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Old 08-01-2012, 11:02 PM   #32551
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Yeah, but at least they got 60 years out of that. Wtf was Athens supposed to do with a softball stadium?
They should have turned it into something else, or disassembled it. Poor planning from the Greeks.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:04 PM   #32552
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Should have just sold it for cash
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:09 PM   #32553
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They should have turned it into something else, or disassembled it. Poor planning from the Greeks.
Who do you think they are, Qatar? Next you're going to be telling me they should have AC in it too
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:23 PM   #32554
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Who do you think they are, Qatar? Next you're going to be telling me they should have AC in it too
half joking, but yeah, they should have identified sports they weren't going to play ever again and made the structures temporary or easy to disassemble. London is doing that with some of there sites.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:05 AM   #32555
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No, hell no BC is not a closet spurs fan. Please punch yourself in the face for trying to start that rumor.

Great news about 30 for 30, thanks for the heads-up. Just finished season four of Breaking Bad so was looking for something else to latch on to.
Justified if you haven't seen it


A third of the way through s03 - might be my favorite non hbo/amc series ever
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:20 AM   #32556
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Honestly am not sure I have even heard of that show but will add it to queue, thanks. I trust your opinion on this given your excellent taste both in table games in Vegas and limited time sandwiches at McDonald's.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:25 AM   #32557
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+1 to justified, if only for Ava Crowder and Wynona
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:07 AM   #32558
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Honestly am not sure I have even heard of that show but will add it to queue, thanks. I trust your opinion on this given your excellent taste both in table games in Vegas and limited time sandwiches at McDonald's.
Justified is legit, Tupper
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:19 AM   #32559
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Round 5 Pick 29 (149 Overall)
Paul Verhoeven - Director/Screenwriter/Producer


















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Paul Verhoeven is the greatest Director in Dutch film history. While I know I don't get "credit" for his work before he came over to Hollywood, it's worth mentioning imo. His 1973 film Turkish Delight was an International hit, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and awarded best Dutch film of the century in 1999. His other Dutch Films include the greatly acclaimed, WWII themed, Golden Globe nominated Soldier of Orange, the exceptionally violent and sexual Spetters (Which caused numerous protests in the Netherlands, leading Verhoeven to leave for Hollywood) and the horror flick The Fourth Man which along with Turkish Delight confronted the themes Verhoeven would later rekindle in Hollywood.

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Verhoeven's first Hollywood feature film was 1985's Flesh and Blood (75% fresh on RT) in which "A group of landsknecht mercenaries are followed as they battle, loot, rape and party." (Damn I need to see this) This Film won two Golden Calves, Best Picture and Verhoeven for Best Director. Next came the Acadamy Award winning (for sound editing, also nominated for editing and sound) Robocop (85% fresh on RT) which brought Verhoeven into the world spotlight. Not only was Robocop a box office hit and a fantastic action flick, it also took a deeper look into numerous darker, more sinister themes, a common occurrence in Verhoeven's super violent, over the top action flicks. While it was originally Rated X by the MPAA, cuts were made to get an R rating. (The uncut/unrated version is available on DVD, and we expect to make sick bank on unrated DVD sales for our projects.)

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1990 brought the world its most expensive movie to date, Total Recall (79% Fresh on RT) another big budget financial, critical, and technical success. Unsurprisingly, Total Recall was originally rated X, and had to be tweaked for an R. I think it's important to acknowledge Verhoeven's ability to make very successful R rated movies, as many a director has been unable to find success with their R rated offerings. Total Recall won an Academy Award for visual effects and was nominated for effects editing and sound.

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Verhoeven next directing effort was 1992's Basic Instinct. Another commercial success, you could also say this film has achieved a special place in American culture (c'mon who didn't fast forward to the interrogation scene at least once as a kid?) Suprisingly, Verhoeven's original cut wasn't rated X by the MPAA, it was rated NC-17! (NC-17 had replaced X by then, ldo)

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Ok here's the part where I talk about Showgirls. Released with an NC-17 rating, Showgirls was hammered critically and was a box office disappointment, yet the film did fantastic business in the rental market and eventually became a cult classic. (This is also a good place to mention Verhoeven's sense of humor, as he was the first Director to accept his Golden Razzie in person.)

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(Finally you get to know more!) Starship Troopers is simply too awesome for words. Again, Verhoeven delivered a fantastic, visually stunning action flick that delivers A+ satire. The film's special effects still hold up 12 years later. If you don't like Starship Troopers, you just don't get it. (imo ldo)

As we all know, the best way to make money in Hollywood is to spend as little or as much as possible, and we'll absolutely be opening the checkbook for Verhoeven's trademark raw (yet intelligent) sexuality and violence. No other director has been able to push the edges while still giving the movie goer both something to ooh and ahh over and something to think about.

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Old 08-02-2012, 01:21 AM   #32560
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Hollywood draft was so elite, love being prodded to go back and check drafts out
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:24 AM   #32561
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Smith + Gibson team FTW
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:47 AM   #32562
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Justified if you haven't seen it


A third of the way through s03 - might be my favorite non hbo/amc series ever
I thought this was on Netflix when you mentioned it, I missed everything past season 3 ep 2
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:25 AM   #32563
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Justified is really good. S1 was a bit choppy, and I haven't seen S2 yet, but by all reports it was really great and on par with or better than the excellent S3.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #32564
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Yeah I figured it was on Netflix too and that's why he mentioned it. Appreciate the recommendation regardless but there doesn't seem to be an easy (legal) way to marathon it.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:44 PM   #32565
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my two nephews talked me into getting buried in the sand.

my wife suggested they pour beer into my mouth (with only my head sticking out).

MiL said it was 'cute', which I guess is good because it could have went went the 'wiper you have a problem' route.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:53 PM   #32566
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:50 PM   #32567
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Olwimpics blocks spoilers from the internet

if you don't want to be spoiled by the olympics here is an add on I just read about..not sure how well it works though or if its already been posted
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #32568
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is there a consensus ranking for the 6 kevin smith/viewaskewniverse movies? i feel like i'm so far from the norm (prob higher on clerks2/j&sbob than most and lower on chasing amy) but id love to hear you guys thoughts.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:55 PM   #32569
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Craig James is broke, love it
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:04 PM   #32570
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is there a consensus ranking for the 6 kevin smith/viewaskewniverse movies? i feel like i'm so far from the norm (prob higher on clerks2/j&sbob than most and lower on chasing amy) but id love to hear you guys thoughts.
More and more I think Clerks is the only one I really like. A huge part of that is that thanks to his podcast and various idiotic bitchfits in the media, my personal opinion of Kevin Smith is really, really low and it's impossible for me to disassociate enough to enjoy his stuff.

I used to really dig J&SBSB just for how incredibly fun and dumb it was. Mallrats is OK. Chasing Amy and Dogma have good ideas, but in the end are too much the work of a person with like zero intellectual curiosity (the **** he would admit to not knowing on his podcasts was astonishing) trying to be smart when smart is not what he does well. I have not seen Clerks 2 or anything newer.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:24 PM   #32571
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his campaign is broke

that doesnt mean he is broke (although he very well could be as a result of his 300k personal contribution). lots of campaigns ask for money to resolve past debts after the campaign ends. IIRC even hillary did this in 2008.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:32 PM   #32572
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More and more I think Clerks is the only one I really like. A huge part of that is that thanks to his podcast and various idiotic bitchfits in the media, my personal opinion of Kevin Smith is really, really low and it's impossible for me to disassociate enough to enjoy his stuff.

I used to really dig J&SBSB just for how incredibly fun and dumb it was. Mallrats is OK. Chasing Amy and Dogma have good ideas, but in the end are too much the work of a person with like zero intellectual curiosity (the **** he would admit to not knowing on his podcasts was astonishing) trying to be smart when smart is not what he does well. I have not seen Clerks 2 or anything newer.
Example, if you can remember any plz

I really don't like Kevin Smith so you'll be adding fuel to my fire
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:44 PM   #32573
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A friend of mine owns a company and has had a pretty long, successful career which he outlines in detail on his LinkedIn profile. It's all very professional looking. He then closes with:

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Old 08-02-2012, 04:44 PM   #32574
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More and more I think Clerks is the only one I really like. A huge part of that is that thanks to his podcast and various idiotic bitchfits in the media, my personal opinion of Kevin Smith is really, really low and it's impossible for me to disassociate enough to enjoy his stuff.

I used to really dig J&SBSB just for how incredibly fun and dumb it was. Mallrats is OK. Chasing Amy and Dogma have good ideas, but in the end are too much the work of a person with like zero intellectual curiosity (the **** he would admit to not knowing on his podcasts was astonishing) trying to be smart when smart is not what he does well. I have not seen Clerks 2 or anything newer.
Not a big Kevin Smith fan, but his Superman story is pretty good.

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Old 08-02-2012, 05:44 PM   #32575
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Smith's a really good storyteller. Superman story is good.

The most notable thing I recall him not knowing was what the biathlon was. Had seemingly never heard of it. Lots of other little things, just like pop culture stuff that it's almost inexplicable somebody in his position wouldn't have stumbled into.

His whole approach to critics (just in general and then specifically in terms of folks critical of his work) is pretty much what you'd expect from a ****ty message board poster.
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