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prevetbuck


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Comment 28 Jan 2015

The 2009 version of Star Trek is a GREAT reboot.

The classic version of An Affair to Remember (1957) starring Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant is a remake of Love Affair (1939) starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer.

The Italian Job was a fun remake too.

Also Avatar is a remake of FernGully: The Last Rainforest.

Comment 28 Jan 2015

I'm actually really excited for this.

I loved the original Ghostbusters, and I'm really interested in seeing the direction they take with it.

Comment 24 Jan 2015
Ernie was the best MLB player ever to never play in a playoff game. He won back to back MVP awards in '58 and '59, and that's when guys like Willie Mays and Hank Aaron were in their prime. More than that, he was probably the best ambassador the game ever had. I never saw him play either; my Cub fan memories of Ernie are his ever-smiling face and sincerity with fans of all ages any time you'd run into him anywhere. Go play two on the field of dreams with Ronnie, Mr. Cub. We'll miss you.
Comment 10 Dec 2014
I know the student that wrote the opinion piece supporting Jon Waters' firing. While I don't agree with all of her points, the backlash from people saying she "must have tried out and failed so she's just butthurt" was asinine and embarrassing. To be honest I'm seeing the same flippant comments here about this article, and it bugs me just as much. Obviously I love the football Buckeyes; I have missed just two home games since I've been a student here. I don't agree with the article, but to attack the author personally rather than just saying she's incorrect based on the facts is wrong. Be a little less reactively aggressive, guys.
Comment 09 Dec 2014

Oh, I know. I took some time off and moved around trying to make a living without a college degree. I've got my eye on vet school (obviously), just need some time off to recharge again.

Comment 06 Nov 2014

They just can't handle the narrative not going the way they want it to...

Comment 08 Oct 2014
Add me to the list of country music fans that no longer listen to what's pretending to be country on the radio. There are songs here and there that I like, but for the most part it has become either autotuned pop (most of the female "artists") or hickabilly rock (most of the male "artists"). I know there is good stuff out there; the problem really is the monopoly on radio that Clear Channel has and their deals with the major record companies. Those record companies are playing to the lowest common denominator and producing what they think will have the widest audience. And that's really the problem with all radio at this point.
Comment 03 Oct 2014

That's a really misleading map in Montana. Most people I know there care more about Montana State or U of Montana football than any "big time" program. The 'Cat/Griz football game is a smaller scale, but just about as intense in person as The Game.

Edit- Zooming in, the Oregon "fandom" represents 10-20% of the population in Montana counties, and is just the highest percentage for any of the 82 teams in the survey.

Comment 03 Oct 2014

Cubs fan here. All the Northsiders I know root for Northwestern or whichever Illinois school they went to...

I've seen more Sox fans wearing TTUN stuff.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

What Adrian Peterson did is 100% child abuse. What could a 4 y/o child possibly learn from being whipped with a tree branch so hard that he suffers serious injuries? That's not discipline; it's violence, plain and simple.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

As an alumnus of the band, he marched, yes. The Dispatch posted this video: 

I was never a member of TBDBITL, but I have played in the OSU Athletic Band for the last 4 years as a student here. Whatever you feel about the investigation and firing, if you know Jon (and I do) this is heartbreaking to watch. NO ONE loves this band more than he does. 

Comment 05 Sep 2014

Yeah, This. Individual band alumni in the stands might try to have signs or something, but there is no way that current members will jeopardize their own seasons or Chris Hoke's job.

Comment 01 May 2014

But of course that isn't even part of the numbers being thrown around by the administration.  They have defined "sexual assault" as any unwanted contact with any sexual connotation.  So trying to steal a kiss and being rebuffed is a reportable "sexual assault."  "Grabbing" without any force at all is a reportable "sexual assault."  Verbal threats without any physical contact are reportable "sexual assaults."

This is where you're crossing the line for me. This one set of statements is offensively invalidating to anyone who may have felt violated by someone else. Just because a penis didn't penetrate, does not mean that sexual violence did not occur. The point of the 1-in-5 number has never been "this is how many women we know have been forcefully penetrated by a stranger in a dark alley"; the point is that we are changing our definitions of sexual violence, and that is a good thing. Because these troubling acts you speak of as being so innocent are the gateways of disrespect towards others that lead to the "rape culture" that pervades our society.

That cute little boy trying to "steal" a kiss from the little girl that clearly doesn't want him to kiss her while all the surrounding adults coo and talk about how adorable it is? He's learning that girls should always want him to kiss them because he wants to; that he's entitled to it. That little girl is learning that her feelings don't matter; that no one will believe that she actually didn't want him to, because it was just soooooo cute. Then, as they both grow up, he'll learn that sex is a currency that is bartered for with dinner dates and gifts, and if he puts in those efforts he deserves it. She'll learn that if she won't have sex then she's a prude, but if she will (and heaven forbid- actively enjoys it) then she's a slut/whore. That it's okay for people to grab her "without any force" (I'm not even sure what you meant by that) even if it makes her supremely uncomfortable. The whole mentality is completely f*cked up.

Whatever your thoughts are about school's involvement in the investigations of reports of sexual violence, please do not belittle the feelings of those who have been subjected to violation of a sexual nature that did not involve an out-and-out rape.

Comment 01 May 2014

While it is concerning to see our beloved university under any sort of investigation like this, I think that many schools in this country have been woefully remiss in their responses to sexual assault allegations. If the goal is to reduce sexual violence, one crucial step is to ensure that more cases are reported, which is hard to do when victims feel like no one will believe/help them. Sometimes there really isn't enough evidence to get a criminal conviction (which has a very high standard for obvious reasons), but that doesn't always mean that it didn't happen. If this investigation leads to reforms to help victims, I welcome it. 

Comment 22 Mar 2014

What an amazing game this was! I'm here in St. Paul playing with the OSU Athletic Band, and it was definitely a home crowd for Minnesota tonight. I think I counted a total of 15 Buckeye fans in the whole place; though we did have quite a few Wisconsin fans overtly rooting for us. We were getting lots of dirty looks as we played and cheered (we also received a Marcus Hall salute after our second goal from a rather inebriated fan down below us).

I still almost can't believe we won. I'm going to have to rest my voice all day tomorrow in preparation for the final.

Go Ohio! Beat the Badgers!!