button, then scroll & find Aug. 14: Whole Foods Market Tallahassee, select the amount of lunches and proceed to "Check Out" to complete your registration.” Noon
  • Gulf Specimen Marine Lab: Science of the Sea. 1pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Musicians Town Hall Meeting. “An open forum to discuss all things concerning our local music scene. Share ideas, concerns, and resources. Learn about the guild and help us help each other communicate, grow, and prosper together. Hank Kestanbaum from Red Hills Radio Group will moderate.” 4pm-7pm
  • Warhorse: Henrietta!!!!! w/ Manmoth & People Today. 9pm/free
MONDAY 8/15
  • Burrito Boarder: Bar Trivia With Hank. $30 food & bar tab for first place. Specials on shots and $2 margaritas. 7:30pm
  • Waterworks: Patio Theater. 8:30pm/21+
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Karaoke with Nathan. He’s got all the songs. All the songs you want to sing. If you see me there, don’t make too much fun. 9pm
  • Side Bar Theater: Open Mic Mondays with Karaoke and Games. “Open Mic: Drums, Guitar Amp, and Bass Amp will be provided. (Bring your own guitars and various instruments!) Karaoke, Nintendo 64 ( Mario Kart, Starfox, and more!), Foosball, Cornhole.” 9pm/free/18+
  • Atmosphere Pub: Hip-Hop Open Mic Monday's // Dj T Wixx on site // Bring your Tracks. 10pm
Keep checking back, sometimes I update. Got anything to add?
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2016.05.30 22:23 Lehemee Should I be gay or not?

So basically I’m gay, well bi but more gay than bi to be honest. I’ve known from I was like 10 years old when Stephen Gately came out I was like ‘yep’.
But I didn’t want to be gay, nor if I’m being honest do I now but hey ‘I am what I am’ (damn you Gloria) and nothing including some ‘pray the gay away’ treatment is going to change that.
Now the dilemma I face is that I don’t really know what the fook I want anymore. I’m in my late 20s and during my late teens I would insist that I would never come out. I would instead just stay in the closet like Tom Cruise in South Park and maybe catch the odd dick on Netflix or something. But alas, I think now I might want to try and have a relationship with a fellow man or at least get out and meet some while I’m still relatively young (26).
I still like the idea of having a wife and kids one day though wherin lies my dilemma. I feel as though were I to come out as bi that my chances of finding a wife that would accept that would be slim or at least drastically decreased. Don’t get me wrong, I may find a nice guy one day and arrange some sort of sperm for babies trade off with some child seeking lesbians and forget all of this, but if I decide to come out then there’s not really an option to go back in, so to speak regardless of the amount of lube (#sorrynotsorry).
Once a woman knows you aren’t completely straight then not only are you labelled as a ‘gay’ but you are also somehow a lesser man, regardless of whether you are willing to fight for her and protect her the way a completely straight partner would assumingly do, to raise her children as a good father and teach her sons how to be good men (I realise I’m making generalizations but realistically this is how some people think).
Todays world is pretty sweet in the ‘West’ to the extent that you can be gay and not face any systemic discrimination the way you may have done in previous decades or might do in other areas of the world; but the fact remains that there is still a massive stigma attached to gayness. The stigma is so great that as a result, people like myself are basically destined to reside in Narnia until we either
a) grow larger testes and just Shia LaBoeuf it.
b) get outed like Kevin Kline in that movie I didn’t finish watching.
Am I right or am I gay? The reality is that I know I am gay and would be happier in a same sex relationship. I’m becoming tired of having to hide feelings/music/interests that are supposedly ‘gay’ and don’t like the idea of having to act in a way I’m not in order to gain entrance to the temple of Vageen/uphold this stereotypical maleness that I don’t have that much attachment to.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not camp. I wouldn’t say anyone would guess I’m gay and I’m not out to anyone. I love football(soccer) and computer games and cars, I fought growing up, I dress like other straight guys and could be described as a typical ‘lad’. However I secretly love S Club 7, Disney theme songs and Abba. I even loved Sex and the City as a kid and was luckily enough to have the excuse if caught of there only being 5 channels, the others being occupied at that time by news and game shows. Additionally Samantha still has the ability to encourage the odd wank, such is her whatchamacallit. I remember watching Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Billy Elliot and it resonating. Soooo many things that point you down Gay Avenue that I couldn’t nor wouldn’t tell anyone other than whoever may read this through fear of lighting the beacons of Gaydor.
All of these things are part of me and I wish I could just be open about it without having fears about my life being changed beyond comprehension, with no way to get back what once was.
I realise in some ways I am being a coward. I should just be honest with myself and go with who I am attracted to, and if I meet a woman who I am as equally attracted to and love then great. I should also just forget about others opinions of my manliness, in the knowledge thay I know who I am.
But I just don’t know. I’m not out to anyone so it has felt amazingly good to just type this.
I realise in some ways I’m trying to have my cake and eat it by wanting the prospect of a hetero relationship somewhere down the line without having me affected by being open about who I am and doing what I want to do, which is be gay, or at least try it.
I realise that my preference for men over women means in that were I to commit to a hetero relationship that I would in some way be living a lie (if she didn’t know I was gay).
But hey, it’s 2016. As I wrote earlier it is possible to have an Elton John/David Furnish thing going on (minus the injunctions and all that shit) and to achieve happiness by being who I truly am.
This fear, though will unfortunately always be there until being gay isn’t secretly ridiculed by some people. I wish I could be gay and proud, but still a man. A proud, gay, man. Maybe I just need to be confident in my own skin and live the life that brings. Wife or not. Thanks for taking the time to read.
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2016.04.11 11:12 clearliquidclearjar WEEKLY EVENTS 4/11 – 4/18

This is LGBT Pride week, so go enjoy the fact that you don’t live in North Carolina.
Happening this week: WVFS Quadrennial Pledge Drive: The WVFS Quadrennial Pledge drive will kick off at 6:00AM on Friday, April 8th and run until 8:00AM on Friday, April 15th! During this time we will solicit listener support around the clock, asking donors to log onto www.wvfs.fsu.edu to make their contribution, or call 850-644-1837 to have a volunteer guide them through the process. As a thank you to our supporters, we are offering a selection of premium merchandise, exclusive to the pledge drive, most of which include the stations iconic winged logo. Almost all donations go directly toward station expenses. Past donations have helped the station upgrade power (from 270 watts to 2700 watts to 7000 watts!), purchase a new broadcast transmitter, repair equipment in emergency situations, and purchase station merchandise for the purpose of fundraising. With recent budget cuts, and a more than $10,000 cut from the WVFS budget, we are more dependent than ever on these funds for otherwise normal expenses and daily operating costs. Our goal for the 2016 WVFS Quadrennial Pledge Drive is $50,000— an easily achievable goal if our many dedicated listeners are willing to donate!
Tally’s Independent Cinema and Theater Offerings:
Check here for the current run of excursions offered by Camp Folks. If you want to check out the local outdoors, this seems to be a good group to go with.
MONDAY 4/11
  • Jim Moran Institute: Tech Talk for Entrepreneurs. 11:30am
  • Wolf’s Den (Dixie Dr): JEFF ZAGERS / Cleats / Burundanga (1st Gig) / Ignu. 7pm/$5/all ages
TUESDAY 4/12
  • Tallahassee Buddhist Community in RR Sq: Power Flow Yoga hosted by the Yoga Club at FSU. “This a series of WEEKLY classes hosted by the Yoga Club and taught by our exec board member Leah Means. Classes hosted by the Yoga Club at FSU are always 100% free/by donation to both FSU students and members of our community! Appropriate for all levels! Donations are always accepted, especially since the TBC is saving up for a new larger meditation and retreat space.” 5pm/free or donations
  • Madison Social: Trivia Social. They do half and half theme and miscellaneous, so check their FB every week for an event page. 7pm
  • Brass Tap in Midtown: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Northside Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank. 50 questions of sweet, sweet trivia. Win a pizza! Use your brain! 7:30pm/free
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Trivia With John Carpenter. This is a fun, lively night. 7:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Trivia Factory. 7:30pm
  • Fourth Quarter: Trivia With Professor Jim. AUCE wings. Truly a trivia favorite. 8pm
  • Krewe de Gras: Karaoke With Pete. 8:30pm
  • Atmosphere Pub: Open Mic "SingeSong Writer" Edition. 9pm
  • Applebees on the Parkway: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Pockets Pool: Karaoke with Dwight. 10pm/21+
  • HalfTime Pie Pub: Flippin Tuesday! w/Black Tarzan. “The finest selection of Trap x Twerk x EDM x BassWave vibes.” 10pm/$3 guys, free for ladies/18+
  • Giggle Indoor Play Center: The Ultimate Book Swap with Elmo & Cookie Monster! “KIDS: Do you have a book you no longer read or you've outgrown? Bring that book to Giggles on April 12th to exchange for a new one! Choose from over 200 books! From babies' and toddlers' board books to graphic novels and chapter books..ALL AGES ARE WELCOME! Feel free to curl up with your new book and start reading! There will also be a Sesame Street Storytime for those who want to listen, plus a special visit with Elmo and Cookie Monster!! I hear Cookie Monster is even bringing some of his fresh baked chocolate chip cookies! YUM!” 4pm/$5 per child
  • Juicy Blue Tapas Bar: Summer Gill. 5pm
  • Dave’s Pizza Garage: Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament. Sign-ups begin at 6:00 PM, tournament will begin at 6:30 PM. $2 venue fee, $3 entry fee. First place gets the pot. Free large pizza coupon of your choosing for second prize. Tournament will be standard double elimination. Highly recommeneded that you bring your own controller!
  • Skate World: Tallahassee Pridefest Family Skate Party hosted by Sigma Nu Beta, Inc. 6:30pm/$6.50 and Skates $4 &, mention Pridefest or Sigma Nu Beta at the door
  • Ruby Diamond: University Concert Band Concert. “Come dance with the University Concert Band as we perform works by Dello Joio, Ewazen, Gorb and Williams.” 8pm
WEDNESDAY 4/13
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Wednesday Night Lab Session Hosted by Jim Crozier, featuring Lori Kline. 6pm
  • Fermentation Lounge: Quizmaster General Knowledge Trivia. “Quizmaster is hosted by Bennett Miller from 7-9pm every Wednesday, and features three rounds of general knowledge trivia (and a weekly food special). It is free to play and teams of up to 6 are welcome. The winner of each round receives a sample flight, and the Quizmaster for the night receives a $25 gift card and serious credit on Geek Street.” 7pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Trivia With Greg. 7pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: BYOBG! Bring Your Own Board Game. “Our gracious host, Trevor Bond, will be featuring one game each week. Feel free to bring your own games to play & share.” 7pm/21+
  • The Junction at Monroe: $100 Cash Prize LIVE BAND Karaoke. 7pm/$10 coveBYOB
  • The Fox and Stag: Ladies Night with DJ Loden. 7pm-9pm.
  • Crum Box Gastgarden: Bar Trivia With Hank. ONE WEEK ONLY! (Proof has a private event.) Eat house-made sausages and show off all those random factoids you thought you’d never use. 7:30pm/no cover
  • Krewe de Gras: Trivia with Mr. Matt. $40 first prize 8pm
  • The Warehouse: Open Mic. “There is a lottery for time slots. Now smoke free!” 8pm
  • Burrito Boarder: Karaoke With Nathan. 8pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Bird’s: Comedy Night. I’m pretty sure this is both a performance and an open mic. 9:30pm/free
  • 201 Diffenbaugh: V89 Summer Cattle Call. “If you're interested in getting involved with WVFS Tallahassee, now is your chance! We are hiring in all departments: Announcing, Production, News, Sports, Public Relations, Development, and Continuity. No experience is required! Join us at the date/location listed below to learn more information about our different departments and to apply. Attendance is required for the opportunity to apply for certain limited-access departments. Hope to see you there!” 6pm
  • Doubletree: Essence of Spring Fashion Show. 7pm
  • Aloft: Jason Taylor. 8pm
THURSDAY 4/14
  • Lake Ella Area: Food Truck Thursday featuring Tall Combo. 6pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Open Mic. “The only open mic that pays the performers! Bring your instruments and play an open slot or just come and be entertained in Tallahassee's best sounding room!” Doors and registration open at 7pm/$10/BYOB (no coolers, cups, or non-alcoholic drinks allowed)
  • HalfTime Pie Pub: Trivia. Check the Pub FB page for a theme and possible bonus points. 8pm
  • Crum Box Gastgarden: Thursday Evening Sessions with Libby O'Neill. 8pm
  • Gaines Street Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank @ Warhorse Whiskey Bar. With a picture round! Sound round! Speed round! Hoarder’s Delight drawing! And all the other trivias! Win a delicious 18” pizza! 8pm
  • Dux (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Big Bob. $25 bar tab given away every week. 8:30pm-12:30pm
  • Midtown Caboose: Trivia Factory. 8:30pm
  • Pockets: Karaoke Dance Party with Keith Welch. 9pm/21+
  • Applebees on Cap Cir: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Birds: Karaoke Hosted By Jumpin Jams. Some of the most diverse and longest running karaoke in town. 10pm
  • Down Below (Under Barnacle Bills): Karaoke with Davin. 10pm
  • Coosh's Bayou Rouge: The Big Easy IPA Tour. “We’ll be rolling into Tallahassee with the music of the Young Pin Stripe brass band, free samples of our new Big Easy Session IPA, Abita giveaways and plenty of Mardi Gras beads and mayhem!” 5pm
  • 621 Gallery: Climate Change: a lecture by Dr. Jeff Chanton. “Come down to 621 Gallery on Thursday April 14th to hear a lecture by Dr. Jeff Chanton on the subject of climat change. Dr. Jeff Chanton is a professor at FSU's department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science.” 6pm/free
  • Proof Brewing: The Fried Turkeys. 6pm
  • Civic Center: An Evening with James Franco. 6pm
  • FSU CGE: Intercultural Program Series: Islands of Indonesia. “This ICP features members of the FSU Gamelan Ensemble! Come to the Globe Auditorium 4/14 at 7Pm to learn about the Islands of Indonesia through music, dance, food, and more!” 7pm
FRIDAY 4/15
  • Parlay Sports Bar: Karaoke with Big Bob. 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Paul. 8:30pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • 926 Lounge (Formerly Pugs): The Friday Night Party. “Get ready to dance your A$$ off at the Club-Side Party from 9pm to 2am with high energy music from DJ Carben and DJ Double G along with the best show in Tallahassee at midnight starring Ms. Debra Adams and members of our fabulous Queen team!” 9pm/$5/18+
  • Down Below (Under Barnacle Bill’s): Karaoke with DJ Scott Long. 10pm
  • Stetsons @ The Moon: Karaoke with Johnny Ray. 10pm/$5/18+
  • B Sharps Jazz Café: FRISKY FRIDAYS (LGBT Party). “CALLING all LESBIANS, GAYS, BISEXUALS, TRANSSEXUALS, and Curious of Tallahassee---> new GAY spot for the men and women...bois and girls!” 11pm
  • Integration Statue: Florida State Hug Fest. 11am
  • Cigars of Tally: Espinosa Cigar event with Eric Espinosa! 4pm
  • Cascades Park: Southern Shakespeare Festival Comedy of Errors. “The world of midway carnivals are competitive and cutthroat! If you’re a magician looking for your long-lost twin brother, don’t even THINK of setting foot on rival carnival grounds! It’s going to cost you, just like your father’s death sentence for the same offense. This is the Southern Shakespeare Festival’s backdrop for The Comedy of Errors, coming to the Capital City Amphitheater at Cascades Park on April 15, 16 & 17, 2016. It is one of the Bard’s earlier plays and is full of exuberance, mistaken identities, and slapstick humor, sprinkled with some of the poetry of the human condition that Shakespeare is best known for.” 5:30pm/free
  • Giggle Indoor Play Center: Princess Party Family Night! “Pizza Dinner, Dessert, Open Play, & Meet the Princesses!” 6pm/$25 per family
  • Oglesby Union: Spring Fling 2016. “Join Union Productions in the Oglesby Union for our annual Spring Fling! This year’s event will feature hot dogs via Dog Et Al, popsicles courtesy of DIVA POPS, funnel cakes, french fries, a rock wall, a ferris wheel, carnival games, face painting, and Paint-a-Pot.” 7pm/GP $15/all ages
  • 926 Bar & Grill: VIXENS & VIBES Tallahassee PrideFest 2016 Women's Variety Show. “As always, we will have a hot mix of old favorites and new favorites performing everything from Burlesque & Poetry to Hip-hop & Bellydancing! Good Vibes, Naughty Vixens. Enough Said.” 7:30pm
  • Ruby Diamond: University Symphony Orchestra Season Finale! “The program will not only feature works by all British composers but these works also have a unique theme throughout them: war. Each of the works featured on this concert tie back to war as these gifted and observant composers saw it.” 8pm
  • Club Downunder: Elle King w/ Clear Plastic Masks. 8:30pm/GP $15/18+
  • Side Bar: V89 Presents: Menace Beach - One More Time! 9pm/$5 general public, free for FSU/18+
  • Carolina Haus: Rotten Collective Presents: VILE BODY/SPEW Tape Release w/ Bruiser, Spooky Action Space Captain, ECHO BASE, and BRODOG BDAY. 9pm/$5/all ages
  • Atmosphere Pub: ELISIUM, ERA 9 and Days to Come, The Helvetica Effect, & TBA. 9pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Mac Arnold. 9pm
SATURDAY 4/16
  • Park at Monroe: The Downtown Marketplace. 9am
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “The Frenchtown Heritage Market offers a wide variety of fresh, naturally grown produce. Live music, cooking demos, fruits vegetables, and honey sold directly by farmers.” I bought some beet jelly there last week, and it’s delicious. 9am – 1pm.
  • Wakulla Springs Lodge: Bob Carey on Piano. “Come on out and bring along your vocal chops, browse through my lyrics book, pick up one of my pass-around mics and sing your heart out, or just grab a stool and enjoy a fun filled evening of music and dancing. Full bar open til late.” 7pm
  • Salty Dawg: Karaoke with Paul. Family friendly! 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Cowboy Chris. 9pm
  • El Patron: Pasion Latina. Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton. 9pm
  • Down Below (Under Barnacle Bills): Karaoke With Devin. If you want to sing and drink cheap beer and liquor and not have to wait for huge crowds, this is your spot. 10pm
  • 926 Lounge: Sanctuary (formerly Blue Monday). 10pm
  • Messer Field: Gulf Winds Track Club's 2016 Palace Saloon 5K. 8am
  • Quincy: Red Eye Velo Stage Race 2016. 8am
  • Tallahassee Junior Museum: STOMPing Out Type 2 Diabetes. Bunch of fun stuff. 8:30am/free admission
  • Gramlings: Gramlings Spring Celebration. “Celebrate Springtime down at Gramlings! We'll have plants, seed, and booths to explore!” 9am-3pm
  • Wakulla Springs: Wakulla Wildlife Festival "Go Native". “Great family events with exhibits, music, tours. Book tours early.” 9am
  • Downtown Parks: 16th Annual LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival. “Come down to the 16th Annual LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival! April 16th & 17th from 10 AM to 5 PM. Rain or shine! Free admission. Walk under Tallahassee's majestic oak trees & see 150+ juried artists displaying & selling their fine art. Check out The Village which holds Demonstration Row with arists demonstrating their art process, our Community Partners & 10 Children's Pop-Up Studios with free make & take crafts for the kids! Don't forget to meet our namesake Jacques LeMoyne at his 1560s encampment!” 10am-5pm
  • Camp Folks: Camp Folks' Gear Swap! “This is an opportunity for Tallahassee's outdoor community to meet up, chat about outdoor stuff, and exchange/sell/buy gear. Whether you're into hiking, scuba, kayaking, climbing, biking, camping, or looking for a new outdoor hobby, this is going to be an event you're not going to want to miss! FREE to enter! $10 for a whole table, $5 half table, $0 BYOT (bring your own table) to sell your gear. Register to sell online at http://campfolks.com/gearswap. Camp Folks will provide tables (bring your own chair), snacks, and drinks. Outside vendors are welcome! We ask that you keep your items limited to outdoor gear only and that you clean your gear and have it in selling-condition. Please do not bring knives, guns, or anything that can be used as a weapon.” 10am-5pm
  • Giggles Indoor Play Center: Meet FireFighters & Fire Truck Display! 10am
  • Kleman Plaza: Colors of Faith - Tallahassee PRIDEFEST 2016. “Join Tallahassee's open and affirming faith-based congregations for an interfaith service leading up to the kickoff of Tallahassee PRIDEFEST's Pride in the Plaza event!” 11am/free/all ages
  • Kleman Plaza: Pride in the Plaza. “This is THE premier event of Tallahassee PRIDEFEST! Come to Kleman Plaza, in the heart of downtown Tallahassee, and join us as we celebrate pride! Entertainment all afternoon on the main stage, food and vendors throughout the park, a Kids Zone, and more! With a family-friendly atmosphere, it’s free and open to everyone!” Noon
  • Athena’s Garden: A Day of Tarot and Tea at Athena's. 1pm-5pm
  • Proof Brewing: Pints for Pups. “Spring is finally upon us and beautiful weather means awesome events to attend. We would love if you could come out and support us as we put on a great event for a great cause! Enter the bocce ball tournament or just come to proof to have a few pints and hangout with friends. Proceeds will go towards a donation to the Leon County Humane Society. Information and volunteers will be present to ask questions about how to donate to the shelteadopt animals. FYI: Bring your dogs! Proof is dog friendly.” 2pm/Tournament Entry Fee: $12 per team
  • Cascades Park: Southern Shakespeare Festival Comedy of Errors. “The world of midway carnivals are competitive and cutthroat! If you’re a magician looking for your long-lost twin brother, don’t even THINK of setting foot on rival carnival grounds! It’s going to cost you, just like your father’s death sentence for the same offense. This is the Southern Shakespeare Festival’s backdrop for The Comedy of Errors, coming to the Capital City Amphitheater at Cascades Park on April 15, 16 & 17, 2016. It is one of the Bard’s earlier plays and is full of exuberance, mistaken identities, and slapstick humor, sprinkled with some of the poetry of the human condition that Shakespeare is best known for.” 5:30pm/free
  • 621 Gallery: Art for Dinner. “Art for Dinner is 621 Gallery's spring benefit featuring good food, good drinks, and fantastic art!” 6pm/$50 for members and $60 for non-members
  • Atmosphere Pub: Invented Truths EP Release Party! W/ Timid Tongues, Turkey Scratch, and TBA. 8pm
  • The Wolf’s Den: Woset, Roamer X, Deterritory, Blair Sound Design. 8pm
  • TV Land: Caffiends, Nostradogmus, Seattle Fucking Supersonics, Fraidykat, Tragwag. 8pm/$5/all ages
  • Club Downunder: D∆WN w/ Lord Raja. 8:30pm/GP $20/18+
  • Krewe de Gras: Highway 85. 9pm
  • Just One More: PUBLIC ADDRESS BAND. 9pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: The Damon Fowler Group. 10pm
  • The Moon: TRICK DADDY & TRINA. 10pm/$30
  • Mint Lounge: Pridefest Official After Party. 11pm/$5 21+ $10 18-21
SUNDAY 4/17
  • Lake Ella: Sunday Brunch. “The Spring Concert Series is here! Come out to Lake Ella every Sunday for food trucks and live music!” 11am-2pm
  • Salty Dawg Pub & Deli: The Famous Acoustic Jam w/ Wayne, Glenn, and Bo. Open mic, free beer for performers. 6pm
  • Downtown Parks: 16th Annual LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival. “Come down to the 16th Annual LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival! April 16th & 17th from 10 AM to 5 PM. Rain or shine! Free admission. Walk under Tallahassee's majestic oak trees & see 150+ juried artists displaying & selling their fine art. Check out The Village which holds Demonstration Row with arists demonstrating their art process, our Community Partners & 10 Children's Pop-Up Studios with free make & take crafts for the kids! Don't forget to meet our namesake Jacques LeMoyne at his 1560s encampment!” 10am-5pm
  • Bradley’s Country Store: Bags for Wags a Fundraiser for the Leon County Humane Society. “Join us for our first tournament of the year at Bradley's Country Store to raise funds and awareness for the Leon County Humane Society. Proceeds from entry fee to cornhole tournament will be split 50/50 between the winners of the tournament and LCHS.” Noon-5pm
  • Cascades Park: Southern Shakespeare Festival Comedy of Errors. “The world of midway carnivals are competitive and cutthroat! If you’re a magician looking for your long-lost twin brother, don’t even THINK of setting foot on rival carnival grounds! It’s going to cost you, just like your father’s death sentence for the same offense. This is the Southern Shakespeare Festival’s backdrop for The Comedy of Errors, coming to the Capital City Amphitheater at Cascades Park on April 15, 16 & 17, 2016. It is one of the Bard’s earlier plays and is full of exuberance, mistaken identities, and slapstick humor, sprinkled with some of the poetry of the human condition that Shakespeare is best known for.” 5:30pm/free
  • Ruby Diamond: With Good Company. “Join The Florida State's University Singers in a joint concert with the Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo's Cantoría for a night of worldly music and good company, featuring conductors Kevin Fenton and Joamel González-Soto.” 8pm/GP $10
  • 217 Cactus St: Jordy Searcy, Lyss & Rob. “The Voice Contestant and Nashville based singesongwriter, Jordy Searcy (Season 7, Team Pharrell), will be touring through to play an engaging concert showcasing his favorite originals!” 8pm
  • Club Downunder: SALES w/ Surface to Air Missive & Naps. 8:30pm/GP $10/18+
MONDAY 4/18
  • Burrito Boarder: Bar Trivia With Hank. $30 food & bar tab for first place. Specials on shots and $2 margaritas. 7 :30pm
  • Waterworks: Patio Theater. 8:30pm/21+
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Karaoke With Nathan. Drink specials and the best selection of songs in town. 9pm
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2016.03.28 07:12 clearliquidclearjar WEEKLY EVENTS 3/28 – 4/4

WEEKLY EVENTS 3/28 – 4/4
Friday is First Friday and Saturday is Springtime Tallahassee. There’s a parade, all kinds of stuff in the downtown parks, music, food. Go down there and enjoy it.
Tally’s Independent Cinema and Theater Offerings:
The FSU Circus is proud to announce the 2016 spring show series "Action!".Click here for schedule and details.
Check here for the current run of excursions offered by Camp Folks. If you want to check out the local outdoors, this seems to be a good group to go with.
MONDAY 3/28
  • GrassLands Brewery: Sustainable Tallahassee Presents Green Drinks! “This month, we're talking about How We're Making the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival a Green Event. Green Drinks is an opportunity for conversation, meeting others interested in sustainability, and hearing an interesting speaker. Bring some friends, meet some new ones!” 5:30pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Rock N' Roll High School and Repo Man: Trash Cinema Nights Deep Cult. “Hey Gang, The Primal Root here and I can hardly contain my pleasure at our Trash Cinema Nights Deep Cult at The Junction Double Feature of the 1979 Roger Corman youth in revolt cult classic, Rock N Roll High School featuring PJ Soles, Clint Howard and, of course, The Ramones! Followed by one of my personal all time favorite cinematic oddities, the 1984 subversive sci-fi, comedy punk classic, Repo Man starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton!” 7pm/$5/byob
TUESDAY 3/29
  • Tallahassee Buddhist Community in RR Sq: Power Flow Yoga hosted by the Yoga Club at FSU. “This a series of WEEKLY classes hosted by the Yoga Club and taught by our exec board member Leah Means. Classes hosted by the Yoga Club at FSU are always 100% free/by donation to both FSU students and members of our community! Appropriate for all levels! Donations are always accepted, especially since the TBC is saving up for a new larger meditation and retreat space.” 5pm/free or donations
  • Madison Social: Trivia Social. They do half and half theme and miscellaneous, so check their FB every week for an event page. 7pm
  • Brass Tap in Midtown: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Northside Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank. 50 questions of sweet, sweet trivia. Win a pizza! Use your brain! 7:30pm/free
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Trivia With John Carpenter. This is a fun, lively night. 7:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Trivia Factory. 7:30pm
  • Fourth Quarter: Trivia With Professor Jim. AUCE wings. Truly a trivia favorite. 8pm
  • Krewe de Gras: Karaoke With Pete. 8:30pm
  • Atmosphere Pub: Open Mic "SingeSong Writer" Edition. 9pm
  • Applebees on the Parkway: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Pockets Pool: Karaoke with Dwight. 10pm/21+
  • HalfTime Pie Pub: Flippin Tuesday! w/Black Tarzan. “The finest selection of Trap x Twerk x EDM x BassWave vibes.” 10pm/$3 guys, free for ladies/18+
  • Tallahassee Senior Center: Breaking Down Barriers - a complimentary, pre-film reception, followed by "Glen Campbell, I'll Be Me". “This award winning film is about country-music legend Glen Campbell, his diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in 2011, & his poignant 2012 farewell tour. Film will be followed by a panel discussion of advocates and experts, moderated by Tallahassee City Commissioner Gil Ziffer.” 6:30pm
  • The Moon: Of Montreal. 7pm/$20
  • Bryan Hall Learning Community: Movie Night w/ Mad Max: Fury Road. 7:30pm
  • Encore Nightclub: Discover: San Holo. 10pm/18+
WEDNESDAY 3/30
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Wednesday Night Lab Session Hosted by Jim Crozier, featuring Dylan Ragpicker Allen. 6pm
  • Fermentation Lounge: Quizmaster General Knowledge Trivia. “Quizmaster is hosted by Bennett Miller from 7-9pm every Wednesday, and features three rounds of general knowledge trivia (and a weekly food special). It is free to play and teams of up to 6 are welcome. The winner of each round receives a sample flight, and the Quizmaster for the night receives a $25 gift card and serious credit on Geek Street.” 7pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Trivia With Greg. 7pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: BYOBG! Bring Your Own Board Game. “Our gracious host, Trevor Bond, will be featuring one game each week. Feel free to bring your own games to play & share.” 7pm/21+
  • The Junction at Monroe: Live Band Karaoke. 7pm/$6 coveBYOB
  • The Fox and Stag: Ladies Night with DJ Loden. 7pm-9pm.
  • Proof: Bar Trivia With Hank. Here’s what I suggest: pick up an order to go at the Crumbox Gastgarden, bring it on down to Proof, order a brimming glass of locally brewed deliciousness, and show off all those random factoids you thought you’d never use. 7:30pm/21+/no cover
  • Krewe de Gras: Trivia with Mr. Matt. $40 first prize 8pm
  • The Warehouse: Open Mic. “There is a lottery for time slots. Now smoke free!” 8pm
  • Burrito Boarder: Karaoke With Nathan. 8pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Bird’s: Comedy Night. I’m pretty sure this is both a performance and an open mic. 9:30pm/free
  • FSU Conference Center: TechExpo 2016. “This year, TechExpo has partnered with FSU's Digitech Conference to promote student innovation and collaboration in the Big Bend. Come explore students' creative works, tech start-ups, apps, and robotic exhibits. This is your opportunity to network with top-tier STEM students, recruit local talent, and participate in their Shark Tank-style competition and awards ceremony.” 7am-10pm
  • Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education: Women's History Month Celebration. “TCC invites you to celebrate Women's History Month with us as we honor several outstanding women in our community! This year's theme is "Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government." Our keynote speaker is Christina K. Daly, secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. The ceremony will also feature a performance from the TCC African Drum and Dance Ensemble and the TCC forensics team.” 6pm
  • Crystal Portal: Sound Healing Journey: Singing Bowl & Didgeridoo Sound Healing. “Please hydrate well before coming and bring water to integrate the sounds you’ll be experiencing throughout the evening. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket if you wish to lie down during the session. A few mats and pillows are available along with serving Free Hot tea. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early so you have time to settle into a comfortable position by 7pm. You are welcome to join us if the healing has already begun but please do so quietly.” 7pm/Sliding Scale Fee: $15-30
  • Crum Box Gastgarden: Wednesday Evening Gastgarden Sessions featuring Nate D'Angelo. 7pm
  • Ruby Diamond: Semi-Toned. “Comprised of 13 current students from the University of Exeter in The United Kingdom, SEMI-TONED is the reigning University Champion of Voice Festival UK, having won this honor in April 2015. With their trademark musical wit and charisma, five-star reviews, and a Bobby Award for being one of the most highly rated shows of the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, SEMI-TONED has wowed audiences both in the UK and the United States. SEMI-TONED’s performance will feature two fantastic a cappella groups from Florida State – AcaBelles and All-Night Yahtzee. You don’t want to miss this!” 7:30pm
  • Side Bar: THE NTH POWER (New Orleans) w/ Wolf & Witness & Adam Hendley. 9pm/$14
THURSDAY 3/31
  • Lake Ella Area: Food Truck Thursday with Mimi Hearn and the Hearn Dogs. 6pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Open Mic. “The only open mic that pays the performers! Bring your instruments and play an open slot or just come and be entertained in Tallahassee's best sounding room!” Doors and registration open at 7pm/$10/BYOB (no coolers, cups, or non-alcoholic drinks allowed)
  • HalfTime Pie Pub: Trivia. Check the Pub FB page for a theme and possible bonus points. 8pm
  • Crum Box Gastgarden: Thursday Evening Sessions with Libby O'Neill. 8pm
  • Gaines Street Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank @ Warhorse Whiskey Bar. With a picture round! Sound round! Speed round! Hoarder’s Delight drawing! And all the other trivias! Win a delicious 18” pizza! 8pm
  • Dux (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Big Bob. $25 bar tab given away every week. 8:30pm-12:30pm
  • Midtown Caboose: Trivia Factory. 8:30pm
  • Pockets: Karaoke Dance Party with Keith Welch. 9pm/21+
  • Applebees on Cap Cir: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Birds: Karaoke Hosted By Jumpin Jams. Some of the most diverse and longest running karaoke in town. 10pm
  • Down Below (Under Barnacle Bills): Karaoke with Davin. 10pm
  • Goodwood: Centuries of Settings. “A new exhibit at Goodwood tells the story of ceramic use and dining customs through the ages using the museum’s porcelain collection and archaeological artifacts from the region. Goodwood has partnered with the Florida Division of Historical Resources, the Florida Public Archaeology Network, and the Tallahassee Porcelain Arts Guild to present this fabulous exhibit. Join us for the exhibit and series of free and ticketed events that take a fresh look at time-honored traditions. Here are the details.
  • Louis Shores Building, FSU: Free Headshot Event at FSU. “Professional attire is recommended!” 4:30pm-7pm
  • The Pod Advertising: PeaHarmony 2016. “This is your oppurtunity to make a hapPEA intership match! Many will try, but only a select few will make it into The Pod. Participants will rotate between 6 or more interview stations for 3-minute interviews with agency leaders and some of your very own PEArs. Internships Available: Graphics/ Digital Content/ Video Production/ Account Service.” 5pm
  • Civic Center: Line Dance: Showcase of the Arts. “The Largest Greek-run philanthropy at Florida State University is back this year better than ever. On March 31st, seventeen sorority teams will face off in a dance competition under the lights of the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. This years event will also feature a step show, Marching Chief performance and an exhibition by the Golden Girls. The fraternities of Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Kappa Tau, Pi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma Kappa and Phi Delta Theta invite you to watch this one of a kind philanthropy event.” 7:30pm
  • Black Dog on the Square: Literary Night featuring Carol Lynne Knight. 7pm
  • Opperman Music Hall: Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea). “This spring, FSU Opera presents the 2nd of Claudio Monteverdi's operas, " L'incoronazione di Poppea." This Italian baroque opera, updated to a contemporary setting, illuminates the dramatic love stories and murderous plots that surrounded Emperor Nero's reign and the rise of his mistress, Poppea, to Queen. Baroque specialist, Maestro Daniel Beckwith, will be leading a continuo group of period instruments for this exciting production of "The Coronation of Poppea." 7:30pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: JACUZZI BOYS w/ Echo Base, Naps & Yikes. 9pm/$10
  • Liberty Bar: The Tyler Denning Band, Wolf & Witness And The Brown Goose. 10pm/$6
FRIDAY 4/1
  • Parlay Sports Bar: Karaoke with Big Bob. 8pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • 926 Lounge (Formerly Pugs): The Friday Night Party. “Get ready to dance your A$$ off at the Club-Side Party from 9pm to 2am with high energy music from DJ Carben and DJ Double G along with the best show in Tallahassee at midnight starring Ms. Debra Adams and members of our fabulous Queen team!” 9pm/$5/18+
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Paul. 8:30pm
  • Down Below (Under Barnacle Bill’s): Karaoke with DJ Scott Long. 10pm
  • Stetsons @ The Moon: Karaoke with Johnny Ray. 10pm/$5/18+
  • Landis Green: Puppies & Pizza. “Come out and play with some puppies while enjoying some pizza, baked goods, and a chance to take cute photos at a puppy photo booth! As we are baking delicious sweet treats and providing fun props for the photo booth, we ask that you provide a small donation that will be donated to Relay for Life!” 3pm
  • Kleman Plaza: Music Festival with Josh Turner. 6pm/free
  • Mount Beasor Primitive Baptist Church (Sopchoppy): The Inspirations. 7pm
  • Lucky Goat Coffee: Tallahassee Latte Art Throwdown: April Fool's Edition. “It's that time again. Come out and test your latte art skills, hang out and make some friends. There might even be a little April Fool's silliness. And I bet there will be beer.” 7:30pm
  • Opperman Music Hall: Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea). “This spring, FSU Opera presents the 2nd of Claudio Monteverdi's operas, " L'incoronazione di Poppea." This Italian baroque opera, updated to a contemporary setting, illuminates the dramatic love stories and murderous plots that surrounded Emperor Nero's reign and the rise of his mistress, Poppea, to Queen. Baroque specialist, Maestro Daniel Beckwith, will be leading a continuo group of period instruments for this exciting production of "The Coronation of Poppea." 7:30pm
  • The Junction @ Monroe: Greg Tish Celebrity Roast. “Join us on April Fool's Day for our first Celebrity Roast. Greg Tish, Tallahassee's most eligible bachelor and local legend (it's true, just ask him) will be up on the chopping block as other local celebs take pop-shots at him. It's payback time for the biggest prankster in 7 counties. The evening will be filled with music, comedy, and a few secret, special guest appearances.” 7pm/$10/byob
  • Midtown Studios: Midtown's Weekend Pass Event Series. Comedy. A Night of Comedy with Lawrence Singleton. 7:30pm/$15 for one night, $30 for all three
  • Backwoods Bistro: Frank Jones Trio. 8pm
  • Crum Box Gastgarden: First Friday featuring The Saplings. 8:30pm
  • Club Downunder: Standup Downunder. “This is the seventh show in our first Friday local comedy series! Come relax and experience the comedy of local students and community members alike. If you have ever wanted to try comedy yourself, sign up at the production table the day of the event. We have 15 slots, first come first serve!” 8:30pm/GP $5/18+
  • Side Bar: Sway Jah Vu EP release w/ Flat Land(Gainesville), Rachel Hillman, Form & J Cruz from Ethnikids DJ set. 9pm/$7
  • Kavakaze: KidDEAD Tour Kick-off and Tape Release with Versailles the Everything, MF GOON, Kayla Gordon and Furlough Noir. 9pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Mr. Sipp. 9pm
SATURDAY 4/2
  • Park at Monroe: The Downtown Marketplace. 9am
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “The Frenchtown Heritage Market offers a wide variety of fresh, naturally grown produce. Live music, cooking demos, fruits vegetables, and honey sold directly by farmers.” I bought some beet jelly there last week, and it’s delicious. 9am – 1pm.
  • Wakulla Springs Lodge: Bob Carey on Piano. “Come on out and bring along your vocal chops, browse through my lyrics book, pick up one of my pass-around mics and sing your heart out, or just grab a stool and enjoy a fun filled evening of music and dancing. Full bar open til late.” 7pm
  • Salty Dawg: Karaoke with Paul. Family friendly! 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Cowboy Chris. 9pm
  • El Patron: Pasion Latina. Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton. 9pm
  • Down Below (Under Barnacle Bills): Karaoke With Devin. If you want to sing and drink cheap beer and liquor and not have to wait for huge crowds, this is your spot. 10pm
  • 926 Lounge: Sanctuary (formerly Blue Monday). 10pm/$35
  • Rock Landing Marina (Panacea): 2016 Trash Fish Classic. Go here for the rules. 7am
  • Main Library: Spring Title Wave Used Book Sale. “We'll be offering amazing prices on books, DVDs, and more at the Collins Main Library before, during, and after the Springtime Tallahassee parade...and we'll also be doing a drawing for 2 free tickets to Elizabeth Gilbert's April 5 talk via Opening Nights Performing Arts (must become a new or renewing member by 4/2 to be eligible)!” 9am
  • Downtown: 48th Annual Springtime Tallahassee Festival: Jubilee. “With more than 200 arts, craft and food vendors from around the country, this event is represented by some of the best! You can expect artists displaying original, handmade masterpieces, and find cuisine with international flavors to ignite anyone’s taste buds! Bring the kids and check out the children’s park with a gulf specimen marine lab touch tank, pony rides, face painting, puppet show and more.” 9am-5pm
  • Capitol Building: Springtime Tallahassee Concert. 9am
  • Tallahassee Nurseries: Succulents! “Steve Chandler will give a talk on successfully growing succulents. We have a great selection, large and small, of these wonderful unique plants that are so fun to grow.” 10am
  • Esposito: Beekeeping Basics & Open Hive Demonstration. “Charles Futch, with the Appalachee Beekeepers Association, will teach a class about everything you need to get started with beekeeping. Following the presentation, Chuck Boooker will open the hives and let you get an up close and personal look at Esposito's bees.” 10am
  • Tallahassee Senior Center: Tallahassee Stamp & Cover Club presents TALPEX 2016. “Largest stamp show in north Florida. Free admission, free appraisals, and free parking! Buy, sell, and trade. Several stamp dealers will be on-site along with educational exhibits. Hourly door prizes and more!” 10am
  • North Monroe Street: 48th Annual Springtime Tallahassee Festival: Grand Parade. “Being one of the largest parades in the southeast the Springtime Tallahassee Grand Parade, presented by Tobacco Free Florida needs no introduction. Come see over 100 colorful units and floats, marching bands, dance groups, Springtime Krewe floats, and much more!” 10:30am
  • The Globe: Success in Service: Life After Peace Corps (FSU). “Success in Service: Life after Peace Corps is a student-organized, TED-style program featuring diverse, passionate Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who share their stories about how service impacted their personal and professional trajectory.” 11am
  • Mickee Faust Clubhouse: The F-Word Presents: Take No More Fest 2016, Night 1. “Formerly known as Lady Fest, Take No More Fest is an event to celebrate and highlight all of the very talented folks in Tallahassee who are sick of gender based oppression. Take No More means we will not tolerate any more of the hypermasculine and cissexist shit we constantly see in punk and art communities. We will use this day as a platform to sing, scream and yell that we will TAKE NO MORE!” 4pm/$5 for the day, $8 for two days
Night Witch 11:00 - 11:30
Gorgeous 10:20 - 10:50
En Ami 9:40 - 10:10
Blemish 9:00 - 9:30
Ex-novia 8:20 - 8:50
SPEW 7:40 - 8:10
Annacrusis 7:00 - 7:30
Lingua Franca 6:20 - 6:50
Isabella Folmar 5:40 - 6:10
Kayla Gordan 5:00 - 5:30
Doors: 4:00pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Marc Broussard. 5pm/$25, $100 VIP
  • Esposito: Aquaponics 101. “Lowell Collins, founder of Tallahassee Aquaponics, will teach you everything you need to know to build a new aquaponics system or improve an existing one. He will cover required materials, nutrient cycling, the benefits of utilizing fish in your growing system, maintenance requirements, and much more! Following the seminar, Lowell will be available to answer any questions you might have about a new or existing aquaponics system. This seminar will be great for novices and experienced growers alike!” 7pm
  • Waterworks: Little Mystic w/ Wit Derls. 7pm/$5
  • B Sharps Jazz: John Coltrane: A Celebration of Life and Music. “Come out to B Sharps Jazz Club to hear 2 sets of music by John O'Leary and friends! We'll be presenting the life and music of the great saxophonist and composer John Coltrane. The band will consist of the following: John O'Leary - Tenor Saxophone; Kalen Mercer - Alto Saxophone; Will Fulkerson – Piano; Brian Hall – Bass; Adam Hendley – Drums ...and special guest Tyler Wertman on trombone.” 7pm/$10
  • Ruby Diamond: Demetri Martin. 7pm/GP $25
  • The Skybox (Crawfordville): Beat the Beetus Benefit Show. The Line Up is listed here. 7pm
  • Opperman Music Hall: Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea). “This spring, FSU Opera presents the 2nd of Claudio Monteverdi's operas, " L'incoronazione di Poppea." This Italian baroque opera, updated to a contemporary setting, illuminates the dramatic love stories and murderous plots that surrounded Emperor Nero's reign and the rise of his mistress, Poppea, to Queen. Baroque specialist, Maestro Daniel Beckwith, will be leading a continuo group of period instruments for this exciting production of "The Coronation of Poppea." 7:30pm
  • Civic Center: A Sweet Escape: Pride Prom 2016. “Come out and experience prom your way in an LGBTQ+ inclusive environment where all genders and sexual orientations are accepted. Dress how you want to dress and bring the date or friends you want to bring. Party at Pride's biggest event of the year as we take over the Civic Center for an unforgettable night! Enjoy dancing, music from a live DJ, food, games, and a photobooth! Dress however makes you feel cute.” 8pm/free
  • The Junction @ Monroe: Eric Taylor w/Lori Kline. 8pm/$15
  • Midtown Studios: Midtown's Weekend Pass Event Series. One Act Play: Sorry, Wrong Number. 8pm/$15 for one night, $30 for all three
  • Atmosphere Pub: SoulSwitch w/ Casual Sam, Stormcraft and more TBA. 8pm
  • The Moon: SOJA. 8pm/$25
  • American Legion Hall: Spring Under the Stars. “This is the 1st Annual Beltane Ball, come Join us on April 2nd at the American Legion Hall. It will be a fun night of dancing and music. The music will be provided by Bedhead Betty.” 8pm/$10
  • Side Bar: Local Band Saturday: Backlash Band w/ In Between & The Jade Limbo. 9pm/$7
  • Bird’s Oyster Bar: PIECES (1982): A Trash Cinema Night 5 Year Anniversary Shindig! “Sink your teeth into the BEST damn burger in town, wash it down with a pitcher of your favorite adult beverage and prepare for an evening of chainsaw carnage, skinny dipping, stoners talking about fucking on waterbeds, unexplained teenage skulls, Wendy's burgers and fries, pants pissing, awkward skateboarding, random kung-fu, red herrings a plenty, several climaxes, and so many gut churning death scenes and naked breasts, you;ll think you've died and ascended to Trash Cinema Heaven...or is that descended? EITHER WAY! Come out and celebrate 5 Fun and Filthy Years of Trash Cinema Nights at Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack! Just think, one day you'll be able to tell illegitimate love children that you were there!” 9pm/18+
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Jarekus Singleton. 10pm
SUNDAY 4/3
  • Lake Ella: Sunday Brunch Featuring Travelin’ Light. “The Spring Concert Series is here! Come out to Lake Ella every Sunday for food trucks and live music!” 11am-2pm
  • Salty Dawg Pub & Deli: The Famous Acoustic Jam w/ Wayne, Glenn, and Bo. Open mic, free beer for performers. 6pm
  • Bicycle House: Bicycle House/Joyride Collective Sunrise Gran Fondo. “This is a 110 mile route/ ride with some hills, some "roadbike-able" dirt roads, a couple of nice towns... hopefully nice weather... This ride is a no sag, no amenities whatsoever. Everyone is completely on their own and completely responsible for finding their way... That being said, this is a beautiful route... Average speed should be around 20mph. donations to Bicycle House are appreciated, but not required. Please attend! We are going to have a lot of fun...” 6:35am
  • Bald Point State Park: Coastal Birding With Marvin. “Marvin Collins is going birding at Bald Point State Park and you are welcome to join him. This is a good time of year to visit the coast to observe sea birds, marsh birds and migrating songbirds. You will have the benefit of Marvin’s birding expertise to help you identify these sometimes confusing species. If there is time, Marvin will take the group to Alligator Point (many birds utilize the power lines there) and then make a quick stop at Mash’s Sands. Meet at 7:00AM on Sunday at the Well’s Fargo Bank parking lot at the intersection of South Monroe Street and Paul Russell Road, across the street from the Florida Fair Grounds entrance. You may carpool from there if there are other willing participants, or you can meet at the entrance to the Bald Point State Park (at the north/east end of Alligator Point where the Ochlockonee River enters the Gulf) at 8:00AM. Bring your binoculars, field guides, sunscreen, water, snacks, etc.” $8 adults, $4 kids
  • Governor’s Park: Coffee Outside. “We will be meeting at the Governors Park, ride with a group from any of our starting points or just meet us there. Bring a stove, coffee making device and coffee/tea/cocoa and we will enjoy each others company while sipping. Afterwards folks can ride off on their own, head to brunch or a group ride.” 9am
  • The Junction @ Monroe: Rockin for Renee Fundraiser. “Music featuring Big Poppa & the Shuffle Brothers, Blues Factor, Keith Taylor Band, and Kevin Warren. Proceeds benefit the Garcia family medical expense fund.” 3pm/$15
  • Midtown Studios: Midtown's Weekend Pass Event Series. MidTalks: A Conversation with FoundeDirector of MLG Productions, Markeshia Luree Gorden. 3pm/$15 for one night, $30 for all three
  • Mickee Faust Clubhouse: The F-Word Presents: Take No More Fest 2016, Night 1. “Formerly known as Lady Fest, Take No More Fest is an event to celebrate and highlight all of the very talented folks in Tallahassee who are sick of gender based oppression. Take No More means we will not tolerate any more of the hypermasculine and cissexist shit we constantly see in punk and art communities. We will use this day as a platform to sing, scream and yell that we will TAKE NO MORE!” 4pm/$5 for the day, $8 for two days
Naps. 11:00 - 11:30
So What 10:20 - 10:50
Versailles The Everything 9:40 - 10:10
Mercury Blood 9:00 - 9:30
Scabs 8:20 - 8:50
HYSTERMAJESTY 7:40 - 8:10
Grooveslave 7:00 - 7:30
Ampersand 6:20 - 6:50
Kilo Tango 5:40 - 6:10
Bat Magic Preservation Society 5:00 - 5:30
  • Proof: Tallahassee Music Week Kickoff w/Crossroads Bluegrass Band. 3pm/free
  • Opperman Music Hall: Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea). “This spring, FSU Opera presents the 2nd of Claudio Monteverdi's operas, " L'incoronazione di Poppea." This Italian baroque opera, updated to a contemporary setting, illuminates the dramatic love stories and murderous plots that surrounded Emperor Nero's reign and the rise of his mistress, Poppea, to Queen. Baroque specialist, Maestro Daniel Beckwith, will be leading a continuo group of period instruments for this exciting production of "The Coronation of Poppea." 3pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: New Orleans Suspects. 6pm
MONDAY 4/4
  • Burrito Boarder: Bar Trivia With Hank. $30 food & bar tab for first place. Specials on shots and $2 margaritas. 7 :30pm
  • Waterworks: Patio Theater. 8:30pm/21+
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Karaoke With Nathan. Drink specials and the best selection of songs in town. 9pm
  • FSU Union Green: Take Back the Night. “Take Back the Night is an event spearheaded by VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood, Empowering Women Globally, kNOw MORE, the Womens Student Union, Asian American Student Union, and the Veterans Student Union to raise awareness on sexual assault. It is a night in which we'll come together as a university to Take Back the Night and denounce sexual assault. During this event, we're asking students, faculty, alumni, and the community to come together to stand up, speak out, and fight against sexual assault via a march around the campus to and from the integration statue, a candlelight vigil, and a sharing of stories by student survivors.” 7pm-9pm
  • The Junction @ Monroe: Scotty Barnhart presents the Classic Jam Session Series. “Acclaimed trumpeter, FSU jazz professor, and two-time Grammy Award winner Scotty Barnhart presents the Classic Jam Session Series at [email protected]. The series features select seasoned jazz musicians and offers a jam session environment to jazz students and other talented performers.” 8pm/$10
  • Shark Tank: Femignome ATL + Heavy Eyes ATL w/Winded and Night Witch. 8:30pm/$5/all ages
Keep checking back, sometimes I update. Got anything to add?
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2015.07.30 17:58 conspirobot ALEC Behind Recent Push for Mandatory Vaccination: The reality is that the leftists are the biggest dupes in the vaccine game.

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>Over the last several months, Americans have witnessed an increase in media propaganda regarding the “dangers” of “anti-vaxxers,” the “proven science of vaccines,” and the “tragedies” that ensue from the failure to vaccinate. That propaganda blitz has resulted in massive hysteria stemming from similar levels of ignorance.
>Also resulting from the push by Big Pharma-funded corporate media outlets is the emotional and panicked campaign of pro-vaxxers, vaccine pushers, and adherents to the relatively recent new religion of “scientism” – the religious belief in anything labeled as science or scientific, regardless of whether or not that concept directly contradicts observable reality and experience or even regardless of whether or not it is actually scientific.
>The so-called vaccine debate – which is not truly a debate since a debate requires the participation of two opposing sides – is generally nothing more than a shouting and shaming campaign against parents who have come to the conclusion that vaccines are not safe, effective, or neither.
>Indeed, it is the unbridled emotion of the pro-vaccine camp that has been provoked and subsequently harnessed into a powerhouse of vitriol and social pressure that is then presented as a public health crisis.
>The howling of the trendy masses, glued to their televisions, sitcoms, and NPR, is then presented as an organic public outcry in the media, resulting in the conveniently timed response of politicians and lawmakers.
>Of course, with the creation of the false debate, there is also the political polarization of the issue – the left must be pitted against the right – in a typical but tried and true method of divide and conquer strategy.
>Originally, holding questions regarding the safety or effectiveness of vaccinations was something that bridged political boundaries. Granted, the individuals who held these views were a minority. However, those numbers were growing and could be found in the midst of liberals and conservatives, libertarians and socialists, and even those completely unaligned to any ideology.
>Now, however, that is beginning to change. The Big Pharma companies that fund the mainstream media and the political parasites infecting the federal and state capitols have managed to turn this debate into a partisan issue.
>The propaganda campaign has been successful among members of all political denominations, but particularly so among the left. This is because the left is made up of a population that is well-trained to believe anything presented to them under the guise of science in much the same way as the right who are designed to believe anything presented in a religious context.
>The result of this massive absorption of indoctrination is that we have the passage of bills mandating that children be vaccinated by force of law in California and even the attempt to force adults to be vaccinated as well.
>With mandates coming out of California, North Carolina, and Vermont, clearly there is a nationwide agenda at foot.
>But while those on the left continue to attack Koch Industries and ALEC for funding a number of horrific economic policies and divisive domestic campaigns, painting any idea they oppose coming from the Republican camps as a “Koch-funded” program (it often is), the reality is that the leftists are the biggest dupes in the vaccine game.
>This is because, while leftists hawk vaccines and pride themselves on their obedience to doctors and “scientists,” they are doing nothing more than falling into line with a massive Koch-funded and ALEC-facilitated propaganda campaign.

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

>For those who may not be familiar with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the council is considered a “non-profit organization” made up of Conservative state legislators and corporate private sector “partners.”
>This mixture of government officials and corporate agents then meet regularly, replete with funding from major corporations all across the world to discuss, plan, write, and submit legislation that is beneficial to the corporations.
>In one sense, ALEC is a massive corporate lobbying firm. In another, however, ALEC is much more, since much of the legislation submitted by the attentive congressman is actually written for the Senator or Representative by the agents of the organization. It is an organization that provides funding and direction (marching orders) for Congressmen, particularly those at the state level.
>While slimy billionaires like George Soros act as the guiding force behind much of the American left, ALEC and KOCH Industries tend to fill the same void for the right; although, in truth, most of the corporations that make up ALEC are those who also fund Democratic candidates. Presentation, however, in a carefully crafted political theatre like the United States, is paramount.
>As Alan Greenblatt describes the organization in his article for Governing,
"For decades, the American Legislative Exchange Council has been a force in shaping conservative policies at the state level. Today, its impact is even more pervasive. Its legislative ideas are resonating in practically every area of state government, from education and health to energy, environment and tax policy. The group, which brings together legislators with representatives from corporations, think tanks and foundations to craft model bills, has rung up an impressive score. Roughly 1,000 bills based on ALEC language are introduced in an average year, with about 20 percent getting enacted."
>Brendan Greeley of Bloomberg Business describes ALEC in a similar fashion. He writes,
"For three decades, the American Legislative Exchange Council, the meeting’s host, has brought together corporations (including Pfizer (PFE), AT&T (T), and ExxonMobil (XOM)) and state legislators to write what it calls model bills—pieces of legislation the industries would like to become law. Often this means protecting favored tax treatment or keeping regulations at bay. ALEC has also approved model bills on social issues, including gun control and voter registration. The bills then get passed around among the 1,800 mostly Republican legislators who are ALEC members. They introduce the model bills about 1,000 times a year in state capitols around the country, the group says. About 200 become law.
"ALEC pays for the meetings through membership fees (called donations) that corporations pay. The legislators receive travel stipends (called scholarships) to attend the meetings. ALEC is registered with the IRS as a nonprofit that provides a public service, not as a lobbyist that seeks to influence.
"This offers two benefits: Corporate members can deduct yearly dues, which run up to $25,000—more if they want to sponsor meetings; and ALEC doesn’t have to disclose the names of legislators and executives who attend. That’s important, because if ALEC operated with complete openness it would have difficulty operating at all. ALEC has attracted a wide and wealthy range of supporters in part because it’s done its work behind closed doors. Membership lists were secret. The origins of the model bills were secret. Part of ALEC’s mission is to present industry-backed legislation as grass-roots work. If this were to become clear to everyone, there’d be no reason for corporations to use it."
>While ALEC has pushed a number of bills regarding divisive wedge issues (it has to keep up its conservative veneer), it focuses mostly on economic issues promoting free market, Austrian school, deregulation, free trade, and other policies supported by major banks and corporations.
>But ALEC is also a major pusher of laws regarding medical issues – not merely in the context of the American healthcare system, but also in the context of personal choice.
>Despite all the rhetoric of ALEC and its puppets in Congress, the position of the organization and its puppets is not necessarily in favor of personal choice. This much has been made clear in the form of mandates and force of law, particularly in the area of vaccination.
>This should not be surprising considering ALEC’s many Big Pharma members. While the organization is made up of a plethora of major corporations Big Pharma makes up a sizable portion of its ranks.
>Below are a very small few of pharmaceutical companies that are part of ALEC’s operations.
  • Astellas Pharma Inc.
  • Bayer
  • Dupont (Dupont Merck Pharmaceuticals)
  • Eli Lilly
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • Express Scripts
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Hoechst- Roussell Pharmaceutical Corporation
  • Hoffman La-Roche
  • Imperial Chemical Industries Pharmaceuticals
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Pharmacia and UpJohn
  • Purdue Pharma
  • Pfizer
  • Solvay Pharmaceutical
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical
  • TEVA Pharmaceuticals
  • TogetherRX Access (made up of ABBVIE, GSK, Janssen, Lifescan, Pfizer, Stiefel, Viiv Healthcare, Vistakon Pharmaceuticals)
  • The UpJohn Co.
>These names are only a small few of the myriad of pharmaceutical companies, vaccine manufacturers, and other interested parties who are listed as members of ALEC. Many of these companies are concealed even further by a veil of umbrella “organizations” acting as front operations.

ALEC And Vaccines

>With such a massive list of major pharmaceutical companies amidst ALEC’s ranks, it should come as no real surprise that ALEC would be one of the driving forces behind the recent spate of “mandatory vaccine bills” popping up all across the country. Indeed, its motto should be “Personal Choice For Corporations. Government Enforced Mandates For People.”
>Remember, it was ALEC that crafted the “model” legislation “Immunization of Minors On TANF,” legislation that would have required parents on TANF assistance to require proof that their children were fully vaccinated according to the “recommended” levels. If those families did not show proof of their child’s vaccination, those families would lose their TANF benefits.
>While exemptions were left intact in this “model” legislation, ALEC has stepped up its attack on parental rights by going after the exemption status in later bills.
>For instance, consider the attempt to remove Vermont citizens’ rights to a philosophical exemption to vaccination known as SB 199, a bill that caught many in Vermont by complete surprise. Of course, when one takes a look at the key players and possible motivations, it becomes more obvious as to how this bill came to be and why.
>SB 199 was submitted in the Senate by ALEC’s Vermont Chair Senator, Kevin Mullin, and in the House by a notorious vaccine pusher and vaccine damage denier. As Barbara Loe Fisher writes for National Vaccine Information Center,
"S199 was introduced in the state Senate by Kevin Mullin, who is VT chair of the Pharma-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and was introduced in the state House by Representative George Till, M.D., at the request of Harry Chen, M.D., Vermont’s Health Commissioner. Dr. Chen, who was a Vermont state representative and former chair of the Vermont House Health Care Committee for four years, has publicly downplayed vaccine risks.
"S199 was supported by the VT Dept. of Health and state government supported institutions, such as the University of Vermont, as well as medical trade associations that receive money from pharmaceutical corporations selling vaccines in the U.S., including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), March of Dimes, Every Child by Two and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Other organizations endorsing elimination of the philosophical exemption included the Vermont Academy of Family Physicians, Fletcher Allen, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, Voices for VT Children, Vermont Pharmacists Association, Rutland Medical Center, and Vermont Medical Society."
>Edward Kentish seconded Fisher’s criticism in his op-ed for VTDigger.com when he wrote,
"Here ALEC’s Vermont chairman, Republican Sen. Kevin Mullin, introduced S.199, a bill seeking to end the “philosophical exemption” in the childhood vaccine laws. A Republican introducing a health care bill, one that removes a parent’s rights, one that obliges all children to participate in a health care plan. … An ugly duckling if ever there was one! Just doesn’t look like all the rest.
"The duckling looks even uglier in the light of Vermont’s exemplary health statistics. We rank right up there on general health, low incidence of infectious diseases, and low child mortality. What’s the problem, what motivates such a bill? Well, several corporations have recently publicly cut their ties with ALEC over ALEC’s Stand Your Ground gun laws, underscoring the reality that ALEC is funded by corporations, and we may guess has their interests at heart more than your child’s well-being."
>One might be tempted to argue that the vaccine bill submitted in Vermont was merely an anomaly. That is, one would be tempted to make this argument if the Vermont bill was the only such bill submitted and supported by ALEC and its members.
>In California, the infamous and fascist SB 277 which unfortunately became law was introduced by another vaccine fanatic and high priest of the religion of scientism, Richard Pan. Ben Allen, however, the second State Senator to introduce the legislation into the California state Senate is himself connected to ALEC. As Maureen Cruise of LA Progressive wrote in regards to Allen’s funding,
"Among other wealthy conservative donors are William E. Oberndorf, a California billionaire investor who funds conservative causes such as the privatization of education which he promotes via the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). He has contributed to the Karl Rove PAC and to Jeb Bush and the GW Bush Foundation. The Fisher Family of Gap and a dozen other corporations are fans of privatization of the public sector and charter schools."
>Oberndorf, the ALEC big wig, is a major donor of Allen.
>Cruise also points out that a sizable portion of Allen’s campaign contributions come directly from pharmaceutical interests.
>A similar story is discovered in North Carolina, where notoriously arrogant and corrupt Senator Jeff Tarte – in between fits of whining and rage – introduced a bill that would have removed all vaccine exemption rights (except for medical exemptions) from parents and children, including homeschool children.
>As if his last name did not accurately describe his disposition, Senator Tarte was one of the main sponsors of the NC bill SB 346, a bill that would have eliminated the “religious exemption” clause in the recommended vaccine schedule for children entering NC public schools. He was also a main contender for the title of worst public relations interaction with a constituent in the state of North Carolina in the last several years.
>In keeping with the trend of recent events, however, Tarte is also a member of the ALEC organization, a feather in his cap that he was not shy in advertising in his weekly newsletter. Tarte not only is a member, but an active participant taking part in speaking events and even a seat on the ALEC Education Council.

Conclusion

>The goal of forced vaccination has been in existence for quite some time, going back to a number of elite think tanks decades ago and the halls of pharmaceutical companies. Major pharmaceutical companies, for many obvious (or should be obvious ) reasons would also like to mandate vaccination. Increased profits from the vaccine sales and the treatment of resulting disease, as well as the cover-up of vaccine risks by a population free of a control group are but a few of the reasons such corporations are supporting the vaccine mandates.
>After all, as Bertrand Russell stated as far back as 1953,
"Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible."
>But, while the push to mandate vaccines for children and adults is by no means an ALEC-centric conspiracy, this recent push for such laws was indeed formulated in ALEC councils.
>For this reason, it is highly ironic that the political left should be the half of the paradigm that takes up the charge for mandatory vaccination laws. After all, it is the left (at the lower levels) who seems to live by the motto “If ALEC supports it, we oppose it.” This time, all it took was some clever propaganda, trendy nudging, and social shaming and the left was marching right behind ALEC as militantly as if they were Republicans all along.
>The entire vaccine debate can scarcely even be labeled a debate. It is an exercise in social shaming, shouting down opposing views, and religious devotion to television and anyone wearing a lab coat or claiming to be an expert.
>With the culprit behind the recent mandatory vaccine/eliminate exemption push now revealed, it is time to begin working toward repealing these laws and making sure that no similar bill is ever politically viable.
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2015.07.30 17:28 axolotl_peyotl ALEC Behind Recent Push for Mandatory Vaccination: The reality is that the leftists are the biggest dupes in the vaccine game.

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Over the last several months, Americans have witnessed an increase in media propaganda regarding the “dangers” of “anti-vaxxers,” the “proven science of vaccines,” and the “tragedies” that ensue from the failure to vaccinate. That propaganda blitz has resulted in massive hysteria stemming from similar levels of ignorance.
Also resulting from the push by Big Pharma-funded corporate media outlets is the emotional and panicked campaign of pro-vaxxers, vaccine pushers, and adherents to the relatively recent new religion of “scientism” – the religious belief in anything labeled as science or scientific, regardless of whether or not that concept directly contradicts observable reality and experience or even regardless of whether or not it is actually scientific.
The so-called vaccine debate – which is not truly a debate since a debate requires the participation of two opposing sides – is generally nothing more than a shouting and shaming campaign against parents who have come to the conclusion that vaccines are not safe, effective, or neither.
Indeed, it is the unbridled emotion of the pro-vaccine camp that has been provoked and subsequently harnessed into a powerhouse of vitriol and social pressure that is then presented as a public health crisis.
The howling of the trendy masses, glued to their televisions, sitcoms, and NPR, is then presented as an organic public outcry in the media, resulting in the conveniently timed response of politicians and lawmakers.
Of course, with the creation of the false debate, there is also the political polarization of the issue – the left must be pitted against the right – in a typical but tried and true method of divide and conquer strategy.
Originally, holding questions regarding the safety or effectiveness of vaccinations was something that bridged political boundaries. Granted, the individuals who held these views were a minority. However, those numbers were growing and could be found in the midst of liberals and conservatives, libertarians and socialists, and even those completely unaligned to any ideology.
Now, however, that is beginning to change. The Big Pharma companies that fund the mainstream media and the political parasites infecting the federal and state capitols have managed to turn this debate into a partisan issue.
The propaganda campaign has been successful among members of all political denominations, but particularly so among the left. This is because the left is made up of a population that is well-trained to believe anything presented to them under the guise of science in much the same way as the right who are designed to believe anything presented in a religious context.
The result of this massive absorption of indoctrination is that we have the passage of bills mandating that children be vaccinated by force of law in California and even the attempt to force adults to be vaccinated as well.
With mandates coming out of California, North Carolina, and Vermont, clearly there is a nationwide agenda at foot.
But while those on the left continue to attack Koch Industries and ALEC for funding a number of horrific economic policies and divisive domestic campaigns, painting any idea they oppose coming from the Republican camps as a “Koch-funded” program (it often is), the reality is that the leftists are the biggest dupes in the vaccine game.
This is because, while leftists hawk vaccines and pride themselves on their obedience to doctors and “scientists,” they are doing nothing more than falling into line with a massive Koch-funded and ALEC-facilitated propaganda campaign.

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

For those who may not be familiar with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the council is considered a “non-profit organization” made up of Conservative state legislators and corporate private sector “partners.”
This mixture of government officials and corporate agents then meet regularly, replete with funding from major corporations all across the world to discuss, plan, write, and submit legislation that is beneficial to the corporations.
In one sense, ALEC is a massive corporate lobbying firm. In another, however, ALEC is much more, since much of the legislation submitted by the attentive congressman is actually written for the Senator or Representative by the agents of the organization. It is an organization that provides funding and direction (marching orders) for Congressmen, particularly those at the state level.
While slimy billionaires like George Soros act as the guiding force behind much of the American left, ALEC and KOCH Industries tend to fill the same void for the right; although, in truth, most of the corporations that make up ALEC are those who also fund Democratic candidates. Presentation, however, in a carefully crafted political theatre like the United States, is paramount.
As Alan Greenblatt describes the organization in his article for Governing,
"For decades, the American Legislative Exchange Council has been a force in shaping conservative policies at the state level. Today, its impact is even more pervasive. Its legislative ideas are resonating in practically every area of state government, from education and health to energy, environment and tax policy. The group, which brings together legislators with representatives from corporations, think tanks and foundations to craft model bills, has rung up an impressive score. Roughly 1,000 bills based on ALEC language are introduced in an average year, with about 20 percent getting enacted."
Brendan Greeley of Bloomberg Business describes ALEC in a similar fashion. He writes,
"For three decades, the American Legislative Exchange Council, the meeting’s host, has brought together corporations (including Pfizer (PFE), AT&T (T), and ExxonMobil (XOM)) and state legislators to write what it calls model bills—pieces of legislation the industries would like to become law. Often this means protecting favored tax treatment or keeping regulations at bay. ALEC has also approved model bills on social issues, including gun control and voter registration. The bills then get passed around among the 1,800 mostly Republican legislators who are ALEC members. They introduce the model bills about 1,000 times a year in state capitols around the country, the group says. About 200 become law.
"ALEC pays for the meetings through membership fees (called donations) that corporations pay. The legislators receive travel stipends (called scholarships) to attend the meetings. ALEC is registered with the IRS as a nonprofit that provides a public service, not as a lobbyist that seeks to influence.
"This offers two benefits: Corporate members can deduct yearly dues, which run up to $25,000—more if they want to sponsor meetings; and ALEC doesn’t have to disclose the names of legislators and executives who attend. That’s important, because if ALEC operated with complete openness it would have difficulty operating at all. ALEC has attracted a wide and wealthy range of supporters in part because it’s done its work behind closed doors. Membership lists were secret. The origins of the model bills were secret. Part of ALEC’s mission is to present industry-backed legislation as grass-roots work. If this were to become clear to everyone, there’d be no reason for corporations to use it."
While ALEC has pushed a number of bills regarding divisive wedge issues (it has to keep up its conservative veneer), it focuses mostly on economic issues promoting free market, Austrian school, deregulation, free trade, and other policies supported by major banks and corporations.
But ALEC is also a major pusher of laws regarding medical issues – not merely in the context of the American healthcare system, but also in the context of personal choice.
Despite all the rhetoric of ALEC and its puppets in Congress, the position of the organization and its puppets is not necessarily in favor of personal choice. This much has been made clear in the form of mandates and force of law, particularly in the area of vaccination.
This should not be surprising considering ALEC’s many Big Pharma members. While the organization is made up of a plethora of major corporations Big Pharma makes up a sizable portion of its ranks.
Below are a very small few of pharmaceutical companies that are part of ALEC’s operations.
These names are only a small few of the myriad of pharmaceutical companies, vaccine manufacturers, and other interested parties who are listed as members of ALEC. Many of these companies are concealed even further by a veil of umbrella “organizations” acting as front operations.

ALEC And Vaccines

With such a massive list of major pharmaceutical companies amidst ALEC’s ranks, it should come as no real surprise that ALEC would be one of the driving forces behind the recent spate of “mandatory vaccine bills” popping up all across the country. Indeed, its motto should be “Personal Choice For Corporations. Government Enforced Mandates For People.”
Remember, it was ALEC that crafted the “model” legislation “Immunization of Minors On TANF,” legislation that would have required parents on TANF assistance to require proof that their children were fully vaccinated according to the “recommended” levels. If those families did not show proof of their child’s vaccination, those families would lose their TANF benefits.
While exemptions were left intact in this “model” legislation, ALEC has stepped up its attack on parental rights by going after the exemption status in later bills.
For instance, consider the attempt to remove Vermont citizens’ rights to a philosophical exemption to vaccination known as SB 199, a bill that caught many in Vermont by complete surprise. Of course, when one takes a look at the key players and possible motivations, it becomes more obvious as to how this bill came to be and why.
SB 199 was submitted in the Senate by ALEC’s Vermont Chair Senator, Kevin Mullin, and in the House by a notorious vaccine pusher and vaccine damage denier. As Barbara Loe Fisher writes for National Vaccine Information Center,
"S199 was introduced in the state Senate by Kevin Mullin, who is VT chair of the Pharma-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and was introduced in the state House by Representative George Till, M.D., at the request of Harry Chen, M.D., Vermont’s Health Commissioner. Dr. Chen, who was a Vermont state representative and former chair of the Vermont House Health Care Committee for four years, has publicly downplayed vaccine risks.
"S199 was supported by the VT Dept. of Health and state government supported institutions, such as the University of Vermont, as well as medical trade associations that receive money from pharmaceutical corporations selling vaccines in the U.S., including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), March of Dimes, Every Child by Two and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Other organizations endorsing elimination of the philosophical exemption included the Vermont Academy of Family Physicians, Fletcher Allen, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, Voices for VT Children, Vermont Pharmacists Association, Rutland Medical Center, and Vermont Medical Society."
Edward Kentish seconded Fisher’s criticism in his op-ed for VTDigger.com when he wrote,
"Here ALEC’s Vermont chairman, Republican Sen. Kevin Mullin, introduced S.199, a bill seeking to end the “philosophical exemption” in the childhood vaccine laws. A Republican introducing a health care bill, one that removes a parent’s rights, one that obliges all children to participate in a health care plan. … An ugly duckling if ever there was one! Just doesn’t look like all the rest.
"The duckling looks even uglier in the light of Vermont’s exemplary health statistics. We rank right up there on general health, low incidence of infectious diseases, and low child mortality. What’s the problem, what motivates such a bill? Well, several corporations have recently publicly cut their ties with ALEC over ALEC’s Stand Your Ground gun laws, underscoring the reality that ALEC is funded by corporations, and we may guess has their interests at heart more than your child’s well-being."
One might be tempted to argue that the vaccine bill submitted in Vermont was merely an anomaly. That is, one would be tempted to make this argument if the Vermont bill was the only such bill submitted and supported by ALEC and its members.
In California, the infamous and fascist SB 277 which unfortunately became law was introduced by another vaccine fanatic and high priest of the religion of scientism, Richard Pan. Ben Allen, however, the second State Senator to introduce the legislation into the California state Senate is himself connected to ALEC. As Maureen Cruise of LA Progressive wrote in regards to Allen’s funding,
"Among other wealthy conservative donors are William E. Oberndorf, a California billionaire investor who funds conservative causes such as the privatization of education which he promotes via the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). He has contributed to the Karl Rove PAC and to Jeb Bush and the GW Bush Foundation. The Fisher Family of Gap and a dozen other corporations are fans of privatization of the public sector and charter schools."
Oberndorf, the ALEC big wig, is a major donor of Allen.
Cruise also points out that a sizable portion of Allen’s campaign contributions come directly from pharmaceutical interests.
A similar story is discovered in North Carolina, where notoriously arrogant and corrupt Senator Jeff Tarte – in between fits of whining and rage – introduced a bill that would have removed all vaccine exemption rights (except for medical exemptions) from parents and children, including homeschool children.
As if his last name did not accurately describe his disposition, Senator Tarte was one of the main sponsors of the NC bill SB 346, a bill that would have eliminated the “religious exemption” clause in the recommended vaccine schedule for children entering NC public schools. He was also a main contender for the title of worst public relations interaction with a constituent in the state of North Carolina in the last several years.
In keeping with the trend of recent events, however, Tarte is also a member of the ALEC organization, a feather in his cap that he was not shy in advertising in his weekly newsletter. Tarte not only is a member, but an active participant taking part in speaking events and even a seat on the ALEC Education Council.

Conclusion

The goal of forced vaccination has been in existence for quite some time, going back to a number of elite think tanks decades ago and the halls of pharmaceutical companies. Major pharmaceutical companies, for many obvious (or should be obvious ) reasons would also like to mandate vaccination. Increased profits from the vaccine sales and the treatment of resulting disease, as well as the cover-up of vaccine risks by a population free of a control group are but a few of the reasons such corporations are supporting the vaccine mandates.
After all, as Bertrand Russell stated as far back as 1953,
"Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible."
But, while the push to mandate vaccines for children and adults is by no means an ALEC-centric conspiracy, this recent push for such laws was indeed formulated in ALEC councils.
For this reason, it is highly ironic that the political left should be the half of the paradigm that takes up the charge for mandatory vaccination laws. After all, it is the left (at the lower levels) who seems to live by the motto “If ALEC supports it, we oppose it.” This time, all it took was some clever propaganda, trendy nudging, and social shaming and the left was marching right behind ALEC as militantly as if they were Republicans all along.
The entire vaccine debate can scarcely even be labeled a debate. It is an exercise in social shaming, shouting down opposing views, and religious devotion to television and anyone wearing a lab coat or claiming to be an expert.
With the culprit behind the recent mandatory vaccine/eliminate exemption push now revealed, it is time to begin working toward repealing these laws and making sure that no similar bill is ever politically viable.
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2014.05.23 20:47 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: We are Zachary Knighton, Jason Ritter, Melanie Lynskey, Thomas Beatty and Rebecca Fishman - Cast & Crew of THE BIG ASK. AUA!

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Zachary Knighton: What was your experience when you were in Flash Forward? I have a follow up question for anyone out there-- what do you want to see a movie about where there isn't already a great one out there?
David Krumholtz: How do you get involved in This Is The End? Since David can't be here cause he's shooting I'm going to go ahead and answer questions addressed to him. David got involved with This Is The End because he's been Seth Rogen's hairdresser for years. It has nothing to do with the fact that all those dudes have been good friends since Freaks and Geeks days. --T.
Thomas Beatty & Rebecca Fishman: Do you have any project in the future? Rebecca and I have a couple of projects we're working on. Right now we are totally focused on the project of keeping our 3 month old son August alive. So far so good! - T.
I wear it a lot of places. More than I probably should. But I love it, what am I supposed to do??? He wore it to the first day on set, but then not afterwards!
Did you just leave? Hi, I'm ZKRY NIGHTSON, I have ben here the hole thyme!
Random questions but I figured that's what we're here for: Favorite play? Favorite musical? Favorite TV show? Favorite writer? Favorite superhero? Favorite thing to do in NYC/LA? Favorite salad dressing? (wait... what) Here's a not sillly dumb answer from the directing team :) I love questions like this. Caveat is each of these answers would be different each day. Here goes nothing. Play: Kentucky Cycle or anything by Sarah Ruhl. Musical: Sweeney Todd or today I have a bunch of the music from Myths and Hymns in my head. TV: right now loving Orphan Black, Silicon Valley, GOT!!! Superhero: The MAXX LA: dinner with friends in the backyard. NYC: see plays with ritter! Salad dressing: lemon juice salt olive oil boom!
1) Do any of you have a preference for making more independent films or are decisions made based on scripts? Thanks so much for watching! That was our goal to keep you off guard!
I have a question to you all (Zachary, Jason, Melanie, Thomas, and Rebecca): What was the most memorable thing you remember when you all were 18 years old? My dear friend and I spent the summer living in a tiny apartment in a little town in the south of france (his grandmother had lived there before recently passing away). We met a sweet English couple and skinny dipped in their pool and it turned out they were peter and jenny mayle and I was reading a A Year in Provence, a book about/by them at the same time I was showing them my testicles.
How would you describe The Big Ask? You can only use three words (I know I'm very demanding). Is it a good or a bad thing that I'm finding this totally impossible to answer?
That's Sixteen Words. Argh!
Ok folks. To anyone who dares answer this. Of the people sitting next to you- screw, marry or kill? I would love to do all three to Krumholtz. -T.
Do you think the world you will age into will be better or worse than the world you were born into? Probably worse. But whatever! There's still donuts!
I'm looking forward to seeing the movie. Travel question for all- What is your favorite place to travel and what is a place that you've travel to that surprised you and why? Thomas and I went to Laos a few years ago and it was amazing. I was surprised by how under-the-radar it still is given how wonderful the food, people, culture, and landscapes are. And my favorite place to travel is anywhere with my family--we always have so much fun together. We go to Plum Island in MA every year and have great east coast beach time. We also went to Alaska recently and it was incredible. -R.
I'll follow up and say that I was blown away by Alaska. That sounds dumb but I just didn't expect one of the most exciting, exotic, revealing places I'd ever been to be in the USA. Bears and whales and salmon and crabs are all very cool.
Zach, I am such a huge fan of yours since Happy Endings. All I want to know is if you will have bottomless brunch with me next time you're in NYC? ZICH KNEWTON says YES!!!
Question for David Krumholtz, how much fan was doing "Partners"? I loved that show and wish it had lasted longer!! HI, Dvad KREEMPANTS here. I loved doing Partners! Michael Urie is the best! He's my other favorite famous gay actor along with Billy Eichner, who I went to high school with! -- T (I should be Krumholtz all the time!)
I'm a huge Numb3rs fan and enjoyed your character, Charlie Eppes. Do you still keep in contact with your former co-star, Rob Morrow? Sadly David is on set today working and you've officially gotten out of my depth of answering for him.
What's the most memorable thing you did when you were 18 years old? DAVD KREEMPANTS Herr. I love Rob Morrow. We have tea at the Huntington Gardens every weekend. When I was 18 I was raising hell with Kevin Kline promoting The Ice Story. We once ate a live chicken together.-- T.
Hey gang! Can't wait to see Big Ask on the big screen! Any plans for bonus material on the blu ray? bonus scenes, maybe a Sibleys music video? Well Mr. sir, yes! Tribeca has all the behind the scenes footage and it will be released at some point I think. Why is your name so familiar to me?
You knew me in another life? Must be. GUYS THIS IS THE EDITOR OF THE MOVIE! HE ALSO EDITED OTHER MOVIES! And some are giant popcorn movies like Underworld 3. And he edits Ax Men which I think is cool. Ask HIM anything!
If they made a movie about your life, who would play you (other than yourself)? David Krumholtz of course.
Jason: I love pretty much all the other projects you've done, I was curious if we'll ever see Us and Them? Hi! David Krmhooltz hre! I love being a woman! --T But seriously, weatherfrom.com is the funniest thing ever. While David was filming it he sent me a video of said beautiful woman doing a song and dance routine with no explanation. I thought it was creepy that he was filming some older woman being sexy.
David: You make a beautiful Woman. Also, Thomas showed the video to me without telling me anything and I had no idea it was Krumholtz. And after he told me I still didn't believe him. -R.
For me its a close tie between him and Nick Kroll for "sexiest" male comedian as a woman. I'm inclined to say Nick wins, but weatherfrom is so great! I'll be forever conflicted in so many ways because of this. But can Kroll sing you to sleep with a sweet husky lullaby??
To everyone: Favorite song of all time? Impossible. Today, 1952 Vincent Black Lightning by Richard Thompson.
Also-- this is probably the time to mention that my wife, co-director Rebecca Fishman is in a Fleetwood Mac tribute band that tours the country. So all Fleetwood Mac songs are doubly awesome to me. I'm a sucker for slow stuff so I'll go with songbird cause she sings it.
Hi everyone! Thank you for a great, weird, all around fun movie. It seems like it was fun to make -- although I'm dubious about the "shooting in the middle of the desert" part. Where did you shoot and what was that like? They are being kind about the conditions. It was brutal at times. We shot close to the military base in 29 palms right at the end of the universe. we had snakes, dudes with hand guns and dirt bikes, feral dogs, wind storms. It was intense.
(Also, Jason, I know it's not going to happen, but please come back on Parenthood. It's the last season, dammit.) Also- thank you for the kind words about the movie. It means so so much to us.
Also, how did you get Julian Wass to do the soundtrack? He's pretty awesome. That scene with Krumholtz and the dog slayed me (not to mention the Cactus Song.) I went to high school with Julian! You should also check out his wife Jenee's amazing movie The Pretty One. He did the soundtrack for that film as well.
Would anyone want to make a bad movie that is so terrible it becomes good, resulting in a cult classic a la The Room or Showgirls? Tricky questions right to the heart of this AMA. Yes. I want to make like a super intense passionate crazy revenge movie that is just awful and brutally overacted.
To whoever wants to answer: if you woke tomorrow and discovered you were Bruce Willis, what's the first thing that you would do? The Terry Crews peck dance.
Ohh, I see. Reposting to cover up my previous answer. You're in on it, aren't you? You signed the secret alien document back in the 40's, didn't you? Yes.
NOOO. I MLNY LIMSKIM, I'm here to answer questions.
Government coverups. Let's do it.
The only t-shirts I have are V-necks...that's some real life stuff right there. You love a good vneck and it suits you sir.
Any pressure about being like or unlike him came from my own head, projecting what I thought were other people's expectations of me. There wasn't actually any outside pressure, I don't think. I think that's usually how it is-- much more pressure and comparison from yourself than anyone around you when it comes to parent comparisons.
Zach owns 464 vnecks btw. He just bought one.
It wasn't really fun because I had a lot of emotional and sad stuff to do. It was a great experience though. Stephen Chbosky is an angel and it was such a pleasure getting to meet that cast, what an amazing group of people. I really enjoyed that movie.
Thank you! Lena is a warm, beautiful, brilliant woman. Anna is sweet, hilarious and fun and so smart. I love both of them and feel so grateful to have been able to work with such great people who are also wonderful improvisors. It made the work so easy. We have both been movie obsessed our whole lives. My dad is an actor and I grew up on sets. We always wanted to make a movie and finally decided to stop waiting for someone to tell us we could and just do it. Luckily these amazing actors came along for the ride-- Thomas.
I love The Voice, Veep, Parenthood, any Bachelor show, and any murdeinvestigation show. I am so excited that The Comeback is um, coming back. One time a friend of mine was filming his web series and used my mom's pool to shoot and Tony Hale was in it and he got pushed in the pool and it was awesome.
YES please start producing or writing movies, your ideas are so good!! Question for everyone!!! thanks RedditArmy!
Freemason here. Can confirm. :) Shhh!
FACT. Boom!
Me too. Starting script now.
I gotta get to French Stewart. he's my only hope! I ET HM.
I guess it's just me now. THANKS A LOT DALE. TME TO COM HOME JSN RIDER.
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