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Out of the Blue

Last week concluded the NFL regular season, I'm sad to say the Giants will be home watching the playoffs on TV with the rest of us. Here are our week 17 results: Blue 14-2, Mag 13-3 (fixed, sorry), Batman 12-4 (also fixed, and I'm assuming Batman's second pick of the Texans was the Titans), Creston 11-5, Verno and Jivaro 10-6, and Cutter 7-9. Extra props to Batman as the only prognosticator who saw the Bucs beating the Falcons in Atlanta.

I'm running a little behind to tally the regular season results right now, so for the meantime, here are my playoff picks. As much as I've been trying to convince myself this is a terrible idea, I'm going to pick the visiting team in each game.

Visiting Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Snoring 2: Winter Edition.
Snake Squad.
Links: THE LEGO STAR WARS ORGAN. Boggling. Thanks nin via Dubious Quality.
Stories: George Lucas, Mellody Hobson Engaged. Thanks nin.
Science: Big Space: There are at least 100 billion planets in our galaxy alone.
This Robot Vomits So You Won't Have To. Thanks HARDOCP.
Finding the neuron that makes your sweater itch.
Media: The Imperial Recruiter.
All the ColecoVision Games in Fifteen Minutes.
The Many D'ohs of Homer Simpson.
The Funnies: Brevity.

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19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2013, 23:36 jdreyer
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 4, 2013, 19:22:
this one has all the hallmarks of a cashgrab to me.

They spent gobs of cash and years of work on this, so I'd hardly say it's a cash grab. They've not even made half their money production costs back, and that doesn't include P & A. And the production values are top notch, so it's obvious they cared.

The main issue is that PJ has caught Lucasyndrome, and no one wants to tell him "No" any more: Not his producers, his gf/writer/partner, his investors, etc. Just like Lucas with the new Trilogy, the movies weren't cut where they should have been (both pre and post), and without the stronger influence of others, not emotionally resonant where they should have been. It's not nearly as bad as the new Star Wars trilogy, but it's not close to being as good as the LoTR trilogy movies either.
 
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"It's just a bunch of mystic bovine scatology to me." - 1badmf
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