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Chit Chat / Re: The Life Thread
« on: January 18, 2022, 03:52:51 PM »
I was watching a limited series on Ted Bundy. Cut to the end and there's news footage of college kids outside the prison, along with tons of others, but it was a pure celebration of his execution taking place that morning.
And I say celebration because that's what it was, a frat party. Drinking and partying. For me, now, watching that, I just thought it was rather, ghoulish, if you will.
I remember seeing the news of that when it happened because of course Bundy was a huge deal, and Im sure I was cavalier about it then too.
Nobody was talking about the victims, nobody was sharing their stories or feelings of the families. It was all about the biblical revenge. Selling FryDay tshirts and pins and all other sorts of crap. And I get it. hey, there was a time in my life not even too terribly long ago i wouldve volunteered to throw the switch myself.
He absolutely deserved it, but that scene, it was just weird to me.

Pro Football / Re: 2021 Pro Football Thread
« on: January 18, 2022, 03:43:17 PM »
lol You know, with as much talent as they have, there's no reason they shouldnt at least contend for the Conference title.
I never liked MM, even at GB. His clock mgmt has always been questionable, at best.
Kellen Moore is quite simply, Jason Garrett 2.0. All the boy genius bs they say about him is the same exact shit they tagged JG with when he was hired as OC.
It's just sad.
I knew they would lose. I was telling a few friends, even games they won, look at the throws Dak misses. Look at the penalties. That olin is not as strong as they think.
It reminds me specifically of the year Schaub and the Texans were 12-4 and got booted. Same thing. Oline. Schaub missing easy throws but hey when you win, nobody notices, especially if you win by 20.

As for the last play, here's my thing.
You could either have 2-3 plays from the 40 or 1, maybe 2 plays from the 35, maaaaaaybe the 30.
So I dont really have a problem with the call per se; I have a problem with the team not knowing how to execute said play.
And even worse, blaming the refs? MM and DK both? DK even doubled down. Man, I cant believe Im saying this, but it seems like Jerry Jones is the reasonable one right now.

Chit Chat / Re: The Movies Thread
« on: January 09, 2022, 10:10:05 PM »
I was poking around for something else to watch nd came across the doc called the Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain on HBO Max so I gave it a watch.
I say its a doc, it isnt but its based on a true story.
68 year old black man accidentally triggers his med alert while sleeping and the service gets no response so they send cops out, white cops.
The film covers about an hour and a half to two hours of Mr. Chamberlains life, from 5:30 am until his death around 7am.
What begins as a wellness check ends up, well, you know.
Obviously dramatized but tragic nonetheless.
Seriously depressing and offputting but I also think people need to be continue to be made aware of these instances.

Chit Chat / Re: The Movies Thread
« on: January 09, 2022, 06:06:57 PM »
Drive by ----

The Harder they fall
Idris Elba
Rich and vibrant project built for entertainment, not depth.
Marry spaghetti western with Tarantino and this is the result.
It wont change your life but its a fun watch.

Sandra Bullock
this film is like winter, gray, dark, depressing and lasts forever.
A terribly paced melodramatic pile of forgettable film

Edit to add one I forgot

Good Time
Robert Pattinson
A gritty, believable manipulative street urchin, Pattinson alone is worth seeing here.
This film has a weird, techno vibe score, kinda weird but not a deal breaker
See it

Chit Chat / Re: The Movies Thread
« on: January 02, 2022, 12:05:36 AM »
Dont Look Up
Leo Dicaprio, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence.

Forget what you hear about this movie, except this;
Don't Look Up is simply a more sophisticated version of Idiocracy.
Those that dont like it simply dont like to be reminded or informed of how selfish, egotistical, ignorant and flat out stupid we are as a society.
And I dare say, many more are too stupid to even realize the film is mocking them.
*edit - I realized I didnt rate the film lol
Satirical social commentary film. Stellar cast, well acted. I thought it had great self awareness and value, but unfortunately, it will be lost on dimwitted Americans.
It's not slapstick fun like Idiocracy, just, well, I cant come up with a better term than just a sophisticated version.
Not for everyone, but I liked it quite a bit.

Chit Chat / Re: The Movies Thread
« on: January 01, 2022, 01:14:41 PM »
thanks for bumping the last Blockbuster, ive been wanting to watch that but forgot about it

Pro Football / Re: John Madden
« on: January 01, 2022, 01:13:50 PM »
Agree, and it saddens me, is that the right word? maybe disappoints, but the fact that many young gamers have no idea he was in fact a football player, a good one at that, and a great coach.
Madden was a huge cornerstone of my football and gaming culture. He will be missed.

And is that wasnt enough, Dan Reeves just passed away too.

Pro Football / Re: 2021 Pro Football Thread
« on: December 28, 2021, 03:06:27 PM »
Cowboys arent there yet. The downfall will be that they are believing their own hype

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NHL 22
« on: December 27, 2021, 11:15:51 AM »
Probably 18, maybe 19?

Chit Chat / Re: The Movies Thread
« on: December 26, 2021, 11:25:08 PM »
No Time To Die

Lea Seydoux returns as Swann and Lashana Lynch comes on as Bonds 00 replacement.
Rami Malek is Lyutsifer Safin, the new baddie as Waltz returns as well.
Unlike most, this Bond film is not a standalone and is direct sequel to Spectre.
I didnt realize it was a near three hour affair at 2:43 until I started it, however the pacing was good and it didnt have a lot of dead time IMO.
Their were nods to previous Bond films, not only the DC projects either..
Now Im not a Bond afficianado, i.e., I havent read all the books and blogs and joined the fan club, but I am a fan. Probably a bit more than a casual in that Ive seen them all, many more than once.
So, we know that Bond has been a character in books and movies for ev er, so of course there are repeating themes and similar storylines and structures.
The franchise wants to keep it "Bond like" but it has to modernize and branch out too, but with different storytellers, its hard to keep a constant narrative which 007 never really tries to accomplish.
So change something, people hate it and bitch. Keep it the same, people hate it and bitch.
Im not going to say much about the film itself except that I really enjoyed it.
This is probably the best 5 Bond films by any of the actors.
Roger Moore sure as shit didnt make 5 good ones.
Dalton only 2 and lets just say his were decent.
Brosnan started out great then fizzled.
I think stacking up Craig v Connery is tight. Coming out of the gate with Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and Thunderball...well, thats like the Rolling Stones 5 album run in the late 60's, quite impressive.
Of course Connery made 7 EON films, not counting NSN in 83.

Im rambling, but the point is, see this one.

And while Im here, Ill go ahead and toss in the Matrix.
id never seen 2 and 3 because honestly, the trailer of part 2 just turned me off completely. It was the scene where Neo fights like 50 agent Smith's, then gets bored and flies away. It just seemed silly, so I never watched either of them.
With the new one out, I thought id go ahead and watch them to prepare. Turns out my gut was right.
I havent seen the new one yet.
I did read that some of the stars, or critic or some, said you didnt need to see the first three in order to keep up here.
That is a huge red flag for me. If I dont need to see the other three, THEN ITS NOT THE MATRIX.
This is the kind of franchise steering that hurt Star Wars.


Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NHL 22
« on: December 26, 2021, 10:49:03 PM »
lmk how it is

Fantasy Leagues / Re: MNCAA discussion
« on: December 26, 2021, 02:54:14 PM »
Hey guys sorry so late in getting back to this.

TLDR of it me and my girlfriend who i moved in with this past Feb kinda split up, I moved out etc. got back together went to disney world still not living together. Looking for a house. Not even sure if we are together.

Anyways lets get this thing back on track in Janurary. SOrry for the  delay but life got in the way.

no worries man.
Best wishes

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: NHL 22
« on: December 26, 2021, 02:52:57 PM »
cant remember, are the new release named same year or upcoming year?
is NHL 22 the new one this fall?

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: PlayStation 5
« on: December 26, 2021, 02:52:03 PM »
Add me to the land of the PS5 people now (well, as of ten days ago anyway). Fun little system.

haha my man

Chit Chat / Re: The Life Thread
« on: December 26, 2021, 02:50:22 PM »
85 degrees here lol Warm Xmas, but yep al good and same well wishes dude

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