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1  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Kris Bryant Firehose of Splooge Thread on: Today at 08:31:43 PM
That was beautiful. I'm pretty sure I got brane damage frum a lack of ocksigin to th brane.
2  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Kris Bryant Firehose of Splooge Thread on: Today at 08:27:22 PM
3  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: National Tonkoon's Vacation on: Today at 03:11:37 PM
Okay chaps, we were looking at an Airbnb apartment in Boystown but it's now booked out, so I've found what appears to be quite a nice place up North, where you get a lot more bang for your buck, space-wise (this place is around 900 sq ft).  It appears to be about halfway between Wrigley and Northwestern, somewhere around W Touhy and N Ridge.  Seems like a decent - if quiet - area, and it's pretty close to Howard El and Rogers Park Metra (should we ever want to head North).  It's also close to the beach, which is important for us.

What do you reckon?  Fork, Huey, I'm looking at you guys because I think this is (was) your neck of the woods, no?

The park and beach at Sheridan and Clark just south of the Northwestern campus were always nice too, if you're making a trip up to Evanston. I'd walk along the lakefill path east of the lagoon too. It's been years since I was there, though, so I wish I could help with info on the new rental spot.

Bear in mind, Chicago beaches are free, and taking wife & Tonklets to an Evanston beach would cost a small fortune. Although if you were going to do it more than twice getting Evanston beach passes would be a worthwhile investment.

The neighborhood isn't great. But that's the tradeoff...you're not going to get bang for your buck in Lincoln Park.

I never paid a dime to use the beach and there weren't any gates. Are there beach cops?

There's fencing by each beach and some lifeguards checking passes/taking money.

Making people pay to use a public beach is very Evanston. I had no idea.
4  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: National Tonkoon's Vacation on: Today at 01:06:15 PM
Just as a matter of interest, by the way, will you get two adults and two kids into a taxi?

do they have smartphones where you're at?
you'll want to get the Uber app and UberX it everywhere.

On the subject of which, what about phones?  I'm know you can get a cheap burner for calls but can you also get a throwaway smartphone for calls and data?  I can use my European smartphone, of course, but with the roaming price of data it might be cheaper to get something local.

Fuck me, this holiday's going to cost me an absolute fortune.

Does your carrier offer any sort international add-on? When I came your way, I was able to add an unlimited international data plan for a month for like $20, then I just canceled it before the next billing cycle. Pretty painless.

My only phone is paid for completely by my employer.  I could just use it and see if anybody complains (my guess is, they wouldn't) but I'd rather keep it above board.  In any event, it means I can't make a deal with my carrier, because I don't own the contract.

How prevalent is free wifi access?  Because if there's enough of that around, I might not need to use much data.

There's plenty of free wifi or places you can pay for WiFi, but if you're in the car for days on end, you might want to have access to something.

DPD, know before you go.
5  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: National Tonkoon's Vacation on: Today at 01:05:25 PM
There are

Might want to print this post out for reference as you roam these streets, Tonk.
6  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: National Tonkoon's Vacation on: Today at 12:53:10 PM
Okay chaps, we were looking at an Airbnb apartment in Boystown but it's now booked out, so I've found what appears to be quite a nice place up North, where you get a lot more bang for your buck, space-wise (this place is around 900 sq ft).  It appears to be about halfway between Wrigley and Northwestern, somewhere around W Touhy and N Ridge.  Seems like a decent - if quiet - area, and it's pretty close to Howard El and Rogers Park Metra (should we ever want to head North).  It's also close to the beach, which is important for us.

What do you reckon?  Fork, Huey, I'm looking at you guys because I think this is (was) your neck of the woods, no?

The park and beach at Sheridan and Clark just south of the Northwestern campus were always nice too, if you're making a trip up to Evanston. I'd walk along the lakefill path east of the lagoon too. It's been years since I was there, though, so I wish I could help with info on the new rental spot.

Bear in mind, Chicago beaches are free, and taking wife & Tonklets to an Evanston beach would cost a small fortune. Although if you were going to do it more than twice getting Evanston beach passes would be a worthwhile investment.

The neighborhood isn't great. But that's the tradeoff...you're not going to get bang for your buck in Lincoln Park.

I never paid a dime to use the beach and there weren't any gates. Are there beach cops?
7  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: National Tonkoon's Vacation on: Today at 02:19:46 AM
Okay chaps, we were looking at an Airbnb apartment in Boystown but it's now booked out, so I've found what appears to be quite a nice place up North, where you get a lot more bang for your buck, space-wise (this place is around 900 sq ft).  It appears to be about halfway between Wrigley and Northwestern, somewhere around W Touhy and N Ridge.  Seems like a decent - if quiet - area, and it's pretty close to Howard El and Rogers Park Metra (should we ever want to head North).  It's also close to the beach, which is important for us.

What do you reckon?  Fork, Huey, I'm looking at you guys because I think this is (was) your neck of the woods, no?

The park and beach at Sheridan and Clark just south of the Northwestern campus were always nice too, if you're making a trip up to Evanston. I'd walk along the lakefill path east of the lagoon too. It's been years since I was there, though, so I wish I could help with info on the new rental spot.
8  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The Ryan Pace Era... BEGINS!!! on: May 25, 2015, 12:06:14 PM
Nice work, Bears.  Great job all around.  Who could have guessed that discounting a victim's story and listening to a serial abuser's parents instead would turn out to be not such a great idea.
9  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Cubs' Prospects FUTUREBONER thread on: May 25, 2015, 12:03:05 PM
Don't look now but Baez is up to .322/.404/.540 (.944 OPS) at Iowa, 9 walks, 24 strikeouts in 96 plate appearances (maybe more...I wasn't able to see HBP and SF's in his stats).  Don't see how he's played on defense but I saw enough of him with the glove last year to not worry about it.

He's actually be pretty terrible on defense.

As man errors as Castro and Russell combined in a lot less games.

Fewer

In PANKworld, "He's actually be" and "As man errors" are unremarkable, but using "less" instead of "fewer" is unforgivable.
10  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The All-Purpose No Bullshit Tolerating Who Should Be the Next Manager Thread on: May 22, 2015, 09:16:01 PM
DPD.  More injustice for Ricky Renteria, who doesn't even merit mention as a qualified minority candidate from Jon Heyman.  This is like Theo's dirty dirty tampering all over again.

(For real though, Rick deserves another shot somewhere.)
11  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: I admit it... on: May 20, 2015, 12:34:16 PM
... I want something bad to happen to DraftKings.com so I don't have to hear about it anymore.
12  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The 2015 Blackhawks playoffs thread on: May 20, 2015, 11:46:09 AM
That was exhausting.

"Gotta get up, gotta get out
Gotta get home before the morning comes
What if I'm late, gotta big date
Gotta get home before the sun comes up"


"He'd come to town and he would pound her for a couple of days
and then he'd sail across the bubbly waves
And those were happier days"

So much for the Ducks wearing the Hawks down.



I don't know anything about Hockee other than what I hear you people say and stuff. But Anaheim does seem like a motherfucker to do hockey stuff against. Like they take the puck away and they are fixing to do stuff with it. Not like all the other sorry teams the Hawks have been clowning on this postseason. Correct me if I'm wrong but was that not an excruciating pair of games? And is this fucker not about to go 7-ish?

TL;DR: The Ducks are really good right?

The Ducks' biggest weakness last night was magnified on the winning goal. Clayton Stoner was so intent on pushing Andrew Shaw out to the blue line that Marcus Kruger was loitering like a damn vagrant right next to the post. As the series progresses, they will continue leaving defensive assignments to chase hits. And there is no team more resilient against hit-happy teams than the Chicago Blackhawks.

Shh, they'll hear you.
13  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: 2015: The Back To The Future Season on: May 20, 2015, 11:03:14 AM
So Tommy La Stella is dead for all intents and purposes and who knows when Denorfia will be back. Which means absent a trade the bench is going to be godawful for a while, with zero legitimate close & late pinch hitting options. Herrera, Baxter, Ross and Lake, left to right in my 2015 waking nightmare.

The bench is baffling. I know they've had a few injuries, but they hamstrung themselves for a lot of the season by carrying 3 catchers and, at one point, 14 pitchers. I'm not sure what the solution is. Maybe a trade or two. Maybe a Baez promotion. Maybe an aggressive Schwarber promotion. Definitely not Mike Baxter though.

I think they had hopes that Mendy would build on what he did last year and not regress like he has. If he'd taken a step forward he'd have been a great swiss army knife for Joe to have, add in La Stella and Olt and that's a fairly solid bench, add Javy to the mix as a starter possibly moving Coghlan to the bench at some point and that's even better. But the plan has backfired at every stop.

The only guy they could have reasonably counted on from that group is Denorfia. Mendy, La Stella and Olt are all still completely unproven.

I'd rather not count on guys coming off seasons when they posted a 76 OPS+ and were 34 years old, but carry on.
14  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Jorge Soler Zero Percent Financing Thud On The Shower Door SPLOOGE Fest on: May 20, 2015, 10:56:33 AM
Also I have found Sterling and Huey arguing over who posted the Joyful Positive in this thread first amusing mostly because I don't think anyone in this thread's history has actually been down on Soler. IAN frets over the K's because that's his new thing, but I think everyone has pretty much agreed that Jorge will be fine. We just had a big spat over how much we can blame his current struggles on mean umps.

Not panicking but if one of you advanced stats guys have anything that will help set me at ease about our guy Jorge I'd be okay with that.
15  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Firebarn Chris Coghlan Because Fuck You, That's Why on: May 20, 2015, 12:00:14 AM
Chris would kindly ask SKO to get bent

Twice.
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