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Granny Smith

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  1. Your point is only a valid point IF there is more video that we haven't seen of Tim assaulting the other man first which based on the context of we do have doesn't exist. Even if we let our imaginations run wild that Mr. Snyder cussed the man and called his wife every rank and filthy name in the book that doesn't justify the stadium worker's physical response towards Tim. There is no moral equivalence. There's nothing to overthink here. Let's use our common sense without being polluted by weak-kneed sentimentalism. One man physically assaults a man and that man successfully defends himself. Not really any more or any less.
  2. Nope. Equivalency is a fallacy. That's one of the single biggest ailments in our western cultural thinking.
  3. Well, I think I must needs say something about all of this. Physical fighting is something that should make us all a bit squeamish and uncomfortable. But what should make us more uneasy is the idea of men not being able to defend themselves against violence and others sitting sanctimoniously behind their computer screens crying foul—as if you would sprout angel wings and blow kisses if another man began to assault you. P.S. Those who have invoked Jim Jones have no idea how he would have responded—Shoot, back in the day this is exactly how he used to handle marching members who repeated a mistake. I jest (a bit).
  4. You can choose your placements, but obviously you're only going to have one show from each corps.
  5. I'm back. Did I miss anything? I must admit this particular Old Fashioned is a bit sweet, but I'll choke it down (can't let a good bourbon go to waste).
  6. I am in the minority I know. BUT...I am going to mix a drink (perhaps and Old Fashioned) in protest of the Bluecoats show. Is anyone joining me or am I the only one who feels like this?
  7. Does anyone else feel like they're going to to more with that front platform. For the size and effort of it all, it feels like it's not utilized all that much.
  8. Did anyone else pee their pants just a little bit?
  9. This show is an engineering marvel! I was mesmerized at the team assembling that front platform the other day.
  10. I love the Cadets show this year, but they must do something with those birthday cakes. DO YOU HEAR ME GEORGE! They are garish and ugly.
  11. We've had two shows tonight that fit that description: SCV and Regiment.
  12. Great performance SCV. Great Drum and Bugle Corps show!
  13. Every year there are only a couple shows I absolutely love, a handful that are pretty good, some that are meh and a few that are not enjoyable. So, I was fantasizing (no wisecracks) about the ultimate season. It's not necessarily picking the best show ever by a particular corps, but rather choosing a finals night where the entire evening is unforgettable. You can pick your own top 12 and use one show for each corps from any year.
  14. And we haven't even gotten to the Bluecoats yet. [which for the record is a show that I despise]
  15. I am a lifelong Boston fan, but this narration did absolutely nothing for their show.
  16. At what point in tonight's program will we not hear, "it's unfortunate they had to follow Academy"? My vote is after INT.
  17. Boy and girls it's time to get over the Troopers uniforms. This corps is really quite amazing.
  18. At this point in the season I would say that the Cadets are the dark horse. In the G8 show (otherwise known as Tour of Champions) in DeKalb theirs was the only show that prompted "Holy Expletives" when it was finished. Having said that, the birthday cake that sits prominently on the field It is garish and gaudy. Also, the the visual is too monochromatic for my liking. It's like eating a spoonful of flour. Overall I love the show and if they can clean it up it's gonna make a run.
  19. Am I the only one who is steamed!? Hey judges, quit being fopdoodles and realize that when you stagnate a corps scores it's extremely discouraging to their staff and members! Okay. I'm off to bed and promise to be in a better mood in the morning.
  20. This corps has consistently produced my favorite shows for years. Very few corps produce in me a visceral response like Carolina Crown does—but I am slightly irritated that I have to go to the public restroom after they perform to change my underwear (don't judge, it will happen to you someday too). But I must say something about this year's corps since I was finally able to see them live. WOW! That's all I gotta say about that.
  21. First things first: For those of you who are unfamiliar, my vice of choice is Gin. However, on a hot humid summer day, I will hike up my skirt, lounge in a lawn chair and drink an ice cold PBR. #PBRisDope (Not sure what that means, but my grandson said I should type that). As I was browsing the Face Book I was reading a post by one of the staff members for the Troopers saying that the members are currently performing at the same level they were at Semi-finals last year. That's good news! My fear is that the guys in green are "locking" corps into their respective slots even though everyone acknowledges that early season scoring is goofy. I agree with Mr. 2muchcoffeeman about the uniforms. I personally felt a little queasy when I saw them for the first time. I still don't prefer them, but they seem to achieve the goal of making the corps look bigger. Also, as an aside I am grateful for the uniformity of the hats.
  22. I essentially threw out the entire first week for the various corps I listed above. I started on June 29th and ended on the July 11th and did a random selection of corps from the top, the middle and bottom. The Troopers' show has been flat for two weeks. Their show has improved by a half of a point in two weeks. Let me repeat: in TWO weeks their score has not improved. Can you explain to me how that is when every other corps I checked has had significant changes in two weeks. P.S. Don't tell me not to worry. It's what I do and I'm very good at it.
  23. I think I'm pretty sure you aren't reading my posts.
  24. If you read my post you will know my problem. You need to at least dump that first score of the season for the Troopers. It's a wonky number and an anomaly that completely skews their numbers. I would contend that the first few scores for any corps are useless since everyone (judges included) are getting their legs underneath them.
  25. June 29th my beloved Troopers score 66.60. TWO weeks later they score 67.10 for a grand total increase of .5 points. A random sampling of other corps in the same amount of time: Blue Devils: +8.35 Crown: +5.75 Crossmen: +7.95 Scouts: +6.85 Academy: +7.25 Pioneer: +7.05 I need someone to help me settle down.
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