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#3770089 Game Of Thrones

Posted Theraflu on 30 May 2018 - 03:16 PM

Once the show passed the books, they really took ignoring pace to some special levels.

And somehow, George managed to go the other direction in pace, post-Red Wedding.

#3770016 Game Of Thrones

Posted BigDMcGee on 27 May 2018 - 01:19 PM

View PostFCP Bob, on 27 May 2018 - 11:03 AM, said:

I just watched the entire series again, I do it at least once a year.

I think the biggest problem as the series progresses is that the storytelling and pace of things get compacted unlike the first season.

Without spoiling anything for you though on the other hand from a technical standpoint it's keeps getting better and better. Some of the battle scenes that you haven't seen yet are truly great.

I agree with all of that. I think the Red Wedding is the peak of the show, from a story telling standpoint. I think it's a slow down hill turn in the quality of story telling after that. Not that it ever gets bad, and there are many great characters, iconic scenes, and as Bob said some truly incredibly, cinematic battle scenes. But I do think the story telling suffers from the pace, and the amount of balls they are trying to keep in the air at the same time.

#3769984 Vegas Golden Knights

Posted serge on 26 May 2018 - 09:21 AM

View PostFCP Bob, on 26 May 2018 - 05:37 AM, said:

long weekend in the US

I donít think Memorial Day weekend is that big of a reason. There is a huge game tonight in Oakland that will draw a lot of viewers.

Btw I will be at the game tonight. Iím a bit excited.

#3769946 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted loogie on 25 May 2018 - 04:40 AM

View PostSuitedAces21, on 24 May 2018 - 06:10 PM, said:

i'm just so proud of you.

you're a proud boy

#3769377 My Card Collection

Posted Babying on 04 May 2018 - 10:03 AM

Expo weekend I said I will not buy anything

Well 1 hour into the show I buy a few cards and spent $1,500

#3769222 *****official Carolina Hurricanes Thread*****

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 01 May 2018 - 08:17 AM

Rick Dudley? He's still doing that hockey???

So Rick Dudley and Don Waddell.
Is this some kind of April Fool's on May 1?

#3768956 Off Off Topic: Cool Toronto People's Thread

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 25 April 2018 - 01:33 PM

View PostFCP Bob, on 25 April 2018 - 01:28 PM, said:

This isn't that far from me and I'll be working in this area Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday

Should I have a veal sandwich all 4 days or only 3 ?


Get Lasagna the other 2 days.
And def get the cannoli's.

My grandmother lives right there, and a couple of other family members. Been there a few times.
My wife was working in that area for a week, she started with lunches, and by Wed, she was bringing home dinner for all of us.

#3768595 Official Toronto Maple Leafs Thread

Posted Dubey on 16 April 2018 - 06:36 PM

Undefeated in Leafs playoff games baby! (0.3333W-0L)

#3768591 Official Toronto Maple Leafs Thread

Posted Dubey on 16 April 2018 - 04:05 PM

Well.. landed in TO, gonna try to make it to ACC for the third period

#3768396 Official Toronto Maple Leafs Thread

Posted Dubey on 13 April 2018 - 11:29 AM

Just found out Iím going to game 3 in Toronto!

#3768336 Random Hockey Observations

Posted Zach6668 on 12 April 2018 - 08:52 PM

Bear with me here, trying to not make this sound all typical zach anti-car, and more sensitive and thoughtful. My goal is saving lives, nothing more.

I think itís natural to empathize with the driver here. He will have a hard time living with himself no matter how it went down.

But for the sake of argument, Iím curious how your level of ďfeel badĒ changes depending on what actually happened.

Looking at the crash site, I think itís incredibly likely the truck driver blew a stop sign at full speed. The bus had no stop sign or any other traffic controls. (Note the investigation is ongoing so this is purely speculative.)

So, what could have happened? A medical issue for the truck driver is a possibility. Maybe it was a complete freak thing, entirely unpredictable, something previously undiagnosed. That would be a terrible accident.

But what if he was distracted? Changing the radio? Texting? Watching a video on his phone? Maybe he ignored laws and drove too many hours in a row and fell asleep (and maybe his boss is culpable for encouraging him to do that).

I mean, if it comes out that he was texting, didnít notice the sign that said ďstop sign 200m ahead, didnít notice the well lit intersection in the distance. Didnít see the giant flashing red light atop the giant high viz stop sign?

Iím kind of curious what the tipping point would be.

I mean, for me, to whatever it is, I feel bad for him for this happening, but if it comes out that he was negligent in any of the above ways, I hope that some level of justice is served through the courts. We all know how critical Iíve been of distracted/aggressive driving cases that end in dead people, $150 fines and 30 day license suspensions.

But I can totally see still empathizing with his situation. Because itís so easy to see ourselves in that situation, I think. A momentary lapse in judgment and youíre responsible for a tragedy like this. Brutal.

Iím very curious to see the results of the investigation. Maybe everything Iíve written here will prove to be way off base. But if it comes out he was texting or something, I hope it could lead to a serious moment of self reflection for this country because this shit happens every day, itís just not always a bus full of kids, thankfully.

#3768294 Official Toronto Maple Leafs Thread

Posted gruven on 12 April 2018 - 05:28 PM

View PostDubey, on 12 April 2018 - 04:34 PM, said:

So are we supposed to be cool with Marchand licking Komarov? I think it’s disgusting and not endearing or funny in the least
should be treated the same as spitting on a player.

#3768170 2018 Nhl Playoffs

Posted MapleLeafpoker on 11 April 2018 - 10:15 AM

NSH over COL in 5
WPG over MIN in 5
VGK over LAK in 6
ANA over SJS in 6

NSH over WPG in 7
ANA over VGK in 6

NSH over ANA in 5

TBL over NJD in 4
TOR over BOS in 6
PIT over PHI in 6
CBJ over WSH in 6

TBL over TOR in 7
CBJ over PIT in 6

TBL over CBJ in 6

NSH over TBL in 6 (Triple OT - Eeli Tolvanen with the Cup-winning goal)

#3768214 A H L Discussion

Posted digitalmonkey on 11 April 2018 - 03:27 PM

So the only difference between my team and Bob's...4 players...

Bob has T. Johnson (TBL) and R. Josi (NSH) and I have R. Johansen (NSH) and A. Stralman (TBL).


We'll be tied for last after tonight.

#3768007 Recreation Hockey League

Posted serge on 08 April 2018 - 06:38 PM

Adrianís team is now California State Champions. Some epic things happened all weekend that Iíll post about later.

Before the final game they played ONLY the Canadian national anthem in honor of the Broncos. There wasnít a dry eye in the rink and being the only Canadian on the ice it was really an emotional moment for Adrian and our family.