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BillyD 05-30-22 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22524742)
I made one regrettable stop during the drive home. Hoo boy. It's even worse than I imagined. I have no idea where all the people stopped there came from.

The kid in the Prescott jersey gets it.

DougRNS 05-30-22 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22524866)
Going to Hattiesburg this weekend?

https://twitter.com/NCAABaseball/sta...12663082549249

P.S. It's Owls, not Mighty Owls.

No, on a side note I'm insulted they are not a #1 seed.

BillyD 05-30-22 11:53 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22524905)
Meanwhile, it's specific enough that if I watch 24 I get action-movie nightmares and wake up exhausted. OTOH, Die Hard, Bond, Expendables... nothing like that has the effect. Only 24. It's weird.

I used to love 24, the early seasons. Once he eviscerated a guy the show got too grisly for me. Is that where you got to go to hold an audience, make a buck?

WhyFi 05-30-22 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22524650)
OTOH I find movies like "Die Hard with a Vengeance" or "The Equalizer" to be entertaining.

Yeah. There's enough of a disconnect from reality that they're just good, dumb fun.

LesterOfPuppets 05-30-22 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22524327)
Maybe (if they're actually in it) they'll go to the Knoxville regional.

https://twitter.com/d1baseball/statu...72908830855168

Beavs are gonna take the World Series!

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WhyFi 05-30-22 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22524672)
The problem wasn't with GRRM, at least not past selling the rights before finishing the story. A Song of Ice and Fire is excellent and subtle. Game of Thrones (as distinct from the first volume, A Game of Thrones) is excellent and somewhat subtle... until they outran the novels and finished it in typical Hollywood fashion. Specifically, they leaned straight into every trope that Martin subverted and in doing so eliminated everything that made GoT popular. The flip of public opinion coincided with the HBO writers taking over. Starting somewhat with season 5, it's bad fan fiction.

Absolutely agree, but I certainly don't think that he's free from criticism for the bolded bit. Between Martin and Rothfuss, I've no interest in hearing more "woe is me" from authors that sit on an unfinished series.


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22524672)
Now what I don't understand is why no one has done a similar show based on The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. It is a similar sort of story, but finished. And out of copyright. And did I mention, finished?

Not familiar. Will look it up.


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22524672)
I get that - it's why (even aside from being done with the couch-jumper) I'd have no interest in Top Gun now. "Yay fighter jets!" isn't fun anymore.

I'm a gear-***** and stuff like fighters are fascinating and awe-inspiring in and of themselves. The jingoism that often accompanies military-related stuff is a turnoff, though.

big john 05-30-22 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22524975)
Yeah. There's enough of a disconnect from reality that they're just good, dumb fun.

Plus, it's usually bad guys getting killed and it's usually quick. With some of the things Mrs J watches, the fiction stuff, it's some psycho bastard torturing and killing defenseless, innocent female characters. To me, if the plot requires the death of an innocent, they can just show the end result and that's enough. To show graphic enactments of men brutally beating and stabbing a girl is not needed.

big john 05-30-22 12:59 PM

Gasoline here is $6.30, or so. My neighbor's brother came back to town after 3 years away. He got his truck out of the back yard where it had sat for all that time. After idling it for 30 minutes or so he took it out and smoked the tires up and down our street. I heard it roaring as he raced around the area and then put it back.

Yesterday he took it out again, this time letting it idle for 15 minutes before burning rubber up the street. Oh, and he revved it up to the red line for a few minutes before he left and again when he got back. I thought of this now because he is idling and revving it right now. It has a loud exhaust.

I don't know wtf is wrong with this guy. Before he went away he lived here for a few months and was always finding ways to make as much noise as possible. Our houses are very close to each other and one day he set up a giant boom box pointing at our house and cranked it to 11 while he worked on the fence. I had to scream to get his attention and ask him to turn it down.
His brother's kids had a basketball hoop/backboard thing which was all bent up. He spent hours one day beating on it with a hammer. It was incredible. He was butt-face drunk at the time.

MoAlpha 05-30-22 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22524622)
Only if the boat makes your butt look big.

Makes my butt hurt.

bampilot06 05-30-22 01:26 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22524891)
Best pic ever of you!

How could you possibly know that there is not a better picture of him?

bampilot06 05-30-22 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22525016)
Gasoline here is $6.30, or so. My neighbor's brother came back to town after 3 years away. He got his truck out of the back yard where it had sat for all that time. After idling it for 30 minutes or so he took it out and smoked the tires up and down our street. I heard it roaring as he raced around the area and then put it back.

Yesterday he took it out again, this time letting it idle for 15 minutes before burning rubber up the street. Oh, and he revved it up to the red line for a few minutes before he left and again when he got back. I thought of this now because he is idling and revving it right now. It has a loud exhaust.

I don't know wtf is wrong with this guy. Before he went away he lived here for a few months and was always finding ways to make as much noise as possible. Our houses are very close to each other and one day he set up a giant boom box pointing at our house and cranked it to 11 while he worked on the fence. I had to scream to get his attention and ask him to turn it down.
His brother's kids had a basketball hoop/backboard thing which was all bent up. He spent hours one day beating on it with a hammer. It was incredible. He was butt-face drunk at the time.

Did he move to Virginia, specifically Newport News, Virginia the three years he was a way?



Sounds just like my sisters neighbor.

bampilot06 05-30-22 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22525035)
Makes my butt hurt.


REPORTED.


family forum. sheesh.

bampilot06 05-30-22 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22524950)
I used to love 24, the early seasons. Once he eviscerated a guy the show got too grisly for me. Is that where you got to go to hold an audience, make a buck?


24 is my all time favorite show. Watched it way tooo many times.

datlas 05-30-22 01:43 PM

Hot century done. I felt surprisingly good throughout, maybe all the fluid (sorry Velo Vol ) and nutrition and time in the saddle is finally paying off. I felt much better and stronger at the end compared to the 3 friends I rode with.

bampilot06 05-30-22 01:46 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22525084)
Hot century done. I felt surprisingly good throughout, maybe all the fluid (sorry Velo Vol ) and nutrition and time in the saddle is finally paying off. I felt much better and stronger at the end compared to the 3 friends I rode with.

Apparently it was century day.
I missed the memo.

BillyD 05-30-22 01:46 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22524975)
Yeah. There's enough of a disconnect from reality that they're just good, dumb fun.

John McClain is real, bruh. He's REAL goddamit! :mad:

BillyD 05-30-22 01:49 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22524987)
I'm a gear-***** and stuff like fighters are fascinating and awe-inspiring in and of themselves. The jingoism that often accompanies military-related stuff is a turnoff, though.

Ditto.

BillyD 05-30-22 01:56 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22525064)
24 is my all time favorite show. Watched it way tooo many times.

I made the sound of the CTU phone ringing one of my ringtones. lol

datlas 05-30-22 01:58 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22524715)
(Quietly crosses Lancaster off list of places to retire)

Think again. Itís lovely and real estate is possibly affordable.

LesterOfPuppets 05-30-22 02:09 PM

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rjones28 05-30-22 02:32 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22524742)
I made one regrettable stop during the drive home. Hoo boy. It's even worse than I imagined. I have no idea where all the people stopped there came from.





https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...81e8ff684.jpeg

You're obviously having a horrible time.

Mojo31 05-30-22 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22525136)
You're obviously having a horrible time.

The two kind of look alike. Amirite?

genejockey 05-30-22 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22524891)
Best pic ever of you!

Is that him? I imagined someone much older and grumpier looking.

rjones28 05-30-22 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22524916)
Gas was $3.99, which was 20ish cents cheaper than other stations nearby, so I will give them that.

So, it works.

big john 05-30-22 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22525057)
Did he move to Virginia, specifically Newport News, Virginia the three years he was a way?



Sounds just like my sisters neighbor.

Lol, no. He said he was in Mexico, then Maryland, then Arizona, now here.


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