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re: Weird Al is finally #1 - Baloo
From Nathan Rabin, formerly of the AV Club: [quote]One of the overlooked benefits of growing older is the freedom from having to follow pop music closely, from feeling obligated to have an opinion on every important new act or flash in the pan. Part of the brilliance of Yankovic’s albums is that ...


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re: The Velvet Underground - Baloo
Listen to Heroin about 100 times in a row. The VU is a bit overrated, but man, that song is f'n perfect. And it's the perfect distillation of the band, especially how the song simulates a trip. ...


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re: Weird Al is finally #1 - Baloo
Neither. Weird Al is a national treasure. ...


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re: Preacher (comic -- SPOILERS) - Baloo
Yes, because Moore doesn't lapse into lazy stereotypes to populate Swamp Thing. That's what V for Vendetta was for. ...


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Preacher (comic -- SPOILERS) - Baloo
Preacher has been in development hell for over a decade, but they are finally adapting the popular comic into a TV show. I've never actually read it, so I went down to my local comic shop, picked up a trade paperback, and read the first 12 issues. It's one of the the most praised comics of my life, ...


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re: Scream vs Cabin in the Woods - better self aware movie? - Baloo
I love Cabin in the Woods, but it's Scream. First off, Scream works better as a straight horror movie. The characters in cabin are, by design, archetypes and become less and less real people. Scream has legitimate stakes and is grounded in the real world, not a giant metaphor for the movie going pub...


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re: What is your personal favorite album? - Baloo
Slanted and Enchanted. ...


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re: The 1990s: Was it the best decade for movies? - Baloo
I'm certainly biased, as it is when I came of age, but yes. The 90s were an amazing time for film. Indie cinema, of course, exploded but it was also a Golden Age in foreign cinema. Iran became a major player (Taste of Cherry) and the Danes gave us the cinematic vow of chastity, Dogme 95. Sure, the f...


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re: The Smiths appreciation thread - Baloo
Both. But mainly the singing. And his general whiny lyrics. A Smiths song is Morrissey trying his damndest to ruin a Marr riff. ...


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re: The Smiths appreciation thread - Baloo
My hatred of Morrissey is balanced by my love of Johnny Marr. I'm conflicted. ...


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re: Chuck Palahniuk to release 10 issue comic "Fight Club 2" in 2015 - Baloo
See, the thing is, Chuck's books were good beyond being shocking. They were funny and full of interesting characters and engaging themes. He is a good writer. The problem is that he refused to grow up and he keeps trying to rewrite Fight Club, which isn't even his best book. I'll give him points for...


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re: Chuck Palahniuk to release 10 issue comic "Fight Club 2" in 2015 - Baloo
Survivor is amazing. Palahniuk's run of Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Choke is unimpeachably great. It has earned him a lifetime pass in my eyes, which he has spent the rest of his life using. Invisible Monsters is still my favorite, and totally unfilmable. But Survivor has a gre...


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re: Chuck Palahniuk to release 10 issue comic "Fight Club 2" in 2015 - Baloo
Palahniuk hasn't written a good book in a decade. Rant was an incoherent mess and had about two too many plotlines. I'm also willing to bet this will be a sequel to the film, not the book, which is slightly different. If you want to see a how a sequel written about the movie adaptation and not th...


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re: "Hated hated hated hated hated this movie." Ebert's review turns 20 - Baloo
[quote]Most people don't, so why is ebert (a television personality in addition to a columnist) bothering to call him out?[/quote] Because Mariotti left the Chicago Sun-Times and then made very public comments about what a crappy paper and organization it was. So Ebert wrote a public letter defendi...


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re: CFB Playoff: Commitiee vs BCS rankings - Baloo
[quote]The BCS is 2/3 human 1/3 computer formula. [/quote] no shite. So, by design, the computers can't overrule the human polls. When there were other factors, like quality wins and the like, they were quickly discarded for their influence. They also neutered the polls so they couldn't factor in MO...


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re: CFB Playoff: Commitiee vs BCS rankings - Baloo
The BCS "formula" is a crock of shite and always has been. It is the illusion of mathematics designed to spit out the top teams in the poll. It is the single worst thing thought up in college football history and rightfully belongs in the dustbin of history. I cannot truly express in words how lo...


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re: "Hated hated hated hated hated this movie." Ebert's review turns 20 - Baloo
If thinking Jay Marrioti is an unpleasant little shite makes you a bad person, then sign me up. ...


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re: Miley Cyrus on drugs (NSFW) - Baloo
Miley, coke was big in the 70s and 80s. In the 90s, we did heroin. Seriously, you think grunge bands were doing coke? Still, not social. Point taken. ...


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re: Daredevil is Described as 'Gritty, 1970s New York Feel' - Baloo
I've gone from Not Interested to Interested, just with this detail. 1970s Daredevil is awesome. Keep it focused on the denizens of the neighborhood, and don't get too fantastical. ...


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re: "Hated hated hated hated hated this movie." Ebert's review turns 20 - Baloo
I think Ebert is one of the best film critics out there because of his ability to articulate WHY films were good or bad. He gave the average film-goer the tools to interpret film. And he was an endless champion of liking movies. He's famous for his bad reviews, but really, Ebert's big contribution w...


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re: "Hated hated hated hated hated this movie." Ebert's review turns 20 - Baloo
His pan of Deuce Bigalow is even better. Ebert could trash a movie like no one else. His pans are entertaining as hell. It almost justified the existence of many a horrible film....


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re: Has there ever been better public service spots than Schoolhouse Rock? - Baloo
I used to own that collection. No idea what happened to it. ...


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re: Has there ever been better public service spots than Schoolhouse Rock? - Baloo
We packed up our adjectives is still one of my favorite songs. ...


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re: Has there ever been better public service spots than Schoolhouse Rock? - Baloo
[quote]You can buy the SHR shorts on DVD, by the way. I bought them and will 100% show them to my future kids. [/quote] Bought it Own it Show it to my current kid...


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re: Embarrassing Guilty Pleasures Movie Thread - Baloo
I don't believe in Guilty Pleasures, as I don't feel guilty for liking things. I call them pleasures. But it is ridiculous that I like Music and Lyrics, while Mrs. Baloo does not. I'm sorry, Drew Barrymore is adorable. I'll also stop down and watch the Silver Surfer Fantastic Four movie because....


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re: Bad Movie Year. - Baloo
As I am not a studio accountant, I don't much care about the box office. That said, I've felt this was a very strong crop of summer films. This is one of the first years in which people will still remember some of the films that came out this year a decade later. Most summer films are disposable tra...


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re: Thor is a.....Woman? - Baloo
Thor's facebook page. http://www.dorkly.com/post/65595/thor-finds-out-hes-losing-mjolnir...


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re: Which musicians fan base do you despise the most? - Baloo
Phish Jimmy Buffett Radiohead KISS I'd have to say Parrotheads are the worst, but I'm still scarred from working security for his shows when I was in high school (the local concert pavilion hired extra security for his shows because the fans were just such tremendous a-holes.... but as a bonu...


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re: Does ANYONE like it when TV shows do musicals? - Baloo
I like a good musical episode. Buffy, of course, is the gold standard, but Scrubs did it well, too. And Community's was hilarious. Clip shows almost always suck. ...


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re: Most successful/ best pair of NHL teammates? - Baloo
Yzerman/Lidstrom was pretty ridiculous. Gretzky/Messier is cheeating a bit, as the team also had about a billion other Hall of Famers. I mean, that Paul Coffey guy was pretty good, and Kurri was Gretzky's winger. Crosby and Malkin have only won one Cup, but in their defense, the rest of their...


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