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  1. Getting a little dusty in my office this morning... http://www.titansonline.com/video/videos/Tim-Shaw-A-Titan-for-Life/618a57f8-b8b0-416b-a2f1-6ece859ba5a4 Shaw, diagnosed with ALS in 2014, signed a contract with the Titans in an emotional team meeting. He’ll remain on the roster for a day before going on the team’s Reserve/Retired list. The move came as a surprise to the players, who sprung from their seats when Shaw entered the room from a side door. “He’s going to be a Titan for life,’’ Titans coach Mike Mularkey said to cheers.
  2. Virtually every site seeks to maximize clicks. I’d like a lot of those, sure. But that’s not going to be the primary goal here. Instead, it will be to super-serve a small and specific club: People who like me and or my work. People who want Titans' insight from someone who’s been around the team since before it moved to Tennessee, from someone who knows the key people from the present and past, from someone who’s well-respected by colleagues around the country, from someone who will ask the tough questions, unafraid of consequences. Readers who want to hear from someone who’s got a Pro Football Hall of Fame vote. From someone who can give you a combination of reporting, fast-reaction, quality features and strong insider opinion into the Titans, the NFL and more. Yes, I’m asking you to contribute to the cause. Some of you will stop reading right there, and I understand. http://www.paulkuharsky.com/
  3. PK Launches PaulKuharsky.com

    No. It's $5.99/month for a monthly membership or $65.89 for a full year. Then there's a special tier for $100/month that includes 4 meet-ups with PK throughout the year. He also says he'll talk about stuff with the group that he can't print, meet for drinks, golf outings, etc.
  4. PK Launches PaulKuharsky.com

    So it's pretty much patreon without using patreon as a middle man. Interesting. I wish him the best...can't say I'll be subscribing though.
  5. Nintendo's upcoming NX will be a portable, handheld console with detachable controllers, a number of sources have confirmed to Eurogamer. On the move, NX will function as a high-powered handheld console with its own display. So far so normal - but here's the twist: we've heard the screen is bookended by two controller sections on either side, which can be attached or detached as required. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-07-26-nx-is-a-portable-console-with-detachable-controllers
  6. The Game of Thrones

    Next week when they take the wight to Cersei...
  7. The Game of Thrones

    Not that they speak for everyone, but the podcast I listen to every week (A Cast of Kings) hated the episode this week. Said they felt it was among the worst in the series.
  8. The Tennessee Titans (0-1) play their first home game of the preseason this week against the Carolina Panthers (1-0). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 2 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Aug. 19. Game Preview: http://www.titansonline.com/news/article-4/Titans-Host-Panthers-in-Second-Preseason-Game-Saturday/ff9cfd18-f5c5-4e72-b5c1-ec1d1f5e3558 TV & Radio: http://www.titansonline.com/news/article-4/Titans-Panthers-TV-and-Radio-Information/8c54b183-35f1-4e15-ad92-3f6b5cf7a7fb
  9. I may bundle mine with my unopened NES Classic and sell them together on eBay, lol.
  10. I preordered one, but I honestly don't get the hype for these things. I mean...emulators have been around for years. Heck, i still have an original NES and SNES.
  11. The Game of Thrones

    PR people must have gotten in touch with him promptly or he just gave a more measured response in this interview. Here's another, much better, quote I found from him. Still don't like how at the end he basically says "yeah they're complaining...but the ratings are fine." “We were aware that timing was getting a little hazy,” Taylor told Variety. “We’ve got Gendry running back, ravens flying a certain distance, dragons having to fly back a certain distance…In terms of the emotional experience, [Jon and company] sort of spent one dark night on the island in terms of storytelling moments. We tried to hedge it a little bit with the eternal twilight up there north of The Wall. I think there was some effort to fudge the timeline a little bit by not declaring exactly how long we were there. I think that worked for some people, for other people it didn’t. They seemed to be very concerned about how fast a raven can fly but there’s a thing called plausible impossibilities, which is what you try to achieve, rather than impossible plausibilities. So I think we were straining plausibility a little bit, but I hope the story’s momentum carries over some of that stuff.” “It’s cool that the show is so important to so many people that it’s being scrutinized so thoroughly,” he continued. “If the show was struggling, I’d be worried about those concerns, but the show seems to be doing pretty well so it’s OK to have people with those concerns.” http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/game-of-thrones-season-7-episode-6-beyond-the-wall-timeline-director-1202534403/
  12. The Game of Thrones

    Darn you quoted me before I deleted that, lol. I think he probably knew, but after thinking about it further, I don't see why those images prove it. Bran could have just been seeing what was going to happen in the future.
  13. The Game of Thrones

    Multiple times. On reddit.
  14. I'm trying for Target just because I have a red card and can save 5%.
  15. The Game of Thrones

    The thing is, he's smart enough to know this and that there's a concept called "internal consistency."
  16. The Game of Thrones

    Wow at this article. Not going to sit well with a lot of fans. I'm honestly stunned a man in his position pulled the "but dragons!!!" argument. Smh. “It’s funny...I did see one review where he just could not get past the airspeed velocity of a raven. If the show was struggling, if it wasn’t finding an audience, I would be up in arms about that and trying to press back, but it actually just made me laugh,” says Taylor. “You’ve got a [dragon] that’s bigger than a [Boeing] 747 [plane] with seven people riding on its back, and you’re worried about the speed of a raven being believable. OK, obviously, we’re not doing our jobs correctly for you, but it seems to be working for a lot of other people.” Taylor adds: “I know some people...it’s funny, because they’re just torturing themselves. They want to like the show.... The guy I was reading, he obviously got a protractor out and a ruler to measure how fast a raven would get from here to there. But hopefully that didn’t bog down too many people.” http://www.newsweek.com/game-thrones-season-7-pace-criticism-director-alan-taylor-653038 EDIT: This is coming from a DIRECTOR of the show. Not a critic.
  17. The Game of Thrones

    I think that's a different type of dragon though... The concept of the ice dragon crops up again and again in A Song of Ice and Fire, with Jon recalling in A Dance With Dragons: “The wind was gusting, cold as the breath of the ice dragon in the tales Old Nan had told when Jon was a boy.” (The ice dragon also gets a number of mentions in Jon’s sections of the Telltale Game of Thrones video game.) But what, as far as Martin or Old Nan are concerned, are the properties of an ice dragon? Here we can turn again to A World of Ice and Firewhere Martin wrote: "Of all the queer and fabulous denizens of the Shivering Sea, however, the greatest are the ice dragons. These colossal beasts, many times larger than the dragons of Valyria, are said to be made of living ice, with eyes of pale blue crystal and vast translucent wings through which the moon and stars can be glimpsed as they wheel across the sky. Whereas common dragons (if any dragon can truly be said to be common) breathe flame, ice dragons supposedly breathe cold, a chill so terrible that it can freeze a man solid in half a heartbeat. Sailors from half a hundred nations have glimpsed these great beasts over the centuries, so mayhaps there is some truth behind the tales. Archmaester Margate has suggested that many legends of the north — freezing mists, ice ships, Cannibal Bay, and the like — can be explained as distorted reports of ice-dragon activity. Though an amusing notion, and not without a certain elegance, this remains the purest conjecture. As ice dragons supposedly melt when slain, no actual proof of their existence has ever been found." Okay: though Viserion may be a bit frosty after his dip in a freezing lake, he’s not “made of living ice” with “vast translucent wings” that “melt when slain.” But what about this concept of an icy breath instead of a fiery one? Martin introduced this same concept—of a dragon who can breathe frost instead of flame—in 1980 children’s book he wrote before he even started A Song of Ice and Fire, called, what else, The Ice Dragon. It reads: "The ice dragon was a crystalline white, that shade of white that is so hard and cold that it is almost blue. It was covered with hoarfrost, so when it moved its skin broke and crackled as the crust on the snow crackles beneath a man’s boots, and flakes of rime fell off. Its eyes were clear and deep and icy. And when the ice dragon opened its great mouth, and exhaled, it was not fire that came streaming out, the burning sulfurous stink of lesser dragons. The ice dragon breathed cold. Ice formed when it breathed. Warmth fled. Fires guttered and went out, shriven by the chill. Trees froze through to their slow secret souls, and their limbs turned brittle and cracked from their own weight. Animals turned blue and whimpered and died, their eyes bulging and their skin covered over with frost. The ice dragon breathed death into the world; death and quiet and cold." In that book, the (good) ice dragon is used as a weapon against the (bad) fire dragons. All very creepy and Night King-esque, to be sure. So while Viserion may not be an ice dragon, it’s worth wondering if he’ll breathe freezing blue flame instead of roasting red fire, and if the Night King will use his new ride to spread Winter even faster. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/08/game-of-thrones-season-7-episode-6-dragon-dies-zombie-ice-dragon
  18. So today Mularkey seemed to back off these comments somewhat. Said he's still uncertain on Davis' return.
  19. The Game of Thrones

    I just can't see that. They've spent SO much time trying to build Sansa's character. She knows LF now and I refuse to believe she's that dumb. I think sending Brienne away may actually be to counter LF since he hinted at a plan to use Brienne in some way against Arya, if Ayra were to attack Sansa. Sansa may very well be protecting Brienne and Arya by sending her away.
  20. The Game of Thrones

    Yep. Old on left; new on right . I prefer the old one, but I think it's more to do with the cg and makeup than the actual actor.
  21. The Game of Thrones

    Btw, all these gifs are from this article here: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/08/game-of-thrones-season-7-episode-6-beyond-the-wall-kill-a-wight-dragon-white-walker Does a really nice job reviewing the new information we got this episode and talks about how some of the rules we thought we knew have changed slightly. What? Why is it "normal fire" now?
  22. The Game of Thrones

    That's what I thought too, but on a second viewing, it really looks as if the spear hits Viserion mid-fire breath, causing him to explode.
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