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    BertogliatBertogliat
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    MATT wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    This crossed my mind while watching the Jordan stuff but what’s the most you’ve ever gambled in a single bet?

    I am not much of a gambler (I don’t mean never but I can go years with a single bet, slot arm pull, double-down…)

    When I was into online poker (Bovada) I entered a $250 buy-in tournament. I don’t recall how many people entered but I finished high enough to win enough to cover the bet. Nothing very exciting or extravagent.


    We watched a man playing craps at Aria with $1000 minimum. Then when we came back, it seemed like a guy teaching his son how to play and the table was down to $500 minimum. 😳

    I think you’d have to start with somewhere between $250-500k to play at that level.

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    The best course I took in college very well might have been something they called “Games and Strategy”. The bottom line is when the odds are not with you, don’t bet a dime, no matter how much or how little you have to spend. But when history shows that the opposite is true, such as a broad-based low cost stock mutual fund, go all in, within reason and as much as your budget allows.

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    The best course I took in college very well might have been something they called “Games and Strategy”. The bottom line is when the odds are not with you, don’t bet a dime, no matter how much or how little you have to spend. But when history shows that the opposite is true, such as a broad-based low cost stock mutual fund, go all in, within reason and as much as your budget allows.

    Expected Value is the big part of any bet. The odds may LOOK like they are against you, but the EV is still in your favor.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expected_value

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    The Rube wrote:


    Expected Value is the big part of any bet. The odds may LOOK like they are against you, but the EV is still in your favor.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expected_value


    Thanks for helping me remember what I was once taught…it’s been a few years! As I recall my professor and study books used the term “Expected Monetary Value” (EMV) with some regularity. While I don’t remember much in the way of details, I believe over time the basic lessons have served me well.

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    D2D wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Expected Value is the big part of any bet. The odds may LOOK like they are against you, but the EV is still in your favor.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expected_value


    Thanks for helping me remember what I was once taught…it’s been a few years! As I recall my professor and study books used the term “Expected Monetary Value” (EMV) with some regularity. While I don’t remember much in the way of details, I believe over time the basic lessons have served me well.

    That Howie Mandel show….with the briefcases? The contestants were idiots most of the time.

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    D2D wrote:


    The best course I took in college very well might have been something they called “Games and Strategy”. The bottom line is when the odds are not with you, don’t bet a dime, no matter how much or how little you have to spend. But when history shows that the opposite is true, such as a broad-based low cost stock mutual fund, go all in, within reason and as much as your budget allows.

    The best course I ever took was called Death and Dying. I learned so much in that class that was practical and useful. I still use lessons from it today.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    D2D wrote:


    The best course I took in college very well might have been something they called “Games and Strategy”. The bottom line is when the odds are not with you, don’t bet a dime, no matter how much or how little you have to spend. But when history shows that the opposite is true, such as a broad-based low cost stock mutual fund, go all in, within reason and as much as your budget allows.

    The best course I ever took was called Death and Dying. I learned so much in that class that was practical and useful. I still use lessons from it today.

    I think I learned the most from my Sociology class. Basically, how to figure out why humans behave the way they do in certain situations or environments. Also, definitely helped me figure out internet behavior, even though back then…even AOL was in its infancy. ISCA was what I started on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISCABBS

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    One of my favorites was World Religions at Lakewood (now Century) CC. Fantastic class and we never got to Judaism/Christianity/Islam.

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    One of my favorites was World Religions at Lakewood (now Century) CC. Fantastic class and we never got to Judaism/Christianity/Islam.

    That would be really interesting. When I worked at Shinder’s, I bought a couple books on different religions. I just wanted to learn outside the bubble I was brought up in.

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    Didn’t list every choice so I may have missed yours, but what got the most of your quarters? (I didn’t include pinball)

    For me it was probably either Joust, Asteroids, Defender, Donky Kong, Galaga or Tempest. For pinball it would be Pinbot.

    Space Invaders

    Galaxian

    Lunar Lander

    Asteroids

    Battlezone

    Centipede

    Missile Command

    Pac-Man

    Star Castle

    Defender

    Tempest

    Donkey Kong

    Frogger

    Galaga

    Ms. Pac-Man

    Qix

    BurgerTime

    Dig Dug

    Donkey Kong Junior

    Joust

    Moon Patrol

    Pole Position

    Q*bert

    Tron

    Zaxxon

    Dragon’s Lair

    Mario Bros.

    Spy Hunter

    Track & Field

    Punch-Out!!

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    Big pool and foosball player. Really liked the old pinball machines so wouldn’t play the electronic games much. I played Pole Position some.

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    I was a wiz at Hypersports.

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    Galaga, Ms Pac-Man, and Tempest as a kid.

    In college, it was Terminator 2 and Addam’s Family pinball, and Street Fighter 2. There was a group of about 5-6 of us who met up every evening in tUMD’s arcade to play SF2. against each other. Winner stayed, challenger paid for both players. Repeat.

    It really improved everyone’s gameplay, for sure. Got to the point that when we actually just played solo against the computer, anything less than a full run through the game without being flawless (absolutely NO damage to your player in ANY round) that we considered it a failure.

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    There was a skateboarding game called 720 that got a lot of quarters from me. I wasn’t a skateboarder, but the game was fun.

    Ms. Pac Man, Track and Field, Galaga, Donkey Kong, Frogger were also big.

    For Pinball it was Cyclone or Fun House.

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    I was a pool player, maybe an occasional game of Ms Pac-man, but pool was my game.

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    Foosball

    A little pinball and Astroids (remember how old I am).

    Some pool – 8-ball mostly

    Had a foosball table at the frat.

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    george wrote:


    Foosball

    A little pinball and Astroids (remember how old I am).

    Some pool – 8-ball mostly

    Had a foosball table at the frat.

    Foosball is solid (provided you had the “no full-spin players” rule). Can’t just massively make your row of players do 360s. :wink:

    Grew up on 8-ball, but 9-ball was where it was at.

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    I forgot about Super Chexx bubble hockey. Before my friends and I could drive we’d take our mopeds to Ridgedale and hit up Orange Droolius, Taco Bell, Musicland, Spencer Gifts and Picadilly Circus and Super Chexx dominated our time in the arcade.

    One house in Kato I lived in for 2 years (named The Judges Chamber – all party houses had names back then) had a pool table, 3 bars, a kegerator and CO2 line to the basement for an additional tap, as well as speaker wires from my bedroom to the basement so the music we played was the same upstairs and down. One party with 8 kegs and 2-shots for $1 was enough to pay for our rent each month. :mrgreen:

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    I forgot about Super Chexx bubble hockey. Before my friends and I could drive we’d take our mopeds to Ridgedale and hit up Orange Droolius, Taco Bell, Musicland, Spencer Gifts and Picadilly Circus and Super Chexx dominated our time in the arcade.

    One house in Kato I lived in for 2 years (named The Judges Chamber – all party houses had names back then) had a pool table, 3 bars, a kegerator and CO2 line to the basement for an additional tap, as well as speaker wires from my bedroom to the basement so the music we played was the same upstairs and down. One party with 8 kegs and 2-shots for $1 was enough to pay for our rent each month. :mrgreen:

    I can smell it now. Gross. I can’t even imagine the cleanup.

    Did you ever have a party without cleaning up puke?

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I forgot about Super Chexx bubble hockey. Before my friends and I could drive we’d take our mopeds to Ridgedale and hit up Orange Droolius, Taco Bell, Musicland, Spencer Gifts and Picadilly Circus and Super Chexx dominated our time in the arcade.

    One house in Kato I lived in for 2 years (named The Judges Chamber – all party houses had names back then) had a pool table, 3 bars, a kegerator and CO2 line to the basement for an additional tap, as well as speaker wires from my bedroom to the basement so the music we played was the same upstairs and down. One party with 8 kegs and 2-shots for $1 was enough to pay for our rent each month. :mrgreen:

    I can smell it now. Gross. I can’t even imagine the cleanup.

    Did you ever have a party without cleaning up puke?

    Sure. We controlled crowd size by selling tickets in advance to only 150 people at $5 each – 60 guy tickets and 90 girl tickets. For shots we’d buy just a few 1.75’s of crap like root beer schnapps. Nothing too hard core such as tequila or jack.

    We laid cardboard down in the kitchen and main living space and moved out all furniture excpet for some chairs. We had a 3-season porch as well that again we had nothing in it to break or ruin. The party space in the basement was cement walls and cement floors. Upstairs was off limits because you needed a key to access the stairwell, and both bedrooms on the main floor were also locked.

    Now these were parties so stuff happens but nothing that outrageous.

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    Well that is very well thought out. Sounds time tested.

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    My quarters were all Ms Pac Man, Pole Position or Cruisin USA, and the Star Wars arcade game. Given that I moved around a lot, finding a Bubble Dome hockey game was a luxury

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I forgot about Super Chexx bubble hockey. Before my friends and I could drive we’d take our mopeds to Ridgedale and hit up Orange Droolius, Taco Bell, Musicland, Spencer Gifts and Picadilly Circus and Super Chexx dominated our time in the arcade.

    One house in Kato I lived in for 2 years (named The Judges Chamber – all party houses had names back then) had a pool table, 3 bars, a kegerator and CO2 line to the basement for an additional tap, as well as speaker wires from my bedroom to the basement so the music we played was the same upstairs and down. One party with 8 kegs and 2-shots for $1 was enough to pay for our rent each month. :mrgreen:

    I can smell it now. Gross. I can’t even imagine the cleanup.

    Did you ever have a party without cleaning up puke?

    Sure. We controlled crowd size by selling tickets in advance to only 150 people at $5 each – 60 guy tickets and 90 girl tickets. For shots we’d buy just a few 1.75’s of crap like root beer schnapps. Nothing too hard core such as tequila or jack.

    We laid cardboard down in the kitchen and main living space and moved out all furniture excpet for some chairs. We had a 3-season porch as well that again we had nothing in it to break or ruin. The party space in the basement was cement walls and cement floors. Upstairs was off limits because you needed a key to access the stairwell, and both bedrooms on the main floor were also locked.

    Now these were parties so stuff happens but nothing that outrageous.

    Many parties at tUMD were in the basements of houses, which were unfinished and simple concrete floors. Next day, out comes the garden hose to wash it wall away down the drain.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Many parties at tUMD were in the basements of houses, which were unfinished and simple concrete floors. Next day, out comes the garden hose to wash it wall away down the drain.


    Sounds OK as long as everyone was wearing a facemask. :yikes:

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    D2D wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Many parties at tUMD were in the basements of houses, which were unfinished and simple concrete floors. Next day, out comes the garden hose to wash it wall away down the drain.


    Sounds OK as long as everyone was wearing a facemask. :yikes:

    No one really cared back then. And to be honest, I only went to a couple “open” parties. Most of the parties I went to were closed, invite only, rather small (50ish people?).

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    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I forgot about Super Chexx bubble hockey. Before my friends and I could drive we’d take our mopeds to Ridgedale and hit up Orange Droolius, Taco Bell, Musicland, Spencer Gifts and Picadilly Circus and Super Chexx dominated our time in the arcade.

    One house in Kato I lived in for 2 years (named The Judges Chamber – all party houses had names back then) had a pool table, 3 bars, a kegerator and CO2 line to the basement for an additional tap, as well as speaker wires from my bedroom to the basement so the music we played was the same upstairs and down. One party with 8 kegs and 2-shots for $1 was enough to pay for our rent each month. :mrgreen:

    I can smell it now. Gross. I can’t even imagine the cleanup.

    Did you ever have a party without cleaning up puke?

    Sure. We controlled crowd size by selling tickets in advance to only 150 people at $5 each – 60 guy tickets and 90 girl tickets. For shots we’d buy just a few 1.75’s of crap like root beer schnapps. Nothing too hard core such as tequila or jack.

    We laid cardboard down in the kitchen and main living space and moved out all furniture excpet for some chairs. We had a 3-season porch as well that again we had nothing in it to break or ruin. The party space in the basement was cement walls and cement floors. Upstairs was off limits because you needed a key to access the stairwell, and both bedrooms on the main floor were also locked.

    Now these were parties so stuff happens but nothing that outrageous.

    Many parties at tUMD were in the basements of houses, which were unfinished and simple concrete floors. Next day, out comes the garden hose to wash it wall away down the drain.


    Sounds like a bunch of lightweights to me. Nothing cool about not handling your liquor.

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    Grovetown Scotty wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I forgot about Super Chexx bubble hockey. Before my friends and I could drive we’d take our mopeds to Ridgedale and hit up Orange Droolius, Taco Bell, Musicland, Spencer Gifts and Picadilly Circus and Super Chexx dominated our time in the arcade.

    One house in Kato I lived in for 2 years (named The Judges Chamber – all party houses had names back then) had a pool table, 3 bars, a kegerator and CO2 line to the basement for an additional tap, as well as speaker wires from my bedroom to the basement so the music we played was the same upstairs and down. One party with 8 kegs and 2-shots for $1 was enough to pay for our rent each month. :mrgreen:

    I can smell it now. Gross. I can’t even imagine the cleanup.

    Did you ever have a party without cleaning up puke?

    Sure. We controlled crowd size by selling tickets in advance to only 150 people at $5 each – 60 guy tickets and 90 girl tickets. For shots we’d buy just a few 1.75’s of crap like root beer schnapps. Nothing too hard core such as tequila or jack.

    We laid cardboard down in the kitchen and main living space and moved out all furniture excpet for some chairs. We had a 3-season porch as well that again we had nothing in it to break or ruin. The party space in the basement was cement walls and cement floors. Upstairs was off limits because you needed a key to access the stairwell, and both bedrooms on the main floor were also locked.

    Now these were parties so stuff happens but nothing that outrageous.

    Many parties at tUMD were in the basements of houses, which were unfinished and simple concrete floors. Next day, out comes the garden hose to wash it wall away down the drain.


    Sounds like a bunch of lightweights to me. Nothing cool about not handling your liquor.

    Everyone is a lightweight at some point.

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Grovetown Scotty wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I forgot about Super Chexx bubble hockey. Before my friends and I could drive we’d take our mopeds to Ridgedale and hit up Orange Droolius, Taco Bell, Musicland, Spencer Gifts and Picadilly Circus and Super Chexx dominated our time in the arcade.

    One house in Kato I lived in for 2 years (named The Judges Chamber – all party houses had names back then) had a pool table, 3 bars, a kegerator and CO2 line to the basement for an additional tap, as well as speaker wires from my bedroom to the basement so the music we played was the same upstairs and down. One party with 8 kegs and 2-shots for $1 was enough to pay for our rent each month. :mrgreen:

    I can smell it now. Gross. I can’t even imagine the cleanup.

    Did you ever have a party without cleaning up puke?

    Sure. We controlled crowd size by selling tickets in advance to only 150 people at $5 each – 60 guy tickets and 90 girl tickets. For shots we’d buy just a few 1.75’s of crap like root beer schnapps. Nothing too hard core such as tequila or jack.

    We laid cardboard down in the kitchen and main living space and moved out all furniture excpet for some chairs. We had a 3-season porch as well that again we had nothing in it to break or ruin. The party space in the basement was cement walls and cement floors. Upstairs was off limits because you needed a key to access the stairwell, and both bedrooms on the main floor were also locked.

    Now these were parties so stuff happens but nothing that outrageous.

    Many parties at tUMD were in the basements of houses, which were unfinished and simple concrete floors. Next day, out comes the garden hose to wash it wall away down the drain.


    Sounds like a bunch of lightweights to me. Nothing cool about not handling your liquor.

    Everyone is a lightweight at some point.

    Agreed. It’s really hard to know where your personal limit actually is without having passed that point at least once. And, low 20s in college (yes, I’m sure there were 18/19 year olds there too) seems to be a reasonable point to be figuring that out. Having the forethought to understand what can happen, and setting up the environment so that it’s easy to clean up from sounds like proper planning to me.

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    Yep. You have to take into account ABV (especially these days with the massive range of craft beer), pacing, hydration, food, how tired you are, all of that. You don’t know that when you’re a frosh at college, usually.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Yep. You have to take into account ABV (especially these days with the massive range of craft beer), pacing, hydration, food, how tired you are, all of that. You don’t know that when you’re a frosh at college, usually.

    We bounced lightweights in high school from the parties we had. I know those pukefests were your glory days though.

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    Grovetown Scotty wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Yep. You have to take into account ABV (especially these days with the massive range of craft beer), pacing, hydration, food, how tired you are, all of that. You don’t know that when you’re a frosh at college, usually.

    We bounced lightweights in high school from the parties we had. I know those pukefests were your glory days though.

    No, they weren’t. I could probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve puked, and that’d still be too high of a guess.

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    Age has a lot to do with it too. I can’t believe how much changed when I turned 40. Being tired NEVER affected me, now if I am tired I can pretty much guarantee if I have more than 4-5 beers, everything becomes foggy.

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    Age has a lot to do with it too. I can’t believe how much changed when I turned 40. Being tired NEVER affected me, now if I am tired I can pretty much guarantee if I have more than 4-5 beers, everything becomes foggy.

    I actually get some ribbing from my local brewery b/c of how slow I drink beer. I’ll have an ounce or two left, and they’ll ask what I want next. I reply, “I’m good, I’ll let you know.” (btw, proper protocol on the servers). If I have a good 10% 25 oz bottle, it’ll take me an entire hockey game to drink it, 6oz or so at a time. Refill between pregame/periods.

    I want to enjoy the beer at hand, not slam it.

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    Grovetown Scotty wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Yep. You have to take into account ABV (especially these days with the massive range of craft beer), pacing, hydration, food, how tired you are, all of that. You don’t know that when you’re a frosh at college, usually.

    We bounced lightweights in high school from the parties we had. I know those pukefests were your glory days though.

    Is your daddy bigger than his daddy too?

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    The Rube wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    Age has a lot to do with it too. I can’t believe how much changed when I turned 40. Being tired NEVER affected me, now if I am tired I can pretty much guarantee if I have more than 4-5 beers, everything becomes foggy.

    I actually get some ribbing from my local brewery b/c of how slow I drink beer. I’ll have an ounce or two left, and they’ll ask what I want next. I reply, “I’m good, I’ll let you know.” (btw, proper protocol on the servers). If I have a good 10% 25 oz bottle, it’ll take me an entire hockey game to drink it, 6oz or so at a time. Refill between pregame/periods.

    I want to enjoy the beer at hand, not slam it.

    I’m finding it much harder to drink the 750s I have because of the time. I usually wait until the kids are in bed (usually the little one is finally down by 8:45) and even a good two hour movie still isn’t enough time if I want to feel OK in the morning.

    Getting old sucks

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    Drinking to the point of puking is just dumb.

    Doing it with beer? Bloat City.

    As a Jr w/ anorher Jr / teammate / roomie we moved in with 3 Sr teammates & a Sr BB player in a farmhouse just out side of town. We held a kegger last Sat of the month to also raise rent. We barely had running water but the place would be solid bodies in the LR & kitchen

    How it didn’t collapse is beyond me.

    The drive and the gravel road to the highway totalled 1/2 mile in length. That year we had a going away yard party after the spring game where cars were on both shoulders to the highway.

    We all turned out okay and if you went to achool in Princeton or Jordan MN…..My lips are sealed cuz they still are great people

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    I started as a lightweight, like most. Quickly got a mean tolerance, then developed into a lightweight again. My 37 year old organs communicate to me very clearly.

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    This crossed my mind while watching the Jordan stuff but what’s the most you’ve ever gambled in a single bet?

    I am not much of a gambler (I don’t mean never but I can go years with a single bet, slot arm pull, double-down…)

    When I was into online poker (Bovada) I entered a $250 buy-in tournament. I don’t recall how many people entered but I finished high enough to win enough to cover the bet. Nothing very exciting or extravagent.


    On a single bet in a poker hand I had gone all in with about $350 (was invested about $100 prior to going all in). That’s the most I’ve ever thrown into a pot.

    Blackjack? Probably $50. Sports betting I’d guess in the neighborhood of $100.

    I did enter a poker tournament for $200, if that counts as a bet.

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    Saw this on Facebook today and thought it was an interesting question:

    Who is your favorite superhero/Who was it when you were growing up?

    Mine now is probably The Punisher (Netflix series) or Deadpool (movies). Never really read any comics growing up but I loved TMNT in my youth.

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    I’d maybe go with Spider Man now, and when I was a kid it was probably Superman although I’ve never had strong feelings about it and I’ve never read a comic book.

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    Thor and Thor.

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    I would say Superman and Thor…

    I remember seeing the original Christopher Reeve Superman at the Southtown theater in 1978. That was when Southtown was still a single theater with 1100 seats and a HUGE screen. It was quite the experience… And how can you not love Thor?

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    I was big into comics in my youth and enjoy a lot of the comic based movies in my old age.

    Marvel: Captain America

    DC: The Martian Manhunter

    Off the beaten path: The Fat Fury

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    None and none. I have never been a fan of superhero stuff. I have never read a comic book. I think the last superhero movie I saw was the batman movie where they threatened to blow up the Steelers stadium. It’s been a while.

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    I could care less about superheroes now. When I was a kid I was a huge fan of the Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer.

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    I would say Superman and Thor…

    I remember seeing the original Christopher Reeve Superman at the Southtown theater in 1978. That was when Southtown was still a single theater with 1100 seats and a HUGE screen. It was quite the experience… And how can you not love Thor?

    We did too also at Southtown! It was a such a big deal then for the whole family and all 5 of us went and what an event it was. For Star Wars it was just friends – my parents had no desire for those.

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    Saw this on Facebook today and thought it was an interesting question:

    Who is your favorite superhero/Who was it when you were growing up?

    Mine now is probably The Punisher (Netflix series) or Deadpool (movies). Never really read any comics growing up but I loved TMNT in my youth.

    I’m not into superheroes or comics, I’ve seen the old Superman and Batman movies (think 80s and 90s) but very little recently apart from Deadpool and Wonder Woman. I have no idea how I stumbled into the Punisher series on Netflix but I really enjoyed it.

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    Growing up, Superman. In my teens, Batman (Keaton’s version was good, Bale’s was outstanding).

    Now, I’m like Cowgirl. The Kick-Ass, Deadpool, and Wonder Woman are ones I’ve really liked. And to be honest, I didn’t know beforehand that KA and Deadpool were actual comic characters. I thought it was basically “in the style of” comic book movies.

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    I have never read a comic in my life and probably never will, but have enjoyed the movies I’ve seen in the MCU. That first Guardians movie is hands down my favourite. The soundtrack is phenomenal.

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    I have never read a comic in my life and probably never will, but have enjoyed the movies I’ve seen in the MCU. That first Guardians movie is hands down my favourite. The soundtrack is phenomenal.

    Favourite?

    This Lichtenstein thing is going to your head…. :mrgreen:

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    YoungEagle wrote:


    I have never read a comic in my life and probably never will, but have enjoyed the movies I’ve seen in the MCU. That first Guardians movie is hands down my favourite. The soundtrack is phenomenal.

    Favourite?

    This Lichtenstein thing is going to your head…. :mrgreen:

    HIs auto-correct is set to English (UK)?

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    YoungEagle wrote:


    I have never read a comic in my life and probably never will, but have enjoyed the movies I’ve seen in the MCU. That first Guardians movie is hands down my favourite. The soundtrack is phenomenal.

    Favourite?

    This Lichtenstein thing is going to your head…. :mrgreen:

    HIs auto-correct is set to English (UK)?


    I’m gonna go with he’s just an idiot.

    :lol:

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    I have never read a comic in my life and probably never will, but have enjoyed the movies I’ve seen in the MCU. That first Guardians movie is hands down my favourite. The soundtrack is phenomenal.

    The soundtracks for GOTG are great.

    I am Groot.

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    YoungEagle wrote:


    I have never read a comic in my life and probably never will, but have enjoyed the movies I’ve seen in the MCU. That first Guardians movie is hands down my favourite. The soundtrack is phenomenal.

    The soundtracks for GOTG are great.

    I am Groot.

    Whoa, Language

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    I’ve always liked Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and Daredevil. Loved the first two Reeve Superman movies. Did not like first Cavill Superman movie and have not seen any of the others he is in. I’m no superhero junkie but personally I just don’t see Superman as a dark, brooding character. I thought it was a mistake to go that direction. Reeve captured my image of Superman perfectly.

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    I’ve always liked Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and Daredevil. Loved the first two Reeve Superman movies. Did not like first Cavill Superman movie and have not seen any of the others he is in. I’m no superhero junkie but personally I just don’t see Superman as a dark, brooding character. I thought it was a mistake to go that direction. Reeve captured my image of Superman perfectly.

    Having Gene Hackman (my favorite actor) and Ned Beatty as the bad guys helped make that a really fun series.

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    Zwak wrote:


    I’ve always liked Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and Daredevil. Loved the first two Reeve Superman movies. Did not like first Cavill Superman movie and have not seen any of the others he is in. I’m no superhero junkie but personally I just don’t see Superman as a dark, brooding character. I thought it was a mistake to go that direction. Reeve captured my image of Superman perfectly.

    Having Gene Hackman (my favorite actor) and Ned Beatty as the bad guys helped make that a really fun series.

    Superman II is one of my favorite superhero movies of all time. 3rd one was awful. Never saw the 4th one.

    Fun fact: Superman and Superman II were both written by Mario Puzo who also wrote the Godfather series.

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    Agreed on Superman. Leave the brooding to Batman.

    GE brings up another good question: Favorite villain?

    Growing up it was Loki and Ra’s al Ghul. Dafoe’ s Green Goblin was fun for the memes. Thanos is good for those too. I really liked Keaton’s Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

    Ledger’s Joker was outstanding obviously.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    YoungEagle wrote:


    I have never read a comic in my life and probably never will, but have enjoyed the movies I’ve seen in the MCU. That first Guardians movie is hands down my favourite. The soundtrack is phenomenal.

    Favourite?

    This Lichtenstein thing is going to your head…. :mrgreen:

    HIs auto-correct is set to English (UK)?


    I’m gonna go with he’s just an idiot.

    :lol:

    Grandpa always said, “If you plant corn, you get corn.” 😉🤣😎

    You did serve up an easy one there GE. 😏

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    As a kid in the 70s there is no greater villain than the man himself, Darth Vador.

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    Grandpa always said, “If you plant corn, you get corn.” 😉🤣😎

    You did serve up an easy one there GE. 😏

    I could blame Mrs. GE but you’d all know this is false.

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    Bladepuller wrote:


    Grandpa always said, “If you plant corn, you get corn.” 😉🤣😎

    You did serve up an easy one there GE. 😏

    I could blame Mrs. GE but you’d all know this is false.

    True but also I know that you are far wiser than to give YE such a powerful hole card

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    Agreed on Superman. Leave the brooding to Batman.

    GE brings up another good question: Favorite villain?

    Growing up it was Loki and Ra’s al Ghul. Dafoe’ s Green Goblin was fun for the memes. Thanos is good for those too. I really liked Keaton’s Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

    Ledger’s Joker was outstanding obviously.

    The Joker (Heath Ledger version) is #1 for me (basing all of these on movies).

    Others that I thought were outstanding:

    Killmonger (Black Panther)

    Loki (Hiddleston is great as Loki)

    Thanos

    Hela (Thor Ragnarok)

    Vulture and Mysterio (Spiderman Homecoming and FFH)

    Winter Soldier

    Ledger was just so unbelievably good as Joker that these others don’t really stand up to his performance. Though I love what Brolin did with Thanos.

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    Nobody is going to mention Danny Devito’s Penguin?

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    YoungEagle wrote:


    I have never read a comic in my life and probably never will, but have enjoyed the movies I’ve seen in the MCU. That first Guardians movie is hands down my favourite. The soundtrack is phenomenal.

    Favourite?

    This Lichtenstein thing is going to your head…. :mrgreen:

    HIs auto-correct is set to English (UK)?


    I’m gonna go with he’s just an idiot.

    :lol:

    Classic GE. Always has to be the centre of attention. :ahhh:

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    It may be time to make YoungEagle a GPL Moderator….

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    Superman IV might be the worst movie of all time. I would actually watch Caddyshack II before I ever tried to stomach S4 again.

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    Superman IV might be the worst movie of all time. I would actually watch Caddyshack II before I ever tried to stomach S4 again.

    I remember seeing a clip of it somewhere. Superman was fighting some bad guy on the moon (?) and it looked like it was a comedic spoof of an actual superhero movie.

    As far as villains go, I really enjoyed Vincent D’onofrio’s take as Kingpin on the Netflix version of Daredevil.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Superman IV might be the worst movie of all time. I would actually watch Caddyshack II before I ever tried to stomach S4 again.

    I remember seeing a clip of it somewhere. Superman was fighting some bad guy on the moon (?) and it looked like it was a comedic spoof of an actual superhero movie.

    Yes that’s about it. Not sure I’ve ever seen a “franchise” in it’s current form take such a dive from near perfection to something that was at best a caricature of itself.

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    Bladepuller wrote:


    Grandpa always said, “If you plant corn, you get corn.” 😉🤣😎

    You did serve up an easy one there GE. 😏

    I could blame Mrs. GE but you’d all know this is false.

    Surprised you chose Darth over her :lol:

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Superman IV might be the worst movie of all time. I would actually watch Caddyshack II before I ever tried to stomach S4 again.

    I remember seeing a clip of it somewhere. Superman was fighting some bad guy on the moon (?) and it looked like it was a comedic spoof of an actual superhero movie.

    As far as villains go, I really enjoyed Vincent D’onofrio’s take as Kingpin on the Netflix version of Daredevil.

    He’s great in that roll for sure.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Superman IV might be the worst movie of all time. I would actually watch Caddyshack II before I ever tried to stomach S4 again.

    I remember seeing a clip of it somewhere. Superman was fighting some bad guy on the moon (?) and it looked like it was a comedic spoof of an actual superhero movie.

    Yes that’s about it. Not sure I’ve ever seen a “franchise” in it’s current form take such a dive from near perfection to something that was at best a caricature of itself.

    I’m pretty sure Superman IV was Golun-Globus production. They were big producers back in the 80’s (i think) that just churned out movie after movie without any interest in quality.

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    Superman III was so bad it’s hilarious. Superman IV is horrid.

    And blame the studios for wanting more humor in the franchise at the time (hence Hackman and Beatty). The Donner Cut of Superman II is sooooooooooo much better than what they originally released (not that the original II cut is that bad…Donner’s was that much better).

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    It may be time to make YoungEagle a GPL Moderator….

    Now we’re talkin’!! :lol:

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    If you could hangout at a campfire with anyone alive or dead, heck share a few bottles if you want.

    I’d like to meet Hemiunu who is believed to be the designer of the Great Pyramid, was a member of the royal court and was so important his tomb lies close to Khufu’s pyramid. The downside is no one knows for certain he was the designer. Can you imagine getting your one chance to meet someone like this, then you find out he had nothing to do with it? Probably still have some killer stories though.

    Others:

    -Agent 355

    -Violet Jessop

    -Alexander the Great

    -Butch Cassidy

    -*Kate Beckinsale.

    *She once told a story she likes to draw dicks (a la Superbad?) and once accidentally drew one on a piece of homework her darughter turned in. “When pressed, her daughter Lily had to explain to her teacher that her MOTHER DREW DICKS on her homework”. :lol:

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