ROBERT J. HORNER: Legless Director of "Z" Grade Westerns.

2022.01.25 19:15 GenoCuddy ROBERT J. HORNER: Legless Director of "Z" Grade Westerns.

I have not seen this name anywhere on Reddit so I must be the torch carrier here. Robert J. Horner was a notorious filmmaker in the silent and early sound era, he specialized in bottom-of-the-barrel B-Westerns that were quite poor even by the standards of the genre.
Horner came from a difficult family life, his father left his family and pilfered $500 from them, additionally Horner lost his legs while playing on a train track at seven years old. If that wasn't enough, he was brutally abused at a home for crippled children to the point where even his stumps had to be amputated. This led Horner to invent an early version of a motorized wheelchair to transport himself.
Horner started producing films during the silent era, utilizing the talents of such bottom-rung stars as Buddy Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Jr, Jack Perrin and Ted Wells. He also filmed some of the final westerns of once-popular Art Acord, whom committed suicide by taking cyanide in 1929. Not many of Horner's silent westerns survive to peruse so I will mainly focus on his sound output.
If Horner is to be commended for anything, it is the fact that he was among the earliest filmmakers on "poverty row" to transition to sound filmmaking with the 1930 film The Apache Kid's Escape with Jack Perrin. Incidentally, the sound engineer on the film was the notorious Dwain Esper of Maniac fame. This film is marred by a threadbare soundtrack and questionable acting decisions (the interplay between Perrin and the child heroine is sleazy), however it sports an impressive stunt where Perrin rides his horse off a dangerously high cliff in to a body of water.
Horner's other films of note are the equally threadbare The Border Menace, considered to be the worst B-Western ever made and The Phantom Cowboy, both produced for Nathan Hirsch's Aywon Films, one of the lowest of the low budget studios.
The Border Menace (1934) and The Phantom Cowboy (1935) both boast the unfortunate presence of Jimmy Aubrey as the comical sidekick, Polecat Pete (or Ptomaine Pete in The Phantom Cowboy). Aubrey, a friend of Chaplin and Laurel, was the most spectacularly untalented "comedian" to ever grace the silver screen. Initially a silent comic, he eventually became a bit player in "B" movies, I spotted him in a few Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto films made at Fox. Aubrey is an incorrigible, overacting ham whom would make such personalities as Harold Huber blush. Whereas cowboys like Bill Cody and Ted Wells are absolutely wooden, Aubrey has such a bombast that makes him embarrassing to watch. Loud, over-the-top and cringeworthy are terms used to describe Aubrey.
Additionally, The Phantom Cowboy sees the main protagonists running around the countryside in their underwear for the first reel of film, a dreary sight, especially when the slovenly Aubrey is concerned.
Horner was an unscrupulous filmmaker, he would place classified advertisements in newspapers appealing to aspiring actors and actresses to donate money to the production of his films in exchange for a role in the film. As soon as Horner would receive this funding, he would vanish without a trace to some unknown location to produce his guttural epics, leaving these actors in the red and without employment. Additionally, Jack Perrin was robbed of half of his intended earnings and took Horner to court to retrieve his remaining wages.
Horner is byfar the worst filmmaker I have come in to contact with, far worse than the "bad movie" poster child, Ed Wood. Wood had a passion for filmmaking and Horner's productions make Wood's look like De Mille by comparison. These films are structurally unsound (The Border Menace is supposed to be told in flashback, but the narrative is framed so poorly that this is not clear on first viewing), the acting is dreadful (even the great George Cheseboro can't prop up the dead horse of The Border Menace) and as with most B-Westerns of the era, has no soundtrack to speak of (it wasn't until Republic Pictures began production that there was much consideration for post-production work).
Horner, and his contemporary Victor "Denver Dixon" Adamson, were the bottom-of-the-barrel as far as filmmakers of the 20th century. I may write about Adamson if such an analysis is welcomed here.
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2022.01.25 19:15 SirZodiac Are we allowed to post art regarding MC PvP and MC PvP Youtubers/Known players

Bro all I can possibly post here is art 💀
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2022.01.25 19:15 ImakeDsmpStuff Collab

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2022.01.25 19:15 Standard-Weakness-19 Meta?

I didn't think the meta would have shaken up this much when first hearing about the patch tbh. But here I am like diamond 3 facing against reno decks, even warrior, mechathun warlock, token DH and other fun stuff. I know this is always the face, then some time after a meta develops, but very satisfied.
So just wondering what the top decks are gonna be in ur opinion. I would have to go with pirate warrior, probaly some kind of shudder shaman, maybe reno priest come back? Idk tbh.
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2022.01.25 19:15 Child-Like-Empress Gems- what are they for? I haven’t bought any as I don’t know what to do with them.

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2022.01.25 19:15 shdsbbsbs Physics building is way too hot

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2022.01.25 19:15 PremiumForAll ⭐️ Tayler Hills

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2022.01.25 19:15 Sad-Pie7048 Pokemon logic

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2022.01.25 19:15 Ghost_AR FM22 Winter Transfer Update question

Is there an exact date when FM will launch the winter transfer update?
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2022.01.25 19:15 Alexander556 What could be the real world origin of the Tsuchinoko?

What could have been the origin of the japanese Tsuchinoko, a mythical "fat snake" Yokai which can speak etc. ?
Was there ever something like a short, and wide snake?
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2022.01.25 19:15 Haligonita Has anyone here done the Explore program (Canadian French summer program)?

I'm wondering how old you were when you went, and if you felt out of place at all (and what location you went to). I'm 25 and a bit worried I'll feel lost in a sea of 18-21 year olds.
I have to do a summer session because of my course schedule which I hear tends to run younger, so any experiences would be appreciated.
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2022.01.25 19:15 EdwardFKim HOW MUCH ZARA DRIP CAN MY WIFE BUY FOR $200?

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2022.01.25 19:15 twin_types Will the current labor zeitgeist result in violence?

NOTE: This post is in no way inciting, calling for or fetishing voilence. Quite the opposite; it'd be optimal to avoid it at all costs. I think these conversations are more and more necessary as our timeline elapses.
I'm not a historian but basic history shows us that these types of wealth and labor situations eventually lead into bloodshed. How can we avoid this? What is the current situation? Here are a few points most probably know:

The list goes on and on....
How can we, as a society fed-up of feeling fleeced at every turn, rise up without also raising our rifles? What can we collectively do in mass numbers, simultaneously and with sufficient vigor, to produce lasting change in our favor? I'd like to emphasize lasting change here because the current strategy of quitting bullshit jobs and finding better work, while admirable and worth pursuing in its own right, will likely fail to produce the change we desire long term. There's simply too much capital in the hands of a few and within corporate coffers for those in power to feel truly threatened into change. True, screwing over a bad boss and name shaming an undesirable company feels good but I remain skeptical that these actions, in the end, will have lasting, permeating cultural impact. I'd be more than happy to be proven otherwise.
So, what can we actually do?
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2022.01.25 19:15 SnattyBoy An environment piece i'm working on. It's a Bladerunner-esque world. This view is from within a monolithic computer spire where energy pools are maintained and redirected. (The blue stuff is like an electronic plasma that flows through the rock and as seen in the back can suspend between spires.)

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2022.01.25 19:15 vegryn Morrissey Central - “OPEN LETTER TO JOHNNY MARR.”

https://www.morrisseycentral.com/messagesfrommorrissey/open-letter-to-johnny-marr
OPEN LETTER TO JOHNNY MARR. January 25, 2022
This is not a rant or an hysterical bombast. It is a polite and calmly measured request: Would you please stop mentioning my name in your interviews?
Would you please, instead, discuss your own career, your own unstoppable solo achievements and your own music?
If you can, would you please just leave me out of it?
The fact is: you don’t know me. You know nothing of my life, my intentions, my thoughts, my feelings. Yet you talk as if you were my personal psychiatrist with consistent and uninterrupted access to my instincts. We haven’t known each other for 35 years - which is many lifetimes ago. When we met you and I were not successful. We both helped each other become whatever it is we are today. Can you not just leave it at that? Must you persistently, year after year, decade after decade, blame me for everything … from the 2007 Solomon Islands tsunami to the dribble on your grandma’s chin ?
You found me inspirational enough to make music with me for 6 years. If I was, as you claim, such an eyesore monster, where exactly did this leave you? Kidnapped? Mute? Chained? Abducted by cross-eyed extraterrestrials? It was YOU who played guitar on ‘Golden Lights’ - not me.
Yes, we all know that the British press will print anything you say about me as long as it’s cruel and savage. But you’ve done all that. Move on. It’s as if you can’t uncross your own legs without mentioning me. Our period together was many lifetimes ago, and a lot of blood has streamed under the bridge since then. There comes a time when you must take responsibility for your own actions and your own career, with which I wish you good health to enjoy. Just stop using my name as click-bait. I have not ever attacked your solo work or your solo life, and I have openly applauded your genius during the days of ‘Louder than bombs’ and ‘Strangeways, here we come’, yet you have positioned yourself ever-ready as rent-a-quote whenever the press require an ugly slant on something I half-said during the last glacial period as the Colorado River began to carve out the Grand Canyon. Please stop. It is 2022, not 1982.
Morrissey. January 2022.
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2022.01.25 19:15 QuickAccess4 I'm starting now. Only doing this to improve sleep.

When can I expect to see my sleep improve? I am not really a heavy caffeine drinker but I usually have a cup every morning and a medium stimulated pre workout drink 3x a week before workouts.
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2022.01.25 19:15 _nicedream_ FOUND: Eyeglasses on Pandora Ave

Found near 1368 Pandora Ave.

If they're yours, send me a DM describing them!
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2022.01.25 19:15 berkel-is-a-madlad Opened my computer, and my cursor decided to take over.

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2022.01.25 19:15 Primary-Vermicelli Advice on strain/consumption method to avoid anxiety spiral?

I’m not new to cannabis but I’ve recently noticed a fun new side effect: crippling anxiety & paranoia! It usually happens when I’ve taken an indica edible (5mg) or used a vape with a hybrid.
Usually what happens is I get super in my head and thinking about how bad of a person I am, that I should be nicer to my mom (??) and worrying that I’m somehow not normal and it just spirals from there.
I’m actually a very normal person, I have a great job, a house, a great partner and 2 awesome kids. But for some reason whenever I take an edible or vape I turn into this anxiety monster. I’ve tried sativa edibles but the same thing happens, and while I usually avoid smoking flower bc it always makes me cough, could that be the missing link here?
I guess I’m asking for advice on the best cannabis strain/type and consumption method to avoid all this in my head anxiety. Any ideas?
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2022.01.25 19:15 RabidOrca Are you guys dumb or what?

Several days ago, I saw a post on this sub, a screenshot of twitter saying “You’re ‘just not into politics?’ Your boss is. Your landlord is … Its time to get into politics.” And you guys just keep cheering, saying something like “you might not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you.” Now, today, I saw another post of a Wikipedia screenshot, calling this sub far-left, reject democracy, reject religion or whatever. Don’t like it, do you? Because when this happened, the right is going to be against it, just like many time they are supporting things against their own benefits. Take rising minimum wage for example, I don’t know how tf has this become political when all it is is just about adjusting wages according to the living cost, but it has become political and the right went against it even if that mean they’re staying with this shitty wage and can barely live. Who do you think would benefits from these things become political? Of course, it’s the rich. Instead of fighting both sides at the same time, they can just chose to fight one side while having the other side sucking their dicks. Climate change was not political at all in the Far East, and I think not in Europe too, but it is in the USA, why? So all the US citizens won’t go against using fossil fuel and these oil giants can still make money. Also, don’t you think it’s weird that, in a country with most expensive healthcare in the world, some large group of people are against making it free? The explanation is simple, just turn it political, just like they are (with you guys assistant) turning this anti-work movement political. They had successfully turned US economy into socialism vs capitalism and that made you guys belief you hate capitalism and made the right think they hate socialism, but actually both of you didn’t realize that you just hate it when a small group of people, whether it is the government, royal family or the rich have the power, the resource, and the control over a country and use those power to screw over a large group of people for their own interest. Both of you hate oligarchy and they made you blind from that fact by immersing you in politics. Because when you guys are busy fighting each other, you forget to fight oligarchy. So, you CANNOT let this sub become political, the moment it becomes political, you lose, and the rich win, again.
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2022.01.25 19:15 kesor Tensions With Russia Increasing (Will This Lead To War?)

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2022.01.25 19:15 MoeTheLambo Why G&V are still with their tier buff?

With monopur still reigning with BBP, why G&V are still in the tier system (tier A) which is exactly the same as the featured tier? It makes no sense
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2022.01.25 19:15 Delly-1717 Iowa Park & Ride questions

Hello! I am driving though Iowa this week and am looking to use a Park & Ride location to carpool with my friend. I plan on leaving my vehicle at a lot for multiple days and am wondering if that is allowed. Does anyone know or point me in the direction of where I may find the rules/laws? Thank you!
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2022.01.25 19:15 theworkeragency NEW: 3 days after announcing a desire to unionize with @CODE_CWA , Activision's Raven QA workers are being moved into new depts. "This announcement... is nothing more than a tactic to thwart Raven QA workers who are exercising their right to organize.”

https://www.vice.com/en/article/akvjee/raven-software-reveals-changes-to-qa-department-amid-union-push
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