Recent Locker Room Comments by forrestv

Respect for the dead

Hunh. I tend to stay away from the "." eulogy threads because I don't understand them. They make about as much as sense as pouring some 40-water on the ground for a dead homie (and I used to be a gangbanger, so I'm familiar with the phenomena.) Not all SpoFi members believe funerals should be sober events (where I lived a few years ago funerals were parade-like and I totally dug it) or that people can die before their time or that condolences need to be offered. Some, like me, believe, no one gets robbed. When you're done, you're done. And yet, veteran members, members who know how diverse we as a community are, still get their panties up in a bunch when it comes to stuff like this. I don't think Hancock is a bad guy for driving drunk, but if Grum wants to think that, I've got no problem with it. Frankly, I'm more offended when members (usually new ones) go Sally Struthers on the rest of us. But that's just me.

posted by forrestv at 05:23 PM on May 03

Happy Easter, everyone!

Kids? I plan to eat about six boxes of Peeps myself (I'm dying to try the microwave thing.) Hoppy Festivus, folks.

posted by forrestv at 09:20 AM on April 08

The music is in the mail

Yukon, that site is gold. And that photo of Martika, Cory Feldman and Ferguson is money. I'll tell my little brother and sister (the main reason we watched the show) about that Kids' site.

posted by forrestv at 05:08 PM on January 21

The music is in the mail

I was scrolling through the thread, and I have to say that photo of Fergie is one of the most unflattering shots of a celebrity I have ever seen (all candid photos of Matt Damon excluded.) Still...I have to say I find her commitment endearing. Or maybe I have a lingering crush on her back to her days on Kids Incorporated (relax, we're the same age.)

posted by forrestv at 08:35 PM on January 19

The music is in the mail

Apoch, your playlist is fine. We also would have accepted: Sum 41; Good Charlotte; My Chemical Romance; Dashboard Confessional; Fall Out Boy and for nostalgia's sake, NKOTB.

posted by forrestv at 07:24 PM on January 18

The music is in the mail

Apoch, forget Britney and go with something by Hillary Duff or Paris Hilton. That would be hot.

posted by forrestv at 04:42 PM on January 18

Images of the 20th Century

Ah, this is great. 0.00 - Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey in their 2nd championship fight in Chicago in September, 1927. Tunney is the one in white and this is the only time in his career he was knocked down (this is the famous Long Count Fight.)

posted by forrestv at 08:42 PM on January 17

The music is in the mail

I'm big-time lagging (please tell the face punchers to wear gloves). The CDs are going out tomorrow. Here's my mix: 1.) I Wish I Was Queer So I Could Meet Chicks – Bloodhound Gang 2.) No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age 3.) The Man Who Sold the World – David Bowie 4.) Cortez the Killer – Neil Young 5.) Liar – Henry Rollins Band 6.) Hey – The Pixies 7.) Summertime – Janis Joplin & Big Brother and The Holding Company 8.) Waiting for the Miracle – Leonard Cohen 9.) Marla – The Dust Brothers 10.) Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots – The Flaming Lips 11.) Why Can’t We Be Friends? – WAR 12.) One of These Nights – The Eagles 13.) Beast of Burden – The Rolling Stones 14.) Winning – Santana 15.) They All Went to Mexico – Willie Nelson and Santana 16.) Highwayman – The Highwaymen 17.) Fire Lake – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band 18.) I Don’t Wanna Grow Up – Tom Waits

posted by forrestv at 12:13 AM on January 17

The music is in the mail

Now that I think about it, that might actually make me look a lot like Don Mossi.

posted by forrestv at 04:26 PM on January 10

The music is in the mail

Owlhouse, just found your CD in the mailbox. You are a champ for getting it out so quick. (I, on the other hand, am seriously flirting with four punches in the face.)

posted by forrestv at 04:23 PM on January 10

Read the Guidelines

We can buy friends here on SportsFilter? Consider my CD swap mega-mix of Color Me Badd, Master P and Michael Bolton as payment.

posted by forrestv at 09:15 AM on December 27

The Write Stuff

Whenever I go out to eat and there's a buffet, I have a hard time resisting. I like a bit of everything. But usually I don't try everything. I've found that if something looks as interesting as stale dog turd, it probably tastes like it too (I'm just guessing, of course.) That's that same approach I take here on SpoFi. If it looks like crap, it probably is crap. So I just step over it to the next comment. If I'm missing out on something beautiful, well, that's too bad for me. Honestly, members who have to have the last word get on my nerves more than lazy/inarticulate ones. But unless a member is being purposely abusive or obtuse, I see no need to dump anyone.

posted by forrestv at 01:23 PM on September 28

Political Feuds of SpoFi

So what does it for you? I'm a sucker for glasses, but I'll have to say the stern disciplinarian attitude. I'm naughty on a daily basis, but sometimes a fella just likes hearing it once in a while.

posted by forrestv at 09:38 AM on August 09

Political Feuds of SpoFi

I have just found my new screensaver. Thank you dusted.

posted by forrestv at 12:21 AM on August 09

Political Feuds of SpoFi

Personally, I have a thing for Jo Frost (aka Supernanny.) I'd rather not look inside myself and discover why, but there it is.

posted by forrestv at 10:56 PM on August 08

Political Feuds of SpoFi

I respect all of you longtime members, even if I don't always agree with you. But so far, it doesn't seem you've come to a clear consensus. Some of you act like it's the end of days, some of you say it will pass. To me, the political and religious stuff is annoying, but not over the top. What chaps my ass is a joker like phillygator and something like his "Coference controversy?" FPP in which he basically told a well-meaning chicobangs to piss off. That bothered me because most of the people who played on that thread were new and didn't see anything wrong with his attitude and just kept going on. Bad mojo, man. Bad mojo. I can live with the self-policing-Guardian Angel stuff, but deleting threads or closing threads or throwing down the ban hammer smacks too much of censorship. If you can't see that, well, I don't know what to tell you. And if you can live with that, I don't think anything I can ever say will reach you. Justgary and rcade mentioned the idea of SpoFi hall monitors. I'd like that idea to come to fruition now (if it's not a part of 2.0.) But until the Pantheon does that (or speaks up and tells us what's going on), it would be best for all of us, both old and new, to not get into pissing contests here in the locker room. We're all in here because we care. Let's not lose sight of that.

posted by forrestv at 08:43 PM on August 07

Political Feuds of SpoFi

I don't think you have to be a veteran to notice things are getting out of hand. If you've been around just a couple of months you'll have noticed pissing contests, in general, seem to be increasing in frequency and lasting longer than usual. Could be it's the summer heat. Or maybe the political climate. But I tend to think it's a poster problem. Reminds me of that Simpson's episode where Bart gets an elephant. At the end, when Stampy is butting another elephant: Warden: Well, animals are not like people, Mrs. Simpson. Some of them act badly because they've had a hard life, or have been mistreated...but, like people, some of them are just jerks.

posted by forrestv at 10:06 AM on August 07

Troll Bait?

Oh man. That takes me back. "Who are we protecting society from?" "From themselves."

posted by forrestv at 10:00 PM on July 18

Troll Bait?

5. "Oh why don't you just fuck off?" Is the reaction I would expect to a Yankees/Red Sox bashing, Michelle Wie, Barry Bonds, or Barbaro post. Also, Ben Roethlisberger's helmet.

posted by forrestv at 04:40 PM on July 18

Troll Bait?

DJE, I don't doubt the Pantheon works hard to clean things up. I was just leery of peer reviewing/editing. Your "big site" mentality, however, assuages my worries. It's a good idea. That, along with regional SpoFi hall monitors, would be lovely.

posted by forrestv at 03:03 PM on July 18

Troll Bait?

At the risk of being booed, I'd have to say I'm leery of the two-stepping process. Not opposed. Just leery. The pantheon knows better than me, but I don't think many new users are afraid of being slagged because of poor FPPs. From what I've seen, most of the bad FPPs aren't from those who didn't know any better but from members who wanted to stir the pot. Now, I understand SpoFi veterans are distressed over how things have changed since the population explosion, but compared to what's out there, this place is pristine. (Once in a while I'll stop in at The Sporting News or CBS SportsLine and check out their blogs and posts ... I always come away feeling dirty and thinking "there but for the grace of Jobu go I.") But as I was saying, I'm leery of FPP peer editing/review. Not that I should be immune to it -- because we can all use a good editor -- but I've had dozens of editors over the years and I can honestly say I only liked the work of two or three (I've also been an editor, and, true to form, have only liked the work of two or three writers.) Yeah, it's just a teaser graph, but I suppose what I'm really leery of is too many fingers in the pot. So the idea of regional "sponsors", I like that. OK. If anyone is so inclined, let the boos and chastising commence.

posted by forrestv at 01:20 PM on July 18

Troll Bait?

That doesn't seem to be as cool as the image I had in my head, but I thank for the explanation. Cool beans.

posted by forrestv at 10:29 PM on July 17

Troll Bait?

I've been meaning to ask for a while now and I guess now is as good a time as any. What is the pantheon?

posted by forrestv at 09:44 PM on July 17