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SteveGon

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Welcome to yet another draft!

This time, we'll be picking our favorite film comedies.


Participants

SteveGon
Gabe D
ChuckDeLa
george kaplan
Jeff Gross
ErikG
Cary T
Mike Hutman



SteveGon

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Chicken Run
The Commitments
Ghostbusters
His Girl Friday
Local Hero
The Man in the White Suit
My Man Godfrey
The Party
The Producers
Raising Arizona
Stalag 17
Sullivan's Travels
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown


Gabe D

Arsenic and Old Lace
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
The Big Lebowski
A Christmas Story
The Graduate
Happy Gilmore
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
The Jerk
Murder By Death
My Favorite Wife
Noises Off!
The Odd Couple
Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
The Rutles
Take the Money and Run


ChuckDeLa

Airplane!
Being There
The Blues Brothers
Brazil
The Cocoanuts
Eraserhead
Fletch
Harold and Maude
Lost in America
Network
Sleeper
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
The Sure Thing
This Is Spinal Tap
Zoolander


George Kaplan

Adam's Rib
The Apartment
Back to the Future
Charade
Dr. Strangelove
The Gold Rush
(1925 version)
A Hard Day's Night
Hopscotch
MASH
Modern Times
Pillow Talk
The Sting
To Be or Not to Be
Toy Story
What's Up, Doc?


Jeff Gross

The Awful Truth
Bananas
Bringing Up Baby
Duck Soup
Harvey
It Happened One Night
The Lady Eve
National Lampoon's Vacation
The Philadelphia Story
Roman Holiday
Sabrina
(1954)
Snatch
Some Like It Hot
There's Something About Mary
The Thin Man


ErikG***

Beetlejuice
Blazing Saddles
A Fish Called Wanda
Groundhog Day
History of the World - Part I
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Office Space
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
The Princess Bride
Revenge of the Nerds
Scrooged
A Shot in the Dark
Tootsie
Trading Places
Young Frankenstein


Cary T

Animal House
Being John Malkovich
Caddyshack
Detroit Rock City
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
High Fidelity
Kingpin
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python's Life of Brian
The Naked Gun
Play It Again, Sam
Rushmore
Spaceballs


Mike Hutman

American Pie
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Chasing Amy
Clerks
Dazed and Confused
Death to Smoochy
Ice Age
The Replacements
Slap Shot
Sorority Boys
Strange Brew
Stripes
Tommy Boy
Uncle Buck
The Waterboy



films used

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Adam's Rib
Airplane!
American Pie
Animal House
The Apartment
Arsenic and Old Lace
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
The Awful Truth
Back to the Future
Bananas
Beetlejuice
Being John Malkovich
Being There
The Big Lebowski
Blazing Saddles
The Blues Brothers
Brazil
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Bringing Up Baby
Caddyshack
Charade
Chasing Amy
Chicken Run
A Christmas Story
Clerks
The Cocoanuts
The Commitments
Dazed and Confused
Detroit Rock City
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Dr. Strangelove
Duck Soup
Eraserhead
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
A Fish Called Wanda
Fletch
Ghostbusters
The Gold Rush
(1925 version)
The Graduate
Groundhog Day
Happy Gilmore
A Hard Day's Night
Harold and Maude
Harvey
High Fidelity
His Girl Friday
History of the World - Part I
Hopscotch
Ice Age
It Happened One Night
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
The Jerk
Kingpin
The Lady Eve
Local Hero
Lost in America
The Man in the White Suit
MASH
Modern Times
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Murder By Death
My Favorite Wife
My Man Godfrey
The Naked Gun
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
National Lampoon's Vacation
Network
Noises Off!
The Odd Couple
Office Space
The Party
The Philadelphia Story
Pillow Talk
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Play It Again, Sam
The Princess Bride
The Producers
Raising Arizona
The Replacements
Revenge of the Nerds
Roman Holiday
Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
Rushmore
The Rutles
Sabrina
(1954)
Scrooged
A Shot in the Dark
Slap Slot
Sleeper
Snatch
Some Like It Hot
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Spaceballs
Stalag 17
The Sting
Strange Brew
Stripes
Sullivan's Travels
The Sure Thing
Take the Money and Run
There's Something About Mary
The Thin Man
This Is Spinal Tap
To Be or Not to Be
Tommy Boy
Tootsie
Toy Story
Trading Places
Uncle Buck
The Waterboy
What's Up, Doc?
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Young Frankenstein
Zoolander
 

SteveGon

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Did someone say comedy? You know I'm in!
Yeah, and I'm up before you. The Apartment is all mine! Bwa-ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.....................gasp...............ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha................cough...............ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...........ack........thump.
 

george kaplan

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Well Steve, all I can say is that my opinion of your taste in movies has just increased dramatically. :) I'm not really sure what my first pick will be if you take The Apartment, but probably Sullivan's Travels, or possibly the Commitments. :)
 

SteveGon

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Aw, c'mon George, I know we like at least two or three of the same films. :D
 

SteveGon

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Well, it's either a slow day or not that many people are interested. In any case, I've decided to pare it down to eight players. We need one more to get started...
 

SteveGon

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Well, you roll the ball down the alley in such a fashion as to knock down as many pins as possible - preferrably all ten on the first throw. Then you....oh, never mind. :D

Okay, here's what we do: we each compile a list of 10 film comedies. We make our picks one at a time, in the order in which you joined the draft. I go first, Weinberg is second, etc. Mike, you're last. :) After you pick, it goes back to me and we start the second round of picks. We keep going until everyone has a list of ten. Of course, a particular film can be selected only once so most of the fun in these drafts is trying to snag all your favorites. Cussing people out for taking a film you were gonna pick is part of the fun! :D

BTW, you should subscribe to this thread (down at the bottom of the page under the "submit reply/spell check" buttons) so you know when your turn is up - you get 12 hours to make your pick and then you're skipped. You can make your choice at any time after you're skipped, but if someone took a movie you wanted, tough cookies. If you ain't gonna be around when your turn comes up, you can always private message me with your pick and I'll post it for you.

Once our lists are finished, we'll vote on them as if it were a regular tourney.

There ya go! :)
 

george kaplan

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Steve,

Please don't tell me you're going to go 1-8, 1-8 in this draft. It is simple mathematics that this is not fair, and if that's the plan, I will have to reluctantly pull out of this draft. I guess I need to seek that information out when I first join these things. There seems to be a small trend towards this bias draft order which is beyond me.
 

SteveGon

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Well, it doesn't matter to me which way we go, but since you're in the middle of the rotation, I don't see how it would affect you one way or the other. :confused:

Stick around, it'll be fun! :)

My first pick is Raising Arizona.

"It's a crazy world."

"Someone oughta sell tickets."

"Sure, I'd buy one."



Up next:

Scott
Chuck
George
 

george kaplan

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Actually it benefits me slightly, but I still oppose it on principle. Think of it as money. We have $136,000 to split up. We put it in packets containing $16,000, $15,000,..., down to $1,000. I'll pick first and you pick last.

I of course pick $16,000. By the time it's your turn, you take $9,000. Now, whichever of us goes next is going to take the packet containing $8,000.

If we go 1-8,1-8, I'm going to end up with $24,000 and you're only going to end up with $10,000. If we go 1-8, 8-1, we'll all end up with $17,000.

As I'm in the third position, the 1-8,1-8 gets me $20,000 instead of $17,000, but it's still not fair.

Someone asked me about sports drafts. They don't reverse order in the second round. That's true, but sports drafts are not, and are not designed to be internally fair. They give a big advantage to the teams that go first, and do so on purpose. That's why the teams that suck go first, and the champions go last. The idea is to improve overall parity, not have an internally fair draft.
 

Cary T

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I'm at the rear end of the order, so naturally I prefer a snake rotation. But even if I were in the top spot, I'd choose the snake rotation for fairness.

Scott is up.
 

SteveGon

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George, the one thing I understand less than women is math. :frowning: But like I said, it doesn't really matter to me which way we go so we'll do the 1 - 8/8 - 1 deal.

Still waitin' on Scott...
 

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