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  1. Figured I’d take a cue from the Bakker threads and just copy my now two year old intro from the other thread. Amazing it took that long to close out the thread when we used to have three to four active topics going at a time! ts a damn tragedy that we only have one thread dedicated to Joe on the first page, and that one is now locked. So anyways, here's a new thread about the legend himself. (Yes, he really did chase off some ruffians with a banister after already taking a shot to the head.) I presume we can accept spoilers up through Sharp Ends in this topic and for Shattered Sea. Resources unavailable to those of us who discovered Joe back around the release of The Blade Itself that are now free for you to peruse include Wert's very own handy dandy link to a map of The First Law world. And to address the perplexingly persistent question of "What order should I read Abercrombie?" From Wert's link above, here's a timeline of all the stories set in the world of the The First Law: 566 (spring): A Beautiful Bastard 570 (summer): Made a Monster 573 (autumn): Small Kindnesses 574 (autumn): The Fool Jobs 575 (summer): Skipping Town 576 (spring): Hell 576 (summer): Two's Company 576: The Blade Itself 576-77: Before They Are Hanged 577: Last Argument of Kings 579-80: Best Served Cold 580: Wrong Place, Wrong Time 584 (summer): Some Desperado 584 (autumn): Yesterday, Near a Village Called Barden 584: The Heroes 587 (autumn): Three's a Crowd 590 (summer): Freedom! 590: Red Country 592 (spring): Tough Times All Over 605: A Little Hatred (due in 2019) For reference... The bold titles are the main sequence novels and can (and should) be read in publication/chronological order. All those non-bolded are short stories that are available in Sharp Ends. There you have it. Oh... and we like the Shattered Sea trilogy around here too. Much debate on where they fit on the shelves at your local bookseller, but they generally are a lighter read than TFL. They are completely unrelated to TFL. Proceed
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    NFL 2019: Wild Card, Mitches!

    Edelman in the middle of the field on 3rd and Long is almost guaranteed isn’t it?
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    NFL 2019: Wild Card, Mitches!

    Holy shit... what a game.
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    NFL 2019: Wild Card, Mitches!

    Too much time
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    NFL 2019: Wild Card, Mitches!

    What a stop on 4th and Inches!!!
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    Star Trek Discovery #3

    Thanks. Will wait a bit then.
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    Star Trek Discovery #3

    Are all eps of season 2 up for streaming? I’ve got a free month of All Access when I want to redeem it and thought I’d hit both seasons.
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    NFL 2019: Wild Card, Mitches!

    In a league that throws flags like they are confetti in a Mardi Gras parade, I don’t see how that didn’t get called. Its rare that I ever say refs cost a team a game, but they definitely did there.
  9. Via Ken Pom: The next time there will be a Tuesday without college basketball is April 9. YESSSSSSS!!!!!
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    Cartoons you'd like to see remade?

    Did that in 2011.  Wasn’t bad.
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    Cartoons you'd like to see remade?

    I loved Visionaries! As a fifth grader I had all those chants/poems memorized for my action figures!!!
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    NBA 2018: Fear the Deer

    Boogie is back and he looked good!
  13. @S John closed us out with some good food for thought I really don't like that idea. I know that 4 isn't perfect, but college football is unique in the sports in that the regular season really does matter. In your model, LSU would still be getting in... and I don't believe they have any business playing for a national title. Alabama could lose the next two games (minus their cupcake) and still comfortably get in. Where's the excitement in that? And when you say conference champs, what if the unthinkable happened and currently 5-4 Pittsburgh caught Clemson napping in the ACC title game. Does Pitt deserve to be in the playoffs? Ditto 5-4 Northwestern versus Michigan. Even as a fan of the SEC, I will concede that I think each conference should have only one representative in the playoffs; but that has its drawbacks too. There's not a great way to make it "fair" while also keeping the sport special in the regular season like it currently is.
  14. I was thinking about this some more as I read it again today... its like that great episode of Batman TAS "Almost got him" where the villains are all sitting around telling about the time they almost got Batman.
  15. Yeah, you've got to go slow with those. No real other option.
  16. Sweet summer child.... spoken as only someone who has never played Tecmo Super Bowl could speak. @Slurktan is correct. The only correct answer here is Bo Jackson.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    I'm reminded of the movie Pootie Tang where it ends with Bob Costas saying... "Wow, that was a long clip." Jesus, if this is the "teaser" what's left for the trailer????
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    I find it hard to believe a Batman movie from 20 years ago is affecting the DC movie verse. Also... Batman Forever wasn’t bad, it was Batman and Robin that killed the franchise and robbed us of another Clooney outing in Batman Triumphant.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    I think I generally had that same impression on team vs solo. Which makes it really interesting that Marvel built their universe by five solo movies followed by their first team outing. While DC launched Man of Steel and really seemed to shoehorn him immediately into a team-up followed by the ensemble film with solo outings to spin off later.
  20. Is it? The prequels told a coherent story from Ep 1 to Ep 3. The sequels have apparently been winging it and allowing directors to make up whatever they want as they go.
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    NFL 2019: Wild Card, Mitches!

    Tua will be available next year. Trevor Lawrence won’t be available until two years from now.
  22. @Jace, Basilissa would probably have left over needles in there. Would need thick gloves too.
  23. Very "Metal Gear Solid." I like it.
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