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    Re: Things that annoy me

    All our lists go to 11 like in Spinal Tap. I'll add a few more.

    1) When I'm standing in line waiting to speak to someone and they take a phone call that goes on for half an hour while ignoring...
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    Things that annoy me

    The master list which grows as I get older:

    1) Drivers who try to pass on the right even though there is obviously a slower moving vehicle in that lane rendering it impossible. My unscientific...
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    Re: NBA basketball......................

    When the Lakers signed LeBron at his age they basically made a commitment to win now. His window of opportunity is just a couple of more years before he is over the hill. So they had no choice but...
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    Re: 2019 Baseball season

    For good or ill, MLB favors the big market teams like the Yankees, Dodgers and Red Sox. Those teams have enormous fan bases and generate most of the ticket, merchandise, and TV revenue. Everyone...
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    Re: What are the Forum members reading

    I traveled to S. Africa recently and thought I would read up on the Boer War. Had a difficult time trying to find a decent book and ended up picking one at random. Usually a bad decision but this...
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    Re: NBA basketball......................

    Yes, that is a ton of talent and players to give up. Have to wonder about their depth this year and whether they can sign at least one other big name. And imagine if you trade seven guys for one...
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    Re: NBA basketball......................

    That was a golden era for the NBA. The Lakers could have won ten or more championships except for the fact that they had to go against Bird and the Celtics, Dr J and the Sixers, and Thomas and the...
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    Re: NBA basketball......................

    The GS injuries remind me a bit of the 1989 NBA Finals. The great Lakers team swept the first three round of the playoffs then lost Byron Scott and Magic Johnson in the finals where they were beaten...
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    Re: NBA basketball......................

    I didn't even realize Toronto had an NBA team until the finals. But congrats to them. Leonard is a real beast. To think they should have lost to the Sixers except for his miracle four bounce three...
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    Re: The Pioneers - David McCullough

    I'm not a huge fan of McCullough. He strikes me as being much like Stephen Ambrose. A sort of populist historian who find some feel good angle for his readers - mostly older and white - and avoids...
  11. Thread: NHL Playoffs

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    Re: NHL Playoffs

    Congrats to Gary. He is a true (blue) hockey fan. Winning the Cup is the probably the most challenging title in any major sport. You not only have to be good at the right time of the season but...
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    Re: Trailor Park Boys

    I watched all 12 or 13 seasons. The funniest show I've seen in a long while. Mr. Lahey is the modern day James Finlayson. It's certainly not for everyone with language and drug themes but if you...
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    Re: NHL Playoffs

    There are so many egregious stories in the news it's hard to settle on just one but since this is a hockey thread I was just reading that the Blues had the color guard carry an Enterprise Rental Car...
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    Re: NHL Playoffs

    Nice bounce back win for the Blues. That was a must win game for them. Now they are 2-10 against the Bruins! Brutal puck to the face on Chara. I don't know how these guys do it. I once saw a...
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    Re: Nos4a2

    I thought the first episode was decent. Like the fact that the main character looks like a real teenager rather than someone out of central casting. The 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith is cool as well. ...
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    Re: Deadwood...The Movie...on HBO...May 31...

    I finished up season one. Very entertaining. Al Swearengen is my favorite character. It's interesting how a show like this can give new life to some of these historical characters. Particularly...
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    Re: 2019 Baseball season

    I haven't been paying much attention but my Dodgers are roaring through the east. Sweeping the Phillies and Pirates and taking three of four against the Mets. Maybe they have a chance to lose...
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    Nos4a2

    Series starts tonight on AMC after the new FTWD. Based on a book by Joe Hill who is Stephen King's son.
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    Re: NHL Playoffs

    Most teams usually come back strong after a blowout loss. So anything is possible but that game did not inspire confidence. Have to wonder if the tank is empty for St. Louis. They are also now...
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    Re: NHL Playoffs

    That was a major beatdown the Bruins put on last night. You would think the Blues goalie might stop an occasional shot even if he just stood still and let the puck hit him. But he was like Swiss...
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    Re: Deadwood...The Movie...on HBO...May 31...

    Isn't the actor who plays Farnum the Larry, Darryl and Darryl guy from the Newhart show? He was hilarious in that role. I'm showing my age since I recognized many of the actors but that was the...
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    Re: N.F.L. Season 2018-19

    They were floating the idea of reducing the ridiculously long preseason but that is meaningless because most starters hardly play in those games. An 18-game season would be brutal in the NFL. I...
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    Re: Deadwood...The Movie...on HBO...May 31...

    I do like the realism even if some of the characters are a bit fanciful (and a few have those pearly white TV teeth). It must have been quite a miserable experience with the elements, muddy/dusty...
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    Re: N.F.L. Season 2018-19

    So the NFL owners are pushing for an 18 game season and expanding the number of teams in the playoffs! A horrible idea. It also highlights the hypocrisy regarding player safety. An 18 game season...
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    Re: Deadwood...The Movie...on HBO...May 31...

    I somehow missed this show when it was originally aired. But your enthusiasm encouraged me to give it a try. So I watched the first four episodes of season one yesterday (interpreted only by an...
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