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Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned yesterday. Evidently Spicer was not at all pleased with New York financier Anthony Scaramucci appointment as White House communications director. If I remember the things I learned from watching the West Wing, communications director is the press secretary’s boss. Spicer quit because he didn’t want to work for his new …

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Funimation Roku app will not allow streaming of TV-MA programming

Funimation Roku app will not allow streaming of TV-MA programing - Bent Corner

The Funimation Roku app, FunimationNow (version 1.0 build 110) will not allow me to stream TV-MA rated content. I can watch such content on my computer or on my Xbox One, but not on any of my Roku devices. When I try to watch a show that’s rated TV-MA, I see a blue screen with the words, “Sorry! This …

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Otakon to move to Washington DC in 2017

Otakon, the annual anime and manga fandom convention is taking place this weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center. It will be Otakon’s final year in Baltimore. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC will begin hosting Otakon starting in 2017. Why the move? Because the Baltimore Convention Center hasn’t aged gracefully. From the official Otakon website: The primary …

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Scarlet Johansson in ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Paramount and Dreamworks Pictures released the first image from the upcoming movie Ghost in the Shell. It’s a live-action version of the popular anime of the same name. The image shows Scarlet Johansson in the starring role of cyborg Major Kusanagi. In the anime, Major Kusanagi is Japanese. Scarlet Johansson is not Japanese. Some people are bothered by this fact. The director …

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