Uncanny Valley - Episode 7

Spring Break! Erik (The PSofPL) returns to dispense wisdom on the best baseball movies ever made, plus movie-to-theme-park-ride comparisons. Also, Andrew shares a tender story of booze, strippers, and the movie Jumper.

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Brilliant music choice for

Brilliant music choice for our story time. I'm honored this horribly embarrassing moment of my life makes for good podcasting.

That being said - who's in for "Pony Story 2: Electric Bugaloo"?

But thats just me ... so fuck you.

MorganWasAPussy | Mon, 03/17/2008 - 03:07

I'm always looking out for

I'm always looking out for you, bro. ;)

-Andy

Andrew Kemp | Mon, 03/17/2008 - 10:27

Baseball movie?!

Did they not make baseball movies before 1988? Where is the Natural (which, of course, is based on a true story; read about it, it is fascinating)? Where is Pride of the Yankees?

And the Major League trilogy? What the hell is wrong with you people? Major League I will give you, but back to the Minors and (We've run out of good ideas for movies)? Wow!

You should have called me, I can talk sports movies all day long and come up with better stuff that Major League 3 and Mr. Baseball. This is my value added area of expertise. All I am saying is an email would have been nice; at least a little invite.

(No real anger went into this post, but I was appalled when Erik was espousing the virtues of the second two Major League films).

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

-J. R. R. Tolkien

Mike Allen | Tue, 03/18/2008 - 16:53

I can't speak for Erik.

I can't speak for Erik. Major League 3? Jeez...

But I think "Pride of the Yankees" is schmaltz and "The Natural" is overrated. You got issue with that? Bring it. ;)

I do wish I'd thought to mention 61*, though. Or Eight Men Out.

-Andy

Andrew Kemp | Tue, 03/18/2008 - 16:56

Or A League of Their Own!

Or A League of Their Own! Dammit!

-Andy

Andrew Kemp | Tue, 03/18/2008 - 16:57

Well, I like the story

Well, I like the story behind The Natural, so I like the Natural.

Casey at the Bat would be a good short to do where the ending would not be cliche.

I am surprised you did not mention Bad News Bears. That was a good baseball movie.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

-J. R. R. Tolkien

Mike Allen | Tue, 03/18/2008 - 22:20

Oh, and Lisa just reminded

Oh, and Lisa just reminded me, Bull Durham does not have that cliche ending either . . . Nuke goes to the show, but Crash's career is over; he gets cut, signs on with another team just to hit his last dingers and then hang 'em up. That was a great ending that did not leave you empty.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

-J. R. R. Tolkien

Mike Allen | Tue, 03/18/2008 - 22:25

Heh

See what a virtual soapbox can do? =P

Erik Ellickson | Tue, 03/18/2008 - 17:21

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