Posted on: June 17, 2008 6:43 am
 

GREAT PIZZA JOINT(S) IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS

More bad-for-you goodness:

Now let's share our favorite pizza restaurants that we frequent.  I'm hoping for something with local flavor, and not a Round Table or a Papa Murphy's (though PM does have some very good ones), unless you absolutely can't think of anything better.  Black Olives, Onions, Salami, Ham, Pineapple (not my preference, but a lot of people love it), Green Peppers, Italian Sausage, Beef, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Feta, Parmesan sprinkles, Romano, Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, Bacon Bits, etc. makes my mouth water anytime of the day.

Or you can talk about great pizza parlors of the past that you used to frequent that are (sniff) no longer there.  I had numerous pizza parlors near me back in the late '70s/early '80s that had killer pizza and great arcade rooms.  Basketball/baseball/soccer parties were the norm at those places.

Dig in paisanos!

Category: General
Posted on: June 17, 2008 6:24 am
 

GREAT BURGER JOINT(S) IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS

I am a HUGE fan of burgers.  The more patties on 'em, the better.  Piled with goopy cheese, red or white (or both) onions, a handful of pickle slices, tomato (or not, regarding the salmonella scare), mayo, ketchup, fried egg, ham, and anything else you can stack on there with 2 giant sesame buns holding all that cholesterol goodness inside.  And just where do you go to get the best of this slice of heaven?  What's the reason you like this place so much?  The way they dress it up?  The flavor of the meat?  The weight of the meat?  The fact that they let you smoke in there?

I wanna hear your entries, so I can know where to go when I visit your neck of the woods.  Dead animal, here I come!

Category: General
Posted on: June 17, 2008 6:10 am
 

CHEESY BAD HORROR FLICKS GOOD FOR A FEW LAUGHS

Hey horror hounds!

What were some really bad stinkers that cracked you up (with or without the use of alcohol or herb) at their sheer ineptness?  Could be the bad acting, bad directing, poor camerawork, atrocious dubbing, stupid plot twists, poor special effects, bad wardrobes, terrible soundtrack, an ending that came out of nowhere and made no sense, etc.  I have seen some amazingly fecal films in my time.  But I'll let you guys have first crack at it.  Enjoy!

Category: General
Posted on: June 13, 2008 5:41 am
 

GAME SHOWS THAT ROCKED YOUR WORLD

Hey guys 'n gals.

Many of us growing up in the 70s and 80s were crazy about gameshows.  To me, if I couldn't be up on a stage winning all that money, I wanted to at least see someone else doing it, and cheer them on as long as they weren't too much of a dork.  I didn't include the '90s into the discussion because gameshows kind of waned during that era.  The cable channel USA showed a lot of these classics in reruns during the '90s, so some of the younger Sportsliners might be remembering the reruns.  But that's okay too.

What are some of your favorites of yesteryear?

Category: General
Posted on: June 12, 2008 6:46 am
 

GOOD OLD SLASHER FLICKS FROM YESTERYEAR

Hey gang.

Back in the '70s and '80s were good times to be horror fans.  Drive-ins were cranking them out in the '70s, then with the advent of cable tv we were catching them late at night on HBO, Showtime, Movie Channel, etc. in the '80s, and renting them on VHS or Beta (or laserdisc!) from the old Mom and Pop video stores.  I sometimes see old horror movie posters or VHS covers, and I get nostalgic goosebumps and a warm fuzzy feeling.  Share with me your favorite flicks from back then.  They can be ones everyone's heard of, or they can be truly hidden gems that almost no one has heard of, but should seek out.

So don the hockey mask, arm yourself with a machete/chainsaw/pitchfork/butcher knife/whatever and prepare for some primo slicin' and dicin'!  Ch-ch-ch-ch ha-ha-ha-ha!

Category: General
Posted on: June 11, 2008 7:13 am
 

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES W/ NO BRAINS IN THEIR HEADS

Hey sports fans,

Time to fondly look back on those "lovable" dolts in sports history that somehow decided one day, "Hey, I'm going to do something really stupid today.", and they went out and did it.  Just out of the blue, they had a head-up-the-rectum moment.  It could be a world-famous perennial all-star, or it could be someone who could have been a great player but the dumb incident kept them from greatness, or it could be some nobody player that gained fame because of the stupid incident.  Or it could be a player just prone to stupidity.  Seems there are quite a few of the latter example.

Please try to describe the event(s) as detailed as your recollection would allow.  Such golden moments of stupidity are meant to be shared with others with as much clarity as possible.

Thanks.  Enjoy the fun!

One quick example:

Dennis Rodman.  Golden moment: During a game as a member of the Chicago Bulls, he dove out of bounds after a loose ball, and landed in front of a cameraman.  For no reason whatsoever Rodman kicked him between the legs.  WTF?!

Dennis has had many looney tunes moments; that's just one of them.

Category: General
Posted on: June 11, 2008 6:42 am
 

BEST SPORTS COMMERCIALS EVER

Hey gang.  What were your favorite sports commercials?  Keep in mind that commercials that do not directly involve sports (i.e., Super Bowl commercials advertising Budweiser with no football references whatsoever DO NOT COUNT.

If you want to link to a vid, more the better, in my opinion!  I'll start it off:

BARKLEY OF SEVILLE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgmX1CsUNUc

Category: General
Posted on: June 7, 2008 6:31 pm
 

DISCO SONGS WE ACTUALLY LIKE!!!

Hey music mavens,

I realize that often when one mentions the word "disco", it often elicits some expression of disgust from others.  But some of those songs are just catchy enough to warrant repeat playings.  Which disco songs, for you, have somehow withstood the test of time and compel you to sing, hum, or whistle along to?  Or to a greater degree, karaoke to?

So don those platform shoes, bell bottoms, afro wigs, etc., and git down on the floor and boogie!

Category: General
 
 
 
 
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