Announcement

Collapse

FORUM POSTING RULES - Read before posting

Forum Rules.

(1) The guiding principle for posting in this forum is moderate yourselves.

(2) Don't write a post that attacks, impugns or denigrates another poster's character. There's an obvious difference between the language of humor and hateful, debased language. Know the difference and post accordingly.

(3) This is a Michigan sports forum. The forum welcomes posts from M's sports rivals. Talking smack, posting sass is what college sports rivalries are all about. Rules (1) and (2) above apply. If you don't want to view the posts of a rival talking smack or sassing, use the ignore feature in User Controls.

(4) This forum is about sharing thoughts, ideas and viewpoints about all sports, any number of subjects and issues, learning stuff from other posters and having fun. There are threads by subject matter within the forum for doing this. Keep the threads on point.

NB: The rules above are not intended to build a case to ban a poster. There are consequences for rule breaking as specified below. That's as far as it should go. Only the most egregious and persistent rule breaking would cause the moderators to consider a ban.

Due Process.

(1) The forum has 6 moderators. Jeff Buchanan, Jon, JD, Hannibal, Oracle, Entropy. None of them want to moderate adult posters who should know better. There may be posts that break the rules.

(2) Posters who, at the sole discretion of a moderator, break a rule will be given a warning post that will site one of the rules listed above as the reason for the deletion.

(3) If the rule breaking behavior continues, a moderator can remove an offending post and any ensuing post that whines about that action. If a moderator removes a post(s) the reason for the removal(s) will be posted with the removal notice that appears in the thread. This should be the end of it. Man up, take responsibility for breaking the rules. The forum moves on. If not, see below.

(4) A poster who has had a warning or a post(s) removed can certify a question by PM to any moderator about that action. Do not complain about the action or attempt to make your case in the forum/threads. Moderators shall do their best to address the question within 72h. At the end of 72h the majority opinion of the moderators responding will be the answer.

(5) Banning a poster for egregious and repeated rule breaking requires a unanimous vote to ban from all 6 moderators. We don't anticipate this will ever happen.
See more
See less

Miscellaneous And Off Topic Subjects

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • To be a professional means that you don't die. - Takeru "the Tsunami" Kobayashi

    Comment


    • besides Kim not testing any more rockets, destruction of their nuclear site, release of American hostages, and open lines of communication with a hostile regime, ability to retrieve the American dead, end of the Korean War, and a commitment to denuclearize the country? not much I guess.

      Comment


      • Originally posted by iam416 View Post
        1980s, dipshit. I'll give you a list, you have to rate them: Ted Danson, Tom Selleck, Tony Danza, Alan Thicke, Gerald McRaney, George Wendt, Rob Lowe, Tom Petty, Don Mattingly, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Bruce Willis, Dean Steinkuhler, Neil Patrick Harris, Don Johnson, Edward James Olmos, Mel Gibson and Earle Bruce.


        Gerard Depardie, Val Kilmer, Dudley Moore, and Tom Berenger would like a word.
        "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is sometimes hard to verify their authenticity." -Abraham Lincoln

        Comment


        • Michael J. Fox! Nobody put's Alex Keaton in a corner!

          Speaking of that, Patrick Swayze, actor in the second finest movie of that generation - Road House (second only to Bloodsport, of course).

          ...and with that we have to add Jean Claud Van Damme. And since we added him, we must add Steven Segal and Chuck Norris...which makes me think of Rambo, so add Sylvester Stallone. Rambo makes me think of Predator, so add Arnold Shwartzennegar.
          "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is sometimes hard to verify their authenticity." -Abraham Lincoln

          Comment


          • Since you bought up Arnold, this is hilarious

            Comment


            • To be a professional means that you don't die. - Takeru "the Tsunami" Kobayashi

              Comment


              • I've been thinking about Road House lately, Scott Pruitt would make a good Brad Wesley in the remake.

                Bloodsport is excellent but it has flaws. He leaves without the girl and Frank Dux did not set all of those records.

                Comment


                • Bloodsport has no flaws. Cinematic nirvana.

                  SLF

                  Thanks for response and insight. Completely forgot that Washington has no income tax. Your breakdown of the fundamental competing interests makes it even more interesting to me.
                  Dan Patrick: What was your reaction to [Urban Meyer being hired]?
                  Brady Hoke: You know.....not....good.

                  Comment


                  • I have probably mentioned this here before, but my finest internet work was "conquering" other threads on CNNSI. The outrage from the members of those threads I "took as my own" was perfect. But I was outdone a bit later by Talent's best work. We were on Wxing when he posted on a vegan forum that used the term "blood sport" to describe eating meat, hunting, something. Myself and a few others had been seriously debating on the forum re: the morality of eating meat, when Talent wandered over.

                    Anyway, Talent started slowly. Mentioned Frank Dux to the former owner (who was British - and the guy assumed that Dux was a writer on ethics or something). After the Dux name drop, Talent slowly worked the thread's 'blood sport' title into an homage for the movie to the guy's complete oblivious confusion. I would love to read over that bit again. It was masterful.

                    Since then, of course, Talent has become a poor man's Alex Jones with less charisma and a worse vocabulary, but I knew him back then. It's like how Nic Cage used to be a sought after A-lister and now is sadly doing straight-to-Hulu movies like "Bad Lieutenant- Port of Call: Cleveland".
                    Last edited by AlabamAlum; June 13th, 2018, 10:26 PM.
                    "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is sometimes hard to verify their authenticity." -Abraham Lincoln

                    Comment


                    • I posted on a thread in that forum entitled "Should Bloodsports Be Banned?" -- vigorously defending the bulk of the franchise with special focus on the first. However, I did concede that the incomprehensibly awful Bloodsport 4: Dark Kumite should be banned. The post itself was my trademark overwrought garbage, but the response from the forum owner was well worth it.

                      In any event, reliving 20 year old forum exchanges rates and realizing your prime was back when M beat OSU is incredibly sad. Still, it's a 100 out of 100 choice if it's up against analyzing PDJT's tweets.

                      "Bad Lieutenant- Port of Call: Cleveland"
                      Heh.
                      Dan Patrick: What was your reaction to [Urban Meyer being hired]?
                      Brady Hoke: You know.....not....good.

                      Comment


                      • I don't think you're missing anything despite Kap's listing.

                        IMO, much of what PDJT has done during the first year of his presidency is about future benefits. IOW, we don't know yet. There's not a lot to hang his hat on despite his claims that there is.

                        Certainly, I think there are some positives he can say he's responsible for. But, most of them come, depending on your world view, with negatives. The embrace of authoritarian leaders despite the repression of those they represent is an example. Another is the unwinding of banking regulations put in place during the Great Recession which have the potential of harm to consumers. There are others.
                        On Harbaugh's expectations for M football in 2015 (NFL NETWORK): We'd rather be about it than talk about it."

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by AlabamAlum View Post
                          Michael J. Fox! Nobody put's Alex Keaton in a corner!

                          Speaking of that, Patrick Swayze, actor in the second finest movie of that generation - Road House (second only to Bloodsport, of course).

                          ...and with that we have to add Jean Claud Van Damme. And since we added him, we must add Steven Segal and Chuck Norris...which makes me think of Rambo, so add Sylvester Stallone. Rambo makes me think of Predator, so add Arnold Shwartzennegar.
                          If you have Swayze then you need to add Kevin Bacon and John Lithgow from Footloose. Footloose was of songs which reminds of the Muppet Movies, so need to put Jim Henson in there. Henson makes me think of movie franchises like Star Trek (which had 6 movies in the 80s) so need to add William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelly to the list.
                          2012 Detroit Lions Draft: 1) Cordy Glenn G , 2) Brandon Taylor S, 3) Sean Spence olb, 4) Joe Adams WR/KR, 5) Matt McCants OT, 7a) B.J. Coleman QB 7b) Kewshan Martin WR

                          Comment


                          • Originally posted by Jeff Buchanan View Post

                            I don't think you're missing anything despite Kap's listing.

                            IMO, much of what PDJT has done during the first year of his presidency is about future benefits. IOW, we don't know yet. There's not a lot to hang his hat on despite his claims that there is.

                            Certainly, I think there are some positives he can say he's responsible for. But, most of them come, depending on your world view, with negatives. The embrace of authoritarian leaders despite the repression of those they represent is an example. Another is the unwinding of banking regulations put in place during the Great Recession which have the potential of harm to consumers. There are others.
                            Yep, and those regs were not that tough to begin with. There is another housing bubble coming too. 3rd party lenders (ie not the banks) are giving out the same kinds of loans and then selling them to the banks (since it is 3rd party loans the watered down regs dont apply here) who are getting the insurance against failure from the feds. Latest thing I saw from a couple months ago, was that 9% of these loans are 30 days behind. When the defaults happen again (and they will happen) and cascade, the taxpayer is going to have to bail out these places AGAIN. Another example of big business/banks socializing the expenses but keeping the profits private.
                            2012 Detroit Lions Draft: 1) Cordy Glenn G , 2) Brandon Taylor S, 3) Sean Spence olb, 4) Joe Adams WR/KR, 5) Matt McCants OT, 7a) B.J. Coleman QB 7b) Kewshan Martin WR

                            Comment


                            • 80's culture was cheers hill street blues platoon metallica direstraits iwant my mtv birth of cable tv

                              Comment


                              • Originally posted by iam416 View Post
                                I posted on a thread in that forum entitled "Should Bloodsports Be Banned?" -- vigorously defending the bulk of the franchise with special focus on the first. However, I did concede that the incomprehensibly awful Bloodsport 4: Dark Kumite should be banned. The post itself was my trademark overwrought garbage, but the response from the forum owner was well worth it.

                                In any event, reliving 20 year old forum exchanges rates and realizing your prime was back when M beat OSU is incredibly sad. Still, it's a 100 out of 100 choice if it's up against analyzing PDJT's tweets.



                                Heh.
                                Our arguments on gun control, failed social programs, and was the North the 'moral actor' in the Civil War were must-see internet. I remember you joined me in the thread conquering and I joined you and RU in the cereal mascot wars.

                                Back in the heyday, being on the forum during a Tennessee game when you had 400(!) Vol posts to deal with. BOJ, Hack, Shiny, etc, etc, was just a blast. The "we either win, the other team cheats, or the refs gave the game away" were some of my fondest internet memories.

                                Btw, "Bama Bob" still hates you.
                                "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is sometimes hard to verify their authenticity." -Abraham Lincoln

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X