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Rebookiversary Pt. 3 - Slammiversary 2007

2020.09.22 22:50 ConorCulture Rebookiversary Pt. 3 - Slammiversary 2007

Sorry all, posted this yesterday but posted it to my account instead of the sub. Here it is now.
Rhino and Senshi defeats The Latin American Xchange in a Tag Team Match
Jay Lethal defeats Alex Shelley © to win the X Division Championship
Alex Shelley has held the X Division Championship after defeating Chris Sabin at Final Resolution, and dominating the X Division Championship with Kevin Nash. Jay Lethal, a rising fan favourite, earns himself a match against Shelley at Slammiversary. He ends up winning with a Macho Elbow. Afterwards, Kevin Nash finally turns on Shelley, hitting him with a Big Boot and Chokeslam through a table.
Frank Wycheck and Jerry Lynn defeats James Storm and Ron Killings in a Tag Team Match
Chris Harris (with Gail Kim) defeats Kip James (with BJ James)
After a Six Sides of Steel Match at Lockdown and Texas Deathmatch at Sacrifice, Chris Harris and James Storm go their separate ways in TNA. Harris begins a feud with The Voodoo Kin Mafia, after he defeats BJ James on Impact. Kip attacks him afterwards and a beat down ensues. They dress up as America’s Most Wanted next week, with Kip as Harris acting like a doofus and BJ as Storm, pretending to be drunk. Harris jumps them during their mockery, and is then joined by Gail Kim as they stand tall. Harris wins clean at the show, with him and Gail Kim beating up the VKM afterwards.
Team 3D © defeats Christian’s Coalition (Robert Roode and Tomko) and The Steiner Brothers to retain the TNA Tag Team Championships
Team 3D defeat The Motor City Machine Guns in the tournament finals of the inaugural TNA World Tag Team Championships tournament. Christian’s Coalition get themselves a match for the titles, with Tomko and Robert Roode set to fight. Scott Steiner wants a piece of the pie too, and brings along his brother Rick for the fight. This makes it a Three-way Tag, meaning it is also No DQ. Team 3D warn the two opposing teams that there will be tables, so get ready. However, Tomko and Roode are both under the tutelage of Christian, who innovated the Conchairto. Then the Steiners are just, big boys.
Tomko and Steiner face off on the go home show of Impact!, with Tomko in contention to potentially move up into the main event picture. This win would aid that push. They go for a few minutes buts its plagued by interference from all the parties involved in this trifecta feud. Team 3D hit the 3-D and Whats Up to both guys, but then they start fighting with Christian’s Coalition. Rick Steiner then comes out and clears the ring. This is the last visual heading into this match. Scott does the heavylifting for Rick although they do at one point hit the Steinerizer, only for it to be broken up. Brother Devon is taken out to cancel a 3D, leaving Ray to be hit by a Northern Lariat from Roode. He goes to double team with Tomko, but it is kicked out of. They seem to blow apart, but before anything can happen Team 3D hit the 3D on Roode. Tomko watches them pin him to retain their titles.
Samoa Joe defeats Sting
During a Jim Cornette promo announcing the King of the Mountain Match which we will delve into later on, Samoa Joe interrupts and demands he be put in it. Jimmy says he won’t be put in straight away as qualifying match slots are full, but he still has plans for The Submission Machine. He wanted to guarantee him a big match at one of TNA’s biggest events, rather than maybe lose a qualifier and have nothing. He wants the hottest rising star in pro wrestling to take on a legend of the sport, an icon so to speak. He wants to have Samoa Joe vs. Sting at Slammiversary. Joe agrees to the match but tells Cornette that he won’t be denied a Championship match again. He will take Cornette out if that’s what it takes to get his Championship match. Cornette says his match will come, but for now he has to prove himself against Sting; two years on from his debut. Joe defeats Sting clean by making him pass out in the Coquina Clutch. After the match he gets on the microphone and tells whoever is coming out of tonight’s main event with the Championship that he is coming for him.
Kurt Angle defeats Abyss, AJ Styles, Christian Cage © and Christopher Daniels in a King of the Mountain match to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Jim Cornette announces that it is well established how much he loves tradition and that means at the third edition of Slammiversary, Kurt Angle will defend his Championship in a Five-Man King of the Mountain Match. The challengers will be decided in four King of the Mountain Qualifying Matches. He is then interrupted by Joe and you saw what happened. These five men then all win qualifiers, with AJ getting help from Tomko to ensure the coalition can keep Christian’s TNA World Championship in his grasp.
AJ and Christian work together throughout the match due to the coalition connection. AJ becomes legal after pinning Daniels, whilst Christian is in the penalty box following Abyss pinning him. AJ tries to win the championship but is stopped by Angle. When Christian comes out of the penalty box, he is furious with AJ and wants to know why AJ tried to win “his Championship”. He tells AJ to lie down so he can become legal. AJ does but then small packages Christian for the three! AJ turns face doing this, sending Cage back to the penalty box. Christian is furious but can do nothing about it. AJ is halfway up the ladder when Angle pulls him down and Olympic Slams him. Angle grabs the belt off the floor where AJ dropped it, climbs the ladder and hangs it to win the match and win the title, becoming the second ever champion. He is the king of the mountain, and Christian Cage has to watch Angle hold the title high.
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2020.09.20 21:50 YeezionalDepression EXTENDED WTT ALBUM (W/ DOWNLOAD)

Hello friends. This is something I started over on YandhiLeaks (RIP), so I thought I would continue it over here for the many people that enjoyed these extended projects I make! If you haven't seen any of my other posts, I will quickly explain that I have been posting my full extended Kanye albums on reddit and youtube, so here is the sixth instalment of Ye's discography...
So basically, I decided I was going to extended every Kanye song from his studio and joint albums in order to make an extended discography! I ended up extending his catalog by over 4 hours! I am releasing these extended albums over the coming months in chronological order, so here is the sixth one for you today.
Just some background info on my task:
- I am not at all in any way a sound editor, producer or anything like that, but I believe that they came out super well regardless. I am just a fan who wanted to edit all of his songs to make them longer for my own personal enjoyment, and am now sharing them with you.
- I did not want to go overboard and make every song like 12 minutes long, and add every single featured remix known to man. I added in remixed verses if they felt necessary, were accurate to the time the album was originally released and were high enough quality to actually have a spot on a Kanye album. I only extended songs to a length that I thought would still make them enjoyable.
- Since I am not a producer or sound editor, I did quite a bit of borrowing from others. Under the "composer" section in the data of each song, I added the names of everyone I borrowed edits from. In my Youtube video I credit and link them all more than enough, and specifically go over which parts I borrowed. I by no means want to take credit for any work I did not do myself, so I will make sure everyone gets the credit they deserve.
Here is the tracklist and a list of all the edits I made to the songs:

'THE THRONE' BY BSB DANTE - WTT EXTENDED... Cover by: SBM832
Original length of 'Watch The Throne' deluxe version is 1 hour and 7 minutes. The length of this project is 1 hour and 26 minutes, making it 19 minutes longer.
*Also, I know many people enjoy when it shows less features, as it makes the tracklist more clean, but I for some reason love showing everyone who contributes vocals lol. If you wish you can delete that all once you download*
*Note: All reoccurring Instrumentals on tracks 1, 6, 8 and 13 were removed*

01. No Church In The Wild
- Was originally 4:33. Is now 6:12.
- Incorporated music video intro. - Incorporated Haxinator's electric guitar intro.
- Added Rick Ross' remix verse after the intro.

02. Lift Off
- Was originally 4:26. Is now 6:14.
- Incorporated select portions of J. Cole's verses from his remix track.
- Transitions inspired by J_auditore99's extended version.

03. Niggas in Paris
- Was originally 3:39. Is now 4:58.
- Added T.I.'s remix verse after the intro.
- Incorporated Kuci's reprise remake for the outro.

04. Otis
- Was originally 2:58. Is now 4:32.
- Used the Otis Redding "Try a Little Tenderness" sample for the intro (inspired by Shane Gee)
- Incorporated portions of the same sample for the outro.

05. Gotta Have It
- Was originally 2:21. Is now 3:02.
- Used the Jame Brown "I'm a Greedy Man" sample as a short intro.
- Looped the instrumental for a longer intro and outro.

06. New Day
- Was originally 4:33. Is now 4:52.
- Added the Nina Simone "Feeling Good" sample as the intro.

07. That's My Bitch
- Was originally 3:23. Is now 4:23.
- Added Justin Vernon's bridge after each Elly Jackson hook.
- Incorporated a small portion of the OG version of the track as an outro.

08. Welcome to the Jungle
- Was originally 2:54. Is now 4:00.
- Added the intro to "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns & Roses as the intro.
- Used Kuci's 'Watch the Throne' tour remake for the outro.

09. Who Gon Stop Me
- Was originally 4:17. Is now 6:26.
- Used the Flux Pavilion "I Can't Stop" sample to extend the intro.
- Added the entire bass drop section from the sample to separate the two instrumentals.

10. Murder to Excellence
- Was originally 5:01. Is now 5:29.
- Used the Indiggo Twins "La La La" sample to extend intro.
- Layered a news report by Sky News over the sample as a spoken word build up.

11. Made In America
- Was originally 4:52. Is now 5:15.
- Added the first half Frank Ocean's hook to the outro so that the chorus is sung in full.

12. Why I Love You
- Was originally 3:21. Is now 4:36.
- Used the Cassius "I Love U So" sample to extend the intro.
- Used Kuci's 'Watch the Throne' tour remake to transition the sample into the song.
- Kuci's remake is used throughout to add extra background instruments.
- The sample is brought back where the song normally ends to fade out the track.

13. Illest Motherfucker Alive
- Was originally 5:23 (Without 3 minutes of silence). Is now 8:17.
- Added the entirety of "Chariots of Fire" by Vangelis, which is also the sample song, to replace the three minutes of silence.
- The sample, "Chariots of Fire" transitions to "Physical Energy"also by Vangelis, which builds into the intro of the bonus track.

14. H.A.M
- Was originally 4:36. Is now 6:43.
- Incorporates portions of Kuci's 'Watch the Throne' tour remake for choir intro.
- The remake transitions into the released version of the song.
- The outro uses more choir portions of Kuci's remake to bring the track full circle.

15. Primetime
- Was originally 3:19. Is now 3:35.
- Added Kanye's hook before Jay-Z's first verse.

16. The Joy
- Was originally 5:18. Is now 6:53.
- Uses the Curtis Mayfield "The Making of You (Live)" sample as the intro.
- Incorporates 4 unheard bars added to Kanye's first verse taken from the R4H version of the track.

I will be releasing the next albums on my YouTube channel (BSB Dante) soon, and will also post them on reddit, so sub to me on YT and follow me on here for the rest of the full projects when they come out!

LINK to WTT EXTENDED: (Download is in description of my video talking about the project)
https://youtu.be/BIyeQvVCkR0

Base64 link to TCD Extended (Got taken off YT sadly) :
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Video link to LR Extended (Download is in description of my video talking about the project):
https://youtu.be/BZ0C4fWZ5gc
Video link to Grad Extended (Download is in description of my video talking about the project):
https://youtu.be/5AWPoySQFJE
Video Link to 808S EXTENDED: (Download is in description of my video talking about the project):
https://youtu.be/ZIXMaM9FzM8
Video Link to MBDTF EXTENDED: (Download is in description of my video talking about the project):
https://youtu.be/vLAWVqnQB5E

If you took the time to check it out, thanks so much! Comment and lmk how you like it! :)
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2020.09.14 20:31 pretty-mothafucka Boogie Nights and Insecurity (SPOILERS)

I watched Boogie Nights for the first time a couple days ago and I was blown away. It had the electric energy of a 90s Scorsese, the black comedy of any Tarantino movie, and obviously PTA's own great storytelling sensibilities. It was so much fun, even through all the darkness, and I was delighted to see a happy ending, something quite rare in that type of story. It was all quite life-affirming, despite the taboo subject matter. As I think about it though, the theme of insecurity pops up in more and more of the characters, and it specifically emphasizes the problematic nature of male insecurity.
It works on a few levels, and I think this first level is where it's important to not that these people are porn creators. Here its important to draw a distinction between erotic films and straight up porn. Erotic films can be artistic and they very often are, but its incredibly different to make porn artistic beyond making it cinematic. Erotic films have the goal of examining human sexuality, porn is there to exploit human sexuality. It's like a movie like apocalypse now vs that shitty G.I. Joe reboot from a couple years ago. One aims to examine war, and one aims to exploit it. It's clear which one has more artistic value.
So, Burt Reynolds' character is pornographer through and through. He's not Bertolucci making Last Tango in Paris, it's not De Palma's Dressed to Kill, it's P O R N. In fact, when he creates the action-porn movie with Reed and Dirk, it looks like an average 70s b movie with porn scenes. It's nothing much, probably a cut above most porn but nowhere near his ideal of creating something "real, true, and dramatic". He's inflated his ego through simply being the best in the already very very shitty market of porn. About halfway through the movie, he's encouraged to start making erotic films on video instead of film. This alone is a huge hit to his ego, as he feels that he's above that. He fights against this vehemently, but eventually the golden age of porn ends and his ego is checked: people aren't watching his movies for an artistic experience, they watch it to get off. When "the Colonel", who funds his porn is sent to jail for child porn, he's forced to switch to video to maintain his business. His budget gets smaller and smaller as people (or distributors at least) care less and less about "artistic porn". This culminates in him deeming driving around in a van looking for untrained pornstars on the street as revolutionary and hugely artistic. He's still trying to convince himself that his art is worthy, but it's simply...not that. And that's revealed when the backseat porn is completely unsexy. It's schlock. The average person could probably get off to it but it's not enough for his inflated ego. Finally, the guy in the backseat lashes out and tells him his porn is shit NOW. He tackles him and attacks him to the point where he's bleeding for a single comment, because he essentially stated what he thinks of himself, affirming that he's no longer an artist. This is the "intellectual" level, where male artists and intellectuals tend to be super insecure about their intellect and their prowess, culminating in violence.
Second is Little Bill's arc. His insecurity is "lower level" as it pertains to him essentially constantly being weak and unimportant, visually represented most obviously by him being cuckholded by his wife constantly and doing nothing about it. This isn't the only way it's shown, he's also never dominant in conversation, constantly being ignored and spoken over. People don't really respect him at all. Even when he catches his wife being fucked in public in front of a huge crowd, they all basically tell him to fuck off. For fucks sake his name is "little bill". Just a quick sidenote, I dunno how much of a compliment this is but wow Macy is incredible at playing these types of characters between this and Fargo. But obviously, this also culminates in violence. He grabs a revolver, shoots and kills his wife and the guy she was fucking, before smiling and shooting himself in the mouth. His insecurity didn't allow him to leave her, or even fight the guy, which isn't good but far more healthy, he had to make a huge show of their death and his own with a double murder and public suicide. Again, the toxic results of male insecurity.
Third is Scotty J. His role in the movie is relatively minor, but his insecurity over his sexuality and his obsession with Dirk is made a centerpiece. He buys a whole fucking car in order to show off to Dirk, kissing him only after gaining his approval. He bought an expensive car to impress a guy he likely knows he can never have. Dirk is relatively kind (for the time period and place) but he's still cripplingly broken by the rejection. Despite his difference in sexuality to the angry straight male archetype, he still falls victim to male insecurities.
Finally, we come to Dirk. Dirk is completely broken by insecurity throughout the movie. His own mother angrily tells him that he's not good at anything, and his father fails to defend him. She even undermines his security in his sexual talents by claiming that his girlfriend is cheating on him. And, to be fair, she's kind of right. He's not a particularly intelligent guy, clearly throughout the movie. So he leaves his life to exploit the one thing he knows he's truly great at, sex. And he's right. He's a massive rising star and is the biggest fucking thing in the world. He wins tons of awards, makes enough money for a nice mansion in California, and even manages to avoid drugs, for a while at least. However, as the movie shows, the pornographic film industry is not for the insecure. He loses his status as the new rising young star, Burt finds a new young star who's seemingly in the same position he was in just a few years before, and he falls deeper and deeper into drug addiction and paranoia. At the beginning of the movie, he stands in front of a mirror and does karate and has fun in his underwear, kind of ignoring his dick. He's secure. However, as the movie goes on, he jerks off in a mirror to himself, only secure in the size of his dick as that part of him is emphasized more and more and he starts to lose the rest of himself. After his insecurity peaks and leads him to lash out at Burt Reynolds for not letting him film "because he looks like shit", he's fired/quits due to the anger his insecurity brings. Once again, it's male insecurity that's the issue here. Even after, it's reinforced because he doesn't find success in music or even prostitution. Side note again here, but the man who purchases his services, in my opinion, was likely insecure about his own sexuality, leading him to beat up and rob Dirk, even calling him a slur, despite very clearly enjoying his services. Another example of toxic male insecurity. In a close by scene as well, a man in a store feels compelled to pull out a gun during a store robbery, creating a greater issue and greater violence, likely a result of a male power fantasy. That whole sequence with the robbery, the backseat porn, and Dirk getting assaulted in general is one of the most powerful moments in the film, the 3 events are thematically linked on multiple levels, and I'm happy that PTA knew better than to have Buck killed right after showing his wife was pregnant, avoiding the manipulative storytelling that would create. Anyway, back to Dirk. His insecurity is reinforced again and again and again, made worse by drugs, until he returns to his surrogate family and returns to what doesn't make him insecure: porn. It's a depressing conclusion in a lot of ways, not because he does what makes him happy, but because he DOES have a quality besides his sexuality that makes him a worthwhile person: he's incredibly kind. I kinda forgot that he was played by douchebag Mark Wahlberg, because he does a great job at conveying the complete and naive kindness of Dirk. He tells Reed his shitty poem is great, he doesn't lash out at Scotty even after he makes a second attempt at him, he's really caring towards his scene partners, etc, etc, etc. He becomes less admirable towards the middle as his insecurity creates anger and resentment, but he's still a good person with a good heart. That has value, and that's what finally trumps his pride/insecurity when he realizes he's in too deep and needs to reconcile with his family.
I think the movie uses Buck as a counter example to all the male insecurity. Buck is entirely secure in who he is. He's unapologetic about his cowboy aesthetic when confronted about it and his career in porn and his dreams. He strays off briefly, adopting a Rick James esque look, but is quickly brought back to who wants to be and what he likes. And he's all the more successful for that. He's filled with ambition and genuine love for his wife, rather than anger and resentment, even when his life isn't going great. He doesn't get the loan despite working hard for it, his career isn't going great, his aesthetic is out of style, etc. Dirk has similar circumstances and it ruins him. Buck, on the other hand, never lashes out or has a hyper angry moment and is about the only male character besides Reed who doesn't (who's also an example of this, although a weaker one because he gets swept up in Dirk's insecurity). The only really bad things that happen to him really are completely out of his control, even in the situation of the robbery, he doesn't let his insecurity overtake him, which is what constantly saves him throughout the movie.
Anyway, those are my thoughts on this excellent movie. I think PTA does a great job at avoiding cliche throughout the movie in expressing the circumstances and insecurities of the characters, and is able to make what would be a very silly story otherwise something very dramatic and engaging. What do you guys think?
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2020.09.13 05:10 captainjjb84 The Strangest, Yet Most Common Criticism of the ST

So that Recent Daisy Ridley interview made me want to dust off an old thesis statement of sorts I’ve been saying since The Last Jedi was released. Not so much what she was saying but the reaction to it.
I was going to include this in my post about why I wondered #ReleasetheEdwardsCut was never a thing but it didn’t seem right at the time.
So Here Goes Nothing:
This is an observation I began to notice about March 2018 or so, when the “””backlash””” for TLJ really began to take form and start getting ugly. A lot of signs went in different directions so it was hard to point to one exact thing.
Then, just after Solo’s release Jeremy Jahns uploads that video, the really dumb one where he says TLJ promotes too much Social Justice or some crap like that and tried to justify everything by saying “I like the movie mother!” (because nothing says good movie like a painfully obvious allegory my neighbours ten year old could figure out in addition to watching Jennifer Lawrence have the shit beaten out of her. Also a Baby gets eaten, yeah.) and something he said in to really stuck with me.
First he Says Star Wars is a cinematic universe (it isn’t) then says “Did anyone know what RJ was doing!?”
And that was it right there, he managed to summarize what I've been observing these last few months but couldn't put into proper words.
Star Wars Fans are mad that the ST is too Directo Artistic Driven then Franchise/ Design by Committee/ Business driven.
It’s as if Jeremy was saying that he wants more studio control on these things and that directors should just follow orders and shut up. Now obviously he didn’t say those exact words I just typed but he sure as hell seemed to imply it.
Now that seems like an oddly specific thing to say people are criticizing them for and I seriously doubt you will hear that exact phrase mentioned anywhere.
But Think About it For a Moment....
How many times have you seen variations of these comments: “Rian Johnson should be on a tighter leash” “They should have had a stric plan for the ST from the start” “One person should have written/ directed the whole thing” “They should only do what the fans want” "Take a page from Marvel."
Or some comment that eludes to the notion that Disney/ Lucasfilm should have stepped in more and not let the directors do as they were hired to do.
What's funny to me is how "They should have had a plan" always translates to "I fucking hated The Last Jedi!!!!"
Now that might seem like an odd way to look at it all but this isn't the first time Star Wars has been "criticized" like this. Look at the PT for example.
In just about every review I’ve seen, both in print and YouTube, there’s always a moment where the reviewer says something along the lines of “Did no one tell George this was a bad idea?” or “Did no one challenge George on this?” This is RLM’s most common talking point.
Or those claiming Lucas surrounded himself with yes-men who would do everything he wanted and that was it. Lucas did pay for the entire PT out of his own pocket mind you. He had an entire VFX company at his disposable to make any crazy thing he imagined. Who’s to tell him what he can and can’t do? Rick McCallum sure as hell wasn't going to.
There is a certain "tragedy" for lack of a better word, when comparing Lucas in the 70s/80s to what he became in the 90s/00s. He ultimately became the very thing he rebelled against, the film producing machine where he could call the shots, order people to do as he wanted and no one could tell him otherwise. This is the entire thesis of The People Vs. George Lucas documentary.
Very few directors working today occupy the same zeitgeist that Lucas once did. Abrams certainly doesn’t and neither does Johnson or Edwards or even Howard for that matter. How many can say they changed the medium of film with just one movie?
I’d imagine anyone who wanted to seriously challenge Lucas would probably be fired on the spot for it. It would be like trying to challenge James Cameron or Steven Spielberg or David Fincher. You’d get about one inch before being kicked out of the door or in Cameron’s case, yelled out till your ears bled while your phone was nail gunned to a wall. You just couldn't do it.
The situation the new films have found themselves in pretty much sets up that criticism though.
George Lucas is gone, never coming back. He was THE BOSS and nothing was going to change that. Disney now owns Star Wars and will continue to own it until Kingdom Come. It has now crossed the rift from Filmmaker’s creative vision to Valuable franchise used for profit. Another IP to add to Disney's ever growing roster.
So now with every new director they have to answer to Lucasfilm, to Disney, to the Mouse but they aren’t treated as servants but as guests. They aren’t ordered around, they aren’t told what they can and can’t do and they have all the resources imaginable at their disposal.
A blank canvas and a $200 Million dollar cheque.
For better TFA is very much JJ Abrams from start to finish. He loves his mystery boxes and stories about young women trying to find their place in the world and male supporting characters with father issues while ultimately being a pastiche of what he loves . If you seriously think TFA was made to be a remake of ANH (It really isn't) because Disney wanted it that way for a quick buck, welcome to your first JJ Abrams film.
For worse, TROS is very JJ Abrams in the most frustrating way possible… but still very much a film made by him. Every decision made in TROS, good or bad(mainly bad), is something that has appeared in all his movies/ tv shows. You see the gear turning in his head with some of the more... questionable choices.
Even behind the scenes, when things seem iffy is never feels like “The hand of the Mouse is stepping in.” It always feels like Abrams listening to feedback from his colleagues like Spielberg and DuVernay. Or in TROS's case, bad impulses....
TLJ is pure Rian Johnson from frame one up until the credits roll. TLJ is eerily similar to the Breaking Bad episode The Fly, the first episode he directed. An entirely character focused story that examines who the characters are and what they ultimately want and their greatest fears. And just like TLJ it is still talked about to this day. Frigg, TLJ and Knives Out both have the same ending twist…
The Last Jedi’s production however is where things get interesting. TLJ might just have the smoothest and cleanest production of any Star Wars film probably ever.
The Story was set and locked before TFA was in theatres. No massive reshoots, no extreme rewrites, no behind the scenes meddling, no studio oversight, no on set drama, no crazy editing changes and finished under budget with months to spare. That doesn’t happen for like 99% of movies made today, blockbuster or not.
The PT on the other hand, oh boy.... TPM got off reasonably well. Some bad weather that destroyed sets didn't send them back too much. Some like to point to everyones reaction to the Rough Cut being the ultimate sign that everyone working on TPM knew it was going to be awful. That's the thing though, it's a rough cut, that's the whole point. It doesn't matter how good or bad any movie is at the end of the day, rough cut screenings are brutal....
ATOC and ROTS on the other hand didn't even have a finished script until about a month into shooting. And most importantly Anakin's entire motivation to turn to the dark side was added after the fact during reshoots. Which were done in late 2004 mind you. No Comment.
It was funny for a while when I’d glance at STC throughout 2018 to see where the narrative was going and the most common one for a good month was always some variation of “Did Disney mess with TLJ!?” Trying to prove that something must have gone horribly wrong during the making of the movie... except there wasn't.
And I’ve seen this play out in real time with in-person conversations, but after realizing that not only is that not the case but they can’t point to any other of the “usual suspects” to say “this is why thing bad” their only option is to say “RJ Shouldn’t have been allowed to do that!!”
If anyone is wondering why RJ is getting his own trilogy this is the reason. The dude gets shit done with no issue. Even the death of Carrie Fisher didn’t put a damper on anything(the amount of comments I’ve seen that said “why didn’t they kill of Leia” got comical).
It’s what makes watching The Director and the Jedi such a fascinating experience because everyone is looking at everything going “Is this gonna work or no?” With Emphasis on Hamill the most.
TFA’s production was kinda messy but manageable. News about TROS's production has been revealed throughout the year and most of it points to it being messy and chaotic. The making of Docs try to hide this by showing us happy faces, people passionate about what they are doing and saying “hey this is awesome!”
Then there’s the horrible realization that we live in this shitty era of movies dictated by film franchises that we watch out of obligation and internet culture creating a massive hyperbolic bubble around everything.
I remember a time whenever information about any film was released (franchise or not) and if it was revealed that there was some form of behind the scenes drama between director and studio or changes made that the director wasn't part of people got mad.
But now whenever we hear that the response is almost always “Hey they probably saved the movie from being a disaster.”
A Real Paradigm Shift.
It’s just accepted that Franchise Films are the result of produce studio oversight and that’s ultimately a good thing(that’s not to say there aren’t examples where this hasn’t been the case but that’s a discussion for another day).
Which Leads Us To...
Marvel immediately comes to mind with regards to this. After 23 movies the MCU has gone through 15 directors. Those who left after one or two movies don’t have nice things to say about it and it’s easy to see why.
It’s funny seeing some put the MCU on some pedestal for “How Franchises should be,” which I find head-scratching. The MCU might just be the most micro-managed film franchise of all time. The amount of times I’ve read some behind the scenes piece about how scenes were shot literally weeks before release or were in six months plus of reshoots after the fact is staggering or how directors get screwed over and told to take a knee. And that’s not even getting into the nitty gritty of it all like how they don’t allow directors to shoot their own action or characters being shifted roles because it would affect toy sales.
They also sure as hell don’t plan everything out.
The amount of times the MCU has retconned entire films out of existence or just pretended certain developments didn’t happen could be its own drinking game. Character development in thrown out the window for the sake of appearance. The writers of Endgame can’t seem to keep their answer straight as to where and when Captain America ended up when he wanted to spend his life with Peggy. If anything Marvel is really good at giving the impression that everything is a well maintained car while running on fumes.
Compare the Avenger’s Home Base between movies and then tell me with a straight face “Marvel Pays attention to continuity.”
As an aside, what exactly do Marvel and Star Wars have in common? Aside from being owned by Disney what do they have in common?
Nothing.....
The approach, risks taken, sense of awe, the types of stories of told. It's like comparing a nice tasty burger from that one restaurant in town to an all you can eat Buffet. Sure it's all food at the end day but theres a difference.
There’s also the matter of the type of directors that Marvel has picked. They largely go for Indie or TV directors with very little experience making films this scale. They also don’t have a huge amount of clout to their name so they can’t make huge demands for what they want. Sure some have more of a style and clout to them but those are the exceptions that proves the rule. For every Ryan Coogler or James Gunn there's The Russo Brothers or Jon Watts.
Star Wars on the other hand has actively sought out directors with experience in films this size and those who have their own style that is reflected in the ones they make. To summarize JJ Abrams is Diet-Spielberg while Rian Johnson is Quirky American Auteur. Gareth Edwards could be the next “mostly” poignant blockbuster director while Ron Howard is a seasoned Veteran.
Star Wars could have easily have grabbed any number of pencil pusher directors and gave them ultra strict guidelines to follow and nothing else. Have them make movies that are nothing more than giant fan service reels aimed at getting all the fan dollars in the world. And I think that's what so many kind of expected we were getting from the get go and are confused and out right mad that isn't the case.
To Quote u/friedAmobo
"Disney and Lucasfilm, regardless of what some people may think, are not stupid - they know the best way to make money is to do what the fans want. That would mean Luke being the main character in TFA, the main trio reuniting, and other fan service moments that would make Rogue One blush. The fact that TFA\ ***isn’t*** *about any of that is telling. It means they had an idea for something different, and they made it."*
"TLJ is even more condemning for the cash grab argument. Rian Johnson was the sole writer and director of the movie, and as we all know, the movie was very divisive. But how was that a cash grab, then? If Lucasfilm wanted to make tons of money, they could have a powerful Luke train Rey, and then have him beat the First Order on Crait with super Force powers. It’d have made an easy couple hundred million dollars more. The fact that they didn’t do that, but ended up going with a story that had the potential to be divisive is, again, telling."
But…. then you have the complete 180 with the anthology films. Rogue One and Solo and reading into their production is mind boggling. For as much as TROS’s production seemed like a nightmare, the production of these two seemed like fighting Nightmare from Metroid: Fusion.
No one wants to come clean with what the hell happened with Rogue One. What movie completely reshoots it’s final act with a little over 6 months before release(not saying it doesn’t happen just bare with me here)? Gareth Edwards is probably never going to talk about how he was basically fired from it and replaced with Tony Gilroy. You think it’s anyway surprising that he has nothing to do with this Cassian Disney+ series?
Solo had its directors fired midway through production then reshot the entire movie with someone else. That Doesn't Happen…… I remember hearing that during the summer of 2017 and my coworkers and I just laughed our heads off at it. The notion of a Han Solo movie (without Harrison Ford) was such a ridiculous idea at the time and then this happened on top of it.
There’s also the uncomfortable truth that no one wants to admit about the Anthology Films.
They Aren’t About Anything.
Not that they aren’t about “anything” in the literal sense, but more so in the “these films exist to shove Star Wars nostalgia in your face and nothing else.” They are set during the OT era for frigg sake and throw LORE and CANON junk at you to make up for their complete lack of emotional/ dramatic meaning(I say this as someone who enjoys Solo greatly).
Because they are side stories you the viewer don’t have to worry about anything of major consequence happening in them that would affect the main narrative (Skywalker Saga in this case). They can do whatever they want and basically a safe bet for an audience. You don't have to worry abut your favourite characters being killed or doing things you don't agree with. It’s like a video game side quest where all you get is a shiny new item by the end of it that’s good for a while until you get something better an hour later.
This might not seem like much but I think fans seriously underestimate the power that comes with these being a side story. The Mandalorian fits into this category as well and something that Hello Greedo has praised the show excessively for.
Add on the fact that Disney/ Lucasfilm is going to keep making Star Wars content in the form of movies/ Live Action series/ animation until the ice caps melt and we all die. It's not out of the realm of possibility that something you've always "wanted" might one day happen.
To quote my very good friend u/SorryNotSpartacus:
“They also, very simply, are not the main saga, and I think people underestimate how much of a difference that makes to the fan audience that by and large seems to respond more positively to the anthology films. Most fans are used to reading or watching EU material.”
I recall seeing multiple comments early 2018 “RJ should have been given an Anthology film(s) instead.” As if to say “That way he can do what he wants and I don’t have to worry about it,” or something to that affect.
But there’s also the sad fact at the end of day that’s all Star Wars fans “Want.” They don’t want a story or anything meaningful but a shrine to their nostalgia, a two hour fan service reel or a big “thank you” for being fans. Fulfill their own expectations and make them feel nothing but superficial joy. Don't let them think or feel anything else in the process.
To quote Frank Oz:
“All the people who don’t like this ‘Jedi’ thing is just horse crap. It’s about expectations. The movie didn’t fill their expectations. But as Filmmakers, we’re not here to fill people’s expectations.”
He’s talking about The Last Jedi if that wasn’t clear.
You’d think this would be obvious but so many fans seem to think it’s the other way around that these things exists to validate them as fans and nothing else.
Don’t believe me? Go to any Star Wars sub reddit and search “this but un-ironcally,” or just type any number of words followed be “fans.” The results might surprise you… or won’t. Better yet just Search Rogue One and look for the most upvoted post.
It's why I take issue with that recent quote from Jon Favreau that's been floating around for the last few weeks.
“We alway knew, and this was something I learned from over at Marvel and working with Kevin Feige, is you always want to keep core fans in mind, because they have been the ones that’ve been keeping the torch lit for many, many years, but there are also stories for young people and for new audiences. These are myths, and you always want to have an outstretched hand to people who might not have that background . And so you’re really telling two stories at once. You’re telling the story for the people who are fresh eyes, and you’re telling the story for the people who’ve been there with the property and with the stories and characters for many years, and make sure you’re honouring them as well.”
Almost as if he's saying "Just shove enough fan-service onscreen, someone will recognize it and it will make up for our lack of story telling abilities." It's funny how he uses what he learned from Marvel as "collective wisdom" when he got screwed hard when trying to make Iron Man 2 a movie about Tony Stark dealing with his own death.
Stop treating these very corporately controlled entities like they are your best friend, they are not and never will be. Even if you think you have, it's not real.
You think this wouldn’t have to be said but it needs to:
You as a fan do not own Star Wars. Buying all the stickers and Funko Pops doesn’t make you an owner no matter how you stretch it. You do not have a say on how these things go, you do not get to say what can and can’t happen, you are not the writer, you are not the director, you are not the person who wipes the table off after a meeting because same jack-hole split coffee all over it. You are the person who buys a ticket then bitches online about it.
Then again there is always the obvious “fans have no fucking idea what the hell they even want anymore.” Not that I’m free from this, I sure as hell don’t know what I want. I could give some vague answer like “More Babu Frik” but even that seems too broad.
I saw a really dumb tweet around February 2018 that showed two posters, The Last Jedi and Justice League and the tweeter said "Filmmakers of these franchises should be actively aware what fans want and go out of their way to ensure that."
Naturally most of the replies were ridiculing the guy for his flawed logic. The most liked reply came from someone who said the following "This implies that Star Wars fans actually know what the hell they even want."
Also Justice League failed because it didn't do what the fans want? Oi Vey....)
None of this is to say anything you yourself have criticized any of the ST films isn’t valid to you or someone else. Unless you’re one of those people who thinks “They have a secret political agenda!” in which case please stop.
For as much as I talked about the ST being filmmake director driven they are still very much films released by Disney for the sake of profit. It’s just as much an art form as it is a business. Just as much of a product as they are a piece of fiction. For as much as RJ and his cast and crew have talked about the freedom he was given, he's not going to kill off all the characters and have Rey become a film scholar and analyze the works of Zack Snyder.
The ST films are not art house epics and never will be.
Neither is the PT or OT for that matter. Lucas is a much better businessman than director. He knew damn well the PT was his ticket to make up losing half his fortune after his messy divorce. Keep things going so he can basically retire once ROTS was done.
But that’s all I have to say on the matter. This was based entirely on observation and conversations with others.
Also there is no JJ-cut of TROS. There is no version of The Rise of Skywalker in which all the past Jedi appear as ghosts and start doing all the kick flips imaginable that was cut because CHINA.
It Doesn't Exist.
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2020.08.23 01:40 WombatZeppelin Hater's Guide to the 104th Indianapolis 500

Hater's Guide to the 104th Indianapolis 500
Intro:
Just like many sports seasons around the world, Indycar was greatly affected by coronavirus. They were just about to kick off the season in St. Petersburg, Florida when the lockdown was ordered on that fateful weekend in mid-March. In quarantine, Indycar, like many other racing series moved to the world of I-Racing which was looking to be a successful endeavor until the Indianapolis race, where some last lap shenanigans occurred and the Indy/F1 online world had a meltdown bigger than Chernobyl, Fukushima, and Three Mile Island combined. I have formulated my own opinions on this matter, but I won’t bore you with those because that isn’t the topic of this script. After that, the season eventually kicked off at Texas in early June and the season has rolled onward from there with very little problems. The schedule has changed around with some track cancellations which lead to some doubleheader weekends with the season now ending in St. Pete instead of beginning there. Still, the big question on everyone’s mind for the season was obviously the Indy 500. As time drew nearer to the big race, Penske and IMS made the decision to drop the attendance number from 50% to 25% and then eventually closed off the track to all fans due to the rising COVID cases in Indiana. But alas, the race is still here. Obviously it will be much different without 300,000 cheering fans but the most important thing of the race festivities is the race itself which is certainly happening.
So for the few that care, the extended wait is over. The Greatest Spectacle in Racing is finally happening this Sunday in the new Roger Penske era. It has been a rough first year for Penske as owner as this race will be run without fans among other issues in the world, but at least it’s happening. For this guide, I will be going from 33rd to 1st since no one was bumped this year. I will be discussing more of the race itself and not much about external factors such as contracts and stuff though it will be mentioned from time to time. Be mindful that this will also be more in a Tree style so some of the content might not be as serious as anticipated but I'll try my best. I’m just very passionate about Indycar and would encourage people to watch it. (It’s like F1 but with more action and parity) Hopefully everyone enjoys this nonetheless. So how about we meet our 33 gladiators for this epic event, shall we?
Row 11:
#81 DragonSpeed, Ben Hanley
To be completely honest, if corona wasn’t ravaging the world, you probably wouldn’t have even made it close to getting in. Pre-COVID times, there were talks of a Bump Day that could rival 2019 or 2011 in terms of qualifying being something worth the watch. With talks of drivers like Oriol Servia, Pippa Mann, Stefan Wilson, and Sebastian Bourdais seeking rides, Kyle Kaiser joining back with Juncos Racing, RC Enerson joining as a rookie for the rookie squad of Top Gun Racing, and Penske bringing over Supercar ace Scotty McLaughlin from down under.
With your car being 4 mph off of 32nd, I’m getting strong 2012 vibes with the “Slotuses” of Simona de Silvestro and Jean Alesi. Hell, Hanley and DragonSpeed were basically using qualifying as just extra practice for the car. It showed no speed whatsoever. You’ll be swept aside in the first few laps and hopefully not be a moving chicane.
#67 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, JR Hildebrand
Already, yes, time for some ranting. I’m still salty over you slicing Helio’s bumper pod in 2016, but that doesn’t even come close to the reasons I see no point in you returning to Indy. You nearly single-handedly drove Panther Racing into the ground, your ineptitude has cost you so much in racing, and May 29, 2011 will be the embodiment of your entire existence unless you rack off a couple of 500s which realistically is never happening.
I don’t know why you’re here except because you can, I guess. Just don’t do anything stupid, pretty please?
#24 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Sage Karam
Discount Josef Newgarden is back for another shot at immortality. Besides for his 2014 500 run where he got a top 10, it will probably be a wash, rinse, repeat for that other guy from Nazareth, PA. He’ll work his way up through the field and then piss it away half way through by crashing, it happens almost like a trend at this point. He’s just way too wild and dangerous with his car, putting it where only the best can go, and he isn’t the best. Just look at the 2015 season where he was close to full-time, it isn’t pretty.
Row 10
#59 Carlin Racing, Max Chilton
The F1 fans should know this name fairly well. The Marussia guy that wasn’t Jules Bianchi is back for another shot at the 500. Max splits the 59 car with Conor Daly this year with Chilton doing the road courses for the regular season so this is his first oval of the year. However, I do have some optimism. Daly proved the Carlin cars can run up front with his showings at Iowa, and Chilton has run up front in the past, so who knows. Not bad for an F1 backmarker.
#4 A.J Foyt Racing, Charlie Kimball
Everyone’s favorite diabetic race car driver is back. In Indycar, Foyt is essentially a back-marker team but SuperTex always sets his eyes on Indianapolis, as most people do. There really isn’t much to say because Kimball has been wildly inconsistent (as well as his car) so only time will tell.
#3 Penske Racing, Helio Castroneves
As a diehard Helio fan when he was full-time in Indycar, this makes my heart shrivel. Penske is having one of its worst outings at Indy since 1995. Mentioning that year to The Captain is like mentioning Tiananmen Square to China. (1995 was when all the Penske cars completely missed the field) Kind of a bad look for a guy that now owns IMS and the Indycar Series, but the Chevys look significantly weaker than the Hondas. Possibly their only prayer is if the Honda’s engine all die on each other and even then, who knows.
As for Helio at 45 years old, this might be his last outing before he officially becomes the new-age Buddy Lazier, an old man putzing around IMS because his IMSA window might be shut because of Acura leaving the Penske program there. For his career, he is this league’s Denny Hamlin, just much more likeable. 3 Indy 500s, but no championships due to ungodly amounts of choking over the past 20 years. This dude has never one a championship in literally any series that people give the slightest of shits about. I just hope he can somehow win a 4th 500 so I can die in peace.
Row 9:
#51 Rick Ware Racing, James Davison
I’m not gonna bore you with another Rick Ware backmarker joke because let’s be honest, those are stale as 104-year old bread. However, the Rick Ware empire extends to Indycar with one of their part-time NASCAR drivers in Australian James Davison. I should keep an open mind since this is a new car that has shown flashes of speed, but Davison himself hasn’t had the best of runs in the big race. He has been involved in 3 crashes in the past 3 years at Indy, one when he was replacing Sebastian Bourdais, another when he plowed into Takuma Sato (which really wasn’t his fault), and last year where he knocked into Castroneves in the pit lane. Can he turn it around? Maybe? Or will the Rick Ware memes live on forever? I say the latter.
#66 Arrow McLaren SP, Fernando Alonso
The professional sadness man is back to try and take the Triple Crown of Motorsports. Though SPAM has been fast this season and Alonso showed promise in practice, I don’t think it will be enough. Hopefully your demons from 2017 and 2019 won’t come back to haunt you.
This might also be your last shot to win at Indy with Cyril Abiteboulshit and the Renault gang giving you a metric fuckton of money to go back to F1 and make Guanyou Zhou cry in his sleep. Even with no clash between Monaco and Indy in the near-future, Renault doesn’t want him back in the States for another go-around. Many people said that your crash in practice was due to you trying to find the limits of the racing surface, but the problem is that everyone else doesn’t make the same mistake of dipping onto the apron of Turn 4. If you aren’t drinking the milk this year, we might as well release a Flaming Rosberg on your ass and pray Juan Montoya can do something with a DPi at Le Mans.
#22 Team Pesnke, Simon Pagenaud
After recovering from the shitshow that was the I-Race at Indianapolis, Pagenaud sits 2nd in the standings hoping to repeat as 500 champion. However, I don’t know if it will happen with Penske’s pace so far in practice and qualifying. Pagenaud has shown pace in the season with a last to first win at Iowa but will that pace be enough to out-run the Hondas? I honestly have no clue, but it would be awesome to see you hoist Norman in victory with a 350k check from Borg-Warner. The only people that would be crying would be Lando Norris fanboys.
Row 8:
#41 A.J Foyt Racing, Dalton Kellett
Oh hey I forgot you existed! This quiet rookie Canadian has been rather stagnant in his maiden campaign. I guess that’s what happens when you are sent to the shadow realm known as A.J. Foyt Racing. He hasn’t shown much as TK’s road course driver, but a win or a strong outing would do great things for his reputation. It could be the thing that could salvage a career that already looks to be going by the wayside. Check back with us next week.
#14 A.J Foyt Racing, Tony Kanaan
The journey has ended for the other lovable Brazilian. On a part-time schedule for the 14 this year, this will be the last ride at the Cathedral of Speed for one of Indycar’s most popular drivers. If it wasn’t for 2013, this run would have probably been one of the most depressing things to watch as an Indycar fan. In a Foyt car, he really isn’t in a spot to win but hopefully he can lead a few laps and make the fans who are there only in their hearts cheer with joy. I would just like to thank you for all the great memories watching Indycar, being one of the best of this era and one of the nicest guys I’ve met in my time at races. The Indycar community will miss you greatly. Obrigado, buddy.
#12 Team Penske, Will Power
Well that was depressing, about as depressing as Team Penske’s efforts for the starting grid this year (I know I’m beating a dead horse, I’m sorry). I honestly don't know what to say, but it’s more of the same. The Chevys as a whole look vastly inferior to the Hondas. Hopefully, Penske can make up for this in strategy and lightning fast pit stops. Hopefully Tim Cindric will make good calls and not pay too much attention to his son kicking some serious ass in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
It’s been an up and down year for Power like when he’s racked off 2 runner-ups this season mixed with tire failures and having one too many Foster’s at Road America and knocking himself, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and Graham Rahal out of contention in 3 separate incidents on the first lap. Hopefully, many water bottles will be brutally chewed and battered by his wife as Will looks for a 2nd 500 crown.
Row 7:
#7 Arrow McLaren SP, Oliver Askew
Me: So Oliver, can I “askew” what you think about your car?
Askew: Say that one more time and I’ll punch you in the face
Me: Ok fair enough
Alright, I’m done with the Askew puns. Another rookie in the field, Askew has been slightly inconsistent, but shows promise. The young talent on AMSP is very interesting to watch, and once they get the hang of things, I think Askew and O’Ward can make runs for wins in the near future. Even though Arrow Mclaren SP has been a solid team this season, any momentum going into Indy can be completely thrown out the window. We’ve seen struggles of Chevrolet this week so only time will tell if things pan out on race day.
#60 Meyer-Shank Racing, Jack Harvey
Even with some Andretti Autosport backing, it’s been a strange season so far for the young Brit. The man seems to be qualifying well yet just cannot keep up with the big boys come race time and by that I mean completely shit the bed at the start. It’s so odd to watch. Like some others, I think Harvey will be just another mid-field guy for this race and possibly many more to come. Some people see promise in him, but I really don’t. Maybe he needs a change of scenery from being in sub-par equipment but… I can’t really tell. Very mysterious to me.
#18 Coyne/Vasser-Sullivan Racing, Santino Ferrucci
Alright, prepare for some pretty hardcore ranting.
I hate you. Never in my 10 years of watching Indycar have I hated a guy that isn’t because of pure domination (i.e. Dario Franchitti, Will Power, Scott Dixon). You are this league’s Kyle Busch and gained my disgust of you in a fraction of the time. You are Lance Stroll’s evil twin. From being a politically-charged 10-year old karting driver to destroying your entire reputation in F2 in the span of like two weeks only to have the Indycar community praise you week after week is one of the most infuriating things I’ve witnessed as a racing fan. After him and his dad openly mocked your Indian teammate’s accent in F2, I saw a guy on the Indycar subreddit who said, “why is everyone mad at him for this, we all make fun of people’s accents at some point”. The circlejerking of the guys at NBC especially that night in Gateway merely for driving near the front is probably the indirect reason Andrew Luck retired that night. The announcers are in awe of this clown because Dale Jr was impressed that he took a access road to avoid a crash at last year’s 500. Oh look at you, Lightning McQueen over here. He’s achieved a Golden boy status that Max Verstappen and Chase Elliott could only dream of. You can't even tell me he’s matured and changed because that stunt he pulled on Askew in the Indianapolis I-Race proves he has that assholery still bottled up somewhere. Him somehow winning the 500 would be so fitting for 2020.
In all seriousness, the dude is a wild child. Drivers like Josef Newgarden have even expressed this to the media in past races. Maybe if Coyne kept Bourdais in the 18, you wouldn’t have to rely on daddy’s money to keep you in Indycar. I guess the wallet shines brighter than the heart in an organization that tries to keep afloat year by year. These inconsistencies along with a Coyne driver qualifying much higher than you, it will take something huge to pull it off.
Row 6:
#47 Ed Carpenter Racing, Conor Daly
In all his meme glory in the Indycar world, Conor has actually impressed quite a bit this season. He got his first pole and put up some promising numbers in practice, especially for a Chevy-powered car. He could be a dark horse candidate to win in which the Indycar community would cry tears of joy for their Indiana boy. The first time since 1940 that a Hoosier could win it all. Daly seems like a guy that could be around for a while and is very likable with most fans and drivers. Turn your bad luck around, Conor, please for the love of God.
#26 Andretti Autosport, Zach Veach
I don’t know if I’m more surprised that an Andretti car is this far down in the running order, or the fact that you can actually see over the steering wheel. Alright, enough joking for this time, but seriously, I’m starting to question this man's ability. Besides Indianapolis, Andretti has gotten off to a rocky start and you’re still behind the team in points, finishing 4th at Texas and laying an egg for the remainder of the rounds. You were the only true Andretti car to not make it into the Fast 9. That should be a bit worrying to you. If Gainbridge isn’t going to dump money onto your car, you might be seeing the door son.
#20 Ed Carpenter Racing, Ed Carpenter
Another favorite among the Hoosiers, this ownedriver struggled in practice and qualifying. Sporting a sweet black livery sponsored by the Space Force was lacking. For people that watch Indycar regularly, you know that Oval Ed is usually very strong in qualifying and is almost always vying for the pole position. He wasn’t anywhere near it this time. Again, you might chalk it up to the Chevys being god awful but young gun teammate Rinus Veekay went deep into the Fast 9 with relative ease, being the only Chevy to do so. Maybe it’s his talents or just a better car but with usual bad luck during the race, I’m starting to think the window is closing on this Indiana boy’s shot to win.
Row 5
#5 Arrow McLaren SP, Pato O’Ward
With a name that makes you wonder how he’s Mexican, Pato O’Ward has worked wonders as a rookie. Personally, I think this man has a better shot to make it than Askew does. This has been a huge bounceback year for Pato. He missed the 500 in his rookie year after being bumped and once he signed to the Red Bull Driver’s Program, he proceeded to suck in ways that would make James Conner and Chris Boswell tear up and clap in admiration. (The joke being that these men sucked after being given big contracts or chances)
O’Ward has impressed me and with a 2nd place run at Road America helped me conclude that SPAM is becoming more and more of a contender as time goes on. The Arrow cars could have a shot to win if fate deals them a good hand for the race.
#10 Chip Ganassi Racing, Felix Rosenqvist
Coming back to the States after a brief retreat with Mahindra’s Formula E team, Felix has had some pretty bad luck in races. Such as Mid Ohio 2019 where he was bullied out of a win by the actual track owner, Scott Dixon or Texas this year where the racing gods fucked him over by means of deteriorating PJ1 with the car to beat. He finally got his maiden win by chasing down Pato O’Ward to win at Road America, a well deserved victory.
For his shot at the 500,... I don’t know. He was the slowest of the Ganassi cars and I don’t think ovals are his strong suit. Even though he is in good equipment, if any Ganassi driver is gonna win, it will probably be Scott Dixon. Once he gets more of a hang of ovals and Ganassi seems to be the superior car at Indy, maybe then Rosenqvist could shine at the Brickyard. Please shave your bad luck, you’re just too good for it.
#1 Team Penske, Josef Newgarden
The highest qualifying Penske driver… is 13th. I guess this is the payment for now owning the series along with IMS. However, if any Penske could win, it’ll probably be Newgarden. Over the past few years, the defending and 2017 champion has shown to be one of the best in the Indycar business. Even with the aero kits preventing a lot of passing per the drivers word, Newgarden could be one to get up front. He is a man well deserving of a 500 win.
However, that’s what Penske wants, big results which mean a 500. It’s a harsh reality but Roger can be cutthroat when it comes to this. If you can’t constantly run for a championship or 500, you might be shown the door. Sure Penske had his prized possession in Helio since the turn of the millenia but that’s an exception. He might not be so kind to the others. If you can’t win the 500 or championship, then guys like Power or Newgarden could be gone in a few years. A Newgarden 500 win might be the final touch to get that close bond with The Captain fully sealed. Just ask Ryan Brisoce who was shown the door after 5 seasons because others were performing better and his replacement in A.J Allmendinger was sacked after less than a year for being a complete mess. If you can’t make money in the sport for Roger, you could be done. That’s why I’m a little skeptical when people say that Roger is gonna make Indycar into a utopian world with 30 cars in every race, Ferrari and Mercedes begging to come, and 24 race schedules with Cleveland, Michigan, and Fontana. Sure it would be nice but if they can’t make money, then it doesn’t happen. He’s a businessman, you know. I’m not saying it’s Indy or bust this year, but just always keep it in the back of your mind.
It turns out the 3 full-time Penske drivers will stay put for 2021. The dread of under-performing has been held off for another year, I suppose.
Row 4:
#45 Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan Racing, Spencer Pigot
Pigot has always had a place in my heart while watching Indycar. When I was 6, I went to the Baltimore Grand Prix and saw Pigot leading in USF2000 and thought it would be cool to follow a guy that young up through the ranks. It was very satisfying to meet him at his Indy 500 debut 5 years later.
Enough backstory though, the RLL cars look fast as being a part of the Honda gang. His full-time teammates in Takuma Sato and Graham Rahal both getting into the Fast 9 is a promising sign for the team. Obviously, Pigot probably won’t be as strong. There’s nothing to really report here so I couldn’t give you an accurate word on how he’ll play out, but who knows. We’ve seen some surprise faces up front near the end, and if things go right, the #45 HyVee machine could be in contention.
#8 Chip Ganassi Racing, Marcus Ericsson
The man who haunts Romain Grosjean’s nightmares, Marcus Ericsson is hoping to make a more positive mark on the Indycar world instead of being an F1 doormat. The Ganassi cars look strong and I’m honestly impressed with his pace after he moved to Ganassi from Arrow SP last year. He’s been showing some good results lately so I wouldn’t be totally surprised if the Swede is running up front. Hopefully the only thing he will be hitting is the jackpot on Sunday.
#88 Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing, Colton Herta
Normally something owned by the family of the New York Yankees is not something you want to root for, but this is much different. Colton Herta, son of driver turned strategist Bryan, is looking to become the face of Indycar’s next generation. Already the youngest winner of the series, the now 20-year old hopes to do better than his last 500 outing where he started up front but had to retire due to a mechanical failure very early in the race. His 2020 campaign has been solid. He held the most consecutive Top 10 finishes in the early part of the season which ended when he was sent into Low Earth Orbit at Iowa. Still, the speed looks to be there. Colton is gonna be hungry this year and a 500 win would be incredible for a young and promising career.
The Fast 9/Row 3:
#27 Andretti Autosport, Alexander Rossi
As Pole Day came and went, we quickly learned even without a Bump Day, qualifying was something worth watching, especially on Day 2 with some very tense moments and tons of action throughout. However, the Pole Day Qualifying session was not kind to the California native. With unfavorable winds and a struggling car, Rossi will start 9th on the grid for the 104th Running. As he is an Andretti car, the speed has shown and will hopefully carry over into the race. Not only that, but Rossi seems almost guaranteed to win another 500 soon. In his first 4 outings in Speedway, Indiana, he has wowed the crowds with his speed. Hell, the race that he won was probably the race where he looked the weakest at. In his other 500 runs, the man looks like he is on a mission from God, nearly winning on numerous occasions and making moves on track in places where not even angels dare to go. Especially after a hard-fought loss to Pagenaud last year, Rossi will be one to watch for sure especially with the pace of the Andretti-powered cars.
#15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Graham Rahal
The son of the team’s owner, 1986 500 winner Bobby Rahal, Graham also struggled in qualifying with several near misses with the wall throughout the week. The RLL cars still have pace and seem poised to perform well throughout the race. Just getting into the Fast 9 proves that the pace is there to make a run for the win. Despite the name and speed, Graham hasn’t had a win in a while. Maybe this Sunday will be when the stars align again for an illustrious 500 victory.
#55 Dale Coyne/Team Goh, Alex Palou
His first year in the US, the rookie out of Barcelona has shown the promise of a bright future in Indycar. However, with Fernando Alonso present, he is seen as “that other Spanish guy” for now and probably will always be until Alonso is long dead and buried. On Pole Day, he was the first driver to eclipse 240 mph all week but struggled heavily in the turns leading to a 7th place start. Still not bad for a rookie who spent all last year racing Formula cars in Japan. With Texas having many limitations to the racing surfaces along with him crashing out early on, this will most likely be his first true test on an oval made purely for Indycars. I just hope he can keep up with the pace because if I were him, I would pissing myself inside the cockpit. He has expressed some nervousness already while driving so hopefully he can keep it steady and bring the car home.
Row 2:
#29 Andretti Autosport, James Hinchcliffe
It’s been said a thousand times but it still needs to be noted: the Andretti cars are crazy fast, there is no question about it. My issue is the driver at hand: the Mayor of Hinchtown. One of the best personalities, part-time NBC pit reporter, and a man helping Alexander Rossi find the soul that F1 took from him, IMS has always seemed to give Hinch a massive middle finger at every turn. From crashing out in his rookie year, to failing to win in his impressive 2013 season due to inconsistency, to nearly dying in a practice crash in 2015, to dominating from pole in 2016 only for TownsendBell.exe to crash and wreck you and fellow contender Ryan Hunter-Reay out of the running, to crashing again in 2017, to missing the field entirely in top-flight equipment in 2018, the jolly Canadian hasn’t had many good memories here. Can he turn that around? I can’t really tell you, but maybe Hinch and his so-called “Genevieve” car can wipe all the bad times away.
#28 Andretti Autosport, Ryan Hunter-Reay
National treasure and legend amongst mortals Leigh Diffey calls him “Captain America”, but this superhero might need a walker and cane soon as the Lauderdale native pushes 40 this year. The 2014 500 winner and man who’s part of the biggest meme in Indycar, (Don’t forget the heat!) Hunter-Reay looks to capitalize on Andretti’s success in the month of August (There's a shit ton of Andretti cars, I know). While there is speed, Hunter-Reay has been plagued with tons of reliability issues in recent outings. That could be Honda’s achilles heel and might be Chevrolet’s only hope at salvaging some good finishes. There isn’t really much else that RHR can accomplish in Indycar but another 500 would be a great memory for the back half of his career which hasn’t been blessed with many riches.
#21 Ed Carpenter Racing, Rinus Veekay
Finally, a young Dutch driver I can actually cheer for! At only 19 years of age, the same age Marco Andretti made his first start, Veekay is the highest qualifying Chevy and the only Chevy to make the Fast 9. The teenager’s pace has been very impressive, getting near the top of the practice time sheets even when the ECR cars were reportedly struggling for speed. With only one top 10 all season, a win or decent result would do wonders to his morale and reputation because the runs at Indy in practice and qualifying have shown that he has potential. I will be cheering on this young talent along with many others, but it would be funny if Marco pulled a 2006 on him so the hunted becomes the hunter, but that’s just some stupid narrative I don’t honestly care for. Rinus has shown speed, but how will that speed and inexperience stack up against 32 other drivers fighting for the prize of the Borg-Warner Trophy? Who knows, but hopefully many stroopwafels will be eaten and many Golden Earring songs will play on into the night in celebration.
The Front Row:
#30 Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan Racing, Takuma Sato
I take the driver’s remarks that passing will be difficult very seriously this year. Why? Because Takuma Sato said it. You would think that an RLL Honda would be a lock for a good finish. That would be the case if this wasn’t Takuma Sato. If I told you in 2011 that Sato would be a multi-race winner and 500 winner, you would’ve told me to lay off the alcohol. One of the many F1 Japanese washups from the early to mid 2000s, Sato found his footing in America. Even though he has matured as a driver, Sato has one major flaw though: he might be the last living Kamikaze pilot. The man is born without fear. The only upside here is that he now goes back and forth between a top-caliber guy and a man bordering on lolcowdom. He does the thing that is 2012, and then wins Long Beach next year. He makes a stupid move at Pocono in 2019, practically costing Rossi a championship, and then goes out and wins the next week at Gateway holding off a hard charging Ed Carpenter.
In more recent years, Indianapolis has been a strong suit for Takuma. In his 2017 victory, he held off a hungry Helio Castroneves in a race where the Honda reliability was utter garbage. He also got 3rd place last year behind Pagenaud and Rossi. In qualifying, he showed that consistency is key, setting down 4 super clean laps on his way to a front row start. He’ll be someone to watch come race time. Being on the front row however, don’t do anything stupid. The phrase is very cliche but “you can’t win a race on the first lap, but you can sure lose it” (unless you’re Lewis Hamilton). If you try any heroics going into Turn 1 and take out Dixon or Andretti, you might be running down Georgetown St with a mob of pitchforks behind you and be the most hated man in Indycar.
#9 Chip Ganassi Racing, Scott Dixon
It’s plain and simple, Scott Dixon has been mercilessly teabagging on the entire field in 2020. 3 straight wins to start the season and 49 points ahead of the nearest competitor. Normally, he is one to pull surprise championship runs out of his ass like in 2015, not pulling away and cruising by week 1. He is the Kevin Harvick of this series, a man at age 40 with no signs of slowing down. It showed in qualifying. A man with blistering pace, he will be one of the favorites to win it all. I don’t see any flaws in his quest for victory because if your pace doesn’t change going into Indianapolis at all, that’s extremely impressive. If you screw anything up, or anyone else does anything stupid to hurt your chances, then your wife Emma will complain about it until the end of time. It’s basically an Indycar tradition at this point. If you’re gonna get your second 500, it might as well be this year. This whole season seems very similar to 2008.
And the pole sitter for the 104th Running of the Indy 500 is… no, you’re joking. Wait seriously? He’s on pole????
*checks notes\*
HOLY FUUUUUUUUU
#98 Andretti Autosport, Marco Andretti
Marco Andretti is on pole and is the fastest guy in the field. Those are not words you usually hear in the same sentence. But it isn’t a fluke, Marco has been constantly the fastest car and has been the top Andretti car all week. It showed in qualifying where he hit the 240mph mark and beat Dixon’s time by .02 of a second. Perhaps his Uncle John was helping him with the wind and gave him the extra push. The car looks fast and ready to lead the field. It will be the first time an Andretti has taken the pole since grandpa Mario did it in 1987. It was truly a joyous occasion for all.
Over the past 14 years, Marco has taken a lot of shit from everyone, but that’s expected. It’s hard when your dad was one of the best in the CART era and your grandfather is one of the greatest race car drivers to ever live. His surname is a blessing and a curse. A blessing because your name has kept you in the series for so long where others with similar stats wouldn’t be so lucky. A curse because you are constantly given unrealistic expectations. But again, this looks like the real deal for 2020.
This is the perfect storm for a 500 win. Andretti Autosport cars being dominant with Marco being the #1 man, strategist mastermind Bryan Herta who did the unthinkable and brought Rossi and Dan Wheldon to 500 victories on insane strategies, and a wacky 2020 could all lead to the notorious 51-year Andretti Curse finally snapping. With Herta on the box, hopefully Pocono 2013 won’t happen where you had the car to beat only to fuck it up with failed pit strategy and fuel conservation. I don’t think there would be a fan in the series that wouldn’t be happy if you won unless you are a complete pessimistic whiny asshole. Just pray the racing gods won’t be massive dicks and give you 2006 all over again. We all give Marco crap for who he is, but a 500 win would be racing history for all to see and enjoy. This could be the year he pulls it off, especially with one of the best cars on track.
*JINXING TIME\*
My prediction for the 500 is: Scott Dixon. He’s just been so dominant this season that I can’t see a reason why not to pick him. It’s crazy that this man hasn’t won an Indy 500 in 12 years. With a car like he has, he’ll be looking to get that 2nd victory. Hopefully that practice crash won’t kill any momentum. I don’t even think a hater’s guide jinx can stop this electrifying Kiwi. If I’m wrong, I hope I don’t see Emma Dixon waiting at my front door.
\transition**
This Indy 500 will be very different. It’s sad that no fans are in attendance, but it’s for the sake of everyone even if no one looks at it that way. Tons of narratives are in play for Sunday. A man will run his last race while many are making their steps into big leagues. A man looks to run further away with the championship while others look to the race as a point to catch up. Some will run to put an exclamation point on their long careers while others want to win to jumpstart themselves and make their presence known. No matter the scenario, all 33 men will be searching for a common narrative, one that will crown them Indy 500 champion and have their name etched on the Borg-Warner Trophy with milk and wreath in hand and writing their name in the history books. 2020 has been a crazy year so who knows if that will carry over into the racing world. We’ll just have to wait and see. Quick reminder that the Indy 500 will take place on Sunday, August 23rd at 1pm on NBC. Enjoy, everyone!
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2020.08.20 10:46 MyRemixPool 8th Wonder [20-August-2020]

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2020.08.17 17:27 ShadowStealer7 Mortal Shell - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Mortal Shell
Platforms:
Trailers:
Developer: Cold Symmetry
Publisher: Playstack
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 76 average - 57% recommended - 48 reviews
Metacritic [PS4] - 75 average - 10 reviews
Metacritic [XBO] - 75 average - 4 reviews
Metacritic [PC] - 76 average - 25 reviews

Critic Reviews

ACG - Jeremy Penter - Buy
"A lean Dead Souls like title with some very fresh ideas, some old problems but very fun gameplay"
Attack of the Fanboy - Brandon Adams - 3.5 / 5 stars
Mortal Shell isn't merely "like Dark Souls"; it's a love-letter to From Software's juggernaut series that successfully captures what makes those games special while carving out an identity all its own. It isn't without fault, yet as a freshman effort Mortal Shell is a worthy addition to the Soulslike pantheon.
Boomstick Gaming - Boomstick Alex - 9 / 10

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COGconnected - James Paley - 70 / 100
For the hardcore crowd that’s made it this far, congratulations! You will love this game, no two ways about it. For everyone else, heed my warning: Mortal Shell is just as brutal and beautiful as you’re imagining.
Critical Hit - Brad Lang - 7 / 10
Mortal Shell is an excellent entry in the Souls-like space with some fantastic ideas around character progression and combat, but is unfortunately let down by a health system that discourages exploration and an element of tedium that unnecessarily pads out encounters.
Digital Chumps - Alex Tudor - 9 / 10
Not without its quirks and issues, Mortal Shell is a fun and unrelenting good time. Shell-swapping makes the experience unique, while its combat and world are ripe for experimentation and exploration. Though unabashedly inspired by other games in its genre, Mortal Shell warrants a play from the most die-hard of fans.
Fextralife - Castielle - 7.9 / 10
Mortal Shell gives players the closest experience to Dark Souls they've had since playing Dark Souls itself. If you're looking for a solid Action RPG that is reasonably priced to hold you over until Elden Ring or Demon's Souls Remake, Mortal Shell should be atop your list. It's not going to blow your mind, but for 30 USD it's hard to ask for much more.
FingerGuns - Greg Hicks - 8 / 10
It may seem daunting and punishing, and it is. But its visual beauty and aesthetic has me compelled to explore more of this world and the Shells that inhabit it.
Game Revolution - Michael Leri - 4 / 5 stars
Mortal Shell’s scope ends up being a more significant net gain as it offers a brisk Soulslike experience without trying to overwhelm players with content for content’s sake.
GameMAG - Russian - 7 / 10
Mortal Shell is another Dark Souls clone with nice graphics, interesting ideas and good combat mechanics. On the other hand, there's a problems with hitboxes, enemies are too slow, and it lacks epic bosses and spectacular battles. However, among other Dark Souls clones this game looks really unusual and worthy.
GameSkinny - John Schutt - 8 / 10 stars
Far from being a pretender, Mortal Shell is a sometimes exceptional entry to the genre. Its stumbles are noticeable only because there is so much to enjoy.
GameSpew - Richard Seagrave - 6 / 10
There’s some good to be found in Mortal Shell; its world is interesting and generally well designed, it looks lovely, and some of its boss fights really are exhilarating. But there are just so many aspects of it that will leave you frustrated, underwhelmed or disappointed.
GameSpot - Phil Hornshaw - 8 / 10
Developer Cold Symmetry's budget action-RPG is a love letter to From Software's work, but Mortal Shell's take on similar ideas feels aimed at those who struggle to get through Soulsborne games.
GameWatcher - Robert Honaker - 8 / 10
With a haunting and beautiful world as a backdrop to a solid "Souls-like" RPG, Mortal Shell is a much better game than it has any right to be. The magnificent presentation, mixed with the unique take on character progression, steals the show here and despite dying dozens upon dozens of times, I was hooked from the moment that combat started making sense to me.
Gameblog - Jonathan Bushle - French - 6 / 10
Mortal Shell is a enjoyable Dark Souls-like, with a few good ideas and a charming dark fantasy world but the execution is clearly not perfect.
Gamer Guides - Ben Chard - 3.5 / 5 stars
Mortal Shell is an excellent first game from Cold Symmetry and although light on content, I cannot wait to see more of Mortal Shell down the line.
Gamers Heroes - Johnny Hurricane - 85 / 100
Mortal Shell shines brightly as an example of the Souls formula done well. Anyone who is a fan of the challenging gameplay the genre is known for will be happy with this title.
GamingBolt - Matt Bianucci - 7 / 10
Mortal Shell has a lot of things that allow it to be notable in its own right, but it makes it hard to forget that it's taking from a giant whose shadow it never truly escapes.
Generación Xbox - Pedro del Pozo - Spanish - 8.6 / 10
Mortal Shell wants you to know that if you like Dark Souls, you don't always have to resort to From Software. A brutal ARPG with good ideas.
God is a Geek - Mick Fraser - 7.5 / 10
More attention to the story would have gone a long way, but Mortal Shell is an intriguing adventure, and an accomplished addition to the Soulslike genre.
GotGame - Kieran Toovey - 8.5 / 10
In conclusion, Cold Symmetry has achieved greatness with Mortal Shell. The game is by no means perfect and it is fairly brief. But for such a small team and a new IP, the result is impressive. This is strongly recommended for all fans of the Souls genre and it shows that innovation still exists within the cluttered space.
IGN Spain - Álex Pareja - Spanish - 7 / 10
A great Souls-like with personality, new ideas, amazing battles but with problems in scenario design and world building.
JVFrance - Clémence Usseglio - French - 7 / 10
We can easily say that Mortal Shell has nothing to be ashamed of From Software's games as it has a solid basis which bring some new exciting features. And it's a AA title. More accessible than most of the Souls-like games for all the gamers, it has his own codes. Mortal Shell is not a Dark Souls copycat and even if he doesn't have the same aura, it will easily make his path to your video-games library. And if you're still affraid of the Soulsborne, Mortal Shell seems to be the perfect choice to take a look at this very specific style, especially at a very kind price (29.99€)
Just Push Start - Grant Gaines - 3 / 5
While I wouldn't call Mortal Shell a bad game, it doesn't know what it wants to be and that makes it worse. It's to the point where I could legitimate see this being developed as an action RPG set in a fantasy world that needed a hook, so a bunch of punishing mechanics were just thrown in haphazardly. Let's have you drop tar on death but also make it a useless resource or create an extremely difficult mode that can largely be negated by abusing dodge roll. I mean, it's so bad I quite possibly overcame literally every encounter by using the hallowed sword (initial weapon) and used either a running heavy attack or a normal heavy attack, harden, dodge roll back, wait for resources to replenish and repeat. It's simply not going to appeal to those looking for a challenge, nor is it going to appeal to anyone who doesn't care for the tedious elements of this genre. It's just a shallow experience with some neat gimmicks tossed in a small world. If that is enough you might enjoy it but otherwise, it's hard to recommend.
Killa Penguin - Jake Arias - 5 / 10 stars
Many of the mechanics here could lead to an incredible sequel, but more often than not, Mortal Shell feels as lifeless and hollow as the corpses your playable character inhabits.
Nexus - Vincent Kühl - 8 / 10
Mortal Shell has enough fresh ideas to set itself apart and takes enough inspiration from existing titles to create a unique experience for veterans of the genre and new-comers alike.
PC Gamer - Rick Lane - 80 / 100
Both its world and story are entertaining to investigate, with glimpses of brilliance hidden amidst its gloomy environments and obscure characters. Ultimately, Mortal Shell is not a Souls game, but it is the best not-Souls game I've played so far.
PC Invasion - Jason Rodriguez - 8.5 / 10
Mortal Shell boasts refreshing mechanics that eschew the Souls-like subgenre's tried-and-tested methods. Though a bit on the short side, it oozes bone-crunching, stylish combat, and its performance is superbly optimized. Simply put, Mortal Shell manages to exceed all expectations.
PCGamesN - Dave Irwin - 7 / 10
Wonderfully captures the atmosphere and combat of Souls games, but without enough tools to experiment with and an AI that's easy to abuse, Mortal Shell lacks meat on its bones.
PlayStation Universe - Sebastian Hawden - 6 / 10
Unfortunately Mortal Shell just feels like a bad Dark Souls game, while I enjoyed it initially, the more I played the more it wore away my enjoyment. The few unique features it has do make the game feel slightly unique but its world-building, combat and enemies pale in comparison to its inspiration. The bad AI and other small issues do little to complement what could have been an enjoyable title. There are far better games in the genre.
Polygon - Jeffrey Parkin - Unscored
At the end of those levels, I collect an object that I need to return to Fallgrim Tower — as the game drip feeds me information, I learn I need all three of them to escape. I fight my way back, deliver the item, and then start off again toward a new temple. The premise is concise and understandable — go here, collect this, come back, repeat two more times, win.
Push Square - Jacob Hull - 8 / 10
With beautiful environments and plenty to discover, Mortal Shell is a compelling world to explore. After a steep learning curve, its combat is challenging but fascinating, and with a great sense of reward once you master it. It might be a little too similar to Dark Souls in terms of overall tone and style, but it brings enough new ideas functionally to make it stand out from the crowd. Ultimately, this is a great entry into a demanding sub-genre that fans won't want to miss.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Ed Thorn - Unscored
Ultimately, Mortal Shell will make you want to headbutt your monitor out of sheer frustration. The puzzling nature of the map, the repetitive placement of enemies, the lack of options all coalesce into a big arm that holds the game back from being really good, to just good.
Shacknews - Sam Chandler - 7 / 10
Unfortunately, while Mortal Shell has a heart of gold, there are mechanics and core decisions that prevent it from being a truly great entry into these hallowed halls.
Sirus Gaming - Rhett Roxl - 7 / 10
Mortal Shell is not the perfect Souls-like game out there, but it’s most certainly one of the best ones. It has its glaring flaws, but they’re drowned out by the amazing craftsmanship of the game’s creators and their taste for distinction.
Spaziogames - Italian - 7.3 / 10
Mortal Shell is a brilliant take on the soulslike genre, but it is still unbalanced and far from the height reached by Dark Souls series.
TechRaptor - Joseph Allen - 6 / 10
Mortal Shell boasts responsive combat and gorgeous visuals, but it's let down by rote level design, poor storytelling, and a general unfinished feel.
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 7.6 / 10
Mortal Shell is an interesting soulslike, affected by some not perfectly developed background ideas, combined with an extremely derivative final product. Certainly intended for lovers of the genre.
The Outerhaven Productions - Keith Mitchell - 4.5 / 5 stars
It's still hard to believe that Mortal Shell is Cold Symmetry's first game, as this game rivals many AAA games. Everything in the game screams quality, from the gameplay to the art and sound direction. As a long time fan of Soulslike games, Mortal Shell has shot to the top of my favorite game lists and I can't wait to see what the devs do next. If you enjoy these sorts of games like I do, I recommend giving Mortal Shell a try.
TheSixthAxis - Jason Coles - 8 / 10
Mortal Shell is just an incredibly satisfying experience. It'll punish you constantly, but if you can master the mechanics it lays out in front of you then you'll have an incredible time of things. The lore is a little more obvious that in other soulslikes, and the story it tells and the world it puts you in are both rather enthralling. This is definitely a game that fans of dying a lot will enjoy, but it's probably not for everyone.
ThisGenGaming - Charles Oakley - 8.5 / 10
Mortal Shell has left me fuming at times but the game’s impressive visuals, combat, and atmosphere will keep pulling me back for quite some time yet.
Too Much Gaming - Carlos Hernandez - 7 / 10
Mortal Shell is bleak, twisted, and poses a challenge from start to finish. It will leave you wanting more, and while some mechanics weren't as fleshed out and diverse as I’d hoped, this game from Cold Symmetry is a commendable adventure that deserves the attention of those who love the subgenre.
TrustedReviews - Jade King - 4.5 / 5 stars
Mortal Shell is one of the year's biggest gaming surprises, offering a deep, fascinating journey into a melancholic world. It takes blatant inspiration from Dark Souls and Bloodborne,. But innovative tweaks to its combat and progression mechanics let it easily stand on its own two feet.
VGChartz - Jacob James - 8 / 10
Mortal Shell retains the best elements of the genre - weighty combat, tension, exploration, and progression - and succeeds in refining a deep and beloved genre in ways that feel rewarding, familiar, and new, all at the same time.
Vamers - Edward Swardt - 95 / 100
Mortal Shell is to Dark Souls what Gears Tactics is to XCOM. It takes the tried and tested formula, wipes away all the years of hubris the original developers have grown accustomed to, and brings back the initial excitement of the first title. It works on those original premises and ideas and instead of replacing Dark Souls, it stands next to it as the new benchmark of the genre. In many ways Mortal Shell is as unpolished and raw as Demon Souls, but ultimately captures the heart and soul of what Dark Souls was, Dark Souls II wanted to be, and Dark Souls III only somewhat achieved. It is a beautiful homage to the original Soulslike titles and comes in strong as a competitor that will stand the test of time as the quintessential Soulslike game.
VideoGamer - Josh Wise - 7 / 10
If you're willing to devote a weekend to its mood of windbitten despondency (it's only fifteen or so hours long), you will not emerge from Mortal Shell unrewarded.
WayTooManyGames - Jason Palazini - 8.5 / 10
For any fans of the Soulslike genre looking for a new addition to their collection, Mortal Shell is worth the time. While there is room for Cold Symmetry to expand upon their ideas here and make improvements, they have absolutely proved their value as creative minds and talented developers.
Wccftech - Kai Powell - 7.7 / 10
More in line with From Software's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice than a traditional Soulslike, Mortal Shell offers a short and sweet take on the hardcore action RPG formula by focusing the player to harden up and push the offensive in order to create the perfect defense.
Reviews posted that aren't on OpenCritic
SP1st.com - Sean Mesler - 8 / 10
Mortal Shell brings a lot of new ideas to the Souls formula and while it doesn’t quite succeed in all of them, the things it does are more than enough to give a promising start to what I hope becomes a franchise.
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2020.08.14 17:06 TheRoyalGodfrey New Music Friday: August 14th, 2020

Thursday's Daily Discussion Thread

Albums

Boldy James & Jay Versace - The Versace Tape (featuring Elcamino, Westside Gunn & more)
Young Dolph - Rich Slave (featuring Megan Thee Stallion, Key Glock & G Herbo)
Black Noi$e - OBLIVION (featuring Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, MIKE, Liv.e, Pink Siifu & more)
DAVE EAST - KARMA 3 (featuring Benny the Butcher, Young Dolph, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & more)
Burna Boy - Twice As Tall (featuring Naughty By Nature, Stormzy, Chris Martin of Coldplay & more)
Kaash Paige - Teenage Fever (featuring Isaiah Rashad, Don Toliver, 42 Dugg & more)
Sango - SANGOZINHO*
03 Greedo & RONRONTHEPRODUCER - Load It Up, Vol. 1 (featuring Chief Keef, Sada Baby, Key Glock & more)
Knxwledge - VGM's​​.​​PRT_3*
HO99O9 - Blurr (featuring Pink Siifu & more)
Trinidad James & Fyre - Black Filter (featuring KEY!, Big KRIT, Cyhi & more)
Trav - Nothing Happens Overnight (featuring Young Thug, Lil Durk, Tory Lanez, NAV, French Montana & Jim Jones)
Bobby Fishscale - The Last Re-Up (featuring Peewee Longway & more)
Ransom - Director’s Cut Scene 3
Jacob Collier - Djesse Vol. 3 (featuring Jessie Reyez, T-Pain, Daniel Caesar, Ty Dolla $ign, Rapsody & more)
Lorde Fredd33 - Folklorde

Deluxe

Mac Miller - K.I.D.S.

EPs

Guapdad 4000 - Platinum Flacon Returns (featuring Denzel Curry, Boogie, Deante' Hitchcock & TyFontaine)
Tech N9ne - MORE FEAR (featuring Hopsin & more)
not posted yet:
EyeOnEyez & Gucci Mane - Polar Bear Remixes
LNDN DRGS (Jay Worthy & Sean House) - Burnout 2

Singles

Anderson .Paak - CUT EM IN (feat. Rick Ross)
Drake – Laugh Now, Cry Later (feat. Lil Durk)
Rico Nasty - iPhone
645AR - 4 Da Trap (Audiomack Live Piano Version)*
Nas - Ultra Black (feat. Hit-Boy)
EARTHGANG - Powered Up
Vic Mensa - No More Tear Drops (feat. Malik Yusef & Wyatt Waddell)
Internet Money - Lemonade (feat. Gunna, Don Toliver & NAV)
Smino - Backstage Pass (feat. Monte Booker & The Drums)
Big K.R.I.T. - KICKOFF
Jaden - Rainbow Bap
Buddy - Ain’t Sweet (feat. Matt Ox)
K Suave - Perky97 (feat. Playboi Carti)*
Sheff G & Sleepy Hallow - Tip Toe
YUNGBLUD & Denzel Curry - Lemonade
Cousin Stizz - Crocodile Tears / Mac Roni
THEY. - All Mine
Lute - Get It And Go (feat. Blakk Soul)
Omarion - Can You Hear Me? (feat. T-Pain)
Smokepurpp - Said A Lotta Things
Reks & Statik Selektah - The Complex (feat. Pharoahe Monch)
Ramriddlz - Skittlz
CHIKA - U Should / My Power
Money Man - 24 (feat. Lil Baby)
88rising (Joji, Rich Brian, Higher Brothers & AUGUST 08) & Danny Ocean - Midsummer Madness 20
Sadistik - Zodiac (feat. Mick Jenkins)
Your Loss - Memory Hole
BIGBABYGUCCI - Blood on the Asphalt
Snoop Dogg - Nipsey Blue
Jack Harlow - Automatic
13 Block - Tieks (feat. Niska)
Sa-Roc - Deliverance
Charlotte Day Wilson - Take Care of You (feat. Syd)
38 Spesh - 6 Shots
NIKI - Lose
TwoCerti - Ludicrous (feat. L.A. VanGogh)
Jeru The Damaja - IF (IF WAS)
Alicia Keys & Khalid - So Done
Lucki - 3D Outro
blackbear - lil bit
Ronny J - JUPITER
Saigon - Bullets-19
Childish Major - Kick It (feat. Jace)
BlocBoy JB - No Dribble (Freestyle)*
Adam Snow - AFTERPARTY FREESTYLE (feat. Tory Lanez)
Lil Reese & Kevin Gates - They Don't Fuck With You
Ihateyousheed & Moses Mosima - Pastel (Remix) [feat. Kevin Abstract]
1st Lady of the West Coast - BGMO (feat. Rick Ross)
Lotto Boyzz - Miss Jagger (feat. KAMILLE)
Cheat Codes & DVBBS - No Time (feat. Wiz Khalifa & PRINCE$$ ROSIE)
Mark Battles - Thankful (feat. Kevin Gates)
Maal Himself - Above Ground (feat. Skyzoo)
Busdriver - The Big Think (feat. Swarvy)
Dee Watkins - Cash App (feat. Jackboy)
TOKiMONSTA - Get Me Some (AC Slater Remix) [feat. Drew Love & Dumbfoundead]
not posted yet:
MO3 & Kevin Gates - Broken Love
Son of the 215 - S.O.E. (feat. Freeway)
Bluff Gawd - New Era (feat. $tukeyy & Freeway)
City Swaay - Check My Stats (feat. King Louie)
Kito, ZHU & Jeremih - Follow
K Shiday & Enchanting - No Luv (feat. Gucci Mane, Key Glock & Big Scarr)
Tay Da Prince - Love One Another (Afro Mix) [feat. John Legend]
Tay Da Prince - Love One Another (Dance Mix) [feat. John Legend]
prodxvn - Blue Devils (feat. Jay2 (of Zero Fatigue))
Jamie Isaac - Some Day
Gallant - Our Beloved BoA #3 - SM STATION
G Perico - Toolie
Animoss - Carole Baskin (feat. Monday Night & Fly Anakin)
Ebenezer - Vodka & Lemonade
NEZ - Work (feat. DUCKWRTH & Saint Bodhi)
Anne-Marie - To Be Young (220 KID Remix) [feat. Doja Cat]
Ynx716 - A Killer's Killer (Remix) [feat. Conway the Machine & Graphwize]
Bobby Sessions - FIGHT
Charlie Puth & blackbear - Hard on Yourself
931blackboy - I Don't Play (feat. Bankroll Fresh)
Dre Banks - We On (feat. AZ)
J Whit & 24hrs - Like Woah
Ant Beale - Ass Up Guns Down
Chelsea Collins & 24kGolden - Water Run Dry
Fletch - Inner G (feat. Armani White)
Versvs - Enough For You (feat. Royce Da 5'9")
Rob $tone - Hot Boy
D.V. Alias Khryst - We Rize (feat. Maffew Ragazino, JoJo Pellegrino & Trendsetta)
Max Perry - Different (feat. Twista, Mistah F.A.B. & Jane Handcock)
Prema777 - Workin (feat. Nitty Scott)
Short Capone & Rappin' 4-Tay - Penitentiary Chances (feat. Playa Bob)
RJ Payne - YOU a Fuckboy (feat. Freeway)
Dua Lipa - Levitating (Remix) [feat. Madonna & Missy Elliott)
BandGang Lonnie Bands - Magic Don Juan (feat. 2Three)
Alonestar, Akon & Tightest - Exhausted
Emay - Republic of New Afrika
Chronicle - Saturday (feat. Deem Spencer)
God Colony - Low (feat. Jelani Blackman) / Howling (feat. Kojey Radical & Ebi Pamere)
* means not on streaming probably
From KHDTX13 (will be updated soon):

Fresh Singles

Fresh Albums & EPs

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2020.08.06 21:20 thegreatestoneofall I wish all of these 1000 universes would combine into one

The one thousand universes are:
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2020.07.21 13:09 hallach_halil Top 10 offensive lines in the NFL heading into 2020


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Talking about the most improved position groups in the NFL last week inspired me to look at one of those in particular and list my top ten units. For this exercise I tried to look at all these offensive lines in a vacuum – how well they execute certain run schemes, how diverse they can be or how great they are with their bread-and-butter and of course how well they protect the quarterback. While I support my case with certain statistics and advanced numbers in particular, solely going by the stats would be a huge mistake, since that would mean the Rams allowing the fewest amount of sacks qualifies them as the top pass-blocking line or the Giants almost had a top five run-blocking unit, even though Saquon Barkley routinely had to make people miss in the backfield and Daniel Jones averaging over six yards a carry certainly helped.
Instead, I’m trying to go through the starting five individually, then talk about their strengths and weaknesses and just some of the plays they run routinely. I have to project the starting lineups a little here and there will be some battles for specific spots during whatever we will have from training camp. That’s why I mention the key backups as well, which could feature guys who will be in the starting lineup week one. Under the new CBA, teams are now allowed to dress at least two more players on gamedays and another one if the active roster includes at least offensive linemen. So the strategy teams are going to choose will be interesting to me and I would expect a lot more groups carrying eight linemen on Sundays.
And just to make this clear – this is a projection of what I think will be the top ten O-lines in 2020, even though I will often reference to what they did last season and beyond.


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1. Indianapolis Colts


Starting five: LT Anthony Castonzo, LG Quenton Nelson, C Ryan Kelly, RG Mark Glowinski, RT Braden Smith
Key backups: Le’Raven Clark, Chaz Green & Danny Pinter

Not only do the Colts have the best offensive lineman in football today in Quenton Nelson, but I believe they are the most well-rounded unit with no real weakness in the entire league. That is largely due to the investments they have made to strengthen it, since the entire left side consists of three first-rounders and their right tackle was an early second-rounder. The one spot people might not be sold on is right guard with Mark Glowinski, who entered last year as a week-one starter only for the second time in his five-year career. However, in the 25 games he has started for Indy, he has been responsible for just two sacks and was called for holding twice in each of these last two seasons. Left tackle Anthony Castonzo has given up just 4.5 sacks and was called for holding once over the last two years, as one of the more underappreciated players at his position for a while now. On the opposite end, Braden Smith has been excellent in his two years in the league, as one of the most aggressive run-blockers in the league but also holding his own against some of the elite edge rushers in the AFC South, such as J.J. Watt, an emerging Harold Landry and all those guys they have/had in Jacksonville. Center Ryan Kelly has never allowed multiple sacks in his four years in the league with the ability to down-block, reach or pull in the run game. And then there’s Big Q, who I thought was a generational prospect coming out of Notre Dame two years ago. The numbers and awards just speak for themselves – one sack allowed in 32 starts, two-time First-Team All-Pro and the most highlights I have seen from an offensive lineman on the internet. But believe me – the tape is equally as good.
These guys can gain yards on basically any run play, with the ability to create lateral movement and open up cutback lanes for their running backs on zone plays, but even more so, they can run all these different gap-schemes, with linemen pulling and kicking out edge defenders. When they go power behind Big Q pulling up the hole, it’s pretty much an automatic four yards unless the back stumbles along the way. Not only did the Colts finish just 5.8 yards short of outdoing Tennessee with the league’s leading rusher in terms of yards per game, but they also ended up being second in first downs gain via the run and first down percentage on those plays, behind only the Ravens, who blew everybody out of the water in a historic season. Marlon Mack had another 1000-yard season, despite missing a couple of games, but Indy had another four players with at least 200 yards rushing on the season. In half of the games they played they crossed 130 yards on the ground and they had three weeks with 200+ yards. With a true banger and homerun hitter in Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor added in the second round of the draft, this rushing attack is about to go to the next level, plus they still have scat back Nyheim Hines, who they can get involved on jet sweeps and motion across the formation, while then acting as a decoy off those to open up more room inside. Even though the Colts were “only” tied for ninth in sacks allowed last season, there was only quarterback in the league with more time to throw than Jacoby Brissett. The backup situation may not be the best in the league with Chaz Green being picked on early in his career with Dallas and fifth-round pick Danny Pinter, who I honestly didn’t watch a lot of, but will certainly have a transition period from Ball State to the NFL. Their sixth man so to speak however is Le’Raven Clark, who I always liked since I evaluated him at Texas Tech and has filled in pretty well when called upon, with 4.5 sacks allowed in 35 career games, including 12 starts.


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2. New Orleans Saints


Starting five: LT Terron Armstead, LG Andrus Peat, C Erik McCoy, RG Cesar Ruiz, RT Ryan Ramczyk
Key backups: Nick Easton, James Hurst & Will Clapp

No matter which metrics you use or if you just go based on the tape, I don’t think you can come to any conclusion other than the Saints have two top ten offensive tackles in the league today. Ryan Ramczyk has a good case for being the best one in the entire league and with Armstead the only question is his ability to stay healthy. In his seven years in the pros, he has never played a full 16 games and over these last four seasons, he has missed 22 combined starts. When both have been on the field, the results speak for themselves however. Ramczyk didn’t allow a single sack last season and he was named Pro Football Focus’ Run Blocker of the Year, which only strengthens his case for the best at his position altogether. Armstead hasn’t given up a sack over the 25 games since 2017 and he has been responsible for just 1.4 pressures per game over that stretch. Center Erik McCoy stepped right in as a rookie and actually was an upgrade over the retired Max Unger, allowing only 14 total pressures and earning PFF’s highest grade among rookie offensive linemen. The Saints also just paid left guard Andrus Peat 57.5 million dollars over five years and they spent another first-round pick on Michigan’s Cesar Ruiz. I’m not sure why they let Larry Warford go, just because they drafted Cesar Ruiz, because as high as I was on him coming out of Michigan (my top-rated interior lineman), this is at best a parallel move for this upcoming season, when they are really in win-now mode as Drew Brees probably enters his final year as a pro. Still, that starting five with three first-rounders, another top-50 pick in McCoy and Armstead maybe being the most talented of the bunch as a third-round pick, is highly impressive.
As high as I speak of this group, the Saints averaged only 4.3 yards per rush attempt last season. However, a lot of that had to do with a banged-up Alvin Kamara and a combination of fullback dives in short yardage situations and their starting QBs averaging 0.7 yards per carry pushing that number down lower than it should have been. The two years before that they finished in the top six in total rushing offense respectively. And in terms of sacks allowed, they finished third in the league with 25, with six of them coming in that one Falcons game, where this entire Saints squad seemed to be asleep at the wheel. What stands about this group and the Saints in general is that they can move the ball on their terms, meaning if they need to run the ball, they can, and if they need to drive the ball late, their quarterback usually stays clean. That tends to put them a step ahead of the opposition and thanks to Sean Payton’s ability to design plays, they are one of the two or three best screen teams in the entire league, with everybody on that unit being able to get out in front. They run those plays on first-and-then as well as third-and-long – with success pretty much every time. Why do I not have them ahead of the Colts? The advanced stats might actually be the best in the league, but they will have a rookie in the starting lineup – as high as I was and am Ruiz – and their numbers look better thanks to that quick-rhythm passing attack with a limited amount of those deep shots due to having Drew Brees under center. When I look at the guys they have on the bench, I see a veteran in Nick Easton who is a solid guard/center option that was originally brought in to start for them last year, another former starter in James Hurst, who has played all along the front and had some pretty good stretches in Baltimore and then former seventh-round pick Will Clapp, who was an All-SEC selection at both guard and center, while not just getting run over when asked to step in.


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3. Baltimore Ravens

Starting five: LT Ronnie Stanley, LG Bradley Bozeman, C Matt Skura, RG Ben Powers, RT Orlando Brown
Key backups: D.J. Fluker, Ben Bredeson & Tyre Phillips

If you just go by the numbers, the Ravens have a great case for being number one on this list. This group led the way for the all-time record in rushing yards – basically 1000 yards more anybody else – and averaged half a yard more than the next-closest squad. They also allowed just 25 sacks on the season (tied for third-fewest), protecting the reigning league MVP Lamar Jackson. However, a lot of that was accomplished thanks to Lamar heroics, tough inside runners and a creative system under offensive coordinator Greg Roman to keep defenses guessing. More importantly, they did lose a Hall of Fame guard in Marshal Yanda to retirement and really both their starting guard spots to me are still somewhat in the air, with competition still going on in whatever we will have in terms of a training camp. With that being, let’s focus on the pieces they still have. Ronnie Stanley has emerged as the best left tackle in the game today. For Baltimore it all starts with the run game, where the 6’6”, 320-pound tackle controls reps once he gets those hands inside the chest of defenders and basically never misses his assignments. Even more impressive, he was PFF’s Pass Blocker of the Year, with no sacks surrendered and nine games without a single pressures even. Orlando Brown on the opposite side of the line fell in last year’s draft due to a horrendous combine performance, but after the first six weeks of the 2018 season, he hasn’t given up the starting right tackle gig, mauling people at 6’8” and probably quite a few pounds above the 345 he is listed at, plus he has been responsible for only two sacks and three flags so far. Matt Skura returns at center, who played very well (one sack, two flags allowed) until he was placed on IR after week 11 last season.
Like I mentioned, the two guard spots are still up for grabs, but I really like the competition they have for them – Bradley Bozeman was above average for them last year, I had a mid-day two grade on Ben Powers in the 2019 draft, D.J. Fluker might have never lived up to his draft status but has been a very solid player wherever he has been and then this year the Ravens selected Tyre Phillips (Mississippi State) late in the third round and Ben Bredeson (Michigan) in the fourth, who I liked a lot in particular and expect to crack the starting lineup down the road. The Ravens use so much heavy personnel and run all these different option plays, where communication and assignment-proof blocking is crucial. This group up front sets it all up and when the team really needs to have it, they usually come through and drive the defense off the ball to gain those two or three yards, while also keeping the MVP clean. The team as a whole averaged a half yard more than the next-closest (5.5) and 57 more first down than any other team. Not only do the averages in classical statistics look good, but according to Football Outsiders, they also were tied for the lowest percentage of run plays stuffed (13%) and they were tied for fifth in sacks allowed with 28 of them, despite running so much deep play-action and having a quarterback who wants to extend plays. Lamar shaking somebody in the backfield doesn’t hurt either in that department of course. Having that sixth man at least to account for in the box is tough for defenses and with that staple of running backs – especially now that they added one of the premiere backs in the draft in Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins – gives them brute downhill force as the dive action and then Lamar is of course a major threat to pull the ball and get outside or have another player going with him on triple-option plays. Even with a full offseason to study it, Greg Roman’s offense will once again be very tough to defend, especially if the MVP can make even more strides as a pocket passer.


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4. Las Vegas Raiders


Starting five: LT Kolton Miller, LG Richie Incognito, C Rodney Hudson, RG Gabe Jackson, RT Trent Brown
Key backups: Brandon Parker & John Simpson

A team whose offensive line I feel like isn’t talked about enough is the Raiders. This is one of the more impressive groups in the entire league and the team heavily relies on them. The one spot I think doesn’t have above-average play is left tackle with Kolton Miller, who I heavily disagreed on as a mid-first round pick a couple of years ago, but he has at least shown some improvement in year two and not been a liability I would say, while obviously having the athletic skill-set to keep growing. The rest of this unit is outstanding. People may not like Richie Incognito too much as a person, but in terms of his play on the field, there are only a few people I would refer to as an ass-kicker more than him. He was one of the elite run-blockers last season, routinely driving guys off the ball, and allowed just one sack in 12 starts. Rodney Hudson to me has established himself as the second-best center in the league behind only Jason Kelce from the Eagles and statistically by far the best altogether in pass-protection, having allowed just one combined sack in his five years in Oakland and finishing with PFF’s highest pass-blocking grade for five consecutive seasons now. Gabe Jackson has been another very underrated guard for a while now, who had a sub-par 2019 season in protection compared to his standards, but is still one of the best run-blockers out there. And then Trent Brown at right tackle is probably the most massive player in the entire league eat 6’8”, 380 pounds. He is a people-mover on gap schemes and has more than held his own in protection, giving up just six sacks over the last three seasons with three different teams.
This group can really set the tone up front. They can run inside/outside zone and put their big frames in front of defenders, but when those guys really get going on Power O or counter plays, that’s when they truly take it to the defense. Hudson is also very effective on those little skip pulls, leading up to the play-side backer. Total rushing yards and averages last season may not look super impressive for this team, but they were forced to re-shuffle constantly, with their starting five out there for just six games and missing a combined 21 starts, which doesn’t include the games they got banged up in originally. When I look at their advanced stats, they still finished sixth in adjusted rushing yards for the O-line, stuffed run percentage and sacks allowed respectively, according to Football Outsiders. If I had to tell them one thing, it would be to run off-tackle more towards the right side with big Trent Brown, where they averaged 1.2 yards more per attempt than off the left side. I feel like with Incognito and rookie Josh Jacobs coming in from Alabama last offseason, that rushing attack really took a step forward, but they have been excellent protecting David Carr for years now. Outside of 2018, when their tackles alone were responsible for 27.5 sacks, with Kolton Miller leading the league in QB-takedowns allowed, this is where they have finished in terms of sacks allowed since 2016 – second, third and then sixth last season, with none of them even reaching the 30-mark. When I look at the backup situation, I’m not sure they have the best two guys off the bench right now, but they obviously saw enough in those guys to spend some valuable mid-round picks on them. Brandon Parker was a very talented tackle prospect coming out of North Carolina A&T as the 65th overall pick in 2018, but he had a rough going when he was thrown out there on the field. This year in the fourth round they grabbed John Simpson from Clemson, who brings some thump at initial contact in the run game and has a strong punch in pass-pro, but has some issues with his balance and overall consistency.


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5. Dallas Cowboys

Starting five: LT Tyron Smith, LG Connor Williams, C Connor McGovern, RG Zack Martin, RT La’el Collins
Key backups: Joe Looney, Cam Erving & Tyler Biadasz

While this group isn’t like what we called “The Great Wall of Dallas 2.0” a few years ago, when they led the way for three of the league’s leading rushers in five years since 2014, this group still has a lot to like. Some of the positional changes they have made were replacing Ronald Leary with La’el Collins at left guard initially, before moving him over to right tackle for the retired Doug Free. After that left guard spot became an issue in 2017 between Jonathan Cooper and Chaz Green, they drafted Connor Williams out of Texas. He had a pretty rough rookie campaign, but I thought he took a big step forward in year two, allowing just one sack and picking up D-line games quicker. Now the ‘Boys face another challenge, replacing a perennial All-Pro in Travis Frederick at center, which is probably where they are looking for last year’s third-round pick Connor McGovern out of Penn State to step in, after Joe Looney was solid for them when Frederick dealt with blood clot issues in 2018. What they still have is the best duo of offensive tackles in the league outside of New Orleans and the only real challenger for the title of top guard in the league to Indy’s Quenton Nelson, now that Brandon Brooks has been ruled out for the year, in Zack Martin, who has an unbelievable base to control pass-rushers and can create a ton of vertical or horizontal push in the run game. Tyron Smith hasn’t really been able to stay completely healthy these last couple of years, missing three games in each of the last four seasons and being banged up even when he was on the field, after I considered him to be one of the two truly elite left tackles in the game together with Trent Williams in Washington, who sat out all of last season. So he is not that type of guy held in such high regard anymore with some other young players coming up, but Collins has emerged during that time, allowing just three sacks last season, while being flagged just twice, and gaining the recognition of being a bully when he gets on the move and can put hands on people in space.
As far as McGovern goes, I really liked the aggressiveness as a run-blocker coming out of college and the ability to anchor down versus bull-rush attempts, but he had a tendency to overset his man in protection and was late to pick up stunts and twists at times, similar to Williams as a rookie. Putting him between the two and running a lot of half-line slides should help him out though. Dallas runs a heavy amount of inside zone and some of those stretch plays from the gun with an RPO read on the backside included, but they can also pull people out in front on tosses and sweeps. For as much as they run East and West, the fact they finished tied with Baltimore for the lowest percentage of stuffed run plays (13%) is very impressive. In the pass game, they only thing they have issues with is picking up delayed stunts and blitzes at times, but they give Dak a lot of time to work through his progressions and still finished tied for second-lowest in the league with 23 sacks allowed last season. In terms of their backup situation, having Looney with starting experience at both guard spots and a full season at center is a huge plus. Drafting Wisconsin’s Tyler Biadasz early on day three could result in a huge pay-off as a multiple-time All-American, who only dropped because he hasn’t been fully healthy for over a year now. And then they also signed Cam Erving, formerly of the Chiefs, who has starting experience at every position along the front and at least is a versatile piece to carry on gamedays. So all in all, their top eight guys – depending on if they almost want to “redshirt” Biadasz, could be as good as anybody in the league.


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6. Green Bay Packers

Starting five: LT David Bakhtiari, LG Elgton Jenkins, C Corey Linsley, RG Billy Turner, RT Rick Wagner
Key backups: Lane Taylor, Cole Madison & Jon Runyan Jr.

The Packers are bringing back four of five starters on the O-line from a year ago, but the one loss they did have is a big one. Bryan Bulaga is still one of the top right tackles in the league, dealing with some really good edge rushers and allowing Aaron Rodgers to extend plays, as well as the Packers having the most success running off right tackle last season. Had they known Bulaga would ultimately sign with the Chargers for 10 million a year, they would have probably brought him back. Still, outside of that, there is a lot of continuity with this group and the one switch they made could be a rather smooth one if things work out properly. After seeing Bulaga walk this offseason, they decided to bring in Rick Wagner, who has been somewhat of a forgotten man ever since the Lions made him the highest-paid tackle in the league back in 2017. He used to be one of the most promising young players at the position in Baltimore, but he has shown some issues transferring his weight and dealing with the more well-schooled pass-rushers who can convert speed to power. The one plus with him is that he has only missed ten total games in his seven-year career, while Bulaga has only played 16 games twice since his rookie campaign. On the opposite end, you could say David Bakhtiari was the best left tackle in the game for two years until the Ravens’ Ronnie Stanley joined the conversation and slightly moved ahead of him in my opinion. Still, he is an elite pass-protector, allowing the fewest pressures among tackles from 2016 to ’18 and then last season being responsible only 14 pressures and no sacks from week ten all the way through the NFC title game. A couple of years ago the Packers were forced to make a decision between their current center Corey Linsley and now Browns starter J.C. Tretter. The latter has since been a tiny notch better, but either way, both those guys have played very well. Since 2017 Linsley has held opponents to 6.5 sacks against him and he has been flagged only four times. Two weeks into last season then-rookie Elgton Jenkins took over at left guard and he had an excellent debut campaign. He was my 43rd overall prospect in the draft and immediately repaid the Pack, not giving up a single sack. The other guard Billy Turner was a free agency addition for them last season, who ended up starting all 16 games and being a solid contributor, with only one flag thrown against him.
For Green Bay, it all starts with protecting Aaron Rodgers. The all-time talent specializes at extending plays and creating big ones, which puts a lot of pressure on the guys in front of him to stay with their opponents. Taking out 2017, when he only played seven games, Rodgers has finished in the top six in terms of time holding onto the ball every season and he was one of only nine QBs to throw the ball slightly beyond the sticks last year. While they were “only” tied for tenth with 36 sacks allowed, their average time to allow a pressure at 2.62 seconds was the highest number in the whole league. The biggest difference for this group last season was their effectiveness in the run game. Aaron Jones became the Packers’ first 1000-yard rusher since Eddie Lacy in 2014 and he was tied at the top of the list last season with Derrick Henry at 16 rushing touchdowns. According to Football Outsiders, they finished tied for fifth with the Raiders in adjusted line yards and curiously also tied for sixth with that same team in stuffed run percentage (17%). With Matt LaFleur’s focus on the zone run game, the horizontal movement these guys can create up front and either get their backs to the edge or open up cutback opportunities all the way to the backside is excellent. They will probably shift even more that way after drafting another bruising running back at 250 pounds in A.J. Dillon (Boston College) and a guy from Cincinnati that projects to give them a versatile H-back/fullback in Josiah Deguara. When I look at their backup situation on the O-line, Lane Taylor originally won the battle for LG last season, but then suffered a season-ending bicep injury and now re-structured his contract to compete again. Green Bay spent a fifth-rounder on Cole Madison in 2018, as an intriguing guard prospect coming from a heavy pass system at Washington State and this year they selected three O-linemen in the sixth round, with Michigan’s Jon Runyan Jr. most likely to make the roster because of the position flexibility and pedigree he presents.


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7. Pittsburgh Steelers


Starting five: LT Alejandro Villanueva, LG Steven Wisniewski, C Maurkice Pouncey, RG David DeCastro, RT Matt Feiler
Key backups: Chukwuma Okorafor, Kevin Dotson & Zach Banner

Similar to the Packers, Pittsburgh is bringing back all but one of their starters from last season. For them the challenge will be replacing left guard Ramon Foster, who had been a stalwart for pretty much a decade now until retiring this offseason. First in line for that job should be Steven Wisniewski – kind of a journeyman in the NFL, who started his career in Oakland and then played very well for the Eagles when called upon a few years, but they declined his 2019 option, which left him on the market for a while. Kansas City brought him in at the start of October when Martinas Rankin got hurt and he ended up being a major contributor once he was inserted into the starting lineup from week 16 all the way through the Super Bowl in place of Andrew Wylie at LG, playing at a starter-level. The rest of that interior with Maurkice Pouncey and David DeCastro has been stable since the latter was drafted in 2012. Pouncey to me is actually pretty overrated and the analytics community would agree, as he finished 34th in PFF’s grading system, with only 32 teams in the league. However, he gives them a certain toughness and doesn’t just miss assignments very often. DeCastro was in that elite guard conversation for a few years now, although like everybody else, he took a little step backwards in 2019, but he is still one of the better zone-blocking guards and hasn’t allowed more than two sacks since his rookie campaign. Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva is another one of those guys who had one great season, but now he’s regressed back to the norm and is more of an average tackle to me, with some problems against power rushers, where his height gives him a disadvantage in terms of pad-level. For right tackle Matt Feiler it took a while to establish himself in the league as a former undrafted free agent, but he has worked his way up to a respectable starter. He is a little heavy-footed and therefore vulnerable to inside counters, but the total package is solid. Myles Garrett has been kicking their asses these last two years until he of course took that hitting part to a point that nobody wanted to see.
The Steelers still run quite a bit on inside zone like they were famous for with Le’Veon Bell dancing behind the line of scrimmage, but with more downhill backs like James Conner and Benny Snell, they use a lot more power plays and get their guard on the move on kickout- and lead-blocks, plus last season they ran more fly sweeps and two-back sets. They finished with the fourth-fewest rushing yards and the tied for third-fewest touchdowns (7) and average yards per attempt (3.7) respectively, but that backfield was a mess, because Conner was banged up for most of the year and they were rotating guys in and out, and defenses could often put that +1 in the box with little threat of a passer. To show you how bad the quarterback was last year for Pittsburgh – both Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges finished around the league-average in terms of time to throw and still tied for a league-low 4.5 average air yards per completion and that led to the Jets being the only team to average less yards per play (4.7). Still, the O-line did their job for the most part, finishing in the top ten with 32 sacks allowed and earning the third-highest graded pass-blocking grade as a unit by Pro Football Focus. Pittsburgh primarily uses half-line slides in protection and they have been outstanding transitioning twists and stunts. That will be an adjustment without Foster for the first time in such a long time, but Wisniewski is a very smart, heady player with starting experience along the interior. So I expect this to continue. These guys are also awesome on draw plays, where they do a good job of selling the pass, opening up a lane and then working up to the second level.

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8. Tennessee Titans

Starting five: LT Taylor Lewan, LG Rodger Saffold, C Ben Jones, RG Nate Davis, RT Isaiah Wilson
Key backups: Dennis Kelly, Jamil Douglas & David Quessenberry

For these Titans, it all starts with their play up front and that 250-pound monster in Derrick Henry running behind those big guys. That, combined with some big plays by Ryan Tannehill sprinkled in, is the formula that allowed them to make a run down the stretch that led them all the way to an AFC Championship game appearance. Before we get to anything else – the reason this group isn’t even a couple of spots higher is due to the fact they lost right tackle Jack Conklin in free agency, who has been one of the most consistent players at the position since his rookie campaign in 2016, when he was immediately named a first-team All-Pro. However, Tennessee did make sure to continue the trend of having two former first-rounders at both tackle spots with Isaiah Wilson out of Georgia. I had the 6’7”, 350-pound behemoth a lot lower on my draft board, because I thought he played pretty top-heavy and I saw some agility issues on tape, but in my mock draft I actually had him going to Seattle a spot before that, because I mentioned how he would fit best in a system, where they are built on the run and play-action off that to avoid to many pure dropback pass sets, which is exactly what the Titans want to do. On the opposite end of the line is Taylor Lewan who has been on the fringe of making that jump into the elite conversation for a few years now and has allowed just 2.5 sacks in the 27 starts over these last two seasons, while consistently widening the edge with his drive in the run game. Rodger Saffold was a huge addition for them last offseason and we saw the impact his loss with the Rams had. Together with division-rival Brandon Linder from the Jaguars, Ben Jones and him are probably the two most underrated centers in the game, both doing a lot to make the ground game work. And then at right guard is where Nate Davis jumped in week four of his rookie campaign. He had some definite growing pains as a rookie, especially in protection and with false starts (five commited), but I loved his ability to create movement on angle blocks with low pad-level and the balance he displayed in the lower body.
The Titans run a ton of zone, not only because it fits what their linemen are good at but more importantly it fits with Derrick Henry’s running style, who needs to build up momentum and the few times opponents can actually get him to the ground is when he has to stop his feet in the backfield. For a 250-pound monster, his speed to the edge is unbelievable and when the linebackers flow too hard, it creates huge cutback lanes. Quick toss plays create similar issues, where Henry can bend those runs and take advantage of inside lanes opening up. The Titans do a lot of different stuff with their tight-ends, putting them in the backfield, motioning them around and securing the back-side edges with them on sift or hinge blocks. Off those run-fakes, they use heavy play-action, with Ryan Tannehill turning his head around and firing deep posts or over routes on simple high-low on the deep middle safety, while those big guys keep their paws glued to the chest of their defenders. When you look at the amount of sacks allowed for Tennessee, it’s not good. They finished with the third-most at 56 and that number should not be overlooked, but 29 of those came through the first six weeks of the season, when Marcus Mariota was still under center, who is still a one-read quarterback with little pocket awareness, which leads to unnecessary scrambling and getting caught in the process, plus with the amount of deep shots and long-developing plays the Titans use, indicated by the third-highest numbers of air yards and average yards beyond the sticks for Tannehill. So that is just saying that sacks don’t tell the whole story, since the Rams actually allowed the least amount of them and you would probably say they were a bottom-five unit last season. At the same time, finishing first in yards after contact definitely helps the rushing output. For the Titans, Dennis Kelly was brought in as a quality swing-tackle, but interior O-line depth is what I mentioned previously as their biggest remaining need.


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2020.07.09 16:06 hallach_halil Top 10 offensive lines in the NFL heading into 2020


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Talking about the most improved position groups in the NFL last week inspired me to look at one of those in particular and list my top ten units. For this exercise I tried to look at all these offensive lines in a vacuum – how well they execute certain run schemes, how diverse they can be or how great they are with their bread-and-butter and of course how well they protect the quarterback. While I support my case with certain statistics and advanced numbers in particular, solely going by the stats would be a huge mistake, since that would mean the Rams allowing the fewest amount of sacks qualifies them as the top pass-blocking line or the Giants almost had a top five run-blocking unit, even though Saquon Barkley routinely had to make people miss in the backfield and Daniel Jones averaging over six yards a carry certainly helped.
Instead, I’m trying to go through the starting five individually, then talk about their strengths and weaknesses and just some of the plays they run routinely. I have to project the starting lineups a little here and there will be some battles for specific spots during whatever we will have from training camp. That’s why I mention the key backups as well, which could feature guys who will be in the starting lineup week one. Under the new CBA, teams are now allowed to dress at least two more players on gamedays and another one if the active roster includes at least offensive linemen. So the strategy teams are going to choose will be interesting to me and I would expect a lot more groups carrying eight linemen on Sundays.
And just to make this clear – this is a projection of what I think will be the top ten O-lines in 2020, even though I will often reference to what they did last season and beyond.



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1. Indianapolis Colts

Starting five: LT Anthony Castonzo, LG Quenton Nelson, C Ryan Kelly, RG Mark Glowinski, RT Braden Smith
Key backups: Le’Raven Clark, Chaz Green & Danny Pinter

Not only do the Colts have the best offensive lineman in football today in Quenton Nelson, but I believe they are the most well-rounded unit with no real weakness in the entire league. That is largely due to the investments they have made to strengthen it, since the entire left side consists of three first-rounders and their right tackle was an early second-rounder. The one spot people might not be sold on is right guard with Mark Glowinski, who entered last year as a week-one starter only for the second time in his five-year career. However, in the 25 games he has started for Indy, he has been responsible for just two sacks and was called for holding twice in each of these last two seasons. Left tackle Anthony Castonzo has given up just 4.5 sacks and was called for holding once over the last two years, as one of the more underappreciated players at his position for a while now. On the opposite end, Braden Smith has been excellent in his two years in the league, as one of the most aggressive run-blockers in the league but also holding his own against some of the elite edge rushers in the AFC South, such as J.J. Watt, an emerging Harold Landry and all those guys they have/had in Jacksonville. Center Ryan Kelly has never allowed multiple sacks in his four years in the league with the ability to down-block, reach or pull in the run game. And then there’s Big Q, who I thought was a generational prospect coming out of Notre Dame two years ago. The numbers and awards just speak for themselves – one sack allowed in 32 starts, two-time First-Team All-Pro and the most highlights I have seen from an offensive lineman on the internet. But believe me – the tape is equally as good.
These guys can gain yards on basically any run play, with the ability to create lateral movement and open up cutback lanes for their running backs on zone plays, but even more so, they can run all these different gap-schemes, with linemen pulling and kicking out edge defenders. When they go power behind Big Q pulling up the hole, it’s pretty much an automatic four yards unless the back stumbles along the way. Not only did the Colts finish just 5.8 yards short of outdoing Tennessee with the league’s leading rusher in terms of yards per game, but they also ended up being second in first downs gain via the run and first down percentage on those plays, behind only the Ravens, who blew everybody out of the water in a historic season. Marlon Mack had another 1000-yard season, despite missing a couple of games, but Indy had another four players with at least 200 yards rushing on the season. In half of the games they played they crossed 130 yards on the ground and they had three weeks with 200+ yards. With a true banger and homerun hitter in Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor added in the second round of the draft, this rushing attack is about to go to the next level, plus they still have scat back Nyheim Hines, who they can get involved on jet sweeps and motion across the formation, while then acting as a decoy off those to open up more room inside. Even though the Colts were “only” tied for ninth in sacks allowed last season, there was only quarterback in the league with more time to throw than Jacoby Brissett. The backup situation may not be the best in the league with Chaz Green being picked on early in his career with Dallas and fifth-round pick Danny Pinter, who I honestly didn’t watch a lot of, but will certainly have a transition period from Ball State to the NFL. Their sixth man so to speak however is Le’Raven Clark, who I always liked since I evaluated him at Texas Tech and has filled in pretty well when called upon, with 4.5 sacks allowed in 35 career games, including 12 starts.


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2. New Orleans Saints

Starting five: LT Terron Armstead, LG Andrus Peat, C Erik McCoy, RG Cesar Ruiz, RT Ryan Ramczyk
Key backups: Nick Easton, James Hurst & Will Clapp

No matter which metrics you use or if you just go based on the tape, I don’t think you can come to any conclusion other than the Saints have two top ten offensive tackles in the league today. Ryan Ramczyk has a good case for being the best one in the entire league and with Armstead the only question is his ability to stay healthy. In his seven years in the pros, he has never played a full 16 games and over these last four seasons, he has missed 22 combined starts. When both have been on the field, the results speak for themselves however. Ramczyk didn’t allow a single sack last season and he was named Pro Football Focus’ Run Blocker of the Year, which only strengthens his case for the best at his position altogether. Armstead hasn’t given up a sack over the 25 games since 2017 and he has been responsible for just 1.4 pressures per game over that stretch. Center Erik McCoy stepped right in as a rookie and actually was an upgrade over the retired Max Unger, allowing only 14 total pressures and earning PFF’s highest grade among rookie offensive linemen. The Saints also just paid left guard Andrus Peat 57.5 million dollars over five years and they spent another first-round pick on Michigan’s Cesar Ruiz. I’m not sure why they let Larry Warford go, just because they drafted Cesar Ruiz, because as high as I was on him coming out of Michigan (my top-rated interior lineman), this is at best a parallel move for this upcoming season, when they are really in win-now mode as Drew Brees probably enters his final year as a pro. Still, that starting five with three first-rounders, another top-50 pick in McCoy and Armstead maybe being the most talented of the bunch as a third-round pick, is highly impressive.
As high as I speak of this group, the Saints averaged only 4.3 yards per rush attempt last season. However, a lot of that had to do with a banged-up Alvin Kamara and a combination of fullback dives in short yardage situations and their starting QBs averaging 0.7 yards per carry pushing that number down lower than it should have been. The two years before that they finished in the top six in total rushing offense respectively. And in terms of sacks allowed, they finished third in the league with 25, with six of them coming in that one Falcons game, where this entire Saints squad seemed to be asleep at the wheel. What stands about this group and the Saints in general is that they can move the ball on their terms, meaning if they need to run the ball, they can, and if they need to drive the ball late, their quarterback usually stays clean. That tends to put them a step ahead of the opposition and thanks to Sean Payton’s ability to design plays, they are one of the two or three best screen teams in the entire league, with everybody on that unit being able to get out in front. They run those plays on first-and-then as well as third-and-long – with success pretty much every time. Why do I not have them ahead of the Colts? The advanced stats might actually be the best in the league, but they will have a rookie in the starting lineup – as high as I was and am Ruiz – and their numbers look better thanks to that quick-rhythm passing attack with a limited amount of those deep shots due to having Drew Brees under center. When I look at the guys they have on the bench, I see a veteran in Nick Easton who is a solid guard/center option that was originally brought in to start for them last year, another former starter in James Hurst, who has played all along the front and had some pretty good stretches in Baltimore and then former seventh-round pick Will Clapp, who was an All-SEC selection at both guard and center, while not just getting run over when asked to step in.


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3. Baltimore Ravens

Starting five: LT Ronnie Stanley, LG Bradley Bozeman, C Matt Skura, RG Ben Powers, RT Orlando Brown
Key backups: D.J. Fluker, Ben Bredeson & Tyre Phillips

If you just go by the numbers, the Ravens have a great case for being number one on this list. This group led the way for the all-time record in rushing yards – basically 1000 yards more anybody else – and averaged half a yard more than the next-closest squad. They also allowed just 25 sacks on the season (tied for third-fewest), protecting the reigning league MVP Lamar Jackson. However, a lot of that was accomplished thanks to Lamar heroics, tough inside runners and a creative system under offensive coordinator Greg Roman to keep defenses guessing. More importantly, they did lose a Hall of Fame guard in Marshal Yanda to retirement and really both their starting guard spots to me are still somewhat in the air, with competition still going on in whatever we will have in terms of a training camp. With that being, let’s focus on the pieces they still have. Ronnie Stanley has emerged as the best left tackle in the game today. For Baltimore it all starts with the run game, where the 6’6”, 320-pound tackle controls reps once he gets those hands inside the chest of defenders and basically never misses his assignments. Even more impressive, he was PFF’s Pass Blocker of the Year, with no sacks surrendered and nine games without a single pressures even. Orlando Brown on the opposite side of the line fell in last year’s draft due to a horrendous combine performance, but after the first six weeks of the 2018 season, he hasn’t given up the starting right tackle gig, mauling people at 6’8” and probably quite a few pounds above the 345 he is listed at, plus he has been responsible for only two sacks and three flags so far. Matt Skura returns at center, who played very well (one sack, two flags allowed) until he was placed on IR after week 11 last season.
Like I mentioned, the two guard spots are still up for grabs, but I really like the competition they have for them – Bradley Bozeman was above average for them last year, I had a mid-day two grade on Ben Powers in the 2019 draft, D.J. Fluker might have never lived up to his draft status but has been a very solid player wherever he has been and then this year the Ravens selected Tyre Phillips (Mississippi State) late in the third round and Ben Bredeson (Michigan) in the fourth, who I liked a lot in particular and expect to crack the starting lineup down the road. The Ravens use so much heavy personnel and run all these different option plays, where communication and assignment-proof blocking is crucial. This group up front sets it all up and when the team really needs to have it, they usually come through and drive the defense off the ball to gain those two or three yards, while also keeping the MVP clean. The team as a whole averaged a half yard more than the next-closest (5.5) and 57 more first down than any other team. Not only do the averages in classical statistics look good, but according to Football Outsiders, they also were tied for the lowest percentage of run plays stuffed (13%) and they were tied for fifth in sacks allowed with 28 of them, despite running so much deep play-action and having a quarterback who wants to extend plays. Lamar shaking somebody in the backfield doesn’t hurt either in that department of course. Having that sixth man at least to account for in the box is tough for defenses and with that staple of running backs – especially now that they added one of the premiere backs in the draft in Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins – gives them brute downhill force as the dive action and then Lamar is of course a major threat to pull the ball and get outside or have another player going with him on triple-option plays. Even with a full offseason to study it, Greg Roman’s offense will once again be very tough to defend, especially if the MVP can make even more strides as a pocket passer.


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4. Las Vegas Raiders

Starting five: LT Kolton Miller, LG Richie Incognito, C Rodney Hudson, RG Gabe Jackson, RT Trent Brown
Key backups: Brandon Parker & John Simpson

A team whose offensive line I feel like isn’t talked about enough is the Raiders. This is one of the more impressive groups in the entire league and the team heavily relies on them. The one spot I think doesn’t have above-average play is left tackle with Kolton Miller, who I heavily disagreed on as a mid-first round pick a couple of years ago, but he has at least shown some improvement in year two and not been a liability I would say, while obviously having the athletic skill-set to keep growing. The rest of this unit is outstanding. People may not like Richie Incognito too much as a person, but in terms of his play on the field, there are only a few people I would refer to as an ass-kicker more than him. He was one of the elite run-blockers last season, routinely driving guys off the ball, and allowed just one sack in 12 starts. Rodney Hudson to me has established himself as the second-best center in the league behind only Jason Kelce from the Eagles and statistically by far the best altogether in pass-protection, having allowed just one combined sack in his five years in Oakland and finishing with PFF’s highest pass-blocking grade for five consecutive seasons now. Gabe Jackson has been another very underrated guard for a while now, who had a sub-par 2019 season in protection compared to his standards, but is still one of the best run-blockers out there. And then Trent Brown at right tackle is probably the most massive player in the entire league eat 6’8”, 380 pounds. He is a people-mover on gap schemes and has more than held his own in protection, giving up just six sacks over the last three seasons with three different teams.
This group can really set the tone up front. They can run inside/outside zone and put their big frames in front of defenders, but when those guys really get going on Power O or counter plays, that’s when they truly take it to the defense. Hudson is also very effective on those little skip pulls, leading up to the play-side backer. Total rushing yards and averages last season may not look super impressive for this team, but they were forced to re-shuffle constantly, with their starting five out there for just six games and missing a combined 21 starts, which doesn’t include the games they got banged up in originally. When I look at their advanced stats, they still finished sixth in adjusted rushing yards for the O-line, stuffed run percentage and sacks allowed respectively, according to Football Outsiders. If I had to tell them one thing, it would be to run off-tackle more towards the right side with big Trent Brown, where they averaged 1.2 yards more per attempt than off the left side. I feel like with Incognito and rookie Josh Jacobs coming in from Alabama last offseason, that rushing attack really took a step forward, but they have been excellent protecting David Carr for years now. Outside of 2018, when their tackles alone were responsible for 27.5 sacks, with Kolton Miller leading the league in QB-takedowns allowed, this is where they have finished in terms of sacks allowed since 2016 – second, third and then sixth last season, with none of them even reaching the 30-mark. When I look at the backup situation, I’m not sure they have the best two guys off the bench right now, but they obviously saw enough in those guys to spend some valuable mid-round picks on them. Brandon Parker was a very talented tackle prospect coming out of North Carolina A&T as the 65th overall pick in 2018, but he had a rough going when he was thrown out there on the field. This year in the fourth round they grabbed John Simpson from Clemson, who brings some thump at initial contact in the run game and has a strong punch in pass-pro, but has some issues with his balance and overall consistency.


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5. Dallas Cowboys

Starting five: LT Tyron Smith, LG Connor Williams, C Connor McGovern, RG Zack Martin, RT La’el Collins
Key backups: Joe Looney, Cam Erving & Tyler Biadasz

While this group isn’t like what we called “The Great Wall of Dallas 2.0” a few years ago, when they led the way for three of the league’s leading rushers in five years since 2014, this group still has a lot to like. Some of the positional changes they have made were replacing Ronald Leary with La’el Collins at left guard initially, before moving him over to right tackle for the retired Doug Free. After that left guard spot became an issue in 2017 between Jonathan Cooper and Chaz Green, they drafted Connor Williams out of Texas. He had a pretty rough rookie campaign, but I thought he took a big step forward in year two, allowing just one sack and picking up D-line games quicker. Now the ‘Boys face another challenge, replacing a perennial All-Pro in Travis Frederick at center, which is probably where they are looking for last year’s third-round pick Connor McGovern out of Penn State to step in, after Joe Looney was solid for them when Frederick dealt with blood clot issues in 2018. What they still have is the best duo of offensive tackles in the league outside of New Orleans and the only real challenger for the title of top guard in the league to Indy’s Quenton Nelson, now that Brandon Brooks has been ruled out for the year, in Zack Martin, who has an unbelievable base to control pass-rushers and can create a ton of vertical or horizontal push in the run game. Tyron Smith hasn’t really been able to stay completely healthy these last couple of years, missing three games in each of the last four seasons and being banged up even when he was on the field, after I considered him to be one of the two truly elite left tackles in the game together with Trent Williams in Washington, who sat out all of last season. So he is not that type of guy held in such high regard anymore with some other young players coming up, but Collins has emerged during that time, allowing just three sacks last season, while being flagged just twice, and gaining the recognition of being a bully when he gets on the move and can put hands on people in space.
As far as McGovern goes, I really liked the aggressiveness as a run-blocker coming out of college and the ability to anchor down versus bull-rush attempts, but he had a tendency to overset his man in protection and was late to pick up stunts and twists at times, similar to Williams as a rookie. Putting him between the two and running a lot of half-line slides should help him out though. Dallas runs a heavy amount of inside zone and some of those stretch plays from the gun with an RPO read on the backside included, but they can also pull people out in front on tosses and sweeps. For as much as they run East and West, the fact they finished tied with Baltimore for the lowest percentage of stuffed run plays (13%) is very impressive. In the pass game, they only thing they have issues with is picking up delayed stunts and blitzes at times, but they give Dak a lot of time to work through his progressions and still finished tied for second-lowest in the league with 23 sacks allowed last season. In terms of their backup situation, having Looney with starting experience at both guard spots and a full season at center is a huge plus. Drafting Wisconsin’s Tyler Biadasz early on day three could result in a huge pay-off as a multiple-time All-American, who only dropped because he hasn’t been fully healthy for over a year now. And then they also signed Cam Erving, formerly of the Chiefs, who has starting experience at every position along the front and at least is a versatile piece to carry on gamedays. So all in all, their top eight guys – depending on if they almost want to “redshirt” Biadasz, could be as good as anybody in the league.


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6. Green Bay Packers

Starting five: LT David Bakhtiari, LG Elgton Jenkins, C Corey Linsley, RG Billy Turner, RT Rick Wagner
Key backups: Lane Taylor, Cole Madison & Jon Runyan Jr.

The Packers are bringing back four of five starters on the O-line from a year ago, but the one loss they did have is a big one. Bryan Bulaga is still one of the top right tackles in the league, dealing with some really good edge rushers and allowing Aaron Rodgers to extend plays, as well as the Packers having the most success running off right tackle last season. Had they known Bulaga would ultimately sign with the Chargers for 10 million a year, they would have probably brought him back. Still, outside of that, there is a lot of continuity with this group and the one switch they made could be a rather smooth one if things work out properly. After seeing Bulaga walk this offseason, they decided to bring in Rick Wagner, who has been somewhat of a forgotten man ever since the Lions made him the highest-paid tackle in the league back in 2017. He used to be one of the most promising young players at the position in Baltimore, but he has shown some issues transferring his weight and dealing with the more well-schooled pass-rushers who can convert speed to power. The one plus with him is that he has only missed ten total games in his seven-year career, while Bulaga has only played 16 games twice since his rookie campaign. On the opposite end, you could say David Bakhtiari was the best left tackle in the game for two years until the Ravens’ Ronnie Stanley joined the conversation and slightly moved ahead of him in my opinion. Still, he is an elite pass-protector, allowing the fewest pressures among tackles from 2016 to ’18 and then last season being responsible only 14 pressures and no sacks from week ten all the way through the NFC title game. A couple of years ago the Packers were forced to make a decision between their current center Corey Linsley and now Browns starter J.C. Tretter. The latter has since been a tiny notch better, but either way, both those guys have played very well. Since 2017 Linsley has held opponents to 6.5 sacks against him and he has been flagged only four times. Two weeks into last season then-rookie Elgton Jenkins took over at left guard and he had an excellent debut campaign. He was my 43rd overall prospect in the draft and immediately repaid the Pack, not giving up a single sack. The other guard Billy Turner was a free agency addition for them last season, who ended up starting all 16 games and being a solid contributor, with only one flag thrown against him.
For Green Bay, it all starts with protecting Aaron Rodgers. The all-time talent specializes at extending plays and creating big ones, which puts a lot of pressure on the guys in front of him to stay with their opponents. Taking out 2017, when he only played seven games, Rodgers has finished in the top six in terms of time holding onto the ball every season and he was one of only nine QBs to throw the ball slightly beyond the sticks last year. While they were “only” tied for tenth with 36 sacks allowed, their average time to allow a pressure at 2.62 seconds was the highest number in the whole league. The biggest difference for this group last season was their effectiveness in the run game. Aaron Jones became the Packers’ first 1000-yard rusher since Eddie Lacy in 2014 and he was tied at the top of the list last season with Derrick Henry at 16 rushing touchdowns. According to Football Outsiders, they finished tied for fifth with the Raiders in adjusted line yards and curiously also tied for sixth with that same team in stuffed run percentage (17%). With Matt LaFleur’s focus on the zone run game, the horizontal movement these guys can create up front and either get their backs to the edge or open up cutback opportunities all the way to the backside is excellent. They will probably shift even more that way after drafting another bruising running back at 250 pounds in A.J. Dillon (Boston College) and a guy from Cincinnati that projects to give them a versatile H-back/fullback in Josiah Deguara. When I look at their backup situation on the O-line, Lane Taylor originally won the battle for LG last season, but then suffered a season-ending bicep injury and now re-structured his contract to compete again. Green Bay spent a fifth-rounder on Cole Madison in 2018, as an intriguing guard prospect coming from a heavy pass system at Washington State and this year they selected three O-linemen in the sixth round, with Michigan’s Jon Runyan Jr. most likely to make the roster because of the position flexibility and pedigree he presents.
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7. Pittsburgh Steelers

Starting five: LT Alejandro Villanueva, LG Steven Wisniewski, C Maurkice Pouncey, RG David DeCastro, RT Matt Feiler
Key backups: Chukwuma Okorafor, Kevin Dotson & Zach Banner

Similar to the Packers, Pittsburgh is bringing back all but one of their starters from last season. For them the challenge will be replacing left guard Ramon Foster, who had been a stalwart for pretty much a decade now until retiring this offseason. First in line for that job should be Steven Wisniewski – kind of a journeyman in the NFL, who started his career in Oakland and then played very well for the Eagles when called upon a few years, but they declined his 2019 option, which left him on the market for a while. Kansas City brought him in at the start of October when Martinas Rankin got hurt and he ended up being a major contributor once he was inserted into the starting lineup from week 16 all the way through the Super Bowl in place of Andrew Wylie at LG, playing at a starter-level. The rest of that interior with Maurkice Pouncey and David DeCastro has been stable since the latter was drafted in 2012. Pouncey to me is actually pretty overrated and the analytics community would agree, as he finished 34th in PFF’s grading system, with only 32 teams in the league. However, he gives them a certain toughness and doesn’t just miss assignments very often. DeCastro was in that elite guard conversation for a few years now, although like everybody else, he took a little step backwards in 2019, but he is still one of the better zone-blocking guards and hasn’t allowed more than two sacks since his rookie campaign. Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva is another one of those guys who had one great season, but now he’s regressed back to the norm and is more of an average tackle to me, with some problems against power rushers, where his height gives him a disadvantage in terms of pad-level. For right tackle Matt Feiler it took a while to establish himself in the league as a former undrafted free agent, but he has worked his way up to a respectable starter. He is a little heavy-footed and therefore vulnerable to inside counters, but the total package is solid. Myles Garrett has been kicking their asses these last two years until he of course took that hitting part to a point that nobody wanted to see.
The Steelers still run quite a bit on inside zone like they were famous for with Le’Veon Bell dancing behind the line of scrimmage, but with more downhill backs like James Conner and Benny Snell, they use a lot more power plays and get their guard on the move on kickout- and lead-blocks, plus last season they ran more fly sweeps and two-back sets. They finished with the fourth-fewest rushing yards and the tied for third-fewest touchdowns (7) and average yards per attempt (3.7) respectively, but that backfield was a mess, because Conner was banged up for most of the year and they were rotating guys in and out, and defenses could often put that +1 in the box with little threat of a passer. To show you how bad the quarterback was last year for Pittsburgh – both Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges finished around the league-average in terms of time to throw and still tied for a league-low 4.5 average air yards per completion and that led to the Jets being the only team to average less yards per play (4.7). Still, the O-line did their job for the most part, finishing in the top ten with 32 sacks allowed and earning the third-highest graded pass-blocking grade as a unit by Pro Football Focus. Pittsburgh primarily uses half-line slides in protection and they have been outstanding transitioning twists and stunts. That will be an adjustment without Foster for the first time in such a long time, but Wisniewski is a very smart, heady player with starting experience along the interior. So I expect this to continue. These guys are also awesome on draw plays, where they do a good job of selling the pass, opening up a lane and then working up to the second level.
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8. Tennessee Titans

Starting five: LT Taylor Lewan, LG Rodger Saffold, C Ben Jones, RG Nate Davis, RT Isaiah Wilson
Key backups: Dennis Kelly, Jamil Douglas & David Quessenberry

For these Titans, it all starts with their play up front and that 250-pound monster in Derrick Henry running behind those big guys. That, combined with some big plays by Ryan Tannehill sprinkled in, is the formula that allowed them to make a run down the stretch that led them all the way to an AFC Championship game appearance. Before we get to anything else – the reason this group isn’t even a couple of spots higher is due to the fact they lost right tackle Jack Conklin in free agency, who has been one of the most consistent players at the position since his rookie campaign in 2016, when he was immediately named a first-team All-Pro. However, Tennessee did make sure to continue the trend of having two former first-rounders at both tackle spots with Isaiah Wilson out of Georgia. I had the 6’7”, 350-pound behemoth a lot lower on my draft board, because I thought he played pretty top-heavy and I saw some agility issues on tape, but in my mock draft I actually had him going to Seattle a spot before that, because I mentioned how he would fit best in a system, where they are built on the run and play-action off that to avoid to many pure dropback pass sets, which is exactly what the Titans want to do. On the opposite end of the line is Taylor Lewan who has been on the fringe of making that jump into the elite conversation for a few years now and has allowed just 2.5 sacks in the 27 starts over these last two seasons, while consistently widening the edge with his drive in the run game. Rodger Saffold was a huge addition for them last offseason and we saw the impact his loss with the Rams had. Together with division-rival Brandon Linder from the Jaguars, Ben Jones and him are probably the two most underrated centers in the game, both doing a lot to make the ground game work. And then at right guard is where Nate Davis jumped in week four of his rookie campaign. He had some definite growing pains as a rookie, especially in protection and with false starts (five commited), but I loved his ability to create movement on angle blocks with low pad-level and the balance he displayed in the lower body.
The Titans run a ton of zone, not only because it fits what their linemen are good at but more importantly it fits with Derrick Henry’s running style, who needs to build up momentum and the few times opponents can actually get him to the ground is when he has to stop his feet in the backfield. For a 250-pound monster, his speed to the edge is unbelievable and when the linebackers flow too hard, it creates huge cutback lanes. Quick toss plays create similar issues, where Henry can bend those runs and take advantage of inside lanes opening up. The Titans do a lot of different stuff with their tight-ends, putting them in the backfield, motioning them around and securing the back-side edges with them on sift or hinge blocks. Off those run-fakes, they use heavy play-action, with Ryan Tannehill turning his head around and firing deep posts or over routes on simple high-low on the deep middle safety, while those big guys keep their paws glued to the chest of their defenders. When you look at the amount of sacks allowed for Tennessee, it’s not good. They finished with the third-most at 56 and that number should not be overlooked, but 29 of those came through the first six weeks of the season, when Marcus Mariota was still under center, who is still a one-read quarterback with little pocket awareness, which leads to unnecessary scrambling and getting caught in the process, plus with the amount of deep shots and long-developing plays the Titans use, indicated by the third-highest numbers of air yards and average yards beyond the sticks for Tannehill. So that is just saying that sacks don’t tell the whole story, since the Rams actually allowed the least amount of them and you would probably say they were a bottom-five unit last season. At the same time, finishing first in yards after contact definitely helps the rushing output. For the Titans, Dennis Kelly was brought in as a quality swing-tackle, but interior O-line depth is what I mentioned previously as their biggest remaining need.


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9. Philadelphia Eagles

Starting five: LT Andre Dillard, LG Isaac Seumalo, C Jason Kelce, RG Matt Pryor, RT Lane Johnson
Key backups: Jordan Mailata, Jack Driscoll & Prince Tega Wanogho

First and foremost, losing one of the elite guards in football in Brandon Brooks really sucks and I originally had these guys all the way up in the top three. Basically going from an All-Pro to an unproven backup makes a huge difference of course. Still, there is enough on this front to get excited about. The two studs remaining are center Jason Kelce and right tackle Lane Johnson. Kelce has been the best player at his position for at least the last three years and with the way he opens up the rushing attack thanks to his mobility and agility to go with how sync he seems to be with his guards in terms of passing on assignments in protection, he is an extremely valuable player for Philly. Johnson has been fighting a few nicks and bruises these last three years, missing six games over that stretch and not quite playing up his standards at times because of those, but even when he was working through injuries last season, he still only gave up one sack in 12 games and was graded the top run-blocking tackle by Pro Football Focus. At left tackle there will also be a change from long-time stalwart and nine-time Pro Bowler Jason Peters to a guy they traded up for in the first round of last year’s draft in Andre Dillard from Washington State. He had major issues when he was thrown out there last season, as he gave up six sacks on just 336 total snaps. However, his natural tackle feet and ability to mirror really stood out with him as a prospect and I hope he hit the weight room to create more momentum at initial contact in the run-game. At left guard they extended Isaac Seumalo last offseason and he repaid them with a pretty good season, starting all 16 games and being responsible for three sacks and holding calls respectively. However, that second guard spot is really where questions arise. I slated in Matt Pryor for now, since he is the only player on this remaining roster with any regular season experience to speak (79 snaps in 2019), but he is far from a proven commodity.
The Eagles also still have Jordan Mailata, a former rugby league standout who hadn’t even played football until 2018, but has looked good so far in preseason, even though he has never been in there for a single snap of regular season action. After them I went with two rookies from this draft over Nate Herbig, who was an UDFA addition for them last year and only played three snaps all season. Howie Roseman selected the two Auburn tackles Jack Driscoll and Prince Tega Wanogho in the fourth and sixth round respectively. Driscoll was a highly consistent player in his two years in the SEC after transferring from UMass, allowing just one sack and two hits over that stretch, but he is undersized and not very long, which I thought could be issues for him at the next level and there have already been some whispers about him moving inside. And then Prince I had a third-round grade on, since he isn’t very flashy with tremendous footwork or pure power, but I really like the way he rolls his hips through contact to go with the length and ability to anchor he presents as a pass-protector. Whoever earns that starting gig will have the luxury of playing between two All-Pro level players. What Kelce does in terms of scooping up D-tackle on combo-blocks to allow his guard to climb to the second level or give them simple down-blocks, since he is used heavily as a puller, is special. They will run a lot of duo, where Miles Sanders’ patience to set things up should put his linemen in good position, and then they hit you with outside zone or quick toss plays to the edge to show off his burst. These guys have a lot to prove with two new starters, but they could still be very good.


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2020.07.09 08:03 Justwonderinif The Keepers Timeline III

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January 4-7, 1970
  • According to Abbie: City report saying body of Sister Cathy was found is dated 8:30Am on January 6, even though the body was found on January 3. At that point the Baltimore City missing person case was closed. The case became a homicide case handled by separate police department, Baltimore County homicide since Cathy's body was found in the county.
  • Police concentrated on people close to Cathy and on Gerry Koob in particular, although he had an alibi. Koob was questioned at some point between January 4 and January 7.
  • Bud Roemer told Nugent that they made a decision to "put the head on" Koob and asked Koob repeatedly about the nature of his relationship with Cathy. Roemer was especially interested in why Russell called Koob, not the police. Koob said he and Cathy had a platonic friendship -- until Roemer visited Koob at Manresa and found the letter. (Koob said her offered it willingly.) After Roemer read the letter, Koob admitted to Roemer that he and Cathy had a sexual relationship.
    • In 1994, Koob told The Sun that he submitted without protest to police interrogations and took two polygraph tests. Childs says that Koob and McKeon passed the polygraph test about where they were, but no one witnessed them returning to either Annapolis or Beltsville.
    • “I did everything they asked me to because I wanted them to get past the idea that it was someone who knew her,” Mr. Koob said. Sister Catherine was such a gentle person that she wouldn’t have resisted an attack, he said. “She wouldn’t have struggled. She’d have been like a bird, frozen.” (In The Keepers Koob said that an investigator (Bannon?) showed him Cathy's vagina wrapped in paper. Detectives deny that would have happened.
    • Mr. McKeon told The Sun that he confirmed Koob’s account of his whereabouts the evening of the slaying -- that he and the Koob had met for dinner and a movie. He said they had just returned to the Manresa retreat when Sister Russell’s call came in. (But in 1969, McKeon told police that he was at the Seminary in Beltsville when he received the call about Cathy being missing.)
    • “I just happened to be there when she called. Gerry did not leave my sight that night. I was his alibi. I took the polygraph test,” McKeon said.
    • Some former detectives and commanders still feel that their investigation was on the right track and was short-circuited by church officials. A major impediment, said three retired police investigators and a commander -- including a lieutenant and a senior detective sergeant in the city homicide unit -- was the interference or lack of cooperation by the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
    • Harry Bannon, a detective sergeant and one of the city’s top homicide investigators, said he was forced to end his interrogation of Koob prematurely because of intervention from the church. Bannon said: The archdiocese sent a couple of priests who were lawyers. The priests went to [Baltimore City Police Commissioner Donald] Pomerleau, and wanted to know why we were holding Koob. We had more questioning to do, but we were ordered to charge Koob or let him go. We were absolutely certain we were going in the right direction. … If [Koob] didn’t do it, he knew who did. We were all very aware of the potential for scandal because of everything that was going on inside the Catholic Church between priests and nuns. In fact, we were hoping someone would step forward who had heard the murderer’s confession. We were disappointed we didn’t close the investigation. She was really a popular nun, but going into court in this murder would have shook the church to its foundations.
    • “The church lawyers stepped in and they talked to the higher-ups at the police department. And we were told, ‘Either charge Koob with a crime or let him go. Stop harassing him,’” said Bannon, who died in 2009. “After that, we had to break away from him. And that was a shame, because I’m sure Koob knew more than he was telling.”
    • Another former investigator said: The word came down from Detective Inspector [Julian I. Forrest] to charge Koob or release him. I thought Koob was a very good suspect... just from my knowledge of the relationship between the two and the letters between them.
    • Who the priest-lawyers were and where they came from remains a mystery. Koob denied making any request for intervention. As a Jesuit, he said, he had no contact with the archdiocese and did not seek any assistance from superiors in his own order.
  • Cathy's sister Marilyn and mother went to the apartment after Cathy's body was found. They wanted to gather Cathy's things, but Russell was out of it, and couldn't help them.
Tuesday, January 6, 1970
Thursday, January 8, 1970
  • Since the Baltimore Sun was on strike, the discover of Cathy's body was covered by The Arbutus Times The article mentions two suspects who were just questioned extensively. Presumably those two people are Gerry Koob and "Pete" McKeon.
Friday, January 9, 1970
Winter, 1970
  • Despite months of investigation by Baltimore and Baltimore County homicide detectives, the killer of the popular, Cathy was never found, and the motive for the slaying remains unclear. Over the years, the thick case file lay dormant in county police headquarters in Towson.
  • The slaying remains particularly puzzling because some evidence points to a street robbery turned deadly, and other evidence points to a killer who knew Cathy or was at least familiar with her activities.
  • The crime was also set against a backdrop of rebellion against authority that was sweeping the country as it struggled with the Vietnam War and of change that was gripping the Catholic Church in the wake of the Second Vatican Council.
  • 1970-1977: According to a timeline provided by Baltimore County Police, the Cathy Cesnik case was extremely active during this period: "Detectives conduct numerous interviews and polygraphs. Physical evidence from the scene is collected and preserved; relatively little physical evidence is found at the crime scene. Because of the poor condition of the body, detectives are unable to determine if Sister Cesnik had been sexually assaulted."
  • Some Baltimore County investigators said they ran up against roadblocks like the one original investigators experienced when trying to question Koob. “We never got any cooperation from the church,” said former Maj. Leroy Duggan, who was head of the county’s major case unit. Mr. Duggan said it was as if the church was operating “a judge’s gag order.”
    • Another former ranking Baltimore County commander, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said his superior told him to read and destroy some supplementary reports. “There was stuff in there the church wouldn’t like,” the former policeman said, adding that he cannot remember details of those reports with absolute certainty today.
    • Mr. Blaul, the archdiocesan spokesman, described the investigators’ assertions as “callous and untrue.” He said Bishop P. Francis Murphy, who was secretary for the late Cardinal Lawrence Shehan, then archbishop, “categorically denies that Cardinal Shehan would have authorized the archdiocese to dispatch priests to interfere with an investigation.”
    • Chief Gambrill does not recall the kind of interference on the part of the archdiocese that other city and county detectives have described. “But I was on the forensic side of the investigation,” he said, and would not necessarily have been aware of such pressure.
Spring, 1970
  • April 13: Maskell's 31st birthday.
  • Towards the end of Teresa Lancaster's sophomore year, she began hanging out at the Boy's School (Gibbons) Coffee House. Lancaster said she was trying to be a hippie and didn't want to be a nerd anymore. Teresa's parents go through her things and find a pot pipe. They were hysterical. Teresa went to Maskell's office and thought he would help her. Maskell took off all her clothes and fondled her. Maskell smooth-talked Teresa's parents.
    • Lancaster said that when she was a junior in 1970, she went to Maskell’s office to talk to him about some problems at home. Her parents had found a marijuana joint in her bag, she said, and they didn’t approve of the long-haired boy she was dating. It was the middle of the school day, and Maskell invited her into his office and shut the door behind her. He then proceeded to strip her clothes off and forced her to sit on his lap, naked. He told her he was touching her in a “godly manner.”
    • “He said, ‘I’m not supposed to do this, but I find that I can really help people when I have physical contact,’” Lancaster recalled. “I was in total shock.”
    • Often, the girls didn’t realize they were being raped and assaulted until months or years later.Lancaster believed for a short time that she was in a romantic relationship with Maskell. Sometimes he would play Irish music while he was with her, “almost like it was a sick date,” Lancaster said. “There was about a month or so when I actually thought he loved me. ... If there’s some kind of love there, then there’s sense to all this. When I found out other people were going in there, I wondered if he loved all of them, too.”
    • When she started to realize the true nature of the relationship, Lancaster never fought back or told anyone, she said, because Maskell threatened to have her expelled for drugs and sent to the Montrose School for Girls, a dreaded juvenile facility in Reisterstown, Maryland. Once or twice, she said, he smacked her around and showed her the loaded handgun he kept in his desk at school. “He let me know that I either went along with whatever he wanted to do, or it was gonna be worse than I could ever imagine,” Lancaster said.
  • End of Jean, Deb Silcox and Lil Hughes Junior year. End of Charles's Junior year at Mt. St. Joseph High School. End of Teresa Lancaster's sophomore year.
  • Keough graduating seniors include: Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub and Maskell victim Kathy Hobeck.
  • End of Maskell's third year at Keough.
  • Cathy's Memorial Page in the 1970 Keough Yearbook
Summer, 1970
  • June: Russell invites Patricia Gilner to come live in the apartment. Patricia stays in Cathy's room and is spooked every time she has to get out of her car and walk into the apartment. Patricia lives there for a year, and said Russell would never talk about Cathy -- not even on her birthday.
Fall, 1970
  • Maskell's begins his fourth year as school chaplain and counselor at Archbishop Keough. Maskell also serves at Our Lady of Victory. This is his last year at Our Lady of Victory.
  • Jean, Deb Silcox and Lil Hughes start their senior years at Keogh. Charles starts his Senior year at Mt. St. Joseph High School. Maskell victim Teresa Lancaster starts her junior year. Maskell victim Donna Wallis VonDenBosch starts her freshman year.
  • Jean's Senior Picture
  • September: Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) picnic in September of 1970, soon after she began attending the high school, Donna Wallis VonDenBosch (14) was raped by Neil Magnus and Joseph Maskell.
    • Father Magnus, who also taught at the school, appeared at the picnic in the passenger seat of a police car. I was given a drink that must have had drugs in it, because I became weak and dizzy. Then I was called over to the police car, and I saw Father Magnus sitting in it. He got out and came over to me and started taking my pants down. Then he put his knee between my legs and forced them apart and began raping me. Meanwhile, a second priest – Father [A.] Joseph Maskell, who had been my parish priest before becoming the chaplain at Keough High School and whom I’d known since the age of 12 – stood there looking on as Father Magnus raped me. And then Father Maskell decided to take his turn, and he raped me.
    • Two weeks after the rape at the CYO picnic, Maskell, summoned Donna to his office at Keough: He said he wanted to give me some tests, and he started by having me sit on his lap. Then he told me: ‘You don’t know how to love, and I’m going to show you.’ He started taking my clothes off, after that.
    • He raped me, and this pattern continued throughout my next three and a half years at Keough. He would call me to his office, and I dreaded those calls. It was a nightmare that happened again and again. Sometimes, when I go into his office, I’m raped. Sometimes he puts a gun in my mouth and warns me that if I tell anybody what is going on, he will kill my parents.
    • What could I do? I was terrified all the time. Going to school each day was agony. I used to try to hide from him under stairwells and anywhere else I could hide. I didn’t dare say anything about the rapes. I thought he would kill my parents! One time a Baltimore City policeman joined us . . . and I saw him pay the priest some money. And then the policeman raped me. By that point, I didn’t care if I lived anymore.
    • When Maskell spotted a girl who seemed troubled or was engaged in bad behavior, he would start calling her out of class over the loudspeaker for “therapy” in his office. “I would be in class, and it could be any time. I’d hear my name over the loudspeaker, ‘Report to my office now,’ and I would have to report to Maskell,” said Donna VonDenBosch, 58. “I remember being in class, just crying, ‘Don’t make me go, don’t make me go!’ And the teacher pulled me out in the hall and said, ‘We all know he’s a weirdo, but you have to go.’”
    • Several of the women who spoke to The Huffington Post about Maskell’s abuse described the priest setting up what amounted to a full-on brothel. Wehner said that during her senior year, Maskell began driving her to St. Clement Church, where he preached, after school, and that a string of men abused her in his office there. She does not know who the men were, but they referred to each other by generic names — Brother Ed, Brother Ted and Brother Bob. She said some of the men gave Maskell money in exchange for the abuse. “He was prostituting us,” Wehner said.
    • To keep Wehner quiet, Maskell reinforced the idea that she was participating in the sex acts of her own accord. He referred to the abuse as Wehner’s “extracurricular activities” and the men as her “dates.” She says the priest once pressed his unloaded handgun into her temple, pulled the trigger, and warned her that her father, a policeman, would do the same thing but with bullets in the gun if he found out she had been “whoring around” with older men.
    • Lancaster, Wehner and VonDenBosch all recall uniformed police officers participating in the abuse, both in Maskell’s office and outside of school. Two more former Keough students and a third woman who attended St. Clement Church said in interviews with The Huffington Post that Maskell abused them as teenagers, often with other men. “I remember the back door light coming through and a policeman wearing dark pants, a white shirt and a badge coming in the back door,” said VonDenBosch, who is studying to be a nurse practitioner in Reading, Pennsylvania. She said she felt unusually groggy that day. She woke up in Maskell’s office in the afternoon after having been there for hours, and her shirt was buttoned up differently than she had buttoned it that morning.
    • Wehner said Maskell would stand by the door and act like he was protecting her from being caught. One time, Wehner says, he became angry at her for acting scared in front of the men; she was supposed to act like she was having consensual sex with them. “He pushed my face into a mirror and he said, ‘You look at who the whore is in the room. Don’t ever act like you’re afraid,’” she recalled.
  • October: Margaret and Ed separate prior to getting a divorce. (Just before the twin's first birthday.)
  • October 31: (Halloween): Teresa and her friend are having a sleep over when Maskell calls and says he is going to pick up the girls for a Halloween night out. Maskell takes the girls to an area where police are interrupting lovers at a lover's lane. After the other kids leave, Teresa is raped by two police officers.
1971
  • WinteSpring: Jean meets her future husband, Mike, at the end of her senior year.
  • April 13: Maskell's 32nd birthday.
  • Spring:
    • Keogh graduating seniors include Maskell victims: Jean, Deb Silcox and Lil Hughes.
    • End of Maskell's fourth year at Keough
    • Charles graduates from Mt. St. Joseph High School
  • Fall: Beginning of Maskell's fifth year as school chaplain and counselor at Archbishop Keough.
  • Fall: Maskell victim Teresa Lancaster begins her senior year. Maskell victim Donna Wallis VonDenBosch starts her sophomore year.
  • October: Ed is going around Rock Glen Middle School (now West Baltimore Middle School) trying to lure teen girls. He is driving a stolen car from British Imports in Towson. The school is across the street from the Carriage House apartments. Margaret calls the police as Ed had called her the day before saying he was driving a stolen car from British Imports in Towson.
  • November 8: Edgar is arrested for driving a stolen car and trying to lure teen girls at Rock Glen Middle School. (Charged November 9?)
  • November 16: Maskell takes Teresa Lancaster to a gynecologist, Dr. Richter. Richter prescribes douches, three times a week. Maskell rapes Teresa.
    • The women recall that Maskell had a gynecologist friend, Dr. Richter, who would examine them to make sure they weren’t pregnant. Lancaster claims Maskell took her to see Richter for a pregnancy test and then raped her on the table while Richter performed a breast exam.
    • Fisher, the auto repair shop owner, said Maskell boasted about taking high school girls to the gynecologist when he dropped his car off at the shop in the afternoons. “He would say, ‘Me and the doctor, we take them back and we give them exams and check them,’” said Fisher. “There’s no question he was always involved with the exams — that he made clear.”
    • Richter, who died in 2006, denied having abused the girls in an interview with the Baltimore Sun during the court battle over the 1994 lawsuit, but he admitted that he may have let Maskell into the room during their pelvic exams. “It’s possible he may have been in the examining room, in the absence of parents, I don’t know, to calm the girl,” Richter said. “It’s very possible he might have come in the examining room. She was 16. She probably had a good deal of faith in him.”
    • Maskell’s trips to the gynecologist reflected a fixation with the practice. Lancaster said he liked to perform pelvic exams on the altar of the school chapel and administer vaginal douches, enemas and anal suppositories in the bathroom of his office and in the rectory. Multiple other girls also said they were on the receiving end of the mock gynecological exams and enemas. It was a way to establish further authority over the girls — the creation of a doctor-patient relationship — while acting out whatever fetish inspired the abuse.
    • Later, Maskell administers the douches to Teresa in the bathroom in his office.
    • Maskell tells Teresa's parents she is schizophrenic and gets a doctor to prescribe thorazine for Teresa.
1972
  • "Pete" McKeon leaves the Christian Brothers in 1972.
  • Maskell earned a master’s degree in school psychology from Towson State in 1972.
  • March 15, 1972: Edgar is found guilty by reason of insanity (for trying to pick up under-age girls in a stolen car.)
  • April 13: Edgar sentenced to a Psychiatric Hospital (Perkins State Hospital)in 1972, instead of prison. When was Edgar released?
  • April 13: Maskell's 33rd birthday.
  • Spring: Maskell victim Teresa Lancaster graduates. Maskell victim Donna Wallis VonDenBosch ends her sophomore year. Teresa Lancaster gets married at 18, and subsequently has two kids. (End of Maskell's fifth year at Keough.)
  • Fall: Beginning of Maskell's sixth year as school chaplain and counselor at Archbishop Keough.
  • Fall: Maskell victim Donna Wallis VonDenBosch begins her junior year.
1973
1974
  • *The women rarely fought back, because they were terrified of Maskell. VonDenBosch said she gathered the courage to struggle once, during her senior year, and it did not go well. “I thought, he isn’t gonna kill me and have blood all over his floor and have to explain that. So I took my pocketbook and started hitting him,” she said.
    • VonDenBosch threatened to report Maskell, and he responded by putting the barrel of his gun in her mouth. “He said, ‘You’re a troublemaker. You’re trash. Nobody would ever believe you.’ He said, ‘Look at my degree. I went to school at Johns Hopkins.’”
    • She decided it wasn’t worth the risk to report Maskell to authorities, and she became suicidal in high school. But her classmates suspected what was going on. “There was a group of girls known as Maskell’s girls,” she said. “That’s what my friends would call me, one of Maskell’s girls.”
  • April 13: Maskell's 35th birthday.
  • Spring: Maskell victim Donna Wallis VonDenBosch graduates. End of Maskell's eighth year at Keough.
  • Fall: Beginning of Maskell's ninth andfinal year at Archbiship Keogh. Sister Marylita Friia is promoted to principal. She began getting complaints from parents, and moved Maskell out of Keough. Friia apparently told Maskell that he had ten minutes to pack his things and get out. Exact date unknown.
  • Before Marylita Friia "fired" Maskell, he was featured in the Cardinal Gibbons High School newspaper (Looks like he'd bought a new car.
1975
  • In 1975, Maskell is assigned to work at the Catholic Archdiocese division of schools. Abbie and Gemma can’t figure out what Maskell was doing from 1975-1980.
  • April 13: Maskell's 36th birthday.
1976
  • April 13: Maskell's 37th birthday.
  • In 1976, Edgar called radio host Jerry Turner. Edgar tried to disguise his voice, and said he had information about Cathy's murder. Edgar said he knew who had Cathy's rosary, and had seen the black Rosary case with Cathy's name on it. In the news clip, audio from the phone call was played. (Jerry Turner died in 1987). Edgar says it was his voice, and he called Jerry Turner. But in 2015, Edgar says he made it up, and didn't see the rosary or the case.
    • Note: Does anyone know when Edgar was released from the Psychiatric Hospital? If Edgar made this call soon after getting out, that's meaningful.
  • Russell Phillips Welch is teaching math at Archbishop Spalding in Severn, MD.
1977
  • 1970-1977: According to a timeline provided by Baltimore County Police, the Cesnik murder case was extremely active during this period: Detectives conduct numerous interviews and polygraphs. Physical evidence from the scene is collected and preserved; relatively little physical evidence is found at the crime scene. Because of the poor condition of the body, detectives are unable to determine if Sister Cesnik had been sexually assaulted.
  • April 13: Maskell's 38th birthday.
  • Russell Phillips Welch is teaching math at Archbishop Spalding in Severn.
1978
1979
  • April 13: Maskell's 40th birthday.
  • Russell Phillips Welch is teaching math at Archbishop Spalding in Severn.
1980
  • Maskell victim Donna Wallis VonDenBosch calls Maskell on the phone and tells him to stay away from her family or she will kill him.
  • April 13: Maskell's 41st birthday.
  • Maskell was pulled from his assignment at the Catholic Archdiocese division of schools and was sent to The Church of Annunciation where he worked from 1980-1982.
  • Russell Phillips Welch is teaching math at Archbishop Spalding in Severn.
1981
  • Maskell serves at The Church of Annunciation from 1980-1982.
  • April 13: Maskell's 42nd birthday.
  • Donald Pomerleau, the police commissioner who halted the Koob interrogation retires. He was City Police Commissioner of Baltimore, Maryland from 1966 to 1981.
  • Russell Phillips Welch is teaching math at Archbishop Spalding in Severn.
1982
  • Maskell serves at The Church of Annunciation from 1980-1982.
  • In 1982, Maskell is sent to Holy Cross Parish.
  • Lee Richmond, Professor of Counseling at Johns Hopkins met Maskell in 1982. Maskell was a student in the school counseling program. Richmond says Maskell was extremely bright. Richmond says they became friends and colleagues. Richmond thought it was unusual that Maskell liked guns and had a collection.
  • April 13: Maskell's 43rd birthday.
  • Spring: Neil Magnus leaves Mount St. Joseph High School.
  • Fall: Neil Magnus becomes principal of Towson Catholic High School.. He worked there until he died in 1988. Yearbook Photo
  • Russell Phillips Welch is teaching math at Archbishop Spalding in Severn.
1983
1984
  • April 13: Maskell's 45th birthday. Maskell serves at Holy Cross from 1982 to 1992.
1985
  • April 13: Maskell's 46th birthday. Maskell serves at Holy Cross from 1982 to 1992.
1986
  • April 13: Maskell's 47th birthday. Maskell serves at Holy Cross from 1982 to 1992.
  • December 31: Jerry Turner passes away.
1987
  • January 4: Amtrak crash kills 16 people. Maskell was monitoring his police radio and on site within 45 minutes. Kneeling in the gravel by the railroad ties, he administered last rites and comforted those still alive, including a woman who had been carried from the wreckage without one of her legs.
    • "I could tell by the arch of his back that he was personally feeling the suffering that was in front of him," remembers Chaplain Robert K. Shaffer. "That woman was dying and Joe knew it."
    • Tired and distressed by what they'd witnessed at the crash, Shaffer and Maskell left the scene around 11 p.m. Shaffer, a Protestant, went home to his wife of 36 years. As a Catholic, however, Maskell had long ago forsaken any such comfort.
  • April 13: Maskell's 48th birthday. Maskell serves at Holy Cross from 1982 to 1992.
1988
1989
  • April 13: Maskell's 50th birthday. Maskell serves at Holy Cross from 1982 to 1992.
  • William Keeler is bishop of Harrisburg, PA., from 1983 to 1989, when he was named archbishop of Baltimore, a statewide diocese with nearly 500,000 congregants.
1990
  • April 13: Maskell's 51st birthday. Maskell serves at Holy Cross from 1982 to 1992.
  • Maskell tells the Cemetery Caretaker, Mr. William Storey, to get a front loader dig a hole 10x20 feet in the back of the cemetery.
    • Maskell brings a pick-up truck full of boxes wrapped in plastic.
    • Mr. Storey says he opened one of the boxes and looked inside, while Maskell was getting more documents.
    • Lee Richmond remembers she was supposed to visit with Maskell during the cemetery dig but he was too busy. Maskell told Richmond he had to bury some psychological papers there.
1991
1992
  • January 19: Donald Pomerleau, the police commissioner who halted the Koob interrogation passes away.
  • February: Jean said she was about 38 years old, and just finishing up a spiritual directing program, and she and her husband were looking to buy a new house. The real estate agent was a Keogh classmate who prompted Jean to take a look at why she was resistant to going to reunions. Jean would pray for an hour and a half every day, and remembered that Magnus was masturbating in the first confessional.
    • Jean finds Maskell's picture next to Magnus in her 1971 yearbook and starts to remember the rapes. Jean's memories came back to her between February and April, 1992. Jean says the rapes started when she was 14. Jean's therapy did not include hypnosis or drug-induced memory recall.
    • She started to remember the sexual abuse in bits and pieces, beginning in 1992 when she saw side-by-side pictures of Maskell and the school’s director of religious services, Father Neil Magnus, in her high school yearbook. “My whole body shook,” Wehner said. “I knew.” The pictures stirred up dark and painful memories, she said, and the details slowly started to come back to her.
    • Jean told her husband and sister about the memories. Jean stops going to church. In the Spring of 1992, a series of new images convinced Jean she'd been sexually abused by others, as well. Jean says she never remembered things when she was with therapists, that she came to the memories on her own.
  • April 13: Maskell's 53rd birthday. Maskell serves at Holy Cross from 1982 to 1992.
  • June: Jean, now a 38-year-old mother of two, tells her pastor, Art Valenzano, about the rapes. Jean learns that Magnus is dead and Maskell is a pastor at Holy Cross. Art Valenzano contacted the archdiocese in late June in search of "an apology and some spiritual help."
    • Jean’s pastor Art Valenzano wanted her to talk to Rick Woy, an Archdiocese official who was one step below Archbishop Keeler. Rick Woy apparently lied to Jean and told her that they’d never had a complaint against Maskell but that he believed her story. Woy told Jean that they had to get their ducks in a row or Maskell would “slip through their fingers.”
    • At Jean’s second meeting with Rick Woy, he had the archdiocese lawyer with him. The lawyer, Kathy Hoskins, suggested that Jean get a lawyer in case Maskell sued her. The church helped Jean find attorney Steve Tully, and the church was paying Steve’s fee.
  • October: Maskell is summoned downtown to Baltimore's archdiocesan headquarters. Two diocesan officials, two attorneys and the archbishop William H. Keeler were seated at a round table. They told Maskell that a former student of Archbishop Keough High School, where Maskell had served between 1967 and 1975, was accusing him of having sexually abused her some 20 years earlier. Maskell denies the allegations, which are investigated by city police.
    • Church-hired private investigators had since failed to corroborate Jean's allegations; nonetheless, officials wanted to confront the 53-year-old priest directly. But Maskell professed his innocence. He denied ever abusing anybody, and, according to a family member, even offered to take a lie detector test. The archdiocese, says this family source, countered with more restrictive choices: Either check in to a Connecticut psychiatric facility, or step down from the pulpit. "Go to Connecticut," said Keeler.
    • Escorted back to Holy Cross, Maskell is given just hours to pack a bag and leave the rectory. His disappearance from Baltimore was cloaked in secrecy; even fellow priests were denied details. Maskell's mother learned something was wrong only after receiving phone calls asking the whereabouts of her son. Maskell believes the emerging scandal hastened his mother’s death months later.
    • Maskell, pastor of Holy Cross Church in South Baltimore, was "temporarily removed" from his position by the Archdiocese of Baltimore following accusations of sexual misconduct, five months after Wehner reported him.
    • Maskell sent to the psychiatric hospital, “Institute of Living,” located in Hartford, Connecticut.
    • Malooly statement: In 1992, I was first made aware of the accusations of sexual abuse of minors by Joseph Maskell. At that time, the adult survivor and her attorney were urged to report the abuse to civil authorities, and the survivor was offered counseling assistance. Maskell was removed from ministry and referred for evaluation and treatment with full disclosure to the facility as to the reason for the treatment.
    • Maskell “was referred for evaluation and treatment over the next several months,” Caine said. “During that time, the Archdiocese attempted to corroborate the allegation, which Maskell denied, by seeking out any additional victims on its own and through the attorney representing the individuals who initially came forward. After months of trying unsuccessfully to corroborate the allegation, the Archdiocese returned Maskell to ministry.”
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2020.05.28 15:23 tonnie_taller ELO, Queen & ABBA Top List Of Happiest Songs Of All Time

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There’s nothing like a good song to put a smile on your face.
Greatest Hits Radio has released a list of the top 50 happiest songs of alltTime, based on a poll of 1,300 adults aged 30 to 55.
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Coming out on top is the ELO classic “Mr. Blue Sky”, which was named the happiest song by a fifth of all respondents.
“Thank you for voting for my song ‘Mr Blue Sky’ as the song that makes you the happiest,” said ELO’s Jeff Lynne. “I’m really chuffed about it, it’s great. What a great thing. Thank you so much.”
Following behind the number 1 were “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees, and “Dancing Queen” by ABBA.
Among the other picks were songs by Bon Jovi, Paul Simon, Ricky Martin, Elton John, and the Proclaimers.
Two songs from the movie “Grease” made it on to the list, “You’re the One that I Want” and “Summer Nights”.
Fifty-eight per cent of those polled said the songs that made them happiest were the ones released when they were young.
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Check out the full list below.
  1. Mr. Blue Sky – ELO
  2. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  3. Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
  4. Dancing Queen – Abba
  5. Livin’ On a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  6. Come on Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners
  7. You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
  8. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
  9. Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
  10. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
  11. Wake Up Boo – The Boo Radleys
  12. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun- Cyndi Lauper
  13. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Sylvester
  14. Livin La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
  15. You’re The One That I Want – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  16. Good Times – Chic
  17. Crocodile Rock – Elton John
  18. Flashdance What a Feeling – Irene Cara
  19. December 1963 (Oh What a Night) – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
  20. That’s The Way I Like It – KC and the Sunshine Band
  21. Celebration – Kool and the Gang
  22. 1999 – Prince
  23. Finally – Ce Ce Peniston
  24. You’re The First The Last My Everything – Barry White
  25. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
  26. Summer Nights – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  27. Jump (For My Love) – Pointer Sisters
  28. I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
  29. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  30. Dancing in the Street – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  31. Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
  32. Let’s Groove – Earth Wind & Fire
  33. Into the Groove – Madonna
  34. I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
  35. Walk Like An Egyptian – Bangles
  36. You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees
  37. Always On My Mind – Pet Shop Boys
  38. Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
  39. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  40. Dancing on the Ceiling – Lionel Richie
  41. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
  42. Sweet Child o’ Mine – Guns n’ Roses
  43. Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield
  44. Take on Me – A-ha
  45. Le Freak – Chic
  46. I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – Proclaimers
  47. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  48. I’ll Be There for You – Rembrandts
  49. Ain’t Nobody – Rufus & Chaka Khan
  50. You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
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2020.05.22 13:24 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: Trumpgret top posts from 2019-05-22 to 2020-05-20 07:31 PDT

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  21. 6049 points, 8 submissions: Kacxx
    1. Have you listened to these Highlights of the Mueller Hearing? - Trump should have been impeached earlier (1227 points, 56 comments)
    2. Frist Trump Impeachment Hearing - Audio recording with timestamps and highlights of the first 6-hour hearing (Bill Taylor, George Kent) (984 points, 20 comments)
    3. Sixth Trump Impeachment Hearing - Dr. Fiona Hill, David Holmes - With Timestamps and Highlights (916 points, 20 comments)
    4. Fifth Trump Impeachment Hearing - Gordon Sondland - With Timestamps (854 points, 29 comments)
    5. Second Trump Impeachment Hearing - Marie Yovanovitch - Audio recording with timestamps and highlights of the second 6-hour hearing (788 points, 8 comments)
    6. Trump lies all the time - Here are some of his "best" lies (778 points, 38 comments)
    7. Third & Fourth Trump Impeachment Hearing - Volker, Morrison, Vindman and Williams - With Timestamps (452 points, 12 comments)
    8. First & Second House Judiciary Committee Hearings - Audio with Timestamps and Highlights (50 points, 2 comments)
  22. 5947 points, 6 submissions: mrnbicurious
    1. Former fixers admitting trump is in severe mental decline: (2108 points, 101 comments)
    2. Lifelong Republican: GOP is Now the Evil Party (1689 points, 118 comments)
    3. Bailing on Fox and Trump (1006 points, 78 comments)
    4. The adult daycare fell apart (912 points, 16 comments)
    5. Swing areas coming around? (202 points, 17 comments)
    6. Mob starts flipping (30 points, 2 comments)
  23. 5752 points, 1 submission: Marvin_Guacamole
    1. Thats true(my opinion) (5752 points, 133 comments)
  24. 5475 points, 1 submission: Merlynn9288
    1. Trump Jr. came to my hometown, Pikeville, KY, today and this was the turnout. (5475 points, 377 comments)
  25. 5259 points, 1 submission: Fra-Cla-Evatro
    1. Trump is regretting starting the handshake dominance game. (5259 points, 351 comments)
  26. 5129 points, 2 submissions: piind
    1. No one knew! (4899 points, 246 comments)
    2. Where are they??? (230 points, 12 comments)
  27. 4838 points, 5 submissions: OkWinner1
    1. Reality Check (4644 points, 159 comments)
    2. Spread the word (73 points, 2 comments)
    3. WTF is He Doing? (72 points, 0 comments)
    4. Simple yet hauntingly effective new ad. America’s on life support and Trump has no plan. (36 points, 1 comment)
    5. "Obamagate" and "Lock her up": Pointing the way toward "Heil Trump" It’s not just a chant at Trump's rallies or lame wordplay in his tweets. It’s his call to fascist rule (13 points, 1 comment)
  28. 4765 points, 3 submissions: myopicuser
    1. Christianity Today op-Ed calling for evangelicals to stop supporting trump... because it makes them all hypocrites... and they will regret it as a religion (2734 points, 213 comments)
    2. Voted for 4,5, maybe 6% growth. Supported massive tax cuts for corporations. Got slowest gdp growth (2.3% 2019) and $1T deficit. Trumpgret. (1601 points, 54 comments)
    3. Wasting tax payer money on the wall Mexico never paid for.. so far it’s been climbed over, hacksawed through, and now blown over by a 37 mph wind... waiting for it to just melt in the desert sun (430 points, 12 comments)
  29. 4627 points, 5 submissions: Frogman1480
    1. Comedy Gold (2954 points, 287 comments)
    2. Buzz Lightyear would have made a better president (1638 points, 48 comments)
    3. Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine (17 points, 7 comments)
    4. Here he goes again..... (10 points, 4 comments)
    5. The Amazing Sarah Cooper ladies and gentlemen (8 points, 1 comment)
  30. 4560 points, 1 submission: PlanetBlossom
    1. Republikkkans are shockingly stupid (4560 points, 250 comments)
  31. 4514 points, 11 submissions: SkoQinEnglish
    1. Beautifully prepared (1906 points, 27 comments)
    2. Kim and Don (1473 points, 27 comments)
    3. The trouble with public opinion (574 points, 9 comments)
    4. A most brilliant brain...probably the greatest (208 points, 1 comment)
    5. The art of leading (112 points, 0 comments)
    6. All animals are equal... (82 points, 4 comments)
    7. Fantastic chemistry & the art of the deal (53 points, 0 comments)
    8. Mirror, mirror... (48 points, 2 comments)
    9. Presidential penis envy (27 points, 0 comments)
    10. Donald IS going to heaven (21 points, 2 comments)
  32. 4348 points, 1 submission: BulkyMusician
    1. Trumptards Are Racist Ignorant Sewer Mutants (4348 points, 234 comments)
  33. 4332 points, 4 submissions: petraroi
    1. Former Trump supporter apologizes to Obama for his hatred and his inability to see his own racist tendencies. (2454 points, 78 comments)
    2. Soybean Association:“Farmers have been reassured time and time again over the past year that results will be achieved, and agreements made with key trading partners,”.... “Yet it’s been all talk and no action. Instead, komisar Trumpsky just gives handouts. True Trumpgret in Trump country (1669 points, 82 comments)
    3. "There will be no difference between Lord Vader's position and our position...there's no chance Lord Vader will be removed from office..." (164 points, 4 comments)
    4. "There will be no difference between Lord Vader's position and our position...there's no chance Lord Vader will be removed from office..." (45 points, 1 comment)
  34. 4324 points, 22 submissions: antoniowho19
    1. Putin bought trump (1798 points, 141 comments)
    2. Putin and baby trump (1340 points, 52 comments)
    3. Trump falls down (841 points, 55 comments)
    4. Milania cheats on duck eater (50 points, 0 comments)
    5. Trump asshole (44 points, 6 comments)
    6. Trump eats duck (27 points, 0 comments)
    7. Trump warned (25 points, 0 comments)
    8. Pelosi has gift for trump (24 points, 2 comments)
    9. Trump caroling (24 points, 1 comment)
    10. Putin's bitch (19 points, 0 comments)
  35. 4305 points, 9 submissions: JoseTwitterFan
    1. GOP state lawmaker: 'Republican Party is enabling white supremacy in our country' (2626 points, 36 comments)
    2. Fox News poll: 59% say Trump is "tearing the country apart" (799 points, 30 comments)
    3. Ex-Florida congressman David Jolly is done with the GOP, tells voters to 'Beat every single one of them!' (277 points, 2 comments)
    4. Cindy McCain says GOP no longer the 'party that my husband and I belonged to' (257 points, 24 comments)
    5. Ikea is closing its only US factory and moving production to Europe; 300 Danville, VA jobs to be lost (97 points, 2 comments)
    6. Explosive report indicates that Donald Trump's loans from Deutsche Bank were backed by Russia (96 points, 4 comments)
    7. US farm bankruptcies jumped 20 percent in 2019 despite federal aid (68 points, 5 comments)
    8. Trump on cuts to U.S. entitlement programs: ‘at some point they will be’ on the table (57 points, 2 comments)
    9. Manufacturing economy weakest in a decade as December ISM index comes in at 47.2 (28 points, 1 comment)
  36. 4281 points, 1 submission: Suitable-Exit
    1. "Give Trump A Chance", They Said.... (4281 points, 150 comments)
  37. 4246 points, 1 submission: 0hGodYesPlease
    1. No title needed (4246 points, 51 comments)
  38. 4194 points, 1 submission: Party-Trash
    1. Sick Burn! (4194 points, 85 comments)
  39. 4173 points, 1 submission: Taliant
    1. I sense a pattern (4173 points, 33 comments)
  40. 4150 points, 4 submissions: NihiloZero
    1. Anthony Scaramucci: "For the last 3 years I have fully supported this President. Recently he has said things that divide the country in a way that is unacceptable. So I didn’t pass the 100% litmus test. Eventually he turns on everyone and soon it will be you and then the entire country." (2501 points, 94 comments)
    2. Farmers 'profoundly disappointed' by Trump's wheat comments (1579 points, 151 comments)
    3. Truckers voted for Trump in droves. Now they say his trade war is 'killing' their ability to make a living. (42 points, 1 comment)
    4. Trump Accidentally Fat Shames One Of His Own Supporters At Rally - Hey Trump Voters? Is Trump Leader fat? Is being fat bad? Or only when Clinton and Nadler? (28 points, 1 comment)
  41. 4149 points, 1 submission: SitaSky
    1. Just saw this response on the racist "Go back to your country" tweets (4149 points, 134 comments)
  42. 4012 points, 1 submission: jvgfh
    1. I love this Boomer! (4012 points, 230 comments)
  43. 3980 points, 2 submissions: nick112048
    1. I’ve seen several of these in my area of Pennsylvania (3826 points, 121 comments)
    2. Trump regrets Trump (154 points, 27 comments)
  44. 3948 points, 1 submission: freshizdaword
    1. How appropriate (3948 points, 51 comments)
  45. 3899 points, 1 submission: sharkgrl
    1. does this count (3899 points, 84 comments)
  46. 3883 points, 1 submission: djc413
    1. In the wild.. (3883 points, 35 comments)
  47. 3862 points, 2 submissions: trojonx2
    1. Lying Loser (3797 points, 72 comments)
    2. Triggered (65 points, 0 comments)
  48. 3797 points, 1 submission: Sikopathx
    1. I am an Ohio farmer and I voted for President Trump. He boasted during the campaign that voters would beg him to stop winning. I’m begging him to quit losing. (3797 points, 200 comments)
  49. 3797 points, 1 submission: nolatravis
    1. Beautiful design (3797 points, 88 comments)
  50. 3755 points, 2 submissions: bugittt
    1. The Trump Virus Is Real (3718 points, 62 comments)
    2. The Dow just lost all of its gains since President Trump took office (37 points, 4 comments)
  51. 3688 points, 1 submission: BeliefDoctor
    1. Trump is smellier than a dead hooker (3688 points, 55 comments)
  52. 3653 points, 5 submissions: ozymandiez
    1. Post from my Battle Buddy (1557 points, 66 comments)
    2. Posted by A Cybersecurity cohort of mine (From his intelligence friend who deployed with him to Iraq and Afghanistan) (1228 points, 126 comments)
    3. Civil Conversation with a Trump Supporter (618 points, 29 comments)
    4. Dude was a GOP voter his whole life... (183 points, 16 comments)
    5. His response to a guy that said, "The Democrats Used to be Racist". lol (67 points, 6 comments)
  53. 3632 points, 1 submission: Kaapdr
    1. Your «President» (3632 points, 77 comments)
  54. 3594 points, 2 submissions: psybientdaydream
    1. Boxer Wears "America First" Wall Shorts Against Mexican Boxer, Gets Soundly Beaten (3439 points, 96 comments)
    2. OK Boomer! (155 points, 2 comments)
  55. 3581 points, 2 submissions: TitaniumSnowflake
    1. I love this lady! (3498 points, 65 comments)
    2. Suck It, Trump (83 points, 3 comments)
  56. 3472 points, 1 submission: WalterManInBlack
    1. MAGAts Are Dumb As Fuck (3472 points, 391 comments)
  57. 3401 points, 1 submission: fhgja
    1. My Wet Dream (3401 points, 83 comments)
  58. 3368 points, 1 submission: nickgodtheone
    1. My GF recently started painting again after a 10 years break. She thinks she is not good enough to show it to other people. She needs a little confidence boost. I present you : “The King of Clowns”. What do you guys think ? (3368 points, 210 comments)
  59. 3350 points, 1 submission: EducationalSyrup3
    1. fr (3350 points, 44 comments)
  60. 3327 points, 1 submission: emsanderss
    1. Happy impeachment party y’all! (3327 points, 267 comments)
  61. 3305 points, 1 submission: wayzt
    1. Damn that one is too fitting (3305 points, 102 comments)

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  5. ozymandiez (1096 points, 67 comments)
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  38. NameMan1234321 (511 points, 12 comments)
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  51. snek99001 (453 points, 1 comment)
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  54. Kacxx (441 points, 27 comments)
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2020.05.16 20:40 sarcasticomens12 505 Books to Read in Quarantine If You’re Bored and Kinda Like Books (in No Particular Order)

(Sorry for spelling mistakes)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Night by Elie Wiesel
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd
1984 by George Orwell
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Green Mile by Stephen King
The Odyssey by Homer
Holes by Louis Sachar
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frankel
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The Stand by Stephen King
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Divine Comedy by Dante
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
The Long Walk by Richard Bachman
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Stranger by Albert Camus
What If? By Randall Monroe
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
100 Years of Solitude by Garcia Marquez
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Factfulness by Hans Rosling
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coates
A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The Bible
The Choice by Edith Eder
Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Phantastes by George MacDonald
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
On Liberty by John Mill
Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Once and Future King by T.H. White
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Journals of Lewis and Clark
The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene
Stuart Little by E.B. White
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
A Time to Kill by John Grisham
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Confessions by Kanae Minato
Rain on Me by Jack Pierce and Lotus Token
Took by Mary Downing Hahn
The Unwanted by Kien Nguyen
The Long Exile by Melanie McGrath
John Dies at the End by David Wong
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Dune by Frank Herbert
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
Emma by Jane Austen
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
Vertigo by W.G. Sebald
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
Jerusalem by Alan Moore
It by Stephen King
The Dinner by Herman Koch
The Metamorphosis by Frank Kafka
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
The Magic Kingdom by Stanley Elkin
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
You by Caroline Kepnes
The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dafoe
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Ulysses by James Joyce
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
Carrie by Stephen King
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Phillip K. Dick
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Lacroux
King Lear by William Shakespeare
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Les Miserables by Víctor Hugo
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
Misery by Stephen King
The Stepford Wives by Ira Gaines
Murphy by Samuel Beckett
The Girls by Lori Lansens
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Room by Emma Donoghue
Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Galápagos by Kurt Vonnegut
The Shining by Stephen King
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Iliad by Homer
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
World War Z by Max Brooks
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Madame Curie by Eve Curie
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
The Foundation by Isaac Asimov
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Wells
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Paper Towns by John Green
Gangster Redemption by Larry Lawton
Catch Me if You Can by Frank Abagnale
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
The Underground Railroad by Carson Whitehead
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
Light in August by William Faulkner
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Sula by Toni Morrison
Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Cane by Jean Troomer
Divergent by Veronica Roth
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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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The Lion, the Witch, And the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Víctor Hugo
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
Watchmen by Alan Moore
Maus by Art Speigelman
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
The Arabian Nights
The Trial by Frank Kafka
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
Aesop’s Fables
Middlemarch by George Eliot
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
The Children of Men by P.D. James
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
Trainspotting by Irvine Walsh
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
Dr. No by Ian Fleming
The 39 Steps by John Buchan
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
Fifty Shades of Gray by E.L. James
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
The Third Man by Graham Greene
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson
Utopia by Thomas Moore
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Trust Me by Lesley Pearce
Gone by Michael Grant
The House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
God is Dead by Ron Currie Jr.
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
13 Reasons Why by Brian Yorkey
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
A Little History of the World by Ernst Gombrich
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Seventh Day by Yu Hua
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
Salt, Sugar, and Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
The Man Who Owned Vermont by Bret Lott
Lamb by Christopher Moore
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close by Jonathon Safran Foer
Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Gulliver’s Travels by Johnathon Swift
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Beowulf by J. Lesslie Hall
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington
Anthem by Ayn Rand
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepherd
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dubliners by James Joyce
White Fang by Jack London
Roots by Alex Haley
Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Othello by William Shakespeare
From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Magna Carta by John, King of England and Stephen Langton
The U.S. Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston
The U.S. Constitution by James Madison
The Articles of Confederation by John Dickinson
The Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln
The Koran
The Torah
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Atonement by Ian McEwan
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weinberger
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! By Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Uglies by Scott Westerfield
Educated by Tara Westover
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
The Shack by William P. Young
The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? By Maria Semple
Marley & Me by John Grogan
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
To All the Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before by Jenny Han
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafazi
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Gaines
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss
I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
1st to Die by James Patterson
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
V For Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Under the Dome by Stephen King
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Killing Floor by Lee Child
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Absolutely True DIary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Cujo by Stephen King
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
The World According to Garp by John Irving
Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli
Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Christine by Stephen King
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
From the Mixed Up Files of Ms. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Patriot Games by Tom Clancy
Death Note by Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba
Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
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2020.05.14 05:25 baronesslucy [RF] Stories: HS Picture, Tape and VCR recording, outfit with shoes

HS Picture
I live in Florida and it's hot during the summer months but October of 1973 was usually warm. There were no air conditioner in the high school that my sister attended. It was also during the energy crisis. The teacher in protest of no air conditioning wore a one piece bathing suit to school and the school photographer took a picture of the teacher, Mrs. Emma Smith and standing on one side of her was my sister Vicky, on the other side was her best friend Molly and then I was sitting on the floor crossed legged. I was 11 years old at the time. My sister Vicky and Molly were seniors. We saw it in the yearbook and many people that saw it laughed.
VCR Recording
In 1982 my sister, Molly and a couple of their friends went to my mother's house for thanksgiving. A VCR tape was done of the visit. At that time those cameras and VCR tapes were expensive. Very expensive. It was watched a couple of times and then put away. We all were aware that we were being watched. Poor Vicky had been watched for years. I also forgot to mention that my mother's church had a square dance two days after Thanksgiving. That was included on the Thanksgiving tape. Vicky sent the tape to her man Captain Doc as he requested that she film Thanksgiving.
Captain Doc was her secret lover. Our father died in 1981 and shortly after that Vicky became his lover. Our dad was the head person on his security and had told her that Captain Doc broke the hearts of many women in Finland. She didn't want to believe this but it was true.
Back story: My father was born in Finland and came to the US in the 1950's. He met my mother in St. Louis, they got married, then divorced and he went back to Finland. We spent many summers there as well. I was name Maud which is my paternal grandmother's name.
Molly got married in her late 20's and had a couple of kids. She settled down, moving to Winter Park and living on Park Ave. You wouldn't recognize her previous life as she had left that life of dating wealthy European aristocrats at the age of 26. Vicky hadn't totally left it although she was devoted to Captain Doc. Few people in the US knew about it.
Once Vicky turned 30, Captain Doc traded her in for someone younger. She got a lot of money to keep her silence about their relationship. You wonder why these women don't tell. They either are paid off or given a nice gift in exchange for their silence. Vicky came home in tears.
Vicky got married shortly after the breakup and the following year had a daughter at age 35 in 1991. Our mother died in 1998 and a month later Vicky and my brother in law died in a car accident. I was given custody of my niece, Emily age 7. She inherited by sister's good looks.
Shoes and Outfit
Emily grew up and wanted to be a model/actress. At age 20 she was in her first movie. She had more talent for acting than modeling and dropped the modeling. I often would get calls or people asking who she was involved with. I declined comment. One of these people was an actor who was much older than she. The actor wasn't married but was in a long term-relationship and was known to cheat and his partner put up with it for a long time before finally leaving.
For Christmas of 2015 Emily gave me a pair of fancy Italian shoes. They were beige flats that had real rhinestones in them. She had a similar pair. I was also given a fancy green pant suit by her friend Tiffany. The two were spending Christmas with me. I felt sorry for Tiffany. She had come to Florida to escape from her troubles but her troubles came to the attention of an entertainment show that mentioned her troubles the day after Christmas. I was surprised that Tiffany wasn't getting threatening calls.
I knew Emily wouldn't be getting any calls like that. She finally told me that she'd gotten caught. The partner of this actor calmly told the actor that she would be outside in the garden and they would discuss it later. She closed the door and quickly left. When Emily left, she saw the woman sitting in the garden with the look of fury on her face. It hadn't been made public yet, but this couple had split up.
From Christmas to New Years was uneventful. Three days after the new year. A guy that Emily had dated in high school died in a crash that was caused by a drunk driver who happened to be a MLB player. Emily and Tiffany had stayed a couple of more days and left the day after the funeral.
Tape Recordings and how it all ties together
A week later
I was walking to the library when a man approached me with a gun and ordered me into my car. He told me he wouldn't hurt me if I complied. I was forced to drive home and was forced to change into my new shoes and pants suit. He had an old cassette recorder with a tape on it. He told me to record as he sat in my living room at the dinning room table. He had the gun in his hand and was sitting across from me.
"Did you know that Emily got caught with Max Fringers by his partner Jill Ann. Those shoes that you are wearing are actually Jill Ann's shoes. Max bought them for Jill Ann but Emily had bought a similar pair and when she left grabbed the wrong pair. That outfit was actually purchased by Tiffany's lover, that punk rocker........
"I don't want to hear about him. I really don't..."
"Now tell me what would Emily see in a guy like Max Fringers. The guy is much older than she is and he's not that attractive. Has a lot of money. I wonder how he is...
"Stop this right now, I don't want to hear about this." I said in a stern manner.
"Don't worry. I doubt if Jill Ann is going to come forward and tell everyone that you are wearing her shoes. I doubt that Mr. Punk rocker is going to say that he purchased the pants suit. I must tell you Maud is a hideous name for a person. Old Scandinavian name but old lady name. I'm warning you that people are going to come after you and your family over the DUI case. They will be coming out of the woodwork. They already know about dear old Captain Doc and they know that he still has a copy of that high school year book picture."
The look on my face, I tried to hide the look of panic on my face. How did this guy know this? He was too young and wasn't on the earth when Vicky and Captain Doc had their fling.
"I know what you're thinking, how do I know this? I know this and no, I wasn't send by the drunk. I just want you to know what you are up against. You don't have to answer me as I'm not a court of law."
This man gives me a DVD but I don't want to look at it. I know what is on it. "
"I don't want to see that video."
"Just letting you know this is already out. It wasn't me."
He then gets up and leaves the tape with me. I debate over calling the police as I don't want them knowing about this. I decide not to as I don't want this information about my family and friends out there but it already is. I destroy the tape and tell no one about it.
This man who comes to my house makes several old cassette recordings and sends them to the police. One is labeled HS Picture, another VCR recordings, Outfit with Shoes and the last was the tapes. We are all tied together as either being friends or relatives for the most part.
The tabloids have a field day with it. I'm on the cover dressed in the fancy Italian shoes and pants suit. The affair that Captain Doc had with my sister became headline news worldwide. Emily and Tiffany's life is made a public record including that video.
Wasn't really a music video although music was playing. Of course religious groups went crazy, attacking Emily and Tiffany as being immoral and sinful women. Some people loved it. I had to look at it once and never again. Emily and Tiffany refuse to talk about it.
The thanksgiving tape is too boring so that doesn't get much attention.
I'm dragged into it as well, served with a summons to come to court. This goes on for two years. This guy continues to send old tape recordings that he made talking about the case to local law enforcement.. I have no idea who he is. He didn't come back to my house and I hope I never see him again. I never told police that he came by. Sounds strange but this is our little secret.
Then something weird happens. This MLB player goes out on a boat and never returns. The man on the tape claims to be responsible for his disappearance and says that he's with the fishes at sea or at the bottom of the sea.
For nearly 25 years afterward, police get these recordings. They become very political in nature. Sometimes the man is very angry. Other times he's very calm. He often mentions me which angers me. Sadly some of the stuff he's said about the town I live is true.
A sample of this would be.....
"Maud doesn't fit it. Ugly name wouldn't you say. Strange odd woman is what the folks in town described her as. I think she's different but what would the world be if everyone was the same. No she doesn't fit into the town because first of all, she lives in the wrong neighborhood, goes to the wrong church and this makes you a social outcast in the town. Why she stayed here, I guess she doesn't have to worry about someone doing her harm as she as middle aged obese. The fat sister you know everyone knows one or has one.....
"Have you ever wondered why women who date royals or nobility never write a tell-all-book? Because they know bad things will happen to them if they do. I would have to admire Vicky for not saying anything about Captain Doc who everyone knew didn't love his royal virgin bride. Need I say more. Molly dated the Scottish nobleman who couldn't marry her and she wasn't about to be a kept woman.. She went home and made a normal life for herself. The nobleman's family was nice to her. Didn't badmouth her and said little about her. She was nice but wasn't of the right stock (non-nobility in other words)....
A far cry from what happened to Thelma Thompson. The family of this nobleman hated her with a passion and threatened to ruin her life if she said anything. She was used if you know what I mean. But she did get a parting gift as all these women did. The other 2 women weren't threatened. Thelma was but I'm telling her story because she died last year and she was living in a halfway house. She told me all about what happened, including two miscarriages that she had. Well they weren't miscarriages if you know what I mean. Molly paid for her funeral and made sure she had a proper burial. No one else seemed to care. Molly is a decent person an I've always liked her even though I don't know her personally."
I vaguely remember Thelma. She didn't go to school in Florida and my sister and Molly met her at a party in London. These are where these rich wealthy men hung out to pick up women the kind you didn't take home to Mother as Rick James would say. Vicky and Molly weren't passed around because of who they dated. The men that they dated made this clear. Vicky and Molly were theirs and no one elses until they broke up with them. Thelma was passed around and I will leave it at that. Poor Thelma nearly OD's on pills after she was discarded like garbage.
I never had to go to court. The tape that this guy gave me never turns up anywhere.
The tapes then stopped being sent. What happened? My guess is that this guy died. Despite officials begging the man to come forward, he never did. What his motive was, I don't know. Maybe he felt sorry for Emily losing a ex-partner. Many of the tapes were leaked to the police.
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2020.05.11 01:26 StaroSVK Default English word list

Alright so, I took the default database from there https://skribbliohints.github.io/ and with the help of html, I extracted the words to a list separated by commas. It's useful when you want to translate those words into your native language.
Word of advice, when using google translate, do not put all words at once there, it can rapidly worsen the translation.
(And there is a last thing. Their algorithm of picking only custom words is not working really good, at least for me. Meaning that I often get duplicates, despite having a list this big and without duplicates. I'm still trying to find some solution to this, so if somebody is experiencing this as well, share the knowledge please, I will do the same.)
SOLUTION: Thanks for the reply from PepegaWR who identified the cause. I also tested it and there seems to be a custom words limit of 5000 characters. The easiest way in my opinion is to shuffle the words before each session to minimize the impact. Also thanks to the flynger who had the same idea before me :)
Finally, here it is, enjoy the scribbling ^^ :

ABBA, AC/DC, Abraham Lincoln, Adidas, Africa, Aladdin, America, Amsterdam, Android, Angelina Jolie, Angry Birds, Antarctica, Anubis, Apple, Argentina, Asia, Asterix, Atlantis, Audi, Australia, BMW, BMX, Bambi, Band-Aid, Barack Obama, Bart Simpson, Batman, Beethoven, Bible, Big Ben, Bill Gates, Bitcoin, Black Friday, Bomberman, Brazil, Bruce Lee, Bugs Bunny, Canada, Capricorn, Captain America, Cat Woman, Cerberus, Charlie Chaplin, Chewbacca, China, Chinatown, Christmas, Chrome, Chuck Norris, Colosseum, Cookie Monster, Crash Bandicoot, Creeper, Croatia, Cuba, Cupid, DNA, Daffy Duck, Darwin, Darwin Watterson, Deadpool, Dexter, Discord, Donald Duck, Donald Trump, Dora, Doritos, Dracula, Dumbo, Earth, Easter, Easter Bunny, Egypt, Eiffel tower, Einstein, Elmo, Elon Musk, Elsa, Eminem, England, Europe, Excalibur, Facebook, Family Guy, Fanta, Ferrari, Finn, Finn and Jake, Flash, Florida, France, Frankenstein, Fred Flintstone, Gandalf, Gandhi, Garfield, Germany, God, Goofy, Google, Great Wall, Greece, Green Lantern, Grinch, Gru, Gumball, Happy Meal, Harry Potter, Hawaii, Hello Kitty, Hercules, Hollywood, Home Alone, Homer Simpson, Hula Hoop, Hulk, Ikea, India, Intel, Ireland, Iron Giant, Iron Man, Israel, Italy, Jack-o-lantern, Jackie Chan, James Bond, Japan, JayZ, Jenga, Jesus Christ, Jimmy Neutron, John Cena, Johnny Bravo, KFC, Katy Perry, Kermit, Kim Jong-un, King Kong, Kirby, Kung Fu, Lady Gaga, Las Vegas, Lasagna, Lego, Leonardo DiCaprio, Leonardo da Vinci, Lion King, London, London Eye, Luigi, MTV, Madagascar, Mario, Mark Zuckerberg, Mars, McDonalds, Medusa, Mercedes, Mercury, Mexico, Michael Jackson, Mickey Mouse, Microsoft, Milky Way, Minecraft, Miniclip, Minion, Minotaur, Mona Lisa, Monday, Monster, Mont Blanc, Morgan Freeman, Morse code, Morty, Mount Everest, Mount Rushmore, Mozart, Mr. Bean, Mr. Meeseeks, Mr Bean, Mr Meeseeks, Mummy, NASCAR, Nasa, Nemo, Neptune, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nike, Nintendo Switch, North Korea, Northern Lights, Norway, Notch, Nutella, Obelix, Olaf, Oreo, Pac-Man, Paris, Patrick, Paypal, Peppa Pig, Pepsi, Phineas and Ferb, Photoshop, Picasso, Pikachu, Pink Panther, Pinocchio, Playstation, Pluto, Pokemon, Popeye, Popsicle, Porky Pig, Portugal, Poseidon, Pringles, Pumba, Reddit, Rick, Robbie Rotten, Robin Hood, Romania, Rome, Russia, Samsung, Santa, Saturn, Scooby Doo, Scotland, Segway, Sherlock Holmes, Shrek, Singapore, Skittles, Skrillex, Skype, Slinky, Solar System, Sonic, Spain, Spartacus, Spiderman, SpongeBob, Squidward, Star Wars, Statue of Liberty, Steam, Stegosaurus, Steve Jobs, Stone Age, Sudoku, Suez Canal, Superman, Susan Wojcicki, Sydney Opera House, T-rex, Tails, Tarzan, Teletubby, Terminator, Tetris, The Beatles, Thor, Titanic, Tooth Fairy, Tower Bridge, Tower of Pisa, Tweety, Twitter, UFO, USB, Uranus, Usain Bolt, Vatican, Vault boy, Velociraptor, Venus, Vin Diesel, W-LAN, Wall-e, WhatsApp, William Shakespeare, William Wallace, Winnie the Pooh, Wolverine, Wonder Woman, Xbox, Xerox, Yin and Yang, Yoda, Yoshi, Youtube, Zelda, Zeus, Zorro, Zuma, abstract, abyss, accident, accordion, ace, acid, acne, acorn, action, actor, addiction, addition, adorable, adult, advertisement, afro, afterlife, air conditioner, airbag, aircraft, airplane, airport, alarm, albatross, alcohol, alien, allergy, alley, alligator, almond, alpaca, ambulance, anaconda, anchor, angel, anglerfish, angry, animation, anime, ant, anteater, antelope, antenna, anthill, antivirus, anvil, apartment, apocalypse, applause, apple, apple pie, apple seed, apricot, aquarium, arch, archaeologist, archer, architect, aristocrat, arm, armadillo, armor, armpit, arrow, ash, assassin, assault, asteroid, astronaut, asymmetry, athlete, atom, attic, audience, autograph, avocado, axe, baboon, baby, back pain, backbone, backflip, backpack, bacon, bad, badger, bag, bagel, bagpipes, baguette, bait, bakery, baklava, balance, balcony, bald, ball, ballerina, ballet, balloon, bamboo, banana, bandage, bandana, banjo, bank, banker, bar, barbarian, 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2020.05.09 18:40 Sal514 2013 Drake Features Survivor - Results

Winner: "No New Friends" (DJ Khaled ft Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)
Thanks to everyone that took part! Dark Lane Demo Tapes Survivor will be out next week so check back!
Here's a playlist of all the songs if you don't know them all or want a refresh.

Songs Out:

Winner: "No New Friends" (DJ Khaled ft Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)
Round 13 - "Versace" Remix (Migos ft Drake) (61.1%)
Round 12 - "Love Me" (Lil Wayne ft Drake & Future) (47.1%)
Round 11 - "Live For" (The Weeknd ft Drake) (36.1%)
Round 10 - "Over Here" (PartyNextDoor ft Drake) (37.5%)
Round 9 - "I Do It" (2 Chainz ft Drake & Lil Wayne) (40.9%)
Round 8 - "Fo Real" (Future ft Drake) (44.0%)
Round 7 - "Mine" (Beyoncé ft Drake) (28.6%)
Round 6 - "Know Bout Me" (Timbaland ft Jay Z, Drake & James Fauntleroy) (35.7%)
Round 5 - "Cabaret" (Justin Timberlake ft Drake) (42.9%)
Round 4 - "Right Here" (Justin Bieber ft Drake) (41.7%)
Round 3 - "Sh!t" Remix (Future ft Juicy J & Drake) (35.3%)
Round 2 - "No Guns Allowed" (Snoop Lion ft Drake & Cori B) (52.2%)
Round 1 - "Number 15" (Nickelus F ft Drake) (23.8%)
Previous Survivor Series Results:
2014 Features
2015 Features
2016 Features
2017 Features
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2020.04.26 07:09 skunkyvegetables A critique of Euphoria's makeup trends


Modern American teen girls find every way to show everybody that sneers their direction that they do not care about the negative comments being made. They are called overly expressive and dramatic. Their parents question their mental health. Their friends will even act concerned when young Sarah starts dressing differently. But it’s nothing detrimental that is making these girls change their look – it’s the new wave of artistry that has hit the web. Makeup artists around the world are encouraging young women and aspiring gurus to join in on a trend that has the conservative folk shaking in their boots. Girls are wearing jewels on their faces, glitter on their shoulders, and spikes on their feet – all thanks to the initiative that we are not to be confined to a small box of ‘trendy’ wear. No matter a trip to the supermarket, your grandmother’s house, or a warehouse rave, women are wearing their expression in the form of makeup.
“Euphoria”, starring Zendaya and Hunter Schafer, aired its first episode on HBO June sixteenth, 2019. The episodes came out weekly and continued for 8 weeks. Its success was huge, having over half a million viewers watching the premiere on live television, according to Hollywood Reporter. Zendaya is a young actress with a large following who likely brought in a lot of viewers between the ages of 14 and 22. Hunter Schafer made her debut as an actress on this show, and it got her to be a professional model. “Euphoria” follows the life of Rue, played by Zendaya, a drug-addicted teenager who just got out of rehab and she does not plan to continue sobriety. Her best friend Jules, played by Schafer, is a transgender woman trying to find where she belongs. The show’s popularity could be credited to the relatability of struggling through the tough times of high school. High school often pushes teenagers in a direction of poor decisions led by hormones and terrible influences and encourages them to be a part of the popular trends, or else they’re probably going to be mocked or called weird.
The students of East Highland are preparing for their winter formal. The pressure is high as everybody will be showing up and showing out for the biggest night of the semester. Jules is carefully placing Swarovski crystals on hers and Rue’s inner and outer eye corners while encouraging her to wear the dress because she usually dresses like Seth Rogan. The glitter on their eyelids is shining in the dim lighting. Their voices are soft as they attempt to hide their nervous shaking. Maddy, in an effort to make her anger-influenced, closeted ex-boyfriend jealous, has lined her eyelids with the same jewels and put on the prettiest cocktail dress in her wardrobe. They’re ready for the night, and they look the best they’ve ever looked.
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
The confidence in these young women to express themselves to the fullest has inspired other girls around the globe to show off their true colors. An influx of “Euphoria” makeup inspired videos hit YouTube. Instagram was flooded with collections of women adding their own spin on the unique looks, including a special non-sponsored post by James Charles, a young, famous beauty influencer. Eyelids are being brushed with the brightest colors of palettes all because Zendaya, Schafer, and all the women casted were shown on-screen wearing makeup that represented their personalities, self-expression, and inner emotions. Friends are talking in between class times about the episode that aired the night before and telling how they’re going to use Maddy’s makeup look as their own on prom night. “Euphoria” created a new trend in young (and old) women to use bright pigments, loose glitter, and three-dimensional objects to show the world their true colors.
Traditionally, minimal to no makeup at all is acceptable in the larger public eye. But as the #MeToo movement and feminism grow and gain supporters on the daily, the want for infinite expression is demanded by women and men who see makeup as their creative outlet. Street-closing rallies, constant topics trending on Twitter, endless Instagram posts with electric colors, and verbal fighting-back have never been so intense. People are trying to reach a pedestal that allows them to be free with no judgment, and they wouldn’t get there without the participation of producers and directors creating television shows and series that demonstrate how self-expression is a basic human right.
When Paris or New York or London Fashion Week debut their looks, there are often several hundred new clothing items from brands that will use similar characteristics of the Fashion Week looks to gain money from consumers that don’t have the money to spend on designer items. For example, Forever 21 can be found copying major brands’ most popular items, and their sales see a huge increase when their customers find something they like. Forever 21 and Zara will copy looks on the runway and customers will see them in stores just weeks later, as claimed by Business Insider. In order to fulfill their “Euphoria” fantasies, the viewers are recreating expensive looks with the tools they have at home. The dedication to support a program they love is expressed externally and publicly. The word gets around, and the original creator gets the praise, but the people participating in the trend also get praise and enjoyment. “Euphoria” inspired hundreds of YouTube creators and aspiring videographers to blossom and bring back a makeup style that inspires young people to be themselves.
Actresses from the television show were recruited to record themselves doing the looks seen in the famous episode. Alexa Demie, a.k.a Maddy, partnered with Vogue to recreate her 90’s glam in a very personal video that she filmed in her bathroom. Demonstrating that you wouldn’t need a professional makeup artist to do the makeup creations is a reassurance to viewers that they are more than capable of recreating the look themselves, as most might believe they are not talented enough to. The effect of actresses continuing to produce media relevant to the show elongates the time period in which the show is in the light of the media. It also allows the audience to create a relationship with their favorite actresses and actors.
Famous drag queen Trixie Mattel has no problem showcasing her true self all over the internet. Her contribution to support people of all shapes, colors, and sizes is reinforcing the idea that everybody is beautiful, and everybody can present themselves how they please. Trixie and her partner-in-crime, Katya Zamolodchikova, host a Youtube show where they talk how they please and express themselves with no boundaries. In an interview by Entertainment Tonight, Trixie explains how everyone can feel at home when they watch them and, “we've all felt like the weirdo or felt like the outsider, so on Drag Race [a Viceland show of hers], you watch an outsider in a room full of other outsiders embrace their outsider-ness so fiercely…”. Trixie knows what it’s like to not feel like yourself, and her contribution to be inclusive has sparked a lot of her fame.
It's hard to not be self-conscious in this world as a young woman. Sometimes I wonder what I should wear when I go on a walk around Flagstaff, and I must remind myself that nobody is remembering what I’m wearing… and who gives a shit if I’m in a groutfit? What even is the issue with wearing grey on grey?
The issue is the radical people who protrude their beliefs onto others with no form of consideration or open-mindedness. Those who feel strongly enough about certain beliefs – pro-life, pro-guns, etc. – are usually those who say nasty things to men and women expressing themselves, if we’re going to generalize. They scare them into hiding or back to a position where they don’t feel comfortable in public when they feel the most themselves. Hate crimes concerning transgender or any LGBTQIA+ individuals are likely to cease once the population sees and understands that everybody has a right of expression and they have no place intruding on it. It’s important to continue to air shows that reinforce the idea that everybody is beautiful because, without them, the discrimination of individuals that appear louder (physically and vocally) than others will continue until our day's end. Consider vocally complimenting the next person you see on the streets in glam. A stranger noticing another’s hard work and confidence is something that could change the way they present themselves for the better.

Works Cited
Charles, James. “EUPHORIA who else is literally obsessed with the show!?” Instagram, 12 Aug. 2019, https://www.instagram.com/p/B1FXxz9pMTU/?igshid=1quzb8cxuvb6d
Daw, Stephen. “Why Drag Stars Trixie and Katya Are OK Being 'Weirdos Within a Weird Community' (Exclusive).” Entertainment Tonight, Entertainment Tonight, 29 Nov. 2017, www.etonline.com/why-drag-stars-trixie-and-katya-are-ok-being-weirdos-within-weird-community-exclusive-91689.
Hanbury, Mary. “Zara and Forever 21 Have a Dirty Little Secret.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 6 Mar. 2018, www.businessinsider.com/zara-forever-21-fast-fashion-full-of-copycats-2018-3.
Porter, Rick. “'Euphoria' Finale Scores Series-High Ratings for HBO.” The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Apr. 2020, www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/euphoria-finale-scores-series-high-ratings-hbo-1229647.
Vogue. “Euphoria’s Alexa Demie Shares Her ’90s Glam Tutorial Beauty Secrets Vogue.” Youtube, 30 July 2019, https://youtu.be/UxQg3\_Cmwhw
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2020.04.23 12:28 Fwoggie2 Covid-19 update Thursday 23rd April

Good morning from the UK. It’s Thursday 23rd April.

Virus news in depth


North Korea was swift to close its borders at the end of January when coronavirus cases in neighboring China began to skyrocket but by the beginning of April North Korea was issuing a firm denial that it had no cases of Covid-19 with Pak Myong-su, a director at North Korea's Central Emergency Anti-epidemic headquarters, telling news agency AFP on Friday 3rd April: "Not one single person has been infected with the novel coronavirus in our country so far. We have carried out pre-emptive and scientific measures such as inspections and quarantine for all personnel entering our country and thoroughly disinfecting all goods, as well as closing borders and blocking sea and air lanes." The claims were flatly rejected by the four star US army general Robert Adams who commented "I can tell you that is an impossible claim based on all of the intel that we have seen," in a joint interview he held with news sites CNN and VOA. Fast forward three weeks and panic buying is reported to have broken out in North Korea according to a report picked up on the well regarded NK News (and consequently repeated on Bloomberg). One source in the report describes empty shelves and a sudden absence of staples like vegetables, flour, and sugar. Locals have been buying “whatever is there,” an expat said, saying that “you can hardly get in” to some stores. Both the expat and another person in Pyongyang said the surge was particularly notable on Wednesday whilst another source said large groups of locals were seen buying big amounts of mostly-imported products in some grocery stores, resulting in abrupt shortages. Demand sharply increased this week, yet another person confirmed, saying they had been told on Tuesday to purchase supplies of some key products. The range of items offered in shops aimed at diplomats has also diminished, they added, noting that in particular, “imported goods (are) running out.”
The situation in North Korea is complicated at the best of times but even more so now with persistent rumours swirling about Kim Jong Un’s health following a heart procedure (he is known to be obese, a heavy smoker and reports suggest ill health has been brought on by overwork). Should he die Kim's demise would risk unwelcome instability in North Korea and with no clear succession plan, his death or incapacitation could cause chaos in a heavily armed and secretive country. Their neighbours to the North are China who already have their hands full with Covid-19 as well as soothing diplomatic relationships with several Western countries over initially denying the outbreak and then failing to maintain quality control on the badly needed PPE exports pouring out of China. A destabilising North Korea is going to be the last thing Chinese President Xi Jinping needs. North Korea may be one to watch over the coming weeks and months.

Over in the USA Forbes is reporting that three states with Republic governors are set to loosen Covid-19 restrictions. South Carolina will allow some retail stores, as well as flea markets, to reopen Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee said the “vast majority” of his state’s businesses can reopen May 1, 2020, and Georgia will permit businesses such as gyms, barber shops and tattoo parlors to resume business on Friday. Forbes points out that common among the states, though, is a lack of strict protocols for businesses to follow, or a way to enforce a given mandate, even as health officials warn the virus could spread rapidly again if stringent restrictions on economic activity and a widespread testing system aren’t in place. On the same topic, Fox News is reporting that Oklahaoma will follow suit too and also partially reopen, in their case hair salons, spas, nail salons and pet groomers will be allowed to open their doors.
Exploring Georgia’s decision a bit further, Forbes says that Governor Brian Kemp has endorsed a free market philosophy that sees the businesses and residents—not the government—as having the ultimate power to decide how to proceed during the pandemic, though the state did order businesses to follow social distancing practices and screen employees for signs of illness; “It is not going to be government that is going to solve the problem; it is the community at large,” Kemp said earlier this month. Not everyone agrees with him; “We need to, as government leaders, step up and give people an incentive to stay home. But there’s nothing essential about going to a bowling alley in the middle of a pandemic,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Tuesday on MSNBC (Atlanta is in Georgia). Kemp responded to the criticism on Fox News saying, “If people don’t want to open the gym, they don’t have to. But when you close somebody’s business down and take their livelihoods . . . I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.”
It remains to be seen how convinced local residents will be as to how safe it would be to recommence their normal lifestyles. I flagged a Wuhan restauranteer’s story earlier this week - now their lockdown is lifted and people can come and go, he’s finding that whilst his restaurants might be open very few people are venturing out. Forbes for their part highlights a Gallup survey released last Tuesday that showed that just 20 percent of U.S. adults would resume normal activity right away once shelter-in-place orders are lifted. Lifting lockdowns is one thing, recreating the pre-outbreak circular economy quite another it seems.
But what about America’s doctor-in-chief Anthony Fauci’s opinion? Forbes helpfully has that answer: “That could be setting us back,” Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the New York Times NYT on Tuesday, referring to Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina. “It certainly isn’t going to be helpful”, he added. Patrice Harris, the president of the American Medical Association, said she too was worried about a possible second wave of infections in the fall on the lines of Redfield's warning to The Washington Post. "I'm worried about a second wave to come sooner. I'm really worried about those states who are relaxing some of the stay-at-home regulations earlier. We could get a second wave even earlier than the fall. That's very concerning," she told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
As for President Trump’s stance on the matter, the president reiterated that his administration has established benchmarks that states should clear before they begin the reopening process. The rules recommend 14 days of declining new infections, as well as 14 days of decling covid-like syndromic cases and influenza-like illnesses, before moving to the reopening phase Kemp has called for. "I told the governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, that I disagree strongly with his decision to open certain facilities which are in violation of the Phase I guidelines for the incredible people of Georgia," Trump said. "At the same time, he must do what he thinks is right," Trump continued. "But I disagree with him on what he's doing."
Were a significant spike to come about through the fall (autumn) it could have serious implications for the upcoming elections in November 2020. As well as the election for the office of the President of the United States, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate are being contested. Notably, the governorships for the four states mentioned above are not being contested this time around but there may be a question whether it’s safe enough to even physically hold the elections if there were a severe outbreak at the time. If interested in the situation around that scenario, try this article here.
Back to the economy to finish this bit off; the best-case scenario following aggressive reopening in Southern states, in contrast with more hard-hit epicenters in the North like New York and Michigan, is that it could create test cases of how to reignite the economy while keeping the disease at bay. That would require most warnings by medical and public health experts to be wrong. Opening up now is a huge risk. Just because the curve of infections is flattened does not mean it cannot rise again since the disease has no proven therapies and there is so far no vaccine.
If you’re American and want to know more about your own state’s position on reopening, CNN has a breakdown here.

Virus news in brief


Today’s sources: The Guardian, CNN, BBC (unless stated otherwise).

  • The Disney heiress Abigail Disney (who does not hold a role in the company) has attacked executives at the Walt Disney Corporation after they stopped paying 100,000 operational employees this week and furloughed them. Employees will still receive health insurance from Disney but have been added to the millions more filing for unemployment across the United States. The decision comes after the company paid dividends to shareholders and gave executives big bonuses last July totalling $1.5bn USD. Whilst former chief executive Bob Iger has given up the remainder of his $3million salary for this year and his replacement Bob Chapek said he'd only take half of his $2.5million base salary, as a show of solidarity, Ms. Disney however has flagged up that the bonuses these executives could still receive greatly exceed their salaries. Iger got $65.6million in incentives in 2018 and $46million in 2019. Chapek's bonus is expected to be about 300 percent of his salary. In addition, he could bring home 'not less than $15 million' in long-term incentives; last year he was paid $47.5m in bonuses. 'This is why I was quiet in March when executives at the company made a big pr push to call attention to the fact that they were giving up a portion of their salaries for the year,' Disney wrote. 'I told people to wait until we heard about the rest of the compensation package, since salary is a drop in the bucket to these guys. 'Iger's comp will still be 900 times median wage,' she added, claiming that Disney front line workers fought for years for a $15 an hour minimum pay which would leave them with $31,200 a year if they worked full time. Source (Daily Mail)

  • Photos have been published by CNN which show seven bodies in the open back of a pick-up truck in Philadelphia being transported from a local hospital to the medical examiner’s office last Sunday. The Philadelphia Department of Health has confirmed the incident and the number of bodies in the truck. “The transportation of the bodies in that manner is a breach of protocol,” said James Garrow, spokesman for the Department of Public Health. "The Medical Examiner’s Office regularly works with hospitals throughout Philadelphia to ensure that bodies are treated with the utmost dignity and respect," Garrow told CNN on behalf of the Medical Examiner's Office. "The Health Department is appalled that this happened, and strongly reminded the referring hospital of the existing protocols. This is not normal or acceptable."
  • A senior US government doctor who worked on the search for a coronavirus vaccine has claimed he was fired after resisting Donald Trump’s push to use the unproven drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Rick Bright was this week ousted as director of the US health department’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or Barda, and as the deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response. Bright highlighted his refusal to embrace hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug relentlessly promoted by the president and Fox News despite a lack of scientific studies. He said “Specifically, and contrary to misguided directives, I limited the broad use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, promoted by the administration as a panacea, but which clearly lack scientific merit. While I am prepared to look at all options and to think ‘outside the box’ for effective treatments, I rightly resisted efforts to provide an unproven drug on demand to the American public.”

  • Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin is self-isolating after a person working at her official residence came into close contact with a confirmed coronavirus case.

  • New Zealand nurse Jenny McGee, who was crediting with helping to save the life of Boris Johnson, has been speaking about her experience of treating the UK prime minister for coronavirus. In an interview with TVNZ, she said she wasn't expecting to be singled out for praise by Mr Johnson. "He was just another patient we were trying to do our best for," she said.

  • Some Conservative MPs have been raising concerns about the impact of the UK lockdown on businesses.

  • One of them, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, treasurer of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme the UK needed to start a discussion "about how we get back to normality" or some businesses would have to cease trading. In response, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said while some businesses were able to reopen with social distancing measures in place, the best way to protect the public and the NHS was to stay at home as much as possible. “One of the most damaging things for our economy would be if we came out of lockdown too early," he said, adding that this would risk a second peak.

  • The earliest "realistic" point by which schools in England could re-open is 1 June, head teachers' leader Geoff Barton has said. "We cannot see any realistic way that schools could be reopened to more pupils before the second half of the summer term," he said. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said no date has been set.

  • Germany's Bundesliga could take a step closer to becoming the first major football league to resume. The German Football League is meeting at 10:00 BST (09:00 GMT) to discuss Germany's top two divisions returning on either 9 or 16 May. Final approval would be needed by Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders on 30 April.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged the nation to remain "clever and cautious" in handling the next phase of the coronavirus epidemic. Speaking in parliament, she said "it's not the end phase but still just the beginning. We will be with it for a long time". She said "I know how difficult the restrictions are, it’s a challenge to democracy, it limits our democratic rights". But she said democratic transparency, such as a free press, helped to make the situation tolerable. "It's amazing how much understanding people have shown for each other," she said. MPs frequently applauded her.

  • The Spanish parliament has voted to approve the extension of the state of emergency for the third time until May 9, prolonging the country’s stay-at-home order to eight weeks in total.

  • Leading doctors in Pakistan have urged officials and clerics to reverse their decision to allow prayers at mosques during Ramadan, as it could instigate a spread that would be hard to control. “Unfortunately, our rulers have made a wrong decision; our clerics have shown a non-serious attitude,” Dr Qaiser Sajjad of the Pakistan Medical Association said. Coronavirus has infected more than 10,000 and killed 212 people in the country.

  • Western attitudes towards China’s handling of the outbreak are hardening says the BBC. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for all members of the WHO to co-operate with an independent inquiry into the spread of the virus whilst his agriculture minister is pushing for members of the G20 group of advanced economies - which includes China - to ban wildlife markets (one of which in Wuhan is where the virus is thought to have emerged). This looks like a concerted push back against Beijing says the BBC, noting that the criticism has been coming thick and fast this week from London, Paris and Washington. The UK’s Foreign Secretary has said there could be no "business as usual" with China now and with Donald Trump turning his fire on the WHO, stopping US funding of the world’s health policeman claiming it was soft on China, the pressure is undeniably mounting.

  • China said on Thursday it would donate a further $30 million to the World Health Organization (WHO), which is seeking more than $1 billion to fund its battle against the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 180,000 people worldwide, Reuters reports. The pledge comes about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump suspended funding to the WHO and accused the Geneva-based organisation of promoting Chinese “disinformation” about the virus, which emerged in the central city of Wuhan last year.

  • The Deutsche Welle reporter William Yang is reporting that Harbin (population 10.6m, it’s in NW China) is becoming the latest epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak with an 87 year old super spreader infecting 78 more people, 23 of whom have been hospitalised (Twitter).

  • A New Zealand man who tried to sue Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arguing he had been unlawfully detained by the lockdown has had his court case dismissed. Everyone in New Zealand currently has to remain at home with the exception of essential movement, though some restrictions will be eased next week. The man, who cannot be identified, asked for a writ of habeas corpus, which declares that someone's detention is unlawful. Justice Mary Peters dismissed this, saying he did not consider the man and his family to be detained. "In my view, the freedom to exercise whenever they wish, to go to the supermarket whenever they wish, to talk to whomever they wish, and to access the internet whenever they wish is quite different from being held in custody," she said, according to local media.

Supply chain news in depth


Failure to extend Brexit talks ‘very risky’, say UK forwarders - Aircargonews reports that UK freight forwarder association BIFA has said that the government’s refusal to extend trade deal talks with the European Union is “very risky” given the coronavirus outbreak. BIFA said that even before the pandemic, there were concerns among BIFA members that the 11-month transition wouldn’t leave enough time to prepare for a potential no deal, with talks between the UK and the EU only getting back underway this week. Robert Keen, BIFA director general, said: “In light of the huge issues involved with a sharp change in trading conditions at the start of 2021, particularly if that were to coincide with another Covid-19 outbreak, we think an extension looks increasingly likely. “There has been little meaningful consultation with UK trade regarding the policies and procedures required in order to ensure that trade with the EU can continue relatively uninterrupted post December 31st 2020. “Trade deals are typically multi-year exercises, but in this case, the UK and EU realistically have until October to agree on terms, allowing time for ratification. And while formal talks are continuing, many of the civil service resources previously assigned to support negotiations have been reallocated to deal with the coronavirus emergency response.”
(Cont’d) Keen explained: “Having had their businesses knocked sideways by the virus, many of our members have furloughed staff whilst they work out how they can keep their businesses afloat. “It is unlikely that their companies and the clients they serve will have the capacity to increase readiness for a sharp change in trading conditions in 2021. “In light of those things and with very little information from government on when restrictions on key sectors of the economy are likely to be lifted, and the as yet unknown economic damage done to the sector and wider economy, BIFA members are in no position to respond to a second massive shock if there is significant change in the terms of trade with the EU at the end of the year, because the government has stuck to its guns over the transition period.” “We believe that refusing to even consider extending the transition period is very risky and together with a growing chorus of Brexit commentators, think an extension to the transition period remains likely, and it is really only a question of ‘when’.” The Loadstar has picked up the same story here.

Supply chain news in brief


  • Danish ferry group DFDS has laid up around 20% of its capacity – 12 of its 50-strong fleet – in response to the coronavirus pandemic says The Loadstar. And it has revealed that it expects first-quarter profits to have fallen 10%, year on year. In addition to closing two routes last month – Oslo-Copenhagen and Newcastle-Amsterdam, which were more reliant on passenger revenues – chief executive Torben Carlsen said some 25% of its cross-Channel departures had been suspended. He believed this was a similar amount to Dover-Calais rival P&O Ferries.

  • Splash247 reports that the South Korean President has presided over the naming of the world’s largest containership in the world, the first of 12 recordbreaking ships to be delivered to HMM. HMM Algeciras has a capacity of 23,964 TEU. (Personal note: How long it’ll take before it has enough cargo to carry full capacity remains to be seen).

  • Splash247: Six Chinese government units including Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Health Commission, General Administration of Customs, National Immigration Administration and Civil Aviation Administration of China, have jointly released a notice to further guide and facilitate Chinese crew changes at domestic ports as part of efforts to normalise the transport sector. Under the new guidance, Chinese crews can sign on to ships at domestic ports after testing negative for coronavirus. Ports are asked to provide the necessary facilities for Chinese crews onboard foreign ships to sign off if they can provide a 14-day normal health record when arriving at Chinese ports. Chinese embassies around the world have also been told to assist Chinese crew overseas to return home once their contracts are up. Additionally, authorities have agreed to remove the 14-day quarantine procedure for ships operating on international-domestic combination routes so long as all crew test negative for coronavirus and promise not to disembark at domestic ports.

  • Japanese carrier ONE’s vessels from Asia to Europe sailed full last month, as bookings delayed by the extended Chinese New Year holiday were finally shipped out says The Loadstar but the magazine warns that due to a collapse in demand via Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, ONE will be challenged to reach anywhere near maximum load factors in April and May, despite the high number of blanked sailings already announced. At 128,000 teu, ONE’s March Asia-Europe headhaul liftings were some 6% below last year, when vessel utilisation hit 82%, suggesting there was tighter capacity management by THE Alliance members. According to eeSea data, THE Alliance members appear to have taken a more judicious strategy with Asia-Europe blankings in March, cancelling 18% or six of its 46 advertised sailings, compared to voiding 10% of its 66 transpacific voyages. Commenting on ONE’s operational numbers container shipping analyst Lars Jensen noted that the figures were measured at the time of loading, thus cargo booked at the end of March would not be included. “The pandemic impact only gathered pace in late March,” said Mr Jensen. “The early part of March was the short period where China was getting back up, and the pandemic impact had not yet manifested itself strongly in the rest of the world.” He added that notwithstanding the “positive” utilisation levels for ONE in March they should not be taken as an indicator as they only reflected the “short window” between the easing of the virus lockdowns in China and the global pandemic. “We should expect April and May to be much worse for all carriers, which is why we are seeing all the blank sailings,” said Mr Jensen.

  • Kraft Heinz will extend for two weeks a $100 per week stipend for factory workers producing its packaged foods during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has said. "Kraft Heinz has made the decision to extend the $100 per week stipend for another two weeks and we will continue to evaluate this special compensation program as the situation evolves," a spokesman for the US-based maker of Heinz ketchup and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese said in an emailed statement. The stipend covers factories in the United States, Canada and Europe. (Source: ESM Magazine)

  • Also ESM Magazine: Tyson Foods Inc will indefinitely suspend operations at its largest US pork plant to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the company said, further tightening meat supplies after other major slaughterhouse shutdowns. The closures are limiting the amount of meat the United States can produce during the outbreak and adding stress on farmers who are losing markets for their pigs. Lockdowns that aim to stop the spread of the coronavirus have also prevented farmers around the globe from delivering food products to consumers. Millions of labourers cannot get to the fields for harvesting and planting, and there are too few truckers to keep goods moving. Tyson Foods, the largest US meat supplier, said its largest pork plant in Waterloo, Iowa, was closing after operating at reduced capacity. The plant supplies approximately 5% of the US pork supply.

  • Air Canada has announced it’s suspending all flights to the US until at least May 22nd (provided governments allow it to recommence flights by that date). Airlive.net

  • Qatar Airways Cargo has partnered with the Australian Government to restore critical global supply chains through the International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM). The IFAM is an initiative by the Australian Government that has been launched to help restorecritical global supply chains for high-value Australian agricultural and fisheries producers, which have been heavily impacted by Covid-19 containment measures around the world. Through this initiative, the Australian Government is partially offsetting the cost of airfreight – reducing airfreight and freight forwarding costs for exporters and ensuring businesses and exporters in the country can swiftly transport their produce on flights and to international customers. (Source: Aircargonews).


  • Digital supply chain - Netflix says it’s got enough backlog to not run out of new TV shows during the Pandemic reports Bloomberg with fan favourite The Crown already in post production for season 4.

  • US land freight - The Loadstar reports significant drops are now occurring in intermodal freight in the US. “Since 1988, when our data began, total US railcar loads were lower than last week only during a few Christmas and new year’s weeks, when rail operations are seasonally low,” said AAR (Association of American Railroads) senior vice-president John Gray. “Part of the problem now is sustained weakness in coal loads, but even excluding coal, carloads last week were down 13.1%. We haven’t seen sustained declines of that magnitude since the great recession.” In the week ending 11 April, AAR figures showed a 23.8% drop in overall carloads, with intermodal units down 20%. One of the worst-hit sectors was motor vehicles and parts, with a drop of 15,521 units to 2,185. Truckers have fared better. The American Trucking Association (ATA) reported a 4.3% rise in volumes for March. However, the numbers conceal significant differences between various types of freight. ATA chief economist Bob Costello called last month “the storm before the calm”, particularly for carriers of consumer staples. He said: “There was a huge divergence among freight types. While freight to grocery stores and big box retailers was strong due to surge-buying by households, freight was anaemic in other supply chains, like gasoline, restaurants and auto factories. Because of this, and the continued shuttering of many parts of the economy, I would expect April tonnage to be very soft.”

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Virus stats


I hope to publish them today, but being very honest it’s pretty unlikely and if I do get time it won’t be until late evening UK time (so around 10 hrs from now). I'd like to throw up the graphs for both infections and death rates for the four states that want to open because gut instinct tells me they haven't peaked yet so why they'd want to reopen is beyond my understanding.
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2020.04.22 17:40 ShadowRhadia Fuck Mumble Rap 😡

Piece of Trash: Mumble Rap Diss Track Part 2 by Eminem ft Childish Gambino, J.Cole, Token, & Joyner Lucas
(Prod by Dr. Dre, Alchemist, Slim Shady & 6ix) Sway: sway in da mornin we got new shit comin
Eminem: u motherfuckers never learn, this probs gonn be the last time we puttin mumble rap in its place. we got dre, 50 cent, kenny, logic nd all the homies in the studio. lets go
Token: i am the real rapper token leave all the mumble rappers choken thank you logic for the shout out i apreciate it now its my turn to destroy mumble rap and go for the big hit lil pump ur rhymes are so dump (dr dre adlib: tell em nigga!) we dont wear gucci cause we r not sellout losers like you im not a youtube rapper ill destroy you all in the count of 1 and 2 these mumble rappers r so childish unlike donald glover mite as well watch blues clues why do we giv clout to dumbass losers like kid buu? listenin to mumble rap hell no id rather eat some poo kanye the idiot who helped mumble rap takeover just by going poopity scoop (50 cent adlib: the fuck?) stab mumbe rap in da eyelash unlike mumble rap i dont fuck underage girls like billie eilish i get sick by mumble rap everytime im watchin everybody hates mumble rap even bobby tarantino aka logic logic doesnt want anyone 2 kill themself but he told me that mumble rappers should i wish a bitch ass mumble rapper would (logic adlib: damn right nigga) ill burn playboi carti alive imma make sure dies lit lyrical rap is back so mumblers can go join mcdonalds makin fries bitch! lorde nd beyonce can taste my dick (jay z adlib: the fuck?) ill give mumble rap my ass to lick yung lean nd ugly god are frauds as fuck fam whos next to claim they fucked my bitch god damn
Childish Gambino (Chorus): You motherfuckers claim 2 be the king of the trap? bitch please! ur all just a piece of trash this is america where the big dogs attack the mumble cats with the redbone all you motherfuckers do is fap here's what i think! slam u mumble fuckers on the mat
on the mat uhh! on the mat nigga! on the mat uh! on the mat, just a piece of trash! on the mat uhh! on the mat nigga! on the mat uh! yo! yo!
Joyner Lucas: The underdog who never lost hope is back Lucky you mumble rappers cus ur in the presence of the highlight of this rap track tory lamez mimik my style he a pure mumble rapper and a fraud tory the bitch boy forcing dax and travis scott to apologize well i do not applaud (dax adlib: IT'S DAX!) (Travis scott adlib: straight up) you are not litty tory, you are shitty cheef keef is the shit i dont like cause he yucky your not a gorilla, your a little stupid monkey now the nerds are gonna call me racist for saying monkey watch out before i get a lil funky if u got a problem then suck me ill turn blueface into redface after i slash his face wit my bars slash his face so bad he end up wit scars lil xan a whiny litle boy i play these mumbl rapprs like a toy shout out to the legend my homie xxxtentacion mumble rap does not deseve to be in the rap nation tom mcdonald a fuckin cornball puttin my dick in the rap game give em a torn hole tekashi got what he deserved, jail time lil pumps dumbass saying nigga but he pale white stranger things than mumble rap is logic and his shit logic may b a good rapper but he a bitch the type of nigga 2 probbably snitch the confessions of my dangerous mind is puttin logic and mumble rap to sleep
Chorus (Childish Gambino)
J.Cole: Yeezy yeezy take it easy u a false prophet nd ur so fucking cheesy ur not as good as the likes of g-eazy (g-eazy adlib: dam right) u think ur a god well ur nowhere near a god ur a fraud pusha t stop hurting my friend drake u a insecure bitch ur so fake daytona album of the year? lol not even close, lame ur mumble rappin ass was sad when u lost the grammys now go back 2 sellin cocaine lil pump stop running ur mouth remember u are my son i fathered u on my interview with u now its time to have some fun i love u pump but no one else does nd we all cant stand ur songs at this rate ull end up paying chicks to tap them with thongs So lil pump, come sit on my lap There’s more in life than mixin mumble wit trap I don’t want u to end up like lil peep dat situetion wud b crap I’m like thanos destroyin mumble in an instant wit a snap i collabed with 21 so i could teach him to rap he still shit didnt learn anything so hes still got a bad rep smokepurrp is trash throw hem in the bin boogie wit da hoodie is an idiot cut all the mumble rappas limbs i fuck ur bitchez we on power trip eatin mumble rappers like attentin seeka lil xan like im eatin chips (kendrick adlib: yummy!) mumble rap taking over is so annoyin its making me snarl in two years the mumble rappers will be kissin james charles u need to be smart nd intellectual 2 listen 2 my music these mumble rap doofuses hav no brain thats why they cant listen so they go drug abusin i sit nd watch mumblers liek lil yachy nd ksi tak l's after watchin rick n morty puttin my dick in da earth nd its face cuz im getting horny 1985 i arrived and fathered mumble crappers now cum nd lick this dick cuz my testicles u lackers i got the fire squad this is a tale of two cities grab the sword and cut mumble rap then flush em cause they shitty u wont ever perform in stadiums nd sold out dates and shows cause ur all flops soon u mumble rapper crappers will b in love & hip hop (JCole adlib: nigga) Get on my nuts den off my dick shout out 2 JID mumble rap defines my album kids on drugs aka kod got a problem well you can smd
Childish Gambino: (Chorus)
Eminem: first off shout out my homie big sean (big sean: i hear u my nigga big ups!) nd also hopsin, logic, gerald and kendrick for puttin mumble rap to bed like gay porn you motherfuckers are still a waste of space you cannot keep up with my fast pace Tyler creator Nd Vince staples bit my hand so I destroyd em And shat on their face You say you the king but I am the ace your jig is up like my bro jay z renegading mumble rappers such as earl sweatshirt tyga nd swae lee justin bieber u dumb bitch what do u know about rap? go back to makin shit songs cus ur track wit ed sheeran was crap khalid sounds like a whale killshot on mgk i will not fail i made a better song with ed sheeran than justin bieber did drown this beaver in a river nd let his face cover in blood and red nd fuck trippie redd put mumble rap babys on da bed i kill everyone even da feds me nd logic raped mumble rap wit waste of space nd homicide this is the last killshot now like how i killshot on mgk now everybody time to bow i dont need 2 collab with fatass dj khaled that fat notherfucker meeds to eat a salad gucci mane u hypocrite why u workin with logic after dissin me u even worked with jake paul so dumbass ur dismissed g mgk still crying over my killshot diss u brought it on urself bitch im not sorry why ur dumbass invited logan and jake paul to ur party why u all supportin goons like yg nd mf doom pop u motherfuckers like a balloon fuck that stupid ass cunt r kelly he should b in jail alongside psychopath ynw melly and bouncing on kanyes big belly and ill jab the belly of machin gun kelly none of u mumblers can hurt me u arent worthy soulja boy nd 6ix9ine probs doin it in jail they whack dumb bitches worshippin lele pons nd tana mongeua imma go for the smack why the fuck is donald trump still president fuck what you saying trump we aint listenin ja rule a dumb fool 50 cent a killer like mike he ran with your jewels iggy azalea u plastic slut im the dog eating ur ass wit my bars u a lil mut motherfucks tryna call me racist 4 sayin stupid monkey migos migos monkeys not because of their skin cause of their shitty choppy flow flush these pieces of trash and waste of space down the toilet cause they shit leave my dick in ur mouth and leave my daughter out of it
50 Cent: GGGGGG UNIT Beat stops
Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Hopsin, Logic, Joyner Lucas, Token, G-Eazy, Childish Gambino & J-Cole all together: FUCK MUMBLE RAP!
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