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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:47838
Registered on:9/2/2003
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re: Best song about another artist/band - Baloo
Unseen Power of the Picket Fence by Pavement (about REM) Carl Perkins' Cadillac by DBT Into Yer Shtik by Mudhoney (about Courtney Love... no one said it had to be a positive song)...
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re: MLB Strikeouts - Baloo
[quote]I get Baloo's point, but the examples he's given would work on a one person per team basis. A special, mega speed, plus plus defender type guy.[/quote] of course it's one type of player. But you need all types to form a team. You need both Juan Pierre AND Rob Deer. And now teams have a sto...
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re: All Encompassing 2017 NHL Playoff Thread - Baloo
The two line pass was an atrocity. And pretty much everyone hates the trap. Hell, PLAYERS hate the trap. Remember when the Flyers essentially refused to play the Lightning's trap, and wouldn't come out behind the net until the Bolts at least attempted to forecheck? Or Brett Hull's famous "the gam...
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re: 40 Years Ago Today Star Wars Was Released - Baloo
[quote]I've posed this question to people I know that say they love Star Wars but hate the prequels: would Star Wars be where it is today (an over $5 billion franchise) if the prequels never existed. My answer: no, because even though they are extremely flawed, they serve the purpose of creating the...
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re: Is Promtheus worth a watch? - Baloo
I really liked it, but I wasn't really looking for a Xenomorph film, so it didn't bother me that it wasn't about that. But, as a warning, I also unapolegtically love Aliens3. Alien Resurrection is crap. I'm not that crazy. ...
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re: Suggestions for Documentaries - Baloo
The Seven Five Mommy Dead and Dearest Holy Hell...
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re: Fox Announcement: New X-Men Film 'New Mutants' Will be a Horror Film - Baloo
This really fits in with the 1980s Chris Claremont vibe they said they wanted to base this on. If you remember, most the comic was them NOT being superheroes, but going to school and hanging out. And so much of the comic is psychological doubt and body horror. Wolfsbane and Sunspot are obvious b...
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re: MLB Strikeouts - Baloo
[quote]This was a decent assumption when we had limited batted ball data. Given all the data we have now, I'd say the statement in bold is incorrect.[/quote] Which in no way refutes my hypothetical. Who is going to be more prone to hitting more fly balls, the Three True Outcomes guy swinging for ...
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re: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance- anyone read it? - Baloo
It's a decent book, but he always feels like a tourist in his own book. There's a sense that he enjoys showing off a freak show to gain credibility with his new city friends, if that makes sense. I thought the Glass Castle hit a lot of the same themes but in a much more emotionally effecting way...
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re: What's the oldest book you own? - Baloo
I have the official history of the Great War, written in 1930, I think. It's definitely pre-World War II. ...
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re: MLB Strikeouts - Baloo
[quote]IMO there has been an over correction to 3 outcomes guys. Putting the ball in play puts pressure on fielders to make plays when that pressure is there people screw up.[/quote] That's the history of sports in a nutshell. Someone comes up with a strategy to exploit a hole in the game, and th...
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re: All Encompassing 2017 NHL Playoff Thread - Baloo
From the Pittsburgh Gazette this morning: [quote]The Penguins did everything they needed to do Tuesday night against Ottawa to advance to the Stanley Cup final — except actually win the game. They fired 46 shots on the Senators, they had fewer giveaways and they dominated faceoffs. They were t...
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re: Passengers sucked (Spoilers) - Baloo
Here's a fascinating video essay on the movie, arguing the movie would work better if you just lopped the first third of the film off. Or at least moved it to after the second third. Essentially, there is more tension in the film if we watch it from Lawrence's perspective instead of Pratt's. http...
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re: How do you feel about Death to Smoochy? - Baloo
I love this movie and am still mystified by its lack of commercial success and poor critical reception. It is funny as hell. ...
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re: The Golden State Warriors are the model NBA franchise - Baloo
Has tanking ever worked? I mean, its the preferred strategy of official Smart People, but I'm not sure intentional tanking has worked in 30 years. The Bulls were terrible, allowing them to snag Jordan, but they didn't really tank. And even then, it took them another 6 years to build anything remo...
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re: All Encompassing 2017 NHL Playoff Thread - Baloo
The trap results in such brutal hockey that it almost makes me want to root for the Penguins... Almost. If this series was a horse, someone would have shot it in the head....
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re: Lisa Spoonhauer of Clerks fame has died - Baloo
I don't even see how you can romanticize your relationship with Caitlin. She broke your heart and inadvertently drove men to deviant lifestyles....
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re: Looking for some Funny Books - Baloo
Second on Lamb. Great book. If you like essays, pretty much anything by Sarah Vowell is a quick, fun read....
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re: Blood Meridian: Has anyone here read it? - Baloo
I know its widely praised as Cormac's masterpiece, but it left me cold. It's nowhere near my favorite McCarthy novel. It's a poor entry point to his work anyway, as its so unlike the rest of his books. ...
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re: All Encompassing 2017 NHL Playoff Thread - Baloo
Nashville has the best crowds. You knew they couldn't win every game at home, but it's a shame they lost the streak on a night someone threw a dead duck on the ice. That's just being a good fan, right there. ...
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