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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

2012 World Series Game 1 OMNICHATTER

The National Pastime’s pinnacle event begins. It was once said that it was foretold by being written in the stars, a million miles away… hang on, stars are a lot farther than a million miles away! Weird.

AL Champion Detroit Tigers (Verlander)
@
NL Champion San Francisco Giants (Zito)

8 PM (more or less), FOX.

Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 12:05 AM | 627 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   601. Davo Dozier Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4282668)
Giants on their 4th pitcher of the inning. You can never be too careful.
   602. Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4282669)
Kirk is supposed to be a military genius. He beats Spock at chess. A natural leader. Not some oversexed blowhard.
There was a a nice critique of the new Star Trek, more or less "In the original the crew was a bunch of nerds that HS nerds could relate to (Shatner>drama, Spock>supernerd, Scotty>engineers etc...), and in the remake they've turned into the popular crowd."
   603. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4282670)
Kirk is supposed to be a military genius. He beats Spock at chess. A natural leader. Not some oversexed blowhard.

Gene Roddenberry said many times that James Tiberius Kirk was based on Horatio Hornblower. Take it from there.
   604. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4282671)
I think the Craig Bond movies are clearly half Bond movies, and half Bourne movies.


Pretty much. I don't care for them, but I don't really like Bond anyway.


Abrams Trek is pretty much just painting my beloved characters over random action movie people, but it had enough trek vibe that I could enjoy it.

Boy howdy was it dumb though. Not even Spock's Brain was that dumb.
   605. cardsfanboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:34 PM (#4282672)
For the record, I like the Craig Bond movies. I just don't think of them as Bond.

   606. Steve Treder Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:34 PM (#4282673)
reason 5,279,426 why harvey could never manage

if a guy walked a guy with 2 out in the ninth inning with a multi-run lead i would go out on the moound and punch him


This is why I love Harvey.
   607. Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:35 PM (#4282674)
Well, nighty night, everybody. I'm sure we will discuss random crap while watching tomorrow's game as well, because we are awesome that way.
   608. cardsfanboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:35 PM (#4282675)
Nice game Giants.

Fingers crossed for at least a 6 game series.
   609. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:36 PM (#4282677)
   610. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4282678)
sh8t, i was almost ready to open anohter bottle and that would be unwise since i hate to leave an open bottle sit around waiting to be drunk when i am just the drunk to drunk it

okey dokey. that's all folks

hooray for baseball
   611. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4282679)
Scutaro likes to thanks the fans heres for yours supports.
   612. Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4282680)
For fans of Star Trek: The Original Series.

That is awesome.
   613. base ball chick Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4282681)
davo

smart managers don't waste their entire *()%&#! bullpen with an 8 run lead in the 9th.


575. cardsfanboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4282639)

it wasn't his fault that Abrams had never watched Star Trek in his life and thought that Trek was a plotless/pointless driven franchise who dealt with simple black and white characterization for motivation, and believed that all the characters were simple caricatures that were being accurately portrayed by popular parody.


- well i have watched prolly every star trek episode - although CERTAINLY not as much as SOME of youse guys. it WAS a plotless/pointless driven franchise who dealt with simple black and white characterization for motivation and all the characters WERE simple caricatures that were being accurately portrayed by popular parody
   614. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4282682)
So how many thought at the start of tonight's game: Verlander is pitching? This one's in the bag!
I predicted Tigers in 7 mainly on the strength of Verlander, so I kind of did. Guilty.
   615. Baldrick Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4282683)
It turns out that baseball is just a little bit random.

Spoiler alert!
   616. PreservedFish Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4282684)
My favorite Bond movies are the very very early ones, which I think strike the right balance between "actually good movie" and "silly popcorn nonsense." Then there were about 20 in a row that went way too far towards the silly popcorn nonsense (especially with Moore and Brosnan). I think they were right to try and recalibrate it back towards "actually good movie" with the Craig movies, but they went too far in that direction, pushing Bond as a gritty damaged complex man.
   617. base ball chick Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4282685)
an extra 25 minutes for the 9th????

leading 8-1???

ask drew storen if it is a smart thing to use your good relievers when not absolutely necessary
   618. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4282687)
Sorry, I'm on a roll. The whole Kirk as skirt-chasing horndog is based on the absolute worst of the original episodes (and there were plenty of stinkers). Consider the best episodes of the original series. They would include the following:

The Corbomite Maneuver
Balance of Terror
Squire of Gothos
The Devil in the Dark
The City on the Edge of Forever
Amok Time
The Doomsday Machine
The Trouble with Tribbles
The Enterprise Incident

You could include a few more. Anyway, in none of those is Kirk panting after women. He develops a real emotional attachment to Edith Keeler -- no bimbo she. And ... that's it.

But no, it has to be Mark of Gideon and Elaan of Troyius and Gamesters of Triskelion that define the series. I think the real horndogs are the viewers who liked the scantily-clad women.
   619. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:45 PM (#4282690)
For fans of Star Trek: The Original Series.


That is awesome.


Second. I kept gong "Where is...?", and the found him/her/it. Except the cloud demon.
   620. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:46 PM (#4282691)
I think the real horndogs are the viewers who liked the scantily-clad women.

In other words, the target demographic of Star Trek?
   621. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:49 PM (#4282693)
I think the real horndogs are the viewers who liked the scantily-clad women

... and then the green-skinned woman said, "Tell me, what is this you Earthlings call a 'kiss'?"
   622. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:51 PM (#4282694)
The green-skinned woman was from the friggin pilot! Kirk wasn't even there!!! Sorry, this gets me agitated.
   623. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4282697)
The green-skinned woman was from the friggin pilot! Kirk wasn't even there!!! Sorry, this gets me agitated.

I guess so, Agitated Guy.
It was an Ian Shoales reference. You should get your head out of the Star Trek Episode Guide and go read some Ian Shoales. Or something.
   624. madvillain Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:59 PM (#4282700)
I just caught the end of the game on the radio on the way back from work -- Hershisher is insufferable.
   625. cardsfanboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 12:09 AM (#4282710)
- well i have watched prolly every star trek episode - although CERTAINLY not as much as SOME of youse guys. it WAS a plotless/pointless driven franchise who dealt with simple black and white characterization for motivation and all the characters WERE simple caricatures that were being accurately portrayed by popular parody


Have to disagree. The motivations were always more complex than "bad guy is bad guy" in nearly every episode you had sympathy for the bad guy of the week. Very rarely, in the original series was the bad guy just a simple bad guy. As to the caricatures of the main cast, you had Bones who was a pretty bloodthirsty doctor in the first season,(walked around with phasers all the time, wanted Spock to kill, because it was logical etc) and meanwhile, the logic unthinking character valued life above and beyond logic. Kirk was a tactical genius, natural leader, and still had self doubts, etc. In the first season, the female characters were pretty flimsily portrayed, I'll grant you that.
   626. cardsfanboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 12:19 AM (#4282713)
Sorry, I'm on a roll. The whole Kirk as skirt-chasing horndog is based on the absolute worst of the original episodes (and there were plenty of stinkers). Consider the best episodes of the original series. They would include the following:


I'm currently watching the original show from the beginning, one episode a day(roughly)... To be honest after about the fourth episode I had regretted my decision to do this, It wasn't until Mudd's women(episode 6, not a great episode, but an enjoyable one) did I actually not mind watching the show, and "The Corbomite Maneuver" was the first episode that I actually enjoyed. Balance of Terror is so far, by far, the best I've seen of the first season(only up to episode 17 Squire of Gothos) so there are some clunkers in there, but my mind is fresh, and Kirk is often portrayed as at least a guy who constantly get the women to look at him. (I like the fact that in Shore Leave, McCoy gets the girl) But the best part of the show is Kirk's tactical acumen. I think that the parodies completely undermine that.
   627. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: October 25, 2012 at 05:20 AM (#4282747)
What a drama queen. Didn't you bow out for the season during the divisional series?

U mad, bro?
And why are you rooting for a team that won just two years ago?

F@ck off, little frontrunner b#tch.

:ignore:
   628. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 25, 2012 at 11:42 AM (#4282949)
I dont understand what the problem is with the Star Trek reboot. Considering the general crap that passes for movies made from TV series, I would consider that movie a success.
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