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Offline metaldams

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Laurel and Hardy tournament anyone?
« on: March 07, 2012, 10:44:21 PM »
I'm really on the fence about this one because I don't know how many people would participate.  If I held a Laurel and Hardy tournament with the 40 sound shorts, would you participate?
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Re: Laurel and Hardy tournament anyone?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 11:35:54 PM »
Yes.

You could also consider a Keaton sound shorts tournament (Educationals, Columbias). I think there's 26 of those combined.

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Re: Laurel and Hardy tournament anyone?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 12:57:11 AM »
Yes.
And in a Keaton tournament, too, if you feel like starting one.

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Re: Laurel and Hardy tournament anyone?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 03:20:38 AM »
Yup. Bring it!
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Re: Laurel and Hardy tournament anyone?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 10:38:23 AM »
I'll go for it.  I'll sort the brackets out this weekend. By the way, if a Keaton tournament does take place, no way I'm not including silent shorts, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.
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Re: Laurel and Hardy tournament anyone?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 06:57:20 PM »
Of course I would!
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Re: Laurel and Hardy tournament anyone?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 08:05:16 PM »
Well, I gotta say, this will be much less time consuming than a Stooge tournament, being only 40 shorts.

As far as why no silents for Laurel and Hardy, my reasons:

- 40 is a nice even number, why mess with a good thing?
- The whole confusion over the "pre-Laurel and Hardy shorts."  Really, only two of them could arguably be considered real Laurel and Hardy shorts anyway.
- While the silents are available, not quite as readily so these days, and the talking films all came out recently on DVD.

I do like silent Laurel and Hardy too, but we'll just simplify it with just talkies.  I have an idea for a future features tournament, and it will be epic.  Let's just do something simple and fun for now, though.
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