Re: Jammies Narrates

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This is about A Separate Peace, isn't it?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:12 PM
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Broken collarbone, says the Twitterverse. Who's Buster? Why do I have to throw anyone off the cliff? Why are you so violent, heebie?


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:12 PM
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Wikipedia tells me Colt McCoy was a redshirt freshman, so presumably he got injured as the expendable party on an away mission from the Enterprise.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:17 PM
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Sorry, rooting for Team Meteor.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:18 PM
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Took me a minute but I finally figured out who Buster is referring to.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:20 PM
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Matt Saracen just threw an interception.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:23 PM
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guys, just go with it. Jammies, throw Buster off the cliff.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:24 PM
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Well, since a buster is someone who cant hang or is just acting like a little punk bitch, I'd have to conclude that we should throw McCoy off the cliff.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:24 PM
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McCoy's got a broken collarbone, so he can't hang either.

(Jammies says.)


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:26 PM
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6: I just found out a friend has several episodes of the new FNL season on DirectTV on-demand. Weekend plans confirmed.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:26 PM
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6: Oh, so this thing I'm watching is! I was wondering when that show would be back on the air.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:26 PM
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9: What, did Jammies read comment 2 or something?


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:27 PM
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No, Jammies was responding to 8 and I wrote (Jammies says) because I'm typing and he's generating the content. He originally got the info from 2.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:28 PM
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10: Fuck Nigh-Life!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:29 PM
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Netflix has three seasons of FNL available via streaming. But I was ambivalent about it after the first few episodes, so I stopped watching. Should I have kept going?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:29 PM
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I wish I had DirectTV right now.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:30 PM
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Fuck Nigh-Life!

The Cramp-Pain of Beers?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:30 PM
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Right now? But the big game's on!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:31 PM
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15: Yes! Though, if the first episode didn't suck you in, maybe not. (One of my male friends describes FNL as a tv show about football for women - I'm not sure how correct that is.)


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:31 PM
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And isn't Jammies an Oklahoma boy? My knowledge of your local culture is admittedly rather incomplete, but during my one journey to those parts, I thought I correctly ascertained that OK and TX are, like, mortal enemies.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:32 PM
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I think 19.last probably explains 18.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:33 PM
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Or rather, answers.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:33 PM
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20: He is indeed! He doesn't really care who wins. Or rather, he would root against UT, but now that Colt McCoy has a broke-de-broke collarbone and Matt Saracen is in, instead, it's all kind of sad and not worth rooting against.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:35 PM
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The freshman kid has a snazzy website.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:37 PM
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He's not as cute as Matt Saracen. And I bet he doesn't live with his adorable grandma.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:38 PM
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Honestly, I don't like Colt McCoy. My dislike for him makes my attempts to support Texas anguished. Also, I grew up in South Florida and the 1991 Cotton Bowl was awesome.


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:38 PM
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Ooh, poor Matt Saracen.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:39 PM
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(Interception on an ill-advised shovel pass.)


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:40 PM
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And I bet he doesn't live with his adorable grandma.

Hawaiian Punch's namesake!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:40 PM
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One of my male friends describes FNL as a tv show about football for women

It's not as if my taste in television runs toward the manly....


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:40 PM
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FNL: less manly than Veronica Mars?


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:42 PM
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Speaking of taste in television, these rankings are all wrong.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:42 PM
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Oh, hey! The game is on OTA after all. I figured ESPN was bogarting, like with Monday Night Football.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:44 PM
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Do you care about: Relationships - between fathers and sons, coaches and players, hot football players and hot cheerleaders, boosters and teams, principals and schools? Do you like: Long slow shots of Texas sun over fields? Football games in pouring rain? Perfectly art-directed suburban/small-town homes? Somewhat heavy-handed meditations on racism and class? The occasional really bad, ooops, we killed someone plot? Moms who know best, except when they don't? Hand-held camera work? Does Kyle Chandler's hair speak to you? Would you bear Tim Riggins' love child? If you can say yes to any of the above, you'd probably enjoy the show.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:46 PM
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34: You forgot the question, "Would you like to watch an hour-long Explosions in the Sky music video, interspersed with football and junk?" question.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:50 PM
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Question question question question.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:52 PM
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an hour-long Explosions in the Sky music video

The Earth is so a cold dead place.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:53 PM
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You forgot the question, "Would you like to watch an hour-long Explosions in the Sky music video, interspersed with football and junk?" other Austin bands" question.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:53 PM
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36 points the way to the one true path.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:55 PM
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24: The freshman kid has a snazzy website.

I was feeling kind of sorry for him. Now I'd like to see him get handed a big slice of humble pie.


Posted by: tonks | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:55 PM
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That there are now televisions with the sound on scattered throughout airports is the surest sign yet that the End Days are upon us. Seriously, it wasn't loud and stressful enough already, airport planners? Fix this, teo.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:57 PM
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There's boots! And they are clicking their spurs!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:58 PM
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Great, now a Hasidic Jew has chosen to sit next to me. Will the indignities never end? Moshiach, Achshav!


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 7:58 PM
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He is speaking to me. Oh no you don't, Jew boy. I will not be drawn into a conversation in which you ask eventually me to lay tefillin and daven with you.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:00 PM
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Check him for horns!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:01 PM
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Not Longhorns.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:02 PM
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Hand him the laptop and let him comment.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:03 PM
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First I have to transpose "ask" and "eventually". Then I'll examine his cranium. After that, we'll daven.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:04 PM
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TVs with sound on aren't new, are they? I remember having to hear about this at LaGuardia for hours.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:05 PM
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After that, we'll daven.

But first…hello, Stanley.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:06 PM
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Texas isn't horning in on a win so far.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:06 PM
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I've told the story of my first-year-in-college neighbor from small-town Wisconsin who asked to see my horns, haven't I? It's not as good as my airport live-blogging -- but really, what is? -- but it's not a bad story.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:06 PM
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50: Huh?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:07 PM
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Nothing is new to New Yorkers, essear.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:08 PM
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I guess 'smasher is not a happy hooker.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:08 PM
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What, no drum solo?


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:08 PM
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52: Really? You have horns?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:08 PM
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It should be a law that the announcers have to call it "horn ball" whenever Texas takes possession.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:10 PM
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I saw the hit and had no idea how that would have hurt him in any way. Explain? (I was at a bar.)


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:11 PM
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Hornball vs. the crimson tide.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:12 PM
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59: It really didn't look like much, did it.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:13 PM
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Does anyone know if these people from Al Abama were allowed to board a plane to get to this game? It's a clear demonstration that Obama and the Democrats are weak.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:13 PM
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57: Not any more. Mom sanded them down when I was just a kid. Or at least that's what I told Tric/ia Feke/te. She was a Nordic wonder: a bit over six feet, white blond hair to her mid back, and had been the Wisconsin state high school champion in the hurdles two or three years in a row. She was pretty nice, actually, and eventually (maybe? I think?) made the Olympic rowing team.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:14 PM
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61: This is what I find confusing about watching football. Sometimes these guys walk out of some of the hardest hits imaginable, and then sometimes they're all "Oh someone looked at me very hard and my sternum splintered into bits." It's hard to see what's happening, even on slo-mo.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:19 PM
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And yes, that "throw off a cliff" commercial was followed by endless groans from our end of the bar. As my friend said, "All this proves is that his commitment to drinking, right now, is terrifyingly strong."


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:21 PM
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Rats, delayed due to fog in San Diego. I guess I should have prayed with the guy, after all!


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:23 PM
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Maybe he was praying for you to be fogged in? Either way, Unfogged is probably the right place for you.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:24 PM
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So, wait, the historians are all off to San Diego? We classicists are in Anaheim. I would gladly switch.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:24 PM
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"All this proves is that his commitment to drinking, right now, is terrifyingly strong."

Ha.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:25 PM
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This is going to become a boring game quickly if it's three-and-out for the rest.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:39 PM
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Yay Texas!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:42 PM
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Here's the video. Still looks like someone bumped him on the butt, and then when the play was over, a little on the head.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:42 PM
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OK, a pretty decent hit on the back, but he was ready for it, not twisting around or anything.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:43 PM
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Double yay Texas. We may not give you back to Mexico, yet.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:44 PM
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This game was boring over a month ago.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:44 PM
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Although maybe I should start watching it now.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:45 PM
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That would be a really great game if we win. We should start catching these passes.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:46 PM
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Yeah, but what would a Canadian know about football?


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:46 PM
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It doesn't take that much force to break a bone; it just has to be in the right place.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:46 PM
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It's not clear that the bone was actually broken, by the way. There doesn't seem to be any confirmation of that beyond Twitter.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:47 PM
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I decline to credit the existence of a human being named "Colt McCoy." Even Jack Kirby had some shame.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:54 PM
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The x-rays came back negative.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:55 PM
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Doesn't a ball need to be catchable for pass interference to be possible in the college game?


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 8:56 PM
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Touchdown, hornballs!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 9:12 PM
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Really, Lance Armstrong? You're shilling for Michelob fucking Ultra?


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 9:16 PM
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85: In his ear the whole time, "If it makes you happy / it can't be that bad."


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 9:19 PM
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If you're gonna bike drunk, you want a beer that makes you propel yourself by farting.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 9:20 PM
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I saw the hit and had no idea how that would have hurt him in any way. Explain? (I was at a bar.)

What I saw was a 300 pound guy running at full speed propel his helmet into McCoy's back. Football injuries never surprise me.

I turned off the game at halftime because I've become too cynical to have any faith in plucky but overmatched rookies. But I was wrong!


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 01- 7-10 10:33 PM
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Lesson in not getting all of your news from Unfogged: from this thread I thought that Texas won.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 2:44 AM
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Texas vs. Alabama is another one of those Hitler-Stalin conflicts to me. Like Texas vs. USC, I knew I would be disappointed by the outcome, because one of the teams had to win.

Actually, the 2005 Texas-USC contest was a pleasant surprise. Vince Young was so awesome that I momentarily forgot to hate Texas.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 5:03 AM
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Technically, the Texas-USC game was played in 2006, but for the championship of the 2005 season. Y'all know what I meant.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 5:04 AM
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Here's something that is such total ogged bait, I'm worried it was actually talked a lot about on a thread I didn't read. What if Oscar Pistorius were a hot chick in a bikini. What if she had interesting things to say about disability, like this.

In the not-so-distant future, designers will be able to build a prosthetic leg with a chip in it that they can program to accurately simulate human performance thresholds. (Since we know that no two "able-bodied" athletes have the same bodies, and therefore what they can achieve with their bodies are different, will they average out individual "able-bodied" thresholds to get those metrics? Will they cap how fast they imagine the fastest man on earth to be at 9.58? That time was unimaginable even 18 months ago, when Bolt then set the new WR at 9.72.)


The chip used in a prosthetic that will dictate "acceptable human" metric-based output is what will be allowed in the Olympic standard; meanwhile, the Paralympics will be no holds barred. In an ironic, amazing cultural flip, you will see runners in the Paralympics going faster than those in the Olympics. Now won't that be an interesting comment on "dis"ability?


via What sorts of people should there be?

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Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 6:13 AM
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What if Oscar Pistorius were a hot chick in a bikini.

Or lingerie. Also, she was in Cremaster 3, with cheetah legs (NSFW).


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 6:38 AM
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Texas versus Alabama is a tough call, but you have to opt to cheer against the state with the greatest contempt for education, which I have to think is Alabama.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 6:43 AM
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As advised, I called in sick yesterday. I had one meeting scheduled yesterday, which would supposedly be a minor status update meeting. I get in this morning and apparently someone in the gorup expects something massive and/or quick from me and it'll be a bottleneck for the project. His supervisor has already talked to my supervisor about it, and she could barely figure out what it was but seems like it might require reproducing all the work on something I thought was finished. Meanwhile I can't even log in to where the files are kept for another, unrelated problem.

Well, I hope you're all happy.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 7:10 AM
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Just remember, Cyrus, if not for your brave actions millions would be dead.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 7:16 AM
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I just added a 30 min excerpt from Cremaster 3 to my Netflix que, because I have a Netflix que, and can do things like that now.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 7:39 AM
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┬┐Qué?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 7:41 AM
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98 to 97?

I like movies that make very little sense, but are over the top with the visuals and the weirdness. It seemed a logical choice.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 8:48 AM
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The correct answer is "Ue!"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 8:51 AM
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100: Which you arrived at by a process of introspection.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 8:52 AM
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Yeah I had to really look ue down on in there.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 8:56 AM
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"dowm om im there"


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 8:57 AM
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Back-up QB Gilbert had a tough night for the Longhorns. A couple times he honed in on his receivers but was literally steamrolled on the last fumble.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 10:15 AM
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Don't think I won't hurt you just because you don't comment much, bill.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 10:16 AM
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I inexplicably found myself rooting for Bama last night's game, which was odd since for all of Texas's flaws as a state, Alabama is worse, and also since Texas had an extremely compelling game narrative after the first few minutes.
But I just can't take the whole hook 'em nonsense. Or maybe, given my role in yesterdays grammar thread, I should just chalk it up to Loco Thursday.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 2:13 PM
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Football sucks.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 01- 8-10 2:55 PM
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