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#3300531 Happy Birthday Biscuit

Posted by Captroop on Yesterday, 12:52 PM

Happy Birthday, young man!

#3298835 BBC fires Jeremy Clarkson

Posted by Captroop on 25 March 2015 - 03:08 PM

I think this in addition to his other offenses pushes it over the top for me. I was honestly not impressed with him on top gear, I found him a bit annoying.


So you weren't in the market the show was after. If you want a dull, inoffensive version of Top Gear, just watch Top Gear US.


Just because you personally don't like his brand of humor doesn't mean he doesn't belong on TV. I, and over a million petition signers (https://www.change.o...jeremy-clarkson) and I'm sure millions more enjoyed his no-holds-barred, equal opportunity offender character. For I, and many others, it's what made the show entertaining.


Believe me, lots of stars get away with a lot worse. Christian Bale and Sean Penn are on the short list of guys who frequently get in unprovoked fist-fights and verbally abuse production assistants. Last I checked they're still getting roles.


If you don't like them, vote with your dollar and don't watch the show. But if he can still command an audience of people willing to forgive him, then let the show go on.

#3298632 Reservd for Phil Robertson wants all atheists castrated, raped, and murdered

Posted by Captroop on 25 March 2015 - 01:21 PM

This was essentially his point...



The story he used to illustrate it was pretty demented, but he was probably just going for shock value.  That, and the fact that he's just flat wrong make it a really dumb thing to say.


You don't have to believe in god or a god to know right from wrong, which should be obvious to everyone, but you know...


Conversely, how many horrors have been perpetrated in the name of a god, including the Christian god? Does he honestly believe only atheists can commit terrible acts? Look at ISIS if you want a clear picture of people acting on the idea of right and wrong instilled by religion.

#3295558 How many time do you wear jeans before washing them?

Posted by Captroop on 23 March 2015 - 11:18 AM

I'll say 3-5 times, unless I have an uh-oh after Chipotle. 

#3295500 Post a pic, any pic.

Posted by Captroop on 23 March 2015 - 10:44 AM

Adam Hughes badassery:










Best comic book artist alive if you ask me.

#3295493 Post a pic, any pic.

Posted by Captroop on 23 March 2015 - 10:36 AM



Wow, that guy pretty unashamedly rips off Adam Hughes' style.



#3295467 Selling My Car And Moving to Southern Cal.

Posted by Captroop on 23 March 2015 - 10:13 AM

More advice! Love what I'm hearing. I also would love to get into sports journalism and sports radio broadcasting. I only have a high school diploma. I'm just a little down because I feel stuck here and am having zero luck finding a job. Hopefully I can find some where that I can find a job in film production or an extra in a movie, show, or commercial.


Great balls of fire. What world do you live in that you've set your expectations so high? Acting in Hollywood, and if that doesn't work out, your fall back plan is sports broadcasting?


What this entire thread has taught me is that you are just naive. And I don't mean that in a pejorative manner, but just in a facts of life way. You have a completely unrealistic view of the world.


I can't speak too much on acting, since that's not my forte (although I can tell you the John Casablanca agency is a scam. They take everybody, and charge them $2,000 to enter their acting program. They aren't even an agency; for legal reasons they are an "acting school"). But I can speak to sports journalism. I went to one of the nation's best journalism schools, and here's the deal:


Do you have a dick? Then you've got no shot. 9 out 10 males at my journalism school wanted to be a sports reporter on ESPN. And that's the story at every j-school across the nation. Dozens of highly qualified, college educated men at each school, with a demo reel of aired reporting and editing work.


The people who had a shot, were women. And not even the women had a very good shot. Because you had to be a hot woman. I know several girls who are in the 8-9 range on the hotness scale who never even got a call back on their demo reels. Sports journalism is probably the most highly competitive areas of journalism right now, and unless you are one of the top 1% who are the whole package of hot, qualified, educated, and experienced, you have no shot.


The most qualified, dedicated sports journalist I knew in college (he did live play-by-play for many of the Terps sports, and could tell you the starting line-up for every college volleyball, soccer, field hockey etc. team for every D1 school, in addition to knowing all the major sports) is currently working as a production assistant at a local sports network. And he was the best we had to offer. That's the reality. You don't just "get into" sports journalism with a high school diploma.


You show a stunning lack of appreciation for how hard people have worked to get to where they are in these professions. But it's not your fault; as I've said, you're just naive. You've not done the research or had the real world hard knocks to know what is and isn't realistic, or even possible.


BUT, I think I can offer your a bit of advice, along the lines of what many others in here have said; learn a trade. But the good bit I can add to that based on what you have expressed interest in doing is this: Look up a Film Production company.


When I was in college, I used to earn a couple bucks on the side by doing TV production work with companies like this: http://www.kwokmanproductions.com/


The deal is, every time ESPN or Fox, or whoever broadcasts a live sports event, they don't send their own people, they hire a local production company, who sends their truck, and their contractors to set up and film the event.


Honestly, it was some of the most fun I ever had working. Holding the Parabolic mic on the sideline, running cable, even doing some "all 22" camera work for some ESPN broadcasts. I got to sit on top of the scoreboard, I got to stand on the sidelines next to the players and coaches, even got to talk to a couple players every once in a while. Got to see the inside of the mobile studio and production truck.


And if you really want to get into it, that's where you should look to start. Get to know a bunch of these production companies, and when they get a contract to do a local sporting event, they will put our a call for miscellaneous crew and production assistants to help out the day of the broadcast. You'll run cable and do not-so-glamorous production work, but hang around the right folks, absorb everything you can, and learn how to use the equipment, the switchboard, the cameras, the soundboard, the video editor, the graphics editor. You can do all of that with a high school education, you just need the hands on experience (and believe me, you're way behind on that as well; most of these guys started learning to use the equipment in high school AV club as well).


These guys aren't academics; they're hard-working, blue-collar, down to earth folks with a business card in the right person's pocket. You probably won't ever end up on camera, but you get to be part of the excitement. You are part of sports broadcasting in a very real, very hands on way! If you're serious about being part of film or sports broadcasting, then this is the way you need to go. And believe me, you're not settling; it's great work. Most of these contractors with regular work can still pull in over $80,000 per year. Think about it.

#3295326 Ted Cruz Becomes First Major Contender to Announce He is Running for Presiden...

Posted by Captroop on 23 March 2015 - 08:19 AM

How can a dude born in Canada be a naturalized US citizen eligible to run for President?



#3292432 Oklahoma University + Racist Frat Boys =

Posted by Captroop on 20 March 2015 - 01:00 PM

I pledged a fraternity in college. It was the worst and best decision of my life. Between the casual hard drug usage, the president who showed us a video of him fuggin his girlfriend without her knowing, the vice president whose hero was Scott Peterson, the mornings vomiting up bile, the endless parade of girls with shame in their eyes sneaking out of the house Saturday morning, and a 1.4 GPA and having to change majors, and being on academic probation with 1 semester to turn it around or get kicked out of Maryland, I've never been more certain of a decision than my choice to leave the fraternity before I was even inducted.


And it was only after I left that I heard the real story from several classmates and girls from my dorm. That the year before I went to college, they nearly got shut down because two girls were raped in the frat house. That while I was pledging, a girl visiting from Carnegie Mellon got a train run on her.


I am firmly against the Greek System, and never hear anyone argue in its favor who wasn't formerly Greek. There's a reason for that. It's group think at its worst. Young, hormone-raging college boys who surround themselves with, try desperately seek the approval of, and elusively hear the opinions of other horny, boozy college boys. Of course they have a "boys will be boys" mentality; because they're in a community that is based whole-hog on that very principle.


Frat boys are the lowest common denominator. Period. It brings out the very worst in you, and you think it's okay because everyone else behaves like that too. Worst of all, you're paying thousands of dollars to be friends with these miscreants! And I'm sick of hearing, "dude, naw, my frat wasn't like that." Yes it fuggin' was, you were just having too much fun to look back at the reprehensible things you did and said objectively.


No kid of mine will ever be Greek. And if that's the one thing I take away from pledging a fraternity, it will have been worth it.

#3292021 Official Animated Gif Thread

Posted by Captroop on 20 March 2015 - 08:59 AM


#3291153 Glenn Beck: Out of the GOP

Posted by Captroop on 19 March 2015 - 03:07 PM

I'm still trying to figure out how Gay Rights requires Big Government.

#3289591 Do you care how long you live?(not suicide related)

Posted by Captroop on 18 March 2015 - 02:27 PM

I'm planning to live in such a way that enables me to die in the manner of one of my TV heroes.


#3289204 Dumpster fire in New Orleans caught on camera

Posted by Captroop on 18 March 2015 - 10:21 AM

I wish that would happen to everyone who took a selfie.

#3287669 A girl with...history

Posted by Captroop on 17 March 2015 - 09:52 AM

When you meet her, you will want to give up everything and everyone to be with her. Keep calm and keep searching.


This. If you were with a girl with long term potential, you wouldn't be juggling two other girls. Enjoy the ride in the mean time, but don't expect that any of these three are the sort to bring home to mama.

#3287665 Cops handles his business...

Posted by Captroop on 17 March 2015 - 09:47 AM

Cops must hate Spring Break, tens of thousands of boozed-up (and likely Molly'd up), invincible-feeling teenagers starting fights and refusing to back down 24 hours a day for an entire week, and if you for one second use a questionable amount of force you're filmed on a cell phone, face is on the news and your pension goes the way of the dodo bird.


But damn was that fun to watch!