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  1. Patrick McClure Member

    Please do not pretend to be a working-class, every day kind of person if you are willing to spend 2400 for two freaking tickets.

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    • October 17, 2019, at 9:13 AM PST
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  2. Miffed White Male Member

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Please do not pretend to be a working-class, every day kind of person if you are willing to spend 2400 for two freaking tickets.

    I’ve been a full season (81 game) ticket holder for the Milwaukee Brewers for 25 years.

    I don’t have the exact numbers in front of me, but as I recall, the full strip NLDS, NLCS and WS tickets for my seats last year cost nearly as much as the season ticket package. The bulk of the dollars were for the World Series tickets [which unfortunately I didn’t have to ultimately pay for]. The two earlier rounds were pretty reasonable, not that much more per game than the regular season price. 

     

    I also have the ticket stub for my seat from the 1982 World Series at Milwaukee County Stadium. Upper deck, 3rd section from the end of the right field grandstand, second row from the back. $18.

     

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    • October 17, 2019, at 9:31 AM PST
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  3. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Please do not pretend to be a working-class, every day kind of person if you are willing to spend 2400 for two freaking tickets.

    I’ve been a full season (81 game) ticket holder for the Milwaukee Brewers for 25 years.

    I don’t have the exact numbers in front of me, but as I recall, the full strip NLDS, NLCS and WS tickets for my seats last year cost nearly as much as the season ticket package. The bulk of the dollars were for the World Series tickets [which unfortunately I didn’t have to ultimately pay for]. The two earlier rounds were pretty reasonable, not that much more per game than the regular season price.

     

    I also have the ticket stub for my seat from the 1982 World Series at Milwaukee County Stadium. Upper deck, 3rd section from the end of the right field grandstand, second row from the back. $18.

     

    ah, as Paul Molitor was my favorite player, that series broke my heart (and as I recall, had a few day games)

    Yes, I was a LA Kings season ticket holder, and you get a “chance” at playoff tickets, usually paying an arm and a leg as a deposit to paying your other arm and a leg, but you are not really rewarded for your fandom. Supply, demand, and the thought that the “Glengarry leads” (premium rich types) will be willing to fork over the big bucks to be a part of it shove aside the rank and file fan.

    the best was when the Kings won their first cup, scalpers jacked up the price for the first potential clinching game which everyone bought at a price point so high (and the Kings lost that game) it depressed the market for the eventual clincher, which I got at a fairly reasonable price.

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    • October 17, 2019, at 9:38 AM PST
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  4. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    I’m hoping to see the Astros play in the WS, but I won’t pay ridiculous prices. I’m hoping that the prices will go down with disgruntled Yankees fans wanting to off load their tickets. But heck, it might be cheaper to use my frequent flyer miles and fly to Houston!

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    • October 17, 2019, at 10:55 AM PST
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  5. kedavis Member

    3D talk always reminds me of this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R3G_beQccA

    As for “Gemini Corp. is about copying people? Who could have seen THAT coming?” I’m reminded of things like in the movie Event Horizon, it’s about a famous experimental spaceship using a new secret propulsion system, but it’s called “Event Horizon.” Why not just name it “Nothing to Do With Black Holes?”

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    • October 17, 2019, at 1:58 PM PST
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  6. Taras Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    3D talk always reminds me of this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R3G_beQccA

    As for “Gemini Corp. is about copying people? Who could have seen THAT coming?” I’m reminded of things like in the movie Event Horizon, it’s about a famous experimental spaceship using a new secret propulsion system, but it’s called “Event Horizon.” Why not just name it “Nothing to Do With Black Holes?”

    That’s a bogus criticism by the guys.

    There are several real companies called “Gemini” or “Gemini something”. Absolutely none of them have anything to do with cloning, human or otherwise.

    It’s a giveaway only in “Movie World”.

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    • October 17, 2019, at 8:35 PM PST
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  7. Taras Coolidge

    Bad movie reviewers tend to nitpick movies they have taken a dislike to for other reasons (or no reasons).

    Thus, when they need a plane, the Chinese guy says somebody owes him a favor. The film never explains if this debtor is an expert thief, or a rich guy who owns a plane, because it is TOTALLY UNIMPORTANT.

    One of the reviewers complains that the “sight lines” are wrong. I suspect that’s not a real thing; but, in any case, it’s not something that human audiences would notice. 

    Smith puts in a workmanlike Smith performance; and Junior is effectively depicted as a real person on screen. 

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead makes a convincing DIA agent and has good chemistry with Smith. Essential here, because according to the film the DIA selected her to watch Smith precisely because she is his “type”.

    Some of the action sequences look like they’re from a video game – but a video game from, say, 20 years in the future.

    My favorite line: “They should have cloned somebody else, they should have cloned Nelson Mandela.” “Nelson Mandela can’t shoot a man on a moving train from two miles away!”

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    • October 17, 2019, at 9:27 PM PST
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  8. kedavis Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    3D talk always reminds me of this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R3G_beQccA

    As for “Gemini Corp. is about copying people? Who could have seen THAT coming?” I’m reminded of things like in the movie Event Horizon, it’s about a famous experimental spaceship using a new secret propulsion system, but it’s called “Event Horizon.” Why not just name it “Nothing to Do With Black Holes?”

    That’s a bogus criticism by the guys.

    There are several real companies called “Gemini” or “Gemini something”. Absolutely none of them have anything to do with cloning, human or otherwise.

    It’s a giveaway only in “Movie World”.

    But it’s just so stupid! And unnecessary. Just for two examples, in one of my favorite movies, Warning Sign from 1985, the secret bio-weapons research lab is called Biotek, which is also – and openly – working on food crops. And in the 1986 movie The Manhattan Project, the secret nuclear weapons lab posing as a medical research facility, is called Medatomics. If they had followed the Event Horizon logic, they both would have been called… I dunno, Frankenstein Inc?

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    • October 17, 2019, at 9:51 PM PST
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  9. Daniel Sterman Listener

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Please do not pretend to be a working-class, every day kind of person if you are willing to spend 2400 for two freaking tickets.

    I think that ship sailed with the luxury watches.

    kedavis (View Comment):
    If they had followed the Event Horizon logic, they both would have been called… I dunno, Frankenstein Inc?

    In the Australian drama series Glitch, there’s a pharmaceutical company called “Noregard”. The first two seasons are quite good, though, in spite of that little bit of idiocy.

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    • October 18, 2019, at 6:00 AM PST
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  10. Miffed White Male Member

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Please do not pretend to be a working-class, every day kind of person if you are willing to spend 2400 for two freaking tickets.

    $1200 is too much for a WS ticket for a kid who’s not a fan of the team, even if it is home town.

    Instead, take him to a Sports Bar for one of the games so he can have the experience of watching the game in a crowd, without spending the bucks.

    I might have a different answer of the kid is a huge fan of the team.

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    • October 18, 2019, at 8:01 AM PST
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  11. Taras Coolidge

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Please do not pretend to be a working-class, every day kind of person if you are willing to spend 2400 for two freaking tickets.

    I think that ship sailed with the luxury watches.

    kedavis (View Comment):
    If they had followed the Event Horizon logic, they both would have been called… I dunno, Frankenstein Inc?

    In the Australian drama series Glitch, there’s a pharmaceutical company called “Noregard”. The first two seasons are quite good, though, in spite of that little bit of idiocy.

     This is reminiscent of how Victorian novelists would give evocative and memorable names to characters, so that readers could keep them straight over the, say, 20 months that a novel would appear in serialized form. 

    Thus, in his Barchester novels, Anthony Trollope called the Clintonian power couple of the city, Bishop and Mrs. Proudie. While an impoverished cleric with too many children is named Mr. Quiverfull (a common expression at the time).

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    • October 18, 2019, at 8:51 AM PST
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  12. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Please do not pretend to be a working-class, every day kind of person if you are willing to spend 2400 for two freaking tickets.

    I think that ship sailed with the luxury watches.

    kedavis (View Comment):
    If they had followed the Event Horizon logic, they both would have been called… I dunno, Frankenstein Inc?

    In the Australian drama series Glitch, there’s a pharmaceutical company called “Noregard”. The first two seasons are quite good, though, in spite of that little bit of idiocy.

    I liked that show. They should have stopped after the 2nd season though.

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    • October 18, 2019, at 11:31 AM PST
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  13. kedavis Member

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Please do not pretend to be a working-class, every day kind of person if you are willing to spend 2400 for two freaking tickets.

    $1200 is too much for a WS ticket for a kid who’s not a fan of the team, even if it is home town.

    Instead, take him to a Sports Bar for one of the games so he can have the experience of watching the game in a crowd, without spending the bucks.

    I might have a different answer of the kid is a huge fan of the team.

    Are 11-year-olds allowed into sports bars?

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    • October 18, 2019, at 1:19 PM PST
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  14. Miffed White Male Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Please do not pretend to be a working-class, every day kind of person if you are willing to spend 2400 for two freaking tickets.

    $1200 is too much for a WS ticket for a kid who’s not a fan of the team, even if it is home town.

    Instead, take him to a Sports Bar for one of the games so he can have the experience of watching the game in a crowd, without spending the bucks.

    I might have a different answer of the kid is a huge fan of the team.

    Are 11-year-olds allowed into sports bars?

    BW3

     

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    • October 18, 2019, at 3:57 PM PST
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  15. Bishop Wash Member

    In regards to the tickets, [expletive] sports dad should put a lien on superjock’s future earnings and get paid back when Flash hits the big league. Plus one day Flash will be able to repay with tickets to his World Series appearance. 

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    • October 19, 2019, at 6:15 AM PST
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  16. Daniel Sterman Listener

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    In the Australian drama series Glitch, there’s a pharmaceutical company called “Noregard”. The first two seasons are quite good, though, in spite of that little bit of idiocy.

    I liked that show. They should have stopped after the 2nd season though.

    I know I did :)

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    • October 19, 2019, at 9:01 AM PST
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  17. Taras Coolidge

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    In the Australian drama series Glitch, there’s a pharmaceutical company called “Noregard”. The first two seasons are quite good, though, in spite of that little bit of idiocy.

    I liked that show. They should have stopped after the 2nd season though.

    I know I did :)

    Glitch shows what you can do with a microscopic budget (and a couple of pretty girls).

    Of course, the trouble with a show you can watch any time is that it’s indefinitely* postponable: I stalled a few shows into the second season.

    My favorite moment is when we realize all our assumptions about the resurrected town founder are wrong.

    *Until Netflix drops the show.

     

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    • October 19, 2019, at 11:42 AM PST
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  18. kedavis Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    In the Australian drama series Glitch, there’s a pharmaceutical company called “Noregard”. The first two seasons are quite good, though, in spite of that little bit of idiocy.

    I liked that show. They should have stopped after the 2nd season though.

    I know I did :)

    Glitch shows what you can do with a microscopic budget (and a couple of pretty girls).

    Of course, the trouble with a show you can watch any time is that it’s indefinitely* postponable: I stalled a few shows into the second season.

    My favorite moment is when we realize all our assumptions about the resurrected town founder are wrong.

    *Until Netflix drops the show.

     

    That’s why on the 8th day, Ghod created torrenting. :-)

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    • October 19, 2019, at 1:55 PM PST
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