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Todd962 said...

My absence can be accounted to work, preparations of making Lady Todd into Mrs. Todd, and more work. Growing up sucks but in another 40+ years I will be retired or dead and wont have to worry about work anymore.

Lovely news day we are having here. I enjoy how they like to top load the front page of the website with feel good stories to start the weekend. Between genital mutilation and fetus to-go bags I didn't think this day could get any worse, and then you went and answered your movie quote question....and totally redeemed the day. Good show sir. A beacon of hope in a screwed up world. I have found that most movie quotes have become so ingrained into my everyday dialogue that I have trouble distinguishing if it is something I am saying or just repeating from somewhere. Then I get lost in deep thoughts backtracking for origins and people wonder why I am staring off into space. Oh, the trials of having a hard candy shell for a skull that is filled with useless knowledge.

Cookie Monster....nom nom nom...Tagalongs get my vote. Is it just me or are the Girls Scouts skimping on the quantity of cookies over the last couple years? You get anything but Thin Mints and you are left baffled after unconsciously eating some to look down and find an empty tray and a twice bitten finger.

What is the Sunday morning comedown like when you go on a wild bender with Oreo's? I assume the ingestion method would have to be the same to assure the study was comparing apples to apples. Snorting cookies would wreck havoc on your sinuses but the drip would be quite enjoyable....people tell me these things.

(Insert obligatory sports comment here)

October 18, 2013 at 2:04 p.m.
Todd962 said...

The Bristol spectacle is no different than thinking gray uniforms are going to have a lasting impact on a recruit, but the strange reality is that this sort of stuff does. You forget these kids are 18, likely have been shuffled through school their whole lives, and are often distracted by shiny things (Not always the sharpest lads). They are not going to care about listening to the history of NASCAR surrounding them, but they will care to listen to 160,000 people screaming their future school's name as well as half the country tuning in for strictly the spectacle factor. But even if they arent the type to be swayed by such things, they may look at the program and say "Hey, these guys are willing to try innovative ideas. What else are they going to have in store during my time there? Moon Bowl 2019, sponsored by Moon Pies? I have never been to the moon but I like Moon Pies, I am going to UT."

I had a thought the other day regarding what may have gone though the Broncos heads when they signed Manning and then probably again last year after the playoff loss. We all have heard his history with the winter condition struggles in the playoffs, but do you think they weighed the cost to benefit of building an indoor stadium in Denver's winter climate versus the benefit of him playing though the playoffs indoors? It would have to either be a high pitch a-frame or a steep cone shape. Would a few Super Bowl runs in the coming years be worth having to play in a place called "The Cone" for the next two decades?

October 16, 2013 at 11:23 a.m.
Todd962 said...

And for a different twist on your movie scene / generation scenario. What about the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan and the generation that served through that war?

Jaws scenes and visitors of the beach. That's a multi-generational haunter.

July 19, 2013 at 12:01 p.m.
Todd962 said...

So I had this whole thing typed out letting you know what an idiot you were for picking Willis over Stallone, with questions of if you had ever heard of a little series called Rambo, if somehow you had missed The Expendables and its sensory overload goodness, or how he had a career full of movies that fall into the "Roadhouse Effect." (You cant look away from the mediocrity and want the two hours of your life back that is lost in the end, but secretly know you would watch it again immediately if it came back on. ex. Demolition Man, Cliffhanger, Daylight, Judge Dredd)

But then I went and looked at Bruce's filmography and realized he has had a career full of just as many tractor beam movies. I think I have watched The Fifth Element about 25 times and that's about 24.5 too many. He's got all the ones you mentioned plus Armageddon, Twelve Monkeys, and The Jackal. Its also dawned on me that Willis was in The Expendables as well although not as large of a role.

AMC has made a living after 11pm and on weekend afternoons off of these two actors alone. While I think its a toss up I think I would have to agree with you on selecting Willis with my tipping factor being his small roles in good movies and his odd cameo appearances like in Ocean's Twelve and on Friends. This debate shook me a bit and I also put entirely too much time looking into this...

July 19, 2013 at 11:49 a.m.
Todd962 said...

A summer spent playing Contra is not a summer wasted. Our Rushmore goes Tiger Woods, FIFA, NCAA Football, NBA Jam. Tiger Woods controlled my life for a couple summers in college. 2006 was the best version cause it still had Tiger Vision. You could hit spin till it locked in and it was going in no matter what. Shot a 43 once and realized immediately that I was a loser for being able to do such things. Funny how most of the rushmore games have nearly led to fist fights as a result of playing with friends. Wireless controllers were a nice addition to gaming in that it no longer results in the whole console being pulled off the shelf when they get hurled across the room or from cords getting tangled up in brawls.

July 18, 2013 at 11:08 a.m.
Todd962 said...

Not that far west. I guess the lilly white was a little misleading. But if you mistake me for an Admiral again I will take your mother out for a nice seafood dinner and never call her again.

July 17, 2013 at 5:27 p.m.
Todd962 said...

This post got entirely too soccer heavy for most of yall's comfort level but...

The FIFA World Cup Trophy is pretty cool because its really shiny but also because only previous winners of the award and heads of state are allowed to touch it. This would at least help cut down on incidents like the parent of the college football player who dropped and broke the crystal football. Soccer players are not immune to such dumbassery though as Sergio Ramos was holding the Copa Del Rey Trophy, which is the Spanish league trophy, and not only dropped it off the front of a double decker bus but then the entire parade crowd watched in horror as the bus ran it over. "POR QUE!?!?!"

I wish life had a sound track so I could be more easily aware of when bad things were about to happen to me due to the suspenseful music. That would be handy to have.

When I was still playing sports we came out to Trick Daddy's "Take it to da house" because nothing strikes fear into the opponent's heart like a group of lilly white soccer players coming out to a song off the "Thugs Are Us" album. We were as street as the suburbs of West Knoxville could physically allow, which was more street cred than a house plant but a little less than a sidewalk dandelion.

GDawg, you can see some crazy stuff when you go robo-trippin on the 'tussin or purple drank. Faces melt, minds are expanded, I once watched Brick kill a guy with a trident.

July 17, 2013 at 4:01 p.m.
Todd962 said...

From friend of the show and hangover expert Todd962:

Let me just lend this little bit of light on an experience I have shared frequently with Ole Johnny Football. I have worked at the same place for several years and they are all aware that I like to partake in libations from time to time in my personal life. As a result, I have developed a certain reputation, as has been pointed out on this very outlet, as well as Johnny Football has had pointed out throughout the media world. I never call into work on Mondays, hungover or legitimately ill, due to the fact that my absence will immediately be labeled as "laying out drunk", as they say. Its stupid and can be frustrating when you return to work from valid ailments, but it comes with the territory of frequenting waterholes on the reg. Johnny Football may or may not have been sick enough to cause his early departure, but when you live the life he has chosen in the public eye, this tag is going to follow him as long as he continues to do so.

July 15, 2013 at 10:55 a.m.
Todd962 said...

Jay, the situation you described is exactly how I met my first husband. He was as caring a man as any prison cell roommate could have been. (Scene ends with Todd shamefully sobbing and rocking in the fetal position)

So how excited am I not to be Moc's DB D.J. Key or Faysal Shafaat? Getting arrested is a bad idea for anyone. D.J., getting arrested for vandalism after kicking in your door, extra emphasis on the kicking, after sitting out spring practice from surgery on his foot? Double dumb. Faysal, getting arrested for public intox and indecent exposure? Well, who hasnt been there... Oh to be a fly on Huesman's wall.

July 9, 2013 at 11:12 a.m.
Todd962 said...

Jay, couple things real quick. One, I attempted to go to the International Federation Of Competitive Eating's website, IFOCE.com while at work and our firewall blocked me cause it is deemed a sports website. "Youve got to kidding me..." However, I got to it via other resources and it was cringe worthy reading. Two, while there are records for Vienna sausages (8.31 pounds in ten minutes), eggs (65 in 6 minutes and 40 seconds, Cool Hand Luke would be proud), and grits (21 pounds in ten minutes "Were these magic grits?"), I was shocked and disappointed to find out no one has stepped up to the table and set the bar in competitive cole slaw eating. This does however open the door for a great Press Row onsite broadcast event. "ESPN Radio, Press Row, Wally's, and Gluttony Anonymous present the First Annual Coleslaw Consumption Fest. Come by and take your shot today from 1-3!"

I would just like to point out that there are not many things that I would NOT do for 10 G's these days. Eating my body weight in hot dogs doesnt even register on my "maybe this isnt the best idea" scale and the things that I would not do arent exactly Family Oriented Interweb Based Column friendly. My decision making abilities dont allow me to live by the "would I do this in front of my grandma" standard.

The Hot Dog eating competition is kind of the Masters of competitive eating. Historic landmark, long standing traditions, nationally televised. The competition that I really want to see are the ones where they have to eat 10 yards of various foods and one of the sections is like 3 feet of wasabi. Sweet baby Jeebus....the horror...

July 8, 2013 at 4:01 p.m.
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