Sad Losers Grow Fu Manchu Mustaches to Emulate Their New Hero, Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew

Gardner Minshew is a rookie pressed into sudden service. He's doing well, giving the team some hope.



Minshew sports a Fu Manchu, seventies-porn-actor style mustache.

To emulate their new hero, legions of incel manbabies are also sporting Fu Manchu mustaches, the Wall Street Journal reports.


The team is feeding the mania. The Jaguars began offering what it dubs the "Minshew Mini Pack," which includes tickets to the team's next two home games, a bandanna, fake mustache and the chance to take a picture on the field with the gear.

Can't wait to hear the names of some of the piss-pants jock-sniffing toddlermen growing a mustache to look like another dude.


Amy Ekdahl remembers exactly how she learned that her husband had joined the craze, and she wasn't happy about it.

Ekdahl? That name sounds familiar.

Must be someone else.

John Ekdahl has had a thick beard for as long as they've been together.

John Ekdahl? Eh, must be another guy named John Ekdahl. There's no reason to think that Ekdahl roots for the Jaguars.

Except for living in Florida. And constantly tweeting about the Jaguars.

And showing a love for Garnder Minshew that clearly crosses from homoerotic to just plain ol' gay.

He decided to get rid of all of it--except the mustache--after Mr. Minshew led Jacksonville to a win over the Tennessee Titans. He didn't consult his wife.

Ms. Ekdahl learned about it when she checked her phone and saw he had sent her a picture. "My heart dropped," she recalls. "I was enraged all day."

Her friends at work expressed similar shock and asked her how old her husband is. "Too old to be doing this," she told them.

Mr. Ekdahl, though, has no plans to shave it.

Anyway, so just kidding with the incel manbaby stuff. That actually is the John Ekdahl, former coblogger.

It's a cute story, but... it's very revealing. Not about a minor trend in facial hair. But about how the media gets its stories.

The reporter saw people tweeting about the Fu Minshew mustache and started typing up a, well, let's call it a "news story." Where did they get Ekdahl's name from? They saw him tweeting about his Fu Minshew on Twitter.

The media is just 90% about taking tweets and hashtags and typing them into stories and calling it brave reporting and truth firefighting.

The other 10% is typing up evidence-free conspiracy theories peddled to them by Adam Schiff.

Emily Jashinksy just wrote about that.

Political Twitter is easily distracted by stories with a dangerously unbalanced ratio of news value to entertainment value, even more so than the cable networks. (I'm not excluding myself from this.) Because the conversation is driven by coastal journalists who use our accounts for social and professional purposes, there's a premium on media gossip, insular Beltway chatter, and amusing viral content....

The problem is that news outlets also use Twitter as an assignment editor, which has the effect of artificially inflating the importance of such stories--in newsrooms, boardrooms, and living rooms. Tweets have consequences, even the silly ones. That’s well-worth considering before getting sucked into the largely irrelevant Twitter pile-on of the moment.

That's via Steven Green at Instapundit, who cites this tweet from Salena Zito, pointing out that for many, real life is now nothing more than a series of tweets and notifications:



On That Point: Ironically enough -- or perhaps inevitably enough -- the media had previously seized on a John Ekdahl tweet to fabricate a "TWITTER OUTRAGED!" non-story "story."


Somewhat related: The Ohio State marching band celebrated Neil Armstrong Day with a routine about the moon landing.



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1 1st

Posted by: Rick in SK at October 07, 2019 02:44 PM (FZYNt)

2 DERP.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 07, 2019 02:45 PM (iys0/)

3 Legally, I don't think you're allowed to sport a mustache like that unless you own a Trans-Am with a minimum of three Foghat cassettes.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 07, 2019 02:45 PM (wCmLp)

4 1st maybe

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 07, 2019 02:45 PM (0W3mK)

5 Read the damn content

Posted by: G marks the spot at October 07, 2019 02:45 PM (Js8Dx)

6 not 1st

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 07, 2019 02:45 PM (0W3mK)

7 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 02:46 PM (q80AH)

8 ekdahl says that he's not aware of anyone saying "Fu Minshew" before, so that might be a new coinage by me, unbelievably enough. (It suggests itself readily.)

Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 02:46 PM (PbpT7)

9 Nobody rocked a pr0nstache like Burt Reynolds.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 07, 2019 02:46 PM (HaL55)

10 I mean I read the interesting and delightful content!

Posted by: G marks the spot at October 07, 2019 02:46 PM (Js8Dx)

11 The marching band vid is, and I haven't said this about anything marching band related ever before in my life and don't expect to again, pretty radical.

Posted by: ghost of kari at October 07, 2019 02:47 PM (VoMt7)

12 >>>3 Legally, I don't think you're allowed to sport a mustache like that unless you own a Trans-Am with a minimum of three Foghat cassettes.

it's a necessary law. otherwise they're be anarchy.

Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 02:47 PM (PbpT7)

13 F the NFL.

I knew in a year or so everyone would forget their rage and start slurping up the Kool Ade again. Garwsh, footballs! Can't stay away!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 02:47 PM (KZzsI)

14 "The media is just 90% about taking tweets and hashtags and typing them into stories and calling it brave reporting and truth firefighting."

Yes, that seems to be the case. For those of us who don't use Twitter, the newsmedia is our go-to source for news about what's happening on Twitter. And SNL.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at October 07, 2019 02:47 PM (mk9aG)

15 Once you get out of junior high you are supposed to stop imitating people like this.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - It Is Never Time to Eat The Babies at The Outrage Outlet! at October 07, 2019 02:47 PM (hLRSq)

16 Minschew

G-d Bless You

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 02:47 PM (u//oP)

17 Is it true that Ekdahl also had his pubes shaved into a fu-manchu stache around his little pecker?

Posted by: Roy at October 07, 2019 02:48 PM (cD09y)

18 Mustaches.... have had one since HS..... will die with it, God willing..... but not for everyone... especially the wimminz... they look funny...

Posted by: kraken at October 07, 2019 02:48 PM (90T4r)

19 Nooded

Posted by: G marks the spot at October 07, 2019 02:48 PM (Js8Dx)

20 Legally, I don't think you're allowed to sport a mustache like that unless you own a Trans-Am with a minimum of three Foghat cassettes.

It's not a real Fu Manchu, anyway. It's IIRC basically what Hulk Hogan had, which is a beardstache shaved a certain way.

A "real" Fu Manchu requires a handlebar-length moustache, only vertical, not horizontal. IMO, anyway.

Posted by: Lance McCormick, phoning it in as usual at October 07, 2019 02:48 PM (l8gTz)

21 So much racism in that Ohio State clip. Not one black transgendered person of color has walked on the moon and you're celebrating this?????

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 02:49 PM (FiUMj)

22 One-half of the handlebar moustache must be shaved off. Eyebrow on the alternate side.

Do it, game-player. Do it now.

Posted by: Zod at October 07, 2019 02:49 PM (hgpSN)

23 it's a necessary law. otherwise they're be anarchy.
Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 02:47 PM (PbpT7)


No one would be able to get a vehicle within 100 yards of a high school.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 07, 2019 02:49 PM (wCmLp)

24 We still should have named the Columbus Airport after Armstrong instead of Glenn. The Man walked on the Moon, Glenn just went around the Earth.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at October 07, 2019 02:49 PM (dKiJG)

25 That's not a Fu Manchu.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 07, 2019 02:49 PM (Yu4ah)

26 Pikers. Minshew mustache mania is nothing new.

https://bit.ly/2MjH6T6

Go Cougs!

Posted by: Hands at October 07, 2019 02:49 PM (786Ro)

27 Three years ago, I got suspended from Twitter for a series of tweets. After getting reinstated, I haven't used it since. Don't miss it.

Posted by: mercenary13 at October 07, 2019 02:49 PM (TLrKv)

28 So, they all want to be Magnum PI?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 07, 2019 02:49 PM (ycWCI)

29 This is so true. A significant portion of headlines I see these days are something like "Twitter users outraged about ___" or "Social Media DESTROYS ____ After he ____"

And it always turns out the whole basis of the story was 3 or 4 random people tweeting something.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 07, 2019 02:49 PM (N4xQB)

30 >>a minimum of three Foghat cassettes.

Vehicle odor status: Ditch-weed.

Posted by: Zod at October 07, 2019 02:49 PM (hgpSN)

31 Anyone ever see a braided mustache??

Posted by: kraken at October 07, 2019 02:50 PM (90T4r)

32 I'm not a slave to fashion as I always tell my wife. But she knew that already....

Posted by: zeera BMGG - Books Make Great Gifts! at October 07, 2019 02:50 PM (T9rmq)

33 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at October 07, 2019 02:50 PM (Zz0t1)

34 i think about growing a mustache and then some dude calls it a "flavor savor" and I'm like "ew" and so I don't grow one

Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 02:50 PM (PbpT7)

35

Are there hidden figures in that marching band?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 07, 2019 02:51 PM (aKsyK)

36 Mustaches.... have had one since HS..... will die with it, God willing..... but not for everyone... especially the wimminz... they look funny...
Posted by: kraken at October 07, 2019 02:48 PM (90T4r)

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That's the only thing still funny about Rosie O'Donnell.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at October 07, 2019 02:51 PM (ECrgQ)

37 This Minschew guy is playing because Nick Foles broke his clavicle. I was hoping to see Foles do well in Jacksonville. He's a genuinely good guy and helped bring a Super Bowl to Philly.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 07, 2019 02:51 PM (N4xQB)

38 Minshew!!! He will always have a special place in my cold dark heart for giving us a 11-2 season last year. I hope he thrives in the NFL!

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 02:51 PM (a0IVu)

39 My kid is in a high school marching band, so I'm now having to learn about and pay attention to marching.

There's a ridiculous shit ton of work that goes into that stuff. It was shocking.

Posted by: Sponge at October 07, 2019 02:51 PM (Zz0t1)

40 There definitely is a follow the leader complex

Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2019 02:51 PM (ZCEU2)

41 Fu me?

Fu you!

Posted by: Manchu at October 07, 2019 02:51 PM (jYnPD)

42 Question for Media class: Do you know anyone that wears a Minshew-chu unironically (and isn't presently at a gay bathhouse)? Bonus Question: Or owns a truck (that isn't presently parked at a gay bathhouse)?

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at October 07, 2019 02:51 PM (hdzef)

43 Wait, I thought one of the reasons ace is called the ewok is because of his bearded status?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 07, 2019 02:51 PM (ycWCI)

44 Confucius say: Many man smoke, but few man chew.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 07, 2019 02:51 PM (mvenn)

45 i think about growing a mustache and then some dude calls it a "flavor savor" and I'm like "ew" and so I don't grow one
Posted by: ace



Talk about outgrowing something after high school...

Posted by: rickb223 at October 07, 2019 02:51 PM (Yu4ah)

46 To emulate their new hero, legions of incel manbabies are also sporting Fu Manchu mustaches, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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I guess I'm an incel manbaby.

Hell I sport the aviator sunglasses and sweatband too.

Thanks,

MAGA Ken

Posted by: MAGA at October 07, 2019 02:51 PM (I5LRE)

47 Yesterday I was at a table in a large auditorium, waiting for my kids who were ate an art thing (God what happened to my life?? LOL).

Anyway this kid, must have been 4 or 5 was walking and playing on a phone. He walked right into a chair at my table. Didn't phase him, just kept on going. He was that engrossed in his phone. Which I thought was both very funny and very sad. And his parents just kind of shrugged it off.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 02:51 PM (FiUMj)

48 This just in

The Ohio State Band brutally beat Antifa protesters for being jag-offs and not know the words to Hang on Sloopy.

Posted by: Twitter News at October 07, 2019 02:52 PM (lTPRw)

49 36 Mustaches.... have had one since HS..... will die with it, God willing..... but not for everyone... especially the wimminz... they look funny...
Posted by: kraken at October 07, 2019 02:48 PM (90T4r)

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That's the only thing still funny about Rosie O'Donnell.
Posted by: Linn Ridge at October 07, 2019 02:51 PM (ECrgQ)

What's funny about hers though is that it's on her back.

Posted by: Roy at October 07, 2019 02:52 PM (cD09y)

50 When Zod had the Mustang and the Foghat cassettes, he also had a girlfriend who had Levi 501 button-fly jeans.

"They're 'trained.'"
"What does this mean?"
(Girlfriend grasps top of jeans, pulls, poppoppoppop. All buttons unfasten).
Zod suspects that he was not her first high school boyfriend.

Whatever. Carry on.

Posted by: Zod at October 07, 2019 02:52 PM (hgpSN)

51 i think about growing a mustache and then some dude calls it a "flavor savor" and I'm like "ew" and so I don't grow one
Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 02:50 PM (PbpT7)


It really depends on what you're eating.

Posted by: Sponge at October 07, 2019 02:52 PM (Zz0t1)

52 I preferred the days when we posted photos of 'elbows'

I would like to Make AOSHQ pointy again !!!

Posted by: McCool at October 07, 2019 02:52 PM (+Lg8f)

53 When Minshew was at Wazzu I created two shirts - Fu Minshew and Heisminshew. I got a cease and desist letter from the NCAA. Identity and likeness is owned by the NCAA while in college. I'm stoked he is doing well, discouraged these national sportscasters think it is something new.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 07, 2019 02:52 PM (5l6gb)

54 The media is just 90% about taking tweets and hashtags and typing them into stories and calling it brave reporting and truth firefighting

"Hey! We publish press releases and pretend they are news, too!"
--Legacy Media

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 02:52 PM (KZzsI)

55 And it always turns out the whole basis of the story was 3 or 4 random people tweeting something.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 07, 2019 02:49 PM (N4xQB)

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See also every NYT article about a "growing trend" which if you read the article is 6 people in Brooklyn doing it.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 02:53 PM (FiUMj)

56

When I first started reading the headline I thought this would be about the NBA kowtowing to China.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 07, 2019 02:53 PM (aKsyK)

57 I'm amazed Twitter allows people to say "Fu Manchu" in Current Year.

Posted by: josephistan at October 07, 2019 02:53 PM (Izzlo)

58 Gardner Minshew > Luke Falk

Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 02:53 PM (ZLI7S)

59 Cultural appropriation -- in more ways than one!

Posted by: ShainS at October 07, 2019 02:54 PM (Qbfba)

60 As an Alum from Washington State University, I have been watching Minshew since the day he arrived on campus. I have not met him, although I have chatted with his dad a couple of times. I have met many of those who know him and this kid is the real deal. He is gracious, patient with fans, and one of the first stories I heard about him was not long after he arrived in Pullman. He would frequently help is elderly neighbor lady bring in her bags from the store. Not for publicity, not for fanfare, just because he was raised that way.
I wish him every success.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 02:54 PM (axyOa)

61 34 i think about growing a mustache and then some dude calls it a "flavor savor" and I'm like "ew" and so I don't grow one
Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 02:50 PM (PbpT7)

You occasionally trim it. It helps.

Posted by: kraken at October 07, 2019 02:54 PM (90T4r)

62 53 When Minshew was at Wazzu

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That's be a great band name Minshew at Wazzu

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 02:54 PM (FiUMj)

63 Can I follow the NFL if I watch it, er, quasi-legally?

C'mon, my hometown Bills are 4-1. Give a guy a break.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 02:54 PM (u//oP)

64 Alcohol Twitter is the source of and solution to everyone's troubles.

F*** Facebook. And now F*** Twitter.

You'll live a longer, happier life without those cesspools.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at October 07, 2019 02:54 PM (6eEQ+)

65 i think about growing a mustache and then some dude calls it a "flavor savor" and I'm like "ew" and so I don't grow one
Posted by: ace

It really depends on what who you're eating.
Posted by: Sponge


Fixt.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 07, 2019 02:54 PM (Yu4ah)

66 >>"My heart dropped," she recalls. "I was enraged all day."




Uhhhhhhhhh, it's facial hair? It'll grow out or can be easily shaved of??

Grow up lady, and find something legit to be enraged about. Sheesh.

Posted by: Barack the Magnificent at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (bDqIh)

67 AOS Morons: I'll never watch the NFL again!
Next year: Did you see that play???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (KZzsI)

68 minimum of three Foghat cassettes.

Vehicle odor status: Ditch-weed.
Posted by: Zod

He speaketh the language of my old tribe

Posted by: Sock Monkey.... barefoot at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (iDKtp)

69 "Fu Minshew" before, so that might be a new coinage by me, unbelievably enough.

*******

Well done, young man. Potential internet winner for today.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (mvenn)

70

More like a Zappa than a Fu.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (aKsyK)

71 This guy's got to be on the next cover of BateWorld ...

Posted by: ShainS at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (Qbfba)

72 About thirty years ago, I was in a McDonald's with a friend and her child. When she went to order, she set her young child on the counter, and he promptly announces that the female order taker has a mustache.
Horrified, she chides him saying, "DJ that's not very nice!" And without hesitation he says, "She's got a beard, too!"

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (NM/OW)

73 Moon landing? That's racist.

Posted by: Colon Krapyerdick - Afronaut at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (v0R5T)

74 I'm glad you were kidding ace because as I was reading I was thinking 'really?' . Now if they started wearing silk shirts and polyester pants.....

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (NqZ29)

75 Posted by: Hands at October 07, 2019 02:49 PM (786Ro)

Amen, national sportscaster/writers have a palatable hate for the little university in Pullman because of Coach Leach.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (5l6gb)

76 I'm sure I understood some of this.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (1Vobx)

77 I learned from an excellent bartenderess last week that there are two Ohio State Universities, which likely explains the THE Ohio State University emphasis that it's attendees and alumni use.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (DMUuz)

78 Gum shoe reporting simply doesn't exist anymore at anything but the local level and even at that it's simply going to where the police scanner says something happened.

Posted by: Gossamer Penguin at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (tJHro)

79 67 AOS Morons: I'll never watch the NFL again!
Next year: Did you see that play???
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (KZzsI)

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Junkies always swear they will quit.....

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 02:56 PM (FiUMj)

80 Gardner Minshew > Luke Falk

Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 02:53 PM


****


Jacksonville O line > NY Jets O line.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 02:56 PM (axyOa)

81 Ace better hope we don't find those pictures where he dressed up like Keith Hernandez.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 02:56 PM (oZ6kz)

82 "...and an order of Minshu chicken."
"No."
"No?"
"No. Orda by numba."

Posted by: Zod at October 07, 2019 02:56 PM (hgpSN)

83 3
Legally, I don't think you're allowed to sport a mustache like that
unless you own a Trans-Am with a minimum of three Foghat cassettes.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 07, 2019 02:45 PM (wCmLp)


Dude..... 8 Track.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at October 07, 2019 02:56 PM (ymnmz)

84 Hair fashions come and go, doesn't really bother me. Saw a young guy from another company at work today with a Mohawk, thought they were out but guess not.

Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2019 02:57 PM (ZCEU2)

85 >>AOS Morons: I'll never watch the NFL again!
Next year: Did you see that play???

I promise to give up football when everyone else gives up movies and video games.

In other words, never.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 02:57 PM (ZLI7S)

86 He doesn't resemble him much in any other photo, but in that first pic Minshew looks a lot like Randall 'Tex' Cobb.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 02:57 PM (oZ6kz)

87 5 i think about growing a mustache and then some dude calls it a "flavor savor"

********

I've had a mustache for the last 40-some years...er...28-1/2 years. Eating soup is a real strain.

Posted by: Muldoon at October 07, 2019 02:57 PM (mvenn)

88
Gardner Minchew?


The mustache is the MacGuffan.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 02:57 PM (sy5kK)

89 34 i think about growing a mustache and then some dude calls it a "flavor savor" and I'm like "ew" and so I don't grow one
Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 02:50 PM (PbpT7)

Don't let your stache become a shrub and you won't have this problem. I spent too long trying to grow a classic Western handlebar. Keep it short, and blend with a goatee or full beard so it won't look like a skeevy porn stache.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at October 07, 2019 02:57 PM (J+mig)

90 Minshew at Wazzu when the records fell.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 02:57 PM (axyOa)

91 Ace better hope we don't find those pictures where he dressed up like Keith Hernandez.

It was the 80s, everyone was doing it

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 02:57 PM (KZzsI)

92 There are only 2 Foghat 8-tracks one would ever need. Fool for the City and Foghat Live. The other one must've been Frampton.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 02:57 PM (u//oP)

93 And it always turns out the whole basis of the story was 3 or 4 random people tweeting something.

I accidentally saw a clip of somebody being interviewed by a talking head from Progda a few weeks back. Said talking head said, "Twitter says (something about what you said, but It didn't like it).


But Twitter said this (something else about what you said that Twitter apparently didn't like)."

Twitter is now some sort of all-seeing Oracle, I guess. My response would be, "So what?"

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 07, 2019 02:57 PM (HaL55)

94 Fu Manchu? Isn't this racist and a cultural appropriation of a facial hair style?

Posted by: Fritz at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (2Mnv1)

95 Now that I'm an old person on Medicare, I'm signing up for all the other bits of insurance that Medicare does not cover.

I've noticed that all these little insurance companies have websites that are coded by retards. They seem to make them so difficult to use that your average oldster will be discouraged and resort to using the phone (yeccchh.)

I just clicked on the "Make A Payment" button of my prescription drug plan, and got a Server Error 303. You would think that the one single most important part of the website (for them) would be getting paid.

I logged out, waited a while, logged in, and clicked it again. Now it goes to a page that does not load in a finite period of time.

I went to the "Contact Us" online form to tell them they aren't getting paid. Had to fill out a great big form that should have been already filled in with all my member info, which they already have. The editing on the fields was coded by the infant children of retards. I sent it, but with little hope.

I suppose they paid the Retard Web Company millions of dollars to build this site, which should be a simple copy of the same standard cookie cutter template that thousands of other companies use, and should have been polished and perfected by 2003.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (mk9aG)

96 I have cultivated a mustache for over 2 decades.


You there get of my lawn //////// \\\\\\\.


Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (0OmEj)

97 Don't watch Pro football... full disclosure, only really watched it because of Manning and the Colts... followed him, watching, when he went to Denver. Liked Coach Dungey too.

Posted by: kraken at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (90T4r)

98 81 Ace better hope we don't find those pictures where he dressed up like Keith Hernandez.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 02:56 PM (oZ6kz)
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Keith Hernandez? I despise him!

Posted by: Newman at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (BDZWU)

99 77 I learned from an excellent bartenderess last week that there are two Ohio State Universities, which likely explains the THE Ohio State University emphasis that it's attendees and alumni use.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (DMUuz)

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Given Ohio's population I'd guess there are probably close to 150 Ohio State universities. Just like in every state.

Which is why I always thought the whole **THE** Ohio State university is really stupid.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (FiUMj)

100 58
Gardner Minshew > Luke Falk

Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 02:53 PM (ZLI7S)

Drew Bledsoe > Gardner Minshew > Anthony Gordon > Luke Falk

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (5l6gb)

101 AOS Morons: I'll never watch the NFL again!
Next year: Did you see that play???
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (KZzsI)

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Nope. I have boycotted the NFL and will never go back to it, unless and until the League makes an abject, grovelling apology for their players' behavior and promises stiff penalties for further infractions.

This will never happen, so it's college ball for me.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (AzW6q)

102 Some people find the Fu Manchu sexy. Like your wife.

Posted by: Pete Vuckovich as Clu Haywood at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (ov1cK)

103 When dating the future-wife I had a full beard. I surprised her once by shaving it off. She was shocked. She said she could not stand looking at a guy who did not look like her husband. She insisted that I grow it back. I will die with the beard.
In hindsight, I was a fool. Her insistence that the beard be grown back meant I had leverage. I could have insisted on something in return. But I was whipped, it never entered my mind.

Posted by: First Post Today at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (fOqG5)

104 Fixt.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 07, 2019 02:54 PM (Yu4ah)


Yeah, that was largely the direction I was going.

Posted by: Sponge at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (Zz0t1)

105
Meh.

That is not a Fu Manchu mustache.

That's a pornstache.

Christopher Lee shows you how it's done.

http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/FMCL.jpg


And that sweet babies, is a Fu Manchu mustache.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (XCfh1)

106 >>Jacksonville O line > NY Jets O line.

Sorry, no sale. I warned you before he had his first start the line sucks but he is also contributing to the disaster.

He may be good someday. That day is not today.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (ZLI7S)

107 I'd have gone with Mike Piazza, but even messenger bag ace isn't THAT gay.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (oZ6kz)

108 Go Cougs!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (axyOa)

109 Hey, hey, Gardner McKay

Posted by: J. Buffet & The Coral Reefers at October 07, 2019 02:59 PM (DMUuz)

110 Every time I think I'm out, the 70s pull me back in.

Posted by: pep at October 07, 2019 02:59 PM (T6t7i)

111
That's be a great band name Minshew at Wazzu
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview


Saw Minshew at Wazzu open for Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 07, 2019 02:59 PM (aKsyK)

112 I promise to give up football when everyone else gives up movies and video games.

Watch whatever you want to, but don't pretend you'll quit to show them a lesson.

Because this is why the NFL didn't give a damn what their players did to piss off fans. They knew the fans would come crawling back. This is why "woke" stuff keeps being done by big companies, because people forget, or just can't quit their man.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 02:59 PM (KZzsI)

113 Unrelated question, are there any cobs we should be worried about?

Posted by: Someguy at October 07, 2019 02:59 PM (6GjnW)

114 If betting didn't exist, what % of NFL "fans" would stop watching? I'd guess 75%.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 02:59 PM (FiUMj)

115 I had a mustache like that on the tip of my dick. "For Her Pleasure."

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at October 07, 2019 02:59 PM (mk9aG)

116 58 Gardner Minshew > Luke Falk
Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 02:53 PM (ZLI7S)


They are my kind of pirates.

I'm an expert in pirates.

Posted by: Mike "Pirate" Leach, WSU coach at October 07, 2019 02:59 PM (sy5kK)

117 That is not a Fu Manchu mustache.



That's a pornstache.



Christopher Lee shows you how it's done.



http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/FMCL.jpg





And that sweet babies, is a Fu Manchu mustache.

Posted by: naturalfake


It's a shame there were no Chinese available to play Chinese roles back then.

Posted by: pep at October 07, 2019 03:00 PM (T6t7i)

118 Minshew, not to be confused with Mishnu, the Hindu deity of Poonjab.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 07, 2019 03:00 PM (jYnPD)

119 Does eating a hotdog with a fewmanchew make it a sandwich? Asking for a plagiarizing cuck.

Posted by: ShainS at October 07, 2019 03:00 PM (Qbfba)

120 AOS Morons: I'll never watch the NFL again!
Next year: Did you see that play???
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (KZzsI)

___

Junkies always swear they will quit.....
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 02:56 PM (FiUMj)


Haven't watched a game in 3 years.

Posted by: Sponge at October 07, 2019 03:00 PM (Zz0t1)

121 Rollie Fingers

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 07, 2019 03:00 PM (5l6gb)

122 Heh, hubby took our son for a haircut and suggested a Julian Edelman cut! It's cute, but shorter than usual for my son, who is not lovin' it.

Posted by: Lizz at October 07, 2019 03:00 PM (bDqIh)

123 Fans apologize for taking pictures with hirsuteness-enhancing accessories.

"It was disrespectful to Greek women everywhere - this is not who we are"

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:00 PM (oZ6kz)

124 Damn snowstorm kept him from the Heisman.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at October 07, 2019 03:00 PM (e1mEI)

125 >>Watch whatever you want to, but don't pretend you'll quit to show them a lesson.

Fortunately for me, I never did.

I'm not letting a handful of SJWs, some who aren't even in the league anymore, ruin a game I've love all my life.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 03:00 PM (ZLI7S)

126 Some people find the Fu Manchu sexy. Like your wife.
Posted by: Pete Vuckovich as Clu Haywood at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (ov1cK)

-------

Hey, Paolo!! You got some competition!!

Posted by: Linn Ridge at October 07, 2019 03:00 PM (ECrgQ)

127 And it always turns out the whole basis of the story was 3 or 4 random people tweeting something.

Yeah its never someone significant, or famous, its always some associate professor at a community college in Syracuse or something. No influence, no importance.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:01 PM (KZzsI)

128 We're all Chauncey now !!

Posted by: REDACTED at October 07, 2019 03:01 PM (AQBtr)

129 If you want to watch your sportsball, have at it. But just be consistent and don't wet your pants about WalMart banning gun sales or Target gender neutral bathrooms. The NFL, NBA is as bad if not worse than those but somehow they get a pass cuz muhTeamNeedsMe!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 03:01 PM (FiUMj)

130 I haven't watched an NFL game in three years. Others can do what they want. Also haven't bought a Nike product in over a year and won't.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 03:01 PM (NqZ29)

131 >>>Uhhhhhhhhh, it's facial hair? It'll grow out or can be easily shaved of??

Grow up lady, and find something legit to be enraged about. Sheesh.

well, she's kidding. This is Ekdahl's wife. She's exaggering for comedic effect.

My post calling Ekdhal and incel manbaby was kidding around, too.

Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 03:01 PM (PbpT7)

132 And now, for a musical interlude, Killer Joe Scarborough's band performing Blue Dawn.

https://bit.ly/30Vqmqv

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 07, 2019 03:01 PM (+y/Ru)

133 118 Minshew, not to be confused with Mishnu, the Hindu deity of Poonjab.

I've seen those Hare Mishnas at the airport, with their weird V-shaped haircuts.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 03:01 PM (u//oP)

134 Idiocrasy, real as anything else these days

Posted by: micky at October 07, 2019 03:02 PM (nizGE)

135 "Don't watch Pro football..." Yes, who cares about spectator sports anymore? Our gang of overpaid thugs can beat up your gang of overpaid thugs. Yawn.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at October 07, 2019 03:02 PM (mk9aG)

136 92 There are only 2 Foghat 8-tracks one would ever need. Fool for the City and Foghat Live. The other one must've been Frampton.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 02:57 PM (u//oP)
-------------

The slow fade out, click, then slow fade in made the 8 track what it is today.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at October 07, 2019 03:02 PM (qC1Sy)

137 Love the marching band thing. America, f**k yeah! In a way.


There's still some reporting going on. Not much, some.


Guy named Brandon Darby actually travels into Mexico, spends serious time with migrants, talks to local Mexican officials, gets basic facts on the situation, generally avoids lectures or policy pushing. Another guy, forget his name at the moment, has done the same, going further, down even to Panama, and learned from our intel and LE folks about national security aspects of the migrant hordes.


All too rare now, but real reporting still exists. Obviously little of it reaches the public, which is pretty much on its own now.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 07, 2019 03:02 PM (QDnY+)

138 Shemp is very upset with Trump for pulling our troops out of Syria.

Now I know it was the right decision.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 03:02 PM (ZLI7S)

139 131 >>>Uhhhhhhhhh, it's facial hair? It'll grow out or can be easily shaved of??

Grow up lady, and find something legit to be enraged about. Sheesh.

well, she's kidding. This is Ekdahl's wife. She's exaggering for comedic effect.

My post calling Ekdhal and incel manbaby was kidding around, too.

Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 03:01 PM (PbpT7)

========

Confirmed: ace and Ekdhal in flame war of epic proportions.

More at 9.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (q80AH)

140 Back in the late 90s, I had a beard as well and women were fascinated with it. What's it like when you kiss? Is it scratchy? Now everyone looks like Rip Van Winkle so they're used to beards but it was interesting back then.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (KZzsI)

141 >>>101 AOS Morons: I'll never watch the NFL again!
Next year: Did you see that play???
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

i haven't gone back. I didn't even watch the super bowl the last couple of years. Maybe three years ago I watched the last ten minutes when I saw it was close in the 4th.

Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (PbpT7)

142 The pron is strong with that stache.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (RD7QR)

143 Of course putting a marching band thing in with football stuff is like halftime. But watch it. It is really good.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (axyOa)

144 Does eating your wife with a Minshew Fu Manchu make the Paulo a bull? Asking for a plagiarizing cuck.

Posted by: ShainS at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (Qbfba)

145 This is the kind of sandwich-fight stuff we'd mock the Jonah Goldbergs of the world for. It really doesn't look any better Ekdahl and his wife. "I have a mustache that every one is calling a Fu Manchu even thought it isn't because sportsball and my wife hates it. Fight me!"

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (iys0/)

146 This in now my third season of not watching the NFL.

Posted by: Archer at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (gmo/4)

147 Christopher R Taylor: "Because this is why the NFL didn't give a damn what their players did to piss off fans. They knew the fans would come crawling back."

Oh, I dunno. Kaepernick still hasn't been hired and I don't see all the fist up, knees down crap. Or at least I haven't heard about any. I'd say the NFL learned something of a lesson. Loss of eyeballs and cash will do that to capitalists even if only for a bit.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (6eEQ+)

148 Nothing quite like a nice moon landing on your moustache.

Posted by: wth at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (v0R5T)

149 Go Koogs!

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (hKi6n)

150 I still only watch the Eagles ( when they play on my schedule), no other pro football.

Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (ZCEU2)

151 >>I'm not letting a handful of SJWs, some who aren't even in the league anymore, ruin a game I've love all my life. Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 03:00 PM (ZLI7S)

This is correct. When you allow vegan homosexualists--or their manipulated "conservative" culture-zombies--to dictate your entertainment choices to you, you are quim.

Posted by: Zod at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (hgpSN)

152 100
58

Gardner Minshew > Luke Falk



Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 02:53 PM (ZLI7S)

Drew Bledsoe > Gardner Minshew > Anthony Gordon > Luke Falk




Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (5l6gb)



What no love?

Posted by: Mr Holly Robinson at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (ymnmz)

153 I think Ace is jelous.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 07, 2019 03:04 PM (yRAFu)

154 I promise to give up football when everyone else gives up movies and video games.

In other words, never.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 02:57 PM (ZLI7S

--------

Done and done.

I wasn't aware about a problem with the game industry, as I'm not a gamer (I thought they were fighting the NPCs).

But the NFL, like H'wood, will never see one thin dime of YD's money ever again.

There's a whole world out there that isn't a cash machine for people who want me dead. It's really easy to forgo this crap, once you just do it.

Especially the movies. They're awful, anyway.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 07, 2019 03:04 PM (AzW6q)

155 No Alexandra chalupa thread?

Posted by: 18-1 at October 07, 2019 03:04 PM (3cfl2)

156 147 Christopher R Taylor: "Because this is why the NFL didn't give a damn what their players did to piss off fans. They knew the fans would come crawling back."

Oh, I dunno. Kaepernick still hasn't been hired and I don't see all the fist up, knees down crap. Or at least I haven't heard about any. I'd say the NFL learned something of a lesson. Loss of eyeballs and cash will do that to capitalists even if only for a bit.
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (6eEQ+)

============

"Mmmmm...money..."
-NBA, looking China's way

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:04 PM (q80AH)

157 Yesterday as I was opening the trunk of my car to put in two bags full of trash to take to the dumpster, I saw something wedged in-between the roof of the trunk and the spoiler. I pulled it out and it was a sandwich sized zip-lock bag 1/4 filled with weed. I went ahead and threw it in the dumpster with the rest of the trash, but what was that all about? I momentarily thought I should have saved it for Jack Straw.

Posted by: washrivergal at October 07, 2019 03:04 PM (9+jnX)

158 Our gang of overpaid thugs can beat up your gang of overpaid thugs. Yawn.

Boxing is the one that baffles me the most. It is literally two people trying to beat each other unconscious as fast as possible and people love it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:04 PM (KZzsI)

159 Don't know if this has been mentioned, but Minshew's nickname at WSU was Uncle Rico.

the kids all had stick on mustaches

Minshew is a hoot, my kid ran into him on campus and said he was the nicest, happiest guy around.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 07, 2019 03:04 PM (d7Ww2)

160 150 I still only watch the Eagles ( when they play on my schedule), no other pro football.
---------------
I gave up on the pros. I just watch the Redskins.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 07, 2019 03:04 PM (yRAFu)

161 Minshew is the NFL's new Wildthang

Posted by: Sock Monkey.... barefoot at October 07, 2019 03:04 PM (iDKtp)

162 Oh, I dunno. Kaepernick still hasn't been hired and I don't see all the fist up, knees down crap. Or at least I haven't heard about any. I'd say the NFL learned something of a lesson. Loss of eyeballs and cash will do that to capitalists even if only for a bit.
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (6eEQ+)

__

Uh-huh....

"The NFL formally launched the Inspire Change initiative in early 2019, after more than two years of work with NFL players, with the goal of creating positive change in communities across the country. Through this initiative, NFL teams and the league office work with the Players Coalition and other NFL players to support programs and initiatives that reduce barriers to opportunity, with a focus on three priority areas: education and economic advancement; police and community relations; and criminal justice reform."

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 03:05 PM (FiUMj)

163 Fun Fact: Despite having one of the greatest damn names in baseball history, Rollie Fingers didn't even have the coolest name on the A's at the time. That honor went to Vida Blue.

Catfish Hunter took 3rd.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 03:05 PM (u//oP)

164 How would we grow a full face Ewok stache?

Posted by: blaster at October 07, 2019 03:05 PM (9VeU0)

165 The slow fade out, click, then slow fade in made the 8 track what it is today.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at October 07, 2019 03:02 PM (qC1Sy)
---
Landfill?

Posted by: Axeman at October 07, 2019 03:05 PM (DuZls)

166 Not watch a full game in years. Just don't like the new rules. The fact that they seem to hate me means I avoid places show the games on Sundays.

Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclops at October 07, 2019 03:05 PM (B06Zw)

167 "Boxing is the one that baffles me the most. It is literally two people trying to beat each other unconscious as fast as possible and people love it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:04 PM (KZzsI)"

What's baffling about that? One on one combat is probably the oldest spectator sport in the world. Either that or foot racing.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:05 PM (oZ6kz)

168 >>well, she's kidding. This is Ekdahl's wife. She's exaggering for comedic effect.


Ah, OK. So used to outrage these days it was hard to tell is wasn't serious - which was your point that flew right over my head. My bad.

Posted by: Lizz at October 07, 2019 03:05 PM (bDqIh)

169 163 Fun Fact: Despite having one of the greatest damn names in baseball history, Rollie Fingers didn't even have the coolest name on the A's at the time. That honor went to Vida Blue.

Catfish Hunter took 3rd.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 03:05 PM (u//oP)

===========

The A's making it past a single game in the post season...

Le sigh...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:05 PM (q80AH)

170 Nobody rocked a pr0nstache like Burt Reynolds.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy

I grew one in my 20s because I wanted to look like Burt Reynolds.

Pictures that still exist show that I actually looked like one of the Village People.

Posted by: Biergood at October 07, 2019 03:05 PM (yb6r+)

171 Oh, I dunno. Kaepernick still hasn't been hired and I don't see all the fist up, knees down crap.

They did it for two and a half years. Then it wasn't cool any more so nobody does it any more, not even the NBA. And they didn't hire Kaepernick because he's lousy at his job. I mean some team offered him a backup job at minimum but he turned it down.

The NFL didn't change. They didn't implement new rules.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:05 PM (KZzsI)

172 It's a shame there were no Chinese available to play Chinese roles back then.
Posted by: pep at October 07, 2019 03:00 PM (T6t7i)



It is.

But, as the fossil record tells us, the Chinese evolved from the Irish in 1972.

Before then, China was merely a fictional construct like Pittsburgh or Oz.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 07, 2019 03:06 PM (XCfh1)

173 >>Boxing is the one that baffles me the most. It is literally two people trying to beat each other unconscious as fast as possible and people love it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:04 PM (KZzsI)

In the future, Emperor Barron will attend the heavyweight championships. And he will be asked to render final judgement on the vanquished in the ring.

Do not expect him to give mercy often.

Posted by: Zod at October 07, 2019 03:06 PM (hgpSN)

174 Damn snowstorm East Coast media kept him from the Heisman.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at October 07, 2019 03:00 PM


FIFY.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:06 PM (axyOa)

175
Shemp is very upset with Trump for pulling our troops out of Syria.

Now I know it was the right decision.
Posted by: JackStraw


He says the Pentagon claims to have been "blindsided."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 07, 2019 03:06 PM (aKsyK)

176 i haven't gone back. I didn't even watch the super bowl the last couple of years. Maybe three years ago I watched the last ten minutes when I saw it was close in the 4th.
Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (PbpT7)
-------------------

I give you credit, you've watched a SB much more recently than I have.

I caught part of a football game recently, mom had it on, it was boring as all get out.

Baseball is enough to keep me entertained.

That and firearms.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at October 07, 2019 03:06 PM (qC1Sy)

177 173 In the future, Emperor Barron will attend the heavyweight championships. And he will be asked to render final judgement on the vanquished in the ring.

Do not expect him to give mercy often.
Posted by: Zod at October 07, 2019 03:06 PM (hgpSN)

==========

The gold plated side arm isn't going to go unused.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:06 PM (q80AH)

178 50 year old guy on my train has that entire look plus MacGyver hair. He's Uncle Rico to me.

Posted by: Wendy at October 07, 2019 03:06 PM (bpemY)

179 Unrelated question, are there any cobs we should be worried about?
Posted by: Someguy at October 07, 2019 02:59 PM


OM has a pants fetish.

CBD has Maplemyxophobia regarding French Toast. OTOH, he's a Yankees fan, so he has that going for him.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 07, 2019 03:07 PM (DMUuz)

180 Guy: Meh, Jim Hunter isn't a very exciting name. "Catfish" was an invention by Charlie Finley.

Vida Blue is a great one, though, especially since it's an actual birth name, not a nickname.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:07 PM (oZ6kz)

181 >>>Ah, OK. So used to outrage these days it was hard to tell is wasn't serious - which was your point that flew right over my head. My bad.


yeah I was just razzing ekdahl.

Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 03:07 PM (PbpT7)

182 And now, for a musical interlude, Killer Joe Scarborough's band performing Blue Dawn.

https://bit.ly/30Vqmqv

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 07, 2019 03:01 PM (+y/Ru)
.........

I like the part where he throws the pic of Mika in the toilet.

Posted by: wth at October 07, 2019 03:07 PM (v0R5T)

183 Baseball is starting to piss me off. If they make any more rule changes next year like they're saying I might give that up too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:07 PM (KZzsI)

184 Good kid from a good family.

Love our Mississippi quarterbacks!!

Posted by: Stacy at October 07, 2019 03:07 PM (sI15f)

185 Sad about the Skins, see Chucky got canned.

Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2019 03:07 PM (ZCEU2)

186 170
Nobody rocked a pr0nstache like Burt Reynolds.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy



I grew one in my 20s because I wanted to look like Burt Reynolds.



Pictures that still exist show that I actually looked like one of the Village People.

Posted by: Biergood at October 07, 2019 03:05 PM (yb6r+)

Or Mr. Slave from Southpark.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (jYnPD)

187 The A's making it past a single game in the post season...

Le sigh...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:05 PM (q80AH)


But Moneyball is the greatest thing ever!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (Zz0t1)

188 184 Good kid from a good family.

Love our Mississippi quarterbacks!!
Posted by: Stacy at October 07, 2019 03:07 PM (sI15f)

===========

"Yeah!"
-Peyton Manning, falling down drunk

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (q80AH)

189 Seems like Trump doesn't want to get sucked into a shooting war before November 2020.... what an amateur, eh??

Posted by: kraken at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (90T4r)

190 >>He says the Pentagon claims to have been "blindsided."

Yea, Trump has only been saying he wanted to pull out since the election. Mattis even quit because he wouldn't follow Trump's orders to escalate the pull out.

Anyone who was blindsided by this move is either completely uninformed or lying.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (ZLI7S)

191 >>185 Sad about the Skins, see Chucky got canned.
Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2019 03:07 PM (ZCEU2)

Jay Gruden is a mutant. He should've been fired 47 years ago.

Posted by: Zod at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (hgpSN)

192 The NFL also learned a bigly yuuge lesson when it hired Jay-Z to manage all their 1/2 time performances to "ensure diversity".

In other words, no more white performers need apply.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (FiUMj)

193 Drew Bledsoe > Gardner Minshew > Anthony Gordon > Luke Falk




Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death

Marc Rypien > Jack Thompson > Drew Bledsoe >Gordon Minshew > Luke Falk > Anthony who

Posted by: Sock Monkey.... barefoot at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (iDKtp)

194 187 The A's making it past a single game in the post season...

Le sigh...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:05 PM (q80AH)

But Moneyball is the greatest thing ever!!!!
Posted by: Sponge at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (Zz0t1)

==========

It's certainly a great movie.

I have little opinion on it as a practice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (q80AH)

195
Boxing is the one that baffles me the most. It is literally two people trying to beat each other unconscious as fast as possible and people love it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Everyone fantasizing about beating up their own enemies.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (aKsyK)

196 >>Oh, I dunno. Kaepernick still hasn't been hired and I don't see all the fist up, knees down crap.


Jay Z being hired by the NFL to produce their music and Super Bowl halftime show will likely ensure we do not forget about the struggle. Maybe we'll get another Beyoncé black panther-themed pop song?!

Posted by: Lizz at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (bDqIh)

197 Why haven't I seen Selleck's 'stache yet?

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 07, 2019 03:09 PM (MIKMs)

198 190 >>He says the Pentagon claims to have been "blindsided."

Yea, Trump has only been saying he wanted to pull out since the election. Mattis even quit because he wouldn't follow Trump's orders to escalate the pull out.

Anyone who was blindsided by this move is either completely uninformed or lying.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (ZLI7S)

========

How about stupid? Can they be stupid?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:09 PM (q80AH)

199 "The NFL formally launched the Inspire Change initiative in early 2019, after more than two years of work with NFL players, with the goal of creating positive change in communities across the country. Through this initiative, NFL teams and the league office work with the Players Coalition and other NFL players to support programs and initiatives that reduce barriers to opportunity, with a focus on three priority areas: education and economic advancement; police and community relations; and criminal justice reform."

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 03:05 PM



I bet Incognito is their poster spokesman this month.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:09 PM (axyOa)

200 He says the Pentagon claims to have been "blindsided."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


That doesn't speak well of the Pentagon. The idea that, after twenty years, folks just might decide it's time to pack it in and go home shouldn't be a shock.

Posted by: Brother Cavil is bored, why do you ask? at October 07, 2019 03:09 PM (AM1GF)

201 "But Moneyball is the greatest thing ever!!!!
Posted by: Sponge at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (Zz0t1)"

The Astros were a "moneyball" team too - they just also happen to have some actual money.

Moneyball is nice, but it can't beat MONEYball, ala the Dodgers and Yankees.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:09 PM (oZ6kz)

202 Do women grab the handle bars when taking a mustache ride?

Posted by: bane at October 07, 2019 03:09 PM (ransv)

203 183 Baseball is starting to piss me off. If they make any more rule changes next year like they're saying I might give that up too.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:07 PM (KZzsI)

You don't like the idea of a Halftime???

Posted by: kraken at October 07, 2019 03:09 PM (90T4r)

204 He says the Pentagon claims to have been "blindsided."


Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 07, 2019 03:06 PM (aKsyK)
.........

They were voted off the island?

Posted by: wth at October 07, 2019 03:09 PM (v0R5T)

205 >>How about stupid? Can they be stupid?

I'll allow it.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 03:10 PM (ZLI7S)

206 190
>>He says the Pentagon claims to have been "blindsided."



Yea, Trump has only been saying he wanted to pull out since the
election. Mattis even quit because he wouldn't follow Trump's orders to
escalate the pull out.



Anyone who was blindsided by this move is either completely uninformed or lying.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (ZLI7S)

As recently as January 2019, we've had this discussion. "Blindsided" is not the term you are looking for when you are in charge of military readiness.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 07, 2019 03:10 PM (jYnPD)

207 I've actually never read Moneyball. I own it now since I won it as a trivia prize.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:10 PM (oZ6kz)

208 Don't really watch NFL anymore - too busy on Sundays -but I do follow the scores while running around doing chores. But saturday is my day to be one w/ the couch for college football.

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 03:10 PM (a0IVu)

209 Just poking my head in to say Damnit, I'm bored. We might as well be listening to Genesis.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Whatever You Do, Don't Mention The Fourth Crusade! at October 07, 2019 03:10 PM (Clxcy)

210 >I think Ace is jelous.



You can buy a Messenger Bag.

You have to grow a Porn Stache.

Posted by: garrett at October 07, 2019 03:10 PM (4VGhz)

211 145 This is the kind of sandwich-fight stuff we'd mock the Jonah Goldbergs of the world for. It really doesn't look any better Ekdahl and his wife. "I have a mustache that every one is calling a Fu Manchu even thought it isn't because sportsball and my wife hates it. Fight me!"
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 07, 2019 03:03 PM (iys0/)

Comedy hard. Is to try balancing on symmetrical balls. Riding also tiny tricycle funny.

Posted by: Putin at October 07, 2019 03:10 PM (e1mEI)

212
It's certainly a great movie.

I have little opinion on it as a practice.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM (q80AH)

---------------

Moneyball will get a team to the playoffs. After that, talent and the manager having the ability to recognize the hot hand will win the Series.

Even Beane admits Moneyball doesn't work in the post season.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at October 07, 2019 03:10 PM (qC1Sy)

213 207 I've actually never read Moneyball. I own it now since I won it as a trivia prize.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:10 PM (oZ6kz)

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I hear it's much wonkier than the movie.

I gave it to my dad, the statistician, and he loved it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:11 PM (q80AH)

214
Boxing is the one that baffles me the most. It is literally two people trying to beat each other unconscious as fast as possible and people love it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


The way I've heard it put many years ago: "Where else except a bar can you see two n***ers beating each other up?"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 07, 2019 03:11 PM (7rVsF)

215 NFL and NBA are like Hollywood. They hate you but want your money.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 03:11 PM (FiUMj)

216 Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 03:02 PM (ZLI7S)
~~~~~

There's a willowed, willowed post for you in the previous thread.


Posted by: IrishEi at October 07, 2019 03:11 PM (sGotD)

217 Drew Bledsoe > Gardner Minshew > Anthony Gordon > Luke Falk




Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death

Marc Rypien > Jack Thompson > Drew Bledsoe >Gordon Minshew > Luke Falk > Anthony who

Posted by: Sock Monkey.... barefoot at October 07, 2019 03:08 PM



Gotta move the Throwin' Samoan down that scale a bit. OK, but not great. Maybe next to Falk.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:11 PM (axyOa)

218 Zod worked on a trash truck in high school for a man who had been a semi-professional boxer. Ed "The Hurricane" Lastname.

"Do not get into boxing, young Zod. It is a sport for black people. No money was ever better spent than watching two of them beat each other."

Ed was a racist.

"

Posted by: Zod at October 07, 2019 03:11 PM (hgpSN)

219 at The James Madison *cough*

Peyton Manning played at Tennessee and is from Louisiana.

I think you meant Eli who played at Ole Miss.

I can tell you are waaay into sports.

Posted by: Stacy at October 07, 2019 03:11 PM (sI15f)

220 But Moneyball is the greatest thing ever!!!!

Yeah well they all followed that new method of ruining baseball and the only teams that made it work were the Cubs and The Sox, and even then only short term. People say the Astros do it, but they don't. They play small ball, they run, they steal, they bunt.

But "the kids" PLAY LOUD!!!1!!!11!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:11 PM (KZzsI)

221 In a shocking development, it seems that hair grows out of humans.
Load up the rubber bullets!

Posted by: klaftern at October 07, 2019 03:11 PM (RuIsu)

222 There's a ridiculous shit ton of work that goes into that stuff. It was shocking.

Posted by: Sponge
>>
48 years later I can still step off an 8 to 5 yrds or 6 to 5 yrds (college)

Posted by: FrodoB, reloading at October 07, 2019 03:11 PM (WkmoA)

223 >>There's a willowed, willowed post for you in the previous thread.

Willowed no more.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 03:11 PM (ZLI7S)

224 219 at The James Madison *cough*

Peyton Manning played at Tennessee and is from Louisiana.

I think you meant Eli who played at Ole Miss.

I can tell you are waaay into sports.
Posted by: Stacy at October 07, 2019 03:11 PM (sI15f)

==========

Meh. His dad went to Ole Miss.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:12 PM (q80AH)

225 The way I've heard it put many years ago: "Where else except a bar can you see two n***ers beating each other up?"



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 07, 2019 03:11 PM (7rVsF)

Sister Wives on TLC?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 07, 2019 03:12 PM (jYnPD)

226 Then Trump should have pulled out before instead of letting Edrogan make Trump his bottom.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 03:12 PM (NqZ29)

227
The US Army and Navy were "blindsided" at Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 07, 2019 03:12 PM (7rVsF)

228 Would have liked Minshew as Husky QB. Sorry about the 2018 Apple Cup.

One of those statements is a big fat lie.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at October 07, 2019 03:12 PM (hKi6n)

229 AOS Morons: I'll never watch the NFL again!
Next year: Did you see that play???
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (KZzsI)

True haha, but in fairness, if I limited my entertainment options to those that were politically compatible, that would leave Kid Rock, a handful of country singers, and not sure what else

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 07, 2019 03:13 PM (N4xQB)

230 227
The US Army and Navy were "blindsided" at Pearl Harbor.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 07, 2019 03:12 PM (7rVsF)

==========

How could they when FDR knew it was coming and allowed it to happen in order to get us into the war?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:13 PM (q80AH)

231 155 No Alexandra chalupa thread?
Posted by: 18-1 at October 07, 2019 03:04 PM (3cfl2)

How about a Natasha Burrito thread?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at October 07, 2019 03:13 PM (RD7QR)

232 I liked the Moneyball movie though, it was well done. And I'm fond of the A's since the 70s team with the aforementioned pitchers, so I want them to do well. Plus they were so fun to watch with the Bash Brothers in the late 80s.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:13 PM (KZzsI)

233 >>yeah I was just razzing ekdahl.

Heh.

After the sidebar video about that sweet Washington woman (with her Gleaming White Skin!!) who was suddenly branded a Nazi/public enemy #1 of the knitting word -- knitting! - it's hard to discern satire/jokes.

Posted by: Lizz at October 07, 2019 03:13 PM (bDqIh)

234 >>227 The US Army and Navy were "blindsided" at Pearl Harbor. Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 07, 2019 03:12 PM (7rVsF)

Dresden was "blindsided" in mid-February 1945.

Posted by: Zod at October 07, 2019 03:13 PM (hgpSN)

235 I pay for MLB and NHL tickets. I'll gladly fly halfway across the country to sit among 80k Auburn football fans or *maybe* 25k Kansas fans but I'll never pay for Vikings tickets 15 miles away, or that Gopher SJW loony bin.

Posted by: jhawk90 at October 07, 2019 03:13 PM (/ZYFC)

236 Ace

Glad to see that Ekdahl is doing well.

And that you can still find time for some humor in this crazy world that we are currently in.


Your post made me chuckle.



Thank you for that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 07, 2019 03:14 PM (cqNba)

237 OS Morons: I'll never watch the NFL again!
Next year: Did you see that play???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (KZzsI)
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I watch it on delay without commercials. So it's almost like stealing the NFL.

Posted by: Axeman at October 07, 2019 03:14 PM (DuZls)

238 Chris, the Astros rarely bunt (10 this season) and run about as much as the average team.

The Indians were probably the team that did the most small ball this year - born of necessity. 40 bunts led the AL by a decent margin.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:14 PM (oZ6kz)

239 OT: Actual headline: Ancient 'New York' discovered in Israel

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3wrm2kr

Posted by: Brother Cavil is bored, why do you ask? at October 07, 2019 03:14 PM (AM1GF)

240 232 I liked the Moneyball movie though, it was well done. And I'm fond of the A's since the 70s team with the aforementioned pitchers, so I want them to do well. Plus they were so fun to watch with the Bash Brothers in the late 80s.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:13 PM (KZzsI)

==========

These last two years have ended so badly and crushingly.

Both wild card games played out the exact same way. Dingers from the opposing team and quiet bats from the A's.

Next year. There's always next year.

le sigh...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:14 PM (q80AH)

241
But the NFL, like H'wood, will never see one thin dime of YD's money ever again.

There's a whole world out there that isn't a cash machine for people who want me dead. It's really easy to forgo this crap, once you just do it.
========
The modern entertainment industry is simply a dirty rusty blade scraped over your bones to render up a couple of bucks a week per person to some billionaires.

Do you really need to be entertained that much by men wearing tight pants?

If so, there is a cheaper way to get satisfaction.

Posted by: tight pants enthusiasts arise! at October 07, 2019 03:14 PM (lTPRw)

242 Uh-huh....



"The NFL formally launched the Inspire Change initiative in early
2019, after more than two years of work with NFL players, with the goal
of creating positive change in communities across the country. Through
this initiative, NFL teams and the league office work with the Players
Coalition and other NFL players to support programs and initiatives that
reduce barriers to opportunity, with a focus on three priority areas:
education and economic advancement; police and community relations; and
criminal justice reform."


Yeah. When an NFL superstar/millionaire moves back into his old hood to implement that Change initiative, let me know.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 07, 2019 03:14 PM (HaL55)

243 You occasionally trim it. It helps.

Posted by: kraken>>
Washing it when you shower also tends to help.

Posted by: FrodoB, reloading at October 07, 2019 03:15 PM (WkmoA)

244 The Syrian Kurds are unabashed Marxists. Peshmerga are the Kurds duking it out with the Islamic/Iranian horde for decades.

Posted by: 13times at October 07, 2019 03:15 PM (M6Yu0)

245 Welp, CBS has decided to make a four part mini-series on.........wait for it..............

Jim Comey's book: A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.

Good luck CBS.

Posted by: WisRich at October 07, 2019 03:15 PM (G0vdT)

246 "Boxing is the one that baffles me the most." Well, at least in boxing, most of the thugs are underpaid, unlike the overpaid thugs in the NFL and MLB and NBA.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at October 07, 2019 03:15 PM (mk9aG)

247 I pay for MLB and NHL tickets. I'll gladly fly halfway across the country to sit among 80k Auburn football fans or *maybe* 25k Kansas fans but I'll never pay for Vikings tickets 15 miles away, or that Gopher SJW loony bin.

Posted by: jhawk90 at October 07, 2019 03:13 PM


***

Hey, you want Claeys back? He's available.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:15 PM (axyOa)

248 True haha, but in fairness, if I limited my entertainment options to those that were politically compatible, that would leave Kid Rock, a handful of country singers, and not sure what else
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter

Cornhole

Posted by: Biergood at October 07, 2019 03:15 PM (yb6r+)

249 Go ahead, mock the 8-track. But if you had one in quad it was pretty awesome to drive down the road surrounded by four channels.

Posted by: Second Post Today at October 07, 2019 03:15 PM (fOqG5)

250 Chris, the Astros rarely bunt (10 this season) and run about as much as the average team.

Teams following the new stat stuff won't bunt and don't believe in stealing or taking extra bases. Its about swinging up as hard as possible and hoping for a home run. Striking out is fine, its one of the "True outcomes." Astros don't play that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:15 PM (KZzsI)

251 The clowns who direct the baseball playoff broadcasts continue advancing their brain-dead quest of presenting an entire baseball game as a series of lingering facial close-ups.

Here's a recap of the Friday night Yanks-Twins game on MLB network: lingering close-up of guy in the crowd, lingering close-up of guy in the dugout, lingering close-up of pitcher, lingering close-up of batter, lingering close-up of base runner... repeat 75-100 times. Maybe you'll see a shot of the ball skipping through the infield, inadvertently showing two or more players in a wider angle... and it'll look like baseball for a second. Maybe.

Posted by: Al Crapton at October 07, 2019 03:16 PM (hPCNp)

252 Chris, the Astros rarely bunt (10 this season) and run about as much as the average team.
=====
and if we are being honest the Astro's are a fantastic hitting team.

Posted by: a sport the pants are not as tight at October 07, 2019 03:16 PM (meTps)

253 Gratuitous Genesis-bashing is a thing with which I cannot abide.

Unless you mean Phil Collins-era, of course.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 03:16 PM (u//oP)

254 232 I liked the Moneyball movie though, it was well done. And I'm fond of the A's since the 70s team with the aforementioned pitchers, so I want them to do well. Plus they were so fun to watch with the Bash Brothers in the late 80s.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:13 PM (KZzsI)
--------------

The video of the ball bouncing off of Conseco's head for a home run still cracks me up.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at October 07, 2019 03:16 PM (qC1Sy)

255 not sure what else
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 07, 2019 03:13 PM (N4xQB)

--------

Books.

And, as far as it goes, if you really like *fill in the entertainment blank*, just steal it online. They deserve to be looted, and they use your money to demonize you.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 07, 2019 03:16 PM (AzW6q)

256 Wanna see a marching band really march? Search YouTube for half time performances of the Texas A&M University band.

Start here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=texas+aggie+band

Posted by: Walsingham at October 07, 2019 03:16 PM (dCigj)

257 Fun fact.

World heavyweight champion Vitaly Klitschko ran for the presidency of Ukraine in 2014.

Everything leads back to Ukraine eventually.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 03:16 PM (ZLI7S)

258 245 Welp, CBS has decided to make a four part mini-series on.........wait for it..............

Jim Comey's book: A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.

Good luck CBS.
Posted by: WisRich at October 07, 2019 03:15 PM (G0vdT)

==========

It's gonna go as well as the Roger Ailes miniseries.

Oh? Don't remember it? Neither does anyone else.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:16 PM (q80AH)

259 I thought they usually just shot each other.

Posted by: wth at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (v0R5T)

260 ace, please tell us that Ekdahl dresses like that photo of Minshew getting off the plane and listen carefully: you must lie to me if you have to.

Posted by: bluebell at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (aXucN)

261 He says the Pentagon claims to have been "blindsided."
=====

For pete's sake, how many of the Seventeen US Intelligence Agencies are out of the Pentagon? Gaaaah. Tax money atwerk.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (MIKMs)

262 Would have liked Minshew as Husky QB. Sorry about the 2018 Apple Cup.

One of those statements is a big fat lie.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at October 07, 2019 03:12 PM


***

Ha!
Say, what ever happened to the Husky QB? I think I heard he was feeding otters at the aquarium in Seattle.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (axyOa)

263 Gotta move the Throwin' Samoan down that scale a bit. OK, but not great. Maybe next to Falk.
Posted by: Diogenes

Nah...played football in a different era. Twice the arm strength and accuracy of Falk. Had a decent NFL career playing for 2 terrible teams. I'm old and biased

Posted by: Sock Monkey.... barefoot at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (iDKtp)

264 I have heard something about Jeff Daniels playing Comey. Never really liked Daniels so, meh.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (ycWCI)

265 8-Track Haiku

Behold the 8-track
Songs are in the wrong order
With weird pauses too.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (u//oP)

266 261 He says the Pentagon claims to have been "blindsided."
=====

For pete's sake, how many of the Seventeen US Intelligence Agencies are out of the Pentagon? Gaaaah. Tax money atwerk.
Posted by: mustbequantum at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (MIKMs)

==========

9 dimensional chess to "prove" that the CIA doesn't have any moles in the White House.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (q80AH)

267 Canseco was a musclehead and a bit of a doofus but he was always fun to watch and could hit the hell out of a ball. Steroids don't make your eyes better, it still takes talent to hit.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (KZzsI)

268 Boxing is the one that baffles me the most." Well, at least in boxing, most of the thugs are underpaid, unlike the overpaid thugs in the NFL and MLB and NBA.
Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at October 07, 2019 03:15 PM (mk9aG)

Brandon Marshall has accepted your challenge.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 03:18 PM (NqZ29)

269 260 ace, please tell us that Ekdahl dresses like that photo of Minshew getting off the plane and listen carefully: you must lie to me if you have to.

Posted by: bluebell at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (aXucN)

Lolol...that was so funny..too 70s porn star. Loved it.

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 03:18 PM (a0IVu)

270 Congress has a veto proof majority to sanction Turkey and push back against the president's foolish moves in Syria...

Posted by: Marcus T at October 07, 2019 03:18 PM (VpIIl)

271 I used to follow baseball, basketball, football. Football was the last to go and I watched the games up until about 4 years ago. Now they're all at zero.

Posted by: washrivergal at October 07, 2019 03:18 PM (9+jnX)

272 yeah I was just razzing ekdahl.
Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 03:07 PM



Careful Ace. If Snopes finds out, I mean, well look what they did to Babylon Bee.

Posted by: Hands at October 07, 2019 03:19 PM (786Ro)

273 NFL is dead to me, and buried deep in a festering landfill heaving with vermin (and I am NOT talking about Hilary's vajayjay or Adam Schiff's mind).

Posted by: kathysaysso at October 07, 2019 03:19 PM (vkS2Z)

274
Books.

And, as far as it goes, if you really like *fill in the entertainment blank*, just steal it online. They deserve to be looted, and they use your money to demonize you.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 07, 2019 03:16 PM (AzW6q)

I have some unfortunate news for you about the current state of the publishing industry...

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 07, 2019 03:19 PM (N4xQB)

275 I mean, the Astros hit 288 homers and drew the most walks in the AL. They did have the least strikeouts but I'm not sure that's by design. You'd think the teams with the most HRs would have the most strikeouts also but that's not true anymore - the Twins also struck out less than the average team.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:19 PM (oZ6kz)

276 Mike Tyson on Pay-per-View Live from the Trump Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City!

Good times, good times.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 03:19 PM (u//oP)

277 Hey, you want Claeys back? He's available.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:15 PM (axyOa)
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Last Gopher game I went to was the first time Kill crappie flopped on the sideline - it really was frightening. Then later they're all "Oh he's done that quite a bit before..." and everyone's like uh...what?

Posted by: jhawk90 at October 07, 2019 03:19 PM (/ZYFC)

278 I liked the Moneyball movie though, it was well done. And I'm fond of the A's since the 70s team with the aforementioned pitchers, so I want them to do well. Plus they were so fun to watch with the Bash Brothers in the late 80s.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:13 PM

****

The early 80's was a good time to be in Tacoma and to watch the Rainiers play (A's triple A team) All those future stars came through there.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:19 PM (axyOa)

279
Ha!
Say, what ever happened to the Husky QB? I think I heard he was feeding otters at the aquarium in Seattle.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (axyOa)

Did he get picked in the draft? What was his name again?

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 03:19 PM (a0IVu)

280 249 Go ahead, mock the 8-track. But if you had one in quad it was pretty awesome to drive down the road surrounded by four channels.
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Until the click.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 07, 2019 03:19 PM (yRAFu)

281 274
Books.

And, as far as it goes, if you really like *fill in the entertainment blank*, just steal it online. They deserve to be looted, and they use your money to demonize you.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 07, 2019 03:16 PM (AzW6q)

I have some unfortunate news for you about the current state of the publishing industry...
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 07, 2019 03:19 PM (N4xQB)

========

Please don't steal my books...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:20 PM (q80AH)

282 Got to get some stuff ready for work tomorrow.
VDH was on Prager in the 1 o'clock hour so rebroadcast will be at 4pm, he has a new column at American Greatness on this collusion nonsense.

Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2019 03:20 PM (ZCEU2)

283 in 2014.

Everything leads back to Ukraine eventually.
==========
Chernobyl is in Ukraine.

A star on Earth . . . still burning

Posted by: Chernobyl means wormwood at October 07, 2019 03:20 PM (p8nlO)

284 World heavyweight champion Vitaly Klitschko ran for the presidency of Ukraine in 2014.

Everything leads back to Ukraine eventually.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 03:16 PM (ZLI7S)

--------

Mirko Cro Cop was elected to the Croatian Senate. I'd like to see him in our Senate, kicking people in the face, as is his wont.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 07, 2019 03:20 PM (AzW6q)

285 To me sports started fading away in my 20s. I was all into all of it in high school and college. Then once I hit real life, I just started caring less and less who won and who lost, until one day I really didn't give a fuck one way or the other.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 03:20 PM (FiUMj)

286 Diogenes - Wazzu's in a bit of a mess this season. Saturday's game is going to tell us if we even have a smidgen of hope for a bowl game.

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 03:20 PM (a0IVu)

287 Wasn't Aaron Rodgers sporting a fu manchu until recently?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 07, 2019 03:21 PM (438dO)

288 Nah...played football in a different era. Twice the arm strength and accuracy of Falk. Had a decent NFL career playing for 2 terrible teams. I'm old and biased

Posted by: Sock Monkey.... barefoot at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM


Got to chat with Jack a couple of weeks ago in Pullman. A really nice guy.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:21 PM (axyOa)

289 Surround sound is pretty awesome.

I have a few good 'uns. The Steven Wilson surround mix of In the Court of the Crimson King is mind-blowing. It really does feel like you're sitting in the middle of the musicians as they play.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 03:21 PM (u//oP)

290 Hey bluebell


Heading to the orchard tomorrow to pick some apples!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 07, 2019 03:21 PM (cqNba)

291 I don't necessarily like the style of baseball in 2019 - the lowest amount of balls in play ever - but you have to play in the era. More HRs were hit this season than ever before, and teams with power were the teams that made the playoffs. The Indians and Rays were the only "pitching first" teams to really contend.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:22 PM (oZ6kz)

292 I learned from an excellent bartenderess last week that there are two Ohio State Universities, which likely explains the THE Ohio State University emphasis that it's attendees and alumni use.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (DMUuz)

Uh huh. There are not two Ohio State Universities. What she is referring to is Ohio University in Athens Ohio, a very liberal arts school, which has been a major party school since I can remember. Just this past week, the OU administration suspended ALL fraternities on campus due to rampant dangerous hazing they were all engaged in. Evidence the party-on status has continued apparently, which is why your bartendress is likely a graduate from OU , and is working in a place just like the place she spent the majority of her time while in college.

You cannot hardly say Ohio State University without adding The in front of Ohio. That said, trying to trade mark it was stupid, my opinion as an alum.

Posted by: Jen the original at October 07, 2019 03:22 PM (7f3YP)

293 289 Surround sound is pretty awesome.

I have a few good 'uns. The Steven Wilson surround mix of In the Court of the Crimson King is mind-blowing. It really does feel like you're sitting in the middle of the musicians as they play.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 03:21 PM (u//oP)

=========

Watch Master and Commander on that.

There's a point where it sounds like people are walking on a wooden deck right over your head. It's a great mix.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:22 PM (q80AH)

294 Did he get picked in the draft? What was his name again?

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 03:19 PM



Browning.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:22 PM (axyOa)

295 That's great, VIA! Hope you and Mrs. VIA have fun.

Posted by: bluebell at October 07, 2019 03:22 PM (aXucN)

296 Forgot the baseball games were on

sigh

busy shitty day

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 07, 2019 03:22 PM (cEsBM)

297 The Indians and Rays were the only "pitching first" teams to really contend.
===
Don't say that to the Astros or the Nats . . .

Posted by: Chernobyl means wormwood at October 07, 2019 03:23 PM (m+CYA)

298 264 I have heard something about Jeff Daniels playing Comey. Never really liked Daniels so, meh.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (ycWCI)
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Filming starts next month with a release date TBD. I'm guessing, oh, about October of next year.

Posted by: WisRich at October 07, 2019 03:23 PM (G0vdT)

299 Go ahead, mock the 8-track. But if you had one in quad it was pretty awesome to drive down the road surrounded by four channels.
-------------------
Until the click.
Posted by: Puddin Head

I had an 8-track in my first car. Good memories.

Didnt smoke but bought a box of matches so I could jam one under the cartridge when it started acting up. Usually worked.

Posted by: Biergood at October 07, 2019 03:23 PM (yb6r+)

300 Every state has XYZ State U, then University of XYZ, then often XYZ Tech etc.

Why does Ohio need *THE* for their state U?

It's retarded. That is all.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 03:23 PM (FiUMj)

301 Diogenes - Wazzu's in a bit of a mess this season. Saturday's game is going to tell us if we even have a smidgen of hope for a bowl game.

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 03:20 PM


I know.
It has been ugly. I was at the UCLA game. Like watching a train wreck in slo-mo.

The offense will put up points but the D has to wake up.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:24 PM (axyOa)

302 Nothing turns a small town into a crime-infested shithole faster than a state college branch recruiting thugs for their football team.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at October 07, 2019 03:24 PM (mk9aG)

303 287 Wasn't Aaron Rodgers sporting a fu manchu until recently?
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 07, 2019 03:21 PM (438dO)
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Always does it during pre-season.

Posted by: WisRich at October 07, 2019 03:24 PM (G0vdT)

304 Wasn't Aaron Rodgers sporting a fu manchu until recently?
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 07, 2019 03:21 PM



He was sporting an Olivia Munn for a while, too

Posted by: Hands at October 07, 2019 03:24 PM (786Ro)

305 At least Greinke struggled - if he pitched like Verlander and Cole it would just be unfair.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:25 PM (oZ6kz)

306 Ohio University

Ohio State University

So OSU people need to put THE in front of theirs so they don't get confused? LOL. In other words, OSU grads are kinda dumb.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 03:25 PM (FiUMj)

307 Yeah, Beltway back-biting stories are boring, immaterial most of the time, and boring. "Blindsided" by what? General policy shift [and there was no firm/clear policy or commitment in existence, anyway] occurred months ago.


Turks have been backed off once already. Yet to see a credible explanation for why they're amped up to move now, but have seen enormous amounts of theoretical bubble-blowing* by the usual sorts pushing their usual lines [on various "sides"].


Imagine Graham might realize his move to punish Turkey with sanctions for any attack on the Kurds actually supports Trump's announced warning to the Turks, but his "bipartisan" partner Chris probably thinks of it as noble support to the Kurds - or Peter Galbraith just told him to think that and that was enough.



Posted by: rhomboid at October 07, 2019 03:25 PM (QDnY+)

308 I know.
It has been ugly. I was at the UCLA game. Like watching a train wreck in slo-mo.

The offense will put up points but the D has to wake up.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:24 PM (axyOa)

That game. Ugh. heart breaking. followed by that clunker in Utah. hopefully the week off and shake up at D helps.

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 03:25 PM (a0IVu)

309
Canseco was a musclehead and a bit of a doofus but he was always fun to
watch and could hit the hell out of a ball. Steroids don't make your
eyes better, it still takes talent to hit.


Canseco came up through the AA franchise in Huntsville. Called him "Jose Parkway" because when he blasted a homer, it looked like it was going to end up on Memorial Parkway, the main highway through town that the field was next to.
We all knew he wasn't going to be there for long the way he hit. Sure enough, Oakland called him up after about two months.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivismisruin at October 07, 2019 03:25 PM (HaL55)

310 8-tracks did break up songs in really unfortunate places, but so did albums at times. ELP's Karn-Evil 9 is meant to be one continuous peice but was too long for a single album side, so the third part that became the single is on the other side.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:25 PM (KZzsI)

311 Drudge now leading with "Pat Robertson" hating on PDT..LOL

On any other subject he and the left at dismissive of people like Robertson.

fuckin hypocrits

and St Louis goes back to back Piff, national league

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 07, 2019 03:26 PM (cEsBM)

312 "Hope you and Mrs. VIA have fun. "

It's not often that she gets to actually ride in a mule out to the trees, and stalk the wild apples herself.

And, Corey is setting aside some evercrisps for us to bring home as well.

They grow them on a separate plot of land, but is pulling some done for us to try.

Wonderfull folk, they are.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 07, 2019 03:26 PM (cqNba)

313 Did he get picked in the draft? What was his name again?

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 03:19 PM

***

Jake Browning. Undrafted but signed with Minnesota. On the practice squad.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:26 PM (axyOa)

314 Astros have great pitching too, but also had the best or 2nd best offense. Can't compare that to the Rays, an average offense with great pitching, or the Indians, a below average offense with great pitching, who both managed to contend.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:26 PM (oZ6kz)

315
Things I've come to dislike about baseball

- Statcast: "Exit velocity of 107 and a launch angle of 42 degrees!!!"

- Admiring long ball with associated bat flip. Until it doesn't go out and a triple is a single.

- The broadcast booth guest.

- Jessica Mendoza

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 07, 2019 03:26 PM (7rVsF)

316 >>>253 Gratuitous Genesis-bashing is a thing with which I cannot abide.

Unless you mean Phil Collins-era, of course.

i listen to Abacab all the way through about once a month.

Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 03:26 PM (PbpT7)

317 Gotta respect his 'stache game.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 07, 2019 03:27 PM (NWiLs)

318 298 264 I have heard something about Jeff Daniels playing Comey. Never really liked Daniels so, meh.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (ycWCI)
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Filming starts next month with a release date TBD. I'm guessing, oh, about October of next year.
Posted by: WisRich at October 07, 2019 03:23 PM (G0vdT)


What would be perfect is that Barr files charges against Comey about a month before it comes out. Let CBS swim in their own filth.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 03:27 PM (sy5kK)

319 "A star on Earth . . . still burning"

Stars do not run on fission...

Posted by: Chris M at October 07, 2019 03:27 PM (eAZVt)

320 oh, * was gonna be that "theoretical bubble-blowing" was my favorite translator's doozie in one of Marx's essays on German philosophy - never did see the original and always have wondered what the term was

Posted by: rhomboid at October 07, 2019 03:27 PM (QDnY+)

321 287 Wasn't Aaron Rodgers sporting a fu manchu until recently?
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 07, 2019 03:21 PM (438dO)

Isn't there a Frank Black song about that?
https://tinyurl.com/y57opz9d

Posted by: kathysaysso at October 07, 2019 03:27 PM (vkS2Z)

322 baseball:
One year Yaz was not hitting very well so he donned the black gloves, the eyeblack and stated if I'm going to hit .250 this year it's going to be a hard .250. He went about corkscrewing himself into the ground at-bat after at-bat.
Still, Dave Kingman (Mets) was the champ on big swings K or HR and nothing in between. Hilarious

Posted by: micky at October 07, 2019 03:28 PM (nizGE)

323 Things I've come to dislike about baseball

All of that, yes. And the exaggerated shift, still. And the dipstick batters who won't make the tiny adjustment that lets them easily beat the shift.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:28 PM (KZzsI)

324 Great thread, ace.

Posted by: Max Power at October 07, 2019 03:28 PM (q177U)

325 317 Gotta respect his 'stache game.
Posted by: Insomniac at October 07, 2019 03:27 PM (NWiLs)

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Daniel Mengden. Great modern baseball stache.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:28 PM (q80AH)

326 I'm old enough to remember when

1. Liberals hated war
2. Liberals laughed at what Pat Robertson said

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 03:28 PM (FiUMj)

327 Love the picture of Gardner walking off an airplane. Some swag!

Posted by: Cheri at October 07, 2019 03:28 PM (IB1Pj)

328
Watch Master and Commander on that.

There's a point where it sounds like people are walking on a wooden deck right over your head. It's a great mix.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:22 PM (q80AH)

It's a crime that they never made any more of those movies. There's plenty of source material to work with.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 07, 2019 03:28 PM (N4xQB)

329 Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 03:26 PM (PbpT7)

I was kidding...A Trick of the Tail is one of my all-time faves, and that's Collins-era. Duke is great too. Except for a couple sappy Collins songs.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 07, 2019 03:28 PM (u//oP)

330 Got to chat with Jack a couple of weeks ago in Pullman. A really nice guy.
Posted by: Diogenes

Had a rep for being a real humble classy guy. I'm not a Coug. Inflected with Cougitis as a kid by my uncle who took me to games at Albi Stadium so I could remember where the car was parked. The years where quick kick on 3rd down was there best play. Highlight was against Stanford with Plunkett pinned at the 3 yd line by a quick kick hb breaks it on the first play but got tackled by a drunk fan out of the stands at about midfield. Made Sports Illustrated and the Wide World of sports

Posted by: Sock Monkey.... barefoot at October 07, 2019 03:28 PM (iDKtp)

331 "Stars do not run on fission... "

Not even the unladen European ones?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at October 07, 2019 03:29 PM (cqNba)

332 313 Did he get picked in the draft? What was his name again?

Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 03:19 PM

***

Jake Browning. Undrafted but signed with Minnesota. On the practice squad.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:26 PM (axyOa)



6 Apple Cups in a row, and counting.

what was the question?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 03:29 PM (sy5kK)

333 Speaking of baseball, how awesome is Pete Alonso?

He even shaved off his Fu between at bats when he realized it was hurting his aerodynamics.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 03:30 PM (ZLI7S)

334 328
Watch Master and Commander on that.

There's a point where it sounds like people are walking on a wooden deck right over your head. It's a great mix.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:22 PM (q80AH)

It's a crime that they never made any more of those movies. There's plenty of source material to work with.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 07, 2019 03:28 PM (N4xQB)

==========

It's sad. But, it was expensive and didn't make sequel money. It didn't bomb, but it just didn't make enough to justify spending another $100 million for another movie.

I'm mostly sad because Peter Weir has only made one other movie since. The Way Back, which is good, but Weir is one of the best living Australian directors and he just doesn't do anything anymore.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:30 PM (q80AH)

335 326
I'm old enough to remember when



1. Liberals hated war

2. Liberals laughed at what Pat Robertson said

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 07, 2019 03:28 PM (FiUMj)

++++

They can shape-shift quicker than you can say, "Bob's your uncle."

Posted by: washrivergal at October 07, 2019 03:30 PM (9+jnX)

336 One year Yaz was not hitting very well so he donned the black gloves, the eyeblack and stated if I'm going to hit .250 this year it's going to be a hard .250.

Yaz was the most adjusting batter in baseball history. He didn't have the build to be a monster hitter, so he adjusted constantly so that he would always be able to compete. Gave him a really long, great career.

Rob Deer was the king of all or nothing home runs though. Lifetime batting: .220, led the league in strikeouts 4 times, but when he connected it was usually out of the park.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:30 PM (KZzsI)

337 The problem with the statcast stuff is there's no context. Is a fielding play that had a 7% probability an amazing catch? Dunno, the stats only go back to like 2013. Is 115 mph exit velocity record-breaking? Not sure, we don't know any exit velocities from before this era. Stats make sense because of the context - we know 60 HRs is impressive because it's been done so rarely in a 120 year time frame.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:30 PM (oZ6kz)

338 253 Gratuitous Genesis-bashing is a thing with which I cannot abide.

Unless you mean Phil Collins-era, of course.

i listen to Abacab all the way through about once a month.
Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 03:26 PM (PbpT7)
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I do the same with Duke. Bit repetitive in spots but I really enjoy that album.

Posted by: jhawk90 at October 07, 2019 03:31 PM (/ZYFC)

339 337 The problem with the statcast stuff is there's no context. Is a fielding play that had a 7% probability an amazing catch? Dunno, the stats only go back to like 2013. Is 115 mph exit velocity record-breaking? Not sure, we don't know any exit velocities from before this era. Stats make sense because of the context - we know 60 HRs is impressive because it's been done so rarely in a 120 year time frame.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:30 PM (oZ6kz)

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Saying that it only goes back to 2013 is a bit misleading in terms of the sample size.

They have data from every at bat in the majors for 6 years now. That's a lot of data to provide you with context.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:32 PM (q80AH)

340 Yaz and Cal Ripken Jr are the two most famous for always tinkering stances.

As opposed to guys who never changed their stance, like Griffey or Will Clark.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:32 PM (oZ6kz)

341 I like almost everything Genesis put out, even their last ones dominated by Phil Collins. I like some of his solo stuff too but Susudio makes me want to kill him.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:32 PM (KZzsI)

342 Yaz was the most adjusting batter in baseball history.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:30 PM (KZzsI)


I thought Yaz was a British new wave band?

Posted by: Sponge at October 07, 2019 03:32 PM (Zz0t1)

343 So, the question becomes, why is DC so adamant about destroying the President's ability to do foreign policy?

Between leaking phone calls. Talking Congressional over ride of foreign policy.

And the impeachment crap, which if you JUST go by the Press, is a slam dunk (thus why deal with Trump when you will have a Dem to roll soon).

Are they so convinced that he is so EVIL, that they must destroy the US's foreign policy to get him too?

Posted by: Don Q at October 07, 2019 03:32 PM (NgKpN)

344 Congress has a veto proof majority to sanction Turkey and push back against the president's foolish moves in Syria...
Posted by: Marcus T at October 07, 2019 03:18 PM (VpIIl)

Yeah, that's what the leadership always says.

For an excellent understanding of what is going on in Syria, and especially the involvement of Obama, Biden, and McCain , who fomented the Syrian civil war leading to ISIS, go to Conservative Treehouse. Make sure you read through the comments, there is lots of cited information from learned commenters.

Posted by: Jen the original at October 07, 2019 03:33 PM (7f3YP)

345 My mom found my porn stash under my bed when I was 14.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 07, 2019 03:33 PM (oVJmc)

346 "They have data from every at bat in the majors for 6 years now. That's a lot of data to provide you with context.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:32 PM (q80AH)"

Yeah but with other stats I have data going back to 1901, or 1908, or 1920, depending on the stat. What does 6 years tell me about baseball HISTORY? Almost nothing.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:33 PM (oZ6kz)

347
The problem with Statcast is that it makes no difference if the launch angle is 45 or 27 or if the distance is 313 or 458, if it's out of the park it's one run.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 07, 2019 03:33 PM (7rVsF)

348 They have data from every at bat in the majors for 6 years now. That's a lot of data to provide you with context.

And as they gather more information over the years, their theories are rapidly undergoing changes. It was a bunch of geeks who never played ball telling everyone how wrong they were because of a spreadsheet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:33 PM (KZzsI)

349 Don't forget that he also made the media on twitter lose their minds for asking if they knew anyone that owns a pickup truck

Posted by: Buzzion at October 07, 2019 03:33 PM (m9+OU)

350 Gratuitous Genesis-bashing is a thing with which I cannot abide.



Unless you mean Phil Collins-era, of course.



i listen to Abacab all the way through about once a month.

Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 03:26 PM (PbpT7)


In your crocs and murse, no doubt.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 07, 2019 03:33 PM (jYnPD)

351
Ha!
Say, what ever happened to the Husky QB? I think I heard he was feeding otters at the aquarium in Seattle.


You have it wrong. Husky fans were feeding him to the otters at the Seattle aquarium.

Apparently otters like noodles and noodle arms and prey that run backwards. Didn't know that.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at October 07, 2019 03:33 PM (hKi6n)

352 Chill, it was meant as a Young Ones reference.

I wonder how many of the Young Ones are still alive.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Whatever You Do, Don't Mention The Fourth Crusade! at October 07, 2019 03:33 PM (Clxcy)

353 The world is burning and your talk of sports and facial hair will not bring my childhood back! HOW DARE YOU?!

Posted by: Greta Scornbird at October 07, 2019 03:33 PM (Izzlo)

354 Still, Dave Kingman (Mets) was the champ on big swings K or HR and nothing in between. Hilarious
Posted by: micky at October 07, 2019 03:28 PM (nizGE)
-----------
I believe it was Kingman who hit a pop up into one of the Metrodome roof holes and it didn't come down. Heard they had some poor bastard go up in there and get it days later - *shudder*

Posted by: jhawk90 at October 07, 2019 03:33 PM (/ZYFC)

355 I like almost everything Genesis put out, even their last ones dominated by Phil Collins. I like some of his solo stuff too but Susudio makes me want to kill him.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:32 PM (KZzsI)


I tried to talk a guitar player friend of mine way back when he needed to do that song, just heavy metal. SOOOO SOOO SOOOOOOODiiiooooooooooo!

He didn't.

I call him every time Disturbed comes out with a new remake of a rock song in a metalish frame. And is making millions.

Posted by: Sponge at October 07, 2019 03:34 PM (Zz0t1)

356 I thought Yaz was a British new wave band?

That too.

Everyone called him that because Yastrzemski is too tough to spell. Now his nephew? Or something is playing and they have to deal with it again.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:34 PM (KZzsI)

357 Gratuitous Genesis-bashing is a thing with which I cannot abide.


Super Nintendo was better.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 07, 2019 03:34 PM (oVJmc)

358 My mom found my porn stash under my bed when I was 14.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles



Awk-ward.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 07, 2019 03:34 PM (Yu4ah)

359 Kaepernick still hasn't been hired and I don't see all the fist up, knees down crap.

-
What do Chic-fil-A and Kaepernick have in common? They don't work on Sunday.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 07, 2019 03:34 PM (+y/Ru)

360 Why does Ohio need *THE* for their state U?

It's part of the remedial English program, reminding their idiot players of the definite article.

If we ever manage to dissociate college from sports, the NFL intros will get a lot more colorful:

Demetrius Stabsalot. B Wing, Folsom.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 07, 2019 03:34 PM (iys0/)

361 Things I've come to dislike about baseball

- Statcast: "Exit velocity of 107 and a launch angle of 42 degrees!!!"

- Admiring long ball with associated bat flip. Until it doesn't go out and a triple is a single.

- The broadcast booth guest.

- Jessica Mendoza
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 07, 2019 03:26 PM (7rVsF)
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- The in-game dugout interview.

Posted by: jhawk90 at October 07, 2019 03:34 PM (/ZYFC)

362 what was the question?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

What do we call the dawgs this year?

The Heimlich Huskies please do not feed them a Bay area school.

Posted by: Sock Monkey.... barefoot at October 07, 2019 03:34 PM (iDKtp)

363 As near as I can tell, we're about eighteen days past the traditional end of the Dog Days of Summer, as measured by the classical Mediterranean civilizations.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Whatever You Do, Don't Mention The Fourth Crusade! at October 07, 2019 03:35 PM (Clxcy)

364 340 Yaz and Cal Ripken Jr are the two most famous for always tinkering stances.

As opposed to guys who never changed their stance, like Griffey or Will Clark.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:32 PM (oZ6kz)

During the playoffs a few years ago Pete Rose was showing A-Rod and Frank Thomas how he adjusted his stance into 9 different areas of the batter's box depending on the pitcher and what he was seeing, and they acted like he invented a new sport.

Posted by: Roy at October 07, 2019 03:35 PM (cD09y)

365 I went years without hearing Phil Collins, then caught him again on the radio, and it was instantly clear...he sucked.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 07, 2019 03:35 PM (oVJmc)

366 Yaz was awesome. I grew up watching fielding that was pretty amazing and yep he was a really great hitter

Posted by: micky at October 07, 2019 03:35 PM (nizGE)

367 I call him every time Disturbed comes out with a new remake of a rock song in a metalish frame. And is making millions.
Posted by: Sponge at October 07, 2019 03:34 PM (Zz0t1)

-------

"Oops, I Did It Again" by Children of Bodom gets me every time.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 07, 2019 03:35 PM (AzW6q)

368 i listen to Abacab all the way through about once a month.

Posted by: ace at October 07, 2019 03:26 PM (PbpT7)


That's one of my favorite songs.

Posted by: Sponge at October 07, 2019 03:35 PM (Zz0t1)

369 I'm old enough to remember when

1. Liberals hated war


When was that?

Seems to me leftists hate wars they didn't engage in first, and the right feels the same.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 07, 2019 03:35 PM (9t0Zz)

370 "A star on Earth . . . still burning"

Stars do not run on fission...


Posted by: Chris M
=========
And neither does Ukraine!!!

Posted by: Ukrainian Power and Light at October 07, 2019 03:35 PM (gnQff)

371 298 264 I have heard something about Jeff Daniels playing Comey. Never really liked Daniels so, meh.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (ycWC)

Jeff Daniels is a leftist of the highest order. He keeps getting picked for political reenactments, and there is a definite reason why.
I"m sure Comey is a hero to him.

Posted by: Jen the original at October 07, 2019 03:36 PM (7f3YP)

372 I thought the Yaz was another Northern Iraqi minority.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 03:36 PM (NqZ29)

373 I was going to post a tweet that says that Turkey has been expelled from the Joint Air Operations Center and airspace in northern Syria has been effectively closed to Turkey but even hogmartin's quote unfucker can't make this comment section happy.

I'm beginning to think Trump might have thought this thing through.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 03:36 PM (ZLI7S)

374 During the playoffs a few years ago Pete Rose was showing A-Rod and Frank Thomas how he adjusted his stance into 9 different areas of the batter's box depending on the pitcher and what he was seeing, and they acted like he invented a new sport.

Rose was damned amazing as a batter though. And you never got 90% with him, he gave his all every game no matter what. The guy was a dumbass gambling addict who bet on his own games, sure as hell but you know he never bet to lose.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:36 PM (KZzsI)

375 "During the playoffs a few years ago Pete Rose was showing A-Rod and Frank Thomas how he adjusted his stance into 9 different areas of the batter's box depending on the pitcher and what he was seeing, and they acted like he invented a new sport.
Posted by: Roy at October 07, 2019 03:35 PM (cD09y)"

Yeah but that seems like it was born of necessity - Frank Thomas was a much better hitter than Pete Rose, so clearly his one batting stance worked for him.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:36 PM (oZ6kz)

376 I do like the pornstash

Posted by: MAGA at October 07, 2019 03:36 PM (I5LRE)

377 308 I know.
It has been ugly. I was at the UCLA game. Like watching a train wreck in slo-mo.

The offense will put up points but the D has to wake up.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:24 PM (axyOa)

That game. Ugh. heart breaking. followed by that clunker in Utah. hopefully the week off and shake up at D helps.
Posted by: IC at October 07, 2019 03:25 PM (a0IVu)


Tracey Claeys, WSU defensive coordinator, resigned or let go, depending on the report, last week.

I don't think the defense has been completely figured out quite yet.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 03:36 PM (sy5kK)

378 -------

"Oops, I Did It Again" by Children of Bodom gets me every time.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 07, 2019 03:35 PM (AzW6q)


I gave that a shot, but it's terrible.......sorry.

Posted by: Sponge at October 07, 2019 03:37 PM (Zz0t1)

379 371 I have heard something about Jeff Daniels playing Comey. Never really liked Daniels so, meh.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 07, 2019 03:17 PM (ycWC)

Jeff Daniels is a leftist of the highest order. He keeps getting picked for political reenactments, and there is a definite reason why.
I"m sure Comey is a hero to him.
Posted by: Jen the original at October 07, 2019 03:36 PM (7f3YP)

============

"I will apologize to the world for tanking Hillary by undermining Trump!"
-Dialogue, probably

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:37 PM (q80AH)

380 349
Don't forget that he also made the media on twitter lose their minds for asking if they knew anyone that owns a pickup truck

Posted by: Buzzion at October 07, 2019 03:33 PM (m9+OU)


One of the greatest moments in Twitter history. The Great Unmasking, part 1.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at October 07, 2019 03:37 PM (rP4OC)

381 365
I went years without hearing Phil Collins, then caught him again on the radio, and it was instantly clear...he sucked.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 07, 2019 03:35 PM (oVJmc)

+++
I liked him until I didn't anymore.

Posted by: washrivergal at October 07, 2019 03:37 PM (9+jnX)

382 Every state has XYZ State U, then University of XYZ, then often XYZ Tech etc.

-
And none knows their Ps from their Qs.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 07, 2019 03:37 PM (+y/Ru)

383 Yaz also had his own song. Triple Crown winner in 67, too.

Posted by: micky at October 07, 2019 03:37 PM (nizGE)

384 Pig, you're thinking of the Yezidi.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Whatever You Do, Don't Mention The Fourth Crusade! at October 07, 2019 03:37 PM (Clxcy)

385 358
My mom found my porn stash under my bed when I was 14.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles






Awk-ward.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 07, 2019 03:34 PM (Yu4ah)

We had a fight-club-like project mayhem planned, where we clipped out a bunch of those paper video ads at the back, and we were going to spread them like confetti on campus in high school.

I forgot and left them in my pocket when mom went to do laundry. Ugh.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 07, 2019 03:37 PM (jYnPD)

386 It would be odd for Pat Robertson to criticize Trump. When he was campaigning, Trump was on Robertsons show at least a few times. Robertson gave Trump an opportunity to speak directly to evangelicals.

Posted by: Second Post Today at October 07, 2019 03:37 PM (fOqG5)

387 I learned from an excellent bartenderess last week that there are two Ohio State Universities, which likely explains the THE Ohio State University emphasis that it's attendees and alumni use.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 07, 2019 02:55 PM (DMUuz)

__

Given Ohio's population I'd guess there are probably close to 150 Ohio State universities. Just like in every state.

Which is why I always thought the whole **THE** Ohio State university is really stupid.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview


There are a bunch of extension campuses of Ohio State University.
Then there is the state University system: University of Akron, Univerisity of Toledo, Cleveland State University, Bowling Green State University, etc. (more not going to name).

There is also Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, (the Bobcats). Not to be confused with Ohio State.

The signs on entering the campus say The Ohio State University. It took self introductions of NFL players to get the emphasis of "THE" tacked onto it.
There is also another OSU (of course) which is Oklahoma State University. I don't know whether it is prefixed with a THE.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at October 07, 2019 03:37 PM (vcOmj)

388 And as they gather more information over the years, their theories are
rapidly undergoing changes. It was a bunch of geeks who never played
ball telling everyone how wrong they were because of a spreadsheet.
=====

The best stats evah! Too bad the team lost.

(Bears during the Cutler statistical blizzard.)

What a stupid scam.

Posted by: mustbequantum at October 07, 2019 03:37 PM (MIKMs)

389 Of course maybe Frank could take some advice from Pete on marketing and public image. Like, don't do commercials for boner pills.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:37 PM (oZ6kz)

390 366 Yaz was awesome. I grew up watching fielding that was pretty amazing and yep he was a really great hitter
Posted by: micky at October 07, 2019 03:35 PM (nizGE)

I saw several outs at second where Yaz played the bounce off the green Monster and nailed the guy with a strike throw.

Posted by: Roy at October 07, 2019 03:38 PM (cD09y)

391 MSNBC: "That marching band looked kind of racist, no?"

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at October 07, 2019 03:38 PM (RLiOt)

392 One of the greatest moments in Twitter history. The Great Unmasking, part 1.

That, and the Chainsaw Bayonet run almost make up for how awful Twitter usually is.

Almost.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:38 PM (KZzsI)

393 6 Apple Cups in a row, and counting.

what was the question?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 03:29 PM


****

The 19th. About noon.
At the BJs in Renton at the Mall.
Apple Cup beer bet pay up time.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:38 PM (axyOa)

394 Super Nintendo was better.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 07, 2019 03:34 PM (oVJmc)


BLASPHEMY!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at October 07, 2019 03:38 PM (Zz0t1)

395 Daniels played the "conservative" guy in some lame HBO series. The Newsroom? Anyho. The characterization was cartoonish - a stereotypical leftist masturbatory fanfic.

Strike that. He played Shep Smith.

Posted by: 13times at October 07, 2019 03:38 PM (M6Yu0)

396 China really is ratcheting up the rat cages.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at October 07, 2019 03:38 PM (ycWCI)

397 NO. NO I WILL NOT SAY THAT OHIO STATE DID SOMETHING NOT AWFUL. I WILL NOT!

*toddler fits*

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 07, 2019 03:39 PM (mf5HN)

398 Every state has XYZ State U, then University of XYZ, then often XYZ Tech etc.

-----

Have you seen the commercials for the University of Maryland University College? I hear they have a great Department of Redundancies Department.

Posted by: josephistan at October 07, 2019 03:39 PM (Izzlo)

399 NFL? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Diesel Jones at October 07, 2019 03:39 PM (0CeRG)

400 Old Testament !

Rains of blood and frogs !

Cats and dogs living together !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 07, 2019 03:39 PM (wscsn)

401 It would be odd for Pat Robertson to criticize Trump. When he was campaigning, Trump was on Robertsons show at least a few times.

Robertson is one of those evangelical types who thinks that Jesus will come based on real world events focusing on Israel, and every middle east crisis is a sing in Revelations. They want war and chaos there.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:40 PM (KZzsI)

402 395 Daniels played the "conservative" guy in some lame HBO series. The Newsroom? Anyho. The characterization was cartoonish - a stereotypical leftist masturbatory fanfic.

Strike that. He played Shep Smith.
Posted by: 13times at October 07, 2019 03:38 PM (M6Yu0)

==========

I never watched it, but I remember that one season ended with Daniels' character doing something that put him in hugely hot water. He called the Tea Party the American Taliban.

This was months after the Kos guy had published a book with that title.

I think the show was probably really stupid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, with that Kubrick look towards the camera at October 07, 2019 03:40 PM (q80AH)

403 I liked Jeff Daniels in Something Wild.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at October 07, 2019 03:40 PM (NqZ29)

404 If we ever manage to dissociate college from sports, the NFL intros will get a lot more colorful:

Demetrius Stabsalot. B Wing, Folsom.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gODZzSOelss

You might find this amusing. Key and Peele.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at October 07, 2019 03:40 PM (vcOmj)

405 I mean, you can be a bad fielder and still play balls well off the Green Monster.

Hell, Manny Ramirez did that, and he's the guy who cut off his own center fielder's throw from 10 feet away.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:40 PM (oZ6kz)

406 Apple Cup, is that a bra size or a ball game?

Posted by: rammajamma at October 07, 2019 03:40 PM (xceTB)

407 Chauncey Gardener seems to have The Right Stuff, so it's all coming together!

Posted by: Regular joe at October 07, 2019 03:41 PM (6/uwW)

408 NO. NO I WILL NOT SAY THAT OHIO STATE DID SOMETHING NOT AWFUL. I WILL NOT!
=====
Feeling shorted?

Posted by: "The" Ohio State Marching Band at October 07, 2019 03:41 PM (wcP+1)

409 The Ohio State U graduates are the Texans of alumni.

They insist upon themselves.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 03:41 PM (ZLI7S)

410 364
340 Yaz and Cal Ripken Jr are the two most famous for always tinkering stances.

Spent my childhood trying to emulate Yaz's stance (and Dick McAuliffe of the Tigers, who had the wierdest stance ever).

There are a lot of things from my childhood I've long since thrown away, but my 'Yaz sir, that's my baby' button from '67 isn't one of them.

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at October 07, 2019 03:41 PM (RLiOt)

411 Daniels played the "conservative" guy in some lame HBO series. The Newsroom? Anyho. The characterization was cartoonish - a stereotypical leftist masturbatory fanfic.

Strike that. He played Shep Smith.
Posted by: 13times at October 07, 2019 03:38 PM (M6Yu0)


I thought he played an establishment Republican. One of those who doesn't actually like icky conservatives.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at October 07, 2019 03:41 PM (wCmLp)

412 79 67 AOS Morons: I'll never watch the NFL again!
Next year: Did you see that play???
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
___

Junkies always swear they will quit.....

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview
----------
I haven't went back and don't miss it all.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at October 07, 2019 03:41 PM (a3tan)

413 Ruh roh, Justice Thomas misses first day due to illness.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 07, 2019 03:41 PM (sGotD)

414 "406 Apple Cup, is that a bra size or a ball game?

Posted by: rammajamma at October 07, 2019 03:40 PM (xceTB) "


Yes ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 07, 2019 03:41 PM (wscsn)

415 The media is just 90% about taking tweets and hashtags and typing them into stories and calling it brave reporting and truth firefighting.

back when I was a little DanTot I had an assistant editor of the Houston Chronicle for a next door neighbor. I mowed his yard and even threw that paper as a kid.

That guy eventually retired as the editor and I was able to revive the relationship some decades later. As we discussed journalism over a nice meal (we both knew well we were politically opposite) he lamented the state of newspapers. He related how every section editor reviewed every section front page prior to publication. They researched, corrected, rewrote and basically honed each others work.

According to him now its just kids reacting to social media, putting together image montages and jumping to the next outrage.

Jack Loftis died a couple of years ago but that guy was font of information with a very sharp mind right up to his demise. His stories rivaled my father in law's and I regret I never got them in the same room.

Posted by: DanMan at October 07, 2019 03:41 PM (XTiHL)

416 Nood. Scrunt.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 07, 2019 03:41 PM (AzW6q)

417 I liked Jeff Daniels in Dumb & Dumber. Can't really remember anything else I cared for him in. I think he got killed in Speed, that was a good part.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:42 PM (KZzsI)

418 That, and the Chainsaw Bayonet run almost make up for how awful Twitter usually is.



Almost.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:38 PM (KZzsI)


Oh god, I forgot about that. The blithering insanity of the so-called "experts." Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at October 07, 2019 03:42 PM (rP4OC)

419 gee, even ohio state's band is better than michigan's.

Posted by: mjc at October 07, 2019 03:42 PM (Pg+x7)

420 Kinda looks like a condom wrapped erection on the field.

Posted by: bane at October 07, 2019 03:42 PM (ransv)

421
Foghat rocks!

(holds up lit lighter)

Posted by: John Bolton at October 07, 2019 03:42 PM (LilNs)

422 Hell, Manny Ramirez did that, and he's the guy who cut off his own center fielder's throw from 10 feet away.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at October 07, 2019 03:40 PM (oZ6kz)



Manny Ramirez's contract in Japan provided that he did not have to practice, he got a Mercedes and driver, and he got unlimited sushi.

Bless his insane little heart.


Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 07, 2019 03:42 PM (mf5HN)

423 Not clear at all that removing very small American presence in NE Syria is "foolish". It's an extremely difficult situation where our leverage and options are poor compared to most of our operations. Appealing medium-term strategies involving our presence have yet to be offered, and our key regional objective - containing and weakening Iran - will not clearly be much affected either way [Damascus proxy was already there, and will not be affected by our operations].


And everyone's assuming just about everything while knowing little, while ignoring much of what Trump has actually said.


Let's see what develops between WH and Ankara, it may well not be any of the lurid nightmares now being marketed.



Posted by: rhomboid at October 07, 2019 03:43 PM (QDnY+)

424 Every state has XYZ State U, then University of XYZ, then often XYZ Tech etc.

Why does Ohio need *THE* for their state U?

It's retarded. That is all.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview



New Jersey will always have Rutgers.

Posted by: Hands at October 07, 2019 03:43 PM (786Ro)

425 My mom found my porn stash under my bed when I was 14.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles

The two of you then wind up married no?

Posted by: Ilhan Omar at October 07, 2019 03:43 PM (v0R5T)

426 406
Apple Cup, is that a bra size or a ball game?

Posted by: rammajamma at October 07, 2019 03:40 PM (xceTB)

Two schools, one cup.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 07, 2019 03:43 PM (jYnPD)

427 A friend was an extra in "Gods and Generals". She told me Daniels was a real a-hole. Stephen Lang, OTOH, was incredibly friendly.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 07, 2019 03:44 PM (dfRN6)

428 406 Apple Cup, is that a bra size or a ball game?

Posted by: rammajamma at October 07, 2019 03:40 PM (xceTB) "


Yes ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 07, 2019 03:41 PM



Big apples in Washington State

Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:44 PM (axyOa)

429 417 I liked Jeff Daniels in Dumb & Dumber. Can't really remember anything else I cared for him in. I think he got killed in Speed, that was a good part.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 07, 2019 03:42 PM (KZzsI)

He was good in Gettysburg, a movie that could not be made today.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at October 07, 2019 03:45 PM (N4xQB)

430 315


Things I've come to dislike about baseball



- Statcast: "Exit velocity of 107 and a launch angle of 42 degrees!!!"



- Admiring long ball with associated bat flip. Until it doesn't go out and a triple is a single.



- The broadcast booth guest.



- Jessica Mendoza


My pet peeve is the length of games. Do you know that in the 1966 World Series, the 4 games were played in 2.56, 2:26, 1:55 and 1:45? These days that will get you to the 5th inning.

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at October 07, 2019 03:45 PM (RLiOt)

431
Wasn't Jeff Daniels in Something Wild?

Posted by: Glenn John at October 07, 2019 03:46 PM (LilNs)

432 You might find this amusing. Key and Peele.

I have no idea how those guys got through that without laughing.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 07, 2019 03:46 PM (iys0/)

433 I liked Jeff Daniels in Something Wild.

The only Jeff Daniels character ever played that had a ring of truth to it was Harry Dunne in Dumb and Dumber. His entire career since then has been running away from the truth.

He IS Harry Dunne.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 07, 2019 03:46 PM (9t0Zz)

434 Greetings:

Let's just hope that his mustache does turn into a "Fu Man Chu of God" one.

Posted by: 11B40 at October 07, 2019 03:46 PM (evgyj)

435 393 6 Apple Cups in a row, and counting.

what was the question?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 03:29 PM


****

The 19th. About noon.
At the BJs in Renton at the Mall.
Apple Cup beer bet pay up time.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 07, 2019 03:38 PM (axyOa)


I like it!


BJ's Southcenter, correct? In the bar?

You do realize this qualifies as a PacNW mini-MoMe, right?

We get credit towards Platinum Membership!

Hopefully, nurse rached is there, too!

Are you going to go plinking with nurse and Mark beforehand, at their regular Saturday morning meet in Bellevue?


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 03:47 PM (sy5kK)

436 From my perspective as a Washington Husky alum Gardner Minshew is great. Made the Cougars exciting and seemed to thrive in the spotlight while retaining the traits that made him endearing.

Best of luck to him going forward.

Posted by: Pete Bog at October 07, 2019 03:49 PM (VFWX5)

437 434 Greetings:

Let's just hope that his mustache does turn into a "Fu Man Chu of God" one.
Posted by: 11B40 at October 07, 2019 03:46 PM (evgyj)

no worries.

we're talking about the WSU Cougs here.

but an autographed Minchew jersey could be worth big bucks someday.

do you feel lucky?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 07, 2019 03:49 PM (sy5kK)

438 AOS Morons: I'll never watch the NFL again!
Next year: Did you see that play???
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
___

Junkies always swear they will quit.....

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview
----------
I haven't went back and don't miss it all.
Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at October 07, 2019 03:41 PM (a3tan)


Three years and counting, bitches. Every time I see online bitching about how fucking worthless the zebras are, I feel good about not wasting any time on those monkeys.

Posted by: Captain Hate at October 07, 2019 03:50 PM (y7DUB)

439 The problem with the whole damn Kurd thing is I've always backed them for the most part - though quibbling about the Marxist faction.

Turkey was allowing ISIS as proxy to cross into the corner bit controlled by the Kurd Marxists. Which really ticked me off.

We deserve a more thorough explaination of Trump's thinking on this - and if Trump really wants my support he needs to back the Peshmerga 100%.

Posted by: 13times at October 07, 2019 03:56 PM (M6Yu0)

440 "Jeff Daniels is a leftist of the highest order." Recovering drunk, and fanatical fruitarian (literally loves eating fruit.)

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at October 07, 2019 04:02 PM (mk9aG)

441 .@OhioState's band gave us a quick history lesson

I don't think I've ever said this, but hats off to Ohio State.

Posted by: t-bird at October 07, 2019 04:05 PM (gHCnG)

442 Always nice when the Buckeyes have a Boilermaker Appreciation Day.

Posted by: Undocumented at October 07, 2019 04:15 PM (GNk5/)

443 100
58

Gardner Minshew > Luke Falk
Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 02:53 PM (ZLI7S)

Drew Bledsoe > Gardner Minshew > Anthony Gordon > Luke Falk
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (5l6gb)

Minshew's D Line > Falk's D Line > Gordon's D Line.

Posted by: StillJohn at October 07, 2019 04:17 PM (EFdU7)

444 106
>>Jacksonville O line > NY Jets O line.

Sorry, no sale. I warned you before he had his first start the line sucks but he is also contributing to the disaster.

He may be good someday. That day is not today.Posted by: JackStraw at October 07, 2019 02:58 PM (ZLI7S)


Falk wasn't helped by the fact that Darnold got all the reps last week until his spleen didn't get better.

Posted by: StillJohn at October 07, 2019 04:19 PM (EFdU7)

445 393
The 19th. About noon.
At the BJs in Renton at the Mall.
Apple Cup beer bet pay up time.

Diogenes


Say what you will about sports betting, but BJs in Renton (or Tukwila) is a line I will not cross.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at October 07, 2019 04:25 PM (hKi6n)

446 Yeah, no NFL for me either. It wasn't a big deal as I have never been much of a football fan. But I gave up anything from Levi Strauss decades ago over their 2A stance. Wal-Mart will be harder to completely avoid as they are so ubiquitous and there are some times and places where a full on boycott is just un-doable.

I grew my lame version of a porn-star 'stache a couple of years ago (S-i-L was deployed and his unit all grew them so I grew mine to support them). Mrs. Action Jackson hated it, so when S-i-L came home, the 'stache came off.

Posted by: Action Jackson is my name. Bold Adventure is my game. at October 07, 2019 04:32 PM (efvBP)

447 That's not a REAL mustache.

Posted by: Friedrich Nietzsche at October 07, 2019 04:42 PM (Xawuy)

448 i'm lost. John Ekdahl did the AoS decision desk here for a while and now he's d-bag>? Or maybe you are just razzing a buddy...

Posted by: Little Brian at October 07, 2019 04:53 PM (ZZEwZ)

449 Sorry, but that does *NOT* qualify as a Fu Manchu. Just no. A fu manchu requires hair to actually hang past the line of your lower lip, not just extend your short little unshaved wussy hair follicles past the lip.

Posted by: GWB at October 07, 2019 05:34 PM (T3K6c)

450 Do people still watch the NFL?! Don't they know all the fans are racists?!

Posted by: Pickles at October 07, 2019 10:38 PM (hUhy6)

451 I'd expect nothing less from this Anti-Ekdite website.

Posted by: Rbastid at October 07, 2019 11:03 PM (MW1VN)

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