Re: I Aim To Bore, And To Tweak Will A Little

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I was holding 13 strokes per length today, baby. In that stroke that uses asynchronous rotating arms and a flutter kick--you know, the crawl. No hip snapping, either, just an elegant, civilized rolling from side to side.

You forgot the two wetsuits and the dildo.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 1:56 PM
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1: are you certain?


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:00 PM
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Chicago, eh? That was fast.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:01 PM
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hip snapping

I associate this phrase with the boy scouts.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:02 PM
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Have a safe flight. Don't get strip searched.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:02 PM
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It is cold and wet and there are rumors of snow. I love Chicago.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:03 PM
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I go where I'm needed, Wrongshore.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:04 PM
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3: See 156 in the linked thread. Must be one of those cheap last-minute tickets.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:04 PM
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Good luck with your lady friend, Ogged!


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:05 PM
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Safe journey, Ogged.


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:05 PM
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Well, if you want to be tortured by M-style boisterous and move-y fun, you can come to a west side art space/loft for a fantastic electro-pop show followed by massive drinking bouts and a 5 am run on suburban Meijer's in search of $400 LCD televisions. Sounds like a perfect night, eh?


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:11 PM
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It is cold and wet and there are rumors of snow.

Bet it's sunny and warm at Guantanamo, though.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:11 PM
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11: yes. Sadly, ogged hates perfection.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:12 PM
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I should get a t-shirt that says "Allah Flies For Free" or "Allah Flies With Me."


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:14 PM
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Oh yeah, that would be a great idea. See if they have them in the airport gift shop.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:15 PM
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I should get a t-shirt that says "Allah Flies For Free" or "Allah Flies With Me."

Ogged, you really make things too easy for us.


Posted by: Department of Homeland Security | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:17 PM
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Bet it's sunny and warm at Guantanomo, though

...which will make the torment of deliberately induced hypothermia all the more poignant.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:17 PM
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On the other hand, think of the lemon chicken! So much tastier than dried out turkey.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:19 PM
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14: "Allah is my co-pilot"


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:19 PM
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14: "Allah is my co-pilot"


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:20 PM
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"Allah is my co-conspirator."


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:23 PM
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"May Allah bless my shoes"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:24 PM
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"Allah is my codpiece"


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:25 PM
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Who posted this, Bruce Heffernan?


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:26 PM
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"My brother Shaheed is enjoying cool gardens and beautiful virgins, and all I got was this lousy utility belt."


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:27 PM
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"Allah Said It
I Believe It
That Settles It.
Don't Tase Me, Bro'!"


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:28 PM
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"Ask me about the wires coming out of my Koran"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:29 PM
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"Allah sets the course"


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:31 PM
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"Muhammed (pbuh) take the wheel"


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:34 PM
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"Islam: it's da bomb!"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:36 PM
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I was holding 13 strokes per length today

Was that before or after the crying phase?


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:38 PM
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Exactly what you'd expect from a coastal desert.


Posted by: NĂ¡pi | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:53 PM
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Cry, Cry, Snap Hips, Cry.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 2:58 PM
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"Allah back, girl."


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 3:00 PM
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32: Amazingly small temperature variation from day to night.

In other weather news, today was the red-letter day when it was finally time to wrap a throw around my legs while I drank coffee and read the paper. Soon I may have to close a few more windows and even think about putting on sweats and/or socks until the sun comes up.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 3:01 PM
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33 is awesome.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 3:01 PM
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Amazingly small temperature variation from day to night.

Close to the equator, no?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 3:02 PM
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Close to the equator, no?

That goes with small temperature variation from season to season, not day to night.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 3:03 PM
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34 is awesome, too.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 3:04 PM
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That goes with small temperature variation from season to season, not day to night.

Today's low in Dublin: 41F. Today's high: 46F.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 3:05 PM
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I assume it has to do in part with ocean and humidity buffering temperature swings, but that can't be all of it.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 3:11 PM
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38: Oh.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 3:20 PM
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I bet the lady lawyer would like to see some of that elegant, civilized rolling from side to side.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 3:22 PM
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41 et al.
Factors reducing diurnal temperature variations:
Oceanic (large lake) proximity, high humidity, low insolation.
Map of average diurnal variations across the US.

Ireland has relatively low diurnal variation, especially the west coast. Down to about 10°F in the winter.

For a combo of low diurnal and annual variations you can't beat Saipan - all-time record high 89°F, all-time record low 67°F.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 3:49 PM
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The ocean mellows out the daily variation, the tropics mellows out the annual variation. Awhile back (~1940) late-fall 60 F. degree daily variation killed about 60 people in Minnesota. The annual variation is as much as 130 degrees F.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 3:58 PM
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When I was in high school, a group of us got lost in the mountains just northwest of Death Valley in early April. Blistering heat in the day, ice storms at night.

My curiosity concerning the desert has been completely satisfied.


Posted by: Napi | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 4:08 PM
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45:Dallas gets "northers", a change of winds up off the Gulf to winds down from Colorado. High yesterday 82, low last night 69, currently 53, low tonight something like 36. Winds were 10 mph from south, dead still for an hour, 20-30 mph from northwest. I can remember it dropping 30 degrees in a hour once.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 4:16 PM
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I go where I'm needed, Wrongshore.

Thanks for taking care of my friend, Ogged.

Thirteen strokes is excellent. Short course meters, right?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 6:47 PM
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Dhit. I could only get 22 strokes per lap today. But then again, I have teh short arms and a very bad kick


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 7:56 PM
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tweedledopey:

Ogged is screwing with you. He can barely do 13 strokes in breaststroke. You can get to under 20.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 7:58 PM
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I know I can get to under 20. I haven't been focusing on swimming really.


Posted by: tweedledopey | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 8:33 PM
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OT: More bad news for Emerson.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 10:12 PM
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My justification for my 17-21 strokes per length is that an inefficient stroke is lots of exercise... which is most of my goal.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 10:20 PM
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WTF, is everyone spending time with their families or something?


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 10:46 PM
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Honestly. I hardly recognize this place.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 10:51 PM
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I've been savoring the delights of the bustling metropolis of Kayenta, Arizona.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 11:28 PM
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I was cooking a delightful baked ziti and some other things. We're eschewing the traditional fare for a pretty typical family dinner this year (just me, my mom and pop).


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-21-07 11:55 PM
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I just baked an apple-pear pie (aka obstler pie) with cardamom, now cooling about a mile away. Looked pretty good but I'm afraid I had too free a hand with the spice.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-22-07 12:05 AM
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Just finished making one potato salad, v. large, and baking a bunch of sweet potatoes, because I am an American of great honkitude.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11-22-07 12:37 AM
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But most of the sweet potatoes are Okinawan, I hasten to add.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11-22-07 12:39 AM
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He can barely do 13 strokes in breaststroke.

And I thought I was lousy in bed.


Posted by: fishbane | Link to this comment | 11-22-07 2:30 AM
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Meetings. Lots and lots of meetings out here in the real world.


Posted by: Martin Wisse | Link to this comment | 11-22-07 7:18 AM
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...and especially the kind that let you off for shooting kids on the tube.

Shit-ridden catfuckers.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 11-22-07 7:31 AM
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Throughout Pennsylvania the high for today is basically what last night's "overnight low" was, or even lower. Ususally the spread is about 25 this time of year. That means that the warmest point in the day is sometime before the sun comes up. Damn Canadians and their insistence on subsidizing huge blocks of cold air for export.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-22-07 7:33 AM
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In honor of the holiday I will be drinking green-bottle beer today instead of Pabst.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-22-07 8:20 AM
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The same shit-ridden catfuckers who lose huge amounts of data and then lie and obfuscate about it? Aided by a media that doesn't have the foggiest about databases and therefore buys any old shit put before them?


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 11-22-07 8:22 AM
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As long as we're giving weather reports, yesterday in Austin it was 89. Today it is 39 -- 31 with the wind chill -- and there may be freezing rain tomorrow.

But that will not stop the 20-somethingth Turkey Bowl! I'm bundling up now to join a bunch of other labor and progressive politicos for our annual touch football game.

As tradition demands, we will boldly scale the fence at a school field, tempting, nay, daring! The Man to stop us. Will we submit to such Tyranny on this day of celebration of Survival* in a harsh New World? No! We will Rise Up . . .

Ok, really, we'll just have the state rep or the city council member or the county judge we play with have a little word with the cop and that'll be that.

(*Survival, genocide, whatever.)


Posted by: Sir Kraab the Thankful | Link to this comment | 11-22-07 8:32 AM
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Mennesota has been unseasonably warm during the winters ever since I returned in 2005. We still haven't had serious snow or a hard freeze yet, and there are still live flowers.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-22-07 8:35 AM
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Shit-ridden catfuckers

A fine phrase. I will put this into rotation with my usual choice for this sort of situation, the simpler "pigfuckers".


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-22-07 8:35 AM
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68: Mennesota

Well, no wonder you can't find a woman, Emerson! You're living in the wrong state, while they're all next door in Femmesota.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 11-22-07 8:56 AM
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Gender-mixing often leads to inappropriate relationships.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-22-07 9:16 AM
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