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« Reply #1335 on: August 23, 2018, 04:04:10 PM »

Thank you for that. It looks when it comes to streaming, there'll be plenty of competition. I'd also add Apple to that. Either they already have a streaming service, or they are interested in starting a streaming service, as they have recently contracted with the New York Times to run a recent documentary produced by the New York Times.
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« Reply #1336 on: August 23, 2018, 04:42:31 PM »

It's an one-way avenue, people.

Some of these date back o'er 200 years, and while not all were written specifically for children, they are all suitable for children. As for the nationalities listed, to the best of my knowledge, these are the nationalities of the creator or originator.

Australian
--Mary Poppins (the original)
To add insult to injury, when the film came out in 1964, the novelization of the screenplay, far out sold any of the original novels.

Austrian
--Madeline

Belgian
--The Blue Bird
--Tintin

British
--Black Beauty
--Doctor Doolittle
--Doctor Who
--Harry Potter
--Paddington Bear
--Peppa Pig
--Peter Rabbit
--Thomas the Tank Engine
--Willie Wonka
--Winnie the Pooh (the original)

Canadian
--Anne of Green Gables

Danish
--Legos

French
--Asterix the Gaul
--Babar the Elephant
--The Little Prince

Italian
--Pinocchio (the original)

Japanese
--Hello Kitty
Tapei Airport has a check-in area and gate decorated with Hello Kitty. The meal boxes handed out to its passengers are decorated with Hello Kitty. And one of the planes of Taiwan Airlines is decorated with Hello Kitty.

Swedish
--Pippi Longstocking

Swiss
--Heidi
--Swiss Family Robinson

These have spawned . . .
TV shows -- theme parks -- recordings -- plays -- operas -- musicals -- merchandise -- films -- ballets -- books and more books.
There is one thing they have not spawned (IMHO) and we'll take that up next time.




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« Reply #1337 on: August 23, 2018, 09:14:34 PM »

Many assume that the movie 'fantastic voyage' was based on a novel by Isaac Asimov.  Not true. Asimov was indeed a prolific sf writer but he was hired to write a. Novelization of the FV screenplay.  The studio underestimated Asimo's writing speed and. His novel preceded the movie release. By months..
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« Reply #1338 on: August 28, 2018, 10:18:07 AM »

Many assume that the movie 'fantastic voyage' was based on a novel by Isaac Asimov.  Not true. Asimov was indeed a prolific sf writer but he was hired to write a. Novelization of the FV screenplay.  The studio underestimated Asimo's writing speed and. His novel preceded the movie release. By months..

And the novelization did fix at least one plot hole left in the film. A plot hole I won't mention in case anyone here has not seen the film and wants to see it.
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« Reply #1339 on: August 28, 2018, 10:32:28 AM »

It's an one-way avenue, people.

While the aforementioned did spawn any number of things, one thing they did not spawn, except for some exceptions, which we'll get to later, is anything like a big success in the U.S. Why?

Whereas with the American . . .
Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, and going back to the original animated characters which are celebrating their 90th birthday this year, they are not only a big success here in the U.S., but a big success around most of the world. Why?

On a personal level, and this is from someone who'd rather read something foreign than something domestic. Who'd rather watch something foreign than something domestic. Their books for the most part are unreadable, and their TV shows and films are unwatchable. But, that is personal. What I can say and it is (IMHO) is that . . .

1. We are the better writers.
a. We write what cuts across the generations.
b. They write what appeals mainly to children.
c. We write what has an universal appeal.
d. They write what has a regional appeal.
e. We write characters that are more likable.
f. They write characters that are less likable.
g. And when we write, we take a story and make it better.

But, not all is doom and gloom. There are some exceptions to the above. And we'll take that up next time.

Next time: the exceptions.
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« Reply #1340 on: August 28, 2018, 01:30:47 PM »

Some facts about the Hippopotamus.

Though they spend much of their lives in water, hippos are too heavy to swim, and merely walk on the bottom of rivers and lakes, where they can hold their breath for about twenty minutes.

The milk of hippos is pink, as is a variety of their perspiration.

In some regions hippos kill more humans than any other animal except the mosquito.

Hippopotamus literally means "water horse".

A gathering of hippos is often dubbed a bloat. (Far less poetical than a gathering of crows, which is a murder.)

About one half of female hippos are larger than their male counterparts, a condition common in fish and birds but rare in mammals.

Though they share habitat, crocodiles and hippos rarely attack one another, though both species will aggress on almost any other life form that approaches them.

For much of history, hippos enjoyed longer life spans, about fifty years, than the humans who dwelled near them, and this remains true in part of Africa today.

An unauthorized Sherlock Holmes story once had a hippo as the murderer.



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« Reply #1341 on: August 28, 2018, 02:09:02 PM »

Some facts about the Hippopotamus.

Though they spend much of their lives in water, hippos are too heavy to swim, and merely walk on the bottom of rivers and lakes, where they can hold their breath for about twenty minutes.

The milk of hippos is pink, as is a variety of their perspiration.

In some regions hippos kill more humans than any other animal except the mosquito.

Hippopotamus literally means "water horse".

A gathering of hippos is often dubbed a bloat. (Far less poetical than a gathering of crows, which is a murder.)

About one half of female hippos are larger than their male counterparts, a condition common in fish and birds but rare in mammals.

Though they share habitat, crocodiles and hippos rarely attack one another, though both species will aggress on almost any other life form that approaches them.

For much of history, hippos enjoyed longer life spans, about fifty years, than the humans who dwelled near them, and this remains true in part of Africa today.

An unauthorized Sherlock Holmes story once had a hippo as the murderer.


I read that story once, it was pretty well done and a good read.
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« Reply #1342 on: August 28, 2018, 06:33:24 PM »

Hippos kill humans because they're @#%$ing sick and tired of all the fat jokes.
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« Reply #1343 on: August 28, 2018, 08:56:53 PM »

Hippos kill humans because they're @#%$ing sick and tired of all the fat jokes.
Yeah, really, fat shaming is the new Twinkies and Milk defense.
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« Reply #1344 on: August 28, 2018, 10:31:15 PM »

Some facts to think on.

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« Reply #1345 on: August 28, 2018, 10:46:37 PM »

Some facts to think on.


Tell the Luddites that's the silliest thing ever.
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« Reply #1346 on: August 30, 2018, 01:11:25 PM »

Sea cucumbers provide a great hiding place
The anus of a sea cucumber is extremely popular with certain species of Pearlfish, which hide there for protection from predators and use the sea cucumberís waste as a source of food.

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« Reply #1347 on: August 30, 2018, 02:33:32 PM »

Cats prove the earth is not flat. If it were they'd have knocked everything off it by now.
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« Reply #1348 on: August 30, 2018, 02:39:53 PM »

President Trump tells Japanese prime minister he 'remembers' Pearl Harbor ó despite being born five years after attack: 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-pol-trump-pear-harbor-attack-japan-abe-20180828-story.html
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« Reply #1349 on: August 30, 2018, 02:56:18 PM »

Cats prove the earth is not flat. If it were they'd have knocked everything off it by now.

Thats the second time recently you've posted a joke I'd already posted. The other one was the time travel joke.
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