At 9/3/08 06:48 PM, Bahamut wrote:
Yeah, review deletions really suck, whether it be a mod deleting your reviews or a flash being deleted (really hate the latter happening!).
Well, I've never had the former happen to me, so I can't judge them relative to each other, but.... yes, the latter sucks balls. I've lost... at least 50 reviews. If not 100... that way... since I started reviewing in 2002. I still remember losing the first review I wrote in 2002, in fact. Two of the first 10, overall... in 2003-2004 (yep, aways later).
But 5 years ago, you only needed 200 or so reviews to get into the top 100. Infact, I joined the top 100 when I had around 600 reviews.
Compared to many other top 100s, 200 up to 700 is a mild increase.
That's a very good question. You being most ranked up made me happier.
(cough)gfox was quoting everyone's favourite grumpy ol' dwarf from the Lord of the Rings.... GIMLI!(cough)You know, I had a feeling this had something to do with Lord of the Rings, but I thought you were making a reference to something else.
... I'll explain it better in a bit, since you either don't get the joke, or are just playing MISTAH SMARTARSE.I've seen the LOTR trilogy.
Well thank god you've seen at least ONE massively-important-to-the-sci-fi/fantas y-nerds-of-the-past-30 years trilogy.
At 9/1/08 02:39 PM, rune-hunter wrote:
Yeah Lord of the rings is jsut awesome!There are signs on the ring
which make me feel so down
there's one to enslave all rings
to find them all in time
and drive them into darkness
forever they'll be bound
Mine's a tale that can't be told
My freedom I hold dear
How years ago in days of old
When magic filled the air...
'Twas in the darkest depths of Mordor
I met a girl so fair
But Gollum... and the Evil One crept up
And slipped away with her....
Her... her... yeah.
Ain't nothing I can do, no.
At 9/4/08 03:53 AM, Aci6 wrote:
At 9/1/08 12:48 PM, gfoxcook wrote:
I'd love to learn the game, as it's baseball's cousin... but I have few opportunities. I've tried to read about the rules on wikipedia... but I really need to watch moar. Reading about baseball's rules without watching any baseball would be just as confusing as what I was doing. It is teh fail.Fair enough do you know which came first?
Baseball or Cricket?
On a much larger scale you'd say that Cricket has a much larger following being played in so many countries... to my knowledge all I know that follows baseball is America..
It sounds like you're trying to turn it into some sort of competition based on seniority (DOOM 1 and 2 were around long before Half-Life 1 and 2, but as much fun as DOOM is, Half-Life owns its ass). What's the point of that, anyway?
Anyway... both baseball and cricket are related to the British sport of Rounders, and no, I don't know the precise dates. Not even baseball historians in the US know for sure. There are some bits of evidence of baseball being played almost as early as the Revolution, but other bits that show it in various times in the early-mid 1800s. Only thing that's for sure is that there are no current major league teams with tenures longer than 140-150* years or so, so... the organised professional history doesn't really stretch back beyond the American Civil War.
Still, that beats the socks off of basketball and American football (which are the main two sports in America nowadays, alas, BTW, not baseball, "America's Pastime" indeeed. Hmph.
As for only the US being into baseball... pass me whatever you're on, man.
Japan and Latin America are more into baseball than America is. I lived in Japan from 1988 to 1991, and baseball and football were the main sports. They still are, though basketball is growing in popularity in East Asia.
Canada is as into baseball as America is (hell, there are some who claim it was invented in Canada, not the US), and Australia + a few countries in Europe are into it somewhat as well.
Japan, Cuba, Domnican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, and now even Korea are producing as much professional baseball talent as Canada and the States do.
(* - http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/1101 6134 )
(* - http://images.sportsline.com/images/visu al/1008miller-philliesws-1.jpg )
At 9/4/08 04:19 AM, Coop83 wrote:
At 8/29/08 11:39 PM, Aci6 wrote:
I couldn't really grip it either :/It was easy enough for me, as it's a statistical game and that's one of the things I love.
HE JUST NEEDS TO CHOKE UP ON THE BAT A BIT.</grip pun>
At 9/1/08 12:48 PM, gfoxcook wrote:
Turncoat? Moi? I'll have you know that I came to watching Baseball mainly due to my infatuation with the game of Hockey.
At 8/27/08 11:11 AM, Coop83 wrote:
Way to defend baseball, you turncoat bastich!!! ;_;
At 8/27/08 10:41 AM, Auz wrote:
I´ve also been to a baseball game once, but watching wasn´t that interesting either imo. There were a lot breaks and very few moments with action.Watch Ice Hockey instead - much more action :P
Then I thank hockey for that, but you still told a dude who needs to be converted to a baseball fan "watch ____ instead (of baseball)," which is a pretty under the belt move there. ;_;