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  1. 9 points
    We had a lot of time to prepare for this. I guess the freshest memories are the most recent ones. Combine those two things and I don't think this "hit me" at all. As someone who 100% understands the Marvel style and what Kirby/Ditko/Romita/etc. brought to the table relative to Stan, I am still a massive supporter. Consistency of style mattered as much as substance in those comics. Stan was more than an editor or writer or brand. He was an identity. When you were a Marvel fan, bet it in the 80s or 90s or even later, Stan was part of not just the identity of your hobby or the comics you patronized, but he was part of your own identity and morality as well, even decades after the fact. Over time, you'd learn to appreciate Jack or John or Steve, but you had always appreciated Stan, and you never really appreciate him less for what you ended up learning later. It didn't matter how Ravage 2099 or Just Imagine or whatever else was, you were just lucky to be able to read something new that Stan "actually" wrote. He was an idea and an icon and a symbol. And we belonged to him as much as he belonged to us.
  2. 7 points
    2009 was my first year going to San Diego Comic Con. That year my pal Saul had hit the hotel jackpot by getting a room at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, which was next door to the convention center, which of course meant all sorts of pros staying there. I still get tickled at remembering Jim Steranko walking through the lobby as only he could. Anyhoo, one night I excused myself from my group of friends so I could have some me time, a quiet-ish night walking around the bay and eating dinner before coming back to the hotel- I didn't even take my camera. Mission accomplished, I got back to the Hyatt and got on the elevator. And then STAN MOTHERFUCKING LEE got on the elevator next to me. Outwardly I played it cool ("Mr Lee." "Hah? Hah...") but my brain was all "SAHGFSFHC K,CSLDUT8L64 FDS RA STANLEESTANLEESTANLEESTANLEE 8OQ437651O457VQ ORQ" like a Delirious promo. Got back to my room and had the time of my life telling everyone about how you usually have to pay $250 to get that close to him. RIP, and Excelsior.
  3. 5 points
    If people ever wonder why I like Blood in my wrasslin, Becky standing tall bloodied to hell is a pretty great example. Badasses being badasses.
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  5. 4 points
    What a segment to end it. BECKY. THE MAN.
  6. 4 points
    Well at least he can still use his old tron video...
  7. 4 points
    I'm crying way more than I expected to. This will get weird and personal, so you done been warned. When i was 5, Spider-Man was my favorite character in the whole world. I loved him on Electric Company and I had a Spider-Man swimsuit and a Spider-Man velcro dart ball target and a Spider-Man everything. I'm not sure I understood the underlying pathos but he looked cool and had cool powers and between Electric Company and repeats of the 60s show I could see him 3 times a day. When i was 12, Cyclops was my favorite character in the whole world. I had more of a sense of humor than Scott, but not by that much. This weird guy whose superpower often seemed to be less "laser eyes" and more "all the earnest corn of Superman without the moral infallibility" was incredibly compelling to me. It didn't hurt that I discovered him around the time I was having to wear a bioptic because my parents thought I could learn to drive with it. When I was 21, Hank Pym was...not my favorite (that was Wally West) but a character I was strongly attached to. I had just burned my world to the ground by failing out of a full scholarship, after which I'd been diagnosed with major depression disorder. And here was Kurt Busiek trying to rehab a hated character who had burned HIS world to the ground, destroyed his career and marriage because of a mental health concern nobody had noticed until he'd self-destructed. It was a good decade before I realized how strongly I'd identified with that character or how helpful he'd been at that point in my life. Chris Sims, for all the problematic shit he's said and done over the years, had it one hundred percent right when he said (paraphrased to avoid digging up a years-old ep of a podcas) that it's impossible for anyone to overstate Stan's contributions to comics...except Stan.
  8. 4 points
    Alexa should be a manager at this stage. Let her manage a stable of Mean Girls.
  9. 3 points
    I like there are wrestling sites writing articles about wrestlers posting about stans death.
  10. 3 points
    On the one hand, we really shouldn't give Cass shit for his weight. It's uncool to do-- they guy lost his girlfriend and dream job, and plus, I myself am slowly morphing into Haystacks Calhoun, so I'd be a huge hypocrite. On the other hand, I've been laughing for like 45 minutes because fuck that guy
  11. 3 points
    I hated to see TKZ deflated like that, but it was a good win for Yair and the photo of them in the hospital has reinforced my naïve believe that this is a sport full of honorable warriors that do battle and respect each other's spirit.. That elbow from the Phantom Zone was fucking insane. I had the fight scored for TKZ up to that point, but Yair did what a fighter should and kept the contest out of the judges' hands Nothing but love for both guys. Good on Cowboy for making history, but I have to think that these high profile losses will only make Mike Perry a better fighter if he can put his ego aside and shore up the holes in his fight game. Since striking is his bread and butter, working on takedown defense would be a wonderful start.
  12. 2 points
    Yes, I don't believe Becky should tap to Ronda on Sunday. I don't believe Ronda should lose right now either, Becky passing out seems like the best option.
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    I am shocked...SHOCKED...that Nia hurt Becky and busted her open. At least it made for a great visual. Becky Lynch is the shit!
  15. 2 points
    Eh, I would believe Shibata got the intended effect, he just didn't factor in his brain not being able to process that the way he wanted to.
  16. 2 points
    Buffalo has released Nathan Peterman. Defenses everywhere are in mourning.
  17. 2 points
    I believe so but these type of dudes don't seem concerned about their longterm health
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  19. 2 points
    Can we please stop with the drag stuff
  20. 2 points
    His brain is not the only problem. His ears are also an issue because he never seems to listen to his fucking corner when it would be wise to do so.
  21. 2 points
    Really wanted to make the Christmas porno joke here but I can't Google for an image to go with it at work
  22. 2 points
    I have sent in my pick. If it is deemed thematic enough, I would suggest getting plenty of Kleenex before sitting down to watch it.
  23. 2 points
    This. You can count on Herb to make smart decisions most of the time. If he does fuck up, it's usually in the process of calling it done too early because he's familiar with warrior's pride and doesn't want some asshole dying on his watch by not tapping out when he should. Unlike Mario "Dr. Death" Yamazaki and his Crom-inspired If He Dies, He Dies style of reffing matches.
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  26. 2 points
    They brought back Option C. That's cool. I thought Option C was always a cool concept. I liked when Aries cut the promo initiating it. Then went on the beat Bobby Roode for the championship. I also remember when Aries attacked TJ Perkins backstage wrestled as Manik (TJ's character at the time) won the X division championship revealed himself and cashed in Option C and then didn't win the Championship.
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  29. 2 points
    One of the best defensive center fielders of all time (better then Edmonds by a great deal), 110 wRC+ while doing it, worth 62.4 fWAR over his career, ranking him just outside the top 15 center fielders of all time (Just got passed by Trout this year because Trout is insane). Basically, Lofton is very very comparable to Tim Raines, except Raines was better offensively were as Lofton was better defensively. Also, people are fucking terrible at evaluating Center Fielders and have been for years. All of Jones, Edmunds, and Lofton should be borderline locks for beling elite defensive players mixed with good to great hitters for long careers, and Carlos Beltran should be in the same group soon.
  30. 2 points
  31. 2 points
    You mean the ROUS's? They don't exist
  32. 1 point
    I'm not surprised, I'm not In shock. But Stan very much defined comics to me as a kid. His name was on every Marvel book, presenting the characters. His Soapbox ran in every issue. Long before I read an actual Stan Lee written comic, I knew Stan Lee was Marvel comics. Admittedly, I was a DC fan far more than a Marvel Zombie, but Stan was comics in a way nobody at the Distinguished Competition was. I can rattle off big name DC guys now, but I couldn't then, and none of them had the presence of The Man. I know the arguments. Flashy Funkman and House Roy. But even if all Stan did was script and self-promote, the impact of that alone is arguably the biggest of anyone in the medium outside two kids from Cleveland in the depression. Stan and Jack made magic. Stan and Steve made magic. Stan and Don Heck, Stan and Wally Wood, Stan and... Excelsior
  33. 1 point
    This is the one part I disagree with. It's true that NXT fans would have complained if they'd started her whole story over again on the main show, but those fans are going to complain regardless, and keep watching regardless. I don't see any reason for WWE to ever give significant weight to the likely reactions of NXT fans when making creative decisions for ex-NXT wrestlers on the main roster. They're a small minority of the audience, and they're among the most likely to stick around no matter what you do. It's not like they're going to cancel their WWE Network subscriptions.
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    Just noticed that PCO's YT channel is hosting his match against WALTER from Mania weekend. Some slight clipping and commentary is in French but still if you wanted to see what the fuss was about.
  36. 1 point
    Mis has disregarded the smiley emote at the end of my comment and he took my joke seriously. I am sad.
  37. 1 point
    This actually surprises me as I know you saw a lot of Lofton's career with a knowledgeable eye. Elite defensive player, (better than Edmonds by a hair), a terror on the basepaths and always a formidable offensive threat. The biggest knock on Lofton is the number of teams he played for, which on one hand can be said to mean that his teams considered him expendable; yet the flipside is that he was great trade bait because everyone wanted him. McGriff is a tough case and indicative of what a tremendous difference a few years can make in the game. Compared to Pujols, Thomas and Bagwell he doesn't look that imposing, compared to his almost exact contemporaries Will Clark and Joe Carter he appears godlike. He's one of those guys that's right on the bubble, keeping him out isn't a crime, but inducting him wouldn't hurt either. When your closest comps are Willie McCovey and Willie Stargell there should at least be some discussion.
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  39. 1 point
    If it involves a fucking dog dying - I will never speak to you again
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  41. 1 point
    I'll enter this, if for no other reason than to get the wife off of watching all Hallmark, all the time.
  42. 1 point
    Feel bad for you but I mean: what type of mutants get into fights at a Goo Goo Dolls concert? Can't blame them for just wanting to get the hell out of there after that.
  43. 1 point
    Here with a counterpoint is Jinder Mahal hanging over his tights in 2015:
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  46. 1 point
    Shaul Guerrero's a hell of a promo.
  47. 1 point
    So I finally went and discovered Saint Denis As soon as I get there, my horse gets run over by some dude in a carriage and I am like "Well - I am gonna have to shoot up this whole town now" but somehow my horse lived
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  50. 1 point
    It would be hilarious to have him show up as a crazed relative looking for his nephew's killer a la Dennis Hopper in Texas Chainsaw 2. Actually, thinking about it, that would be a perfect role for Crispin Glover instead. Horror Express was everywhere because it's public domain. I remember staring at that video box with blood leaking out of Telly's eyes with awe as a youngin'. Funny thing is I STILL don't have a copy of it, and have only seen it at a friend's house ages ago (where I believe I was actually just left to my own devices while people partied haha).
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