| Movie/TV Board|| Man from Snowy River - PurpleandGold Motown on 5/12/13 at 7:41 pm|
After watching the TPC today, I have a need to watch the Man from Snowy River tonight. They use the same theme music for the coverage that they do in the movie.
This movie was such a big part of my childhood. I must have watched it a hundred times. Wore out at least two VHS copies.
| More Sports Board|| Tiger and Sergio the Rivalry that Should Have Been But Never Was - PurpleandGold Motown on 5/12/13 at 4:30 pm|
This should have been the rivalry.
Both about the same age. There's a five year difference.
Both hailed as the next big thing.
Both skilled and extremely talented.
From different sides of the world.
More importantly, there was genuine animosity. These two men did not and do not like e...
| O-T Lounge|| Why Aren't ED Pills Like Viagra and Cialis OTC Meds? - PurpleandGold Motown on 5/11/13 at 6:40 pm|
Is it simply a way to inflate the price? I understand there have been some examples where people have had adverse reactions to these drugs, but how is that any different from many other OTC drugs? I mean you can OD on Tylenol.
Is it the potential for abuse that worries the FDA?
| SEC Rant|| Most -- If Not All -- SEC Defenses Were Better Than Notre Dame - PurpleandGold Motown on 5/8/13 at 7:36 pm|
I've been waiting on a response to a bid the last few days, and given the wonders of youtube and abject boredom, I have watched every game of Alabama's 2012 season. Woohoo.
Anyway, watching all those games in such a condensed fashion really showed me how superior SEC defenses are to the rest of t...
| O-T Lounge|| These Tragic Anti-Smoking Ads Are Annoying - PurpleandGold Motown on 5/6/13 at 6:42 pm|
I'm tired of the throat sucking grandmother with the wig, the crying Sonny Bono wannabe, the black guy with a chest scar, etc. They are on par with Sarah McLachlan ruining your ruining your whole damn night with those ASPCA ads.
To me, if you are going to allow anti-smoking ads on television that...
| SEC Rant|| Former Player You Would Have Liked to See Play a Different Position - PurpleandGold Motown on 5/6/13 at 1:00 am|
This doesn't mean they sucked at the position they played. This is just someone you watched and said to yourself, "Damn, I bet he would make a hell of a ______..."
Mine's fairly recent. I always wondered how DJ Fluker would have done at nose tackle. He had the size and speed to be a great nose ta...
| O-T Lounge|| Eating Healthy is Cheaper Than Not - PurpleandGold Motown on 5/5/13 at 9:46 pm|
One of the big excuses lower-income people use for not eating healthy is the expense. I just don't see that. To me, healthy eating is much less expensive than not.
Recently (last week), my Dad had his entire knee replaced. In the years prior to the surgery, he wasn't able to move very much and p...
| Movie/TV Board|| I miss Vikings - PurpleandGold Motown on 5/5/13 at 7:57 pm|
Just flipped to History to set the reminder for Vikings out of habit.
Swamp People and American Restoration are in its former time slot. I has a sad....
| Movie/TV Board|| Diggstown... - PurpleandGold Motown on 5/5/13 at 12:46 am|
Honestly, one of my favorite boxing movies. It's also a pretty damn good book.
Decent cast too with Lou Gossett Jr, James Woods, Oliver Platt, Heather Graham and an almost unrecognizable Jim Cavizel.
Anyone else like this early nineties gem?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Best Lawyer on Television - PurpleandGold Motown on 5/3/13 at 8:51 pm|
Aside from cops, there have to be more lawyer/judge shows on television than any other profession.
So, with so many to choose from, who is the best lawyer to ever grace the small screen.
I gotta go with...
| O-T Lounge|| Is losing an arm or a leg worth a million? - PurpleandGold Motown on 5/3/13 at 1:11 pm|
Because that's what some Boston Marathon bombing victims will receive.
[quote]Feinberg, the Massachusetts native who oversaw the 9/11 compensation fund, tells The Boston Globe (http://bo.st/123KzGs) victims who lost more than one limb would receive a similar amount, while people who lost a single...
| Movie/TV Board|| The Queen of Versaille - PurpleandGold Motown on 4/29/13 at 9:48 pm|
I was flipping through the channels, and I passed this thing on Bravo. I know the backstory, so I stopped.
This is fricking sad. It's nothing like most reality shows on TV. This is a straight up documentary.
I don't see much scripted stuff so far.
This is obviously a house of depressed peop...
| Outdoor Board|| Irrigation Pump Question - PurpleandGold Motown on 4/27/13 at 6:46 pm|
I've got about an acre garden I'm working right now. It's adjacent to a 3.5 acre pond. I'm growing a fair amount of heirloom tomatoes (13 varieties over 200 plants) for market.
It's very important that heirlooms get a consistent amount of water. They are pretty thin skinned and crack and split af...
| O-T Lounge|| Does Coffee Make Anyone Else Tired? - PurpleandGold Motown on 4/22/13 at 1:26 am|
Coffee knocks me out. I just drank a pot of coffee to try and push through to meet a noon deadline, but like always, it just makes me sleepy.
I should know better by now. So, does coffee have this effect on anyone else? Or am I all alone in my weird reaction to commonly abused drugs?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Kids Movies You First Saw as an Adult and Loved - PurpleandGold Motown on 4/20/13 at 10:25 pm|
No nostalgia here. I'm talking about watching a movie designed for kids or teens as an adult and thinking ,"Damn, that was pretty good."
Sky High for me. I loved that movie, and I really wanted them to make a sequel...maybe it was Farva, the Kids in the Hall, and Bruce Campbell that did it for ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Comic Book Readers...Suggestions and Such - PurpleandGold Motown on 4/19/13 at 10:21 pm|
I haven't read comics in a while...years really, but I decided to get back into them. Now, I haven't gone to the trouble of setting up a box and a pull list at my local comic shop, but I've picked up a few titles.
Right now, I'm reading the Sixth Gun and I'm enjoying the hell out of it. A little ...
| O-T Lounge|| MIT OpenCourseWare....Free Book Learning! - PurpleandGold Motown on 4/19/13 at 1:46 pm|
I don't know if this has been posted, but MIT has essentially placed a selection of their past online courses up for free. There's everything from engineering to human sexuality.
I'm thinking about taking a few just to refresh my memory and learn something new.
| Movie/TV Board|| Can a William Gibson Novel Be Translated to Film? - PurpleandGold Motown on 4/12/13 at 11:12 am|
frick hit enter too soon.
I'm rereading Mona Lisa Overdrive. So, I decided to check up on the status of Neuromancer in Hollywood. Apparently the movie is being cast right now. No one is confirmed but Mark Wahlbern and Liam Neeson are attached.
I guess Mark would be Case and Neeson would be Ar...
| Movie/TV Board|| Actors Whose Appearance Has Changed Drastically Over the Years - PurpleandGold Motown on 4/6/13 at 7:43 pm|
Some actors maintain their [i]look[/i] as they age. Yeah, they get a few more wrinkles and lines on their face, but they look like an older version of themselves; however, there are some actors whose, for some reason, bear little resemblance to their younger selves. For examples, Pitt, Clooney, Conn...
| O-T Lounge|| See You Guys in 40 - PurpleandGold Motown on 2/12/13 at 11:50 pm|
Giving up TD for Lent. Actually, I'm giving up posting on any non-work related message board. Hope you guys have a great month or so. :cheers:
The next time I post will be from yet another foreign land. ...
| O-T Lounge|| Tibetan Mastiff aka the Foo Dog - PurpleandGold Motown on 2/9/13 at 8:49 pm|
frick a pitbull. If you want a real dog that will turn heads and kick ass, you can always invest in a Tibetan mastiff. Ain't nobody making statues of a pitbull.
| O-T Lounge|| Unique Conditions to Your Will - PurpleandGold Motown on 2/9/13 at 8:10 pm|
For the sake of argument, when you die, you have a significant amount of wealth. You have enough wealth that your heirs for at least 2 generations will be set for life. What conditions would you set before they could inherit? You have the unique opportunity to coerce someone into doing something the...
| O-T Lounge|| Call or email? - PurpleandGold Motown on 2/6/13 at 11:26 pm|
Long story short. Ran into a girl from high school tonight at the local coffee shop/bar. She's 2 years my senior. She's in town from Maui to visit the parents. She's leaving in a week. I'm leaving in two. We shoot the shite and have a few drinks. I go off to talk to my friends. She stays with her sis...
| Movie/TV Board|| Who is going to donate to get the Uncle Ruckus movie made? - PurpleandGold Motown on 2/5/13 at 3:49 pm|
I'm gonna kick in about $50. You get some nice swag out of the deal.
[link=(http://youtu.be/qFXC9bFV_qM)]Message to White Folks[/link]
[link=(http://youtu.be/5ijFSU1S-3g)]Message to Colored ...
| O-T Lounge|| Best Risk v Return Criminal Enterprise? - PurpleandGold Motown on 2/4/13 at 4:26 pm|
I'm watching extreme smuggling on Discovery, and I've decided that smuggling wildlife is the best criminal enterprise to make a quick buck with comparatively low risk.
This guy makes millions a year smuggling animals from around the world, gets caught red handed, gets extradicted, goes out of bon...
| O-T Lounge|| Dixie Mafia on Discovery - PurpleandGold Motown on 2/2/13 at 9:05 pm|
I was going to watch this show because of connections my great uncle had with the organization--he ran hot cars from Chicago to Alabama.
Unfortunately, it's not about the Dixie Mafia. It's about fricking Biloxi and the Simon City Royals. A group that has no lineal relation to the DM. Any time the...
| O-T Lounge|| Dan Carlin's Hardcore History...and Common Sense - PurpleandGold Motown on 2/2/13 at 1:41 pm|
Does anyone else listen to Dan Carlin's podcasts? I've recently started to listen to his [link=(http://www.dancarlin.com/disp.php/hharchive)]Hardcore History podcast[/link]. It's like an extended class with that one professor who could really bring history to life and knew how to connect the dots.
| O-T Lounge|| Getting married because she got knocked up. - PurpleandGold Motown on 1/27/13 at 8:42 pm|
Does anyone know of an instance where this has worked out? I've never gotten a girl pregnant and been faced with the prospect of marrying a girl I really don't care that much about, but I can think of three situations off the top of my head involving people I know getting married because the woman w...
| Movie/TV Board|| Conan the Barbarian starting on Spike 12:30 CST - PurpleandGold Motown on 1/23/13 at 12:29 pm|
Finally! I am not fooled by Conan O'Brien!
It's moments like this that make me wish I still smoked pot and could get baked, eat Cheetos, and watch Conan for the next 3 hours.
What is best in life?
| Movie/TV Board|| Movies that Bear No Resemblance to Source Material - PurpleandGold Motown on 1/19/13 at 10:35 pm|
Some movies resemble the source material in name only.
Off the top of my head, I can think of three: Total Recall, The Running Man, and the Bourne Identity.
What else you got?...