OT: 75th Obsequious Banter Thread: Pour Yourself A Kool-Aid As Tall As Hal Gill

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    so long Mike Vecchione

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    @trostol I know what you are going through - it's brutal, because it is making you think of both Fritz and Jack. The only way I ever found to get through it with my cats was to tell myself that I gave them the best life I could, a better and longer life by far than they would have had without me. It didn't help much, but then nothing could. It's just the best coping mechanism I could come up with while letting time take care of the healing, insofar as you are ever healed. YNWA
     
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    I feel like their forcing me to be a damn conspiracy theorist. Epstein found guilty, then found dead. Weinstein found guilty, then rushed to the hospital. (Which is probably just him being a little bitch about going) and now this
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    I love myself a good conspiracy but this Law & Crime is the only one reporting that that occurred that I can find.
     
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    Lmao, it’s like the Kevin Spacey stuff they’re all gangsters.
     
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  8. trostol By Grabthar's hammer... what a savings.

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    thanks Cap!!!!
     
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    Good catch, the story itself was severely lacking in detail. I can take the tin foil off now. Thanks.
     
  10. Chinatown88 Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)

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    As someone who likes Disney, Is this good? Do we want this?
     
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    I think it is good.

    Iger just turned 69. Although I think he has done a great job at the helm and he looks great for 69, that is still getting up there. He is going to stay on to help with the transition through the end of 2021. He has been doing the job for 15 years and will be leaving at almost 71.

    The guy replacing him, which at least they went with another Bob, has been with Disney for almost 30 years. He was in charge of Parks during the more recent resurgence in technology for rides and the development of all the new "lands" based on the properties Disney has acquired over Iger's tenure.

    Basically, Iger did a really good job over the past 15 years and he is getting up there in age. They hired a Disney insider who "gets" the company who has a history of successfully running a large part of the company and put a transition plan in place to help him succeed.



    Btw, I'm saying this as someone who hasn't been to a Disney park in 22 years. I'm just a pretty big Disney nerd and I really like the business and imaginering side. I'll watch pretty much any Disney development or behind the scenes doc, which the Imaginering doc series on Disney+ is great.
     
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    Posting this in here too because it's worth a watch.

     
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    I'm trying to make a virtual Ubuntu machine on my feeble laptop and this thing is being very sad at me
     
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    I'm a theme park nerd too so I'm curious how this will pan out. I still can't believe that after all these years I'll get to ride a Tron lightcycle coaster since I wanted that ride as a kid. Hopefully I don't have a panic attack and vomit everywhere or get a splitting headache (like the Hulk coaster at Universal gave me a few years ago).
     
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    I read a Disney message board, and a lot of the fanboi's hate Chapek
     
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    Here's one person's take:
    Bob Chapek is now head of the company. The one who slashed budgets left and right ahead of the opening of the biggest themed lands in Disney Parks history. The one who thought a strategic partnership with Target was genius. If there's a silver lining here, I cannot see it


    More or less, he's cheap
     
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    I read on reddit that they hate him because he tries to cut corners, raised the prices of tickets, and has made things more generic and similar (like rides), so they think this is terrible news.
     
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    And really, they aren't wrong
     
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  22. Hollywood Couturier Shakira Stan

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    So... people don't like him on social media.

    I like him already.

    #TeamBob
    #BothBobs
     
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    Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste.

    I was at the grassy knoll. I saw everything. After all it was you and me.
     
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    #Contrarian
     
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    Here are some more quotes from people over on the Disney forum

    Chapek has been hated even more than Iger for quite a long time

    Company almost made it to a hundred years, so that is a pretty good run...
    Cost cutting, imagination-less, money hungry shark, Chapek will run this thing down into the ground

    I'd like to congratulate Bob Chapek for being the best possible example of failing upwards... I look forward to Target being a part of Epcot and no original attractions for the rest of my life

    I am totally out of the Disney-love loop in that although this news is surprising, I am unaware of what Chapek did wrong before. Can someone clue me in please, like in a short sentence perhaps?

    Some responses to that:

    there’s not a way to put it into one sentence really, other than “misunderstood the parks to the point of no return”

    It might be less time consuming to ask what he’s done right

    His decisions are solely based on what is going to move the most merchandise. He sees everything as a possible vending machine. Story, quality, service, and company heritage seem of little concern to him.



    It's basically 39 pages of fanboi's hating the decision.
     
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