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  1. Another point in the "Vince is out of touch" column.  And to be fair, HHH is out of touch in this regard as well.  To them, the Internet is nothing but the next evolution of the dirtsheets of old -- inside information that only the hardest of the hardcore fans, 1% of their audience, care about.  You can't book to them and make money, right?   :rolleyes:

     

    Truth is, more fans are educated than ever before and WWE is underestimating their audience in disastrous ways.  Vince is pushing 70 and it's eye opening to think about how his mindset of what this business is has never evolved.

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    I guess Heisenberg pressuring her to take a prescription that wasn't hers didn't fly with standards & practices.  Kids dying is still okay, though.
     
    The bad commercial from last night that hasn't gotten much mention, though, is the extremely defensive Bud spot where they characterize anyone who -- god forbid -- wants something more tasty than their bland rice swill as a mustachioed hipster or perhaps not a real man.
  3. Good question.  Off the top of my head:

     

    John Goodman plays more characters than just the goofy fat oaf.

     

    I'd say Gabourey Sidebe but that's disingenuous.  She was cast in Precious exactly because she looked that way and hasn't done a whole lot since.  And man was she was cast as a buffoon in Tower Heist.  "HAW HAW she's so fat and dark skinned it's hilarious that she's attracted to Eddie isn't it!"

     

    It's funny how Howard Stern was lambasted for saying how she'd better lose weight because Hollywood is not kind to overweight actors and that there wouldn't be many roles for her.  This was after the Oscars where Hollywood did the "let's pat ourselves on the back for pretending to be inclusive of minorities and non pretty people" thing so nobody wanted to hear that shit right then.  Here we are, 5-6 years later, and he was exactly right.

  4. Melissa McCarthy is a beautiful and extremely talented woman.

     

    Not that you would know, from the shit Hollywood keeps putting her in all the time.

     

    The shit "Hollywood" puts her in.  "Tammy" was her dream project.  She wrote it and her husband directed it.  But go ahead and blame "Hollywood."

  5. So they've been deflating balls for 8-9 years and the Colts just decided to officially bring it up.

     

    The league should change the rule back for next season or have a neutral party supply all balls.  If aging QBs can't hang, so be it.

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  6. Off subject and may have been asked before a subject I was pondering at work today: When they split Haku and Andre The Giant, did they ever have a follow up match? I know from watching at the time that there was not a televised one ( at least, that I can recall) and Andre was pretty much out of in ring action not too long after but I was just curious if there was something out there. I really want to see those two for some reason.  

     

    I always assumed Andre was completely shot by then (he never tagged into the match) and it was just a way to turn him face on his way out.  Checking Wikipedia, though (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_the_Giant#Sporadic_appearances_.281990.E2.80.931992.29), it's really weird.  Andre had some house show matches and was featured in a few angles after that, including one I don't remember at all (various managers trying to sign him).  But there's no mention of how much he wrestled on those shows and he was never featured in the ring after that.  It was this aimless "let's keep Andre around" thing but that was about it.  Probably just wanted to keep giving the guy a paycheck.  But no, to answer your question, there was no followup to the post-match angle.

  7. Bret vs Bulldog at Summerslam 92 and Steamboat vs Luger are the two that sprung to mind.

     

    Eh, I don't know if Luger counts as a broomstick.  He wasn't a bad worker at all, just lazy a lot of the time.  I recently watched a perfectly above average Luger/Hayes match from, I think, Chi-Town Rumble and Hayes definitely did not carry Luger there.  And, as someone else here already mentioned, Steamboat has said that Luger called their matches.

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  8. Oh, and this was the awful moment during that Rock and Reigns promo I was speaking about.

     

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    I cringed so hard when Reigns did that. How did this guy go from complete badass to total dork in the span of a year?

     

    "Our current stars will never be as big as our past stars and we have given up trying"

  9. What bugs the shit out of me is when someone gets caught doing something wrong and they act like it's not something they normally do.  Like Jon Jones saying he only did coke twice in his whole life and the second time is the time he was caught.  Or like a husband being caught cheating and claiming it was just that one time. Wow, that guy has some seriously bad luck.  The one time he did something wrong and he was caught!

     

    My point is that it's dumb to focus on whether this helped or didn't help the Patriots this time.  The focus should be on what other underhanded shit they have been doing the whole season and in previous seasons but were never caught.  Because those guys are shady as fuck.

     

    Somebody else brought up bountygate and that's a good example.  The whole Saints coaching staff and multiple players were suspended on hearsay.  Here we have evidence of wrongdoing and if all that comes of this is a fine and some patsy equipment manager gets fired, that's some bullshit right there.

  10. "It's not ISIS" is the most disingenuous shit.  The old "don't you have other things to worry about" argument.  It's the mark of the dishonest, stupid and lazy.  As if nobody can concern themselves with more than one issue at a time.

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  11. Man, I have it good.  My company upgraded to Windows 7 a while back, moving from Server 2008 to Server 2012 on the network side as new servers are built and we only have a few 2003 servers left that we're phasing out before EOL in July.  I need to print this thread and show it to my boss whenever he thinks we're not doing enough to get rid of old stuff.

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  12. I remember some interview during the Attitude Era where Vince said something like, "other people in the entertainment business ask me, 'when are you going to get rid of that ring?'""

     

    Granted, these people only existed in Vince's head, but that tells you what his mindset is. 

     

    The man despises the thing that made him successful and desperately wishes he was doing, I guess, some sort of scripted entertainment variety show of something.  You know, "legitimate" entertainment instead of rasslin'. 

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