Elf On The Shelf

26 May 19
Adra Campaign

Somewhere in a dusty library a hooded figure walks slowly to a dirt covered shelf. A black raven lands on their shoulders and they feed the bird absent minded while sighing deeply. Suddenly one of the books in the shelves gives of a faint glow. The figure lets out a surprised gasp as they reach […]

25 May 19
Hannah Cole

Dedication I’d like to dedicate this piece to my late grandparents, Anthony and Jean Bossi, because even though this is a story about my mother’s endless amount of things, there is a reason behind every last piece she picks up. I may not fully understand why my house is cluttered with things that aren’t my […]

23 May 19

Jim Dangle to the Rescue There’s a decent chance that you recognize Thomas Lennon, either from his role as Lieutenant Jim Dangle — he of the short-shorts and ambiguous sexuality — on Reno 911!, or from his Snickers bars commercials, or maybe even from the mid-nineties MTV sketch show The State, a solid cult favorite. […]

23 May 19
Farmgirl Fibers & Arts

Did you know that we are surrounded by teen girl writers? I can name many who live near me and others who live far away. Their creativity and passion inspires me immensely. To think that behind the mask of mortal human flesh, the wheels of spirit and soul are turning and crafting worlds; etching them […]

23 May 19

Ayyyeeee Who Remembers 90s Fashion. Remember The Baggy Clothes, Bandannas Overalls, Plaid, Polo’s, Suspender’s, Leggings, Vests, Flannels, Denim On Denim, Platform Boots & Sandals, Layers, Knee High Socks, Etc. There Were So Many. 90s Fashion Was So Dope. I Miss The 90s So Much The Queens Of Baggy Clothes TLC & Aaliyah https://www.teenvogue.com/story/tlc-explains-why-they-wore-condoms-as-accessories A Few […]

23 May 19
Creative Jean Blossoming

Photo albums tucked onto many a shelf bare witness that I used to know Santa and his Elf. The time has changed, though the magic remains. The tree is full of ornaments and popcorn chains. Yet giggling little faces no longer fill the room. Only the glow of the chilly winter moon. Shall I burn […]

22 May 19
After its fourth weekend, “Avengers: Endgame” is the biggest grossing domestic hit in more than three years with $771 million in North America. Its final achievement will be profound — but it also comes awfully early, as “John Wick 3” now holds the number-one spot. The Marvel movie’s April 25 release is not quite a month old, but unlike prior all-time hits, it’s no longer driving the most business. Here’s where we stand, with some projections, records made, and context compared to other huge hits: Final Domestic Gross: About $850 Million No one can complain about $850 million. At a minimum, “Endgame” will be the second-biggest film in a decade that has seen the business turn itself over to blockbusters. It comes in an era in which comic-book titles, Marvel ones in particular, are a mature force. So while it’s a great gross, it’s less than what was anticipated after a record $357 million opening that suggested a $900 million total as the low end of likely final take. Box-office analysts use history, math, and multiples to guess totals and at $850 million, the multiple would be just under 2.4. That compares to 3.8 times for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and 2.6 for “Avengers: Infinity War.” The lowest for a Marvel film was “Captain America: Civil War,” which fell just under 2.3. Also boosting hopes for “Endgame” was an A+ Cinemascore and a history of repeat viewings among core fans. Not adjusting for inflation, it needed to get to $937 million to topple “Force Awakens” — a film that benefitted from Christmas play time, fewer initial screens, and arguably a stronger event factor as the reboot of a franchise. Worldwide Should Top $2.8 Billion Global totals are now $2.617 billion, with another $200 million anticipated. That will easily clear $2.8 billion, and give it consideration as the “biggest ever” film. It will also reach just over or under $2 billion international, which will have an impact on its “all time” placements. The split will be around 70% foreign, 30% domestic. That’s a lower foreign performance than “Fast and Furious,” Bond, and “Harry Potter,” but significantly above “Star Wars,” Disney/Pixar animation, and comic-book movies like “Black Panther,” “Wonder Woman,” and “Captain Marvel” that veered from white male heroes. “Avengers: Endgame” “Endgame” set its own records When it opened at $357 million, that represented 89% of the total for all films that weekend — an all-time high. It had more theaters, and more total screens and seats, than any film in history, with showtimes covering at least 18 hours a day for the first weekend. However, that strategy also led to a much shorter shelf life. Based on an $850 million domestic final gross, 91% of its total will come through its fourth weekend. That’s the peak of a trend that’s been on the uprise for decades; earlier-era smashes like “Gone With the Wind” and “The Sound of Music” took a month or more to even reach the biggest cities, then played limited dates for up to a year before any sort of wide release. In the 21st century, 80% was the fourth-weekend norm; “Black Panther” hit that mark, while “Force Awakens” was 87% and “Infinity War” was 88%. Unadjusted, the fourth weekend for “Endgame” was the fifth biggest behind “Avatar,” “The Force Awakens,” “Black Panther,” and the original “Avengers.” Once it’s adjusted for inflation, however, “Endgame” comes in at only #29 —behind “Monsters, Inc.,” “Twister,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and “Elf.” With the rise of Fandango and the presold popular films, audiences demand immediacy. (No different than “Game of Thrones,” with rabid fans who want to see it live.) With business that makes itself known early, the 90-day theatrical window looks increasingly antiquated. Those who want to see mostly don’t want to delay their experience, making the argument for waiting three months harder to swallow. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Where “Endgame” ranks, (un)adjusted  No need to recap the debate over adjusted vs. unadjusted gross, but here’s where it will stand in both: Domestic Unadjusted, “Endgame” is now #2, having edged out “Avatar.” That’s where it will stay, with “Force Awakens” safe at $937 million. Adjusted, “Endgame” is likely to take the #17 slot currently held by “Return of the Jedi” at $847 million. To make the top 15, it would need to pass “Avatar” at $877 million, which is very unlikely. Among 21st =-century titles, it looks to be third best behind “Force Awakens” and “Avatar.” Among films in the last 25 years, it would rank #4, with “Titanic” still a quarter billion dollars better than any domestic release since. Worldwide Unadjusted, “Endgame” should have the highest recorded gross at around $2.85 billion. The current record is “Avatar” at $2.787 billion. Adjusted, “Titanic” has a clear lead at about $3.8 billion, “Gone With the Wind” roughly $3.5 billion, and “Avatar” third with $3.2 billion. Fourth place looks like its landing spot. International Unadjusted, this is going to be the closest call. Foreign so far is $1.845 billion; “Avatar” grossed $2.027 billion. “Endgame” is $182 million short, so it could be close. Adjusted, “Endgame” will trail only “Titanic” ($2.66 billion) and “Avatar” ($2.3 billion) in tickets sold. It’s reasonable to accept that recent films are the biggest; the international market has never been so dominant and accessible to studio made films. But James Cameron still rules. Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.
22 May 19
F3 Louisville

With Memorial Day just around the corner the PAX decided it was time to work on our dadbods with a little curls for the girls and tris for the guys.  Don’t worry though it was a full body beatdown by the end and of course finished off with Pickle Pounders. 8 Pax – Uncle Rico […]

22 May 19
The Tabletop Almanac

Against the Darkmaster – The Fellowship Apart from a little dabbling in Palladium games TMNT and Heroes Unlimited, Basic D&D and AD&D 2nd Edition formed the extent of my exposure to rpgs at the age of 8-10. Visits to the store for new miniatures and the occasional new book gave me the opportunity to see […]

22 May 19

Translator: churnie not edited   My wish come true Black Scorpion Scarred Mark opened the system menu and sent a short message to Cold Wave to tell them to go to their own cultivation closed-door practice, after something was connected with thousands miles of voice, he turned off the communication system and start to wander […]

21 May 19
Hectic's Blog About Stuff

My Ghosts of Saltmarsh book arrived today.  I forgot I actually ordered it o so long ago.  Too bad I am still dealing with my depression and just threw it on the D&D Bookshelf, where D&D books go to be unlooked at for a long time usually.   I didn’t even crack it open, just […]

21 May 19
Daily Crossword Puzzle Solver

Welcome to Crossword Puzzle Answers. Our website is dedicated to Crossword Answers. We solve all the clues from publishers such as New York Times, LA Times, USA Today etc. Since you arrived at this particular page you are looking for the answer to Universal May 22nd 2019 Crossword Clues so without wasting your time here […]

20 May 19

Welcome to a slightly different version of Shelf Life! Running a review every week has become less feasible from a cost and organizational standpoint in recent months, so we’re trying a new format for the column. In place of those weekly anime reviews, we’ve expanded the new release list to cover print volumes of manga […]

20 May 19
Danny the Deal Guru

Get $35 off a future qualifying purchase of $70 or more when you’re approved for a REDcard. Now through June 15.

20 May 19
Target is currently offering new REDcard members $35 off orders of $70 or more. Simply apply and be approved for a REDcard prior to June 15 and you’ll receive this code for your next purchase. That’s on top of the usual 5% off everyday along with additional perks like expedited shipping, free returns and more. Target’s REDcard is available in two different versions, as both a debit or credit card depending on your needs. Learn more on this landing page. Full terms and conditions below. Now that you’re equipped with a new REDcard and promotion discount, head over to our Target guide and sort through all of the best deals. You’ll regularly find discounts on fashion, home goods, and even Apple products from time to time. Terms and conditions: Get a coupon for $35 off a $70+ qualifying purchase when you are approved for a debit or credit REDcard in-stores and at Target.com between 5/19/19–6/15/19. The coupon will be mailed to approved cardholders with their REDcard and will be valid through July 20, 2019. Excludes gift cards, prepaid cards, alcohol, milk, select baby products (DockATot, Halo, Owlet, Peg Perego, Philips Avent), select toys (Barbie Dreamhouse, Fisher-Price Imaginext Jurassic Rex, Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash, Thomas & Friends Super Station), Elf on the Shelf, LEGO, L.O.L. Surprise House, Bose, JBL, Sonos, Apple, Fitbit, Tile, Google Home/Mini/Max, LG OLED TV, Samsung TVs, GoPro, DSLR cameras & lenses, mobile contracts, Nintendo hardware and Switch games, PS4 hardware, Xbox hardware, Red Dead Redemption II video games, Vitamix, Weber, Traeger, Tylenol pain relief, clinic & pharmacy and Target Optical. To qualify for coupon discount, the total must not include excluded products.
20 May 19

In ‘War of the Realms: The Punisher #1,’ is the Punisher a superhero? Duggan gives us a look at the hero behind the infamous anti-hero.