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Forum: The Lounge 07-03-2005, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,225
Posted By ESP0704
Buckeye: I actually know MM better than Cope --...

Buckeye:
I actually know MM better than Cope -- I used to work with him at a weekly newspaper chain the published the Penguins' Report and his mother is the dean of SW PA speech and debate coaching,...
Forum: The Lounge 06-30-2005, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,225
Posted By ESP0704
On the color side, Myron Cope, one of the local...

On the color side, Myron Cope, one of the local legends here in Pittsburgh retired last week. After starting out his career in print (as a frequent contributing writer for Sports Illustrated, for...
Forum: The Lounge 06-27-2005, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By ESP0704
I don't get HBO, but everything I've heard...

I don't get HBO, but everything I've heard Deadwood and an upcoming HBO-produced flick called "The Girl in the Cafe" has just about got me convinced to subscribe.

Deadwood: I've been an Ian...
Forum: The Lounge 06-27-2005, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By ESP0704
Smile I'm back. Didn't anyone miss me?

Just in case anyone noticed, I've been missing from the SC message boards (and the columnist lineup) for most of the last three months.

This spring was a busy one because I cover two of the local...
Forum: The Lounge 05-20-2005, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,682
Posted By ESP0704
Damn! That's right. My apologies to the...

Damn! That's right.

My apologies to the readers, and Mr. Vitale ...
Forum: The Lounge 05-20-2005, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By ESP0704
You don't hear anyone else complaining, do ya? ...

You don't hear anyone else complaining, do ya?

Except maybe for #47, and his only beef is that her, uh, assets aren't large enough (I'm kind of with him there, but I'm not as hung up on the whole...
Forum: The Lounge 05-17-2005, 12:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,682
Posted By ESP0704
When it comes to Vitale, I like the quote about...

When it comes to Vitale, I like the quote about him being at a Kentucky game when he said he was -- and I don't remember the exact quote -- looking for Ashley Judd so he wouldn't have to go back to...
Forum: The Lounge 05-17-2005, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,606
Posted By ESP0704
Hey guys, it's good to be back. I've been really...

Hey guys, it's good to be back. I've been really busy with high school baseball and softball in recent weeks.
My fave movies (in no particular order):

Casablanca
The Shawshank Redemption
The...
Forum: The Lounge 05-03-2005, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By ESP0704
Before I got old and fat, people used to tell me...

Before I got old and fat, people used to tell me I looked like Christopher Reeve (as Clark Kent).

In fact, the first thing my wife ever said to me was: "Has anyone ever told you you look like...
Forum: The Lounge 04-28-2005, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By ESP0704
Even though the evidence of a genocide of...

Even though the evidence of a genocide of Armenian Christians in 1914-15 is pretty overwhelming, the Turks still continue to deny it ever happened.

For those who have doubts, this is all you need...
Forum: The Lounge 04-28-2005, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By ESP0704
Thanks for the kind words, Marc. Sorry I...

Thanks for the kind words, Marc.

Sorry I haven't been around more often, but I've been saddled with extra work over the past couple weeks.

On the upside, I'm covering one of the best high...
Forum: The Lounge 04-22-2005, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By ESP0704
One week before the release of "The Hitchhiker's...

One week before the release of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" movie, it's only appropriate to discuss Douglas Adams' take on British cuisine.

Paraphrasing, it goes something like this:
...
Forum: The Lounge 04-22-2005, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By ESP0704
I read that and I still think it's some kind of...

I read that and I still think it's some kind of joke.

Since I turned 12, I've failed to finish only one meal (not counting my own culinary failures) -- a lunch of bangers and chips at a Manchester...
Forum: The Lounge 04-21-2005, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By ESP0704
Thanks for the wishes, guys. And with those,...

Thanks for the wishes, guys.

And with those, uh, attributes, it's little wonder that Amber couldn't fit in the cake.

We'll have to try again next year with a bigger cake ...
Forum: The Lounge 04-10-2005, 01:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,768
Posted By ESP0704
Wal-Mart is sort of the family business. My...

Wal-Mart is sort of the family business. My mother (she used to be a veterinary assistant at the University of Pittsburgh, but Wal-Mart paid better), two of my sisters, a nephew, and my...
Forum: The Lounge 04-10-2005, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By ESP0704
I think her name's Lee Ann Halloran (My son's a...

I think her name's Lee Ann Halloran (My son's a Wiggles fan, too). But, for me, the jury's still out on her until I can see her without the moustache.

Shawndo, it's not that you're too old; you're...
Forum: The Lounge 04-05-2005, 12:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,877
Posted By ESP0704
I'll probably be there on opening night (my...

I'll probably be there on opening night (my wife's all geeked up about it)

But the movie I really want to see is "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Universe." I've been waiting to see this movie for...
Forum: The Lounge 04-05-2005, 12:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,285
Posted By ESP0704
Now, that is cool. You got me beat. ...

Now, that is cool.

You got me beat.

Kevin:

When I had my nightly run-ins with Siragusa, he was something like 20 years old and a star college football player, so he seemed a...
Forum: The Lounge 04-04-2005, 02:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,285
Posted By ESP0704
Oh, is this a name-dropping thread? OK ......

Oh, is this a name-dropping thread?

OK ... (Admittedly, I'm cheating because I'm a member of the dirty, rotten, stinking media), but here goes.

Work: George W. Bush, Bill Cowher, Rodney Smith...
Forum: The Lounge 03-27-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,768
Posted By ESP0704
Certainly not, Ricky, but in our binary electoral...

Certainly not, Ricky, but in our binary electoral system, it's the conservative party.

Likewise, Democrat does not equal liberal in all cases (although the Republican party is more conservative...
Forum: The Lounge 03-22-2005, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By ESP0704
have a good one, JH.

have a good one, JH.
Forum: The Lounge 03-22-2005, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,466
Posted By ESP0704
OK, here we go ... As a member and student...

OK, here we go ...

As a member and student of the media, here are a few observations:

1) I don't watch TV news anymore, except for "The Daily Show." Since TV news is largely a joke, it makes...
Forum: The Lounge 03-14-2005, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,522
Posted By ESP0704
Since I posted earlier, I'd heard the same thing....

Since I posted earlier, I'd heard the same thing. I've also heard that the deputy who was overpowered was working alone.

Not to be a smarta**, but why?
Forum: The Lounge 03-14-2005, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By ESP0704
Actually, Shawn, I wasn't responding to your...

Actually, Shawn, I wasn't responding to your question in particular. Rather, it was a response to similar complaints by people who think science should acknowledge God, just because they believe.
...
Forum: The Lounge 03-14-2005, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By ESP0704
Part of the problem is that the binary nature of...

Part of the problem is that the binary nature of our political system discourages compromise and encourages demonization of the "other."

In 1992, Ross Perot got about one out of every five votes...
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