The Daily Populous

Saturday April 18th, 2020 morning edition

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son sparked a firestorm of criticism Thursday by appearing to wish that left-wing Israelis die of the coronavirus.

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“I hope the elderly who die following this protest will only be from your camp,” Netanyahu wrote.

He later added that he believed the protest was a form of mass gathering that would help the deadly coronavirus spread.

“So statistically, there is a good chance that the left-wing protesters tonight caused the future deaths of elderly people.

Protests are one of the few public activities allowed under Israel’s strict lockdown rules meant to stem the spread of the virus.

Netanyahu’s comments drew immediate and vociferous rebuke, including from his father, whose office released a statement saying that he “roundly rejects the remarks.”. »

Darren Aronofsky’s Batman Fell Apart Because He Wanted Joaquin Phoenix – And The Studio Didn’t

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With last year’s Joker, Joaquin Phoenix took a character made iconic many times over and reinvented it once again in an indelible – and Oscar-winning – new shape.

“The studio wanted Freddie Prinze Jr and I wanted Joaquin Phoenix,” he recalls.

Apparently even the hard-boiled writer was shocked by how dark Aronofsky was looking to go, with Batman veering into torture territory. »

MIT’s AI predicts catastrophe if social distancing restrictions relax too soon

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This good news, however, comes with a dire warning: relaxing quarantine measures too soon will be catastrophic.

It turns out the machine was able to accurately predict the curve in all the countries it had data for.

However, the report clearly demonstrates that we should not interpret this is as the right time to relax current quarantine and social distancing measures:. »

Bruce Campbell Does Voice Work Like ‘The Last Kids On Earth’ Because ‘I’m Not Getting Blood Thrown In My Face’

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Actors also ask the question: ‘Who else is in it?’ That’s how I tend to judge a lot of projects these days.

There’s a lot going on out there, but beards gotta grow and this driveway ain’t gonna blade itself! — Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) March 29, 2020.

No, the ‘My Name is Bruce’ sequel that I hope we can do — ‘Bruce vs. Frankenstein’ — no, he’s Mr. Clean-Shaven for that. »

Margaret Atwood: Covid-19 lockdown is not a dystopia

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Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Emma Barnett, Atwood said that “a dystopia, technically, is an arranged unpleasant society that you don’t want to be living in.

So people may be making arrangements that aren’t too pleasant, but it’s not a deliberate totalitarianism.

“Being in an unpleasant situation such as the blitz, that’s not a dystopia. »