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Welcome to the 36th installment of Love it ? or Hate it ?..as usual we take a subject and tell you whether we love it or hate it.

We want you to feel free to throw in your 2-cents.

Humor us..tell us which subjects you love and which ones you hate.

The panel this week consists of Harry Callahan, i B4 e, Curly Lambeau, KpKahder, rstowe and our special guest...THUG.

Our old friend Jyoti is going to be with us this week also..for those of you not in the know..Jyoti Amge is a 15 year old young lady from India and she carries the title of the smallest girl in the world.

Jyoti measures just under 2 feet tall and weighs only 12 pounds -- 9 pounds more than she did at birth. Jyoti is believed to have pituitary dwarfism.

She holds quadruple black belts in Karate, Jujitsu, Hapkido, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Ninjitsu, Judo, Aikido and Kenjutsu.

What is a quadruple black belt you ask ?

It just means she went through each course 4 times and is now 4 times badder than any dime a dozen black belt wiener..(as she calls them)...out there.

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The first subject is Phil Jackson.

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  Harry

Love him.

Well he finally tied Red Auerbach in the championship column..good for him.

He said the other day.."I'm going to smoke a cigar tonight in Red's honor..he was a great guy"..thats pretty cool.

He always reminded me of that boring science teacher in school..like Ben Stein in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" 

"Kobe ? Kobe ? Kobe ?

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  Ib

Hate him.

He coaches the Lakers and I hate the Lakers, ergo, I hate Phil Jackson. If he still coached the Bulls I would hate him a little less. But he doesn't. He coaches the Lakers so he must be hated at all costs.

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 Curly 

 Love him.

I think it was Bill Simmons who pointed out that his real strength is knowing when to get out of the way. Most coaches feel the need to do all sorts of stuff so that people think they're earning their money. So they prowl the sidelines yelling and screaming and they're furiously diagraming plays on the grease-board and saying all sorts of stupid things that are supposed to be motivational, and their players just stare at them the whole time like "yeah, coach, we know all that." But they've gotta' do that so they don't get fired. Phil doesn't worry about that. ...course, when you've got a couple handfuls of rings and you're dating the owner's daughter, I suppose that takes the pressure off a little bit.

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  Kp

Hate him.

First, hes the coach of the Lakers and as such, I am bound by birthright and honor to despise all things Lakers or Yankees. That and I would really like to see him build a team and win a championship and not walk onto a stacked team and win it. Christ, even I could have coached the Jordan/Pippen or Kobe/Gasol teams to championships. Anyone who has the audacity to compare him with the late great Red Auerbach is sick, insane and in need of services that only Dr Kevorkian can provide.

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  Stowe

Love him.

There's something about a Zen Master that just breeds confidence. Also, I could totally imagine him and Bill Walton, sitting around in tie-dyed T-shirts, lighting stuff up and wondering if there were universes in their fingernails. He's won 10 championships, nuff said.

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 THUG

Love him.

I would just love to Hate him, but I can't. There is no team I despise more in professional sports than the LA Lakers, and I can easily find the hate for the rest of them, but not Phil. I first rooted against Phil as his Albany Patroons beat my beloved Wyoming Wildcatters in the CBA finals of 1984. I didn't know triangle from quadrangle back then, but I was there. So I've pretty much been pitted to hate this guy since I was a teenager. Then he gets to be Michael Jordan's coach, next he becomes Shaq's coach and now Kobe's. I have every reason to hate him. He's that guy the coaches the team that always wins everything that I want my team to win. But ? He's awesome.

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 Jyoti

Love him.

Wow..he's a tall drink of water..where's my telescope ? i would probably be ankle high to him.

That picture doesn't do it justice but he has some gigantic hands..he's always flappin them around courtside. It would be like shaking a bunch of banana's if i gave him a handshake.

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The second subject is the Travel channels..Man vs. Food.

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  Ib

Hate it.


Man V Food - Hate it. I've never heard of it let alone seen it. So if I haven't seen nor heard of it I must hate it. Besides, they don't even have a dog in it. All the more reason to hate it.

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 Jyoti

Love it.

He's sorta hunky..in a greasy chin sorta way..i don't know how he does it.

I would love to see him take the Daslavi challenge at Lampoori's Wood Grill in India..Daslavi is one of my favs..it is a stew consisting of stewed goat, pickled eggs, clamato juice, head cheese, tartar sauce, beet juice, cider vinegar, oregeno, coconut milk, oyster sauce, habernero peppers, cocoa powder, spam, cherry lime-aid, cottage cheese, pickles and scrapple.

It's yummy.

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  Stowe

Love it.

Truly love it. The man can eat. He does challenges that even I would have a hard time doing. He's just got to remember, if he's eating something really spicy like hot wings, not to touch his eyes when he's done. Some of the stuff he does, I know I could do (72 oz steak? HA! that's child's play), but some stuff is just amazing (12 lbs of burger and fries etc).

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 THUG

Love it.

There is not much programming on the Travel Channel that I don't love. I just wish I could go all these places and try all these things he eats. That show makes me feel OK about eating too much. The best episodes though are the one where Food wins. The dude is honest and doesn't fake it like that phony Bear Grylls would (Man Vs. Wild). If Bear Grylls did Man Vs. Food, you would see him take a couple of bites then it would cut-away to him wiping his mouth with a napkin. Man would win every time, so its fun that the Food guy bites off more than he can chew sometimes. Just writing this makes me dream of cheeseburgers and Samantha Brown.

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 Curly 

Hate it.

Sorry, I have zero interest in these foreign cuisine shows, which is what I assume this is. "Oh, I guess food in Finland is really gross. Who could've seen THAT coming?"

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  Harry

Love it.

This guy Adam Richman rocks..watched him take the raw oyster challenge and he ate 15 dozen oysters..on crackers with hot sauce..amazing.

He also downed a giant bowl of Thai curry soup..with 150,000 scovil units of heat..they told him before the challenge that the last person to try it actually bled through the nose.

He finished it all and was put on the wall of fame..he is going to hurt himself if he keeps this up..his stomach lining must be made of stainless steel.

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  Kp

I cant say whether I love it or hate it since Ive never seen it. If I had to base my opinion on that picture, I have to say Hate It. Looks like someone I hate, so Im duty bound to hate him, ergo, I hate his show.

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The third subject is new Jets coach..Rex..(Son of Buddy)..Ryan.

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  Stowe

Love him as a D Coach, hate him for being related to Buddy Ryan.

This goes back to the days Buddy Ryan coached the Eagles and refused to shake hands after games. I hate anyone related to him or knows him. However, Rex can flat out coach a D.

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 Jyoti

Love him.

I think he's found an effective strategy with the way he's talking to his opponents. He's coming in his first year with a team that has potential. What the team really needs is someone that makes them believe they've got a good leader. As someone who is routinely the underdog in my own life, I can appreciate the value of some good trash talk. Whenever someone started picking on me, I'd look them in both eyes and say really calmly "May I suggest to you that you don't want to start trouble with me." Usually people know about my back-ground in martial arts, and it definitely gives them a moment of pause. Like, they envision me flying around like Yoda in the second of the new Star Wars movies. It's fun to see the doubt in their eyes. It's at that point that I give 'em a little "make my day" smile, and they walk away. So, I guess my point is that, especially for an underdog, a psychological edge can go a long way.

Of course, when you're talking about trying to get in someone's head, it helps if that person is NOT Bill Belichick. I may be from India, but even I know that you'll have more luck playing frisbee with a Lays potato chip than trying to psyche out that guy. By the time Belichick's done with him, Rex Ryan will be weeping softly at 3 in the morning with a glass of cheap scotch in front of him while whispering to himself "if he shakes my hand, I've gotta' say something cool...something cool! ...if he shakes my hand."

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  Harry

Hate him.

Shooting shots over the bow towards Bill B. is not a wise decision..saying you are not here to kiss his rings was a dumb move..sure..fire up your club..nothing wrong with that.

It's just that your statements are going to fire up another club..the Pats..who have taken the Jets to the woodshed for over a decade.

You will learn..i give you two seasons and your out on the street..you need a lot more than defensive knowhow to get that mess turned around..look at all the defensive masterminds that fell on their face when they moved away from their peers that helped them succeed.

Enter tail wagging..exit tail between legs..we shall see.

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  Ib

Hate him.

He's the son of the biggest jerkasaurus doucher to ever coach, therefore he is probably just like him, so I hate him. Heck he'll probably one up his dirty old man and put a bounty on the water boy. Plus that pic makes him look like Biff.

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 Curly 

Love him.

Yeah, Rex Ryan... I hereby join everybody in hating on Buddy. That dude was the ultimate schnitzel haus. As for Rex, I know little about him except that he started shooting his mouth off early and often, especially in the division. I approve. It gets the team revved up for the coming season. The biggest enemy of success is having a habit of failure. It's been a long time since something turned out well for the Jets, so it's the right move to shake everybody up.

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 THUG

Love him.

He's fun. After experiencing his twin brother, Rob, for a couple of years with the Raiders, watching Rex.. good ole boy his way around New York City is not surprising at all. He's overconfident and brash, but he will never be boring. The AFC East could use some more fun personalities. We've only seen him happy so far. Just wait for them to start losing some, then get ready for his Denny Green moment or Buddy Ryan moment.

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  Kp

Hate him.

Because he's the coach of the Jets and I am duty bound to hate all things NY Jets. But man, I want to be a fly on his office wall after his first run in with the Patriots. Its one thing to try and fire up your club, put a tough spin on a sore topic in the NY media and Fan Nation. But man, you should have used another analogy with a different team.. Pick on Buffalo, they haven't owned your ass the last decade.

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The fourth subject is what beer do you love and what beer do you hate ?

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 Curly 

Beers I love: Miller High Life, Sam Adams. I used to get into all kinds of weirdo imports, and I'd still drink a Guiness if the opportunity presented itself, but... Whatever. Gimme a high life and I'm good.

Beers I hate: Budweiser, obviously. True story: It's made by communists. ...oh yeah! And they kill puppies and bunnies to make their nefarious product. And any fruity beers too. As wiser men than me have said: don't fruit the beer.

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 THUG

Ah, a subject near and dear to my heart. I'll start with the beer I hate, which may be a bit of a surprise. The beer I hate is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Back in the early 90's, it was Sierra Nevada that first got me to experiment with new, interesting, non-Budweiser styles and brands of beer. For many years thereafter, it was for me my Budweiser's were the staple beer. But then it got popular. Now their production techniques are so geared toward the mass-market, that they've sacrificed the most important element in any beer, the taste. Today, Sierra Nevada is just a darker version of Bud, and I would rather drink water than have one.

The beer I love is Anchor Steam. I could go a variety of micro-brew directions on this topic, but they all seem to have their ups and downs. Anchor Steam is as good a beer now as it was when I first tried it though, and that is to say it is a GREAT beer. When you come in on a 100+ degree day and need a cold beer, Anchor Steam is perfect. When you are with the Mrs. at an upscale San Francisco restaurant for an anniversary dinner,you can't go wrong with Anchor Steam. A delicious beer that is just right for every occasion.

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  Stowe

The beer I love is free beer, there's nothing like it. The beer I hate is the last beer, because it means there's no more beer. But, if you want names, the beer I love is the Nimbus Pale Ale from the Nimbus Brewery in Tucson, AZ - outstanding beer that you can't find anywhere else. The beer I hate is anything Bud. Doesn't matter how much or little I drink, I will have a headache the next day.

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 Ib

Beer - Hate it unless it's free. Since the liqour stores frown upon just taking it, I hate it. It should be free. Someone get to work on that ASAP.

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  Kp

I will preface this with a "Im not much of a beer drinker". After 2 hours of mowing my lawn on a hot summer day, yes, an ice cold beer is just the ticket. When I go to parties etc, I usually bring Magic Hat or Corona Lite. I like Bud Lite for the lawn mowing days. I like Mich lite and Heineken. I despise Natural Light, any product from Miller and any beer that reminds me of college and puking.

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  Harry

Love: A nice Heine.

Hate: Tried a beer called Pearl once at a B.B.Q..closest beer to water that i ever tasted..it was like non alchohol beer..awful stuff for people with a light wallet i presume.

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 Jyoti

Got ot say hate it on both counts..since i'm only 15 and due to my weight differential..me drinking a thimble full of beer would equal a normal size adult male drinking a case of it.

I did sneak a quarter thimble full of it at a wedding once with some of my friends..i was paid back by being dizzy and projectile vomiting every 15 minutes for the rest of the day..not good.

My dad told me to tell you he likes Cobra beer..it is India's most famous.

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And the fifth and final subject is..Go cart racing..(Participating in it)

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  Kp

LOVE IT !

We have this awesome place called F1 in my hometown.. its awesome. I have been twice and its great.. You should try it.

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 Ib

Hate it.

I have to say hate it so I can complete the hat trick. Even though I don't actually hate it, but I hated everything else, so why should go karts be immune.

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  Harry

Love it.

Nothing like the smell of exhaust and burnt rubber on a nice sunny day..i remember us going every year so my youngest daughter could stand next to the measurement board and see if she was finally big enough to ride..when she finally was..we couldn't get her off the track..they couldn't get me off either.

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 Curly 

Love it.

Oh yeah, Go Karts frickin rule. It's one of the first times in life when kids will have an even-money chance at beating their dads at something. Because the kids are so light, they've got a natural advantage. So, dads have to use all the wily veteran tricks, such as scouting out the cars beforehand and intimidating people so that they're afraid to pass. Gotta' press those buttons and exploit the little edges. ...such as the fact that they're the ones who actually know how to drive. That's just good clean family fun is what that is.

College students need to be kept away from go-karts, though, at all costs. I remember on spring break once... Me and my friends all descended on a go-kart track... bad things. We were kicked out of there faster than Rush Limbaugh doing sportscasting. I mean, we basically just went out there to run each other into the tire-walls. ...probably half in the bag at the time. Jeez.

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  Stowe

Go-Karts - neither hate nor love. Never done it.

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 THUG

Hate it.

They just opened up one of these in my town. I haven't gone, but everybody says it's a good time. But it's a combination go-kart, mini-golf and arcade. Honestly, I don't really enjoy hanging out anyplace where there is a mix of little kids, teenagers and drug dealers. So I don't think you will see me participating anytime soon. They always put so many turns into those things, like one of those European race courses. Seems like you would never get enough speed up to make it exciting. Then to have some 8 year old slam into you. Nah, I'll save my $ for the next keg.

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 Jyoti

Love it.

Are you kidding me ?..i'm like Dale Jarrett in one of those baby's..whipping around the course..sending  8 year olds wimpering into a hay bail at every turn..i tie a string to the governor and just yank it at the right moment..i zoom ahead like the bald guy in "The Fast and the Furious"..forgot his name..Dim Weasel or something..BEEP BEEP..get out of the way sucka's..Jyoti's in da house.

Thanks Harry, IB and Curly..this was fun..see you all soon.

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Well that's it folks..we hope you liked it..if not..as always..we could give a crap.

 

 

 

 

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                                                       Est. 5/ 5/ 09

                             

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