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|9 hours 55 min ago||Fapping in the shower.||
Fapping in the shower.
|16 hours 8 min ago||Tropp currently plays for||
Tropp currently plays for Columbus, which makes sense.
|16 hours 19 min ago||O I C. I'm no mod / admin,||
O I C. I'm no mod / admin, but I think that means he got caved, and nobody can see when he posts anything, and that feature doesn't work on the app.
|1 day 2 hours ago||What?||
|1 day 3 hours ago||I hadn't really planned on||
I hadn't really planned on anything, but now that I think about it, I think I'll pour me some Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey to celebrate a good day in B1G basketball. Two real Big Ten teams beat the fake ones by a combined 44 points. That the winners reside in Columbus and East Lansing makes no difference to me.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Worth||
|2 days 12 hours ago||Never forget.....the||
Never forget.....the Spartiest thing that ever Sparted:
|3 days 8 hours ago||Senator Joe McCarthy.||
Senator Joe McCarthy.
|3 days 11 hours ago||You're arguing against things||
You're arguing against things that people didn't say and basing a huge crusade of some kind around an assumption, and you're the one lecturing on reading comprehension? Talk about 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.
|3 days 12 hours ago||I did a search for||
I did a search for "advantage" and "spoiled" on this page. You're the only one who's said those words. I don't know what kind of personality disorder you have that intentionally confuses being angry at vandals with being angry at spoiled rich kids.
|3 days 13 hours ago||It would be hard to get more||
It would be hard to get more than the trade-in value if all you got was "the cost of the damages" as you proposed above.
Second, business property is not somehow more OK to destroy than personal property.
|3 days 13 hours ago||You don't think paying back||
No, it's not punishment enough, because it sends the message that you can trash anything you like, no matter who it belongs to, as long as you pay for it. How about I take a baseball bat to your car and call it OK after I write you a check?
Yes, they should have a record and jail time.
|4 days 6 hours ago||OMG Class of 2000 also.||
OMG Class of 2000 also. Besties! The rest of my identity shouldn't be too hard for you to track down from here, given I wear my undergrad on my sleeve.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Had a 20-yard pool. Four||
Had a 20-yard pool. Four lanes, 20 yards, dating all the way back to the original construction of the building way back in 1928. When the new pool was finished, they tore it out and replaced it with a student commons sort of thing. It used to be miserable. It was like swimming in a Jacuzzi. Great for jumping into on frigid January mornings until you actually had to start swimming in the thing, and 30 minutes later you'd be panting like a dog without even doing anything really strenuous. It also wasn't deep enough to do any starts.
You could probably fit two of the old pool room into the footprint of the new pool.
|4 days 8 hours ago||OK smarty, would it change||
OK smarty, would it change your mind to know that growing up in GP, I had some very good friends who were Jewish, moved there over 30 years ago, are still there, and are awfully far to the left side of the political spectrum? The latter, meaning that they would be the kind of people who'd be loud and vocal about any discrimination they noticed and assuredly wouldn't have stuck around if there were any of it directed at them.
It probably wouldn't change your mind, which is sort of the definition of an intractible stereotype, but keep on stereotyping in a way you feel is acceptable.
|4 days 9 hours ago||It's pretty sad to see that||
It's pretty sad to see that people think that if it happened in the '50s it must still be exactly the same today.
|4 days 9 hours ago||I just made my hotel||
Ha....and here I was afraid I'd be boring you. To be honest, from what I remember seeing from state meet results over the past few years, I'm not sure that North has declined precipitously - some, but mainly, South has jumped into near-elite status. I say this with a full load of bias as a South swimming alum.....my freshman year was also the first under the new coach, and North beat us at the dual meet for three years and the division meet for two. We won divisions my junior year and I don't think South has lost that meet since.
I really, really would've loved to swim at that new pool instead of borrowing Brownell for regular practices, South's terrible old 20-yard pool for morning practices, and North for meets. That place is a palace.
|4 days 10 hours ago||What happened to GPN swimming||
What happened to GPN swimming is Gators Swim Club. Used to be that Pointe Aquatics was the only swim club in GP, and run by the GPN coach, therefore it became a feeder for GPN swimming. If you were on or headed to the South team, the coach would give you the time of day and not much else. Now South has a feeder club too, coached by the South coach.
Plus, South just plain got great coaching. The guy who vaulted South's program over North, about 15, 16 years ago, was a tremendously popular middle school teacher, so incoming freshmen knew who he was and wanted to swim for him. The size of both South swim teams more than doubled in just a couple years.
Probably more than you ever wanted to know about that subject, but there you go.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Crime in Grosse Pointe||
Crime in Grosse Pointe consists almost entirely of thieves from Detroit (and drunk drivers on Lakeshore.) The most recent murder to actually take place in GP was perpetrated by some guy from Detroit via Louisiana who was illegally living in the attic of the flat he shared with the victim. A high school kid from GP was recently gunned down just a couple blocks from the border and that crime will never be solved because snitches get stitches. Another resident of GP was recently beaten up in the same neighborhood after taking a wrong turn home from a bar, not long after the Utash incident. Every road leading into and out of GP from Detroit is a potholed moonscape and there are more vacant lots than buildings, and more vacant buildings than occupied ones.
But it's a couple racist sheds, which formed a visual barrier but not a real one because a bypass was set up through the alley, that are the REAL problem in relations between GP and Detroit.
|4 days 10 hours ago||OK, I live in Grosse Pointe,||
OK, I live in Grosse Pointe, so, you can either take the word of people who live here or you can take the word of people who read the Freep comments sections and conclude "THATS RAYCISS."
GP is still, basically, GP. As in, the schools and the area have not declined in any noticeable way in the past however many years. Yes, the schools still feed U-M pretty heavily. I graduated from South 15 years ago and the joke was that half the school was on the GP College Plan - apply to Michigan, MSU, and the directional school of your choice, and go to whichever was your best acceptance letter. Still more or less the case as far as I know.
Yup, the schools in Ann Arbor, Northville, Rochester, Birmingham, etc. are all also quality schools. No reason, though, that the GP high schools should be taken out of that league.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Sounds like the journalistic||
Sounds like the journalistic (in a loose sense of the word) equivalent of SEC dipshits who make fake Twitter accounts and harangue recruits pretending to be fans of other teams.
In other words, proof that you take the monster you created way too friggin' seriously.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Exactly. The Smith signing||
Exactly. The Smith signing went down exactly like people said it would before the ink was dry: he couldn't play the four because Monroe and Drummond and he makes a horrible three so this is stupid. And lo, it was stupid. There wasn't a pundit or GM or scout anywhere who didn't absolutely drool over Darko. There's no debate about this. Drafting Darko wasn't even one of the top-five worst moves Dumars made.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Mateen Cleaves gives White a||
Mateen Cleaves gives White a run for the money. White, at least, was less of a reach and didn't smack of "crap, I haven't had much time to research this stuff, let's go with the hometown popular pick."
|1 week 1 day ago||No, but you'd be surprised||
No, but you'd be surprised how well being a Beater translates to playing tight end.
|1 week 1 day ago||Do you honestly think there's||
Do you honestly think there's a functional difference between pine tar and scuffing the ball? MLB doesn't seem to think so, because rule 8.02 lists a whole litany of things the pitcher can't do to the ball, scuffing and pine tar included, and they all result in ejection. You asked if scraping up a baseball should get you banned from the World Series. I told you it already does. Just because the example I gave is from 1988, what difference does that make? How the fuck is that being both sanctimonious and wrong? You're the one being pedantic and obnoxious - and yes, making a huge fuss over the difference between scuffing a ball and pine tarring it is extremely pedantic.
|1 week 1 day ago||So Chris Clark goes to||
So Chris Clark goes to Hogwarts then?
|1 week 1 day ago||I never said the Pats should||
I never said the Pats should be kicked out of the Super Bowl. Here's the question for you:
Since you think deflating footballs against the rules gives an advantage to the team doing it, does that mean you think teams should refrain from doing it? And do you think a small fine will stop the Patriots from doing it?
|1 week 1 day ago||Pitchers who are caught||
Pitchers who are caught scuffing the baseball are chucked from the game and suspended - even if it's the World Series. Same goes for hockey. It's not like that's a radical thing. In 1988, a Dodgers pitcher was tossed from Game 4 of the NLCS and suspended for three days for pine tar on his glove.
IMO Belichick should be suspended from the game, simple as that. And the Pats should lose draft picks, more than they lost for spying on practices, because they don't seem to get the "don't cheat" message.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not the same thing. As I||
Not the same thing. As I noted below, on every play there's a foul or a holding call, there's a penalty. The Patriots used a deflated ball on every play and got a penalty on none of them. If their center were found on tape to have blatantly ripped the facemask of his defender and it was never, ever called, wouldn't that be cause for outrage?
And this isn't just "rubbin' is racin'." There's a difference between something you do in the heat of the moment and something you plan to do to try and gain an advantage that you know is against the rules and you hope nobody notices. If you want the NASCAR analogy, you do realize they take away points in the standings, sometimes even wins, for cars that fail to meet the standards. This isn't at all analogous to a little rubbin', this is like to a team changing the car with parts that don't meet specifications. And NASCAR beats the shit out of you for it.
NASCAR came with fire and blood for a connecting rod that was too light. If they didn't, they'd have these problems all the time.
|1 week 1 day ago||Holding happens on one play||
Holding happens on one play and you get a 10-yard penalty every time you do it. The Patriots used a deflated ball on every play of the first half, so by your logic, they should've gotten perhaps a 5-yard penalty on each and every play.