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Adam McKay Details Another ‘Vice’ Deleted Scene Featuring Young Dick Cheney

Vice just hit theaters before the end of 2018, and with awards season in full swing, we’ve got at least two or three months until the movie arrives on home video. But when it does, it will feature a couple of key scenes that didn’t make the final cut. Director Adam McKay has already talked about a certain musical sequence that would have added to the satirical meta nature of the movie, but it turns out Vice almost had a flashback sequence featuring a young Dick Cheney and future wife Lynne Vinc...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Christian-Bale, Steve Carell, Amy-Adams, Vice, Dick Cheney, True Story, Dick, Political, Adam-McKay, McKay, Donald Rumsfeld, Lynne, Annapurna Pictures


UPDATED: Wild Men & Wild Women: The Rankings (2019 Edition)

Wild Men. Wild Women. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build things. Uncertainty and turbulence--in the economy, stock markets, governments, the weather, bad odds, you name it--only get their juices flowing. True, they often have dark and self-destructive sides—but we seem to like giving them a pass. They come with evey political and cultural stripe. They don’t care what you think. Ever. 1. Christopher Col...
Tags: Japan, Jack Nicholson, Arianna Huffington, Australia, Steve Jobs, John Lennon, Margaret Thatcher, Ben Franklin, Bill Clinton, Winston Churchill, Warren Beatty, Dylan Thomas, Johnson, Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Chrissie Hynde


‘Vice’ Director Adam McKay on His Meticulously Made Biopic and How He Thinks Dick Cheney Would React to the Film [Interview]

Too many biopics fall prey to hero worship. In trying to celebrate someone’s life, many biographical films end up lacking humanity, nuance, and, more often than not, hard truths. It plagues bio films, especially the agreeable kind that score all the Oscars. But in the case of Adam McKay‘s Vice, he didn’t make the average biopic. He’s certainly not looking up to Dick Cheney, the former Vice President, but looking down on him with a big ‘ol unforgiving microscope. The drama is an epic that moves ...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Dwayne Johnson, Washington, Iraq, Reagan, Features, David O Russell, Christian-Bale, Casper, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam-McKay, Amy


107 Wild Men & Wild Women: The Rankings (2018 Edition)

Wild Men. Wild Women. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build things. Uncertainty and turbulence--in the economy, stock markets, governments, the weather, bad odds, you name it--only get their juices flowing. True, they often have dark and self-destructive sides—but we seem to like giving them a pass. They come with evey political and cultural stripe. They don’t care what you think. Ever. 1. Ben Franklin ...
Tags: Japan, Rachel Maddow, Jack Nicholson, Arianna Huffington, Australia, Steve Jobs, John Lennon, Pete Seeger, Margaret Thatcher, Ben Franklin, Bill Clinton, Winston Churchill, Warren Beatty, Jerry Brown, Johnson, Donald Trump


UPDATED: 107 Wild Men & Wild Women: The Rankings (2018 Edition)

Wild Men. Wild Women. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build things. Uncertainty and turbulence--in the economy, stock markets, governments, the weather, bad odds, you name it--only get their juices flowing. True, they often have dark and self-destructive sides—but we seem to like giving them a pass. They come with evey political and cultural stripe. They don’t care what you think. Ever. 1. Christopher C...
Tags: Japan, Jack Nicholson, Arianna Huffington, Australia, Steve Jobs, John Lennon, Margaret Thatcher, Ben Franklin, Bill Clinton, Winston Churchill, Warren Beatty, Dylan Thomas, Johnson, Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Chrissie Hynde


‘Vice’ Originally Had a Musical Number, But Paul Thomas Anderson Convinced Adam McKay to Cut It

It’s hard to picture Dick Cheney bursting into song, but it almost happened in Adam McKay‘s Vice. McKay’s dark comedy biopic about the former Vice President makes a wide variety of stylistic choices to tell its tale, and at one point, one of those flourishes involved a full-blown musical number. In the end, though, director Paul Thomas Anderson convinced McKay to leave it on the cutting room floor. More on the deleted Vice musical number below. Just as he did with The Big Short, director Ada...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Wyoming, New York Times, David O Russell, Paul Thomas Anderson, Steve-Carell, Musical, Vice, Dick Cheney, Cheney, True Story, Hamilton, Anderson, Alabama Shakes, Adam-McKay


Bronwyn Reviews: Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields by Hilary Plum Publisher: Fence Books Winner of the Fence Modern Prize in Prose Released: 2018 reviewed by Bronwyn Mauldin Strawberry Fieldsis a book of names. Half the chapters are titled “Alice,” the name of the novel’s protagonist. Each of the remaining chapters is titled for its narrator, 17 of them named, three identified only by nicknames. Alice and Modigliani are trying to solve the simultaneous murders in a...
Tags: Books, Guantanamo, California, Iraq, US, Alice, Balkans, Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Bronwyn, Modigliani, Erik Prince, Blackwater USA, Bronwyn Mauldin, Xenith, Hilary Plum


Opinion: What to expect from Justice Kavanaugh

Now that Brett Kavanaugh has taken a seat on the Supreme Court, what might we expect? To help answer this question, it is useful to employ a modified version of then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's quote about "knowns" and "unknowns."
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Stories, Donald Rumsfeld, Kavanaugh, Brett Kavanaugh


‘Vice’ Looks Way More Fun Than Dick Cheney IRL

The trailer for ‘Vice’ just dropped and the cast is incredible I don’t know if you’re planning on celebrating this “Christmas” thing on December 25th, but if you are, you’re also gonna wanna see ‘Vice’ immediately. The trailer for the movie portraying Dick Cheney’s rise to power - written and directed by Adam McKay, and starring a nearly unrecognizable Christian Bale as Dick Cheney - just dropped, and it looks amazing. You may have thought Christian Bale had topped himself after his physic...
Tags: Humor, Funny Or Die, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Amy Adams, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam Mckay, Tyler Perry, Sam Rockwell, Donald Rumsfeld, Lynne Cheney


‘Vice’ Looks Way More Fun Than Dick Cheney IRL

The trailer for ‘Vice’ just dropped and the cast is incredible I don’t know if you’re planning on celebrating this “Christmas” thing on December 25th, but if you are, you’re also gonna wanna see ‘Vice’ immediately. The trailer for the movie portraying Dick Cheney’s rise to power - written and directed by Adam McKay, and starring a nearly unrecognizable Christian Bale as Dick Cheney - just dropped, and it looks amazing. You may have thought Christian Bale had topped himself after his physic...
Tags: Humor, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Amy Adams, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam Mckay, Tyler Perry, Sam Rockwell, Donald Rumsfeld, Lynne Cheney, Darren Miller


‘Vice’ Trailer: Christian Bale is Dick Cheney

Get ready to see Christian Bale like you’ve never seen him before: as the 46h Vice President of the United States. Bale plays controversial former VP Dick Cheney in Vice, a new biopic from director Adam McKay. Like he did with The Big Short, McKay has surrounded Bale with a murderers row of excellent actors and decked them out in wigs and other make-up appliances to have them assume the roles of real-life individuals. Watch the Vice trailer below. Vice Trailer Dick Cheney was one of the...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Defense, Christian-Bale, Steve-Carell, Movie Trailers, Amy-Adams, Donald Trump, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, True Story, Adam-McKay, Tyler-Perry, State


‘American Dharma’ Review: Errol Morris Takes on Steve Bannon in His Newest Documentary [NYFF]

There’s a sense among some liberal-minded thinkers than Steve Bannon and the alt-right should never be given any kind of platform. The theory holds that starving them of any media oxygen will serve to relegate them back to the fringe status they once occupied. A similar idea, though with significant complications, drove the public outcry that toppled Bannon as the headliner of The New Yorker Festival. Documentarian Errol Morris, no stranger to confronting powerfully bellicose men, calls BS on t...
Tags: Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Trump, Morris, Errol-Morris, Donald Rumsfeld, Film Festivals, Harvard Business School, Bannon, Steve Bannon, Featured Stories Sidebar, American Dharma, Naval Cadet, American Dharma Morris


Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney Movie ‘Vice’ to Open Christmas Day

Annapurna Pictures has set Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” to open on Dec. 25, 2018. The pic stars Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld, and Sam Rockwell as President George W. Bush. The film follows the story of how Cheney, a bureaucratic Washington insider, quietly […]
Tags: News, Washington, Christian Bale, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam Mckay, Sam Rockwell, Donald Rumsfeld, Annapurna Pictures, Dick Cheney Amy Adams, Lynne Cheney Steve Carell


United States: Increased Security Risks May Be A Cardinal Change - Morrison & Foerster LLP

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld once explained that there are the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns.
Tags: News, Defense, United States, Morrison, Donald Rumsfeld, Foerster LLP


Dick Cheney Biopic From Director Adam McKay Now Called ‘Vice’

Adam McKay has been working on his Dick Cheney biopic since mid-2017, and before 2018 is over, we’ll get to see it. For the longest time, the film was known by its working title – Backseat. Now, the official title has been confirmed by McKay himself: Vice. Christian Bale gained a considerable amount of weight to the play the infamous former Vice President, and he leads a cast that includes Amy Adams, Steve Carell, and Sam Rockwell. Aside from some set photos, very few people have seen anythi...
Tags: Movies, Defense, Christian-Bale, Steve-Carell, Bale, Amy-Adams, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, True Story, Adam-McKay, Tyler Perry, State, Sam-Rockwell, McKay


Errol Morris Defends Controversial Steve Bannon Documentary

Errol Morris is no stranger to controversy. Over the course of his Oscar-winning career, the documentary filmmaker has grilled such political lightning rods as Robert McNamara and Donald Rumsfeld, men who have been blamed for needlessly spilling American blood on unpopular wars. In Steve Bannon, a provocateur who is credited with helping Donald Trump capture […]
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Errol Morris, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert McNamara, Steve Bannon, American Dharma, Over the course of his Oscar


Framework of the Day: Known Unknowns

As some of you may know I’ve been collecting mental models and working on a book for a little while now (it’s been going pretty slow since my daughter was born in January). This is more notes than chapter, but I still thought it was worth sharing. If you like this I’m happy to do more in the future (I wrote about the pace layers framework in my last post). Oh, and if you haven’t already, sign up to get my new blog posts by email, it’s the best way to keep up. By all accounts Donald Rumsfeld was ...
Tags: Iraq, Defense, Uncategorized, America, Seo, Department Of Defense, Iran, Nasa, United States, New York Times, Army, Jon Stewart, Pearl Harbor, Baghdad, Project Management, Known Unknowns


Known Unknowns [Framework of the Day]

As some of you may know I’ve been collecting mental models and working on a book for a little while now (it’s been going pretty slow since my daughter was born in January). This is more notes than chapter, but I still thought it was worth sharing. If you like this I’m happy to do more in the future (I wrote about the pace layers framework in my last post). Oh, and if you haven’t already, sign up to get my new blog posts by email, it’s the best way to keep up. By all accounts Donald Rumsfeld was ...
Tags: Washington Post, Iraq, Defense, Uncategorized, America, Seo, Department Of Defense, Iran, Nasa, Bbc, Atlantic, United States, New York Times, Army, Jon Stewart, Graham


Netflix deletes ALL user reviews; Why is this important in the age of social media #InternetCulture

Netflix has removed every customer review ever written on the platform. The reason? As per the official help page, the review featured was removed due to declining usage  (from Netflix’s help page). But most importantly, reviews stopped impacting decisions. “the reviews and our redesigned ratings system (thumbs up/down) never contributed to how we approach personalizing recommendations for members and writing a ‘bad’ review never had any bearing to whether a title was recommended to another vie...
Tags: Business, Netflix, Metallica, Bryan Adams, Twitter Facebook, Donald Rumsfeld, Culture & More


George Steinmetz

Must reading, I'm afraid: "The world has warmed more than one degree Celsius since the Industrial Revolution. The Paris climate agreement—the nonbinding, unenforceable and already unheeded treaty signed on Earth Day in 2016—hoped to restrict warming to two degrees. The odds of succeeding, according to a recent study based on current emissions trends, are one in 20. If by miracle we are able to limit warming to two degrees, we will only have to negotiate the extinction of the world’s tropical ree...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Paris, Photographers, Arctic, Bangladesh, Nauru, Pacific, National Geographic, South, Michael Johnston, George, Michael C Johnston, China India, Colorado River, Donald Rumsfeld


Before the Lease Runs Out: Summer Reading List for 2018

The days of summer may seem wonderfully long, but the season itself is frustratingly brief. Shakespeare put it this way: “And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” Talk that way at the picnic table and friends may assume you have been in the heat for too long, but we get the point. For readers, summer is the opportunity to read books simply for the pleasure of reading them. No good book comes without bringing more than mere pleasure, but reading for fun is reading for sufficient reason. I r...
Tags: Europe, Books, Florida, New York, London, Congress, Navy, Washington, Kentucky, France, Senate, White House, Russia, Articles, America, Blog


Amyris: Same As It Never Was

Last month, Amyris and Chevron announced that Novvi and Chevron have entered into an agreement to jointly develop and bring to market novel renewable base oil technologies. Novvi is Amyris’ JV with Cosan to produce targeted hydrocarbon molecules from plant sugar for automotive, industrial, marine, and construction applications at unbeatable economics. Think lubricants for engines and machines. Since launching its first commercial production in 2014, Novvi has been steadily increasing its base o...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Microsoft, Southeast Asia, Defense, Kodak, Top Stories, Xerox, Queensland, Virgin, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Mars, Chevron, AMyris, Neptune


Dick Cheney Interview Teased for New Sacha Baron Cohen Show

Dick Cheney interview teased for new Sacha Baron Cohen show Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has posted another teaser for his mysterious talk show project for Showtime, which reveals that the master stunt interviewer has landed none other than former Vice President Dick Cheney for what looks to be an insane sit down conversation. Check out the teaser for the Dick Cheney interview below! Considered by many to be the major architect of the Bush administration from 2001 to 2008, the 77-year-old Chene...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, America, Showtime, TV News, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Las Vegas, Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, Oj Simpson, Cheney, Sacha Baron Cohen, Trump, Adam Mckay


An immodest proposal: it’s time for scooter superhighways

“If a problem cannot be solved,” Donald Rumsfeld once wrote, “enlarge it.” I’m not about to praise him for his accomplishments, but he had a pretty good eye for diagnoses. Which takes us to the problem of urban transit. I complained recently that I didn’t care about scooter startups, because I couldn’t imagine cities ever changing in a way which made scooters really work. But lo, the scales have fallen from my eyes. What may seem to be the problem: scooters are useful and fun for many, but disca...
Tags: TC, Opinion, Toronto, San Francisco, Tech, Amsterdam, Manhattan, Montreal, Times Square, Don, Think Park, Donald Rumsfeld, Herald Square, Turk, Ste Catherine Street, Sutter Kearny


Donald Rumsfeld Fast Facts

Read Fast Facts from CNN about the life of former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
Tags: US, Cnn, Donald Rumsfeld


Nonfiction: Gerald Ford, President Nice Guy

Donald Rumsfeld’s “When the Center Held” is a sympathetic portrait of the man who pardoned Richard Nixon.
Tags: News, Ford, Donald Rumsfeld, Rumsfeld, Gerald Ford, Books and Literature, United States Politics and Government, Watergate Affair, Gerald Rudolph Jr, Donald H, When the Center Held (Book


Poland wants us to establish an American base. Let the Germans do it!

For years U.S. officials variously demanded, urged, and begged European governments to increase military outlays. For years the Europeans reduced spending, manpower, and procurement. There has been a slight uptick under President Donald Trump, but most NATO members are not going to come close to meeting the official standard of two percent of GDP for defense. Now Poland, which fell just short of that level last year, is requesting Washington to establish a permanent base and garrison. Warsaw pro...
Tags: Europe, Vladimir Putin, California, Opinion, Washington, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, US, America, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Nato, Poland


I Really Want to Give You this Free Gift

Is your website doing all it can to help you live out your mission online? There are only three ways to answer that question: I don’t know. No, it isn’t doing all it can. Yes, it is doing all it can. What’s the best course of action to take for each of these situations? If you answered, “I don’t know,” the place to start is by having someone who understands websites, do a website review.  This will tell you which aspects of your website are working well and which could be improved. If you ans...
Tags: Advice, Religion, Gift, Web Hosting, Donald Rumsfeld, Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest, Website Reviews


More on the eternal presence of the ERA for tarification

Is it unconstitutional for Congress to criminalize tax evasion (or even more certainly, lying to an F.B.I. agent as was done by Martha Stewart)?  The answer is surely yes if, as a careful lawyer, one notes that the Framers, in their undoubtedly infinite wisdom, specified the three (and only three) actions that are subject to criminalization, i.e., counterfeiting, piracy, and treason.  (Perhaps one can also defend courts martial and the jailing of service-oriented miscreants.)  Why might they hav...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Martha Stewart, Ukraine, United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Branding, Marshall, Larry Tribe, United States Supreme Court, Donald Rumsfeld, McCulloch, ERA, Walter Dellinger, Sandy Levinson


New York is quietly working to prevent a major cyber attack that could bring down the financial system

With a lack of leadership from the federal government, New York is one of the first states to implement new cyber regulations. The state is quietly working to prevent a major cyber attack that could bring down Wall Street's financial system. But even with the strictest cybersecurity regulations in the country, experts warn New York's efforts may still not be enough. NEW YORK — Five months before the 9/11 attacks, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld sent a memo to one of his advisers with...
Tags: Europe, New York, Colorado, Germany, Defense, US, Trends, New York Times, Ibm, Kremlin, Andrew Cuomo, Vermont, Columbia, Gdpr, Jpmorgan, Waxman