I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|7 hours 16 min ago||As long as there's a||
As long as there's a reasonable backup plan in place here. One year risks don't bother me much.
|9 hours 46 min ago||I didn't realize the Herm||
I didn't realize the Herm account was Boliviated and banned. I thought that guy just disappeared because people figured out he was also someone else the way RDT got outed.
|9 hours 49 min ago||It's not the luxury boxes||
It's not the luxury boxes (although I'm sure the new stadium will have more) - the Braves have found that the vast, vast majority of their ticket buyers are from the northern suburbs. So that's where the new stadium will go, in an effort to "improve access" to their fanbase. It's fair to say that getting downtown and back is a pain for most of those customers. If it results in an extra 3,000 tickets sold per game, it might just be worth it. It'll be the Cobb County taxpayers getting taken for a ride as that's the government entity promising the support (Atlanta being in Fulton County.)
|9 hours 54 min ago||I think we're going to have||
I think we're going to have to learn the other names you've gone by. I'm sure "bouje" is not one of them, but, just to be on the safe side, observe the proprieties, you know.
|13 hours 37 min ago||The rule wouldn't be in place||
The rule wouldn't be in place without the consent (and initiative) of the teams governed by it. If they wanted to change it, they would.
|14 hours 48 min ago||I wish there weren't||
I don't. Is there a job posting in the world higher than Mackinac Island poop sweeper that doesn't require a set of minimum skills and attributes? Must have bachelor's degree, etc. The point is not to ensure that every qualified person gets a shot at the job, the point is to ensure that everyone who applies for the job is qualified.
Surely there are high school prodigies who could do a lot of the jobs adults do, but companies don't want to weed through the piles of unqualified applicants to find the ones that can. The NFL and NBA are vilified for feeling the same way; I don't see a difference between their age requirements and companies asking for X years of experience in a field.
I agree with pretty much every other word you've written on the subject but those.
|16 hours 41 min ago||That's not really||
That's not really outlandishly different than requirements for a lot of full ride scholars, just on a larger scale. As an NROTC student I had to take two semesters of calculus, two semesters of calc-based physics, one semester of computer science, and eight of naval science, which add up to well over a full year of requirements. This on top of my school's English and non-Western requirements, the latter of which was a token sop to diversity education and far less onerous than at many schools. I got to choose my major all the same, but there's that little issue too of post-graduation service requirement, which precludes a masters degree for at least four years.
|1 day 1 min ago||You've basically heard only||
You've basically heard only the worst Steve Miller song then.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I cannot possibly upvote this||
I cannot possibly upvote this enough. I am guilty of tailgating at times - BUT - when, and only when, there are two people going the same speed in two different lanes and I can't get by, and nor can the people behind.
I recently saw an online poll: what driving behavior irritates you the most? I'll wager that half the people that picked tailgating are that sort of person. Lanes are for driving at the same speed as the guy in front or behind. There are extra lanes so that people can go faster or slower. Do NOT fly in formation. It is extremely rude and is the cause of a lot of traffic slowdowns. I completely agree: tailgating is the only way there is, aside from flashing the lights which people also find rude, to convey "please stop holding up traffic."
|1 day 6 hours ago||Black Betty is a fucking||
Black Betty is a fucking shit-ass song and you're right, the first 30 seconds come on and I'm like, cool, and then 10 seconds later I think, what am I doing??? this is Black Betty, it's the worst song on the radio. (Well, on the stations I listen to.)
The way you think about Bob Dylan, I think about Lenny Kravitz. I think Lenny Kravitz is the guy white preppy people listen to in order to claim a multicultural interest in music. Especially back in the 90s.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I upvoted before the Hitler||
I upvoted before the Hitler edit but I would do it again if I could because Godwin.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Fuck you guys. Mark Dantonio||
Fuck you guys. Mark Dantonio is my bishie.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Best thing that's happened||
Best thing that's happened
|1 day 7 hours ago||Warm climates are overrated.||
Warm climates are overrated. I don't think a place is an awesome place to visit or live just because it's got beaches and sun. I enjoy the beach but I don't consider it the ultimate vacation destination. Warm winter weather means obnoxiously sweltering summer weather and boring seasonal changes. There's nothing glamorous about Miami or Florida in general and I would be miserable living in LA or its environs.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Tomatoes are terrible. I||
Tomatoes are terrible. I always make sure to ask for burgers without them.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Another example of Not As||
Another example of Not As Hot. And the reason is Emmy Rossum's singing voice.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I'm not sure why this idea||
I'm not sure why this idea exists that UConn is "settling." It's a mid-level program. The vast, vast majority of BCS coaches (not including the AAC) were head coaches elsewhere first, or hired from within for continuity's sake. I can think off the top of my head three coaches that got their first head coaching job at a BCS level school and were hired from outside the program: Paul Chryst, Kevin Wilson, and Will Muschamp. Muschamp is Exhibit A of why schools don't usually do that. Wilson is at Indiana, which isn't exactly a destination. And Wilson, like Narduzzi, is a Broyles Award winner - and Indiana is the job he ended up with. If Narduzzi is holding out for a Florida type offer he's going to be at MSU a long time. A job like UConn is right in the wheelhouse of what he ought to be looking for.
|1 day 8 hours ago||The Big Lebowski really isn't||
The Big Lebowski really isn't that great a movie. I don't hate it, I just don't come close to the hero-worship of the Dude. I've never been impressed. And Napoleon Dynamite outright blows.
The sexiest actress in Hollywood isn't Megan Fox or Mila Kunis (she's close, though) or Jennifer Lawrence or any of the much more popular names, it's Emmy Rossum.
Plus, I think Smashing Pumpkins is an absolute shit band, but secretly enjoy Livin' La Vida Loca and don't hate Nickelback, Creed, or Coldplay.
|1 day 15 hours ago||The answer is two in the next||
The answer is two in the next two years. That's a bare minimum, really. They just have to be against the right teams. I think three would be a better answer, but let's start with two and go from there.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Let's face it though: I know||
Let's face it though: I know that's not what was specifically said here, but when people complain about Dirks, foot speed is not usually why.
The platoon is probably a good idea, and Davis will be very useful in PR situations, but hopefully people aren't expecting him to be an upgrade at the plate, except to the extent that the platoon does that.
|2 days 9 hours ago||It's hard to claim an||
It's hard to claim an entirely private punishment is appropriate when you do something wrong and stupid in front of a lot of people. One of the lessons to be learned from stupidity is that if you do it publicly, expect to have the consequences (at least somewhat) publicized too. Goes hand in hand with the punishment.
|2 days 9 hours ago||But you're certainly being a||
But you're certainly being a puss about being in the minority in an Internet discussion. The overwhelming opinion is you're wrong (and it has nothing to do with communism) and you don't seem to be taking it all that well.
|2 days 9 hours ago||I wish you would stop using||
I wish you would stop using trivializing words, like, "some snow throwing" to make it sound like you're being ever so reasonable. Yes, I'd be OK with Gardner missing the Game if he did what Pharaoh Brown did.
The fact that you can't figure out the difference between consent and lack of consent is troubling. It's a very simple concept.
|2 days 10 hours ago||That "rose" looks more like a||
That "rose" looks more like a Dum-Dum anyway. He shouldn't be prosecuted for inciting a riot, he should be prosecuted for crimes against art.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Two players with normalized||
Two players with normalized 600-at-bat seasons from their 2013 numbers:
A: .256-12-51, OPS .686. Career BA .276, career OPS .745, career FP .986
B: .260-11-44, OPS .687. Career BA .268, career OPS .693, career FP .986
Obviously one is Davis and one is Dirks. Other than the basepath speed, why is one so obviously better than the other?
The answer is that Tigers fans seem to always hate what they have and want what they don't have.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Most of the critics talked||
Most of the critics talked about nothing but how bad the infield defense was and how slow the team was in the field and on the basepaths, and how bad the bullpen was. DD apparently decided they were right. I realize you may not have been one of them, but finding a guy with Peralta's bat and Iglesias's glove costs $18 million.
|2 days 14 hours ago||I'm not sure that the||
I'm not sure that the "lighten up" crowd (which is fortunately small) is the one empathizing with the victims of the mob mentality. The lighten up crowd appears to be mostly comprised of morally bankrupt hypocrites who are remarkably silent when asked (repeatedly) if they'd be OK about having this happen to their elderly father but otherwise loud and proud in their willingness to defend asshattery.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Wow. It's the fucking||
Wow. It's the fucking Internet. It's not like they physically assaulted you. Clearly there is a discussion going on, what do you expect driving right through it? People are so temperamental. #LightenUpFrancis
I find it utterly hilarious that you're whining about being the victim of a herd mentality after taking the side of the herd. How funny. Maybe it's not so exciting having a mob gang up on you after all. And these are just words on a screen; I'd hate to see how your thin-skinned ass would respond if you were the guy in the car.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Nobody is forcing you to||
Nobody is forcing you to watch the bowl games that you think should not exist.
|3 days 14 hours ago||I love me some Detroit, but I||
I love me some Detroit, but I still can't imagine the Bowling Green kids are real happy going to the Pizza Bowl while the NIU team they beat gets a trip to San Diego.