Re: Married Life

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Pacing!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 8:34 PM
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Huh. I had no idea there was sparkly fresh snow here.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 8:35 PM
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Married life one and two.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 8:36 PM
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In my defense, I was distracted by my downloading of the new My Bloody Valentine album.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 8:37 PM
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Not only did we watch Groundhog Day both yesterday and today, but we also watched the Groundhog Day episode of Xena: Warrior Princess. Highly recommended.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 8:43 PM
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I watch Groundhog Day every day.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 8:44 PM
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There's a pretty good chance we'll watch it tomorrow. My kid feels that movies should be watched repeatedly.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 8:47 PM
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Until eventually someday he has them all figured out, gets the girl, and can go get wasted at SXSW and stop talking to Harold Ramis forever.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 8:49 PM
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I have never watched Groundhog Day, I must admit. I've also never watched a movie I only heard about tonight, From Time to Time, starring Maggie Smith as Mrs. Oldknowe/Lucy Boston in an adaptation of The Chimneys of Green Knowe, but I need to prewatch it before sharing with the girls, especially because I think I recall a black character in the time-travel portions. My early birthday present was a book about Lucy Boston's very cool patchwork qults and it's making me want to reread all the Green Knowe books.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 8:50 PM
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You really need to see Groundhog Day. It's great.


Posted by: MH | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 9:29 PM
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I'm a lazy drunk. That was me.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 9:38 PM
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This is what I find laziness gets me. More work the second time around.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 9:40 PM
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I still say the parking brake doesn't need to be set and I'll never had any problems because I didn't use it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 9:42 PM
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And that my grammer is perfek.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 9:44 PM
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My special and I aren't married, but I did have occasion to ask him recently if he thought we would pass an immigration marriage fraud interview.*

We had fun brainstorming how we'd answer the questions. "Well, you see, officer, we have blended our lives and finances, but we still keep separate knives."**

*He's not an immigrant; this was purely hypothetical.

**Completely true. He is much more finicky about sharp knives and careful storage. Also his knives are higher quality.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 9:49 PM
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separate knives

Like the Phil Collins song.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 9:56 PM
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I went to Netflix to watch it and it seems they took it off streaming shortly before Groundhog Day. Sad trombone.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 10:22 PM
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9 - I think the only one I've read in that series is the one with the gorilla. Does the Maggie Smith movie have a gorilla?


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 10:24 PM
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if he thought we would pass an immigration marriage fraud interview.

We walked into ours with a baby. Worked.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 10:33 PM
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Then returned the baby to its rightful parents?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 10:53 PM
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A cow-orker once told the story of her daughter and son-in-law, who were declared credible after her son-in-law was found to have broken a rule - is there something one can't do between submitting the application and braving the interview? - and her daughter became upset in a manner that read to the interviewer as the behavior of A Woman Seriously Committed to a Future Together.

I have assumed that their application was obviously legitimate in legitimate ways as well, because if not I'd have to get humorless about the methodology.


Posted by: joyslinger | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 11:20 PM
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Is any parent truly rightful?


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 11:32 PM
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I believe Solomon had a technique for finding out.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02- 2-13 11:34 PM
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18: No, I think that's the River at Green Knowe, which was the only one we owned when I was growing up. They all have the intense weirdness that one does, though.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 5:19 AM
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Heh, I recently bought a new knife and that's definitely mine. Hands off wife.

We actually did do one of those immigration interviews. Although it was a bit pointless. We got married about 4 months before the Czechs joined the EU, so whatever the result, we'd only have to have waited a short while. They did seem to take it fairly seriously, but after a few minutes when it became clear we were a real couple, the interviewer and I largely discussed football.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:51 AM
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9 - have never heard of that either! Will have to try to find it. Love the Green Knowe stories, though have never managed to get the children interested.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:25 AM
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They played it last night at a local indie movie theater. Some in the house went. I liked it the first 132 times I saw it. (Although "too early for flapjacks?" and a few other moments remain firmly ensconced in the pantheon.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:48 AM
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It has been somewhat interesting to see the transformation of people's views of Groundhog Day over the years* (for instance Roger Ebert's re-review from 2005 which helpfully links to his positive but perfunctory review from when the movie originally came out in 1993). I recall rather liking it when I saw on first release it but not really thinking that much about it. Then a few years later we were staying in a motel en route to a vacation destination, and I picked it out of the limited selection of VCR tapes in the lobby looking for something to pacify the kids. Was much more impressed with it from that and subsequent viewings.

*I think the transformation is pretty well complete. I guess when we get to a fully mature understanding and are accomplished pianists it will be the end of movies or something.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:03 AM
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I saw it with helpy-chalk! (And CA.)


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:06 AM
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(I mean, when it came out in the 90s.)


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:06 AM
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6, 8, 28.last: when will the cycle repeat?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:10 AM
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Have performed the Heimlich Maneuver on anyone recently?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:15 AM
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I saw it for the first time last week (I guess just before Netflix withdrew it from Instant). Pretty enjoyable, plus now I understand why both X-Files and Stargate had episodes on the same theme.

For a long time I had wondered what the fuss was about, thinking it an inane movie I'd seen cursorily in my teens. Turns out I was mixing it up with Caddyshack (rodents).


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:46 AM
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Yes, it's not as though Caddyshack is a universally beloved movie by those with senses of humor.

People often forget that it was the sequel, Caddyshack II, which relied more heavily on the stuffed rodent to make up for its much weaker cast.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:51 AM
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By far my favorite scene in Caddyshack is the one in which Bill Murray goes out with the old man to play through the rain, witnessing a miraculous performance before the old codger gets struck by lightening.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:53 AM
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We didn't have to interview to prove our relationship was real (though we have met in person with the Border Agency, and they asked us a few general questions). Instead, we just had to send 5 pounds of documentation off of our relationship. I'd much rather have answered nosy questions than had people reading our emails, but at least it got me here.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:57 AM
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25: Nice knife!


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:58 AM
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Blume and I are on the same page as far as knife storage, since I bought her a knife storage solution as a present before we lived together, and we still use it. We are also on the same page as far as knife quality. We are also, unfortunately, on the same page as far as knife sharpness, which is to say we both agree we would prefer it if our knives were sharper, but haven't really put together how to get that done right for our fancy knives*.

* I do know about the many previous unfogged knife sharpening threads, yeah.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:07 AM
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38: I'd be surprised if there wasn't a professional doing it in your area; it's always nice to have them brought back to complete sharpness before then embarking on your own program of maintaining the edge. (As before, I recommend the pull throughs, and it is easy enough to get one suited to whatever brand of fancy knife you have. Or to see what the manufacturer recommends.)


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:25 AM
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It's just a little weirder with Japanese knives.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:28 AM
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40: Which kind do you have? A lot of Japanese brands recommend a whetstone, which are less convenient but do sharpen up nicely. Minosharp makes good ceramic sharpeners designed for Japanese knives.

Both of the Japanese knives I own recommend whetstones but concede they are often impractical and thus suggest going with a pull-through. I do think it's better to have a sharp knife with an edge and angle slightly different than what it originally had then to have a dull knife, so I just go with that. (And apologies, I'm clearly not really adding anything to what you already know, just a topic I like.)


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:33 AM
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I did get a pull-through knife sharpener for my wife for Christmas based on discussion here. Results rated as positive so far. From researching that, there are ones made at a different angle for "Japanese" knives (I don't know the extent that the categories are actually standardized). And on preview, I know less than Paren.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:34 AM
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Yeah, we have a Minosharp for Global knives.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:34 AM
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I always mix up my terminology in regards to sharpening/honing, etc, which irritates me, but since it's my job to know (a few) brands of knives and how to sharpen them it is actually something I spend a surprising amount of time on.

I like the Minosharp we have. I eventually would like to get one of the electric sharpeners done by I.O. Shen which are marketed under some horrible name like "Knife Wizard" but are actually amazing.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:38 AM
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41: Shun and...something-or-other? Some moderately obscure brand.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:43 AM
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44.2: Wizard knife-grinder!


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:44 AM
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Before this thread gets too far afield we need to list the ways that LB is like or unlike Bill Murray (or his character in the film, I guess).

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Neither have been in my kitchen.

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Not a celebrity in an emergency.

(I have nothing.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:45 AM
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47: both huge potheads.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:48 AM
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45: Gorgeous. We don't sell Shun's so I'm not as familiar with them, though I think all of the generic Japanese knife advice applies. But you should definitely decide on a plan so you can go back to marvelling about how sharp they are (/obnoxious advice). I think that's my favourite thing about getting a new knife.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:49 AM
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I get my knives sharpened by On The Edge, which is one woman with a van of sharpening equipment who travels to various farmer's markets and the like (She'll be at Savenor's next weekend, and the Cambridge Community Center the weekend after that). She did a good job on my Global knives, and gave me the impression that she knew what she was doing, even with wackier blades.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:49 AM
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I received this knife for my birthday. Yes, it's as awesome as it looks. I've since been making lots of dishes requiring sliced, chopped and minced vegetables.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:53 AM
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Oh hey that might be the other one we have. Anyhow it is very similar to that one.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:55 AM
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51: So lovely. I need to curb my knife lust, as we already have enough. Really.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:57 AM
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This is what we have. Anyhow yeah seems like a shame to not have them optimally sharpened.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:59 AM
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54: Jesus's knife is longer than yours.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 11:15 AM
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I store my knives in cardboard and electrical tape.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 11:29 AM
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I believe I've related before that the knife I use most often (which I found being given away in a cardboard box when some people in a former apartment building were moving away) stains easily, with the result that I really enjoy sharpening it, because after doing so the edge of the blade is polished and gleamy and clean giving a pleasant contrast with the rest of the blade.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 11:33 AM
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Q: How does a JAP sharpen his knives?

A: By eating at restaurants 100% of the time.

Thanks, I'll be here all week except shabbos.

Srsly I just have some Ikea knives. I have an impossible cooking space.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 12:02 PM
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The pronoun in the 58.Q threw me.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 12:03 PM
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"You know you're my Andie McDowell."

Does he mean that he's trapped in endless maddening repetition of the same events while he tries and fails to get you to fall in love with him?


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 12:36 PM
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Ah, Green Knowe. If ever any of you are near the original Cambridge, you can go visit the house, which is deeply strange (It's up the Ouse a bit, at Hemingford Grey). My wife loves it, but I find it unnerving.


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 1:01 PM
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Also, Bill Murray unsurprisingly turns out to be a super awesome human being, famous for appearing to his fans at random times and places and being a great guy. Some Bill Murray stories here , and here (go down to the video at the end of the post) .

And here he is giving a young kid some important life advice .


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 1:02 PM
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re: 57

Non-stainless carbon steel apparently stains easily. I had the choice buying the new one a month or so back and decided I'd wuss out and go with the stainless.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 1:04 PM
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re: 62

The Telegraph also had some Murray stories recently.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/9842124/Eight-brilliant-true-stories-about-Bill-Murray.html


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 1:11 PM
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63: It is a trade off, higher carbon steels are not stainless, but are harder and will hold a better edge (and hold it longer). You can do a bit better with expensive sieve stainless alloys, but none of the big german style knife makers seem to bother and use something like 5140 for the durable finish and low cost.

Some common supplies still make carbon (e.g. Sanitizer) and most of the Japanese producers are carbon at least on the edge and this is why they will tolerate the tighter angles


Posted by: Opinionated Cook | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 1:18 PM
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Sanitizer should have been Sabatier


Posted by: Opinionated spel cheker | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 1:20 PM
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At least he didn't say "You are my Andie McDowell in Sex, Lies and Videotape."


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 1:21 PM
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I'd be a lot more disturbed by ending up as James Spader.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 1:24 PM
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Is the tradeoff for high carbon steel really just that it gets stained? Because … what's the big deal if it's stained? I guess if you use it to cut a lemon in half and leave it just sitting in the lemon that's probably bad for it. So you just rinse your knife off; what's the problem?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 1:28 PM
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It'll rust easier, too.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 1:29 PM
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I thought it took a better edge but lost it faster -- you can get your knives sharper but have to sharpen them more often.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 1:31 PM
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What opinionated cook said. Carbon steels hold edges better and if you're into bushcraft knives and such there's also an advantage in toughness (resistance to chipping and shattering). There's high end stainless like S30V that's closed the gap but it's expensive and tricky to heat treat.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 1:43 PM
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And if you'll notice on those Japanese knives they're using VG10 which is another high end stainless which like S30V was specifically developed as a knife steel.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 1:51 PM
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71: honing isn't the same as sharpening. If you put a very tight edge on a knife, you'll need to maintain it (this is why butchers home every few cuts) but the edge itself will last well if it is hard steel.


Posted by: Opinionated Cook | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 2:29 PM
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home

I hope this was intentional to get a rise out of Bill Murray.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 2:38 PM
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Who is very tightly wound.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 3:01 PM
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Hence all the weed.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 3:08 PM
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Hey, what was the first penalty? I didn't understand it?


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 4:55 PM
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Hey, what's with the creepy Black Crown people? I don't understand them.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 4:56 PM
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This is not the superbowl thread!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 5:07 PM
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Sez you!!


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 5:11 PM
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You've hidden the superbowl thread rather well this year.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 5:14 PM
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When did "superb owl" become a popular meme? I remember it being a thread title here last year and now it's everywhere. Was it a thing all along and I didn't notice?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 5:17 PM
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I was wondering the same thing. I think as a widespread meme it's new this year.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 5:20 PM
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Hey, 'tariat. Looks like four or five of us will be meeting up at the Huntington Library, Museum, and Gardens in San Marino, CA at 10:30am on Saturday, 2/23. If anyone else is interested in joining--lurkers welcome, as always--please email me to RSVP, and I should be able to get you a free entry pass.

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Posted by: Stranded in Lubbock | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 5:27 PM
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I had forgotten that today was the celebration of the proud owl. I have a t-shirt with the word "nevermore" in the shape of a raven which I would have worn today instead of yesterday had I remembered.


Posted by: Jim | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 5:30 PM
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Jamais plus.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 5:47 PM
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In A Void, the line is "Quoth that black bird, 'Not Again!'."


Posted by: Jim | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:04 PM
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Football sucks.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:14 PM
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I don't usually agree with that, but I'm finding this Super Bowl mindnumbingly dull so far. I guess Beyonce is enjoyable enough.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:21 PM
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84: I think BoingBoing has been pushing it today.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:34 PM
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This is not the superbowl thread!
Aha! So you wish us to discuss the Superbowl on ari's book thread. Seems rude, but ok.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:34 PM
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Now this is novel.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:37 PM
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This is crazy. Oh, New Orleans.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:40 PM
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If the lights go out and the PA starts playing "Those Were The Days" look out.*

*equatorial guinea reference

I wonder whose ads get picked for "unexpected blackout timeout" break. I guess I could find out.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:44 PM
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Electric lighting sucks.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:45 PM
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95.last: I was wondering that very thing.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:45 PM
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Boy there are Alderaan levels of flop sweat in that building right now.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:47 PM
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96: they need to but out 96,000 votive candles. New Orleans is, after all, a gumbo of cultures.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:49 PM
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bust


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:50 PM
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What kind of idiot utility managers don't know that Beyonce's ass draws power to it???


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:51 PM
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I'm imagining the fans chanting for Beyonce to return to entertain them.

Things really look grim for the Niners right now.


Posted by: X.Trapnel | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:54 PM
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Oh good why not use the break to stoke Alex SMITH CONTROVERSY.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:58 PM
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Bill Cowher is completely worthless.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 6:59 PM
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They should replace him with Colin Kaepernick.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:00 PM
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I assume that there is some contractual problem with the ad order that prevents just running ads now.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:00 PM
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What else are they supposed to talk about? Fault tolerant stadium lighting systems? How this would never happen in Romney's America?


Posted by: X.Trapnel | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:00 PM
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A truly intelligent CBS executive would have scrambled to get more ad buys for right now.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:05 PM
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105 made me laugh.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:06 PM
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Now all the players are sneaking beers while they wait! What a mess!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:06 PM
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If there's not at least one incident of blackout cannibalism I'm going to be disappointed.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:08 PM
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"Okay, okay, show's over, people. Go back to what you were doing."


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:14 PM
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Yes, this is NorCal whining, but the officiating has sucked in this game. As has this game.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:22 PM
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The Ravens get at least three obvious pass interferences per game. It was bundled with Ray Lewis's antler spray.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:23 PM
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I hear Omar made some threats.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:24 PM
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Would antler spray heal my limp?


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:26 PM
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Hey, there was a blatant pass interference that didn't get called on SF.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:26 PM
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I wasn't really rooting for Baltimore before, but I guess if a Ravens victory will make you guys unhappy I will.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:26 PM
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Rooting for God's linebacker, but only out of spite, is divine.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:29 PM
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The blackout was pretty much the happiest I'm likely to get during this game, regardless of what happens. If the Ravens win I wonder if Lewis has to kill more dudes 'cuz supersition?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:30 PM
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Oh great. Ever since the LORD cursed me for becoming Roberto Tigre, I should be more careful in my endorsements.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:31 PM
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120 cont'd: it's like those Budweiser ads. It's only weird if it doesn't work.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:33 PM
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Hee.


Posted by: X.Trapnel | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:34 PM
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OK, 122 was pretty great.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:36 PM
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This game got close in a hurry once the lights turned back on.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:36 PM
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I think it's safe to say that, win or lose, Ray Lewis will kill some more dudes cuz he's God's linebacker avenging angel.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:37 PM
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125: Flacco tired himself out yelling at the lights.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:38 PM
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Ouch.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:40 PM
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That's a "football move" and a fumble. Thanks, Roberto!


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:40 PM
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Halford, please stop rooting for B'more.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:47 PM
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And that was a huge break for the Niners. I retract my earlier whining about bias on the part of the officials; they just suck, full stop.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:58 PM
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What the FUCK is this pro agriculture bullshit.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 7:59 PM
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It's okay, Halford: ranchers are a kind of farmer.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:01 PM
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Dodge is trying to restrict their sales to the ever-smaller portion of the population that actually farms, presumably.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:02 PM
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Oh whoops. That bullshit paid for my ski vacation.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:02 PM
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The plight of the modern paleo.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:03 PM
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You missed your calling, Halford. You would have been an awesome WWF villain.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:04 PM
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Halford when you pick a team you do not mess around.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:05 PM
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Aggh LORD I take it all back. Joe Montana full of grace....


Posted by: Roberto Niner | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:06 PM
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Oh, look, another blown call.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:09 PM
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Not a good night for homophobia.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:11 PM
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You can "interfere" with a "pass"? I didn't know that!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:11 PM
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The mood had certainly changed in this downtown bar, let me tell you. Otoh, watching football sober is a mug's game. Sigh.


Posted by: X.Trapnel | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:16 PM
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I can't believe CBS refused to air that SodaStream ad they just showed.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:16 PM
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144: ?


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:18 PM
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Oh wait, I guess the one they banned didn't air; that was a different one.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:19 PM
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If this score sticks
1: a down-and-out, working class town will get a much needed morale boost;
2. I'll win $100 in the office pool.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:25 PM
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Oh wait, I guess the one they banned didn't air

That's generally how it works.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:25 PM
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One of the best Super Bowls ever...not over yet.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:29 PM
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Why wouldn't Harbaugh (John) call a timeout before the two-minute warning?


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:32 PM
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To get to the other side.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:33 PM
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Damn your inconstancy, Halford.


Posted by: X.Trapnel | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:39 PM
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I'd like to reverse my reversal re. whining about the biased officiating.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:39 PM
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If any good is to come of this, I hope it's convinced you all of the power of reverse prayer.


Posted by: Roberto Niner | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:45 PM
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Does Kraabypants get paid?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:45 PM
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halford's been eating Wonder Bread for the past 12 minutes.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:46 PM
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153: Nope, intentional safety took it away.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:46 PM
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Nope. The safety wrecked it. (It's one of those pools based on the last digit of the score for each team.)

But woot Baltimore!


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:46 PM
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157 -> 155


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:46 PM
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A lot of interesting elements to that game.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:47 PM
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NFL 34 CBS 31.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:48 PM
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I loved the blackout!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:49 PM
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At least Harbaugh lost.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:49 PM
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I love how perfectly Halford's kiss-of-death endorsements tracked the progress of the game.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:50 PM
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I look forward to Halford publicly rooting for the Red Sox.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:51 PM
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And the Celtics!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:52 PM
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Track Halford's rooting interests through the game here.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:53 PM
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How 'bout them Lakers.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:53 PM
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Protip: Don't approach any limousines tonight.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 8:55 PM
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Oh, I see, they won because God wanted them to. That's convenient.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:01 PM
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Think of how many people Ray Lewis would have killed if they had lost.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:03 PM
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Actually I was rooting for Baltimore

... because I'm a feminist,


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:04 PM
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Godly is our side
Obstruction of justice plea
Wafer is so sad


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:05 PM
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That no industrious blogger made an over-under site for Ray Lewis murders tonight is why this country can't have nice things.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:06 PM
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I almost got my iPad out to comment about how without our servicemen's sacrifice, there would be no Super Bowl. Exactly how far back are we reaching during this montage of very modern looking soldiers?


Posted by: heebie-heebie | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:06 PM
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Also I fucking hate Paul Harvey.


Posted by: heebie-heebie | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:06 PM
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173: I only really care -- and even then not very much these days* -- if the Patriots are playing, a rooting-interest holdover from graduate school, when I occasionally would take Amtrak up to Foxboro and buy scalped tickets. The team was so terrible that it was a cheap way to while away a Sunday back then. As for the Niners, they're one of several NFC teams I like well enough. Plus, NorCal 4evah.

That said, my ten-year-old is pretty bummed, so you can taste his delicious tears, if you'd like.

* I'm not sure when or why I stopped being a sports fan.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:10 PM
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176: Paul Harvey was a pretty horrible human being, and that advert was assful.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:11 PM
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It's OK, battling small children in sports is my specialty.

Why are there strippers on my screen?


Posted by: Robert HLford | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:12 PM
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And that little boy that nobody liked grew up to be... Roy Cohn. And now you know... the rest of the story.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:15 PM
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Did zombie Paul Harvey narrate a pro-military commercial or something?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:17 PM
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When I root for the Ravens, I close my eyes and think about Ozzie Newsome.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:19 PM
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Hey apo. Do you know your site's domain is for sale? Truly it is at the crux of the biscuit.

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Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:19 PM
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181: it's worth googling, actually. But imagine Carey McWilliams doing the voiceover instead of Paul Harvey.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:20 PM
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181: here. Now you can't say I never did anything for you.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:20 PM
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DoD's Facebook page did have a post today that said: "Secretary Panetta sends a Super Bowl shout out to troops thanking them for their service and dedication to the nation, making it possible for millions of Americans to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday."


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:21 PM
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The visuals in that ad are really stunning. It's too bad that Paul Harvey was such a fascist piece of shit and that Dodge trucks are, in the main, built for men who have tiny penises.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:23 PM
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Md 20/400 is FB friends with the DoD?!


Posted by: heebie-heebie | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:24 PM
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185: Ah, I half saw that (was doing work work during commercials, halftimes and blackouts), but I missed his name and did not recognize the voice. Or was it someone doing an impersonation? Actually, don;t answer; I really don't care.


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187.last: Will your data collection methodology suffer now that you have a limp and can't ride a bike?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:27 PM
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190: I'm not sure I follow. I mean, even though I have a limp, I can still have sex with men who have tiny penises.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:31 PM
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Frenemies. I like to know what the official line is at work.

The whole "if it weren't for the armed forces the US would be/wouldn't have X" thing is, I have decided, a comdey act. They keep on adding items to see when people will finally realize that it is a joke. If it weren't for the armed forces the US would be speaking English!


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:31 PM
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And having a dead man give the speech was appropriate given that average age of farm operators in the US (map by county) is 57.1 years.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:31 PM
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29.7% over 65.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:34 PM
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It's too bad that Paul Harvey was such a fascist piece of shit..

It's different on the radio. Nobody held fascism against Lord Haw Haw.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:35 PM
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193-94: also mentioned (although only obliquely!) in my book, which is proof-positive against cholera and gout.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:38 PM
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If I weren't such a complete hack at the internet and computers, I would totally edit together an ad narrated by Paul Harvey for my book. Better still, I would edit together Paul Harvey narrating Bill Emblom's review of my book.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:41 PM
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You should get Rauchway, who proved his video editing skills at EoTAW v1, to edit together an ad for you.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:44 PM
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Like Rauchway wants to help me sell books. Yeah, right.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:48 PM
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(I'm kidding.)


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 9:48 PM
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If it weren't for our troops, foreigners would have made soccer our national sport. I for one am grateful.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:31 PM
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The Monroe Doctrine really let South America down on that front.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:35 PM
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I guess Beyonce is enjoyable enough.

No no no. If I'm going to watch heavily made up chicks with pelvic thrusting it's going to be actual porn and not this tease bullshit.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 02- 3-13 10:37 PM
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This was a great super bowl. The Niners deserved to lose for three straight passes from the five yard line with the game on the line. The Niners are the better team too, which means they will probably be back soon enough -- Kapernick is freaking incredible.


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One of those little hyper-technical NFL rule "anomalies" potentially got exposed on the intentional safety at the end of the game. In addition to the no-call the play before, the SF-Harbaugh complained that there should have been holding called on Baltimore on the punt/safety. And there probably "should" have been (but to no consequence), at least one Raven was clearly wrapping his arms around a 49er. But the penalty for an offensive foul in the end zone is ... a safety. And it is not like they stop play immediately on a penalty and call the safety, they let the play run out (after all something more advantageous for the defense like a turnover might arise). So it was to the Raven's advantage to hold like mad to give their punter time t extend the play before stepping out of bounds.

I expect to see a minor update to the rules similar to that done for the Holy Roller which will only kick in during the last 2 minutes of a game/half and/or 4th down. Probably to set the clock back to the time of the infraction thereby negating the (very minor) advantage gained by breaking the rules.

Super Bowl technicality blogging has an illustrious history.


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