Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Best Movie Characters of the 90's - Field of 64!

Goat called me up with an idea about a month ago.... Pick 4 bloggers, choose the best 64 movie characters of the 90's, draft them and then put them up in bracket style, going against each other until a winner was chosen. Those winners would be chosen by the viewing public based on votes....

Now, being that Goat has an affinity for me, of course I was first on the list to be asked to do this. Even though I have not posted in quite some time. But you all know me and movie characters so how can I pass this up?

Goat already posted his intro, and so has Astin. HDouble has not posted as of yet, but I'm sure it's coming. This whole thing will be debated, re-posted, and voted on over at Film Chaw so you must go there to vote.

Now, once you read the brackets and those chosen and where they were chosen, you may have some issues. Some have already responded on Goats post in comments. There is a suspect amount of women chosen. 4 to be exact. There are also some characters left out and some chosen in some really weird places. Doc Holliday for example being chosen in the 9th round may seem like a miracle (or insult for that matter), but remember, I was talking to the competitors during drafting and knew I could get him late.

I also think that some of the early round picks where the most ridiculous picks I've ever heard of and surprised the hell out of me. HOWEVER....

I would request that you, the voter, seriously take into consideration the writers purpose, if it is presented, during the competition before you jump to voting for a character. 'Cause there is no way that Roy McEvoy (A late round pick for me) should ever beat any character. But based on who he is going up against, I would think that I may be able to legitimately persuade you.

Some may write about the eloquence of the character, or its pop culture value... They may try to sugar coat or over inflate the value of that character with silly words, etc... I will present my characters as they were intended by the author. OK, or at least how I valued that character and how I think the character made or carried the film. I won't be using fancy words, silly assumptions, or how they fit within pop culture. It's why they were and how they were in that MOVIE. Most of my characters are badasses as well so I"ll be presenting a lot of "my character can kick your characters ass". :)

If you look at the draft order over on Goats Blog, there are certainly some questionable picks. Most likely some that you would have chosen as well... We drafted via email over the weekend. Most likely through mobile phones, as I did and was running for choices near the end.

In the least I hope your additions to the posts in comments will spur a fun and humorous debate among the best characters of the 90's. I also whole-heartedly assume that I can't lose this competition. So in the spirit of fair play.... If i lose, someone is going to have their throat shown.


Monday, April 18, 2011

What I want is for you too stand there in that faggety white uniform, and with your Harvard mouth, extend me some courtesy

It happened one day across the great divide of government hypocrisy and jurisdictional servitude. (<-- I made that up). That is, online poker came crumbling down.

I will give you my thoughts in a nutshell, but others, far better equipped than me in the legal, and industry aspect of it, have and are doing so. So go look.

I do see a theme here in comments and on social network sites with sarcasm about how chance is better suited for the stock market, and you can still go bet online lotteries and such. The point is that this has really nothing to do with Poker and really everything to do with revenue. You all know that.

I would also state that the term "chance" has everything to do with the type of game. As CK wrote in the above linked post, the State of PA (a municipal judge) ruled that Texas Hold'em was deemed a game of skill therefore not falling under the "chance" terminology which put them directly in the line of fire of Illegal gaming. See, PA deems illegal gaming as anything that contains these three aspects... Consideration, chance, and reward. Consideration being you PAID to participate, chance meaning the game or event has an element of Chance, and reward, meaning you can win something.

Unfortunately for the bar owners who brought the original suit and received a favorable ruling, the state of PA had just legalized table games in the State, including poker. What they didn't realize is that the casinos who just paid a $15 million dollar license fee to provide Texas holdem in their billion dollar properties weren't going to stand by and let some bar run $20 buy-ins every tuesday night.

Hence the appeal to the state supreme court, and OH, btw.. thank you very much Mr. Lobby.

Anyway... I still believe this is a total raping of the market by the likes of Harrah's and their billion dollar lobbyists so that when this thing is finally sorted out they have an open market to launch into, possibly looking like the good guys. Don't forget, Facebook, Google, and the likes of other social networking sites will be able to provide online poker as well once it's legalized. Don't think a Billion dollar corporation who wants to get in on this once it's legal has any problem with the news about the "top three", let alone be so naive to think they may have had something to do with it.

Got through this nice bottle of scotch I was hinting at. McCallan Sherry Oak 18 year old from a friend who thought I could use it. Drank most of it by myself as well bitches. Doc, Bam... promise I will have another bottle waiting for when we sit again. Haven't researched where to get it or know if it's even hard to find. Given the source, I doubt it will be difficult.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

It was kinda like Swingers Vince Vaughn, not Old School Vince Vaughn

So what's going on in the last 4-6 months? Just gotta come by and read. See If I can catch everyone up on the goings on in Riggsville.

In the meantime... The Phils are rockin', theMasters Start today, Poker has waned (at least interest except for the live game), and I'm getting divorced. Oh, and I'm also starting up a new deal with Goat and some others on some Best Movie character of all time type deal...

Stay tuned for all the details. OH, and I also came across a new Scotch. Which I will detail ever so eloquently at the time I finish the bottle :) DIRECTLY after I finish the bottle :))