FFS, get an original idea fuckers.
Invest in foam rubber futures now, because Amazon Studios has inked a deal with Sid and Marty Krofft to “reimagine” their live-action 1970s kids show Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.
“Sid and Marty are geniuses,” Amazon Studios VP Roy Price said in announcing the pilot order, “and we are honored to be working with them to bring to the world a return of what we believe is TV’s most fabulous and funniest sea creature ever.”
The Kroffts’ dominion over the Saturday morning TV airwaves/my young life began in 1969, with NBC’s H.R. Pufnstuf (and yes, Witchiepoo haunted me). The brothers followed that up in 1970 with The Bugaloos (meh, I wasn’t a fan), while Sigmund and Land of the Lost (remind me again how the Marshalls’ uncle landed the same place as their dad…?) made their debuts in 1974 and 1975, respectively.
Phew, one of the best shows on TV.
Cinemax has ordered a fourth, eight-episode season of the small-town crime drama, TVLine has learned.
The show’s third season kicked off Jan. 9, and new episodes continue to air Fridays at 10/9c. Season 3 will wrap its 10-episode run next month.
Sob, the Eighties were cool for the plethora of gay men in makeup making cool, new romantic music. Gay Men were allowed to be camp and effeminate and act gayer than gay. You have none now, as society is shitty and likes their gay men straight acting. I adored Steve Strange, ‘Fade to Grey’ was my theme. Sad news. Dead at 55, don’t do cocaine kids.
Steve Strange, lead singer of 1980s pop band Visage, has died aged 55 following a heart attack, his record label says.
Strange, real name Steven Harrington, died in his sleep in a hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
The Welsh New Romantic icon is best known for his Visage hit Fade To Grey.
Marc Green, August Day Recordings label manager, said his “family, band members and friends are all distraught at this sudden news of his untimely death.
Strange, a New Romantic pioneer, was born in Newbridge, Caerphilly county, and got involved in music after seeing the Sex Pistols in concert in 1976.
He went to London aged 15 to work for Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McClaren before setting up the Blitz Club in Soho, central London, which would become a focal point for the New Romantic movement.
Bands including Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet and Culture Club all got their start at the club before finding stardom.
This funny but deadly serious piece on Raw Story points out how stupid it is to obsess on Brian Williams and not the elected liars of the first Iraqi occupation.
2. GEORGE BUSH
Lie: Iraq could launch a biological and chemical attack and was seeking a nuclear bomb. In a radio address in September 2002, Bush said: “The Iraqi regime possesses biological and chemical weapons, is rebuilding the facilities to make more and, according to the British government, could launch a biological or chemical attack in as little as 45 minutes after the order is given. . . . This regime is seeking a nuclear bomb, and with fissile material could build one within a year.”
Truth: it had been years since Iraq’s weapons had been assessed. No recent analysis of Iraq’s weapons capabilities had been done. The White House hadn’t requested it and the intelligence community hadn’t found it necessary.
Punishment: Re-election as President of the United States. Occasional appearances on TV.
3. DONALD RUMSFELD
Lie: Iraq is in cahoots with Al Qaeda Terrorists. When asked in July 2002 if there was a relationship between Iraq and Al Qaeda Rumsfeld said, “Sure.”
Truth: Not So Sure. The month before, the Defense Intelligence Agency had issues an assessment which found a lack of “compelling evidence demonstrating direct cooperation between the government of Iraq and Al Qaeda.” This was in addition to its finding that “the nature of the regime’s relationship with Al Qaeda is unclear.”
4. CONDOLEEZA RICE
Lie: There was No Warning of 9/11. Testifying before the 9/11 Commission, Rice actually said, “I do not remember any reports to us, a kind of strategic warning, that planes might be used as weapons.” She also claimed that there was “nothing about the threat of attack in the U.S.” in the Presidential Daily Briefing on August 6th.
Truth: Ye Ole ‘Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States’ Document. So, Rice couldn’t have seen the attack coming despite the fact that she was at the July 2001 G-8 summit in Genoa, where “U.S. officials were warned that Islamic terrorists might attempt to crash an airliner” into the summit, which caused security to”close the airspace over Genoa and station antiaircraft guns at the city’s airport.”
And then there’s that whole unfortunate Presidential Daily Briefing entitled “Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States,” thing. But that’s kind of indirect.