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Title: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on July 30, 2017, 07:57:25 PM
I remember us doing something similar to this a few years ago, and seeing this on Twitter reminded me of it...so I figured what the hell-let's revive it! We'll start with this one.


1. Steve Yzerman
2. Barry Sanders
3. Isiah Thomas
4. Miguel Cabrera
5. Denard Robinson
Honorable Mention: Chris Osgood, Chauncey Billups, Rasheed Wallace
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on July 31, 2017, 02:08:11 AM
#1 Derrick Thomas
#2 Emmit Smith
#3 Mark Ingram
#4 Michael Irvin
#5 Dexter manley
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on July 31, 2017, 12:52:09 PM
Tough one

Gordie Howe
Wayne Gretzky
Hakeem Olajuwan
Earl Campbell
Emmitt Smith
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on August 05, 2017, 01:49:28 PM
#1 Derrick Thomas
#2 Emmit Smith
#3 Mark Ingram
#4 Michael Irvin
#5 Dexter manley

Derrick Thomas was an absolute beast.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on August 05, 2017, 01:50:17 PM
Tough one

Gordie Howe
Wayne Gretzky
Hakeem Olajuwan
Earl Campbell
Emmitt Smith

Nice picks, love the Gordie one. Olajuwon was also fun to watch.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on August 05, 2017, 02:23:02 PM
I think we'll go with this question for today.



1. Red Wings win 1997 Stanley Cup, their first in my lifetime.
2. Michigan wins 1998 Rose Bowl, securing undefeated season and national championship (fuck Nebraska lol, Wolverines would've kicked their asses too)
3. Steve Yzerman's shot in Double OT lifts the Red Wings past St. Louis in 1996.
4. Magglio walk-off sends Tigers to 2006 World Series.
5. This Trey Burke shot.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on August 05, 2017, 08:52:45 PM
#5 This years super bowl watching the pats come back was a thing of beauty, i did not have a dog in the fight and it was pure excitement.

#4 This one burns my ass , that 2013 Iron Bowl that Auburn upset us.

#3 1992  Florida vs Bama. The 1st game that brought NCAA Football into the modern era

#2 2012 Sugar Bowl LSU v Bama (2011 season) The 2nd game that brought the NCAA to the modern era. Bama and LSU were the 2 best teams that year, but it caused outcry and forced the playoff.

#1 https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/199011110kan.htm  Derrick Thomas sets the sack record. I became a fan of the chiefs because of him and watch every game I could.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on August 06, 2017, 04:48:08 PM
I still cant see how that Yzerman shot went in, surprising moment. StL deserved to lose though for those god awful uni's.

In random order:

Earl Campbell's 11th game as a pro on Monday Night Football v Miami. Playoff atmosphere if there ever was one. Houston, starving for a winning team needs this game to bolster a playoff run.
Campbell runs for 199 and 4TD's...the first of only three to do so FYI (Dickerson, Smith) including an 81 yarder late to seal the deal. Consistently listed as one of the best MNF games, and for good reason.

1986 Astros playoffs v Mets. Game 6
yet another all time great. After losing in 12 innings 2-1 in game 5. Astros came back home to a marathon 16 inning ut wrenching game.
After giving up 3 in the top of the 9th to tie the game, Billy hatcher hit one of the most monstrous HR shots Ive ever seen to tie it in the 14th.
In the 16th, the Mets score 3. In the bottom half, the Astros plate two more with two outs, men on first and second, and that Astrodome was shaking, believe me....and then Kevin Bass fanned, giving the Mets the WS bid.
You just cant get any more knotted up than that my friends, that is heartbreak at its finest.

1980 Miracle on Ice. Enough said.

This one doesnt carry as much weight for me, but the 2005 Rose Bowl. I hated USC with a passion and that was before Texas got on my bad saide, so I was all in for UT and that smug Pete Carroll getting his ass handed to him was perfect. It was nice to be on the winning end of one of those for a change.

Buckner's error and the "behind the bag" call by Vin Scully. As noted, I hated the Mets with good reason and so I was a Boston fan here. I felt really bad, and still do, for Buckner. Any ball player can relate to that instance and it literally couldve happened to anybody.

This needs to be 10 or 15 man, I cant do 5 lol
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on August 06, 2017, 09:42:17 PM
I still cant see how that Yzerman shot went in, surprising moment. StL deserved to lose though for those god awful uni's.

In random order:

Earl Campbell's 11th game as a pro on Monday Night Football v Miami. Playoff atmosphere if there ever was one. Houston, starving for a winning team needs this game to bolster a playoff run.
Campbell runs for 199 and 4TD's...the first of only three to do so FYI (Dickerson, Smith) including an 81 yarder late to seal the deal. Consistently listed as one of the best MNF games, and for good reason.

1986 Astros playoffs v Mets. Game 6
yet another all time great. After losing in 12 innings 2-1 in game 5. Astros came back home to a marathon 16 inning ut wrenching game.
After giving up 3 in the top of the 9th to tie the game, Billy hatcher hit one of the most monstrous HR shots Ive ever seen to tie it in the 14th.
In the 16th, the Mets score 3. In the bottom half, the Astros plate two more with two outs, men on first and second, and that Astrodome was shaking, believe me....and then Kevin Bass fanned, giving the Mets the WS bid.
You just cant get any more knotted up than that my friends, that is heartbreak at its finest.

1980 Miracle on Ice. Enough said.

This one doesnt carry as much weight for me, but the 2005 Rose Bowl. I hated USC with a passion and that was before Texas got on my bad saide, so I was all in for UT and that smug Pete Carroll getting his ass handed to him was perfect. It was nice to be on the winning end of one of those for a change.

Buckner's error and the "behind the bag" call by Vin Scully. As noted, I hated the Mets with good reason and so I was a Boston fan here. I felt really bad, and still do, for Buckner. Any ball player can relate to that instance and it literally couldve happened to anybody.

This needs to be 10 or 15 man, I cant do 5 lol

I'm curious to read your honorable mentions haha. That 2005 Rose Bowl was something else...Vince Young put the team on his back. Didn't appreciate that game as much then, but I do now.

The Miracle was definitely in my honorable mentions...as was the Cubs winning the WS, and the 2008 Men's 4x100m Freestyle relay in Beijing: Michael Phelps was attempting to win eight gold medals, but France was talking a ton of trash before this one. So much fun...so I may as well watch it again. Enjoy!

Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on August 06, 2017, 11:57:00 PM
Lol it's long and distinguished.
Most certainly the Cubs are up there, I mean really, the Cubs? Next, Astros? Lol
Yea that bowl game was awesome, and my comment wasn't to diminish that, just the fact of how Texas fell out of favor with me.
As for honorable mentions...watching Gordie Howe and his kids playing on the Aeros is most certainly up there. The no catch call by that douchebag ref Jim Tunney against the Oilers against the Steelers in the AFC champ game is painfully up there. That call was the genesis for IR I believe.
The Yanks getting swept after a 3-0 WS lead, is that a moment? Lol
The 80 Astros playoffs vs Phillies. Ryan's no hitters in Hou and for Texas. Mike Scotts no no to clinch the division in 86....and I can't forget the Rockets, the Elle 3! I'll stop there lol
Man, we could do a whole category just on Olympics. That relay...man, announcers trashing US until the last second. I'm glad the Americans were sportsmanlike because you know every one of them wanted to scream in the faces of the French team.
Poor frenchies, the one time they are good enough to talk shit, they lay an egg lol.

I get the feeling we could go for hours and lotsa beers on these topics 😎
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on October 12, 2017, 10:48:20 PM

1. Animaniacs
2. Batman The Animated Series
3. South Park
4. The Simpsons
5. Family Guy
Honorable mention: Archer, Beavis and Butthead
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Sakura on October 13, 2017, 05:41:22 AM
5. Spicy City
4. Ninja Scroll: The TV Series
3. Serial Experiments Lain
2. Dragon Ball Z
1. Miyu Vampire Princess
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on October 13, 2017, 11:00:32 PM
#1 Thundar the Barbarian loved it as a kid.
#2 Futurama
#3 90's XMen
#4 Family guy
#5 GI Joe (Even though it does not hold up well, still loved it)
Others: Archer, MAsters of the Universe(Does not hold up well), Bugs bunny
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 09, 2018, 04:14:12 PM
hey norm, what the hell?
ive got Top 5's in the queue  8)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on January 10, 2018, 02:32:50 PM
hey norm, what the hell?
ive got Top 5's in the queue  8)

LOL. Okay, here's one: Top 5 sports predictions for 2018?  :popcorn:

1. The Patriots win the Super Bowl, and then Belichick retires.
2. Golden State wins the NBA Championship (not a stretch but whatever)
3. Shohei Otani will be a stud and win MLB ROTY.
4. The Chicago Cubs make it back to the World Series and win.
5. Michigan finishes season 11-1 in college football and will play for the Big Ten Championship.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on January 10, 2018, 02:41:20 PM
Oh god, I'm so not smart enough to do this, but here goes:

1. The Patriots will not represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.

2. The Seattle Mariners will make the playoffs for the first time in, what, a decade?

3. Aaron Judge will hit more home runs next season than Giancarlo Stanton (I don't even believe this, just seems like the kind of ballsy prediction threads like these are for, although it can't hurt having Stanton behind him).

4. Ummmmmm.......Kentucky basketball will win March Madness, I suppose.

5. The Jets won't draft a QB in the first round.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 10, 2018, 02:47:33 PM
umm,

1 Tiger Woods wins a major
2 Pats win another and I hemorrhage
3 Womens US hockey team wins gold
4 Astros repeat
5 Vegas Knights make a splash in the playoffs ala SJ Sharks way back when
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 10, 2018, 02:50:10 PM
Oh god, I'm so not smart enough to do this, but here goes:

1. The Patriots will not represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.

2. The Seattle Mariners will make the playoffs for the first time in, what, a decade?

3. Aaron Judge will hit more home runs next season than Giancarlo Stanton (I don't even believe this, just seems like the kind of ballsy prediction threads like these are for, although it can't hurt having Stanton behind him).

4. Ummmmmm.......Kentucky basketball will win March Madness, I suppose.

5. The Jets won't draft a QB in the first round.

1 would make me happy.
3 I believe this...I also believe Judge will fart and fall and never be heard from again :dunno:
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on January 10, 2018, 05:06:50 PM
Since I study the SEC

1. Tennessee at least goes 6-6 and is bowl eligible.
2. Florida wins the SEC East
3. Washington wins the pac 12 and goes to the playoffs.
4. Bama wins the SEC west*
5. Auburn finishes 8-5


* Not going out on a limb on this one, they have won the west since 2012. in 2013 and 2017 Bama tied Auburn for the division and lost the tie breaker.  The media said this year they did not win their division which was incorrect.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: thaima1shu on January 10, 2018, 05:14:45 PM
2. The Seattle Mariners will make the playoffs for the first time in, what, a decade?

It's been since 2001  :'(
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: cflnut on January 10, 2018, 10:06:49 PM
I'm sticking with Canadian sports cause that what I know.

1. The Edmonton Eskimos will finish first in the CFL west.
2. The Calgary Stampeders will choke in a playoff game for a third straight year.
3. Johnny Manziel will not sign with a CFL team.
4. The Edmonton Oilers will not make the Playoffs.
5. All Canadian NHL teams will be out of the Playoff by the third round.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on January 11, 2018, 12:43:36 AM
umm,

1 Tiger Woods wins a major
2 Pats win another and I hemorrhage
3 Womens US hockey team wins gold
4 Astros repeat
5 Vegas Knights make a splash in the playoffs ala SJ Sharks way back when

They're due...really hope this happens; the 2014 loss was an absolute heartbreaker in a matchup full of them.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 11, 2018, 10:40:04 AM
2. The Seattle Mariners will make the playoffs for the first time in, what, a decade?

It's been since 2001  :'(

I was right there with you dude, hang tough...
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on January 11, 2018, 11:21:18 AM
I'm sticking with Canadian sports cause that what I know.

1. The Edmonton Eskimos will finish first in the CFL west.
2. The Calgary Stampeders will choke in a playoff game for a third straight year.
3. Johnny Manziel will not sign with a CFL team.
4. The Edmonton Oilers will not make the Playoffs.
5. All Canadian NHL teams will be out of the Playoff by the third round.

Curious do you think CFL don't want him or he may not be an Athlete anymore?
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: cflnut on January 11, 2018, 11:47:04 AM
I'm sticking with Canadian sports cause that what I know.

1. The Edmonton Eskimos will finish first in the CFL west.
2. The Calgary Stampeders will choke in a playoff game for a third straight year.
3. Johnny Manziel will not sign with a CFL team.
4. The Edmonton Oilers will not make the Playoffs.
5. All Canadian NHL teams will be out of the Playoff by the third round.

Curious do you think CFL don't want him or he may not be an Athlete anymore?

The Hamilton Tiger-cats have sent him a contract offer, but apparently Manziel and his agent have rejected it. The rumor being is that it didn't pay enough nor did it offer an undisputed starting job. Manziel's agent has stated that Hamilton has till the end of January to make a "More Agreeable offer" or else the talks are off.

As far as the fans go most don't want him because of his personality and history with drugs and abuse.

My own opinion on it is that most first round draft pick that don't make it in the NFL, also don't make it in the CFL.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 11, 2018, 03:04:32 PM
Manziel's got some game, but his ethic and attitude disabled his career and apparently continue to do so
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on January 14, 2018, 08:29:13 PM
Top 5 finishes to a sporting event you've ever witnessed...and go.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on January 14, 2018, 08:43:59 PM
Don't know if I can remember 5 that are personal, but I know what my #1 is:


1. Aaron Boone home run, in the ALCS, against the Red Sox
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on January 14, 2018, 11:47:57 PM
1. This Steve Yzerman Double OT goal against St. Louis...Game 7, Double OT. Providing you with the local feed I had, with Dave Strader on the PBP. RIP, Dave.

2. This Magglio Ordonez walk-off HR in Game 4 of the 2006 ALCS against Oakland to send the Tigers to the World Series.

3. Only have the last 30 seconds of this game here (HD quality), but you could really just look up the last 1:41 of this game. Michigan v. Notre Dame, 9/10/11, first night game at Michigan Stadium.

4. Villanova v. North Carolina, and Kris Jenkins with this buzzer beater to win the championship. I always love watching the wider shots for the crowd reactions both as the shot goes up, and after it falls.

5. Boise State v. Oklahoma, 2007 Fiesta Bowl. The Hook & Lateral, the Circus, and the Statue of Liberty. :)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 15, 2018, 02:19:04 AM
umm,

1 Tiger Woods wins a major
2 Pats win another and I hemorrhage
3 Womens US hockey team wins gold
4 Astros repeat
5 Vegas Knights make a splash in the playoffs ala SJ Sharks way back when

They're due...really hope this happens; the 2014 loss was an absolute heartbreaker in a matchup full of them.

It certainly was
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on January 15, 2018, 11:38:13 AM
#2 - Antonio Freeman's on his back, untouched catch and run for the game winning TD against the Vikings.

I was a Vikings fan at the time, but still, never seen anything like it.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: thaima1shu on January 15, 2018, 03:31:47 PM
Obviously mine are gonna be all Seattle sports related (which mean there aren't very many to choose from). Was at the stadium for all the Seahawks related ones, which I sure am grateful for (except for one).

1. Edgar Martinez's double to score Griffey in the 1995 ALDS. Was still really young when this happened but it was one of my first sports memories I can remember.


2. Richard Sherman sealing the game vs. Michael Crabtree in the 2013 NFC Championship.


3. Comeback against the Packers in the 2014 NFC Championship. All the Russell Wilson interceptions, the onside kick recovery, the overtime game-winning pass...it was miraculous.


4. The Fail Mary.


5. Isaiah Thomas game-winner in the Pac-12 Championship game vs. Arizona (Gus Johnson with the cold-blooded call).


Bonus:

The only one where I wish I was never there...I'm not gonna link the video to it for PTSD reasons, but actually being at Super Bowl XLIX and witnessing the goal-line interception was the the most soul and heart crushing things I've ever experienced. That sure was...something.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 15, 2018, 07:03:41 PM
clarification: is this restricted to events we have witnessed in person?
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on January 15, 2018, 08:31:07 PM
clarification: is this restricted to events we have witnessed in person?

Nope.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 15, 2018, 09:17:37 PM
ok in random order

1. Astros game 5 win with the Bregman walk off.

2 Miracle on ice
So its not a "finish" per se, but deal with it because there's few things better than this

3 the Oilers crumble in 92 playoffs v Bills. largest comeback ever. God this one still hurts

4. Touch em all Joe.  Carter walk off game and WS clinching HR

5 Mike Scott pitches a no hitter in 86 to clinch the division for the Astros in a memorable season
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: cflnut on January 15, 2018, 09:21:25 PM
1. The 2005 Grey Cup, Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Montreal Alouettes 38-35 in double overtime.

I was at this game at the highlights from the video don't do it justice. Edmonton dominated the first half and was looking like the game was going to be a blow out. The second half thought Edmonton felt flat and Montreal was able to come back and make a game out of it. From the fourth quarter till the end of the second overtime Nobody in BC Place was sitting down, and you could't hear yourself think it was so loud in there.


2. April 30, 1986 - Steve Smith scores on his own net. Calgary Vs Edmonton.

My dad and I were at this game and it was also the first Post-Season game I ever attended. I was 10 years old cheering my heart out for the Oilers. Then the goal happened and all the Oiler faithful, in unison let out a collective "Fuck".


3. July 24, 2008. Calgary Stampeders at Winnipeg Blue-Bombers.

Winnipeg earns their first win of the season on a 35 yard pass from Ryan Dinwiddie to Romby Bryant with no time left on the clock. The atmosphere in Canad Inns Stadium was intense during the whole game, which was an offensive shoot out. Definitely one of the loudest out door stadiums I've ever been in.



4. The 2009 Grey Cup.  Montreal vs Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan wins this game if not for the too many men penalty on the final play of the game. I've never seen a stadium empty so fast in my life. This was also the first time I've ever herd an entire province cry in unison.


5. October 29, 2010 - Montreal at Toronto.

This was the only one I wasn't at live but remember watching on TV. Montreal kicker Damon Duval misses the game winning field only the have Toronto kick the ball out of the endzone, right back to him to which he kicks the ball back into the endzone. Toronto could not get it back out Montreal recovers and scores a TD.

Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on January 15, 2018, 11:58:19 PM
 #3 - Music City Miracle

#4- the Super Bowl that followed and Kevin Dyson's game ending catch
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 16, 2018, 12:56:53 AM
I'm removing Carters HR and subbing in the last second Sampson bucket that clinched the Western Conference championship.
And what's more, did it LA to those filthy cheating Lakers and their smug ass fans.
Good lord was that satisfying.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 16, 2018, 01:09:57 AM
#3 - Music City Miracle

#4- the Super Bowl that followed and Kevin Dyson's game ending catch

More than the play, I loved how big fat stupid Paul McGuire...and what's the other dipshit, Mike Mark...can't recall, but they were losing their shit saying forward pass. Immediately after the play, Theismann was the only objective one saying it's where the ball is etc....
And after other replays proved him right those other two clowns acted like they called it all along.
Jesus I hated those buffoons.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on January 16, 2018, 07:23:56 PM
I'm not gonna use it because I wasnt alive during it (or at least not paying attention, not sure about the year) but how has no one said "THE BAND IS ON THE FIELD!!!"
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 16, 2018, 07:34:01 PM
I'm not gonna use it because I wasnt alive during it (or at least not paying attention, not sure about the year) but how has no one said "THE BAND IS ON THE FIELD!!!"

you sure know how to hurt a fella
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on January 16, 2018, 07:42:17 PM
I didn't say that for certain, I said I might have just not been paying attention to spor-oh, wait, 1982, yeah no I wasn't born, and even my brother had one more year before he was born too.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 16, 2018, 07:49:38 PM
thanks uh, for the clarification lol
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on January 17, 2018, 06:17:18 PM
#5 1992 Buffalo Houson, was that really in 1992? Damn I am getting old.

#4  Boise vs. Oklahoma 2007. has it really been 10 years?

#3 Bama vs. Penn State 1989 

#2 1985 Bama vs Auburn
This one is talked about to this day when these 2 teams face off. Bama does not have many games like this vs. Auburn because when they win they usually beat them down. His son played for Bama under Saban and won a championship.

#1 how could not I not include this instant classic? A walk off TD to win the championship? Oh Yeah!!!

Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on January 17, 2018, 07:14:06 PM
Also, no Flutie Boston College Hail Mary anyone?!
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 17, 2018, 07:40:31 PM
I thought about that, but I went with ones that meant more to me, but could equally be held up in the greatest of conversation.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on January 17, 2018, 07:43:40 PM
See, outside of Aaron Boone, there aren't really many that mean much to me.

The life of a Jets fan. And the Bucs never really had that many "last minute" finishes. The Bert Emanuel game, but I wasn't a fan yet and I don't think the game ended on that play.

Could've gone with the Gary Anderson FG in the NFC Championship back when I was a young lad and a Vikings fan because I thought Cris Carter was the greatest player ever, but uh...nah.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 17, 2018, 07:49:31 PM
Boone? you have me mixed up with that Bama guy ;-)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on January 17, 2018, 08:02:44 PM
No no, I put Aaron Boone's HR against the Sox in the ALCS as one of mine.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: thaima1shu on January 17, 2018, 08:06:15 PM
See, outside of Aaron Boone, there aren't really many that mean much to me.

The life of a Jets fan. And the Bucs never really had that many "last minute" finishes. The Bert Emanuel game, but I wasn't a fan yet and I don't think the game ended on that play.

Could've gone with the Gary Anderson FG in the NFC Championship back when I was a young lad and a Vikings fan because I thought Cris Carter was the greatest player ever, but uh...nah.

If it weren't for Pete Carroll turning the Seahawks around and providing so many awesome memories in the past 6-7 years, I'd pretty much be in the same boat for much of my lifetime when it comes to Seattle sports. The best moment in Mariners history is still an ALDS game 5 win in 1995. UW Football is on the rise but still hasn't actually won anything of note since the 2001 Rose Bowl. My NBA team was taken away.

So no matter what happens or how his time ends, I'll always be grateful for Pete Carroll lol.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 17, 2018, 08:14:57 PM
No no, I put Aaron Boone's HR against the Sox in the ALCS as one of mine.

ah, my bad, sorry
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 17, 2018, 08:17:49 PM
See, outside of Aaron Boone, there aren't really many that mean much to me.

The life of a Jets fan. And the Bucs never really had that many "last minute" finishes. The Bert Emanuel game, but I wasn't a fan yet and I don't think the game ended on that play.

Could've gone with the Gary Anderson FG in the NFC Championship back when I was a young lad and a Vikings fan because I thought Cris Carter was the greatest player ever, but uh...nah.


If it weren't for Pete Carroll turning the Seahawks around and providing so many awesome memories in the past 6-7 years, I'd pretty much be in the same boat for much of my lifetime when it comes to Seattle sports. The best moment in Mariners history is still an ALDS game 5 win in 1995. UW Football is on the rise but still hasn't actually won anything of note since the 2001 Rose Bowl. My NBA team was taken away.

So no matter what happens or how his time ends, I'll always be grateful for Pete Carroll lol.

Hey, try Houston lol If not for the Astros and a big run by the Cougars a while back, I have to reach all the way back to an 05 4 game sweep in which we lost for any sort of glee, then prior to that, the 94 Rockets.
I feel you and I can communicate ;-)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on January 17, 2018, 11:17:48 PM
Things are pretty down for Detroit sports right now but overall I've had it pretty good. Multiple Stanley Cups and NBA Championships, a World Series championship to go with multiple playoff appearances, and my alma mater's won a few titles too. All that's missing is a Super Bowl appearance...which I (and the entire Detroit region, I'm assuming) are absolutely starved for. I want to see for the Lions what happened for the Cubs a couple of years ago: Sportscenter publishing a list of things that happened or things that hadn't been invented between championships. I've seen two out of this world players at their positions wear Lions jerseys (Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson)...but no Super Bowl ring.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: cflnut on January 18, 2018, 09:58:43 AM
Also, no Flutie Boston College Hail Mary anyone?!

After watching him do that regularly in the CFL it's not that impressive.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 18, 2018, 10:47:49 AM
Things are pretty down for Detroit sports right now but overall I've had it pretty good. Multiple Stanley Cups and NBA Championships, a World Series championship to go with multiple playoff appearances, and my alma mater's won a few titles too. All that's missing is a Super Bowl appearance...which I (and the entire Detroit region, I'm assuming) are absolutely starved for. I want to see for the Lions what happened for the Cubs a couple of years ago: Sportscenter publishing a list of things that happened or things that hadn't been invented between championships. I've seen two out of this world players at their positions wear Lions jerseys (Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson)...but no Super Bowl ring.

thats the worst part. Its amazing to me how they couldn't or wouldn't build a team around Sanders.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on January 29, 2018, 11:14:46 AM
Your Top 5 for today, courtesy of Crewe: Top 5 names for plays/events in sports history. Thanks for the awesome suggestion, and if any of you have other suggestions hit my message box...or go ahead and post it.  8)

1. Miracle on Ice - What's to say? You all know the event. So here's the last minute of the game with the stellar call by Al Michaels.

2. Brawl in Hockeytown, March 26, 1997 - This fight between the Red Wings and Avalanche had been brewing since the 1996 Western Conference Final, when the Avs knocked out the heavily favored Wings. In the final game of that series, Claude Lemieux checked Kris Draper from behind into the boards, breaking his jaw. Lemieux was only suspended two games, and the Wings vowed retribution. They finally got it in their final regular season meeting. The Wings would go on to beat the Avs in this game in OT, and there's no doubt in my mind this game and the outcome ended up being the boost the Wings needed to overcome their hated rival come playoff time. Anyway, here's the footage of the big brawl, including Patrick Roy v. Mike Vernon.

3. The Thrilla in Manila, October 1, 1975 - Ali v. Frazier III, and arguably one of the most brutal heavyweight fights of them all. Two of the greatest boxers of all-time fought an incredible bout, and they did it in my parents' home country.

4. Rumble in the Jungle, October 30, 1974 - Ali v. Foreman. Boxing again, but whatever: Ali was the greatest. No one thought he could beat the undefeated George Foreman.

5. Music City Miracle, January 8, 2000 - You know how this ends.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 29, 2018, 11:37:49 AM
Your Top 5 for today, courtesy of Crewe: Top 5 names for plays/events in sports history. Thanks for the awesome suggestion, and if any of you have other suggestions hit my message box...or go ahead and post it.  8)

1. Miracle on Ice - What's to say? You all know the event. So here's the last minute of the game with the stellar call by Al Michaels.

2. Brawl in Hockeytown, March 26, 1997 - This fight between the Red Wings and Avalanche had been brewing since the 1996 Western Conference Final, when the Avs knocked out the heavily favored Wings. In the final game of that series, Claude Lemieux checked Kris Draper from behind into the boards, breaking his jaw. Lemieux was only suspended two games, and the Wings vowed retribution. They finally got it in their final regular season meeting. The Wings would go on to beat the Avs in this game in OT, and there's no doubt in my mind this game and the outcome ended up being the boost the Wings needed to overcome their hated rival come playoff time. Anyway, here's the footage of the big brawl, including Patrick Roy v. Mike Vernon.

3. The Thrilla in Manila, October 1, 1975 - Ali v. Frazier III, and arguably one of the most brutal heavyweight fights of them all. Two of the greatest boxers of all-time fought an incredible bout, and they did it in my parents' home country.

4. Rumble in the Jungle, October 30, 1974 - Ali v. Foreman. Boxing again, but whatever: Ali was the greatest. No one thought he could beat the undefeated George Foreman.

5. Music City Miracle, January 8, 2000 - You know how this ends.

the Thrilla was precisely the event that prompted the idea for this category lol
Man, that brawl in hockeytown was something else to be sure. Was it that playoff that Claude turtled?
Great choices all around
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on January 29, 2018, 12:29:29 PM
Heh, the 'turtling' of Claude came right in that event when McCarty kicked his ass. Oddly enough, they've done a few events and interviews together in the last few years.

As for the Thrilla in Manila, I loved reading about and seeing all the lead up to that fight as well as all the animosity built up between those two. Had to look up whether Frazier ever truly forgave Ali...I think it really depends on the day.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2001-03-15/sports/0103150316_1_muhammad-ali-apology-verbal-abuse
https://thenewdaily.com.au/sport/boxing/2016/06/04/muhammad-ali-dark-side/
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 29, 2018, 03:03:06 PM
I have Ali on a pedestal, right or wrong. He was vile to Frazier and here's the but, he was a promoter. He was quick, he was witty and he was uneducated.
I dont believe he realized what his words meant to Frazier because he hated him. Frazier hated Ali, you want to hurt the guy and demoralize him and sell a fight.
That doesn't excuse it, and thats why I think Ali had sincere regrets later.
If he didnt grow as a person, he wouldn't have apologized.
This wasn't responsive to your post was it? lol oh well...
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 29, 2018, 04:26:00 PM
My 5

Sunshine Showdown January 22, 1973

Foreman v Frazier.
Smokin Joe was 29-0 when he fought Big George...but you know the call by Cosell
down goes Frazier, down goes Frazier!

The shot heard round the world. October 3, 151
The Giants went 37-7 to tie finish out the season in a tie with their cross town rivals, the Dodgers. The three game playoff was tied 1-1 when Bobby Thompson came to the plate down by 2 in the bottom of the 9th and promptly launched a 3 run homer to give them a 4 run 9th and a 5-4 win.
Later, controversy surrounding the Giants sign stealing capabilities came to light. They were using a telescope from center to catch the sign then used a buzzer connected to phones in the dugout to relay the pitch. I dont know that much about it but what I recall is the Dodgers were lighthearted about it, indicating sign stealing was very common then.

the helmet catch
Wasn't this pretty boy's first SB loss?

The Holy Roller September 10, 1978
I love this one just for the playground aspect of it. Out of time, down by 6, ball on the 15 yard line. Stabler has one last shot agains the Chargers.
He's under pressure instantly, while bent over, being tackled, he "fumbles" the ball forward and Casper finds it in the end zone for the touchdown.
Was it a pass? Of course it was, but who, other than the Chargers, cares? Great thing to watch. Stabler went along with the fumble story for years but in 2008 on NFL Network he confirmed he threw it out there. "I mean what else was I gonna do with it?"  :D

I think why I love this so much is Bill Kings call. After the touchdown King is calling the scenario,"Madden is on the field, he wants to know if its real, they said yes, get your big butt outta here, he does."  LOL


here's a two minute short counting the above quote. it was a "controversial plays" countdown. Quote at 2:30

The Drive January 11, 1987
We all know it, we are all amazed. Sorry Cleveland.
ok, not really.
Elway had hurt the Oilers before so we knew this paint, but this time, we were pulling for him as Cleveland was a hated division rival.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on January 29, 2018, 04:38:36 PM
I have Ali on a pedestal, right or wrong. He was vile to Frazier and here's the but, he was a promoter. He was quick, he was witty and he was uneducated.
I dont believe he realized what his words meant to Frazier because he hated him. Frazier hated Ali, you want to hurt the guy and demoralize him and sell a fight.
That doesn't excuse it, and thats why I think Ali had sincere regrets later.
If he didnt grow as a person, he wouldn't have apologized.
This wasn't responsive to your post was it? lol oh well...

In total agreement with you, Ali was simply the greatest.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 29, 2018, 05:37:25 PM
In total agreement with you, Ali was simply the greatest.

I was in a discussion about Ali not long ago and was told Ali was a draft dodger. Eh excuse me?! Ali relinquished his livelihood, what his whole existence revolved around and he walked away because his country told him he had to, or go fight a war. He stood before the system, made his declaration and took the punishment. When has a major celebrity done that? When has anyone done that?
He didnt slink across the border in the middle of the night, he didnt get a college deferment or enlist in the reserves to avoid the war, didnt claim a bogus injury. Its what he always did, took a punch like a man. Its just one of those acts that leave me in awe of him.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on January 29, 2018, 07:42:29 PM
See, outside of Aaron Boone, there aren't really many that mean much to me.

The life of a Jets fan. And the Bucs never really had that many "last minute" finishes. The Bert Emanuel game, but I wasn't a fan yet and I don't think the game ended on that play.

Could've gone with the Gary Anderson FG in the NFC Championship back when I was a young lad and a Vikings fan because I thought Cris Carter was the greatest player ever, but uh...nah.

If it weren't for Pete Carroll turning the Seahawks around and providing so many awesome memories in the past 6-7 years, I'd pretty much be in the same boat for much of my lifetime when it comes to Seattle sports. The best moment in Mariners history is still an ALDS game 5 win in 1995. UW Football is on the rise but still hasn't actually won anything of note since the 2001 Rose Bowl. My NBA team was taken away.

So no matter what happens or how his time ends, I'll always be grateful for Pete Carroll lol.
the pac 12 title last year? That is something.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: thaima1shu on January 30, 2018, 11:31:36 AM
Yeah you're right, given where the program was and how far it's come, I probably shouldn't short-change the Pac 12 Title last year as 'nothing of note'. It was a great experience and awesome run last year. Just wish it could've gone a little differently in Atlanta ;)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on January 30, 2018, 02:57:51 PM
In total agreement with you, Ali was simply the greatest.

I was in a discussion about Ali not long ago and was told Ali was a draft dodger. Eh excuse me?! Ali relinquished his livelihood, what his whole existence revolved around and he walked away because his country told him he had to, or go fight a war. He stood before the system, made his declaration and took the punishment. When has a major celebrity done that? When has anyone done that?
He didnt slink across the border in the middle of the night, he didnt get a college deferment or enlist in the reserves to avoid the war, didnt claim a bogus injury. Its what he always did, took a punch like a man. Its just one of those acts that leave me in awe of him.

You hit the nail on the head right here, my friend. This, along with his philanthropic efforts and stands for social justice, are what make him one of greatest more than any of his fights (which were legendary). If more were like him this world would be a much better place.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 30, 2018, 03:20:08 PM
In total agreement with you, Ali was simply the greatest.

I was in a discussion about Ali not long ago and was told Ali was a draft dodger. Eh excuse me?! Ali relinquished his livelihood, what his whole existence revolved around and he walked away because his country told him he had to, or go fight a war. He stood before the system, made his declaration and took the punishment. When has a major celebrity done that? When has anyone done that?
He didnt slink across the border in the middle of the night, he didnt get a college deferment or enlist in the reserves to avoid the war, didnt claim a bogus injury. Its what he always did, took a punch like a man. Its just one of those acts that leave me in awe of him.

You hit the nail on the head right here, my friend. This, along with his philanthropic efforts and stands for social justice, are what make him one of greatest more than any of his fights (which were legendary). If more were like him this world would be a much better place.

all of this! well said
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on February 09, 2018, 08:10:59 PM
Thought Id keep this thread alive, so....

Top 5 title sequences on the small screen.
Doesn't have to be only tv shows, can be miniseries, pay channels etc...

All in the Family
Archie and Edith singing about the good ole days is in intself an act of the good ole days. The benevolent Ms. Bunker charms us with her crooning even though at one point in the series, Archie notes that her singing goes through his head like a nail.  The audience is shown the various skyline to neighborhood shots of New York which plays host to this groundbreaking series.

The Sopranos
The thriving beat fuels Tony Soprano as he leaves NY towards NJ, the land he rules as mob kingpin. His family was tied to NY and he made frequent trips for business, hence the opening. As we see the glamour of New York City fade in his rear view mirror, you notice the landscape changes to more of a blue collar setting with row house and mom and pop shops until finally, we drive through the upscale neighborhoods right into Tony's castle.


Dick Van Dyke Show
Opting for a big band era theme to capture the mood of the show, the Dick Van Dyke sequence quickly introduces all main characters in one of the two main sets while allowing Van Dyke to exhibit his physical style of comedy along with the cheerfulness that only he and this top notch cast can deliver.


Cheers
The theme offers a friendly ditty intimating the affable nature of an old Irish pub where the locals hang and of course, where everybody knows your name.  The artwok follows this theme by presenting the likeness of the characters in barroom settings ranging from the roaring 20’s to the 40’s.  This remains one of the all time greats.


Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers is by far, in my opinion,  one of the most gripping, emotionally draining sequences ever blended together on the small screen.  Choosing to go with the grainy manner in which the series was filmed, we see aged worn photos and imagery demonstrating the various situations the soldiers encounter in war.  Humanity, humility, humor and most importantly, brotherhood show us what’s to come.


Honorable mentions
West Wing.
American Horror Story season 1
Walking Dead
Boardwalk Empire
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on February 09, 2018, 08:13:57 PM

Let me make sure I'm doing this right.....
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on February 09, 2018, 08:22:46 PM
Alright, nailed it. Now to think of 4 more.....

In no particular order:

#1 - Stranger Things
Amazingly simple, yet conveys the tone and theme of the show simply through it's use of sound and color. Remarkable.

#2 - Bojack Horseman
A lot of fun, much like the show itself, while highlighting the setting and it's flawed protagonist front and center.

#3 - Dexter
I don't have anything to say about this one, I just always enjoyed it, even as the show went downhill.

#4- Shameless
I hate to include this because I hate this show with all of my being (my girlfriend, however, loves it), but I actually enjoy the intro and the fact that, even as everyone's aged (especially the teenagers now being adults) they've kept it the same.

#5 - Westworld
I own the soundtrack. I love the show. How could I not include this?
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on February 09, 2018, 09:36:59 PM
like the shameless one too.
I forgot to add, as you discovered, it doesn't have to be a show you think is great, just the title sequence.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on February 10, 2018, 11:14:34 AM
Oooh, good question! I had to think about this one...this may even require an honorable mention lol :) Since Crewe already had Sopranos in his (easily a top 5), I'll leave it out of mine here.

5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - this show was an addiction.

4. House MD - always thought the song choice for this was perfect.

3. Star Trek: The Next Generation - this series was my favorite Star Trek. And Picard > Kirk, always.

2. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Now this is a story all about how/my life got flipped, turned upside down/And I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there/I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-Air
I haven't watched this show in years, but when looking this up I still remembered every word to this theme.

1. Batman: The Animated Series - one of the best intro sequences ever. Also helped that Batman is my favorite and this cartoon was incredible...I would seriously try to plan my college course and work schedules so that I was free when this was on.

Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on February 10, 2018, 05:41:15 PM
interesting tidbit about the Sopranos you may have known, but that quick shot of the NY towers in his side view mirror were removed after 9/11
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on February 10, 2018, 06:33:10 PM
another thats been in my head. Anyone can play catch up if these are being posted too fast btw...

Top 5 Mob Movie Beatdowns.
Couple of parameters here; It doesn't have to be a death scene. Personally, I have a tighter meaning of mob, i.e. Bonnie and Clyde wouldn't fit this category, but then again its just us just for fun, so...

The Untouchables, Malone's death.
Such a wonderfully constructed scene, but damn, that agonizing death crawl.


Casino, Nicky and Dominick Santoro
Painful, excruciating, taunting, sadistic...

Goodfellas, Billy Batts
The volatile nature of the mob out front and in your face with this scene. The music is a fantastic touch.


The Sopranos, Adriana
Shocking and saddening. Adriana was truly a likable character with great virtues which is why the Feds went after her.


Godfather, Sonny at the tollbooth
Few beatdowns match this intensity and callousness

Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on February 10, 2018, 07:37:38 PM
I mean...is there any that are better than those?
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on February 11, 2018, 12:38:17 AM
Lol I have quite a few honorable mentions 😜
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on February 11, 2018, 11:24:40 AM
Yeah, I really can't top any of those...if Michael Corleone settling all family business qualified that would probably be my number one, but other than that...
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on February 11, 2018, 01:12:37 PM
Somebody find a prize for Crewe! He won!
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on February 11, 2018, 09:16:10 PM
oh come now fellas, what about Road to Perdition? Millers Crossing? Big Pussy on the Sopranos, the elevator scene in The Departed, Sollozo and McCluskey, Depp's Dillinger, Carlito's Way, St. Valentines Day Massacre, the bat scene in Untouchables  :D
Seriously though, I know, I did sorta take the best ones. My bad.
Norm, top 5 is yours again lol

Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on February 12, 2018, 03:00:24 AM
I thought about Departed but it just didn't hold up. As much as I loved Road To Perdition as a kid, it feels sort of campy, schlocky now.

Maybe Scarface? I dunno
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on February 12, 2018, 09:55:36 AM
I thought about Departed but it just didn't hold up. As much as I loved Road To Perdition as a kid, it feels sort of campy, schlocky now.

Maybe Scarface? I dunno

Really?Ive only seen it once wen it came out, maybe Ill have to give it another look, I dont recall feeling that way about it.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on February 16, 2018, 07:31:21 PM
Wasn't really sure about asking this one because I'm not sure how into the MCU everyone here is, but here goes: Your Top 5 movies in the MCU (so far)?

1. Captain America: Winter Soldier
2. Captain America: Civil War
3. Black Panther
4. The Avengers
5. Guardians of the Galaxy
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on February 17, 2018, 12:37:43 AM
Wasn't really sure about asking this one because I'm not sure how into the MCU everyone here is, but here goes: Your Top 5 movies in the MCU (so far)?

1. Captain America: Winter Soldier
2. Captain America: Civil War
3. Black Panther
4. The Avengers
5. Guardians of the Galaxy

I'm not even sure I've seen five MCU flicks, so I'll just name the ones I've seen and liked enough to list....
Your numbers 1, 2 and 5
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on February 17, 2018, 12:58:57 AM
Haven't seen BP yet, so:

1. Winter Soldier
2. The First Avenger
3. Iron Man
4. Guardians of the Galaxy
5. Spiderman Homecoming
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on February 18, 2018, 01:54:12 AM
 Your Top 5 movies in the MCU (so far)?

1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Captain America: Civil War
3. The Avengers
4. Hulk (the one with Edward Norton)
5. Iron Man (first one)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on February 22, 2018, 08:31:54 AM
umm,

1 Tiger Woods wins a major
2 Pats win another and I hemorrhage
3 Womens US hockey team wins gold
4 Astros repeat
5 Vegas Knights make a splash in the playoffs ala SJ Sharks way back when

It was a stress inducing affair the whole night, but...

 :woot:
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on February 22, 2018, 01:12:34 PM
Lol   8)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: thaima1shu on February 22, 2018, 01:28:30 PM
Little late but MCU movies:

1. Black Panther
2. Captain America: Winter Soldier
3. Thor: Ragnarok
4. Guardians of the Galaxy
5. The Avengers
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on March 05, 2018, 08:28:28 PM
Wasn't really sure about asking this one because I'm not sure how into the MCU everyone here is, but here goes: Your Top 5 movies in the MCU (so far)?

1. Captain America: Winter Soldier
2. Captain America: Civil War
3. Black Panther
4. The Avengers
5. Guardians of the Galaxy

Updating this after my second Black Panther viewing.

1. Black Panther
2. Captain America: Winter Soldier
3. Captain America: Civil War
4. The Avengers
5. Guardians of the Galaxy

Wakanda Forever.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on March 11, 2018, 09:49:05 PM
Your Top 5 favorite songs from the decade you grew up in...this should be fun.

1980s

1. Prince - Controversy
2. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
3. The Police - Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
4. Wham! - Freedom
5. Debbie Gibson - Only in My Dreams

...and hey, music people: friend of mine tipped me off to another project that I think would work well here...I'll post it in a bit so be on the lookout. :)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on March 11, 2018, 11:12:45 PM
So, the 2000s were both my really formative years (all of high school, bit of college, first job, kid, marriage) so...I'm going to go with those. In no particular order:

#1- Marilyn Manson - Coma White
#2- Nine Inch Nails - And All That Could Have Been
#3 - Linkin Park - P5hng Me A_wy
#4 - The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight
#5 - Valencia - Free


It was tough, but I couldn't put Kanye on this list. I liked and listened to Kanye, but as much as I did love 808s, at this time I didn't appreciate it like I do now.

Also very hard to leave off Tool and A Perfect Circle, but, had to be done. Adema as well, Hoobastank and Lost Prophets.

And it was very hard to not just make a list that was entirely Manson or NiN. I wanted to cover the full stretch and chart the change in style.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on March 12, 2018, 12:45:22 AM
Great idea...
From the years in which I grew up eh?

Well...
Runnin with the devil - Van Halen (This album was the one that made me ditch country music)
Hells Bells - ACDC
Another Brick in the Wall Part II - Pink Floyd (Really The Wall)
Tusk - Fleetwood Mac (Any Stevie Nicks or Fleetwood Mac basically)
Refugee - Tom Petty

Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: cflnut on March 13, 2018, 01:34:56 PM
Top 5 favorite songs from the decade you grew up in:

Master of Puppets - Metallica
Rooster - Alice in Chains
Miles Jam - Rollins Band
Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter - Iron Maiden
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on April 10, 2018, 04:21:15 PM
Top 5 for today: songs you could listen to over and over again without getting sick of it

1. Toad the Wet Sprocket - All I Want
2. Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
3. The Eagles - Take It Easy
4. The Killers - Mr. Brightside
5. Earth, Wind,  & Fire - September
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on April 10, 2018, 06:12:38 PM
Top 5 for today: songs you could listen to over and over again without getting sick of it

1. Toad the Wet Sprocket - All I Want
2. Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
3. The Eagles - Take It Easy
4. The Killers - Mr. Brightside
5. Earth, Wind,  & Fire - September


Ooo, good one. In no particular order:

Foo Fighters - Everlong (acoustic, from Skin and Bones).

Catfish and the Bottlemen - 7 (also prefer the acoustic version, will accept either though)

Nine Inch Nails - And All That Could Have Been

Clint Mansell - Together We Will Live Forever (an instrumental track from The Fountain soundtrack)

Airborne Toxic Event - The Graveyard Near The House
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on April 11, 2018, 12:37:07 PM
over and over you say?

1 You never even called me by my name lol - David Allen Coe
Great sing along
2 Spoonful - Howlin Wolf
Just a mesmerizing tune. This is one guy whose nickname truly represents his singing style
3 Machine Gun - Hendrix / Band of Gypsies
Simply Hendrix
4 Saturday Night Special - Skynyrd
This has an overplayed stigma to it but it such a relatable fantastic story and its true lol
5 Gimmie Shelter - Rolling Stones
That backup singer, Merry Clayton, jeebus man, might be the greatest back up of all time. Listen to the isolated track of her singing.
*edit -sounds awful pretentious to say best ever, so I retract that statement. Plus with Great Gig in the Sky by Pink Floyd looming, hard to say best ever lol

Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on April 15, 2018, 11:12:38 AM
Kind of surprised this hasn't been done yet, but: Top 5 favorite covers of songs.

...and go.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on April 15, 2018, 02:04:57 PM
I think I know 5, and if I thought they were crap I wouldn't bother posting, but I don't. So here we go. As usual, no particular order:

Pearl Jam (or possibly just Eddie Vedder)- Reign Over Me, originally by The Who.

Jack White - Love is Blindness, originally by U2

Saul Williams - Bloody Sunday, originally by U2 (the weird thing about these last 2 is that i don't like U2, neither overall or their original versions.

Nirvana - The Man Who Sold the World, originally by David Bowie

A Perfect Circle - Imagine, originally by John Lennon
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on April 15, 2018, 07:53:16 PM
Im with ya on the man who sold the world, great version.
I like Vedder's version of Reign over me, but to me, Daltry's version just has more soul. Still good though.

Also in random order except for number one:

I Love Rock n Roll
Cover - Joan Jett
Original - The Arrows
Nothing really wrong with the original except it doesn't scream rock n roll. The Arrows had a good harmony on the backgrounds, but Jett, with her gutter roll style just buried their version.

Dont Be Cruel
Cover - Cheap Trick
Original - Elvis
If you're going to tackle the King, this is one successful way to do it, in my opinion. Cheap Trick upgrades the style to rock n roll, but keeps that novelty type early rock veneer to the song, sorta still playful. making it their own while still staying true to the original.

Hazy Shade of Winter
Cover - Bangles
Original - Simon and Garfunkel
This is one where I still like both versions. The Bangles upped the folksy tone and made a few minor changes, not really better or worse, just different.

With a little help from my friends
Cover - Joe Cocker
Original - The Beatles
I mean, I know its The Beatles, but Ringo? Cmon, This will forever be a Joe Cocker song symbolic with Woodstock.


All Along the Watchtower
Cover - Hendrix
Original - Dylan
Jimi changed the arrangement, really turning this song inside out from Bob Dylan's version. If you've never heard the original you should give it a listen just to try to tie in to what Hendrix heard and his vision of the song. it really is remarkable.
Ive always loved this quote by Dylan about the Hendrix version and if this isn't a tribute, I dont know what else could be.
“Strange how when I sing it, I always feel it’s a tribute to him in some kind of way. I liked Hendrix's record, and ever since he died, I’ve been doing it that way."
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: cflnut on April 15, 2018, 08:24:18 PM
In no particular order

Live and Let Die - Guns & Roses Original by Paul McCartney and Wings

Symphony of the Devil - Guns & Roses Original by the Rolling Stones

Tweeter an the Monkey Man - The Headstones Original by the Traveling Wilburys

Oops I did it again - Children Of Bodom Original by Britney Spears

Ace of Spades - Drain STH - Original by Motörhead
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on April 15, 2018, 09:21:04 PM
In no particular order

Live and Let Die - Guns & Roses Original by Paul McCartney and Wings

Symphony of the Devil - Guns & Roses Original by the Rolling Stones

Tweeter an the Monkey Man - The Headstones Original by the Traveling Wilburys

Oops I did it again - Children Of Bodom Original by Britney Spears

Ace of Spades - Drain STH - Original by Motörhead

I liked the GnR cover of Live n Let die as well as Knocking on Heavens Door...not better than Dylans IMO but a good listen for sure.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on April 16, 2018, 10:46:32 AM
Im with ya on the man who sold the world, great version.
I like Vedder's version of Reign over me, but to me, Daltry's version just has more soul. Still good though.

Also in random order except for number one:

I Love Rock n Roll
Cover - Joan Jett
Original - The Arrows
Nothing really wrong with the original except it doesn't scream rock n roll. The Arrows had a good harmony on the backgrounds, but Jett, with her gutter roll style just buried their version.

Dont Be Cruel
Cover - Cheap Trick
Original - Elvis
If you're going to tackle the King, this is one successful way to do it, in my opinion. Cheap Trick upgrades the style to rock n roll, but keeps that novelty type early rock veneer to the song, sorta still playful. making it their own while still staying true to the original.

Hazy Shade of Winter
Cover - Bangles
Original - Simon and Garfunkel
This is one where I still like both versions. The Bangles upped the folksy tone and made a few minor changes, not really better or worse, just different.

With a little help from my friends
Cover - Joe Cocker
Original - The Beatles
I mean, I know its The Beatles, but Ringo? Cmon, This will forever be a Joe Cocker song symbolic with Woodstock.


All Along the Watchtower
Cover - Hendrix
Original - Dylan
Jimi changed the arrangement, really turning this song inside out from Bob Dylan's version. If you've never heard the original you should give it a listen just to try to tie in to what Hendrix heard and his vision of the song. it really is remarkable.
Ive always loved this quote by Dylan about the Hendrix version and if this isn't a tribute, I dont know what else could be.
“Strange how when I sing it, I always feel it’s a tribute to him in some kind of way. I liked Hendrix's record, and ever since he died, I’ve been doing it that way."

Agree with this list
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on April 16, 2018, 10:52:54 AM
Top 5 covers

Knocking on Heavens door - GNR / Bob Dylan
Small Hours - Metallica / Holocaust
Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica / Thin lizzy
46 and 2 - Okeefe Music foundation (bunch o Kids) / Tool (do yourself a favor and listen)

Mechanix- Megadeth this isnt a cover per se but its megadeths version of 4 horseman by metallica. Since Mustaine wrote part of that song, he has rights to the music and made his own version.


Edited because i put the wrong word in for the title lol
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: cflnut on April 16, 2018, 10:56:10 AM
In no particular order

Live and Let Die - Guns & Roses Original by Paul McCartney and Wings

Symphony of the Devil - Guns & Roses Original by the Rolling Stones

Tweeter an the Monkey Man - The Headstones Original by the Traveling Wilburys

Oops I did it again - Children Of Bodom Original by Britney Spears

Ace of Spades - Drain STH - Original by Motörhead

I liked the GnR cover of Live n Let die as well as Knocking on Heavens Door...not better than Dylans IMO but a good listen for sure.

I agree with you on Knocking on Heavens Door, GnR did a decent rendition of it [Not good enough to make a top 5 IMO] but still decent. However, Bob Dylans is still the best.
It's like Stairway to Heaven the original Led Zeppelin is the best version, no cover seems to be able to do it justice.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on April 16, 2018, 12:10:04 PM
Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica / Thin lizzy

Wow, good call!


I agree with you on Knocking on Heavens Door, GnR did a decent rendition of it [Not good enough to make a top 5 IMO] but still decent. However, Bob Dylans is still the best.
It's like Stairway to Heaven the original Led Zeppelin is the best version, no cover seems to be able to do it justice.

Well said, I agree
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on April 16, 2018, 12:46:56 PM
46 and 2 - Okeefe Music foundation (bunch o Kids) / Tool (do yourself a favor and listen)

I've only heard the TOOL version, didn't realize it was a cover.

Their cover of No Quarter is also really good.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on April 16, 2018, 11:54:21 PM
46 and 2 - Okeefe Music foundation (bunch o Kids) / Tool (do yourself a favor and listen)

I've only heard the TOOL version, didn't realize it was a cover.

Their cover of No Quarter is also really good.

Tool I think did the original, Okeefe did the cover, unless I misunderstood ya.

Did not realize Tool covered no quarter.  Listening now
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on April 17, 2018, 12:08:36 AM
Oh, yup, I had it backwards, I see what happened there.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on April 18, 2018, 10:34:39 AM
In no particular order...

"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart"
(original by the Bee Gees, covered by Al Green) - my parents loved (and still do) love the Bee Gees, so I heard this song a lot when I was young. Al Green took that version and made it his own.

"Zombie"
(original by the Cranberries, covered by Missio) - The Cranberries is and will always be a classic. The version by Missio is great too, a little more low-key and haunting. Bad Wolves apparently just did a cover of this song as well and it's pretty good but cuts a little closer to the original.


"Feelin' Good"
(originally from a British Musical, covered best by Nina Simone) - I'd thought Simone's version was the original of this song until Michael Buble covered it a few years back, that's when I found out Simone's was also a cover. Love that voice.

"Black Hole Sun"
(original by Soundgarden, covered by Norah Jones) - I absolutely adore Norah Jones' voice, and she covered this five days after Chris Cornell's death last May.

"Creep"
(original by Radiohead, covered by Prince) - hearing Prince cover this Radiohead favorite is a thrill to me, and I watched it constantly once it was finally allowed up on YouTube. Prince was very guarded about what was up (none of his videos were up on the site until months after he passed away), and this was one of the few live performances up. Even that took a few tries before Radiohead's Thom Yorke himself said "Well tell him to unblock it...it's our f'ing song." Ban lifted. http://time.com/4140876/prince-radioh/

Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on April 18, 2018, 12:53:36 PM
that Nora Jones cover, man...
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on April 22, 2018, 10:06:25 PM
Top 5 Covers you like better than the original, to do a twist on the original list
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: cflnut on April 23, 2018, 03:07:50 PM
Top 5 Covers you like better than the original.
In no particular order

Symphony of the Devil - Guns & Roses Original by the Rolling Stones

Oops I did it again - Children Of Bodom Original by Britney Spears

Am I Evil? - Metallica Original by Diamond Head

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Bruce Dickinson with Godspeed Original by Black Sabbath

Paranoid - Megadeth Original by Black Sabbath
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on April 23, 2018, 04:22:46 PM
3 of em were listed in the other category:
All Along the Watchtower, I love Rock n Roll and With a little help from my friends.
The other two covers I like better than the originals....?
Respect - Cover Aretha Franklin, original Otis Redding
Me and Bobby McGee - Cover Janis Joplin, original Roger Miller
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on April 26, 2018, 12:38:17 AM
Top 5 Covers you like better than the original, to do a twist on the original list

Boogie With Stu - Led Zepplin ... original Ooh my Head Ritchie Valens

Dancing Days - STP - Led Zepplin


The man who sold the world - Nirvana - David Bowie

So What - Metallica - Anti League

Bitches aint shit - Ben Folds - Dr Dre

Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on April 27, 2018, 12:18:28 PM
I like the STP cover too but I can't list it ahead of LZ. Agree with others, good choices all around
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on April 28, 2018, 12:20:10 AM
I like the STP cover too but I can't list it ahead of LZ. Agree with others, good choices all around

You would be hard pressed to find a LZ song I dont like, and I still like the original, but I felt STP did it right.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on April 28, 2018, 06:31:55 PM
3 of em were listed in the other category:
All Along the Watchtower, I love Rock n Roll and With a little help from my friends.
The other two covers I like better than the originals....?
Respect - Cover Aretha Franklin, original Otis Redding
Me and Bobby McGee - Cover Janis Joplin, original Roger Miller

oh hey, another I forgot, Last Kiss by Pearl Jam, original J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on May 14, 2018, 06:28:11 PM
ok, this might be a reach, but lets go with Top 5 songs you found via Shazam.

Down in Mexico - The Coasters - Shazam Death Proof
Wrapped in Memory - Shawn Smith - Shazam The Sopranos
Where is my mind - Maxence Cryin - Shazam Uncharted 4, I think
Sugar Daddy - Sturgill Simpson - Shazam Vinyl (HBO series)
Outlaw State of Mind - Chris Stapleton - Shazam ... no idea...
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on May 15, 2018, 11:05:14 PM
Top 5 Songs Found via Shazam

Missio - Middle Fingers
Ed Sheeran - Make It Rain (Shazam'd this one off of a Sons of Anarchy episode)
Hedley - For the Nights I Can't Remember
Lucenzo (feat. Don Omar) - Danza Kuduro (Fast & Furious 5 I think)
Eagles of Death Metal - Miss Alissa (Nike's 2014 World Cup Commercial)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on May 15, 2018, 11:38:18 PM
good call on make it rain! SOA is how I discovered Son of a Preacherman by Peg Bundy. Was surprised she could sing so well. Also how I discovered Hey Hey My My had been covered. Come to think of it, SOA led me to quite a few discoveries
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on May 16, 2018, 10:36:10 AM
good call on make it rain! SOA is how I discovered Son of a Preacherman by Peg Bundy. Was surprised she could sing so well. Also how I discovered Hey Hey My My had been covered. Come to think of it, SOA led me to quite a few discoveries

Forgot about that one! She's immensely talented, lots of range.
Kurt Sutter knew what he was doing when it came to SOA, always knew the music to hit the mood.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on May 17, 2018, 01:59:10 PM
good call on make it rain! SOA is how I discovered Son of a Preacherman by Peg Bundy. Was surprised she could sing so well. Also how I discovered Hey Hey My My had been covered. Come to think of it, SOA led me to quite a few discoveries

I think she was once a backup singer for Bette Midler also.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on May 17, 2018, 05:30:47 PM
did not know that...
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on May 20, 2018, 07:19:06 PM
So I was in this brief discussion on Twitter with this supposed journalist who made the claim the Knights in the Finals was the greatest sports story ever.
So, in tune with that, I thought, lets do a Top 5. Now I know we've had a few Top 5 sports moments of all time, or that we've witnessed and the like.
To make this a little tougher, try not to use an event you think you may have used already. I don't think it will be difficult.
Hell, I can think of probably five Ali fights that top that, or even Nolan Ryan feats..., matter of fact.
Top 5 sports stories that top the 2018 Golden Knights

Nolan Ryan's 5th, 6th or 7th no hitters.
Nolan Ryan's 3509th K
Jack Nicklaus' 5th or 6th Masters
Gretzky's 802nd goal
Federer's 8th Wimbledon

Im not making light of the Knights efforts at all, it is a wonderful feat.
But is it really a great sports story of all time, top 20 even? I mean with FA and the way the team was put together....is it that much of a feat?


Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on May 20, 2018, 08:28:17 PM
Hahaha what? Greatest sports story ever? Damn, they aren't even the greatest sports story in the past 10 months. They aren't even the first expansion team to make the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season (the St. Louis Blues did that). It's a good story, it's cool, but c'mon...anyway.

Top 5 Sports Stories that Top the 2018 Golden Knights *(and that I haven't used yet)*

Serena Williams sets Grand Slam record
US Women defeat Canada for Gold Medal, 2018 Olympics
Houston Astros win World Series
16 seed UMBC upsets 1 seed Virginia
Loyola-Chicago makes it to 2018 Final Four

Ones I left out:
Colin Kaepernick and JJ Watt are incredible human beings
US Men's Curling Wins Gold Medal, 2018 Olympics
Chloe Kim and Shaun White pick up US Gold Medals for Snowboard Halfpipe, 2018 Olympics
This buzzer beater (sorry Crewe)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on May 21, 2018, 09:54:32 AM
I agree, obviously. This guy was supposedly some awarded sports journalist, but in the days of everyone gets a trophy, and his obviously tinted declarations, I have my doubts about his stellar skills.

Ill give you a pass on the buzzer beater because, a) I like you, and b) you listed the Astros :D
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on May 23, 2018, 07:18:16 PM
Today, your mission is: Top 5 Final Lines in Movies

Inglourious Basterds
"You know somethin', Utivich? I think this just might be my masterpiece."

Ferris Bueller's Day Off *ignoring the end credits sequences
"Life moves pretty fast...if you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."

Good Will Hunting
"Son of a bitch...stole my line."

Training Day
"What a day...what a motherf*ckin' day." (I say this one a lot)

Iron Man
"The truth is...I am Iron Man." (I loved this, capped RDJ's first go round as Iron Man perfectly)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on May 23, 2018, 07:31:53 PM
Oh god gotta do this before anyone takes mine.

5. Some Like It Hot - "Well, nobody's perfect."

4. Sandlot - "I don't believe it! The Jet stole home! The Jet stole home!"

3. Goodfellas - "Right after I got here, I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce and I got egg noodles and ketchup. I'm an average nobody. I get to live the rest of my life like a schnook."

2. The Godfather - "Don Corleone."

1. Captain America: The First Avenger - "I had a date."
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on May 23, 2018, 09:49:46 PM
Of course you fellas took some of mine lol
Have to start this list with a cheater...its actually the second to last line....

1 Bad News Bears
Hey Yankees, take your apology and your trophy and shove it straight up your ass!
And the lame ender.....And another thing, just wait till next year.

2 Goodfellas
I get to live the rest of my life like a schnook

3 A Clockwork Orange
I was cured alright

4 Magnum Force
A man's got to know his limitations

5 Caddyshack
Hey everybody, we're all gonna get laid
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on May 23, 2018, 11:37:28 PM
I almost went with A Clockwork Orange except I absolutely hate that ending. The book's ending was better.

/booksnob
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on May 24, 2018, 12:43:19 AM
I almost went with A Clockwork Orange except I absolutely hate that ending. The book's ending was better.

/booksnob

I assume you mean the "happy" 21 chapter ending?

I'm on the fence about films made from books. It's two completely different storytelling methods. Comparisons are inevitable but that doesn't mean they both can't stand on merit.
It can be universally agreed that some adaptations are terrible, ala One for the money.
But, say, the girl with the dragon tattoo, a much better project and far more complex to try to visualize and yet, I still prefer the book.
As for Orange, I like both, but prefer the film. Which, as I understand was based on the book that published only 20 chapters, leaving out the lighter ending.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on May 24, 2018, 05:06:01 PM
I assume you mean the "happy" 21 chapter ending?
As for Orange, I like both, but prefer the film. Which, as I understand was based on the book that published only 20 chapters, leaving out the lighter ending.

You know what, I did not know the book was originally shortened in the US. I thought Kubrick had deliberately left out the "happy" ending. I see now that Burgess, the author, was upset at the US publisher for not including the chapter to begin with, not with Kubrick for excluding it. I've had my wires crossed on this one.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on May 24, 2018, 05:49:02 PM
yea, I wasn't sure I was remembering correctly, but I thought Kubrick wasn't even aware of the original ending until after he made the movie.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on May 27, 2018, 11:53:05 PM
Something fun for this one: Your Top 5 songs that remind you of summer

1. DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - Summertime

Don't care if you call it cheesy (it is), but this has always been one of my favorite summer jams. Had just graduated from high school when this dropped and this was the anthem. Nostalgia levels high for this one.



2. Mungo Jerry - In the Summertime

Not sure what it is about this song for me, but it's just fun.



3. Bryan Adams - Summer of '69



4. Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop the Feeling!

So damn catchy and I never really got tired of this.



5. Bell Biv Devoe - Poison

This was on constant play in my car during the summer of 1990, along with Johnny Gill's "Rub You the Right Way, Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" and Faith No More's "Epic". Damn that was a fun summer; first full summer I could drive and heading into the last year of high school.


Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on May 28, 2018, 01:38:28 PM
Songs that remind me of summer, in random order

Van Halen
Summer Nights



Audioslave
Jewel of the summertime


Harry Nilsson
Coconut


Jimmy Buffet
Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes


Alice Cooper
School's Out


honorable mentions
Van Halen Dancing in the Streets, Ramones Rockaway Beach, B-52's Love Shack
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on May 28, 2018, 02:19:13 PM
Alright, give this a go:

Sugar Ray - Every Morning

For the record, I hate this song, however, when it came out in 97 or 98, I was in 5th or 6th grade, and it played CONSTANTLY on the radio while were at the pool, that summer and more or less every summer until streaming music became a thing. Nothing has ever said "summer is here" quite like this one.

Grouplove - Shark Attack

A lot of songs I heard during the summers on SiriusXM Alt-Nation, and this is definitely one of those songs. From the overly tropical tone to the manic energy, this is definitely one for the beach.

They Might Be Giants - Doctor Worm

If Summer goes by and I don't play this song at least once, go ahead and kill me, I've been body snatched or demonically possessed. I still remember when this video (which I don't even think is the official video) debuted on Nickelodeon, only saw it the one time, but whether it was burnt CDs, the Zune, or whatever cell phone I'd have at the time, this song has been with me since. Just a lot of fun.

Valencia - Safe To Say

First heard this song, and this band, on MLB 08 and immediately loved them. A mainstay on all the summer playlists I used to make yearly, if it's good enough for them boys, it's good enough for me.

Passion Pit - Sleepyhead

I used to love running outside to this song, before the shin splints became unbearable and everlasting. Such a great beat, I love the energy of it. Always pumped me up during the summer.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on July 06, 2018, 02:08:01 PM
Someone somewhere did a most quoted movie (might have been in the 30 Days of Movies challenge) but that was far too restrictive for me. Honestly, so is 5, but, whatever.

In no particular order:

1/2. Christmas Vacation/Vacation- And, honestly, I probably should've used this over Ghostbusters in the other thread, and this might genuinely be my number one. Every Christmas, it was basically me, my dad and my brother just quoting this movie at each other. "Lotta sap! Lotta sap!" I'll also pull a "Russ!" whenever my kid's right next to me and I want to say something to him. He responds to it, too.

3. Jaws - Watching this with kiddo on July 4th, I realized it really is one of the movies my dad and I quote all the time. From the entirety of the Indianapolis speech, to Drefyuss chuckling "They're all gonna die" and his little responses to Quint on the boat ("I'm not gonna take this abuse much longer....."). "You say barracuda, people say what? You say shark...and we've got a panic on our hands." I can just about quote the entire movie.

4. Ghostbusters - I mean, obviously. "That's a big twinkie." "So, she's a dog." I often use the "Nice shooting Tex!" line when playing my brother in NHL.

5. The Three Amigos - Another one we can almost quote. Not a birthday or holiday ever went by without my dad shouting "it's a sweater!" when unwrapping a gift, regardless of whether it's a sweater or not. Steve Martin's "It's real, it's all real" is still great. I actually went to a Three Amigos Quote-A-Thon at Bonnaroo, which was excellent.

Honorable Mentions: Cloverfield - A lot of time when I'm telling kiddo to get ready for us to leave for a movie or something, I'll say "rack 'em and pack 'em, we're phantoms in fifteen!" I don't know, I just loved that line since hearing it.

Moneyball - Almost daily I tell one of my cats, Spooky, "You're a good cat, Spooky, and we wish you all the best," which is what Billy Beane says to Jeremy Giambi when trading him, except substituting "ballplayer" for cat. I'm really just calling the cat a good cat, but it amuses me to add the whole quote to it.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - it really pains me to put this here. Years ago, this was easily in the #1 spot, but I just don't find many uses these days (it also doesn't help that kiddo hasn't seen it, a mistake I need to correct except the damn thing is only available on iTunes).
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on July 07, 2018, 10:12:23 PM
Top 5 most quoted movies? Sure, I'll play...

- Top Gun - yeah, this movie was such a part of my early teen years because it was f'ing incredible. I could still quote this entire movie.

- Big Trouble in Little China - My favorite Kurt Russell movie, period. "Everybody relax, I'm here." "Would you stop rubbing your body up against mine? Because I can't concentrate when you do that." "You know what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like this?" Who? "Jack Burton. ME!" ...and my favorite that I use almost anywhere: "Sooner or later, I rub everyone the wrong way."

- Super Troopers - Another one of those I could quote with the group of friends and just know it was gonna be a fun night. "How's the view from sugar heaven, bitch?"

- Ocean's Eleven - Just amazing how quotable this movie is, my brother and I could go awhile with this one.

- Mean Girls - I love how smart this movie is and how easily I can drop a lot of the quotes into conversation.

Probably left a few good ones out...actually I know I did (Pulp Fiction, The Princess Bride, Fletch), but oh well.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on July 07, 2018, 11:45:58 PM
Oh man, Big Trouble In Little China. Woe to he who grabs me a knife, because they'll get to hear me say "That's a good knife. Time to die Mr. Burton."

I think my brother and I think the best line is Jack's "What?! What won't come back?!" after Egg Shen throws the smoke grenade at that monster in the sewer.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on July 13, 2018, 05:53:23 PM
Top 5 things you love right now

Anything, anyone, anywhere etc...

1. Summer, because fuck winter. Even shitty "32 degrees aint cold" Texas winters.
2. Six Feet Under. Deep storytelling, good characters, about to finish it up.
3. My vinyl setup
4. My dog, because
5. Astros, WS Champs (give me this, I rarely get to enjoy such things)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Rigg44 on July 17, 2018, 12:38:47 PM
Top 5 most quoted movies? Sure, I'll play...

- Monty Python and the Holy Grail - At one point I could do the whole movie from memory.  “ I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!”

- Big Trouble in Little China -  This movie is on everyone’s list, right?  “When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, looks you crooked in the eye, and asks you if you paid your dues; you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have you paid your dues, Jack? Yes sir, the check is in the mail."

- Animal house- the first movie that became a go to for me early on. “Christ. Seven years of college down the drain. Might as well join the fucking Peace Corps.”

- Super Troopers – Just an utterly quotable movie.  “Chicken Fu$%er”

- The Big Lebowski

I know there are more but it’s a start
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Rigg44 on July 17, 2018, 12:43:02 PM
Top 5 things you love right now

Anything, anyone, anywhere etc...

1. My Kids.  Only reason I do what I do every day.
2. The Redskins. Its for life no going back.
3. My dogs.  There dogs what’s not to love?
4. My faith.  Not organized religion but my individual faith.
5. Music. 
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on July 17, 2018, 01:07:33 PM
Top 5 Things I Love Right Now

1) Immediate family (i.e. fiance and kiddo) - Obvious and necessary and true.

2) Books - all kinds of books. This doesn't really change that much, I always have and will, but yeah. Books. Reading.

3) Riverdale - this show is absolute campy trash melodrama and honestly it's exactly what I need after work and with just all the noise going on for the past 2 years now, basically.

4) MLB 18: The Show - still playing, just won another World Series as a member of the Astros (only play RTTS). Another relaxer and distraction from all the noise.

5) Baseball - Just, in general. Been a bit since my last Safeco visit, I keep planning to go with kid but then I blow my money on other stuff for us to do (which, to be fair, there's a lot here in WA to do). Was going to go to this Saturday's game against the White Sox but saving my money now for the Bite of Seattle festival. Still, though, MLB Network, live in-person or just checking on my At-Bat app, baseball has really been another escape for me these past 2 years, and I love it for it.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on July 24, 2018, 01:11:15 PM
Top 5 Opening Movie Scenes

(I already know I'm going to forget far more than I should)

1. Star Wars (A New Hope, if you will) - I mean, let's just be honest. Iconic, oft imitated, never duplicated. I may not have been around in '77, but I think it's safe to say everyone was sucked in by this.

2. Jaws - If you didn't know what's up, you certainly did after this opener.

3. The Godfather - Meet the characters, set the stakes. Enjoy a little vino while watching. Also, "he made him an offer he couldn't refuse."

4. Speed Racer - Tell me it isn't. You get all the style, flair, and absolute camp this movie has to offer, and much like Speed Racer himself this scene sets the pace for the rest of the movie. I love this movie.

5. Up - Extremely, utterly depressing, and yet tells you everything you need to know about Carl for the story that's about to be told. A mini-movie that tells it's own story with more heart and pathos than many full length features.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on July 24, 2018, 04:11:49 PM
Top 5 Opening Movie Scenes

(I already know I'm going to forget far more than I should)

1. Star Wars (A New Hope, if you will) - I mean, let's just be honest. Iconic, oft imitated, never duplicated. I may not have been around in '77, but I think it's safe to say everyone was sucked in by this.

2. Jaws - If you didn't know what's up, you certainly did after this opener.

3. The Godfather - Meet the characters, set the stakes. Enjoy a little vino while watching. Also, "he made him an offer he couldn't refuse."

4. Speed Racer - Tell me it isn't. You get all the style, flair, and absolute camp this movie has to offer, and much like Speed Racer himself this scene sets the pace for the rest of the movie. I love this movie.

5. Up - Extremely, utterly depressing, and yet tells you everything you need to know about Carl for the story that's about to be told. A mini-movie that tells it's own story with more heart and pathos than many full length features.

To say 12 year old me was in awe of the SW opening would be a vast understatement and I agree completely with your assessment.
Jaws? yea, fucked me up in my prime beach days lemme tell ya lol
Im a mob guy, so yea, certainly Godfather
So since you took some of mine, Ill offer up these...

Inglorious Basterds - supreme tense build up expertly achieved by Tarantino.

Goodfellas - Speaking of mob guys and talk about setting the stage. This for me, is still the movie that mirrors its book counterpoint so closely. Many times the dialog was lifted right out of the novel verbatim. Such an enthralling sprawling story.

Dazed and confused - in the first few seconds we have established, rock n roll, weed, chicks, muscle cars an high school. Alright alright alright.
On a side note, this could have been my school lol

Halloween - Again, the music! I wasn't even over Jaws yet and then this? Such a terrific POV, over 5 minutes IIRC, loved the psycho nod as well. I was always curious if Michaels intentions were to kill them both, but the BF leaves so its just his sister. Iloved the fact the killer was unmasked right away and there was no reason why, it was just evil incarnate, right, Loomis?

Scream - Absolutely loved this opening. Such a great trivia question that cost Casey her life. Drew Barymore getting offed in the first scene was a ballsy move and it paid off.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on July 24, 2018, 04:56:08 PM
Mad at myself for not going with Scream or Halloween.

I had debated Reservoir Dogs, but it wasn't high enough on my list. I like the Basterds choice though, yeah, I remember seeing that in theaters and just gripping my seat. I was on edge the whole time.

Love the Star Wars anecdote. See, those are the kinds of stories I was looking for in the Life Thread when I created it! Those first hand accounts, whether just a glimpse of life in a time we can't go back to or an "I was there" telling of a popular moment/time/whatever. Loved it!
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: thaima1shu on July 24, 2018, 07:46:13 PM
Up and Inglourious Basterds definitely would be in my top 5 each. For the sake of listing ones that haven't been mentioned yet:

1. Drive - The driving sequence at the beginning was so cool.

2. The Dark Knight -- Was such a great introduction to the Joker.

3. Finding Nemo - I guess Pixar really likes their sad opening scenes.

4. The Matrix - First time I saw this, it just left me with a 'what the hell is going on?!' feeling.

5. Spectre - The entire Day of the Dead sequence with the single long tracking shot was awesome.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on July 24, 2018, 07:55:08 PM
Up and Inglourious Basterds definitely would be in my top 5 each. For the sake of listing ones that haven't been mentioned yet:

1. Drive - The driving sequence at the beginning was so cool.

2. The Dark Knight -- Was such a great introduction to the Joker.

3. Finding Nemo - I guess Pixar really likes their sad opening scenes.

4. The Matrix - First time I saw this, it just left me with a 'what the hell is going on?!' feeling.

5. Spectre - The entire Day of the Dead sequence with the single long tracking shot was awesome.

I can argue with none of these. Good call out on Spectre, I was disappointed overall with the movie but that opening scene was incredible.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on July 25, 2018, 05:52:59 PM
Mad at myself for not going with Scream or Halloween.

I had debated Reservoir Dogs, but it wasn't high enough on my list. I like the Basterds choice though, yeah, I remember seeing that in theaters and just gripping my seat. I was on edge the whole time.

Love the Star Wars anecdote. See, those are the kinds of stories I was looking for in the Life Thread when I created it! Those first hand accounts, whether just a glimpse of life in a time we can't go back to or an "I was there" telling of a popular moment/time/whatever. Loved it!

Well consider it a community effort ;-)
Agreed with Reservoir Dogs, same with Pulp Fiction for me.
Gee, I could bore you all day long with my movie experiences from back when. Smokey and the Bandit and Star Wars were the two films that began my  habitual enjoyment of watching movies over and over and over, to this day, they never get old just because it tickles that experience for me.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on July 25, 2018, 06:00:18 PM
One of these days I'll actually watch Smokey and the Bandit.

And Midnight Run.

One of these days.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on July 25, 2018, 09:04:18 PM
lol another fave is Midnight Run!
One of my professors was friends with the writer which was cool hearing second hand stories about the process
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on July 26, 2018, 01:22:31 AM
Top 5 Things You Love Right Now

1. Family - Wouldn't be where I'm at without them, they're my rock. I'm lucky to have them.
2. Close friends - Yeah, friends come and go, I've seen a lot of them do that. But the current group of people I've let into my circle over the last eight years or so just feel like friends for life. Might as well be family.
3. Dance - It's been my biggest creative outlet the last three years and I don't know where I'd be or what I'd be doing without it. My circle of close friends doesn't get bigger without it. Another way to express myself through music, which leads me to...
4. Music - This has almost always been my go to, and it gets me through just about anything.
5. Bacon - duh, bacon makes everything better.


Top 5 Opening Movie Scenes

in no particular order...

-Baby Driver - the blend of the music, the robbery, and the chase is simply brilliant.

-Top Gun - the score, the flight deck operations leading up to the F-14s taking off and jumping right into Danger Zone, and that entire opening sequence was one I loved when I first saw it and still do now.

-Star Wars: A New Hope - not much is more iconic than this, and the moment between the "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away..." and the opening notes of John Williams score hits with that screencrawl still to this day fills me with equal parts anticipation and absolute glee.

-The Dark Knight - Fully aware the last two have been used, but c'mon...these are incredible. Love seeing these Chicago locales being used, and like thai said: what an introduction to the Joker. The opening to TDKR was pretty good too, but this was an almost impossible level to reach.

-Pulp Fiction - Always loved the dialogue to start off, and how it distracts from what Hunny Bunny and Ringo do right until they actually do it. Even seemed like just a random opening scene right until the last part of the movie when it all ties together. So well done.

*honorable mention* Captain America: The Winter Soldier - We get a glimpse of what Cap does in his normal life and what he's done to help adjust to modern times, a brief introduction to Sam Wilson, and then the opening mission with Rumlo, Black Widow, and SHIELD's Strike Team. A very underrated setup for what was my favorite MCU movie until Black Panther dropped this year.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on July 26, 2018, 01:24:24 AM
I almost chose Winter Soldier, it was also my #6.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on July 26, 2018, 11:36:39 AM
Top 5 Things You Love Right Now

1. Family - Wouldn't be where I'm at without them, they're my rock. I'm lucky to have them.
2. Close friends - Yeah, friends come and go, I've seen a lot of them do that. But the current group of people I've let into my circle over the last eight years or so just feel like friends for life. Might as well be family.
3. Dance - It's been my biggest creative outlet the last three years and I don't know where I'd be or what I'd be doing without it. My circle of close friends doesn't get bigger without it. Another way to express myself through music, which leads me to...
4. Music - This has almost always been my go to, and it gets me through just about anything.
5. Bacon - duh, bacon makes everything better.

My man!

Top 5 Opening Movie Scenes

in no particular order...

-Baby Driver - the blend of the music, the robbery, and the chase is simply brilliant.

-Top Gun - the score, the flight deck operations leading up to the F-14s taking off and jumping right into Danger Zone, and that entire opening sequence was one I loved when I first saw it and still do now.

-Star Wars: A New Hope - not much is more iconic than this, and the moment between the "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away..." and the opening notes of John Williams score hits with that screencrawl still to this day fills me with equal parts anticipation and absolute glee.

-The Dark Knight - Fully aware the last two have been used, but c'mon...these are incredible. Love seeing these Chicago locales being used, and like thai said: what an introduction to the Joker. The opening to TDKR was pretty good too, but this was an almost impossible level to reach.

-Pulp Fiction - Always loved the dialogue to start off, and how it distracts from what Hunny Bunny and Ringo do right until they actually do it. Even seemed like just a random opening scene right until the last part of the movie when it all ties together. So well done.

*honorable mention* Captain America: The Winter Soldier - We get a glimpse of what Cap does in his normal life and what he's done to help adjust to modern times, a brief introduction to Sam Wilson, and then the opening mission with Rumlo, Black Widow, and SHIELD's Strike Team. A very underrated setup for what was my favorite MCU movie until Black Panther dropped this year.

Completely forgot about Top Gun. Good choice!
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Rigg44 on July 26, 2018, 12:35:01 PM
Top 5 Opening Movie Scenes

in no particular order...

-Patton – In my humble opinion the best opening to any movie ever.

-Raiders of the lost ark-  the whole sequence set the tone for a fun action packed romp.

-Star Wars: A New Hope – I can’t add anything new to what has already been said.  This is one of the most iconic openings ever shot.

-Monty python and the holy grail – No its not action packed or inventive in anyway but the discussion about the coconuts is one of my favorite sequences ever.

-inglorious bastards – honestly this could have said Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, or even the hatful eight.  The dialogue heavy opening are done so well and with great writing.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on July 26, 2018, 03:15:55 PM
Kicking myself now for leaving out Raiders. What a great pick Rigg.

And yeah, Holy Grail may not be action filled, but that opening exchange is one of the best scenes in the entire movie.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on July 31, 2018, 01:22:59 PM
Top 5 dramatic series endings

Ill tend to avoid spoilers just in case...

1. Sopranos, although Im sure we've all seen it or at least heard about it now.
2. The Wire. These two occupy the two top spots in just about any category for me.
3. The Shield. Not at all what I was expecting, maybe I got played.
4. Six Feet Under. Even though you knew, it was still well done
5. The Americans. Cold War and cold consequences. 
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on July 31, 2018, 01:29:50 PM
Ooooooooooooooooo (although I haven't really seen THAT many series all the way through so this list will be rather obvious). Also trying to avoid spoilers.

1. Six Feet Under - It has been, and always will be, my favorite.

2. Boardwalk Empire - the show had some troubles, although any flaws it had I was able to look past because I absolutely loved this Prohibition, 1920s old timey drama. But the series finale really did work well with the story and gave it all a satisfying conclusion.

3. Mad Men - Don Draper still trying to find a way out only to be told he doesn't have to anymore, and his reaction to that leading up to the final short, were really the essence of the character.

4. Breaking Bad - The odd thing is, the episode before really wraps up the main narrative arc, but this one wraps up whatever's left and still finds a way to be compelling.

5. The Sopranos - I mean, regardless of whether you liked it or not, it's iconic now.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on July 31, 2018, 02:11:02 PM
dang man, cant believe Ive had Boardwalk on the shelf for so long, completely forgot about it.
You know I dig anything mobsters...ok almost anything....

I might go back to mad men too, left after season one, don't even recall why
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Rigg44 on July 31, 2018, 02:19:28 PM
1. Breaking Bad- I loved the whole series and the conclusion was really the only way it could end.

2. Halt and Catch fire- the ending was a bit of a down note but it was a good way to end it.

3. The Shield- The ending once again was really the only way it could have logically concluded.

4. Justified- Another show I enjoyed from beginning to end and for once in the new era of TV endings everyone gets a semi happy ending.

5. The Sopranos – I hated it at the time but now its iconic so I have to like it, Right?
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on August 01, 2018, 01:18:46 PM
The top 5 worst series endings. Sometimes a series just hangs around to long. They cant figure out how to end it or just dont give a shit. Most of the series you guys mentioned in the earlier top 5 I agree with..... so....

#5 My Name is Earl - loved the series, it ended on a cliffhanger, because they thought they had one more season.
#4 Battlestar Galactica (2003)- Loved the show and started out being one of the greatest sci fi series of all time. That next to last season started getting weak, and the final season was pathetic with a terrible phoned in ending.  Making a great series a not so good one.
#3 Dexter - this series was awesome, fresh and different. Started to get stale by the end and the ending was one of the worst. Its like they were not sure how to end the series like battlestar. I can come up with 15 better endings off the top of my head.
#2  Jericho - The first season was great, then the 2nd season was like a new writer or something happened, it got bad quick. I watched it to finish the series but damn.
#1 Fringe - XFiles rebooted I thought when it came out. By the end they got so wacky crazy and so weird with time and story lines I am not sure if the show itself was cannon to its own series. Just stay out of the amber.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on August 01, 2018, 01:39:10 PM
Top 5 Worst Series Finales

1. Seinfeld - The clip show as finale was an awful idea, and all of them knew it.

2. Heroes - By which I mean, it's reboot/unofficial 5th season Heroes: Reborn, which the entire season and finale included were, just, the absolute worst.

3. Dexter - Yup. Everyone knows it.

4. ................actually those might be it. I...really haven't watched a lot of TV shows all the way through in my life (although the fiance and I have been fixing that).
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on August 02, 2018, 11:38:50 AM
Top 5 Dramatic Series Endings

1. Sons of Anarchy - Jax ties up family business, leaves the MC in good hands, and other things. This series was incredible, especially the final season. Kurt Sutter's best work.
2. The Sopranos - well duh.
3. Friday Night Lights - This show was one of my favorites, and IMO it ended how it should have.
4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Joss Whedon did a hell of a run with this series and did the Slayerverse justice with this finale.
5. Chuck - this show deserved a better following than it had. Finale tied it up well, but damn one more season would've been perfect.

*honorable mention* Homicide: The Movie - Show IMO got cancelled a bit too soon, but they did get to tie up loose ends with this movie. If you were a fan of the show and haven't seen it, you need to.


Top 5 Worst Series Endings

1. Dawson's Creek - Should've been Dawson ending up with Joey, not Pacey. And yeah, I did watch this show a bunch and I'm not ashamed of it one bit.
2. How I Met Your Mother - Such a great series unraveled by some boneheaded creative decisions in the final episodes.
3. Scrubs - I refer to this as the last season that never should've happened.
4. Jericho - with Tider on this. IIRC no one really expected this show to be saved after the first season. When CBS actually did save it, I think they were as shocked as anyone else. Someone did do a third season of sorts in comic book form and I've heard it's decent, might have to check that out.

Those are pretty much the ones that stick out the most. I've always been one of those to either not finish a series (Battlestar Galactica, although I do want to finish it eventually) or drop it from my viewing once I feel that creatively it's falling off a bit (Heroes, Glee).
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on August 02, 2018, 02:48:17 PM
Top 5 worst

Dexter, by far. such a great idea and then to pull that stunt? Terrible.

Deadwood. I say this only because it was cancelled abruptly and the writers didn't have a chance to flesh out the series on their own terms. Still sorely disappointed it ended so early, but despite that, still one of the best series of all time IMO.

Weeds. A series that started out great but just became a cartoon of itself and the ending was just uninspiring, uneventful and drab.

True Blood - See Weeds

I can't recall another Id list in top 5.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on August 02, 2018, 03:00:11 PM
If I'd actually made it past season...I think four, was the last season of True Blood I watched, I'm sure it'd made it to my list.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on August 07, 2018, 11:48:53 AM
Not sure if we've done this yet, but...here goes: Top 5 Movie Soundtracks

Hell, I'll even split this into two: for Instrumental/Score and Vocal/Compilation. Have fun.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on August 07, 2018, 01:11:53 PM
I think we've done this, but I cant remember what I did lol

Rock n Roll High School
Animal House
This is Spinal Tap
Forrest Gump
Pulp Fiction
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on August 07, 2018, 02:18:46 PM
Don't know if we've done this, and I don't know that I know enough to separate into two different lists, so here we go:

The Fountain - Clint Mansell: Mostly known for Requiem for a Dream's soundtrack, specifically Lux Aeterna (which I love), The Fountain soundtrack is the real deal front to back. I can listen to some soundtracks in my car, this is definitely the easiest one to do so, where it works well both as it's own deal and in the movie.

Inception - Hans Zimmer: This is one of the other ones. Again, front to back goodness that works in and out of the movie.

Resident Evil: The first RE soundtrack is incredible. I miss movie soundtracks where they just had songs that weren't from the movie and were "related to or inspired by." This one still has an amazingly solid collection of songs from different genres, and the Manson instrumentals at the end, that were actually used in the movie, are fantastic.

Queen of the Damned: This one shot to the top of the charts when it came out because, just like the RE soundtrack, the collection was a solid mix of earworms that I still listen to even now.

Batman Forever: I mean, honestly. Kiss From a Rose? Kiss Me, Kill Me, Thrill Me? The one that's about the Riddler? I know it was used as a joke in Shaun of the Dead, but this is not a bad soundtrack. The Batman and Robin one (THE END IS THE BEGINNING IS THE END) was not so great.........
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on August 07, 2018, 02:24:55 PM
I'm fairly certain the Batman Forever soundtrack was safe from Shaun of the Dead's ridicule, IMO...Prince's Batdance soundtrack though, not so much...and yeah, that was a good soundtrack (Forever). In hindsight, better than the film itself.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: thaima1shu on August 07, 2018, 02:35:46 PM
Probably can't name 5 for each, so a combined list of #1-5 would just be Tron: Legacy on repeat.

Haha, but after that:

Black Panther - Kendrick did an incredible job putting this together and for a movie soundtrack, it's kinda ridiculous that I can listen to this start to finish and enjoy every song. X, Paramedic, King's Dead in particular though stand out.

Pirate of the Caribbean: The main theme is just too damn awesome.

The Dark Knight/Inception/Interstellar - I'm just gonna lump in a bunch of the Christopher Nolan/Hans Zimmer soundtracks together. Loved all of these.

Space Jam - Flyyyy like an eagle....
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on August 07, 2018, 02:36:43 PM
I'm fairly certain the Batman Forever soundtrack was safe from Shaun of the Dead's ridicule, IMO...Prince's Batdance soundtrack though, not so much...and yeah, that was a good soundtrack (Forever). In hindsight, better than the film itself.


I stand corrected!
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on August 07, 2018, 02:37:17 PM
Probably can't name 5 for each, so a combined list of #1-5 would just be Tron: Legacy on repeat.

Haha, but after that:

Black Panther - Kendrick did an incredible job putting this together and for a movie soundtrack, it's kinda ridiculous that I can listen to this start to finish and enjoy every song. X, Paramedic, King's Dead in particular though stand out.

Pirate of the Caribbean: The main theme is just too damn awesome.

The Dark Knight/Inception/Interstellar - I'm just gonna lump in a bunch of the Christopher Nolan/Hans Zimmer soundtracks together. Loved all of these.

Space Jam - Flyyyy like an eagle....

omg how did I forget the Tron: Legacy soundtrack. I will now go walk into the ocean.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on August 08, 2018, 03:44:20 PM
I liked Guardians of the Galaxy's soundtrack, even if they were hits from times gone by.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: thaima1shu on August 08, 2018, 04:06:26 PM
I liked Guardians of the Galaxy's soundtrack, even if they were hits from times gone by.

Ahhh yeah that's a great one. I was sliiightly disappointed in the second one because I didn't think the soundtrack came anywhere close to the first one's.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on August 09, 2018, 01:23:42 PM
I liked Guardians of the Galaxy's soundtrack, even if they were hits from times gone by.

Ahhh yeah that's a great one. I was sliiightly disappointed in the second one because I didn't think the soundtrack came anywhere close to the first one's.

true, its always hard to top the first one though.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on August 16, 2018, 11:40:59 AM
Top 5 Reasons I Deleted My Twitter Account Today

1) Jack literally supports white supremacists on his platform.

2) It ruins my mental health.

3) It provides little to no added benefit to my life.

4) It's kind of hypocritical for me to have deleted my Facebook, but not Twitter, considering 1 and 3.

5) Again, Jack literally supports white supremacists on his platform.

Reasons I wish I didn't want to delete Twitter:

All the authors, editors, publishers, etc I follow on there that will be that much more difficult to keep up with now (especially in the case of the editors and publishers). I get a lot of book news, advice, the business side of books information, all that thanks to Twitter and following those kinds of people, in addition to most of them just being really cool (John Scalzi, Benjamin C Dreyer, Victoria Schwab, etc). I'm sure some of them have their own websites, but SO much goes on via Twitter (even submissions stuff, like when they do "pitchwars" and you can literally just pitch your book on Twitter and have an agent contact you if they like it), although I suppose maybe I'll allow myself to come back to the platform once I've actually, you know, written something vs just reading what they have to say and not applying it.

So, yeah. My free time is about to become a lot more boring.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on August 16, 2018, 12:09:48 PM
Ive been off of FB for years and Twitter was much more reasonable and fun. However, it has become much more toxic lately.
I love it for just the things you mention and in addition, guys like Steve Martin and John Cleese just make it entertaining.
I still find more reputable news via Twitter than I ever did via FB, plus sports beat writers provide solid info as well.
So I don't see myself deleting Twitter soon because its just more manageable than FB was for me.


Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on August 16, 2018, 12:22:42 PM
I agree, it was far easier to tailor Twitter to my likes than Facebook, considering the whole function of the news feed. But even "YA Twitter," aka Young Adult Fiction Twitter, would constantly be erupting in anger at each other. There's always a new controversy in book Twitter, some legitimate, some maybe not so much, and I have enough of that daily already. I'm not saying it's necessarily bad, obviously if agents or writers on Twitter are bringing light to agents who are fraud or authors who are predators, that's obviously a really important and good service. But, again, between controversies within their bubbles and, of course, current political controversies in our country, it's like 95% of what I read on Twitter on a daily basis was negative. I just can't anymore.

I suppose, if I really wanted to, I could cull my Twitter list, but I don't really want to do that. I'd like to come back to it one day with those same agents and editors and publishers on my list, rather than having to compile one again, when I have something to pitch or questions to ask. So, for myself, this seemed like the best move.

I'm pretty much arguing with myself here, because I don't like leaving Twitter, but I really, really had to for my own sake.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on August 16, 2018, 02:48:00 PM
I can understand that
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on August 16, 2018, 05:52:14 PM
I have never gotten into twitter and only check it during football season lol
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on August 21, 2018, 02:10:02 PM
Top 5 Players From Your Favorite Teams (who you've seen play)

1) Mariano Rivera
2) Curtis Martin
3) Wayne Chrebet
4) Brett Gardner (genuine. His aunt actually works with my dad, he's from Holly Hill, SC originally)
5) Ronde Barber

Honorable mentions: Since I'm not really a huge basketball fan, but obviously Patrick Ewing was my boy back in the day for the Knicks. For the Rangers, how could I not say Gretzky? But he doesn't belong to NY :(

Oh, and I guess my default by favorite soccer team is the NY Red Bulls, so lets go with...well, say, this Michael Grella kid on their team is probably good, with a name like that, right?
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on August 21, 2018, 02:56:26 PM
Oh man, not enough room....Ill have to do this by franchise lol

1 Nolan Ryan, Richard, Cedeno, Biggio, Bagwell
2 Gordie, Mark and Marty Howe
3 Olajuwan, Drexler & Horry
4 Earl Campbell, Mike Renfro, JJ Watt, Andre Johnson
5 90's Cowboys

I stayed within the spirit of the list didnt I? ;-)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: cflnut on August 21, 2018, 03:00:49 PM
1) Warren Moon (Edmonton Eskimos)
2) Henry "Gizmo" Williams (Edmonton Eskimos)
3) Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers)
4) Mike Reilly (Edmonton Eskimos)
5) Mark Messier (Edmonton Oilers)

Honorable Mentions: to Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, & Denis Shapovalov. I don't watch a lot of tennis anymore but I still enjoy watching the three play.

Out of those five the only ones I haven't meet are Warren Moon & Wayne Gretzky. Also Mark Messier's mom was my baby-sitter when I was in Pre-school & Kindergarten.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on August 22, 2018, 12:34:31 AM
Top 5 Players From Your Favorite Teams (who you've seen play)

Do opposing teams count?


#1 Derrick Thomas
#2 Doug Flutie (Calgary CFL vs Barracudas, Boston College vs Bama)
dude had magic and he was on the opposite team, and broke my heart each time lol, still was a pleasure to watch him play.
#3 Matt Dunnigan even though he was close to retirement he still had some magic in him when he played here
#4 Cornelius Bennett
#5 Derrick Henry

Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on August 22, 2018, 01:16:47 AM
1) Warren Moon (Edmonton Eskimos)
2) Henry "Gizmo" Williams (Edmonton Eskimos)
3) Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers)
4) Mike Reilly (Edmonton Eskimos)
5) Mark Messier (Edmonton Oilers)

Honorable Mentions: to Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, & Denis Shapovalov. I don't watch a lot of tennis anymore but I still enjoy watching the three play.

Out of those five the only ones I haven't meet are Warren Moon & Wayne Gretzky. Also Mark Messier's mom was my baby-sitter when I was in Pre-school & Kindergarten.

I should probably add Moon as well. I don't think he got the respect he truly deserved in Houston
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: thaima1shu on August 22, 2018, 01:01:02 PM
1. Ken Griffey Jr.
2. Felix Hernandez
3. Gary Payton
4. Ichiro
5. Kam Chancellor

Just outside the top 5 would be guys like Jake Locker, Richard Sherman, Edgar Martinez, Shawn Kemp, Russell Wilson.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Rigg44 on August 22, 2018, 05:18:17 PM
Is this seen in play live or just seen play?
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on August 22, 2018, 05:32:00 PM
Just play in general, doesn't have to be live.

Like, I couldn't say "Joe Namath" as one of my favorite players, because I never actually saw him play.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on August 22, 2018, 05:39:41 PM
oh I thought you meant we saw them in person....well, thats what I listed ;-) otherwise I would have quite the crowded list
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Rigg44 on August 23, 2018, 02:45:59 PM
1. John Riggins
2. Art Monk
3. Larry Bird
4. Bo Jackson
5. Kevin Mchale

Just outside the top 5 would be guys like Clint Didder, Parish, George Brett, and Charles Mann.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: cflnut on August 23, 2018, 04:58:25 PM
Top 5 Players From Your Favorite Teams (who you've seen play)

Do opposing teams count?


#1 Derrick Thomas
#2 Doug Flutie (Calgary CFL vs Barracudas, Boston College vs Bama)
dude had magic and he was on the opposite team, and broke my heart each time lol, still was a pleasure to watch him play.
#3 Matt Dunnigan even though he was close to retirement he still had some magic in him when he played here
#4 Cornelius Bennett
#5 Derrick Henry

For the 100th Grey Cup, in 2012, the CFL ranked the top Hundred players of all time, and Doug Flutie was number 1 on that list.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on August 24, 2018, 12:16:28 AM
Top 5 Players From Your Favorite Teams (who you've seen play)

1) Mariano Rivera
2) Curtis Martin
3) Wayne Chrebet
4) Brett Gardner (genuine. His aunt actually works with my dad, he's from Holly Hill, SC originally)
5) Ronde Barber

Honorable mentions: Since I'm not really a huge basketball fan, but obviously Patrick Ewing was my boy back in the day for the Knicks. For the Rangers, how could I not say Gretzky? But he doesn't belong to NY :(

Oh, and I guess my default by favorite soccer team is the NY Red Bulls, so lets go with...well, say, this Michael Grella kid on their team is probably good, with a name like that, right?

I could go by franchise and still feel like Top 5 wouldn't be enough, but since I do have to work in a few hours I'll just go off the top of my head here...

1. Steve Yzerman
2. Isiah Thomas
3. Barry Sanders
4. Charles Woodson
5. Vladimir Konstantinov

Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 05, 2018, 10:32:17 AM
Something different today, snagged from twitter:

If you had to recommend someone play five games to really get a feel for you/your tastes, what five would you pick?

1. NCAA Football 14 - my love for the college game, sports in general, my alma mater, and create-a-player all right here.

2. Batman Arkham City - my favorite superhero coupled with most of the voices from one of the best animated series ever. Perfect combat system too, and it had one of the best stories for a videogame ever.

3. Cards Against Humanity - this isn't limited to videogames lol. My sense of humor tends to be dry and sarcastic but I can go raunchy in a heartbeat. This game covers it all.

4. Texas Hold 'em - I love poker in general; can tend to find out a lot about a person based on how they play.

5. Sid Meier's Pirates! - my introduction to simulation type games and Sid Meier in general. I had no idea a game like this was possible on the NES and I played it for weeks on end.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Rigg44 on September 05, 2018, 10:40:01 AM
If you had to recommend someone play five games to really get a feel for you/your tastes, what five would you pick?

1. NBA 2k17 - I love sports games when done right (Madden, do better!) and this one has it all INMO.

2. Destiny- and MMORPG light with space wizards, in in.

3. Axis and Allies- this scratches two itches for me. One history and two what if war simulation.

4. Risk- See above

5. Settlers of Catan- I like the fact that every game can be different.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on September 05, 2018, 11:02:13 AM
If you had to recommend someone play five games to really get a feel for you/your tastes, what five would you pick?


Going to really have to think about this one as I don't play as many games as I used to.

1. MLB The Show - I mean, pick any year (although I've probably played either 09 or 18 the longest). Most realistic, only game on the market outside of RBI Baseball these days, but unlike Madden it hasn't lost quality as a result. Road to the Show is my preferred mode, creating myself and a slew of other positions with creepy physical features, but back in the day it was all about franchise which was a lot of fun too.

2. Madden 2003 - I thought about Madden '02 (I still love that Expansion Draft feature and wish it could be an option in every Madden game), but '03 got the most love, the most plays against actual people (lot of friends had 03 but didn't have 02 for whatever reason). Great soundtrack, good franchise mode, and most importantly: create your own plays, which I was ridiculous about. I had defensive and offensive formations for just about every situation (I had a lot of free time) and the audibles to go along with it. I once played a friend on his console where he'd edited every player on the Rams to be all 99s and still only lost by a touchdown with the Buccaneers and my playbook. And oh, right: that was my team exported from my franchise, one of the coolest features of '03. Obviously, NFL 2k3-2k5 had the gameplay (and 2k4 and 2k5 were superior to their Madden counterparts), but Madden '03 had a lot of great features.

3. Overcooked - Play this one with the fiance a lot. We just beat the campaign mode on the base game, we've moved onto the holiday DLC and have one other DLC pack to finish before we go and buy the 2nd. First off, just a fun game. Second, it's actually got me wanting to finally learn how to cook. Thirdly, it's honestly a great way to build communication between two people. It's funny, because when we're in the actual kitchen and I'm trying to assist, it's become so much easier to not get lost thanks to the communication skills we've built up from this game. Honestly, one of the best ones out there and I'll always advocate for it when I get a chance.

4. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - I love these Bioware RPGs that have excellent gameplay and the dialogue options where you can choose two paths. Great replay value and a lot of fun (could've gone with Mass Effect, but as this laid the groundwork for that series, plus, was Star Wars, figured I'd go with the old KOTOR).

5. Metal Gear Solid - I almost chose 4, just because it was a larrrrrrrge game, obviously the graphics were incredible, and the way it actually managed to tie up every loose end in the story is startling, because this is a very weird and convoluted story and I was ready to be disappointed. But the best part of MGS4? Going back to the setting of Metal Gear Solid, and not only that, but also piloting the Metal Gear from that game, Metal Gear Rex.

Because nostalgia is a hell of a thing and I have it for the first MGS game. I remember back in the day, when Crash Bandicoot was for some reason advocating for stuffed crust pizza from Pizza Hut, they used to give out a free demo disc with pizzas (Hell, remember when the first Playstation console CAME with demo discs?)

I got one from Pizza Hut, I don't remember EVERY game it had on there, but this was one of them (so was MediEvil 2, I believe). I played that demo over and over and over and my brother made fun of me for doing so. He said the game sucked. I said I was going to get it one day.

And I did, and I didn't put the damn thing down. It was unlike anything I'd ever played. The first cinematic type of game that really felt like a movie and game in one, which is far more common these days. And it worked! It was just the right amount of strange and kooky mixed with intense and fun. And so innovative! I'd never played a game with a fight like the one against Psycho Mantis, or had the characters talk to me like they know they're in a game ("Don't even think about using autofire, or I'll know").

On PS2, Splinter Cell came out and tried to be a competitor, and thanks to MGS2 and it's new main character Rayden, nearly succeeded. But Metal Gear Solid laid a (excuse me) solid foundation that kept the series alive to this day. Snake is still one of the best characters out there, David Hayter is like my video game Kevin Conroy. The codec, everything, just...I could go on about this game forever. I love it. So should you.


Honorable mentions: Command and Conquer: Red Alert; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare; Tecmo Super Bowl
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: cflnut on September 05, 2018, 11:05:36 AM
If you had to recommend someone play five games to really get a feel for you/your tastes, what five would you pick?

1. Canadian Football - I'm pretty sure that with the user name I have that this one speaks for it's self.
2. Final Fantasy 4 or 6 - I think these two are the best in the series and the only two I still play regularly today.
3. Dungeon Quest 1st edition (1985) - My dad and I used to play this game a lot. It became our one of our go to games on game night when I was growing up.
4. Banished - Found this game on Steam and have rather enjoyed it. I love empire building games and this one is one of the better ones I've played.
5. Hero Quest (Board Game) - A simplified version of Dungeons & Dragons, That focuses more on exploration and combat then free form adventure.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on September 05, 2018, 02:52:08 PM
If you had to recommend someone play five games to really get a feel for you/your tastes, what five would you pick?

1. Canadian Football - I'm pretty sure that with the user name I have that this one speaks for it's self.
2. Final Fantasy 4 or 6 - I think these two are the best in the series and the only two I still play regularly today.
3. Dungeon Quest 1st edition (1985) - My dad and I used to play this game a lot. It became our one of our go to games on game night when I was growing up.
4. Banished - Found this game on Steam and have rather enjoyed it. I love empire building games and this one is one of the better ones I've played.
5. Hero Quest (Board Game) - A simplified version of Dungeons & Dragons, That focuses more on exploration and combat then free form adventure.

If you like Hero Quest, try dungeon saga by mantic games. Its sorta a modern version of it. Or try descent (fantasy) or Star wars imperial assault (sci fi)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on September 05, 2018, 03:15:20 PM


If you had to recommend someone play five games to really get a feel for you/your tastes, what five would you pick?
(board games)

1. Marvel Legendary - This is a card game that captures the marvel universe pretty well. You can put your favorite heroes against that evil bad guy. Its cooperative since everyone is going against the baddie, but yet at the end of the game you can see who was the over all winner. They also have firefly, aliens, predator, but marvel is the best to me. The one knock against it is the setup and take down. But with organization it is not bad. One of my favorite games.
(https://cf.geekdo-images.com/large/img/sjFaoP9RIw7g4l43OoGDLpXIS6I=/fit-in/1024x1024/filters:no_upscale()/pic3621844.jpg)


2. Bang! - this comes in several themes, western, walking dead, Blizzard (starcraft, warcraft etc) and halo. Played all but Halo and they are all fun. best with 7 players, 3 heroes, 3 villains and 1 traitor, all doing different goals and only 1 person is revealed and you all have to figure out who is who. I have the walking dead and bliazzard versions
(http://usaopoly.com/sites/default/files/files/facebook_social_media_bang_usaopoly1.jpg)


3. Star wars Imperial Assault - Like hero quest or DnD lite in space but with star wars. A lot of fun. 1 person is the imperial forces (DM) and everyone else is the rebels. My base set is fully painted :)
(https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/87/b0/87b059ca-5a05-4050-b0ab-e5bacdbc9806/swi01_boxlayout.png)


4. Sentinels of the multiverse - Another card game where everyone fights for a common goal of beating the bad guy. Where as Legendary is a deck builder, this each hero has a set deck and generic heroes (no dead pool here people, you have Guise, no superman either you have legacy) Its a great game and everyone i introduced it to loves it.
(https://cf.geekdo-images.com/itemrep/img/qEx7QvQZgppmi-5OhYlOs3DHimU=/fit-in/246x300/pic1296144.jpg)


5. Shadows of Brimstone - Another dungeon crawler but with cowboys and Cthulhu theme. Your characters actually level up, buy new gear and loot,  and there are bunches of missions. Think of a Diablo type game but in board game format. The one thing that turns people off is that you have to put the figures together. I love this game it is actually my favorite game ever. Both of my base games are painted. This one is different from Hero Quest, or Imperial Assault, everyone is on the same team, no Dungeon master, the enemy is AI controlled. Although one person could control the monsters to change the flavor a bit and get another person involved. I have introduced this game to D&D vets to board game noobs and everyone loved this game.

(http://prestonstahley.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_2285-840x473.jpg)
http://prestonstahley.com/games/shadows-of-brimstone-painted-minis/
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on September 05, 2018, 11:08:48 PM
Not sure I can come up with five but Ill try:
1 Axis and Allies - same reasons ring mentioned
2 Pay dirt football - I liked it better than Strat O Matic but both were good.
3 NCAA 14 ala norm
4 MLB The Show - because, baseball
5 Craps - strategy along with a mountain of luck, tense fun
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on September 06, 2018, 05:01:25 PM
Really just for me, but...
Top 5 Burt Reynolds films

1 Deliverance - he always regretted doing the Cosmopolitan centerfold which he feels damaged this films chances at Oscars not to mention why he wasn't nominated
2 Smokey and the Bandit - I still get the eye roll when I mention this film, but I stand by it always. Its a great piece of entertainment and Americana and doesn't pretend to be more than it is, and at the same time, showcased some of our greatest talents.
3 The Longest Yard - Billed as a comedy but actually more of a dramedy and I take it as a personal affront when folks mention that Sandler led POS
4 Boogie Nights - he finally received a script allowing him to exhibit his acting abilities
5 Sharky's Machine - A film he directed and which famous stuntman Dar Robinson worked, executing a great gag.

And instead of starting a new thread...
5 things you probably didnt know about Burt Reynolds

1 He did a centerfold for Cosmopolitan magazine
2 He was a Hollywood stunt man which bridged into his acting career. Also where he met Hal Needham who wrote and directed Smokey and the Bandit as well as famous stuntman Dar Robinson
3 He played college football at FSU and with a promising career, blew out his knee in the first game of his sophomore year, ending his dreams
4 Roomed with Lee Corso at FSU
5 During a stunt on City Heat (1984) with Clint Eastwood, he was hit in the face with a metal chair causing him TMJ for which he acquired a deep addiction to pills and a weight loss so great, mags were reporting he had AIDS. The TMJ caused him pain the rest of his life.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Rigg44 on September 07, 2018, 12:04:40 PM
Top 5 Burt Reynolds films

1 Longest Yard- Love the movie and as was mentioned above more of a dramedy than a comedy.  I on the other hand dont mind the Sandler remake, not as good but....
2 Smokey and the Bandit -  Hey we love the movies we see as kids that make an impact.  I found this movie hilarious as a kid and still do today.
3 Hooper- INMO one of the most underrated Reynolds films.  This movie is Burt at his best.
4 Canon Ball Run-  This movie is hilarious and one of those films that as a teenager I could not watch enough.
5 Best little whore house in Texas-  Only Burt Reynolds could make me like a musical.

Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on September 07, 2018, 01:40:14 PM
absolutely loved Hooper as well.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on September 07, 2018, 02:06:35 PM
If you have Amazon Prime Video Crewe, his final movie is on there (I think it's called "The Last Movie Star.") I haven't seen it but kiddo watched it and said it was pretty good.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 07, 2018, 11:29:31 PM
One of his later roles, but I loved his character in Mystery, Alaska.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on September 08, 2018, 01:51:25 AM
If you have Amazon Prime Video Crewe, his final movie is on there (I think it's called "The Last Movie Star.") I haven't seen it but kiddo watched it and said it was pretty good.

I do and thanks for the reminder!

Wholeheartedly agree norm! My cousin and I were discussing the fact that his role in that film wasn't mentioned at all among his others and it should have been.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on September 26, 2018, 01:37:33 AM

1. The West Wing - My favorite Aaron Sorkin show, and tends to align with where I fall. Sorkin's The Newsroom almost made this list too, but with only five I sided with this.

2. Scrubs - ER was the one that got me wanting to be a nurse, and I'd love so much to get away with talking to people like House MD did...but this show was the one that tends to be closest to hospital life. Let's just pretend the last season never happened.

3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - my favorite Joss Whedon creation. Bunch of action with some incredible dialogue, it was a ton of fun for me. I really wish Firefly had the success that this and Angel had.

4. Parks and Recreation - this became my favorite ensemble comedy quickly, and I felt like I related to a lot of these characters.

5. 24 - hit many of the things in my wheelhouse: espionage, political thriller, secret agent stuff, and some good old fashioned kicking ass and taking names by one Jack Bauer.

Shows I wanted to include but couldn't: Friday Night Lights, Battlestar Galactica (the reboot), How I Met Your Mother, Batman: The Animated Series, So You Think You Can Dance, Chuck
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on September 26, 2018, 11:07:53 AM
This is tough, and one of these won't be relatable to you younger types but here goes:

Dick Van Dyke Show
Just pure comedy that was able to touch on topics still relevant today without hitting you over the head. DVD is a comical genius and I dont use that term lightly.
This touches on my idea of just finding everything funny, and the subtleties and realities of life we all encounter and how I cope.

Cheers
This encompasses my love of the desire for what Cheers actually was; a neighborhood bar where everybody knows your name. Pop in at any time and you'll have friends there. No need to arrange an outing which is such an ordeal, just stop by.


24
Im with norm here. My wanton rage for those that deserve it is thoroughly satisfied via Jack Bauer.

The Wire
This show is an example of the cold, hard, gritty world and the inevitable hopelessness to truly find nobility in our government on any level. I usually tend to temper this view in my life with a balance of optimism as well, but its always there.

Deadwood
Shows my love and interest of this era and how it correlates to the rest of the country during industrialization.

Honorable mention:
Sopranos exhibits my fascination with the mob and how it affects those around them as well as society. No real association with my makeup which is why I left it off and went with The Wire.
The Office just my sense of humor and appreciation of good writing exhibiting character and story development afar as sitcoms are concerned.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on September 26, 2018, 11:52:44 AM

1. Six Feet Under - Quite possibly my favorite show of all time (#2 is making a push for it). My entire life I've been fearful of death, which is the main topic that Six Feet Under tackles (although, I suppose an argument could be made that the main topic is life, but, I digress). Charming, devastating, Six Feet Under has an amazing cast that just gels so perfectly with each other as a believable family (and friends). It also helps that, in my past, I identified far more than I'd like to admit with Peter Krause's character Nate. I saw a lot of myself in this show, in the characters and the writing, and while I'm a better person now than I or Nate was while the show was on, I'll always find this as one of my formative shows.

2. Bojack Horseman - And then there's Bojack. What looks like a silly animated cartoon about a talking horse voiced by Will Arnett doing his best Gob Bluth impression is actually one of the most emotionally devastating on TV. Bojack himself is either bipolar (possible) or, in my opinion, more like to be Borderline. He doesn't really have manic episodes like a bipolar does, but he has a shit ton of childhood trauma, drug abuse and womanizing issues. So, again, unfortunately, I can relate with my past experiences (well, not so much the drug abuse, thank goodness). But, come for the pathos, stay for the hilarity as Bojack is, unlike any other show (even Six Feet Under), has such a perfect balance of the emotional and the hilarious. Every sign and banner is an opportunity for a joke, every scrawl on the bottom of a news report, and the call backs and foreshadowing are amazing. This is a show that absolutely rewards repeat viewings, as it usually takes me 2 or 3 watches of a season to notice all the hidden jokes and references. Definitely one of the best shows on TV right now.

3. Easy - This is another Netflix show, like Bojack. This is a relatively new one too, as it's only had two seasons. Fiance and I found it one night, and I love it. It's partly anthology, as each episode focuses on different characters, although some characters do show up again (there's 3 episodes involving two brothers who start a brewery which is great). I love this show because it's different, again, it has that anthology quality (like a Black Mirror or Twilight Zone) because some characters do only show up for one episode. But, amazingly, despite being a TV show and normally conflict would be necessary, this is a show where all the characters are open, honest and communicate their feelings with each other. No one keeps a secret because they're afraid of hurting someone or tries to fix a problem all on their own because they don't want the help or whatever the case may be (for a great example of characters unnecessarily keeping secrets and making things worse, see Walking, Dead The). Highly recommend to everyone.

4. Heroes - This is a weird one. I initially skipped on Heroes because I didn't really much network TV (still don't watch much). But, when everyone raved about it, I broke down and bought the first season on DVD and was instantly hooked.

And then the show went majorly downhill. Part of this was because of the writer's strike, which left some shows limping and killed off other shows (RIP, Journeyman). Heroes limped along for another 3 seasons before being cancelled, but what Heroes did teach me is to like whatever I like. I knew Heroes was shitty, I knew it likely was never going to reach the level of it's first season, but I loved it for what it was. I didn't need it to win Emmys, and it could basically be junk food TV, but I enjoyed it, and sometimes, that's all that matters.

5. X-Men - The 90s animated cartoon. Obviously, (well, maybe obviously), as a child, I didn't think about it much, but X-Men was a pretty prestige cartoon, certainly right up there with Batman: The Animated Series or the Spider-Man 90s cartoon on Fox. I think I probably have X-Men to thank for curating my brain to be attracted to those works that just try harder. Especially these days but also true back then, there's a lot of cartoons that are the lowest common denominator of jokes, flashy animation, whatever. There's not much to it. Kind of the opposite of what I learned from Heroes, X-Men taught me that my favorite things could always choose to be more, that they could always be more than just a cartoon, but could have something to say. This wasn't Ninja Turtles, feel-good animation (no offense to TMNT), but the X-Men faced real struggle and consequences throughout the series. I wish we had more shows like this on TV today.


Honorable Mentions - Batman: TAS; Spider-Man (90s), Louie (shudder), Archer (probably wouldn't have given Bojack a chance without Archer first), Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Better Call Saul (seriously, it's so good), Riverdale (pure, junky campy trash and I love every second of it).
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on September 26, 2018, 02:14:49 PM
not to hijack the thread, but in addition, I thought SFU had a mental health thread always present, but maybe its just me.
Louie was well written IMO an BCS is a great show, the draw is how his character is in love with the law.
Back to original programming....
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on September 26, 2018, 02:16:47 PM
not to hijack the thread, but in addition, I thought SFU had a mental health thread always present, but maybe its just me.
Louie was well written IMO an BCS is a great show, the draw is how his character is in love with the law.
Back to original programming....

It was there, but they never really fully delved into mental disorders. I don't recall any character ever being diagnosed with anything and having to go through that ordeal (unlike, say, Ian's character arc in Shameless, which tackled it head on until it forgot about it). It was more of a general depression and anxiety mixture for all.

Oh, wait, no, except Billy. Yup, Billy had full on schizophrenia.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on September 26, 2018, 02:43:57 PM
not to hijack the thread, but in addition, I thought SFU had a mental health thread always present, but maybe its just me.
Louie was well written IMO an BCS is a great show, the draw is how his character is in love with the law.
Back to original programming....

It was there, but they never really fully delved into mental disorders. I don't recall any character ever being diagnosed with anything and having to go through that ordeal (unlike, say, Ian's character arc in Shameless, which tackled it head on until it forgot about it). It was more of a general depression and anxiety mixture for all.

Oh, wait, no, except Billy. Yup, Billy had full on schizophrenia.
I dint state t clearly but thats what I was referring to, not a diagnosed issue....but Billy, yea...
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on October 06, 2018, 12:03:42 AM
Top 5 most commonly hated teams

I was going to list this in the normal fashion, but I think many of us would have the same selections, but perhaps our reasoning and points of view would be different. Maybe this should be a discussion in another thread but lets try it here.
Instead of everyone listing five, Ill list one and give thoughts. Anyone else, chime in on that one, and/or post another of what you feel the rest of the five would be. To be clear, this is not your most hated, but a team you think most sports fans hate and why.
Again, this may not be the best format for this type of thing, but lets give it a go. Ill start with...


1 Dallas Cowboys
From my experience growing up, this team was hated because of two reasons, but one was directly related to the other.
The Cowboys were on TV all the time, I mean all the time. If you weren't a fan, I could see it getting old, quick. Add to that, back then, there were only three channels, not counting PBS and the two UHF ones. Secondly, highlights were a huge deal back then and NFL films was the shit. IIRC, it was on one of these in the late 70's a narrator deemed Dallas America's Team and the base was incensed. So there ya go.
Fast forward to the 90's...everyone hates Jerry Jones, including Cowboy fans. He bagged Landry extremely unceremoniously and then his Grand Canyon ego couldn't handle Jimmy Johnson getting a lot of the credit for the winning (which he did deserve btw) and of course, everyone hates a winning franchise. Add that dumb ass Okie Barry Switzer to the mix (who I will blame until the day I die for single handedly costing the Cowboys a very solid chance at 3 in a row) and you have a recipe of hatred rarely matched.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on October 08, 2018, 01:54:41 AM
Yep, absolutely without a doubt, f--- the Cowboys, f--- Jerryworld, and a big ol' F--- Jerry Jones too. I hated the America's Team title and they seemed to pick up bandwagon fans anywhere you go. Typically people grow out of the things they hated when they were young...not this team. Sure some of that hate might come out of jealousy for their success like you mentioned (and I think a lot of teams that will end up making this list have a good amount of it), but really...f--- Jerry Jones. *on a side note, it'd be awesome to find a middle finger emoji for this place*

I'd love to add one and I have a feeling this may be a consensus pick, but...it's 2am and I've been up 21 hours so we'll pick this up when I'm a little more awake (unless someone else contributes first of course).
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on October 08, 2018, 03:55:47 PM
haha yup! agree.

That first game, good lord, when they focused on those stripper cages, Jesus Jerry, seriously? Its not WWE!
Then they boast about how his wife went through such a painstaking process to select top of the line art for the stadium, I was, and still am wondering what the fuck. Can you imagine a beer swilling redneck standing there with a sausage hanging out of his mouth with nacho stains on his shirt admiring a million dollar piece of artwork?
And that firkin screen! Good lord, he made a mockery out of the NFL stadium. And th worst part of it is, the way its designed, opponents said you can hardly hear the crowd on the field which completely renders home field advantage moot. The old Texas Stadium? Sumbith, you were certainly feeling the fans there, that place shook as it should.
So yea, essentially, fuck Jerry.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on October 09, 2018, 03:00:11 PM
Okay, here goes...

2. New York Yankees

You could pretty much copy the reasons why this team is one of the most hated teams ever from both Crewe and my previous post, they just about all apply. Put Steinbrenner in place of Jerry Jones, and there you go. Annoying fanbase? Check. I think the only time I'd ever rooted for the Yankees in any form was in the movie *61, and their fanbase was predictably annoying there too.
I'm not a big fan of schadenfreude, but I'll almost always crack a small smile when these guys falter...and yes, when I saw the 16-1 beatdown the BoSox administered last night I smiled a bit.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on October 09, 2018, 03:24:36 PM
*61 was such a fantastic flick, I felt it never gt the recognition it deserved.
As for the Yanks, I really enjoyed it when Boston came back from 0-3 to sweep em in the playoffs.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on October 09, 2018, 05:40:03 PM
I was going to do the Yankees so I could make a passive aggressive post about how everyone only hates them because they're successful, but I thought I might get jumped, haha.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on October 09, 2018, 07:07:05 PM
*61 was such a fantastic flick, I felt it never gt the recognition it deserved.
As for the Yanks, I really enjoyed it when Boston came back from 0-3 to sweep em in the playoffs.

*61 IMO is one of the best baseball movies period; I feel like it didn't hold back on a lot of the hell Maris went through.

As for that '04 ALCS, not only did we get the satisfaction of the Yanks falling due to one epic comeback...it was just damn good riveting baseball. Only games 3 & 7 were blowouts, and that Game 4-6 stretch, wow. Yanks up 4-3 in the 9th with the greatest closer we've arguably ever seen up on the mound? Everyone outside of Boston had to think it was over. It was some of the most fun I'd had watching baseball that didn't involve a team of my own...until the Cubs finally pulled it off in 2016 anyway.

*EDIT* ...and I'm so glad MLB finally wised up a few years ago and started letting their clips and games end up on YouTube. Some good stuff on there.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on October 09, 2018, 07:20:16 PM
He didn't deserve otherwise, but there is something to be said that Mariano never caught flak for the BoSox series or the Diamondbacks series in '01.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on October 09, 2018, 07:29:19 PM
He didn't deserve otherwise, but there is something to be said that Mariano never caught flak for the BoSox series or the Diamondbacks series in '01.

Absolutely. I don't recall an ill word said about Mariano in either case.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on October 11, 2018, 12:48:41 PM
*61 was such a fantastic flick, I felt it never gt the recognition it deserved.
As for the Yanks, I really enjoyed it when Boston came back from 0-3 to sweep em in the playoffs.

*61 IMO is one of the best baseball movies period; I feel like it didn't hold back on a lot of the hell Maris went through.

As for that '04 ALCS, not only did we get the satisfaction of the Yanks falling due to one epic comeback...it was just damn good riveting baseball. Only games 3 & 7 were blowouts, and that Game 4-6 stretch, wow. Yanks up 4-3 in the 9th with the greatest closer we've arguably ever seen up on the mound? Everyone outside of Boston had to think it was over. It was some of the most fun I'd had watching baseball that didn't involve a team of my own...until the Cubs finally pulled it off in 2016 anyway.

*EDIT* ...and I'm so glad MLB finally wised up a few years ago and started letting their clips and games end up on YouTube. Some good stuff on there.

I agree with all of this, and but, you would not have been jumped lol speak freely ;-)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on October 11, 2018, 01:16:53 PM
Honestly, are there bad baseball movies? I guess John Goodman's The Babe is probably the closest (and, well, ignoring sequels. Looking at you, Major League 2, whatever the second Bad News Bears movies is called, and freaking direct to video Sandlot 2).

But yeah, 61, Moneyball, Field of Dreams even, I can't get enough. I do still need to see The Natural (I know) and Bull Durham (I KNOW) and For Love of the Game (I...know??), but yeah.

I think the best part about 61* was how unexpected it was, even for an HBO movie. Top that with Barry Pepper and Thomas Jane in their primes, great performances and they just happen to look nearly identical to the real guys? Please.

Best thing Billy Crystal ever did.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on October 11, 2018, 02:51:47 PM
yea, I thought they both did an outstanding job as did Crystal. His love of the game is what ensured it to be a well done film.
For Love of the Game is one I didnt want to like because of Costner. I just dont like how he gets all the sports roles, but I have to give it to him, he is a good actor.
Bad baseball movies? Good lord yes! Angels in the outfield, the rookie, the scout, Ed, Little Big League, The Babe....the list goes on but I get your point.

What I love most about Bull Durham is that it was written by a minor league ballplayer who was in A,AA,AAA ball, so this film is a really good depiction of those players and the leagues.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on October 12, 2018, 09:56:51 AM
For Love of the Game was surprisingly good, even with the formulaic romance story attached to it...I'm finding Kevin Costner is comparable to Nickelback in a way for a lot of people: they can't stand him but even then there's a few of their stuff they don't mind (even if they won't admit it). I like Costner, even if he was the only guy in Prince of Thieves that was unable to speak with an English accent.  ;D

Buc, as for those 3, I'd say The Natural is one I'll stick around for anytime it's on...Bull Durham I'm meh with (more personal preference) but it's still worth watching (didn't know it was written by a minor leaguer either, that's new to me).
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on October 12, 2018, 10:47:33 AM
I agree about Costner, although I like him better than Nickelback lol
Bull Durham, Tin Cup, For Love of the Game, liked him....Mr. Brooks, not quite so much.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on October 15, 2018, 07:52:13 PM
Getting this back on track because I have another topic lol...

3. Los Angeles Lakers

They buy their players, bandwagon fanbase, good amount of success, blah blah blah. Funny thing about the NBA though, there's a couple others I considered putting in this spot: the Boston Celtics, who I absolutely despised in the 80s because the Pistons had to go through them, and the Chicago Bulls because Michael Jordan was a whiny little bitch that said disparaging things about the Pistons when they finally got past them. But they've both been kind of irrelevant for a long time now (although the Celtics are coming back).

Next...
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on October 15, 2018, 08:05:15 PM
yea, figured this would stall out, but in the interest of progress, Ill toss out the elephant in the room, the
4 New England Patriots.

Kraft is a haughty and self righteous and Brady is a system quarterback who would fail under any other coach. Belichick is a proven cheater who probably still engages in nefarious activities. Tom Brady is a protected pretty boy who is the only QB Ive ever seen who can demand a flag be thrown by a ref and it actually happens....
This is the anthem I typically hear.
People just love to see winners fall, me included. I loved being hated in the 90's with the Cowboys and now Im on the outside with the patriots now....although it hasn't bothered me so much in years since I really dont enjoy football much anymore until everyone agrees on the rues.
And I'll add, regardless of what I or anyone thinks of Belichick, I will always and forever support his logical approach to press conferences, making these so called journalists actually have to come up with a substantial question with his brevity.
Honestly, who couldn't ask these stupid questions and write two paragraphs about it?
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on October 16, 2018, 10:50:45 AM
Alright, I'll finish it up then with another Boston team (this would've been funnier had Norm gone with the Celtics. Just...Boston can burn, basically).

5. Boston Red Sox

For years, they whined about the Yankees, how they always won, how they "bought their championships," all of that nonsense, and for what? What was Aaron Boone's salary, exactly, when he sent them home in the ALCS? What were the Yankees paying Grady Little and Pedro Martinez, when the one left the other in the game too long in 2003? Hell, what were the Yankees paying Buckner when he missed the play at first?

And, how did they overcome all this? Well, by bloating up their payroll too, signing big name free agents and basically abandoning their farm system, much as the Yankees had done for so long too. If you can't beat them, copy their gameplan to victory, I guess. Everyone's tired of the Red Sox, though. East coast bias for the underdogs, perpetual runners-up. Yeah, I know, they came back in '04 from 3-0 down, that was really impressive, cool story man. If you're going to keep comparing your team to the Yankees, though, because you want to feel all big, bad and important, I'm going to need you to get at least 20 World Series championships and a legacy of hitters and pitchers nearly as prolific. It's cute they think they matter, though.

Fenway is pretty cool, though. Too bad it's located where it is with all it's "hella" douchebag asshole fans.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on October 16, 2018, 01:29:36 PM
Lol, they're both two East Coast teams with annoying accents and douchebag fans  ;)
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on October 16, 2018, 02:07:01 PM
Lol, they're both two East Coast teams with annoying accents and douchebag fans  ;)

Jokes on you: I have no accent :P
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on October 18, 2018, 05:18:55 AM
Slightly different take on the Top 5 Thread but:

Describe your musical tastes in five bands...or less:

Have some fun with it.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on October 18, 2018, 09:47:13 AM
Slightly different take on the Top 5 Thread but:

Describe your musical tastes in five bands...or less:

Have some fun with it.  :popcorn:
Led Zepplin
NWA
Nirvana
Weezer
Ben Folds
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Rigg44 on October 18, 2018, 11:19:09 AM
Slightly different take on the Top 5 Thread but:

Describe your musical tastes in five bands...or less:

Have some fun with it.  :popcorn:

1. Kiss
2. Megadeath
3. Neil Diamond
4. Johnny Cash
5. NWA
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on October 18, 2018, 11:24:32 AM
Slightly different take on the Top 5 Thread but:

Describe your musical tastes in five bands...or less:

Have some fun with it.  :popcorn:

1. Marilyn Manson
2. Kanye West
3. Catfish and the Bottlemen
4. The Front Bottoms
5. The National
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on October 18, 2018, 12:28:56 PM
damn, this is seemingly impossible but Ill try

Hendrix
Cash
Howlin Wolf
Stones
White Stripes

Ask me tomorrow and something might change
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on October 31, 2018, 02:55:45 PM
Stealing this from Norm, basically:

Describe your movie tastes in 5 movies:

There Will Be Blood
The Dark Knight
Big Trouble in Little China
In the Mouth of Madness
National Lampoon's Vacation
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on October 31, 2018, 05:05:34 PM
This seemingly can't be done either, but Ill try

Ill avoid duplication...

Smokey and the Bandit
Steel Magnolias
Goodfellas
12 Angry Men
T2
Chinatown
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on October 31, 2018, 05:17:38 PM
Ill avoid duplication...

It was Vacation, wasn't it?
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on October 31, 2018, 05:57:16 PM
Ill avoid duplication...

It was Vacation, wasn't it?

and quite possibly Big Trouble and Dark Knight  :D
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on November 01, 2018, 12:24:42 AM
Movies:

Scott Pilgrim v. the World
Big Hero 6
Inception
Inside Out
North by Northwest

...and since I never answered my own question about musical tastes:

Prince
Michael Jackson
NWA
Dave Brubeck Quartet
The Eagles

Like Crewe, you could ask me this tomorrow and something might change.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on November 01, 2018, 10:58:59 AM
Movies:

Scott Pilgrim v. the World
Big Hero 6
Inception
Inside Out
North by Northwest

...and since I never answered my own question about musical tastes:

Prince
Michael Jackson
NWA
Dave Brubeck Quartet
The Eagles

Like Crewe, you could ask me this tomorrow and something might change.

the Dude would like a word....
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on November 01, 2018, 11:09:55 AM
Movies:

Scott Pilgrim v. the World
Big Hero 6
Inception
Inside Out
North by Northwest

...and since I never answered my own question about musical tastes:

Prince
Michael Jackson
NWA
Dave Brubeck Quartet
The Eagles

Like Crewe, you could ask me this tomorrow and something might change.

the Dude would like a word....


At least no one said The Doors
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on November 27, 2018, 11:03:36 PM
From a tweet I'd seen a few days ago, what is your favorite movie from each year of the 2010s? Here, I'll start:

2010 - Inception
2011 - Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (anyone that says Sucker Punch here is getting punched in the neck)
2012 - The Dark Knight Rises
2013 - 42
2014 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2015 - Creed
2016 - Captain America: Civil War
2017 - Dunkirk
2018 - Black Panther

2013 was a really weak year for movies (or at least movies I wanted to see anyway), but 2014 and onward had some tough choices for me.
2010 came down to Inception and Scott Pilgrim.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: thaima1shu on November 28, 2018, 12:01:54 PM
Ooh interesting.

2010: Inception
2011: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
2012: The Cabin in the Woods
2013: Pacific Rim
2014: Guardians of the Galaxy
2015: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2016: The Nice Guys
2017: Get Out
2018: Mission Impossible: Fallout

2014 is tough, because I loved Interstellar too. 2015 was an absolute monster year for movies I loved. Inside Out, Creed, Mission Impossible, The Martian, Paddington, Sicario, Kingsman...whew! 2018 was a tossup between MI and Black Panther. Also shoutout to Crazy Rich Asians just because..y'know, Asians haha.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on November 28, 2018, 01:41:55 PM
It is not an easy thing that we do, but it is a necessary thing. I'll even be good and only include a couple honorable mentions. (using Wiki's "2010 in films", etc pages for the yearly lists).

2010 - The Social Network (rough year, but had some competition).

2011 - Kung Fu Panda 2 (good lord what a year though).

2012- Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (boy, this was an even tougher year).

2013 - The World's End (so, I know I said I'd keep honorable mentions to the honorable mentions, but I used the "if both were on TV, which would I watch" method and The World's End won, but, The Way, Way Back was it's competition and I was THIS close to just flipping a coin. Both are amazing movies that I love so much).

2014 -  Grand Budapest Hotel

2015 - Spotlight (Michael Keaton, in a movie about journalists? Sold.)

2016 - The Founder (Michael Keaton, in a true story about Ray Kroc? Honestly, I've watched this movie more times than I care to admit, and I love everything about it, even its flaws).

2017 - Mother! (many, if not all of you, will likely hate this movie. I love every second of it. It's one of those you either love it, or hate it, nobody falls in between).

2018 - Blindspotting (this was easier because I have my Letterboxd list to consult. This was easily the movie of the year for me, so far, and I don't think anything coming out is going to top it).




Honorable Mentions: I know it's not the best movie, but shout-out to Tron: Legacy for 2010 and, as much as I love Toy Story 3, Social Network is just so good.

2011, shout-out to Winnie the Pooh, my favorite Disney character.

2012 - too many good movies to highlight, so shout-outs to Cabin in the Woods and, of course, The Avengers.

2013 - Actually going to highlight two films I did not see, that may have been selected had I seen them, based on reviews. One is Fruitvale Station which, I just couldn't bring myself to watch. The other is Short Term 12, which I simply never made time for but is supposed to be really, really good.

2014 - WTF happened, there's literally 8 I could've chosen including my actual pick. Huge, tremendous shoutout to Whiplash, John Wick and Paddington as well. And It Follows (I promise I'm not trying to have my cake and eat it too, but I need at least one horror film mentioned in here).

2015- HUGE shout to The Final Girls, Inside Out, and the surprisingly funny and great Magic Mike XXL.

2016 - The Nice Guys, Popstar which, somehow, is still as funny as its first viewing, Green Room for being incredibly intense, and The Blair Witch for literally having me on the edge of my seat the whole movie. Man, I wanted to choose either of those last two, but I can't lie to myself about my love for Michael Keaton and The Founder.

2017 - Obvious ones: Last Jedi, Get Out, John Wick 2, Dunkirk. Let me also shout out a couple of A24 films, such as Lady Bird and The Florida Project.

2018- Honorable mentions to the rest of my Top 5 on Letterboxd: Eighth Grade, Mid90s (both A24), M:I Fallout and Won't You Be My Neighbor.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on November 28, 2018, 02:01:52 PM
man, I have to watch more movies lol

Hold the phone! There was another Blair Witch?
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on November 28, 2018, 02:03:03 PM
man, I have to watch more movies lol

Hold the phone! There was another Blair Witch?

Oh yes. Admittedly, it was not well reviewed, but I LOVED it. I felt like it did a great job of recapturing what made the first great while also expanding on it.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on November 28, 2018, 02:09:44 PM
huh
Ill have to give it a look. Regardless of how BW1 is perceived now, I was always impressed with the filmmakers that orchestrated such a media obsession no to mention it wasn't such a bad film.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on December 12, 2018, 02:04:59 PM
Oh god, I'm so not smart enough to do this, but here goes:

1. The Patriots will not represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.

2. The Seattle Mariners will make the playoffs for the first time in, what, a decade?

3. Aaron Judge will hit more home runs next season than Giancarlo Stanton (I don't even believe this, just seems like the kind of ballsy prediction threads like these are for, although it can't hurt having Stanton behind him).

4. Ummmmmm.......Kentucky basketball will win March Madness, I suppose.

5. The Jets won't draft a QB in the first round.



SWINGS AND MISSES 0 for 5
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on December 13, 2018, 02:18:37 PM
Top 5 Favorite Books You've Read

Doesn't have to be "the best" book (hey, if To Kill A Mockingbird is one of your favorites, that's swell too, but don't feel obligated to list it if not).

1. The Dark Tower - Going with the first book here. I love #7, it's great, but this is the one that kick-started it all. King later released a "revised" edition to clean up some inconsistencies between this book, and the sequel books which came out about 30 years later. The introduction to Roland and Mid-World is near perfect, and sets the table for everything else to come. Easily one of his best works.

2. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August - I heard about this novel and had to read it, because the premise was excellent. It's written by Claire North, an amazing, young and very talented author (I think her ACTUAL name is Kate Webb or something along those lines, although she has quite a few books under the Claire North name). The novel concerns a man who, upon reaching his death, re-awakens on the day he was born. In addition to that, he's able to retain memories from his previous lives. It turns out he's not the only one (although, those who can remember are very rare among his kind). One day, on his death bed, he's told the world will end and it's getting closer with every rebirth. The journey that follows is smart, heartbreaking, and truly incredible. I enjoy her other books too, they're good, but none as good as Harry August.

3. The Forever War - Joe Haldeman's The Forever War is a slightly older book (well, I started with Dark Tower, but, whatever). Written after he served in Vietnam, the book is an allegory as much as it is a fully fleshed out story: a man, recruited into military service for an intergalactic war that no one can remember why it began. Not only that, each time he comes home, due to the nature of interstellar travel, it's more and more unrecognizable, until the final point where he's not really sure what he's fighting to preserve. Insightful, melancholy, truly an amazing work of fiction influenced by truth.

4. They Both Die at the End - For some time, I was on Twitter and following many, many, many authors, publishers, editors, literary agents, etc from the book industry. I could tell you about a lot of different genres, but I saw a lot of praise going to 3 young authors: Angie Thomas, who wrote The Hate U Give (which was an incredible book and a decent movie), Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs The Homosapiens Agenda (adapted for film as Love, Simon, also an amazing novel) and a third, Adam Silvera. All three apparently came up in the industry together, they were all friends from the same writing group and all wrote in the YA category. For years, I'd been dismissive of YA but there are some AMAZING stories being told in that genre that shouldn't be ignored. This is one of them.

Oh, also, if you remember Love, Simon then you may already know, but Albertalli and Silvera write LGBTQ YA. That's what this book is.

Through whatever circumstances (it doesn't actually matter), there is a service that alerts you the morning of your death that today is the day you die. Not a week, or a month before. It tells you that morning. You get a phone call.

Rufus and Mateo grew up in different areas, in different ways, but they meet up through an app that pairs Deathcast (the service that tells you you're going to die) together, so they can have an enjoyable last day. What transpires is an amazingly emotional tale, full of life despite the gloom, laughter and, of course, heartbreak. And, despite it being right there in the title, by the time you get there, you won't be ready for it. I was honestly in tears when I closed this one.

5. The Console Wars - How about a non-fiction book! The Console Wars is probably the DEFINITIVE novel about the Sega vs Nintendo console wars back in the 90s. Starting with the Genesis and focusing on new Sega of America president Tom Kalinske, Sega was able to challenge Nintendo's throne and even take over a majority share of the market at one point, something no analyst would have ever predicted. However, hamstrung by his superiors overseas and by an ever-evolving Nintendo who seem to be able to just roll with the punches, Kalinske can only do so much to keep Sega above water until the inevitable conclusion. FULL of interviews, photos, and just incredibly detailed retellings of what transpired all those years ago, this book is absolutely captivating and a must-read for any video game fan during that era.

Never forget: Sega does what Nintendon't.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Rigg44 on December 13, 2018, 05:38:57 PM
Top 5 Favorite Books You've Read - this list is ever changing and if you ask me tomorrow the list could be completely different, I like a lot of books.

1) The Dark Tower-  I agree with everything stated in the post above.  I read this the first time as a 16 year old in London and it was good enough to be remembered on equal footing with the trip. Roland and his gang deserve a movie trilogy not the bastardized movie the tried to pass of as the dark tower recently.

2) Battlefield earth- I know L Ron Hubbard is a nut that created a religion from science fiction but this book was great. Following the tale of a post invasion earth years after it has been subjugated with a population that doesn't even remember a time that they were not dominated by aliens.  The movie they made of this book is one of the worst adaptations ever made so don't judge it by that piece of garbage.

3) Ceasar- Written by Colleen McCullough this is one in a series of historical fiction books based on the letters and writings of the time with the blank spots filled with fiction.  The series follows the rise and fall of Ceasar and is one hell of a good read if you like historical fiction.

4) The great divorce- Written by CS Lewis is the shortest book on my list but one of my favorites.  It is a story about the after life and the fact that the hell is a creation of our own making and inability to let go of our hang ups even after death.  I really enjoyed it and liked the implications and allegories throughout. 

5) The Stand- Stephen King makes his second appearance on my list. This book is more a tale of the two sides of man than it is a post apocalyptic world but it does a good job of telling that tale as well.  If you don't know the book takes place in a world post "super flu".  Most the population is dead and gone and only those that are immune are left. Great book, a very long book but still a great read.   
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on December 13, 2018, 05:46:55 PM

1) The Dark Tower

2) Battlefield earth

5) The Stand

Just, 0 for 3 on the movie adaptations, right? I don't know how you mess up Dark Tower THAT badly (hopefully the Amazon show or wherever they're doing it is better) but holy heck. Same for The Stand remake they're doing, hopefully it's a little better now.

I haven't read the Caesar series, but I did read a book recently that's the same type of "using what facts we know and filling the rest in with fiction" type of book. Now, I've never read the Bible myself, but this book was written by Ann Wroe and it's simply titled "Pontius Pilate." I guess there's really not very much at all known about him? So, it uses a lot of speculation and what factual evidence there is (and some myth) to try to piece together his life. It acknowledges different ideas, interpretations, and possibilities, it doesn't ever try to present itself as the definitive story but tries to find the truth amongst multiple stories regarding him. It truly was fascinating and was such an incredibly vivid picture of the times he lived in, I have no idea how a person has such a clear vision but she really knocked it out of the park. I bet you'd enjoy it.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on December 14, 2018, 12:09:04 AM
Good topic, I'll play.

Top 5 Favorite Books You've Read

In no particular order...

1. World War Z, Max Brooks - Presented in the style of firsthand accounts of the zombie apocalypse, aftermath, and recovery, the style just works here. Provides assessments of how the zombies spread (including missteps along the way), and how various countries fought back against it. Was a very hard book for me to put down, and don't bother with the movie.

2. The Sum of All Fears, Tom Clancy - one of the best books in the Jack Ryan series, it combines all the political intrigue and issues that Clancy had built up in the previous novels for Ryan and throws in a plot that puts the two biggest superpowers on a collision course for war. Clancy always had a way to weave a narrative throughout his books; in this book he even made the mechanics of a nuclear device detonation compelling reading.

3. Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton - Made the mistake of picking up this book right before one of my finals my freshman year in college. Ever have one of those books that you just can't put down? Yeah, it was about 5am before I noticed that I had a final in three hours. Whoops...but the book was that enjoyable for me. Took the final then came back and continued to read instead of going to sleep. Anyway, you know the plot of the book.

4. Brilliance Marcus Sakey - Set in an alternate reality where people born with gifts (think mutants) constitute 1% of humans born on earth. Of course, those born without powers end up growing to resent those that do have it and work to make sure they can't be overpowered by them. It's the first of three books in the trilogy, and the plot and character development are well done. Great combination political/terrorist thriller.

5. Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel - I love dystopian future novels with a twist, and Mandel does a terrific job of drawing you into the characters. The novel jumps between the start of the flu that ends up wiping out 99% of the population and almost 20 years after the outbreak.  I won't say much else because I don't want to spoil any of it for you that might want (you should) check it out.


Just started reading Console Wars and I'm really finding the book enjoyable.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on December 14, 2018, 12:41:05 AM
1. World War Z, Max Brooks

3. Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton

4. Brilliance Marcus Sakey

5. Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel

I almost went with World War Z. Such an amazing book. And Jurassic Park is of course a classic.

Brilliance and Station Eleven are two I hadn't heard of before but have already added them to my Goodreads list. Thanks for the recommendations!
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on December 14, 2018, 02:03:22 PM
I can see I have distinctively different preferences from everyone else, but here you go anyway...


1 Five Families
Selwy Raab
Called the Bible of the mafia, Raab covers the mafia from Italy to Jersey and everything in between.
It is a fascinating read that discusses and examines the effect of the mob on society, the law on the mob and the weight of omertà.
Walking through the creation of the RICO statute from the 50's to the fall of the mob in the 90's, Hoover's FBI rejecting the evidence the mob exists, how law enforcement used technology, Joe Pistone, Goodfellas, Gotti, The Godfather, all covered in such a fastidious manner, your head will be swimming with intrigue.


Beach Road
James Patterson
This is still one that I recall that bested me with a turn I didn't see coming, at all.
I was still relatively new to Patterson's works so perhaps that helped, but still, this is one book that got me.

11/22/63
Stephen King
If's ands buts, c Andy and nuts.

Wyatt Earp: The Life behind the Legend
Casey Tefertiller
The Earp book to end all Earp books. meticulously researched and structured to give an in depth unflinching look at one of the West's greatest legends.
Why were the Earps called pimps in the Tombstone film? Was Stillwill executed by the Earps? What happened to Johnny Ringo. Oh yea and that thing at the OK Corral, it's all here. Forget what you think you know. Tefertiller examines the legend put forth by other researchers, dime novelists and films and breaks down what we really know.

Blackhawk Down: A Story of Modern Warfare
Mark Bowden
This book evolved out of an in depth series Mark was writing for the Philadelphia Enquirer regarding the US involvement in Somalia in 93.
As one of the first (I think he was actually the first to have such unfettered access) to gain insight directly from archives and soldiers from the Rangers and Delta forces, Bowden built a timeline of harrowing, gut wrenching and heroic events involving the US military in its involvement of a civil war in Somalia.
While reading this book, you see how easily good intentions go bad and humanitarian efforts turn in to revenge and how needlessly lives are lost and changed for ever. Mark demonstrates how the goalposts move during time of war and what a soldier faces in dire situations asking the question, how would you react?
The film adaptation was well done, but do your self a favor and read the book.
And not for nothing but while I think of it, read Bowdens book on Pablo Escobar too, just as mesmerizing and exhaustive.

Is that five? lol
Like but noted, and most things in this thread, this would be different if you asked me tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on December 14, 2018, 02:09:19 PM

1 Five Families
Selwy Raab
Called the Bible of the mafia, Raab covers the mafia from Italy to Jersey and everything in between.
It is a fascinating read that discusses and examines the effect of the mob on society, the law on the mob and the weight of omertà.
Walking through the creation of the RICO statute from the 50's to the fall of the mob in the 90's, Hoover's FBI rejecting the evidence the mob exists, how law enforcement used technology, Joe Pistone, Goodfellas, Gotti, The Godfather, all covered in such a fastidious manner, your head will be swimming with intrigue.

I am going to have to check this out myself and recommend it to my father.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on December 14, 2018, 03:05:05 PM
Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo were incredible books, Mark Bowden is a great author! Can’t believe I missed those two...
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Rigg44 on December 14, 2018, 04:47:38 PM

1) The Dark Tower

2) Battlefield earth

5) The Stand

Just, 0 for 3 on the movie adaptations, right? I don't know how you mess up Dark Tower THAT badly (hopefully the Amazon show or wherever they're doing it is better) but holy heck. Same for The Stand remake they're doing, hopefully it's a little better now.

I haven't read the Caesar series, but I did read a book recently that's the same type of "using what facts we know and filling the rest in with fiction" type of book. Now, I've never read the Bible myself, but this book was written by Ann Wroe and it's simply titled "Pontius Pilate." I guess there's really not very much at all known about him? So, it uses a lot of speculation and what factual evidence there is (and some myth) to try to piece together his life. It acknowledges different ideas, interpretations, and possibilities, it doesn't ever try to present itself as the definitive story but tries to find the truth amongst multiple stories regarding him. It truly was fascinating and was such an incredibly vivid picture of the times he lived in, I have no idea how a person has such a clear vision but she really knocked it out of the park. I bet you'd enjoy it.

I will have to look into that Pontius Pilate book sounds intriguing.  Yes, all thee of those movies were hot garbage.  I am not sure those books can be adapted to film but I would have said the same thing about Lord of the Rings and it was at least decent. 
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Rigg44 on December 14, 2018, 04:50:17 PM
Good topic, I'll play.

Top 5 Favorite Books You've Read

In no particular order...

1. World War Z, Max Brooks - Presented in the style of firsthand accounts of the zombie apocalypse, aftermath, and recovery, the style just works here. Provides assessments of how the zombies spread (including missteps along the way), and how various countries fought back against it. Was a very hard book for me to put down, and don't bother with the movie.



3. Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton - Made the mistake of picking up this book right before one of my finals my freshman year in college. Ever have one of those books that you just can't put down? Yeah, it was about 5am before I noticed that I had a final in three hours. Whoops...but the book was that enjoyable for me. Took the final then came back and continued to read instead of going to sleep. Anyway, you know the plot of the book.


5. Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel - I love dystopian future novels with a twist, and Mandel does a terrific job of drawing you into the characters. The novel jumps between the start of the flu that ends up wiping out 99% of the population and almost 20 years after the outbreak.  I won't say much else because I don't want to spoil any of it for you that might want (you should) check it out.



All great reads.  Like I said my list could change on any given day depending on my mood.  In reality there are so many great books in so many different genres its hard to actually rank them.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Rigg44 on December 14, 2018, 04:52:15 PM
I can see I have distinctively different preferences from everyone else, but here you go anyway...


1 Five Families
Selwy Raab
Called the Bible of the mafia, Raab covers the mafia from Italy to Jersey and everything in between.
It is a fascinating read that discusses and examines the effect of the mob on society, the law on the mob and the weight of omertà.
Walking through the creation of the RICO statute from the 50's to the fall of the mob in the 90's, Hoover's FBI rejecting the evidence the mob exists, how law enforcement used technology, Joe Pistone, Goodfellas, Gotti, The Godfather, all covered in such a fastidious manner, your head will be swimming with intrigue.



11/22/63
Stephen King
If's ands buts, c Andy and nuts.



Blackhawk Down: A Story of Modern Warfare
Mark Bowden
This book evolved out of an in depth series Mark was writing for the Philadelphia Enquirer regarding the US involvement in Somalia in 93.
As one of the first (I think he was actually the first to have such unfettered access) to gain insight directly from archives and soldiers from the Rangers and Delta forces, Bowden built a timeline of harrowing, gut wrenching and heroic events involving the US military in its involvement of a civil war in Somalia.
While reading this book, you see how easily good intentions go bad and humanitarian efforts turn in to revenge and how needlessly lives are lost and changed for ever. Mark demonstrates how the goalposts move during time of war and what a soldier faces in dire situations asking the question, how would you react?
The film adaptation was well done, but do your self a favor and read the book.
And not for nothing but while I think of it, read Bowdens book on Pablo Escobar too, just as mesmerizing and exhaustive.



Some great books.  I don't think your tastes are different its just hard to narrow the list and not miss some great books.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on December 14, 2018, 07:29:05 PM
I am going to have to check this out myself and recommend it to my father.

If you have a decent interest in the mob, then yea, worth it.

Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo were incredible books, Mark Bowden is a great author! Can’t believe I missed those two...

Agree norm, he's quite the researcher and writer, I've enjoyed all of his books Ive read, including Dr. Dealer.

Some great books.  I don't think your tastes are different its just hard to narrow the list and not miss some great books.

yea, I know everyone probably has quite the exhaustive list  :D
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Bucfever on December 21, 2018, 04:10:04 PM
Top Five..................................................................websites you visit daily? A bit boring, I know, I know, but I'm bored at work and can't think of anything else (well, I thought of Top 5 Vacations but I didn't feel like typing quite THAT much myself).

Oh, and don't use BSB, just, because, I mean obviously.

In no particular order:

1) io9 - this is where I get a lot of my sci-fi/fantasy and comic book movie news. They merged with gizmodo, although I still usually go to io9 classic (basically I deal with fictional science vs actual science, I guess). I enjoy the articles here, although the site's content isn't as good since Charlie Jane Anders and...I can't think of the other editor's name right now, but since they both left.

2) Deadspin - I mean, obvi. Kissing Suzy Kolber is dead, FireJoeMorgan is long dead and I don't go to Bleacher Report or SB Nation, so this is my sports in comedy in one space. Plus, Drew Magary.

3) Twitter - I used to follow a crazy amount of people, although it was mostly literary: Authors, publishers, editors, agents, etc. There were some sports people in there (mostly the former KSK staff) and what-not, but I recently cut down majorly and now follow ONLY 8 people for my mental health, and they're all just authors (and one Forbes movie reviewer).

4) AVClub - similar to io9, but this covers the rest of the movies (and TV shows) that don't fall into the sci-fi/fantasy category. A combination of their reviews, io9's and Scott's (the Forbes reviewer) are what I reference when deciding whether to see a movie I'm on the fence about. I can usually tell by their styles and who's writing the reviews whether I'm likely to enjoy something they hated or agree with their assessment.

5) Kotaku - Kinda like io9 and AVClub (and all under the Gizmodo Media Group now, whereas AVClub USED to be owned by TheOnion, who I think is also now owned by GMG). Kotaku is for anime, manga, cosplay and video games, however I use the /kotakucore URl so I only get video game news from here, because I just don't care about the other stuff. Good way to keep up on news in the industry, they have some fun little features (Highlight Reel is usually a pretty funny, short video showing off video game glitches or cool gameplay). Also Jason Schreier is a really good writer and I enjoy his articles and his first novel, Blood, Sweat and Pixels (he has another one in the works I'm excited about too).
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on December 22, 2018, 03:36:01 AM
Top Five..................................................................websites you visit daily? A bit boring, I know, I know, but I'm bored at work and can't think of anything else (well, I thought of Top 5 Vacations but I didn't feel like typing quite THAT much myself).

Oh, and don't use BSB, just, because, I mean obviously.

In no particular order:

1) io9 - this is where I get a lot of my sci-fi/fantasy and comic book movie news. They merged with gizmodo, although I still usually go to io9 classic (basically I deal with fictional science vs actual science, I guess). I enjoy the articles here, although the site's content isn't as good since Charlie Jane Anders and...I can't think of the other editor's name right now, but since they both left.

2) Deadspin - I mean, obvi. Kissing Suzy Kolber is dead, FireJoeMorgan is long dead and I don't go to Bleacher Report or SB Nation, so this is my sports in comedy in one space. Plus, Drew Magary.

3) Twitter - I used to follow a crazy amount of people, although it was mostly literary: Authors, publishers, editors, agents, etc. There were some sports people in there (mostly the former KSK staff) and what-not, but I recently cut down majorly and now follow ONLY 8 people for my mental health, and they're all just authors (and one Forbes movie reviewer).

4) AVClub - similar to io9, but this covers the rest of the movies (and TV shows) that don't fall into the sci-fi/fantasy category. A combination of their reviews, io9's and Scott's (the Forbes reviewer) are what I reference when deciding whether to see a movie I'm on the fence about. I can usually tell by their styles and who's writing the reviews whether I'm likely to enjoy something they hated or agree with their assessment.

5) Kotaku - Kinda like io9 and AVClub (and all under the Gizmodo Media Group now, whereas AVClub USED to be owned by TheOnion, who I think is also now owned by GMG). Kotaku is for anime, manga, cosplay and video games, however I use the /kotakucore URl so I only get video game news from here, because I just don't care about the other stuff. Good way to keep up on news in the industry, they have some fun little features (Highlight Reel is usually a pretty funny, short video showing off video game glitches or cool gameplay). Also Jason Schreier is a really good writer and I enjoy his articles and his first novel, Blood, Sweat and Pixels (he has another one in the works I'm excited about too).

I don't visit that many really, I mean I do, but they bleed off of somewhere else.

1) Reddit - Millennieal driven and exhibiting all of the views typically associated with that term, but I subscribe to quirky fun type things, fascinating facts, movie/tv media and the like. And then more serious topics like fitness and nutrition which I obviously ignore in my daily life.

2) Twitter - here, I follow local sports beat writers and a few bloggers that appear to avoid fanboy YouTube esque type articles. Also found a few from other teams that help with an overall view.
A few news feed sites and celebrities that aren't agenda driven typically, ala John Cleese, Steve Martin.

3) A/V Club - about once a week I pop in here to see what's going on

4) Random sites - I'm forever tunneling down the rabbit hole of the mafia or US history civil war era on so there's always random tabs open on these and other subjects....which gives me an idea...

5) you said not to list this one so I only have four  :D
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on December 28, 2018, 09:13:51 PM
Top 5
Topics you endlessly research or read about.


Lets see if this one has legs....(and still curious to hear from more of you about but's topic above)
For me, there are almost always tabs open on my browser dedicated to the one or more of the following:

1) Mafia
Just an endless array of characters covering decades upon decades and other countries as well. Its near endless what you can touch on  and Im fascinated by the subject. This also bleeds into other gangsters, ala Escobar, et al.

2) Jimi Hendrix
I think Hendrix was one of our finest musicians and Im often saddened when I stop and think for a moment how he would have continued to evolve and enthrall us all with his talents. Obviously this spills over in to the origins of rock stemming from old blues etc

3) History of the Southwest from the Civil War forward. Or, simply, Cowboys and Indians.
I find it captivating to read about these characters, but also the modernization of the area and how it all blends together. Can you fathom a telephone pole in Deadwood? Much like the mob, its just almost endless what you can learn here with so many great historians among us deciphering the myths and legends I had always heard about growing up.

4) Film making
Not as much in to it nowadays as I was when I was gearing up for that line of work, but I still love reading about moviemaking and how the art moves from the mind to the page to the screen. When watching films, I try to figure out what is truly being relayed to the viewer, what was the director not able to say that he wanted to and why?

5) Fascinating facts and pop culture of other generations.
This could boil down to other generations in general and likely bleeds off of my other categories listed.
Did you know the bikini came to be in the US during WWII rationing of fabric?
This is kind of like my Cliff Clavin category, but with depth ;-)

Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on December 31, 2018, 01:14:12 AM
Let's see...

Top 5 Websites I visit daily (besides here)...

1. Facebook - typically only for Messenger at this point, otherwise I might've deleted my account awhile ago.

2. Twitter - another place I can't let go of. Typically find more up to date news here though, whether it's sports related or something related to King Dotardus the First and his idiot band of racist xenophobes.
Whoops, there I go talking again-if you're shocked by that you must not know me well. :D

3. Reddit - Got hooked on to this a bit more recently, but some decent stuff there.

4. YouTube - Can find just about anything on there. One day it's 80s videos, other times it's trailers, and some days it's looking up a volta release into a shadow samba walk.

5. Sporcle - I love the little trivia type games you can play here.


Topics you endlessly research or read about

1. Developments in NICU Nursing/Nursing in general - It's in my top 5 and I still should keep more up to date on stuff like this.

2. History of Detroit - I love my hometown, and eventually I got to a point where I should know more about it than just the sports teams I cheer for. From the low point of bankruptcy to its current renaissance, I love reading about it and the people too. That reminds me, you should check out Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown episode on Detroit, and if you can find it check Chef Marcus Samuelsson's No Passport Required episode on Dearborn and Detroit as well.

3. Asian-American History - more specifically, I like reading about Filipino contributions to Asian-American culture. I've found in the past whenever someone mentions Asian-American they always tend to think in terms of Japanese or Chinese contributions only.

4. Cold War History - I could read up on this stuff for hours, especially the different times the US and USSR almost accidentally ended up starting World War III.

5. Ballroom dance stuff - It's been my go-to hobby the last few years, and I've enjoyed looking up song ideas for routines, competition and showcase tips, and so on.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 11, 2019, 02:43:35 AM
Let's see...

Top 5 Websites I visit daily (besides here)...

1. Facebook - typically only for Messenger at this point, otherwise I might've deleted my account awhile ago.

2. Twitter - another place I can't let go of. Typically find more up to date news here though, whether it's sports related or something related to King Dotardus the First and his idiot band of racist xenophobes.
Whoops, there I go talking again-if you're shocked by that you must not know me well. :D

3. Reddit - Got hooked on to this a bit more recently, but some decent stuff there.

4. YouTube - Can find just about anything on there. One day it's 80s videos, other times it's trailers, and some days it's looking up a volta release into a shadow samba walk.

5. Sporcle - I love the little trivia type games you can play here.


Topics you endlessly research or read about

1. Developments in NICU Nursing/Nursing in general - It's in my top 5 and I still should keep more up to date on stuff like this.

2. History of Detroit - I love my hometown, and eventually I got to a point where I should know more about it than just the sports teams I cheer for. From the low point of bankruptcy to its current renaissance, I love reading about it and the people too. That reminds me, you should check out Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown episode on Detroit, and if you can find it check Chef Marcus Samuelsson's No Passport Required episode on Dearborn and Detroit as well.

3. Asian-American History - more specifically, I like reading about Filipino contributions to Asian-American culture. I've found in the past whenever someone mentions Asian-American they always tend to think in terms of Japanese or Chinese contributions only.

4. Cold War History - I could read up on this stuff for hours, especially the different times the US and USSR almost accidentally ended up starting World War III.

5. Ballroom dance stuff - It's been my go-to hobby the last few years, and I've enjoyed looking up song ideas for routines, competition and showcase tips, and so on.

Ive always had a secret sorta desire to try ballroom dancing. But, I have no-one to attempt it with nor do I think Id be any good lol
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on January 12, 2019, 10:00:58 AM
I can't recommend it enough. Look up a studio close to you (I go to Arthur Murray), and most places will have a free lesson. Don't need a partner. One of the best things I've ever done for myself.

Granted, it can turn into an expensive hobby in a hurry (especially at places like Arthur Murray/Fred Astaire/etc.), but most places that have social dancing available will tend to have a free group lesson at the start to teach basics and then open dancing where you can dance with whomever's available.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on January 14, 2019, 10:27:54 AM
Top 5 Websites:
#1 Bamaonline / Tidefans / Saturdaysdownsouth - Duh football research and news, now that football is over, probably will visit less until august. Lumped into one.
#2 Facebook - Not sure why i go there, been trying to cut back on it.
#3 youtube - watching sports, video game and board game stuff
#4 kickstarter - checking up on past projects i backed, and searching for new ones to back even though i dont need any more stuff.
#5 IMDB- whenever I watch a show or movie I am saying "I know that guy from .. wtf was that movie"

Top 5 searches
#1 Boardgame stuff - Always searching for storage for some games. Rules clarifications. Custom game modes.
#2 Development (work related) - Seems I always get stuck on how to do something, someone on the net has done it before.
#3 Marvel / Comic book searches - a new trailer drops, I research that character even if I am familiar.
#4 Alabama opponent stats - the week of the game Bama played I researched and studied what i could, I want to be prepared for the opponent. I also researched the top 5 to 10 teams.
#5 Random search - Mainly raspberry pi stuff, but people would talk at work about something and research it.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: TheNorm on January 14, 2019, 11:32:10 AM
Raspberry pi stuff, eh? I might need to chat with you sometime lol.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on January 14, 2019, 01:55:05 PM
Raspberry pi stuff, eh? I might need to chat with you sometime lol.

feel free, i built a few nes/snes etc knock off clones for friends
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 14, 2019, 04:37:58 PM
I can't recommend it enough. Look up a studio close to you (I go to Arthur Murray), and most places will have a free lesson. Don't need a partner. One of the best things I've ever done for myself.

Granted, it can turn into an expensive hobby in a hurry (especially at places like Arthur Murray/Fred Astaire/etc.), but most places that have social dancing available will tend to have a free group lesson at the start to teach basics and then open dancing where you can dance with whomever's available.

that sounds really good, but, you ever get in a situation where you say, I shoulda known better? yea, that's me here.
Maybe one day.
Glad you are having a ball with it....ha!
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: rollntider on January 15, 2019, 12:07:44 AM
Top 5 Websites:
#1 Bamaonline / Tidefans / Saturdaysdownsouth - Duh football research and news, now that football is over, probably will visit less until august. Lumped into one.
#2 Facebook - Not sure why i go there, been trying to cut back on it.
#3 youtube - watching sports, video game and board game stuff
#4 kickstarter - checking up on past projects i backed, and searching for new ones to back even though i dont need any more stuff.
#5 IMDB- whenever I watch a show or movie I am saying "I know that guy from .. wtf was that movie"

Top 5 searches
#1 Boardgame stuff - Always searching for storage for some games. Rules clarifications. Custom game modes.
#2 Development (work related) - Seems I always get stuck on how to do something, someone on the net has done it before.
#3 Marvel / Comic book searches - a new trailer drops, I research that character even if I am familiar.
#4 Alabama opponent stats - the week of the game Bama played I researched and studied what i could, I want to be prepared for the opponent. I also researched the top 5 to 10 teams.
#5 Random search - Mainly raspberry pi stuff, but people would talk at work about something and research it.
Also home automation. I love the google home lol.
Title: Re: The Top 5 Thread
Post by: Crewe on January 16, 2019, 03:03:58 PM
Top 5 Websites:
#1 Bamaonline / Tidefans / Saturdaysdownsouth - Duh football research and news, now that football is over, probably will visit less until august. Lumped into one.
#2 Facebook - Not sure why i go there, been trying to cut back on it.
#3 youtube - watching sports, video game and board game stuff
#4 kickstarter - checking up on past projects i backed, and searching for new ones to back even though i dont need any more stuff.
#5 IMDB- whenever I watch a show or movie I am saying "I know that guy from .. wtf was that movie"

Top 5 searches
#1 Boardgame stuff - Always searching for storage for some games. Rules clarifications. Custom game modes.
#2 Development (work related) - Seems I always get stuck on how to do something, someone on the net has done it before.
#3 Marvel / Comic book searches - a new trailer drops, I research that character even if I am familiar.
#4 Alabama opponent stats - the week of the game Bama played I researched and studied what i could, I want to be prepared for the opponent. I also researched the top 5 to 10 teams.
#5 Random search - Mainly raspberry pi stuff, but people would talk at work about something and research it.

lol I love this, sounds like you are trying to quit smoking