3:36 pm December 21, 2010, by David O'Brien
December 22nd, 20109:43 pm
I planned on going to see True Grit tonight, but my only means of transportation is being used tonight
“Gosh, it is dead again. I have seen more life in a cemetery.”
Once I got locked in a cemetery in Montmartre with some friends.
It’s OK though. I’ll go see it this weekend or next weekend (I get paid then).
December 22nd, 20109:45 pm
I hope they were pleasant company Moe
December 22nd, 20109:46 pm
Moe, how lovely. At least it wasn’t locked in a moseleum.
December 22nd, 20109:47 pm
Completely butchered the spelling.
nolie, They were usually good company, but on this evening the two of them were squabbling terribly.
Trey, Yes, that would be much worse.
December 22nd, 20109:50 pm
Moe at least a cemetery is peaceful.
December 22nd, 20109:52 pm
cemeteries are creepy
December 22nd, 20109:54 pm
We will all be there eventually.
I kinda like cemeteries, especially on bright moonlit nights
December 22nd, 20109:55 pm
Not necessarily- there are places to go after you die that are not cemeteries
December 22nd, 20109:56 pm
It was a beautiful cemetery on a moonlit night, but it was December in Paris and very cold.
cab, well I plan on going to a cemetery. Who knows? If someone plays the right type of music I may get up and dance like Bernie.
December 22nd, 20109:57 pm
They had to do it – thought it would be AMC though.
True grit – running on TCM, about to end though.
S****, I shoulda putta smiley face at that. Some folks may think I actually believe the dead can dance!
December 22nd, 20109:58 pm
someone needs to inject happy thoughts into the blog right about now
I wonder if they will really get Uggla extended. With the way salaries have risen again thes winter it would definitely be in his best financial interest to go to arb and then test the free agent market next fall. Prolly a low risk approach for him since he has a history of staying healthy. I’m afraid if they futz around too much with him he will take that approach
Can you prove that they can’t?
cab, I know! I can get the blog talking about some really random things though!!!!!!
December 22nd, 20109:59 pm
cab, well maybe! Just go in and put some robotic things in there and get a remote control and maybe.
December 22nd, 201010:00 pm
I can’t imagine he’ll get much more then the $10-$15 million he’ll get from the Braves…and that obviously be a sure thing, as opposed to free agency where a year from now the market might change and that huge offer may not be there…
December 22nd, 201010:01 pm
Nolie, I like cemeteries during dark, windy thunderstorms.
I like cemeteries, especially very old ones. In-town Savahhah, Ga. I’ve spent some pleasant hours there.
Maybe they can dance naturally. Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not true
December 22nd, 201010:02 pm
The cemeteries in New Orleans are cool…I still wouldn’t want to be stuck in one at night…or during the day…
December 22nd, 201010:03 pm
speaking of which, Moe have you ever seen the Italian horror/zombie movie Cemetery Man with Rupert Everett directed by Soavi? Pretty decent flick.
Nolie, I have a feeling they will get him extended. It will probably be at the end of Christmas, and at the beginning of the new year. I am sure they have something going with him, and won’t have to worry about him getting much more pricey. I do agree; he may take that approach if I am wrong with what I believe.
December 22nd, 201010:04 pm
cab, just like Bernie!
You do realize that was a terrible movie, right?
Or maybe it was Savannah
December 22nd, 201010:05 pm
Bat, the last real cemetery that I have spent some time was Greenwood Cemetery. At least, I think it is Greenwood.
cab, that’s what made it funny.
I can’t imagine he’ll get much more then the $10-$15 million he’ll get from the Braves CAB
well right now they are talking 5@12 or 13. he could get 10 at least this year and likely get 5 @14 or 15 after that the way the market has bounced bacl
December 22nd, 201010:07 pm
Greenwood is in what city, Trey?
nolie, No. I never saw it. I just don’t like the horror genre too much. Argento and Bava are about all I have seen of Italian horror.
December 22nd, 201010:08 pm
but with a long term deal right now he will get $12-$13 guaranteed, and there really is no way to guess how much he’d get after next season. He could get 14-15, or he could get less…but I think they will get the extension done.
Bat, it was somewhere in Atlanta. It was near Westview.
December 22nd, 201010:10 pm
I saw True Grit last night. It was pretty good. Pretty funny as well. My favorite movies of the year in no particular order are True Grit, Inception, The Town, The Fighter, and Black Swan.
December 22nd, 201010:11 pm
more atmospheric than violent overall
From the land that spawned probably the most zombie films to this date, ranging in quality from excellent to exremely dull, comes one film that rises above nearly all the rest. DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE (aka CEMETERY MAN) is that film, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you are seriously missing out. The story is about lonely cemetery attendant Francesco (Rupert Everett (!?) in one of his very early roles)and his mute, Igor-like assistant Gnaghi. Every seven days, the dead rise from their graves (for no real apparent reason…) and it is Francesco and Gnaghi’s job to dispatch them. The 2 live a pretty solitary existence until a mysterious woman comes along and into Francesco’s life. Cut to the chase- Francesco and the woman have sex on her newly buried husband’s grave, and when he returns from the dead, everything goes haywire from there…
DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE is several films rolled into one…zombie gore film, dark comedy, romance story – similar in some ways to perhaps DEADALIVE (not nearly as silly or gory), but this is a hard film to make a comparison on. It really is it’s own unique experience and should definitely be viewed by anyone into horror/zombie films. Again, one of my all-time zombie favorites
December 22nd, 201010:12 pm
Sign him or don’t, I’m not gonna be sayin’ “And His Name Is Dan Uggla.” …….Not gonna happen
December 22nd, 201010:13 pm
Bat, I am sure that Chip will.
I saw True Grit last night. It was pretty good. Pretty funny as well.
I guess it was to be expected considering that The Dude plays The Duke.
Isn’t your wife into foreign horror?
December 22nd, 201010:15 pm
Maybe not Trey………… I hope not……. Gets on my nerves
I’ve read mixed reviews.Looking forward to seeing it. some folks love the Coen Bros, others don’t. some really don’t
December 22nd, 201010:16 pm
Bat, doesn’t Chip get on your nerves? I know he got on a few bloggers nerves.
nolie, She is–she taught a class on global horror this past term. Is starting to work on a book on it. But, I usually retreat to my study, when she is watching them.
December 22nd, 201010:18 pm
I rarely hear him Trey……….. I listen to most of the games on radio. I may look for a way to change that before next season starts.
December 22nd, 201010:20 pm
In general I am not a big fan of horror either, especially slasher films and crap like Hosteland Saw. I do have a weakness for a good zombie flich though. and vampires and werewolves. the creature-feature based ones. Universal has made a million of them over the decades
December 22nd, 201010:23 pm
Those 4 very nice pitchers for the phillies I heard were going to combine for a won lost record of 80-12.
They are good, but last season those 4 combined for a 58-43 record.
I will just let those numbers sink in a bit for the fantasy minded
December 22nd, 201010:25 pm
Billy, you heard those from most likely Phillies fans. They are good, but I think they will lose more.
nolie–I think she likes either the creature or supernatural ones and not the slasher end of things. She watches zombie films but are not her favorite. I like a few Argento films and some of the films at the more gothic end of horror, but in general, don’t watch it much.
December 22nd, 201010:27 pm
They are good, but last season those 4 combined for a 58-43 record.
Pitching for losing teams like Seattle and Houston will do that to your record.
Here are the records
Those 4 ACES from Philly are not unhittable nor unbeatable. Let’s not give them the division so quickly
December 22nd, 201010:29 pm
Even bad teams produce winning pitchers. Greinke the Cy Young KC pitcher is just one example. A good pitcher is a good pitcher.
I agree with everything you wrote. None the less, I would like for Roddy to tone it down a notch. I may not believe in the football gods but why tempt them.
Yeah, but I kinda like it, as long as he stays in control. I like it when athletes can take it to another level, and not just be elite performers, but performance artists as well. Hopefully, that’s where Roddy is going with it, and hopefully he can stay in control of himself when he does it, and not suffer any dropoff in the underlying performance of what he’s being paid to do. I like that he’s mostly defending the honor of his team, and not just doing it for self promotion or to rip his own team like Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens love to do. He just needs to remember to stay in control like Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller, Muhummad Ali, etc., did. If he gets to the point where he gets so carried away with himself that the audience or the competition starts controlling him, instead of the other way around, then he needs to STFU, and get back to the basics of just being a ballplayer.
December 22nd, 201010:34 pm
A good pitcher is a good pitcher. Billy
and all 4 are good
December 22nd, 201010:35 pm
Ali …….. Yeah, not many people could get away with ……. Wee Mee!! ….. Ali could
We’ll see with Roddy … If you’re gonna sing it, you better bring it
December 22nd, 201010:36 pm
Just to keep the “record” straight Lee was 8-3 for Seattle last year and 4-6 for Texas. Ouch
December 22nd, 201010:38 pm
Let’s not give them the division so quickly _ Billy
I’m with you Billy. THWT
December 22nd, 201010:39 pm
As I said in my two posts they are very nice and they are 4 ACES. And they are very beatable and at the same time they can shut a team down.
I tell ya what; I have no idea how any of the fans would take it if the Nationals come through and luckily took the division title.
December 22nd, 201010:40 pm
In general Seatle is a pitchers park and Texas is a great hitters park, that accounts for some of it
December 22nd, 201010:41 pm
cabravesfan: I thought you might fly up to Berkeley to pull for my Jayhawks tonight against those Bears. Tip-off in 20 minutes.
who cares if it’s the Nats or some other team if it ain’t us?
Nats fan would be very happy……………
December 22nd, 201010:43 pm
Bat, I mean how the Phillies fans would take it.
ok if you say so, but I’d leave the very out myself
Nolie, I’d care. However, at least it wouldn’t be the Phillies.
December 22nd, 201010:44 pm
Mass suicide Trey……
I am guessing the Phillies park will have to be an extreme over extreme pitchers park for those 4 pitchers to go 80-12.
December 22nd, 201010:45 pm
I imagine that most of us wouldn’t care a fig about how the Phillies fans took it Trey, other than that it might keep the P-team trolls away from here
Bat, at least the page would be a lot more peaceful.
December 22nd, 201010:46 pm
Way too cold and rainy! Plus I don’t like to fly. Or Cal fans… Go Jayhawks!
Nolie, losing the playoffs didn’t keep ‘em out of here.
yeah, nobody with much sense would say 80-12, even if they just mean team wins in their starts and not pitcher’s wins, which is how I took it originally
December 22nd, 201010:48 pm
but missing post season all together might …at least some
Who said they would be 80-12? I know DOB called whomever out that said it.
December 22nd, 201010:49 pm
The 4 were beaten, according to their records, 43 times……and won 58…..I will keep very beatable in my mind, but I will remove Halliday from that since he only lost 10 times. The other three ACES records were 37-33 for an unimpressive record
December 22nd, 201010:52 pm
they weren’t talking about the pitcher’s records I’m pretty sure. haven’t looked it up, but are you quoting pitcher W/L or team W/L?
December 22nd, 201010:55 pm
If the Braves are not it the playoffs they can cancel them for all I care.
December 22nd, 201010:56 pm
Just pitcher, I am too tired to look up team w/l. Those pitchers impress me, but they are not unbeatable. Again, I am not poo pooing them, just bringing them a liitle closer to Earth and further from Mount Olympus as some have placed them.
December 22nd, 201011:07 pm
I agree that they are real good, but prolly not quite as good as some are crediting them
Nolie, I hate how they are compared to the Braves 90s rotation.
December 22nd, 201011:09 pm
80-12 is ridiculous any way you look at it. but on second thought it almost has to be pitchers records if they stay relatively healthy. I guess I’m tired too.
December 22nd, 201011:12 pm
doesn’t bother me Trey, in fact I think that is a natural comparison. They may be about as good, odds are that they will be but they still have to do it yet.and they won’t be together as long as our big three were more than likely
I never realized how close Oswalt and Halladay are in their career stats:
Halladay: 169-86, 66% Win%, 3.32 ERA, 136 ERA+, 3.53 K/BB, 0.8 HR9, 2297 IP
Oswalt: 150-83, 64% Win%, 3.18 ERA, 135 ERA+, 3.57 K/BB, 0.8 HR9, 2015 IP
And, hell, just for the sake of comparison:
Tim Hudson: 165-87, 65% Win%, 3.42 ERA, 128 ERA+, 2.18 K/BB, 0.7 HR9, 2288 IP
December 22nd, 201011:13 pm
Must be smoking some killer weed.
December 22nd, 201011:17 pm
Nolie, I still think our big three was better than what they may have.
December 22nd, 201011:18 pm
I’m too tired to look it up too BH, but Oswalt started out his career stronger than Halladay did he not? So he has regressed some while Halladay has come on and that makes us think that Hal das been better all along? Does that make sense?
December 22nd, 201011:19 pm
yeah I think so too Trey, but their 4th might be better than what we usually had, though not always
December 22nd, 201011:20 pm
When I worked on a mowing crew we mowed a very old cemetery “that was old as Alabama” and it’s used for burying poor people who can’t afford a “proper” burial. I’d mow over a newly dug grave and sink almost a foot in the ground. Also the smell of embalming fluid was enough to churn your stomach.
the Roy Boys
December 22nd, 201011:22 pm
Hi Brian, that last part might be TMI
Nolie, yeah I think so. Hopefully they will be let down. The odds aren’t in our favor but one can hope.
December 22nd, 201011:23 pm
TnBrian, oh nasty! I am surprised you could smell the embalming fluid from five feet above the body.
December 22nd, 201011:24 pm
Has anyone made love in a cemetary? Those marble slabs are too cool man!
December 22nd, 201011:25 pm
richbrave, you sound like Tomahawkin with that statement.
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