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  • Everyone Thinks I'm Working (vanity)

    01/28/2018 10:39:41 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    Eddie would go... (Eddie Akai) ^ | Jan 28, 2018 | Eddie01
    Everyone I meet down the Pub thinks I'm some brilliant businessman forging and empire. They see me engaged in my work, deep in thought and driving ahead. They comment, your the guy who always works. The chick bartenders whisper they wish their husbands we 1/2 as ambitious. They know what I want, pour before I ask and are happy to be part of my insane drive. They just don't realize I'm Freepin' ...and yes it takes immense concentration and a great sense of humor. Love FreeRepublic! Class of '98.
  • ‘Justice League’ Encounters Kryptonite At The B.O. With $93M+ Opening: Why The DC Movie Weakened

    11/18/2017 7:08:57 AM PST · by Simon Green · 22 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 11/17/17 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Justice League‘s Friday, coming off a solid $13 million Thursday, is landing at the high end of its midday estimate with $38.4M, however, Warner Bros./DC’s superhero ensemble is falling well short of $100M with an industry estimate of $93.5M over three-days, quite far from tracking’s $110M-$120M projection. How dismal is this? This event movie at a reported estimated production cost of $300M was ten years in the making, and was intended to be the pinnacle for the Warner Bros./DC universe introducing new characters such as The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman who could hold their own franchise weight with their own...
  • According to the Left: Batman is a Fascist

    09/30/2017 9:07:49 AM PDT · by davikkm · 36 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    It sounds like a joke headline, or maybe something cropped from the basement of some keyboard warrior, but this is actually published as a real life article on the University of Alberta Website with the headline: “Frank Miller’s Batman is a fascist and you really shouldn’t cheer for him.” If you like to laugh at general idiocy and see the impacts of indoctrination over education, I highly recommend it. But there is something far more sinister behind the ideas the writer puts across. Super Heroes are a very American phenomenon. They were created (for mainstream consumption) in the U.S, they...
  • Who The Best Batman Is, According To One Comic-Con Panel

    07/23/2017 6:11:21 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 65 replies
    Cinebland ^ | 7/20/17 | Jessica Rowden
    There are few things in the world that can get people as hyped up as hypotheticals about superheroes. Most people have opinions about which superhero characters they like, and even which actors they prefer to play major characters. Which brings us to Batman. The Caped Crusader has been everything from a young Bruce Wayne on the small screen in Gotham to an aging hero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Recently a whole slew of people on a Comic-Con panel predictably couldn't agree on who the best Batman is, but their vociferous arguments might indeed sway you in a...
  • ‘Batman’ star Adam West had sex with eight women a night

    06/13/2017 3:25:01 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 120 replies
    The Sun ^ | June 12, 2017 | Grant Rollings, The Sun
    Holy family viewing, Batman — it turns out the Caped Crusader’s fetching satin pants spent a lot of time on the floor.
  • In Praise of Adam West

    06/12/2017 4:30:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2017 | Tom Tradup
    At precisely 7:30PM Eastern time on Wednesday, January 12, 1966, “Commissioner Gordon” (onetime Saturday matinee idol Neil Hamilton)—surrounded by uniformed Gotham City police and elected officials—carefully lifted the plexiglass cover off a glowing red telephone in his office. Looking around the room, he solemnly declared: “I don’t know who he is behind that mask of his. But I do know when we need him. And we need him…now!” Of course the person on the other end of that call on the Batphone was actor Adam West, about to step into television history as star of the iconic 1960’s series Batman....
  • ‘Batman’ star Adam West dies at 88

    06/10/2017 9:08:44 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 99 replies
    http://pagesix.com ^ | 06/10/2017 | Brian Lowry
    Adam West — an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series “Batman” — died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88. A rep said that he died after a short battle with leukemia. “Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement. With its “Wham! Pow!” onscreen exclamations, flamboyant villains and cheeky tone, “Batman” became a surprise hit with its premiere on ABC in 1966, a virtual symbol of...
  • Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 88

    06/10/2017 8:44:39 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 53 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/10/2017 | Mike Barne
    The actor struggled to find work after the campy superhero series was canceled, but he rebounded with voiceover gigs, including one as the mayor of Quahog on 'Family Guy.' Adam West, the ardent actor who managed to keep his tongue in cheek while wearing the iconic cowl of the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s series Batman, has died. He was 88. West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died Friday night in Los Angeles after a...
  • Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 88

    06/10/2017 9:01:55 AM PDT · by Salgak · 33 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/10/2017 | Mike Barnes
    Adam West, the ardent actor who managed to keep his tongue in cheek while wearing the iconic cowl of the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s series Batman, has died. He was 88. West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia, a family spokesperson said. West died peacefully surrounded by his family and is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren....
  • Adam West, TV’s ‘Batman,’ Dies at 88

    06/10/2017 8:43:34 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | 10 June 2017 | Variety
    Adam West — an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series “Batman” — died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88. A rep said that he died after a short battle with leukemia. “Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement.
  • ‘Batman,’ ‘Doll Squad’ Actress Francine York Dies At 80

    01/07/2017 2:42:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | January 7, 2017 | cbs
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Francine York, a statuesque actress who appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies in a decades-long career, has died. She was 80. York died Friday at a Los Angeles hospital following a battle with cancer, said her friend, Pepper Jay. The 5-foot-8 York was born in Aurora, Minnesota and had a childhood dream of performing. She modeled and was a nightclub showgirl before starting an acting career in low-budget movies and bit parts on television shows such as “Rescue 8” and “Route 66.”
  • Man Dresses As Batman To Take On Creepy Clown

    10/14/2016 5:56:57 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 15 replies
    ComicBook.com ^ | 10/12/2016 | Matthew Mueller
    The latest societal epidemic seems to be one of creepy vagabond clowns who seemingly get their jollies by walking around and terrifying people. Luckily for the county of Cumbria, they have their very own Dark Knight who's ready to defend them. The BBC Cumbria Facebook page recently posted a few photos of their newest defender, who is part of the Cumbria Superheroes. Recent clown sightings had started to frighten the local children, and so the group enlisted Batman's help to keep the peace (via Joe.co.uk).The post includes a photo of the costumed vigalante running down a clown, as well as...
  • Batman: The Dank Knight Returns

    09/23/2016 3:32:50 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/23/2016 | DJ MemeWorks
    The Dank Knight
  • Police looking for beer thief dressed as Batman and Captain America

    08/25/2016 9:07:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wivb.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Evan Anstey, News 4 Digital Producer
    SALAMANCA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man dressed up as a superhero, or a combination of them, instead played the villain on Tuesday, Salamanca Police say. Police are looking for a man who they say dressed up in a Batman suit and Captain America mask before stealing beer from a Center St. store. The man, described as white and his twenties, allegedly took two 18-packs of Budweiser beer, left the store and headed north to the Center Street Bridge. **video on link**
  • Spotted: Batmobile on Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge

    05/06/2016 11:28:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, May 06, 2016
    Cross-continental journey first-ever and longest-ever real world ride for the Batmobile The world-famous, iconic Batmobile was recently spotted in Istanbul, travelling cross-continental for the first time via the newest Bosphorus Bridge. The feat was backed by Turkish Airlines, which brought the Batmobile to its base country to celebrate the release of Warner Bros. PicturesÂ’ highly anticipated action adventure movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Batmobile travelled from Europe to Asia by crossing the Bosphorus Strait via the new Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge which officially opens to the public this summer. This marked the longest-ever ride for the...
  • US orders diplomatic, military families out of south Turkey

    03/29/2016 8:35:08 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 29, 11:23 AM EDT | By MATTHEW LEE and LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department and Pentagon ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern Turkey due to security fears. The two agencies said dependents of American staffers at the U.S. consulate in Adana, the Incirlik air base and two other locations must leave. The so-called "ordered departure" notice means the relocation costs will be covered by the government. In a statement, the military's European Command said the step "allows for the deliberate, safe return of family members from these areas due to continued security concerns in the region."
  • Batman V Superman’ $170M Opening Is All-Time High For Warner Bros. & Pre-Summer

    03/26/2016 1:46:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | March 26, 2016 8:27am | by Anthony D'Alessandro
    After a spell of big-budget disasters last year from Jupiter Ascending to Pan, cash is finally raining on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to post the biggest pre-summer opening day ($82M, beating Furious 7‘s $67.4M) and weekend ($170M, outstripping The Hunger Games’ $152.5M). Heck, BvS is poised to be Warner Bros. best opening of all-time, beating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.2M), and even The Dark Knight Rises ($160.9M) and The Dark Knight ($158.4M). In 4,242 theaters, BvS is the widest pre-May release and new record-holder...
  • ‘Batman v Superman’ Review: Even Wonder Woman Can’t Save This Unholy Mess

    03/23/2016 7:51:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 23, 2016 | Jen Yamato
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the superhero face-off Warner Bros. hopes will help it give Disney a run for its spandexed riches, plays off a bazillion-dollar idea: Pit the most iconic DC Comics hero of all time against the other most iconic DC Comics hero of all time, thereby resetting the superhero game through the ultimate clash of titans. Instead, Zack Snyder’s would be game-changer sets the big business of spandexed spectacle back a step, because—shocker!—watching Batman and Superman rage at each other like little boys makes for a pretty tedious two and a half hours. When you walk...
  • The Trouble With Superman

    03/20/2016 3:48:47 PM PDT · by Bratch · 69 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 7, 2016 | ASHER ELBEIN
    Superman should be invincible. Since his car-smashing debut in 1938, he’s starred in at least one regular monthly comic, three blockbuster films, and four television shows. His crest is recognized across the globe, his supporting cast is legendary, and anybody even vaguely familiar with comics can recount the broad strokes of his origin. [...] And yet, for a character who gains his power from the light of the sun, Superman is curiously eclipsed by other heroes. According to numbers provided by Diamond Distributors, the long-running Superman comic sold only 55,000 copies a month in 2015, down from around 70,000 in 2010—a mediocre...
  • President Obama Cited Batman: The Dark Knight In White House Strategy Meetings

    03/16/2016 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Bratch · 17 replies
    ComicBook.com ^ | March 15, 2016 | Matthew Mueller
    It doesn't matter how high up the ranks you've travelled, or how much you've achieved, you can always learn something from Batman. In a recent interview with President Barack Obama (via The Atlantic), it is revealed that during White House strategy meetings with his advisors, President Obama would recall a scene in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, in regards to Isis, and how that faction has grown. “There’s a scene in the beginning in which the gang leaders of Gotham are meeting,” the president would say. “These are men who had the city divided up. They were thugs, but there was a kind of...