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culdeus

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Ping Pong Summer - Movie - At least deserves a 2 page thread. Maybe.

23 April 2014 - 06:58 AM

Trailer link

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=LqE32n-K7Qg

 

The year is 1985. Rad Miracle is a shy, 13-year-old white kid obsessed with two things: Ping-Pong and hip-hop. During his family's annual summer vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, Rad makes a new best friend, experiences his first real crush, becomes the target of rich, racist local bullies, and finds an unexpected mentor in his outcast next-door neighbor. Ping Pong Summer is about that time in your life when you're treated like an alien by everyone around you, even though you know—deep down—you're as funky fresh as it gets.

Writer/director Michael Tully creates the ultimate love letter to the 1980s coming-of-age comedy with this vivid cinematic time capsule. Hilarious in content and meticulously designed, Tully’s film relishes making an artifact of pop culture through synth-heavy suspense, Super 16 shades, and classic characters with original quirks. Ping Pong Summer is a high five to the 13-year-old inside all of us who is hoping to come out on top. - C.R. « Show Less
About the Director
After his directorial debut, Cocaine Angel, world-premiered at the 2006 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Michael Tully was named one of Filmmaker magazine’s "25 New Faces of Independent Film." His followup film, Silver Jew, world-premiered at the 2007 SXSW Film Festival. In 2011, he wrote, directed, and acted in Septien, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Since 2008, he has been the head writer/editor of HammerToNail.com, a website devoted to championing ambitious cinema. « Show Less

 


Kill this thread.

08 July 2013 - 07:24 AM

I have two data sets that I need to plot together lets just say they look like this...

 

X Y

2 10

3 15

6 20

 

Then 

X Y

3 11

4 16

8 24

 

The data was not taken at the same intervals so they don't match up exactly.  I'd like to keep it all in the same chart if possible, but unsure how to do so.  Which graph type works for this?


MLB Blackout Policy

24 January 2013 - 06:38 AM

http://www.fangraphs...-in-the-courts/

Last year, several baseball fans sued MLB, MLB Advanced Media, Comcast and several of its regional sports networks (RSNs), and DirecTV and several of its RSNs, claiming that the Blackout Policy violates federal antitrust law. The plaintiffs allege two types of antitrust violations. First, that MLB’s division of the United States into exclusive broadcast markets reduces competition because RSNs need not compete with each other to broadcast games in their local markets. And second, that MLB has monopoly power over the rights to broadcast out-of-market games and it uses that power to limit out-of-market viewing to either Extra Innings or to MLB.tv. The lawsuit contends that absent these restraints, RSNs would compete with each other to broadcast “out-of-market” games in other parts of the country, making games more accessible and more affordable. At first blush you might think, “How can a lawsuit like this succeed? MLB has an antitrust exemption.” To an extent, it does. But that exemption is court-created and it dates to the early 20th Century and has origins in the reserve clause. MLB has been careful in recent years not to exert the exemption to justify collective decision-making, for fear Congress would overturn the courts and eliminate the exemption completely. MLB did try to have the case tossed out soon after it was filed. But the presiding judge — U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in New York — rejected those arguments and found the plaintiffs had stated plausible antitrust claims. You can read a copy of the court’s decision here.

I still want to know why you can't buy a full mlb package with no restrictions, period. This has some implications long term for the Dodgers for sure. They are the biggest beneficiaries of this stupid system.