Re: Please confine your sports talk to this thread

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Football sucks.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 2:27 PM
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I don't even have a football.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 2:27 PM
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I don't even have a vaginal odor.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 2:31 PM
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Actually, I rather like football.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 2:36 PM
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I haven't payed any attention to football since Troy Aikman retired.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 2:37 PM
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These mocking comments really wound me.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 2:38 PM
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There are times I wish I had a damn TV. Apparently you can stream it, but... that is sort of pathetic.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 2:38 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 2:40 PM
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I resent that.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 2:41 PM
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8, as originally drafted: I will have to miss the vulgar spectacle, because I will be listening to Anton Kuerti playing Beethoven. In live performance, the experience of which no recording will ever capture.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 2:42 PM
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It's terrible to witness a mind divided against itself.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 2:43 PM
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You jerk.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 2:44 PM
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I'm really not certain what you're getting at, Jesus.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 2:47 PM
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As a matter of personal and communal safety I left work early on Friday due to the then-pending Snowmageddon. However, I selflessly managed to struggle into DC today for the Caps' monster win over the Penguins 5-4 in overtime featuring a highlight-reel Ovechkin hat trick. Tonight the Super Bowl; next week the Winter Olympics. Truly bread and circuses...


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 2:47 PM
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An "eyewitness report":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhUkGIsKvn0
["Fad songs". They're called 'fad songs' by /everybody/.]


Posted by: Jeffrey Rubard | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 2:53 PM
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10:As an expression of my rage, I think I will be listening tonight to some rock music, in multi-tracked recording which no live performance could ever capture.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 3:00 PM
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Was it someone here who was on about rumors regarding Peyton Manning having some sort of sexual secret? If so was it actually based on anything, or just jocular sports shit-talking?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 3:06 PM
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Ooh!

Which team do you think will win Super Bowl XLIV?
50% - Indianapolis Colts
50% - New Orleans Saints
Total Votes: 89065

Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 3:23 PM
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So, predictions? I'm on record with the Saints 41-24. But that was with Dwight Freeney out. Now that he's listed as starting, I'm revising downward to Saints 31-27.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 3:28 PM
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Go smelly boys, go!

Olympics soon, the only time you can see ski races in the US, except they don't seem to have ever quite gotten the hang of how to broadcast them. Think Vonn can win a couple golds?


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 3:31 PM
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I expect a close game. I'll go with Saints, 31-28 in overtime, won on a field goal.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 3:31 PM
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I'm streaming local sports radio, and am surprised to discover that the callers seem to know even less about football than I do. When called out for not understanding the game or who the players are, they yell, "That's my point! That's my point! I mean, you're right, but that's my point!"


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 3:32 PM
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I want the Saints to win, but, more importantly, I want the Colts to lose.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 3:34 PM
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22: Apparently Chomsky says somewhere that sports radio proves that when not deliberately misinformed, average citizens can have well-informed opinions. Someone else pointed out this if Chomsky can listen to sports radio and have that opinion that must know as little about sports as you might have expected.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 3:45 PM
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We watched most of the World Cup season last year on Universal, which we could pick up with rabbit ears.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:04 PM
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I guess I'm rooting for the Saints for vague reasons that mostly concern hurricanes.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:07 PM
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It seems that it is acceptable on sports radio to want the Saints to win because of hatred for Manning, but not OK to want them to win because of hurricanes.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:16 PM
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I will be watching the score and if the game looks good, I'll go into the very cold tv room and watch the rest of it (or until it no longer looks good).


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:16 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:19 PM
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I want the Saints to win because they are possibly the only professional sports team to have a Skids song played before they take the field; I can never remember if Dunfermline Athletic are professionals these days.


Posted by: Keir | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:19 PM
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Wait, how did that happen? I wrote a comment asking what happened to Brees' face, and 29 came out?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:20 PM
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Football sucks.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:23 PM
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GO NOT COLTS!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:27 PM
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Uh oh, statistics lesson.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:27 PM
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My prediction- total blowout. 51-24 colts.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:29 PM
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Unfortunately, I have to concur with 35. Stupid fucking Peyton fucking Dickmanningweed.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:31 PM
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Was that a toned down version of the big controversial ad?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:42 PM
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Anybody else getting intermittent (but frequent) video distortion, or is it just my crappy cable connection?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:50 PM
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38: I haven't seen any of the game.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:52 PM
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38: I'm watching over-the-air, and the.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:53 PM
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And there's no issue, that is.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:53 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:54 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:55 PM
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I think we get it, Di.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:55 PM
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At 3-0, Indianopolis has [undefined] as many points as New Orleans. That can't be a good sign.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:56 PM
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That's really annoying, neb.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:57 PM
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That w0lfs0n is a clever fellow.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:58 PM
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Forgive my naivete, but why is Manning so hated?


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 4:58 PM
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48: He wears Axe.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:00 PM
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OK, I realize it happened an hour ago, but I wanted to register a complaint against Queen Latifa's America the Beautiful. Not only for the awful faux improvising, but also, how come we now need two patriotic songs at the beginning of the game?


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:00 PM
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49: Heh.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:01 PM
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I actually thought she was starting the national anthem with the "Oh..." and accidentally went into the wrong song.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:03 PM
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Yeah, it only occured to me halfway through that she wasn't singing the Banner.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:04 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:11 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:12 PM
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20:I have an Olympic Sports channel (I think that is what it is) with my full cable package.

Currently: Women's Luge from Cesano Italy, followed by Figure Skating from South Korea


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:13 PM
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I'll go with the Saints, myself.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:16 PM
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It's not that I want Peyton Manning to suffer a terrible injury and lose the Super Bowl; I just want him not to win. Or play.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:21 PM
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The field appears to be pretty slippery.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:29 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:46 PM
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Oddly, the comment posted at 60 is what I wrote.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:48 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:49 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:49 PM
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I'm going to kill neb.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:50 PM
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Actually I rather like wolfson's python scripts that replace comments.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:50 PM
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Huh, I thought for sure that would get replaced.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:50 PM
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"My Generation" remixed by will.i.am? Shoot me now.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:51 PM
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Movable Type is written in Perl, sifu.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 5:52 PM
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Apparently I'm nine years late with this information, but I didn't realize John Entwistle had died.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 6:04 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 6:08 PM
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Quoth a friend of mine: "Live from the planet Neptar: The Who."


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 6:09 PM
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Well that was unexpected.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 6:21 PM
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Friggin' cool.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 6:22 PM
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Is something important happening?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 6:24 PM
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Maybe I should start watching.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 6:31 PM
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Is it just me, or are some of these commercials unusually offensive, even for professional football?

Great game so far, though, so it's all good.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 6:33 PM
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76: You didn't like that Dodge ad, Brock? "I deign to not act like a asshole pig creature -- NOW LET ME DRIVE THE CAR I DESERVE!"


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 6:34 PM
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Most stunning ad I saw today (click on my name):

... over-the-top sarcastic video. It comes across as not Net-savvy simply by being three minutes too
long. It also seems self-conflicted as to whether Campbell is a sheep, or a wolf in sheep's clothing.
But hang in there until the 2:30 mark, where a guy prances around on his hands and knees in a sort of
Terminator Sheep outfit.


Posted by: Econolicious | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 6:51 PM
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Is neb's script just changing comments at random? Or is there something that triggers it?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 6:54 PM
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It doesn't matter, essear, I don't think.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 6:58 PM
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I'm just listening to the radio and watching the graphic representation of what's going on. Is there basically no defense in this game?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:08 PM
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if ($comment->entry_id == 10329 && rand() $comment->text("Go Saints!");
}

if ($comment->entry_id == 8170 || $comment->entry_id == 8627) {
if($comment->text() =~ /Football sucks/) {
$comment->text("Actually I rather like football.");
}
else {
$comment->text("Football sucks.");
}
if($comment->url() =~ /poorman/) {
$comment->author("Sifu Tweety");
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else { $comment->author("-----"); }
}

if ($comment->entry_id == 9208) {
return $app->handle_error("I don't get it.
Great, start 'em young.");
}


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:13 PM
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Er, that is, "&& rand() < .15) {\n".


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:14 PM
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Neb should use switch.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:15 PM
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If no one can give an answer to 49, I'm just going to assume all the professed Manning hatred is just a ruse.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:17 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:19 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:19 PM
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Neb should use switch.

Or at least however perl spells "else if". These have been added over a long period, but I promise that if the logic gets too complicated I'll refactor.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:19 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:20 PM
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This thread is for all Super Bowl comments, but is it only for Super Bowl comments?


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:20 PM
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Google "hate peyton manning." Can't come up with specifics, but apparently he's a whore?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:20 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:21 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:23 PM
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92 was actually an articulate answer to 85, but fuck it. You can blame nosflow for your ignorance on this issue, Parenthetical.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:24 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:25 PM
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Really, really hate nosflow right now.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:25 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:26 PM
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(I did as AWB suggests earlier in the day and couldn't come up with anything.)


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:26 PM
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RTFA, ().


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:26 PM
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Charles Barkley has gotten quite large.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:27 PM
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GO SAINTS!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:27 PM
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Go Saints!!!


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:28 PM
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Fuck yeah Saints!!!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:28 PM
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At least our comments aren't being replaced by this.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:29 PM
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100: The round mound of rebound!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:30 PM
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99: Oh, I knew about that. It didn't seem surprising enough to be the cause of so much hatred. Don't many football players lean Republican and spout anti-gay rhetoric?


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:30 PM
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It's enough to be unable to comment at all.

Go Saints.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:31 PM
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Do you reckon that Eli Manning is feeling a glow of satisfaction and joy right now?


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:31 PM
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But, um, thanks. Appreciate the links. Didn't mean to sound ungrateful.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:32 PM
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106: Apparently he's personally loathsome, too?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:33 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:33 PM
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His face seems to come in for a lot of abuse.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:33 PM
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110: Must be it! I enjoyed the Facebook page devoted to hating him.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:34 PM
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If you already knew all that, then there's no reason to ask. The additional hate is just the kind of well-informed rational opinion-making Chomsky celebrates.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:35 PM
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Manning and Tebow compared. How did the ad turn out, anyway?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:38 PM
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Lord I loathe those GoDaddy commercials.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:39 PM
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114: I've just seen it everywhere and couldn't make sense of it - but I'm not a big sports person so I suppose I should have just accepted it as yet another mystery.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:41 PM
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116 - But... titties!


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:43 PM
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The ad was surprisingly understated- it didn't even mention abortion or even what happened, just mentioned that he almost didn't make it, and read more at focusonthefamily. And then he started making out with Peyton.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:45 PM
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116 - I agree. They're such teases.


Posted by: Klug | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:46 PM
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And then he started making out with Peyton

So it was an Axe ad, too?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:48 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:49 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:49 PM
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Sorry, Parenthetical. It was not meant for your ken.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:50 PM
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Colts Suck!


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:51 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:52 PM
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Peyton Manning is famous for being a petty little asshole, and for blaming other people when he chokes. I believe Snark was trying to post a link to this illustrative story.

Watching Peyton gaze condescendingly upon Eli two Super Bowls ago (and then grudgingly, still condescendingly, see Eli win) made quite an impression on me. It certainly didn't make him look like less of a dickweed.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 7:58 PM
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Eli Manning being Peyton's slightly more sympathetic and less golden-boy brother, starting quarterback for the Giants.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:00 PM
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Thanks, rfts and snarkout!

(And honestly, Go Saints. Even if I'm not allowed to root for them for hurricane-related reasons.)


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:01 PM
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Or maybe that should be Yay, Saints.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:01 PM
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Let me point out again that had Manning not won the one Super Bowl, against a badly outclassed team by the way, he would never have won a single thing in his entire life. Who, I wonder, will write the first article suggesting that he's overrated?


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:04 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:04 PM
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Oh fuck this shit, man. Forgot to copy that long comment.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:05 PM
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131: Well, except 4 NFL MVP awards and 1 Pro Bowl MVP award.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:08 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:11 PM
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134: I agree that he's a great quarterback. But just wait: someone is going to write an article making the point that he's not really a winner.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:11 PM
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130: Or rather, Geaux Saints!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:11 PM
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134: And by the way, that Pro Bowl MVP award is something to be proud of! You should see my softball trophies!


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:12 PM
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And yes, I know he's a great quarterback. And he played well tonight. But he's no Bernie Kosar.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:13 PM
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Let me point out again that had Manning not won the one Super Bowl, against a badly outclassed team by the way, he would never have won a single thing in his entire life. Who, I wonder, will write the first article suggesting that he's overrated?

Just today I read a chowderhead on either SI or Yahoo Sports arguing that you needed to compare Peyton to Joe Montana and Johnny Unitas (and, randomly, Jim Brown) as TGOAT, football edition. You just don't understand football, Ari.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:21 PM
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> And he played well tonight.

Except for the part where he CHOAKED.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:22 PM
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Aw, TGOAT made me think of the PGOAT.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:23 PM
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Oh fuck this shit, man. Forgot to copy that long comment.

Just hit the back button; in Firefox at least your comment will be there.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:24 PM
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143: Not in Chrome. Trying to wean myself off FF, which has sucked recently.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:25 PM
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127: I made this argument when ogged brought up the stuff in that article, and I'll make it again: I appreciate the fact that Manning was willing to blame his O-line for the loss against the Steelers. I don't need to hear "I just want to give it my best shot, and the good Lord willing, things will work out" yet again.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:33 PM
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I mean, fuck him for giving money to Bush in '04, but other than that I'm cool with him.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:33 PM
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Who, I wonder, will write the first article suggesting that he's overrated?

I thought someone wrote that article back when Tennessee won the nationalish title the year after he graduated.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:37 PM
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145: You, sir, are a leader! I will follow you into battle!

146: Other than the weird mustache and peculiar ideas about Jews, Hitler was supposed to have been a pretty good guy.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:47 PM
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Godwin is history's greatest monster.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:56 PM
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Yay Saints, I guess. More important, how was I supposed to know that Portland charges for parking on Sunday now? And how the fuck is $40 any kind of reasonable sum for a parking ticket?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 8:57 PM
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And how the fuck is $40 any kind of reasonable sum for a parking ticket?

Printed on Corinthian Leather?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 9:02 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 9:03 PM
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Go Saints!


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145 - I can appreciate that argument in the abstract, but then you get things like this: "We played well in the first playoff game, played well two weeks ago. We just didn't make enough plays against the Saints," Manning said. There is no "we" in "I", unless we are to infer that over Peyton's strenuous objections, Jim Caldwell, Joseph Addai, Reggie Wayne, and Clint Session threw an interception with the Colts down by 7 and three minutes to play.


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154: also, he's a fake-ass tool. It's important to remember that.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 9:12 PM
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155: Look, not everyone can be Agent Zero, okay? (Although the world would be a better place if they could.)


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 9:15 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 9:17 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 9:17 PM
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158 was a meta-commentary describing my intention for 157, which was riffing on 150 but pwned by 151.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 9:18 PM
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I should do shit like this on all the threads.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 9:20 PM
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160: I disagree.


Posted by: Fuck No You Shouldn't | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 9:21 PM
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Yeah but you feel that way about everything.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 9:24 PM
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161 to 162.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 9:28 PM
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160: You forget that some of us know where you live and can get there easily.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 9:30 PM
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I guess the "-----" bit of the script was only added for the second "Football sucks" thread? But why was it added to retroactively apply to the first one?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 9:32 PM
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But why was it added to retroactively apply to the first one?

LIFE CYCLE OF THAT BIT

1. In the beginning, the outermost (at that time the only) conditional just tested whether the entry_id was 8170. The true branch caused the comment text to be replaced with "Football sucks."
2. The action was changed so that it first checked whether the text already contained "Football sucks", changing the text to "Actually, I rather like football." if so.
3. The outermost conditional gained a disjunct. (Since at that time I didn't intend to change the true path, there would have been no reason to make a new conditional that did the same thing.)
4. Since Sifu started putting his entire comment (or as much as would fit in the field) into the Name field, a new inner condition was added that checked the URL field of the comment and replaced the Name if the URL field included the string "poorman".

So you see, it wasn't added to retroactively apply. It's just that the way it was added was such that it did retroactively apply. By that time, obviously, it didn't matter anyway, so…


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 9:39 PM
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Go the actual fuck!


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 10:16 PM
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Can we go ahead and storm the NYT building now?

AS dangerous as it may be to generalize, it is probably safe to say that few folks think of Marcel Proust as they watch the Super Bowl. But for the advertising bowl that took place inside Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday, it was one long remembrance of things past -- with candy bars, mobile phones and beer bottles standing in for madeleines.

Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 10:47 PM
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That's some awful writing.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 10:49 PM
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I realize they only have a short time to write this shit, but when in doubt, why not go with something simple and descriptive? Or perhaps the writer knew this was his one shot to make sure someone he wants to impress finds out he read [the sparknotes for] RoTP?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 10:54 PM
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170: I thought the cool kids called it ISoLT now. Anyway, ghastly lede. The Times should hire some editors.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 10:58 PM
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Unfoggedetariat poll of the day: What percentage of journalists who mention the famous cookies in their articles have actually read the book, or even the first volume?


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:03 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:04 PM
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Speaking of terrible writing in the NYT, I'm just now reading Friday's article on Sade, which contained this oddly discourteous usage of scare quotes:

For the last five years Sade has had what she calls a "partner," Ian Watts. They live together in rural Gloucestershire, England's west country, where they are raising Sade's 13-year-old daughter, Ila, and Mr. Watts's 18-year-old son, Jack. Sade is considering marriage.

Huh? That's not what "Sade . . . calls a 'partner'" -- that's really just a partner.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:05 PM
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No, the cool kids just say "The Recherche".


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:05 PM
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I've read that Alain de Botton book on Proust, but no Proust.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:06 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:06 PM
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174: Yuck.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:06 PM
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I confess that I'm only halfway through ISoLT the Recherche.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:08 PM
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Unfoggedetariat poll of the day: What percentage of journalists who mention the famous cookies in their articles have actually read the book, or even the first volume?

0.5% and 3% respectively are my guesses, but the former might be too high. (I've never read any of it.)


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:11 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:11 PM
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Looks like A la recherche du temps Purdue is still available for someone looking to write a college memoir.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:11 PM
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Or a chicken-centric memoir.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:12 PM
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I suspect that the guesses in 180 are too high by a factor of, oh, one hundred.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:15 PM
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My favorite books are Tristram and ISoLT.


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180 You should, it's amazing. Though I never finished it: got part of the way into the fifth volume, then orals studying came up and I've never gotten back into it. It requires a major dedication of time and focus, not the kind of text you can read in small snippets on an occasional basis. Still the most intense reading experience I've ever had, the only book which temporarily altered the way I see things. Literally, not metaphorically - I'd walk down the street and and see buildings and objects differently, plus experience movement and food and just about everything else in a new strange very detail focused manner.


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Comment 181 brought to you by being able to use the back button in Firefox. I've tried out Chrome and can see the appeal for some things - it's really fast - but I just don't see what it does that I'm not finding with FF, and I have some extensions in FF that I rely on a lot. I suppose I could use FF for zotero only, but I don't see why.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:18 PM
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Looks like A la recherche du temps Purdue is still available for someone looking to write a college memoir.

I think that's the giant series the guy at Basketbawful did last year.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:22 PM
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I got the effect described in 186 just from the first ten pages.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:22 PM
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Also: Proust can be scathingly funny at the expense of his characters. Not unlike Musil, come to think of it.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:27 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:28 PM
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Musil couldn't even finish reading his own novel, why should I?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:29 PM
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I was satisfied enough at the end of the first volume of The Man without Qualities that I haven't bothered to read the (admittedly much larger and more imposing let alone more fragmentary) second volume.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:31 PM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:37 PM
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Argh. Why are some lit comments killed and and not others?


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:37 PM
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Why this obsession with Christian exemplars?


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:40 PM
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195 see 82.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:41 PM
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Doesn't it invest every act of hitting "post" with an existential frisson?


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It does result in more intercessionary prayer.

Arg. I must go to bed. There is no work tomorrow. But, eventually it will resume and I will be ass-dragging.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02- 7-10 11:52 PM
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Sporting thread or audio thread:
swimming with underwater iPhone case ?

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/01/20/fashion/20100121-physical-slideshow_6.html

Listen to an amusing podcast and be rolling on the bottom of the lake, laughing your lungs out.

filterbate: football


Posted by: Econolicious | Link to this comment | 02- 8-10 12:29 AM
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so, we were rooting for the saints, eh?


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 02- 8-10 3:27 AM
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Well, /someone/ was.


Posted by: Keir | Link to this comment | 02- 8-10 3:33 AM
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I didn't realize John Entwistle had died.

Like a rock star should: in a Vegas hotel room, surrounded by hookers and blow.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 02- 8-10 9:09 AM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 02- 8-10 12:24 PM
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Go Saints!


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Thread is dead and gone, but I heard on the radio this morning that all of 11 fans were on hand to greet the Colts when they returned to Indy after the Super Bowl.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:37 AM
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206: Confirmation.


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206: That is a little bit contempible. Don't American teams command any loyalty?


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208: Apprently not in Indiana-no-place.


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I didn't realize the "greet the team when it returns at the airport" thing actually happened. How do people know when and where the plane will be?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:37 AM
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Last year, 4000 people were on hand to greet the Cardinals after their Super Bowl loss.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:39 AM
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Go Saints!


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:46 AM
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The mob at the Pittsburgh airport when the Penguins won their first Cup was legendary - over ten thousand people, iirc. I believe that one of the players couldn't get his car out of its lot for some reason, and he ended up just going home and partying with a fan.


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