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|3 days 21 hours ago||Related (not a personal story||
Related (not a personal story but close enough): My mom works for the Association of American Medical Colleges. A few years ago it came to light that a woman who worked in the accounting department -- nice lady, well-liked in the office, owned a bridal store on the side and gave free gowns to women in the military -- had stolen FIVE MILLION DOLLARS from the organization over the course of the previous eight years. She had used some of the money to pay for her church's roof to be covered in gold.
She was caught and is now in prison, but the kicker is that her church is right around the corner from AAMC: my mom can literally see the gold roof from her desk. Nice little reminder every day that none of us really has any idea what the hell anyone around us is thinking or doing.
|4 days 16 hours ago||(No subject)||
|1 week 3 days ago||It's so goddamn hot out, I||
It's so goddamn hot out, I went to eat lunch outside with my colleague and it felt like
So we went inside.
Happy Easter everyone.
|1 week 4 days ago||And a pretty inept one, at||
And a pretty inept one, at that.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Wait, don't you mean||
Hell hath a post?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||He also missed a comeback for||
He also missed a comeback for the ages: When Jim said, "Hey John, have you won anything yet?" he should have said, "The Super Bowl."
But perhaps he knows Jim too well and didn't want to incite serious bloodshed.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||1. Obtain Brutus costume 2.||
1. Obtain Brutus costume
2. Fill costume with C4
3. Place necklace around costume's neck
4. Set up slow-mo cameras
5. Retreat to a safe distance
6. Blow that shit up
I may have watched a little too much Mythbusters in my day.
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||So what he's saying is DPJ is||
So what he's saying is DPJ is like Calvin Johnson, but fast and able to jump high. Cool, I'm on board with that.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Prediction without having||
Prediction without having read the article: We will continue to solve our problems with aggression.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Total career earnings north||
Total career earnings north of $52 million, per Basketball Reference, so yeah I'd say he did alright.
He was an essentially replacement-level NBA player for ten seasons, the only reason he's considered a bust is because he went second overall.* If he'd been drafted at the end of the first round (1) almost no one would remember him and (2) the people who did remember him would remember him as a mediocre but serviceable big man.
*EDIT: And yes, the fact that he was absolutely does make him a bust. Point is that he had an okay career in the end.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||That's what people said about||
That's what people said about Kentucky a few years ago, man. March Madness. It's a crazy time.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Featuring UM commit Luiji||
Hurray! I love Name of the Year with an irrational fervor. This year's bracket features UM commit Luiji Vilain, who was nominated (along with fellow NOTY contestant Bumper Pool) by yours truly.*
*And probably other people but in my heart of hearts I know I was first.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||This is the most impressive||
This is the most impressive non-Bolivia-worthy hole digging that I've seen on the board in a long time.
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||WHY WOULD YOU JINX US LIKE||
WHY WOULD YOU JINX US LIKE THIS.
I am now compelled to do every anti-jinx I can think of.
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||(No subject)||
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||I always do a mascot bracket,||
I always do a mascot bracket, too!
Let's see, Badger vs. Hokie is easy. Spartan vs. a Hurricane, still pretty easy. But then what about Bearcast vs. Wildcat? Bearcat sounds bigger but maybe it'd just be chilled out and a wildcat would fuck it up on sheer willpower. Tiger vs. Fighting Irish? Tigers are fierce but Fighting Irish are too drunk to feel pain, and they're pretty scrappy, possibly armed, and multiple. Still probably give the edge to the Tiger there.
One of my favorite annual traditions.
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||This sums it up exactly and||
This sums it up exactly and deserves more upvotes.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Wonder if anyone is||
Wonder if anyone is quantifying this. On a related note, it would be awesome to be able to visualize KenPom ranking over the course of the season, as a way of seeing who got hot when. Doesn't even seem like it'd be that hard for someone who knew what they were doing. (Obviously that would have some limitations, e.g. bias against teams that started from the top and now they there. Still, it'd be neat.)
|6 weeks 2 days ago||+1 for using olde-timey||
+1 for using olde-timey nickname for hockey team.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Wait so how many kids per||
Wait so how many kids per year do you think get cash? Fewer than 311 kids? If just the SEC has bagmen and the top, say, 10 players in each class get some cash, that's 140 kids. Assuming that other P5 conferences have bagmen at least half as generous (5 kids paid per school per class, on average), that's another ~250 kids.
Obviously those numbers are wild guesses and my assumptions may be off-base. But it doesn't seem unreasonable to think that every four-star in the country gets at least offered money.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||As does FBS.||
As does FBS.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||This makes me wonder how Funk||
This makes me wonder how Funk still gets work as an OL coach; he's on the new Indiana State staff someone posted the other day. Must be a really nice guy? Have a lot of dirt on people?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Shut the fuck up, Donny,||
Shut the fuck up, Donny, you're out of your element.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Marmot.||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Counterpoint: Schrute.||
|7 weeks 19 hours ago||Not that this is the end-all||
Not that this is the end-all and be-all, but one analysis found that combine bench performance is actually signficant for predicting CB success in the NFL, in fact moreso than for most other positions and than all other combine measurements other than the 40: http://harvardsportsanalysis.org/2015/02/the-combine-actually-matters-part-2/.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Bang me, I'm on antibiotics||
Bang me, I'm on antibiotics for the first time in my adult life.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Tennessee is fully capable of||
Tennessee is fully capable of blowing that game.