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The 411 Dumpster Fire of the Week: Beyoncé’s Fanbase

June 10, 2019 | Posted by Bryan Kristopowitz
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The 411mania Dumpster Fire of the Week

Hello, everyone, and welcome to The 411 Dumpster Fire of the Week. I’m Bryan Kristopowitz.

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So I finally got Netflix a few weeks ago and the only thing I’ve watched so far are episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. I’ve looked at what Netflix has available at the moment in terms of movies, Netflix originals, and whatever else the service has, but I haven’t actually watched anything outside of Python. I just haven’t had the time (and I really need to find the time to watch Solo: A Star Wars Story before it leaves for its new home at Disney + because I still haven’t seen that damn thing).

Now, as I’ve watched Python episodes, when the opening titles show up a little box appears on the screen asking me if I want to “skip the intro.” I’ve heard people celebrate/complain about this particular Netflix option and, if you’re not into watching a show’s opening titles, it makes sense to have this option available to you. I actually like watching a show’s opening titles, especially if the show in question has an actual kick ass theme song (S.W.A.T.?), but I can see why some people would just want to “get on with the show.” At the same time, is this option actually something people use when watching Python?

Go ahead and watch every episode of Flying Circus. The “opening titles” don’t always act like regular opening titles. Sometimes they actually are opening titles, appearing at the very beginning of an episode, and sometimes the opening titles pop up in the middle of the show for no reason other than that’s what the Python group wanted to do. And sometimes the opening titles lead into a joke. So why would anyone want to skip the opening titles here?

Anyone else out there not mind a TV show’s opening titles? And what the heck should I check out on Netflix in terms of Netflix originals? What’s the most important thing to check out before anything else?

And now onto this week’s Dumpster Fire of the Week.

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This week, the 411 Dumpster Fire of the Week goes to Beyoncé’s fans, known on the internets as The Beyhive for cyberbullying the wife of the owner of the Golden State Warriors for allegedly making Beyoncé “uncomfortable” during the third game of the NBA Finals. Nicole Curran, the wife in question here, was sitting on the sidelines next to Beyoncé and her husband and fellow musician Jay-Z, and at some point during the game Curran started talking to Jay-Z, with Beyoncé in between, and during that conversation Beyoncé “gave” Curran “epic side eye.” After that “happened,” and the “incident” was spread all over the internets, the Beyhive lost its shit and started sending messages to Curran’s Instagram page. At first, the messages were apparently just bee emojis, but then the messages escalated and Curran shut her Instagram page down when she started getting death threats.

Yes, that’s what I said. Death threats. Because she apparently made Beyoncé, “Queen Bee,” uncomfortable on camera, at a big deal basketball game watched all over the world. And some of the messages referred to Curran as “Becky,” the woman that Jay-Z cheated on Beyoncé with or whatever the fuck from that one song Beyoncé did as part of that “Lemonade” album several years ago. So, hey, maybe Curran was trying to put the moves on Jay-Z right in front of his wife. Because that seems plausible and makes sense and isn’t incredibly fucking stupid.

Jesus Christ, what the hell is wrong with some people? Sending death threats to a woman’s Instagram page because you think she might have crossed your favorite celebrity? Why would anyone do that? What sense does that make? It makes no sense, of course, in the real world, but since it’s the internets and the internets is filled with absolute loonbag psychos Instagram death threats make complete and total sense.

Again, Jesus Christ, what the hell is wrong with people? And can someone tell me why Beyonce’s team (mostly her publicist) wasn’t more upset about the Beyhive acting like a bunch of psychopaths?

This crap has to stop. You want to complain about something, do it. But death threats? That’s bullshit.

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And now for this week’s honorable mentions…

Mark Stevens, minority owner of the NBA team the Golden State Warriors, for pushing Toronto Raptors player Kyle Lowry during game 3 of the NBA Finals . Stevens put his hands on Lowry towards the end of the game. It doesn’t look like this is a “misunderstanding” where Stevens put his hands up to try to block Lowry from slamming into him as Lowry ran for the sidelines. It looks like Stevens just decided to put his hands on Lowry because… I’m not sure why. As a result of this incident, Stevens has been fined $500,000 and has been suspended for the season next season (and apparently there’s a possibility the NBA may force Stevens to sell his stake in the team as a result of “embarrassing” the league and the game and whatnot). I’m not sure that the punishment necessarily fits the crime, but at the same time you shouldn’t willingly put your hands on a performer or player unless that performer or player is trying to kill you/injure you or something. It just doesn’t end well for anyone.

Isn’t it about time the NBA puts a large wall of some sort between the players and the people on the sidelines? Wouldn’t that prevent this kind of thing from happening again in the future?

Those people that want to put on a “Straight Pride Parade”, for wanting to put on a “Straight Pride” parade. What the hell is “straight pride?” And why is it necessary to celebrate it? This all seems like some sort of ultra-right wing complete waste of time pile of bullshit

-Ultra-right wing personality, Fox News and talk radio show host, and Douchebag Hall of Famer Sean Hannity, for getting super upset that Nancy Pelosi wants to see Donald Trump in prison. Pelosi’s remarks are apparently the end of America and democracy, although it was okay for Hannity (and Donald Trump, among other right wing figures) to call for the imprisonment of President Trump’s political enemies. Because, you know, it’s totally different if you say it. It’s always wrong when someone else says it.

Things really don’t matter, do they?

World Wrestling Entertainment, for its disastrous Saudi Arabia show this past week. I didn’t see the show myself (I haven’t seen an actual wrestling pay-per-view/big deal event in well over a decade) but from all of the reports I’ve seen about the show the whole thing was a complete disaster. Because it makes sense to put on a horrible pro wrestling show in the midst of the rise of All Elite Wrestling and general diehard wrestling fan rage over the terrible shows the WWE has been showcasing the last few weeks. Makes all the sense in the world.

I know AEW isn’t going to surpass the WWE any time soon, but, my God, how many horrendous shows can the WWE put on before even the diehards stop watching the show and do something else with their time? I mean, isn’t that the usual company line from the WWE, that the company is competing against everyone and everything considered entertainment?

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