November 28, 2010

Overnight Open Thread - A Return to Sanity
— Maetenloch

Welcome all to the post-Thanksgiving shame spiral. Don't worry - the fumigators are coming tomorrow morning to get rid of all the bedbugs and clear out the openblogger uh, scent aroma.

Welcome To The United States Of Obesity

Mississippi is still the fattest state in the country. And after stuffing ourselves over the recent holiday food binge I doubt the current standings have changed much.

Interesting that Colorado and Utah are the thinnest states. I would suspect that maybe elevation had something to do with it but then how do you explain New Mexico and Wyoming? Maybe it's just cooking styles and activity levels.

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Speaking of eating - What Would Your Body Taste Like To A Cannibal?
Take the quiz and find out. Mmmm long pig - tastes like pork!
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RIP Leslie Nielsen. And Don't call Him Shirley
He died tonight in Florida from pneumonia. He was 84 years old. (thanks to CDR M Editor)

Number of the Week: 492 Days From Default to Foreclosure
Currently the average borrower in foreclosure hasn't made a mortgage payment in 492 days - nearly a year and a half. Assuming they're still living in the houses that's a lot of free rent. Of course in a lot case banks have decided that letting people stay is better than evicting them and having an unmaintained empty house.

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Best Interception of the Year
But sadly it couldn't save OSU who still lost to OU.

The US City With the Most Attractive Residents Is ....
Charleston, South Carolina followed by San Diego, Savannah, GA, Miami and Salt Lake City. Ugliest cities were Memphis, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

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Top Ten Acts Dissed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
And there's some big name bands here. KISS sold a lot of records, are universally recognized, and are currently enjoying a resurgence of sorts...and yet no love from the Hall.

Classic Frat Dudes
I'm pretty sure I went to school with some of these guys. We usually tried to keep most of the joke pictures off the chapter portraits but some always managed to slip in which meant we had to listen to complaints from the older alumni whenever they came to visit. And unhappy alumni = fewer donations = less beer.

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Freaks, Geeks, and Upperclassmen
A scientific study confirms every suspicion you ever had about high-school dating. Although it is a surprise that senior girls are even worse off for intra-school romance than freshman boys.

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Epic Kitteh Vs Kitteh Vs. Crow Battle
With an appropriately epic soundtrack apparently from the Predator soundtrack. And yeah RDB already posted this in teh headlines.

Weekly AoSHQ Commenter Standings
Top 10 commenters:
1 [454 comments] 'CDR M' [63.73 posts/day]
2 [428 comments] 'CoolCzech'
3 [367 comments] 'Chris in Va'
4 [335 comments] 'Editor'
5 [328 comments] 'logprof'
6 [302 comments] 'chemjeff'
7 [292 comments] 'Kratos (Ghost of Sparta)'
8 [274 comments] 'buzzion'
9 [273 comments] 'Oldcat'
10 [268 comments] 'toby928▒'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [165 names] 'Chris in Va' [23.16 unique names/day]
2 [91 names] 'fluffy'
3 [80 names] 'kbdabear'
4 [52 names] 'andycanuck'
5 [43 names] 'CoolCzech'
6 [34 names] 'The War Between the Undead States'
7 [30 names] '18-1'
8 [29 names] 'logprof'
9 [28 names] 'Wyatt Earp'
10 [25 names] 'Blackford Oakes'
11 [20 names] 'CDR M'

The group. Yeah.

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Posted by: Maetenloch at 04:45 PM | Comments (529)
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1 I'm losing my touch.  Only 292 comments?  Oy! 

Take the quiz and find out. Mmmm long pig - tastes like pork!

Human, its what's for dinner!  Or human...mmmm, beefy!  Yum, yum! 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 04:51 PM (c0A3e)

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 28, 2010 04:52 PM (XBx/N)

3 Did I miss anything?  I've been playing Gran Turismo 5 almost non-stop since Wednesday morning.

Posted by: Methos at November 28, 2010 04:52 PM (Ew1k4)

4 So I moved from the thinnest state to the "hottest" city.  Interesting.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at November 28, 2010 04:53 PM (aUE7j)

5 I hate the end of long weekends. *sigh*

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 04:53 PM (YxBuk)

6 Maureen O'Hara... wow! Keep Veronica Lake in mind for future ONT sponsorships, Maet.

Posted by: stuiec at November 28, 2010 04:54 PM (chhYn)

7

And WHY is Colorado the only State with under 20% obesity???

Its because the single scene here is WAY competitive... if'n you aint in shape... you aint gettin a second look...

 

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 28, 2010 04:54 PM (AdK6a)

8 This obesity stuff is bullshit.People are fatter now because food is more plentiful than ever and people are sedentary because they can be.You want a thin country?Move to one of many African countries....

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 04:54 PM (Sgi7Y)

9

Charleston, SC has the prettiest people?

Hmm, no wonder our Mr. Smelt just recently took up residency there.

And Savannah comes in #3. Sorry boys, Mrs. D'Oh is taken.

Posted by: laceyunderalls giving a shout-out to The Golden Girls at November 28, 2010 04:54 PM (BrD+Q)

10

And there's some big name bands here - KISS sold a lot of records, are universally recognized, and are currently enjoying a resurgence of sorts...and yet no love from the Hall.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is nothing but a joke.  Look at some of the names that have made it in there and you can see how ridiculous it is.  Its nothing but a marketting tool.  Haven't most inductees happened to be having a new album coming out or some "greatest hits" compilation being released the year they make it in?

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 04:54 PM (oVQFe)

11 Off AARP sock!

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 04:55 PM (BrD+Q)

12

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 28, 2010 09:54 PM (AdK6a)

Yeah I think you have a point there.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at November 28, 2010 04:55 PM (aUE7j)

13

Hmm, no wonder our Mr. Smelt just recently took up residency there.

Perhaps, I hope it's ranking doesn't slip next year when they account for me!

Posted by: Delta Smelt at November 28, 2010 04:57 PM (aUE7j)

14 Is RDB's Gore link in the sidebar supposed to go to Ed Driscoll's twitter?

Posted by: nickless at November 28, 2010 04:57 PM (MMC8r)

15 I was disappointed toi find out that Kiss Alive was "fixed" in the studio.Other than that they are HOF'ers,but the RR HOF is bullshit anyway,like the Grammys.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 04:57 PM (Sgi7Y)

16 btw, Lacey, tomorrow is the day I've picked to run your "challenge". 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 04:57 PM (c0A3e)

17 This obesity stuff is bullshit.People are fatter now because food is more plentiful than ever and people are sedentary because they can be.You want a thin country?Move to one of many African countries....

Prosperity proves America is evil and needs to be spanked.

Posted by: Confused Obama voter at November 28, 2010 04:57 PM (Ew1k4)

18 This obesity stuff is bullshit.

Which is why Disney had to refurbish the boats on Small World for the, um, heftier guests?

Also, demographics should be taken into account. I bet that's what's skewing CA. Some cultural diets don't lean towards low fat.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 04:57 PM (YxBuk)

19

 I hate the end of long weekends. *sigh*

Me too. I really enjoyed this one. I had time to watch all eight episodes of the "Pillars of the Earth" mini-series.

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 04:58 PM (AMYl0)

20 8 This obesity stuff is bullshit.People are fatter now because food is more plentiful than ever and people are sedentary because they can be.You want a thin country?Move to one of many African countries....
Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 09:54 PM (Sgi7Y)

Well don't forget about the tapeworms too.

Posted by: Mtenloch at November 28, 2010 04:59 PM (CTQup)

21 Mississippi is still the fattest state in the country.

Thanks again, Mississippi!

Posted by: Louisiana at November 28, 2010 04:59 PM (F5Gxy)

22 Some cultural diets don't lean towards low fat.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 09:57 PM (YxBuk)

Yup.

As a whole we also eat way too many processed/high carb foods.  A more sedentary lifestyle also plays a part.  America was much thinner 50 years ago.

Posted by: Delta Smelt at November 28, 2010 04:59 PM (aUE7j)

23

Damn, Leslie Nielsen. Funny guy. Sad to see this!

Posted by: lou at November 28, 2010 05:00 PM (CEe8v)

24 Philly may be in the top three cities with the ugliest residents, but that still doesn't stop Will Smith from getting "jiggy" there.  A small consolation price, no?

/by the way, ncj, stop gloating about Da Bears beating the Iggles. It is only a temporary victory, nothing more. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 05:00 PM (c0A3e)

25 As far as the obesity index, I can't believe that Michigan isn't worse. I've been to places where almost everyone is considerably overweight. And there are no excuses, unless you really do have a medical problem. I joined weight watchers several years ago, took the weight off, and kept it off. You eat large amounts of high fiber food, fruits, vegetables, and lean meat. You eat small servings of high calorie food.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 28, 2010 05:00 PM (UAftU)

26 Fascinating. The fattest states are red states.

Posted by: Butters at November 28, 2010 05:01 PM (vUdSP)

27 I hate the end of long weekends. *sigh*

Yeah.  Hubby was in Big D with his mom for the whooooooole weekend - so it was just me and hour upon hour of Investigation Discovery. 

Posted by: antisocialist at November 28, 2010 05:01 PM (Rwudm)

28 #4... 335?  What the fuuuu....???????

I'm done.  Goodnight.  That's just BULLSHIT!!!! 

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 05:01 PM (YX6i/)

29 Obama is doing a good job of making it likely Americans will get skinnier in the future.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:01 PM (Sgi7Y)

30 Oh, that's okay, CDR M.  I don't need no stinkin' credit, but thanks.

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 05:02 PM (YX6i/)

31

tomorrow is the day I've picked to run your "challenge". 

hmm I'd prefer a weekend. you like to show up on the cheerleading threads bemoaning the 'sheets of fat'. but tomorrow is fine. I won't be around so I'll take you at your word.

do you have anything you'd like to get out of your system tonight?

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 05:02 PM (BrD+Q)

32 Please, "Walking Dead", please get your shit back together.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 05:04 PM (F5Gxy)

33 #33 

hmm I'd prefer a weekend. you like to show up on the cheerleading threads bemoaning the 'sheets of fat'. but tomorrow is fine. I won't be around so I'll take you at your word.

Good point.  Hmmm.. given your planned absence tomorrow, and that I'd like to make this a true challenge, how about next weekend?  Saturday, given the Fountains of Decadence the cobloggers like to proudly display on the blog? 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 05:06 PM (c0A3e)

34 Two questions for the Star Wars fans:

1) Does the revelation in Episodes 2 and 3 that Darth Vader is actually a petulant, whiny bitch make him less impressive when re-watching episodes 4 through 6?

2) Are the Jawas actually delinquent Ewok droid-jackers under those hoods?

Posted by: schizuki at November 28, 2010 05:06 PM (M+lbD)

35

Yeah, you had a chance at #1 with Kratos and Chris being gone for long periods of time too!

Posted by: CDR M at November 28, 2010 10:02 PM (5I8G0)

What are you talking about?  I was shooting for not being on the list at all.

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 05:06 PM (YX6i/)

36 Top ten bands snubbed by the Rock Hall of Fame doesn't list Rush at the very top? Man, double-snubbed. If anybody is enjoying a resurgence right now, it's Rush. We're talking about the band the third most consecutive gold records in history, behind only the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Of course, the Rock Hall is a joke. It's run by Jann Wenner, the ultra-liberal publisher of Rolling Stone magazine. Can't be letting in a bunch of ruffians whose early work was inspired by Ayn Rand. Or Kiss, whose leader, Gene Simmons, called Obama's foreign policy wimpy, and labeled Obamacare a "disaster."

Posted by: Caiwyn at November 28, 2010 05:06 PM (pjDQX)

37 18 I didn't say people weren't heavier just that it is a symptom of affluence.Not a bad thing to be rich.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:06 PM (Sgi7Y)

38

But sadly it couldn't save OSU who still lost to OU.

Sadly? What's this "sadly" shit about?

Also, despite what the announcer says, "tip drills" are a fairly standard part of football practice. At least they were when I was playing LB in high school.

Posted by: genghis at November 28, 2010 05:07 PM (1XErj)

39 36 #33  Silly. I can't be around all day on any day so I'll have to take you at you word regardless!

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 05:07 PM (BrD+Q)

40 You eat large amounts of high fiber food, fruits, vegetables, and lean meat.

*taking notes*

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 05:08 PM (YxBuk)

41 I was just saying on the last thread that I just watched Only the Lonely and miss John Candy. Well, that goes for Ms. O'Hara as well. She was still beautiful, even in her old age. And, the fact that she was good buds with The Duke speaks highly of her as well.

Posted by: jmflynny at November 28, 2010 05:09 PM (JItMh)

42 Eat the salad, America.

Even you, Colorado.

Why can't you plebes use my tried-and-true weight loss regimen?

Smoking.

Posted by: Barack Obama, who noted that he has yet to be elected into the RR HOF at November 28, 2010 05:10 PM (BvBKY)

43 It's 40 degrees out, with gusty winds too boot. How many calories do I burn freezing my ass off walking the dogs? Cuz that's what I'm about to do.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 05:10 PM (YxBuk)

44 38. I just pretend the prequels DO NOT EXIST solves it for me! I do a similar thing with Buffy the Vampire Slayer - the series ended after Season Three. Seasons 4 and 5 don't exist! Also, the movie "Serenity" DOESN'T EXIST! so Wash is still alive! see how this works? I just ignore HACKERY (and Wash dying)

Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 28, 2010 05:10 PM (SB0V2)

45 #38  1) Does the revelation in Episodes 2 and 3 that Darth Vader is actually a petulant, whiny bitch make him less impressive when re-watching episodes 4 through 6?

Not for me, because the cold, seething Darth Vader character of the original SW trilogy is so vastly different (and superior) to the whiny, emo-git Anakin of the prequals.  Makes it easier to separate out Anakin and Darth Vader in my mind.

Also helps that the original SW series as a whole is a hell of a lot better than the prequels in every conceivable fashion.  Even the special effects, given how they were butchered and over-used in the prequels. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 05:11 PM (c0A3e)

46 27 Fascinating. The fattest states are red states.

Naturally.  While you blue-state failures are busy chewing on bamboo shoots, red states have the best chefs cooking the best food. 

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 05:11 PM (F5Gxy)

47 48 I do that too.Nothing after Terminator 2 happened.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:12 PM (Sgi7Y)

48 The wife and I have been watching Eureka on Netflix streaming. Pleasantly entertaining little show. Solid cast. Nice Friday night popcorn viewing.

Posted by: schizuki at November 28, 2010 05:12 PM (M+lbD)

49 Why can't you plebes use my tried-and-true weight loss regimen?

Smoking.

Actually, that brings up a good point. When I was watching Mad Men, and marveling at the fact that everyone use to smoke everywhere, I wondered to my dad if people were skinnier back then because of 1) the lack of processed foods as Delta Smelt pointed out and 2) the smoking. Is there a correlation between the fact that the majority of people smoked up until recently and less obesity?

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 05:12 PM (YxBuk)

50 52. Oh absolutely. No question. The Terminator series ended at two films.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 28, 2010 05:12 PM (SB0V2)

51 52 Also,Blade Trinity...never happened.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:13 PM (Sgi7Y)

52 42 36 #33  Silly. I can't be around all day on any day so I'll have to take you at you word regardless!

Still, I don't want you saying there was no challenge involved because of the darth of visual stimulation to induce my typing of "decadence!".  I'll do it Saturday then, and you will regret challenging me,

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 05:13 PM (c0A3e)

53 And, there were only two Godfathers.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 28, 2010 05:13 PM (SB0V2)

54 Posted by: schizuki at November 28, 2010 10:12 PM (M+lbD)

I love that show! It's supposed to come back soon for the second half of the 4th season. I wish they'd show it normally and not chop up the seasons. It's annoying.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 05:14 PM (YxBuk)

55 The Terminator series ended at two films.

Was the 3rd one not supposed to be a comedy...?

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 05:14 PM (YxBuk)

56 58 And, there were only two Godfathers.

There is only one Godfather.

Posted by: George Soros at November 28, 2010 05:14 PM (BvBKY)

57 Oh, and I can explain the fatness of PA . . . we eat crap and lots of it and drink a lot of beer

Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 28, 2010 05:15 PM (SB0V2)

58 61 I'd say the Alien series ended at two films too.

Posted by: CDR M at November 28, 2010 10:14 PM (5I8G0)

Nuke the rest from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: AmishDude at November 28, 2010 05:15 PM (BvBKY)

59 Damn You, CDR M!!! *shaking my fist at monitor* I locked myself in the computer room stocked with Starbucks Coffee, Fritos Corn Chips, and Summer Sauage in a bid to snare the coveted No. 1 Commenter Award with a desperate 3 day mad comments rampage and what happens?! How am I supposed to compete with the unemployed??

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 28, 2010 05:16 PM (tJjm/)

60 61. Another good example - Alien and Aliens existed; anything else is just a figment of hackery

Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 28, 2010 05:16 PM (SB0V2)

61 Zombies with hearts of gold.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 05:16 PM (F5Gxy)

62 61 Oh yeah,didn't think that even needed to be mentioned.Talk about fucking up a franchise,even Joss Whedon stunk out the joint trying.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:16 PM (Sgi7Y)

63

I'd say most of the bands on that list are more deserving than KISS...

Posted by: ChuckOH at November 28, 2010 05:17 PM (esMVq)

64 How am I supposed to compete with the unemployed??

Easy.  Just wait until you're laid off.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 05:17 PM (F5Gxy)

65

Peyton,

Why do you keep throwing me to tht other team?

 

Posted by: the football at November 28, 2010 05:17 PM (AMYl0)

66 I gave up on Walking Dead after 2 episodes.I just missed episode 3 but hearing about it had no desire to see 4 etc.Just better things to do,like play Black Ops.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:18 PM (Sgi7Y)

67 There is only one Godfather.

I disagree. Number II was even better than number I.

Unless, perhaps, you are making a reference to Soros himself, the goon.

Posted by: jmflynny at November 28, 2010 05:18 PM (JItMh)

68 Lethal Weapon... only 2 movies.

(Now you will blow me.)

Posted by: Mel Gibson at November 28, 2010 05:18 PM (6lApu)

69 Sorry, I gave up on it after the first five minutes of the racist on the rooftop.

You haven't missed much since then.  It's only gotten dumber from there.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 05:18 PM (F5Gxy)

70 #59 - Rum, that's why I've gotten into the habit of watching shows on DVD later. Thank God for Netflix.

I got into Haven, the season ended on a mind-blowing cliffhanger... and it won't be back until late summer. I hate that.

Posted by: schizuki at November 28, 2010 05:18 PM (M+lbD)

71 Ughhh... I've been sick for like ever and distracted by craziness and I feel like I've missed all kinds of crap. Can somebody give me a recap for like the past week? >>

And btw, where is Ace really? On vacation?

Posted by: thisheavenlyhell at November 28, 2010 05:18 PM (8uDC8)

72

Bwahahahahahahaha.

That's all.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 05:18 PM (RZ8pf)

73 Of course, there can be only one Highlander.

I'm DVR'ing The Walking Dead.  Don't give nuthin' away!

They never left the Matrix.

Posted by: Methos at November 28, 2010 05:18 PM (Ew1k4)

74 I got into Haven, the season ended on a mind-blowing cliffhanger... and it won't be back until late summer. I hate that.

My dad's been watching that one. I haven't been able to get into it, though. The annoying guy from 24 is on the show - Eric Balfour. I hate his facial hair. He looks like a hipster.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 05:19 PM (YxBuk)

75 #46 
Smoking.

Nicotine causes a decrease in appetite and also speeds up metabolism, which is why smokers are lighter on average than non-smokers.  But IIRC, it takes several years of smoking to start to see these weight-loss effects. 

I'm unaware of any study that shows the threshold of smoking required to start seeing these effects.  Perhaps if somebody was a light smoker and did light to moderate exercise, they would see the weight-loss effects without massive lung tissue damage? 

/Or can the nicotine be introduced in the body in another fashion other than smoking?  *shrugs*.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 05:19 PM (c0A3e)

76 Nothing after Terminator 2 happened.

I don't even consider most of Terminator 2 to have happened.  One of the most overrated movies ever.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 05:19 PM (F5Gxy)

77 Interesting that Colorado and Utah are the thinnest states.

Utah is populated by Mormons, whose religion tells them to be fit and healthy, and lots of outdoorsy types. 


Evening all!  We received our last load of crap stuff things from Cali this afternoon.  Naturally, it snowed, making things difficult for our movers. 

Sad news about Leslie Nielsen. 

Posted by: Y-not finally has her stuff at November 28, 2010 05:20 PM (5HSsN)

78 83 Even though Ridley is involved I feel like it is going to blow.Gut feeling.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:20 PM (Sgi7Y)

79 42 36 #33  Silly. I can't be around all day on any day so I'll have to take you at you word regardless!

If only there were some intertoob technology that would capture and record teh writings of Kratos, then let you search through them... 

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at November 28, 2010 05:21 PM (glsV4)

80 71

I'd say most of the bands on that list are more deserving than KISS...

Posted by: ChuckOH at November 28, 2010 10:17 PM (esMVq)

If it was called the Music Hall of Fame I would care less.  But ABBA and fucking Madonna are in it.

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 05:21 PM (oVQFe)

81 Do any of us actually want to know what The Challenge, is?

*This is going to be one of those things I'll be regretful about.  I can just feel it.

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 05:22 PM (YX6i/)

82

I disagree. Number II was even better than number I.

Yup.

"I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!!"

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 05:23 PM (BrD+Q)

83 We can only wish Rocky IV never happened.

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 28, 2010 05:23 PM (tJjm/)

84

But ABBA and fucking Madonna are in it.

Yikes! I'd rather listen to KISS.

Posted by: ChuckOH at November 28, 2010 05:24 PM (esMVq)

85 I don't even consider most of Terminator 2 to have happened.  One of the most overrated movies ever.

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

Thank you. Between the really unpleasant protagonists and the cuddly Terminator, I just wanted everyone to die.

And I may be alone in this, but I rather liked Terminator: Salvation.


Posted by: schizuki at November 28, 2010 05:24 PM (M+lbD)

86 that last Rocky - "Rocky Balboa" - was excellent however. on equal footing with the first. Everything in between was like a completely different film - just totally a mess. But the bookends - great films.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 28, 2010 05:24 PM (SB0V2)

87

Do any of us actually want to know what The Challenge, is?

We already know what it is. Weren't you paying attention?

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 05:24 PM (RZ8pf)

88

Do any of us actually want to know what The Challenge

He's being weaned off his favorite  'd' word. He thinks he's doing it for one day. I, however, have bigger plans....

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 05:24 PM (BrD+Q)

89 93 Do any of us actually want to know what The Challenge, is?

*This is going to be one of those things I'll be regretful about.  I can just feel it.

Its nothing sordid, Editor.  Lacey merely wants me to refrain from using my "d-word" of choice for a day.  Nothing too strenuous.  If I can kill Zeus and most of the Greek pantheon, this small challenge is nothing to me. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 05:25 PM (c0A3e)

90 Just finished watching Black Hawk Down (yeah, it took me this long to bring myself to watch it) and my question is why is Mogadishu not a smoldering pit to this day? Why is it not a crater that Muslims point to and say "yeah, that's where we fucked up and really pissed off the Americans"?


Evening all, hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Posted by: mpurinTexas (kicking Mexico's ass since 1836) at November 28, 2010 05:25 PM (xMKKV)

91 102 Just finished watching Black Hawk Down (yeah, it took me this long to bring myself to watch it) and my question is why is Mogadishu not a smoldering pit to this day? Why is it not a crater that Muslims point to and say "yeah, that's where we fucked up and really pissed off the Americans"?

Just remember who the CinC was at that time.  'nuff said. 

/In fact, our non-response to what happened at Mogadishu was one of bin Laden's motivations for stepping up his attacks against Americans. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 05:27 PM (c0A3e)

92

merely wants me to refrain from using my "d-word" of choice for a day

***ahem***
See post 100

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 05:27 PM (BrD+Q)

93 Thinking about the obesity thing . . . could I be on to something with my "beer" thing? Is alcohol/beer fattening enough to have a big effect? cos Mormons don't drink, right? maybe that's why Utah is thinner?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 28, 2010 05:27 PM (SB0V2)

94

hey mpur!

belated gobble, gobble

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 05:27 PM (BrD+Q)

95 @101: Kratos! I have a bone to pick with you!!

Posted by: Uranus, God of Anal Sex at November 28, 2010 05:28 PM (tJjm/)

96 You think you have bigger plans for me, Lacey  .

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 05:28 PM (c0A3e)

97 He's being weaned off his favorite  'd' word. He thinks he's doing it for one day. I, however, have bigger plans....

Are you trying to keep him from just saying it, or do you expect him to actually embrace the real thing?

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 05:28 PM (d88g9)

98 Interesting that Colorado and Utah are the thinnest states. I would suspect that maybe elevation had something to do with it but then how do you explain New Mexico and Wyoming? Maybe it's just cooking styles and activity levels.

Not to nitpick or anything, but in this analysis, it seems that you missed Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont and Hawaii as states that are "thinner" than Utah.

Posted by: Katja at November 28, 2010 05:28 PM (JvCBP)

99 Thank you. Between the really unpleasant protagonists and the cuddly Terminator, I just wanted everyone to die.

Not to mention the way that the entire premise of the second movie wrecks what was established in the first one.  T1 is a tightly-paced masterpiece of a sci-fi/action movie; T2 is bloated, overlong, self-conscious, and saturated with James Cameron's trademark leftist moralizing.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 05:28 PM (F5Gxy)

100

Weren't you paying attention?

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 10:24 PM (RZ8pf)

WTF kinda question is that?  Of course I wasn't paying attention.

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 05:29 PM (YX6i/)

101 108 @101: Kratos! I have a bone to pick with you!!

Take it up with Cronus.  He's the one that gelded you with a sickle. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 05:29 PM (c0A3e)

102

Why is it not a crater that Muslims point to and say "yeah, that's where we fucked up and really pissed off the Americans"?

Yes, it certainly would be useful now that the Somali refugees here are deciding to carry out jihad if there had been some sort of something that would've turned them off the idea...

Which, by the way, I am pissed beyond belief that the Somali community is whining about how there will be violence toward them now that the latest asshat with half a brain was arrested. And, fuck them for accusing "rednecks" of burning the mosque in Corvallis--weird how only the fucking office was burned. And how many rednecks knew where the kid worshipped anyway.

Damn, now I'm all mad again and I'd finally calmed down.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 05:30 PM (RZ8pf)

103 And I may be alone in this, but I rather liked Terminator: Salvation.

Now that, you're probably alone on.

But I liked Terminator 3, so I'm not one to talk. 

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 05:30 PM (F5Gxy)

104 Yeah, I know Clinton pussed out instead of going in balls to the wall. It's just sickening.

Hiya lacey.

Posted by: mpurinTexas (kicking Mexico's ass since 1836) at November 28, 2010 05:30 PM (xMKKV)

105 cos Mormons don't drink, right? maybe that's why Utah is thinner?

It's more than that.  They are actually instructed to be fit and healthy as part of their religion.  Most of the practicing Mormons we've met so far are extremely active - lots of bikers, runners, skiers, etc.  Plus golfers (it's a sport!).  It's part of the "your body is a temple" thing, which is why no (or only discreet ones for women - 1 pair for earrings only) piercings or tattoos, either. 

Posted by: Y-not finally has her stuff at November 28, 2010 05:31 PM (5HSsN)

106 112 Yeah,it doesn't really hold up.I may have to dustbin 2 and say that it ended with the first one.At least it didn't have the fucking machines coming back and winning.Why kill Coonor if you are winning anyway??

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:31 PM (Sgi7Y)

107 5 I hate the end of long weekends. *sigh*

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 09:53 PM (YxBuk)

you hate it....... try having the last 7 days on vacation...... today is a sad day indeed....

Posted by: Racefan at November 28, 2010 05:32 PM (TfPMt)

108

Are you trying to keep him from just saying it, or do you expect him to actually embrace the real thing?

Oh so now I'm fucking Ann Sullivan in the Miracle Worker?!

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 05:32 PM (BrD+Q)

109 I think there are a few scenes in Blachawk Down where soldiers and commanders bitch about bubba.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:33 PM (Sgi7Y)

110 In fact, our non-response to what happened at Mogadishu was one of bin Laden's motivations for stepping up his attacks against Americans. ...and by amazing coincidence, our nonresponse to the sinking of the South Korean warship brought on the current crisis! And our nonresponse to the African embassy bombings and the USS Cole attack brought on 9/11! Gee, I wonder what our nonresponse to Iran getting nukes will snare us? 

Posted by: CoolCzech at November 28, 2010 05:33 PM (tJjm/)

111 Damn, now I'm all mad again and I'd finally calmed down.

Sorry.

I also watched The Blind Side, which was a surprising good movie.

Posted by: mpurinTexas (kicking Mexico's ass since 1836) at November 28, 2010 05:33 PM (xMKKV)

112

Are you trying to keep him from just saying it, or do you expect him to actually embrace the real thing?

Oh so now I'm fucking Ann Sullivan in the Miracle Worker?!

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 10:32 PM (BrD+Q)

Can we be of assistance?

Posted by: Shannon Tweed (and my filmography) at November 28, 2010 05:34 PM (6lApu)

113

Oh so now I'm fucking Ann Sullivan in the Miracle Worker?!

You know you’ve hung out around here too long when you read that sentence as “so now I’m fucking Ann Sullivan in the Miracle Whip”

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 05:34 PM (RZ8pf)

114 Or can the nicotine be introduced in the body in another fashion other than smoking?  *shrugs*.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 10:19 PM

chewing tobacco / snuff
more nicotine, none of the tar and other smoke by-products

g'evening, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 28, 2010 05:34 PM (jzOkH)

115 Oh so now I'm fucking Ann Sullivan in the Miracle Worker?!

Who's Ann Sullivan and why are you fucking her? 

And is there video?

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 05:35 PM (d88g9)

116 So why has Hollywood decided that Westerns are back on the table as movies for them to make again?

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 05:35 PM (oVQFe)

117

Sorry.

 

Oh it’s not your fault, it’s the fault of the stupid news media here in the Pacific Northwest trying to gin up sympathy for the poor put upon Muslim community who are all trembling in their homes in fear now that some misunderstood youth was caught trying some youthful hijinks.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 05:35 PM (RZ8pf)

118 When it comes to being overweight, I was a number of years ago, nothing is more annoying and demoralizing than having people nag at you about what you eat. You know you're overweight, and you don't need to be told. Someone should tell His Awesomeness that. Link

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 28, 2010 05:36 PM (UAftU)

119 PGiS, (or anyone for that matter) did you see runningrn's story she put up late last night in the ONT?

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 05:37 PM (YX6i/)

120 At least it didn't have the fucking machines coming back and winning.Why kill Coonor if you are winning anyway??

Because Connor's the one guy who's going to rise up and destroy Skynet later.  Still, the hopeful/happy ending is one of the things I don't like about T2.  It ruins the first movie's notion that time is a fixed loop in which effect precipitates its own cause; deciding instead that the future can "fixed".

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 05:37 PM (F5Gxy)

121 damn it. ya'll are asshole. minus, PGiS. she gets a pass. just because

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 05:37 PM (BrD+Q)

122 You morons were right. The Walking Dead sucks

20 minutes watching dumb white bitch mourn over her useless whiny entitled sister, the least likable character in the entire series. Less likable than gangsta-janitor. Less likable than Skinhead McOne-hand. "Birthdays were a week-long event with her." Yeah, color me not suprprised. And to top it off we're supposed to accept that she  had the sense to shoot the zombie in the head after spending hours at the corpse's side? Rick should have iced her when she pulled a gun on him.

Speaking of Rick, what a boring self-righteous douche of a character. It's too bad the guy who banged his slut wife didn't off him in the woods just now. It would have instantly made the series a thousand-fold more entertaining.

Posted by: Blackford Oakes at November 28, 2010 05:37 PM (0IR+C)

123 Also, if Obama wants to nag at someone about their weight, maybe he should start with his wife, and leave other people alone. Oh, wait, she'd probably beat the crap out of him if he mentioned her big butt.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 28, 2010 05:38 PM (UAftU)

124

wait, nerdygirl, w/out linking...

is that the salad story?? bc if it's not he really thinks he's Richard Simmons on a health kick doesn't he?!

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 05:38 PM (BrD+Q)

125 132 Often the worst are people who were overweight themselves.Like ex smokers they are moved to make everyone who is still benighted miserable.Mike Bloombag is a great example.I bet he was a fat ass smoker.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:38 PM (Sgi7Y)

126 #120  Why kill Coonor if you are winning anyway??

I will say this about T3.  It is a better strategy to go after Connor's lieutenants than expend all the effort into only killing Connor. 

But here is a thought that may have made Terminator: Salvation a better movie.  What if there wasn't a John Conner?  What if John Conner was only an "Uncle Sam" put on a poster to boost morale and encourage the human resistance to undertake long-shot missions against the machines?  There was an ending to Terminator : Salvation where Connor died and the resistance put Connor's skin on Marcus' cybernetic body. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 05:38 PM (c0A3e)

127 127

Oh so now I'm fucking Ann Sullivan in the Miracle Worker?!

You know you’ve hung out around here too long when you read that sentence as “so now I’m fucking Ann Sullivan in the Miracle Whip”

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 10:34 PM (RZ8pf)

Rule 34 would establish that this would be a legitimate fetish.

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 05:39 PM (oVQFe)

128 Yeah,it doesn't really hold up.I may have to dustbin 2 and say that it ended with the first one.At least it didn't have the fucking machines coming back and winning.Why kill Coonor if you are winning anyway??

I think the reason for sending the first two terminators back was a desperation move because the resistance had all but overrun Skynet.  The third Arnold claimed to have killed Connor vefore being reprogrammed, but I just assume that was a lie either to make past John more careful or more confident that he could get out of anything until that encounter.

Posted by: Methos at November 28, 2010 05:40 PM (Ew1k4)

129 nothing is more annoying and demoralizing than having people nag at you about what you eat.

I'm more annoyed by thin people eating crap while they snark at me for being fat. There's a genetic component to weight, just like height. (You're only short because you lack willpower, pipsqueak!)

Posted by: GrinchRadish at November 28, 2010 05:40 PM (4ucxv)

130

PGiS. she gets a pass. just because

 

Smooch! Love you! Nordstrom has some cute PJ sets right now, by the way.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 05:40 PM (RZ8pf)

131 #128  chewing tobacco / snuff
more nicotine, none of the tar and other smoke by-products

Higher incidence of oral cancer, but lower dosage will negate the risk some.

/My stepfather used chewing tobacco a long time ago.  I found some of his Red Man snuff when I was six.  I thought it was chewing gum.  Hilarity did not ensue. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 05:41 PM (c0A3e)

132 Mormons may exercise a lot, but I've never seen anyone eat more sweets than they do. It's about the only vice they've got, and they work it hard.

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 28, 2010 05:41 PM (4kH8z)

133 Oh, wait, she'd probably beat the crap out of him if he mentioned her big butt.

I heard that's really how he got the 12 stitches.

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 05:41 PM (d88g9)

134 142 In 3 the machines were just regrouping before unleashing an even more kick ass robot army.They were never really losing.Which makes the first two movies moot.So I've heard,never watched it,never will.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:42 PM (Sgi7Y)

135 #142  The third Arnold claimed to have killed Connor vefore being reprogrammed, but I just assume that was a lie either to make past John more careful or more confident that he could get out of anything until that encounter.

Or it was sloppy writing. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 05:43 PM (c0A3e)

136 146 Mormons may exercise a lot, but I've never seen anyone eat more sweets than they do.

Absolutely true.  It's hard for us when we go out to eat with them, or attend some sort of function here in Utah Valley, because not only do they go for really rich desserts, but there's no friggin' coffee to cut the sweetness and wash it down with.  Instead, you get some sort of bizarre fizzy pear cider. 

Posted by: Y-not at November 28, 2010 05:43 PM (5HSsN)

137 lol - you're only short b/c you were too wimpy to use the rack, loser! My best friend has struggled with her weight her whole life. She NEVER, EVER overeats. Ever. I used to eat nothing but junk in high school and was always a stick. I spent a lot of time defending her from a-holes who felt like they could just say whatever they wanted to her, like she was NOTHING. I got into some brawls! It's metabolism, genes -- some can overcome it (I guess, I have the skinny genes so I should probably not expound too much on this) but not everyone can. The one time she was not heavy she was on that drug that Wyeth had to pull. She'd kill for that stuff still tho. nothing else ever worked.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 28, 2010 05:43 PM (SB0V2)

138 A great Helen Keller spoof back when Family Guy was, you know, funny.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 05:44 PM (BrD+Q)

139 There is only the original Star Wars - and it is NOT subtitled "Episode IV!  A wonderfully light, near-camp retelling of the Seven Samurai as filtered through the Flash Gordon serials. The end of the movie is (should've been) THE END OF THE STORY! Everything that came after was pure, unadulterated crap that not only makes Vader out to be a whiny emo-tard (so I've been told - I will NEVER watch so-called Eps. II & III after having the first prequel butt-rape my inner 13-yr. old,) but it also made Obi-Wan out to be a manipulative liar. 

Oh, and Firefly is really overrated. That is all. YMMV...

/rant : )

Posted by: goozer at November 28, 2010 05:44 PM (SliNl)

140 Funny,Charlton Heston only appeared in the Planet of the Apes sequel on the conditiion that they blow the planet up.Silly Chuck thought that would stop the studio from making more sequels!!

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:45 PM (Sgi7Y)

141

Nordstrom has some cute PJ sets right now, by the way. 

Bookmarked for CyberMonday shopping tomorrrow!

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 05:45 PM (BrD+Q)

142 Here's how I spent Thanksgiving - took Jr deer hunting for the first time.  He spent all of ten minutes in the stand before he got bored. 

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 05:45 PM (d88g9)

143

Posted by: Blackford Oakes at November 28, 2010 10:37 PM (0IR+C)

I'm only half-watching it this week; after last week's ep I find it impossible to take any of these people seriously.  And this is such a tortuously talky show; in tonight's ep it took 40 minutes for anything to actually happen.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 05:45 PM (F5Gxy)

144 #153  (so I've been told - I will NEVER watch so-called Eps. II & III after having the first prequel butt-rape my inner 13-yr. old,) but it also made Obi-Wan out to be a manipulative liar. 

Only a Sith deals in absolutes - Obi-Wan.

/Perhaps one of the dumbest phrases ever uttered in film. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 05:46 PM (c0A3e)

145

Someone the other night mentioned loving the movie Scrooged.  If you're around AMC is airing it 4 nights in a row starting tomorrow at 8.

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 05:46 PM (oVQFe)

146 @156
Nice sneer.  The next Billy Idol, perhaps?


We saw two deer in our backyard yesterday.

Posted by: Y-not at November 28, 2010 05:47 PM (5HSsN)

147

Editor, just went back and read runninrn’s story from last night. Now I am triply glad the guy failed.

 

If you’ve read any of the comments on any of the media websites in the NW today, they are much the same as what she was saying. Apparently the prevailing theory is that we don’t understand the Muslim religion, that Christianity is just as bad, that the FBI set the kid up, and that some dumb Bubba burned the mosque in retaliation and now hordes of Deliverance extras are roaming the streets of Seattle and Portland beating up poor innocent Muslims for no good reason.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 05:47 PM (RZ8pf)

148 158 Everything is gray!!!Their is no evil and no good!!!!!

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:47 PM (Sgi7Y)

149 Those aren't crows, they're mockingbirds. Most brazen birds on the planet.

Posted by: arhooley, conflicted Californian at November 28, 2010 05:47 PM (0jnv2)

150 Perry Riley can suck my dick. What a waste of my time and energy. All that traffic for that monumental fuck up.

god damnit.

Posted by: Chris in Va at November 28, 2010 05:48 PM (uCjoj)

151 Man, it's not looking good for the Colts. 

Posted by: Y-not at November 28, 2010 05:48 PM (5HSsN)

152 Yeah, I'm gonna give her a big squeeze next time we see her at church.

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 05:48 PM (YX6i/)

153 I understand the genetic portion.  I come from a family which has always been right on the edge.

You're better off not focusing on losing weight, but on building muscle and endurance.  Sure, you may not get a six pack or fit into a size 0, but you'll end up looking good and actually be healthy.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 05:48 PM (yY28H)

154 Skynet is a dumbass. I'd have just copied myself to a flash drive and gone to the moon.

Posted by: Colossus at November 28, 2010 05:48 PM (0IR+C)

155 159

Someone the other night mentioned loving the movie Scrooged.  If you're around AMC is airing it 4 nights in a row starting tomorrow at 8.

Nice!  Scrooged had the #2nd best commercial in film


/Only being beat out by the Joker's "Smilex" commercial in Batman.



Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 05:49 PM (c0A3e)

156 Or it was sloppy writing.

Pretty much.  The "I killed you" line is just thrown out there without ever being mentioned or explained again.  Drove me nuts.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 05:49 PM (F5Gxy)

157

Yeah, I'm gonna give her a big squeeze next time we see her at church.

 

If you see her before I do, give her one from me too.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 05:49 PM (RZ8pf)

158

Only a Sith deals in absolutes - Obi-Wan.

/Perhaps one of the dumbest phrases ever uttered in film. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 10:46 PM (c0A3e)

And its competing with most of the dialogue from the other prequels too so that's some stiff competition.

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 05:49 PM (oVQFe)

159 Damn, is that disco piece of crap the actual official Chargers song?

Posted by: logprof at November 28, 2010 05:49 PM (BP6Z1)

160 I think directors in Hollywood should start signing a pledge, like Alcoholics Anonymous, not to make crappy sequels or allow them to be made. If you've made a great movie, quit while you're ahead and make another one about something else! Because you've probably already burned up your best ideas.

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 28, 2010 05:49 PM (4kH8z)

161 and now hordes of Deliverance extras are roaming the streets of Seattle and Portland beating up poor innocent Muslims for no good reason.

Damn, I gotta get up to Washington and join in the fun.

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 05:50 PM (d88g9)

162 Will do.  That'll make it 3, now.

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 05:50 PM (YX6i/)

163 163 Those aren't crows, they're mockingbirds.

I thought they were magpies. 

I wonder why they were after the one cat and not the other. 

Posted by: Y-not at November 28, 2010 05:50 PM (5HSsN)

164

Only a Sith deals in absolutes - Obi-Wan.

/Perhaps one of the dumbest phrases ever uttered in film. 

And Yoda tells Luke, "Do or do not. There is no try."

Sound pretty absolute to me.


 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 05:50 PM (AMYl0)

165 But I liked Terminator 3, so I'm not one to talk.

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

Yikes!

When Arnie put on the Elton John glasses, I said, "I'll stick it out, but really, I'm outta here."

Posted by: schizuki at November 28, 2010 05:51 PM (M+lbD)

166 174 Problem is that the studio will just get someone else and make the sequel anyway.Only thing that stops sequels is financial failure,often more than one.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:51 PM (Sgi7Y)

167 not to make crappy sequels or allow them to be made.

What about remakes?  Did you see they're releasing a Yogi Bear movie for Christmas?  And it's live action?  And 3D?

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 05:51 PM (d88g9)

168 Sure, you may not get a six pack or fit into a size 0, but you'll end up looking good and actually be healthy.

But the fucking federal government will still deem you "obese" and shame you and your children (that's the best case scenario...worse has you barred from receiving medical treatment because fatties don't "deserve" it, no matter how much they exercise.)  *spit*

Posted by: GrinchRadish at November 28, 2010 05:52 PM (4ucxv)

169 #172 And its competing with most of the dialogue from the other prequels too so that's some stiff competition.

Such as:  "I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth."

/Padme could get better wooing lines from a 2x4. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 05:52 PM (c0A3e)

170 @158 come on, Episode III is without a doubt the best of the prequels, even with that lame "absolutes" line.

Posted by: ChuckOH at November 28, 2010 05:52 PM (esMVq)

171 Apparently the prevailing theory is that we don’t understand the Muslim religion, that Christianity is just as bad, that the FBI set the kid up, and that some dumb Bubba burned the mosque in retaliation and now hordes of Deliverance extras are roaming the streets of Seattle and Portland beating up poor innocent Muslims for no good reason.

My favorite is that they're thinking of charging the arsonist with a hate crime. So it's okay to try to blow up a bunch of innocent people, but if you set fire to a mosque it's a hate crime. Love it.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 05:52 PM (YxBuk)

172

Man, it's not looking good for the Colts. 

Methinks they'll be watching the playoffs at home.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 05:52 PM (AMYl0)

173

And it's live action?  And 3D?

 

And I’m beginning to think it is going to be an environmental screed based on a portion of one of the commercials I saw.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 05:52 PM (RZ8pf)

174 Vermont is low because we believe that animals have rights too. We mostly eat veggies which is better for you. Eating animal meat is perverted and God loves all his animals, even Republitards. So eat more veggies people !!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at November 28, 2010 05:53 PM (zVOB7)

175 187 Guaranteed.Yogi and BooBoo will give speeches about "humans destroying the planet".

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:54 PM (Sgi7Y)

176 What about remakes?  Did you see they're releasing a Yogi Bear movie for Christmas?  And it's live action?  And 3D?

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 10:51 PM (d88g9)

Man, don't even get me started on remakes right now.

Posted by: John Wayne (spinning in his grave like an Iranian centrifuge, even after Stuxnet) at November 28, 2010 05:54 PM (6lApu)

177 Methinks they'll be watching the playoffs at home.

I'm pretty sure the AFC South champion still gets a spot in the playoffs.

Posted by: GrinchRadish at November 28, 2010 05:54 PM (4ucxv)

178 Methinks they'll be watching the playoffs at home.



Playoffs?!  PLAYOFFS?!!!

Posted by: Coach Mora at November 28, 2010 05:54 PM (5HSsN)

179 Well, THAT was convenient....

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 05:54 PM (F5Gxy)

180

And it's live action?  And 3D?

 

And I’m beginning to think it is going to be an environmental screed based on a portion of one of the commercials I saw.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 10:52 PM (RZ8pf)

--I'm holding out for the next Narnia movie.  It will be 3D, but I think the wife will want to see it with me.

Posted by: logprof at November 28, 2010 05:55 PM (BP6Z1)

181 What about remakes?  Did you see they're releasing a Yogi Bear movie for Christmas?  And it's live action?  And 3D?

I saw that trailer twice. Re.tar.ded.

I also saw the trailers for: Mars Needs Moms (sucks), Cowboys vs. Aliens (wtf?), Red Riding Hood (meh), Voyage of the Dawn Treader (looks interesting) and some others that aren't coming to me right now.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 05:55 PM (YxBuk)

182

Seriously, go to the KOMO news website and look at the picture of the sad Muslim woman right on the main page, she’s cowering in fear, feel sorry for her.

 

But, how many pictures of little kids at the tree lighting did we get? Almost none. Yeah, the guy didn’t succeed, but he fucking could have.

 

Also, I admit to reading far to many Brad Thor and Vince Flynn novels, but the whole arson at the mosque thing is waaaaay to coincidental in timing and the fact that only the office was burned and that there is tons of physical evidence at the scene. Color me a crazy conspiracy theory red, but I do not think what we will be told about it will be the truth.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 05:57 PM (RZ8pf)

183 Just when you thought I Am Legend couldn't suck any worse

Posted by: Blackford Oakes at November 28, 2010 05:57 PM (0IR+C)

184 In general, Sith tend to use absolute expressions more often than Jedi!

Posted by: Obi-Wan Kenobi at November 28, 2010 05:57 PM (4kH8z)

185 What about remakes?  Did you see they're releasing a Yogi Bear movie for Christmas?  And it's live action?  And 3D?


I take it back. There is not a loving God in the universe.

Posted by: thisheavenlyhell at November 28, 2010 05:57 PM (8uDC8)

186 182 #172  Such as:  "I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth."

/Padme could get better wooing lines from a 2x4.

My brothers laughed throughout that movie. It was so bad it was funny.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 28, 2010 05:57 PM (yfJ6g)

187 I believe that is actually the Predator 2 soundtrack.  Not entirely positive but it sounds more like 2 than the first one.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 28, 2010 05:57 PM (bvfVF)

188 191 Methinks they'll be watching the playoffs at home.

I'm pretty sure the AFC South champion still gets a spot in the playoffs.

Posted by: GrinchRadish at November 28, 2010 10:54 PM (4ucxv)

--Anyone there can win it (though unless Collins and/or Britt is back next week Tennessee is not realistic), though, and the Jags already have a win against the Colts.

Posted by: logprof at November 28, 2010 05:57 PM (BP6Z1)

189 178

Only a Sith deals in absolutes - Obi-Wan.

/Perhaps one of the dumbest phrases ever uttered in film. 

And Yoda tells Luke, "Do or do not. There is no try."

Sound pretty absolute to me.


 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 10:50 PM (AMYl0)

That's part of what makes it one of the dumbest things said.  Shit a half hour or so before Mace Fuckin' Windu believed that only solution to stopping Palpatine was killing him.  Seems pretty absolute to me.

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 05:58 PM (oVQFe)

190
But the fucking federal government will still deem you "obese" and shame you and your children (that's the best case scenario...worse has you barred from receiving medical treatment because fatties don't "deserve" it, no matter how much they exercise.)  *spit*

This is actually a problem in the military, as a lot of guys are into serious body building, and they are deemed "obese" because of their weight.

Yeah, I agree about our new health care overlords.  These people are way too fucking eager to start dabbling in eugenics.  The fatties will have to be bred out of the population for the "greater good".


Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 05:58 PM (yY28H)

191

Mars Needs Moms (sucks),

 

That was a Berkley Brethed children’s book, is the movie seriously based on that? WTF?

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 05:58 PM (RZ8pf)

192

Good Evening Moronettes and Morons:

 

Someone mentioned Hollywood just recycling crap. We have had every movie channel free this weekend (HBO, Cinemax, Starzz, Encore, whatever) and after 4 days of sampling their fine fairs, Mrs. Mallamutt and I have come to the same conclusion: damn near every movie made in the last 5 years has sucked. 4 days and I saw a grand total of 2 movies I liked: Valkeryie and Zombieland. And honestly, I caught Zombieland late, so I am not sure it gets a legitimate passing grade or if I am now grading on a curve.

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 28, 2010 05:58 PM (OWjjx)

193

I'm pretty sure the AFC South champion still gets a spot in the playoffs.

Granted, but they're far from a lock as winning the AFC South.


 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 05:58 PM (AMYl0)

194 196 Muslims learned quick to play the victim card and yeah a little fire starting would be perfectly in character.Remember,they have a religious pass to lie to infidels.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 05:58 PM (Sgi7Y)

195

Frick.

Don't ask me how because I can't even tell you how I did it but I managed to inadvertently take scissors to my down comforter. I'm now looking at at least a 5-6  gaping hole. And it's not even ripped on a seam. Damn it! Feathers abound!

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 05:58 PM (BrD+Q)

196 If the playoffs began today, even the Packers would be in the cold, so it is tough even for good teams.

Posted by: logprof at November 28, 2010 05:59 PM (BP6Z1)

197 I saw that trailer twice. Re.tar.ded.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 10:55 PM (YxBuk)

Oh yeah, saw that, too.  Wanted to throw something at the screen. 

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 05:59 PM (YX6i/)

198
come on, Episode III is without a doubt the best of the prequels


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

And gonorrhea is without a doubt the best of the STDs.

Posted by: schizuki at November 28, 2010 05:59 PM (M+lbD)

199
#156, Lil' Bomber's a cute kid! 

It's warmed up in my little corner of the world, temp hovering in the mid-30s right now, still snow on the ground but the main roads are clear.  Rum, it gets down to 40 degrees in So. Cal?  I'm surprised at that. 

Posted by: Theresa D at November 28, 2010 05:59 PM (kl2vp)

200 Come on Chargers, let Blair White get a garbage TD.

Posted by: logprof at November 28, 2010 05:59 PM (BP6Z1)

201

Did you see they're releasing a Yogi Bear movie for Christmas?  And it's live action?  And 3D?

Saw the trailer while waiting to watch HP 7 – yup, it  looks really, really crappy.  

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 28, 2010 06:00 PM (OWjjx)

202 As I was watching the news and yelling at the TV regarding the Oregon mosque burning, they were talking about the "head of security" at the place. How many other religions/places of worship have such things as a matter of course (other than maybe a security camera or alarm system)?

Posted by: Infidel Librarian at November 28, 2010 06:00 PM (rpLB1)

203

And now I must go cook dinner for the boys. It’s getting late and they are probably wondering WTF I’m doing.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 06:00 PM (RZ8pf)

204 Someone the other night mentioned loving the movie Scrooged.

It might have been me. I was talking about the wallpaper in the gym.

Posted by: jmflynny at November 28, 2010 06:01 PM (JItMh)

205 184 @158 come on, Episode III is without a doubt the best of the prequels, even with that lame "absolutes" line.

Posted by: ChuckOH at November 28, 2010 10:52 PM (esMVq)

That's damning with faint praise.

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 06:01 PM (oVQFe)

206 Seriously... what's up with the way Jeff Bridges' Rooster Cogburn talks? Is he walking around with some dude's balls in his throat the enitre movie?

Unfill your mouth, you son of a bitch!

Posted by: John Wayne (spinning in his grave like an Iranian centrifuge, even after Stuxnet) at November 28, 2010 06:01 PM (6lApu)

207 209 196  Did any korans get burned in the mosque office fire?

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 06:01 PM (d88g9)

208 And now I must go cook dinner for the boys. It’s getting late and they are probably wondering WTF I’m doing.

How old are they?  They should be cooking for you.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 06:01 PM (yY28H)

209

203,

Death? Absolute? You can't be serious!

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 06:01 PM (AMYl0)

210

Frick.

Don't ask me how because I can't even tell you how I did it but I managed to inadvertently take scissors to my down comforter. I'm now looking at at least a 5-6  gaping hole. And it's not even ripped on a seam. Damn it! Feathers abound!

Oh yeah these may interest you..

http://bit.ly/chii
http://bit.ly/4r1G5K

Also, War, my understanding is I have you to thank for Perry Riley. Damn Louisianans.

& night or something.

Posted by: Chris in Va at November 28, 2010 06:01 PM (uCjoj)

211

I'm pretty sure the AFC South champion still gets a spot in the playoffs.

 

The NFC West, winner, however, may be told to just stay home and save the travel expense.

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 28, 2010 06:01 PM (OWjjx)

212 Mars Needs Moms was a stupid kids' book. And Mallamutt - you are CORRECT. Just a ton of dreck out there. The quality of the so-called "quality" films has really plummeted.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 28, 2010 06:02 PM (SB0V2)

213 Charleston, South Carolina followed by San Diego, Savannah, GA, Miami and Salt Lake City. Ugliest cities were Memphis, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Hmm, the more conservative the area the more attractive people are. I can see that. But Memphis, what is wrong with you people?!?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 28, 2010 06:02 PM (bgcml)

214 I'm now looking at at least a 5-6  gaping hole. And it's not even ripped on a seam. Damn it! Feathers abound!

Get some honey.
Apply liberally.
Roll in feathers.

Pictures or it didn't happen. 

Posted by: horny morons at November 28, 2010 06:02 PM (5HSsN)

215 ... they are probably wondering WTF I’m doing.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 11:00 PM (RZ8pf)

Never tell them, PGiS.  Never. 

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 06:02 PM (YX6i/)

216 @219 True. I just don't remember as many cringeworthy lines like that sand speech from Episode II, and from Episode I: "I'm taking these people to Coruscant." "Where are you taking these people?" "To Coruscant."

Posted by: ChuckOH at November 28, 2010 06:03 PM (esMVq)

217 And Mallamutt - you are CORRECT. Just a ton of dreck out there. The quality of the so-called "quality" films has really plummeted.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at November 28, 2010 11:02 PM (SB0V2)

You see, that is why we need more films about gay cowboys eating pudding.

Posted by: Eric Cartman at November 28, 2010 06:03 PM (bgcml)

218

How old are they?  They should be cooking for you.

 

They have been, actually. We’ve been taking turns. It’s my turn tonight. But I’ve been putting it off.

Posted by: ParanoidAndWarmAgainInSeattle at November 28, 2010 06:03 PM (RZ8pf)

219 #204 This is actually a problem in the military, as a lot of guys are into serious body building, and they are deemed "obese" because of their weight.

Which is why it is stupid to use the BMI for weight/height standards for a subset of the population who are guaranteed to have more muscle mass than the general population.  BMI does have its uses,  for example, it can give you a ball-park weight to be around for optimal health, but this slavish devotion to the BMI as an absolute standard is more harmful than good.

Yeah, I agree about our new health care overlords.  These people are way too fucking eager to start dabbling in eugenics.  The fatties will have to be bred out of the population for the "greater good".

They are just following along the path set by Margaret Sanger. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 06:03 PM (c0A3e)

220 188 Vermont is low because we believe that animals have rights too. We mostly eat veggies which is better for you. Eating animal meat is perverted and God loves all his animals, even Republitards. So eat more veggies people !!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at November 28, 2010 10:53 PM (zVOB7)

we like veggies.....  hell some of us goto alot of trouble to grow a few in our yards......... so if a little animal gets in the back yard eating the veggies.........  i think we have the right to put said animal on a plate next to the veggies for dinner.

Posted by: Racefan at November 28, 2010 06:04 PM (TfPMt)

221 That was a Berkley Brethed children’s book, is the movie seriously based on that? WTF?

No idea - doubtful since it's a Disney movie. It looks really really bad, but I think it's part of their "reaching out to little boys" thing. I agree with the outreach, but I don't know if they're going about it the right way.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 06:04 PM (YxBuk)

222 come on, Episode III is without a doubt the best of the prequels, even with that lame "absolutes" line.

Posted by: ChuckOH at November 28, 2010 10:52 PM (esMVq)

And WWII was definitely the best of the world wars to be shot at in.

Posted by: Some Infantryman at November 28, 2010 06:04 PM (bgcml)

223

enough feathers that if I had a bedazzler and some glitter I could make each of you a boa. we could have our very own gay pride parade.

beep beep! toot toot!

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 06:04 PM (BrD+Q)

224 233 I thought the military was dropping BMI?

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 06:04 PM (Sgi7Y)

225 I was #6?  NUMBER SIX???  There must be some mistake - I can't have posted THAT much!

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 06:05 PM (PaSAU)

226

Compare the fat map to this map - it isn't 100% but...

So, yeah, I'm on a conservative site I must be racist, but there are a lot of pathologies that occur in minority communities at higher concentrations and you can argue about cause and effect but they are there.  One that you won't get any argument over is poverty - non-whites have significantly higher rates of poverty, and like many people joke but its true - the US has the fattest poor people in the world.  If you have a population with a higher poverty rate, and poor people are more likely to be obese - well that sort of answers itself.  Again, not 100% but pretty darn close.

 

Posted by: blaster at November 28, 2010 06:05 PM (MrMxG)

227 Playoffs?!  PLAYOFFS?!!!

Posted by: Coach Mora at November 28, 2010 10:54 PM (5HSsN)

You said it.

Posted by: The BCS at November 28, 2010 06:05 PM (BvBKY)

228 okay, which one of you is Mary Cloggedheadstein?  That's a funny troll routine you've got there

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 06:06 PM (PaSAU)

229 240 I was surprised that DC is pretty slim.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 06:06 PM (Sgi7Y)

230 230 @219 True. I just don't remember as many cringeworthy lines like that sand speech from Episode II, and from Episode I: "I'm taking these people to Coruscant." "Where are you taking these people?" "To Coruscant."

Posted by: ChuckOH at November 28, 2010 11:03 PM (esMVq)

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Posted by: Emo Vader at November 28, 2010 06:06 PM (oVQFe)

231 Also, War, my understanding is I have you to thank for Perry Riley. Damn Louisianans.

We are everywhere. 

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 06:07 PM (F5Gxy)

232 BMI does have its uses,  for example, it can give you a ball-park weight to be around for optimal health

No it doesn't.

Posted by: GrinchRadish at November 28, 2010 06:07 PM (4ucxv)

233 #240  So, yeah, I'm on a conservative site I must be racist, but there are a lot of pathologies that occur in minority communities at higher concentrations and you can argue about cause and effect but they are there.

Racist!  Denounce yourself!

/But yes, you are right.  Minority populations also are more likely to be on "food assistance" i.e. go to McDonalds or get the cheaper, higher-fat foods.  Somebody also mentioned up-thread there are different cooking styles more high fat than others that also might explain this higher rates of obsesity in minority populations. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 06:08 PM (c0A3e)

234 Compare the fat map to this map

Percent of the Total Population Who Are White Alone

So, if I'm white, but married, does that mean I'm not white alone?

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 06:08 PM (d88g9)

235 Really? No Episode III defenders out there?

Posted by: ChuckOH at November 28, 2010 06:08 PM (esMVq)

236 Of course, I'm also a complete pathological liar. Not one thing I said to Luke was true. His father never asked me to give him his sword, Darth Vader didn't kill his father, and I think we all can agree that fucking Stormtroopers are lousy shots.

Actually I was just messing with the kid because I always hated his Dad and was hoping to get his sister alone for some of those "Jedi meditation techniques" IYKWIMAITYD. After twenty years living alone in the desert with nothing but Jawas and Twi'lek porn I'm entitled, dammit!

Posted by: Obi-Wan Kenobi at November 28, 2010 06:08 PM (4kH8z)

237 it gets down to 40 degrees in So. Cal?  I'm surprised at that.

It can get pretty chilly at night. It's been getting colder and colder the last few winters. Some mornings it gets into the high 30s. Global warming, you know.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 06:08 PM (YxBuk)

238 oh good lord - the dorks at ESPN are predicting that not only will Nebraska lose the conference championship, that they won't even get a New Year's Day bowl - sheesh

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 06:08 PM (PaSAU)

239 all this talk about really excellent movie sequels and no one has mentioned me?

Posted by: Caddyshack II at November 28, 2010 06:09 PM (jzOkH)

240     #169... Nice!  Scrooged had the #2nd best commercial in film

Dude. Just remember. You made me do it.

Posted by: jmflynny at November 28, 2010 06:09 PM (JItMh)

241 Chemjeff......... it could be right.....  you posted alot this past week.......

Posted by: Racefan at November 28, 2010 06:09 PM (TfPMt)

242

Oh yeah these may interest you...

Thanks Chrisipedia

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 06:10 PM (BrD+Q)

243 249 Really? No Episode III defenders out there?

Right here!  Episode III was great!

Posted by: Gonorrhea at November 28, 2010 06:10 PM (F5Gxy)

244 Obesity chart...

Proving once again that the unofficial state motto of Alabama is:

Thank God for Mississippi

Posting from Melbourne, Australia.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at November 28, 2010 06:10 PM (Y49HJ)

245 Racefan I guess so - I did have a week off lol

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 06:11 PM (PaSAU)

246 It can get pretty chilly at night. It's been getting colder and colder the last few winters. Some mornings it gets into the high 30s. Global warming, you know.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 11:08 PM (YxBuk)

So when did ManBearPig buy his new mansion out there???

(heh, ain't I a bitch?)

Posted by: Irony at November 28, 2010 06:11 PM (6lApu)

247 Which is why it is stupid to use the BMI for weight/height standards for a subset of the population who are guaranteed to have more muscle mass than the general population.  BMI does have its uses,  for example, it can give you a ball-park weight to be around for optimal health, but this slavish devotion to the BMI as an absolute standard is more harmful than good.

IIRC, studies have shown that being in the "overweight" BMI (25-30) range, has minimal effect on a person's health.  

Personally, I think the Army should adopt a policy that if you can pass a PT test, you don't need to get a record height/weight unless you are significantly overweight.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 06:11 PM (yY28H)

248 Okay, I've had just about enough of you fuckers posting from Melbourne.  I kinda miss that city... but not that much.

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 06:12 PM (YX6i/)

249 @257 I mean I can fully recognize how completely awful Episodes I and II were, but there's something about Episode III that just doesn't seem as bad, and the way it ends with the twin sunset and the Force theme music is just so awesome. I guess I have no Star Wars cred?

Posted by: ChuckOH at November 28, 2010 06:12 PM (esMVq)

250 230 @219 True. I just don't remember as many cringeworthy lines like that sand speech from Episode II, and from Episode I: "I'm taking these people to Coruscant." "Where are you taking these people?" "To Coruscant."

Posted by: ChuckOH at November 28, 2010 11:03 PM (esMVq)

Oh and I'll also add in everytime you have to hear Obi-Wan say "Younglings"

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 06:13 PM (oVQFe)

251 #246  No it doesn't.

I use the term "ballpark" very loosely.  *shrugs*.

But regardless, fuck the food police. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 06:13 PM (c0A3e)

252 252 oh good lord - the dorks at ESPN are predicting that not only will Nebraska lose the conference championship, that they won't even get a New Year's Day bowl - sheesh

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 11:08 PM (PaSAU)

The system works!

Posted by: The BCS at November 28, 2010 06:13 PM (BvBKY)

253 252 ESPN always hates on the Huskers.They can't swallow enough of Nick Sabans dick though.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 06:13 PM (Sgi7Y)

254 240 I was surprised that DC is pretty slim.

Not surprising really.  You're talking a city full of type A personalities.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 06:13 PM (yY28H)

255 Oh my.  Watching Walking Dead for the first time.  That head smash is a bit much...  I just ate.

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 06:13 PM (YX6i/)

256 You know, I remember people bitching about the dialogue in the fireplace scene from Ep II.  I watched that scene about 8 times before I even realized they were talking.

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 06:14 PM (d88g9)

257 all this talk about really excellent movie sequels and no one has mentioned me?
- Posted by Caddyshack II

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

You were one ugly mother-fucker.

Posted by: Predator 2 at November 28, 2010 06:14 PM (M+lbD)

258

The Peta head at work was on an obesity rant the other day, and I told him I knew a guy who was 5' 6" tall and weighed 190 lbs.

He started in with his lecture about how people like him are the problem.

When I told him I was referring to Darren Sproles, an NFL running back built like he was carved out of granite who would chew him up and spit him out like a bad piece of gum he was speechless (for once).

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 06:14 PM (AMYl0)

259

all this talk about really excellent movie sequels and no one has mentioned me?

Posted by: Caddyshack II at November 28, 2010 11:09 PM (jzOkH)

 

You do win, however, the award for one of the worst movie theme songs ever……right behind Celine Dion torturing everybody by forcing the entire population of Earth to hear her God awful ode to the sinking of the Titatanic for months at a time.

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 28, 2010 06:14 PM (OWjjx)

260 238 233 I thought the military was dropping BMI?

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 11:04 PM (Sgi7Y)

I'm not sure what they have planned.  The Army is supposedly going to roll out a new PT test sometime soon, and there are a lot of changes included with that.  I do know that the standard tape test has come under a lot of fire over the years, especially from females.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 06:15 PM (yY28H)

261 I saw a grand total of 2 movies I liked: Valkeryie and Zombieland.

Think of how much better Valkyrie would have been if Tom Cruise wasn't in it...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 28, 2010 06:15 PM (bgcml)

262 Actually the whole thing was a bit of a misunderstanding. I never wanted to exterminate the Jedi and crush the Galaxy beneath the iron boot of oppression. It was just a gag I dreamed up with some of my Trade Federation buddies -- make some prank holovid calls, talk in a funny voice, you know. But it kind of got out of hand there, I admit it. Sorry.

Posted by: Emperor Palpatine at November 28, 2010 06:15 PM (4kH8z)

263 #54 Rum, Goddess of Doom Smoking may have been part of it, but not everyone smoked. I grew up in the fifties and sixties. People ate desserts at 2 meals a day, ate meat, a lot of carbs, and whole milk dairy products. The biggest differences were activity levels and portion sizes. There were only 3 channels on tv and no electronic games. Kids spent a lot more time outside playing. And if kids had eaten the way people eat today, they would have been scolded for being greedy. Actually, in the old days of political incorrectness, a lot of mothers would have come right out and called their kids pigs. Someone said it earlier, we're a rich society. Lots of food, and not much activity.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 28, 2010 06:15 PM (UAftU)

264

what the hell was the theme song to Caddyshack II??

I've blocked that movie from my memory.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 06:16 PM (BrD+Q)

265

oh good lord - the dorks at ESPN are predicting that not only will Nebraska lose the conference championship, that they won't even get a New Year's Day bowl - sheesh

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 11:08 PM (PaSAU)

Just wait until you're a part of the Big Ten and you get treated to the constant bias of "they don't play real teams like the SEC or Big 12 do"

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 06:16 PM (oVQFe)

266 yeah BMI is too reductionist of a scale to be used for much that is meaningful
but was it ever intended to be the single solitary number to indicate a person's physical health?
it's kinda like a credit score - it tells you _something_ about a person's finances but it gives a very incomplete picture

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 06:16 PM (PaSAU)

267

And of course, for really bad songs to really bad sequels, you have “All Alone on Christmas” from Home Alone II.

 

2 things that never, ever should have been made.

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 28, 2010 06:17 PM (OWjjx)

268 Really? No Episode III defenders out there?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Posted by: Darth Frankenstein at November 28, 2010 06:17 PM (MDRH4)

269 The Peta head at work was on an obesity rant the other day, and I told him I knew a guy who was 5' 6" tall and weighed 190 lbs.

How is it that the people that brought us, "If it feels good, do it!" now whine and moan about meat eating of all things?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 28, 2010 06:17 PM (bgcml)

270 Remember one thing: Skinny people eat their own cooking, so do fat people. Now which one do you want cooking for you?

Posted by: Sekhmet at November 28, 2010 06:17 PM (FSpKM)

271

i know what you mean man........ tonight was the first time i ever looked at the list and thought............ damn i hope i didnt make the list.

Posted by: Racefan at November 28, 2010 06:17 PM (TfPMt)

272 I may be in the minority but I don't want a playoff system for college foootball.I don't want the BCS either,I liked the old bowl system.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 06:18 PM (Sgi7Y)

273 Someone said it earlier, we're a rich society. Lots of food, and not much activity.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 28, 2010 11:15 PM (UAftU)

Oh, I can fix that.

Posted by: Barack Obama at November 28, 2010 06:18 PM (bgcml)

274 Watching Walking Dead for the first time.

This "zombie" commercial for the Toyota Corolla was better than tonight's entire episode.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 06:18 PM (F5Gxy)

275 You were one ugly mother-fucker

It's hard to believe that they could go from genius to, well, that, in just one sequel. It took Jaws two sequels to get that bad.

Posted by: jmflynny at November 28, 2010 06:18 PM (JItMh)

276

@281

But why stop at Home Alone II, I'm sure I could think of a third or even a fourth movie!

Posted by: Zombie John Hughes at November 28, 2010 06:18 PM (esMVq)

277 I don't get this game

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 06:18 PM (BrD+Q)

278

what the hell was the theme song to Caddyshack II??

 

Kenny Loggins “Going All the Way”.

 

Horrible video as well. Kenny looked like he was just mailing it in.

 

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 28, 2010 06:19 PM (OWjjx)

279

How bad was the Colts final?

I couldn't watch anymore. I switced to grade B dragon flicks on SyFy.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 06:19 PM (AMYl0)

280 279 They seem to play the Big 10 up too.They don't slobber on it constantly like they do the SEC though.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 06:19 PM (Sgi7Y)

281 #261  IIRC, studies have shown that being in the "overweight" BMI (25-30) range, has minimal effect on a person's health.  

There is conflicting study data on this.  For example, a 1998 NEJM study associated higher relative risk with higher BMIs, although this difference abated with increased age. 

Personally, I think the Army should adopt a policy that if you can pass a PT test, you don't need to get a record height/weight unless you are significantly overweight.

Agreed. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 06:20 PM (c0A3e)

282 290

@281

But why stop at Home Alone II, I'm sure I could think of a third or even a fourth movie!

Posted by: Zombie John Hughes at November 28, 2010 11:18 PM (esMVq)

There was a Home Alone 3

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 06:20 PM (oVQFe)

283 289 It had everything,global warming AND Danny Glover!!

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 06:21 PM (Sgi7Y)

284

Horrible video as well. Kenny looked like he was just mailing it in.

yeah, well why shouldn't he? that would be in keeping with the script writers.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 06:21 PM (BrD+Q)

285

How is it that the people that brought us, "If it feels good, do it!" now whine and moan about meat eating of all things?

The hell of it is this guy is younger than I am (I think he's 54), his hair is old-man white, he's pale, and nothing but skin and bones. But he thinks he's the picture of health.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 06:22 PM (AMYl0)

286

There was a Home Alone 3

And a Home Alone 4.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 06:22 PM (F5Gxy)

287 steevy @ 267, well I don't know if ESPN _hates_ the Huskers but I do think that they hold too high of expectations for them  - yes yes the 1995 Huskers team was perhaps the best that college football has ever seen, but that moment is long gone and it's not fair to silently compare today's Huskers with them.  hell that was 3 coaches ago

buzzion @ 279 well we get that here too, except it's "they don't play real teams like they do in the SEC and in the ... well, the SEC"

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 06:22 PM (PaSAU)

288 290

@281

But why stop at Home Alone II, I'm sure I could think of a third or even a fourth movie!

Posted by: Zombie John Hughes at November 28, 2010 11:18 PM (esMVq)

Fucking John Hughes

Posted by: Jay and Silent Bob at November 28, 2010 06:22 PM (oVQFe)

289 #283  How is it that the people that brought us, "If it feels good, do it!" now whine and moan about meat eating of all things?

Because the same people a) Don't follow things out to their logical conclusion and b) Wish to control ever aspect of our fucking lives.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 06:23 PM (c0A3e)

290 Posted by: nerdygirl at November 28, 2010 11:15 PM (UAftU)

Portion sizes kill me.  I can still remember when places sold 'small' drink sizes, and I'm only 28. 

Nowadays, elementary and middle schools are getting rid of recess and gym, and they want to cram kids behind a computer. 

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 06:23 PM (yY28H)

291

There was a Home Alone 3

And a Home Alone 4.

Jeez, how forgetful were those parents?

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 28, 2010 06:23 PM (MDRH4)

292 "Sorry, I gave up on it after the first five minutes of the racist on the rooftop. " Turned me off too. Didn't the racist have a millitary background? What a pathetic cliche.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 28, 2010 06:23 PM (UAftU)

293 233 #204  Which is why it is stupid to use the BMI for weight/height standards for a subset of the population who are guaranteed to have more muscle mass than the general population...

A friend told me that they were using BMI to weed-out people, despite the fact that these bigger guys could pick-up plane parts and these stick figures with the perfect BMI were having great difficulty. Also seems they decided physical fitness level didn't matter as much, either.


Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 28, 2010 06:23 PM (yfJ6g)

294

The hell of it is this guy is younger than I am (I think he's 54), his hair is old-man white, he's pale, and nothing but skin and bones. But he thinks he's the picture of health.

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 11:22 PM (AMYl0)

I know there are celebrity vegetarians, but all the one's I've known in real life have been deathly skinny and had a build that would get them mocked at a high school chess club.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 28, 2010 06:24 PM (bgcml)

295

yeah, well why shouldn't he? that would be in keeping with the script writers.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 11:21 PM (BrD+Q)

Bite us.

Posted by: 100 monkeys at typewriters, creating scripts at a Hollywood studio at November 28, 2010 06:24 PM (6lApu)

296

I say have a playoff system for college football. High schools do it. Pros do it. Even small college organizations do it. No one will ever make me believe it can't be done on the major college level.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 06:24 PM (AMYl0)

297 Jeez, how forgetful were those parents?

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 28, 2010 11:23 PM (MDRH4)

I think, at that point, we can easily postulate that they are NOT forgetful.  Know what I mean? 

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 06:24 PM (YX6i/)

298 294 279 They seem to play the Big 10 up too.They don't slobber on it constantly like they do the SEC though.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 11:19 PM (Sgi7Y)

ESPN does yeah, but I'm thinking sports journalism in general here.

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 06:25 PM (oVQFe)

299 I say have a playoff system for college football.

You sound like Congress.

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 06:25 PM (d88g9)

300 I say have a playoff system for college football. High schools do it. Pros do it. Even small college organizations do it. No one will ever make me believe it can't be done on the major college level.

Oh it can be done - the people standing in the way, though, are the college presidents

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 06:25 PM (PaSAU)

301

Well.....hate to post and run...but that is what I am going to do.

Good night everybody.

Posted by: Mallamutt at November 28, 2010 06:26 PM (OWjjx)

302 WTF?

I just watched a "Rod Blagojevich does it innocently" commercial for pistachios.

Posted by: jmflynny at November 28, 2010 06:26 PM (JItMh)

303 Portion sizes kill me.  I can still remember when places sold 'small' drink sizes, and I'm only 28.

Yeah, I'm not a small man, and yet when I go to McDonald's its almost to the point where I have to order a Happy Meal or I get too much food.

For restaurants that serve real meals though, I wonder if one aspect of the insane meal sizes nowadays is that people cook a lot less. For example, I'm used to eating leftovers of the night before for lunch the next day after eating at a lot of places...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 28, 2010 06:26 PM (bgcml)

304

what the hell was the theme song to Caddyshack II??

I've blocked that movie from my memory.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 11:16 PM (BrD+Q)

--Another Kenny Loggins one.  Forgot the name.

Posted by: logprof at November 28, 2010 06:26 PM (BP6Z1)

305 With playoffs we will get 3 or 4 loss champions.Guaranteed.I like the fact that every game is important and one loss can ruin your season.Regulars seasons mean very little when there are playoffs.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 06:27 PM (Sgi7Y)

306

18-1 at November 28, 2010 11:24 PM (bgcml)

Show me a fat vegetarian, and I'll show you someone with either a gland issue of some sort, or someone who is doing bacon double cheeseburgers on the sly.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 06:27 PM (AMYl0)

307 Jason Voorhees is a pussy.

Posted by: The Land Before Time Parts 9-17 at November 28, 2010 06:27 PM (0IR+C)

308

speaking of the B10, Bill Lynch was fired at IU despite winning the bucket yesterday.

they should have fired him after the UW massacre. there isn't a word for how embarrassing that game was.

on the up side, my boys at Assembly Hall are 6-0.

oh and fuck you Kelvin Sampson!

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 06:28 PM (BrD+Q)

309 #306  A friend told me that they were using BMI to weed-out people, despite the fact that these bigger guys could pick-up plane parts and these stick figures with the perfect BMI were having great difficulty. Also seems they decided physical fitness level didn't matter as much, either.

Again, this slavish devotion to one measurement of fitness...*shakes head*. 

I hope Alex is right and they are getting rid of the BMI as the absolute height/weight military standard. 


Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 06:29 PM (c0A3e)

310 another day, another birthday. Though interesting that instead of the free wild turkey shots, I got Cuervo Gold (golden birthday)

Posted by: The Dude at November 28, 2010 06:29 PM (Ig1Wo)

311

Good night everybody.

What? Can't say it in mauve? Too good for the mauve?

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 06:29 PM (BrD+Q)

312

There was a Home Alone 3

And a Home Alone 4.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 11:22 PM (F5Gxy)

--Then there was Mouse Hunt, which may as well have been another sequel, just with a different species.

Posted by: logprof at November 28, 2010 06:29 PM (BP6Z1)

313 yeah BMI is too reductionist of a scale to be used for much that is meaningful
but was it ever intended to be the single solitary number to indicate a person's physical health?
it's kinda like a credit score - it tells you _something_ about a person's finances but it gives a very incomplete picture

Agreed.  Unfortunately it has become the measure of your worth, healthwise.  Mostly because it's easy to manipulate and it's concise.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 06:30 PM (yY28H)

314 speaking of the B10, Bill Lynch was fired at IU despite winning the bucket yesterday.

yeah, but problem is, that's the only conference game he won

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 06:31 PM (PaSAU)

315

I know there are celebrity vegetarians, but all the one's I've known in real life have been deathly skinny and had a build that would get them mocked at a high school chess club.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 28, 2010 11:24 PM (bgcml)

The Bullshit episode on PETA covers that you could tell if people ate meat or not based on how they looked.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 06:31 PM (oVQFe)

316
--Then there was Mouse Hunt, which may as well have been another sequel, just with a different species.

Cool concept, but how could they drag the suspense out to 90 minutes?

Posted by: Richard Gere at November 28, 2010 06:31 PM (0IR+C)

317 Mouse Hunt? I should have written a version of Home Alone with a cute little baby!

Posted by: Zombie John Hughes at November 28, 2010 06:31 PM (esMVq)

318 --Then there was Mouse Hunt, which may as well have been another sequel, just with a different species.

And then there was Baby's Day Out....

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at November 28, 2010 06:32 PM (F5Gxy)

319

You sound like Congress.

Except there are no lobbyists paying me to say that.


With playoffs we will get 3 or 4 loss champions.

And if such a team can put together a string of great games to pull off a surprise National Championship there's something wrong with that?

Seems to me it would add to that.

That's what the NCAA basketball tournament has that football lacks.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 06:32 PM (AMYl0)

320 I hope Alex is right and they are getting rid of the BMI as the absolute height/weight military standard. 

There's not a single military standard, there are service standards.  Army standards are different from Navy, which are different from Marines.  I don't think the AF has standards, but they have so much free time they spend a lot of it in the gym so it doesn't matter.

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 06:32 PM (d88g9)

321 hey Amish: good call on the "History of Rome" podcast

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 28, 2010 06:33 PM (jzOkH)

322 324 another day, another birthday. Though interesting that instead of the free wild turkey shots, I got Cuervo Gold (golden birthday)

Well, Happy Birthday, Dude!

I was visiting my friend this weekend for his birthday.  He is an occasional golfer, so I participated in his "Birthday Golfing Tournament" today.  Guys + Beer + empty golf-course = golfing antics, an excess of sexual references, and images that won't be purged from the mind without intense therapy.

/But it was fun regardless! 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 06:33 PM (c0A3e)

323

cj, that's akin to Tressel at THE OSU. despite his embarrassing losses at the Championship year after year, they keep him on board bc they always clobber UofM.

but yeah, he needed to go.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at November 28, 2010 06:34 PM (BrD+Q)

324 #334  There's not a single military standard, there are service standards.  Army standards are different from Navy, which are different from Marines.  I don't think the AF has standards, but they have so much free time they spend a lot of it in the gym so it doesn't matter.

Aren't all those service standards based on BMI in some fashion though?  Or do some base it more on the tape test? 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 06:34 PM (c0A3e)

325 golfing antics, an excess of sexual references, and images that won't be purged from the mind without intense therapy

If only there was a single word that would cover situations like this ....

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 06:35 PM (d88g9)

326 Nowadays, elementary and middle schools are getting rid of recess and gym, and they want to cram kids behind a computer.

Because a kid might get hurt and the parents might sue! And they wonder why kids are fat.

But let's ban toys in Happy Meals because that will help.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 06:35 PM (YxBuk)

327 334 There's not a single military standard, there are service standards.  Army standards are different from Navy, which are different from Marines.  I don't think the AF has standards, but they have so much free time they spend a lot of it in the gym so it doesn't matter.

The friend who told me about the BMI being a standard is in the Air Force.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 28, 2010 06:35 PM (yfJ6g)

328 RRHOF doesn't include Rush, and that invalidates the entire HOF.

Posted by: AbeFroman at November 28, 2010 06:36 PM (kSYD3)

329 what was the deal with the Ohio State uniforms?  Did they lose a bet or was it some "throw-back" dealio?

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 28, 2010 06:36 PM (jzOkH)

330 #339  If only there was a single word that would cover situations like this ....

hmmm...decadent? 

/Lacey, despite your challenge, you shall never cause me to cease using that word. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 06:36 PM (c0A3e)

331 Aren't all those service standards based on BMI in some fashion though?  Or do some base it more on the tape test?

I only know Navy.  Strict height-weight standards, and if you're out you get taped.  Taping can be (and often is) heavily manipulated - lots of slack at the waist, very loose on the neck. 

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 06:37 PM (d88g9)

332 old and busted: physical standards
new hotness: sensitivity training

Posted by: General George Casey at November 28, 2010 06:37 PM (0IR+C)

333 Remember one thing: Skinny people eat their own cooking, so do fat people. Now which one do you want cooking for you?

I'm a good cook (I think) and I'm...slender. Not skinny. And trying to stay that way!

But yeah, I'll take Paula Deen over Rachael Ray.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 06:37 PM (YxBuk)

334 Wasn't it a bit of a problem to have Sara Connor's kid fathered by a guy from the future because he is the savior of the resistance? 

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 28, 2010 06:37 PM (Skc3Q)

335 A scientific study confirms every suspicion you ever had about high-school dating.

So, why do we keep funding studies that tell us things that non-idiots already know?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 28, 2010 06:39 PM (bgcml)

336 A friend told me that they were using BMI to weed-out people, despite the fact that these bigger guys could pick-up plane parts and these stick figures with the perfect BMI were having great difficulty. Also seems they decided physical fitness level didn't matter as much, either.

Chapters for weight issues have always been a way to get rid of a problem child.  Same thing with homosexuality. 

AFAIK, the military really got interested in the weight of recruits during WWII, and then the problem was the influx of underweight people.

Ultimately, the military is very much hurry up and wait.  You burn a lot of calories in certain schools, or during intense training, but other times you may be doing a lot of classroom work, or working behind a desk in garrison.  We have a lot of guys who work 8 hours a day in front of a computer, and then go home to play video games all evening.  An hour of PT every morning isn't going to cut it.  You can demand that they make time for more exercise, but then you have to enforce that demand as well, which most leadership is not excited to do.  And the extra paperwork associated with dealing with the 'overweight' soldiers is enough of a hassle that some leaders prefer to simply get rid of them.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 06:39 PM (yY28H)

337 I was visiting my friend this weekend for his birthday.  He is an occasional golfer, so I participated in his "Birthday Golfing Tournament" today.  Guys + Beer + empty golf-course = golfing antics, an excess of sexual references, and images that won't be purged from the mind without intense therapy.

/But it was fun regardless! 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 11:33 PM (c0A3e)


best golf story is my dad and his friends filled up a huge water jug (the size you see in the dugout or on the sidelines of a game) with bloody marry for a golf tournament. They drank it all before their started teeing off on the 3rd hole. They were supposed to be back at 4 but by 6 we were worried because my dad still wasn't home. We opened the front door to find my dad passed out drunk clutching the championship trophy on the front stoop.

Top it off, it took a week to find his clubs. Some how they ended up in his buddy's girlfriend's car trunk.

None of the four have any recollection of what actually happened other than my dad won and they were out of booze by the third hole.

Posted by: The Dude at November 28, 2010 06:40 PM (Ig1Wo)

338 Dan, you're making my brain stuff hurt.

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 06:40 PM (YX6i/)

339 343 Throwback.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 06:41 PM (Sgi7Y)

340

Illinois plays NC in the Big 10/ACC challenge. Man, I would love to see the Illini pull that one off.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 06:41 PM (AMYl0)

341 #340  But let's ban toys in Happy Meals because that will help.

The only possible benefit from that toy ban is that perhaps the kids won't die from metal poisoning because the toys were made in China.

But yes, it does suck that kids aren't getting recess anymore.  When did that start to go out, does anybody know?  I remember having it when I was in elementary school, although they decreased the time from 30 minutes to 15 minutes by 5th grade. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 06:41 PM (c0A3e)

342 So, why do we keep funding studies that tell us things that non-idiots already know?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 28, 2010 11:39 PM (bgcml)

Hmmm, good question. Let's commission a study on it. Of course we'll need plenty of funding.

Posted by: Federal Govt. at November 28, 2010 06:41 PM (6lApu)

343

Seems like one of those paradoxes I've heard so much about.

Back to reality,  I have spent a good part of the last 48 hours putting up Dchristmas decorations with my wife.  This is the first year I have been able to do so without becoming a crab ass. I can be a dick sometimes.

 

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 28, 2010 06:41 PM (Skc3Q)

344 happy birthday Dude
what are you now, 17?

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 06:42 PM (PaSAU)

345 I can be a dick sometimes.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 28, 2010 11:41 PM (Skc3Q)

Dan, you have seen this, right?

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 06:43 PM (YX6i/)

346 thx, steevy.

I thought they looked like crap, but I'm diggin' the results

it's been nothing but "Hail to the Victims" here in the shadows of the Peoples Republic of AnnArbor for the past 24 hours

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 28, 2010 06:44 PM (jzOkH)

347 357 My dad bitched every Christmas about the tree,the lights,carrying presents.Now they stick a little tiny pre lighted tree on a table so he bitches about other stuff.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 06:44 PM (Sgi7Y)

348 The Army uses the tape test as well.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 06:45 PM (yY28H)

349 And the extra paperwork associated with dealing with the 'overweight' soldiers is enough of a hassle that some leaders prefer to simply get rid of them.

Aggravating, but it makes sense.  After all, the military is a large bureaucracy at its heart. 

I would imagine it does effect recruitment and retention numbers though. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 06:45 PM (c0A3e)

350 355 #340  But yes, it does suck that kids aren't getting recess anymore.  When did that start to go out, does anybody know?  I remember having it when I was in elementary school, although they decreased the time from 30 minutes to 15 minutes by 5th grade.

It varies according to school. My 19yo brother still had recess until 6th, then they switched-over to sports in 7th+. The school across the street from where I live also has recess, though I couldn't tell you for how long or specifically what grade. What I can tell you, though, is that kids behave better if they get recess.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 28, 2010 06:46 PM (yfJ6g)

351 Buffalo Bills WR Steve Johnson dropped what would have been the game-winning touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers today in overtime -- but it wasn't his fault he choked, it was God's.

http://tinyurl.com/2ed2df8

Posted by: 18-1 at November 28, 2010 06:46 PM (bgcml)

352 343 what was the deal with the Ohio State uniforms?  Did they lose a bet or was it some "throw-back" dealio?

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 28, 2010 11:36 PM (jzOkH)

 The uniforms that OSU wore against Michigan were throwbacks to the uniforms worn by the 1942 team.  Many that went on to serve in WW2.  Members of that team got to form the tunnel when the Buckeyes ran out.

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 06:46 PM (oVQFe)

353
But yeah, I'll take Paula Deen over Rachael Ray.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 11:37 PM (YxBuk)

Rachel Ray has been steadily filling out for the past few years.  Hopefully that's a sign that her cooking has improved.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 06:46 PM (yY28H)

354 My wife works hard to make the house beautiful for Christmas and it is. It just isn't something most guys would do on their own.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 28, 2010 06:47 PM (Skc3Q)

355 362 The Army uses the tape test as well.

You would know a lot more about this, but from what I was told by a recruiter last Spring, if you don't meet the height/weight requirement, you undergo the tape test for your fat/muscle ratio.  Does this sound correct?


Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 06:47 PM (c0A3e)

356 350 Chapters for weight issues have always been a way to get rid of a problem child.  Same thing with homosexuality... 

Makes sense, especially since that particular base has been told to cut number of personnel.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 28, 2010 06:48 PM (yfJ6g)

357

Happy B-Day Dude,

I'm slammin' an SR 211 (yeah, I know) in your honor.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 06:48 PM (AMYl0)

358 What I can tell you, though, is that kids behave better if they get recess.

Thanks to us, you don't even need that anymore.

Posted by: Pharmaceutical Companies at November 28, 2010 06:48 PM (yY28H)

359 Miss'80sBaby,

Yeah, the AF has been especially vicious because they are cutting personnel left and right.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 06:50 PM (yY28H)

360 #364 What I can tell you, though, is that kids behave better if they get recess.

You should get an NIH or NSF grant to study that and get some quantitative numbers, .

/Yes, the kids burn off some energy, spend time with their friends, and get to enjoy the outdoor air.  What heartless people would be against that?

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 06:50 PM (c0A3e)

361 cool. I figured it was a throwback, I just didn't know the history.

by tomorrow morning, they'll add a new verse to "Hail to the Victims" about how unfair the red uniforms were.....

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 28, 2010 06:50 PM (jzOkH)

362
You would know a lot more about this, but from what I was told by a recruiter last Spring, if you don't meet the height/weight requirement, you undergo the tape test for your fat/muscle ratio.  Does this sound correct?

Yup. 

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 06:51 PM (yY28H)

363 Part of the reason for this pessimism is that the Democrats who were defeated and those who are changing parties are overwhelmingly of the same type: rural white males who are more conservative than their national party.

With a few isolated exceptions, it now seems that the party’s rural Southern tradition is a thing of the past — even at the statehouse level, where familiar faces were able for years to make the case that they were a different kind of Democrat.

http://tinyurl.com/39teoum

Obama did say he was going to bring change...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 28, 2010 06:51 PM (bgcml)

364 #372  Thanks to us, you don't even need that anymore.

I was on Ritalin for a year.  It sucked. 

Young boys need physical activity. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 06:51 PM (c0A3e)

365 Yes, the kids burn off some energy, spend time with their friends, and get to enjoy the outdoor air.  What heartless people would be against that?

*AHEM*

Posted by: Teacher's Unions Everywhere at November 28, 2010 06:51 PM (yY28H)

366

Maureen O'Hara... wow!

Keep Veronica Lake in mind for future ONT sponsorships, Maet.

How about some men once in awhile.  You have a pretty good female base here and most of us are straight.

 

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 28, 2010 06:51 PM (86N/j)

367 My dad bitched every Christmas about the tree,the lights,carrying presents.Now they stick a little tiny pre lighted tree on a table so he bitches about other stuff.

Posted by: steevy

 

So, he's kind of ,....bitchy?  He wouldn't be a spy or something like that?  I heard that spies were kinda bitchy.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch says... at November 28, 2010 06:52 PM (sJTmU)

368 What I can tell you, though, is that kids behave better if they get recess.

We drove from South Arkansas to Leavenworth yesterday.  Just before we got in the car, I had the kid run up and down the driveway several times, maybe 50-60 yards or so.  He was asleep within a few minutes of leaving, and he slept for more than half the trip.  Very well behaved.

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 06:52 PM (d88g9)

369 So looking at the NFC West, how common is it for teams with a losing record to make the playoffs?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 28, 2010 06:54 PM (bgcml)

370 381 Nah,just a crabby guy.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 06:54 PM (Sgi7Y)

371

How about some men once in awhile.  You have a pretty good female base here and most of us are straight.

 

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 28, 2010 11:51 PM (86N/j)

I'm pretty sure Wicket is male. Then again, he had a bigger thing for Rubio then any of the Moronettes did...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 28, 2010 06:55 PM (bgcml)

372

Eat the salad, America.

Even you, Colorado.

Why can't you plebes use my tried-and-true weight loss regimen?

Smoking.
  Cocaine.

FIFY

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 28, 2010 06:55 PM (86N/j)

373 Young boys need physical activity.

Hai. Do you like ferris wheels?

Posted by: Michael Jackson at November 28, 2010 06:56 PM (0IR+C)

374 380 Gabe might put something up for ya.

Posted by: steevy at November 28, 2010 06:56 PM (Sgi7Y)

375 So looking at the NFC West, how common is it for teams with a losing record to make the playoffs?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 28, 2010 11:54 PM (bgcml)


not very, maybe a .500 record but hardly a losing record. It may not be the most competitive division though as it's usually one great team steam rolling over all the rest

Posted by: The Dude at November 28, 2010 06:56 PM (Ig1Wo)

376 If I could build my ideal high school, you would have three years of PE.  First year is sports and games, second is physical fitness, third is health/sex ed and self defense.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 06:56 PM (yY28H)

377

I gave up on Walking Dead after 2 episodes.I just missed episode 3 but hearing about it had no desire to see 4 etc.Just better things to do,like play Black Ops.

I'm still enjoying it.  I like that the white male cop it the awesomest good guy.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 28, 2010 06:58 PM (86N/j)

378 383 So looking at the NFC West, how common is it for teams with a losing record to make the playoffs?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 28, 2010 11:54 PM (bgcml)

--It has never happened since the NFL expanded to 12 teams in the playoffs.  Bill Simmons wrote about this earlier in the season.  There have been a handful of 8-8 teams, but not a sub-.500 one.

Posted by: logprof at November 28, 2010 06:58 PM (BP6Z1)

379 Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 28, 2010 11:51 PM (86N/j)

You mean straight girls don't secretly like other girls as well?  Cinemax lied to me!

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 06:59 PM (yY28H)

380 First year is sports and games, second is physical fitness, third is health/sex ed and self defense.

You seriously think there is anything you can teach us about sex?

Posted by: HS Juniors at November 28, 2010 06:59 PM (d88g9)

381 390 If I could build my ideal high school, you would have three years of PE.  First year is sports and games, second is physical fitness, third is health/sex ed and self defense.

Cut.  Jib.  Newsletter!

You can try having those PE subjects on rotating semesters.

/Going to need a legion of lawyers to fend off potential lawsuits though. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 06:59 PM (c0A3e)

382 247 /But yes, you are right.  Minority populations also are more likely to be on "food assistance" i.e. go to McDonalds or get the cheaper, higher-fat foods.  Somebody also mentioned up-thread there are different cooking styles more high fat than others that also might explain this higher rates of obsesity in minority populations.

I really don't like evangelizing, but being fat isn't about eating fat. It's about eating carbs, especially the ones that are super-easy to digest. Seriously. It's like the elephant in the living room, so obvious that no one sees it.

Posted by: Splunge at November 28, 2010 07:00 PM (9uwvY)

383 damn, why couldn't I have checked out yesterday's shirt on teefury?

So awesome

http://i54.tinypic.com/287ez4m.jpg

Posted by: The Dude at November 28, 2010 07:00 PM (Ig1Wo)

384 Back later. FNC is running Reagan porn.

Posted by: Blackford Oakes at November 28, 2010 07:00 PM (0IR+C)

385

The only teams to make the playoffs with a losing record were in the strike season of '82 (Cleveland, Detroit, both 4-5).

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 07:01 PM (AMYl0)

386 #394  You seriously think there is anything you can teach us about sex?

With all the many unwanted pregnancies that occur during high-school, I'd say you guys fail even knowing the basic principles behind reproduction.

/Really, if you can't get how to use birth control from a 5-10 minute chat, you shouldn't be engaging in decadence at all!

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 07:02 PM (c0A3e)

387 Sy Fy is going to show Being Human.  Maybe I can finally see the first season.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 28, 2010 07:02 PM (86N/j)

388 I had PE through 10th grade, though one year was a split between health and PE. But the class was 45min long and we were running around the entire time. Best was playing soccer in a muddy field while it was drizzling.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 28, 2010 07:02 PM (yfJ6g)

389 You seriously think there is anything you can teach us about sex?

Are you female?  Do you own a cheerleader outfit?  Then yes!

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 07:03 PM (yY28H)

390

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 29, 2010 12:02 AM (86N/j)


not the BBC one but their own version. And you missed out as it blew away the second season

Posted by: The Dude at November 28, 2010 07:03 PM (Ig1Wo)

391 The only teams to make the playoffs with a losing record were in the strike season of '82 (Cleveland, Detroit, both 4-5).

Detroit wishes they could get 4 wins in a season these days.

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 07:03 PM (d88g9)

392 Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2010 12:00 AM (9uwvY)

You mean the government lied to me about the food pyramid?! No! Say it ain't so!

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 07:03 PM (YxBuk)

393 393 Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 28, 2010 11:51 PM (86N/j)

You mean straight girls don't secretly like other girls as well?  Cinemax lied to me!

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 11:59 PM (yY28H)

I believe  that David Spade has probably the only good line ever uttered on Just Shoot me.  "Every woman is two drinks away from a lesbian experience"

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 07:03 PM (oVQFe)

394 #123 steevy "I think there are a few scenes in Blachawk Down where soldiers and commanders bitch about bubba." I've read part of the book. Politics entered into the decision making. Pressure was put on them to go in and get warlords. They were denied some type of equipment that they should have had. They went in under less than good circumstances because of the pressure.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 28, 2010 07:04 PM (UAftU)

395 As a kid I ate like a horse but ran it all off.  When I joined the Marines I went from 175 to 185 in bootcamp.  Later I dropped back to 167 and stayed ther untill I was 40.  From there I have been putting on muscle untill I reached my current plateau of 212lbs.  It's not fat it's muscle dammit!  Not that any of you givashit.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 28, 2010 07:04 PM (Skc3Q)

396 You can try having those PE subjects on rotating semesters.

/Going to need a legion of lawyers to fend off potential lawsuits though.

Nah, make them each a full year.

This is my ideal high school, so the parents of any student would have to sign forms affirming that they understand what classes their student will be required to take and that they agree to them.  If not, the public school is down the road.  Look for the armed guards and the metal detector.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 07:06 PM (yY28H)

397 I like the skinny and fat people eat their own cooking statement --except its not very true. A lot of overweight comes from not cooking at all -- used to hit me when I felt like stopping at Wendy's et al was a needed time saving measure several years ago.

Posted by: Palerider at November 28, 2010 07:07 PM (5CusZ)

398

 It's not fat it's muscle dammit!

Yeah, I went from 170 as a high school grad to 215 today, and I haved the most muscular beer gut you've ever seen!

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 07:07 PM (AMYl0)

399

Muscle is soft and squish right?

 

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 28, 2010 07:07 PM (Skc3Q)

400 Eat the salad, America.

Posted by: Barack Obama, who noted that he has yet to be elected into the RR HOF at November 28, 2010 10:10 PM (BvBKY)

Oh, I'll toss the salad Barry - but only for you.

Posted by: Kal Penn at November 28, 2010 07:08 PM (bgcml)

401 3 years of PE in highschool?  god no!
highschool students should actually learn some textbook knowledge too!
i'm sick of students getting to college knowing less than what they did when they entered highschool

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 07:09 PM (PaSAU)

402 Oh boy.  rdbrewer has put up another TSA post.  This time an actual scientist calling bullshit on the safety claims of the pornoscanners.

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 07:09 PM (oVQFe)

403 414 Muscle is soft and squish right?

It is after you hit it a few times with a mallet and put meat tenderizer on it. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 07:10 PM (c0A3e)

404 just the other day: we did an example in class where we had to solve a problem using partial fractions.  I had to remind everyone on how to do it.  They learned it back in 8th grade or something and then never used it again.  They actually got dumber in their math knowledge.

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 07:10 PM (PaSAU)

405 I believe  that David Spade has probably the only good line ever uttered on Just Shoot me.  "Every woman is two drinks away from a lesbian experience"

Heh.  A few of my more degenerate friends have informed me that girl-guy-girl threesomes almost always one girl going down on another.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 07:11 PM (yY28H)

406

I went out for center on our freshman football team.  I was six foot and weighed 115 lbs at the time.

 

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 28, 2010 07:11 PM (Skc3Q)

407 416 3 years of PE in highschool?  god no!

He didn't mean 3 straight years of PE methinks. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 07:11 PM (c0A3e)

408 412 I like the skinny and fat people eat their own cooking statement --except its not very true. A lot of overweight comes from not cooking at all -- used to hit me when I felt like stopping at Wendy's et al was a needed time saving measure several years ago.   I cook most of my own food. I use a slow cooker. This week it's swiss steak w/ potatoes and veggies. I switched to rice from taters for a while, but I just love the taters too much. I'm 215 lbs., but I'm also 6' 3" so I'm not "obese" regardless of what the food nazis may claim. Just have a bit of a bulge in the belly.  

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 07:12 PM (AMYl0)

409 419 just the other day: we did an example in class where we had to solve a problem using partial fractions.  I had to remind everyone on how to do it.  They learned it back in 8th grade or something and then never used it again.  They actually got dumber in their math knowledge.

Posted by: chemjeff at November 29, 2010 12:10 AM (PaSAU)

You must not have many chemical engineers taking your class then

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 07:13 PM (oVQFe)

410 Rum, have you seen Faster yet?

Posted by: logprof at November 28, 2010 07:13 PM (BP6Z1)

411 do you want to know why so many college grads have a bazillion dollars in student loan debt?  it is due, in part, because it takes them longer than 4 years to finish.  and why does it take them longer than 4 years to finish?  BECAUSE THEY DON'T LEARN ANYTHING USEFUL IN HIGHSCHOOL.  This is a giant pet peeve of mine - please, dear God, please put some real knowledge and learnin' back into highschool!!!

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 07:14 PM (PaSAU)

412

Muscle is soft and squish right?

Actually it's pretty taut, and if I pound on it with my hands in the right spots it sounds like bongos.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 07:14 PM (AMYl0)

413 412 I like the skinny and fat people eat their own cooking statement --except its not very true. A lot of overweight comes from not cooking at all -- used to hit me when I felt like stopping at Wendy's et al was a needed time saving measure several years ago.

Good point, given that standard restaurant food portions are much bigger than need be. 

It doesn't mean that if you eat fast-food you are destined to be heavy.  The key is moderation.  If you consume 5000 calories of McDonalds a day, like dumbass Morgan Spurlock (the mini Michael Moore) did, then you are going to post a huge weight gain. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 07:14 PM (c0A3e)

414 421

I went out for center on our freshman football team.  I was six foot and weighed 115 lbs at the time.

 

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 29, 2010 12:11 AM (Skc3Q)

Today they'd likely put you at receiver.  You're not even heavy enough to be a running back at that weight.

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 07:14 PM (oVQFe)

415 buzzion, no chemical engineers, no - but one is pre-med, that's a little scary right there

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 07:15 PM (PaSAU)

416 416 3 years of PE in highschool?  god no!
highschool students should actually learn some textbook knowledge too!

i'm sick of students getting to college knowing less than what they did when they entered highschool

Like the way the school repeat the exact same English classes in JH, HS, and freshman year of college. The profs also give the Comp 1 lecture in SR- level English electives.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 28, 2010 07:15 PM (yfJ6g)

417

"I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth."

/Padme could get better wooing lines from a 2x4.


My brothers laughed throughout that movie. It was so bad it was funny.

Her mouth said "no", but her dress said, "yes, oh yes!".

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 28, 2010 07:15 PM (86N/j)

418 I'm 215 lbs., but I'm also 6' 3" so I'm not "obese" regardless of what the food nazis may claim. Just have a bit of a bulge in the belly.  

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 29, 2010 12:12 AM (AMYl0)

--I'm 5'11" and even when I dieted in college like crazy and got down to the 150s I still had a little pooch.

Posted by: logprof at November 28, 2010 07:15 PM (BP6Z1)

419

chemjeff at November 29, 2010 12:14 AM (PaSAU)

The guy I work with has over 12K in student loan debt. He's 49, and has been taking classes off and on all his life. And he wonders why his credit rating is 540.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 07:16 PM (AMYl0)

420 It doesn't mean that if you eat fast-food you are destined to be heavy.  The key is moderation.  If you consume 5000 calories of McDonalds a day, like dumbass Morgan Spurlock (the mini Michael Moore) did, then you are going to post a huge weight gain. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 29, 2010 12:14 AM (c0A3e)

--I have read accounts of people losing weight with McDonald's --not from the ostensibly "healthy" stuff like the salads, but from just eating hamburgers after tossing the buns.

Posted by: logprof at November 28, 2010 07:17 PM (BP6Z1)

421 A 49-year-old with student loan debt?  wow, that's sad.  even doctors pay off their huge bills by then.


Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 07:18 PM (PaSAU)

422 have you seen Faster yet?

Nope. Going to wait for DVD. I did see Tangled and HP, though.

Did you see it?

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 07:19 PM (YxBuk)

423  I don't think the AF has standards, but they have so much free time they spend a lot of it in the gym so it doesn't matter.

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 11:32 PM (d88g9)

I was in the AF and the fattest people I ever saw were in the Navy. We were an F-16 squadron TDY to Bahrain with some Tomcats and Hornets off the Carl Vinson. The enlisted guys who wore the kahki colored clothes were the most obese guys I ever saw in 20 years of service.

Posted by: Bill R. at November 28, 2010 07:19 PM (EhlQq)

424

At 115lbs.

 the opposition blew past me like an Oklahoma twister.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 28, 2010 07:20 PM (Skc3Q)

425 158 /Perhaps one of the dumbest phrases ever uttered in film. --------- Pfft. That's nothing besides the whole "restore balance to the force thing". Let's see. We're living in a universe overrunning with Jedi in which we believe there are no Sith. What did they expect Skywalker to do? The only way he could restore balance to the force was to either destroy the Jedi or recruit a Sith army. And since "there are only two; no more, no less", it's pretty clear he couldn't go the peaceful recruiting route. Of course, even *that* is nothing compared to the midichlorians. The force goes from a mystical power generated by life to a bacterial infection. Maybe Padme was interested in the emo git because she was hoping the force was an STD. Bah!

Posted by: Anachronda at November 28, 2010 07:20 PM (6fER6)

426 437 have you seen Faster yet?

Nope. Going to wait for DVD. I did see Tangled and HP, though.

Did you see it?

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 29, 2010 12:19 AM (YxBuk)

--If I have time.  It's not something the wife will be interested in, unlike the next Narnia movie..

Posted by: logprof at November 28, 2010 07:21 PM (BP6Z1)

427 BECAUSE THEY DON'T LEARN ANYTHING USEFUL IN HIGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

FTFY

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 07:21 PM (YxBuk)

428 If you eat 5000 calories of _anything_ per day, you'll gain weight.  If you eat 5000 calories of tofu per day you'll get fat.  (although, eating 5000 calories of tofu would probably require you to eat all day long)

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 07:21 PM (PaSAU)

429

logprof,

I don't care what anybody says, having a little pooch is a sign of contentness.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 07:21 PM (AMYl0)

430 #435  --I have read accounts of people losing weight with McDonald's --not from the ostensibly "healthy" stuff like the salads, but from just eating hamburgers after tossing the buns.

There have been quite a few "anti-Spurlocks" who have done so as well.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 07:22 PM (c0A3e)

431 161 ... and that some dumb Bubba burned the mosque in retaliation... ----------- Given that only the office was burned, my money's on an inside job to destroy evidence. Where's muh tinfoil?

Posted by: Anachronda at November 28, 2010 07:22 PM (6fER6)

432 426 ....This is a giant pet peeve of mine - please, dear God, please put some real knowledge and learnin' back into highschool!!!

One of my education major friends is student teaching in a 6th-grade class in which 75% of the students have reading difficulties (i.e., they don't know how to read). This obsession with whole language has led to a generation of young people who have trouble reading and will struggle during their HS English courses. But no matter-- they know all about tolerance and sex ed.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 28, 2010 07:22 PM (yfJ6g)

433 3 years of PE in highschool?  god no!
highschool students should actually learn some textbook knowledge too!
i'm sick of students getting to college knowing less than what they did when they entered highschool

Well, the full schedule includes

Science - One year each of chemistry, physics and biology
Math - One year each Algebra and Geometry
English - One year each Composition, American Literature
History - Two years American History, One year World Geography, One year Political and Economic Systems
PE - See above
Language - Two years
Other - One year Practical Experience (Dancing, cooking, minor home repairs, budgeting, etc), one year computer skills (typing, using office software, etc)

The classes would be at a college freshman level, not that it means much these days.  The goal is to produce someone who can enter the workforce and be productive and an informed citizen.  Hence the lack of any advanced courses.  I'd rather not waste time and money for a class that is only really beneficial to college bound students.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 07:23 PM (yY28H)

434 #447  This obsession with whole language has led to a generation of young people who have trouble reading and will struggle during their HS English courses. But no matter-- they know all about tolerance and sex ed.

More about tolerance, not so much about sex ed, given that they are surprised when their gfs become pregnant.

/So we shouldn't denigrate "Hooked on Phonics" anymore? 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 07:24 PM (c0A3e)

435 Hey pinheads. Michelle is looking out for you. Like I said for the 956th time in my syndicated column this weeks, which you can read on billoreilly dot com, the Obamas are great family folks. We're obligated to give this food fascism stuff a fair shake, out of respect for the office. And that's the memo.

Posted by: Bill O'RLY at November 28, 2010 07:24 PM (0IR+C)

436

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 29, 2010 12:02 AM (86N/j)


not the BBC one but their own version. And you missed out as it blew away the second season

Figures.  Same actors or what?

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 28, 2010 07:24 PM (86N/j)

437

I don't care what anybody says, having a little pooch is a sign of contentness.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 29, 2010 12:21 AM (AMYl0)

--A good take on it.  Conversely, there's something lame about the contemporary vanity muscular look acquired from the gym, as opposed to that resulting from real work.  Really, has "The Situation" done any manual paid labor in his life?

Posted by: logprof at November 28, 2010 07:25 PM (BP6Z1)

438 I was in the AF and the fattest people I ever saw were in the Navy. We were an F-16 squadron TDY to Bahrain with some Tomcats and Hornets off the Carl Vinson. The enlisted guys who wore the kahki colored clothes were the most obese guys I ever saw in 20 years of service.

Don't mess with the Chiefs.  But yeah, there are more than a few fatass Chiefs.

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 07:25 PM (d88g9)

439

chemjeff,

He thinks he's gaming the system. He's looking at taking some more classes at the local JC in the near future. He can't seem to figure out that it's killing him with credit issues--or he just plans on dying without ever paying it off. He's a defeatist-minded lefty, so that may be the case.

He hasn't said he's going to go for more loans, but if he can, I'd bet he will.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 07:25 PM (AMYl0)

440 PGiS,

I deal with the refugee community in my job and I can tell you we have let them flood in.  They tend to congregate in one area.  Percentage wise it's mostly males.  We are going to have problems, HUGE problems but people just want to put their heads in the sand and stick their asses in the air to get fucked easier.

Posted by: mpfs at November 28, 2010 07:26 PM (3TjSM)

441 Alex - sounds good - add on some more math & an intro engineering class and maybe a world lit class and it's okay

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 07:26 PM (PaSAU)

442 203 That's part of what makes it one of the dumbest things said. Shit a half hour or so before Mace Fuckin' Windu believed that only solution to stopping Palpatine was killing him. Seems pretty absolute to me. ----------------- Another thing that bugged me. In Ep II, when they catch the assassin, that Skywalker git tells the bystander "This is Jedi business. Go back to your drinks." Makes the Jedi come across as the Gestapo.

Posted by: Anachronda at November 28, 2010 07:27 PM (6fER6)

443

This obsession with whole language has led to a generation of young people who have trouble reading and will struggle during their HS English courses. But no matter-- they know all about tolerance and sex ed.

More about tolerance, not so much about sex ed, given that they are surprised when their gfs become pregnant.

/So we shouldn't denigrate "Hooked on Phonics" anymore? 

I taught my kids to read phonetically.  They're all great readers with a massive vocabulary.  The oldest was accused of plagiarism her freshmen year until the teachers figured out that's just how she talks.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 28, 2010 07:27 PM (86N/j)

444 53 The wife and I have been watching Eureka on Netflix streaming. Pleasantly entertaining little show. Solid cast. Nice Friday night popcorn viewing.

Posted by: schizuki at November 28, 2010 10:12 PM (M+lbD)

It's good on other nights, too.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at November 28, 2010 07:27 PM (9HTxX)

445 He didn't mean 3 straight years of PE methinks.

PE every year from freshman to Junior.  Under my system, Seniors would be half day students, working the rest of the day, or would be taking courses through the local community colleges to get ready to go off to college.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 07:27 PM (yY28H)

446 But I'm not bitter about what Lucas did to Star Wars. Wouldn't want you to get that idea.

Posted by: Anachronda at November 28, 2010 07:27 PM (6fER6)

447 Posted by: Alex at November 29, 2010 12:23 AM (yY28H)

Can I volunteer to teach the history portion of your school? And will I allow to beat any child who misbehaves?

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 07:27 PM (YxBuk)

448 Land of Leakin, so he perpetually gets his student loans deferred?  are they still accruing interest?

actually, he may be gaming the system because student loans are forgiven after a long long while, but it is something like 30+ years

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 07:28 PM (PaSAU)

449 449 #447  More about tolerance, not so much about sex ed, given that they are surprised when their gfs become pregnant.

Well, they've all heard the lecture a number of times but some didn't pay close enough attention and others frankly don't care.

/So we shouldn't denigrate "Hooked on Phonics" anymore?

/Always annoys me when people do that.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 28, 2010 07:28 PM (yfJ6g)

450

Same actors or what?

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 29, 2010 12:24 AM (86N/j)


2 unknowns, Jimmy Olsen from Superman Returns and Jacob from Lost

Posted by: The Dude at November 28, 2010 07:29 PM (Ig1Wo)

451 okay - yeah federally insured student loans can be forgiven after 25 years if you are on an income-based repayment plan for the whole time and the loans are not in default

but to be on an income-based repayment plan means that you are poor, so to qualify, you have to be poor for 25 years - not exactly a winning plan

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 07:31 PM (PaSAU)

452 456 Alex - sounds good - add on some more math & an intro engineering class and maybe a world lit class and it's okay

Alex's system is good.

One major problem with our public school system is that it is a one-size-fits-all approach with one goal - to get kids into college so they can be indoctrinated further to become liberals.

We need real "diversity" in education.  We need schools geared for people wanting to go to college and we need schools for people interested in learning a grade. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 07:31 PM (c0A3e)

453

logprof,

I sometimes wonder about today's athletes. Very tight, muscular, and low body fat. But there are tons of injury issues, and not just from contact or the like. Think of pudgy Babe Ruth. Think of Christy Mathewson--511 wins as a pitcher. Very few of today's athletes seem to have the injury-free longevity of the athletes of old. Maybe a little extra fat in the diet is like a lubrication for the muscular structure of the body?

Just speculating, but I have long wondered about that.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 07:32 PM (AMYl0)

454 Alex - sounds good - add on some more math & an intro engineering class and maybe a world lit class and it's okay

I though about it, but decided not to.  Perhaps another year of algebra, but certainly not calculus (not needed for most people), and engineering is too technical a subject to require of everyone.  I decided against world lit, simply because it's far too broad of a subject to adequately test. In my system, students are required to take exit examinations at the end of their senior year that cover the basic subjects of Math, Science, Reading and History. 

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 07:32 PM (yY28H)

455 chemjeff, the current crop of grads would do well to get used to the idea, though.

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 07:32 PM (YX6i/)

456

Same actors or what?

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 29, 2010 12:24 AM (86N/j)


2 unknowns, Jimmy Olsen from Superman Returns and Jacob from Lost

It may suck but I usually have pretty good faith with unknowns.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 28, 2010 07:32 PM (86N/j)

457 About the obesity bruhaha.  I challenge anyone who is stick thin that tends to look down there nose at anyone over a size six to have steroid treatment.  Either by IV or orally.  That stuffs really screws you up weight wise and then try to get off the weight.  It is incredible difficult.  So all these self-righteous, pontificating skinnys should STFU.

Posted by: mpfs at November 28, 2010 07:32 PM (3TjSM)

458 Rip Leslie Nelson. "The hospital?  What is it? It's a big building with a lot of sick people in it, but that's not important right now". Surely he will be missed. Of course he will be missed and don't call me Shirley!

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 28, 2010 07:33 PM (Skc3Q)

459 Can I volunteer to teach the history portion of your school? And will I allow to beat any child who misbehaves?

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 29, 2010 12:27 AM (YxBuk)

You will be our official spanker.  BTW, I've been a naughty boy...

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 07:34 PM (yY28H)

460

okay - yeah federally insured student loans can be forgiven after 25 years if you are on an income-based repayment plan for the whole time and the loans are not in default

but to be on an income-based repayment plan means that you are poor, so to qualify, you have to be poor for 25 years - not exactly a winning plan

And how long do you have to beat off the creditors?

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 28, 2010 07:35 PM (86N/j)

461 468

logprof,

I sometimes wonder about today's athletes. Very tight, muscular, and low body fat. But there are tons of injury issues, and not just from contact or the like. Think of pudgy Babe Ruth. Think of Christy Mathewson--511 wins as a pitcher. Very few of today's athletes seem to have the injury-free longevity of the athletes of old. Maybe a little extra fat in the diet is like a lubrication for the muscular structure of the body?

Just speculating, but I have long wondered about that.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 29, 2010 12:32 AM (AMYl0)

I've heard that talked about with Griffey a few years back.  How the guys are now almost overconditioned.  Their bodies have no give in them.

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 07:35 PM (oVQFe)

462 Mark Pellegrino playing Herrick (though they changed his name to Bishop) should be interesting. He's usually good when he plays bad guys

Posted by: The Dude at November 28, 2010 07:35 PM (Ig1Wo)

463

You will be our official spanker.  BTW, I've been a naughty boy...

Posted by: Alex at November 29, 2010 12:34 AM (yY28H)

Have you know? I'll get my ruler.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 07:35 PM (YxBuk)

464 467 456 ...We need real "diversity" in education.  We need schools geared for people wanting to go to college and we need schools for people interested in learning a trade.

Agreed. People always dismiss the apprenticeship system that was once employed here in the US but at least it provided training and practical knowledge for certain vocations.


Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 28, 2010 07:35 PM (yfJ6g)

465

chemjeff,

I'm not sure about his deferment situation. I just know he told me once not too long ago that he still owed 12K in student loans. He was looking for a car and had to find something he could pay cash for because his CR was 540. Nobody except, I guess, the student loan folks will give him any credit.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 07:36 PM (AMYl0)

466 Well, my bad typing killed that joke.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 07:36 PM (YxBuk)

467 #468  Maybe a little extra fat in the diet is like a lubrication for the muscular structure of the body?

Fat is for cushioning and thermal regulation. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 07:36 PM (c0A3e)

468 Oh, good, then I should be able to take a direct hit from a Mack trunk in the middle of winter and walk away steaming.

Posted by: Editor at November 28, 2010 07:38 PM (YX6i/)

469 'Night, y'all.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at November 28, 2010 07:38 PM (86N/j)

470 #479 
Agreed. People always dismiss the apprenticeship system that was once employed here in the US but at least it provided training and practical knowledge for certain vocations.

Two things the teacher's unions really hate,

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 07:38 PM (c0A3e)

471 481 Well, my bad typing killed that joke.

Knowing the joke, I still read it as "now" instead of "know".

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 28, 2010 07:38 PM (yfJ6g)

472 And how long do you have to beat off the creditors?

You can beat us off, but first, you will blow us.

Posted by: The creditors at November 28, 2010 07:38 PM (d88g9)

473
We need real "diversity" in education.  We need schools geared for people wanting to go to college and we need schools for people interested in learning a grade.

See, I don't see it as a problem of diversity in education.  A school which gives students real, effective preparation for becoming a productive, informed and self reliant citizen will naturally produce students who are prepared for college.  The problem is that many people associate "good citizen" with "college graduate", and that just isn't the case.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 07:38 PM (yY28H)

474

logprof,

I sometimes wonder about today's athletes. Very tight, muscular, and low body fat. But there are tons of injury issues, and not just from contact or the like. Think of pudgy Babe Ruth. Think of Christy Mathewson--511 wins as a pitcher. Very few of today's athletes seem to have the injury-free longevity of the athletes of old. Maybe a little extra fat in the diet is like a lubrication for the muscular structure of the body?

Just speculating, but I have long wondered about that.

 Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 29, 2010 12:32 AM (AMYl0)

I've heard that talked about with Griffey a few years back.  How the guys are now almost overconditioned.  Their bodies have no give in them.

Posted by: buzzion at November 29, 2010 12:35 AM (oVQFe)

Where are we at in society today?

Posted by: Mike Gundy at November 28, 2010 07:40 PM (BP6Z1)

475

Have you know? I'll get my ruler.

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 29, 2010 12:35 AM (YxBuk)

Will you wear the nun outfit as well?

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 07:40 PM (yY28H)

476

Fat is for cushioning and thermal regulation. 

Oh, I thought it was cushion for the pushin and motion in the ocean.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at November 28, 2010 07:41 PM (Skc3Q)

477

buzzion at November 29, 2010 12:35 AM (oVQFe)

The level of muscle, tendon, and cartilage injuries just seem out of whack these days. Maybe it is because there wasn't the coverage of these things in the old day, but I don't think so. There is no flex in the parts that should flex.

It's almost like the Thoroughbred industry, where they have bred so much for pure speed and performance that they have in many ways bred soundness out of the breed.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 07:42 PM (AMYl0)

478 479 467 456 ...We need real "diversity" in education.  We need schools geared for people wanting to go to college and we need schools for people interested in learning a trade.

Agreed. People always dismiss the apprenticeship system that was once employed here in the US but at least it provided training and practical knowledge for certain vocations.


Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 29, 2010 12:35 AM (yfJ6g)

Doesn't England sort of have a system like this?  Though based on some conversations I've had with people over there I think their system generally sucks and is flawed like ours for different reasons.

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 07:45 PM (oVQFe)

479 Bop! Boozde boozde bop! Titty bop! Iiiiiiiiiii ain't got nobuuuuuuuuudeh......

Posted by: David Lee Roth at November 28, 2010 07:45 PM (7Jipo)

480 The level of muscle, tendon, and cartilage injuries just seem out of whack these days. Maybe it is because there wasn't the coverage of these things in the old day, but I don't think so. There is no flex in the parts that should flex.

A lot of it is modern medicine.  Athletes today can push themselves hard and longer than in the past, and thanks to painkillers and modern surgery, the damage can be subdued or temporarily fixed.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 07:46 PM (yY28H)

481

Fat is for cushioning and thermal regulation. 

But could that cushioning not possibly help reduce the muscle/tendon injuries that many athletes seem to suffer today? Lubrication was perhaps the wrong term, but it seems your cushioning point may actually make my point.


 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 07:46 PM (AMYl0)

482 I'm down from the trees and between your knees! What i say now!?1?! bibbidy booze!

Posted by: David Lee Roth at November 28, 2010 07:48 PM (wgkZv)

483 #496  But could that cushioning not possibly help reduce the muscle/tendon injuries that many athletes seem to suffer today?

Alex already answered that question.  Modern medicine allows athletes today to push it past their limit.   

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 07:49 PM (c0A3e)

484 I will say that my area schools have a program known as Tri-Star.  Its for people that are more trade minded.  My brother did auto work as a Junior and Senior.  My friend learned machining.  There's also agriculture for the guys planning to continue on as farmers.  So my school does actually engage in the general schooling for all, classes for the college bound, and programs for the more trade minded.

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 07:50 PM (oVQFe)

485 Will you wear the nun outfit as well?

I have to wear a nun outfit?! Or you mean like a sexy nun outfit?

Can I teach wearing what ScarJo as Black Widow was in Iron Man 2?

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 28, 2010 07:51 PM (YxBuk)

486

thanks to painkillers and modern surgery, the damage can be subdued or temporarily fixed.

But painkillers only mask the pain, and temporary fixes are just that. Temporary. The long-term health of the player is not necessarily rectified.


 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 07:52 PM (AMYl0)

487 #488  See, I don't see it as a problem of diversity in education.  A school which gives students real, effective preparation for becoming a productive, informed and self reliant citizen will naturally produce students who are prepared for college.  The problem is that many people associate "good citizen" with "college graduate", and that just isn't the case.

Agreed - self-learning, along with all the attributes you listed, should be an essential part of any schooling system, given how easily information can be accessed these days.

My diversity in education statement was addressing that learning for a trade vs. learning to attend college requires different approaches and different ways of thinking, which are not covered with our current system that shoe-horns everybody into going to college.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 07:52 PM (c0A3e)

488 Well I don't think I'm gonna make it another 160+ tonight.  See y'all tomorrow.

Posted by: Bomber at November 28, 2010 07:53 PM (d88g9)

489 496

Fat is for cushioning and thermal regulation. 

But could that cushioning not possibly help reduce the muscle/tendon injuries that many athletes seem to suffer today? Lubrication was perhaps the wrong term, but it seems your cushioning point may actually make my point.


 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 29, 2010 12:46 AM (AMYl0)

Your bone and muscle are taking the full force of any impact and stress.  You know longer have you own internal "airbag" system.

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 07:53 PM (oVQFe)

490 I have to wear a nun outfit?! Or you mean like a sexy nun outfit?

Anything you wear would be sexy, my dear.

Can I teach wearing what ScarJo as Black Widow was in Iron Man 2?

That would be acceptable.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 07:53 PM (yY28H)

491

Or guaranteed.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 07:53 PM (AMYl0)

492 Can I volunteer to teach the history portion of your school? And will I allow to beat any child who misbehaves?

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 29, 2010 12:27 AM (YxBuk)

Oh, I'm so sorry I misbehaved teacher Ms Rum. I hope you don't spank me again!

Posted by: Some Moron Student at November 28, 2010 07:53 PM (bgcml)

493 #501 But painkillers only mask the pain, and temporary fixes are just that. Temporary. The long-term health of the player is not necessarily rectified.

Biology only goes so far.  That is, until we can genetically engineer humans with more structurally sound joints and better regenerative properties. 


Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 07:54 PM (c0A3e)

494 493 479 467 456 

Doesn't England sort of have a system like this?  Though based on some conversations I've had with people over there I think their system generally sucks and is flawed like ours for different reasons.

They did. Actually, though, the Brits have realized their education system needs to be reformed and I'll be interested to see what more they do.

As for education systems, the American system is built on the German model, though they now look quite different. They still focus on craftsmanship and other careers. 

*See German Gymnasium

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 28, 2010 07:55 PM (yfJ6g)

495 But painkillers only mask the pain, and temporary fixes are just that. Temporary. The long-term health of the player is not necessarily rectified.

But in the past, they would have to deal with the problems earlier.  Painkillers mean that an injury that forced you to slow down training or even sidelined you for a couple of months can be ignored, leading to larger problems down the road.  Surgery may fix a knee, or a tendon, or a disc in your back, but that just allows greater damage to accrue in the body. 

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 07:56 PM (yY28H)

496 500 Will you wear the nun outfit as well?

I have to wear a nun outfit?! Or you mean like a sexy nun outfit?

Can I teach wearing what ScarJo as Black Widow was in Iron Man 2?

Posted by: Rum, Goddess of Doom at November 29, 2010 12:51 AM (YxBuk)

That won't work.  The boys in the class will never learn anything because of lack of blood flow to their brains

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 07:56 PM (oVQFe)

497 #508  Biology only goes so far.  That is, until we can genetically engineer humans with more structurally sound joints and better regenerative properties.

Now I'm channeling Margaret Sanger.  That is bad, .

More likely, bionic implants will be used by athletes and such to negate the damage accrued by their high-stress activities. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 07:57 PM (c0A3e)

498 What's this monkey ? ramalama ding dong!

Posted by: David Lee Roth at November 28, 2010 07:57 PM (lnUW/)

499

*See German Gymnasium

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 29, 2010 12:55 AM (yfJ6g)

Don't forget Kindergarten

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2010 07:58 PM (oVQFe)

500 Awww, link didn't show up, lemme try again

Posted by: David Lee Roth at November 28, 2010 07:58 PM (wgkZv)

501

buzzion,

Thank you. That "airbag" is what I believe contributes to the long term performer. As I said about horses, the aim seems to be with brilliant performers as opposed to longevity. Owners in all sports, be they human or equine, seem to seek the brilliance over the longevity. Who does that more benefit? The owner? The athlete? Sure, the athlete makes more now than they ever did, but they may also pay long term prices that reduce that brief moment in brilliance.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 07:59 PM (AMYl0)

502 Sure, the athlete makes more now than they ever did, but they may also pay long term prices that reduce that brief moment in brilliance.

They should have told me this sooner.

Posted by: Clinton Portis, the oldest 29 year old man in the NFL. at November 28, 2010 08:00 PM (c0A3e)

503 Hey it worked! Is that monkey sitting on his balls? Cuz if he is...ouchies!

Posted by: David Lee Roth at November 28, 2010 08:01 PM (wgkZv)

504 *sigh*

It's midnight here, and I have to be up at 0530.  Everyone have a good night.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 08:02 PM (yY28H)

505 We need judges like this over here:

Thai judges deciding whether to disband nation's ruling party for misuse of government funds - AP http://bit.ly/gdTOO9

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 08:02 PM (c0A3e)

506 okay gotta work tomorrow
you still need more math in your curriculum, Alex
college-bound students should be prepared to start calculus their freshman year

g'night

Posted by: chemjeff at November 28, 2010 08:02 PM (PaSAU)

507 Goodnight, Alex. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 08:02 PM (c0A3e)

508 Math is the devil, chemjeff!  , j/k.  Goodnight, chemjeff.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 08:03 PM (c0A3e)

509 you still need more math in your curriculum, Alex
college-bound students should be prepared to start calculus their freshman year

Recommendations for math classes.  Anything above algebra and geometry is going to be useless for most people, so you're limited to whatever electives college bound seniors take.

Posted by: Alex at November 28, 2010 08:05 PM (yY28H)

510

512,

Thanks for posting that after 508. That one had me scratching my head a little bit. Not quite what I would have expected from you.

And Alex,

I think you are reinforcing my point. BTW--weren't you the one who was looking for things to read on your Kindle? Did you check out Pillars of the Earth?

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 08:06 PM (AMYl0)

511

Later, Alex and chemjeff.

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 08:07 PM (AMYl0)

512 514 Don't forget Kindergarten

That too. Henry Adams talks about the German education system in The Education of Henry Adams.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at November 28, 2010 08:07 PM (yfJ6g)

513 Just dropped by a State Media webpage - they are still going on about the Palin "gaffe"?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 28, 2010 08:08 PM (bgcml)

514 hmmm cognac from the British Army & Navy Stores circa 1924

Posted by: The Dude at November 28, 2010 08:09 PM (Ig1Wo)

515 But could that cushioning not possibly help reduce the muscle/tendon injuries that many athletes seem to suffer today? Lubrication was perhaps the wrong term, but it seems your cushioning point may actually make my point.

Not using steroids would probably help out also...

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at November 28, 2010 08:10 PM (glsV4)

516

18-1,

They have every right to go on about the Palin "gaffe," after all Bammy, Biteme, Peelousy, and company never gaffe about anything. Oh, wait...

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 08:12 PM (AMYl0)

517 sheesh, over 500 already? whatanight!

Posted by: The Great Satan's Ghost at November 28, 2010 08:14 PM (08Pe8)

518 and no: I'm not reading them all ya morons

Posted by: The Great Satan's Ghost at November 28, 2010 08:15 PM (08Pe8)

519

Not using steroids would probably help out also...

I can't think of a single pro athlete who uses steroids, rumor monger!

 

Posted by: Roger Clemons at November 28, 2010 08:15 PM (AMYl0)

520 "Top Ten Acts Dissed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" just dissed Rush. But they stuck in Joan Jett and Michael Stanley?  Nothing wrong with them but c'mon--ahead of Rush? Oy vey.
Jan Wenner supposedly said that as long as he is in charge of the RRHOF, Rush will "never be inducted."  Arrogant swine.

Posted by: Nemo from Erewhon at November 28, 2010 08:19 PM (zbxMv)

521

Is Alice Cooper in the RRHOF?

 

Posted by: Roger Clemons at November 28, 2010 08:22 PM (AMYl0)

522 536

Is Alice Cooper in the RRHOF?

No, although his name is up for possible induction. 

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at November 28, 2010 08:24 PM (c0A3e)

523 Come on down and see the vomit Jimi Hendrix and Bon Scott choked on! And make sure to visit our newest exhibit, the remains of Kurt Cobains head! If you look close, you can still see the indentations from the shotgun pellets!

Posted by: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at November 28, 2010 08:27 PM (lnUW/)

524

No, although his name is up for possible induction. 

If that "hall" means anything at all, he should already be there. Madonna and ABBA are in but he's not? That hall is a joke. Madonna is a whore, disco bitch, and ABBA is bubble-gum grade school bullshit.

I listen to "Nights with Alice Cooper" on my way home from work every night, and I never hear him say anything about it. Maybe he doesn't care. I don't blame him, given the crap perfomers that they have inducted.


 

Posted by: Roger Clemons at November 28, 2010 08:29 PM (AMYl0)

525

539,

Oops! Off damned sock!

 

Posted by: Land of Leakin at November 28, 2010 08:30 PM (AMYl0)

526 Wow, I come back and it's thredor mortis.

Good night, everyone!!

Posted by: logprof at November 28, 2010 09:04 PM (BP6Z1)

527 What is Rock and Roll without Pathos?

Posted by: navybrat at November 28, 2010 09:44 PM (Q+uIe)

528 If more countries provided their citizens the opportunity to become fat, dumb and happy, there'd be a lot less strife in the world.

Posted by: Mazzuchelli at November 29, 2010 08:38 AM (piR98)

529 CT's second thinnest state... not UT. 21.4 % verse 23.2%. C'mon now.

Posted by: Tim from CT at November 29, 2010 09:21 AM (+y/dK)

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