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    Battlestar Galactica

    Hardly irrelevant, but I never wrote “important”- your word choice. However, it does effect us, and they do matter. If science fiction is to be taken more seriously it will require a broader appeal across a wider spectrum of fans. You yourself have talked about the importance of bringing in new...
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    Battlestar Galactica

    I think the new BSG series is really good. Sure, there have been some "eh" episodes. All series have them, but on the whole I like what I've seen thus far. For me, it has rejuvenated a mostly bland Sci-Fi network lineup of so-so entertainment. It is interesting to talk with non sci-fi fans...
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    Seattle and Pittsburgh in the superbowl

    Overall I thought it was a less than memorable Super Bowl. The pass interference call made in the end zone against the Seattle receiver in the 1st quarter was total BS. The Roethlisberger TD was close, but it looked to me like the very tip of the ball crossed the goal line before he went down...
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    Crazy Things You Did While Playing WC

    Many years ago I used to love partying with my friends on the weekends and coming home to a little WC2 action before finally calling it an evening. One night I brought my girlfriend out with me and my buddys. She ended up having too much to drink which was something she didn't do very often. I...
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    Seattle and Pittsburgh in the superbowl

    Hey Ridge, Don't worry about it. Sarty can whine about semantics all he wants. The vast majority of sports fans- football, baseball, hockey, doesn't matter- use the terms "we" and "us" and "you guys" when refering to teams. Ever heard someone say, "We won WW II." Really? Were you in the...
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    Where would you start?

    About 18 months ago I decided to replay all of the games. I haven't made tons of progress, but I chose to play them in order. I'd recommend that approach to you. Continuity makes all of the difference.
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    General Grievous Costume

    The carded Luke is awesome!
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    Madden Curse Strikes Again (November 17, 2005)

    This could be Seattle's year to get deep in the post-season. They are one of the better teams in the NFC, they're in a weak division, and Shaun Alexander is having a career year. I hope for Seattle that Hasselbeck doesn't screw it up. McNabb will be back as strong as ever next season, curse...
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    Houston Astros World Series Bound!

    Hey Major: How 'bout them Cowboys!?!
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    Tom Delay Indicted

    Ed, it prevents the US President from being elected to more than two terms of office. Loaf was pointing out that our President's political future (and that of his administration) was pretty much established on November 2, 2004, regardless of what happens with Tom DeLay.
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    15 Years of Wing Commander - What Was Your First Time Like?

    Wow, 15 years. I'm getting too old. I got my first PC in the fall of 1991, a Tandy 386/SX 25Mhz from Radio Shack. I was using a Sega Genesis (cartridge model) as my gaming console at the time, and I kind of avoided PC games because I didn't want to get hooked on 2 platforms. There was a bit...
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    Tropical Storm/Hurricane Rita

    Yep. I live just across the state line in Wyoming. One of the local papers here, Planet Jackson Hole, ran an entire 2 page story on this nut job's theory. It made for some intersting reading if nothing else. When I want to get the locals here worked up I wear my hat made of aluminum foil...
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    Initial reaction to WC movie in '99

    Yeah, the soundtrack is awesome. It is as good or better than many others from more popular Sci-Fi films. It might be my favorite thing about the WC movie.
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    Are You Ready For Some Football?

    I don't know. I almost picked the Steelers to go all the way this year, but Ben Rothlisberger is still a questionmark to me. He had such a solid rookie season that I'm afraid he could get the Sophomore blues this time out. I hope not because he seems like a good guy and a great player. If the...
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    Are You Ready For Some Football?

    You are correct. Two teams have won 3 in 4 years, the Cowboys in the 1992-1995 seasons and the Patriots in 2001-2004 seasons. The Steelers of the 70s won 4 in 6 seasons, back-to-back championships twice, 1974-1975 seasons and 1978-1979 seasons.
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    Are You Ready For Some Football?

    I can think of few more boring sports than soccer. Golf whips its ass. Still, it never ceases to amaze me how some South Americans and Europeans get stupid whenever US sports fans want to discuss football. It propably stems from the fact that 3 of the 4 most popular sports on the planet were...
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    Are You Ready For Some Football?

    Yeah :rolleyes: I'm sure Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, Jerome Bettis, Roy Williams, and Mike Alstott would agree with you. Maj.Striker: Thanks for including my Cowboys. They might squeek into the post season, but I think they are still 3 or 4 good players away at skill positions from...
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    Are You Ready For Some Football?

    So, who are you guys picking? Last year I lucked out and called it all the way through the Super Bowl. That hadn't happened in quite a while. This year: AFC (still the better conference) to watch: Pittsburgh Kansas City San Diego Indianapolis NFC to watch: Philadelphia Carolina...
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    Hey guys I just got a new computer!

    Sweet! I have P166, 32MB RAM, 8X CD-ROM, 1.2GB HD for playing Kilrathi Saga and a lot of other Pentium-generation games. I bought about 4 of them and a couple of 486s for between $5 and $10 each.
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    Hiroshima and Nagasaki 60th Anniversary

    The structure of many Japanese cities was such that often times factories were built right in the middle of residential areas, or residential areas sprung up around factories. This made attacking them and limiting civilian casualties almost impossible. The fact that most of these factories and...