Eagle-eyed viewers watching Sunday’s episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones were rewarded with something that was not supposed to be in the episode. Quality writing? Story arcs that made sense? Nope. The masterminds behind this final season were able to make sure the episode was free of those things. If only they had been as diligent when it came to making sure actress Emilia Clarke didn’t have her Starbucks cup on the table while filming.Read More
The Satanic Temple is threatening legal action against Netflix. The reason? For featuring a Baphomet statue in an episode of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that looks very similar to a Baphomet statue they created. Their statue was created for display outside a courthouse in Oklahoma next to a statue of the Ten Commandments. They weren’t successful in getting the statue displayed in Oklahoma.
Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson for The Satanic Temple tweeted about it.
The Baphomet statues are very similar
When I watched the episode of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that first showed the statue, I thought it was the same exact one created by The Satanic Temple. On closer examination, it is not. It’s a knockoff. The creators of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina did not attempt to create a Baphomet statue. It looks like they tried to make a Baphomet statue based on the design created by The Satanic Temple. Legally, I don’t see how they can do that without securing the rights to the design. The Satanic Temple is not the set designer for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Netflix pays someone else to do that job.
The Satanic Temple is not a Satan worshiping organization
In case you are wondering, The Satanic Temple does not promote the worshipping of Satan. They promote the exact opposite. The Satanic Temple doesn’t believe in Satan. They are non-theistic. Members of The Satanic Temple are staunch supporters of the First Amendment and the separation of church and state. They view Satan as nothing more than a fictitious character. The Satanic Temple uses the fictitious character of Satan to defend the separation of church and state.
Not only has Dish dropped the CW Network and WGN America from its lineup of programing, they’ve also dropped the NFL Network.
From the Wall Street Journal:
The NFL said Dish is the first distributor to drop the channel in its 13-year history. If the dispute isn’t resolved in the fall, Dish will also no longer carry the NFL’s RedZone service, which is a specialty channel that carries live action of all games every Sunday throughout the regular season.
Evidently Dish got rid of the NFL Network sometime last month. I didn’t realize it until yesterday while going through the channels. If they continue with this retarded game of chicken into the NFL season, it’s going to be their undoing. One of the main reasons I went with Dish was because they included the NFL RedZone channel in their basic sports package. To get RedZone on DirecTv, I would need to pay for the entire NFL package which included every out-of-market game. I didn’t want every out-of-market game. I just wanted to watch RedZone.
I’d like to cut the cord entirely and just switch to streaming. The problem is, a lot of the networks that offer content online make you go through either local cable, Dish, or DirecTv before you can stream. For example, before I could stream CNN Go on my Roku devices, I had to activate it through Dish. Without an active satellite or cable account, you can’t watch CNN through a streaming device. I should be able to pay a couple bucks a month for CNN without going through a gatekeeper.
America is a great country.
What’s going on with Comcast? The behemoth cable provider is routinely voted the worst company in America for customer service. Now they’ve been caught changing a customer’s first name from Ricardo to “Asshole”. They left his last name, Brown, as-is. Go figure.
This was discovered when the customer received his statement in the mail. He learned about this name change on a 30 day past due notice.
What will they change his name to when he goes 60 days past due?
Comcast is blaming a rogue employee for the incident and they claim to have fired that employee. I find it heard to believe that Comcast doesn’t have failsafes in place that stop something like this. By changing the name of the customer, they’ve modified the contract, making it invalid and unenforceable. A name change on an account requires an addendum to the original contract. It’s essentially putting the bill in someone else’s name.
Ricardo Brown no longer owes any money to Comcast, Asshole Brown does.
Comcast is just a terrible company. They owe their customer base not to the excellent products and service they offer, but to the fact that they are the only game in town. They offer cable TV and broadband, high-speed Internet delivered over coax cable. They enjoy a monopoly over control of the coax cable running to people’s homes.
Companies without competition are almost universally terrible. No greater example of this is the local cable TV provider.
We get our TV from Dish Network. One of the reasons Dish Network is so awesome is that they have DirecTv to compete with. DirecTv tries to corner the satellite TV market by bribing the NFL to be the sole provider of out-of-market games. Dish Network competes with DirecTV by offering the best DVR on the market. The point is, the two satellite TV providers have each other to compete with.
Comcast has nobody to compete with. If you live in an area where Comcast is in control of the coax, you either go with them, or you don’t have cable TV.
One of the things that I hate about meteorologists is that when they do share information that it actually relevant and not just made up, it makes no sense.
It rained last night in the Hagerstown area. Looking out the window, there appears to be ice everywhere. Needing more information, I checked out the WHAG weather Twitter feed. WHAG is the local NBC affiliate here in Hagerstown. What I saw was the above image showing a large area of pink and violet, with a bit of creamy tan thrown in.
What do all these colors mean?
Hagerstown is in the pink area. What does this mean in relationship to the weather? All I want to know if the current weather conditions are going to impose problems on my morning drive to work through the streets of Hagerstown. Instead, what I get is a map that shows Hagerstown is in a large area of pink.
Does this mean we’re more dedicated to the fight against breast cancer than the people living in Chambersburg or Bedford?
If you’re going to color-code a map, you really should show what the colors mean. Have a little chart to the side that shows what colors mean what. They should teach this in meteorologist school, instead of spending so much time training how to make crack pipes out of everyday household items, or how to lie about the weather and remain employed.
Meteorologists stink and I don’t like them.
Dick Donato, also known as Evel Dick from his time on Big Brother 8, has HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Donato was that season’s winner of Big Brother. He also returned to the show for season 13. It began with 14 contestants, or as they’re referred to on the show, HouseGuests, six of which were from prior seasons of Big Brother. Dick left the show after only six days for an urgent personal mater.
It turns out that urgent personal matter was that a blood test done before Big Brother 13 began, indicated Dick had HIV. I’d say that qualifies as an urgent personal matter.
How did he contract the virus? According to Dick, he thinks he got it from engaging in unprotected sex with a woman. He says he’s not gay and that he’s never used intravenous drugs. His on-again, off-again girlfriend, Stephanie Rogness-Fischer, supposedly doesn’t have the virus.
One might think that when you have HIV and you and your non-HIV infected girlfriend break up, the chances of you two getting back together are pretty much nill. No matter what you have going for you, you have HIV. I would think most women find that to be a non-starter, like still living at home or being a Jimmy Buffett fan.
I’ve got to think most women find HIV to be a real turn-off.