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#268076 - 02/02/14 01:40 AM Round Table For Week Of February 2nd-February 8th, 2014
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Welcome To Reader Rant

Week Of February 2nd-February 8th, 2014


A few musical selections-Please feel free to add your own!















Have a great week, Ranters! cool
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#268077 - 02/02/14 09:17 AM Re: Round Table For Week Of February 2nd-February 8th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Happy Groundhog Day! Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? Enjoy today's game. If you're not into football, then enjoy the food.


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#268081 - 02/02/14 10:55 AM Re: Round Table For Week Of February 2nd-February 8th, 2014 [Re: Joe Keegan]
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#268092 - 02/02/14 07:07 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of February 2nd-February 8th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

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#268097 - 02/03/14 08:33 AM Re: Round Table For Week Of February 2nd-February 8th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Not only was yesterday's Super Bowl a complete yawn, so too were the commercials. For the second year in a row, I was a USA Today/Ad Meter panelist and I simply was not impressed with the commercials. Below is the number one commercial from the Superbowl.

Last year, I had a complete thread about the Superbowl commercials. This year, it wasn't worth the effort because they were, again in my opinion, they were not very good.

Here is a complete list of how the commericals ranked.

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#268098 - 02/03/14 10:50 AM Re: Round Table For Week Of February 2nd-February 8th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Interesting, Rick, our group picked the same top spot, but most of the interim ones were different. We were not so formal, but between the four of us, nearly all the "top ten" garnered 3/4 votes. We liked the Jaguar and Maserati commercials better, though.

I was shocked about Phillip Seymour Hoffman. So many GREAT actors go too soon. F*&$% drugs.
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#268099 - 02/03/14 12:04 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of February 2nd-February 8th, 2014 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
...So many GREAT actors go too soon. F*&$% drugs.

Too much expendable income. wink
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#268100 - 02/03/14 12:11 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of February 2nd-February 8th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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This was my second favorite:



...and my third favorite:



...any time 'Alf' is in a commercial - just sayin'... wink
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#268101 - 02/03/14 12:16 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of February 2nd-February 8th, 2014 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
Interesting, Rick, our group picked the same top spot, but most of the interim ones were different. We were not so formal, but between the four of us, nearly all the "top ten" garnered 3/4 votes. We liked the Jaguar and Maserati commercials better, though.

This morning I actually complained to USA Today because the voting computer was so glitchy. I had to vote for each commercial at least five times because my votes kept getting erased AND to make matters worse, you couldn't score a commercial until you saw it all the way through. Very frustrating and annoying. mad
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#268102 - 02/03/14 12:22 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of February 2nd-February 8th, 2014 [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
...So many GREAT actors go too soon. F*&$% drugs.

Too much expendable income. wink


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