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  1. Brutal allergy season looks to finally be fading out. Cannot wait for Fall to come through. 

    1. southwest1

      southwest1

      I'm glad mother nature will be giving you a reprieve in Autumn Bogie. My sister contends with allergies too. Not a picnic at all. Hang in there buddy. 

  2. Since L.A. did indeed draft Lonzo, I am taking my fandom to South Beach and will become a bandwagon fan for the 3-0-5. Hello Miami Heat...

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      Synthetic

       

      Sorry I never replied back to you Jules. I am so slow online lately due to these allergy problems. I have hay fever lingering around in my system. 

       

      I wouldn't feel bad about bandwagon rooting for any NBA team. Most NBA fans are bandwagon fans who follow a key player. KG's fan base all followed him to Boston, Kobe fans would've followed him to Chicago when he wanted to be traded there. I can tell you, once Anthony Davis leaves New Orleans, whatever team he goes to is going to have some new fans. There is such little interest in the Pelicans down here. 

       

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      I got the cat and you got the dog.

       

      He's a golden retriever. :thmup: Beautiful dogs.

       

       

      Sad news today with Nick Fairley. I'm not real optimistic on the Saints after this. They just lost a vital key piece of their blitz. I am not expecting them to be really good on the front four now without a key player like Fairley. 

       

       

       

    3. Jules

      Jules

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      Sorry I never replied back to you Jules. I am so slow online lately due to these allergy problems. I have hay fever lingering around in my system. 

       

      Thats okay, I will probably head to bed after this status since I am pretty wiped out today myself. I will get to the message probably tomorrow night when I get some rest. I don't think I can write much since I too have had allergy issues the last few days which is making my right eye water really badly. I can control it in the day with a claritin, but at night it has been kicking up.......so I am kinda blurry eyed in one eye tonight. lmao I been kinda foggy today and had a busy weekend.

       

      Hope you can get this under control sometime. My allergy stuff usually ends in a few days but yours seem to be unable too.

       

       

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      I wouldn't feel bad about bandwagon rooting for any NBA team. Most NBA fans are bandwagon fans who follow a key player. KG's fan base all followed him to Boston, Kobe fans would've followed him to Chicago when he wanted to be traded there. I can tell you, once Anthony Davis leaves New Orleans, whatever team he goes to is going to have some new fans. There is such little interest in the Pelicans down here. 

       

      I never feel bad for bandwagoning in the NBA.:thmup: It's a player fan league usually anyway. If you like Lebron you root for his teams, simple as that. You liked Kobe you liked his team, simple as that. Boston though I do kinda like more for Brad Stevens so is it possible to bandwagon a head coach? lmao And for the Heat I like Pat Riley. Sometimes I even like the Spurs for Popovich so yeah coach bandwagoning for me is huge in the NBA too.

       

      And Popovich, omg........best Trump and politics talk in sports, period. lmao He is most of this 10 minute video. lmao 

       

       

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      Sad news today with Nick Fairley. I'm not real optimistic on the Saints after this. They just lost a vital key piece of their blitz. I am not expecting them to be really good on the front four now without a key player like Fairley. 

       

      Sorry about this one. Ouch. But maybe the Saints can still cook something up on defense but I guess based on recent history it's not always too promising........

       

      But you can hope. At least you start the year with the Vikings and Pats so it's not embarrassing if you lose. We start with the Rams, Cards and Browns so if we lose then omg........


       

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      He's a golden retriever. :thmup: Beautiful dogs.

       

       

      NICE dogs too, I don't think there is a mean golden retriever on the planet.

       

       

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      There is such little interest in the Pelicans down here. 

       

      I wonder why? Such a cool team and cool name too.:hide:

    4. Jules

      Jules

      Oh one more thing, who says ball hogging don't get rewarded!!!!

       

      http://deadspin.com/russell-westbrook-is-the-mvp-1796440682

       

      Westbrook gets MVP!!!!!!!!!

       

      Kinda ironic that Durant got a ring and finals MVP and Westbrook finally got to do his ultimate ball hogging season and get MVP too. lmao 

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  3. Dan Marino 6 TD game from 1986

     

     

     

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/198609210nyj.htm

     

    6 TD's isn't enough to save Miami, as the Dolphins fall in overtime as their defense was that bad to surrender 51 points. 

     

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      Oh yeah, Marino gets rid of it FAST and his long passes were a thing of beauty. We have so many pocket QB's these days who are like clones of him, but I don't know any that really have the pinpoint accuracy and ball control that Marino had. You can see it in old videos, his ball control is just out of this world insane. Those are perfect spiral passes. 

       

      Manning is the only modern QB I've seen who comes close. His ball control and accuracy is the closest to Marino. I think if you are judging QB's specifically on just talent alone, Marino should always be considered in the top 3 and he should be the standard used for pass control and accuracy. 

       

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      I don't know how they lost this game. Was the run game shaky too and not able to burn up clock?

       

      The Dolphins never had a run game when Marino was there. Going by the stat of this game, they rushed for just 50 yards. 

       

      The game kinda turned upside down in the 3rd quarter when the Jets scored on a 50 yard pass and then a 65 yard pass, back to back and went up 10 points, forcing the Dolphins to pull off a comeback. 

       

      They lost that game on their defense. The defense was HORRIBLE. That video is from 1986 and the Dolphins defense was absolutely terrible that year. They had multiple games where they gave up 50 points....

       

       

      You have to see footage of Marino in 1984 

       

       

       

       

      That's from 1984, and that video is just insane. :woah: His accuracy on those bomb passes is out of this world. 

       

      Note - this was back when there was an automatic 15 yard penalty if the QB threw the ball out of bounds. You had to FORCE the ball even if no one was open, which explains why Marino forces that pass to Joe Rose into coverage. Interception numbers used to be drastically higher because of this rule too. 

       

      Marino's 1984 season is the year he threw for 5,000 yards and 48 TD's. I still think his 1984 season is more impressive than Brady's 2007 or Brees 2011 season. They broke his records in an era that favors the quarterback and passing game...Marino got his records in a year where you get an automatic 15 yards pushed back if you threw the ball out of bounds.  

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      Jules

       

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      That's from 1984, and that video is just insane. :woah: His accuracy on those bomb passes is out of this world. 

       

      Okay I am half asleep, or more like 75% asleep but in that video he reminds me a bit of Tom Brady. I can see a lot of Marino in Brady too.

       

      Which is why you always call them today "Marino clones". lmao 

       

       

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      Marino's 1984 season is the year he threw for 5,000 yards and 48 TD's. I still think his 1984 season is more impressive than Brady's 2007 or Brees 2011 season. They broke his records in an era that favors the quarterback and passing game...Marino got his records in a year where you get an automatic 15 yards pushed back if you threw the ball out of bounds.  

       

      2004 Peyton is the first I believe to break the Marino TD record.

       

       

       

      I used to feel bad for Peyton when a few years later Brady broke it again with the "Moss and Welker show".

       

      Watching the beginning of that video makes Peyton look like Marino now to me. But Peyton was always big on Marino and always gave him so many compliments. 

       

      BTW the music in that video sounds like some club music or something. I feel like I should be drunk on red bull and vodka. BTW thats a bad combination too........you will be up all night wired and drunk at the same time.

       

       

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      Oh yeah, Marino gets rid of it FAST and his long passes were a thing of beauty. We have so many pocket QB's these days who are like clones of him, but I don't know any that really have the pinpoint accuracy and ball control that Marino had. You can see it in old videos, his ball control is just out of this world insane. Those are perfect spiral passes. 

       

      Manning is the only modern QB I've seen who comes close. His ball control and accuracy is the closest to Marino. I think if you are judging QB's specifically on just talent alone, Marino should always be considered in the top 3 and he should be the standard used for pass control and accuracy. 

       

      Dude......Marino's long passes were so sexy I almost feel bad comparing him to Brady now. But Brady in his short passing game IMO played a lot like Marino looked.

       

      Marino's spirals were PERFECT. In the original video you posted, those are among the best passes I have ever seen in my life.

       

       

      Screw the Dolphins for never giving him a good enough D consistently and run game. Why did they have so many issues building a good enough balanced team around him?

       

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

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      I used to feel bad for Peyton when a few years later Brady broke it again with the "Moss and Welker show".

       

      Watching the beginning of that video makes Peyton look like Marino now to me. But Peyton was always big on Marino and always gave him so many compliments. 

       

      BTW the music in that video sounds like some club music or something. I feel like I should be drunk on red bull and vodka. BTW thats a bad combination too........you will be up all night wired and drunk at the same time.

       

      Cool video, I like the music. lmao

       

      There was a period between 2004 to about 2011 where Manning, Favre, Brady and Brees were breaking all his records. 

       

      Favre broke the all time touchdown record in 2007, and Marino gave him a standing ovation during the game, it was pretty crazy. 

       

      I actually feel bad about Brees breaking his 1984 records in 2011 cause the Saints had to really pad their stats to get that yardage record and in the end, I feel like we may have sacrificed the possibility of winning a SB by chasing those records.

       

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      Screw the Dolphins for never giving him a good enough D consistently and run game. Why did they have so many issues building a good enough balanced team around him?

       

      I tell people this all the time, don't be angry at him for never winning a SB, be angry at the Dolphins management for failing him. They set him up to fail...They did not build a team around him. 

       

      ESPN ran this series some years ago where they had a segment on Dan Marino called "The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame..." and the segment on Marino went into specifics about how the Dolphins drafting completely failed Marino. 

       

      At one time, they passed on taking Thurman Thomas in the 80's, then again they passed on Terrell Davis in the 90's. The video shows how awful his running game was and the defense too. Miami had this streak in the 80's where all their big first round defensive picks were major busts. 

       

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  4. Grunge did not kill hair Metal: debunking the myth. 

     

    You've probably heard this myth your whole life how Grunge "killed hair metal" but I'm going to explain why that is a myth and more than anything a marketing creation to promote Grunge bands (specifically Nirvana). 

     

    Let's go back to the final years of the 80's and the early 90's. Hair Metal or "Pop Metal" or "Glam Metal" (whatever you want to call it) had just about run it's course in general...

     

    By hair metal; this is a reference to bands such as Cinderella, Ratt, Poison, Warrant, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Loverboy, Honeymoon Suite, L.A. Guns and soooooooo many others. 

     

    At the height of the glam metal phase, most of the heavyweights of Metal who had been already established for some time and widely considered cornerstone bands of the genre eventually adapted to glam metal to sell more records. Judas Priest for instance released the album 'Turbo' 1986. Ozzy Osbourne also released a glam based album in that same year called 'The Ultimate Sin'. Unless you are a big fan of one or the other, these albums are mostly forgotten from their catalogs. 1986 was the height of glam rock, but it was beginning to fade out by 1990.  

     

    Going into the 1990's, most hair metal bands were left standing on their last leg and things did not look good for them; Poison was beginning to break up due to guitarist C.C. Deville's cocaine problems worsening over time, and Bret Michaels was beginning to develop the rock star ego or what is often called 'lead singer god complex'. Ratt was in trouble due to Robin Crosby's heroin addiction and more than anything, the band could never top their mega hit of 'Round and Round'. Warrant was getting sick after lead singer Jamie Lane had ate too much 'Cherry Pie' and the band lost it's minds, and using them as an example; most of these bands and the L.A. glam scene had become a caricature parody of their former selves. 

     

    There was also the underground "Thrash/Speed Metal" scene that began in the 80's, and bands like Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax arguably had something to do with this, cause they were beginning to peak in popularity going into the 90's. 

     

    My point here is, most of these bands were already on life support before Nirvana even came out and grunge was marketed to the forefront. There were various underground scenes that were beginning to take over and could've easily been picked up and marketed by the music industry. Kurt Cobain admitted before that he got most of his ideas from the Pixies and Sonic Youth, who were big in the underground grunge of the 80's (R.E.M. also was a big underground band in the 80's with that "indie" sound that grunge is associated with, more proof that Nirvana did not create grunge). But further note; these glam bands were about to fizzle out regardless due to all their problems. 

     

    Heavy Metal was still a force by the time Grunge came out; the 'Thrash' or 'Speed Metal' bands (Whatever you prefer to call them) of the 80's were beginning to enjoy great success in the mainstream: Metallica's self titled 'black' album sold millions of records and to this day is one of the highest selling albums in lists. In 1992, Megadeth's single 'Symphony of the Destruction' hit #2 on the Billboard 200 chart and the album 'Countdown to Extinction' is their highest selling record of that decade; Anthrax's album 'Sound of White Noise' debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 albums (an album they made without their lead singer from the 80's). And of course, the last surviving L.A. scene glam band going into the 90's was Guns N Roses and they were still selling millions of records during the height of Grunge. In 1993, Guns N Roses released 'The Spaghetti Incident'. The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. That is an album that is mostly forgotten about, but it hit #4 and sold millions upon it's initial release. GNR is also an example of how self-destructive the glam bands were going into the 90's with drug problems and feuds with band members, setting up the table for their own destruction. 

     

    In 1994, while Grunge was still the main force to be reckoned with, Motley Crue released a self titled album without singer Vince Neil that managed to peak at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. 

     

    So no, Grunge and Nirvana did not outright kill Hair Metal. It was already dying by the time they came around.  

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    2. southwest1

      southwest1

      ["Record companies stopped developing bands and artists, and instead began to search for what would be an instant homerun with a debut album in sales. I blame Nirvana on that. Originally, selling around 150,000 was considered a great success and bands could make it and live comfortably with those numbers. After the explosive hit with these Grunge bands on just the debut album alone, the benchmark was raised beyond that, and if a band couldn't sell at least 200,000 copies, then the album was considered a failure."]
       

      So true Bogie. Labels in the early 90's demanded success right out of the gate now. Instead of allowing bands to find their sound or niche over say 2 albums before the company expected growth from the group of a substantial nature. By that I mean, touring to find your loyal devoted audience meant more than radio station play & mainstream Billboard success.

       

      If a band finds the right independent label that gives the artist time to perfect their sound, they've got a shot. But, most major labels view success now based solely on iTunes downloads over the 1st couple of months which doesn't foster creativity longterm.  

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      ["You mentioned Neil's solo effort 'Exposed'. I own a copy of this album. Been many, many years since I last listened to it, but I'm pretty sure that his guitar player on that album was Steve Stevens, who you may know for doing guitar work on Michael Jackson's 'Bad' album. It's been ages since I listened to it but I overall remember his guitar work being pretty good on the 'Exposed' record. Stevens was one of those working studio guitar players of the 80's who was always great on whatever he did. 
       
      I might dig out my copy of 'Exposed' and listen to it this coming week. Been many years since I last heard it, I think you may have just inspired me."]

       

      Yes, I'm well versed in Steve Stevens riffs & fingering on guitar necks. He worked with Billy Idol too. Steve's solos meshed nicely with Vince Neil's voice as well. That Exposed record sounded more like Motley Crue-ish than Nikki Sixx & Tommy Lee did that yr which was released in 1993. 

       

      Favorite track on that album: You Can't Change Me. Spanish guitar vibe intro always appeals to me I guess. See..

       

       

    4. southwest1

      southwest1

      ["Iron Maiden released that god awful album 'No Prayer For The Dying' and practically became a joke of themselves (Holy Smoke!!!). Then they released 'Fear of the Dark' which I know the title track is widely popular (and seriously, the only good song on the whole record), but that album was even worse than No Prayer for the Dying. I don't think most people have listened to it all the way through to remember how bad it was...Then Bruce Dickinson quit the band, they got a new singer and released some albums in the 90's that no one remembers."]

       

      I agree with everything you said about 'No Prayer For The Dying' an atrocious album indeed. My favorite studio album with Bruce & the boys is hands down 'Somewhere In Time' released in 1986 with classics like "Stranger In A Strange Land," Heaven Can Wait, & my sentimental favorite "Wasted Years." I never get tired of that track. Gotta hear it on guitar like pronto now. Checkout this woman known as Six string Kitty giving this song it's metal dues: 

       

       

      It's a travesty that Iron Maiden is still absent from the Rock & Roll HOF man. 

       

      I also have a soft spot for "Seventh Son Of The Seventh Son" too. One of the most challenging & creative percussion arrangements ever created. 

       

       

      Nicko McBrain rocks! 

       

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  5. Happy Birthday Jules!!!

     

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    2. Jules

      Jules

      Thank you Nadine!

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      I don't celebrate birthdays anymore, but Jules is a cool person, so whatever you decide to do: Enjoy it! 

    4. southwest1

      southwest1

      "You sent me a Saints cat a while back, I remembered and had to return the favor." 

       

      Nicely done Bogie! Yeah I know, I'm kinda intruding here. My bad. 

       

      I just like how you took a mental note of that & responded accordingly. Bravo! 
       

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  6. Jo Van Fleet in East of Eden, wow! She stole this movie on her own. Definitely deserved her Oscar for this.

     

     

    1. teganslaw

      teganslaw

      I never saw this movie or read the book. It looks interesting. John Steinbeck wrote some powerful stuff. I liked "Grapes of Wrath", both the book (which I read a long time ago) and the movie.

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      Grapes of Wrath may be the better film IMO. I agree with you, Steinbeck is great. I haven't read the novel of East of Eden but I might since I did enjoy the film. 

       

      East of Eden is a take on the old bible story Cain and Abel with a heavy focus on a father-son relationship. It's a decent film. I thought the emotional connections in the film really drove it since it focuses so heavily on the father and sons and their struggles with one another. 

       

      This old lady though, Jo Van Fleet definitely steals the show when she's on camera. I love it when she tells James Dean "it makes me mad thinking about a rrrrrranch." She was arguably even better in Cool Hand Luke. 

       

       

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    Beat down massacre commencing in Boston. A lot of people seem upset at this. lmao

     

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    2. Synthetic

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      Just the reason most are scared of playing in Boston again...They're a dirty team. 

    3. Jules

      Jules

      We will be okay. I mean just have to hope for the best. Hoping is what Lebron teams is all about.......

       

      Kyrie is locked in. He could barely talk after the game.

       

      Kyrie DOES sort of now remind me of a young Kobe now. HOLY CRAP.  This was like young Kobe tonight.

       

      Oh yeah, Cavs over Warriors in 6. lmao I won't change. It's going to be BRUTAL though. OMG it is.......Warriors have the starting lineup from hell.

       

      But, I do think it's not impossible and it's quite possible the Warriors are the 2007 Patriots and Durant is Randy Moss.:lol:

       

      I am actually replying in "the thread" for the first time in weeks. 

    4. Jules

      Jules

      Yep it's in the archives. CLEVELAND ALL THE WAY ALL THE WAY ALL THE WAY.

       

      LEBRON THE GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT

       

      GOAT.

       

      *screams* GOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

       

      Warriors gonna go down 2007 Pats style coming right back at ya punks.

       

      lmao tonight TNT made it with Kyrie spanking the Celtics over Lebron this time. lmao 

       

       

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      Just the reason most are scared of playing in Boston again...They're a dirty team. 

       

      Yeah they can get chippy but then again this is also playoff basketball at it's highest level.

       

      It's going to be MUCH rougher in the finals. We have to face Draymond and Zaza, think about that and let it register. It's like going against two Nazi Guards. Kevin Love is going to have to be at the TOP of HIS GAME. He's the pretty talented 3 point shooting white guy and you know he is the one they will go after. 

       

      Since well they all go after Kevin Love.........

       

      Boston actually plays a lot like the Warriors will against the Cavs with dirty big men and guards who can hit loads of 3's.

       

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  8. LeBron has scored 30+ points now in 8 of 9 playoff games, averaging 35 points a game. He deserves MVP over Westbrook and Harden easily.

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    2. Synthetic

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      Unbelievable...Boston gave up 72 points in the first half. lmao

       

      Down by 40 points :excited:

       

      And no, I don't pity them for being a historic team and the "worst beat down at home in the playoffs" tear jerker fest. They get no pity from me. It's like when people cry over Pittsburgh's historic home losses, who cares? Look how many championships these teams have. 

    3. Jules

      Jules

      Dude.......Lebron for MVP.

       

      NOW.

    4. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      LeBron didn't even finish for MVP in the awards. It's going to be Westbrook, Leonard or Harden. Talk about a f'ing tragedy when LeBron is a killing machine in the post season. 

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  9. Should be fun next year seeing the Falcons swap "Rise Up" for "Embrace the Suck" on T-shirts and banners...and this is how franchises die after a SB loss.

     

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  10. Today makes 15 years of AI and the practice rant. 

     

     

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    2. Jules

      Jules

      I am actually getting tired of watching the Celtics and Wizards. And everyone knows neither team will be in the finals. And I know you get tired of hearing about Kobe, but where I am all I hear about is how Kobe and IT talk a lot. lmao 

       

      Warriors/Spurs I think starts Sunday. Ugh, Warriors.......major ugh.

    3. Jules

      Jules

      Talk to you tomorrow. Have a good night.

       

       

    4. Jules

      Jules

      I swear I am almost done but seriously I do NOT want Lonzo Ball. For some time I thought the idea of him and his dad was cute and funny. Not anymore.

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  11. LeBron for MVP after last night...still averaging 30 points a game in the playoffs. The King ain't gonna be stopped.

     

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      Just my luck, I am still not over hay fever. It came back with a vengeance today. I'd rather be bleeding than deal with this, cause at least while having bloody noses or ears, it numbs the burning. So strange, I was fine yesterday, no problems then today it's like I'm back like nothing has changed with it. 

       

      I'm so sorry. I am doing a lot better tonight but am tired since I hit my forehead on a cabinet before doing laundry. lmao I am okay.

       

      Sad to hear you feel crappy again. Hmmm..........weird.

       

      I hope you feel better some week.

       

       

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      Warriors win again, to no surprise.

       

      Sigh, Utah blew it. They got into a jump shooting competition too when they were up ahead in the game and should have driven to the basket more IMO.

       

       

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      The Warriors seem to be out of sync with Mike Brown as head coach. Tonight, Green shoved Curry out the way to go scream at a ref, and then get into a cussing match with his coach. I'm beginning to think Kerr's best talent is putting up with this A hole. When Kerr is gone, no one can contain Green's outbursts. 

       

      I think you are right, without Steve Kerr.......there is nobody to control Green. Green is being TERRIBLE. And honestly he was having a lousy game for the most part tonight. And I didn't watch it as closely but Green shoving Curry? lmao wth?

       

       

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      Now the Warriors are being compared to the Bad Boy Pistons cause they tied some playoff streak that the Bad Boys had. :facepalm:

       

      I wish the Warriors had to play that Bad Boys Pistons team, that would be hilarious to witness. That team would not put up with Draymond Green's crap at all, he would have a few cracked ribs by now after trying to kick someone. As fragile as Curry is, he wouldn't survive two games without someone putting him out. Old Isiah Thomas, Dennis Rodman and Bill Laimbeer did not play nice. 

       

       

      Comparing them to the bad boy Pistons is hilarious. lmao 

       

       

      I hope you feel better tomorrow, a lot of games on tomorrow too.

       

      You sound so sick again.

    3. Jules

      Jules

      This picture never gets old.

       

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    4. Synthetic

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      I am still really sick. I had two great days before getting back into misery. It's weird. Sorry you hit your head, that sounds rough, but at least you are feeling better from sinus and allergy problems. 

       

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      I think you are right, without Steve Kerr.......there is nobody to control Green. Green is being TERRIBLE. And honestly he was having a lousy game for the most part tonight. And I didn't watch it as closely but Green shoving Curry? lmao wth?

       

      Green shoved Curry out the way to go yell at a ref during the 2nd quarter. It was when he had the technical foul and Utah went on a 22-9 run after that. He also cussed and yelled at Mike Brown. 

       

      Do not forget the Warriors have yet to play a 100% healthy team. Just like last year...Portland was missing a key player and Utah is banged up too. The Spurs will be banged up as well. 

       

      I notice GS does not defend the paint at all. Even worse now with Mike Brown coaching them. This makes me feel better about the Cavs chances, cause LeBron and Kyrie will attack the paint for sure. Durant is not the antidote for stopping LeBron. If anyone seriously believes that, they need to watch this video and then tell me how useful Durant looked against a good defense. 

       

      Tonight they went iso with Durant too, which if they do that against Cleveland or even San Antonio, they're not going to win. 

       

       

      The Heat with LeBron were in attack mode in this series. It was all attack. The Cavs are starting to play like this again. Attack, attack, attack. LeBron isn't scared of anyone. 

       

      When Durant gets exposed he becomes a turnover machine. It's seen in that game 5, but it was also seen last year when he and Westbrook accounted for 10 turnovers in less than two minutes vs Golden State in game 6. The reason people don't believe in Durant is because we've seen this time and time again. 

       

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      Comparing them to the bad boy Pistons is hilarious. lmao 

       

      That Pistons team would provoke Draymond Green so easily into a brawl and getting him suspended, it wouldn't even be funny. It would happen so fast, and I doubt Curry would survive a few games against them as fragile as he is. 

       

      I actually see Golden State compared to that team a lot and I don't get how...We saw last year how fragile and injury prone that team can be. The Pistons would knock Curry out in just two games. 

       

       

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  12. Saints fans complain about drafting an OL with the 32nd pick, because ya know, when the quarterback takes big hits and gets hurt behind a line that has been in decay for 4 years now, then it's a problem. 

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    2. Jules

      Jules

      Falcons really want to improve that crappy D from the SB. Problem is why don't they improve their crappy coaching and playcalling? If they don't improve the basic things like how to hold a lead when up by 100 points then whats the point?

       

      I told you for weeks and months to be optimistic about the Saints!

       

       

      I gotta go through the list of what everyone drafted. I am painfully behind and about to take a benadryl so I will be in la la land soon tonight.

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Hope benadryl don't give you bad nightmares...it's why I have stopped taking it. 

       

      I don't know if it's a testament to NE being beaten by the same formula or if the Falcons truly got lucky to have their defense perform at such a high level in the SB. They were the 27th ranked defense and made NE look like garbage for 3 quarters of that game. 

       

      People will study that SB forever, cause it threw all the odds out the window. The stats didn't even matter, a horrible defense made a top ranked offense look useless in that game. That's not even counting all the odds against NE to come back and win due to the Falcons poor coaching.

    4. teganslaw

      teganslaw

      It looks like the Saints are getting Drew Brees plenty of weapons. They should be much improved this season.

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  13. Happy Birthday Al Pacino! Happy you are still with us at 77!

    1. southwest1

      southwest1

      My top 3 films of his are as follows: 1. HEAT, 2. The Insider, & 3. Insomnia. "Carlito's Way" co-starring Sean Penn gets an honorable mention too with it's retro 70's vibe. 

       

      "Scent Of A Woman'...I liked the blind colonel driving the red Ferrari & the young college kid on scholarship talking the Col. down from suicide with his piece. A very powerful scene: 

       

      "What life? I ain't got no life!" Al was a Kennedy Center honoree this past February too. 

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      Interesting picks...

       

      I tend to divide Pacino's career into 3 categories - 

       

      #1 The prime era (1973 to 1983); great movies include The Godfather, Godfather Part II, Scarecrow, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, ...And Justice For All, and Scarface. All of those movies you could argue he should've won an Oscar for (my money will forever be on 'Justice For All' being the one he got biggest snub for. Pacino carried that movie on his back and covered up the few issues the movie has, all with his acting skills). 

       

      #2 The fading career era (1983-1990); he didn't make any great movies in this period, but Sea of Love was entertaining, and it was cool he got to make a movie with Ellen Barkin back when she was considered an upcoming sex bomb in Hollywood.

       

      #3. Career resurgence (1991-2002); Al Pacino was on fire in the 90's. Not as great as his prime era where he got snubbed multiple Oscars, but still a damn good actor resurrected; GlennGary Glenn Rose, Carlito's Way, Heat, Devil's Advocate, and Insomnia are my picks of this era. 

       

      I don't count anything from the past 10+ years cause Al Pacino these days is a laughing stock who just sleepwalks through movies for a paycheck while putting little effort into anything in his old age. The only credit I can give him is that he's not the only one doing this (cough, cough...Robert De Niro) 

       

      IMO Scent of a Woman is like the diet coke 'Justice For All'. The fact he won his Oscar for that, to me, means that someone knew they screwed it up back in 1979 when he lost. 

       

      The big famous court room speech is a chilled version of this scene. 

       

       

       

      Carlito's Way is probably my favorite movie of his. Carlito is what I consider the unofficial sequel to Scarface. Carlito recycles a lot of the smaller actors from Scarface, giving them guest roles here and there. The entire movie is like a "what if" version of Scarface where the question of the mater is, "what if Tony had went to prison and/or changed as a person?". Carlito was a monster drug lord, who comes out of prison and wants to change that about himself, while also being stuck in the same lifestyle with the same scum bags. He's just like Tony Montana, except older, wiser, but naive. It's a redemption tale, and unlike Scarface, his character is very likable in that. You want to root for Carlito, where as with Tony Montana, he pretty much got what was coming to him at the end of the movie. 

       

      With Carlito though, you really knew beforehand it wasn't going to end well....The writing was on the wall already enough for his girlfriend to tell him. But he was too naive to listen. 

       

       

       

      I like Penelope Ann Miller in this movie too. She was greatly cast in this. The arguing she has with him felt real, IMO greatly underrated actress. 

       

      Carlito's Way may not have the cultural impact that Scarface had, but it's a great character driven story and I feel it's a criminally underrated film. That film actually has a bit of a cult following today. It don't have the fan base that Scarface has, but there is a pretty good sized cult following of people I've seen that hold that film up on the pedestal. 

  14. LeBron for MVP!

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    2. Jules

      Jules

      My relatives are driving me insane. a few are in town.

       

      OMG........Lebron did another first round sweep! Just like last year!

       

      Steve Kerr is pretty cool. I like him, sadly his team is a bunch of egg heads but he is cool. And he suffers a lot with mysterious health things sadly.

       

      Be back later tonight probably, not sure but yeah........:headspin:

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      My relatives keep me insane, so I feel you there. :hug:

       

       

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      OMG........Lebron did another first round sweep! Just like last year!

       

      Does LeBron even take the regular season serious anymore? lmao He waits till the playoffs to awaken. 

       

      The Warriors didn't look that great last night. They could've lost had it not been for that run they had. Happy though for Durant he can sit out while his star-studded team he's riding the coat tails of can win without him. 

    4. Jules

      Jules

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      Does LeBron even take the regular season serious anymore? lmao He waits till the playoffs to awaken. 

       

      And has he awakened. Holy crap.-omg-A beast has been unleashed on Earth.

       

       

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      The Warriors didn't look that great last night. They could've lost had it not been for that run they had. Happy though for Durant he can sit out while his star-studded team he's riding the coat tails of can win without him. 

       

      I am almost starting to hate him the most now over anyone else on the Warriors. He literally IS just riding their coat tails. There was too much pressure on him in OKC.......and he rarely ever delivered.

       

      But, he has really been milking this stupid leg injury crap at times too even though it's been months. I mean even last year in the first round of the playoffs Curry got hurt but didn't even miss much time and he is frail as hell compared to Durant.

       

      Screw Durant. I hope he hides under his covers from Lebron.


       

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      My relatives keep me insane, so I feel you there. :hug:

       

       

      Oh. I had not noticed.

       

      :sarcasm:

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  15. Red Letter Media spoofing the "nerd" culture is the best thing ever. VERY COOL....

     

     

    1. Jules

      Jules

      I'll save it, no idea what this is........lol

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      They're making fun of nerdy "geek culture" and all the stuff on Youtube of people over-analyzing move trailers and how VERY COOL everything is. 

  16. LeBron is having his best season since his 2012-2013 peak with the Heat. His averages are right on par with that MVP season, just a few points off from scoring. Too bad this is the Cavs worst team since he returned, greatly diminishing the possibility of a repeat due to their horrible defense. If Westbrook don't win MVP with his god-like stats, than LeBron definitely deserves it over Harden.

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    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      The way to stop slaughter and bloodshed is MORE slaughter and bloodshed! 

       

      I just hope all his dumbaazz voters are happy with this. Since ya know, he supposedly was going to "bring peace" but I'll drop the subject now. Depressing we live with this joke of a president. 

    3. Jules

      Jules

      Ugh.........it's so bad.

       

      I hate him too since he often distracts us from fun stuff.

       

       

    4. Jules

      Jules

      sorry, I don't even really remember what were discussing here last night before dumbazzz ruined things for us.

       

      Ugh.........I hate him so much since he down right ruined my night last night.

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  17. Does anyone have a Nintendo Switch and the latest Zelda game? I've heard it's the best Zelda in several years. Looks very fun.

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    2. Jared Cisneros

      Jared Cisneros

      Absolutely, Free Agency just filled holes for the most part. He's hyping the draft as the way to build a team, so it's vital that he hits on those picks. If he misses, we are no better or even worse than last year with our strategy in Free Agency.

    3. Jules

      Jules

      His name was really Grigano.

       

      lmao 

    4. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      GRIGANO - if I was a Colts fan, I'd want Pagano gone next. Perhaps Ballard could bring in his own coach, like most GM's do. 

       

      it's going to take at least 2 or 3 drafts to really get back on pace. A lot of fans don't really have the patience, but it takes time. The Saints have spent the last 2 years trying to fix all our problems that began in 2014. 

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  18. Indie Rockers: Metric is a great band. Listening to their 2009 album 'Fantasies' for the first time in some years. 

     

    These Canadian rockers are great, and Emily Haines has the voice of an angel. Hearing her voice years ago was what originally drew me to this band to sit down with a number of their albums. 

     

    The ballad 'Collect Call' is my favorite song from this record. (Wish they did more ballads like this, cause it tends to show the strength of Haines' voice) 

     

     

     

    Love this cute rocker too with the goofy lyrics: "Who would you rather be; the Beatles or the Rolling Stones?" 

     

     

     

    1. Jules

      Jules

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      and Emily Haines has the voice of an angel.

       

      She does kinda, you are right. It is kind of this innocent angelic sound.But I just have listened to one song so far.

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      Indie bands are usually a hit and miss. Many of them tend to be hipster junk or loud, noisy grunge nostalgia. 'Metric' has a more civilized sound, great production and all around very well organized. 

       

      Also helps that Emily Haines is a terrific singer. I love her voice!

    3. Jules

      Jules

      I have never been too familiar with Indie bands. Like you said a ton of it is hipster junk or some I have listened to sound like Nirvana clones like they are trying to sound like the album "Bleach" from their garages. lmao 

       

      This girl is pretty good, Emily Haines. Very pretty sincere voice.

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  19. Came across this on Youtube and had to share it with you. It's quite long, but a great video 

     

     

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    2. Jules

      Jules

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      was drinking a little bit earlier and have not gotten to sleep sadly yet so I can't type much. I am so tired too.

       

      But that gif is sooooooooo much better with a few drinks even. lmao omg it's hilarious.

       

      Mr. Ball LOOKS DRUNK in that gif. And his son is like "Just swallow me into the Earth now......please I beg you God if you are real swallow me up right now."

       

      BBB REPRESENTED IN DA HOUSE TONIGHT

       

      BALLS IN YO FACE

       

      Sadly I think Ball might really go to the Lakers but part of me don't care since this is some entertaining stuff.

    3. Jules
    4. Jules

      Jules

      I spamming, third one in a row. but omg I am addicted to this man now. lmao 

       

      lavarballtest-1.jpg?w=1200

       

      lmao 

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      lmao 

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  20. Edge still out-gained him in yardage both of those seasons, so him being the best ever is subjective. IMO, the Rams success in the Greatest Show On Turf had more to do with Kurt Warner than anything else. Faulk still would've been effective without Warner, but in the SB, Warner won that game where Faulk was shut down entirely (and was shut down again in the 2001 SB) Faulk is somewhat difficult to like in the media. Saints fans have never liked him cause the way he acted like a sore loser when the Rams went out in the first round of the 2000 playoffs.
  21. I see your point there. The Colts were a joke in Indy before Dickerson, known solely as the team that John Elway refused to play for. I didn't know that about Faulk in 1995. Steve DeBerg played half of a season starting QB with a pin holding his finger together and was still throwing passes. Strange of Faulk to sit out, the Colts probably would've made the SB in that year. They were on a hell of a run late in the season. Harbaugh was in the MVP conversation with Favre and Emmitt Smith that year with his TD/INT ratio and the streak he was having of wins.
  22. Best running back the Colts ever had. James went back to back as the NFL's rushing leader in 1999 and 2000, even edging out Marshall Faulk both times, including in Faulk's MVP season in 2000. (if you want to pick him over Faulk, there's a good reason why). James was averaging around 4.4-4.6 yards in his prime years. Sad that he was gone by the time they won the SB, it would've been nice to see him get a ring on his finger. I'd take him over both Eric Dickerson and Marshall Faulk; both of whom had the best years of their careers with the Rams.
  23. David Sylvian...one of many Bowie clones from the 70's and 80's. Here he is with his band 'Japan' trying his absolute best to look like his idol.

     

     

     

    Doesn't he look familiar? :woah:

     

    Bowie from 75


    Image result for david bowie young americans

     

    Not going to shade Sylvian's band Japan, Quiet Life is a pretty good song...Mick Karn on bass, proving why he was one of the most sought after bass players of early New Wave. Karn would later go on to do albums with Gary Numan and Kate Bush, as well as producing his own solo records. A unique bass player who definitely made his band (Japan) sound a lot better than they truly were. R.I.P. 

     

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      I have Japan's album 'Quiet Life', was listening to it yesterday when I posted this.

       

      For a band, they owe a great deal of their sound to Mick Karn. Brilliant bass player, I'll praise him to high heaven cause he deserves it. He was the one thing that made their band a bit unique, remove him from the picture and they would just be a generic New Wave band. Karn did some work with Kate Bush and Gary Numan. With Numan, the song "Subway Called You" really showcases what a fantastic bass player he was.  

       

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      It's almost too blatant how he copies Bowie to me.  From movements to sound to looks......I mean sheesh........

       

      The song itself isn't bad if you don't have to look at the Bowie poseur though.

       

      There are many, many, many David Bowie imitators in the music world. From the 70's on up, for the past 4 decades, there has been various Bowie wannabes. They still exist in today's age too.

       

      Some are more obvious than others, and some that begin as Bowie imitators can sometimes turn out to be brilliant artists. But David Sylvian is one of the more blatant ones. He's not the #1 in that category, but definitely is up there among Bowie wannabes. 

    2. Jules

      Jules

      You can't copy Bowie since Bowie had a unique gorgeousness and soul that was un-matchable.

    3. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Many try and many fail

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  24. BIG BALLER BRAND. Best T-Shirt Clothing Line name ever. Can't get any more 1990's-sounding than that!

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    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      I fell asleep yesterday, sorry about that. Was very very tired after cleaning. I did snap some new photos of the cats recently.

       

      The Cavs could lose the #1 seed to Boston, that would make me happy. 

    3. Jules

      Jules

      Kitties!!!!!!!!

       

       

    4. Jules

      Jules

      Kansas!!!!!!!

       

      I am in the elite 8.

       

      :excited:

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  25. R.I.P. Chuck Berry, one of the greatest. For those that want to check some of his catalog now, "Chuck Berry Is On Top" was arguably his best album. It contained all his big hits from Johnny B. Goode to Little Queenie, Carol, Almost Grown, Maybellene, etc etc. 

     

    Sadly, CD copies of Chuck Berry Is On Top are relatively difficult to come across. The album has been out of print for a long time. Amazon sells CD-R versions, which I do own a recent copy. Basically, it's legal for them to press CD-R versions of out-of-print albums and sell them for inflated prices over 20 dollars. It comes with a booklet and all the art is printed on nice paper, but one look at the back of the disc clearly shows that it's a CD-R and not the real thing. 

     

    Chuck's best album in print, happens to be his debut record 'After School Session'. Maybellene is on this album and was later included on 'Chuck Berry Is On Top'.

     

    My favorite Chuck Berry song was 'Little Queenie' and this video of him dancing is a glory to see, watch how he moves his legs back and forth. 

     

     

    Who covered Chuck Berry the best??? IMO, the Rolling Stones and no one else. 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!' featured two Chuck Berry covers. The one of Little Queenie was gorgeous. There are times when listening to Kieth Richards' rhythm style of playing where he can actually fool the listener into the thinking it's really Chuck Berry you're listening to. Only reason I take the Stones over any other covers is because of that. No other guitar player mastered Chuck's style better than Kieth Richards. 

     

     

     

    1. Synthetic

      Synthetic

       

      Chuck Berry was around forever like BB King. It really is sad to see him go. Now only Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis remain living from that old era, and as for the Blues, we got Otis Rush and Buddy Guy still with us (Buddy who has now been grandfathered into that role of "king of the Blues" since BB passed).

       

      Chuck Berry outlived BB King, that was a surprise to me. I thought he was a few years younger.

       

      I imagine for your father, he was the coolest thing in the world back then. Just watching videos of Chuck Berry is a great pleasure. 

    2. Synthetic

      Synthetic

      Worth noting; Chuck Berry's 12 bar blues style of rhythm playing rocker songs is so influential. You hear it in practically everything. While he didn't invent the 12 bar blues, he certainly influenced how it's used - fast paced for a rocker. 

       

      The Rolling Stones used his style of 12 bar blues rockers a lot. Even Bowie's Suffragette City uses the 12 bar straight out of the playbook. 

    3. southwest1

      southwest1

      Thanks for starting this status update on Chuck Berry Bogie. I have a great deal of respect for the diversity of your historical musical knowledge across a variety of genres. I sincerely mean that. I'm not exaggerating either. 

       

      I appreciate that nugget you shared on how Berry's death affected your father too Jules. 

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