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Re: The Ringer

Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:54 am

How are you liking the book? I've thought of picking it up, but my apprehension with any Grantland/Ringer writer is that it will be him trying too hard to show how hip and quirky he is.
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Post by A_B » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:55 am

It's pretty good. It does read like a succession of Ringer Articles, but I really dig his style more than I used to.
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Post by A_B » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:32 am

Johnny Carwash wrote:How are you liking the book? I've thought of picking it up, but my apprehension with any Grantland/Ringer writer is that it will be him trying too hard to show how hip and quirky he is.



It has gotten so wonderfully weird for a few chapters here in the middle.
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Re: The Ringer

Post by tennbengal » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:36 am

His brief discussion of AC Green penis vs. Chamberlain penis vs. unknown third party NBA penis in the Frankenhooker NBA chapter is awesome. He writes funny quirky stuff well. I am four chapters in, it's worth the money.

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Post by A_B » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:18 pm

A_B wrote:Also, if anyone is interested, I will send you my copy of Basketball and Other Things when I am finished with it, which may be as soon as tomorrow. Only requirement would be that you pass it on or donate it to a library when you're done!



I have finished the book. Let me know if you want me to send it along. Otherwise i'll donate it to the library next week.
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Re: The Ringer

Post by tennbengal » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:31 am

Bump.

When Danny Chau writes it’s always worth the time. This one is on a week of food in New Orleans. His experience and discussion of being a Vietnamese immigrant and the melding of food traditions is a unique read to me anyway:

https://www.theringer.com/2018/1/29/169 ... food-diary
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Post by tennbengal » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:13 am

Also, they are apparently of the opinion that 2018 was a seminal year for the release of video game tentpoles and are looking back at same. Hadn't heard of this one:

https://www.theringer.com/2018/1/29/169 ... asterpiece

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Re: The Ringer

Post by govmentchedda » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:38 am

Really enjoyed that
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Re: The Ringer

Post by brian » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:47 am

tennbengal wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:31 am
Bump.

When Danny Chau writes it’s always worth the time. This one is on a week of food in New Orleans. His experience and discussion of being a Vietnamese immigrant and the melding of food traditions is a unique read to me anyway:

https://www.theringer.com/2018/1/29/169 ... food-diary
This guy's supposed to be a foodie and he got the fried chicken instead of the rabbit and sausage jambalaya from Coop's Place?

OK, whatevs.

ETA: He may have gotten the combination plate though I don't think that explicitly includes the rabbit & sausage jambalaya. Still, if it does and if he did...I'll allow it.

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Re: The Ringer

Post by mister d » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:27 pm

He shit on Cochon Butcher too.
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Re: The Ringer

Post by brian » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:47 pm

mister d wrote:
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He shit on Cochon Butcher too.
Muffaletta from there is a weird choice IMO. If you're going to Cochon Butcher, why not get something with pork?

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Post by A_B » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:30 pm

brian wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:47 pm
mister d wrote:
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He shit on Cochon Butcher too.
Muffaletta from there is a weird choice IMO. If you're going to Cochon Butcher, why not get something with pork?
Muffaletta sammies have a pretty good amount of pork in em.
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Post by brian » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:56 pm

A_B wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:30 pm
brian wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:47 pm
mister d wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:27 pm
He shit on Cochon Butcher too.
Muffaletta from there is a weird choice IMO. If you're going to Cochon Butcher, why not get something with pork?
Muffaletta sammies have a pretty good amount of pork in em.
True, though it's more like lunch meat, processed pork but if you really want a muffaletta sandwich, New Orleans is the place and if you want a sandwich in New Orleans, Cochon Butcher is pretty much the place (though there's a lot of places).

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Re: The Ringer

Post by A_B » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:48 am

My mind is blown. Did you know there were multiple Bozo the clowns? Like 183 at one point? I completely assumed the one on WGN was just nationwide on the superstation.
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Re: The Ringer

Post by Johnny Carwash » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:52 am

A_B wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:48 am
My mind is blown. Did you know there were multiple Bozo the clowns? Like 183 at one point? I completely assumed the one on WGN was just nationwide on the superstation.
Isn't it grammatically correct to say "multiple Bozos the Clown?"
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Post by A_B » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:59 am

Sure, but if you're going to start doing that to my posts with as bad of a typist as I am, you have your work cut out for you.
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Re: The Ringer

Post by Pruitt » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:47 pm

I'll be even more pedantic and side with A_B on this one.

"Bozo the Clown" is the phrase that is being modified, therefore the "s" goes after clown.

Multiple Bozos.

Multiple Clowns.

Multiple Bozo the Clowns.
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Post by brian » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:49 pm

No, I'm with Carwash. It's like describing multiples of the title of attorney general. It's not attorney generals, it's attorneys general.

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Post by Pruitt » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:51 pm

But "Bozo" is singluar. Each guy who dressed up was assuming his character.

Luke Skywalker Action Figures, not Luke Skywalkers Action Figures.

Elvis Presley Imitators, not Elvis Presleys Imitators.

Rosie O'Donnell Love Dolls. Not Rosie O'Donnells Love Dolls.
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Post by Ryan » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:55 pm

There's no post-positive adjective in Bozo the Clown. It's all noun, baby. Pruitt's right.
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Post by brian » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:58 pm

Even if it's wrong I prefer Bozos The Clown.

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Re: The Ringer

Post by Nonlinear FC » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:02 pm

Pruitt wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:51 pm

Rosie O'Donnell Love Dolls. Not Rosie O'Donnells Love Dolls.
Dude.

Not cool, man.
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Post by Pruitt » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:14 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:02 pm
Pruitt wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:51 pm

Rosie O'Donnell Love Dolls. Not Rosie O'Donnells Love Dolls.
Dude.

Not cool, man.
Sorry...
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Post by rass » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:19 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:02 pm
Pruitt wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:51 pm

Rosie O'Donnell Love Dolls. Not Rosie O'Donnells Love Dolls.
Dude.

Not cool, man.
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Re: The Ringer

Post by Pruitt » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:59 pm

rass wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:19 pm
Nonlinear FC wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:02 pm
Pruitt wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:51 pm

Rosie O'Donnell Love Dolls. Not Rosie O'Donnells Love Dolls.
Dude.

Not cool, man.
Okay, I didn't mean to offend with the Rosie O'Donnell comment (I actually have a certain amount of respect for her as she was the first public Trump hater...)

But watch the trailer for that movie. It may be the worst thing I have ever seen.
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Post by rass » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:01 pm

Pretty sure prime Dana Delaney saves it from that bit of hyperbole.
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Post by Pruitt » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:18 pm

rass wrote:
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Pretty sure prime Dana Delaney saves it from that bit of hyperbole.
I was thinking more of the "comedy." But yes, she did elevate it...
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Post by rass » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:19 pm

I miss old 80s/90s style movie trailers, BTW.
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I miss old 80s/90s style movie trailers, BTW.
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Re: The Ringer

Post by Giff » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:10 pm

The book was actually kinda hot.
Muh.

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Post by Ryan » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:00 am

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Post by mister d » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:31 am

Clearing my schedule right now ...
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Post by sancarlos » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:34 pm

How did I miss this movie?
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Post by mister d » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:40 pm

Same way I'd miss it if it came out today.
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Post by brian » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:41 pm

Pretty much a perfect movie. Worst part about the movie is Jennifer Love Hewitt, but it's peak-hot JLH so that evens it out.

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Post by Johnny Carwash » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:27 pm

I've never seen it either, but it sounds like it should. I remember it coming out, but it didn't strike me as something that stood out from all the mediocre teen movies with Freddie Prinze Jr. and shit that were flooding the market at that time.
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Post by brian » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:28 pm

Johnny Carwash wrote:
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I've never seen it either, but it sounds like it should. I remember it coming out, but it didn't strike me as something that stood out from all the mediocre teen movies with Freddie Prinze Jr. and shit that were flooding the market at that time.
Yeah, that's fair but it's vastly superior to any of that dreck.

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Post by A_B » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:32 pm

It's one of those movies I am not sure I have seen all the way through in one sitting, but probably have seen the entire movie several times over.
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Post by Ryan » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:33 pm

The biggest differences are that it's good and funny and it's not "Shakespeare but, like, now ya know?"
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