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  1. Bronn added a post in a topic The Panthers just posted a video in Spanish and the dumbassery was unleashed   

    "Panther" only gets more awesome en Espanol...
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  2. Bronn added a post in a topic Game Of Thrones Grown Up Talk. Do Not Enter Unless You Have Finished All The Books   

    Well, first off, nobody knows anything about where Howland Reed has been this whole time, and the only evidence we have that he even exists is history and him sending his "kids" to aid Bran.
    With he and Ned being such good friends in the past, one would think that he'd have done something to aid in the North's cause during the War of Five Kings, or anything at all to show up other than sending the aforementioned kids.
    There are lots of theories about Howland Reed that I have read over the years... ranging from him being a warg, a greenseer himself, Jojen being Howland, etc. etc. etc. But the one that makes the most sense to me, if you pair the books with the show, is that the High Sparrow that kind of mysteriously waltzes into Kings Landing and takes some control back is none other than the Crannogman himself.

    That link was a year ago, but some of the points they hit on were ones I was picking up on and hinting at when I made that post in 2012.

    If Howland = High Sparrow/Septon, then he alone could attest to the legitimacy of Jon's (or Meera's, if she is a twin) claim and parentage, should they ever find their way to King's Landing...
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  3. Bronn added a post in a topic Game Of Thrones Grown Up Talk. Do Not Enter Unless You Have Finished All The Books   

    I could see it happening... Ned was warden of the North and not too far removed from being in consideration for the Iron Throne himself... He knew that the minute potential existed for Jon to have a legitimate claim to the throne should something ever happen to Robert, given his royal blood by way of the Targaryens before Baratheon rule, and his Stark blood and the historical implications of it.

    Ned had three sons already to carry on any legacies he might have, but he saw the potential for needing access to an ace up his sleeve should something happen to Robb, Bran, or Rickon. Look at what happened to Ned's brother and father at the hands of the previous king. Wars always happened. People always fought over the throne. They knew what lurked in the north, above the wall. He needed a fallback plan to keep order and honor in the North.

    I think he took Jon for the exact reasons you think he didn't. He knew how the world was, and felt it better to raise Jon as his own, and teach him about honor and ruling alongside your people instead of over them. Think about how Jon acts at the wall, becoming LC and all that. How many times have we seen him turn down things that would benefit only him over his black brethren? Howland couldn't have those kinds of lessons to teach out in the swamps...
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  4. Bronn added a post in a topic Game Of Thrones Grown Up Talk. Do Not Enter Unless You Have Finished All The Books   

    DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNN! I was on to this years ago!

    Okay, maybe not the whole Jojen being Howland part... but...

    I'm really starting to think the High Sparrow is Howland.
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  5. Bronn added a post in a topic Fear the Walking Dead - Season 1   

    I really liked it. I don't have too much commentary to add yet.
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  6. Bronn added a post in a topic I Am Watching Breaking Bad, Finally...   

    Saying Sons of Anarchy is bad makes you look like a whiny baby. Not only is it a great show (we only have 5 episodes left) but most people who appreciate the best shows (BB, GoT) also enjoy it.
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  7. Bronn added a post in a topic Another cord cutting thread... Advice plz...   

    I think the route we are going to take is this:

    Get TWC to give us internet for $50 or less a month... Apparently we were already paying for 15Mbps speed and didn't know it...
    Sling has a deal now where you pay for 3 months of service and get a Roku 3 for $49.99... We'll shell out the 109.99 that that will be up front and use the Roku for the living room...

    I'll move the PS3 to the bedroom for Netflix, etc since we don't watch much TV in there anyway.
    We'll start with an indoor HD antenna for the living room and see what kind of reception we get. I won't need a converter box because that TV has a built in tuner.
    Basically, I'll be spending around $200 up front ($50 internet, $60 for 3 months of Sling, $49.99 for the Roku 3, @$40 for an HD antenna) for the first month... Add $50 each month for the next two months for internet, and I come out with $300 for 3 months of service opposed to $450 worth of TWC at our current rate.

    This obviously leaves us no way to record shows.. which we have decided to wait on. Also, it gives us no digital TV in the bedroom which we can do without for a while.

    After the first three months though, I will be looking at a bill of around $79 a month if I keep Sling, Netflix, and TWC internet. That'll be about $70 in savings each month, which translates to $840 a year. With those savings, I can add stuff to Sling if we decide we like it... get a TiVo if I can catch it on a deal again... whatever...
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  8. Bronn added a post in a topic Homer Simpson is a Panthers fan   

    IIRC there is another later scene in that Simpsons episode in which Bart is in a truck full of yarmulkes and is stoked to find one that is a Carolina Panthers yarmulke...
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  9. Bronn added a post in a topic Another cord cutting thread... Advice plz...   

    Thanks for all the advice!

    I'm looking at that TiVo deal, but one site I pulled it up on said it had ended... Your site looks like it is still legit, though...
    I'm not really a fan of the stuff I have read about the Channel Master DVR, especially considering I could possibly get the TiVo for less right now...
    I know this thing is probably an incredibly cheap option, but what do you all think about something like this as a DVR to record a show here and there?
    The only drawback I can see from that is that you have to watch the channel being recorded... But we could set it up to be recording something and watch something on another TV or on Netflix or something while whatever we were recording recorded. But it would also allow me to play shows and movies I download via its USB port... So that is a plus...
    For attic mounted antennas... Do they not have to have line of sight to work effectively? Can you power multiple receivers with it if you get a splitter? Or, does that weaken the signal?
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  10. Bronn added a topic in The Lounge   

    Another cord cutting thread... Advice plz...
    So the time has come and Time Warner Cable has to go. It is basically my only option out in the boonies. I've been calling them every 6 months or so when my current promotion expires, and this time they don't want to budge. I was paying @$135 a month for basic internet (I think it is like 6 Mbps download max), 2 DVRs, and the basic digital TV package (no premiums). Starting at the end of August, I am going to turn everything in and cancel everything, except the broadband. I think we will go to the Turbo tier and get like 20 Mbps for like $50 a month.

    In the living room, our current setup is a somewhat modern 55" Vizio LCD that isn't a smart TV, and my PS3 hooked up to it to stream Netflix. It has 5 HDMI inputs...
    In our bedroom, we have one of the last 36" tube TV's made... It has like 2 component hookups, one in front and one in back...

    Ideally, we still would like to record some programs on over-the-air digital channels to watch later and fast forward, but I don't want to sign up for a monthly DVR service like Tivo.
    The current plan is just download/stream anything we typically watch on TV that isn't a Netflix only offering. That is what the boost in broadband speed is for. Faster downloading and seamless streaming on multiple devices.
    One thing I've considered is replacing the bedroom dinosaur TV with a new smart TV, but that will run about $300 on top of needing some way to record over-the-air digital programs, 2 amplified digital antennas, etc. (looking at possibly $500 or more of new equipment once all is said and done, including TV)

    If we stick with what we've got now, I can move the PS3 to the bedroom for streaming (since I can use the component output), get a Roku for the living room (would probably get a Roku 2), get a $35 digital converter box with built in recording capability I found off Amazon, a couple amplified antennas, and be out around $250 or less.

    Monthly fees would be about $80 or less, a savings of $55... That includes our current Netflix sub, a Hulu sub, an Amazon Prime sub (is this even worth it?... we'd only watch free content), and the TWC internet cost.
    Thoughts? Opinions? Other options?

    There are no other carriers in my area other than TWC, CenturyLink, or the dish companies.
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  11. Bronn added a post in a topic Convince Me Madden 16 is Worth Buying   

    I remember my days of 4 player controlled franchises... Like PhillyB it was pre-me-being-married, but my friends and I literally sat around the same console a couple times a week, each created 4 teams, picked different divisions to place ourselves in, and did a fantasy draft to start things off. Then each offseason we all had to scout players, draft them, roll for who had first dibs at offering FAs contracts, had to approve each others trades, etc. IIRC this was back when you took individual players you scouted through the drills and did them yourself.

    Those were the days... lol
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  12. Bronn added a post in a topic Baby Boy Grant is with us!   

    Congrats dude!

    I got two boys myself.
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  13. Bronn added a post in a topic Think I have a Hernia   

    I'm sitting here with an umbilical hernia as I type this... I've known about it since last December... It is to the lower right of my belly button, but I can feel the protrusion (and pop it back in) inside my belly button...

    Some days it aches a bit, and I definitely pay attention to it when I am doing heavy lifting, etc. but as long as it doesn't get strangulated I'm probably not going to have surgery on it for a long time...

    I'd definitely have a doctor look at it... But from my readings on them, people live with hernias of all types for a long time without getting them repaired... But it does sound like it can turn into a medical emergency pretty rapidly if it ever gets strangulated.
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  14. Bronn added a post in a topic Smith to the HOF   

    part of being a fan is nostalgia
    get off your high horse
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