Thought for the day

"Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks." -- Doug Larson, English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games

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Hollywood isn’t exactly having a happy holiday season, at least not based on their box office results.

They are looking at some of the worst box office results since 1994 (disregarding 2020 as a COVID year), according to reporting by the Daily Wire.

The results were tabulated over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which is typically a busy weekend for people going to the movies. However, Hollywood did not see the results it might have hoped to see over this long weekend.

Recently-returned Disney CEO Bob Iger says he's "sorry" to see the company getting dragged into an ideological battle with Florida lawmakers over a ban on the discussion of sex and gender in early elementary classrooms.

The CEO of AMC Networks has stepped down in a shock move after just three months on the job, and the company plans to lay off about one-fifth of its US workforce as it faces pressure from streaming competitors and a slowing economy.

The cable network, home to hit shows such as Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul announced the moves in a press release and internal memos on Tuesday.

Disney suffered one of its worst theatrical releases ever with its latest animated movie Strange World, which brought in just $18.6 million over the five-day holiday weekend despite being heralded as the first Disney movie to include an openly gay main character.

Disney’s Hocus Pocus 2 star Bette Midler spent Thanksgiving trashing the holiday and posting a meme referring to pilgrims as “undocumented aliens from Europe.”

In the meme, a Native American and a pilgrim are holding a turkey, clearly meant to depict the first Thanksgiving.