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|10 hours 4 min ago||No, because on September 3||
No, because on September 3 Rudock will go 20/28 for 290, two TDs and no picks, the RB Cerberus will rush for 180 and three TDs, and Peppers will have a pick-6 as Michigan rolls Utah 42-7. And then everyone will stop giving a shit about the jerseys.
|10 hours 10 min ago||+10000000 for the His Dark||
+10000000 for the His Dark Materials trilogy. I just read The Golden Compass for the fourth or fifth time. My dad read it out loud to my brothers and I 15+ years ago and it's just as great now as it was then. (I'm now 28, so my youngest brother would have been about 9 during the reading aloud, for what it's worth.)
Pullman also wrote a series of books about a young woman who investigates mysteries in Victorian-era London. The first one is called The Ruby in the Smoke.
|10 hours 15 min ago||Cool story, bro: My uncle||
Cool story, bro: My uncle illustrated the Phantom Tollbooth. He and Norton Juster were roommates in the late 50s/early 60s.
|2 days 13 hours ago||came here||
to make the same comment. I feel like the last part of that poem describes Harbaugh pretty well:
Flinging magnetic curses amid the toil of piling job on job, here is a tall bold slugger set vivid against the little soft cities;
Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, cunning as a savage pitted against the wilderness,
Building, breaking, rebuilding,
Under the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with white teeth,
Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young man laughs,
Laughing even as an ignorant fighter laughs who has never lost a battle,
Bragging and laughing that under his wrist is the pulse, and under his ribs the heart of the people,
Laughing the stormy, husky, brawling laughter of Youth, half-naked, sweating, proud to be Hog Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and Freight Handler to the Nation.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Haven't eaten it yet. It'll||
Haven't eaten it yet. It'll be whatever I'm eating the next time we blow out OSU.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Yeah I'm with you. Refuse to||
Yeah I'm with you. 10-2 would be rad but I don't want to get my hopes that high. I think we can get to 8-4 and then win a bowl game, as we should be playing better under the new staff at the end of the year than the beginning. Losses to MSU, OSU, PSU (I refuse to believe we will allow the LBJ to stay in Minnesota) and Utah/BYU.
My biggest hope is just that we're consistent. No more crapping the bed and playing below the level of inferior teams, please.
|3 days 14 hours ago||FedEx Field. Fuck that place||
FedEx Field. Fuck that place and fuck Dan Snyder.
|5 days 17 hours ago||No doubt. As a fan, I will||
No doubt. As a fan, I will still have a little voice squeaking nervously at the back of my head every time he gets lit up on a kickoff return.
Unless, of course, he never gets lit up on a kickoff return because he is too busy spin-moving the shit out of hapless special teamers.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Except instead of splitting||
Except instead of splitting the national championship with god damn Nebraska, we win the CoFoPoff and our dominance is unquestioned.
Also Peppers become the second primarily defensive player to win the Heisman, and all the 2016 and 2017 five-stars are belong to us.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Excuse me as I burn with||
Excuse me as I burn with shame and return to my copy of NCAA Bylaw Article 13.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Please be Rashan Gary||
Please be Rashan Gary commitment, please be Rashan Gary commitment, please be Rashan Gary commitment...
|1 week 1 day ago||That's not how income works.||
***EDIT: Fuck, I took too long to write this and now other people have made the same point more succinctly. Damn you all.***
That's not how income works. If he makes $3 million over the next three years, let's say he nets $1.8 million after taxes. A quick Google says some Pacers players live in Carmel. He rents a place there for $2,000 a month, call it $100,000 over three years with rent increases. He's down to $1.7 million. He buys a Land Cruiser to get around town, that's $70,000 if he pays cash. $1.63 million. The team covers a lot of his expenses during the season because they're on the road so much, and let's say he lives relatively modestly beyond that, given his income, (no idea what his spending habits are like, but for the sake of argument) so his monthly expenses are in the $2,000 range. That's another $90,000 and he's down to $1.54 million. Buys some nice gifts for family and friends at Christmas every year, say $40,000 worth.
Now, if he's smart he's putting most of the rest of his salary into a cheap index fund, just like Warren Buffett says. At the end of three years with the Pacers, he's got $1.5 million invested. If his foot falls off and he's never able to play basketball again after that, assuming a (pretty reasonable) 6% return he's making $90,000 a year to start out, without lifting a finger. Sure, there will be bad years where he might have to dip into the principal, but if he's even a little bit careful he could live on investment earnings alone for the rest of his life.
Making $1.5 million in a short span is not in any way, shape, or form, equivalent to making $37,500 a year for 40 years.
|1 week 1 day ago||Accurate. I haven't bought||
Accurate. I haven't bought Flat Bicycle in a good while because (1) there are plenty of good beers from the mid-Atlantic now and (2) suddenly Deschutes is available here and there in DC and I have a much, much better West Coast beer to quest for.
|1 week 2 days ago||MGrowOld is just entering his||
MGrowOld is just entering his senile, crotchety years. Every time he reads that explanation he nods and thinks, "Oh, just a preview with snark, that makes sense." Then he looks at his wife, smiles, feels a twitching in his pants, sighs a little, takes a sip of tea, looks back at MGoBlog and thinks, "God damn it why are they drafting DTs in a fantasy draft?"
|1 week 2 days ago||The drugs you are on||
Send them to me.
|1 week 2 days ago||Downvotes are inaccurate. I||
Downvotes are inaccurate. I grew up 15 minutes away from CP, spent a lot of time on campus as a kid. It is not that nice. I wouldnt go so far as to say "ugly" -- I've been to East Lansing -- but it's plain.
|1 week 2 days ago||HOW DARE YOU OBLIQUELY||
HOW DARE YOU OBLIQUELY QUESTION OUR DEVOTION TO THE GREATEST FLAG IN ALL OF CREATION?
|1 week 2 days ago||Seriously? Ann Arbor is||
Seriously? Ann Arbor is amazing in the fall. College Park is, uh, okay, I guess, as long as you stay out of sight of Route 1.
|1 week 2 days ago||This is all the dancing I|
|1 week 3 days ago||Griese - Wheatley - Howard -||
Griese - Wheatley - Howard - Woodson - Crisler
Splurging on the Heisman winners because I feel like the gap between them and the guys behind them is greater than with the other positions. I'm least comfortable with Crisler because he's from so long ago. But he was an innovator, i figure he'd adjust and come up with some cool shit.
|1 week 4 days ago||If I were an NBA owner, I||
If I were an NBA owner, I would draft Diamond Stone #1 overall and then rename my team the Diamond Stones.
|1 week 4 days ago||and the other three can||
and the other three can be...aliens?
|1 week 5 days ago||YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE||
I liked draftageddon last year, and when it got really ridiculously long I just started skimming. People who complained about it make no sense to me. Just go read something else, or look out the window or something.
|1 week 5 days ago||You may.||
|1 week 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||more like st fermintation,||
more like st fermintation, amirite?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I think Peppers has the first||
I think Peppers has the first chin-strap beard I've ever seen where I didn't automatically think "douchebag."
|2 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Those on FB would do well to||
Those on FB would do well to join Cool Freaks Wikipedia Club, where people post links to all kinds of wonderful stuff from the bowels of Wikipedia.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'd go with ??%-??%.||
I'd go with ??%-??%.