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4741  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Spring Has Sprung 2010 on: March 29, 2010, 10:06:51 PM
This is getting ghey.

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The Cubs' final roster spot will be filled by Tuesday, and Kevin Millar remains the favorite because Chad Tracy, Sam Fuld and Micah Hoffpauir can be sent down to Triple-A Iowa. If Millar doesn't make the team, he'll probably have to contemplate retirement because he had no other offers this winter.

Wha? He's such valuable commodity that they can't afford to cut him because he might.... retire. Ok, Paul.

What we see is that Millar is going to be kept on the team because he tells a good dick joke.

I'd rather have Tracy because, to my knowledge, can at least spell Aramis at third occasionally. I'm pretty sure all four of these guys suck. Sam Fuld brings the GRIT which is completely worthless. I don't understand how he's considered a major league baseball player. Micah Hoffpauir should retire to become the greatest softball player of all time. He can't hit major league fastballs let alone major league pitching.

So that's what it's come down to - a good dick joke. Someone get Chad Tracy's email and send him your best jokes. Someone not named Fork.
4742  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Fuck its silent in here....... on: March 29, 2010, 09:36:21 PM
DPD.

Damn, I'm gonna miss this guy.

You pissed he didn't bring you along?

Does Voyeur have lunch specials?

This is going to lead to a joke about me, I know it.

Lead to?

Adding...

Just read this line:

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The RNC's declaration of spending at West Hollywood strip club Voyeur. Under "purpose of disbursement," Republican officials put: "Meals".

I could learn a thing or two from these fiscally conservative, family friendly, Republicans.

I could learn a great deal...

Courses included banana(tit)s, peperoni (nipples), (ass)cheese, and the ever-popular serving of meat (curtains). 

Ahem.

Relevant how?

Gesundheit.

Are they ever going to bring back Fire Jor Morgan?
4743  General Category / You know why critics like Elvis Costello? / Re: New BRMC on: March 29, 2010, 04:40:44 PM
I forgot how sweet the Metro is.

The Metro is sweet.

Oh, man... Don't even get Slak started on the Metro.

Or else!
4744  General Category / You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, You'll Kiss Eight Bucks Goodbye / Re: In the Loop on: March 29, 2010, 08:47:13 AM
No thread about this yet? Some of the funniest dialogue I've heard in a long time. Peter Capaldi is the balls as a foul-mouthed British political fixer.

Never heard of it - but it's at the top of my queue now. Good looking out.
4745  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Spring Has Sprung 2010 on: March 28, 2010, 07:04:55 PM
This happened.

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PEORIA, Ariz. -- Tyler Colvin is in.

Cubs manager Lou Piniella said Sunday the young outfielder, who was batting .475 this spring, has made the Opening Day 25-man roster.

There are now four players -- Kevin Millar, Chad Tracy, Micah Hoffpauir and Sam Fuld -- battling for one spot on the Cubs' bench.

What a shit carousel that is. Yeesh.
4746  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: 2010-11 Chicago Bears: The Last Time You'll See Utler Alive on: March 28, 2010, 03:28:34 PM
What about that dude who jumps out of pools for a living? Maybe he's good too?

There was talk of moving him to end.
4747  General Category / On-Hoops.com / Re: Bulls are insignificant right now. on: March 27, 2010, 08:49:47 PM
Not a big Stacey King fan, in fact I kind of hate him but this is outstanding:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3QTvYIMsLk
4748  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Fantasize about baseball with Andy and Kerm on: March 27, 2010, 08:23:18 PM
Angel Guzman has a fan as well.

I guess Yahoo Autodraft likes An-hell.

And I guess Morpheus loves his Cubbies.

Don't we all?

Seriously do we? I don't really know anymore.
4749  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Fuck its silent in here....... on: March 26, 2010, 03:55:09 PM

So, if Obama wants to run in 2012 as a fiscal conservative, can he, by your statement, not be constrained by his prior actions?  What is to prevent him from campaigning as this, per your articulation?  Can't he just say, "that was the old Obama, this is the new Obama."  

Principles only mean something when they are inconvenient to yourself.  If someone in your party, either the President or some school board member in Bumfuck, Mississippi, isn't abiding by your principles, then call them out.  Same goes for the Democrats.  If principles mean anything, stand by them, not just when the locks changes on the White House doors.  

Actions mean more than words.

What do you want?  Do you want me to just agree that everyone in government is always going to increase spending?  Or can I hope that at least one of the parties can control itself at some future point?  I don't understand what you are getting at, other than saying "those guys voted for entitlements back in 2004 or whenever, therefore they cannot be against increased entitlements now."

I was against Part D in 2004.  Does that make my views today acceptable?

Honest question, do you ever get sick of having the politicians you are given the choice to elect let you down? I suppose this could be addressed to anyone, not just Morph.

I know I lean left but I don't consider myself a democrat by any means. In that vein, I'm continually annoyed with/disappointed in/fed up with people from all parties. I realize the only way to shape the country the way you'd like to see it is to be active and vote and that's great. It just seems to me that if your guys get in office they don't do what they promised/what you voted for. If the other guys get in, they don't help you either.

Seems like there's never a winner in this stuff. Hence, disillusionment. I really enjoy reading about history and how things got to be the way they are. With that, you'd think I'd be more interested in helping shape current policy. Truth is, it's just too frustrating to get over involved.

I will finish this misplaced mini-rant by saying that I appreciate you and TJ and anyone else who isn't Mike C or his alter-ego Freakmaster giving your differing point of views without resorting to...well...the shit Mike C posts.

I actually agree with most of what you wrote.

I post the way i do now because its fun to be on the other end nit picking the shit out of your party like you guys did to Republicans over the last 8 years. I love posting stuff that shows your politicians as scumbags, liars, and portrays them as corrupt as shit. You guys got the ball, you guys can now do it way you said you were going to do it. Be the Democrats haven't done jack shit about corruption, they just have doubled down and been twice a sneaky and corrupt.

I will keep flinging the mud, because its fun to expose the hypocrisy of your views and stances when you decry a Republican, but let a Democrat slip by. I get amusement out of it, you guys just get pissy and moan and attack me instead of addressing why Mr. Obama is saying one thing and doing another. Slap each other on the ass some more, if it makes you feel better at night.

Speaking of which ... An open letter to conservatives.  

Nice letter, not enough time in the day to follow all of those links, but it made its point.  I suppose some of the points could be taken by both parties...  The behavior seems pretty similar from both sides when the roles are reversed.  

Totally agree.

Problem is most of the whining and crying seems to be from the politicians themselves. That's what makes me most upset. Or apathetic. I don't know which.
4750  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The Phil Rogers Curse? on: March 26, 2010, 03:51:45 PM
Just sit back and let the stupid wash over you.

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Gorzelanny credited Maddux after a strong six-inning outing on Thursday in Tucson, where he held an Arizona lineup missing only Justin Upton to two runs. He worked quickly, threw strikes and recovered quickly when things went wrong. The results spoke for themselves as he pitched his way into Lou Piniella's rotation.

After one year after from baseball, Maddux accepted Jim Hendry's invitation to join the Cubs as a special assistant this year. The job description is a little bit of everything, from coaching to evaluating players, as he tries to find the exact right niche for himself as he transitions from Hall of Fame pitcher to baseball lifer.

He's not sure if he wants to get back into uniform as a pitching coach (the role his brother Mike excels in) or manager or if he wants to be more involved in putting teams together. It will be very interesting to see what he decides. The Cubs are very lucky to have him working for them, not the Braves or someone else, and should make it clear that they see him as a lot more than a celebrity guest.

He can have a huge impact in tons of ways big and small. Just ask Gorzelanny.

2. The Cubs are having a great spring but don't judge them by the 13-8-2 record. Too many of the guys doing the heavy lifting -- guys like Tyler Colvin and Jim Adduci -- will either disappear or morph into small roles when the season begins. The good news is that hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo is getting results up and down the lineup but let's see how the team plays from here on out, when Piniella will be using his regulars and trying to define some roles in a bullpen that seems like it's a Jeff Nelson or two shy of a load.

When a pitcher only gives up two runs to an Upton-less lineup in a spring training game, you gotta get that guy in your rotation.

Nice editing, Trib:

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After one year after from baseball, Maddux accepted Jim Hendry's invitation to join the Cubs as a special assistant this year. The job description is a little bit of everything, from coaching to evaluating players, as he tries to find the exact right niche for himself as he transitions from Hall of Fame pitcher to baseball lifer.

Honestly I was going to reply to RV's post to say that that may be the longest string of words Phil Rogers has ever written without a factual error, but then you had to go and post that, Slaky.

But seriously

Who in hell?

Is this sincere?

I don't know.  I just like to reply.

I really want to know if Stew knows who that is.
4751  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The Phil Rogers Curse? on: March 26, 2010, 03:40:33 PM
Just sit back and let the stupid wash over you.

Quote
Gorzelanny credited Maddux after a strong six-inning outing on Thursday in Tucson, where he held an Arizona lineup missing only Justin Upton to two runs. He worked quickly, threw strikes and recovered quickly when things went wrong. The results spoke for themselves as he pitched his way into Lou Piniella's rotation.

After one year after from baseball, Maddux accepted Jim Hendry's invitation to join the Cubs as a special assistant this year. The job description is a little bit of everything, from coaching to evaluating players, as he tries to find the exact right niche for himself as he transitions from Hall of Fame pitcher to baseball lifer.

He's not sure if he wants to get back into uniform as a pitching coach (the role his brother Mike excels in) or manager or if he wants to be more involved in putting teams together. It will be very interesting to see what he decides. The Cubs are very lucky to have him working for them, not the Braves or someone else, and should make it clear that they see him as a lot more than a celebrity guest.

He can have a huge impact in tons of ways big and small. Just ask Gorzelanny.

2. The Cubs are having a great spring but don't judge them by the 13-8-2 record. Too many of the guys doing the heavy lifting -- guys like Tyler Colvin and Jim Adduci -- will either disappear or morph into small roles when the season begins. The good news is that hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo is getting results up and down the lineup but let's see how the team plays from here on out, when Piniella will be using his regulars and trying to define some roles in a bullpen that seems like it's a Jeff Nelson or two shy of a load.

When a pitcher only gives up two runs to an Upton-less lineup in a spring training game, you gotta get that guy in your rotation.

Nice editing, Trib:

Quote
After one year after from baseball, Maddux accepted Jim Hendry's invitation to join the Cubs as a special assistant this year. The job description is a little bit of everything, from coaching to evaluating players, as he tries to find the exact right niche for himself as he transitions from Hall of Fame pitcher to baseball lifer.

Honestly I was going to reply to RV's post to say that that may be the longest string of words Phil Rogers has ever written without a factual error, but then you had to go and post that, Slaky.

But seriously

Who in hell?

Is this sincere?
4752  General Category / Boobtube / Re: Lost: The Final Boner on: March 26, 2010, 01:19:06 PM
I actually think it was one of my favorite episodes of the series.  Certainly my favorite of this season.  Nestor Carbonell (really?) is a hell of an actor, and I thought Ricardo's story was terrific.  If the scene with Hurley initially translating for Isabella didn't bring you to tears, then you're as heartless as Milton Bradley.

While I didn't cry, I did feel myself wrapped up into the emotion. It was powerful. To see him leaning forward to hopefully get something, a touch, a gust of wind that he thought was her, was really good. Ok, maybe I'm crying now, but yea. Last night's episode was the shit. I am kind of like Dubbs in thinking they didn't need to draw out Ricardo being in the boat, but I found the scene with the boar entertaining. Those fucks have been torturing people (one that comes to mind was Sawyer and the boar that was out to get him) since the 1800s apparently. Hell, it might have been the same boar.

Disagreed. I think Richard HAD to be put through the ringer like he was (could things have been much worse for him when the Man in Black finally showed up?) in order to make it REALISTIC that he'd be so susceptible to the machinations of Smokey & Jacob. And in turn to make it all the more impressive that his faith was so deep that he turned down Smokey's awesome offer even after all the awful shit he'd just been through. Richard is the man.

I completely agree with Tank in being surprised in a good way at how much was spelled out last night. I may be slightly more skeptical on Jacob as a reliable narrator in regards to the island as cork analogy. Maybe him and Smokey are both full of shit and they're just petulant wizards who enjoy toying with people. I also agree that the last few episodes are going to be character- and action-based instead of just a laundry list of answers. Which will be fun.

I'm surprised Weebs hasn't complained about the realism of a wooden boat breaking a statute.

Finally got to see it last night. What a fantastic episode. Even though I kept hearing how awesome it was, it was still even more awesome. Totally shocked by the amount of info we got.

But, since it would be totally out of character to not point out a couple things I didn't like...

1. Seriously...you guys got that wrapped up in the Isabelle/Ricardo scene? The only thing missing from that scene was Whoopi Goldberg. The scene was gayer than Thrill's assless chaps.

2. So, if Jacob is so committed to his douchestance of "let's just see how it all plays out" then why is he going around touching everyone and meddling all the time?

As I understand it, the meddling you speak of was to get them to come to the island. Then once they got there it was hands off.
4753  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Fuck its silent in here....... on: March 26, 2010, 01:00:20 PM

Honest question, do you ever get sick of having the politicians you are given the choice to elect let you down? I suppose this could be addressed to anyone, not just Morph.

I have been let down by politicians more than I have been let down by Cubs' prospects, Cubs' free agent signings, July 31 trades, the Cubs' bullpen, the Bears' QBs, Indiana Hoosiers' recruiting classes, and IU basketball's postseason performances over the past 15 years combined.

Meanwhile, the Nork's sunk a South Korean boat today. Let's hope the President and his people (including the Bush appointee Robert Gates) don't let us down should this turn into a shitfest of biblical proportions.

You had me at Cubs prospects.
4754  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: The Phil Rogers Curse? on: March 26, 2010, 12:50:03 PM
Just sit back and let the stupid wash over you.

Quote
Gorzelanny credited Maddux after a strong six-inning outing on Thursday in Tucson, where he held an Arizona lineup missing only Justin Upton to two runs. He worked quickly, threw strikes and recovered quickly when things went wrong. The results spoke for themselves as he pitched his way into Lou Piniella's rotation.

After one year after from baseball, Maddux accepted Jim Hendry's invitation to join the Cubs as a special assistant this year. The job description is a little bit of everything, from coaching to evaluating players, as he tries to find the exact right niche for himself as he transitions from Hall of Fame pitcher to baseball lifer.

He's not sure if he wants to get back into uniform as a pitching coach (the role his brother Mike excels in) or manager or if he wants to be more involved in putting teams together. It will be very interesting to see what he decides. The Cubs are very lucky to have him working for them, not the Braves or someone else, and should make it clear that they see him as a lot more than a celebrity guest.

He can have a huge impact in tons of ways big and small. Just ask Gorzelanny.

2. The Cubs are having a great spring but don't judge them by the 13-8-2 record. Too many of the guys doing the heavy lifting -- guys like Tyler Colvin and Jim Adduci -- will either disappear or morph into small roles when the season begins. The good news is that hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo is getting results up and down the lineup but let's see how the team plays from here on out, when Piniella will be using his regulars and trying to define some roles in a bullpen that seems like it's a Jeff Nelson or two shy of a load.

When a pitcher only gives up two runs to an Upton-less lineup in a spring training game, you gotta get that guy in your rotation.

Nice editing, Trib:

Quote
After one year after from baseball, Maddux accepted Jim Hendry's invitation to join the Cubs as a special assistant this year. The job description is a little bit of everything, from coaching to evaluating players, as he tries to find the exact right niche for himself as he transitions from Hall of Fame pitcher to baseball lifer.
4755  General Category / Desipio Lounge / Re: Fuck its silent in here....... on: March 26, 2010, 12:48:42 PM

So, if Obama wants to run in 2012 as a fiscal conservative, can he, by your statement, not be constrained by his prior actions?  What is to prevent him from campaigning as this, per your articulation?  Can't he just say, "that was the old Obama, this is the new Obama."  

Principles only mean something when they are inconvenient to yourself.  If someone in your party, either the President or some school board member in Bumfuck, Mississippi, isn't abiding by your principles, then call them out.  Same goes for the Democrats.  If principles mean anything, stand by them, not just when the locks changes on the White House doors.  

Actions mean more than words.

What do you want?  Do you want me to just agree that everyone in government is always going to increase spending?  Or can I hope that at least one of the parties can control itself at some future point?  I don't understand what you are getting at, other than saying "those guys voted for entitlements back in 2004 or whenever, therefore they cannot be against increased entitlements now."

I was against Part D in 2004.  Does that make my views today acceptable?

Honest question, do you ever get sick of having the politicians you are given the choice to elect let you down? I suppose this could be addressed to anyone, not just Morph.

I know I lean left but I don't consider myself a democrat by any means. In that vein, I'm continually annoyed with/disappointed in/fed up with people from all parties. I realize the only way to shape the country the way you'd like to see it is to be active and vote and that's great. It just seems to me that if your guys get in office they don't do what they promised/what you voted for. If the other guys get in, they don't help you either.

Seems like there's never a winner in this stuff. Hence, disillusionment. I really enjoy reading about history and how things got to be the way they are. With that, you'd think I'd be more interested in helping shape current policy. Truth is, it's just too frustrating to get over involved.

I will finish this misplaced mini-rant by saying that I appreciate you and TJ and anyone else who isn't Mike C or his alter-ego Freakmaster giving your differing point of views without resorting to...well...the shit Mike C posts.
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