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|1 week 3 days ago||a. You know, this is a really||
a. You know, this is a really good question and I'm glad you asked it. I've had people tell me that I sound like Kermit the Frog when I talk sometimes. This is not purposeful, nor is it something I'm aware of unless someone points it out, or if I've been recorded and I hear the playback. It's been pointed out more than once though, so I suppose it's a thing. The odd part of it is that, in my head, I sound like a super smooth, super suave, manly man. So to answer your question, I would like to say "the voice in my head", but the reality is that it's the sound people hear.
b. I hope I never know the answer to this. I will be forever young.
c. Of course it would appear to move toward the back initially. Once it realized the car was moving though, it would either speed up to match the speed of the car (to avoid getting plastered against the rear window), or say "forget this" and zip out a window.
d. I have it on good authority from sciencers and such that the answer to this question is "yes". Don't shoot the messenger.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly. I was just reading||
Exactly. I was just reading the texts between McNally and Jastremski on NBC (here's the link), and there is no way to conclude from those that anybody was asking McNally to deflate the balls below the legal limit. If anything, McNally just comes across as a manipulative douche:
Between that and other texts, McNally comes across as someone who got pissed because he felt Tom was too particular about the balls, then used that as a way to get free stuff out of the whole thing.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||+1 for taking the neg like a||
+1 for taking the neg like a man.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sorry, it's not clear||
I'm sorry, it's not clear from your post. Who, and I mean who, no really I'm saying who, who let the dogs out?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I gave you fair warning. You||
I gave you fair warning.
You had a great post until the last paragraph.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I won't either, since that's||
I won't either, since that's exactly the dog I want to get. I'd name it Bjorn, too. Because 1) that's just an awesome dog name in general, and 2) it's a perfect dog name for a German Shepherd.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'll tell you what, my||
I'll tell you what, my allergies have made it nearly impossible to breath through my nose the past couple of days. I'm very thankful for the ability to breath through my mouth right now.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I was a little tike, no older||
I was a little tike, no older than 7 or 8, when my parents decided to switch me to a new piano teacher. The teacher I was leaving was my first piano teacher, and I idolized her, so I got really upset about the change. I remember being up in my room having a moment when my dad came up and had a conversation about change, and how it happens all the time and how I needed to learn to adjust and accept changes. I eventually got over it, had a great experience with the new piano teacher, and every time I'm faced with a life change, my mind inevitably goes back to that conversation my dad had with me. I've gone through a lot of bigger changes since then and have been able to handle them in stride because of that.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||That does suck for Nathan,||
That does suck for Nathan, and I feel for him, but I am glad that it makes the decision to keep Soria at closer much easier.
That said, the bullpen is starting to look shaky again. Also just saw that Krol has been DFA'd as of this morning, with Alex Wilson coming up to give it a go. Chamberlain has pitched well so far, but he's still a wild card in my mind. AlAl is always inconsistent. Not many options in the 'pen.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Indeed||
I will unashamedly say that you are correct. And let's be honest, a Ferrari (or anything close to that caliber) is a pipe dream that will never be realized by me. And I'm OK with that.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||27 And assuming you're older||
And assuming you're older than that, I place the blame squarely on your generation, as the reason I've never driven a manual is entirely due to my parents. They used to drive manuals when they were kids, but owned automatics by the time I was old enough to start driving. I bought my first car off my dad and am currently on car #2 now.
IT'S NOT MY FAULT
|4 weeks 5 days ago||If I wanted a boat on wheels,||
If I wanted a boat on wheels, I'd get a 2015 Interceptor 28 KoolKat, slap some dubs on that baby, and be on my merry way. But I don't want a boat on wheels. I want a Ferrari. Even if it's a rusted out, old Ferrari, it has more sexiness and gravitas in one of its rust flakes than every station wagon ever made, combined into one. That would admittedly be a rather large station wagon, and it would have plenty of rear-facing seats (which I admit are a redeeming factor...there's just no beating the sweet smell of exhaust fumes and making faces at the people behind you), but it would still be a station wagon and therefore a terrible mode of transportation.
Give me a Ferrari, rusted out or not, or give me a KoolKat on wheels.
I think we've reached an understanding.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Woof||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Anyone replying to this||
I won't argue the point that I am nuts. But that's neither here nor there. What is ALSO nuts is passing up an opportunity to get the car of your dreams when money isn't an issue. If I got my Ferrari F-50, I would either move to a warm/dry climate (like Phoenix or something), or just not go out driving when it was snowing. Either that or just slap some snow tires on that puppy and gun it through the snow :D
You're being far too practical with this thought exercise.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Placing the word||
Placing the word "performance" in front of it doesn't help the cause at all. It doesn't change the fact that it's still a station wagon and, therefore, not worthy of respect.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Who cares what shape your||
Who cares what shape your spine is in when you can drive 200 mph? I'D BE UNSTOPPABLE
Plus, I mean
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Is this your prototype?||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||No brainer||
Hands down a Ferrari F-50. Red with tan leather interior. Convertible of course. And no, it doesn't matter that neither my wife nor I have never driven a manual transmission in our lives. I will learn and then drive her everywhere, since she obviously would never be allowed behind the wheel of that beauty.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Don't know of many comedians,||
Don't know of many comedians, but my wife and I saw Louie Anderson live last year in Cleveland and he was hilarious.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I thought it was a legitimate||
I thought it was a legitimate question.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||This may be toeing the line||
This may be toeing the line of politics, but if you're using marijuana as an example of how employment laws are tilted in favor of employers, you're making a weak argument. Of all the things that employers could screen employees for, marijuana is way down the list of "oppressive" things. This is a non-issue for a lot of people and makes logical sense. And your examples below of the benefits of marijuana are clearly exceptions to the rule. Most people don't need it for medical reasons.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||That was going to be my||
That was going to be my question. I just wonder if his hamstrings will ever be strong enough to be able to play. He's got to be so discouraged, feel bad for the guy.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Sam's team, by position||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Both would be nice, actually.||
Both would be nice, actually. I like seeing the order the players were drafted in, because that sheds light on who's standing out. But you're right, it would also be nice to see by position. I'll work on it, unless someone else beats me to it.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||What does this even mean? How||
What does this even mean? How is the century we are living in relevant to the argument? Are employers not within their rights to expect their employees to show up to work sober-minded and ready to contribute, regardless of what year it is? As others have said in this thread already, weed impairs your judgment/cognitive ability. From our friend Don, down in this thread:
I don't see what the big deal is with employers having standards and expecting their employees to live up to them.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||It's over my head||
|8 weeks 6 days ago||HEY EVERYBODY!||
IT'S A NEGBANG!!!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Also the cut the cord||
I will say though that if you're not careful about it, you can very easily end up paying more than you would for cable + internet. I think one thing people sometimes overlook is the requirement of having internet speeds fast enough to be able to stream HD content. For me, I've got 15 mbps from Time Warner and that's worked well. You need to factor that into the total cost though, then evaluate whether everything else you pay for is cheaper than cable. Here's my setup:
The only thing missing in there is BTN (and I suppose HBO, but I wouldn't pay for HBO even if I got cable). A comparable cable and internet package would cost $89.99/month (before taxes and not including the monthly fee for renting the cable box). So I pay less than I would for internet + cable, and I have more control over what I watch.
The struggle always comes down to live sports (and I suppose HBO, but I've never been into HBO content so I don't care about that). As others have said, this can be mitigated by leveraging friendships (that sounds terrible) and local sports bars (though keep in mind this won't be free either, as you'll likely spend money on food/beer).
Another requirement is to have some sort of device to get the content on your TV. Thankfully, there is a plethora of options now, between Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, Apple, etc, but that will be an up-front cost if you don't already have one.