| Music Board|| re: A Music Power Ranking: Songs With A Kid's Choir - Baloo on 11/25/14 at 9:23 am|
The fact You Can't Always Get What You Want by the Rolling Stones is not on this list is a sham, a travesty, and a mockery. It is a traveshamockery. ...
| Music Board|| re: What's the most underwhelming concert you have been to? - Baloo on 11/24/14 at 4:10 pm|
Elton John. I was really excited to see him, and he's always had a great rep as a live act. He was just meh.
Maybe I saw him on an off night. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Watched Looper again - Baloo on 11/24/14 at 3:24 pm|
[quote]Not sure what the comment about society is supposed to mean, but if killing people is the only use the mob can think of, they're dumbasses.[/quote]
I mentioned society because they created a whole world in the movie, and it was one that was almost literally falling apart. So the fact that so...
| Music Board|| re: Do any of you elitists have any guilty pleasures? - Baloo on 11/24/14 at 3:10 pm|
[quote]Why do you intellectually despise Yes?[/quote]
Because I despise prog rock with a passion of a thousand burning suns. I also cannot abide long, meandering songs. Tighten that shite up. We're talking about a band so pretentious that they released a double album with, technically, only one song...
| Music Board|| re: Do any of you elitists have any guilty pleasures? - Baloo on 11/24/14 at 1:52 pm|
I don't believe in guilty pleasures, just pleasures. I would say the band that I really like that stands in opposition to almost everything I usually like in music is Yes. Intellectually, I despise them, but I really do enjoy their music.
As far as critically derided stuff, I really enjoy the Spi...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Watched Looper again - Baloo on 11/24/14 at 1:48 pm|
[quote]I was kind of not paying that much attention the first time I saw this. So, let me get this straight. Time travel is invented in the future. It's only practiced by the mob, and the best use of it that these guys can think of is to secretly whack people they want gone? Seems like kind of a lim...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Official list of Christmas movies/cartoons you will definitely watch - Baloo on 11/24/14 at 12:33 pm|
Just introduced Mowgli to the Grinch. Watched it last night and she demanded more Seuss. We then watched the Lorax and Horton. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Hypothetical - Could a 2 loss UCLA jump Over Ohio State/Big 12 Champ? - Baloo on 11/24/14 at 12:24 pm|
There is no way UCLA leapfrogs a 1-loss Big 12 champ. None.
They might be better than a 1-loss Ohio St team, but there's no way a program with the pedigree of OSU gets leapfrogged by any two-loss team. OSU's resume will improve with the Big Ten title game, and that should hold off anyone from co...
| More Sports Board|| re: 2015 MLB HOF Ballot Announced: STAAACKED - Baloo on 11/24/14 at 12:21 pm|
The backlog is ridiculous. The BBWAA's refusal to elect worthy candidates has now resulted in a ballot so loaded with Hall of Famers it will be extremely difficult for anyone but the most inner circle of inner circle Hall of Famers to get into the Hall.
The Big Unit and Pedro should be locks and...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Twister...what's the board's opinion? - Baloo on 11/21/14 at 10:57 am|
Twister's greatest contribution to culture is that it helped inspire David Foster Wallace to write this essay about T2, which introduce the Inverse Cost and Quality Law: "The larger a movie's budget is, the shittier that movie is going to be."
| More Sports Board|| re: Unofficial NHL Season-Long Thread: Puckheads Unite! - Baloo on 11/21/14 at 9:40 am|
I think the top of the West is far stronger than the top of the East. But I think the East is far deeper and has about 11-12 legit playoff teams (which obviously can't happen).
The big thing is the Western powers have all struggled out of the gate (which has gotten to be de rigeur for the Kings ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Unofficial NHL Season-Long Thread: Puckheads Unite! - Baloo on 11/20/14 at 10:39 pm|
Caps get a big road win on a pretty ridiculous Ovi goal. He went end to end, took a shot off the end boards and then pushed his own rebound to the opposite post. One man force of nature kinda goal.
Very typical Caps game. Dominated possession, took a lead, blew a one-goal lead (twice!), someone p...
| Music Board|| re: What is your all time favorite album cover that you owned? - Baloo on 11/20/14 at 2:59 pm|
I was gonna post that! Just the ultimate frick you to the pop metal of the time which dominated the airwaves. So.. I'll go with one of these two:
| Movie/TV Board|| re: School Ties (Jew Hate Movie from 1992) - Baloo on 11/20/14 at 2:42 pm|
[quote]he was amazing in Gods and Monsters[/quote]
Ian MacKellan claimed that Fraser was a much better movie actor than he was. What he was saying is that Fraser really could work with green screen and later added digital effects.
I get the feeling Fraser just wasn't all that interested in maki...
| More Sports Board|| re: Unofficial NHL Season-Long Thread: Puckheads Unite! - Baloo on 11/20/14 at 2:21 pm|
[quote]Is this where I enter in an unreasonable rant about CP31 or AV to break up the Pens talk?[/quote]
That's never happened, as your rants against CP31 are perfectly reasonable.
| More Sports Board|| re: Name up to 5 of the most random athletes (past or present) you can think of - Baloo on 11/20/14 at 12:44 pm|
Trying not to mention guys on my own teams...
NBA - Mo Cheeks
MLB - Willie Randolph, perhaps the only non-detestable Yankee
NHL - Patrice Breisbois
NFL - Jacob Green (80s Seahawks were underrated)
| Music Board|| re: Beer Thousand (Guided by Voices beer tribute) - Baloo on 11/20/14 at 12:07 pm|
This thread gives me the happy feels. Beer Thousand and a vinyl re-release? Yes, please. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Unofficial NHL Season-Long Thread: Puckheads Unite! - Baloo on 11/20/14 at 12:05 pm|
Hey, I included a photo of Ovie and Shattenkirk appearing to make out during a game. What more do you want from me? That's true love, folks.
I will note that Ovie appears to be the one doing the kissing, as he's not much of a two way player... or is he? ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Is there any more ignored rule in all of sports than the travel in the NBA? - Baloo on 11/20/14 at 10:58 am|
Forget travelling... carrying the ball. Damn, everybody palms the ball. It's infuriating to me.
But holding is worse. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Unofficial NHL Season-Long Thread: Puckheads Unite! - Baloo on 11/20/14 at 10:47 am|
[quote]Well off the top of my head you said the Pens bottom six was still terrible, when it's near the top of the league in production. [/quote]
They have as many even strength goals as Joel Ward by himself, so let's slow down on tops in the league. Steve Downie is a PIM machine, already at 60 PIM,...