Comments: Rankings

YOU'VE NEVER SEEN A ROCKY MOVIE? [much shouting and gnaing of teeth.]

Ok I want to see a birth certificate. Post it now, please. A Scanned one, or a PDF file, whatever.

My life is like Rocky's, just without winning anything.

On my cd I call my "Pump" compiliation I have Tubthumper, as one of my central theme songs. A clear Rocky like song!

Oh the Shame.

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Posted by Frank Myers at September 9, 2004 04:09 PM

Well, thanks to my husband I can quote Rocky movies, but can't I just fall back on the "I'm just a girl" excuse? Boxing is even less my thing than football.

Posted by Jordana at September 9, 2004 04:18 PM

But just to make you happy, I ordered Rocky from the library a few minutes ago. So, soon I'll be able to say I've seen one of them.

Posted by Jordana at September 9, 2004 04:48 PM

You won't be disappointed with Rocky. Remember, it did win Best Picture in 1976, so it's not just a popular hit with no substance. It's about a lot more than boxing, just like Hemingway novels are more than just WWI combat and bullfighting.

I do have a small bone to pick with your selections, or perhaps I should say "beef". You ranked Jack in the Box last among the fast-food burger restaurants listed. Have you ever tried the Ultimate Cheeseburger there? It is probably the inspiration for Buffett's "Cheeseburger in Paradise."

I developed a penchant for them when I lived in Southern California. I subsequently moved back to Philly, a great city but, alas, bereft of JitB outlets. When I visited my sister in Charlotte for the first time since she moved there, I noticed a JitB as we were driving around. The next afternoon for lunch, I had my first Ultimate Chesseburger in ten years.

*** pause for memories of nirvana ***

That lunch would have made the trip worthwhile, if my sister and her family had not already made it so.

Posted by bob_l at September 10, 2004 11:54 AM

Bob, I'm not much of a cheeseburger eater. The cheese gets in the way of the nice red meat flavor. And my favorite fast food restaurant -- Sonic -- didn't make the list.

Posted by Jordana at September 10, 2004 12:52 PM

A shame that you don't like cheeseburgers. I find them one of the blessings of this earthly life.

I checked with the JitB website, and I found out that the chain does not have an outlet north of North Carolina. They are primarily in CA, AZ, and TX. If they have not expanded even to the DC market, the chances are slim for expansion to the Land of the Yankees (sniff, sniff).

Another note regarding Rocky: it is, of course, set in the City of Brotherly Love, my humble home, albeit circa mid-seventies. Tourists still love to charge up the Art Museum steps just like Stallone does, but that's all they want to do there. Apparently few then go inside to see the sculpture and paintings (or so says a news article I read recently).

Posted by bob_l at September 10, 2004 04:16 PM

I would probably rank, NASB, NIV, NRSV/NKJV (tie). I've not tried the NEB but I've heard very good things about it. I'm half afraid to as I've used the NASB pretty much my entire preaching career (now I sound like one of those KJV guys!).

Posted by Alan at September 13, 2004 12:06 PM