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1  General Category / Boobtube / Re: Better Call Saul on: March 25, 2015, 05:02:24 PM
Tonight's episode blew me away.  The McGill brothers were really talking law.  Actual statutes.  Accurate citations.  It all made sense.  Yet it was entertaining, at least to me. 

That's cool. I was thinking it was kind of boring but if you're saying that was all worth listening to I'm willing to just relax and enjoy it. I didn't hate it but I wondered if people were going to crap all over it because nobody had their legs snapped in the desert or something. Jimmy actually used to be a semi-likable person.

He'd know better, but Stew's right, for whatever my opinion's worth.  The legal stuff was pretty good, much better than most on TV.  I studied RICO over the summer so that was nice, although it's odd they're sending demand letters and talking settlement figures with opposing counsel without any apparent client consultation whatsoever.  Edit: Rewatched, I guess he did talk to them a little in the home before they started keeping him out.  Still though.  I haven't looked up the cases they cited on Westlaw (and it would be Westlaw back then, not WestlawNext), but my guess is they'd check out.  Tip: Burn documents, never shred, when Chuck is around. 

It was really fun to see the McGills team up.  It'll make the inevitable disaster that much more depressing.
2  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The Ryan Pace Era... BEGINS!!! on: March 25, 2015, 04:16:25 PM
wrong place at the wrong time

I wonder how many times "wrong place, wrong time" has been used where the wrong place/time was "at home with the missus."

He tried to get some love outside of that hurtful relationship and the dog gone wench accused him of rape! HE CAN'T WIN!!!

Here's a good analysis of this signing and the Bears' stated justifications from Julie DiCaro.
3  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The Ryan Pace Era... BEGINS!!! on: March 25, 2015, 03:20:34 PM
wrong place at the wrong time

I wonder how many times "wrong place, wrong time" has been used where the wrong place/time was "at home with the missus."

Trying to retrace his steps that whole night like, man, I know I was at work, then all of a sudden I was at my house in my living room with my girlfriend hitting her, how did that happen?  So random.  Gotta do a better job of "withdrawing" from the situation next time.  Go sit on the roof or something.  Women.
4  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The Fuck Edwin Jackson Anti-Positivity Thread on: March 25, 2015, 03:05:32 PM
I am bad at my job and I went to the wrong work site due to really awful Googling. By all means, keep me on staff Because I bring doughnuts to the office frequently.

To be fair to Sterling, I don't think he was suggesting the Cubs actually keep Edlose in the rotation or anything because he's a nice guy, he was just showing human decency toward a guy who seems like he's not a bad dude. Which I think we can all agree is pretty lame.

Some is about to get branded a Edwin fan for life, I just can't quite figure out which one of you two sadsacks it is.

Or is it already RV?

I'm a fan of his bad pitching in games that don't matter helping the Cubs get better draft position, if that counts.
5  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The Ryan Pace Era... BEGINS!!! on: March 25, 2015, 03:04:01 PM
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An alleged victim, I think -- much like anybody else who has a bias in this situation -- there's a certain amount of discounting in what they have to say.

That's some Chuck Johnson level men's rights bullshit right there. Deplorable.

DPD.  How about this:

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When character issues or the legal issues involve a woman as in the case with the sexual assault, do you feel a deeper accountability to your mother, who is obviously still such a big part of the organization?

McCaskey: I don't think so. Because to me there's an element of reverse sexism there. It's not like somebody has a greater responsibility to the social issue because of their gender. We're all responsible. And we recognize at the NFL that we have an opportunity to make a difference in this area. And everyone in the NFL is committed to doing that.

Reverse sexism.  Gosh darn women, always discriminating against the menz.

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What troubled you the most?

McCaskey: The pattern. The frequency. Ray and I talked about this. I told him that my assessment was 'bad decision-making,' allowing himself to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or not withdrawing from a situation at the appropriate time. And I told him, if he's to remain a Bear, that needs to improve. And he pledged to me that it would.

See?  His fist was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Total accident.  It was a trap.  What a bitch.  Somewhere Ray Rice is nodding in agreement.

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Did you have to convince your mother? Was she OK with decision?

McCaskey: We talked about it, had a good discussion about it. In fairness to her, as in fairness to Ray, I don't want to talk about the particulars of the conversation. But in the end she put her trust in me and I'm putting my trust in Ryan.

Throwing him under the bus already.  That was fast.
6  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Totally Unlistenable on: March 25, 2015, 02:48:10 PM
Has anybody else seen this shit?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-cubs-song-vote-20150310-htmlstory.html

What in the entire flaming fuck?

The guys who called their song "Everybody Loves the Cubs" should be shot.  I give "Cubs Fans We're Chicago" (wtf) a C+.  It's the only song that didn't make me immediately want to kill myself and might actually be better with real instruments instead of cheap-sounding MIDI shit.  The rest all get Fs and those responsible should immediately be shipped to ISIS and/or St. Louis.

Holy shit, I hated all this so much. 

Not your post, Sterling*, but the songs.


*This time.

I couldn't tell if this was one big jerkoff or if one of these songs would replace "Go Cubs Go." The Trib doesn't have any juice to make that happen anymore right? This is all just a fuckaround?

It's a completely pointless fuckaround.

Although the Cubs did hire their PA announcer the same way, so get ready for Clark the Cub to announce the winner next week.  I say go with the guy with a messy office who decided hell with it, I'll just sing to my webcam and upload that.
7  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The Ryan Pace Era... BEGINS!!! on: March 25, 2015, 02:45:16 PM
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An alleged victim, I think -- much like anybody else who has a bias in this situation -- there's a certain amount of discounting in what they have to say.

That's some Chuck Johnson level men's rights bullshit right there. Deplorable.

Chuck can't hear you over the sound of the TRUTH #tcot

8  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The Fuck Edwin Jackson Anti-Positivity Thread on: March 25, 2015, 01:49:30 PM
it's just hard for me to hate a guy who has been awful when it doesn't matter.

Alfonso Soriano - Career Cubs Playoff totals:

AB    R   H   2B   3B   HR   RBI   SB   CS   BB   SO    BA     OBP    SLG    OPS
28    0   3    0   0     0    0     0    0    1    8   0.107  0.138  0.107  0.245


And how'd they make the playoffs in 2007?



FYC.

To date all Edwin Jackson has ever done is lose games that don't matter and that the Cubs were better off losing anyways. That he's made mid-tier starter money for that on a team is no skin off of my balls. I don't think the Cubs have any intention of letting him flail away in games they actually hope to win, so I have a hard time getting my hate up for him. He belongs in the Ruben Quevedo waste bin of guys on bad Cubs teams I'll look back on and go "oh yeah, that guy! Yeah he was awful" and not in the Sean Estes group of guys who angered my anger beyond all anger everytime they took the ball and hurt the team's chances. That group also includes any start made by Jason Marquis after June in 2007 or 2008.

This post.  I forgot all about Ruben Quevedo, holy shit.  Ol' number 48.  Which is almost as many starts (43) as the Brewers hilariously gave him.
9  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Totally Unlistenable on: March 25, 2015, 01:42:06 PM
Has anybody else seen this shit?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-cubs-song-vote-20150310-htmlstory.html

What in the entire flaming fuck?

The guys who called their song "Everybody Loves the Cubs" should be shot.  I give "Cubs Fans We're Chicago" (wtf) a C+.  It's the only song that didn't make me immediately want to kill myself and might actually be better with real instruments instead of cheap-sounding MIDI shit.  The rest all get Fs and those responsible should immediately be shipped to ISIS and/or St. Louis.
10  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: 2015 Desipio Baseball League on: March 24, 2015, 11:38:36 PM
The Hamms keep:

Greg Holland - 4
Dee Gordon - 13
Evan Gattis - 15
Torii Hunter - 16
Aramis Ramirez - 17
Alexei Ramirez - 19
Tyler Clippard - 21
Ben Revere - 23

I'd hate to see the guys you're not keeping.
11  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: I admit it... on: March 24, 2015, 08:55:01 PM
... I kind of want Bryant to make the Opening Day roster, partially because it'd be fun to hear the Bleacher Nation/Theo-can-do-no-wrong crowd try to backtrack from their team-control stance.

Only kind of though.

We'd rationalize it with, "They must already have some sort of handshake deal worked out."

I don't think either side would have much interest in such a deal, especially Boras. And if Bryant wanted to do something like that, he should fire Boras.

And I know it's a different ownership group but I don't remember the last big-ticket free agent the Cubs wanted and failed to re-sign. I know there had to be somebody after Maddux, but I don't remember who it would be. Huard? Who was it? And where were you when you got the news? And how many bikes did you upend?

And that was the shitbird Trib Company with dilapidated Wrigley Field and only sporadic fits of relevance sprinkled in. I think Bryant is going to be really fucking good and eventually really fucking expensive and if the Cubs want to keep him they will.



I seem to remember wanting Carlos Beltran really badly and the Cubs lacked the money to sign him because they didn't offload Sosa in time to beat the Mets offer.

Anibal Sanchez?

I thought we were talking about keeping their own free agents. Because if it's free agents generally, that's a long list. Even just international free agents alone: Tanaka, Darvish, Cespedes just to start. How many more tears, Theo?

And Rafael Furcal was a big Hendry miss.
12  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The Fuck Edwin Jackson Anti-Positivity Thread on: March 24, 2015, 06:35:21 PM
In the midst of all this wonderful prospect splooging, I don't want to lose sight of fuck this guy. 

Fuck his work performance.  By most accounts it sounds like the other players like having him around.
13  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Pollyellon banned me on: March 23, 2015, 06:48:50 PM
That Al wasn't even mentioned in this article, let alone quoted, should win Paul Sullivan some sort of award for restraint and taste.
14  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Kris Bryant Firehose of Splooge Thread on: March 23, 2015, 12:39:08 PM
Had to go to dinner with my wife's boss last night for a work thing she had. Her boss brought up Kris Bryant and I had to suffer through him saying the following

1) Why would they send him to the minors? That's so dumb

I explain team control

2)Well you just know if the Cubs do that they'll miss the playoffs by 1 game

3)You know even if he turns out good they'll just trade him like they did Samardzija and every other good player they had the last few years.

4) Lol Cubs DERP DERP goat DERP DERP

Fortunately real life SKO has far more restraint than Internet SKO becuase otherwise I think my wife would be unemployed this morning.


One of my favorites.



Still true.

First family reunion I ever went to with my wife's family was in 2011. Her cousin from Denver came wearing a Tebow jersey. He made mention of Tebow being better than Cutler ever was and....I'm not going back to anymore of those reunions, I'll tell you that.

It's like he was created solely to troll you.

The moment he got out of his car my wife immediately leaned over to me and was like "no. Just no. Don't even think about it." But, I mean, you all agree he made me, right?

Clearest case of provocation I've ever seen.
15  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Kris Bryant Firehose of Splooge Thread on: March 21, 2015, 03:27:17 PM
Since a lot of his homers have come against bums this spring, how about a two-run shot off Felix Damn Hernandez. That do anything for you?
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