| Fantasy Sports Board|| The Year of Parity: 2013 - Freauxzen on 12/11/13 at 11:03 am|
Did anyone find this year to be remarkably balanced across the board? I wonder if it was the increase in IR for premier players as most people lost a First or Second Tier pick and the bevy of solid pick ups like J Bell, Keenan Allen, Cameron and Orange Julius, Nick Foles, etc. and lots of over-perf...
| Gaming Board|| Board Games Thread: Fall 2013 - Freauxzen on 12/6/13 at 9:54 am|
We can have one every now and again right? It's Christmas time which is always a good time to play or at least get some board games. What's been everyone's favorite recently?
After only a few plays, this made a solid cube pusher much more interactive:
| Gaming Board|| Article: Hasbro’s ‘Nintendo-Killer’ - Freauxzen on 12/3/13 at 9:01 am|
[quote]There was only one rule to Hassenfeld’s ‘Name NEMO’ Contest: the ‘N’ had to stand for ‘Nintendo.’ “I am proud to say that I won,” declared Fulop. “My...
| Movie/TV Board|| Happy Thanksgiving MTV Board - Freauxzen on 11/28/13 at 8:00 am|
| Movie/TV Board|| Movie Board Recommendations: Books (Now for Everyone) - Freauxzen on 11/26/13 at 12:26 pm|
[b]UPDATE: This became quite general in approach and people getting recommendations for themselves, so it isn't just my list anymore, feel free to add your specific requests to the thread.[/b]
So here I am, on the cusp of getting back into fiction and literature. I need so...
| Movie/TV Board|| Top 200 Movies We Agree Don't Suck: 2013 Edition - Freauxzen on 11/4/13 at 9:49 am|
It exists! True story is, I lost the first run of this somewhere in the ether. For two reasons: I usually do this on Google Docs, and for some reason, their tracking actually sucks. And second, I did this on Excel, which doesn't run on both computers I own. Bad choice by me. So it was on both and n...
| Movie/TV Board|| Cons and Stars: Conventions, Not Convicts - Freauxzen on 10/29/13 at 10:22 pm|
So what percentage of stars enjoy Cons? It's no secret that they can make bank from those events both in publicity and media events, to straight up pay for attendance and autographs.
I've never been to one, and I find it courageous that some people can show their nerdiness unhinged in public and ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Oldboy: Feel a Little Better - Freauxzen on 10/29/13 at 11:42 am|
Trailer was good, new featurette has some interesting comments:
I still think there's hope....
| Gaming Board|| Wii U Recommendation: Rayman Legends - Freauxzen on 10/28/13 at 11:31 pm|
For the platform fans out there. Just a brilliant game.
Better than NSMBU actually, and that's no small feat....
| Gaming Board|| Infinite Crisis: Beta Keys (All gone) - Freauxzen on 10/17/13 at 1:14 pm|
Anyone want to give Infinite Crisis a shot?
Turbine's DC Comics MOBA game.Not bad. Still rough around the edges.
There are certainly better games, but it's beta and they have some interesting concepts. And it's superheroes, so there's that.
(The biggest current issue is honestly the lack of...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Julius Thomas for Torrey Smith? - Freauxzen on 10/9/13 at 10:57 am|
I would be getting Thomas and giving up Smith.
Mostly standard scoring.
I've grown to really like Smith's consistency at WR, so I'm hard pressed to do it, even though I feel I should.
I still have Cruz and Megatron at the other spots, so I'm pretty comfortable with 2 WR1s. Pretty big dropo...
| Movie/TV Board|| Room 237: The Shining - Freauxzen on 9/27/13 at 10:12 am|
On Netflix. It isn't a great film( first, it's a documentary) at all, but for those interested in:
1. The Shining
2. Basically, stream of consciousness "What does art mean?"
Since it's literally a string of speakers talking about what they think the Shining means (one guy even leaves to deal ...
| Music Board|| Dr. Dog - B-Room Full Album Stream (Oct. 6th Release) - Freauxzen on 9/23/13 at 11:13 pm|
Thanks Rolling Stone: [link=(http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dr-dog-build-b-room-from-the-ground-up-album-premiere-20130923)]LINK[/link]
One listen so far, good stuff....
| Movie/TV Board|| The "Failure" that is Pacific Rim - Freauxzen on 8/20/13 at 10:31 am|
[quote]The Wrap reports that Legendary and Warner Bros.' tentpole earned over $20 million in international sales this weekend. This adds up to a total of $286 million overseas and almost $385 mi...
| Movie/TV Board|| Lee Adama's Testimony: Crossroads Part 2 - Freauxzen on 8/17/13 at 9:20 pm|
One of the best scenes in terms of narrative in television.
He is able to summarize all of the morality in the show into one single speech, while at the same time preaching the very points about humanity, redemption, forgiveness that are central to the show's core and to its message. Brilliant wr...
| Movie/TV Board|| Movie Geeks: Would You Play a Game? - Freauxzen on 8/4/13 at 5:37 pm|
This is for the serious move nerds. So in my random wanderings around game, ludology, and other uses of gaming, I came across this:
It's a game that, well let's look at it in brief
[quote]Fiasco is inspired by cinematic tales ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Champions of the Mundane: Television Edition - Freauxzen on 8/4/13 at 5:08 pm|
So Breaking Bad got me think... Junior has so much screen time eating breakfast, and he's really good at it, haha.
But what other mundane activities do we see other TV characters just dominate:
1) Breakfast Eating - Walt Jr., Breaking Bad
| Movie/TV Board|| Breaking Bad: All Caught Up - Freauxzen on 8/4/13 at 4:38 pm|
Now I'm starting my Sunday afternoon thread extravaganza.
So I'm all caught up and here's what I think because you all care (not really, but I feel like saying my piece again):
1) The mid season ended in an absolutely fantastic way. Really...what else can you ask for?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Sound of My Voice - Freauxzen on 8/1/13 at 10:31 pm|
Anyone else seen this?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Netflix and A La Carte Possibilities - Freauxzen on 7/28/13 at 7:19 pm|
So imagine this:
You have your Netflix bill right now, fairly inexpensive. What if Netflix offered "Channel Packages," where you pay a little bit more on your per month charge ($3-$5) and for that "Channel," you get:
1) Access to all of their content always
2) Updated Shows as they come out o...
| Gaming Board|| DC Comics MOBA: Infinite Crisis - Freauxzen on 7/9/13 at 5:45 pm|
Anyone seen this?
Looks good, if not more MOBA overkill....
| Gaming Board|| Board Games: Interesting Kickstarter - Euphoria - Freauxzen on 6/12/13 at 3:10 pm|
To some of those interested in new types of games might want to check this out:
[link=(http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jameystegmaier/euphoria-build-a-better-dystopia)]Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia[/link]
On Kickstarter. Very interesting worker placement game, neat mechanics from an up...
| Movie/TV Board|| Upstream Color Now on Netflix - Freauxzen on 6/12/13 at 10:05 am|
Just an FYI for those interested in the next film from the director of Primer....
| Movie/TV Board|| 3D or Not: Iron Man 3.... D? - Freauxzen on 5/29/13 at 4:44 pm|
What's the word on 3D for Iron Man 3? Reviews seem split a bit on it, and I always trust you guys...
Most of you at least. Kidding.
Star Trek was quite good, no Prometheus in terms of 3D, but good. Others have not been. ...
| 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...