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Location:Formerly MDGeaux
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Interests:LSU sports, dorky history stuff, punk rawk, politics, generally arguing with people about useless crap
Occupation:lawyer
Number of Posts:47445
Registered on:9/2/2003
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re: Where do you rank the first Captain America in the Marvel Movie Series? - Baloo
Man, I'll go against the tide, too. I think it is a terrific film and one of the best things Marvel has ever done. It's like a genre film within a genre film. ...
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re: NHL Season Long Thread - Baloo
The Metro is absurd. I think the tiebreaker they are currently using is goal differential in regulation. I'm not kidding, it's something bizarre like that, as they have the same overall goal differential. The race for #1 in the division is going to be intense, as the 2-3 series is going to be a mact...
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re: NHL Season Long Thread - Baloo
Caps come to town once a year, and I'm stuck at home with a fever. That sucked. Well, the game didn't, but Mrs. Baloo isn't talking to me right now. I mean, it's one thing for the Stars to lose, its another for them to lose to a GWG by Jay Beagle. She's holding me personally responsible. ...
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re: Anyone else swear off SNL? - Baloo
I meant the impressions, not the news desk. And Norm is a comedy god, who takes nothing seriously. ...
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re: Best Wu-Tang Clansman. Who you got? - Baloo
I know it's RZA or GZA, but man.... I love Method Man. ...
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re: What all-time great band/artist have you never "got"? - Baloo
I own four Sonic Youth albums despite the fact I find them all to be unlistenable. I understand their importance to the music scene, but I don't like them in any form at all. I also don't like Queen. I understand Freddie Mercury's talent, as well as Brian May's. I really WANT to like them, as I'...
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re: Anyone else swear off SNL? - Baloo
I don't watch SNL because I have two little kids and on Saturday night, I just want to go to bed. I'm too lame for SNL. But I'll still watch a sketch that makes it to the internet. Usually, there's one good sketch a week which, to be honest, is the batting average of the older show, too (though I've...
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re: The IT miniseries was terrible - Baloo
I mean, it was a miniseries from 1990. What level of quality do you really expect? I do think the first half is pretty good for its era, but once it becomes about the adults, it totally falls apart. ...
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re: Marvel vs. DC - Baloo
Logan and all of the X-Men films are Sony, not Disney, and have been of... er... variable quality. I'll admit the trailer makes Logan look great, but Apocalypse was a steaming pile of horse manure. We'll see. Leaving Sony and the mutant films out of it, which are all over the map in terms of styl...
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re: Name top Western movies I should see - Baloo
Great question. I think there's three periods of westerns, and you should dabble in each. THE CLASSIC ERA: High Noon Stagecoach Treasure of Sierra Madre The Searchers REVISIONIST ERA: Outlaw Josey Wales Once Upon a Time in the West Fistful of Dollars (you've already seen the Good, the B...
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re: Baseball Hall of Fame Announcement Thread- Bagwell, Raines, Pudge Elected to HOF - Baloo
First off, I'm thrilled Tim Raines got in. It was his last year on the ballot, and he is arguably the 2nd greatest leadoff hitter ever. He's the best percentage base stealer of all-time, and while he didn't have Gwynn's batting average, he got on base more and scored more runs. Poz had a great piece...
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re: Water polo is arguably the toughest sport to participate in. - Baloo
Water polo is not a sport. It is organized drowning. Those guys are tougher than hell. Look up the Blood in the Water match between Hungary and USSR in 1956. Those guys did not play around. ...
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re: How many teams in history could lose their best player & still be the best team? - Baloo
I think most NFL teams could compete without their best player, particularly if their best player wasn't the quarterback. Rosters are just so huge, you need to have a good, deep team to win. Baseball is harder, but still possible. But I think it would be nearly impossible in basketball unless you...
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re: Great Last Week Tonight Season 4 Promo - Baloo
Great promo. And a perfect reminder to watch Silicon Valley....
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re: Former player (of any sport) you miss seeing play the most... - Baloo
NBA: Dr. J. He was an artist more than a player, and I miss players like that. He wanted to win, but doing cool shite on the court came first. NFL: Barry Sanders. A human cheat code, some of his runs were literally unbelievable, and they could happen at any time. MLB: Vlad. I know he just retir...
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re: Rouge One - Anyone's opinions change now that the sheen has worn off? - Baloo
I liked it more than just about any other Star Wars movie, save Empire. And I think that's because it doesn't really play like a Star Wars movie. It's like they dropped an indie film in the middle of this blockbuster universe. I'm a sucker for surrogate families, so I liked the cobbled together ...
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re: Amanda Knox Netflix Documentary (possible spoilers) - Baloo
I didn't know much about the case, but this doc didn't hook me like Making a Murderer. The Italian investigator was clearly incompetent and had a bit of a God complex to boot. I don't think she's that weird, she's just understandably guarded, but that doesn't lead to a compelling interview. ...
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re: NHL Season Long Thread - Baloo
Yeah, I thought the contact on the OTGW was incidental and there was no real chance of that being overturned, but the Malkin goal? Jesus, he grabbed his stick. I didn't think that was particularly close.... I also thought there was no chance they'd overturn a goal that capped off a hat trick. ...
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re: Better Arm Talent: Favre, Rodgers, Elway, Marino - Baloo
I do think it matters what you mean by arm talent. Sheer arm strength, I think it would be Favre. That guy could chuck it. It's also why he threw so many picks, he always thought he could throw it through the tightest window. Release? Clearly Marino. Marino was a statue, yet rarely got sacked. He...
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re: NHL Season Long Thread - Baloo
What a fun game. This was a lot like the Caps-Leafs game about a month ago, when the Caps also forgot to play defense and re-enacted the 1980s. Nice rally by both teams, and each deserved a point for the laughs. Yes, Crosby tripped Ovi. And yes, Hornqvist clearly interfered with Grubi on the Mal...
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