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Title: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on October 09, 2017, 06:50:23 PM
Topic is in the thread title: what's your unpopular opinion? Here, I'll start:

As much as I like Neil Diamond, Sweet Caroline has to be one of the worst songs ever.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Sakura on October 09, 2017, 09:28:43 PM
Unpopular opinions, eh?  I'm sure I can excel at this.

Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and several other TV shows to come out within the last 10 years have contributed to the degradation of culture and of the medium, and are low quality crap that never should have gotten on TV in the first place.  I fail to see what was interesting about Breaking Bad, and I slogged through the whole series waiting for "the good part" that people told me was coming, but never did.

David Lynch, while an interesting director who has done some stuff of merit, is not infallible and has made more than a couple projects I would consider terrible.  And the new Twin Peaks was definitely among those terrible projects, the fact that they doubled the episode count for the new series is readily apparent, the pacing was bad, there was so many nonsequitur scenes that went nowhere for no reason other than because he saw them as interesting visual metaphor.  And our hero spends 95% of the series as a vegetable, completely ruining the most interesting and beloved part of Twin Peaks.  The Sarah Palmer scenes were completely stupid.  And the ending was the laziest form of resolution that I absolutely detest in storytelling, not to mention the ending was bollocks.

When you go to the store and you buy something just because you see it on sale, and you didn't need it, you are not saving money by buying it.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on October 11, 2017, 04:58:45 PM
After watching westworld it was ok. Did not think it was super duper awesome. It was just OK.

Fear the walking dead was terrible. I hated it, I tried to like it. I wanted to like it, it sucks.

I am tired of the Walking dead, I loved the first 4 or 5 seasons, but now I have no interest in it at all. Not sure if it was tied to Glenn or not, but it happened around that time.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Sakura on October 12, 2017, 08:25:31 PM
I am tired of the Walking dead, I loved the first 4 or 5 seasons, but now I have no interest in it at all. Not sure if it was tied to Glenn or not, but it happened around that time.
That was when a lot of fans basically lost interest in the show, was right when the graphic novel's big bad antagonist (Negan) showed up.  The comic book readers have known for years now what was going to happen, and it's not really the type of stuff that your typical viewer wants to watch consistently, just like Game of Thrones.  People don't like it when characters they like and have some emotional attachment to just get killed without warning or fanfare, and that it's a potential looming threat at all times.  Just pfft like a fart, and they're gone.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on October 12, 2017, 09:17:52 PM
I tried FTWD, but the first episode or two were pretty dull and the characters didn't draw me in, so bye. As for TWD...I don't know. Like you, I was into the first few seasons, but the last couple I don't think I really finished. I knew it was coming, just how dark the show was going to get, and in some way I was looking forward to it. But nope, after the first few episodes of last season I just couldn't get into it much further. Got too dark and bleak for me (and to be fair, right around the time in the comics when Glenn got killed is when I lost interest then too).

Some other ones:

Seinfeld is one of the most overrated comedies of all time.
Guacamole is trash.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Sakura on October 12, 2017, 09:31:32 PM
I dunno if this is an unpopular opinion, but in my opinion, Keanu Reeves is the best action star ever.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: cflnut on October 13, 2017, 09:45:15 PM
The hype around Connor McDavid and the Oilers is undeserved.
The CFL is more entertaining then the NFL.
Everyone who doesn't finish High School should be made to join the military.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on October 13, 2017, 10:56:48 PM
I agree with you on the CFL > NFL.

M. Night Shyamalan outside of 6th sense hasnt made an entertaining movie. The movie when the aliens were burned by water I fell asleep on 3 times and ended up returning the DVD unwatched by me.  Just a one hit wonder. Overrated and boring movies.

Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on October 17, 2017, 11:31:37 AM
Breaking Bad is not on par with the Sopranos or the Wire, get over it.

Baseball is not boring, just admit you don't understand the strategy behind everything involved from throwing over to first to stepping out of the box

I'm not interested in the NFL anymore. It's become Disneyland. Rules invented to hamper defenses so precious QB's can light up the scoreboard. No one knows what the hell a penalty is anymore.

Tom Cruise is a good actor

Millennials know nothing about the prior generations music, movies, other common knowledge and believe they invented everything.

The state of our society is a direct result of a lack of education as well as greed.

Some of those are gripes more than unpopular opinion, but that's life
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on October 17, 2017, 12:25:29 PM
I'm not interested in the NFL anymore. It's become Disneyland. Rules invented to hamper defenses so precious QB's can light up the scoreboard. No one knows what the hell a penalty is anymore.

You know, I was amazed during week 1. I was excited for Redzone, had it up and ready, and even though I've forsaken Tampa and the NFL has become something of a laughingstock with it's hypocrisies and double standards, I was ready to watch THE GAME, you know?

But, you're right. It's just boring now. Offenses are either great (Atlanta, New England) or downright horrible. There's no in-between.

And yeah, no one knows what a penalty is, or a catch, or a fumble. It's just become hard to watch.

Also agree with you about baseball. I'm so glad I have a pro team nearby now.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on October 17, 2017, 03:03:34 PM
I'm not interested in the NFL anymore. It's become Disneyland. Rules invented to hamper defenses so precious QB's can light up the scoreboard. No one knows what the hell a penalty is anymore.

You know, I was amazed during week 1. I was excited for Redzone, had it up and ready, and even though I've forsaken Tampa and the NFL has become something of a laughingstock with it's hypocrisies and double standards, I was ready to watch THE GAME, you know?

But, you're right. It's just boring now. Offenses are either great (Atlanta, New England) or downright horrible. There's no in-between.

And yeah, no one knows what a penalty is, or a catch, or a fumble. It's just become hard to watch.

Also agree with you about baseball. I'm so glad I have a pro team nearby now.

yep, catch and fumble too. Its beyond comprehension that it has become so technical. They will review a play to see if that ball moved a single centimeter while a player had possession, but yet, they still eyeball it when spotting the ball and first down markers.
My nephew had great analogy about all of this nonsense; "If I tossed a toddler at you and he didnt hit the ground, would you say you caught him?"
Of course it was in jest, but point taken lol

Always like to see baseball fans :-)
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: cflnut on October 17, 2017, 05:06:06 PM
Baseball is not boring, just admit you don't understand the strategy behind everything involved from throwing over to first to stepping out of the box

I find the only way I can watch Baseball is live. Can't seem to follow it on TV.

I'm not interested in the NFL anymore. It's become Disneyland. Rules invented to hamper defenses so precious QB's can light up the scoreboard. No one knows what the hell a penalty is anymore.

The CFL is going the same way with their rules.

Millennials know nothing about the prior generations music, movies, other common knowledge and believe they invented everything.

The state of our society is a direct result of a lack of education as well as greed.

I agree.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on October 17, 2017, 11:23:36 PM
Breaking Bad is not on par with the Sopranos or the Wire, get over it.
Never saw the wire, but I like the sopranos better but i think BB ended their series better. And on time.
Baseball is not boring, just admit you don't understand the strategy behind everything involved from throwing over to first to stepping out of the box
I loved Baseball when my son played. I enjoyed the game. I even pulled for the Cubs during the series. I havent been into pro baseball since 95? Around the strike I lost interest and havent been back. I hate the Braves. I will watch some post season but just not into it anymore.
I'm not interested in the NFL anymore. It's become Disneyland. Rules invented to hamper defenses so precious QB's can light up the scoreboard. No one knows what the hell a penalty is anymore.
Agreed, I was sorta done last year for these very reasons. Thought about giving it another shot then they went political. I watch sports to get away from politics. Irregardless of your stance on it, I am sick and tired of every thing being an issue to fight over. I want to get along with my fellow americans and be united about something, can't these spoiled morons give us that? I can't even watch the chiefs or cowboys anymore. That hurts being a big Emmit Smith and Derrick Thomas fan. Yes some police abused their power, now go lead a protest at a police station where the police went above the law, raise money for the victims, etc....

A similar analogy is I received bad service at Panera bread, so now I will boycott mcDonalds to show my outrage.  Someone may agree the protests and that is fine that you have that view. I find irony in the fact they still have police protection during games. Me personally the players would have my respect back in a second if they tell the NFL they will not play in a game with police patrolling anywhere around an NFL game. Then I would have no issue with the flag protest if they still carried out that protest.

As for Colin K, I believe he isnt in the NFL because his last 3 years he threw 41 TDs, 19 Ints, rushed for 4 TDs and fumbled 11 times.  45 TD vs 30 turnovers? Sorry dude the game passed you by. You were great for a few years, more than most.

Tom Cruise is a good actor
I agree 100%, he may be kooky as hell, but the boy can act. I can only think of 1 or 2 movies he was in I did not like.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on October 18, 2017, 12:45:00 AM
Baseball is not boring, just admit you don't understand the strategy behind everything involved from throwing over to first to stepping out of the box

I find the only way I can watch Baseball is live. Can't seem to follow it on TV.

I'm not interested in the NFL anymore. It's become Disneyland. Rules invented to hamper defenses so precious QB's can light up the scoreboard. No one knows what the hell a penalty is anymore.

The CFL is going the same way with their rules.

Millennials know nothing about the prior generations music, movies, other common knowledge and believe they invented everything.

The state of our society is a direct result of a lack of education as well as greed.

I agree.

I can understand people not following baseball on tv, much like hockey.
I don't keep up with the CFL but saddened to hear that.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on October 18, 2017, 12:53:52 AM
Breaking Bad is not on par with the Sopranos or the Wire, get over it.
Never saw the wire, but I like the sopranos better but i think BB ended their series better. And on time.
Baseball is not boring, just admit you don't understand the strategy behind everything involved from throwing over to first to stepping out of the box
I loved Baseball when my son played. I enjoyed the game. I even pulled for the Cubs during the series. I havent been into pro baseball since 95? Around the strike I lost interest and havent been back. I hate the Braves. I will watch some post season but just not into it anymore.
I'm not interested in the NFL anymore. It's become Disneyland. Rules invented to hamper defenses so precious QB's can light up the scoreboard. No one knows what the hell a penalty is anymore.
Agreed, I was sorta done last year for these very reasons. Thought about giving it another shot then they went political. I watch sports to get away from politics. Irregardless of your stance on it, I am sick and tired of every thing being an issue to fight over. I want to get along with my fellow americans and be united about something, can't these spoiled morons give us that? I can't even watch the chiefs or cowboys anymore. That hurts being a big Emmit Smith and Derrick Thomas fan. Yes some police abused their power, now go lead a protest at a police station where the police went above the law, raise money for the victims, etc....

A similar analogy is I received bad service at Panera bread, so now I will boycott mcDonalds to show my outrage.  Someone may agree the protests and that is fine that you have that view. I find irony in the fact they still have police protection during games. Me personally the players would have my respect back in a second if they tell the NFL they will not play in a game with police patrolling anywhere around an NFL game. Then I would have no issue with the flag protest if they still carried out that protest.

As for Colin K, I believe he isnt in the NFL because his last 3 years he threw 41 TDs, 19 Ints, rushed for 4 TDs and fumbled 11 times.  45 TD vs 30 turnovers? Sorry dude the game passed you by. You were great for a few years, more than most.

Tom Cruise is a good actor
I agree 100%, he may be kooky as hell, but the boy can act. I can only think of 1 or 2 movies he was in I did not like.

The Wire has as much depth and breadth as Sopranos but is structured and paced differently. It really is a terrific show, but it is a slow burn.

I understand that about politics and sports, but to me, if a man wants to demonstrate a peaceful protest and his employer allows it, fine by me.
What I don't like are these beer swilling rednecks frothing at the mouth about disrespect while their fat ass spends every anthem at the nacho stand
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on October 18, 2017, 01:32:24 AM
I understand that about politics and sports, but to me, if a man wants to demonstrate a peaceful protest and his employer allows it, fine by me.
Agreed, but people have a right to dislike it also. One thing that cracks me up is the people getting upset at other people getting upset.
What I don't like are these beer swilling rednecks frothing at the mouth about disrespect while their fat ass spends every anthem at the nacho stand

Interesting.  Here is the proper etiquette

The code states that persons present are expected to stand and face the flag, if there is one. Civilians should stand to attention with right hand over heart, while military personnel in uniform and veterans should salute throughout. A recent amendment to the code said that military personnel out of uniform could also salute.

I crack up at the people bitchin about the anthem not being stood for while it is on tv... LOL ignorance is bliss i guess

https://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/RL30243.pdf

That is where I got my source BTW

I guess one could debate whether buying nachos is not in the presence, but I have seen people rushing to get in position if they were running late (me included) and i have my hat off while running to get in the presence of the anthem.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on October 18, 2017, 11:12:28 AM
Of course people have a right to dislike it, but don't argue with me about what it isn't and use inflammatory straw man tactics. And obviously I don't mean you personally.
I certainly agree with people getting mad at getting mad.

My point about the nachos was that these supreme patriotic Americans that are so deeply offended are the ones who use the anthem as a pee break instead of a demonstration of devotion and loyalty to their country from which they supposedly proudly hail. In a word, hypocrisy.

Sorry if this comes off curt, not my intention.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on October 18, 2017, 05:43:06 PM
Of course people have a right to dislike it, but don't argue with me about what it isn't and use inflammatory straw man tactics. And obviously I don't mean you personally.
I certainly agree with people getting mad at getting mad.

My point about the nachos was that these supreme patriotic Americans that are so deeply offended are the ones who use the anthem as a pee break instead of a demonstration of devotion and loyalty to their country from which they supposedly proudly hail. In a word, hypocrisy.

Sorry if this comes off curt, not my intention.
We good man, I kinda agree with ya.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on October 18, 2017, 06:59:56 PM
I know we are good, I just like to throw that out there because my posts sometimes carry an unintended tone lol
I like we have civil discourse in our discussions, helps to see different viewpoints presented without the rage
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on October 19, 2017, 02:39:54 AM
agreed, people get so pissed and forget other people have opinions
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on October 19, 2017, 01:07:01 PM
This is more or less my issue with people who oppose the anthem protest: a good majority of them, like this fella here, are hypocrites.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on October 20, 2017, 09:26:11 AM
it resembles the average American protestor; not a clue what they are hollering about.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on January 09, 2018, 04:10:53 PM
Just a passing thought, but am I the only one who doesn't give a shit about he Trump book?
I mean, I can't fathom there being anything in there I can't surmise on my own just based on what I see and hear from the source.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on January 09, 2018, 05:11:41 PM
I didn't buy it because I figured anything new or relevant would make it to the internet.

Plus, yeah, like you said. I've seen enough of this admin to know it's a shit show that shouldn't be trusted.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on February 01, 2018, 11:23:49 PM
Don't Stop Believin' is one of Journey's worst songs ever and I wish they'd stop playing it. There's no South Detroit...that's f'ing Windsor, alright? To hell with that song.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 02, 2018, 01:45:14 AM
Don't Stop Believin' is one of Journey's worst songs ever and I wish they'd stop playing it. There's no South Detroit...that's f'ing Windsor, alright? To hell with that song.

I disliked Journey from day one, so I'll co sign
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on February 02, 2018, 01:48:09 PM
I am ok with Journey, never hated don't stop believing, but its not my fave either.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on February 02, 2018, 02:03:58 PM
Along the same lines, I would be 100% ok if I never heard Bohemian Rhapsody again for the rest of my life. Is it good? Maybe, I don't know, but after the 750,000millionth time of hearing it, I've had my fill.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 06, 2018, 05:31:52 PM
Along the same lines, I would be 100% ok if I never heard Bohemian Rhapsody again for the rest of my life. Is it good? Maybe, I don't know, but after the 750,000millionth time of hearing it, I've had my fill.

I know what you mean, Im the same way with Sweet Home Alabama. However, I find situations change that, at least for me. A few years ago we were in Cabo on a party boat and it was just a pinnacle of everything, great friends, drink, vacation, and they hit SHA and in that moment it just fueled everything even further. So yea, I hated it, but sometimes it just hits the sweet spot.

Came here to add that Im going out on a limb and will say that Solo will be ranked last among the new SW films in my library.
Number one, we just dont need the story, its a cash grab. Two, the actor for Solo just doesn't gel, I mean how do you create a young Harrison For? You cant, so leave it alone. Three, with the director change and all other production issues, it just seems like its set up to fail.
Im sure it will be entertaining, but for the SW universe, I doubt it will rank.
All that said, Im a fan of Ron Howard and if anyone could save it, I think he'd be one of the choices.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on February 06, 2018, 06:01:53 PM
If Solo ends up being worse than any of the prequels, I will be very surprised.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on February 10, 2018, 11:17:48 AM
Star Trek: TNG was better than the original series, and Jean-Luc Picard was a way better captain than Kirk.
And when it comes to Kirk, Chris Pine > William Shatner.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 10, 2018, 05:33:30 PM
If Solo ends up being worse than any of the prequels, I will be very surprised.

I should have clarified; In my mind I didnt include those, but yes, you are right.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 10, 2018, 05:34:08 PM
Star Trek: TNG was better than the original series, and Jean-Luc Picard was a way better captain than Kirk.
And when it comes to Kirk, Chris Pine > William Shatner.

never watched a lick of Star Trek except the first movie with Pine
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on February 10, 2018, 09:58:49 PM
Star Trek: TNG was better than the original series, and Jean-Luc Picard was a way better captain than Kirk.
And when it comes to Kirk, Chris Pine > William Shatner.

TNG was better than the first series and I think the best so far. My wife you to watch the hell out of that show
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: cflnut on February 12, 2018, 10:26:55 AM
Star Trek: TNG was better than the original series, and Jean-Luc Picard was a way better captain than Kirk.

If your only compairing the TV series and not the movies then yes I'll agree. However the original 6 movies are far better then the TNG movies.

And when it comes to Kirk, Chris Pine > William Shatner.
This I will agree with 100%.
I'll also add that Karl Urban makes a decent McKoy. Not better then DeForest Kelley but at least an equal.
The rest of the cast is just kinda bland.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on February 12, 2018, 10:23:37 PM
Star Trek: TNG was better than the original series, and Jean-Luc Picard was a way better captain than Kirk.

If your only compairing the TV series and not the movies then yes I'll agree. However the original 6 movies are far better then the TNG movies.

And when it comes to Kirk, Chris Pine > William Shatner.
This I will agree with 100%.
I'll also add that Karl Urban makes a decent McKoy. Not better then DeForest Kelley but at least an equal.
The rest of the cast is just kinda bland.

TV series, for sure. As for the movies, nothing tops Wrath of Khan...but I'd also argue that most of the movies out of the original six and TNG weren't much to write home about. First Contact was the only decent TNG film.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 14, 2018, 01:30:38 PM
Anyone else saving a fortune today? i.e., single?
Ive been frugal since Thanksgiving lol
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on February 14, 2018, 03:32:00 PM
Lol nope because I do stuff like this instead

Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 14, 2018, 04:34:58 PM
lol atta boy
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on February 14, 2018, 05:27:16 PM
Hey, I'm not single and I spent $0 today!


(Because we celebrated Sunday night because we thought I'd be working until 11 tonight today. $300 Melting Pot meal and flowers).
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: cflnut on February 14, 2018, 05:47:15 PM
I'm single, but the damn cats are expensive. $600 in vet bills over the last two months.
Plus the stupid fricking carbon tax the government is imposing on us here has caused everything here to go up in price.  >:(
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 14, 2018, 05:57:42 PM
I'm single, but the damn cats are expensive. $600 in vet bills over the last two months.
Plus the stupid fricking carbon tax the government is imposing on us here has caused everything here to go up in price.  >:(

I can relate. M dog is not even 7 and he already has arthritis. My monthly expenses have already gone up just in special foods to help ease the pain. I can see down the road in his later years its going to cost me a small fortune to keep him comfortable.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 14, 2018, 06:34:47 PM
And yet another shooting. Jesus.

So heres my unpopular opinion, Im a CHL holder and I believe in 2A.
But where that ends is that I know its way too easy to even obtain a license. Add to that, these parents whose kids get their guns and kill themselves or others, should action be taken agains them? It just seems to me if you are going to have a gun, you should have a fucking clue on how to handle it and certainly be aware of storing it away safely.
Im not suggesting thats what happened her either because I have no idea.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on February 15, 2018, 11:18:25 AM
And yet another shooting. Jesus.

So heres my unpopular opinion, Im a CHL holder and I believe in 2A.
But where that ends is that I know its way too easy to even obtain a license. Add to that, these parents whose kids get their guns and kill themselves or others, should action be taken agains them? It just seems to me if you are going to have a gun, you should have a fucking clue on how to handle it and certainly be aware of storing it away safely.
Im not suggesting thats what happened her either because I have no idea.

It's an AR-15. Again. Because it's always an AR-15. But god forbid we have a conversation about banning them, or any assault rifle really.

It's really simple. This is the 18th school shooting THIS YEAR already. No more dead children. It is far past time for stricter gun control and there's literally 0 reason not to pass legislation now towards that goal.

No more dead kids. Period.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 15, 2018, 11:32:36 AM
And here's the thing, 2A folks, for the most part, won't even discuss it. You bring up any idea for restrictions and out comes people kill people, law breakers gonna break the law etc...
Felons can legally purchase guns, they shouldn't be able to, at least not without rigid check points. No record of firearms transactions with private sellers, can we even discuss that? Nope, 2A.
It just blows my mind in a civilized world with supposed mores based in humanity we would be able to at least discuss ways to protect our citizens.

Oh hey, blaming video games is back again.
https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2018/02/15/fox-friends-blames-prescription-drugs-virtual-reality-and-human-condition-florida-school-shooting/219378
Im looking for Judas priest to be in the news again for adding suicidal messages in their music  :wtf2:
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on February 15, 2018, 11:38:18 PM
Oh good, blaming videogames to go along with stigmatizing mental health...again. I love it when they repeat their tired BS over and over again.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 16, 2018, 01:42:44 AM
It's just maddening.
You know, used to be, and in my lifetime even, politicians were smarter than the average person. Now, the truly uneducated are gaining control. Listen to them speak, it's 4th grade level nonsense. And I don't mean just King Firebreather, but more and more are becoming the norm. Why else would you let a supremely under qualified batshit twat be in charge of education policy in this country.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on February 23, 2018, 06:00:34 PM
Chicago-style or New York-style for pizza?

Doesn't matter because Detroit-style pizza is better than both.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on February 23, 2018, 07:09:10 PM
So, before I make a smart ass comment, I have to ask: what is Detroit style?
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on February 23, 2018, 11:21:03 PM
So, before I make a smart ass comment, I have to ask: what is Detroit style?

Read, young padawan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit-style_pizza
This article is good at explaining it as well: https://www.seriouseats.com/2017/02/how-to-make-detroit-style-pizza.html

...if you want to try a crappy version of it, check out Little Caesars. If you have a Jet's Pizza where you're at, order the deep dish as that's pretty damn close. In this area, it's all about Buddy's or Cloverleaf.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 23, 2018, 11:35:58 PM
Allow me to preface with this prior to entering this war....I like all pizza lol

If it's Chicago V NY, I will opt for NY. I have to add, that's vs Chicago deep dish because I think Chicago can also entail a stuff crust or stuffed pizza. Further, I'm not sure how true the chi styles are down here in Texas. I imagine it's like me in the Dakotas looking for chili.
I had no clue about Detroit style but it sounds really good, so norm, in order for me to judge fairly....your treat? 😎
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on February 24, 2018, 10:27:39 AM
Allow me to preface with this prior to entering this war....I like all pizza lol

If it's Chicago V NY, I will opt for NY. I have to add, that's vs Chicago deep dish because I think Chicago can also entail a stuff crust or stuffed pizza. Further, I'm not sure how true the chi styles are down here in Texas. I imagine it's like me in the Dakotas looking for chili.
I had no clue about Detroit style but it sounds really good, so norm, in order for me to judge fairly....your treat? 😎

You ever venture on up to Michigan you can count on it.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on February 26, 2018, 11:04:47 PM
Chicago-style or New York-style for pizza?

Doesn't matter because Detroit-style pizza is better than both.

D) All of the above

Of Course if I could only have one it would be Chicago style, its basically calzone and pizza in one.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 27, 2018, 10:52:45 AM
but aren't there differing styles of Chicago pizza?
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on February 27, 2018, 10:58:12 PM
but aren't there differing styles of Chicago pizza?

Not really is my answer. Can't even really tell the difference between a Chicago deep-dish and Chicago stuffed until they're cut into...I'd bet most Chicagoans couldn't tell the difference unless you told them where you went lol. Either way it's a casserole.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 27, 2018, 11:26:51 PM
lol much needed clarification, thanks!
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on March 01, 2018, 09:41:39 PM
id heard about this place before but still didnt know much about it.
I saw this video today...bypass the intro, start at :30

A restaurant called the heart attack grill. The owner caters to morbidly obese folks and has a nearly 10,000 calorie burger on the menu.
In this clip, the interviewer tries to place blame on this guy for shamelessly playing up a serious problem in this country.
That aggravates me. First off, I like that the owner doesn't shy away and bow to this turds attempts at shame.
If you are obese and eat thousands of calories at once and die, whose fault is that? Hell, even a fit person could have a heart attack from that menu.
My opinion is, there are heart attack grills on very single corner in America, but yea, lets get this guy.  :o

Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on March 07, 2018, 01:07:38 AM
I like some Nickleback songs ... there i said it.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on March 07, 2018, 02:19:06 AM
Sellout! Lol

My nephew is a musician and we talk about this all the time. It's not the band per se, it's the fact they are shaped and polished by record companies in order to sell a watered down product to the public.
Now for the bands themselves, some aren't aware of it early on, some don't care and just want the contract, perhaps some have enough patience and vigor to wait and fight it out. John Mellencamp is a good example.
But basically the thought is that it squeezes the creative life out of the band and suppresses their identity, maybe for so long it just evaporates.
I remember when I was in school for music and video business, we learned exactly this concept and it's interesting to witness.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: cflnut on March 21, 2018, 09:58:51 PM
The world is not ready for Legalized Marijuana.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on March 21, 2018, 10:05:24 PM
Greetings from Washington state, where I say "yeah, it's going fine"
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on March 22, 2018, 10:15:20 AM
The world is not ready for Legalized Marijuana.

Im curious....
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: cflnut on March 22, 2018, 01:11:46 PM
The world is not ready for Legalized Marijuana.

Im curious....

Marijuana will be legalized for "Recreational Purposes" in Canada effective July 1. The only laws governing it so far is that you must be over 18 to purchase or posses it, and that the packaging of it must be plain black & white, and in a child proof container.

Once legal all adults will be able to purchase fresh or dried cannabis, cannabis oil, plants and seeds for cultivation from either a provincially or territoriality regulated retailer, or where this option is not available, directly from a federally licensed producer. Possess up to 30 grams of dried legal cannabis or equivalent in public. Share up to 30 grams or equivalent of legal cannabis and legal cannabis products with other adults. Cultivate up to 4 plants in their own residence (4 plants total per household); and alter cannabis at home in order to prepare varying types of cannabis products (e.g., edibles) for personal use provided that no dangerous organic solvents are used in the process.

As far as where and when use could use it most people feel that it will be treated like a cigarette and that you will be able to just fire one up when ever you feel like. Waiting for the bus, on your lunch break, or whenever else you feel like. When questioned about it the Federal government says that, it is up to the Provinces, and Municipalities to decide on any restrictions. Some Provinces have stated that it may take up to five years before they are ready for Marijuana to be legal, as far as the changing of laws is concerned.

There is also the opinion that marijuana should be treated similar to alcohol. With the exception of having a zero tolerance for public consumption. The federal government, once again, says that this will be up to the Provinces, and Municipalities to decide. The majority of the general popular give you a giant middle finger if you have this type of opinion.

There are even some people who state that there should be no age restriction on it, and go as far as to quote all the supposed health benefits that marijuana has.

My own personal opinion on it is that we're not ready for it. Weather that is by not having the right laws in place or even not having a common conciseness of how, or where, it should be used.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on March 22, 2018, 01:28:24 PM
Some of that is different than here. Here in Washington, you have to be at least 21, much like with alcohol, in order to purchase. In addition to that, it is illegal to consume publicly, again, much like alcohol, although also like alcohol that doesn't deter EVERYBODY. My girlfriend and I don't smoke in public though.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on March 22, 2018, 02:40:13 PM
The world is not ready for Legalized Marijuana.

Im curious....

Marijuana will be legalized for "Recreational Purposes" in Canada effective July 1. The only laws governing it so far is that you must be over 18 to purchase or posses it, and that the packaging of it must be plain black & white, and in a child proof container.

Once legal all adults will be able to purchase fresh or dried cannabis, cannabis oil, plants and seeds for cultivation from either a provincially or territoriality regulated retailer, or where this option is not available, directly from a federally licensed producer. Possess up to 30 grams of dried legal cannabis or equivalent in public. Share up to 30 grams or equivalent of legal cannabis and legal cannabis products with other adults. Cultivate up to 4 plants in their own residence (4 plants total per household); and alter cannabis at home in order to prepare varying types of cannabis products (e.g., edibles) for personal use provided that no dangerous organic solvents are used in the process.

As far as where and when use could use it most people feel that it will be treated like a cigarette and that you will be able to just fire one up when ever you feel like. Waiting for the bus, on your lunch break, or whenever else you feel like. When questioned about it the Federal government says that, it is up to the Provinces, and Municipalities to decide on any restrictions. Some Provinces have stated that it may take up to five years before they are ready for Marijuana to be legal, as far as the changing of laws is concerned.

There is also the opinion that marijuana should be treated similar to alcohol. With the exception of having a zero tolerance for public consumption. The federal government, once again, says that this will be up to the Provinces, and Municipalities to decide. The majority of the general popular give you a giant middle finger if you have this type of opinion.

There are even some people who state that there should be no age restriction on it, and go as far as to quote all the supposed health benefits that marijuana has.

My own personal opinion on it is that we're not ready for it. Weather that is by not having the right laws in place or even not having a common conciseness of how, or where, it should be used.

I am torn on the weed issue. The libertarian in me says let people do what they want (within reason of course)  but there are so many stupid people out there that are not mature enough to handle it, like booze for example. I agree most people are not mature enough for it, but I do subscribe to survival of the fittest, they will weed them own selves out. (pun intended?) Its 2018 and people drive drunk and text and drive. Unfortunately they end up surviving and killing the innocent.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: cflnut on March 22, 2018, 05:12:07 PM
Some of that is different than here. Here in Washington, you have to be at least 21, much like with alcohol, in order to purchase. In addition to that, it is illegal to consume publicly, again, much like alcohol, although also like alcohol that doesn't deter EVERYBODY. My girlfriend and I don't smoke in public though.

The Age of majority here in Canada is set by each province and, other then 18 being the minimum, there is no national stranded. Half the provinces are 18 the other half are 19.

The original minimum age for the use of Marijuana was going to 25. But the liberal government reduced it to 18, As they felt it was unfair to discriminate against those who are 18 to 24. After all their reasoning was, they can get drunk and smoke cigarettes, they should be allowed to get high as well.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: cflnut on March 22, 2018, 05:18:02 PM

I am torn on the weed issue. The libertarian in me says let people do what they want (within reason of course)  but there are so many stupid people out there that are not mature enough to handle it, like booze for example. I agree most people are not mature enough for it, but I do subscribe to survival of the fittest, they will weed them own selves out. (pun intended?) Its 2018 and people drive drunk and text and drive. Unfortunately they end up surviving and killing the innocent.

There is a huge debate going on right now as to how to handle driving while high. Those for legalization are saying it's just like smoking a cigarette, those against legalization are saying it impairs your judgement just like alcohol.

The government is staying out of the debate, saying that they will figure it out after it has been made legal.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on March 22, 2018, 05:24:12 PM
Well that's another difference from America then because it's definitely illegal to drive while high (although I've heard it can be hard for cops to prove, since weed stays in your system, they're not allowed to drug test you? I don't know how accurate that info is though).

But yeah, I mean, it's like alcohol (although safer than alcohol, health-wise), but it definitely does put you in an un-sober state. I don't understand how there's a debate for driving like that.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on March 22, 2018, 05:34:10 PM
they're not allowed to drug test you? I don't know how accurate that info is though.
States and cities laws vary. In some parts of Alabama if an officer suspects you of driving while intoxicated they can ask to have you tested. If you refuse you are guilty.
But yeah, I mean, it's like alcohol (although safer than alcohol, health-wise), but it definitely does put you in an un-sober state. I don't understand how there's a debate for driving like that.
Health wise is a debate also.
here is one such article
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra1402309

just an FYI I am not anti reefer nor am I pro. I am not against someone using it, but I don't or won't use it unless I have a need to.  But I like having the option if i would like to.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on March 23, 2018, 09:53:30 PM
Honestly, I dont have too many concerns about it becoming legal.
At the very least it should be decriminalized.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on March 25, 2018, 10:30:25 PM

At the very least it should be decriminalized.

I can't argue with that, and would be in favor of it
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on March 27, 2018, 10:18:27 AM
Honestly, I dont have too many concerns about it becoming legal.
At the very least it should be decriminalized.

All of this.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on March 27, 2018, 10:20:53 AM
Branching off from the movie challenge real quick, I have two:

1. Rudy sucked, and it's not just my maize & blue colored glasses that makes me feel that way. Not saying it doesn't play a part either, though. F*ck Notre Dame.
2. Goon is better than Slap Shot. 
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on March 27, 2018, 11:23:22 AM
Re: Rudy, I'm really indifferent about it, I mean I liked the film ok, so I don't get the rage?
Blasphemy! I thought Goon was a horrid representation 😳
Ok maybe not that bad but certainly not on par with Slapshot
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on March 27, 2018, 11:28:16 AM
I've never seen Slapshot (I know, I know) but I was REALLY bored with Goon when I watched it.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: cflnut on March 27, 2018, 04:26:59 PM
I've never seen Slapshot (I know, I know) but I was REALLY bored with Goon when I watched it.

I'm the opposite here. I've never seen Goon, but found Slapshot to be very boring.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on March 28, 2018, 10:36:31 AM
Im not holding Slapshot as the holy grail, but with few hockey movies, its a good representation.
Id put Miracle at the top of the hockey films and while thats too easy, id second with Mystery Alaska.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on March 29, 2018, 10:11:03 AM
Im not holding Slapshot as the holy grail, but with few hockey movies, its a good representation.
Id put Miracle at the top of the hockey films and while thats too easy, id second with Mystery Alaska.

Didn't mean to imply Goon was the best hockey movie...and also not saying Slap Shot is horrible either. It's good...but Goon was better. :)
As for top hockey films, your top two matches mine.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on March 29, 2018, 10:31:50 AM
yea norm, I figured that and I was equally cautious of elevating Slapshot, and of course we agree on those lol
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on April 03, 2018, 01:23:00 PM
I actively hate The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I watched it once, didn't "get it," I didn't enjoy the songs, the "story," if you could call it that, was absolute nonsense and even Tim Curry couldn't save it. I do not understand the praise it receives except for being "groundbreaking" for the whole drag queen/transvestite angle, and that's great and all, but the movie/musical was absolute garbage.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: cflnut on April 03, 2018, 02:07:13 PM
Quote from: Wikipedia
The story centres on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek a telephone to call for help. The castle or country home is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. They discover the head of the house is Dr. Frank N. Furter, an apparent mad scientist who actually is an alien transvestite who creates a living muscle man in his laboratory. The couple are seduced separately by the mad scientist and eventually released by the servants who take control.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rocky_Horror_Picture_Show

It is based on the stage play The Rocky Horror Show, written by the same guy as the film, and is a parody tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through to the early 1970s.

The film dose actually fail to tell any type of coherent story, and is more know for it's music then anything else. It's also why I say it doesn't take itself seriously.

Unless your one of the "Super Fans" of this film, which I'm not, you either like or hate. There is no middle ground.

I like the film, mostly for the music, but for being one of those that tried to push the envelope in is approach to a very touchy subject, not only for today, but for the 1970s.

Also the Sci-Fi nerd in me really enjoys B movie science fiction from the '60s & '70s.  ;D

Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on April 03, 2018, 02:23:43 PM
I completely get the hate, but you have to understand the reason behind its popularity. It was and to an extent, still is as far as I know, a fan participation film because of the absurdity of it all.
Even if you go, you still may not hit one of the theaters that has the best participation.
It's a weekly social event that was fun as hell. Its not a sit down and watch at home film. If you do that, you will never get it.
 
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on April 03, 2018, 04:52:50 PM
I completely get the hate, but you have to understand the reason behind its popularity. It was and to an extent, still is as far as I know, a fan participation film because of the absurdity of it all.
Even if you go, you still may not hit one of the theaters that has the best participation.
It's a weekly social event that was fun as hell. Its not a sit down and watch at home film. If you do that, you will never get it.

That's exactly what I did the one and only time I watched it. The ex-wife and I (well, girlfriend at the time, you guys remember her!) watched it on DVD in like, the living room basically.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on April 03, 2018, 09:41:30 PM
Yeah, that's one of those you need the participation aspect for. I didn't get it either until a group of us went out during high school. Fun stuff.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on June 05, 2018, 12:24:19 PM
The formerly viral song "Call Me Maybe" by whoever that was by is, by all accounts, a terrible song. HOWEVER, there is one line that's been forever maligned that I actually think is a smart line.

"Before you came into my life I missed you so bad"

I think this is great. I think it really speaks to how, in life, you can be in a relationship with the wrong person, even if it's not necessarily a "bad" relationship, and still feel like you're missing something, or feel like while this may not be bad, it's not what you want in life. Granted, you certainly never want to fall into that "the grass is always greener" mindset, but once you find someone you're happy with and can really see a future together with, once you have that one puzzle solved, you can see how your life before would have been a little brighter with this life partner, presumably.

I don't know. I like the line. I don't think it's silly and people say "it doesn't make sense" took it FAR too literally, which is interesting because it's music.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on June 05, 2018, 02:13:57 PM
I have no idea about this song lol
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Rigg44 on June 29, 2018, 03:14:40 PM
If the idea is unpopular opinions then here is one of mine.  I do not get why the godfather is considered a great movie.  Its ok, perhaps average but great...ehhh.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on June 30, 2018, 12:48:49 AM
If the idea is unpopular opinions then here is one of mine.  I do not get why the godfather is considered a great movie.  Its ok, perhaps average but great...ehhh.

There is no perfect film that will appeal to everyone, we know that of course. However, we can go by the critics, the masses, the industry professionals and the like; none of which are rubber stamps of approval by themselves but altogether, I would count that as a solid opinion. Even still, not for everyone.
With that rambling preamble out of the way, I'll iterate what you've probably read from the sources above, but Godfather is supremely rich character driven film. Scenes have a real sense of beginning, middle and, just like it's taught in film school. The direction, cinematography, editing, acting, score...absolutely every aspect of production was lightning in a bottle.
The film was cinema. That's sort of lost over the decades what with easily accessible home media and popcorn blockbusters dominating the big screen.
That's not a slight to movies, just that cinema was a big deal, even through the 90's although dwindling.
Then there's the mafia aspect of it. Around this time, the FBI was still in denial about the mob, the RICO statutes weren't being applied in what little widespread investigating there was so it was the elephant in the room that no one was to talk about and here it was on the big screen. Btw, there's interesting reading on the actual mobs connection to and in the film.

The Godfather was textbook storytelling, character development without narration combined with wonderful execution in every other area of production.
This all of course, is just my opinion 😎
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on June 30, 2018, 01:32:24 AM
 I love the novel and the movie, but being raised by an Italian father from NY, all those monster films were beyond reproach in my home.

That being said, while I disagree with Rigg, I respect his opinion, although I am disappointed for him that he didn't enjoy the movie on the same level as I do, because it is one of my favorite films.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Rigg44 on July 10, 2018, 03:55:39 PM
I love the novel and the movie, but being raised by an Italian father from NY, all those monster films were beyond reproach in my home.

That being said, while I disagree with Rigg, I respect his opinion, although I am disappointed for him that he didn't enjoy the movie on the same level as I do, because it is one of my favorite films.

I don't hate it just don't find it to be a masterpiece the way others do.  For Mobster movies I would rather watch Casino or good-fellas. Just my 2 cents but hey life goes on.   
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Rigg44 on July 10, 2018, 04:01:35 PM
In keeping with my movie theme here is another unpopular opinion.  I like the new Star Wars movies.  They are not as good as the originals, but part of that is my viewing the older films through the lens of nostalgia.  The newer films are far better than episodes 1 and 2. I like Rey and Kilo.  I think that the killing off of the original cast was a necessary evil so the franchise can move on.  The only thing I don't like to this point is the lack of connection to the Skywalker family.  I hope that in the end Rey is somehow connected.       
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on July 10, 2018, 04:06:52 PM
I love the novel and the movie, but being raised by an Italian father from NY, all those monster films were beyond reproach in my home.

That being said, while I disagree with Rigg, I respect his opinion, although I am disappointed for him that he didn't enjoy the movie on the same level as I do, because it is one of my favorite films.

I don't hate it just don't find it to be a masterpiece the way others do.  For Mobster movies I would rather watch Casino or good-fellas. Just my 2 cents but hey life goes on.   

Casino and Goodfellas definitely move a lot faster, for whatever their lengths are. Godfather is definitely a time sink.

Here's an unpopular opinion: I believe Casino is BETTER than Goodfellas.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Rigg44 on July 10, 2018, 04:40:40 PM
For me its a toss up between Casio and Good fellas
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: thaima1shu on July 10, 2018, 06:05:33 PM
In keeping with my movie theme here is another unpopular opinion.  I like the new Star Wars movies.  They are not as good as the originals, but part of that is my viewing the older films through the lens of nostalgia.  The newer films are far better than episodes 1 and 2. I like Rey and Kilo.  I think that the killing off of the original cast was a necessary evil so the franchise can move on.  The only thing I don't like to this point is the lack of connection to the Skywalker family.  I hope that in the end Rey is somehow connected.     

For me, part of the reason why I'm really enjoying the new movies is Rey's lack of connection to the Skywalker family. I like that she's a 'nobody'.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on July 11, 2018, 11:23:35 AM
In keeping with my movie theme here is another unpopular opinion.  I like the new Star Wars movies.  They are not as good as the originals, but part of that is my viewing the older films through the lens of nostalgia.  The newer films are far better than episodes 1 and 2. I like Rey and Kilo.  I think that the killing off of the original cast was a necessary evil so the franchise can move on.  The only thing I don't like to this point is the lack of connection to the Skywalker family.  I hope that in the end Rey is somehow connected.     

This is unpopular?
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on July 11, 2018, 11:27:06 AM
I love the novel and the movie, but being raised by an Italian father from NY, all those monster films were beyond reproach in my home.

That being said, while I disagree with Rigg, I respect his opinion, although I am disappointed for him that he didn't enjoy the movie on the same level as I do, because it is one of my favorite films.

I don't hate it just don't find it to be a masterpiece the way others do.  For Mobster movies I would rather watch Casino or good-fellas. Just my 2 cents but hey life goes on.   

Casino and Goodfellas definitely move a lot faster, for whatever their lengths are. Godfather is definitely a time sink.

Here's an unpopular opinion: I believe Casino is BETTER than Goodfellas.

I don't agree and won't get into my reasons, but I don't consider it outlandish to have that opinion. Both are great films. Both are based on true stories.
I tend to think Goodfellas didn't need as much dramatic license and was a deeper story as it relates to the mob, but still liked them both.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on July 11, 2018, 11:51:42 AM
In keeping with my movie theme here is another unpopular opinion.  I like the new Star Wars movies.  They are not as good as the originals, but part of that is my viewing the older films through the lens of nostalgia.  The newer films are far better than episodes 1 and 2. I like Rey and Kilo.  I think that the killing off of the original cast was a necessary evil so the franchise can move on.  The only thing I don't like to this point is the lack of connection to the Skywalker family.  I hope that in the end Rey is somehow connected.     

This is unpopular?

There's a large, very loud and vocal minority that you've probably read about, especially regarding the latest entry, The Last Jedi. But they are a minority.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: thaima1shu on July 11, 2018, 12:04:26 PM
In keeping with my movie theme here is another unpopular opinion.  I like the new Star Wars movies.  They are not as good as the originals, but part of that is my viewing the older films through the lens of nostalgia.  The newer films are far better than episodes 1 and 2. I like Rey and Kilo.  I think that the killing off of the original cast was a necessary evil so the franchise can move on.  The only thing I don't like to this point is the lack of connection to the Skywalker family.  I hope that in the end Rey is somehow connected.     

This is unpopular?

There's a large, very loud and vocal minority that you've probably read about, especially regarding the latest entry, The Last Jedi. But they are a minority.

Heavy, heavy emphasis on loud. I do think there's a sizable chunk of the fan base that disliked it and I can kind of see where they're coming from on some points. But for the most part it just feels like whining because it wasn't exactly the direction they were expecting it to go.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Rigg44 on July 11, 2018, 01:23:50 PM
In keeping with my movie theme here is another unpopular opinion.  I like the new Star Wars movies.  They are not as good as the originals, but part of that is my viewing the older films through the lens of nostalgia.  The newer films are far better than episodes 1 and 2. I like Rey and Kilo.  I think that the killing off of the original cast was a necessary evil so the franchise can move on.  The only thing I don't like to this point is the lack of connection to the Skywalker family.  I hope that in the end Rey is somehow connected.     

This is unpopular?

There's a large, very loud and vocal minority that you've probably read about, especially regarding the latest entry, The Last Jedi. But they are a minority.

Heavy, heavy emphasis on loud. I do think there's a sizable chunk of the fan base that disliked it and I can kind of see where they're coming from on some points. But for the most part it just feels like whining because it wasn't exactly the direction they were expecting it to go.

They may be a minority but Disney is looking to possibly fire the project lead for future Star Wars movies based on VII and Solos critical receptions.  I dont agree and actually liked both films.  Solo to a lesser degree but I still enjoyed it.  There will never be another Harrison Ford, which is why they should have left that story untold but I did enjoy the film for what it was.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on July 11, 2018, 01:31:32 PM
Don't believe everything you read. The project lead is fine. Last Jedi got a great critical reception, it's, again, this extremely loud and vocal minority. I mean, these guys have harassed and abused Kelly Marie Tran and Daisey Ridley off social media, they're constantly vulgarly attacking Rian Johnson, the director, and have even gone after a Forbes reviewer I follow, Scott Mendelsohn, just because he doesn't hate the film.

Kathleen Kennedy will be fine. Last Jedi still made oodles of profit and even Solo did too. This idiot minority that has their "remake the Last Jedi" campaign are just Gamgergate idiots who've moved on to the next thing (before they move on to Comicsgate, apparently, ugh).
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on July 11, 2018, 03:21:01 PM
maybe this is an unpopular opinion but I really dont like the market saturation of Star Wars movies and to me, Solo was a prime example.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on July 11, 2018, 04:11:37 PM
maybe this is an unpopular opinion but I really dont like the market saturation of Star Wars movies and to me, Solo was a prime example.

To an extent I'm torn on this.

To a certain extent, I agree. We survived a long time with just 3 movies (and a holiday special). I know a lot of people got into the comics and the EU, but still. Cinematically, 3 movies.

So a new Star Wars movie every year, coupled with the TV shows (one of which played directly into a surprise Solo cameo) is really a lot of Star Wars.

The thing is, I don't necessarily mind that. Rogue One was really, really great as one of the first ones to move away from the Skywalker clan, even if it did take place in a familiar time-frame to the OT. And I loved Last Jedi and Force Awakens is a good introduction to the new trilogy.

I'd just like to see, if we're going to get more, just some expansion. Marvel does so well because each movie is a superhero movie, yet they all have a different style from each other (Guardians is Firefly-ish, Winter Soldier was a spy movie, Ant-Man movies are heist movies, etc). I could easily see something like that working in Star Wars and allowing better stories to be told.

Honestly, the worst part of Solo was Han! They introduced such cool ideas and new locations, and then did nothing new with them. I wanted to see more of Corellia, more of that mining colony, and I wanted to know more about these crime syndicates that have this unsteady truce between them and the smugglers they hire. I have half a feeling this will either tie into the arc in the Boba Fett movie (ugh), or it may be what Jon Favreau's TV show ends up being about. But that was my big disappointment with Solo. It was so committed to giving us what we expected (Han meets Chewie, Han meets Lando, Han wins the Falcon, etc) that it ignores all the really cool new ideas it presents.

There's so much story left to be told in that universe, I'd just like to see them do that. If it takes one movie a year, so be it, but as long as the stories support it then that's fine. I don't think New Episode, New OT character story, New Episode, New OT Character story is a viable way to do it.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: thaima1shu on July 11, 2018, 05:08:17 PM
Totally with you Buc on all of that. There's so much of the Star Wars universe to potentially explore but they keep sticking with the same core story. Quite a waste.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on July 12, 2018, 11:45:14 AM
I love the star wars and agree with you guys they are killing it.

(http://blindsideblitz.com/starwars.png)
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on July 12, 2018, 04:27:18 PM
I think Buc hit the nail on the head there. As long as you're gonna give us amazing stuff and expand the universe, take my f'ing money. A Thrawn movie or tv series based off of the Timothy Zahn book (soon to be books) would be incredible to me.

As for TLJ, I like that Rey ISN'T connected to the Skywalker family and I hope they keep it that way. If a random from Jakku/'nowhere' can be Force-capable, then so can anyone else (which I think the film alluded to at the end with the kid).
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Rigg44 on July 13, 2018, 03:57:38 PM
I think Buc hit the nail on the head there. As long as you're gonna give us amazing stuff and expand the universe, take my f'ing money. A Thrawn movie or tv series based off of the Timothy Zahn book (soon to be books) would be incredible to me.

As for TLJ, I like that Rey ISN'T connected to the Skywalker family and I hope they keep it that way. If a random from Jakku/'nowhere' can be Force-capable, then so can anyone else (which I think the film alluded to at the end with the kid).

I think there has never been a question about the ability for anyone to wield the force but I like the Skywalker thread.  I like the spin offs just as you guys do, I love these stories outside the main story line.  I would rather see them go completely unconnected however, like a knights of the old republic movies series.  In the end I have enjoyed the movies and I know its a vocal minority that "hate" them but in the internet keyboard warrior era that can be all it takes to scare a studio.  I know that not everyone loves the DC movies but they have all been profitable.  Yet the studio is talking major changes.  I have my issues with the DC movies but if the MCU did not exist we would love the DC movies.   
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on July 18, 2018, 10:57:29 AM
Alright here goes, and let me preface this first by saying I absolutely love and respect Sean Connery:

Daniel Craig is a better 007 than Sean Connery.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Rigg44 on July 18, 2018, 11:13:37 AM
Alright here goes, and let me preface this first by saying I absolutely love and respect Sean Connery:

Daniel Craig is a better 007 than Sean Connery.

Well I disagree but let me explain why.  I don't think it is fair to compare the Daniel Craig era Bond to any other Bond, it is apples to Oranges.  The old bond movies had a campy feel to them more tongue in cheek than serious.  I believe given the same script with the same tone Connery wins out but it is one of those unanswerable questions. After all I prefer the really campy Roger Moore era.   
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on July 18, 2018, 11:28:20 AM
Yeah, that's the weird thing about Bond films. The old ones do hue fairly close together (Connery, Moore, Brosnan) although either getting campier as they go or being fairly campy regularly (Moonraker, anyone?)

Whereas Daniel Craig Bond is so much more influenced by things like Mission Impossible and, most especially, the Bourne movies, it's hard to make that comparison. Plus, in general, just the writing around the film. I'll defend Pierce Brosnan himself until my dying day, but I can't defend the movies he's in after Tomorrow Never Dies (World is Not Enough is at least watchable, while ridiculous, and bringing back Valentin elevates it. Die Another Day, however, has no good things). Craig has certainly been the recipient of higher level writing (I know most people hate Quantom of Solace, I love it, I can look past Skyfall's plot holes and Spectre was....well, Spectre was the low point).
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on August 06, 2018, 11:12:43 PM
*whispers*

The 2018 Red Sox are an incredibly fun team to watch, Moomie Betts MIGHT be the best player in baseball (not-Mike Trout division) and their win pace right now is literally historic, and these guys just gel together so well and it's hard not to admire them.

But also fuck the Red Sox.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on August 06, 2018, 11:37:59 PM
yea, Im sorry to say, it just has the feel this is their year. Hard to argue with whats happening on the field
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on August 22, 2018, 05:53:39 PM
I miss Sean Avery.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on January 16, 2019, 03:11:48 PM
Give me plain glazed donuts. Take your little frilly sprinkles and get lost.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on January 18, 2019, 11:22:49 AM
Give me plain glazed donuts. Take your little frilly sprinkles and get lost.

There's a place in Chicago called Firecakes that might change your mind. They've got a pistachio glazed old fashioned that is motherforking amazing.

That being said...I love my cinnamon sugar old fashioned from Do-Rite Donuts too.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on January 18, 2019, 12:08:53 PM
Give me plain glazed donuts. Take your little frilly sprinkles and get lost.

There's a place in Chicago called Firecakes that might change your mind. They've got a pistachio glazed old fashioned that is motherforking amazing.

That being said...I love my cinnamon sugar old fashioned from Do-Rite Donuts too.

its my plan to go to Chicago one day so maybe you can meet me there and watch me not change my mind lol ;-)
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Rigg44 on January 18, 2019, 12:24:16 PM
I would rather have a 6 cheese Asiago bagel from Eisenstein's Bagels than any doughnut!  And I love doughnut!
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on January 18, 2019, 01:17:54 PM
I mean, I can eat a proper NY bagel plain if I really want to and still enjoy it more than a donut. Bagels rock. Thankfully I found a great bagel place near the house here which did not disappoint. "Blazing Bagels," but I don't think they're a chain? At least, not nation-wide.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on January 18, 2019, 01:21:05 PM
I would rather have a 6 cheese Asiago bagel from Eisenstein's Bagels than any doughnut!  And I love doughnut!

Agree that its a great bagel but we are arguing apples and oranges as far as Im concerned lol
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Rigg44 on January 18, 2019, 02:38:42 PM
I would rather have a 6 cheese Asiago bagel from Eisenstein's Bagels than any doughnut!  And I love doughnut!

Agree that its a great bagel but we are arguing apples and oranges as far as Im concerned lol

See I knew it was an unpopular opinion ;)  lol
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on January 18, 2019, 02:40:57 PM
Would you classify a donut as a breakfast food, or a dessert, is the real question
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Rigg44 on January 18, 2019, 03:19:18 PM
Would you classify a donut as a breakfast food, or a dessert, is the real question

I would say time of day determines that distinction.  Just like a bagel is both breakfast food and not.  If I eat it in the morning then its breakfast if its later in the day its dessert or a snack.   Or I use a Bagel as the bread is a turkey or ham sandwich.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on January 18, 2019, 05:29:58 PM
The cinnamon sugar bagel from edgars bakery is better than most donuts
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on January 18, 2019, 07:55:08 PM
I would rather have a 6 cheese Asiago bagel from Eisenstein's Bagels than any doughnut!  And I love doughnut!

Agree that its a great bagel but we are arguing apples and oranges as far as Im concerned lol

See I knew it was an unpopular opinion ;)  lol

lol its not unpopular, its just not in competition with my donut revelation ;-)

A donut doesn't have a designation such as breakfast food, it is a whenever food, call it treat if you like.  :D
Im always reminded of this exchange with Danny DeVito and Penolope Ann Miller in Other People's Money when it comes to donuts:


"How 'bout a donut?"
"No thanks"
Why? You a health food freak?
"No, just not hungry"
"You have to be hungry to eat a donut?"
"You don't?"
What, are you shittin me? All my life I never heard of such a thing."
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 04, 2019, 03:52:59 PM
I don't get why people get so amped over a lip synched pre recorded acted out halftime show but maybe its just me
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 11, 2019, 04:34:02 PM
Ethics and polite social behavior matter
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Rigg44 on February 13, 2019, 03:02:56 PM
Ethics and polite social behavior matter

I can't say this is unpopular just underused.  It used to be we would say that we wished people would behave on the internet like they do in real life.  The problem is they do now.  The lack of respect and social graces displayed on the net are now common in real life. 
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 13, 2019, 04:21:26 PM
Ethics and polite social behavior matter

I can't say this is unpopular just underused.  It used to be we would say that we wished people would behave on the internet like they do in real life.  The problem is they do now.  The lack of respect and social graces displayed on the net are now common in real life.

hence my post. I take a look around and to me, its a vastly unpopular opinion. Or I guess you could say people move the goalposts on what is polite and respectful, but what I see....yea, severe lack of it in society and that's not even bothering with the internet.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on February 13, 2019, 05:33:24 PM
For whatever reason, and maybe it's worldwide or maybe a purely American phenomenon (hint: it seems to be worldwide), the majority of people seem to be completely focused on the negative. Sometimes, this is ok, there are negative things in our life and everyday society that need to be addressed.

But there's ways to do that, there are times to do that, and it also CAN'T be the only thing you ever see. Otherwise you just become cruel and dismissive and then we get...well, pretty much what we have right now as far as overall discourse goes.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 13, 2019, 09:26:12 PM
For whatever reason, and maybe it's worldwide or maybe a purely American phenomenon (hint: it seems to be worldwide), the majority of people seem to be completely focused on the negative. Sometimes, this is ok, there are negative things in our life and everyday society that need to be addressed.

But there's ways to do that, there are times to do that, and it also CAN'T be the only thing you ever see. Otherwise you just become cruel and dismissive and then we get...well, pretty much what we have right now as far as overall discourse goes.

Its hardly the only thing I focus on or Id be dead from anxiety. I bumped a thread with a pet peeve of mine that observes the fact that social graces and ethics are in decay.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on February 13, 2019, 10:06:30 PM
For whatever reason, and maybe it's worldwide or maybe a purely American phenomenon (hint: it seems to be worldwide), the majority of people seem to be completely focused on the negative. Sometimes, this is ok, there are negative things in our life and everyday society that need to be addressed.

But there's ways to do that, there are times to do that, and it also CAN'T be the only thing you ever see. Otherwise you just become cruel and dismissive and then we get...well, pretty much what we have right now as far as overall discourse goes.

Its hardly the only thing I focus on or Id be dead from anxiety. I bumped a thread with a pet peeve of mine that observes the fact that social graces and ethics are in decay.

Ha, whoops. Wasn't meaning you, or this topic, specifically Crewe. Was saying the focus on the negative seems to have contributed to the reduction in ethics and polite social behavior.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 13, 2019, 10:17:59 PM
For whatever reason, and maybe it's worldwide or maybe a purely American phenomenon (hint: it seems to be worldwide), the majority of people seem to be completely focused on the negative. Sometimes, this is ok, there are negative things in our life and everyday society that need to be addressed.

But there's ways to do that, there are times to do that, and it also CAN'T be the only thing you ever see. Otherwise you just become cruel and dismissive and then we get...well, pretty much what we have right now as far as overall discourse goes.

Its hardly the only thing I focus on or Id be dead from anxiety. I bumped a thread with a pet peeve of mine that observes the fact that social graces and ethics are in decay.

Ha, whoops. Wasn't meaning you, or this topic, specifically Crewe. Was saying the focus on the negative seems to have contributed to the reduction in ethics and polite social behavior.

In the throes of negativity, I misinterpreted your post  ;)
Im not so sure I agree with that, not in totality anyway. I believe social media and technology are larger contributing factors. Everything from gaming to cell phones to FB and beyond. Those factors invite, if not demand isolation despite the social "networking" allure.

*edit to add- we could of course keep piling on with everything from the divorce rate leading to single parenting leading to dissolution of family structure and not to mention education, that's as big a factor as anything I can think of on this topic.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Rigg44 on February 14, 2019, 11:27:03 AM
For whatever reason, and maybe it's worldwide or maybe a purely American phenomenon (hint: it seems to be worldwide), the majority of people seem to be completely focused on the negative. Sometimes, this is ok, there are negative things in our life and everyday society that need to be addressed.

But there's ways to do that, there are times to do that, and it also CAN'T be the only thing you ever see. Otherwise you just become cruel and dismissive and then we get...well, pretty much what we have right now as far as overall discourse goes.


Its hardly the only thing I focus on or Id be dead from anxiety. I bumped a thread with a pet peeve of mine that observes the fact that social graces and ethics are in decay.

Ha, whoops. Wasn't meaning you, or this topic, specifically Crewe. Was saying the focus on the negative seems to have contributed to the reduction in ethics and polite social behavior.

In the throes of negativity, I misinterpreted your post  ;)
Im not so sure I agree with that, not in totality anyway. I believe social media and technology are larger contributing factors. Everything from gaming to cell phones to FB and beyond. Those factors invite, if not demand isolation despite the social "networking" allure.

*edit to add- we could of course keep piling on with everything from the divorce rate leading to single parenting leading to dissolution of family structure and not to mention education, that's as big a factor as anything I can think of on this topic.

I think the major contributing factor is social media.  The gotcha nature of Facebook and Twitter result is a younger population that only look for their opportunity to call others out for their, opinions, thoughts, actions, or whatever doesn't match the new social construct as they see it.  This in combination with every loon is now given a megaphone by social media results in no one having rational conversations.  It's no longer two people discussing issues in a civil manner trying to reach a compromise.  It is now two opposing team members trying to win an argument for their team.  This is not just in politics but in all things.  Any topic quickly sees sides form and an argument begin.  The fact that for years you could say what you want without having to see the individual you were saying it to has resulted in a group of 20 and 30-year-olds that no longer care and will say it to your face because that is the world they grew up in.  Facts be damned I must WIN!  I must be cheered for my witty retorts and statements. The worst part is now the elder population has joined in and there are so few trying to create civil discourse, so things can get done.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on February 14, 2019, 11:33:12 AM
I think the major contributing factor is social media.  The gotcha nature of Facebook and Twitter result is a younger population that only look for their opportunity to call others out for their, opinions, thoughts, actions, or whatever doesn't match the new social construct as they see it.  The worst part is now the elder population has joined in and there are so few trying to create civil discourse, so things can get done.

Yeah, this right here seems pretty spot-on. Almost called you out on only calling out the younger generation, but then you added in that bit about the elders in the end. ;)

But yeah, social media has absolutely increased the number of "bad faith" arguments, where people are only looking to go "See, you're wrong about X so you're wrong about Y," and it just sinks the entire discourse.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 14, 2019, 01:30:43 PM
Thats what I was suggesting in less verbose fashion, however I didn't intend to limit it to the dominant political scene we drown in daily.
Even the simplest acts we partake in everyday are littered with inconsideration, snark, condescension, and an abundance of unawareness.
These all stem from the decay in society brought on us via social media and technology, among other factors, IMO anyway.

 
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on February 14, 2019, 02:14:42 PM
Social media definitely has increased each person's sense of self-importance, but I will say this: In my time working retail, from Circuit City to Best Buy to Verizon to Comcast, over the course of.....holy shit, 13 years, kill me, the people who got the loudest, had the absolute most lack of respect for staff, and were altogether stubborn and impossible, were typically on the older side of the age scale.

There was the occasional youngster who thought they were hot shit (and god forbid they be accompanied by their parents who just couldn't be bothered to reign them in), but mostly it was the olds. Sorry :(
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on February 14, 2019, 03:38:46 PM
I can believe that to be true, I witnessed it at times when I was serving as a second job a few years ago.

Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on March 05, 2019, 11:05:23 AM
Mid-80s Heart is the best Heart.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on March 05, 2019, 11:21:24 AM
Mid-80s Heart is the best Heart.

I don't think its unpopular as those three albums in the 80's were their best showings in the charts, but for me, yea, its unpopular ;-)
Interestingly enough, I believe MTV played a big a part of their success in the 80's, not to discount the music.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on March 06, 2019, 06:21:16 AM
Had a feeling that was going to elicit a response from you. 🤣
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on March 06, 2019, 11:07:41 AM
LOL cordially and respectfully of course.
I just dig the older stuff without the 80's big hair polished sound. That said, Ann's vocals on songs like Alone are just so dan enthralling.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Rigg44 on March 06, 2019, 01:56:37 PM
I will play peacemaker, all Heart is good Heart no matter the era.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on March 07, 2019, 12:41:26 AM
I never got into Heart, they had a song or 2 that was good, but just never got into them.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on March 15, 2019, 05:31:21 PM
I never got into Heart, they had a song or 2 that was good, but just never got into them.

Everybody, get him!  :D
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on March 15, 2019, 05:51:47 PM
Sounds like Tider is experiencing...



...a total eclipse of Heart.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on March 15, 2019, 05:56:42 PM
Sounds like Tider is experiencing...



...a total eclipse of Heart.

wait, get HIM instead!
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on April 20, 2019, 03:51:03 PM
Not sure where else to put this and didn't want to dedicate an entire thread to it, so, close enough:

One of my biggest, most random, irrational pet peeves is when someone says they're a fan of someone or something, yet can't even take the time to make sure they spelled it right when they post about it.

Even moreso when I'm the one who does it and I eventually see the typo. Ugh.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on April 22, 2019, 11:36:00 AM
Spelling is a pet peeve of mine. I get typos, it happens. But in this day and age, incorrect spelling baffles me.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: rollntider on April 23, 2019, 04:57:18 PM
i hate it when people use quite for quiet.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on April 23, 2019, 05:00:05 PM
I saw one, I swear, it was sike
I don't think Ive ever committed a more disgusted eye roll
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on April 23, 2019, 05:04:56 PM
Didn't want too reate other thread just for this thought, but dammit, I want a Warriors game remake!!
It was so awesome on the PS2, but now, with open world abilities, graphics and animations? This game would be off the hook. I still don't think there's anything like it.
The greatest thing was, it followed the movie.
Can we get this in the pipeline somehow?

Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on January 07, 2020, 10:52:31 PM
Not sure if unpopular, but let's see:

Robert Pattinson is a modern day young Pacino.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on January 08, 2020, 02:48:41 AM
Who?

Seriously :dunno:
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on January 08, 2020, 03:03:52 AM
Who?

Seriously :dunno:

Go watch Good Time (free on Prime) and The Lighthouse.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on January 08, 2020, 05:32:14 PM
yea Lighthouse was on my list but I forgot about it. I need to start notating what films I might like to watch because I see or read about them then forget about it.

Back when I was growing up, it was easier to keep up with what films were out because there weren't seemingly hundreds of them released monthly via different means.
Course, I spent most every waking moment at the movies and/or arcade slash go kart track so I sorta lived it lol
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on January 12, 2020, 09:15:50 PM
I dont knowhow unpopular this opinion is but I just have to say how much I dislike the mundane monotone monotonous jackass that is Joe Buck.

And not to mention repetitive AF. Every QB drop back...

(Dryly) Pass...
is....
caught....

Every
Fucking
Time
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on January 13, 2020, 12:35:02 AM
I dont knowhow unpopular this opinion is but I just have to say how much I dislike the mundane monotone monotonous jackass that is Joe Buck.

And not to mention repetitive AF. Every QB drop back...

(Dryly) Pass...
is....
caught....

Every
Fucking
Time

I go back and forth on this guy. I dunno...I like him better for baseball. But I don't think he's horrible in football either, he's just...there. His monotone kinda works for me in the sense that I think I tune him out in stretches. He doesn't overpower the game for me I guess.

Come to think of it, I really can't think of a PBP guy I don't like nowadays...and as someone that's typically watching the Lions and this last season watching middling Chicago, I'm not getting the top notch announce teams either lol. Now the color guys/sideline people are a different story. If I took a shot every time Collinsworth said "this here's a guy" or Booger McFarland said something completely obvious or stupid, I'd be dead of alcohol poisoning by halftime.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on January 13, 2020, 02:21:01 AM
Collinsworth is kinda stale but he can add decent insight imo, but booger? Yea he makes me miss Witten.

Buck adds nothing, guys just dead.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on April 02, 2020, 01:34:09 PM
Since Im on a C&C kick, Ill add this; years ago when Judd Apatow was being crowned a deity in Hollywood, he was also hailed as one who "brought back the pot movies."
I may be a bit semantic here but this really offends me.
His movies are NOT pot movies. They are movies where the main character happens to smoke pot.
Cheech and Chong movies had none of that bullshit. There movies were built around getting high, everything else was moot.
Any Hollywood chode can write a rom com and add in that the main character smokes dope but that does not make him a savior of the "pot movie" and I duly object  ;) :D
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on April 17, 2020, 03:20:38 PM
Joe Buck is actually awesome

?s=20

Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on April 17, 2020, 04:14:08 PM
never liked him, probably never will, but thats pretty funny
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on May 24, 2020, 11:07:29 PM
Put together a throwback summer playlist covering the 90s and 2000s (up to 2010). "You Could Be Mine" by Guns N' Roses made the list...and IMO that is their best song.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on May 25, 2020, 10:22:06 AM
Put together a throwback summer playlist covering the 90s and 2000s (up to 2010). "You Could Be Mine" by Guns N' Roses made the list...and IMO that is their best song.

Not bad, but Rocket Queen and Mr Brownstone are up there for me  :D
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on September 23, 2020, 02:25:57 PM
Honestly I'm not sure where else this would fit, and I doubt it's unpopular, but why the F is the base amount of bagel bites that come in a package 9? Why not just make it an even 10? Baffling.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on September 23, 2020, 02:52:46 PM
I have never had a bagel bite in my life lol
But in that same realm, why are hot dog buns in packages of 8 and hot dogs in packages of 10?
You have to buy a lot of those to come out even lol
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on September 23, 2020, 04:59:11 PM
I have never had a bagel bite in my life lol
But in that same realm, why are hot dog buns in packages of 8 and hot dogs in packages of 10?
You have to buy a lot of those to come out even lol

Was a football Sunday treat as a kid. Pizza rolls and bagel bites. I still eat them occasionally, but far, far less than I did as a kid, haha
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on September 23, 2020, 05:13:55 PM
I have never had a bagel bite in my life lol
But in that same realm, why are hot dog buns in packages of 8 and hot dogs in packages of 10?
You have to buy a lot of those to come out even lol

Since when lol, or is that just a Texas thing at this point? Hot dogs and hot dog buns in the north have matched numbers for a very long time, at least since the mid-90s in Michigan and Illinois...
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on September 24, 2020, 11:04:10 AM
I have never had a bagel bite in my life lol
But in that same realm, why are hot dog buns in packages of 8 and hot dogs in packages of 10?
You have to buy a lot of those to come out even lol

Since when lol, or is that just a Texas thing at this point? Hot dogs and hot dog buns in the north have matched numbers for a very long time, at least since the mid-90s in Michigan and Illinois...

some do but not all. Nathan's pair up, but Oscar Myer doesnt, although who buys that shit anyway?
I dont buy hot dogs anyway, I buy sausage links which is it's own animal :-)
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on September 27, 2020, 02:47:20 PM
I really like NFL Redzone.
Im able to keep up with the games without feeling I miss too much.
That said, I cannot freaking stand Hanson, cannot stand him.
Look, he's knowledgeable, knows the players, has good broadcasting intuition, but sriously,
SHUT
THE
FUCK
UP!!!!

He chimes in at the most inopportune times just to hear himself talk. He is so self important under the guise of bringing you all necessary information.
Just, no.
Way over 95% of the shit he says are pointless interruuptions, we can either
a) see the info on the screen
b) hear the game announcers saying exact same thing, or sometimes aving an intersting thought Id like to hear the end of but nooooooooooo, ego boy just HAS to fucking jump in.
Seriously, shut the fuck up!
We shouldnt hear from him hardly at all.
And his sex like fetish of the "quad box" is completely useless. Interrupting a game where the ball is about to be snapped in order to add another game where players are standing around wasting screen time.
I just picture his home life being whipped, like the abusive teacher in "Another Brick in the Wall" and Sunday is the only day he's allowed to talk.
He just aggravates the living fuck outta me.

Now that Ive railed on him, I will give him kudos the 5% of the time he's actually useful. On quick inserts between snaps, he can show you something and summarize what you see, saving time in order to get you on to the net game. Good with injury updates and other interesting story lines but that's it.

That said, id give up that 5% for the 95% of him just going away.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on September 29, 2020, 01:20:19 PM
Isn't this that weird thing where there's like, two RedZone channels though? I think one is Andrew Siciliano and the other is Scott Hanson? NFL Redzone vs Redzone Channel (I think it's mainly just a difference between cable and satellite as to which one you get but I may be wrong).

I don't have RedZone anymore, but I feel like everyone liked Siciliano while hating on Hanson.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on September 29, 2020, 02:35:39 PM
Isn't this that weird thing where there's like, two RedZone channels though? I think one is Andrew Siciliano and the other is Scott Hanson? NFL Redzone vs Redzone Channel (I think it's mainly just a difference between cable and satellite as to which one you get but I may be wrong).

I don't have RedZone anymore, but I feel like everyone liked Siciliano while hating on Hanson.

yes! Hanson is NFL Network I think and the other is Direct TV. I like Siciliano better. he jumps in less and actually has a dry witty sense that I enjoy.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: bigbaldben on October 17, 2020, 04:55:58 PM
 :popcorn:

This looks like an interesting thread topic.  I think I understand it.  Let me give it a shot...

Ahem.

The Last Jedi is the greatest Star Wars movie ever made.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on October 17, 2020, 07:14:22 PM
:popcorn:

This looks like an interesting thread topic.  I think I understand it.  Let me give it a shot...

Ahem.

The Last Jedi is the greatest Star Wars movie ever made.

The best of the sequel trilogy, absolutely.

Also, welcome back. Stick around awhile lol
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on October 18, 2020, 12:43:05 AM
:popcorn:

This looks like an interesting thread topic.  I think I understand it.  Let me give it a shot...

Ahem.

The Last Jedi is the greatest Star Wars movie ever made.

Missed you, shit disturber  :D
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on October 25, 2020, 05:49:56 PM
Im sorta liking Witten as a Raider. At least he has a chance to win here and not go out 1-15   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on December 06, 2020, 02:32:31 PM
With regard to an NFL QB, the term game manager is meaningless.
By definition of duties, every single QB is a game manager. I cannot stand these announcers and so called color guys who attempt to demean QB's by saying well, they are a game manager.
Well, so is Tom Brady fuckface.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: bigbaldben on December 06, 2020, 04:39:38 PM
With regard to an NFL QB, the term game manager is meaningless.
By definition of duties, every single QB is a game manager. I cannot stand these announcers and so called color guys who attempt to demean QB's by saying well, they are a game manager.
Well, so is Tom Brady fuckface.

You know, I never really thought of it that way, but you are 100% right.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on December 07, 2020, 06:31:29 PM
With regard to an NFL QB, the term game manager is meaningless.
By definition of duties, every single QB is a game manager. I cannot stand these announcers and so called color guys who attempt to demean QB's by saying well, they are a game manager.
Well, so is Tom Brady fuckface.

You know, I never really thought of it that way, but you are 100% right.

haha I remember when that term was used incessantly regarding Alex Smith as a 49er, really aggravates me.
They mean to say he doesnt have the arm and cant make certain throws, well then just say that.  8)
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on January 10, 2021, 01:13:40 PM
I've mentioned this elswhere, but it's a pet peeve.

The neutral zone infraction is unfair to the defense.

Used to be, the defense could cross the LOS and as long as they jumped back to their side before the ball was snapped, all was good.
This is yet another invented rule that helps offenses.
A defensive player shouldnt be penalized for moving across or especially in to the "neutral zone" in anticipation of the snap count.
The opposition would say, well, the defensive players would do that to try to entice the lineman to move so they could nab a false start penalty.
He KNOWS THE SNAP COUNT, so don't move.
And I would counter, what do you think the QB is doing with his cadence? Might he be trying to get the defense to engage so he can draw a penalty?

Lets back away from the neutral zone and crossing the axis for a moment.
Say a defensive lineman flinches alright? Doesnt move in to this fabled "zone" but just flinches.
Then the offensive guy reacts. Who gets the penalty?
Defense.

The offenses in the NFL are given everything because casuals love the bomb, and TD's and 50-3 routes with their little spiffy orchestrated end zone dances and all that jazz.

Ok, I was going to go on, but, that's enough
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on March 26, 2021, 09:26:29 AM
This place has averaged a post a week for the last two weeks. Peace out y'all and stay well, I'll check back in from time to time.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on March 26, 2021, 12:24:09 PM
Yea, we've all had some good ideas for threads and conversational posts but there's just three or four of us so I just sorta stopped because of inactivity.
I wish I knew people I could invite to start posting on the reg.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on March 26, 2021, 03:09:07 PM
I'm always around, even if I don't talk as much (I wish I had your guys love and appreciation of music...) Still, especially during this pandemic but even before, it's been really nice to have BSB still here and to shoot the back and forth with you guys (with surprise appearances by BBB and Tider that one time).
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on March 26, 2021, 06:05:32 PM
I'm always around, even if I don't talk as much (I wish I had your guys love and appreciation of music...) Still, especially during this pandemic but even before, it's been really nice to have BSB still here and to shoot the back and forth with you guys (with surprise appearances by BBB and Tider that one time).

I agree. I still check here almost daily, I just dont post near as much
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on April 06, 2021, 03:57:29 PM
This is unpopular in Texas, but seriously, fuck Greg Abbott
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: TheNorm on April 09, 2021, 04:16:22 AM
This is unpopular in Texas, but seriously, fuck Greg Abbott

Dude's an asshole. Between him and that DeSantis moron in Florida it's like a back and forth on which one's worse.
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on July 10, 2021, 10:25:01 PM
Pretzel bread sucks
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: BojackHorsefella on July 11, 2021, 01:44:01 PM
Pretzel bread sucks

theres been some real unpopular opinions here, but this is the one that makes you a monster.  ;D
Title: Re: Your Unpopular Opinion
Post by: Crewe on July 11, 2021, 09:51:15 PM
Pretzel bread sucks

theres been some real unpopular opinions here, but this is the one that makes you a monster.  ;D

lol I gotta be me