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  • Canadian Football League Week 1 Picks & Live Thread

    06/13/2018 3:12:06 PM PDT · 2 of 29
    Bender2 to big'ol_freeper; Impy; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; Perdogg; ...
    Okay, haters, give it your best shots!

    And do not forget to spay... and neuter as all you good Canadians surely know and do!

    And Imp, Big and all you other football fanatics, give me your picks.

  • Canadian Football League Week 1 Picks & Live Thread

    06/13/2018 3:11:27 PM PDT · 1 of 29
    Bender2
    Okay, campers, Johnny... is back and as much as my health will allow me I will try for a weekly CFL live thread and we'll see how it goes--

    My picks... are as follows:

    Edmonton will slap... the Blue Bombers Black & Blue--

    Toronto will smooth out... all the edges on the Roughriders so from the coming Saturday morning they will be called the Saskatchewan Smoothies--

    Even when they put Johnny on the field in the third quarter, there will not be enough time for him to pull out a win, so--
    Calgary... Stampedes--

    BC's Loinchopps may not be high on the food chain, but they do... grind out a win over the even lower Alouettes--

    Now, it is... your turn to make me some money--

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  • ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Actress Kelly Marie Tran Leaves Instagram Following ‘Harassment’

    06/06/2018 9:43:04 AM PDT · 52 of 92
    Bender2 to Celerity; big'ol_freeper; Impy; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; Perdogg; ...
    Re: She was hired because of a requirement in Chinese cinema where content must be certain amounts of CCP approved messages, anti-American themes and a content of Chinese actors. Hollywood is taken over by this.

    So, if that... is correct--

    Then you cannot say she didn't have... a Chinaman's chance, eh?

    Hey, man-- Its not like... she is Jamaican!

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  • Trump Cancels Philadelphia Eagles Over Anthem Protest, Event Will Now Honor American Heroes....

    06/05/2018 9:43:05 AM PDT · 58 of 66
    Bender2 to Impy; big'ol_freeper; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; Perdogg; ...

    Well, since we know that all Iggles Fans are drunks who brawl at the drop of a hat and have even Booed Santa Claus, the Iggle Players finally come up to par—

  • Ranking All 10 Star Wars Movies Worst to Best

    06/01/2018 9:36:00 AM PDT · 96 of 131
    Bender2 to Sans-Culotte
    Re: LOL, I first saw the original Star Wars at the Galleria on a Saturday in the summer of '77

    Gadzooks and General Jackson-- Dear old, ever lovin' Houston, or rather the area around the Galleria, in the swinging "Disco Craze" was one of my favorite times in my life!

    Did you ever go to Pistachio's? Just north from the Galleria on Post Oak? It was a private club in the Élan's style of 'cool new money cash to burn' in a blaze of the latest disco music cranked real loud.

    I was a member of both yet Pistachio's was my regular nightly haunt.

    Oh, man, do those memories... flood back!

    I owned three tuxedos back in those days (one black, one dark navy blue & one white) and wore one at least once or twice a week. All those sexy gals weren't the only ones dressed to kill--- And we did!

    Anyway, glad to know I was not the only one recalling the original Star Wars when it burst onto the scene in all its true glory.

    Oh well, recalling my favorite disco song when I strutted... my stuff to "He's The Greatest Dancer!"

  • Ranking All 10 Star Wars Movies Worst to Best

    06/01/2018 4:55:13 AM PDT · 84 of 131
    Bender2 to EveningStar; Borges; DollyCali; big'ol_freeper; Impy; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; ...
    Star Wars premiered on a Wednesday, May 25, 1977, and I was living in Houston at the time, 30-years old and single after a 6-year marriage ended. My girlfriend at the time, Cindy, and I went to see the late afternoon first day's performance, 5:15 IIRC, at the cinema in The Galleria in Houston.

    There was line, a long, long, long line.

    As we stood there contemplating whether or not to wait, a friend of Cindy's and her date walked up. Her name, again IIRC, was Debbie and she looked into her huge purse and pulled out a deck of cards, saying laughingly, "We do have a foursome for Bridge!"

    So, we stayed, sitting on the floor (I was much younger and way more limber in those bygone days--) playing many games of Bridge. Also, while Cindy, Debbie and her date kept our place in line, I went and got us some drinks.

    My apartment was near the Galleria so it was no chore to whip up and disguise some adult beverages to keep us hydrated and lubricated for the more than 4-hour wait in line.

    Once inside the theater, when the opening scene had Leia's ship fleeing followed by that huge, huge Star Destroyer slowly blasting its way onto the screen, the audience broke into applause. It was exciting as hell as I had never seen such special effects before and I'd been back and forth to La La Land numerous times.

    Needless to say, the film, as the well worn phrase says, blew my mind!

    So, for the sake of argument, Star Wars, not "New Hope" nor "#4," but Star Wars is my one and only favorite, period.

    The rest all pale in comparison to that fantastic enjoyment I experienced in the initial Star Wars film. And to rank them I guess it would be Empire Strikes Back as #2, Return of the Jedi #3. Rogue One I would rank #4 with both the The Force Awakens and Last Jedi in a non-numbered jumble with the 'sequel trilogy' (nowhere as good as the first three) way down the line in a messy bunch.

    Have not seen Solo but am intrigued enough by the trailer to suspect that I might like it, especially with Alden Ehrenreich looking to my mind a viable young Han.

    However, when I saw Last Jedi on DVD, I was temped to fast forward through what I considered way too long, boring passages. Thinking at the end, is it my age of 70 or just bad filmmaking that has me finding Star Wars not enjoyable as it once was?

    Praying, that is, I live long enough to find out if the next 5 or 10 coming Disney Star Wars flicks pan out--

  • Netflix Exec: Productions From the Obamas Will Not Have a ‘Political Slant’

    05/30/2018 4:54:37 PM PDT · 112 of 124
    Bender2 to Huntress; big'ol_freeper; Impy; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; Perdogg; ...
    Re: “This is not The Obama Network,” said Sarandos, speaking Tuesday at the Paley Center for Media in New York. “There’s no political slant to the programming.”

    So, this proves... beyond a doubt that--

    This dumb fudpucker has never, ever even logged in... to see just what is on Netflix!

  • Thanks, Roseanne, You Blew It for All of Us

    05/30/2018 4:38:23 PM PDT · 158 of 176
    Bender2 to Impy; big'ol_freeper; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; Perdogg; ...
    Re" Fox picked up 'Last Man Standing' after being 'emboldened' by response to 'Roseanne' Fox confirmed on Monday that the network picked up a new season of “Last Man Standing” — the previously canceled ABC comedy starring Tim Allen — after being “emboldened” by the response to the reboot of “Roseanne” this spring.

    Have been re-watching the past episodes of “Last Man Standing” on Hulu. Will be interesting to see what Fox does when Tim aims a zinger at Nutty Nancy, Lying Chuck and their ilk. Some of his past shots at Obama and the Liberal agenda were funny and on point.

    Now, as to Vindictive Val, Wikipedia says "Her parents are both African-American. On the television series Finding Your Roots, genealogical research and DNA testing indicated that Jarrett also has French, Scottish, and Native American ancestry."

    And the circus... rolls merrily along.

    It is evident that Roseanne's remark is the direct result... of her supporting Donald Trump!"

    Well, Rosie, that FEMA money... sure ain't gonna cover all this--

    Cornelius, scrub that experimental brain surgery on Roseanne... that does of Ambien is doing fine.

    Love it when I get more... than a pound of flesh without even trying."

    Damned... straight!

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  • De Beers admits defeat over man-made diamonds

    05/30/2018 4:58:49 AM PDT · 32 of 46
    Bender2 to Berlin_Freeper; big'ol_freeper; Impy; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; ...
    Re: De Beers to build a new synthetic diamond production?

    I always heard that there was really a mega-glut of diamonds... that De Beers and other gem suppliers held back to make the high prices reflect scarcity--

    I sure do hope the booze making guys... don't hear about this!

  • Virtual Reality: Manziel taking reps without even hitting the field

    05/26/2018 8:25:11 AM PDT · 2 of 16
    Bender2 to big'ol_freeper; Impy; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; Perdogg; ...

    And I just hope he doesn’t break my heart AGAIN!!!!

  • Virtual Reality: Manziel taking reps without even hitting the field

    05/26/2018 8:24:36 AM PDT · 1 of 16
    Bender2
    Well, Johnny Football is back--
  • Clint Walker, Towering Western Star, Is Dead at 90

    05/23/2018 5:02:04 AM PDT · 104 of 121
    Bender2 to Impy; big'ol_freeper; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; Perdogg; ...
    In the 1964 campaign I was the 17-year old Press Chairman for the Youth for Desmond Barry & Barry Goldwater Campaign in Houston, Texas. Goldwater came to speak that October at the Houston Colt 45s (What the Astros were called back then) stadium located north of where the Astrodome was later built. Also appearing was Clint Walker, all nine foot of him to my way of thinking as I sat beside him to ride to the event in the limousine provided by the campaign. He was having an adult beverage and playfully said he would offered me one if I had an ID showing I was over 21. I didn't, so I got a Coke.

    Fast forward to 1976 when my writing pard at the time, Sal, and I were pitching a sitcom script at Douglas Cramer Productions in La-La-Land. While waiting, Clint Walker came in and walked over to say Hi to Sal as they had worked together previously on "Killdozer!"

    When Sal introduced me, I said, "Do you remember being in Houston in 1964 to speak at a Goldwater rally?"

    Clint looked at me for a sec, then said he recalled me from the ride to the stadium and ask with a smile, "You ever get that ID?"

    Rest in peace, Clint--

  • Timeless recap: Bloodshed and betrayal in an explosive two-part season finale

    05/14/2018 11:03:19 AM PDT · 2 of 19
    Bender2 to big'ol_freeper; Impy; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; Perdogg; ...

    ping

  • Timeless recap: Bloodshed and betrayal in an explosive two-part season finale

    05/14/2018 11:02:26 AM PDT · 1 of 19
    Bender2
    When "Timeless" debuted in 2016 I posted my comments on the show's good parts and bad parts, but overall I enjoyed the show and watched it every week for its 16 episode run. When NBC cancelled it, I shot off an e-mail objecting and by George, the idiots relented and brought the show back for a second 10 episode season.

    Well, that second season just ended and I am still a viewer. However, they have created more bad parts without adding any more good parts.

    Without making a long list of what they get wrong with their mostly liberal slant on history, my main gripe is that they just did away with any attempt on period costuming, just zooming into the past in modern day clothes and when they arrive at what ever date, they apparently steal proper attire of the era with the ease of my getting another beer from the fridge.

    So, if the series is cancelled, I won't be sending in an e-mail to save it. However if it comes back, I'll still give it a watch.

    Okay, anybody got their two-cents worth?

  • Last Man Standing Is Back, and Trump's America Couldn't Be Happier

    05/12/2018 2:52:48 PM PDT · 47 of 55
    Bender2 to Impy; big'ol_freeper; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; Perdogg; ...
    Re:

    You recall wrong, Imp. There were three... hot daughters, left to right in photo are Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter, Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter & Alexandra Krosney as Kristin Baxter.

    Plus a hot wife, Nancy Travis, who has aged very well for her 56 years!

    I watched the series during its entire run on ABC. My biggest question was why Alexandra Krosney, who play single mom and eldest daughter on the program's 1st season, was let go due to "creative reasons."

    She was much better looking, IMHO, than Amanda Fuller who plays Kristin the last 5 seasons.

    Anywho, I'll be watching when it comes back--

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  • Orrin Hatch Apologizes to John McCain

    05/08/2018 11:14:22 AM PDT · 22 of 57
    Bender2 to LittleSpotBlog; big'ol_freeper; Impy; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; ...
    Re: Orrin Hatch Apologizes to John McCain

    I honor John McCain for his military service to this nation... and for his time as a POW in Vietnam.

    Otherwise, I shall remain silent... as I was told that if you cannot speak well of those about to die, keep your mouth shut--

    Of Hatch and the other RINOs still kick while wasting good air, they can... kiss my shiny metal ass!

  • Are You a Victim of Gaslighting?

    05/06/2018 3:42:54 AM PDT · 33 of 53
    Bender2 to Impy; big'ol_freeper; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; Perdogg; ...
    Have never been a big fan of "Gaslight" being called high art. It was a film noir era thriller flick (that came out two years before the term 'film noir' was coined), pure and simple.

    As to have I ever been "Gaslighted?"

    Many trolls and FR-lite posters on this forum have tried, but never succeeded!

  • Happy Star Wars Day

    05/04/2018 5:04:59 PM PDT · 10 of 15
    Bender2 to big'ol_freeper; Impy; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; Perdogg; ...
    Re:

    On the whole, I rather prefer... the fifth be with me!

    Or EVEN better... the quart!

  • Who Was Worse—Michelle Wolf or Her Audience?

    04/30/2018 1:07:09 PM PDT · 78 of 84
    Bender2 to Rummyfan; big'ol_freeper; Impy; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Liberty Valance; Perdogg; ...
    Re: Who Was Worse—Michelle Wolf or Her Audience?<.I>

    A pox on all the sonsabitches!

  • IRANIANS KILLED IN ALLEGED ISRAELI STRIKE ON MILITARY SITE IN SYRIA

    04/30/2018 1:04:30 PM PDT · 46 of 51
    Bender2 to 2harddrive; big'ol_freeper; Impy; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; ...
    Re: (that MIGHT have been tactical nukes)

    Gadzooks and General Jackson-- Just where do you get this insight? Anyone using tactical nukes would be on every channel every where in the world! Can you give any kind of source to your insanity?