re: Game of Thrones S6:E3 "Oathbreaker" Bookreader Thread - pistolsfiring11 on 5/6/16 at 8:41 am
[quote]Same here. Red Wedding just pissed me off [/quote] I read the books immediately after the second season finished. When I got to the Red Wedding in [i]A Storm of Swords[/i] I almost threw my book at the wall. I was PISSED....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: If the Big 12 is snubbed again this year - pistolsfiring11 on 11/15/15 at 6:45 pm
[quote]OU can highlight the Tennessee win this year, but wtf can Okie State and Baylor point to to bolster their resume?[/quote] Oklahoma State had Clemson scheduled for the non-conference this season. But when Notre Dame made their special deal with the ACC Clemson backed out so that ND would fi...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: I love that Huckabee is refusing to apologize for his holocaust comments - pistolsfiring11 on 7/28/15 at 3:40 pm
At this point, if I see anybody making a comparison to Munich, 1938, and/or Chamberlain, I just assumed that you don't know what you're talking about. The perceived "lessons" of 1938 and World War II have led the US into some major mistakes in the last 70 years, notably Vietnam. More importantly,...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: GoT "Middle Ground" Thread - Between Seasons Edition ***Spoilers Possible*** - pistolsfiring11 on 6/14/15 at 10:21 pm
[quote]Plus there is the whole 3 heads of the dragon deal to factor into it. Did the show ever cover that part of the Prince that was Promised?[/quote] And isn't there some debate about whether Azor Ahai and the Prince that was Promised are the same person? I know Aemon thought they were the same...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: GoT "Middle Ground" Thread - Between Seasons Edition ***Spoilers Possible*** - pistolsfiring11 on 6/14/15 at 9:52 pm
[quote]So book readers, why the frick is anybody supposed to care who Jon Snow's mother is? And why have book readers spent 5 years giggling and whispering "R+L=J" into each other's ears when it doesn't fricking matter?[/quote] Because I don't know a single book reader who thinks he's actually gonn...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Game of Thrones S5E4 "Sons of the Harpy" (Bookish Types; SPOILERS) - pistolsfiring11 on 5/3/15 at 9:55 pm
[quote]I'm thinking he at least knows that she wasn't kidnapped against her will. Whether or not he know R+L=J is a different story (but it won't surprise me in the least if he does, and he probably isn't the only one that does (I'm looking at you Varys)).[/quote] I think they implied that Melisa...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Who is the perfect VP candidate for the Republicans? - pistolsfiring11 on 4/26/15 at 4:24 pm
[quote]Mary Fallin ticked-off some far right wingers, they called her a RINO. I like her.[/quote] Except she's governed way to the right as governor. And in the reddest of red states, she actually had a bit of a challenge in the general election. She may have been a "RINO" in Congress and Fran...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Why is Kurdistan not independent? - pistolsfiring11 on 4/18/15 at 6:08 pm
[quote]yea because arming an islamic faction over there has paid off so many times for us now, right? The "enemy of our enemy" and all that right? [/quote] Kurds are really secular and, unlike the Iraqis, competent. You can walk through Erbil and see liquor stores on the same blocks as mosques....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: GoT S5E1: "The Wars to Come" BOOK READERS - pistolsfiring11 on 4/12/15 at 9:31 pm
[quote]Was I the only one who noticed that they changed the name of Sunspear to Sunstone? No one is going to notice this but the book readers, and all it will do is piss the readers off. Seriously, this is Last Airbender bull shite.[/quote] They called it Sunspear all last season and Loras' man who...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: White House: we're not at war with ISIS - pistolsfiring11 on 8/29/14 at 12:03 pm
[quote]Korea wasn't a war. Why call this a war? [/quote] How the hell was Korea not a war? 30,000 Americans died in that war. Just because war isn't declared doesn't mean it's not a war....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: History Thread, Not WW2 Related: What is Britian's single greatest victory? - pistolsfiring11 on 8/20/14 at 6:48 pm
[quote]Exactly. Two things made that possible.. 1. Goering being an idiot can claiming his Luftwaffe could destroy the remnants of the BEF by itself. and 2. Hitler thinking that by showing mercy to the BEF and ordering his forces to halt, the British would be more apt to come to the tabl...
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re: Autocrats who were needed - pistolsfiring11 on 8/12/14 at 2:05 pm
[quote]by no way do I think Stalinism is a good option, but stalin industrialized Russia...and I don't think lenin could have done what he did [/quote] And he did that by purposefully starving millions of peasants to death in Ukraine, Belarus, and Western Russia. All because he refused to admit ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Barry Sanders 1988 season at Okie State - pistolsfiring11 on 8/7/14 at 12:07 pm
[quote]To be fair, that's some pretty crappy schools with exception of two[/quote] In an era when great offenses averaged maybe 400 yards a game. That makes his season stand out even more....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: August 1, 1944: The Polish Home Army rises up - pistolsfiring11 on 8/1/14 at 10:07 pm
[quote]Stalin encourage the Poles to rebell and then held his army back so the Nazis would kill them. [/quote] Eh yes and no. The Soviets had been calling for the Poles to rebel for well over a year and the Red Army was advancing on Warsaw, but there's isn't really any evidence that Stalin purp...
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re: Coach K: "Derrick Rose looks better than he did 4 years ago." - pistolsfiring11 on 7/28/14 at 7:58 pm
How many damn guards are going to be on this team? And how's Harden going to be a leader when he's busy calling everybody but him and KD "role players"? :confused:...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: What offense did you like to watch? - pistolsfiring11 on 7/27/14 at 8:54 am
Even as an OKC fan I can't even get mad about that series this year. My goodness, that was beautiful basketball. When it comes to football, I'll give my very biased, homerific answers: 1988 Oklahoma State: Run, Barry, run! 2011 Oklahoma State: finally winning the Big 12 will make me cherish t...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: The last ship premieres tonight, anyone have thoughts? - pistolsfiring11 on 6/22/14 at 6:31 pm
PASS. There are just way too many gaping plot holes in the general plot line that they're going to have to somehow explain. An American destroyer is the last ship? What about the carriers and subs? And a destroyer is going to have the proper laboratory to work on a potentially extinction-causing ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: GoT S4:E9 "The Watchers On The Wall" BOOK MAESTERS Thread SPOILERS - pistolsfiring11 on 6/8/14 at 9:34 pm
[quote]a step under blackwater but was still a great episode imo[/quote] And Blackwater's the best episode of the series so far. If an episode is even close to that one, then it's fantastic. Plus I'm glad "nothing happened" in this season's 9th episode. It was getting a little too predictable...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
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