Dear Hollywood,…signed America

Well, happy Monday, other than some commenting, here and elsewhere, I try to take Sundays off, so often my article on Monday is a bit rushed (lame too, sometimes).

In any case, this video, from Townhall and The Federalist, has ben kicking around for a bit. But I wanted to run it the first time I saw it – and every other time, and that’s a lot of times. It’s funny, it’s true, and it’s even fairly kind while making a point. Here you go.

And that is our contribution for talking to Hollywood, for this year. Tick off that box. When they want to think and speak in a reasonable manner, we might change our mind, but I see little chance of it occurring, and so they can continue talking to themselves, and they aren’t doing a very good job of entertaining me anyway.

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12 Responses to Dear Hollywood,…signed America

  1. Mike says:

    A bunch of Ego’s dealing with their ever increasing irrelevance… like drowning men, panic has them reaching out and pulling down everyone around them. But no one cares. Once a 40 share was good… now a 5.1 is good. Once simply churning out a Movie assured you some time at the theater… now you’re lucky if it doesn’t go straight to DVD, or run on a Cable channel late at night. Now they have to save their poetic political waxing for award shows nobody watches. Irrelevant is not a strong enough word. Their sphere of influence is shrinking exponentially and the self-important are scared. I would say ‘senseless’, but that ship sailed long ago.
    In the end, If an Actor stars in a Movie and nobody sees it… did it make a sound?

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    • NEO says:

      Exactly so. And you’re correct, you really cares what they think? There’s a reason why actors were traditionally held in disesteem.

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      • Mike says:

        Man… I wish they WERE traditionally held in “disesteem”. Sadly, I afraid the best we can hope for is continued fractionalization of the entertainment industry forcing people to think for themselves. During that 40 share era the Band Wagon effect was powerful and the Left longs to return to those days.

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        • NEO says:

          I was going back considerably farther, without saying so, not so long before that they were considered little better than prostitutes. But in our lifetimes, yeah, you’re right.

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        • Mike says:

          Politicians have stolen their title…

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        • NEO says:

          Truly so.

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  3. Jan Hanssen says:

    Contrary to comments above, Hollywood is still making decent money, it’s profits are consistent across the years, when adjusted for inflation. I do not suspect any of this is going to change.

    So why get upset about it? There is not a politician alive that is not burned in effigy, either literally or figuratively, daily across the world. George Bush had a shoe thrown at him. If you cannot take that level of social criticism, being a politician might not be the proper career choice. I am not sure why it demands comment? If you truly did not care, I do not think it would have been a blip on your radar, but it clearly hit a nerve.

    The irony here is that in the time period when joining an acting troupe was considered of low repute, so was the work that you did/do. That is sort of funny. In impugning others, you impugn yourself.

    In other news, if Social Security benefits would be impacted, would this hurt you considerably? Are you worried Donald Trump may change these benefits?

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    • NEO says:

      Yep, it makes money, mostly overseas, and turns out pap, at best to do it. I ran this because I like it and found it funny, you rarely see anything about Hollywood here, I simply find them irrelevant, although that’s likely not true for at least some of my readers.

      Politicians need if anything more criticism. That said idle wingeing about past event is wingeing not criticism, let alone constructive.

      I would, it probably won’t be, if it is I’ll do something else.

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      • Jan Hanssen says:

        This is not entirely accurate. Depending on the movie, it can make more or less overseas, but the return on investment is far higher in the USA than elsewhere. Considering the population of the US vs. the rest of the world, profits are far disproportionately in favor of the USA (population density makes marketing, distribution, and income per theater far higher), even if they make more quantitatively elsewhere.

        Are you referring to the Golden Globes in general or Meryl Streep specifically? Also, profits are constant over time, accounting for inflation, so relevance is relatively constant as well. The talk of “drowning” and “wingeing” (sic) seems excessive hyperbole.

        Have you ever watched a film while physically outside of the United States? In a theater? I think I have seen a movie on every inhabited continent but Australia.

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        • Mike says:

          And, you’re a Bore.

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    • Mike says:

      You’re wrong.

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