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  1. Any love for Andre Ellington? KerWilliams the natural pickup at RB, but with John Brown out against Indy, does Arizona throw more to Ellington? Just a thought...
  2. The Ugandan Giant AND Touchdown Vulture.
  3. My only recommendation is to roll with the "fold-down" sofa as opposed to the old-fashioned "pull-out" version. It's still not going to be as comfortable as a real bed, but you'll have better "mattress" support and less cross-beam-in-the-back pain. I actually bought a fold down a few years back. Seems to work great but I can't remember the make/model. Just know I bought it at some moderny furniture store. Can't remember price but it was less than $1k. Something kind of like this (to give you an idea of how it works). No specific recommendation on that model (an image just popped up when I Googled). Good luck.
  4. Admirable restraint by the board for not posting the full lyrics of "Yub Nub" in here...
  5. Without having clicked on the link, I thought this was a clever reference to Rocky III. "You wanna ring the bell?"
  6. "The fire's got the temperature up all over the camp. Won't last long though." "Neither will we." "How will we make it?" "Maybe we shouldn't." "If you're worried about me--" "If we've got any surprises for each other, I don't think we're in much shape to do anything about it." "Well, what do we do?" "Why don't we just wait here for a little while...see what happens."
  7. "They all did it. But if you want to know who killed Mr. Boddy, I did. In the hallway. With the revolver. Now I'm going to go home and sleep with my wife."
  8. "I heard the best of the best were gonna be back here so um..." "This could be complicated. You know on the first one, I crashed and burned." "And the second?" "I don't know, but it's looking good so far."
  9. Sure, I could've stayed in the past. Could've even been king. But in my own way, I already am. Hail to the king, baby.
  10. "They're probably watching me. Well, let them. Let them see what kind of a person I am. I'm not even going to swat that fly. I hope they are watching... they'll see. They'll see and they'll know, and they'll say, "Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly..."
  11. "You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry... you will someday."
  12. Not to veer away from the fantasy-relevant vaccination debate, but when it comes to Cutler's future, are there any teams that would really be a "fit" for him? Assume he's not going to play unless it's for a potential winner (from the outside, doesn't seem like he has a burning desire to play "no matter what"), do the offensive systems of any quarterback-needy teams fit his skill set? Houston missed on Romo...take a chance on Jay? He does have a strong arm. I'd guess San Fran and Cleveland are off the table for him (regardless of whether they'd be interested in him), but how about Washington? If Cousins is traded (big "if"), possible fit? All essentially a moot point until after the draft, but still a fascinating player. Reminds me of Jeff George when it comes to talent combined with weird "what's-with-this-guy?" mentality that had teams keep their distance.
  13. Side note - this does beg the question...do people still read comic strips? For me, the comic strip was intrinsically tied to the newspaper. When you read the newspaper, you also read the "funny pages" (in glorious color on Sundays). Now that my news comes from the internet, I can't tell you the last time I read a comic strip (much less with regularity).
  14. As a kid, Peanuts and Garfield. As I matured, Far Side and Bloom County. As an adult in the work force, Dilbert. But in the grand scheme, there is Calvin & Hobbes and then a deep, deep drop before you get to anyone at #2. Sheer genius. And the retirement of Bill Watterson at the top of his game made it all the more interesting (I think there was a documentary on that a while back, pretty good if I recall).
  15. Puerto Vallarta is great. Excellent mix of culture/history with laid back beach life. I got married there in 2011. Did a fairly affordable all-inclusive resort since we had a number of guests. The resort used our wedding to film a promo - Get Married at Dreams Villamagna (I'm the groom, not the 20-something dude with abs they used to show off the spa/etc). I would give it a solid thumbs-up for family vacation but keep in mind that it's one of those resorts that's lined up down the beach with thirty other resorts and it's a cab ride away to do anything "in" Puerto Vallarta. We stayed in Puerto Vallarta for the honeymoon but switched to Hacienda San Angel and it was nothing short of amazing. It's a combination luxury resort and art museum with one of the best restaurants in the region. I could talk about that experience at length, but to be honest, it's probably not what you're after when it comes to bringing a 6-yr-old and 4-yr-old with you. I will say the coolest thing about Hacienda San Angel is that it's NOT a beach resort. It sits higher up the hill in the city so the views are breathtaking. You then walk everywhere which is awesome. (Side note, Puerto Vallarta is built on a steep hill with narrow streets so the cab ride to Hacienda San Angel was an adventure, where you're looking out the windshield thinking "this is it, I'm going to die right here in Mexico.") Definitely plan a day or half-day around the Malecon. Fun shopping and neat stuff to see (and when you venture inland away from the beach, there are these giant iguanas all over the place, just chilling in the trees). We did a day-sailing thing around Banderas Bay that was worth the money. One thing to recognize is that Puerto Vallarta now effectively includes Nuevo Vallarta. The latter is the string of resorts that are all on better beaches (i.e. sandy/pretty) than historical Puerto Vallarta. Best comparison (if you've traveled on the other coast of Mexico) is what Playa del Carmen used to be when compared to Cancun. The beaches in Puerto Vallarta are largely rocky. Not bad, but just different than what you often think of when considering a beach getaway. I'll stop droning on. You'll have a great time. Good luck!
  16. Concur with Run It Up. Martavis has his hands full already. Doesn't need any voodoo put on him. Don't you put that evil on me, Ricky Bobby!
  17. This should be interesting. Has been many, many years (call it decades) since I read IT, but it's always maintained a place in my mind as one of King's best works. Would be interesting to revisit the novel and see if that remains true (for me). I have zero problems with the "two movie" route. The book is 1,100 pages. You simply cannot do the story justice in one movie (unless it was uncomfortably long). The most logical way to split it up is to divide it as kids / adults. True, those stories are interspersed in the novel, but it would make a lot of sense to handle it chronologically on the big screen. Of course, it's serious supposition to assume there will be an IT sequel which tackles the adult story. That only happens IF the first movie makes serious money. Horror movies often give studios/investors a very nice financial return but that's also because most horror movies have low upfront costs and - if marketed well - there's a stable audience who will purchase tickets. Not sure what the budget is for IT but I suspect it's larger than your average horror flick. With IT, you're filming a property that's about fifteen years older than your average high school student (who make up a big percentage of the horror audience). It's hard to sell horror to most people over the age of 30...which is not meant to be all-encompassing, just a basic market demographic. The major IT fans (and Stephen King fans in general) will fall into that 30+ age bracket. All this to say, I'll be interested to see what sort of box office IT generates. If it does well, the sequel is interesting since you would theoretically only be returning one cast member from the original movie (the actor playing Pennywise). The rest of the actors are recast since the next movie would take place 27 years later. On the plus side, IT should theoretically be a reasonable transfer to film (much easier than the attempt to translate The Dark Tower...good luck with that, guys). I suspect some of the heavily sexual scenes of the book won't find their way into the movie (thinking one "group" scene in particular that worked in the novel from an emotional/spiritual context but that's just not going to fly with people watching child actors in the local moviehouse). But a lot of the visuals from the book should work well on the big screen. A scary clown is, after all, quite scary.
  18. Another thread about armpits made me question this. To control the underarm aroma, do you mask it with deodorant or try to stop it with antiperspirant? And a related question, have you ever tried the other or do you still use whatever you first started with when the smells of puberty arrived? Feel free to deviate into a "stick vs. spray" debate if the mood strikes...
  19. Just to play devil's advocate, didn't the "leaked tax docs" indicate Trump pays around $30mil/year in taxes? So theoretically, he's probably covering more of his security out of his own pocket than any president in history, right? Note - For what it's worth, I have no dog in this hunt. People are gonna overreact on both sides. To an insane level. It's the world we live in and has been since the innernets was founded. Best to just laugh at the right and laugh at the left and pray that the middle finds a way to keep the country from falling apart.
  20. GB-watchers, how is Lacy as a blocker? I don't know much one way or the other on the topic. Seattle's biggest asset on offense is Wilson. For the past two years, the offense has evolved to emphasize the QB (as opposed to the ground-n-pound of years prior) and Lacy has a history with a talented rushing QB in Rodgers. If the o-line isn't considerably shored up, it may not be a stretch to believe Carroll likes the idea of a big-boy RB who can stay in and block as necessary. I doubt they sold Lacy on this aspect of his role in the offense, but if he's a good blocker, it wouldn't be a surprise. Just a thought.
  21. Continuing the relative ridiculousness of overreaction, nice to see PFT trying to create their own spin with the "look at this video of Gronk in a club two years ago" followed by the subtle-as-a-sledgehammer introduction of racism into the topic. America needs more overreaction. We've all been getting along a little too well lately.
  22. A lot of truth in the above. People hate Jerry Jones for all kinds of reasons but he's also shown to have loyalty and has often tried to do "the right thing" for many of his players even when he could have gone a different direction that may have been better for the team. Perhaps that's an impediment as an owner, but it's also won him respect among Dallas vets (most players seem to really like him). Maybe he's looking for karma to pay him back in a positive way.