Adult Swim Axes “Alt-Right” Show ‘Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace’

Splitsider is reporting that Adult Swim has cancelled Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace, the “alt-right” show hosted by skilled troll Sam Hyde, following calls from different Adult Swim performers, writers, and directors to axe a show that profligates conspiracy theories and promotes homophobia and misogyny. Y’know, for the lulz.

Adult Swim picked up Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace, which was slated in the Tv dead zone of Saturday night at 12:15 a.m., in August 2016. But Hyde and his “comedy” group, Million Dollar Extreme (MDE), had been currently large on 4chan — an incubator of the alt-appropriate, as BuzzFeed‘s Joseph Bernstein notes: “The alt-correct, which idealizes offensive speech as a principled transgression against a censorious liberal culture, is a all-natural match for MDE’s comedy, which combines nerdy references to anime and video games with the sinister goofiness of Tim and Eric, the anti-Pc imply streak of pre-corporate Vice, and the terminal irony of meme culture.”

In mid-November, comedian and actor Brett Gelman severed his ties with the Adult Swim network, citing the channel’s treatment of females in a Twitter post. In an interview with Paste, Gelman said he produced his departure official after reading a BuzzFeed article which describes Adult Swim’s CEO, Mike Lazzo responding to criticisms of the network’s lack of female talent in a Reddit post. “What I actually stated was-girls don’t tend to like conflict, comedy usually comes from conflict, so that’s most likely why we (or other folks) have so few female projects,” Lazzo wrote. “Nonetheless this was a dumb answer to a excellent question as Lucille Ball and Gilda Rather to Amy Poelher and Amy Schumer prove my statement a load of generalized nonsense.”

Just six episodes of World Peace aired for the duration of its initial season over the summer, which now appears to be its last. But don’t assume we’ve seen the last of Hyde and his noxious brand of “humor” — as Amanda Hess pointed out final week, the far proper has a way of looking for out protected spaces.

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Eric Johnson Premieres Cover of Les Paul and Mary Ford&#039s &quotThe World Is Waiting for the Sunrise&quot

Thirty years following his 1986 breakthrough, Tones, guitar legend Eric Johnson is releasing his 1st all-acoustic album. The disc, dubbed EJ, will be available October 7 via Provogue.

Nowadays, we bring you the exclusive premiere of one of the songs from EJ: Johnson’s cover of Les Paul and Mary Ford’s 1951 classic, “The Planet Is Waiting for the Sunrise,” which also takes place to function the fretwork of guitarist Doyle Dykes. You can check it out beneath.

“Ever given that I was young, I’ve played piano and acoustic guitar in my private life,” Johnson says. “This sort of music has constantly been a element of me, but I never showcased it on any type of larger  level, like a complete acoustic record. With EJ, I just decided to be a lot more truthful with myself and everybody, and show much more of my personal side.

“Nearly all of that material was reduce reside. Some of the songs I actually sang and played at the same time—just live in the studio. Recording this way gave it a lot more of an sincere realism and organic emotion. Specifically on the acoustic, you just have to get in there and play.”

On the original compositions “Wonder,” “Fatherly Downs” and “All Items You Are,” Johnson plays his 1980 Martin D-45, a present from his late father. He plays the steel-string on his instrumentals “After Upon a Time in Texas,” “All Issues You Are” and “Song for Irene.” He conjures the stunning, pensive tones of “Serinidad,” yet another original instrumental, on a Ramirez nylon-string model. A spirited steel-string arrangement of Simon &amp Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” rounds out the solo guitar tracks.

Johnson also arranged Simon &amp Garfunkel’s “Scarborough Fair” for voice and piano and plays piano on the originals “Water Under the Bridge,” “November” and “Wrapped in a Cloud,” an ensemble track with acoustic bass, cello, drums and percussion. He rearranged Jimi Hendrix’s “One particular Rainy Want” for guitar and piano, capping the efficiency with a jazz-inflected piano solo. You can check out the complete tracklist beneath.

In assistance of EJ, Johnson will embark on a series of U.S. tours that will bring him to about 60 cities. Keep tuned for dates and information. 

For far more about Johnson and EJ, visit ericjohnson.com. To preorder EJ, head here.

EJ Tracklist:

1. Mrs. Robinson
2. Water Below the Bridge
three. Wonder
four. Wrapped in a Cloud
5. After Upon a Time in Texas
6. One Rainy Want
7. Serinidad
eight. Fatherly Downs
9. The Planet Is Waiting for the Sunrise
10. November
11. All Factors You Are
12. Scarborough Fair
13. Song for Irene

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Bill Nye Gets a Netflix Series That’ll “Save the World” — Or at Least Debunk Some Anti-Scientific Theories That Threaten It

It is a large day for nostalgic nerds with Netflix accounts: only hours after it was announced that the streaming service’s ’80s pastiche sci-fi marvel Stranger Things would be returning for a second season, they’ve revealed plans for another new series that’ll surely have appeal among a similar demographic: a talk show hosted by none other than the bow-tied Lincoln lookalike in your bulky ’90s science class Television sets — Bill Nye.

Although Nye, most known for Bill Nye the Science Guy, may be a figure quickly evocative of ’90s nostalgia, he has also become an outspoken critic and challenger of politicians and other influential figures who favor religion over science — possessing famously gone head-to-head in debate with Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham at Petersburg, Kentucky’s Creation Museum. (He also not too long ago published the book Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation.) As most scientists and non-religious-zealots do, Nye has voiced frequent concern about people ignoring the facts of climate alter.

The upcoming series, titled Bill Nye Saves the World, will continue in the vein in which Nye has currently emerged as a relatable scientific voice in the previous handful of decades. Netflix’s description reveals that “each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may possibly be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of sector.”

Nye said in a statement:

Because the start off of the Science Guy show, I’ve been on a mission to change the planet by obtaining men and women everywhere excited about the basic suggestions in science. Today, I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, exactly where we’ll discuss the complex scientific concerns facing us right now, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate alter. With the correct science and very good writing, we’ll do our ideal to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, possibly we’ll alter the planet a small.

The series is planned to premiere in Spring 2017.

[Via Indiewire]

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Edward Snowden Showed Up (by way of THE World wide web) at Comic-Con’s ‘Snowden’ Panel

San Diego Comic-Con launched yesterday, and amongst the day a single festivities were a screening and panel discussion of the new massive-screen vehicle for everybody’s favorite comic book hero, Edward Snowden. (Wait, what?) Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt – apparently now your go-to guy for biopics about people they’ve currently created completely very good documentaries about – as the NSA whistleblower, beneath the path of Oliver Stone. And following the film’s screening at SDCC final night, Stone, Gordon-Levitt, and co-star Shailene Woodley had been joined by a surprise guest: Snowden himself.

He didn’t show up in person, of course the fugitive analyst is in hiding in Russia. But he was piped in by means of Google Hangout, aware that even that work-about is a sticky wicket. “The FBI really gets a copy of this talk due to the fact we’re going by means of Google Hangouts,” he mused, according to Deadline. “The information is there for the taking.”

It is the newest step in a process that’s been somewhat surreal for Snowden. “I do not feel anybody looks forward to getting a film made about themselves, specially a person who’s a privacy activist,” he noted. “But what I can say is some of my family members say, ‘He sounds just like you.’… If he can pass the family members test, he’s undertaking all correct.”

Snowden is out September 16th.

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