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4741  General Category / Boobtube / Re: Lost: The Final Boner on: March 24, 2010, 10:23:00 AM
Right now, I will admit I'm sort of let down by the transparency of last night's episode. It just seemed so easy after all that's happened. I'm fairly sure that the writers aren't going to be as see-through all the way to the end but I don't know. Interested to hear what everyone else thought.

It was OK.  A whole emotional backstory for Alpert that seemed very close to Desmond/Penny and it seemed unnecessary for what is effectively a minor character.

But we now seem to have a story where the Island is some sort of Pandora's Box and the Man in Black is trying to escape.  How and why that makes the Island shift in time, why babies can't be born there, and why various people want to control it (what's the benefit) will come out.  Only 7 episodes left!

The Jacob v. Esau thing has overshadowed what seemed like a Ben v. Widmore thing earlier. Widmore is still around obviously plotting and planning but Ben doesn't have the same power he had before he killed Locke.
4742  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: 2009-2010 Blackhawks Gutless Asshole Clusterfuck Thread on: March 24, 2010, 10:21:39 AM
Goddamn it. The last two games I've had tickets to, I've had make myself a late scratch. Today it's because my asshole, soon to be ex-dog, bit someone in the park. Luckily, no blood and no lawsuit. Now we have to give her away. Should be a fun night.

Sorry to hear that, man.  That sucks.  What kind of dog is it?

She was a border collie/shepherd mix. We had to put her down last night. Bad times.

Man, that's rough, sorry Slak.

Yeah it blows. She was great to us. Very loving. But when she was out in the world something just was off. She would sometimes snap and go after dogs and lately certain people. It's unfortunate but with a baby on the way, we didn't have a choice.
4743  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: 2009-2010 Blackhawks Gutless Asshole Clusterfuck Thread on: March 24, 2010, 10:10:47 AM
Goddamn it. The last two games I've had tickets to, I've had make myself a late scratch. Today it's because my asshole, soon to be ex-dog, bit someone in the park. Luckily, no blood and no lawsuit. Now we have to give her away. Should be a fun night.

Sorry to hear that, man.  That sucks.  What kind of dog is it?

She was a border collie/shepherd mix. We had to put her down last night. Bad times.
4744  General Category / Boobtube / Re: Lost: The Final Boner on: March 24, 2010, 09:51:34 AM
Right now, I will admit I'm sort of let down by the transparency of last night's episode. It just seemed so easy after all that's happened. I'm fairly sure that the writers aren't going to be as see-through all the way to the end but I don't know. Interested to hear what everyone else thought.
4745  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Spring Has Sprung 2010 on: March 24, 2010, 09:33:40 AM

Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothin' to fuck wit.
4746  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: 2009-2010 Blackhawks Gutless Asshole Clusterfuck Thread on: March 23, 2010, 04:41:36 PM
Goddamn it. The last two games I've had tickets to, I've had make myself a late scratch. Today it's because my asshole, soon to be ex-dog, bit someone in the park. Luckily, no blood and no lawsuit. Now we have to give her away. Should be a fun night.

At first I was like... yilch... Slaky's got a rotten asshole and can't sit down? Oh, wait...

I wipe once a week whether I need to or not.
4747  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: 2009-2010 Blackhawks Gutless Asshole Clusterfuck Thread on: March 23, 2010, 03:38:27 PM
Goddamn it. The last two games I've had tickets to, I've had make myself a late scratch. Today it's because my asshole, soon to be ex-dog, bit someone in the park. Luckily, no blood and no lawsuit. Now we have to give her away. Should be a fun night.

Have you been able to sell them on the Ticket Exchange?

No, got plenty of willing friends that will buy at face. Works well.
4748  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: 2009-2010 Blackhawks Gutless Asshole Clusterfuck Thread on: March 23, 2010, 03:08:47 PM
Goddamn it. The last two games I've had tickets to, I've had make myself a late scratch. Today it's because my asshole, soon to be ex-dog, bit someone in the park. Luckily, no blood and no lawsuit. Now we have to give her away. Should be a fun night.
4749  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Fuck its silent in here....... on: March 23, 2010, 01:45:48 PM
http://www.thelibertypapers.org/2010/03/22/obamacares-immediate-impact/
ObamaCare?
ObamaCare

Slak, your point yesterday was valid. My bad.

It's just semantics, really.
4750  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Fuck its silent in here....... on: March 22, 2010, 12:06:09 PM
David Frum, who I am sure at one point was considered to be a Republican, makes a lot of sense in his column today.

You can boil down his piece into one core fact: The GOPs didn't bother to try to govern, they tried to score political points.  Maybe if they'd argued the merits instead of the "Waterloo," we'd have a better law.

Reagan was a pretty good president, but his legacy on the GOP has been to spend more and tax less.  Reagan raised taxes in 1982.

If the GOP would only articulate what they would cut, they'd have an audience in me.

I should restate something that should come as no surprise.  I went to the Nixon Library again this weekend (third time; took a photo with the Nixon pose outside Marine One) and there were an awful lot of Republicans who feel the exact same way.

Find me another Nixon in the GOP and I'll vote for that man (or woman).



Somewhere, Jose Guzman shakes his head and goes back to his tv dinner.
4751  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Spring Has Sprung 2010 on: March 22, 2010, 11:29:21 AM
I'll admit that I didn't see much of the Cubs in September last year due to extreme apathy but wasn't Caridad pretty decent? What are the expectations on this guy?

Statistically, he kicked ass last year in limited innings: 1.40 ERA and .931 WHIP in 19 innings,
and all 3 of the runs he gave up were in his first two games.  At the same time, it was only
19 innings, it was mostly against shit teams, and his minor league numbers aren't very good.

I hope he's good, obviously, but I would bet on mid 3's to mid 4's ERA.

Considering the overpaid assholes like Borb Howry and Fourthmeal were doing something similar to your projections, I'd take that any day from E-Mail Carrot Dad.

Ok, that's a horrible name. I'm starting to see ArrVee's excitement in a non life-threatening ailment kinda way.

Rosenbloom?

That would have gone something like this:

EsFAILIN CariBAD.

That was easier than I thought.

EDIT: Also can be modified to He'sFailin VeryBad.

Next stop: my own Trib column.
4752  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Spring Has Sprung 2010 on: March 22, 2010, 10:44:20 AM
I'll admit that I didn't see much of the Cubs in September last year due to extreme apathy but wasn't Caridad pretty decent? What are the expectations on this guy?

Statistically, he kicked ass last year in limited innings: 1.40 ERA and .931 WHIP in 19 innings,
and all 3 of the runs he gave up were in his first two games.  At the same time, it was only
19 innings, it was mostly against shit teams, and his minor league numbers aren't very good.

I hope he's good, obviously, but I would bet on mid 3's to mid 4's ERA.

Considering the overpaid assholes like Borb Howry and Fourthmeal were doing something similar to your projections, I'd take that any day from E-Mail Carrot Dad.

Ok, that's a horrible name. I'm starting to see ArrVee's excitement in a non life-threatening ailment kinda way.
4753  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Spring Has Sprung 2010 on: March 22, 2010, 10:29:24 AM
So it looks like the bullpen is going to be full of young whippersnappers this year. Works for me. I'm sick of watching talentless old bastards like Howry and Heilman out there.

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Bullpen: Justin Berg and Esmailin Caridad are in, leaving four vying for one spot. Of course, as Piniella says, "assuming we don't do anything" via trade.

The four are lefties James Russell and John Gaub and right-handers Marcos Mateo and Mike Parisi.

Anyone I should prefer here? I remember hearing good things about Gaub last season, never heard of the other guys.

As for the rotation, it looks like Sloth and the cancerous lump known as Silva will start the season on the anus of the rotation.

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The fourth and fifth spots are open, although it appears lefty Tom Gorzelanny and right-hander Carlos Silva are the leaders right now. That puts lefty  Sean Marshall and right-hander  Jeff Samardzija in the bullpen.

Finally, GOD. DAMMIT.

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Right now, it seems to be races between Kevin Millar and Chad Tracy for an infield spot and  Sam Fuld and Tyler Colvin for an outfield spot.

As for the bullpen, Mike Parisi's the rule 5 guy so he'll Patten his way onto the team. I've heard more about Gaub than the others but that might also be because he was from the DeRo the HeRo trade.

As far as Silva, as much as I hate him and want to see him die, I'm a little happy he's had a couple decent outings (had tightness in his last outing though. Quad, I believe). I'm not opposed to the Sloth. I love me some Marshall, but he has been a better bullpen guy than a starter.

Fuck Kevin Millar.

I'll admit that I didn't see much of the Cubs in September last year due to extreme apathy but wasn't Caridad pretty decent? What are the expectations on this guy?
4754  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Spring Has Sprung 2010 on: March 22, 2010, 09:59:13 AM
So it looks like the bullpen is going to be full of young whippersnappers this year. Works for me. I'm sick of watching talentless old bastards like Howry and Heilman out there.

Quote
Bullpen: Justin Berg and Esmailin Caridad are in, leaving four vying for one spot. Of course, as Piniella says, "assuming we don't do anything" via trade.

The four are lefties James Russell and John Gaub and right-handers Marcos Mateo and Mike Parisi.

Anyone I should prefer here? I remember hearing good things about Gaub last season, never heard of the other guys.

As for the rotation, it looks like Sloth and the cancerous lump known as Silva will start the season on the anus of the rotation.

Quote
The fourth and fifth spots are open, although it appears lefty Tom Gorzelanny and right-hander Carlos Silva are the leaders right now. That puts lefty  Sean Marshall and right-hander  Jeff Samardzija in the bullpen.

Finally, GOD. DAMMIT.

Quote
Right now, it seems to be races between Kevin Millar and Chad Tracy for an infield spot and  Sam Fuld and Tyler Colvin for an outfield spot.

I get your excitement for the bullpen. It's the same kind of excitement Jim Hendry gets when he feels a tingle in his left arm. Is it a heart attack? A stroke? Both? Can't wait to find out.
4755  General Category / Mom's Basement / Re: MLB 10: The Show on: March 20, 2010, 04:57:15 PM
I'm getting worse at this game in my RTTS. Got traded from Baltimore to the Reds midseason in my first year. Played through on their AA bench. Signed a AAA deal with them in the offseason and I've gotten sparse playing time in the first month of the new season. It doesn't help that I'm 2 for 13. I think I'm starting to take more walks though, so that's a plus. Almost had 10 in my first season.
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