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    Top scary movies for Halloween 2018?

    I don't know if I'd put Alien in the horror category but that is not to say its not scary in parts where the Alien gets is kills. That would be like saying Blade is a horror movie IMO. Yes, I am self aware enough to recall I threw out Harry Potter movies LOL.
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    Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Discussion Thread

    Pt 2 and just as dry....but hey....someone probably does enjoy these.
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    Top scary movies for Halloween 2018?

    Best horror films to check out this month? Theater, dvd, bluray.... Or, what would you recommend someone to check out? ************** ************** Me personally: Annual tradition is to do Exorcist 1-3 Halloween night. *I might do the 4th/5th if I am in the mood--while good movies, they don't have the enticement like the first 3. I will go through the core Halloween movies 1-5 at some point in the month. *Post 5 in the series: Curse of Michael Myers is ok--like the backstory they got into, H20-- not bad, Resurection was decent as an alternative. *The Rob Zombie ones I never quite got into. Friday the 13ths 1,2, and I believe its 7( the telekinetic girl) are musts IMO. Any of the others I might do as well.... doing the Tommy ____ trilogy. I can't stand 3, Takes Manhattan, and X though--they are trash. A Nightmare on Elm Streets Try to go through the whole series with a emphasis on 1, 2, the one with the kids at the hospital for sleep disorders, and New Nightmare. Silent Hill. *Might do 2nd one. Van Helsing The Hand that Rocks the Cradle. Screams. *1 and 4 are my faves even if 2 and 3 aren't that bad. The Shining. * while I don't own these I did also like from Stephen King: Christine and Maximum Overdrive. Might do some Alfred Hitchcock stuff..... *I've liked The Birds, Psycho, and I think there were a few others. Young Frankenstein for sh*s and giggles. Might do some Harry Potter movies.
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    Pro Sports Thread: NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, MLS....

    Red Sox advance..... F* That call from the prior game will forever taint this series. https://www.mlb.com/postseason Dodgers could advance as early as tomorrow.
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    Mario Kart 8 Thursday Night Throwdown! @ 10pm ET!

    Not sure what was happening with all the reported comm error disconnects but I thought the standings were pretty darn tight but it was kind of odd that the top 2 slots were double the points of #3 & 4 roughly. I got robbed on a lot of lap 3s that could have lead to more points for myself.
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    WTF of the day

    Well played sir, well played. Motion control adapter for the next GTA game? LOL
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    WTF of the day

    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/10/random_treat_your_loved_ones_to_these_joy-con_knife_blade_holders_this_holiday_season No really, that just happened!
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    Diablo III Eternal Collection Switch Bundle

    Dock looks cool and so does the case. I guess Nintendo has been taking a lot of flack for ugly docks because we magically now have the Pokemon Go, Smash, and now Diablo III docks coming out.
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    Analogue Sega Genesis HD System officially announced!!

    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/10/feature_the_console_wars_are_back_with_the_analogue_mega_sg_the_first_fpga_sega_console Yeah, saw that same system here. Sounds nice.
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    Pro Sports Thread: NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, MLS....

    NBA starts tonight. I am still of the mindset that the Hornets should not be out of the top 8 in the east based on how weak that conference is and especially now that LeBron is out of the East.
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    Super Smash Bros Game Night (Tuesdays, 9PM EST)

    Ok. That might b fine for myself as well.
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    Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; CEO resigns

    I agree and that is why I bring up Amazon. People seem to forget than when the started in the mid-late 90s all they sold were books, movies, and cds. They somehow spun that into the conglomerate you see now. And their 3 core store brands of Kenmore (appliances), Die Hard (automotive), and Craftsman (tools) are very well thought of and while Craftsman did get sold to Stanley tools the only major retailer to start carrying it is Lowes and from what I have seen, they have gotten the lower tier of the product lines.
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    Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; CEO resigns

    Farmers, based on their property, farming equipment investments, and the agricultural products they grow would put them in a different class of businesses than retailer.
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    Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; CEO resigns

    I honestly find that question to be a good one.
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    Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; CEO resigns

    As a current worker there and in my 20th year (21 next March) with the company I have a lot of thoughts on this but to put all that out there might be a little much. Ever since Eddie took over KMart and then flipped it into also acquiring Sears to form Sears Holdings Corp. he basically took two somewhat struggling at the time retailers and managed to somehow ruin both while setting himself up majority share owner and creditor via his hedge fund of the company. Think about that situation for a minute. Then think about how the SEC, or any other governing body for that matter, hasn't looked into his dealings. Online shopping and the rise of Amazon.com is not what killed them as Sears even started out as a catalog company. A non retail-centric based CEO did--more interested in his hedge fund than moving the company forward. ************ ************ I'd say, a lot of the internal moves and practices that have been employed over the last few years have generated better and better results in terms of running more efficient operations from what is available to work with. Keep those processes and drive sales improvements and you can make it work. It will be interesting to see what moves Amazon makes now. Sears and them have test marketed a lot of arrangements involving auto and appliance purchases. How badly does Amazon want a pieces of the appliance business? The parts business? The automotive business? Aside from their own distribution centers one could make the argument that they could use brick and mortar stores to cut down on shipping times even more and probably with less travel might have internal shipping costs cut too. The access to Sears's network and brands of appliances and automotive stuff coupled with the parts ordering side of the business would be a pre-set up easy access way into those markets. The infrastructure is already there. Kenmore, Die Hard, and Craftsman brands still stand for quality products.
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