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  1. Goondal

    Game Day Menu

  2. I have watched only four Super Bowls since the year we lost to the Pats and am not sure if I have ever watched a halftime show.
  3. This reminds me of the first Saints games last year where we came in 2-0 to their 0-2 and what a win could have done for us. Going up two games on Atlanta with a h2h victory and with the Saints already having a division looks would be enormous. With this OL and secondary though I just do not have the confidence that it will happen. I also do not expect the new offense to really hit its stride until the second half of the season. Plus, we rarely win there. Hell, we could not win in Atlanta when we went 15-1. Panthers 13:21 Falcons
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    Sharp Objects

    I was not a fan of the abrupt ending, most things they did a good job leaving clues so you could deduce them, but there were several things that were left unexplained. My main issue was the way the murders were so different and it was commented multiple times about it being two killers. Then the characters basically forgot about it and it was never brought up again by the show. I am fine with it being the same killer but it is very lazy to bring it up multiple times and then just drop it. I still very much enjoyed the show but do not feel that they stuck the landing. It had a shot to be my favorite of ‘18 but I feel that The Americans is still the leader in the clubhouse. Could be the first time in fifteen years or so that my top show of the year was not an HBO show.
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    Sharp Objects

    I have basically avoided everything with the exception of one podcast where neither person read the book or knew anything about it. I love this show and cannot wait for the finale. I have a theory about it all so stop reading as my explanation might contain spoilers for those that have not watched. I think that Amma, maybe with Natalie’s help killed Ann and that Amma and Ashley, maybe with help from Joades and the other one, killed Natalie. Now until this last episode I thought it was Adora, not Ashley that was in on Natalie. Some Ashley things as well as my belief that the vision of Adora as the woman in white is probably muddying the waters changed my mind. First: there was talk early on that this was two different killers. They mentioned it multiple times. I doubt this means nothing. The difference in the killings has to be explained. Natalie’s murder has much more evidence around it. John has talked about the three girls being friends and about how Natalie injured the one classmate while younger, liked to bite, and would have never painted her nails. The nails part makes sense coming from Adora, but correct m if I am wrong, I do not remember Ann having painted nails. Therefore it is likely someone doing it out of hatred as opposed to Adora, who would do it to make her “proper.” Amma and Ashley both have reasons to hate Natalie. Amma would be jealous of the attention that Adora paid Ashley (and Ann) while Ashley, who complained this week that John never slept with her, would be jealous of the friendship John and his sister had. Ann turned up the next day while Natalie turned up several days after her disappearance. She had to be held somewhere. Ashley’s pool house makes sense. It would explain the blood on the floor and bite on Ashley’s ear. Natalie was clearly planned, precise, premeditated murder. I believe that Ann was more of a heat of passion, what have I done type thing. She was not put on display, and it was much more sloppy. If Camille’s vision is right and Adora was the woman in white then I definitely think it is two killers because I cannot see her killing Ann the way she was killed. Amma and Natalie are the only two that make sense for me here. We know they were friends, we know there was a falling out. Amma indicated this to Camille and Natalie indicated as much on her “friends list.” Who knows, maybe it mirrors the lesbian murder that was possibly Adora from back in the day. Even if it was Natalie though, Amma would have to be involved because of the location of the bike. We got that scene of Camille following Amma to the farm. A show like this, all scenes mean something, that one was to show her comfort level with the farm and that she came there often. She could have easily killed Ann and panicked, dumping the bike in a familiar place where she felt safe. I think that Natalie was either involved with Ann’s death and got cold feet or she found out Amma did it and in either case she became a threat, which led to her death. I was in favor of Adora being the woman in white and helping in Natalie’s death to protect Amma and that Adora got the worker to say John dropped the bike. I moved on to Ashley for several reasons though: -the aforementioned, painting the nails out of hatred -Amma mentioned something like “I can get girls to do what I want but they hate me after.” This would fit Ashley in my scenario to a T -Amma said you can get boys to do what you want if you let them do stuff to you. This is the worker at the farm that fingered John. Adora would have been smart enough to pick a night shift person, Amma knows the day shift guys -Ashley says John would never murder the girls because it would make him popular...this is all she cares about and would also explain why Natalie was put on display -Natalie was a biter so her teeth were pulled I also think that the teeth are in Chekov’s Doll House. There has been too much focus on it and Amma went total bitch face when Camille tried to touch Adora’s room. The teeth are probably in there, although I hope they are not the actual ivory floor, that might seems silly. There is one thing that does not fit though. Why were Ann’s teeth pulled? Makes me think Natalie was involved somehow in Ann’s death. I hope not though. John already lost his poor sister and is arrested for her murder. If the kid does get out if would suck to find out his dead kid sister was a murderer.
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    Sharp Objects

    Supposedly there were only fifty or so words mentioned in the book so they sat down one day and came up with what would make sense for the rest. They then had her body double write them on herself and basically copied her body when doing the makeup or whatever was needed for Camille. That way it would be as realistic as they could get it and it explains the poor formation of certain letter. There is actually a space on her back where the body double could not reach.
  7. I am not sure what I thought it was going to be from the previews, but it is definitely different than I anticipated.
  8. It is different because it is only a limited run series as opposed to actually having multiple seasons, but it is the most engaged I have been in a show since The Leftovers went off the air. It is basically a small town murder mystery. The show it most makes me think of is True Detective.
  9. That show is phenomenal so far...I hope they can finish it off. I have not read a single thing on it because I know it is based on a book and do not want anything spoiled. I have a bunch of different possibilities and theories going on in my head. After the most previous episode I have kind of begun to meld several of them together into a theory I really like. That being said, it is probably completely wrong.
  10. Yes she is, but she seems to be a competent scumbag, the brothers are worthless, although I still love Roman. I thought the same thing about Culkin.
  11. Honestly, depending on the time you ask me it makes mine. I have a top two and then there are about five or six films that can go in almost any order.
  12. Roman’s reaction to the space shuttle was bleepin hilarious. Shiv is the only one of the kids that is worth a damn. My favorite character is her or Stewy.
  13. 1) Cloud Atlas (2012) 2) Casablanca (1942) 3) Gone With the Wind (1939) 4) Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) 5) The Shawshank Redemption (1994) The top two are pretty well set for me. There are really about twelve films after that though that can go in almost any order depending on when you ask me. You mentioned best sequel. It is The Godfather Part II and it is not even close. I love Aliens, which you mentioned, and it is better than any other ever made, but this is just a different level thing going on.
  14. Well no, but not every person that voted for him is a white racist and not every person in Ohio hates Lebron. I know of a lot dumber reasons people vote the way they do than “he criticized my sports hero.” Just in the sports landscape alone I know a Red Sox fan that voted for Bush because Kerry said the Sox best player was Manny Ortez and I have a friend that voted for Obama because he is a White Sox fan. Most importantly, it was a joke. =)
  15. Someone should remind him that Ohio is a swing state.
  16. You have to stick with The Leftovers. I know multiple people that did not like it at first even into the seventh or eighth episode but now have it among, if not at the top of their all-time list. That being said, it is not for everyone and I can understand why some would not like it. I feel like it just depends on your life experiences and how you relate to the characters/story. For some it would seem like a foreign language while for others, myself included, it can feel as if you were the basis for a character(s).
  17. I absolutely love Succession. I feel like it is the show that Billions wanted to be and find it addicting much in the same way I found Mad Men. I even find similarities in their theme songs and how they get into my head and I am humming it for days. That being said...I would not even put it two tiers below The Wire or Deadwood. As far as ‘18. Shows go though Succession is challenging the final season of The Americans for my favorite. They could both be surpassed though if the final four episodes of Sharp Objects are as good as the first four. I highly recommend that show, it has been fabulous.
  18. Agreed, I feel as if we got cheated of some fine moments with the way they rushed the ending. Rothstein’s downfall would have been a joy to watch. They needed an extra season between S4 and S5
  19. I prefer The Leftovers. Of everything I have ever watched, read, listened to, etc. it is my absolute favorite. That being said, The Wire is next and is absolutely on another level from every other show below it. Six Feet Under is third for me but it is definitely a tier below along with Deadwood and Boardwalk Empire. I feel as if both of those two dad the potential to reach that upper tier. The former ended one season too early while the latter should have had an extra season before the final one. That time jump did not work for me. The Sopranos is right there with them but had the opposite problem I feel as if went on too long and they were stretching things out. In regards to Game of Thrones, I love it but I never rank a show that is still going on against shows that have completed their run. There was a time where it had the potential to get as high as third. This past season was a major drop in quality however and at this point it will take a lot to surpass any of those top six for me. If you wanted to call be an HBO whore I would not dispute it. As for non-HBO shows my favorites are The Americans and The West Wing followed by Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Friday Night Lights
  20. For some reason we cannot post in the old thread so I guess we need a new one. The first one saw a World Series title but then had two last place finishes so maybe we will get some new thread magic. Anyway, Price has been named Opening Day starter. I really was not all too keen on this signing. Just like last year they are overpaying drastically, although at least I like Price most than the bats we wasted cash on last season (I still hate Panda). This feels like a second or third place team to me, not as bad as it had been but not as good as '13 either. We definitely have some fine young talent. I really hope that the idiot contracts to Sandoval and Hanley do not cost Shaw playing time. Luckily nobody looks unbeatable in the East, although Toronto will be favorites to repeat as long as Stroman is healthy and the pen does not blow. I have them in the high eighties. Balimore is the weakest in the division and should win in the mid 70s. That leaves Boston with New York and Tampa in the middle. I think we have the best roster of the three and the Yankees are the worst, however that pen of their's is so damn good it will disguise some weaknesses. They have won more than they should have three years in a row due to their stellar 8th/9th inning guys and this year's pen is their best yet. We should be fighting New York all season , both finishing in the mid-80s. Tampa meanwhile will stay close but I do not think they have the hitting to win more than 79-82. No matter how it plays out, so glad to have baseball back!
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    How about those RED SOX! Part Deux

    Pearce, Kinsler, and Eovaldi were all decent pick-ups in areas of need. I Am normally critical of Dombrowski but I feel as if he did a really good job of filling out the roster despite having a very limited system from which to trade from. I would have liked another RP but it may not be necessary. At this point the Astros do have an edge at second starter and the Yankees have an edge in the pen outside of the ninth but in both places we have guys that can do the job as long as they perform.
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    AFI's Top 100 Movies of All Time

    I fall right there with you. It is good and enjoyable but not great. I know people that loathe it though
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    AFI's Top 100 Movies of All Time

    Yeah, The Wizard of Oz wins almost any other year, it just went up against Gone With the Wind. Then there are others years where nothing is really worthy. Pulp Fiction also lost to Forest Gump. To be honest I feel like there is unfair backlash to this day against Gump because, while good, it defeated two of the most beloved films of all-time. I know a decent number of people that hate that movie and invariably at least one of the other two is in their top ten.