It’s A Hedge

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  1. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Other films that were made into successful television shows:

    Alice (From Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), 9 seasons on CBS

    Dr. Kildare, a successful film series which starred Lew Ayers and Lionel Barrymore was recreated for the small screen with Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey, 5 seasons on NBC

    And the grandaddy of them all, Lassie, which MGM brought to the screen in 1943 with Lassie, Come Home and ran for 17 seasons on CBS.

     

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  2. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Other films that were made into successful television shows:

    Alice (From Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), 9 seasons on CBS

    Dr. Kildare, a successful film series which starred Lew Ayers and Lionel Barrymore was recreated for the small screen with Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey, 5 seasons on NBC

    And the grandaddy of them all, Lassie, which MGM brought to the screen in 1943 with Lassie, Come Home and ran for 17 seasons on CBS.

     

    I haven’t listened yet, but saw your comment and thought I too was going to mention Alice. Then I thought are the guys covering this again, what episode was I going to comment on? Turns out, upon listening to the Sub(space)Beacon (the nerd in me really wants them to pronounce the punctuation) episode out today, it was Sonny and Vic talking about M*A*S*H last week where they were trying to think of movies that became TV shows instead of the other way around. At the end of today’s episode, during the corrections and additions portion, a listener had brought up WestworldFargo, and Friday Night Lights.

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  3. ThomasMcInerny Coolidge
    ThomasMcInerny
    @ThomasMcInerny

    Great GLOP. “Irish Spring” et al. But when you finish off with the Ronnettes? Priceless.

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  4. FredGoodhue Coolidge
    FredGoodhue
    @FredGoodhue

    Corporal Klinger was ahead of his time. He would fit right in with the Biden Army.

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  5. Shauna Hunt Inactive
    Shauna Hunt
    @ShaunaHunt

    Where do I go to listen to the sub (Beacon)?

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  6. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    Shauna Hunt (View Comment):

    Where do I go to listen to the sub (Beacon)?

    They are only on Patreon now. They have set it up so it only requires a minimum of a $1/month donation and the guys mentioned in the kick-off that if that’s too much, they will give out a complementary subscription if you write to Vic or JVL. Currently they have 1500 patrons and at the end of the latest episode they said that if they hit 2000 patrons Vic will return to the hosting duties, where it should have stayed. The show is like GLoP except they don’t talk politics and only one of the hosts hates Trump.

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  7. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Shauna Hunt (View Comment):

    Where do I go to listen to the sub (Beacon)?

    You can go to subbeacon.com which redirects to their Patreon page.

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  8. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    When they focus on pop culture I realize just how much all three of them know. It’s kinda impressive. 

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  9. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    When they focus on pop culture I realize just how much all three of them know. It’s kinda impressive.

    Between the three of them, they’re usually able to correct each others’ mistakes, if given enough time.

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  10. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male
    @MiffedWhiteMale

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Shauna Hunt (View Comment):

    Where do I go to listen to the sub (Beacon)?

    They are only on Patreon now. They have set it up so it only requires a minimum of a $1/month donation and the guys mentioned in the kick-off that if that’s too much, they will give out a complementary subscription if you write to Vic or JVL. Currently they have 1500 patrons and at the end of the latest episode they said that if they hit 2000 patrons Vic will return to the hosting duties, where it should have stayed. The show is like GLoP except they don’t talk politics and only one of the hosts hates Trump.

    They all hate trump, they just don’t talk about it.

     

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  11. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Has anyone come up with a Sonic The Hedge-Hog meme yet?

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  12. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Shauna Hunt (View Comment):

    Where do I go to listen to the sub (Beacon)?

    They are only on Patreon now. They have set it up so it only requires a minimum of a $1/month donation and the guys mentioned in the kick-off that if that’s too much, they will give out a complementary subscription if you write to Vic or JVL. Currently they have 1500 patrons and at the end of the latest episode they said that if they hit 2000 patrons Vic will return to the hosting duties, where it should have stayed. The show is like GLoP except they don’t talk politics and only one of the hosts hates Trump.

    They all hate trump, they just don’t talk about it.

     

    Maybe. Just know that JVL is proud of his work getting Xiden elected. Sonny now writes at the Bulwark but I think just on entertainment topics.

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  13. DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone Member
    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Maybe. Just know that JVL is proud of his work getting Xiden elected. Sonny now writes at the Bulwark but I think just on entertainment topics.

    Oh, Sonny hates President Trump, too. And anyone who works for The Bulwank should be assumed to be an anti-American globalist. The Bulwank is funded by Soros and Omidyar.

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  14. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Maybe. Just know that JVL is proud of his work getting Xiden elected. Sonny now writes at the Bulwark but I think just on entertainment topics.

    Oh, Sonny hates President Trump, too. And anyone who works for The Bulwank should be assumed to be an anti-American globalist. The Bulwank is funded by Soros and Omidyar.

    Yeah, but they don’t spend 25% of their show about pop culture talking politics so I don’t hear it. I enjoy their show. A show with three guys discussing pop culture, where one guy is always wrong, reminds me of something.

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  15. SParker Member
    SParker
    @SParker

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    Corporal Klinger was ahead of his time. He would fit right in with the Biden Army.

    Nope.  He was a cross-dresser trying to get out, not transgender and trying to get in.  Bedwetting or, better, constant, unstoppable weeping (preferably from day 1 of Basic Training) would have been sounder tactics.  The US Army bureaucracy is a formidable foe.

    Misc, not related:

    M. Wikipedia says “ghee LYN” or “ghee LEN.”  A few generations back when the Brits still had imperial confidence they might have taken great pleasure in murdering the pronunciation.  Today I’m guessing not.

    Naked City (1960-1963, with Route 66 as a spin-off) was a police procedural with the look and style of Jules Dassin’s 1948 movie, The Naked City.

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  16. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male
    @MiffedWhiteMale

    SParker (View Comment):
    Nope. He was a cross-dresser trying to get out, not transgender and trying to get in. Bedwetting or, better, constant, unstoppable weeping (preferably from day 1 of Basic Training) would have been sounder tactics. The US Army bureaucracy is a formidable foe.

    I’m reading “The Fall of Fortresses”  right now, a memoir by a navigator on B-17s in England in 1943.

    I know a little more about Snuffy, because he flew with us for a while that summer. It was after our third mission, as I recall, that he made up his mind to survive. In refusing to fight he stood his ground with indomitable spirit. He was a waist gunner. For three raids he had withstood the numbing cold. He had seen other gunners die and other crews vanish. One summer morning when we were not alerted Snuffy went to see the squadron CO. Our tail gunner, Mike, went with him and so could tell us precisely what happened. Snuffy saluted with that casual wave to the forehead that was our bow to protocol. “I ain’t aflying anymore,” he said in his own blend of Kansas and Oklahoma accents. “What’s wrong?” asked Carlson. “I’m ascared,” said Snuffy. “That [redacted]’flying’s for keeps. I’m agoing to the kitchen.” At that point, Mike says, Snuffy began to tear his sergeant’s stripes from his sleeve by way of emphasizing the finality of his decision and his acceptance of the consequences. Theoretically, of course, he might have been given far worse than a demotion—anything from a dishonorable discharge to time in a stockade. The firing squad was, of course, unthinkable.

    But Snuffy knew that the Army Air Forces were not the Army, that the wartime Army was not the peacetime Army, that his superiors could be trusted to play the game with a sense of proportion if not of humor. Carlson put up a premonitory hand and tried to be understanding. “I know how you feel,” he said. “We’re all scared.” “Yup,” said Snuffy. “Only me, I’m agoin’ to the kitchen.” Snuffy won. He went to the kitchen. He may have been busted to corporal, but I’m not absolutely certain of that and Mike can’t remember.

     

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  17. Archibald Campbell Member
    Archibald Campbell
    @ArchieCampbell

    If any of you out there are financial types, please correct me if I’m wrong on any of the following. I’m just a layman in the world of finance.

    My understanding from reading the reporting about GameStop is that the Reddit group investing in them (and they are buying stock, not short-selling. The hedge fund is the short-seller) is not doing it because they think it will make them money, but because they think that the hedge fund is artificially, and illegally, pushing down the price of the stock through short selling what the Reddit folks allege is 140% of the shares in the company.  It is, for obvious reasons, illegal to short sell more than 100% of a company’s outstanding stock, but it could be that it is a common practice for the hedge funds to do just that.  That needs to be investigated.

    The Reddit folks are trying to make a point that the hedge funds pretty much do whatever they want, and if they can short sell more shares than exist in a company, and no one does anything about it, then those hedge funds can use that method to crush pretty much any floundering stock they want to make their short-sell price target.  For example, if short selling 80% of the shares in a company won’t move the price down where they want it, maybe 120% will.  Or, in this case (allegedly) 140%.

    GameStop does indeed have an outdated business model, but they’ve also just hired a CEO to pivot them to online sales, and that hasn’t had any time to happen yet.

    At any rate, that’s my understanding of what’s going on.

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  18. Jordan Henderson Coolidge
    Jordan Henderson
    @jordanhendersongmailcom

    Rob Long gave a simplistic and wrong explanation of what’s going on with $GME and Redditors.  I have to admit, I’m no expert, but I think this tweet and the referenced tweets do a good job.   There was serious naked shorting going on (illegal and the Redditors figured it out from public information) so the short squeeze was a monster run-up in the price.  The Redditors will do fine if they have any kind of stop-loss that has them only gaining some large multiple of their investment.  https://twitter.com/jordanhenderson/status/1355171617782063110?s=20

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