| More Sports Board|| Shutdown Corner's Overrated and Underrated: All-time quarterbacks - Kafka on 6/18/14 at 5:57 pm|
Eric Edholm: Donovan McNabb
I realize what I am getting into. Saying that McNabb is overrated, cloaked by the Rush Lim...
| O-T Lounge|| ABC producer who changed gender 3 times - Kafka on 6/17/14 at 4:11 pm|
[link=(http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/abc-fires-exec-changed-gender-3-times-article-1.1832330)]LINK[/link][quote]ABC producer who changed gender 3 times was fired in May for 'performance-related issues'[/quote] [quote]Soon after becoming Dawn, Ennis and his wife of 17 years separated — but...
| Movie/TV Board|| The Spielberg film you've never seen - Kafka on 6/12/14 at 4:25 pm|
[quote]"L.A. 2017" is a 1971 episode of the NBC television series The Name of the Game. Sometimes referred to as "Los Angel...
| O-T Lounge|| New Orleans vs Houston (Pathe newsreels) - Kafka on 6/8/14 at 11:25 am|
[link=(http://youtu.be/x-xqvNecP70)]New Orleans (1923)[/link] -- Ford Educational Library
[link=(http://youtu.be/y0aCmtTolKQ)]New Orleans Saved (1927)[/link] -- "New Orleans saved. Raging waters of the Mississippi released by dynamiting the levee at Poydras - at cost of flooding 450,000 acres of ...
| O-T Lounge|| The Nietzsche Family Circus - Kafka on 6/5/14 at 6:37 pm|
| More Sports Board|| The first Sports Illustrated cover for each NFL team - Kafka on 6/4/14 at 4:09 pm|
Saints had to wait 24 years
But that isn't the longest wait -- try 29 years
Douchiest cover, for...
| O-T Lounge|| The OT Book Club & Literary Society, week of 5-27 - Kafka on 5/27/14 at 2:07 pm|
Feel free to discuss old books, new books, good books, bad books...
Short story of the week:
[link=(http://gutenberg.net.au/fsf/BABYLON-REVISITED.html)]"Babylon Revisited" by F. Scott Fitzgerald[/link]
Read it online, discuss it here, smoke i...
| O-T Lounge|| Teen explains events leading to death of insensitive cab driver - Kafka on 5/25/14 at 1:34 am|
[link=(http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/teen-arrested-in-scranton-cabbie-s-murder-1.1691340)]LINK[/link] [quote]As detectives escorted Aazis Richardson from Scranton Police Headquarters Friday night, he gave a simple explanation for shooting a McCarthy Flowered Cab driver twice in the back of the he...
| O-T Lounge|| Reparations for unjustly banned posters - Kafka on 5/22/14 at 7:25 pm|
Unjustly banned posters should be entitled to compensation for violations of their basic poster rights.
This site has a history of sponsoring the Rant-to-Ban pipeline. There is a record of unequal sentencing -- studies have shown that Tier 1 members have been subjected to less harsh penalties th...
| Movie/TV Board|| RIP Gordon Willis, the man who shot The Godfather - Kafka on 5/19/14 at 8:23 am|
[quote]Influential cinematographer Gordon Willis, whose photography for “The Godfather” series and Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall” and “Manhattan” helped define the look of 1970s cinema, has died, according to his close associate Doug Hart’s Facebook page. He was 82.
Willis was known as the Prince of...
| Food and Drink Board|| Red Lobster dying thanks to changing dining habits - Kafka on 5/18/14 at 12:58 am|
Has anyone noticed the "middle" of American life is disappearing? Everything is either WalMart or Rodeo Drive. As Yeats said, [i]"Things fall apart, the center cannot hold"[/i].
Will this eventually make the act of dining out an elitist cult for foodies?
| Movie/TV Board|| Today's Final Jeopardy - that both Ken Jennings & Brad Rutter missed - Kafka on 5/15/14 at 10:03 pm|
[i]One of 2 films during the past 30 years that produced both the Best Actor winner and the Best Actress winner. One was a drama; the other a comedy.[/i]...
| Movie/TV Board|| Oscar winning director of 'Searching for Sugar Man' found dead, age 36 - Kafka on 5/13/14 at 11:42 pm|
[link=(https://movies.yahoo.com/news/searching-sugar-man-director-dies-36-220237063.html)]LINK[/link][quote]STOCKHOLM (AP) — Malik Bendjelloul, the cash-strapped film maker who shot to Hollywood stardom overnight with the Oscar-winning music documentary "Searching for Sugar Man" about an obscure Mex...
| More Sports Board|| Dodgers 5, Yankees 1, Giants 0 FINAL - Kafka on 5/11/14 at 1:51 pm|
[link=(http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/1944-ny-baseball-teams-faced-support-war-effort-article-1.1787483)]LINK[/link][quote][b]In 1944, the Dodgers, Yankees and Giants faced off in a single nine-inning game to support the war effort[/b][/quote][quote]If you thought the Subway Seri...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| How do you make the perfect New Orleans gumbo? - Kafka on 5/10/14 at 10:06 pm|
YOU ADD A LITTLE GOLIC
I JUST MADE THAT UP
REMEMBER THAT WHEN CHRIS BERMAN STEALS IT...
| More Sports Board|| Michael Sam - Kafka on 5/10/14 at 7:18 pm|
| More Sports Board|| In case you were wondering what Goodell's draft cards look like - Kafka on 5/10/14 at 3:20 pm|
I was surprised to learn they're printed with the player's name on them, rather than the team
| O-T Lounge|| Mississippi >>>>> Louisiana - Kafka on 5/9/14 at 1:13 pm|
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Ray Lewis on Saints picking Cooks - Kafka on 5/8/14 at 9:34 pm|
"This. Is. Football... Drew Brees want to get the ball into his hands... He is a FOOTBALL PLAYER"...
| More Sports Board|| Every Suzy Kolber draft interview ever - Kafka on 5/8/14 at 8:34 pm|
"______, you've been dreaming about this day all your life. How do you feel?"...
| More Sports Board|| Why does the official NFL Draft thread say it begins at 8:00 P.M. EST? - Kafka on 5/8/14 at 4:56 pm|
This is America and we are on Central Time
7 MOTHERfrickING PM...
| Movie/TV Board|| Why don't we have this award anymore? - Kafka on 5/7/14 at 6:21 pm|
Some of you may have seen the famous Soviet-era film [i]The Cranes Are Flying[/i]:
The leading lady of [i]TCAF[/i] recently died, and I saw this in her obituary:[quote]In 1953, Samoilova enrolled at the Boris Shchukin Theater Institute, where she studi...
| O-T Lounge|| LNST - Kafka on 5/2/14 at 10:08 pm|
| Movie/TV Board|| Longtime MAD editor Al Feldstein RIP - Kafka on 4/30/14 at 7:35 pm|
As editor of [i]Mad[/i] Feldstein was a key figure in post-war humor, and the magazine was a major influence on baby boomer comedians and writers. He was sort of Paul McCartney to the John Lennon of [i]Mad[/i]'s founder, the eccentric and sadly unsung genius Harvey Kurtzman.
| Help Board|| OK I vented - Kafka on 4/30/14 at 10:01 am|
I'm calm now...
| O-T Lounge|| Don't try to man up at Duke, bitch - Kafka on 4/29/14 at 6:59 pm|
[quote]A new word-discouragement campaign at Duke University has labeled phrases such as “Man Up,” “That’s So Gay,” and “Don’t Be a Pussy” offensive language that “delegitimizes” homosexuality and oppresses and insults people.
But as the campaign has gai...
| Movie/TV Board|| "The most influential TV show ever" (CNN) - Kafka on 4/29/14 at 4:40 pm|
IMHO the influential TV show ever is I Love Lucy, but this one is up there
[quote]"Sopranos" fan? "Breaking Bad" binge-watcher? "Mad Men" admirer?
Take a moment to thank "Hill Street Blues."
| O-T Lounge|| Kindles on sale, $20 off at Amazon (Sorry CAD) - Kafka on 4/29/14 at 11:33 am|
[quote]Limited-time offer: Get Kindle from $49 or Kindle Paperwhite with Wi-Fi fro...
| More Sports Board|| Saban, Sterling and LeBron want to kill your puppies - Kafka on 4/29/14 at 9:19 am|
I'm sure it's Sumerians but I just saw it on Reddit's aptly ([i][b]not[/b][/i] ironically) named TodayILearned:
[quote]Barkley later said, "I don't think there's anything better to representing your country. I don't think anything in my life can come close to that."
Bird called the medal cere...
| O-T Lounge|| Neighborhood watch leader killed for recording crime with cell phone - Kafka on 4/29/14 at 7:08 am|
[link=(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2612702/Crime-watch-enthusiast-shot-dead-two-burglary-suspects-filmed-cell-phone.html)]Published in the UK, of course[/link]
[quote]Neighborhood watch enthusiast 'was shot dead by two burglars after she spotted them and started recording their crimes o...