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|4 days 1 hour ago||The lowest of the low, for Cleveland is in||
The lowest of the low, for Cleveland is in O***
|4 days 7 hours ago||Rule of Wedding Crashing #154: Never leave a||
Rule of Wedding Crashing #154: Never leave a wedding crasher alone wearing a penis shirt
|1 week 2 days ago||It's tradition||
Your team is supposed to be mocked by the Stanford Band. During the 90s, the LSJUMB was banned from Oregon after mocking the state's logging industry's effect on spotted owls. Other victims include ND, UCLA, USC, BYU, and more.
Now how would I feel if Stanford roasted Michigan? Right now I'm saying that it would be an honor.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||How do you live with yourself||
How do you live with yourself after saying such a thing?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I was on the Great Wall of China and I had a||
I was on the Great Wall of China and I had a Michigan t-shirt on and a Chinese guy came up to me and said, "Michigan Wolverines." That's important to me.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Really?||
I'd say they're on fire.
(Okay, bad joke)
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, Harbaugh is totally||
Yeah, Harbaugh is totally butt-hurt:
|7 weeks 4 days ago||No great personal car||
No great personal car stories, but I once got into a small argument with a Lexus promo model at an auto show a few years ago. I saw the LFA on display so I asked the Lexus lady, "If I'm paying $350k for the car of my dreams, can I get it in stick shift?" Instead of a simple "no," she snootily reminded me that dual-clutch F1 transmissions shift faster than stick and are better for racing. (She really was snooty. I was totally fine with her disagreeing with me, and what she said is 100% true.) I told her yes, that's true, but paddle shifters are not nearly as fun as stick and don't come close to creating the same experience. She wasn't having it. Okay fine, maybe I was a bit defensive.
I'll preempt all of you: Cool story, bro.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||One of the all-time greats.||
One of the all-time greats. See you in Canton, sir.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||BB-8||
Last nerd-out for the day, but without even trying JJ Abrams accomplished with BB-8 what George Lucas tried so hard to do with the Ewoks and Jar Jar Binks. The latter two were merchandising opportunities deliberately placed in Star Wars movies. Not only is BB-8 one of the most adorable things to ever appear on screen, but he is important to the plot and a memorable character in his own right. BB-8 steals our hearts without having to be shoved down our throats.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I honestly wasn't as struck||
I honestly wasn't as struck by similarities between ANH and TFA because the Death Star/Star Killer (nice tip of the hat to Luke Skywalker's originally planned last name) threat wasn't really the main focus of the movie. The plot was more about getting BB-8 and the plans to the Resistance and the race to find Luke, but the movie was really about the characters, who were just fantastic, and their journey.
The Death Star rehash is unfortunate. I think ANH set a precedent that is hard to top; there isn't really anything more dangerous than the ability to destroy a planet (which, to be fair, is insignificant next to the power of the Force). Another major issue I have with the Star Killer is that the First Order is more a rogue paramilitary faction than a ruling totalitarian regime, so it should be much more difficult to fund construction of a Death Star, and retrofitting a planet would probably require a lot more work (if either were possible in the first place). Abrams could have gone with a more novel existential threat, but I think it was the right move to play it safe after the damage done by the prequels.
It's so refreshing to be able to speak positively about characters in a new Star Wars movie after Jar Jar Binks, stalker Anakin and every line of dialogue between him and Natalie Portman, and all of the other one-dimensional characters of the prequels
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Dude, it was so much worse||
Dude, it was so much worse with the prequels. The tie-ins, merchandise and ugly clothing were overwhelming and just awful.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Not a Kentucky fan at all,||
Not a Kentucky fan at all, and honestly I kind of like it for the Big Ten, but that's really rough. Stay strong my friend.
And no, I don't know how I sleep at night.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Wow||
Great catch. I hate it though. Why?
I hate the prequels and refuse to acknowledge their existence. They are just bad cinema. I just thought up this theory: the prequels are really Luke or Leia's dreams because they're so nonsensical (more likely Leia because of the politics and she's a princess). Snoke being Plagueis is interesting, but it undermines my theory/attempt to reconcile the existence of the prequels. One small detail in either's dreams probably wouldn't hint at a character whose existence the dreamer isn't even aware of, but hey, the Force.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||By the way, if you want to||
By the way, if you want to watch an excellent video essay that will explains why the prequels are just bad cinema, see the Mr. Plinkett reviews by RedLetterMedia if you haven't already. They're long but they not only explain everything that is wrong with the prequels, but also why we love the originals in the first place, and you'll also learn a lot about movies in general. I can't recommend the Mr. Plinkett reviews enough.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I kind of like not having all||
I kind of like not having all of the background info. I like the sense of mystery, but I also say this in a world where the prequels exist.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||My God, it was so well cast.||
My God, it was so well cast. Daisy Ridley and John Boyega were awesome and had great chemistry. Oscar Isaac was a baller and Adam Driver was outstanding. I would have liked to see more of Gwendoline Christie.
The characters were straight up awesome and a reminder of another thing sorely lacking from the pr****ls. (I refuse to acknowledge them, and thankfully so did this movie.)
|8 weeks 1 day ago||This is a very good point.||
This is a very good point. Again, she picks up the force too easily. With Luke you witnessed the learning process. Then again, she's more independent than Luke from the outset. Luke starts out as a boy while we don't even know who Rey's parents are because she has functioned without them. The swordsmanship is kinda believable because we know she has skills with the staff.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||From IMDB trivia||
Goddammit. It doesn't completely preclude the possibility that the names sharing initials was intentional, but it's probably a coincidence.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I love the Kylo Ren story. At||
I love the Kylo Ren story. At the heart of it is one of parents trying to reconnect with their son who has gone astray, disconnected from the values he was taught and giving in to temptation and vice. I mean, we've heard that story before--some of us here might have actually experienced it. Heartwrenching.
It reminds me a little of Ben Linus. Both characters got caught up in another world separate from that they were brought up in, and each killed his own father, though under different circumstances.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Also, what's up with Kevin||
Also, what's up with Kevin Spacey being Keyser Soze?
And wow I just realized they have the same initials. Well done, Bryan Singer.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||One thing TFA did better than||
One thing TFA did better than the originals was convey how dangerous the enemy was. In the originals you got the impression that people hated the Empire and that it was oppressive, and yeah they blew up Alderaan. With the First Order, however, there is a very palpable sense of danger. It is mercilessly genocidal and has eyes everywhere. You never get the sense that our heroes are truly safe, and the resistance is really fighting for its survival.
The First Order does seem to needlessly blow up planets, and for what? To find Luke Skywalker? Its purpose isn't as clear. And how did it become so powerful "from of the ashes of the Empire"? The fascist imagery is terrific though.
Daisy Ridley was awesome. I don't love how she seems to pick up the Force (especially the Jedi mind trick--how the hell did she think of that?), but it doesn't have to mirror Episode IV completely. I also don't get how Finn picked up swordfighting so quickly, but we do know that Rey is good with the bo/staff/Donatello's weapon.
Bold statement, but this is possibly the 2nd best Star Wars movie.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||So basically...||
When Hoke kept saying that the team could still win a championship, he was actually a year off. The man knew more than we thought!
|9 weeks 6 days ago||You're kidding, right? Coordinators generally stay||
You're kidding, right? Coordinators generally stay through the postseason, so there is certainly a precedent for it.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Unbelievable||
The guy is a good coach. Stupid, stupid decision. One bad rebuilding year!
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Good move||
Credit to USC for ditching the sexy hire and sticking with someone who has been with the program continuously and has paid his dues. He deserves the chance.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Sure||
...except when you consider Darrell Hazell, Tim Beckman, Brady Hoke, Turner Gill, possibly Dave Doeren, and other MAC coaches that didn't work out.
Dino Babers could work out. Jerry Kill was a good hire and so were some other coaches from the MAC, but it's preposterous to assume that success at one school will translate into success at another. It's an OK hire on paper; it's absurd to get worked up over UCF getting Dino Babers. He was mainly a position coach before becoming HC, and he only has a small sample size of good results.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Invicta watches and other brands frequently list||
Invicta watches and other brands frequently list an MSRP way above what the watch sells for and how much it's actually worth. So an Invicta watch will often have a high listed price like $700 crossed off but be available to buy at a fake sale price of $150, for example.
The more you know.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Well said||
But it's not just Scott Paterno who's a revisionist; it's much of the Penn State fanbase.
Paterno may have fulfilled his legal obligation in reporting Sandusky to police, but not his moral one. If you look at Bo and Woody, they had their faults but they were men of integrity. I can confidently say that neither would have allowed such a thing to happen. Paterno was a cartoon character cut from a different, weaker fiber.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||But!||
But the prophecy says that Peppers will be the defensive one who will hoist the trophy of Heisman! #blasphemy