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Elliot Blows It

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‘Amazing Stories’ Showrunners Explain the Approach to Their Apple TV+ Reboot [Interview]

Apple has resurrected Steven Spielberg’s anthology series Amazing Stories as part of its Apple TV+ streaming service, the first of their shows to be a revival of a pre-existing show. The original series ran from 1985 through 1987 on NBC. Apple’s first season consists of five hour-long stories.  The first episode of the new series stars Dylan O’Brien as a modern man who travels back in time through the basement of a house he’s restoring. Episode two tells the afterlife tale of a runner (Hai...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Spielberg, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Joe, Steven, Josh, Elliot, Luke, Dylan, Adam

SoftBank reportedly considered a big move to take the company private before settling on a plan to sell off billions in assets (SFTBY)

SoftBank with its plan to sell off $41 billion worth of assets, in its biggest-ever plan to buy back shares.   But a new report from the Financial Times' Arash Massoudi and Anjli Raval suggests that SoftBank had an even more drastic plan in place, as it held talks to take the company private with activist investor Elliot Management and Abu Dhabi's sovereign fund Mubadala.   The plan was ultimately scrapped due to the complexities of getting investors together quickly enough for such a large ...
Tags: Elon Musk, London, Softbank, Trends, Tokyo, Abu Dhabi, Financial Times, Elliot, Masayoshi Son, Elliot Management, Mubadala, Anjli Raval, Arash Massoudi

Stock buybacks and cutting losses: SoftBank, the Japanese investment giant behind WeWork, is under immense pressure to shield itself from an upcoming downturn

SoftBank is selling key assets to buy back stock in an effort to cushion its stock, which has plummeted over 50% since mid-February because of fears over the coronavirus outbreak, the company announced Monday. The company has come under pressure from investors to buy back shares and reassure the public market while its stock and market capitalization continues to slide.  The company is also reconsidering its stake in value-destroying portfolio companies, like its notice to WeWork investors war...
Tags: Instagram, Softbank, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Beverly Hills, WeWork, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Elliot, Masayoshi Son, Elliot Management, Apollo Global Management, Vision Fund, Didi Grab

News Post: Homeward

Tycho: School is completely shut down where Gabe lives; they’ve got a no-school situation and he’s at home now being scourged by it. My own larvae are in a different situation, where there is school but there is also fear.  Elliot is Gen Z as fuck; I’m not gonna go into his commentary here, except to say that Gen Z is the serpent that gnaws at the roots of Yggdrasil.  Ronia is now attending practices for a play that, at least on paper, is cancelled.  It’s pretty ballin’ as a metaphor but maybe n...
Tags: Comics, Tycho, Elliot, Gabe, Gen Z, Yggdrasil Ronia

Barnes and Noble Wants To Be More Like An Indie Bookseller New CEO aims to shake things up and seems to have the money backing him up. I love to see a player give competition to Amazon but also fear that they’ve burned too many bridges for this not to be another waste of money. Kudos for Elliot’s board for choosing a more interesting CEO. As the article states, choosing leaders from dying companies didn’t seem to be helping things... :book2:
Tags: Amazon, Books, News, Elliot, Barnes

Not even a pair of socks

Still no baby here, and still no blanket, and while Elliot didn’t care that his blanket wasn’t done and came anyway, I have begun to have concerns that this wee one may be more rule abiding. Meg herself is quite a lawful creature, and she was born two weeks early – the day I finished her blanket.  Meg’s currently so pregnant and uncomfortable that I’m starting to feel a bit of guilt, so  I’m trying to pour as much time as I can into the blanket, hoping that it won’t occur to Meg to hold me accou...
Tags: Crafts, Uncategorized, Meg, Elliot

‘The Eddy’ Trailer: Damien Chazelle Once Again Asks, “Ya Like Jazz?”

You may already know this, but Damien Chazelle is a big fan of jazz. His movies Whiplash and La La Land are chock-full of jazz, baby, and he’s not ashamed to keep those sweet, sweet jazz tunes swinging into his next project – The Eddy. The Netflix series was created by Chazelle, who also directs some episodes, and follows a once-celebrated jazz pianist played by André Holland who owns a struggling jazz club in Paris. Watch The Eddy trailer below. The Eddy Trailer I know Damien Chazelle ...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Paris, Damien Chazelle, Elliot, Eddy, Farid, La La Land, Andre Holland, TV Trailer, Chazelle, Glen Ballard, The Eddy, New York Elliot Udo André Holland, Maja Joanna Kulig As Elliot, Farid Tahar Rahim

Netflix’s The Eddy Limited Series Teaser & Key Art Released

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Netflix’s The Eddy Limited Series Teaser & Key Art Released Netflix has released the official teaser for the limited series The Eddy, a musical drama created by Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Alan Poul, Glen Ballard, and Jack Thorne and set to launch on May 8, along with the official soundtrack via Arista Records, featuring original music from the show. You can check out the teaser in the player below as well as the key art in the gallery! RELATED: Trai...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Netflix, Paris, TV News, Streaming, Elliot, Eddy, Jack Thorne, Marc Maron, Farid, Melissa George, ComingSoon, Arista Records, Glen Ballard

A small rescue

This morning as we made waffles and chatted about our business, Elliot and I discussed the weather.  There is a big snowstorm coming, I explained to him. It is snowing now, and it is going to snow all day, and all night.  Elliot looked at me, then looked out the window at the bleak landscape, and rather seriously said “and all summer” with the exact kind of pessimism that settles into a Canadian heart at this time of year.  We learn it young, here in the frozen North. We are all also on high ale...
Tags: Crafts, Uncategorized, Dorothy, Meg, Elliot, Bonnie, Archibald My Grandmother Kathleen

Am I winning yet

There is not yet a baby, which is a good thing in the knitting department and I’m quite pleased by it, though Meg less so, to be truthful. I’ve been quietly sending “not quite yet sweetie” messages out into the universe, and so far it’s working.  I did decide, after the last blog post to add another repeat of the lace – it seemed silly to make a short term knitting decision when this will be a long term grandchild, and I knew I’d be happier in a year with this choice than I was with it in the m...
Tags: Crafts, Uncategorized, Arles, Meg, Elliot, Rosy Green Wool Merino

Flyers Could Use Hart & Elliott Tandem for Playoff Push

With just 21 games remaining, the Philadelphia Flyers are going to have to make every point count in a tight Metropolitan Division race. Related: Rankings NHL Teams By Goaltending Tandems Since the beginning of the season, the Flyers’ goaltending needed to improve in order for the team to be successful. Down this final stretch, the play of goaltending tandem Carter Hart and Brian Elliott could determine whether or not the Flyers reach the postseason. How head coach Alain Vigneault decides...
Tags: Sport, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Moose, Philadelphia Inquirer, Elliott, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Hart, Elliot, Alain Vigneault, Wells Fargo Center, Brian Elliott, Sam Carchidi, Claude Giroux

The Numbers Don’t Lie

On the weekend, I was feeling pretty good about the blanket situation. I’d completed the centre, picked up the stitches all the way around it, worked the first garter border, the ring lace, the second garter border, the first big border, the third garter border and was just a few rounds away from finishing the second big border. That just left the final garter border and that’s just eight rounds, and I’d be staring the edging.  Sure, the edging takes a while to knit, a million years or so, but i...
Tags: Crafts, Uncategorized, Sam, Elliot

Nada Surf Get Philosophical on 'Never Not Together'

The insistent "Ride in the Unknown" finishes out the album with an upbeat, high-energy feel. The driving beat and bass from Elliot and Lorca push the song along, and subtle saxophone and keys fill out the sound. Caws again has a strong melody and vocals here. And again, he's talking about empathy, in this case being there for one another no matter the situation. That lyrical focus on moving forward, supporting one another, and having empathy could easily have turned cloying throughout a whole...
Tags: Music, Rock, Music Review, Power Pop, Alternative Rock, Elliot, Indie Rock, Barsuk Records, Lorca, Nada Surf

Stance Change

Elliot isn't doing himself any favors
Tags: Comics, Elliot

Itsy bitsy teenie weenie

I wasn’t going to blog today because I didn’t have much time, but a short post is better than no post so I’m going to write this, but I’m not even going to try to make it coherent.  Let’s do a list, shall we? Here’s some things. 1. We had Megan’s baby shower on Saturday here at the house.  I thought that you were only supposed to have a shower for your first, but the girls said I was being old-fashioned and I couldn’t think of a good reason not to celebrate getting a baby, so we did. 2. I made c...
Tags: Crafts, Uncategorized, Elliot, Megan, Isar Pebble

Japan telco SoftBank Corp CEO sees Elliot investment as 'positive'

Japanese telco SoftBank Corp's CEO Ken Miyauchi on Friday welcomed hedge fund Elliot Management's investment in parent SoftBank Group Corp saying the activist investor's assessment of the stock as undervalued was "positive".
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Elliot, SoftBank Group Corp, Elliot Management, Softbank Corp, Ken Miyauchi

The Trans Actors Challenging Outmoded Ideas of Masculinity

Despite years of progress, trans male representation in film and television has remained all but nonexistent. Now, there’s a new group of rising stars.
Tags: Gender, Television, News, Man, Leo, Smith, Cox, Elliot, Schofield, Fletcher, Theo, Germaine, Shaan, Laverne, Scott Turner, Sheng

The Voice

This post comes to you from Banff, Alberta. Joe’s been working out this way a bit, and so I flew down to meet him, and we’ll have a quick ski before I go home and he goes back to work, and then the two of us are grounded soon as we enter the “On Call” phase for Megan and the impending grandbaby.  The on call phase is quite long. I had that crazy mad dash to make it home when Elliot decided to make an early appearance, so we’re not taking any chances with this baby.  Could be as shifty as her bro...
Tags: Crafts, Uncategorized, Voice, Alex, Meg, Steph, Elliot, Megan, Banff Alberta Joe, Voice Someone, Yo Steph

Canadian Racing Rundown: Westerns, Pragelato, and Lausanne

Katherine Stewart-Jones leads the mass start on the way to a Canadian 1-2 at the OPA Cup in Pragelato, Italy. (Photo: Athlete Instagram, credited to @damianobenedettophoto) Canada took a step back from the World Cup circuit this weekend and focussed attention into development series. As the country tries to build momentum in a post Alex Harvey world, the focus has moved away from World Cup podiums and towards a consistent presence in the top 30. The road to the World Cup goes through local and ...
Tags: Europe, Usa, California, France, Sport, Austria, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Sprint, Italy, Newfoundland, Norway, Beatty, North America, Whistler

This Week’s Shows: Jan. 20-26

Upcoming Los Angeles concerts: Coldplay, Elbow, Nada Surf, Brittany Howard, Mandy Moore, Jason Mraz, The Jonas Brothers, Jacqeees, Laurie Anderson & Christian McBride, Sting, Samantha Sidley, BONES UK, King Princess, Death Valley Girls, Würm, Ghost-Note, Asi Fui, Moisture Boys, Earth Girl Helen Brown, Communicant, Earthgang, Railroad Earth, Reverend Horton Heat, The Bronx, Mariachi El Bronx, The Used, Brandi Carlile, Agnes Obel, Robert Glasper, É Arenas, CAPYAC, Patrick Wilson, Big Head Todd & t...
Tags: Preview, Agnes Obel, Asi Fui, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Bizou, BONES UK, Brandi Carlile, Brittany Howard, CAPYAC, Cardioid, Chelsea Williams, Coldplay, Colleen Green, Communicant, Crashfaster, Cursive

What It’s Like to Use Facebook When You’re Blind

For years, scrolling through my newsfeed was frustrating and confusing. Then facial recognition came along.
Tags: News, Privacy, Social Media, Artificial Intelligence, Disabilities, Elliot, Facebook Inc, Facial Recognition Software, Blindness, Computers and the Internet, Instagram Inc, Use Facebook, Schrage

Die besten Serien-Lovestorys unserer Zeit

Sind wir mal ehrlich: Wir lieben die Liebe. Vor allem, wenn es sich um fiktionale Serien-Romanzen handelt, denn dann können wir regelrecht mit ihrer Beziehung mitfiebern. Wann werden die beiden endlich ein Paar? Bleiben sie glücklich bis ans Ende ihrer Tage? Schaffen sie es aus der obligatorisch dramatischen Beziehungskrise heraus? Wenn sie glücklich sind, sind wir es auch. Und wenn es zwischen ihnen mal nicht so gut läuft, bricht es uns irgendwie das Herz. Immerhin stellen gute TV-Lovestorys ...

A(nother) Small Sweater

“Babies- And people generally– have been dressed in wool since around the beginning of history.  Even as comparatively recently as my own youth I can remember neither the word, nor the phenomenon, of wool-allergy.  A minimal minority wriggled their way through my boarding-school days complaining of scratchy underwear, but they outgrew the sensitivity — they had to.  I believe that the dressing of babies in the very softest wool, automatically and naturally immunizes them against any allergy to i...
Tags: Crafts, Uncategorized, Elizabeth, Meg, Elliot, Elizabeth Zimmermann, Elliot Each

I think I was excited

When Meg was packing up Elliot’s stuff to come over here yesterday, I asked her if she would put his baby blanket in the bag. See, it occurred to me as I sat down to start the blanket and knit a bunch of swatches to get this thing figured, that since I’m using the same yarn for this baby as I did for her brother, that I already have an actual full size swatch to go by.  This, let me tell you my knitters, felt pretty darned clever. Perhaps, I thought, as I anticipated the blanket’s arrival, I cou...
Tags: Crafts, Uncategorized, US, Meg, Don, Elliot, Poppa

It’s all behind (and ahead) now

Whoosh, that thing happened again where it’s taken me so long to get back to you that I can’t possibly figure out how to tell you everything.  Since Christmas Eve this family has moved along at a breakneck speed, and it was only yesterday as Joe and I hefted the spent Christmas tree to the curb and I started to vacuum up all the needles that I feel like I’ve had a minute. I don’t have many minutes today, but I here I am, and here are a few snaps from the holidays and doesn’t it all seem like a b...
Tags: Crafts, Uncategorized, Joe, Elliot

Research, Acquire, Sustain, Repeat

Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr. is the commander of Air Force Materiel Command, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He handles installation and mission support, discovery and development, test and evaluation, life cycle management services and sustainment of every major Air Force weapon system. The command employs approximately 80,000 people and manages $60 billion of budget authority. AFMC delivers war-winning expeditionary capabilities to the warfighter through development and ...
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‘People Do Not Like the Unknown.’ Here’s What To Know About The Mystery Drones Hovering Over Rural Colorado and Nebraska

Multiple sightings of mysterious drones have been reported over night skies in rural Colorado and Nebraska — and they’ve left local residents, sheriffs in multiple counties and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) searching for answers. The sightings began mid-December, according to public statements by sheriff’s offices in rural Colorado. As of yet, officials do not know who is operating the drones or why they are flying over certain counties. Now, federal agencies, police departments...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Colorado, Uncategorized, Tech, Nebraska, Associated Press, Times, Faa, Elliot, U S Army, Drug Enforcement Administration, Denver Post, Combs, Federal Aviation Administration FAA

The 10 Movies That Saved Us This Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) As 2019 nears finality, wrapping up decade-end lists across internet publications, I opt to close on a high note. Any other year I’d be dishing the “Most Disturbing Movie Moments” or “Best Kills” given my horror focus, but life’s about keeping things fresh. Ducking when your opponent thinks you’ll counter. This past decade has defined my life in ways never thought imaginable, and thoughtfully, movies have become an undeniable influence w...
Tags: Coco, London, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Stephen King, Disney, Features, Paddington, Wes Anderson, Bradley Cooper, Peru, David O Russell, Silver Linings Playbook, Diana, Richard Curtis, Phil Lord

I think they spell it hubris

All week long I’ve been kicking arse and taking names in the Christmas department. Knitters, I am so on it that I’ve impressed even myself. I went the mall, I’ve got the house coming together, the shopping is almost done and I’ve been plowing through the knitting in a way that makes it all seem possible. Sure, the house is kinda trashed, but it’s that kind of trashed that’s like cleaning a closet, things are only this bad because they’re about to be much, much better – or at least that’s what I’...
Tags: Crafts, Uncategorized, Santa, Joe, Elliot