Re: Gilbertology

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Danny Ainge, strange?


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 08- 1-07 10:13 PM
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Sharks live in the water! Humans live on land! That does not make sense!


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 08- 1-07 10:13 PM
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Gilbert Arenas totally is a genius, though. I wonder what it'd take to get him commenting on unfogged?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 1-07 10:19 PM
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Arenas is exceptionally smart.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 08- 1-07 10:20 PM
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Ogged just needs to talk up Gilbert's blog a lot, link to him and all that, like in the old days. He'll totally show up.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 08- 1-07 10:22 PM
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Mission: Accepted.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 1-07 10:24 PM
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Shark Week has been disappointing. Until Agent Zero weighed in.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 08- 1-07 11:28 PM
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I like how he repeats the trespassing part, just in case you missed it. Brilliant.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 08- 1-07 11:30 PM
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Ah, sharks. The real reason we're commandeering the cetaceans.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08- 1-07 11:39 PM
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Alternatively: commandeer, commandeer, cry, commandeer.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08- 1-07 11:41 PM
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There has even been speculation about the potential development of sophisticated equipment, such as poison darts, sonar jamming devices, and so on for dolphins, and about combat between cetaceans of both superpower.

I feel so torn. On one hand, unbelievable cruelty to some of the most intelligent creatures on the planet ... on the other hand, DOLPHIN FIGHT!!!!


Posted by: Lunar Rockette | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 1:06 AM
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Has the Minneapolis bridge thing been mentioned/discussed here yet? Are all of our Minneapolitan contingent safe and accounted for?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 4:41 AM
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Garnett had a good reply to this in The Weekly Standard.


Posted by: baa | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 5:40 AM
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13: Our Minneapolitan contingent made the Weekly Standard? Huh.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 5:52 AM
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Slo-mo video of bridge collapse

Updates on bridge collapse


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 6:56 AM
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Video is amazing; not very slo-mo.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 7:04 AM
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"Has the Minneapolis bridge thing been mentioned/discussed here yet? Are all of our Minneapolitan contingent safe and accounted for?"

Appartantly, Kevin Garnett was responsible for single-handedly holding the city together.

If we were to trade Garnett to Iraq, the surge would actually work.


Posted by: Petey | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 7:06 AM
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I wonder if the "It was an inside job!" stories have started appearing yet.

Or the "whaddya expect from government work?" pieces, for that matter.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 7:13 AM
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The jerky movement of the video makes it seem patched-together or doctored to me. But I'm not a videologist.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 7:15 AM
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Vaguely on topic, since "Alberto" sounds a bit like "Gilbert" (i.e. Mexican), but I keep having to recalibrate my detestometer every time Gonzales opens his mouth. Now he's gunning for the Claude Raines Gambling Awareness Award: "Gosh, all that unfettered communication between political operatives in the Whitehouse and Justice Department employees does sound like a matter of potential concern. I sure will have to look into that".


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 7:22 AM
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Speaking of athletes and ahhhh, water, what about 40-year-old Dana Torres winning in Nationals? Anyone here follow swimming?


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 7:25 AM
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Bill is banned!


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 7:27 AM
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40-year-old Dana Torres kicking butt like she has makes a little nervous, I have to admit. After this Tour de France business, no swimmers better be doping!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 7:47 AM
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Swimmers have been doping for years. Bongs and pools have been together for years.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 7:51 AM
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no swimmers better be doping!

Are you kidding me? Better to say, "No swimmers better get caught!"


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 7:55 AM
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Hey will, have you ever looked into this thing called "Remember Info"?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 7:55 AM
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Torres' sounds appropriately insane to get results without doping. Sample:

In April 2006, Torres swam and lifted weights on the same day she gave birth to her daughter, Tessa Grace.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 7:57 AM
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I'd like to see drug-open competitions. It's a pity to see all that German sports medicine wasted.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 8:02 AM
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I wonder if she timed herself that day before and after the birth to see how much Tessa had been holding her back.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 8:07 AM
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I think that pregnancy hormones might give an unfair advantage.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 8:21 AM
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I wonder if she timed herself that day before and after the birth to see how much Tessa had been holding her back.

Probably. And when the kid was still in utero, she would taunt the poor thing: "You call that a kick? I kick MUCH HARDER AND FASTER THAN THAT!"


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 8:28 AM
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Yesterday the WBUR program "On Point" was discussing Barry Bonds and whether his home run record would be tainted by his steroid use.

There was a segment on how teenage involvement in sports affected behaviors we generally value. For girls it's an almost unmitigated plus to be on a varsity. Boys on high-profile teams like football and basketball tended to be comfortable with cheating and were more likely than the general high school student population to cheat on academic work. Apparently cheating rates overall are pretty high, somethign like 60%.

Swimmers, however, were remarkably anti-cheating.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 10:29 AM
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Back in the 80's the University of Texas Men's team had a shirt that said "Cheat on your girlfriend, not on your workout."


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 10:34 AM
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I can't tell from the article if she swam/lifted weights before or after she had the baby? Before is not that hard to believe, especially if she gave birth a little early. After would be amazing, and probably not a good idea.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 11:49 AM
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When our son was born after 28 hours labor, my ex-wife slept about 5 hours and then got up to chop firewood. We didn't need firewood, she just wanted to do something. Everyone else was dead out. Those mom hormones are something.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 11:52 AM
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A few years back there were quite a few swimmers caught doping or rumoured to be doping. The current big names, I'd imagine, are pretty heavily tested, but I'd be very surprised if there weren't some relatively high profile swimmers doping.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 11:59 AM
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From the testing-the-limits-of-the-possible POV, doping is a good thing. I'd really like to see maximal free doping.

People would unquestionably be risking their lives, but extreme sports people do that already in other ways anyway.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 08- 2-07 3:07 PM
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