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General Discussion / Re: 2017 MLB Thread
« on: October 10, 2017, 02:42:33 PM »
So much for Yankees vs. Red Sox, disappointing no one but the networks, but unfortunately, the Yankees are still alive and probably should have won the series already, which they probably will tomorrow night unless they can sign Joba the Hut Chamberlain to pitch for them.   :P

As for the Red Sox's elimination, they may be able to thank St. Paul native Mark Wegner, but I was hoping that it would have ended with a player thrown out at second base by 20 feet trying to stretch a single into a double, if you know what (or whom) I mean.  (And I cannot believe that the Phillies would even consider that boob to be their next manager.)

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General Discussion / Re: 2017 MLB Thread
« on: October 01, 2017, 10:46:58 AM »
The good news is, St. Louis did not make the playoffs.  The bad news is, NYY did, and the Phillies did not get the top overall draft pick next year -- but they would probably blow it regardless.

Predictions for the post-season, based on what I do NOT want to see but will probably be rigged to happen anyway:
ALCS:  Yankees beat Red Sox.
NLCS:  Dodgers beat Cubs.
World Series:  MLB and the networks get what they want, Yankees over Dodgers in 7 games.

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General Discussion / Re: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan 1944 - 2017
« on: September 18, 2017, 03:06:34 PM »
The modern-day Humanoid Hammond Egger.  RIP, Weasel.

"Win if you can, lose if you must,  but always cheat."

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General Discussion / Re: 2017 MLB Thread
« on: September 09, 2017, 10:31:49 AM »
With apologies to Lefty, the Phillies are the first team officially eliminated.  29 teams left.

It certainly took them long enough!  Now it's time for the main goal -- get the first overall draft pick next year (which they will probably screw up anyway, either with the choice itself or letting the Giants and White Sox overtake -- or undertake -- them in the overall standings).

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General Discussion / Re: R.I.P. Adam West
« on: June 11, 2017, 10:40:51 AM »
Although this tends to be an unpopular opinion, I actually preferred the more campy version of Batman to the darker version that is more familiar to audiences today, so this was especially upsetting for me to hear.

Likewise here, and I watch two episodes of the TV show on the complete-and-uncut DVD every week, unless the Flyers are playing day games on both Saturday and Sunday.  Now the only main characters left from that show are Burt Ward (Robin), Julie Newmar (the only legitimate Catwoman), John Astin (the poor substitute for the Riddler), Joan Collins (Siren), Glynis Johns (Lady Peasoup), and Barbara Rush (Nora Clavicle).

R.I.P. Caped Crusader!

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Weekly Episode Discussions / Re: Sappy Bull Fighters (1959)
« on: June 04, 2017, 10:40:30 AM »
On this 58th anniversary of the release of this short, the last of them, I can state that I did something last Sunday night that I had never done before, and only because Monday was a holiday.  I normally watch three episodes of the Stooges on Sunday evening, but last week I watched six, just to complete the cycle.  Yes, I am still feeling woozy about having watched six straight Joe shorts at one sitting (or reclining).  But then, it sure beats watching the Phillies do whatever it is they do.   [pie]

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Weekly Episode Discussions / Re: Woman Haters (1934)
« on: June 04, 2017, 10:36:11 AM »
"Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days.  Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic. "

It's the Flyers' fault for having played 4 consecutive Sunday nights at the end of the regular season, preempting my normal Stooge-watching time -- especially the way they played this season.    [cry]

Annie How, I began the cycle again yesterday (always going in order of volumes 1-5-2-6-3-7-4-8 to avoid watching all of one third Stooge at a time), and my opinion has not changed, this being my least-favorite Curly short.  The rhyming wasn't even used in everything, and the music -- well, even Batman did not play music at all times in that TV show.

My favorite parts were Curly's woo-ing when Moe bit his toe, and Larry's rhyme:
"Rain nor shine nor rain, I'll meet yez at the train, and now I'll tell the lady that I'll never see her again," after which the Stooges crash their beer mugs.

Also, when Curly asked Moe what day it was, Moe looked at his right wrist.  I didn't know they had calendar watches in 1934!

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Alphabetically;

An Ache in Every Stake
Hoi Polloi

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=========================================Bracket 1===========================================================
1 THREE LITTLE BEERS
5 THREE ARABIAN NUTS

=========================================Bracket 2===========================================================
30 DISORDER IN THE COURT
8 HOI POLLOI

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General Discussion / Re: 2017 MLB Thread
« on: March 26, 2017, 10:32:24 AM »
Predictions:

1.  The Cubs will win the World Series, because whenever they have done so, it has been in consecutive years.  So after this year, they will have to wait until 2125.

2.  The Yankees and Cardinals will buy their way into the post-season.

3.  The Phillies will still suck.

4.  The Phillies will continue to still suck.

5.  The Red Sox will miss the playoffs by one game because of a mental breakdown by their first-base coach.

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=========================================Bracket 1===========================================================
1 THREE LITTLE BEERS
5 THREE ARABIAN NUTS

=========================================Bracket 2===========================================================
30 DISORDER IN THE COURT
8 HOI POLLOI

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=========================================Bracket 1===========================================================
79 VIOLENT IS THE WORD FOR CURLY
25 THREE SAPPY PEOPLE
7 NO CENSUS, NO FEELING
11 HOW HIGH IS UP?

=========================================Bracket 2===========================================================
30 DISORDER IN THE COURT
4 IN THE SWEET PIE AND PIE
18 AN ACHE IN EVERY STAKE
14 CRASH GOES THE HASH

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=========================================Bracket 1===========================================================
79 VIOLENT IS THE WORD FOR CURLY
59 I'LL NEVER HEIL AGAIN
5 THREE ARABIAN NUTS
33 OILY TO BED, OILY TO RISE
11 HOW HIGH IS UP?
13 THEY STOOGE TO CONGA
15 GOOF ON THE ROOF
21 WE WANT OUR MUMMY

=========================================Bracket 2===========================================================
78 UNCIVIL WARRIORS
4 IN THE SWEET PIE AND PIE
32 PARDON MY SCOTCH
30 DISORDER IN THE COURT
10 DIZZY DOCTORS
14 CRASH GOES THE HASH
16 STUDIO STOOPS
18 AN ACHE IN EVERY STAKE

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Weekly Episode Discussions / Re: Brideless Groom (1947)
« on: February 26, 2017, 10:26:12 AM »
I always thought Moe swore in this one....does he not say, "Get the f*** off me!" at the 5:15 mark?

It sure does sound like Moe said that!


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=========================================Bracket 1===========================================================
137 A GEM OF A JAM
125 G. I. WANNA HOME
5 THREE ARABIAN NUTS
121 DUNKED IN THE DEEP
119 PHONY EXPRESS
117 WEE WEE MONSIEUR
13 THEY STOOGE TO CONGA
113 NUTTY BUT NICE
111 BOOBY DUPES
109 LOVE AT FIRST BITE
21 WE WANT OUR MUMMY
23 HEAVENLY DAZE
25 THREE SAPPY PEOPLE
27 MOVIE MANIACS
29 DIZZY PILOTS
31 CRIME ON THEIR HANDS
33 OILY TO BED, OILY TO RISE
93 THE TOOTH WILL OUT
91 CALLING ALL CURS
39 HALF SHOT SHOOTERS
87 SLAPHAPPY SLEUTHS
43 TASSELS IN THE AIR
83 HOKUS POKUS
47 A PAIN IN THE PULLMAN
79 VIOLENT IS THE WORD FOR CURLY
77 INCOME TAX SAPPY
53 GENTS WITHOUT CENTS
55 YOU NAZTY SPY!
71 GRIPS, GRUNTS, AND GROANS
59 I'LL NEVER HEIL AGAIN
67 SO LONG MR. CHUMPS
65 THREE LITTLE SEW AND SEWS

=========================================Bracket 2===========================================================
130 SOCK-A-BYE BABY
4 IN THE SWEET PIE AND PIE
124 GYPPED IN THE PENTHOUSE
8 HOI POLLOI
10 DIZZY DOCTORS
12 BOOBS IN ARMS
14 CRASH GOES THE HASH
16 STUDIO STOOPS
18 AN ACHE IN EVERY STAKE
110 FIDDLERS THREE
108 THREE LITTLE TWIRPS
24 DOPEY DICKS
26 MICRO-PHONIES
28 DUTIFUL BUT DUMB
30 DISORDER IN THE COURT
98 A DUCKING THEY DID GO
96 ROCKIN' THRU THE ROCKIES
36 LOCO BOY MAKES GOOD
92 HULA-LA-LA
40 BACK FROM THE FRONT
88 PARDON MY BACKFIRE
44 SLIPPERY SILKS
84 MEN IN BLACK
82 ANTS IN THE PANTRY
50 THE SITTER DOWNERS
78 UNCIVIL WARRIORS
76 THREE DARK HORSES
56 THREE SMART SAPS
72 MALICE IN THE PALACE
70 LISTEN, JUDGE
62 PUNCH DRUNKS
64 GOOFS AND SADDLES

Well, it took me a while or three, because there were a lot of many difficult decisions this time around!

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=========================================Bracket 1===========================================================
137 A GEM OF A JAM

=========================================Bracket 2===========================================================
130 SOCK-A-BYE BABY



At least here, the decisions are easier than trying to figure out who to root for:  Yankees vs. Cardinals, Cowboys vs. Giants, Celtics vs. Lakers, Rangers vs. Islanders vs. Devils.



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=========================================Bracket 1===========================================================
137 A GEM OF A JAM
145 THE GHOST TALKS

=========================================Bracket 2===========================================================
138 IF A BODY MEETS A BODY
130 SOCK-A-BYE BABY

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=========================================Bracket 1===========================================================
155 MONKEY BUSINESSMEN
129 FLAT FOOT STOOGES
131 DON'T THROW THAT KNIFE
137 A GEM OF A JAM

=========================================Bracket 2===========================================================
128 UP IN DAISY'S PENTHOUSE
130 SOCK-A-BYE BABY
138 IF A BODY MEETS A BODY
136 SHOT IN THE FRONTIER

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=========================================Bracket 1===========================================================
127 HE COOKED HIS GOOSE
167 RHYTHM AND WEEP
131 DON'T THROW THAT KNIFE
133 EVEN AS IOU
135 BACK TO THE WOODS
137 A GEM OF A JAM
147 MERRY MAVERICKS
143 SAVED BY THE BELLE

=========================================Bracket 2===========================================================
166 A MERRY MIX-UP
130 SOCK-A-BYE BABY
132 BABY SITTERS JITTERS
154 THE YOKE'S ON ME
136 SHOT IN THE FRONTIER
138 IF A BODY MEETS A BODY
146 RESTLESS KNIGHTS
142 SCOTCHED IN SCOTLAND

 
 
When I read "Some of these choices are not easy... it's like asking 'Which is better: cyanide or guillotine?'... particularly the bottom 3 pairs in Bracket 2"  I first saw it as "Which is better, cyanide or Ovaltine?"  I need a day off.   :o



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Battling a migraine today, review should be coming Sunday night.  In the meantime, Curtis Iaukea, the sumo wrestler who plays Itchy Kitchy, is the first "actor" you'll see in this skit from my teenaged years in the mid 90's as a wrestling fan.  I never knew it was the same guy until now!  There is not a single film we've discussed that's had acting this bad, but for comedy, oh man!  Enjoy.   [pie]

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pretEZVIXv4

Hope you're over the migraine, Metaladams.  Now that video showed three stooges (four including the Hulkster).  For those who don't recognize that big-haired goof near the end, that is Paul "Big Slow" Wight, who seems to have a match scheduled against Shlemiel O'Neal at WrestleMania this year. 

And as for "King" Curtis Iaukea, he and Baron Mikel Scicluna held the WWWF tag team championship from 2/1/72 through 5/22/72, managed by Captain Lou Albano (before he was a "captain").  I still remember Iaukea's famous quote back then -- "I'm not as stupid as I look."  He couldn't be -- or could he?

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=========================================Bracket 1===========================================================
127  HE COOKED HIS GOOSE
129  FLAT FOOT STOOGES
131  DON'T THROW THAT KNIFE
133  EVEN AS IOU
135  BACK TO THE WOODS
137  A GEM OF A JAM
177  FLYING SAUCER DAFFY
175  FIFI BLOWS HER TOP
173  THE THREE TROUBLEDOERS
145  GHOST TALKS, THE
147  MERRY MAVERICKS
167  RHYTHM AND WEEP
151  MUTTS TO YOU
163  FLAGPOLE JITTERS
161  UNCIVIL WAR BIRDS
159  A BIRD IN THE HEAD

=========================================Bracket 2===========================================================

128  UP IN DAISY'S PENTHOUSE
130  SOCK-A-BYE BABY
132  BABY SITTERS JITTERS
134  BUSY BUDDIES
136  SHOT IN THE FRONTIER
138  IF A BODY MEETS A BODY
178  PIES AND GUYS
142  SCOTCHED IN SCOTLAND
174  BEER BARREL POLECATS
146  RESTLESS KNIGHTS
148  BOOTY AND THE BEAST
150  KNUTZY KNIGHTS
166  A MERRY MIX-UP
154  THE YOKE'S ON ME
156  PALS AND GALS
158  OIL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

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General Discussion / Re: Actor's Names ... and all that
« on: December 17, 2016, 10:33:58 AM »
Maybe in the olden days, some actors and actresses did not want certain people to know what they were doing.  These days with information so readily available, there isn't much of a need to change names, unless they look like the bottom line of an eye chart.  (I am thinking of a married couple in my bowling league, along with the lovely Julia Chalene Newmeyer of "Batman" fame.)  What would the Dynamic Duo of William West Anderson and Bert John Gervis Jr. think of this?

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Weekly Episode Discussions / Re: Sappy Bull Fighters (1959)
« on: December 17, 2016, 10:31:01 AM »
"Greta neveh looked betta."  Maybe the big shots wanted to have a hot babe to distract from the short itself.  The scene of "... have a man in here -- two men -- three men" is funny, and off-hand I do not recall any other scene in which Curly, Shemp, and Joe all enacted.  Anyone who has seen this short and not "What's the Matador?" would have no idea how important Peedro Alverez was in the original.

A couple of things really dragged Sappy Bullfighters down:

1.  George Lewis was from Mexico; Harry Burns (Jose in "What's the Matador?") was from Philadelphia.  Burns sounded more like a Mexican than Lewis did.  "I shall kill them" instead of "I weel keel them!"

B.  Besides the piped-in "wooing" of Curly while Joe was riding the bull, that bit of showing a close-up of Joe pretending to be riding a bucking bull was, well, he's in the bull too.

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Weekly Episode Discussions / Re: Triple Crossed (1959)
« on: December 11, 2016, 10:24:13 AM »
This is probably the worst of the non-horse Joe shows.  Where's Cedric the clam when you need him?

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According to imdb.com, the Stooges are listed as "Click", "Clack", and "Cluck" in "Dutiful But Dumb":

Curly Howard        ...    Cluck (as Curly)
Larry Fine        ...    Clack (as Larry)
Moe Howard        ...    Click (as Moe)

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