| Political Talk|| Financial Aid: Middle Finger to Middle Class - Freauxzen on 5/6/13 at 2:00 pm|
So no link, but I'm listening to a discussion from some top education reps (Accrediting Bodies, DC folks, college reps), and someone pops this question:
[quote]Is it true that given the ability for the upper class to pay for elite tuition, and the need-based financial aid that is offered to the l...
| Movie/TV Board|| Rehash: Six Stages of Movie Geeks - Freauxzen on 4/21/13 at 8:41 am|
All of this talk, we need this again.
This is a little dated, but I'd replace either the ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Teefury: TMNT vs. Karate Kid - Freauxzen on 3/21/13 at 8:53 am|
Both shirts are quite cool.
Edit: See the l...
| Movie/TV Board|| So I'm Watching Twin Peaks Again... - Freauxzen on 3/19/13 at 1:30 pm|
Dale Cooper is so awesome. Just a brilliant performance and a ton of fun to watch.
I mean, on my first watch I enjoyed his character, but I was so wrapped up in the story that I glossed over his awesomeness.
Dale Cooper for President....
| Gaming Board|| Board Games: Good Cracked Article - Freauxzen on 3/6/13 at 11:29 am|
Que the "Nerd," and "This is why we get no respect" comments.
Anyways, now that that is out of the way.
See here: [link=(http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-board-games-that-ruined-it-everyone/)]LINK[/link]
Fun read, that makes a ton of sense.
[quote]Also, it's not a game. There's more multipl...
| Movie/TV Board|| Discussion: X-Men: Days of Future Past - Freauxzen on 3/5/13 at 9:48 am|
Ok, I realize the other thread is supposed to be about Halle Berry but it isn't.
Given the last few days of announcements, they are taking some interesting turns. More actors from Singer's X-Men than First Class (when First Class was at least on par with X2), the DoFP storyline, the ignoring of L...
| Movie/TV Board|| Voting Closed- Top 200 MWADS - 2.0 - Freauxzen on 3/1/13 at 11:11 am|
[b]**USE THIS THREAD FOR VOTING ONLY**
[link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/40287080/Discussion-Top-200-MWADS---5-Years-Later.aspx)]Discuss the Vote Here[/link]
[i][b]Top 200 Movies We Agree Don’t Suck[/b][/i]
Cheers to the greatest message board on the internet. Over the years...
| Movie/TV Board|| Discussion: Top 200 Movies We Agree Don't Suck - 2.0 - Freauxzen on 3/1/13 at 11:09 am|
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[b][i]Top 200 Movies We Agree Don’t Suck: 5 Years Later[/i][/b]
Cheers to the greatest message board on the internet. Over the years ...
| Movie/TV Board|| The Oscars 2080: Calculating the Cultural Consciousness - Freauxzen on 2/25/13 at 11:25 am|
So people are upset over Argo. Let's figure out a new way to it (even though I agree with the choice). What might this look like?
Use a closed group of people schooled on film to create a rating system built on some key factors. I might use:
1. Film History Context
2. Perceived Future Importa...
| Movie/TV Board|| Submit Your Proposal: A Disney Animated Movie - Freauxzen on 2/20/13 at 2:12 pm|
Have you ever thought you had a great idea for an animated film?
The other thread has great discussion, and we've done with normal movies before, but given our mutual appreciation for Animated Films, it's time to do something a little different.
So we know there is at least a general formula f...
| Movie/TV Board|| The Great Movie Project - Freauxzen on 1/18/13 at 6:44 pm|
So I had this idea long ago and I'm going to do it, but I'm going to need a little help.
So I want to talk ALL of our collected listings and ratings and make a perma-sticky list of Top 200 films according to the board and everything we rate.
Top 100, Top of Decade, Top of Genre, Having a Top D...
| Movie/TV Board|| REAL Underrated Actors: Not What You Are Thinking - Freauxzen on 1/15/13 at 10:51 pm|
I'm not talking about Chiwetel Eiojofor. I'm not talking about Colin Farrell. I'm not even talking about Micheal Shannon.
I'm talking about guys that few have actually heard of. They may recognize them vaguely. They may know a film or two. But they are NOT house hold names. They have never been t...
| Movie/TV Board|| Next: Top 200 MWADS March 2013 - Freauxzen on 1/14/13 at 4:03 pm|
It's almost time, the biggest, baddest, most awesome MWADS list we've done yet.
Ballots: Community Vote. 30? 50? What will it be.
Movie List: Everything with 5+ Votes rounded down to nearest 50th
Reviews: Recruiting writers EARLY, PLUS a backlog of reviews to fill in the gaps.
Top 5: Point Cou...
| Movie/TV Board|| Movies We Agree Don't Suck: 1970's Edition - Freauxzen on 1/14/13 at 10:29 am|
No frills this time. Just movies.
Ok, Ok I need a small intro. It's the 70's, there were some post-protest love and drugs. Some hippies. Peace, briefly. Led Zepplin. The birth of the other half of you here. Gerald Ford, and other quizzical things.
That's about it.
But really, there was the ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Breaking Bad: A Shot Review - Freauxzen on 1/8/13 at 11:20 am|
So I am finally mostly up to date on this show, finished season 4.
It's ok. That's all I got. I still don't see the "brilliance." It's pretty good, but Walt is so annoying to watch.
| Gaming Board|| Print and Play Board Games - Freauxzen on 12/4/12 at 9:12 am|
So I found this awesome card/board game:
Kind of like a more adult/kookier version of Apples to Apples. And it's quite cool. A few questions:
1. Anyone print these kinds of games from time to time? Is it just easier to do kinko's?
| Movie/TV Board|| Soundtracks: Music for Work - Freauxzen on 11/30/12 at 10:25 am|
I've been into soundtracks lately, I have found they provide possibly the best background music for working. No lyrics for me to sing, but great emotional rides and if you listen to the right stuff, can make you feel super productive.
Nothing like working on the last pages of a report and hearing...
| Political Talk|| The World Economy: A Competition? - Freauxzen on 11/30/12 at 9:54 am|
I got into this discussion recently, which really started with this question:
Is the world economy a competition or a cooperative?
Defining the idea under one term is dangerous and limiting, but really it comes down to the idea of "emulating" others when we have done just fine for ourselves (u...
| Movie/TV Board|| Netflix: Quo Vadimus? - Freauxzen on 11/26/12 at 11:31 am|
Seriously. Where is the innovation in movie streaming. They have had the same exact, limiting, vanilla, online experience for 3 years now. No change in social options, playlist options, or new features. Even something like a movie trailer feature or SOMETHING.
What should they do next (other tha...
| Political Talk|| The Purpose of Education - Freauxzen on 10/28/12 at 5:06 pm|
Interesting article overall.
One sentiment does stand out:
[quote]In 2009, the unemployment rate for high school dropouts was more than twice as high as it was for college graduates. A student who earns a college degree or other credential beyond...
| Movie/TV Board|| Voting Closed- 100 Movies We Agree Don't Suck: 1970's Edition - Freauxzen on 10/26/12 at 9:18 pm|
[b]VOTING - 100 Movies We Agree Don't Suck: 1970's Edition[/b]
I think we’re past nostalgia now. Since most of us are in our 20’s and early 30’s, we lived and grew up in the 80’s and 90’s. But much like our childhoods, that time has passed.
What happened before the 80’s? Bell bottoms. Disco. P...
| O-T Lounge|| Productivity Gurus - Freauxzen on 10/11/12 at 9:09 am|
Any productivity/task-management gurus around here? What do you use? Not specifically GTD junkies either, GTD can be a little too much I think.
I took a position with a great company, with a job that gets more complex day-by-day looking for a better way to manage, preferably online and mobile.
| Movie/TV Board|| Breaking Bad: 4th Time's a..... - Freauxzen on 9/17/12 at 12:08 pm|
....Slightly Better Experience.
Please tell me this show gets better. I mean it has interesting parts, and a few interesting characters (read: Walter Jr.), but it moves SOOOOO SLOW. And it's not interesting enough to move that slow. The characters aren't that great.
Although I have made it 8 ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Wired on Cord Cutters - Freauxzen on 9/9/12 at 11:24 am|
Usually pretty good articles...
[quote]But the thing is, every wall crumbles given enough time. And that’s what’s happening right now. Great change often begins very slowly, and then floodgates open all at once. And after years of slow progress in cord cutting, we’re approaching a critical mass w...
| Movie/TV Board|| Cracked: TDKR Article/Rewrite (Long/Spoilers) - Freauxzen on 8/23/12 at 9:55 am|
Cracked, you so funny.
You're too late! The progress bar is already full, so whatever that means happened! Maybe we'll find out later, long after the tension of ...
| Movie/TV Board|| The State of the WADS: A Modest Request - Freauxzen on 8/13/12 at 11:54 am|
So the Directors WADS went by with merely a wimper? Right? We did have a lot of participation but the format of letting people write whatever they wanted failed. Horribly. (So freedom fails...hmmmmm...?) We did end up with a great list actually, so there's that. And plenty of votes really.
| Movie/TV Board|| Shawshank Fans: Teefury Today - Freauxzen on 8/9/12 at 8:22 am|
Kind of a Nice design if I was a bigger Shawshank fan.
| Gaming Board|| Breaking Final Fantasy VI - Freauxzen on 8/4/12 at 11:28 am|
Extremely interesting read.
And, if you're an SNES nerd, well....
| Movie/TV Board|| Cable TV Obsolescence - Freauxzen on 7/18/12 at 2:52 pm|
Just interesting tidbits. Too broad to be striking, but better than not selling out to the cable ...
| Gaming Board|| Source Filmmaker - Freauxzen on 7/14/12 at 2:51 pm|
Anyone messing with this tool? This might be better for the fark board, but wow. It's crazy....