Backyard Brawl Open Thread

By request.

118 replies
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    Lisa K. says:

    Did anybody see Josh McDaniels yesterday? How awesome was that?

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    demkat620 says:

    What is a backyard brawl? Is this some kind of West by god Virginia tradition? Or is this the inevitable Tunch and Lily smackdown?

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    Suicidal Zebra says:

    The UK’s Iraq War public inquiry started earlier this week, and it’s not a good start for the Labour government. The crib notes so far: the rational used was a big con job. I’m sure that this is a relevation to us all.

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    Yutsano says:

    Oh wait, now I get it. Pitt-WVU tonight. Gotcha.

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    demkat620 says:

    Also. Too. The mayor of Windermere FL needs to stay the hell out of the Tiger Woods Mediapalooza.

    Do you really not have anything better to do? He’s a golfer for god sakes. Chill. The. Fuck. Out.

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    demkat620 says:

    @ploeg: Ah. Thanks!

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    Yutsano says:

    Uh-oh, Palomalou commercial. Wifey will be squealing with delight any second now.

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    Martin says:

    Around here it’s USC-UCLA tomorrow. Usually that means something in the greater scheme, but thankfully USC is something of an embarrassment this year.

    I’m going to finish painting the ceiling and make another thanksgiving dinner sandwich. My lunch one was awesome – worthy of a death row last meal. I’ll be pleased if my dinner one is comparable.

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    Yutsano says:

    @JK: I may have to pay more attention to this matter. It’s possible there will be evidence that piles up that even Holder can’t ignore.

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    ploeg says:

    @Lisa K.:

    I saw Josh McDaniels last night alright, live and in stereo.

    And I’m certain that NFL Network management made similar noises after they broadcast Josh McDaniels with the sound on, immediately after a series with three false start penalties (and yes, you read that right, one four-down series with three false start penalties).

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    Brachiator says:

    @Suicidal Zebra:

    The UK’s Iraq War public inquiry started earlier this week, and it’s not a good start for the Labour government. The crib notes so far: the rational used was a big con job. I’m sure that this is a relevation to us all.

    The sad thing is that this story is getting practically no play at all over here in the US, between Thanksgiving and coverage of important events like the Sarah Palin Media Circus.

    And it’s one thing for all the smart guys and girls “to know” that Bush and Blair conspired to go to war against Iraq. It’s another to get the info in frightening detail.

    Tony Blair and George Bush ‘signed in blood’ a secret deal to topple Saddam Hussein almost a year before Iraq was invaded, Britain’s former U.S. ambassador suggested yesterday.

    Sir Christopher Meyer said the ex-Prime Minister’s stance on Iraq ‘tightened’ a day after the two men spent an afternoon meeting in private at the former President’s family ranch in Texas.

    He also told the Iraq Inquiry that officials found themselves ‘scrabbling to find a smoking gun’ to prove Saddam had stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) while the U.S. prepared troops for the 2003 conflict.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    Speaking of which. Visited the doggie pound today for a first look at hopefuls. This is the boonies, so they only had 8 or 9 cuties to pick from. And all of them, except for a psychotic chihuahua, were fairly large dogs, as were the two or three puppies when they grew up. But there was one white short haired mut/shepard female who was 9 months and close to my 30 pound limit, who was just sweet as honey. I usually only get male dogs for pets, but she was just so calm and affectionate, I will have to think about it this weekend.

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    Yutsano says:

    @ploeg: I made a comment last night about how small McDaniels looks next to all those guys. I wonder what the hell his football background is.

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    JenJen says:

    Damn. Backyard Brawl, or the “Why We Fight” episode of Band of Brothers on Spike?

    Decisions, decisions…

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    GReynoldsCT00 says:

    @General Winfield Stuck:

    if she’s still tugging at your heart, go back and get her!

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    Yutsano says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: Dude you’re sold and you know it. Go get your Lily!

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    B-Ball season has started, so football is dead to me. And KY Wildcats are rated #6 or 7, but think that’s a little high, amybe a lot high. They got a big freshman center though, who may well be the next Shaq O’neill when he gets some more experience.

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    Yutsano says:

    Pitt scores first but WVU is knocking. Low scoring game so far.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:


    You are prolly right.

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    New Yorker says:

    Until there’s a tournament instead of the absurd BCS, I simply can’t take college football seriously. Who decided that the Big 10 champion can (in theory) win a national title, but the Mountain West champion can’t? If TCU and Cincinnati are undefeated, then they should play for a national title. End of story.

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    Violet says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: Girl dogs are great! Don’t worry about that. Sounds like she’s already yours. Go back and bring her home. And be sure to post a picture so we can oooh and ahhh and awwww.

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    ploeg says:


    I wonder what the hell his football background is.

    I’m sure that more than a few Broncos fans are wondering that themselves.

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    Svensker says:

    @General Winfield Stuck:

    Go get her, General, sir!

    And why aren’t there more football games on on Black Friday? When you’re not working and you’re feeling bilious but decide that just maybe you can manage to get outside of yet another serving of stuffing, what you need is many good football games. Because anything involving concentration and narrative flow is a non-starter.

    Did watch the UFL championship game and was pleased to see Brooks Bollinger playing and doing OK. I always liked Brooksie.

    Need. More. Football.

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    JK says:

    The sad thing is that this story is getting practically no play at all over here in the US

    Chris Matthews is too busy getting thrills up his leg from Sarah Palin and Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper are out to lunch as usual.

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    Yutsano says:

    @ploeg: I read his Wiki page, either he’s the luckiest fuck on the planet or he sucked the right dicks to get that job. That is beyond the lightest resumé I’ve seen for a head coach in the NFL evah.

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    demkat620 says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: You know, when we went to get a dog at the pound, I wanted a medium or large dog. My Golden was just the best there was and I wanted another like her. Well we walked in and in the first cage was this tiny little JRT. He wagged his tale and looked cute and made me smile because his ears are so huge.

    But there was a medium sized lab mix that I wanted to see. We took her in the room and she had no interest in us or the kids at all. So I asked to see the JRT. He was so happy to be with us We decided to take him. He was not what I wanted but boy has he fit in. I feel like John, he is my heart. My snuggler and reading buddy. He loves to have the kids read to him and we walk and play with his tennis ball. I never thought I would like a small dog, but I love this one.

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    Yutsano says:

    Off to another family dinner (enchiladas and cake). It’s halftime so as good a time as any to go.

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    @ploeg: McDaniels played at John Carroll University. Which is a DIII school. His dad(who’s a HS football coaching legend in Ohio) was friends with Nick Saban, which resulted in a job for McDaniels at Michigan State after McDaniels graduated.

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    Lisa K. says:

    I wonder what the hell his football background is.

    He was with the NE Patriots, as a quarterback coach and then the offensive coordinator last year.

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    Keith G says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: I have been won over by the distaff side of the pet world. I have (maybe through blind random luck) gotten to share time with several female pets who were playful little girls who grew into serene haus fraus both loving and protective.

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    HRA says:

    @General Winfield Stuck:

    You have found her. Many happy thoughts going your way.

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    JK says:

    @Calvin Jones and the 13th Apostle:

    John Carroll University

    The alma mater of Tim Russert

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    Anoniminous says:

    Football would be much more interesting if both teams had to smoke pot during the game while on the sidelines.

    And, during half-time, the TV announcers were taken to the 50 yard line and ritually flogged to death. Too.


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    @Martin: Only an embarrassment if you’re USC. U of Hawaii would be quite happy with a 7-3 record right now. UH needs to beat Navy and Wisconsin to get bowl eligible and ensure it hosts a bowl game played in its own back yard.

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    khead says:

    Tiger’s wife, Elin, says she had to help him get out of his SUV after the low speed accident by smashing a window with a golf club.

    Meanwhile, the Enquirer is claiming it has seen Tiger in the vicinity of the Appalachian Trail Golf Club.

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    Laura W says:

    @General Winfield Stuck:

    who was just sweet as honey.

    Honey Stuck works for me.

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    JK says:

    Did an Indian Diplomat Help the Salahis Crash the White House?

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    eastriver says:

    Everybody who can, go and see The Fantastic Mr. Fox.

    Best movie of the year.

    Do it. Don’t wait for DVD. Go now.

    Do it.

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    Violet says:


    Meanwhile, the Enquirer is claiming it has seen Tiger in the vicinity of the Appalachian Trail Golf Club.

    Heh. I saw the headline on Tiger’s car accident so decided to google his name to see what news came up. First hit was the accident, second was the Appalachian Trail issue.

    It does seem a bit odd that he was leaving his own home at 2:25 a.m. on Thanksgiving night/Black Friday morning. Was he heading to a shopping mall to camp out and get a deal on a laptop? Doesn’t seem likely.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    @Laura W:

    Howdy stranger, have been wondering if you were doing alright. Honey Stuck is something no one has ever said to me. Though I can’t imagine why. I will likely get Maggie (her given name), if she is less than 30 pounds and won’t grow any larger. Unless I talk myself into one of the pups, who were also very sweet, and after asking the keepers there how big they will get. Hard to tell from a mixed breed puppie, how big they will grow.

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    Fax Paladin says:

    OK, if it wasn’t official before, it is now: Time is staffed by idiots. They’re calling the decade just ending the worst decade ever.

    Money quote:

    Calling the 2000s “the worst” may seem an overwrought label in a decade in which we fought no major wars, in historical terms. It is a sadly appropriate term for the families of the thousands of 9/11 victims and soldiers and others killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the lack of a large-scale armed conflict makes these past 10 years stand out that much more. This decade was as awful as any peacetime decade in the nation’s entire history. Between the West’s ongoing struggle against radical Islam and our recent near-death economic experience — trends that have largely skirted much of the developing world — it’s no wonder we feel as if we’ve been through a 10-year gauntlet. Americans may have the darkest view of recent history, since it’s in the U.S. that the effects of those trends have been most acute. If you live in Brazil or China, you have had a pretty good decade economically. Once, we were the sunniest and most optimistic of nations. No longer.

    Que what?

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    Corner Stone says:

    @khead: Yeah. Had to smash out the *back* window to help him out.
    More like he was leaving and she smashed it out in a pique.

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    Mike G says:

    the lack of a large-scale armed conflict

    Iraq and Afghanistan combined at their peak consumed the attention of almost 200,000 American forces and over $12 billion a month. And they’ve lasted over eight years with no end in sight and killed hundreds of thousands of brown-people-who-don’t-count-to-the-smug-Villagers.

    What exactly makes Iraq not a large-scale armed conflict? The lack of WW1-scale combat deaths on the US side?

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    Honus says:

    @Anoniminous: When I played back in the 70s that’s pretty much how it was. You would get into your 3 point stance and smell the colombian on the breath of the tackle across the line from you.
    And you can’t believe how small your football pants look after a hit of mescaline.

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    @Mike G: No set-piece tank battles in the desert.

    /sarcasm off

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    Steph says:

    @eastriver: Good for four and five year olds, too, to you think?

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    flukebucket says:

    Noel Devine!!!

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    I have been trying do my bit this weekend to become an amateur climate expert, including reading through and trying to figure out all of those emails that were hacked and released. My conclusion: I really beginning to think that what these global warming and evolution deniers are having trouble with is science is about more than laser guns and hovercraft. As long as science promises teleportation, everyone is OK with it. The moment it starts sounding like their parents – “pick up your toys,” “how would you like it if someone did that to you” – they start throwing tantrums: “Your no fun! You can’t tell me what to do.”

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    Sui_Generis says:

    @ anyone who knows what to do.

    I have been trying to click through to Amazon to order a couple of things I need (hoping that their price war with Wally’s world will have cut the price of what I want), but I can’t get on! Nothing clicks.

    I came back here to give BJ the vigerish but …?

    I have made sure that nothing is adblocked or noScripted and that Java is on but where do I click?

    Any ideas?

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    flukebucket says:

    God damn blinding speed. One of the best games I have seen in a while. I just wish Bob Davie was not calling it.

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    Violet says:

    @Belafon (formerly anonevent):
    Yep. They like it when it benefits them. Don’t like it when it doesn’t. Just another version of “I got mine, eff you.” Typical Republican behavior.

    God forbid they recognize we’re all living on this planet together. In their world Murka is The Promised Land and nothing bad should happen here. Even if that global warming stuff happens to other people, it shouldn’t and won’t affect us.

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    One of the things I love to do more than anything is to visit Thrift Shops, you never know what you are going to find and it is the “thrill of the hunt” type of deal, you have a list in your head of things that you would love to have but are too damn skinflint to pay full price for. Anyhoo, while browsing said thrift stores I saw an inordinate amount of those posing “doggeh” handbags, you know the handbags that people would carry with a tiny goggeh in them, they were usually pink, and sparkly, and stuff, with vented sides. When I looked at the handbags on the shelves of the thrift store shelves I kept thinking to myself “what happened to the dogs?” my guess is the teenaged princesses that got them quickly tired of the whole “you mean I have to feed it and water it and stuff” quite quickly, and therefore there are going to be a whole bunch of toy dogs at shelters just waiting to die. Dogs are not a fashion accessory (no matter what Paris and Brittany tells you) but I bet you there are a whole bunch of “used” Fashion accessories at the shelters right now, just trying to figure out what the hell they did to deserve this. Little dogs are not the devil, little dogs are just the pet rocks of 2009 and need to be rescued. Just a thought.

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    Comrade Darkness says:

    @Anoniminous: This sounds like the Aztec ball sports. (or is it Mayan?) Where the ball was solid stone and the stadium wall was lined with the skulls of the losing team captains.

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    You Don't Say says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: Oh get her! She sounds perfect. Puppies get taken first so … just saying. ;-)

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    r€nato says:

    @Fax Paladin:

    Did you check out that top 10 list of worst things about this decade???

    1) Election 2000
    2) 9/11
    3) Afghanistan
    4) Iraq
    5) Tsunami
    6) Katrina
    7) Market Meltdown
    8) Bernie Madoff
    9) Detroit Meltdown

    I count 7 of 10 which had everything to do with Bush, 1 which one could make a plausible argument was at least partly Bush’s fault (Madoff), and the remaining two really had nothing to do with Bush.

    They could have saved themselves a LOT of time; just enter “George W. Bush” for #1 through #10, call it a day and go to happy hour.

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    Comrade Darkness says:

    @Fax Paladin: I’m sure they didn’t happen to point out that “the worst decade eva” was due to lack of government oversight and transparency, eh?

    We would have avoided all that shit.

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    r€nato says:

    Once, we were the sunniest and most optimistic of nations. No longer.

    Yeah, the USA also began the decade with an unheard-of budget surplus and now we are mired deeply in debt.

    Gee, I wonder what happened in the last ten years… hmmm…

    Fucking Time. Pussies. Just say it – Bush was the worst fucking president EVER, therefore this decade fucking sucked due to one man who never was legitimately elected in the first place.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @General Winfield Stuck:

    Dude, it took you five extra minutes to subdue a Stanford team that is expected to do exactly nothing in a down year in the Pac-10. That is not an encouraging sign. Promise you won’t take it out on the dawg when y’all lose to Vandy.

    Meanwhile, we shot 29 percent from the field, got nothing from our best player, and still handled UConn. Its too early for irrational exuberance, but this feels good so far.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:


    This ky team is all potential. With a bunch of talented youngsters and a new coach. We shall see.

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    flukebucket says:

    Bitancurt could not be cutting them any closer. But they are getting through some how.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Belafon (formerly anonevent):

    As long as science promises teleportation, everyone is OK with it. The moment it starts sounding like their parents – “pick up your toys,” “how would you like it if someone did that to you” – they start throwing tantrums: “Your no fun! You can’t tell me what to do.”

    But science doesn’t tell you what to do. There are lefty activists who believe, falsely, that global warming science dovetails nicely with their typically luddite wet dreams of alternative, renewable and sustainable energy (anything except nuclear or oil), pre-technological Eden. Science can inform, but it does not dictate, social or economic policy.

    As an aside, it’s interesting how some climate change deniers come to their conclusions because of their religious beliefs. They totally reject the idea that Man can have a permanent negative effect on the world’s climate, because only God can work global level changes.

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    r€nato says:


    I don’t think that attitude is limited to religious folks. A lot of climate change denial revolves around the belief that humanity is incapable of affecting planetary-scale changes.

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    burnspbesq says:

    Well, my high school won its traditional rivalry game yesterday, but WTF is up with these black unis, fellas?

    We are the God-damned MAROONS!

    Never forget that.

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    Comrade Darkness says:

    @Brachiator: only God can work global level changes.

    Wait, Einstein, inventor of the nuke, was God?

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    flukebucket says:

    Wannestadt begging and crying. The fucker deserves to lose.

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    eastriver says:

    Steph: Yes, I took my 6 year-old, and she LOVED it.

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    flukebucket says:

    not much you can do about a perfectly run route and a perfectly thrown pass.

    It has come down to the last 3 minutes.


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    Morbo says:

    Wow, he should have had that first down; go forward, man!

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    Morbo says:

    And Boise State has already scored, ha.

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    burnspbesq says:

    43-yard FG attempt?

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    Corner Stone says:

    Some place is gonna burn tonite.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    @Brachiator: You’re right. I was looking for a good analogy, and parents were the best one I could come up with. While science isn’t coming right out and saying “pick up your toys or I will throw them in the garbage,” it is saying “pick up your toys or they will get broken.” And that’s still too much for the deniers.

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    flukebucket says:

    Bitandurt. Yeah Yeah Yeah….I’ll sleep like a baby tonight.

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    flukebucket says:

    Fuck. You would at least think I could spell his name correctly but to hell with it. I am happy and going to bed.

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    MTmofo says:

    Way to go ‘neers!!

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    Brachiator says:


    I don’t think that attitude is limited to religious folks. A lot of climate change denial revolves around the belief that humanity is incapable of affecting planetary-scale changes.

    True, but the religious people have (what is for them) a more coherent background for their objection, and are surprisingly vehement about it. I banged up my knee post-Thanksgiving and used being homebound to catch up with some radio and blogs, and listened to a couple of shows which used the UK email hacks to whip up a lot of anti-climate change frenzy.

    The super religious people are upset big time over the presumed arrogance of scientists who assert that humans can have any significant impact on God’s creation. It’s a Tower of Babel kind of thing, in which they think that some kind of divine smackdown is just around the corner.

    The other people who don’t believe that humans can have a major impact on the Earth’s climate don’t seem to have the same degree of crazy anger at the root of their beliefs, although they do have some disdain for Al Gore and others.

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    r€nato says:

    I should have written, ‘effecting’, not ‘affecting’. I really do know the difference.

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    chrome agnomen says:


    think either one would work there; only changes the degree of control.

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    mcd410x says:

    Starting with last night’s Horns-Aggies, this has been a great 24 hours-plus of college football. Too bad we couldn’t have Alabama *and* Florida lose. Boy, howdy, that would have shaken things up!

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    mcd410x says:

    C’mon, Noles!!

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    Corner Stone says:

    Don’t get a chance to watch much Boise State this year. Is their offense really this damn good? Or is Nevada just pretending with their record? Or some combo of both?

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    Anne Laurie says:

    But there was one white short haired mut/shepard female who was 9 months and close to my 30 pound limit, who was just sweet as honey. I usually only get male dogs for pets, but she was just so calm and affectionate, I will have to think about it this weekend.

    Since everyone else has played the hallelujah chorus, I can afford to be the devil’s advocate: Make sure that Maggie is actually the dog you want to spend the next 10 or 15 or 20 years living with, because there are so many dogs out there looking that neither of you deserve to be introduced as “the one I settled for”. She’s presumably already lost one home, probably for something that wasn’t her fault (she got too big, or didn’t learn the rules about where to pee, or her people got into people trouble). Talk to the shelter people, see what they can tell you about her past & what they can predict about her future. Was she turned in because she “wasn’t housebroken”, and if so are you prepared to confine (crate) her & clean up the inevitable messes until she learns your rules? Does she have separation anxiety — will she howl, bark, or destroy your furniture when she’s left alone? Kind of a deal-breaker for an apartment dweller, unless you’re prepared to pay for doggy daycare of some kind…

    If she’s 9 months old, she’s just coming into the doggy equivalent of teenager-hood, and she won’t be fully “adult” for another 15 months or so. So on the one hand, she’s still young enough to re-learn quickly, but on the other hand, you’ve still got what trainers call the ‘terrible ten-month-old’ burst of defiance/oppositionalism to live through. And Maggie’s probably not going to get a lot bigger — but if she hits a late growth spurt, are you prepared to re-negotiate with your landlord, or find another place to live? Basically, which of the usual doggy problems are you prepared to work with, and which of them are just not part of your skill set?

    You said you’ve had dogs before, so probably none of this is news to you, but it’s so hard to resist those wistful doggy eyes (not to mention the sad shelter-worker stories) that the potential negatives need to be remembered as well. Keep thinking, go back & talk to the shelter people, be honest with them about your situation & what you want for a long-term companion. It’s not a bad idea to find your own vet in advance, and have them check Maggie (or whoever) over thoroughly, because shelters don’t always have the resources to go beyond the basics. Hybrid vigor is a wonderful concept, but that doesn’t mean your new crossbred darling hasn’t inherited hip displasia, luxating patellas, any of a half-dozen syndromes leading to early blindness, partial or complete deafness (common in all-white dogs from many different breeds, and you’d be amazed how hard it is to tell druing a casual introduction), or a metric ton of other problems. Any of which can be worked with/around, of course — but the more you know in advance, the better choices you’ll be able to make, for both you and Maggie.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    @Anne Laurie:

    Thanks Anne for taking the time to write this lengthy post. One of the good things about getting older, is learning the virtue of patience and consideration of details and consequences of making choices. Of course for impulsive me, that’s been a pretty long curve to make, but I get your drift. I am not in a hurry for this, and today was just a quick look at what they have, to give food for thought. Thanks again:)

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    @Yutsano: Wifey no haz cable, so she no can watch game. Besides, I hate his commercials. Though, I do like looking at him, even with the sound muted. I am still wicked-sick. Bleah. Just wanted to let you know, no hurry on the cookies. I am a patient woman (no, really) when it comes to things like that. How did T-Day turn out with Mom going all crazy in your kitchen?

    jeffreyw, did you ever post pr0n pics of yesterday’s feast?

    @General Winfield Stuck: I would like to throw my support to an older dog if possible, too. The babies usually have a better chance of getting adopted.

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    Yutsano says:

    Oh good gravy. I just got an e-mail saying Ralph Nader is seriously considering a Senate run in Connecticut. Someone shoot me now.

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    Yutsano says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Well someone didn’t bother to tell me that there was a box with a mixer in it sitting in my kitchen. Granted I didn’t notice it until today and it’s slightly possible it just showed up today, but it has arrived. I plan on going ingredient shopping tomorrow. I’ll make it a point to drop you a line when I’m ready to start making dough. Right now I’m this close to send you some chicken soup FedEx. And yeah I used to work for them so I know how to do it so it will arrive okay.

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    Steeplejack says:


    I watched the entire Band of Brothers marathon on Spike yesterday, which included everything except the last two episodes, “Why We Fight” and “Points.” Recorded those on the DVR while I was at work tonight and will watch them tomorrow.

    I had seen a few episodes a long time ago, as well as bits and pieces of some of the others, but for some reason I really got into it yesterday and wanted to watch the whole thing in chronological order. Somewhat against my will, because I was mildly irritated that some network decided that Thanksgiving Day was a great time to run a violent war marathon. But then Spike is the go-to channel for overactive, undirected testosterone.

    Anyway, great series, and much better than Saving Private Ryan, which is a great movie built on the shaky foundation of a mediocre script.

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    @Yutsano: Oooh, somebody is in troooouble! Cool. I can taste the cookies now. I would welcome anything you sent me at this point for my illness. I am going into my real doctor on Monday for my yearly and to check my thyroid, so I’ll give her a rundown of my symptoms then.

    @Steeplejack: I watched the first few discs of this one time my father was visiting because he only likes war movies. It was wonderfully-acted and highly-engrossing.

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    D-Chance. says:

    @Comrade Darkness:

    Yes, nukes can effect global level changes.

    But let someone suggest that the Sun, the biggest freaking nuclear reactor around, affects a far greater global impact than any man-made product, and watch the AGW cultists kook out on you.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Steeplejack: I’ve never seen that series, don’t know if I can being attached to a military man, but I do know one of the best songs evah was inspired by that series.

    Fair warning: have a tissue handy. It’s a powerful song.

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    Yutsano says:


    Oooh, somebody is in troooouble!

    What I done did now?

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    @Yutsano: No, whomever didn’t tell you that the mixer was there. That person is in trouble with you. Damn it. My elocution skills are not so eloquent tonight.

    @Yutsano: You bastard. You made me cry.

    You can’t watch anything military-related?

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    @asiangrrlMN: Whoever. Whoever. Damn it. I do know the difference.

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    Yutsano says:

    @asiangrrlMN: There was a caveat, you can’t say you weren’t warned!

    I know that series is very realistic. It might put even more paranoid thoughts in my head about the Dawg beyond the ones I already have. He hates it when I get paranoid, cause then he’s spending half the conversation calming me down and assuring me he’s okay. So I’m thinking it’s better that I wait to watch that for awhile. I want to though it’s supposed to be fantastic.

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    @Yutsano: Yes, it’s true, you did warn. But I’m a cold-hearted bitch, so I thought I would be ok.

    Yeah, I can see why you’d want to wait to watch it. When is the Dawg done with active duty? It is a fabulous series, though, at least the parts that I’ve seen.

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    Yutsano says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Actually if I could I’d watch it with him. That could be a fun way to spend an evening on the couch. And yes I’m being intentionally innocent.

    I’m thinking this long silence is due to his current project. Hard to tell until he DOES get in touch with me, but if I were a gambling man (bets involving payouts I’d probably do anyway dn’t count) I’m sure it involves that.

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    @Yutsano: Waiting sucks. And not in a good way. When do you get to see him next?

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    gwangung says:

    But let someone suggest that the Sun, the biggest freaking nuclear reactor around, affects a far greater global impact than any man-made product, and watch the AGW cultists kook out on you.

    IF the “cultists” argue from facts and you argue from logic, the “cultists” win. Every time.

    Dude, you’re not even THINKING about what you’re writing and ya’ll certainly not paying attention (like, they worked the math about the sun, hm?)

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    gwangung says:

    Well, the Boise State/Nevada game is doing its damndest to match the Texas/Texas A&M game.

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    Yutsano says:

    @gwangung: At least it ain’t boring or a blow-out. However BSU has the magic of the Smurf Turf (meaning it’s a home game) and they have a ton to prove, Nevada just gets a championship out of this.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: Hope I didn’t sound too hectoring — sometimes I have trouble finding the blogging equivalent of my ‘inside voice’. I know you’ll find the perfect dog for you, and if that dog turns out to be Maggie, good for her!

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    gwangung says:

    @Yutsano: Oh, yeah, Boise State has got mojo all over the place, not to mention the blue turf. And it’s playing out like the last two BSU/Nevada games…

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    Yutsano says:

    @gwangung: Bleah fumble.

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    AhabTRuler says:

    It has been awhile since I have had new kitty pr0n.

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    @AhabTRuler: Awwwww, he is soooo cuuuuuuute. My Raven loves to drink from the tap, and he doesn’t mind getting wet. Henri just makes me smile and smile. Thanks!

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    Corner Stone says:

    @gwangung: I’m enjoying it. It’s a post-pig pigout brioche, if you will.

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    Yutsano says:

    @asiangrrlMN: I wish I knew. Trust me if I knew I could just get excited as the date got closer. I ride it out and distract myself with work.

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    @Yutsano: I hear you. I would have a hard time with the uncertainty myself.

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    AhabTRuler says:

    @asiangrrlMN: He’s getting really big, and he’s still only ~5 months old, although the sheer brain damaging cuteness of his first photo is awesome.

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    Yutsano says:

    Fumble, fumble back! Gawd this game is gonna kill me!

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    Yutsano says:

    Someone tell me how in hell the RB got out of THAT!

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    gwangung says:

    Now THAT was a pretty pass…thought it was far out of bounds, but it just dropped into the receiver’s hands like it was on an automated line…

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    Yutsano says:

    @gwangung: Unless something bizarre happens in the last 1:08 44-33. Go Broncs. :)

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