Re: We remember Unf

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Poor bastard. A few weeks ago, I had occasion to think of his disappearance, and I couldn't remember his name.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 07-19-08 8:04 PM
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"mishit" is a funny word.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 07-19-08 8:21 PM
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I do feel bad for him. Apparently there were back problems. But before this tournament he said something like "I've been playing better than the results suggest" after making one of twelve cuts. Damn.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 07-19-08 8:21 PM
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Anderson Silva sure looked good tonight.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-19-08 10:09 PM
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Well, the British Open's the one major Norman's succeeded in not choking away. Though, of course, he wouldn't be Greg Norman if he hadn't blown a couple of British Opens on top of the two he's won...


Posted by: Robert Borden | Link to this comment | 07-19-08 11:13 PM
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I note with satisfaction that Oscar Petronius didn't even qualify for the tournament.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 2:54 AM
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No way could Oscar Pitronious beat NaAnderson Silva in golf. Absolutely no way.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 7:22 AM
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Rampage Jackson would win the round after using his golf cart to disable his competitors.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 7:24 AM
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Na'Anderson. He's Klingon/Maori.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 7:30 AM
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"No knees to the head on the ground! Are you okay, Mr. Mickelson?"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 7:31 AM
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Like he'd even need to bother with Mickelson, who long since stopped intelligently defending himself on the course.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 7:34 AM
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The crowd quiets as Norman lines up for the putt. It's about thirty feet cutting left to right, and he has to be careful because these greens have been very fast this afte-- COLIN MONTGOMERY LANDS THE FLYING KNEE SQUARE ON HIS CHIN!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 7:43 AM
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Oddly, it *would* seem more humane if somebody else choked Norman for him.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 7:46 AM
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I've always wanted classical music to be more competitive, like guitar hero duels or blues matchups. Maybe the first violin and viola against the second violin and viola in one of Mozart's late quartets.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 7:53 AM
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"second violin and cello".


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 7:55 AM
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For some reason, I kind of hate Chris Everet. Norman must lose.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 7:55 AM
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String battles structured like hip-hop emcee battles, in which the contestants insult each other with outrageous deployment of the portamento.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 7:55 AM
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And very wide vibrato. And angry pizzicato.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 7:57 AM
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17: wasn't that the plot of Devil Went Down To Georgia?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 7:57 AM
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19: Strings, Sifu. Not these provincial "fiddles."


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 7:59 AM
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Chicken in the bread pan pickin' out dough
Granny will your dog bite, no child no


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 8:01 AM
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Yeah, dressed up people. Russians, Jews, Koreans, culture foreign types like that.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 8:02 AM
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22: culture foreign types yes Yoda knows. Dressing in strange costume are.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 8:42 AM
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Not Sifu barbarian wretches, no.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 8:43 AM
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No wonder the devil lost-- a gold fiddle would sound like crap. Also, it's funny that he offered the deal because he was behind on quotas.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 9:19 AM
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Tied now after 8. Harrington had actually caught him and gone ahead in the first several holes.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 9:27 AM
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For some reason, I kind of hate Chris Everet.

For some reason? FOR SOME REASON? Perhaps because she's a robot. (And not the good kind -- sorry Jetpack.) And probably a Republican.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 10:01 AM
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What the hell? What's with all the Chris Everett hating? I have no strong feelings either way and I thought everyone else shared my indifference, but apparently there are lots of Martina fans in the house.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 10:31 AM
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28: You forget how much I hate America with its darling little tennis sprites. Give me the dyke from the Eastern Bloc any day.

And speaking of "what the hell?" What the hell is going on with the golf tournament. I'm nowhere near a teevee, I'm afraid, but the web seems to indicate that nobody is playing very well. Have mixed martial artists decimated the field, or something? Please advise.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 10:37 AM
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. ?


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 10:40 AM
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Canada is part of the Eastern Bloc, in many respects. Bears, tundra, horrible serial killers, indigenous peoples, Medicine Hat, etc.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 10:41 AM
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29: Actually it was some dreadful putting by both Norman and Harrington earl on. Norman seems safely out of the way at 3 back now. Ian Poulter (1 back, chance to win in the clubhouse) and Henrik Stenson actually played well.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 10:44 AM
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Canada is part of the Eastern Bloc, in many respects. Bears, tundra, horrible serial killers, indigenous peoples, Medicine Hat, etc.

Of course, Lake Woebegone is part of Canada, in many respects, so make your own judgments...


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 10:44 AM
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It's the British Open, Ari. They do this passive-aggressive thing with their golf courses as a result of lingering bitterness over being an ex-power.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 10:45 AM
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We did have a bear around here recently. First time in my lifetime, however.

The horrible serial killers are in Wisconsin, though.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 10:46 AM
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Thanks, JP. Well, I'm sorry for Norman. But that's what he gets for marrying a soul-sucking robot. Although I suppose history suggests that he had no chance, regardless.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 10:46 AM
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Somehow, it never occurred to me that Norman would actually choke on the last day. That seemed a little too on the nose to happen.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 10:46 AM
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Somehow, it never occurred to me that Norman would actually choke on the last day.

You and that wank, Faldo. Nice company you keep. I suppose you're a big fan of Chrissie, too?


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 10:49 AM
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Yeah, 7 over through 14...it's like he came from out of nowhere to cement his reputation.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 10:54 AM
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Y'know, he's hitting the ball really pure. But he's just not scoring. Golf is unfair like that.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 11:04 AM
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If you people are eaten by bears I'll shed nary a tear. Fucking golf.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 11:06 AM
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You would cry, Emerson. You would.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 11:12 AM
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What the hell? What's with all the Chris Everett hating?

YEAH, SAVE IT FOR GREG NORMAN.


Posted by: OPINIONATED ANDY MILL | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 11:13 AM
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Harrington looks to have just sealed it with a fabulous shot to the green on 17. Decent shot at an eagle.

Chris Evert wept.


.. and we laughed!! (And Monica Seles grunted.)*

*Now there is someone to have some empathy for.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 11:21 AM
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Unbelievable. Norman will have shot par, par, +1, +8. Way to live up to your rep, Greg. You've actually made me feel sorry for you.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 11:28 AM
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I'd pay money to have the bears sent over, if y'all were all in one place, and if I had any money, and if there were a bear-delivery service near where you were.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 11:31 AM
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Wow, I just saw Van de Velde's name on the board, tied for 19th. Hadn't thought about him for a while...


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 11:42 AM
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Harrington actually ended up with a good round. He just had some putting wobbles at the end of the front nine that temporarily let Norman and the field back into it.

Gasp, Norman gave Harrington's wife a kiss on the cheek when she came on the green. He's after her!

47:Hadn't thought about him for a while...

I did briefly when I saw that Harrington would have a 4-stroke lead going into 18 (Van de Velde was up 3). I'm suspect he flits through the mind of everyone going to the 18th with a multi-shot lead at that tournament.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 11:49 AM
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Labs your golf knowledge seems awfully deep; from whence does your informed mien spring?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 8:13 PM
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Wow, all of a sudden Sifu sounds really smart. Did he start wearing glasses or something?


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 8:32 PM
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Supposing such issues as proscribe my composed speech now enough for an air of cleverness speeds my pulse. Could I so easily and cheaply be reconcieved?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 8:39 PM
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Now try it without an E, clever boy.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 8:49 PM
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I pursue no goals sans E. Weed, as well, remains my companion.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 8:54 PM
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Tweety, where are you exactly? I'm having a bear sent over.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 8:55 PM
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You're a punchy motherfucker without your T.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 8:55 PM
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The bear's name is Tettettetter.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 8:56 PM
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I welcome eeee.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 8:57 PM
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I lack a couple more keys, you know. No simple deal, where evading John's bear's name's forbidden piece suffices. One and one more of an English word's basic building blocks are denied me. Some symbols foreswore, as well.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 9:02 PM
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"Eeeer" in your language.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 9:03 PM
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Good call.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 9:06 PM
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A call to arms.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-20-08 9:19 PM
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No wonder the devil lost-- a gold fiddle would sound like crap. Also, it's funny that he offered the deal because he was behind on quotas.

That was back in the 1970s, but everything is different in the new millineum. Satan is already turning away insufficiently evil souls and furiously building new inferno capacity in preparation for the demographic bubble that's going to hit Hell when Bush administration officials and their apologists reach their actuarial life expectancy. Hell has already accrued a $450 million accounting reserve for the Dick Cheney Perpetual Torment Complex alone.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 07-21-08 9:47 AM
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Wow, all of a sudden Sifu sounds really smart.

He'd sound even smarter if he just said "whence". "From whence" is redundant.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 07-21-08 10:04 AM
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I'll be darned. How could I have gotten so far along in life misusing whence?

(I actually have a "t" right now, but wow, easiest comment to write without using "t" ever.)


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-21-08 10:24 AM
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"From whence" is redundant.

Not always.


Posted by: KR | Link to this comment | 07-21-08 10:45 AM
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