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  1. Blondie was primarily a 70s band, but I guess "Call Me" was 1980.Van Halen, Aerosmith, REO, Journey, Styx, RUSH!, Queen, ZZ Top, The Cars, and even Yes had popularity in the 80s but all of them did their best stuff in the 70s and really started sucking in the 80sFor me Stevie Ray Vaughan was the only "good" music from the 80s.
    I don't know where to start my response to this thread, but this seemed the most logical.....VH, although I <3 sammy hagar, i thought they were better with DLR. But i was an Eddie fan, so it didn't really matter as long as he was still sexy. The music of vanhagar wasn't as good as van halen, but not so bad that i would stop being a fan.For me rush could record the national anthem played on an acordian and i would probably love it. I'm a big rush fan. It's true, they did progress closer to "mainstream" through the 80's and even into the 90's, but their idea of "typical" is still pretty much their own unique sound. They just have that quality.The only time i think aerosmith really lost it, was the whole remix into rap thing they did with RunDMC. Although i have to say, i really did like 80's rap "walk this way" didn't really work for me. But they did have some good power ballad hits in the era. And i did say i like 80's rap, it was my generation, it was new and i'm sure i still have a few old school CD's in the car.I found the 80's had a ton of "one hit wonder" bands and most of them produced pretty big chart toppers at the time. I remember Broken Wings being a huge song when it came out and i don't mind hearing it now and again today. But..i can understand, the radio station at work constantly plays "manic monday" by the Bangles.....after hearing it every hour on the hour, i kinda start to wish it would go away.Because of my age, i sometimes have trouble distinguishing late 70's music from that of the early 80's, so to me it's all one big era. I do feel the same way about U2 as you do about the bands you mentioned. Their early 80's stuff was way better than their later 80's and beyond. They made the transition to mainstream around the "joshua tree" and although some of their stuff is still really good, the stuff they did before it was waaaaaaaaaay better. But i think it all has to do with how you came to like it, U2 fans today probably prefer the "new" stuff better. It's just the style of music they are accustomed to.
  2. I really didn't mind the washburn trade at all. They didn't give up much (compared to what TO was asking for RH) I don't think French is gonna be the next Smoltz, although i'm hoping Washburn does the same thing Alexander did in 84.I was super impressed with Porcello last night, he definately made the nay-sayers question themselves and I believe this kid has a very bright future. I'm happy the tigers are looking to keep him long term instead of using him as a bargaining chip to aquire an old guy who might have a couple years left.I agree with the hitting thing, we really need a bat in the lineup. Maybe CG coming back will be the spark the club needs. The price at the trade deadline was WAY too much to add a corner infielder. Since they weren't putting Inge on the DL maybe they could've kept that quiet. I think the fact that EVERYBODY knew they were looking for a 3rd baseman to let BI rest a bit might have drove the price up that much more. Regardless of that tho, a strong hitter was gonna cost them anyway.BTW, i was upset that they didn't let RP come out for the 9th last night. His pitch count under 100, his stuff was amazing and putting FR in the game still scares the hell out of me. Not to mention, he was well overdue to blow a save. I just thought the kid deserved to go the distance. Its too bad that after the incredible performance, he doesn't get the win.

  3. I don't think there is any solution you can immediately apply that will help you win this bet. It's like any sport, because you've seen someone who knows how to do something well do something, doesn't mean anyone can do it. There are even a ton of well paid pro outfielders that have to use the cut off man when trying to make a play at the plate. Not everyone has the ability to throw a bullet from the outfield to home plate, and these are athletes that make millions of dollars a year to play the game. Chances are, your buddy knows what he's doing and figures that he can outthrow you probably based on some facts. He has done this before, regardless of what kind of league it is, it's probably on some level competative. I would also guess, he probably has one of the better arms in his league. I know alot of guys who play a rec league who would surprise you with their skill. Your best bet is to practice and at least see if you can do it without embarassing yourself before you lay the bet. go out to a park, stand in left field and see if you can hit 1st base. go a little deep. Actually start at 2nd and try to throw to first, if you make the throw from 2nd go to 3rd. My best guess is your buddy has a gun and he's probably pretty proud of it...if you can't make the throw from 3rd to 1st, buy your buddy a beer and tell him he's won.btw, it's not as easy as you think.

  4. I don't eat fries, well not from drive thrus, i find they are always cold and gross. I've tried every tactic for hot fresh fries, but somehow they are always soggy and gross by the time i actually get to eat them. i've turned to nuggets to get my grease fix, a 20 piece with a big mac works well. Everytime i've tried this at wendy's my nuggets are cold and soggy too, with extra chewy pieces on the edges. so McD's nuggets>wendy's everytime.As for sauce, at least one of everything, but i think sweet and sour is my fav except at wendy's (their's is too sweet, like some sort of jelly...but it might work well on toast)BTW Bob, those jane's nuggets go on sale alot of A&P or Metro (whichever one you have now) and when they do, it's the super jumbo family pack for like $7, which is better than half price....a really good buy

  5. First non-smokiing poker tournament? Now i hate him even more lol.My bad about forgetting about the TOC win.. Add a deep stacked SNG to his resume, then. Again about the books. Have you read his books? I challenge anyone to find a book he's written that doesn't have TJ Cloutier's name on the cover and try and get through it with a straight face. You simply can't. It's like the smasharoo strat without the Helmmuth-advocated level of aggression from Play Poker Like the Pros.FWIW I heartily agree with Sexton and Harrington, and good job bringing up the Mayfair club to quelch the idea he's never played high stakes.
    OMG, i really miss u tons!!!<3<3btw, the billy madison reference had me peeing
  6. when i go, it's always to play pool, so i guess i really only spend about 3 or 4 real days there (with the rest being spent in the pool room), but other than the first day (which i usually write off to time zone difference---i always pass out really early day 1) i pretty much don't sleep, drink alot and gamble everytime i pass some table form of table game. i still find that 10 days really not enough. i also don't get too many full days just to do "whatever". maybe i should try a meaningless trip, with no set schedule.

  7. regged last night for 1d. Brasilia 227 seat 8
    gl to all playingwandigo, if you're only taking one way trips, spirit is the cheapest way to fly. You'll probably be able to find return fare home for about 125. I just wish i would've seen this before you booked. You can only book spirit from their website, as i guess because they dont do roundtrips, they don't advertise on the major travel sites. (they do round trips, but they show each flight with separate charge) i just did a check, and if you leave on a weekend day it's 230ish, if you wait till a monday it looks like it's about 135ish. thats vegas to detroit. hopefully it helps.
  8. There used to be $1 BJ in that little shithole across from the Riviera (part of the Circus Circus complex), the one with the Little Caesars near the front, to the right of where the Westward Ho was...
    you're thinking of slots o fun....great cheap drinks if you can overcome the crowd. (they do like 50 cent heiny's and $5 yard longs) but it's been a while so that might have changed a little.i know the riviera's coffee shop/greasy spoon does late night cheap meals and i'm sure others do too. So if you're looking for good cheap full meals, not fast food, just change your eating schedule a little and don't eat till after midnight. (does binions still have the $5 steak after midnight too?) Some of the less pricey casinos will have coupon books and stuff if you do their "walkby promo" thing. If you really want to be cheap....do a timeshare tour, takes about an hour of a morning and you get a free buffet and show tickets. most breakfast buffets are super cheap and i don't really recall having one that was so terrible i wouldn't go back. (i do miss the one at the westward ho, place was a dive but they had the cheapest buffet and it was awesome. not to mention they had the little stand with the greatest strawberry shortcake everrrrrrrrrrr). stick to smaller/cheaper/older hotels for food. Or you can always gamble a little and try to get comped. And again, i find it's easier to get meals comped at the cheaper places. Venturing downtown to old LV can be a little cheaper for food, but you have to pay to get there, so if you don't have a car, it's not really worth the cab fare to save a few bucks just for food.have a great time.
  9. I new he would forget the cue ball :club: Also, in theory it is possible to get more than 147. Your opponent fouls (scratches) then you run a perfect game. :ts
    if you're opponent scratches on a full table and you run a perfect game, this is a serious mismatch. The person who does this should not be playing against someone of that caliber ever. I mean this is probably something you'll never see....people who run perfect games don't usually play with someone who would scratch on a full rack. So maybe theoretically its possible....highly improbable. Like I said, it's not like running a rack of 8 or 9 ball, its just not something that anybody can do. And yes, i've seen some people run a rack of 8 ball where you're just dumbfounded cause the person has never made 2 balls in a row before. Owise, you're from TO, do you play a lot of pool? If so, where and what and would I know you or would my hubby and his friends know you?
  10. When we used to be able to play (we have no snooker tables available around here anymore), we used to play with 6 reds, just to keep the games quicker. My hubby used to play league (they used full rack of reds) and you'd see a century break every once in a while, but not very often. I really doubt anyone here would've made a perfect break, and if they have, well they probably should be in the tourney. It's not like running a table in 8ball or 9ball....and yes, it's 22 including the white. I think you kind need the cue ball

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