It’s hard to articulate this feeling, this sense of impending and total destabilization, the realization that all relationships and all things are fragile and breakable and the world could end at any moment. Everyone, i think, is aware of this, but it is so intense when my obsessive symptoms ramp up that I am immobilized.
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Jimmy Butler is having a career year, but the Bulls have not had similar team success this season. Chicago is currently a game and a half back of the Pacers for the 8-seed in the Eastern Conference as the Bulls have struggled to a 5-9 mark in the month of March.
Chicago was reportedly linked to trade talks involving Butler for the better part of two months leading up to the NBA trade deadline, but nothing materialized and Butler remains in a Bulls jersey. However, with the team dragging its heels to the finish line of the regular season and looking like they’ll miss out on the postseason, Chicago is approaching a crossroads this summer.
Rajon Rondo’s contract is only guaranteed for $3 million next year, so the Bulls can easily waive him and eat that off of next year’s cap space. There are many expecting Dwyane Wade, who is out for the rest of the season with an elbow injury, to opt out of his option. Nikola Mirotic and Michael Carter-Williams will be restricted free agents and Anthony Morrow will be an unrestricted free agent, meaning the Bulls could potentially see five of their seven highest paid players leave this summer.
The only two remaining would be Robin Lopez and Jimmy Butler, but don’t be surprised when Butler trade rumors heat up again leading into June’s draft and beyond if a deal isn’t done by draft night. In fact, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, one front office source told him Jimmy Butler is “as good as gone” this summer from Chicago.
The question is where could Chicago – which if they do plan on moving Butler would be entering a rebuilding phase – find the assets they desire in exchange for their superstar. The obvious potential trade partner is Boston, the team that was linked to Butler at the trade deadline and still has tons of future draft assets at their disposal.
There are three key factors that could effect how willing the Celtics are to make that trade happen this summer. The first will be how they perform in the playoffs. If they come close to winning the East or even succeed in doing that and lose the Finals, Danny Ainge might finally see this as the championship window worth moving future assets for another bonafide star to make a push next season. Second, once the NBA Draft Lottery happens we’ll know where Boston’s 2017 picks will be, and that could have an effect on what they’re willing to part with.
The third is that Paul George, who emerged late at the trade deadline as a rumored target of Boston as well, also could find himself on the market along with Butler. One of the things that spooked teams off of George at the trade deadline was his reported desire to play for the Lakers if he didn’t stay in Indiana, but Boston might think they can convince him to stay in 2018 and be part of a championship caliber squad.
If Boston passes on Butler, either for George or to hold onto picks, the other possible trade destinations behind the Celtics are a little bit fuzzier. Most teams with the assets to entice the Bulls into trading Butler are also in the rebuilding phase, while teams that would see Butler as a player they want to jump into contention lack young assets or draft assets to move.
For example, the Hawks reportedly inquired about Butler at the deadline as well, but they don’t have the assets to deal that Boston has and likely wouldn’t want to make that deal without knowing what Paul Millsap will do as a free agent this offseason. The Lakers have young assets, but they’re best served to wait another year and try to scoop up George in free agency.
Then there are wild card teams like Minnesota, which O’Connor used as an example if they landed the top pick. Even without the No. 1 pick, the Timberwolves could produce a package of picks and young players to try and pair Butler with Karl Anthony-Towns and begin making a push into playoff contention in the West.
The Bulls will face the same problems this summer in finding a package of assets that matches Butler’s value that led them to holding onto him at the trade deadline, but the team faltering down the stretch might be enough of a catalyst for them to lower their demands in an effort to reset.
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FAN-FAVORITE CLASSIC EPISODES OF MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 COMING TO @netflix MARCH 15, 2017!
We’ve got movie sign! Classic episodes of the cult-hit comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) are coming to @netflix on March 15, 2017!
Ahead of the much anticipated new season’s release exclusively on Netflix on April 14, 2017, twenty fan-favorite episodes of MST3K will be available to stream, including beloved episodes Manos: The Hands of Fate, Space Mutiny, I Accuse My Parents and Pod People.
Beloved by a legion of fans worldwide and ranked by top media culture critics as one of the best cult television shows of all time, MST3K follows the motley crew of a human host and his two robot sidekicks aboard the Satellite of Love. The hapless host, trapped by mad scientists on a satellite in space, is forced to watch some of the most outrageously unfortunate B-movies ever created. To keep sane, he’s built two robot sidekicks, and together they do a running commentary on the films, affectionately mocking their flaws with inspired wisecracks and acting as a demented movie theater peanut gallery.
Created by Joel Hodgson, MST3K’s first season aired on KTMA-TV in Minneapolis. Its national broadcast life began in 1989 on the Comedy Channel (later to become Comedy Central), where it ran for seven seasons. The show’s final three seasons aired on the Sci-Fi Channel. Series creator Hodgson originally played stranded host, Joel Robinson. When he left in 1993, series head writer Mike Nelson replaced him as the new B-movie victim, and continued in the role for the rest of the show’s run. The format proved to be popular, and during its eleven years and 198 episodes (including one feature film), MST3K attained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim. The series won a Peabody Award in 1993, and was nominated for writing Emmys in 1994 and 1995.
The highly successful Mystery Science Theater Kickstarter campaign to #BringBackMST3K surpassed the goal of fully funding the production of 14 new episodes and set the world record as the highest-funded Film and TV crowdfunding campaign in history. New episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, a Netflix original series, will debut on April 14, 2017.
The complete list of classic MST3K episodes coming to Netflix includes:
· Catalina Caper
· Future War
· The Giant Gila Monster
· Hercules Against the Moon Men
· Horrors of Spider Island
· I Accuse My Parents
· Jack Frost
· Manos: The Hands of Fate
· Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders
· Pod People
· Puma Man
· Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
· Space Mutiny
· Teenagers from Outer Space
· Time Chasers
· Zombie Nightmare
Thanks to Paul for the heads up.
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In the Shadow of Z’hadum
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It’s becoming increasingly difficult to go online these days. Every visit to Facebook is littered with stories about lying politicians. Twitter is abuzz with unfair executive orders. Every news story has an undertone of a total rejection of basic human ethics. What we need is a distraction.
And who better to distract than the Muppets? Not only do they have decades of wonderful content, but they can bring the laughs and the feels when we feel like the world is joyless and heartless.
Obviously, you can tune in to any given Muppet, Sesame, or Henson TV show, film, or YouTube video and get that much-needed diversion. But we’ve curated a small list to get you started.
Bummed about an the future of public schools? Just remember how Sesame Street taught us the ABCs with the help of a frog and a precocious Cookie Monster-loving girl.
Have you heard about the potential defunding of the arts? Don’t worry, it’ll feel better if you sing a song.
Can’t believe the ignorance about the state of the world? It’s still wonderful, and there are puppies.
Wondering why it seems that so many politicians have to be so oblivious? Find some wisdom with Cantus the Minstrel.
When you hear that the food stamp program may not have a future, remember happier times when all you needed to do was shout for your meal.
What’s going to happen as the president continues to ruin foreign relations with our allies in other countries? We’ll just have to remember that we must take time to understand one another and care about each other, because if we do, we can turn the world around.
What’s an “alternative fact”?? I don’t know, but here’s an actual fact: Grover is an amazing disco dancer.
Going crazy trying to explain why women’s rights are human rights? Maybe this classic Sesame Street song will help.
What the hell is going on with the president’s ties to white supremacists?? There’s room in this world for people of all colors, species, and whatever Gonzo is.
Miss the Obamas? Yeah, we all miss our exes once in a while.
Frustrated at the fact that we’re going to have to deal with this stuff for four whole years? Big Bird reminds us that there ain’t no road too long.
And remember: You’re not in this fight alone. As long as there’s resistance, there are millions of people who believe in you. Deep enough, and hard enough.
Click here to cheer up because Kermit said so on the ToughPigs forum!
by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com
The Warriors won at Oracle Arena in the Bay last night in juggernaut fashion with a 121-104 win that wasn’t even as close as the final score. Draymond Green even stuck his tongue out at Blake Griffin after one big three-pointer. But before the game, Stephen Curry showed his range is inexorable. This is just […]
"The movies’ main women’s stories had, largely, revolved around their partner or paramour, and the..."
The movies’ main women’s stories had, largely, revolved around their partner or paramour, and the one that didn’t — Black Widow (more on her in a bit) — fell victim to Kevin Feige’s hemming and hawing about lady-led films. “This isn’t for women,” that voice seemed to chide, reawakening the alienation and self-doubt I’d felt in my preteen years, “You don’t belong here.” Although that voice may not have been speaking the whole truth, it certainly felt that way.
That brings me back to Black Widow. Let me first make one thing clear about “Captain Marvel” — I am ecstatic. I am thrilled. I’m over the moon. It feels as though a weight has been lifted from my chest, that the tense knot in my stomach has eased. However, as psyched as I am about “Captain Marvel,” the fact that Black Widow has been left in the cold can’t help but cause discomfort.
This shouldn’t have been an “either/or” situation; it’s nonsense to argue that one or the other deserves a film more, when in reality it should have been both. In yesterday’s announcement, Fiege lumped Black Widow together with Hulk, saying that both will have big roles to play in the MCU to leave you satisfied — but he must have forgotten already that the Hulk has had two feature films and his own cartoon, where Black Widow has had none. What’s more, a “Black Widow” film is a treasure trove just waiting to be mined.”
"in reality it should have been both"
in media representation the answer is never a competition between X and Y the answer is always both