MSNBC presents Comedy March Madness

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  1. Adam_S

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    I thought I'd post the link to this here:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7053845/

    They've taken comedy and broken it into four 'regional' categories: Broad (grossout, general, etc), SNL Cast Member (excluding cameos and 1983season), Smart (appeals to specific tastes) and Classics (25 years old).

    Each 'region' gets 16 films seeded and then you try to figure out the final four and the eventual winner.

    Personally I think several of the first round choices are deceptively hard, and the second round inevitable match up of Strangelove and Some Like it Hot eliminates one of the two strongest candidates to win it (imo).

    still, it's kinda fun filling out. [​IMG]
     
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    I just did this and the two hardest first round games for me were Ace Ventura vs. There's Something About Mary and Office Space vs. Election.

    I had Office Space, Ferris Bueller, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Waynes World in my Final Four with Ferris Bueller beating Office Space to win it all.

    A fun thing to do. [​IMG]
     
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    Hey neat. I like it.

    Thanks for the linky.
     
  4. MattGentry

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    Thanks. A lot of fun.

    Having some trouble with:

    Dumb and Dumber vs. Shaun of the Dead
    Ferris Bueller vs. Raising Arizona

    A few others, but those are some of my hardest.
     
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    Ferris Bueller versus Raising Arizona is a really nasty matchup, if Bueller wins he goes to the elite eight but Raising Arizona could probably beat him but not make it that far. It was interesting and fun filling this out, I wound up with Meet the Parents, Animal House, Christmas Story, and Strangelove with Strangelove taking the final title. [​IMG]

    Adam
     
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    Also I think I'm going to the Polls section to use this to start a poll to see what would win with HTF voting from the initial 16.

    Adam
     
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    I don't get it. Where's the list of titles? [​IMG]
     
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    Rob,

    There is a "banner" in the middle of the article that you click on to launch the bracket in a javascript pop-up window. Look for a space that says "Click here to launch."
     
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    Ghostbusters vs Blues Brothers in the Elite Eight. Jeeeez.
    South Park vs Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters made it to the finals, where it beat Strangelove for the championship.

    Some of those matchups were WAY too hard.
     
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    Wow, there are some very tough seedings early on.

    Holy Grail vs Young Frankenstein - that's just not right that early on.

    Philly Story vs The Jerk is tough too.

    SNL is just as tough as Classic
    Rushmore vs Animal House
    Blues Bros vs Caddyshack
    (how did Old School, Tommy Boy, Vacation and Bowfinger not end up going against these "better" films early on)

    And I ended up with Blazing Saddles vs Holy Grail which is so close its stupid.

    So HTF Polls has found its way to the mainstream it looks like. [​IMG]

    Next on MSNBC, Tino's one-word game.
     

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