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IdahoBert

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  1. No he’s absolutely central. It’s all about Jesse. In some respects Jesse and Aaron are the same person The timber of Aaron Paul‘s voice became tinged with emotion when he spoke of how important Bryan Cranston was to him. He said Bryan Cranston was both a mentor and even a second father to him. He playfully referred to him as “Mr. White.“ It was touching in a way that was honest without being saccharine. Aaron Paul was 30 years old when he started working with Cranston. When you’re that far along in life an older person doesn’t usually have that kind of an effect on you so this is really pretty significant. When you get caught up in the characters in a film or a show you really want to believe that it’s more than just an act and that there’s a real human relationship there. Apparently there is.
  2. He pleaded with us not to say anything about it other than if we liked it or didn’t because he said everyone needed to have the same chance we had for an untainted experience. There are several moments that are supremely satisfying, tense, and some surprises that made the audience gasp and made Aaron Paul shout out from the audience. My son was called up on stage at the end by Aaron Paul and he gave him a poster along with eight other people because he was one of the youngest people there. He got to shake his hand and everything and talk to him. He held up his hand and said I’m 17 and another kid said he was 11 and Aaron Paul said “*** it both of you come up. No selfies. Everyone had their cell phones confiscated so no one could film anything or break the embargo on the film until it shows on Netflix Friday. They put every cell phone in Yondr Case that was then locked and it could only be unlocked if you went into the lobby when you were leaving and the lock was deactivated. He called nine people up on stage. One was a guy who had taken his shirt off in the crowd to show that he had a tattoo of Heisenberg on his chest. One was a girl who had got the word ”Pinkman” tattooed on the inside of her lip. There were two people that came dressed in the yellow hazmat suits with gas masks. The theater was completely packed with 700 people who one way or another found the free tickets scattered all over downtown. He had an entourage of people and five big black Cadillac Escalade’s were parked out in the fire lane outside the theater when we left. I think they all helped him hide the tickets and pass them out. He is really personable, he likes being recognized, and he loves his hometown. He went to Centennial High out in the suburbs and everyone but one of his teachers told him he was pretty much crazy for wanting to be an actor and this one teacher told him to move to Los Angeles and do it and he did.
  3. My son got two free tickets to attend the showing of El Camino at Boise‘s lavish Egyptian Theatre tonight at 7 PM MT. Aaron Paul was orchestrating a treasure hunt in Downtown Boise and my son got the two tickets that way. Right now Aaron Paul is at the Morrison Center on the Boise State campus handing out tickets. It’s all festival seating and there’s a lower and an upper tier so the two of us are getting there to lineup at least an hour before the doors open in hopes of being pretty close to the stage.
  4. Almost nothing more than this has to be said for the rest of the off-season. This is a 640-foot homer from an aerodynamically perfect ball hit by Mark McGwire.
  5. Saw it last night. Joker taps into a deep aquifer of resentment, fear, and cruelty that is universal. It’s hard to “like” this film in an ordinary sense. It’s as profoundly unsettling as this moment in history. If you don’t want to remember what you’ve been straining to forget you should probably just go back to sleep and get out of the way of those who are trying to wake up.
  6. I look like the 60-year-old manicurist who was hitting on you at closing time in a bar when you were 24. You were tempted but she was a friend of your mom.
  7. In downtown Boise today people are sporting the jerseys of their far better than my own team playoff baseball teams. First I saw someone a Braves jersey and I thought well I don’t really hate the Braves at all. So I let it slide. Then I saw a Yankees jersey and I got riled up. And then I saw someone in a Red Sox jersey and started to get riled up and then stopped dead in my tracks and started laughing to myself. This might be the happiest I’ve been all week.
  8. This will never cease to gnaw at me. It’s the seminal expression of what’s at the core of this team’s troubles. And don’t make jokes about seminal.
  9. Fans should have a “blackout“ like they’re going to a funeral. The men should wear black top hats in all black clothing, women should dress in all black with veils like old weeping widows in black and white photos. Every time the Tigers come to bat the whole crowd should stand up and shout “Bring out your dead.”
  10. I’m worried that when the good young pitching arrives there won’t be any offense to support them. It got really tedious this last season when there were numerous well pitched games that were wasted due to deficient run support. I don’t think drafting hitters is going to help guys who are going to be pitching here in the next year or two. They’re actually going to have to obtain offensive clout through trade or free agency. I get the feeling that’s the last thing this team intends on doing.
  11. No posts here or anywhere else in this forum in three hours. I should probably lock this thread and archive it because the Tigers have pretty much folded for the off-season and all we’ll be able to do is complain about it and produce wild speculations about things that will never happen. I guess it’s therapeutic, though. If releasing the pressure of our disappointment keeps one of us from kicking the dog or worse this thread will have served its purpose.
  12. That makes sense. But they’ve been bad for three seasons in a row, really bad, and they went from being the worst team in 2003 of to World Series in 2006. I know that these are different contexts, but there’s a track record of rapid improvement being possible.
  13. I just woke up from an afternoon nap and was disoriented enough to check my phone to see when the game was on tonight. What a nightmare. The idea of having to live through another season like last year is hellish to contemplate. I’m starting to think that next season is going to be like 2019 without the surprising start. I think it’s completely possible they could be worse if they stand pat without existing players getting any better. They’re not even attempting to compete. And I don’t care if they have limited options. They still need to try and from what I can see they’re not going to try.
  14. If other organizations have dialed back on scouting in favor of analytics what does that look like and how does it work? Do they find a prospective player and run a statistical analysis and survey body mechanics looking for strong and weak points and how to accelerate development? Instead of just eyeballing him?
  15. Exactly. Avila is hoping to teach the old dogs new tricks but he’s hardly the one to implement something like this because he’s an old dog too. I just get the sense that this organization is knit together through familiarity and personality for the most part rather than acumen and that getting them to jump through new hoops is pretty much impossible. This team is ripe for a Stalinist purge. It’s not a very pleasant process.
  16. This all sounds really great. I’m just wondering if there are tangible obstacles to implementing such a plan. Over the years I’ve got the feeling that this organization is lumbering antique battleship at sea with a forward momentum that it is hard to correct very quickly. I have also viewed it as a clubby obsolete subculture or a mom-and-pop business at ground level and it’s really hard to take mom and pop and the kids that have been staffing the organization for years out to a deep trench on the North forty and pop a cap in each of their temples. I’m just wondering if an overhaul of this magnitude is difficult to accomplish very quickly if at all and to still keep the ship afloat so to speak.
  17. As things stand right now the Detroit Tigers have canceled Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day and summer as I’m concerned.
  18. It’s like waking up in prison and grasping that it’s real and you’re not leaving for a long time, that there’s no escape and no magic bullet out of the situation.
  19. True. But then you end up losing someone good you might like to keep around by permanently betting the farm on something yet to happen. I’m sort of tired of this “get somebody good then trade them for two toolsy guys that may or may not pan out“ sort of thing.
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