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  1. Yeah, I would guess that scene has been commented on more than any other in this thread, except maybe the final cut-to-black scene. The look Paulie gives after Ade says to Christopher "you can no longer function as a man" is easily, unequivocably, the most hilarious 1 second of the entire series.
  2. Was it last week where her cast mate came over and tried to kiss her? In the speed episode, she was watching Don's kids and also was at the apartment when Don came home to the police in his house before passing out. I don't see the "Megan is dead" angle at all. Look harder what do you mean? Look harder.
  3. Feel the same way. Was I the only one cracking up watching Pete smoke weed in slow motion?
  4. Reminds me of Twin Peaks. A lot. Without the dream sequences or humor.
  5. Kate Upton. Hottest girl on the planet. Ridiculous body. Ridiculous.
  6. Noob here. Great thread, was enough to convince me to dip my toe in with the V4L starter kit and after a week I'm about to make the a conversion. Based on the praise of the REO here and elsewhere that definitely seems to be the way to go when they become available again. My knowledge is very primitive...to survive until then, can anyone recommend a course of action, for maybe a month or two? I have eight cartomizers, should I just order some juice and refill those with a syringe? The juice doesn't have to match the original carto, right? Is eight enough, should I order some blanks? Sorry for the rudimentary questions. Just don't want to waste any money until I upgrade and don't want to get caught without a proper supply. Based on the last few pages I'm thinking of giving the TV juice a try and I believe FreedomSmokeUSA has 25% off sale going right now. Any input much appreciated!
  7. All good ones. Also:Jane's death (probably my vote for most intense scene in a TV show. Branston delivered his best acting in this scene without saying a word)Jesse on the ladder trying to swat the flyWalt blowing up Tuco's buildingMike telling Walt to go into the lab and Walt's plan unfoldingJesse recalling the wooden box he made in high schoolThe ending of One Minute and Jane's death are my two favorites. Up there with Adriana getting shot in the Sopranos, #### getting shot in the Sopranos, String getting hunted down in the Wire, Michael taking out Snoop in the Wire, and Draper giving the Carousel pitch in Mad Men as the best scenes I've seen in a TV show when considering everything that led up to them and how they were executed.
  8. Ultimately, Wallace could only write so brilliantly because he understood the "terror way beyond falling." Fortunately for readers, though, he was able to complete this incredible book.### ####. Reading IJ is so chilling because he was brilliant enough to realize what was going to happen to him, and then able to write about it so well. DFW said "I had kind of a midlife crisis at twenty which probably doesn’t augur well for my longevity." That combination of self-awareness, genius, and fatalism makes for an incredible read.When you think about heavyweights in fiction, writers who have been studied decades and centuries after they have died, and you think about the modern era and who might become such a writer, Wallace has to be at the top of the list. Not always a joy to read, but nobody is comparable. Just an enormous intellect and talent so vast his biggest struggle seemed to be controlling it.
  9. The whole "accessibility" thing is a canard. The majority of critically-esteemed novels are pretty accessible. Of the authors listed thus far, I'd say only Joyce, Faulkner and maybe Proust are not very accessible.That said, I too like these picks, especially Catcher in the Rye. Your post was inaccessible because I had to look up "canard". But I didn't say the other selections are inaccessible. I said Catcher and Slaughterhouse might be considered too accessible. The prose flows easily. Short sentences--Vonnegut in particular who used a journalistic approach to writing. There is a lot to think about and a lot going on beneath what is being read, but understanding what is happening is nearly effortless, and whatever any critic who plops out a list might say, I think it's difficult for them to praise something too highly when there are more challenging works more befitting of their education and intelligence to put above them.
  10. Catcher in the Rye and Slaughterhouse-Five are my two favorite novels. Superb on every level. The fact that they are enjoyable probably drops them on some critics' lists, those who believe that insightful, thought-provoking fiction can't be too accessible, but I think these two books can be read by nearly anyone and something enlightening can be extracted from the experience.
  11. I wasn't surprised, but I wasn't expecting it. I really liked Bode. I was rooting for him to survive.
  12. The one from The Brothers Karamazov is great. I've read it twice and don't recall it, though just about every page has at least one quotable line. With all the bickering about literary vs. entertaining, seems like the most sought after picks should be those that are both critically praised and beloved by readers. Catcher in the Rye and The Brothers Karamazov fit that mold more than any so far and would have been my 1 and 2.
  13. If you made a deal like this, you would be giving up the best player in the deal. IMO these kinds of trades rarely work out well, unless your team is bad enough that quantity trumps quality. I happen to own Freeman and Deangelo in one dynasty league, and I would trade both of them for Rivers without hesitation. There's a big difference between being a good NFL quarterback and a dominant quarterback in fantasy football. Rivers doesn't need to make any jump in production or get better weapons or get a different head coach to throw the ball endlessly and rack up numbers. He is already dominant. Freeman may or may not be. So far guys like Freeman, Bradford and Ryan look like good NFL quarterbacks, but I don't really see any reason for either guy to start chucking the ball and piling up stats, and even if they did have to, I don't really see the weapons available for them to do it consistently.
  14. You're gonna have to unwrap this quite a bit. Romo -- 30 yrs old Brees -- 31 yrs old Brady -- 33 yrs old Rivers -- 29 yrs old Peyton -- 34 yrs old Umm, he's nowhere NEAR old for QB. The guy easily has 5 yrs of top production. So let's get to that "missed lots of injury time" 2006 -- 16 games played (well, 10, but this was his 1st year as started and took over during week 6. Was active for all 16 and didn't miss any time) 2007 -- 16 games played 2008 -- 13 games played 2009 -- 16 games played So in his first 4 years as a starter, he missed 3 total games. This year he sustained a fractured clavicle (which has no long-term effects whatsoever) and he's "Missed lots of injury time" and warrants dropping out of the top 10? Really? It is to say Romo is not top 10 and is not worthy of holding in a start 1 QB league. I don't expect there to be further discourse here as every argument against Romo was thoroughly debunked, but yeah, this kind of blows my mind. People really, really have a hard time with the guy, no matter how fantasy-rich his situation is and how phenomenal his production has been. Next to Rodgers and Brees, I don't see any quarterback in the league in a better situation than him. I'd be completely shocked if he wasn't in the top five fantasy-wise for the next three years. Easily.
  15. I think Freeman is going to be a good one, but top 5 seems like a stretch. I'd probably swap him and Rivers and move Luck to the bottom of the list.One game does not make a career. I am high on Freeman but putting him in the top 10 would be hard for me to do right now.Wow. I'd put Romo, who didn't make the list, at 3, and Freeman outside of the top ten. Bradford is a good QB but top five? His game might or might not translate to fantasy production. Freeman, same thing. Who are the weapons that are going to enable him to put up 3 touchdowns and 300 yards most weeks? Rivers, you know you're getting huge numbers. Putting Luck or Bradford or Freeman ahead of him is an enormous, enormous leap of faith.
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