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Choose Your Streets of Fire-Inspired NL West Title-Pursuit Anthem
2008-09-23 13:27
by Jon Weisman

"I Can Dream About You (If I Can't Hold You Tonight)"

"Nowhere Fast"

Dodger Thoughts: Where optimists and pessimists are served daily! Try our Happy Meal - or our Sad Meal.

Comments (147)
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2008-09-23 13:33:39
1.   bhsportsguy
Has to be I can dream about you.
2008-09-23 13:36:47
2.   D4P
The Happy (Meal) tastes like Sad (Meal)...
2008-09-23 13:36:47
3.   Tripon
If we field a team of lolcats, would we have a better time watching the game?
2008-09-23 13:37:02
4.   cargill06
From last thread
Thanks to Xei's simulator I came up with the odds of each team's finish, here they are.
6-0 2.2%
5-1 12.2%
4-2 27.0%
3-3 31.6%
2-4 19.8%
1-5 6.3%
0-6 0.8%
6-0 5.5%
5-1 20.7%
4-2 32.3%
3-3 26.3%
2-4 12.0%
1-5 2.8%
0-6 0.3%

Arizona has a 58.5% chance of finishing 3-3 or worse, and LA has 84.8% chance of finishing 3-3 or better. With the most likely outcome being a Dodger finish of 4-2 and Arizona at 3-3 (10.2%). The least likely finish is both teams finishing 0-6 which would happen 3 times in 125,000 tries

2008-09-23 13:41:00
5.   Jon Weisman
Toycannon, I literally this minute got an e-mail saying that tickets and parking for the possible tiebreaker game were mailed out.
2008-09-23 13:41:52
6.   Bob Timmermann
I can't believe that I actually paid money to see that movie in a theater.
2008-09-23 13:42:05
7.   LogikReader
I sure hope HRs tonight don't need to use the in-stant re-play!

In-stant re-play!

2008-09-23 13:43:44
8.   bhsportsguy
6 Its the kind of movie I would have gone and seen but I have no memory of it.

I probably played at the Bruin or Village. Maybe the Avco.

2008-09-23 13:45:07
9.   bhsportsguy
6 Diane Lane was making a lot of movies back then. Surprised that someone like Matt Dillon wasn't in it.
2008-09-23 13:46:50
10.   underdog
Jon, you're forgetting the song "Tonight Is What it Means to Be (Delwyn) Young."
I prefer Diane Lane in Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains, but maybe that's just me.
2008-09-23 13:49:46
11.   LogikReader
I was two when this movie came out. Boy I really missed out.
2008-09-23 13:55:49
12.   Jon Weisman
6 - As a lifelong Diane Lane fan, I was actually excited to see it. Lane, Rick Moranis and Michael "Eddie and the Cruisers/supporting cast member of The Greatest American Hero" Pare - how could it miss?

10 - Actually, here's what led me to my latest post.

2008-09-23 13:57:17
13.   Bluebleeder87
the song it's self strikes a chord (i remember), but the movie unfortunetly does not.
2008-09-23 14:00:24
14.   underdog
12 Nice! Yeah, it's been on my mind for the same reason. I've only seen it years ago when it aired late on USA Up All Night. As dated 80s music movies go, it's tops!

I forgot Rick Moranis was in Streets of Fire. Fun.

2008-09-23 14:00:45
15.   Jon Weisman
Happy birthday, Matt Kemp ...
2008-09-23 14:01:14
16.   ibleedbloo
5 The people I sit next to mentioned they received their tie-break-tickets last week. I haven't see mine yet, but I'm sure they are on there way.

Also, I mentioned (complained) last week about never winning anything at fan appreciation day. Well, wouldn't you know the first seat called for a prize was my neighbors. They won a $100 Staples gift card which was the perfect prize for a teacher.

2008-09-23 14:04:17
17.   CanuckDodger
Attention fans of The Office (American version). This may or may not interest you, but today a writer for Britain's Guardian newspaper published an attack on the US remake of the British Office on the paper's television blog. It is pretty insulting to Americans in general, frankly. People can comment in response, and I left my own response (my user-name there is "MoreTears"), but I hope some more supporters of the US Office will make their voices heard in the comments section. If you want to comment you have to register first, but it is not a lengthy process. The blog entry in question is titled "Why The American Office Is A Shadow Of The Original." The blog address is:

2008-09-23 14:07:53
18.   ToyCannon
I remember the movie, I remember Diane Lane. I have no recollection of the soundtrack except for "nowhere fast" being a Meat Loaf song.


2008-09-23 14:08:17
19.   ibleedbloo
17 I'm not going to leave a comment because it really doesn't bug me all that much (just like I don't like Plaschke/Simers bug me.) But I'm sure if they did more than 2 seasons worth of episodes they may have seen a slight decline in quality.
2008-09-23 14:18:18
20.   delias man
5 Received the tickets in mail yesterday. They charged me $30 for parking!
2008-09-23 14:19:46
21.   Kevin Lewis

Wow, I see you in a whole new light now.

Pretty much all the comments vehemently disagreed with him

2008-09-23 14:20:30
22.   Zak
I'll take a happy meal with a side theme of Dream On.
2008-09-23 14:20:32
23.   Kevin Lewis

So will parking go up again for the playoff games? Grrrrrrrrrrrrr

2008-09-23 14:20:39
24.   Eric Stephen
Back to the last thread, Bluebleeder I think your custom Vin Scully shirt will be cool, but just ask Sylvester Stallone what happens if you cross Mr. Scully! :)
2008-09-23 14:21:53
25.   ToyCannon
Watched the first season of Twitch last week. Thanks for the tip. It bugged me for four episodes but I finally figured out I was watching the gold heiress of Deadwood.
2008-09-23 14:21:58
26.   Eric Stephen
As I was buying playoff tickets, the parking was offered at $15 to buy in advance. I eschewed that, thinking it would also be $15 at the stadium.
2008-09-23 14:22:11
27.   Disabled List
17 I've been to Scranton. His description of it is dead accurate.
2008-09-23 14:24:57
28.   Eric Enders
Off topic here, but since I'll be away from TVs and computers for the last four games of the season, does anyone know of a good means of getting in-game text message updates? I'm aware of the service offered by, but I figured there must be other/better options out there.
2008-09-23 14:25:15
29.   Tripon
Frank McCourt. Apparently believing Parking should cost more for a playoff game than a sold out regular game.
2008-09-23 14:27:36
30.   Zak
17 An article is not worth commenting on when instead of dicussing merits of the show, the author actually ends up painting himself as a complete xenophobe... There is nothing you could say that would make him change his mind.
2008-09-23 14:30:53
31.   LogikReader
The American Office is back on American TV. And all the Americans I know are rabbiting on about how it's the greatest show on TV ever.

When did anybody say THAT? I don't even know if it's my favorite show right now (might be 30 Rock).

2008-09-23 14:34:16
32.   Zak
28 does anyone know of a good means of getting in-game text message updates?

29 Frank McCourt

I like that. Maybe for $15, he will send you in-game text updates.

Seriously though, what's wrong with the MLB text updates? I have never used it, so I am just curious. Also, I'm assuming you don't have Mobile Web or something so you can jsut check scores when you want?

2008-09-23 14:34:31
33.   Zak
28 does anyone know of a good means of getting in-game text message updates?

29 Frank McCourt

I like that. Maybe for $15, he will send you in-game text updates.

Seriously though, what's wrong with the MLB text updates? I have never used it, so I am just curious. Also, I'm assuming you don't have Mobile Web or something so you can just check scores when you want?

2008-09-23 14:35:03
34.   Marty
I remember hating that movie when I saw it.
2008-09-23 14:36:11
35.   bhsportsguy
For those going tonight, maybe Orel will visit the clubhouse and tell everyone what the vibe is like now.

Also sounds like a possible DT post later this week is mentioned in this press release.

2008-09-23 14:37:17
36.   mpm31
2 Excellent Arrested Development reference. That and The Office are the two best TV comedies of the last decade, in my humble estimation.

I hope the Dodgers will be "tasting the happy" tonight!

2008-09-23 14:37:47
37.   CanuckDodger
21 -- "Wow, I see you in a whole new light now." I'm not sure if that light is favorable or unfavorable.:) I was a tiny bit rude to that guy, but I've been that way here too, if I thought somebody had it coming to them.
2008-09-23 14:39:12
38.   bhsportsguy
28 Never tried this one but it is another source.

2008-09-23 14:40:31
39.   LogikReader
With all that being said about the homeland "Office", I still felt season four was uneven and hope for some more good stuff in S5.

but.. the First and Last episodes of S4 were undeniably fantastic!

2008-09-23 14:41:08
40.   CanuckDodger
25 -- Any other thoughts on Twitch City? Glad you weren't disappointed. So you haven't watched the second season yet (the final seven episodes in the set)?
2008-09-23 14:42:14
41.   kinbote
Underdog--I have a character for you. He's an obscure young lefty pitcher from Louisiana who comes out of nowhere to hurl a shutout against a pennant contender late in the season. You could call him--I don't know--Wade LeBlanc?
2008-09-23 14:42:21
42.   Eric Enders
"Seriously though, what's wrong with the MLB text updates?"

I haven't used it before either, but for $3.99, they'll send you "15-20 updates per week." In other words, two or three per game. I figured there had to be something better than that.

28 thanks.

2008-09-23 14:42:43
43.   Eric Enders
I mean 38 thanks.
2008-09-23 14:43:09
44.   LogikReader

bh's link should work for you, Eric. I use the same service to get updates for Dodgers games, USC games, and Steelers games. On Saturdays in September, it can get really hectic!

You get to choose between scoring updates, 3rd/6th/9th inning updates, or both.

2008-09-23 14:43:50
45.   LogikReader
ESPN Text Updates are freeeee (and it rocks!!!)
2008-09-23 14:50:17
46.   Zak
42 Ah, I didn't even know they charged. That seems awfully petty. Well, ESPN is the way to go then.
2008-09-23 14:51:57
47.   trainwreck
Count me as person that likes the original Office more than the remake.
2008-09-23 14:54:21
48.   bhsportsguy
Eric Stephen -

Going back to your post about clinching dates, I think what happened in 1974, was that the Dodgers were playing in Houston and the Reds lost before their game was over, thereby clinching the division for the Dodgers.

If you look at the box score for that game, you see a lot of subsitutions taking place as the game goes on.

2008-09-23 14:54:39
49.   underdog
41 Thanks! But that sounds too depressing. ;-)
2008-09-23 14:55:09
50.   Icaros

If we were to remove the part of you that hates this country, would you still feel that way? :-)

Honestly, they seem like totally different shows to me, at this point. They just happen to both take place in an office.

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2008-09-23 14:57:30
51.   Harold M Johnson
Re: Text Messages-- if you text "Dodgers" (or "Diamondbacks" for that matter) to GOOGLE (466453) you will get the game score with the inning/hits/errors up to the minute.
2008-09-23 15:02:21
52.   Tripon
"The biggest problem is the divisional setup in major league baseball. I didn't like it in the 1970s, and I hate it now," Steinbrenner wrote. "Baseball went to a multidivision setup to create more races, rivalries and excitement. But it isn't fair. You see it this season, with plenty of people in the media pointing out that Joe Torre and the Dodgers are going to the playoffs while we're not.

2008-09-23 15:03:13
53.   Hendu
Great Soundtrack on this Movie! I have at least three 33 1/3 albums stashed away in storage just for the artwork on them. Rick Moranis' movie following "Strange Brew". Nowhere Fast Rocks!
2008-09-23 15:06:44
54.   Eric Enders
Thanks for the recommendations, everyone. I went ahead and signed up with ESPN.
2008-09-23 15:07:46
55.   Eric Stephen
Thanks about the 1974 info. Tonight I was going to search for the newspaper accounts of the games to see about these situations.

ProQuest: it's not just for library bigwigs anymore! :)

2008-09-23 15:07:52
56.   Jon Weisman
Toronto takes over the 51s
2008-09-23 15:10:23
57.   Tripon
56 Wow, that sounds like a bad situation for the Blue Jays.
2008-09-23 15:10:30
58.   Kevin Lewis

Right on. The opening scene of season 4 still has me laughing hard.

And I re-watched Toby's Goodbye Party the other day. I can't wait to see if they continue the plot of Kevin being special.

2008-09-23 15:12:01
59.   LogikReader

Is Hank trying to tell us he didn't like the Yankees making the playoffs in 2007, 2005, 2001, 2000....

2008-09-23 15:14:22
60.   oshea2002
58 - I was a bit disappointed with Season 4 as well. The Kevin angle with the new HR lady should be funny though. I actually think the characters on the show have progressively gotten funnier for me (Kelly, Creed, and Andy mainly), so I'm hoping for a great season 5.
2008-09-23 15:15:42
61.   silverwidow
Does anyone have a favorite kind of chip?

Mine is SunChips Garden Salsa. Very tasty and lots of fiber, too.

2008-09-23 15:16:53
62.   Jon Weisman

Kemp, CF
Martin, C
Manny, LF
Ethier, RF
Nomar, 1B
Blake, 3B
DeWitt, 2B
Berroa, SS
Billingsley, P

2008-09-23 15:16:59
63.   cargill06
61 Baked Lays.
2008-09-23 15:17:28
64.   LogikReader
I like the new Restaurant Style Tostitos Tortilla Chips a lot right now.

And in a solid tie for first is the Frito's Scoops! I could not believe they could make fritos even better!

2008-09-23 15:18:40
65.   Alex41592
62 - Somebody called that top 4 yesterday or close to it.
2008-09-23 15:19:37
66.   Tripon
62 Whoa! A Kemp/Martin/Manny/Ethier lineup! And... Nomar starting at first over Loney. Glad to see he's okay, he was heating up before he got injured.
2008-09-23 15:20:13
67.   trainwreck
Norm Chow is a BJ Penn fan.

I like him even more know.

2008-09-23 15:20:39
68.   LogikReader
Seems like an awfully convenient chip too, the Sun Chips Garden Salsa. You don't even have to buy the salsa! I gotta try some at the store.
2008-09-23 15:20:40
69.   Tripon
65 I had Kemp/Martin/Ethier/Manny, but Kemp/Martin/Manny/Ethier is just as well I suppose against a left hander.
2008-09-23 15:22:15
70.   CanuckDodger
61 -- Lays, the regular, plain kind. Although in Canada the brand tastes different than what is sold under the same brand in the US. American Lays have what I might describe as a lighter taste, less salty.
2008-09-23 15:22:30
71.   Marty
Ruffles regular.
2008-09-23 15:23:06
72.   Marty
I mean, c'mon. They have ridges.
2008-09-23 15:23:09
73.   Icaros
I wish the Albuquerque Isotopes were still called the Dukes.

Will the AA Chatanooga team still be called the Lookouts? Too bad they couldn't take over the Montgomery Biscuits.

2008-09-23 15:23:11
74.   bhsportsguy
55 Same thing happened in 1983, Dodgers had a 3 game lead with 3 games to go, Braves lose to the Padres in San Diego (official game time 1 hour, 59 minutes) before the Giants at Dodger game ends, though the Dodgers do end up winning the game anyway.
2008-09-23 15:23:45
75.   Alex41592
61 - Sun Chips French Onion are my vice.
2008-09-23 15:23:48
76.   underdog
I like La Tolteca tortilla chips from Santa Barbara. :-) Dipped in fresh restaurant-style salsa.

I'm trying to stay away from any chip that uses partially hydrogenated oil, which is a lot of commercial chips. The new Tostitos chips are too salty for my taste.

I like Garden of Eatin' chips, too, the blue corn, sesame/blue, and others.

Chips Thoughts, I like it!

2008-09-23 15:24:19
77.   Kevin Lewis

Hawaiian Sweet Maui Onion


A chip could never replace a good salsa. Never!

2008-09-23 15:24:32
78.   Kevin Lewis
Oh, and I love this lineup
2008-09-23 15:24:44
79.   Icaros
Miss Vickies BBQ chips rule. But I've only ever found them in snack size bags.

I also like Hawaiian BBQ.

2008-09-23 15:24:46
80.   underdog
Oh and they're way overpriced but I totally love Kettle Chips' salt and vinegar chips, and their colorful yam/beet/potato/taro chips. Oh man... so good.
2008-09-23 15:25:34
81.   Tripon
73 Apparently, some local lawyer in Albuquerque owns the rights to the Dukes name. Doubt McCourt or the current owner of the Albuquerque franchise is interested of buying back the rights.
2008-09-23 15:25:46
82.   trainwreck
Not Zesty Mordant or Jalapeno? ;)
2008-09-23 15:27:24
83.   Marty
Home made chips are pretty awesome too.
2008-09-23 15:27:54
84.   ToyCannon
If Manny sees a strike tonight with Ethier/Nomar following him the Padres are crazy.
2008-09-23 15:27:56
85.   Icaros

Interesting. I loved the Dukes logo back in the day.

I owe Chattanooga an extra "t" in 73 , btw.

2008-09-23 15:28:52
86.   underdog
73 But the Isotopes have such a color history.

2008-09-23 15:30:24
87.   Xeifrank
4. wow, i'm impressed you calculated all that. The biggest outlier of those games is going to be the sims Maddux v. Peavy game. If you lower it by 10%, the Dodgers pennant hopes only drop by 1%
vr, Xei
2008-09-23 15:30:28
88.   Marty
Speaking of chips, I'm in Texas and apparently a favorite food here is something called Frito pie. You take a bag of Fritos, pour chili in the bag, add onions and eat.

I'll never understand Texas.

2008-09-23 15:31:45
89.   Icaros

2008-09-23 15:32:00
90.   Harold M Johnson
Best potato chips ever have to be Rusty's Island Chips. So good!
2008-09-23 15:33:24
91.   blue22
70 - A (Canadian) friend of mine brought back some ketchup-flavored potato chips that are apparently quite popular up there. There was also some other popular yet odd flavor that I'd never heard.
2008-09-23 15:34:17
92.   blue22
88 - My wife's from Illinois and she's always reminiscing about that snack from her Little League days.
2008-09-23 15:34:34
93.   ToyCannon
Homemade the way to go. My mother-in-law made tortilla's and chips and I miss those tortilla's dearly. A fresh chip right out of the oil, lightly dusted with salt, ummm good. Her daughter can still make a mean chip but never grasped the subtlety of a good Sanchez tortilla.
2008-09-23 15:35:00
94.   Bob Hendley
I like Mexican cheetos. Burns your tongue and you get the orange fingers as well.
2008-09-23 15:35:11
95.   HAC3
88 - followed by a hug from your toilet?
2008-09-23 15:35:59
96.   Icaros
Buffalo or cow chips, anyone?

Bison chips?

2008-09-23 15:36:14
97.   CanuckDodger
82 -- You know what, Trailer Park Boys made me try "Chicken chips" and Jalapeno chips for the first time. Chicken chips don't seem to be sold around here anymore, but I still buy Jalapeno once in a while, and I always pronounce Jalapeno like Ricky!
2008-09-23 15:39:02
98.   Marty
I was also at the L.A. County Fair this weekend and one stand had chocolate-covered bacon.
2008-09-23 15:40:00
99.   overkill94
88 Pouring the chili straight in the bag seems like it would be a bit messy, but a favorite of mine at little league games growing up was the Frito boat which is the same thing put in a bowl-like paper plate.
2008-09-23 15:41:08
100.   regfairfield
I've noticed that fruits and vegetables only seem to exist on the coasts.

You'd think that with all that farm land up there, they'd be able to grow something.

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2008-09-23 15:41:51
101.   Xeifrank
Chip Thoughts is on quite a roll. Or is it unhealthy eating thoughts? :)
vr, Xei
2008-09-23 15:43:14
102.   silverwidow
This discussion is great. I'm glad I mentioned it.
2008-09-23 15:44:12
103.   Xeifrank
After tonight, our magic number will either by 5, 4, or 3. Depending on what it is, here are our playoff odds from my simulator>

MN / Pennant Odds / 1 Game Playoff Odds
5 / 78.55% / 18.71%
4 / 92.23% / 9.32%
3 / 98.06% / 3.01%

I vote for the last scenario. :)
vr, Xei

2008-09-23 15:44:36
104.   ToyCannon
County Fairs are sponsored by cholesterol drug companies, but I can't walk by a good funnel cake.
2008-09-23 15:45:06
105.   Jon Weisman
Some positive spin for the pessimists: The Dodgers can't possibly be eliminated before Saturday.
2008-09-23 15:45:46
106.   NoHoDodger
I vote Happy Meal, with an explanation.

Watching the Dodgers these days are a lot like watching a horror movie when I was a tot.

You are so wound up in the plot line waiting for the scary moment. Not wanted to watch for fear that you would see the monster, but afraid to miss the good triumphing over the evil that you have to watch between your fingers.

In this case, its leave the room (where the TV is playing), enter the room. Go to the internet, go back to the room. Go to the kitchen, go outside and pet the dog. Go back to the room. Explain to your wife that she can't turn off the TV or watch something else, despite the fact that you are leaving the room for (at times) lengthy intervals.

Am I the only one doing this???

2008-09-23 15:46:01
107.   Jon Weisman

Venable, CF
Rodriguez, SS
Giles, RF
A. Gonzalez, 1B
Kouzmanoff, 3B
Headley, LF
E. Gonzalez, 2B
Hundley, C
LeBlanc, P

2008-09-23 15:46:43
108.   Eric Enders
88 Frito Pie is a pretty well-known dish and not just in Texas. Usually a plate is used instead of the bag however.
2008-09-23 15:48:09
109.   Eric Stephen
Nacho Cheese Doritos, for the store bought stuff.

Pretty much any homemade potato chip is great though.

2008-09-23 15:48:37
110.   Jon Weisman
I didn't know Dick Enberg was an assistant baseball coach at San Fernando Valley State (aka CSUN).

2008-09-23 15:49:32
111.   blue22
106 - I tivo the game and watch it in about 30 minutes. I don't get to hear Vin much, but it satisfies my attention-deficit tendencies.
2008-09-23 15:51:58
112.   overkill94
100 I was flabbergasted recently when I went to a Subway in Tampa - when I asked for avocado, not only did it not end up being on the menu, but the girl making the sandwich didn't even know what it was (to be fair, she seemed to be pretty new to the country).
2008-09-23 15:54:08
113.   Marty
I have to say, downtown Ft. Worth is a very nice place. I'm being taken to a Tex-Mex place down by the old stockyards tonight.
2008-09-23 15:54:41
114.   Xeifrank
AzSnakePit up with a rather funny pre-game post. vr, Xei
2008-09-23 15:55:48
115.   cargill06
87 Could I have just asked you, opposed to doing the math myself?
2008-09-23 15:56:48
116.   ToyCannon
Same here, I only watch the offense unless Kershaw/Chad/Kuo are pitching.

It would be fun to edit a season and offer the package of 162 games in 1/2 hour segments. Not just highlights but the best of each game. I'd be curious to see if I could make it worthwhile to watch in a 1/2 hour without losing all the subtlety of what baseball offers. Whenever I've watched the old World Series packages I'm astonished on what they leave out.

2008-09-23 15:57:46
117.   Eric Enders
114 That last Nostradamus stanza appears to refer to DePodesta's reign in L.A.:

In the world there will be made a king
who will have little peace and a short life.
At this time the ship of the Papacy will be lost,
governed to its greatest detriment.

2008-09-23 15:58:16
118.   Xeifrank
115. I never thought of it. I try to limit my geeky Dodger math posts to less than 20 per day. :)
vr, Xei
2008-09-23 15:58:28
119.   Bob Hendley
I like sesame blues as well. Makes up for not ever being able to find Dr. Bronner's corn/sesame chips. Do they still make those?
2008-09-23 16:00:15
120.   regfairfield
Thing's I never thought I'd think back in March:

"Thank God Jody Gerut isn't playing."

2008-09-23 16:00:16
121.   Xeifrank
117. Good call!
vr, Xei
2008-09-23 16:05:44
122.   Bob Hendley
105 - Oh great, we have to agonize for that long? ;-)
2008-09-23 16:06:53
123.   Tripon
The new Simon Penn movie looks horrible.
2008-09-23 16:08:28
124.   Harold M Johnson
121 I've been meaning to ask you, and apologize if it's been covered before, but what does vr, xei mean?
2008-09-23 16:08:32
125.   underdog
123 Is that a lost Penn brother?
2008-09-23 16:08:56
126.   Xeifrank
123. Does the movie involve potato chips?
vr, Xei
2008-09-23 16:09:25
127.   Jon Weisman
Simon Pegg or Sean Penn? Or are you combining them?
2008-09-23 16:09:45
128.   Jim Hitchcock
12 And don't forget a gun toting Amy Madigan!
2008-09-23 16:10:43
129.   Xeifrank
124. Hint: Something on this list.

vr, Xei

2008-09-23 16:12:27
130.   Tripon
Simon Pegg
2008-09-23 16:12:36
131.   Harold M Johnson
129 A ha-- so many options depending on the context. I think I'll go with "vibration reduction"
2008-09-23 16:14:17
132.   underdog
If you mean Run Fatboy Run, out on DVD today, you're right, it is horrible.

Didja know Pegg is playing Scotty in the new Star Trek prequel movie?

2008-09-23 16:15:05
133.   wronghanded
129 C'mon we have a right to know...

vr (video rentals), wrong :)

2008-09-23 16:15:23
134.   Jon Weisman
132 - I assumed he meant How To Lose Friends and Alienate People.
2008-09-23 16:17:18
135.   Harold M Johnson
134 It was a pretty entertaining book, but I've heard from people who've seen it that the movie only works if you really like Simon Pegg.
2008-09-23 16:19:43
136.   underdog
134 - Oh right, of course. My head is stuck in a DVD release world. I read a decent review of that one from the UK online somewhere, but it does look mediocre. I'll wait for cable on that one. Better of going back to rewatch "Spaced" again.
2008-09-23 16:20:56
137.   Jim Hitchcock
133 Hint: Xei is a very gracious guy.
2008-09-23 16:21:15
138.   LogikReader

I think I know what it is. It has to do with the nature of communicating.

2008-09-23 16:21:20
139.   Tripon
Minaya to get 4-year extension

Guess Manuel comes back next year.

2008-09-23 16:22:51
140.   underdog
No one's excited that Darren Dreifort will also be at tonight's Jobe salute?
2008-09-23 16:24:33
141.   dianagramr

sigh ....

2008-09-23 16:26:24
142.   Tripon
141 We'll trade you GMs, a Coletti for Miyaya trade seems fair. We'll even throw in Juan Pierre.
2008-09-23 16:27:47
143.   underdog
142 Minaya would not be an improvement on Colletti in my opinion.
2008-09-23 16:28:09
144.   Jon Weisman
140 - I am.

New post up top.

2008-09-23 16:28:19
145.   Jonny6
Mmmmmmmmmmmm, chips, Diane Lane, and Frito Boats now this is a thread that can distract me from my pessimistic playoff thoughts.

I'm a definite chip snob. Gotto go with Hawaiian Kettle Style Chips (either sweet onion or regular), Cape Cod Classic, or Poore Brothers. We grew up on what we called Frito Boats, they were a high school football game staple. Poured the chili right into the Fritos bags. Maybe it's a Valley thing (Central not San Fernando).

I don't usually get too ga-ga over actresses, but Diane Lane is one of the exceptions. She's always looked good, and seems to have gotten better with age (or maybe it just because my age and tastes have progressed along at the same rate).

Go Dodgers. If we get this one tonight, I'm going to sleep comfortably. If we lose, it might be time to break out the mouthpiece to save myself from teeth grinding.

2008-09-23 16:31:48
146.   ToyCannon
Xeifrank is extremely polite.
2008-09-23 16:32:38
147.   Lee Corbett
to chime in on the Office discussion, from an Australian's perspective. The blogger goes too far in calling the US version rubbish, but for me it is a lot more obvious than the UK version. A lot of American TV suffers from that problem, and in a way i think the blogger is trying to suggest the makers of US TV should give their audience more credit.

But i am not in the 'all US TV is rubbish camp' by any means. I love the Sopranos, it's always sunny in Philadelphia, and other shows. But US TV is different, and invidious comparisons were always going to be drawn when they remade a UK show for an American audience. We are probably going to do the same thing when a remake of Kath & Kim for US audiences airs here in Australia. It won't seem as good, to us.

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