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Hall of Fame

Posted by LewaLew , in Baseball Nov 28 2012 · 495 views

Bonds, Sosa, McGuire, Clemens, Palmiero, and any others of their kind do not belong in the Hall.

Lee Smith, on the other hand--he should have been there long ago. Until Hoffman (who has since been overtaken by Rivera), he was the all time leader in saves. Don't make him go through what Santo did, BBWA.


No cuts, no buts, no coconuts

Posted by LewaLew , Nov 26 2012 · 819 views

If you showed me Brave and Wreck-it Ralph without showing me the movie companies, I would have guessed that Wreck-it Ralph was the PIXAR movie and Brave was your run-of-the-mill Disney movie. Quite pleased.

And King Candy sounds like they yanked the Mad Hatter straight out of Alice in Wonderland.



Posted by LewaLew , in BZPower Nov 18 2012 · 530 views

FINISHYOUR PIXAR LIST ALREADY--A Public Service Announcement from LewaLew


PIXAR Movies

Posted by LewaLew , Nov 17 2012 · 384 views

Since somebody can't seem to find time to finish their PIXAR movies rankings, here's mine, because I just watched Brave. I'm not going to give reasons though, because I don't want to right now.

Great Movies
1) The Incredibles
2) Up
3) Toy Story 3
4) Ratatouille
5) Monsters, Inc.
6) Toy Story
7) Toy Story 2
8) Cars
9) Finding Nemo
10) WALL-E

(There really should be five or six empty spots in between to show you that movies like WALL-E and Finding Nemo aren't bad IMO, just not as good as the rest.)
Average Movies
11) A Bug's Life
12) Cars 2 (Not as good a movie as Brave, but I enjoyed it more anyway)
13) Brave


Stock Up on Twinkies

Posted by LewaLew , Nov 16 2012 · 261 views

Good thing they last forever.

At least until you eat them. :P


Faster than a speeding bullet

Posted by LewaLew , in BZPower Nov 14 2012 · 280 views

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As an RK, we were supposed to have a Pakari or a Kaukau or something, but nobody ever got around to making one.


Jimmy Bond

Posted by LewaLew , Nov 09 2012 · 622 views

Ignoring my own opinions on the subject, this entry is about an article I read concerning the possibility of a gay James Bond. As in the character being gay, not the actor who plays him. It also mentions one actress discussing the possibility of a future female or black James Bond.

I have never watched any Bond movies or read any Bond books, but from what I know about the series, though there are several actors portraying Bond, they are all performing the same man. I can live with that. I wish the Star Wars movies were going to do that, but it sound like Episode VII will still have the same old actors portraying the same characters.

What I find annoying is that the people discussing this don't want to preserve the character. If its the same character through all the movies, how can he suddenly be gay? At the very least, he would have to be bisexual, otherwise one of the necessary ingredients of a Bond movie would have to be left out (Because from what I've heard, you can't have a Bond movie without a Bond girl). For that matter, how can he suddenly be female? Even if he became a transvestite, wouldn't he start going by "Jamie Bond" or something like that? And if he can't say 'Bond. James Bond', then you take away yet another fundamental element of Bond movies.

Sort of like that new Sherlock Holmes show with a female Watson. Why? If you want a female sidekick for Holmes, then name her something other than Watson, because he's just as much an icon as Holmes is. People have a distinct idea of what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote, and when you fiddle with it for what appears to be little more than a desire to diversify, it comes off as cheap pandering.

I am no Bond fan, but I am in favor of preserving popular characters. Daniel Craig seems to agree. The reason there can't be a gay Bond is because Bond isn't gay. (And he proves it in every single movie) And for legacy's sake, if you're going to give Sherlock Holmes a sidekick, well, by golly, make it a British doctor character. Preferably with a mustache, and rather rotund. Because that's who Dr. Watson is.

BTW, I don't watch either of these, (I seldom watch any new TV shows. Though I like NCIS and JAG before it.) this is just a thought I had.

And for my sake, please don't start discussing anything controversial. This entry is about the preservation of popular literary (and I suppose cinematic) characters in their film and television adaptations, not sexuality, race, gender, or anything else. Start discussing it, and I'll boil you in oil or something. Maybe tar and feathers, but I think I would prefer keeping my pillows intact.

I'll think of something.


Finished Voting

Posted by LewaLew , in Work/School Nov 06 2012 · 548 views

In typical BZPower tradition, I could post what I voted for and no more,

and that's exactly what I'm going to do.

Mitt Romney for President
Paul Ryan for Vice President
Yes on Illinois Constitutional Amendment 49 to require a 3/5 vote in the General Assembly to increase pensions for public employees.
Voted Republican for Congress (I don't want to give away the Congressional district in which I live)
Voted Republican for County Auditor, Clerk, Recorder, etc. (All but auditor ran unopposed; I also won't mention my county)
Voted Republican for Judicial positions (Also ran unopposed)
Voted Yes to retain all Judges on the ballot.
Voted Yes to merge County Recorder with Clerk.
Voted Yes on Power Aggregation for my Township. (Which I also will not name)

The most important vote I cast was probably on that amendment. It's unusual, because even though most Democrats oppose it, Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan (one of the highest ranking Democrats in Springfield, besides Governor Quinn) was the one who wrote it and passed it. I'm interested to see what happens.



Posted by LewaLew , in Work/School Nov 06 2012 · 305 views

I'm going to be voting today for the first time. Don't waste your opportunity, if you've got one.

And don't forget that local officials and referendums affect you also. So when you think about that little question over whether your county recorder's office should be merged with the county clerk, remember that your choice will affect your taxes, and the ease of working with the local bigwigs.

And please, don't vote Mickey Mouse for auditor or something.

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Bzpower Members' Teams

Here, the favorite teams of all the BZPower members I can find are listed. If you'd like me to add you, please comment in the Official Favorite MLB Teams Entry of the BaseBlog. I will try to add you as soon as possible.

National League

Central Division

Chicago Cubs: LewaLew, 55555, What?, Megan51, Makuta Jarvan

Cincinnati Reds: None

Pittsburgh Pirates: WERE DOING THIS

Milwaukee Brewers: Cherixon, Than the Moa

St. Louis Cardinals: Toa Onarax, Toaman25
West Division

San Francisco Giants: Nuju Metru, Iro, Great being Velika

Los Angeles Dodgers: None

Colorado Rockies: Shadix, Alpha123, xccj

Arizona Diamondbacks: Progenitus Worldsoul

San Diego Padres: thoron

East Division

Philadelphia Phillies: Akuna Toa of Sonics, Legolover-361, Sir Dr. Mr. Count Celu MD

New York Mets: Bambi

Atlanta Braves: None

Miami Marlins: None

Washington Nationals: None

American League

Central Division

Minnesota Twins: Zakitano, Takuma Nuva, Zerothemaster

Detroit Tigers: None

Cleveland Indians: Aho-Chan

Kansas City Royals: None

Chicago White Sox: terminallyCapricious

West Division

Texas Rangers: Rarity, tent163phantoka

Los Angeles Angels: thebeggarpie

Oakland Athletics: None

Seattle Mariners: Kakaru, Toa Kaithas, Swert
Houston Astros: Flaredrick: Forgotten One

East Division

New York Yankees: Captain Marvel, Kylus, Toa 11, Zarayna

Boston Red Sox: Chro, Iskandar

Toronto Blue Jays: Blade: Hero of Truth

Baltimore Orioles: Princess Grr (That's the Smeaginator, if he has another name change sometime again)

Tampa Bay Rays: Sumiki

2nd Favorites

Nuju Metru: New York Yankees

Iro: Oakland Athletics

WERE DOING THIS: New York Yankees

Zerothemaster: Colorado Rockies
Toa Onarax: Boston Red Sox
xccj: Seattle Mariners
Kakaru: Colorado Rockies
Flaredrick: Forgotten One: Texas Rangers
Great being Velika: Oakland Athletics

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I'm LewaLew, former BZPower RK, former Reporter, and former unofficial baseball blogger. Once, this blog served as the home of my primarily baseball-related musings. Now that I'm in college, I have little time for baseball and BZPower, so it sits here idle except for an occasional visit on my part. Please enjoy or cringe at what you read from my past, and if you'd like, go ahead and comment in the favorite baseball teams entry so that the next time a blue moon rolls around and I visit, I can add you to that content block.

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For those of you who don't know (which would mean everyone but Aho-Chan and Sumiki) the BaseBlog is beyond a blog, this is beyond baseball it's a blog that focuses on the great American sport of baseball. The idea of a baseball themed blog has actually been in the works by me ever since Super Bowl XLIV, when Aho-Chan posted a blog entry asking if anyone besides himself didn't care for the Super Bowl, to which I suddenly got the idea of a baseball-themed blog so I could talk about my favorite sport without waiting for someone else to post in the Official Baseball Topic in the Completely Off Topic forum.

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