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Three days of silence

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , on March 26, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

Just a quick heads up, I’ll be silent for much of the next three days as I retire to the dungeon to prepare for a pair of fantasy baseball drafts this weekend. When I emerge, I should have formed solid teams that will thoroughly slay the competition.

Not writing about baseball cards during this time is essential to my focus. It’s much like a boxer who refuses to have sex until after the fight. It’s important to keep the eye of the tiger during these times and not be distracted by nonsense, like my Draft Day hat. Nonetheless, when I return I will share the results with you, as well as some other stuff I’ve come up with.  For now, let us focus on the task at hand.

Finished Rocky I-IV, should I even attempt V?

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

As noted earlier this week, I finally got around to watching the Rocky series. Over the last four days I’ve managed to plow through the first four movies in this series and now I’m contemplating whether or not I should start the fifth. I’ve watched Rocky get his ass kicked twice by Apollo Creed, only to fight back in the end and walk away with the title both times. I saw Rocky get pummeled by Thunderlips in some stupid exhibition of wrestler versus boxer; then watched Rocky get his jock handed to him by Clubber Lang, but of course he came back in the end to be the champion. And then five minutes ago I saw the most ridiculous crap ever — Rocky faced Ivan Drago, who killed Creed earlier in the film, and again walk away the victor. Now I knew he was going to win, after all this is a movie, but someone explain to me how the hell Rocky sustained LESS damage to his face after facing arguably the baddest of his enemies in this series of movies?

Anyhow, as you ponder that one, help me figure out if I should even delve into Rocky V. I’ve heard some suggest that this movie should have never been made, that it tarnished the series. Knowing what you know about V, will I be better off bypassing V and going straight to Rocky Balboa? Is there anything that I’ll be missing by doing so?