Showing posts with label Amazon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amazon. Show all posts

Friday, March 6, 2020

The Kids in the Hall Are Back

This is somewhere around the seventh or eighth reunion of the Kids in the Hall, so don't call it a comeback:
Amazon Prime Video is making a new eight-episode continuation of the original 1989 sketch comedy series, and yes, all of the original Canadian cast members will return. Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson will be reprising some of their original fan-favorite characters as well as playing some brand new ones. 
The series will be executive produced by "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video. 
"Even after 30 years, 'The Kids in the Hall' has retained its brilliance and originality," said Michaels. "We are happy to be bringing back all of the original 'Kids' for the new series." 
"We've been investing in Canada for several years and are excited to add to that momentum by making The Kids in the Hall the first Canadian Amazon Original series," said James Farrell, vice president of international originals for Amazon Studios.
Lorne Michaels is a bloodsucking vampire, and I would have to imagine, since I don't know anything about show business, that he's keeping 90% of the money from this and that's wrong. If this thing makes Amazon a lot of money, I guess I'll keep Prime but, really, the porch pirate thing is out of control.

Let's say, for example, I order the DVD set that has all the episodes of the classic series. Yeah, I'll rifle through those if it makes it to my door, but what's more likely is that someone is going to drive up in one of those vans with the blue letters on the side and they're going to toss a padded envelope with the wrong goddamned version of Trailer Park Boys in it onto the front porch and drive away. I hate that shit. What's up with the guy with the fake glasses? Isn't there a law against portraying disabled people in a negative way?

While my bad attitude takes over, up from the darkness, a lone figure, a guy in sweatpants and a jean jacket, is going to wave his flashlight around my front yard, grab the package, and give his buddy Jake the signal to start the car so they can beat it out of here. I'm not getting involved in any of that shit. Take it, take it and go, you probably need the laughs more than me, jean jacket guy.

As a matter of fact, to hell with all this. I'm still smarting from something that went wrong years ago and I'm not about to get invested in something that allows Lorne to buy another house in the Hamptons, wherever that is, man.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Would You Pay More if Amazon Hired Union Workers?

Whenever anything related to Amazon comes up, I feel like commenting on it after I tell you that:

1. I publish crappy short stories on Amazon as a wannabe author

2. I use Amazon extensively to entertain the family

3. I buy things cheap from Amazon on a regular basis

Having said that, would I pay more if Amazon hired union workers?

Absolutely. I would pay more. And so, adding 1,000 jobs to Baltimore's work force will improve the lives of a lot of people even if these jobs aren't union jobs (don't laugh because this is not Germany and nobody forms a union here and survives). You'd have to be a braying jackass to make it about yourself and bemoan 1,000 jobs in the economically depressed Southeastern part of Baltimore. Whatever they are going to pay those folks just isn't enough, but at least it is something.

If someone were to stumble across this crappy blog, they would know one thing--Amazon's stuff is dirt cheap because they don't pay their people enough. If they charged just a little more for their stuff, I would still buy things from Amazon.

Really, this isn't hard to understand.