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|3 days 14 hours ago||At the risk of sounding like a hipster...||
...I played PokemonGo before it was cool. As in, Ingress, a similar augmented-reality GPS phone game. It's a capture-the-flag sci-fi-themed game where two teams (a blue and a green team) complete to capture portals. For anyone who's played Pokemon, your gym locations have almost a one-for-one correspondence with "portals" since the two games were made by the same company, Niantic. You can link three portals your team controls to make a field, which captures the triangular area between the three portals for your team (untl the otherside inevitably breaks your field)
So, even though I don't play Pokemon, I have a very good guess where you'll find PokeGyms in your area - any church, any plaque in a park, any statue - basically, if anyone as ever used a landmark to give someone else directions somewhere, it's probably a PokeGym. The most amusing irony to me was the thought of how several atheist/agnostic millenials are now better informed where their town's churches are than their church-going parents.
Ingress is a bit more niche than Pokemon and, as such, anyone who plays it probably isn't entirely right in the head. Players have coordinated to do such things as cover the entire state of Utah for the Resistance (blue) team, or worked cross-faction to pay tribute to Prince in Minneapolis.
I only played Ingress for 10 months because it had a way of turning a ten-minute grocery run into a two-hour farming/fielding trip and because my phone battery kept crying 'No mas' and I'm gettin' too old for this shit, as Riggs would say. It's still a good way to get out of the house and walk around your hood. I have no intention of playing PokemonGo since Pokemon was after my time, but as long as you're not causing your death or anyone else's, the game is fine. Hell, we all congregate here on-line everyday to parse the meaning of a high school athlete's Twitter feed, so who are we to judge how other people get their jollies?
|3 days 15 hours ago||Unlike (perhaps) our friend||
Unlike (perhaps) our friend Carlos, I can't speak to how spicy *this* weiner is, but let us never forget that David Terrell got the bomb-ass dick.
|4 days 5 hours ago||/shrug||
I've heard it was alright.
I personally wasn't going to see it for the same reason I don't see 95% of all other movies but either way it's hardly more deserving of scorn and rancor than the 234140124 other remakes/reboots we'll see this year. There've been several summer flicks starring an ensemble of men with varying body sizes, cuteness and acting talent and none of these ruined anyone's life. The same will hold true for Ghostbusters 2016
|1 week 11 hours ago||Oh I liked Twilight Imperium||
Oh I liked Twilight Imperium but it's a serious all-day committment. Like 6 hours if your whole crew knows what it's doing.
You're right, though, that it's less dangerous to friendships that the Game of Thrones boardgame, another longstanding favorite of mine. Since the show is pretty popular here and everywhere else, what did you think of the Game of Thrones boardgame?
|1 week 11 hours ago||My current jam is:||
If you like Pandemic, you'll like Sentinels. It's a cooperative game that's a love letter to comic books. You play heroes of varying abilities who work together to defeat an arch-villain (which is auto-played via the rules). There are over 40 heroes and 20+ villains to choose from. It's a little bit fiddly if most of your friends aren't gamers (i.e., there can be a ton of temporary and permanent conditions to track, like a universal +1 fire damage per turn, this target is immune to damage this round, etc.) but it gives the game a lot of depth and fun interactions.
Settlers has just about gone mainstream at this point and that's gratifying to see. Having said that, I'm not personally fond of Settlers as I dislike both the robber mechanic and how much of the gameplay much hinges on dice rolls.
I have played Twilight Struggle once and won though I don't remember how. I remember liking it though obviously not enough to purchase the game. I'd originally parsed the topic as "OT-Twilight Imperium" Any of you sickos ever play that?
|1 week 15 hours ago||While I'm sure some of the||
While I'm sure some of the departed players might not have been very fun to coach and both parties are better off without each other, the players are kids and Matta is the grown-ass man who recruited them and is now throwing them under the bus. Not OK.
He's a very very good coach and recruiter with a great resume at OSU but this is the stuff that makes me glad we have our man as coach. Character matters.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||I'll say this much for Mr. Evans...||
If the dude is throwing shade at the Beyhive, he's even more brave and ballsy than you think.
However, Beyonce pops back up and is like, hey babe, what’s up and remember me? We can go out if you want to? I’m like I got Halle Berry and I’m happy with her. That is what I want. I tried to get with you, but you didn’t want it, so I chose otherwise. Now that you want to jump back in, I got nothing for you
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Can we bring back Everyone Murders already?||
He's one of my favorite posters, and also there's no way in hell we do ND, OSU and MSU all on the road in the same year unless there's a really good explanation for this. Like Jim Delany kidnapped Warde Manuel's family at gunpoint
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Look, all I wanna know about Eid Mubarak is...||
...what's his 40 time and offer list?
For reals though, I have a lot of Muslim coworkers so I already knew about this. My coworkers are generally all cool and while the fast isn't something I could hack, it's normal for them since they've been doing it all their life. In fact the office is kinda slow today since, most of them took today as a vacation day and they're all chowing down on some bomb-ass Middle Eastern food right now.
(Also, the best part about my awesomely diverse workplace - more sausage pizza for me!)
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Bravo! Well done!||
Gotta say this was very clever and there is definitely more than 1 section of this parody that I liked.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||Two things -||
1) If Michigan drivers are the best around (and we're generally OK, I think), part of that is because we naturally learn it from having to navigate the worst roads of any state in the USA
2) The stereotype about Asian women drivers is demonstratably false - Asian women drivers are demographically one of the safest groups. Men accrue DUI's at almost triple the rate of women and generally are costiler to insure. Furthermore, the auto fatality rate for Asians is 1/3 that of other ethnic groups (4 deaths per 100,000 for Asians vs. 12-13 deaths for whites/blacks/Hispanics)
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Think it was mythbusters||
Think it was mythbusters where I saw it, but the gist of it was that even though softballs are thrown with lower velocity, they're harder to hit than you'd think. They're pitched from a closer distance but that means less time to react with your eyes and their slightly upwards motion is harder to gauge. So, even though Jennie Finch may be at an athletic disadvantage compared to MLB pros, she can skunk them just as badly as the ten zillion softball players she struck out.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Dunno about you, but...||
I'm interested to hear from the twatwaffle who was pooh-poohing Stueber's recruitment in the Hello: thread, in light of this new development.
Nah, just kidding, downvoting him costs me MGoPoints
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||still trying to wrap my brain around this..||
...because as we all know (and hopefully this comes across as poltiics-neutral) we have our own kettle of fish here in the U.S.
My immediate short-sighted and solipsistic take, though:
You know how when your favorite team is going through a chaotic losing streak and you avoid the sports page to preserve your sanity?
That's how Imma gonna be with my investment accounts for the next few weeks.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Laker fan here||
Very excited to see what Brandon Ingram can do with a non-Byron Scott coach and a decent young nucleus of D'Angelo, Julius Randle, Clarkson and Nance. It'll take a few years for the Death Star to become fully operational but I trust Mitch Kupchak to make the right moves.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||This isn't technically what the topic asked for but...||
My LEAST favorite conspiracy theory by some distance is...
Sandy Hook "truthers" Fuck those guys with a chainsaw.
Their premise is that the Newtown CT tragedy was staged by the government to take away people's guns. That's fine. They're objectively wrong but it's ok to be wrong. Hell, I thought that Brady Hoke could develop talent and that Golden State would sweep the Cavs.
The problem is that the Sandy Hook "truthers" harass people in Newtown who had to bury their children, sisters and wives in order to get them to confess to the false-flag operation (that never happened) and make them relive the worst day of their lives in the worst possible way.
Fuck those guys.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Don't be silly. Most of the||
Don't be silly. Most of the 11w commenters don't use condoms because their sisters think they chafe.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Since we now have to take the Cavs off the list....||
I gotta go with San Diego, all things considered. The Chargers won the city's only title in 1963 in a league that no longer exists (the AFL) They might've rated above Cleveland since they made a few finals, but no more. Also, if your city loses a pro sports team that's a huge negative in your column and San Diego lost both the Clippers AND the Rockets. You can argue that Cleveland lost the original Browns and replaced them with a fradulent shitshow, but the main takeaway is that the fans cared enough that the NFL gave(?) them a replacement Browns team. If the Chargers left tomorrow, who in SD would hurt as badly?
Atlanta would probably be in the conversation for worst city if it wasn't for the Braves winning in 1996. The fan support is generally non-existent because it's all transplanted people from elsewhere that root for other teams. I'll grant that the Falcons and Hawks have been decent as of late, but if the Falcons/Hawks make the playoffs and no one is there to notice, did they actually make the playoffs?
Also, whoever here is suggesting Detroit for worst pro sports city is insane. Detroit has its problems, but 8 titles in the last quarter century disqualifies it from even being in the conversation for worst sports city.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||to be fair...||
Magic openly dissed his coach in the 1981-82 season, Paul Westhead, who had been running the team fairly well - to the point where Magic pretty much said "It's him or it's me" Jerry Buss knew what side of the bread was buttered, so he fired Westhead. It was tremendously controversial at the time, as it would be now. Magic got booed at the Forum, which seems unthinkable now.
However, Westhead's replacement was Pat Riley who captained the Lakers to 4 more titles. Was Magic right to issue an ultimatum against his coach as a third year player? Likely not. But can you argue with the ultimate results? Again, probably not.
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||You could say that any and||
You could say that any and all allegations of impropriety here are.... a stretch.
Yes, I'll show myself out.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I'm a Laker fan who is still||
I'm a Laker fan who is still angry that Dan Gilbert was one of the loudest voices whining about the aborted Chris Paul trade and big market teams.
Also, he's just an unlikeable douche in general and a Spartan grad to boot
|7 weeks 1 day ago||You can watch it on espn.com||
You can watch it on espn.com without cable - I currently am.
Rooting for the Warriors because fuck Dan Gilbert
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Gotta think we set some kind||
Gotta think we set some kind of record in the sport for best tandem on a team with the same name?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||What's really fucked up is||
What's really fucked up is that this arguably NOT THE WORST THING A BAYLOR COACH HAS DONE. At non-Penn State schools, Briles' (in)action would be the no-holds-barred worse thing ever to deface the athletic department, and at Baylor it's a co-archvillain.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Our Sierras knock all the||
Our Sierras knock all the balls out the yard, and damn right, they're better than yours.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||- Black. So tired of||
- Black. So tired of black. Some teams have black ingrained in their heritage - like the Oakland Raiders or Cincinnati Bengals. Pittsburgh Steelers. That's fine. But like the Detroit Lions just pooping black all over their uniforms for no reason? That's stupid. It doesn't help. It seems like a transparent effort to look tough. Stop with the black. There's enough black. Pick another color.
Logged into upvote this. Unless black is a team color, stop using it. I'll even give a pass to OSU who uses black accent stripes on helmets, but for the Detroit Lions, Washington Huskies and umpteen other teams if black didn't appear on your uniforms prior to 1992, stop using it.
As a Laker fan, you know what hurt the most during the shitshow of the last 3 seasons? Not the aborted Chris Paul trade, not the increasingly incompetent coach hires, not the 15-game losing streaks - it was adopting a black alternate jersey.
edit: Also, it's worth noting that generally teams in black uniforms tend to get penalized more often
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I understand most of y'all||
I understand most of y'all hate the team and understand why, but my Laker allegiance (born in LA) predates my Michigan fandom so I'm quite partial to purple and gold. As an added bonus this gives me an additional reason to despise green-and-white.
edit: Also, I'm not going to try and convert you guys to Laker fans, but do keep in mind that the Celtics have 2 rotation players from aOSU (Sullinger and Turner) and LAL only has one (DLO)
|10 weeks 1 day ago||FWIW, I (class of 95) am||
FWIW, I (class of 95) am envious that at least you didn't have to trek up to North Campus to get buried by design studio.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||On the off chance that David Long is reading this...||
Off the field, Long's considering a major in either architectural engineering or business, as he's interested in perhaps becoming an architect after his football days are over.
Dude. Don't do it. While I am certain that his work ethic and ability are 1000x better than mine, the return on investment is.... yeah. The job security is slightly worse than the NFL and it's a fraction of the pay. Major in literally anything else.
Seriously, though, if he wants to be an architect he should major in general studies/engineering/business/whatever as an undergrad and then get a grad degree in arch school - I'm not demeaning other majors at all, but you have no idea what a fkn time sink design studio is.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Friends of mine got married||
Friends of mine got married at the U-M Natural History museum and it was quite fantastic - the venue isn't designed for weddings obviously but they made it work.