Speaking of GRRM, I still think there ought to be a Wild Cards TV show. Preferably with music by the guy who did the Lois and Clark tv show.
Good luck to them, will be interesting to see what the future holds for Warner.While Semel seems the obvious choice to fill in for his friend and mentor, some in Hollywood are unsure of the future with Semel alone. “Yea, what can I say? Robert and Terry had a very specific working relationship,” said an unnamed Hollywood executive. “Robert was the ‘bad cop’, hot headed and aggressive, while Terry was the ‘good cop’, patient and understanding. It was a high-functioning if co-dependent working relationship.”
Perhaps predicting this dynamic, as Semel ascends to the Chair and CEO billet, he will be backfilled as President and COO by famed producer John Peters, whose long string of hits includes critically acclaimed films, like his former wife Barbara Streisand’s 1976 remake of A Star Is Born, the hit Penny Marshall supernatural comedy/drama The Witches of Eastwick, and the recent relaunch of the iconic Superman film franchise, starring Robert Downy, Jr. Peters, who has a reputation as an aggressive and energetic producer, is seen as a good match, bringing the “hot” energy to balance Semel’s “cool” as well as bringing a deep well of creative energy.
Is that a promise or a threat?“Trust me, we haven’t seen the last of Robert Daly.”
Will he cross paths with Michael Eisner perhaps? In our timeline Daly bought the LA Dodgers in 1999 after leaving WB and became the Chairman of Save the Children in 2010. And Hat tip to @El Pip for the Wild Adventures of Robert Daly subplot idea! Just wait 'till you see what comes next.
“This signatory expands the GVTC across almost the whole of the Appalachian Great Valley,” said Undersecretary Frank Wells, “and even integrates the adjacent Wyoming Valley [of Pennsylvania], bringing in the great cities of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Transport between the Gulf [of Mexico], Atlantic, Great Lakes, Hudson Valley, and points beyond now has several all new and low-carbon options for shipping and logistics, a move that will take trucks off of the highways and create thousands of new jobs in the expanding US Intermodal grid.”
Very positive reception so far, if it can only satisfy a fraction of that it's going to be a success.“This will be a boon to working class people all along the Great Valley,” said Acting Governor Singel of Pennsylvania. “It will create thousands of short- and long-term jobs and will reinvigorate the stagnant economies of these forgotten, ‘drive by’ counties. 1200 miles of land, from Chattanooga to Lake Champlain, all set to benefit from the federal largesse.”
The USR is really doing great for it self right now, lots of federalisation might sound bad for the centralised government but it could be a real change to turn the USR into a more equal country. Can't wait to hear how the first free election will go and if Yeltsin will even have a chance for the Presidency.The bill officially elevates the Autonomous Republics of Chechnya-Ingush, Dagestan, Ossetia-Alania, Karelia, Bashkiria, Tatarstan, and Komi to full State status, bringing the total number of USR States to sixteen. Several other Autonomous Republics have each begun applications for full State status. The Autonomous Oblasts of Adyghe, Gorno-Altai, Karachay-Cherkessia, and Khakassia were simultaneously elevated to Autonomous Republic status while other, smaller Autonomous Oblasts have begun the application process to become Autonomous Republics, including the controversial Autonomous Oblast of Nagorno-Karabakh, which is claimed by the independent Republic of Armenia and is currently an official part of the State of Azerbaijan
Sworn enemies having to work together for the sake of the public?The so-called Mogadishu Accords, mediated by the United Nations, set up a loose federated structure dividing the war-torn nation into several co-equal States, each more or less aligned to the current boundaries of the various rival factions, who will become political parties while each retaining some control of their local militias, which will be integrated into the Somali National Army at least in name. Somaliland in particular will retain a high degree of political autonomy.
No get out of here! You're making it worse.Representatives of the US-owned Exxon company, Royal Dutch Shell, and British Petroleum have meanwhile been seen meeting with Somaliland representatives in what some are calling “helpful foreign investment” and others are calling a resource-grab
Oh No. Can't say I'm looking forward to that.Will this “prevent” 9/11 given that its architect is dead? Yes and no. Bin Laden still lives, as does Mullah Omar and a critical mass of what became Al Qaida, and extreme Salafist terrorism and the geopolitics that feeds it is certainly still in play. Stay tuned.
Yup. Pre-plastic surgery Pamela Anderson to be exact. She was honestly quite gorgeous IMO, before she kind of started to ruin her looks by starting to get facial plastic surgery later on (after this picture was taken) in 1994. Over the years, the plastic surgery just kept getting more noticeable and noticeable, and in my view her originally beauty was lost along the way.Also that's Pamela Anderson?! Holy Moly
A good question. I would say the answer is probably "Both".Is that a promise or a threat?
It's not just a joke, it's an actual term/lexicon used by scientists/engineers. Even if it's not that funny anymore, it won't go away.While "Walt's Head" as a euphemism for cryogenic energy storage might be funny for a while, I can see the joke wearing thin pretty quickly.
The deal is mostly building Intermodal (freight) facilities to use existing tracks, though Amtrak could expand its services. There could be funds for more tracks coming up to account for the increased rail traffic. Hypothetically Amtrak could take advantage of that.Also will they add passengers trains to that?
Because this could also help to turn Appalachia into a holiday destination. Lake Champlain is beautiful in the summer.
My heart goes out to the poor green engineers who are going to have to hear all the jokes. But to be honest, it is very funny that they're going this route.
While "Walt's Head" as a euphemism for cryogenic energy storage might be funny for a while, I can see the joke wearing thin pretty quickly.
Well if there's one thing that we Engineers love, it's taking a bad joke and codifying it into the lexicon so we can use it for decades after it stopped being funny.It's not just a joke, it's an actual term/lexicon used by scientists/engineers. Even if it's not that funny anymore, it won't go away.
Speaking of the joke, I was actually against using it as such because the Disney family will be eternally pissed about the urban legend being immortalized into the public consciousness, but Geekhis convinced me and it was simply too funny not to pass it up. It's a small price to pay for a much better Disney, lol.
Holy crap, I completely forgot about this, but if Futurama gets made ITTL, Matt Groening will find this joke completely irresistible.And if it's in utterly bad taste, all the better.
"Did you know that the Head Museum is powered by Walt's Head? No, I mean his actual head!"
"His creative mind belies some kind of infinite power that really gets the juices flowing."
"We initially tried using Jim Henson for this, but this joke only works with the real Walt Disney himself."