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… Video – on – Demand is Part of Hollywood ‘ s future [#economic model]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,September 9th,2015

.. well , surprise …

.. Hollywood is getting a peek at the economic model of the future …

.. and V.O.D. is going to be a part of it , whether they like it or not …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. the hairy and botched dealings with the release , cancellation , and then re – release of ” the Interview ” [starring Seth Rogen and James Franco] is going to teach Hollywood several important lessons …

.. one , to be obvious is about computer security . It is not , how much it will cost you . It is a question of how much that it will cost you if you do not do it right …

.. another is V.O.D. …. Hollywood cannot ignore it any longer . Going with VODsimulataneous with a motion picture ‘ s release is going to become more and more common . It will also help to cannibalize the antics of movie pirates , by beating them to the punch …

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… A Unique Pursuit [Hollywood Types Condemning the ObamaCraps]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 30th,2014

.. I ususally do not like Hollywood types all that much . It is not just the liberalism that pervades the industry . It is the philosophical bigoty  that pervades the place …. Hollywood types want  people to be more tolerant , yet they are so little tolerant of others that it is reeks cricy …

..[h/t —TruthRevolt]..

.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. in this case , though , I side with the Hollywood types ….. these regulators arrogate far too much power to themselves . The problem is that in our system that power resides with Congress .

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… POTUS ‘ pop culture focus is a Joke …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 19th,2014

.. this guy is disgusting …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..

.. [link] to Ben Shapiro ‘ s column ..

.. I recommend that you go read Ben ‘ s column . It is an interesting take on POTUS ‘ antics  …

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… A Lesson on Perseverance and Life …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 21st,2013

.. and , who was it from ? You would , indeed , be surprised .

.. Ashton Kutcher ?

.. the former Mr. Demi Moore ?

.. Yes , Ashton Kutcher ,

.. uh – huh , yes , him . the star of the ’70s Show , and now , well , Charlie Sheen ‘ s old show , I forget the name . It appears he

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher (Photo credit: jdlasica)

worked his fanny off to no end before he began to make his mark in Hollywood …

.. an unlikely source for teen advice.

.. Recently a video went viral showing Ashton Kutcher speak at the Teen Choice awards. What many use as a platform to thank fans and family, Ashton used it to teach. He started off saying that he wants to share his Hollywood secrets of success .

[-] The first point was that you need opportunity. How did he define opportunity?

As hard work. Not exactly inspiring or mind blowing. In fact, when he said it, there was a brief deafening silence. It was almost as if the crowd was waiting for the punch line. Instead, he went on to detail all of the trivial, laborious jobs he had as a teen that made him who he is, explaining that he never quit any job because it was hard work.

Not exactly what these screaming fans came to hear that night.

But I hope they were listening. Because it’s one of the core messages the millennial generation needs to absorb but rarely hears.

Instead they are all too often told that we can achieve any dream we want, with little mention about all the work required to get there. The media celebrates the lifestyles of the rich and the famous, but seldom focuses on the years of hard work and steadfast dedication. Hollywood loves the overnight success story; real life loves the outliers – the people who invest 10,000 hours of sweat and practice, moving inch by inch towards their goal.

Ashton may sound like my parents, but his message is right on — success is not instantaneous and without effort.

[-] Being seen as physically desirable was his next topic.

It was instructional to hear what this heartthrob, who works in an industry where physical beauty is prized and cultivated, finds truly attractive. Here too he was surprising. “The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart,” he said. “And being thoughtful and being generous.”

What of the beauty we see in magazines and on screen? Reading about and watching stars can make us feel their world is utterly flawless. It sometimes looks like the rich and famous celebrities we idealize have it all: beautiful homes, beautiful spouses, kids, perfect looks, everything.

Here Kutcher let us into a secret he’s learned as an inhabitant of that rarified world. It’s something “people sell to you to make you feel like less,” he concluded.

[-] Finally, Kutcher said he wanted to address “ living life . ”

Rather than passively accept the world around you, see yourself as an actor in it. “You can live your own life. So build a life. Find your opportunity.”

.. This month is a time when we look inside ourselves, examine our past year, and think about what values, hopes and plans we wish to make for the coming year .  As we do so , Kutcher has given us a great gift : a valuable lens through which to look at some of our desires . His words , coming from someone who has scaled the heights of fame and seemingly “ has it all , ” can serve as a wake-up call, reminding us that the most lasting things in life are those we create for ourselves, that who we are matters more than how we might seem to others, and that growing into the type of person we are capable of becoming – hard-working, honest, smart – will make us much happier than chasing abstract dreams of wealth or fame.

… if you would like to see the video for yourself , click on either of these links , [one] or [two] .

(if you want to use [two] , clink on the item to skip the ad . It is easy , and happens quickly .)

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… Outrageous !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 12th,2012

… What is happening to Angela McCaskill is waaaay beyond the pale . She is currently the Chief Diversity Officer at Gallaudet University in our Nation ‘  s capital . Gallaudet is one of our nation ‘  s premier colleges for those students who are deaf or are hearing disabled . This sets the table …

… She is an extraordinarily accomplished woman , one who happens to be black . She is also a resident of Maryland . She is a veteran of more than 20 years of service at Gallaudet , and was , as mentioned , named its Chief Diversity Officer …

… However , she has now been placed on leave . Why ? She signed a petion in the state of Maryland to bring to a vote the question of the legitimization of gay marriage . A recently passed law in Maryland has been put on hold , pending the results of the referendum …

… The left has been a crusade against blacklists , especially the Hollywood blacklists of the 1940s and the 1950s . And now , they feel , it is a legit act to politically crucify McCaskill for exercising her civil rights ? …

… Not only her , but everyone else who signed those petitions . These people are looking to the future , trying to stop conservatives from bringing forth other issues for petitions or iniatiatives . Maybe they should also look back , as well as forward . The shoe may be on the other foot , soon enough . And ,  an old quote comes to light …

… Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it ! …

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