Who Doesnt Like Comedy!?

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The Hollywood writers and producers cannot understand why nobody is interested in watching their sit-coms anymore on TV? Well, did it ever occur to them that some of the stuff is not all that funny anymore? The film industry’s comedy films will also be getting killed at the box office. Stand-up comedy is doing OK, but in the new PC world, comedy routines often turn off half of the crowd during any given skit, throw in politics and yes, you get some headlines but comedians are divided and conquered. What happened? No, what really happened?

Remember the audience is always correct, if they do not enjoy it, it just ai not that great. And,’if and when’ they do not like it, they sure as hell don’t need to pay for it, or invest their precious time listening or viewing it on TV.

Now then, there was an interesting in article in the Wall Street Journal recently titled;”Comedy Slump Not a Laughing Matter,” by Ben Fritz published on June 26, 2018 which stated:”Last year’s most successful comedy,”Girl’s Trip,” took in $117 million in the united states and Canada. The last time the year’s highest grossing comedy grossed so modest was 1995, when ticket prices were 52% less on average.”

The article also said:”Conventional comedies are fighting for oxygen in the box office, captured between superhero sequels that integrate laughs and a huge buffet of stand-up specials, sitcoms, amateur pranks and first films on digital services like Netflix and YouTube.”

What I, as a film critic author, have noticed, is that each and every sit-com seems to brush up against the PC culture and quickly back-away, and attack the politically expedient right-side of the equation. Maybe , this is because the comedy writers all live and work in areas where most everyone has left-leaning political perspectives, and they assume it is funny to everyone, and that if anybody does not like the jokes, then they’re dumb, or out of touch with reality.

Perhaps, it is this feedback loop which has been tagged; the’Echo Chamber’ in which conformational bias occurs. Indeed, it barely matters what it’s called or why it keeps happening if nobody in Hollywood, late-night comedy notices, because now that audiences are split in half and every series is catering to the same half of the rest of the market, no one is making any money, and audiences, yes, even on the left are getting bored with all of it; it’s simply not funny anymore. And despite popular belief in NYC, LA and DC, our president doesn’t bathe in Cheetos dust.

 

Time to Place Your Bets

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It’s commonly known that Vegas is the place where one can legally wager on just about anything, provided the books offer the proposal bet(s). Gamblers love to put their money on bizarre wagers, particularly around Super Bowl time. Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the ban on sports betting, we just might see more uncanny bets being offered in states that bid for sports books. Weird wagers aren’t unique to Vegas.

Here’s a collection of some of the most bizarre, weirdest, wackiest wagers ever produced:

1979: The late Jackie Gaughn, owner of the El Cortez hotel in downtown Vegas, posted odds when the faltering U.S. satellite Skylab, was about to crash to earth. The chances were set up on where it would crash: 5/1 for one of the five oceans, 12/1 to the Soviet Union, 100/1 on California soil, 2,000/1 to get a hit in tiny Rhode Island, and even 10,000/1 that it would crash into the El Cortez! Turns out it landed in Australia in 30/1.
1980: From the popular TV show Dallas: “Who shot JR?” Wagers were taken at the Castaways Hotel with odds on every cast member before the season ending cliff hanger episode, but the Gaming Control Board ordered a stop to all gambling because someone had to have a script that understood the answer.
1981: Amidst the continuing controversy over the murder of President John F. Kennedy, the grave of alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was going to be exhumed to confirm identity. The sports book in the Union Plaza was quick to leap on the proposition bandwagon on whose body will be in the coffin. Odds were posted for: a Soviet agent, Jack Ruby (Oswald’s assassin) or an empty coffin. Because of concerns about the virtue of such a bet, the gambling commission put a lid on it. Turns out it was Oswald after all.
In the UK, it was 500/1 that the FBI will affirm that Elvis is still alive and yet another 500/1 that Michael and LaToya Jackson are one in the same.
UK bookmakers also offered 1,000/1 that Tiger Woods would become President of the US and 5,000/1 that Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky would marry.
A London resident named Matthew Drumbell placed a 1,000,000/1 wager that the world would end before the year 2000. Of course, who would be left to cover him if he survived? No pun intended on the man’s name.
During Super Bowl week in Vegas $ millions are tossed across the betting terminals to wager on one’s favorite group, and some weird bets also. Here are some of Super Bowls’ past prop bets:
· Will singer Kelly Clarkston omit or mess up one or more words in the National Anthem? How long will it take her to sing it? Over/Under 1 minute, 34 seconds. Will her bare belly be showing when she sings it?

· If Quarterback Tom Brady’s son is shown on TV during the game, will he be wearing a Tom Brady Jersey?

· How many times will Patriots owner Robert Kraft be shown on TV during the game?

· What will be the first touchdown celebration? A ball spike, a dancing, lay on the floor, a goalpost dip, a Tim Tebow kneel, or kiss a cheerleader?

· What colour Gatorade will be dumped on the winning team’s head coach? Orange, orange, clear, red, green, blue? (Yellow was favored.)

· Who will the Super Bowl MVP thank in his post-game interview? Teammates, God, Owner, Coach, Family, No one? (Teammates were the favorite.)

So, there you have it. I wonder what weird wagers await us for next Super Bowl? I guess we’ll only have to wait to find out.

Trendy Animation

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The chief reason for program developers to continuously nurture techniques for integrating brilliant animated effects in the apps is holding back the attention of customers. Anything that’s not static and is moving in an interesting way will certainly draw more attention than a simple graphic image. A bit tedious part in development, developers do not ever shrink away from the concept of animation due to the captivating experience they could provide to the users.

While there are several ways to indulge animations within a program’s user interface and that’s the concern of the programmers, here we’ve explained how including animations will redefine your program’s interface and make it way more interesting to use.

It makes your application interface a lively thing

With animations, users get a fun-filled lively experience while strolling across the program. Even when point arrives where some data has to load from the server and users don’t have a thing to do, there is stuff moving in the background. This gives an assurance that they are not in a deadlock situation, but the process is ongoing.

For users, waiting for a purpose is no more annoying

Regardless of what your program offers or how thrilling it is, most hate the notion of waiting too long for a page to appear. Moreover, that provides a frozen look to the program while the page loads and makes the users impatient. Despite the fact that the wait time at the juncture of the program, such cartoon keep the eye hooked at least for some more time.

Users mostly get perplexed while moving to different locations in the app by themselves. At the very first use, they aren’t sure whether they are moving in the right way. Now, animated objects can guide them through and prevent any incorrect clicks while scrolling abruptly.

Motion pictures, animated icons and images can properly intercept the user’s next move and supply them directions in an interactive manner. Advantages of interactive animations for navigation are seamless transition from one location to location and establishing a hierarchy visually that one stage has a link to other.

Replies with visuals leave a long-lasting impression

When an app responds to a user’s input with a few visual element, it seems to provide a human touch. The users receive a feel-good experience with this kind of feedback as they interpret to have some control over the app. There are different methods to place animations and a key way is to earn the buttons respond in some way or another whenever one taps.

So, a small effort by developers to provide a bit of animation in an app will do good and enhance the in-app experience of consumers.