Shanghai Disneyland will close in effort to contain coronavirus

Posted Friday, January 24, 2020 11:49 AM | Contributed by Tekwardo

Shanghai Disneyland will close its gates on Saturday in an effort to stop the spread of a new SARS-like virus that has killed 26 people and sickened at least 881, primarily in China. It’s not known when the theme park may reopen.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:44 AM
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That's like saying everyone loves sex, but I'm not going to have it because everyone else keeps saying how awesome it is. I'm sure there is a graph for this somewhere.


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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:56 AM
99er's avatar

Does this apply to new roller coasters that EVERYONE is riding too? You shouldn't not give something you might like a chance just because everyone else is doing it.


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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:08 AM

Have you seen the POV for that new coaster? It is so slow. I’m not going to ride it.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:51 AM

OhioStater said:

I'm sure there is a graph for this somewhere.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:06 AM
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Well I did come across a graph charting the increase of web traffic to a certain internet pornography website alongside the increase of people staying home during all of this.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:50 AM

TheMillenniumRider said:

Well I did come across a graph charting the increase of web traffic to a certain internet pornography website alongside the increase of people staying home during all of this.

In all honesty, that site is probably one of the best in using their data against real-world things, and they have been for a few years. It's amazing how activities and searches on the site correlate to other events going on.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:02 AM
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I've seen other charts as well in the past now that you mention it, they always pop up on a different discussion site I visit. But anyway, it always had me thinking, you have all these data point correlations, but at the end of the day people visit your site for one reason. Regardless of what happens in society and around the world, aren't people still going to take a number 3?

What are they doing with that data exactly? How exactly would you improve your product offerings?

Edit: Wow, this thread has gone in a very new direction hasn't it?

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:55 AM
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OhioStater said:

And just when I thought we were going all Kumbaya in this thread, I see this? Dude...you are so wrong. Because, math.

Perhaps I was expecting too much. I'm not sure how that's possible, what with all my friends acting like the show was equivalent to the second coming of Christ himself. Hell, Bill Burr couldn't even save the show (in fact, that was one of the worst episodes). Neither could intergalactic Gus Fring, who appeared way too late in the season.

That's like saying everyone loves sex, but I'm not going to have it because everyone else keeps saying how awesome it is.

Nah. If it was actually like that, then I'd expect to also have an instinctive, carnal desire to watch documentaries about despicable people, and think about them every waking moment. Oddly, I don't.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:31 PM
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Carrie J. said:

Vater said:

I haven't bothered watching Tiger King. At this point I don't really want to, just because seemingly EVERYONE has already.

Exactly my thoughts.

Good. Good.

Let the Gonch flow through you.

I had to double check to make sure I didn't post and forget. You guys make me so proud.

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With that said, we totally binged Tiger King and it's an amazing trainwreck.


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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:23 PM

Vater said:

Perhaps I was expecting too much.

It took me several episodes to warm up to it. I sat down to watch the first episode and expected to be wowed by it. I ended up being very uninterested. My brain said it is Star Wars but instead of the usual characters that I associate with Star Wars I got a bunch of new characters that I struggled to make a connection with. This wasn't Star Wars at all But I stuck with it and once I accepted that it is a completely different story line I ended up liking it.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:43 PM
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See, I was the opposite. I was mesmerized by the visuals (and nods to the little stuff from the original films), and the direction of the story kept me interested for about the first 3 episodes. It was slow and plodding throughout, but I didn't start not giving a crap about any of the characters until episode 4 or so. Whichever episode it was that took place in the village where the one dimensional female character had an inexplicable crush on the main character.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 2:50 PM
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I loved the Mandolorian, but I am a luke warm (see what I did there?) Star Wars fan. I've seen all the movies, many of them multiple times, but I don't know that I "grew up on them." I really liked the Mandolorian. I thought it was an interesting take the Star Wars universe that moved beyond "cosmic struggle between good guys and bad buys for the fate of the universe." It reminded me a bit of Firefly, which I loved (and I'm sure is also beyond overhyped at this point).


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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 3:51 PM
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Same. I liked Mando for what it was. It’s not amazing. But it was fun. As far as Genre shows based on established IP go, I though Picard, while not perfect, and Watchmen, which was great, were both better.

As for Tiger King, I had no interest and in fact don’t have a current Netflix sub, but a close friend made me log in and binge it because he wanted to talk about it lol. It was...worthy of a binge. It was more than a train wreck. It was that, a dumpster fire, a car wreck, a fight at Walmart, and gay tigers (I think? Or something?) all rolled in to one. I’ve told people not to watch it. They all watched it.

P.S. If you need something to watch that *just enough* people have watched that it’s fun to quote and see who gets it, but still isn’t super memed yet, Letterkenny. All. Dang. Day. And you can let that one Marinate.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:22 PM
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99er said:

Does this apply to new roller coasters that EVERYONE is riding too? You shouldn't not give something you might like a chance just because everyone else is doing it.

Well, something you might like may be the operative expression there. I don't have an interest and would literally only be watching because everyone else is and that's not how I roll. Something about jumping off bridges from my childhood or something. ;-)


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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:57 PM
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Makes sense. I had ZERO interest in the show, not because everyone was watching it, but because the subject matter just didn't interest me. I don't really care about tigers. But I watched the second episode with a friend and I was hooked immediately.

Tekwardo mentioned Letterkenny and I couldn't agree more. I actually had a trip booked to see Letterkenny live but was cancelled because of the current situation. Hopefully it will be rescheduled.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:03 PM

sorry to derail Tiger King and Letterkenny conversation, but back to being all poindexters:

here's a great article on the true mortality in NYC

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-true-scale-of-excess-mortality-in-nyc

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:17 PM
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Shades said:

My brain said it is Star Wars but instead of the usual characters that I associate with Star Wars I got a bunch of new characters that I struggled to make a connection with.

I guess it depends on which decade you grew up in. Seeing major parts/episodes dedicated to an IG-xx assassin droid and Jawas did more for me than anything else... It's all sentiment, I know. Couldn't care much for the new characters, and have no clue what really went down. I just like seeing old characters that had bigger roles as plastic toys than they did in the original movies. They know darn well which heart strings to pull!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:07 PM
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I'm only 36 but still enjoy the original three over anything else. After that I have enjoyed the latest movies so I figured I would like Mandolorian. We get pretty deep into the Star Wars IP with some of the projects I work on so when Mandolarian came out everyone at work was over the top about it. Once I finally watched it I just couldn't get into it. I dunno..its weird.


-Chris

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:51 AM

Disney looking at taking guests temperature (sounds like at entry and various points throughout the park).

Wells Fargo analyst downgraded Disney stock. Expects 0 attendance for back half of fiscal 2020 (ending at end September 2020) and 50% capacity for fiscal year 2021. Expecting it to take 24 months for attendance to return to normal. Looking at widespread testing and vaccine to take that long.

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/iger-floats-temp-checks-at-disney-...234573760/

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:05 AM
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That’s a reasonable estimate.


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