Out of the Blue

It can be pretty scary falling asleep with the TV on and waking up to realize you've been watching (at least in your sleep) infomercials. The last time I recall this happening I was being pitched to by the juiceman... the one I awakened to today was trying to introduce me to the marvelous opportunities for investment represented by uncirculated state quarters. That one is only slightly creepy, but who knows what preceded it? I might be a walking time bomb, ready to do the insidious bidding of Carlton Sheets, Tony Robbins, or Richard Simmons. Hey, did you know you can make a fortune in real estate with no money down?....

Hey, how about those Giants? You take this round Bronco. Sigh.

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Re: So...
Oct 21, 2003, 09:03
nin
 
33.
Re: So... Oct 21, 2003, 09:03
Oct 21, 2003, 09:03
 nin
 
Who's gonna be picking up the Indiana Jones DVD trilogy tomorrow? I just might have to...

Oh, hell yeah. best bi has a limited 5th disc, too...ToD sucked, but the other two were classics.

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Re: So...
Oct 21, 2003, 08:36
32.
Re: So... Oct 21, 2003, 08:36
Oct 21, 2003, 08:36
 
#24:
Temple of Doom wasnt that bad. It was scareeyye
The soup/eyeball thing is classic.


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stomped.com
Oct 21, 2003, 08:33
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stomped.com Oct 21, 2003, 08:33
Oct 21, 2003, 08:33
 
Did anyone notice the site is no longer up? just a blank page (lack of actually)...

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Re: I was at the game..
Oct 21, 2003, 06:50
Bronco
 
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Re: I was at the game.. Oct 21, 2003, 06:50
Oct 21, 2003, 06:50
 Bronco
 
One completion to a WR all game? Was he just missing them or were they not getting open? Is he not getting time to throw?

Right now his confidence in the WRs is at an all time low. They dropped seven balls on Sunday. They get jammed hard almost every single play at the line of scrimmage. His accuracy has never been all that great. This year it seems worse. However, his thumb on his throwing hand has a mass of bandages on it.

The offensive line has not played like they did last year. He's been sacked over 18 times already this year. He's starting to display 'happy feet' in the pocket.

Over the next two weeks they play the Jets and the Falcons. Maybe if they put together two convincing wins he can regain some confidence. If not...

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No subject
Oct 21, 2003, 01:03
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Oct 21, 2003, 01:03
 
I might be a walking time bomb, ready to do the insidious bidding of Carlton Sheets, Tony Robbins, or Richard Simmons.

You forgot the best infomercial host ever: Matthew Lekso.

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Re: No subject
Oct 20, 2003, 23:49
WarPig
 
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Re: No subject Oct 20, 2003, 23:49
Oct 20, 2003, 23:49
 WarPig
 
I used to edit the goddamn things for a living!

Oh man I have so many questions but can only think of a couple right now!

First of all, what's up with the audiences... are they paid to be there, and if not, are they ever really as excited as they're made to look? How long do one of those things take to tape and how often do the products not work like they're supposed to? How often do they have to fake it?

Oh yeah, and do the hosts have to use their own meth or is it supplied for them?


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No subject
Oct 20, 2003, 23:38
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No subject Oct 20, 2003, 23:38
Oct 20, 2003, 23:38
 
I used to edit the goddamn things for a living! Pay was good but it was like selling your soul for a paycheque. You think spending 30 mins looking at Carlton Sheets is bad? Try looking at that footage for 4 weeks solid. Informercials must die!!

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No subject
Oct 20, 2003, 23:08
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No subject Oct 20, 2003, 23:08
Oct 20, 2003, 23:08
 
I've seen that infomercial late at night claiming you can make tons with 0 money down, 0 credit.. umm wtf are you buying the property with then? that's bullshit.

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Re: I was at the game..
Oct 20, 2003, 23:07
WarPig
 
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Re: I was at the game.. Oct 20, 2003, 23:07
Oct 20, 2003, 23:07
 WarPig
 
Look at the last game he played and his QB rating:

I know, unbelievable, and he started the game 5 for 5 or something like that. One completion to a WR all game? Was he just missing them or were they not getting open? Is he not getting time to throw? There's no way I can imagine McNabb pulling a Rick Mirer and going from good to crap for no apparent reason.

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Re: So...
Oct 20, 2003, 22:28
Enahs
 
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Re: So... Oct 20, 2003, 22:28
Oct 20, 2003, 22:28
 Enahs
 
Who's gonna be picking up the Indiana Jones DVD trilogy tomorrow? I just might have to...

Georgey needs to release a 2 part series, Just Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Last Crusade, as I try my hardest to forget Temple Of Pile Of Sh*t, I mean doom.

I dont want the trilogy, just the two good one's!

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Re: I was at the game..
Oct 20, 2003, 22:17
Bronco
 
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Re: I was at the game.. Oct 20, 2003, 22:17
Oct 20, 2003, 22:17
 Bronco
 
And yeah they're 5-1 now but they're sure winning ugly.

You my friend do not know ugly.

Look at the last game he played and his QB rating:

http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/133361/gamelogs/2003

29.1?

Whoa!

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So...
Oct 20, 2003, 22:15
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So... Oct 20, 2003, 22:15
Oct 20, 2003, 22:15
 
Who's gonna be picking up the Indiana Jones DVD trilogy tomorrow? I just might have to...

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22
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Re: Max Payne links...
Oct 20, 2003, 20:57
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Re: Max Payne links... Oct 20, 2003, 20:57
Oct 20, 2003, 20:57
 
max payne 2 > Intresting ending.

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Re: I was at the game..
Oct 20, 2003, 20:20
WarPig
 
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Re: I was at the game.. Oct 20, 2003, 20:20
Oct 20, 2003, 20:20
 WarPig
 
but most of all, I want the glory days back...

As a Seahawks fan all I have to say is this - at least you had some glory days!

The best I have to look back on were the early to mid 80's when the Hawks were a top four or five team for a few years. One year they were actually the Las Vegas pick to win the Superbowl. They didn't do it of course. See, that's one of my highlights as a Hawks fan, a couple months of really good pre-season hype.

And yeah they're 5-1 now but they're sure winning ugly. You can bet your ass I'll take it though!


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Re: Giants
Oct 20, 2003, 20:04
Bronco
 
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Re: Giants Oct 20, 2003, 20:04
Oct 20, 2003, 20:04
 Bronco
 
Sims & Taylor Oookay even though LT was good he was a crack addict that gets no respect, As far as casper the ghost Sims is concerned he was never ever up to the ranks of what I would call a class QB, sure he was tough and sure he was consistant but he was vanilla, he had no color either in his game or his aftergame comments he was the doughboy so cry all you want they arent gonna come back, get a life and get off the Giants back.

I can't believe I'm going to do this but....

Taylor redefined the position. He is an all-time all-timer, don't belittle his achievements on the field.

Sims was a great QB. Rarely made mistakes. His problem was playing at the same time as Montana, Marino and Elway. If he was playing today he'd be considered a top of the line QB.

Shaking my head, defending Giant greats,

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Re: Giants
Oct 20, 2003, 19:20
Rigs
 
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Re: Giants Oct 20, 2003, 19:20
Oct 20, 2003, 19:20
 Rigs
 
so cry all you want they arent gonna come back, get a life and get off the Giants back

Did you honestly think I give a rats ass about your opinion? You mean nothing, you are nothing and you will always be nothing...


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Re: I was at the game..
Oct 20, 2003, 16:34
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Re: I was at the game.. Oct 20, 2003, 16:34
Oct 20, 2003, 16:34
 
At least you guys have a history of turning it around after the first 6 weeks.

Rememeber Bronco, History doesn't dictate the future you can turn it around. Me - I should know - my team was the first 1st class side in its sport in its country and indeed probably the world, we had a slow start but now we have won the league and can count ourselves kings.










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Giants
Oct 20, 2003, 16:26
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Giants Oct 20, 2003, 16:26
Oct 20, 2003, 16:26
 
I want Sims back, I want Taylor back, I want the Cowboys/Giants rivalry back, I want the Eagles/Giants rivalry back, I want the 49er's/Giants rivalry back...but most of all, I want the glory days back...

Sims & Taylor Oookay even though LT was good he was a crack addict that gets no respect, As far as casper the ghost Sims is concerned he was never ever up to the ranks of what I would call a class QB, sure he was tough and sure he was consistant but he was vanilla, he had no color either in his game or his aftergame comments he was the doughboy so cry all you want they arent gonna come back, get a life and get off the Giants back. Im cheese youre not.

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Re: I was at the game..
Oct 20, 2003, 15:32
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Re: I was at the game.. Oct 20, 2003, 15:32
Oct 20, 2003, 15:32
 
Id ahve to say that the acceptance of slapping some guys sweaty ass on TV is pretty gay in itself.

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Re: I was at the game..
Oct 20, 2003, 15:21
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Re: I was at the game.. Oct 20, 2003, 15:21
Oct 20, 2003, 15:21
 
So, how about them Red Soxs?

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22
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