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Title: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on February 16, 2011, 11:53:41 am
Discuss whatever...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on February 17, 2011, 08:46:35 am
will there be $4.00 per gallon gasoline by June 2011?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on February 17, 2011, 08:54:20 am
Cucumbers just went from 89¢ to $1.39 where I buy my groceries.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on February 17, 2011, 08:58:11 am
yeah,food prices are rising across the board. we do a lot of baking at home, ie. bread ,cookies, etc. have noticed a steady rise in basic ingredients...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on February 22, 2011, 08:28:28 pm
I'm SURE I will see $4 gas. We're almost there as it is.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: EightyTwo on February 22, 2011, 08:50:38 pm
Gas jumped to $3.25 here today.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on February 25, 2011, 09:10:26 am
$3.45 in Rockford today. :-[
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on February 25, 2011, 11:57:09 am
$3.09
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on February 27, 2011, 02:44:50 am
test  :( :o 8) ???
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: cytojo on February 28, 2011, 01:21:43 pm
Test
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on February 28, 2011, 01:25:14 pm
message received...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on February 28, 2011, 01:31:15 pm
Jo is testing out the WAP site.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 30, 2011, 07:42:15 pm
Okay, when I hit next, it often takes me back to topics I've already read.  How do I stop that?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on March 30, 2011, 07:47:21 pm
when I hit next, it often takes me back to topics I've already read.  How do I stop that?

Simple.

Stop hitting next.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on March 30, 2011, 07:50:32 pm
Occam's razor...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on March 31, 2011, 11:39:41 am
I had to look that up, learned something new today! Hooray!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on March 31, 2011, 01:50:31 pm
good on ya RBF
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 31, 2011, 05:25:31 pm
Okay...now I've lost the button to go to the next topic.

And, rubberfin, the message is gone, but I've got everything checked and the Ignored poster's name still shows up.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on March 31, 2011, 05:36:32 pm
So bizarre. There has to be a way to remove it completely...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on March 31, 2011, 05:37:10 pm
And yea, it seems someone is messing with the board settings! =p
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on April 01, 2011, 08:31:36 pm
Yuck.

Can't we steal the technology of World Crossing? 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on April 01, 2011, 11:41:23 pm
Dude
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on April 04, 2011, 07:17:12 am
A couple weeks here and you won't even remember World Crossing, Scoop.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on April 04, 2011, 12:30:10 pm
Just downloaded MLB at bat. This should be fun.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 04, 2011, 12:46:11 pm
Whether I log on at the office, home, or my android, World Crossing always knew what the last topic and post I had read and took me right to it.  Frustrating that this won't do that or that I can't find the control to do it. >:(
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 04, 2011, 12:47:54 pm
I'm reading this stuff about Southwest Airlines grounding their 737's looking for cracks in the fuselages and that they've found 3.  Question, why would only SWA planes' fuselages crack?  Why are they the only airlines grounding these planes?  Shouldn't other airlines flying 737's be grounding their fleets and checking them too?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on April 04, 2011, 01:13:20 pm
My guess is they are just the lucky ones that HAD to ground due to an actual incident.

I like to think that the other airliners are checking theirs, too. Now, that may not be the case but that's what I'm going to tell myself and will continue to tell myself next month when I fly again. =p
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on April 04, 2011, 01:29:23 pm
I got to ride a couple of those Southwest 737s ths weekend. Brought extra sun tan lotion for nothing.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on April 04, 2011, 06:23:33 pm
I believe that the 737 inspections are industry-wide as of today...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on April 05, 2011, 07:16:02 am
Has World Sucking faded to black early?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on April 05, 2011, 11:42:50 am
Seems like it may have. I haven't been able to log in since last night.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on April 05, 2011, 12:11:40 pm
Seems like it may have. I haven't been able to log in since last night.

Redbirdfan, it was just you, but obviously the special filter designed to keep you out has now broken down....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on April 05, 2011, 01:14:35 pm
Ah I don't think I'd be the one they'd put a special filter in place for...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on April 05, 2011, 05:56:34 pm
Just downloaded MLB at bat. This should be fun.

For your phone?  How are you liking it so far?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on April 05, 2011, 07:19:56 pm
For your phone?  How are you liking it so far?

Its good. Having a few problems holding the audio. It keeps "reconnecting" but that may be because I live in a rural area.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on April 06, 2011, 09:12:11 am
Is there a way that this forum could be added to tapatalk?  Do we need to do something special to add it or has someone checked tapatalk to see if we are already there.  That would be a great feature.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on April 09, 2011, 01:01:32 pm
BOOK REVIEW
 
The Fifth Witness
by Michael Connelly
 
This is a new Mickey Haller doing his thing as the Lincoln Lawyer tale.  Funny how this book and the movie from the previous Lincoln Lawyer book came out at the same time.
 
It involves a woman who was having her house foreclosed on and then she is accused of murdering an executive from the bank that now owns her mortgage.  A large section in the middle of the book is quite tedious (too much court room dialogue and too many explanations of legal stratedy) but the ending is satisfactory.
 
It is worth reading but I am going to suggest waiting for the paperback unless you are a huge Connelly fan.
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: badgercubs on April 10, 2011, 07:03:49 pm
New digs, eh?  Hope everyone is well.  Am hoping to log in at least once in a blue moon this summer.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on April 10, 2011, 07:24:03 pm
Pistol, did it cost to download the app, AND cost to use the service?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on April 11, 2011, 08:14:30 am
Nice to see you, badger!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on April 12, 2011, 09:06:40 pm
Jay, no.you pay for the app and the audio comes with.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on April 15, 2011, 12:48:58 pm
Another loss from Iraq/Afghanistan war.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42609114/from/RSS/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on April 15, 2011, 01:48:57 pm
Too bloody damn difficult to make fun of Curt and JR on this blasted forum.  Takes too long to navigate back to where you were.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on April 15, 2011, 02:06:06 pm
How so?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on April 15, 2011, 02:12:41 pm
Nevermind.  I resorted to show current post at the top, which is a little annoying, but better than scrolling down and going to a new page.

I think I'll be able to continue with my mission.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on April 15, 2011, 10:24:33 pm
Why does Dominos have a ballot on their wings boxes?  Who returns boxes to the pizza delivery places?  How are they going to tally the results?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on April 15, 2011, 10:49:37 pm
Only people that hate their food return the boxes to the restaurant.

They're looking to stuff the ballot box and fire that chicken chef, Scoop.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 16, 2011, 07:12:37 am
We're not supposed to mail the boxes in?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on April 16, 2011, 08:11:48 am
too late...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on April 17, 2011, 09:13:50 am
Anyone seen FITS around?  Heard from him?  I know there were tornados in NC yesterday.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: OkieCubsFan on April 17, 2011, 10:25:30 am
Good day.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Tuffy on April 17, 2011, 10:32:04 am
Why does Dominos have a ballot on their wings boxes?  Who returns boxes to the pizza delivery places?  How are they going to tally the results?

Can't you cut the ballot out and hand it to them next time you order pizza?  My Domino's used to do that with discount coupons.  (Now it's done online and you click on the virtual coupon from your last order to get a discount on your current order.)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on April 18, 2011, 08:53:02 am
Any Internet Explorer experts out there?  (I have IE8)

I have a suspicion as to how they got there but I need help removing a couple items from my system startup.   Running MSCONFIG shows them both as   □□     □□  with a location within Microsoft software.

None of the usual methods of deleting or unchecking startup items work.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

(Firefox?  -  No, I'm going to look long and hard at a Mac)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on April 18, 2011, 10:03:02 pm
Al's Beef is coming to Georgia. Hallelujah!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on April 19, 2011, 07:11:25 am
Al's Beef is coming to Georgia. Hallelujah!

Great! Then I'll only have to drive 5 or so hours to get a good meal!  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on April 19, 2011, 07:19:39 am
Who has the URL for the WAP version of the site?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on April 19, 2011, 11:11:56 am
WAP version?  Is that a variation of the Italian version?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on April 19, 2011, 11:34:02 am
Haha
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 19, 2011, 01:32:28 pm
Italian snow tires.  Dago in rain.  Dago in snow.  Dago in mud.  And when dago flat dago wop, wop, wop.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 19, 2011, 01:33:13 pm
When I heard that joke as a little boy, I didn't understand it.  Scoop splained it to me.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on April 19, 2011, 11:12:01 pm
Sirens going off here...the heavy stuff will be here any minute...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on April 20, 2011, 09:39:38 am
Dave ? Dave?...uh-oh...Dave's not here man...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on April 25, 2011, 08:11:35 pm
For those of you in the Memphis area, there are  Tornadoes in Arkansas heading East around 50 mph. The last one is near Cabot, Arkansas.

Police scanner in Arkansas says there are possible deaths along with tons of damage.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on April 26, 2011, 07:27:57 am
Saw where one Arkansas town was destroyed.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on April 26, 2011, 10:54:32 am
The wind got crazy last night. Tree limbs everywhere...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 26, 2011, 11:23:05 am
People's limbs everywhere would be a lot worse.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on April 26, 2011, 05:52:15 pm
They are prediciting more strong tornadoes tonight in the same areas, including Memphis. Possible F-3, F-4, and F-5's.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/04/26/arkansas.storms/index.html?hpt=T2
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on April 26, 2011, 06:12:45 pm
(http://i.imwx.com/images/maps/truvu/map_specnews02_ltst_4namus_enus_600x338.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on April 26, 2011, 07:20:09 pm
Weird.  I've never heard of that city called Greatest Risk, but it looks to be a major metropolitan area.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on April 26, 2011, 07:21:52 pm
I think that was a big board game the nerds used to play, Scoop.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 26, 2011, 07:31:03 pm
Greatest Risk is the nickname of Waco.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 26, 2011, 07:41:15 pm
Isn't Greatest Risk the place where Obama's Kenyan birth certificate is been kept hermetically sealed in a #2 mayonnaise jar under Funk and Wagnall's porch? </Donald Trump> 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on April 26, 2011, 07:43:53 pm
There are 26 Tornado Warnings, 30 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, and 19 Flash Flood Warnings in effect across the country.

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on April 26, 2011, 07:47:12 pm
I'm just pissed that my satellite isn't working...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on April 27, 2011, 12:29:07 pm
While I don't want those severe storms, I would sure love a nice thunderstorm when I go home next. Leave the window open just a little, hear the rain and thunder as I fall asleep...oh man...perfect!

I have to laugh, out here...the thunder is so crappy. Its just a little rumble and then its over.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on April 27, 2011, 04:30:14 pm
the censor police got you dave.

it's not "pissed," it's "urinated."

george knue would like this board.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 27, 2011, 04:36:16 pm
George Knue IS proboards.  He was tron-ed.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 27, 2011, 04:43:33 pm
“Five-eight-eight, two-three-hundred ... Empire.”

R.I.P. - 'The Empire Carpet Man':

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chibrknews-empire-carpet-man-dies-at-89-20110427,0,703522.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chibrknews-empire-carpet-man-dies-at-89-20110427,0,703522.story)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on April 27, 2011, 06:39:17 pm
Can we get rid of the J.G. Wentworth 877-CASH-NOW singers?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on April 27, 2011, 07:49:05 pm
I would support a targeted military strike to that end, Scoop.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on April 27, 2011, 07:56:15 pm
Tornado supposedly a mile wide about 20 minutes away from the house.  Time to head to the neighbor's basement.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on April 27, 2011, 07:56:35 pm
Stay safe, Jes.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on April 27, 2011, 08:21:18 pm
This would be the appropriate time to say, "don't let the door hitcha in the a**"

Seriously, stay safe, Jes.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brjones on April 27, 2011, 08:35:48 pm
These storms were devastating in Alabama.  Some of the video from Birmingham and Tuscaloosa is just unbelievable.  Be safe.

http://www.cbs42.com/content/localnews/story/Tuscaloosa-tornado-caught-on-tape-wreaking-havoc/hsK7dFmlUku5YlvteTFy6A.cspx
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: weatherguy on April 28, 2011, 01:45:26 am
One of the worst tornado outbreaks ever. The final death toll will likely be in the hundreds.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Chris27 on April 28, 2011, 02:00:24 am
It takes storms of Biblical proportions for weatherguy to make an appearance...

Cat-4 hurricane hit the airport in St. Louis last Friday. The storm system was apparently a once in a generation event.

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: weatherguy on April 28, 2011, 02:20:30 am
I'm definitely more of a full-time lurker now, but I am still around.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on April 28, 2011, 06:25:56 pm
jes are you ok?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 28, 2011, 06:56:09 pm
The chief librarian of the Abraham Lincoln Library was our guest at Lions Club the other day.  She brought with her maps and travel guides and other interesting information from the 1700's and 1800's.  Some of it was kind of mindblowing.  In 1830 Illinois had 157,000 people, yet in 1860 it sent 175,000 men to fight in the Civil War.  Imagine the population growth in 30 years to do something like that.  In 1850, 70% of the population in Illinois lived in the southern half of the state.  One writer stated that the largest city, Springfield, would always be the largest city because of its location.  LOL

Here's a quiz question for Davep to goooooooogle.   Lake Michigan was formerly called by the native Indian,  "Big Stinking Water," but in 1746, it had another name, what was it?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on April 28, 2011, 07:10:04 pm
I think I know this answer...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on April 28, 2011, 07:10:30 pm
not Michigan but,  Chicago translates roughly as " smelly water"  from a Native American tribe that lived around the area.

Chicago The name “Chicago” derives from a word in the language spoken by the Miami (http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/825.html) and Illinois (http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/625.html) peoples meaning “striped skunk, ” a word they also applied to the wild leek (known to later botanists as Allium tricoccum). This became the Indian name for the Chicago River (http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/263.html), in recognition of the presence of wild leeks in the watershed. When early French (http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/488.html) explorers began adopting the word, with a variety of spellings, in the late seventeenth century, it came to refer to the site at the mouth of the Chicago River.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 28, 2011, 07:28:48 pm
That's all correct, Steve, but what was the name of Lake Michigan in 1746?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on April 28, 2011, 07:31:10 pm
Winnebago?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on April 28, 2011, 07:31:19 pm
Lake Hendry?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on April 28, 2011, 07:32:35 pm
If it were Lake Hendry, it would be full of crap and nasty Asian Carp.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 28, 2011, 07:33:30 pm
If it were Lake Hendry, it would be full of crap and nasty Asian Carp.

LOL
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on April 28, 2011, 07:34:16 pm
It's not?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 28, 2011, 08:10:18 pm
Answer: It was originally on all old maps prior to 1746, Lac Illinois.  Then those ba$tard$ in Michigan STOLE it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on April 28, 2011, 08:40:44 pm
saw the reference page you refer to Curt...well played
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on April 30, 2011, 12:00:17 pm
Anybody having trouble with Firefox this morning?
 
I said OK to installing an update and my system is now a mess.  Some sites, like Createaforum, display like this:  (I did make sure I have the most recent version of all add-ons)
 
[favicon]http://www.indylewis.org/Photos/Favicon.ico[/favicon]
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 30, 2011, 12:25:20 pm
Mine's fine, but I usually don't load new versions of anything until I have to.  They usually screw something up.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Tuffy on April 30, 2011, 01:46:10 pm
If it were Lake Hendry, it would be full of crap and nasty Asian Carp.

Trivia time: which Chicago Cub is an alumnus of the Hiroshima Carp?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on April 30, 2011, 01:47:54 pm
Alfonso Soriano?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on April 30, 2011, 05:32:54 pm
I just finished uninstalling Firefox 4.0.1 and went back to an older version.  My problems are gone.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 01, 2011, 04:59:23 pm
Well, your internet problems are gone.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on May 02, 2011, 12:38:24 pm
jes are you ok?

I'm no different than I was before the tornado outbreak... whether that is "ok" is an open question.  Two different spotted tornados head in this direction, one apparently headed north and around us as it reached a mountain to our southwest and the other turn south on reaching the mountain.

Good mountain.....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on May 02, 2011, 06:58:09 pm
I'm no different than I was before the tornado outbreak... whether that is "ok" is an open question.  Two different spotted tornados head in this direction, one apparently headed north and around us as it reached a mountain to our southwest and the other turn south on reaching the mountain.

Good mountain.....

Actually, this isn't quite true.  You're several days older than you were before the tornado outbreak.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on May 03, 2011, 02:16:03 pm
What's a spotted tornado?  Different from a streaked tornado?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 05, 2011, 01:33:53 pm
Wasn't this a scene from the Terminator movies?

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/05/05/canine-of-the-year-military-dog-reportedly-assisted-in-bin-laden-raid/?hpt=T1
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on May 05, 2011, 06:59:12 pm
Fits did you get my message?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on May 05, 2011, 07:09:43 pm
good article Curt...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 05, 2011, 07:29:59 pm
Thanks.  It just reminded me of the scenes where they used dogs to expose the terminators, remember?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on May 06, 2011, 08:55:45 am
Thanks.  It just reminded me of the scenes where they used dogs to expose the terminators, remember?
yep...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 08, 2011, 09:13:26 pm
FoxNews is playing a documentary of what happened in 9 - 11.

I hope that bastard suffered before he died.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on May 09, 2011, 06:55:31 am
Fits did you get my message?

I did, grrrr, thanks.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on May 09, 2011, 12:55:01 pm
When mimes go bad...

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/05/09/british-street-performer-jailed-assault-rival-mime/?test=latestnews

 Police say 37-year-old Dechko Ivanov -- who worked as a silent "living statue" -- got into a very vocal argument with another man about performing spots near the London Eye, a giant Ferris wheel.

 Police described Ivanov as "wearing a silver outfit with a crown" and carrying a staff. The victim wore a long silver jacket and a pointed hat.

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on May 09, 2011, 03:00:06 pm
What is mime for, "Get off my corner b itch!"
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 09, 2011, 04:27:15 pm
What is mime for, "Get off my corner b itch!"

A stiff palm to the nose.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on May 11, 2011, 05:53:08 pm
Just found a great website -- www.wolfgangsvault.com/concerts/top-rated.html

While they sell mp3 downloads of several live concerts there on the site, it also allows you to listen to them over the internet for free.  Right now I'm enjoying a remarkably clean live performance by Muddy Waters from 1969.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on May 11, 2011, 06:46:02 pm
Former ESPN personality Jay Mariotti charged with felony stalking and assault

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/05/espn-personality-jay-mariotti-charged-with-felony-stalking-and-assault-after-allegedly-confronting-ex-girlfriend.html



Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 11, 2011, 11:13:33 pm
Former ESPN personality Jay Mariotti charged with felony stalking and assault

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/05/espn-personality-jay-mariotti-charged-with-felony-stalking-and-assault-after-allegedly-confronting-ex-girlfriend.html (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/05/espn-personality-jay-mariotti-charged-with-felony-stalking-and-assault-after-allegedly-confronting-ex-girlfriend.html)

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/create-a-forum/Jaybird.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on May 12, 2011, 03:20:06 am
Just found a great website -- www.wolfgangsvault.com/concerts/top-rated.html

While they sell mp3 downloads of several live concerts there on the site, it also allows you to listen to them over the internet for free.  Right now I'm enjoying a remarkably clean live performance by Muddy Waters from 1969.

He is the GREATEST.  I've got on loan a CD with three concerts -- one from 1960 and the other two years later.  His hands, when he plays the guitar, are such a beautiful thing to see.  ART, that's what his music is.  It never gets old.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on May 12, 2011, 07:47:13 am
Saw him live twice, first around 1977 and then in early 1981.  Both times just in little clubs.  Both performances near or at the top of the list of all I have seen.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on May 12, 2011, 09:11:01 am
http://www.galacticempiretimes.com/2011/05/09/galaxy/outer-rim/obi-wan-kenobi-is-killed.html#
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 12, 2011, 12:03:50 pm
"Saw him live twice, first around 1977 and then in early 1981.  Both times just in little clubs.  Both performances near or at the top of the list of all I have seen."

Obviously, you have never been to Tijuana to see "Conchita and her Magic Mule".
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 12, 2011, 08:14:16 pm
Saw him live twice, first around 1977 and then in early 1981.  Both times just in little clubs.  Both performances near or at the top of the list of all I have seen.

In his later life, McKinley Morganfield (AKA Muddy Waters) moved to the western suburbs of Chicago.  At the time, I lived a couple of houses down from him.  In the winter, I regularly snowblowed his walk as the neighborly thing to do when I was out there doing mine.  Cut his grass too when I was doing mine and he was out-of-town.  He usually cut his own grass as he 'liked the exercise'. He was very appreciative of my efforts and would regularly invite me to be his guest when he had a gig in the area or the occasional BBQ at his house.

One day, McKinley asked me to stop by his house as he need help 'moving some furniture around'. When I rang his bell, to my surprise Mick Jagger answered the door.  Mick, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts were all in his living room.  As I learned later, they occasionally made a visit to his house when they were in town.  Morgan had a huge spread of his BBQ laid out and I was invited to stay and listen to him and the 'boys', as he always referred to them, jam and tell stories for hours.  Afterwards, Mick invited me and a guest of my choosing as VIP guests with backstage passes at their concert later in the week.  A great day!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 12, 2011, 08:19:50 pm
like father, like son........

(http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/media/photo/2011-04/334584960-27121851.jpg)

Records: Ditka son's DUI charge upgraded to felony

A drunk-driving charge against Michael P. Ditka, the son of former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, has been upgraded to a felony because of two previous charges of drunken driving against him in Lake County, court and police documents show.

Court documents from Cook County also show that the younger Ditka had another prior DUI arrest in Cook County – bringing his total to at least four.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-records-ditka-sons-dui-charge-upgraded-to-felony-20110512,0,682882.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-records-ditka-sons-dui-charge-upgraded-to-felony-20110512,0,682882.story)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on May 12, 2011, 08:27:16 pm
One day, McKinley asked he to stop by his house as he need help 'moving some furniture around'. When I rang his bell, to my surprise Mick Jagger answered the door.

I will forever be jealous.  When I lived in the Chicago area my nearest "celebrity neighbor" was Sam Giancana, though he never invited me in to listen to him and his boys tell any stories.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 12, 2011, 10:05:10 pm
This morning at 6:30 I boarded a train from Springfield to Chicago (Joliet) to pick up a bus for the school.  Big mistake.  You don't get on a train to Chicago on the day the Cardinals are playing the Cubs there.  More people were on the platform than greeted the Lincoln funeral train 150 years ago.  That train was loaded with Cubbie blue and Cardinal red.  Hardly a seat on the thing.  Cardinal and Cub fans actually had to sit next to each other.  Talk about tension.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on May 13, 2011, 01:23:04 am
Andy -- Holy Cow, what a story/experience!! Tell us more about that, about some of the stories/anticdotes, etc.  Man oh man.

Unrequited love -- a persistant theme in the blues, and one which "Got My Mojo Workin'" really drives home.  Such a great song, and done by Muddy and the "boys", it really shines.  The singer/narrator is off to Louisiana to get him a mojo hand and some advice from the gypsy woman, to "have all you women here at my command."  So he gets it, the mojo hand, and so goes the call and response, which is another blues constant.  Back and forth, Got my mojo workin' (Got my mojo workin') Got my mojo workin' . . .  and it builds with each back and forth, leading up to the climax, the abrubt ending . . . "But . . . IT . . . JUST . . . WON'T . . . WORK . . . ON . . . YOU!"  Wow.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 13, 2011, 10:37:18 am
I didn't have any famous neighbors, but Robin Tunney used to run around my house naked.  In fact I once gave her a smack on her bare rump.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on May 13, 2011, 04:51:45 pm
Andy - that's just awesome...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 13, 2011, 08:49:50 pm
I saw Farrah Fawcett naked once.  Then my mom found the magazine and burned it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on May 13, 2011, 10:44:23 pm
 ::)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: harrylives on May 16, 2011, 05:02:47 pm
I never have gotten a chance to do this before, because my paper seldom releases my articles for free via the web...but THIS one was an exception because it was local in nature. It really made me think of Perry, aka Oldfan. This is the real deal, most of you know I am a sportswriter in south central IN..Columbus..

http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Columbus_merchants_taking_thei_1305549900/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on May 16, 2011, 05:02:51 pm
Anybody have any experience with a Mitsubishi DLP TV.  My current TV is getting ready to cash it in and Amazon has a 60" 1080p, 120hz 3D ready on sale for $729. Much cheaper than a LCD of that size. My son has a 55" ToshibaDLP that has an excellent picture. I know the bulb needs to be replaced after about 2 years but this sounds like a good deal. Thoughts?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on May 16, 2011, 08:56:04 pm
http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Columbus_merchants_taking_thei_1305549900/

Thanks for sharing it, Harry.  Could have been a bit longer and used more detail, but interesting.  As it is it almost seemed like a tease....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 17, 2011, 05:08:49 am
Anybody have any experience with a Mitsubishi DLP TV.  My current TV is getting ready to cash it in and Amazon has a 60" 1080p, 120hz 3D ready on sale for $729. Much cheaper than a LCD of that size. My son has a 55" ToshibaDLP that has an excellent picture. I know the bulb needs to be replaced after about 2 years but this sounds like a good deal. Thoughts?

This 60" model was available last Thanksgiving as a Black Friday deal priced at $599.

info on the Mitsubishi WD-xx638 Series:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1278301 (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1278301)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on May 17, 2011, 09:25:23 am
Thanks Andy...I went ahead and ordered the TV so I guess I'll know Friday if I made a good decision.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on May 17, 2011, 09:39:15 am
 Keys,Thinking about getting an additional TV post your comments on the new purchase....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on May 17, 2011, 09:47:12 am
I just bought this one (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sharp-LC-52LE920UN/15907677), Steve.  Impressed so far......


Model year end was in March, so lots of deals to be had, including the one I just got.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on May 17, 2011, 10:00:17 am
Fits that's a sweet looking TV,although my price range is somewhat lower, that looks to be a great buy.Thanks
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 17, 2011, 02:54:09 pm
Steve, DaveP bought him that in exchange for his friendship.  It's in another topic.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on May 17, 2011, 04:12:21 pm
Steve, DaveP bought him that in exchange for his friendship.  It's in another topic.
all righty then...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 18, 2011, 07:42:54 pm
For friendship, I pay only beer.  Money is for heterosexual relations.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 18, 2011, 07:44:04 pm
Yeah, you already told me how you have to pay Mrs. Davep.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 19, 2011, 04:08:51 pm
Interesting twist:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/05/19/unabomber.tylenol/index.html?hpt=T2

We lived in Elgin, IL, at the time, and I always felt that either the perpetrator was one of the victims or the perpetrator got the one he wanted and quit.  Or maybe he hit a dump truck with his Toyota.  It is odd that a serial killer like that quits or doesn't finally tell somebody out of ego.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on May 20, 2011, 11:55:10 am
Keys,Thinking about getting an additional TV post your comments on the new purchase....



The TV arrived today and I couldn't be happier. I haven't got the HD cable box yet but I checked the HD picture by running a movie through my Roku box which is HD. The picture is fantastic. Can't wait to watch some sports in HD. My old TV wasn't HD. At $729 with free delivery and no sales tax for a 60 inch screen I think I got a real bargain.


update: just hopped on the Amazon website and they have raised the price to $769
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on May 20, 2011, 12:15:20 pm
RIP Macho Man . . .

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/05/20/pro-wrestler-randy-macho-man-savage-dies-car-accident-report-says/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on May 20, 2011, 01:02:11 pm
Savage was from Downers Grove, Illinois

Jiggs was probably more interested in Miss Elizabeth

(http://www.wwe.com/f/imagecache/gallery_photo/photo/image/2009/05/10206530.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JDub on May 20, 2011, 01:32:07 pm
I hope they play Pomp & Circumstance at the funeral...

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JDub on May 20, 2011, 01:33:11 pm
Wasn't Savage at one time in the Reds' minor league system?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on May 20, 2011, 01:55:16 pm
Keys, sounds like you got a great TV. I hope to find a baragain such as yours before too long.HD is the way to watch sports. Enjoy buddy!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on May 20, 2011, 01:58:34 pm
I hope they play Pomp & Circumstance at the funeral...


Then have everyone, "Snap Into A Slim Jim!".... ;)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brjones on May 20, 2011, 01:58:57 pm
Wasn't Savage at one time in the Reds' minor league system?

Yeah.  Actually, both the Cardinals and the Reds:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=poffo-001ran
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on May 20, 2011, 03:15:33 pm
Randy "Macho Man" Savage story

http://www.startribune.com/sports/122346374.html

"Miss Elizabeth" died of a prescription overdose in 2003

He was a minor league catcher for the St. Louis and Cincinnati organizations in the 1970s.

Another report says the "medical incident" was a heart attack.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: harrylives on May 22, 2011, 01:12:04 pm
Anyone watch CBS Sunday Norning on a regular basis? Charles Osgood and his crew were on location from Columbus, IN for their design special for this morning's episode. That's where I live..downtown has some lovely buildings.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 22, 2011, 01:22:11 pm
What's so special about Bill's Bar and Grill, the post office, and a bowling alley?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on May 22, 2011, 01:24:50 pm
Hey, that bowling alley has eight lanes, pal!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on May 22, 2011, 01:28:57 pm
Columbus is the capital of Indiana, right?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 22, 2011, 01:32:25 pm
I thought it was the capital of Venezuela.  Or is it the country next door to it.

Who founded Columbus, Indiana, some guy looking for Columbus, Ohio?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on May 22, 2011, 01:34:38 pm
You're getting confused with the country of Columbia (where they have a strong agricultural economy)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 22, 2011, 01:45:59 pm
Coffee beans?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: harrylives on May 22, 2011, 05:19:50 pm
Well, we have a soda fountain and a couple of Starbucks. The fountain is almost as old as Curt.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: harrylives on May 22, 2011, 05:31:27 pm
Just found this:

Is this topic worthy of discussion? I highly suspect it should be (and hopefully will be).

Charles Osgood and his CBS crew have been in Columbus for the past 3 days filming, interviewing, and getting a feel of what marvels lie in our town. Mr. Osgood will provide the world with a look inside the place we live this coming Sunday morning (5/22/11).

http://therepublicphotos.com/p1032729612/e3407025

http://therepublicphotos.com/p1032729612/ed6b9f56

Daniel Miller, reporter with WISH-tv, our local CBS affiliate, spoke with Charles Osgood:

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/sou....001&status=true



Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 22, 2011, 05:33:53 pm
Are you one of the marvels, harry?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: harrylives on May 22, 2011, 05:37:14 pm
Last link doesn't wok, but the pics do.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JDub on May 23, 2011, 08:21:27 am
Columbus is a big town in Indiana. I know this because they actually have TWO Wal-Marts instead of 1 like Franklin & Shelbyville.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on May 25, 2011, 02:59:11 pm
Tucson's Jared Loughner ruled incompetent for trial.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110525/us_nm/us_shooting_loughner;_ylt=AoUuVNwZpFMFnOxTEbAxG4VvzwcF;_ylu=X3oDMTJsOWhyM2szBGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTEwNTI1L3VzX3Nob290aW5nX2xvdWdobmVyBGNwb3MDMQRwb3MDMgRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3J5BHNsawNhbGxlZ2VkdHVjc28-

After seeing what's come about about his antics at the junior college, the judge had no choice.  He's wacko.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on May 25, 2011, 03:03:51 pm
incompetent ain't insane, he'll stand trial at some point after treatment, no free ride in the nut house for this scum...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 25, 2011, 04:22:38 pm
Don't bet on it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on May 25, 2011, 05:40:42 pm
After seeing what's come about about his antics at the junior college, the judge had no choice.  He's wacko.

Being "whacko" is considerably different from not being competent to stand trial, and nothing which has been reported so far would even begin to qualify as meeting the standard for legal insanity required to avoid criminal responsibility for his actions.  Because he was found incompetent today does not mean that would be the finding for him even next week.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on May 25, 2011, 06:59:04 pm
Paul McCartney to play Wrigley Field, possibly July 31, Aug. 1.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 25, 2011, 07:00:35 pm
CNN reporting severe storms in Memphis.  Dave, heads up, dude.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on May 26, 2011, 10:52:59 am
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43171041/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/?gt1=43001

My town again makes the news. Well, at least it's not a murder this time. I'm so proud.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on May 26, 2011, 11:33:38 am
LOL
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 26, 2011, 09:26:43 pm
Anyone heard anything good or bad about the new Pirates movie?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on May 26, 2011, 09:33:21 pm
Tomorrow's matinee is sure to sink the Cubs.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on May 27, 2011, 09:12:56 am
CNN reporting severe storms in Memphis.  Dave, heads up, dude.

Third verse, same as the first...we're pretty oblivious to it all by now...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on May 27, 2011, 11:15:02 pm
Anyone heard anything good or bad about the new Pirates movie?

Keith Richards has two minutes as Dad.  I'd like to see that.  He gets to shoot someone too.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on May 28, 2011, 07:36:03 am
Keith Richards has two minutes as Dad.  I'd like to see that.  He gets to shoot someone too.

What does he shoot them up with?

By the way, I thought Pirates was a kid appropriate movie.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on May 29, 2011, 01:00:05 am
Don't bad-mouth Keith, JR.  He'll probably outlive us all.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on May 30, 2011, 08:43:55 am
(http://www.usflagdepot.com/store/media/interment.gif)

Thinking of Oldfan and others who are no longer with us on this Memorial Day.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 30, 2011, 09:00:14 am
If this was Facebook, I'd tag a "Like" on that sentiment.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 30, 2011, 11:39:36 am
When the IED hit my daughter's convoy 4 years ago, she only suffered a concussion, but 13 Afghanistani civilians were killed in the blast.

Since then, on every Memorial Day she goes down to the beach and places 13 white roses into the ocean.

That is what she is doing as I write this.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 30, 2011, 12:21:33 pm
Another "Like"
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on May 31, 2011, 12:25:34 am
 
CAUTION!

 
Scoop's computer may be infected with the virus that is currently going around.  Be extra careful if you receive anything from her.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on May 31, 2011, 12:40:26 am
CAUTION!

 
Scoop's computer may be infected with the virus that is currently going around.  Be extra careful if you receive anything from her.
The E-Mail will have her address in the "from" area rather than her name and there will be no subject.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on May 31, 2011, 07:20:09 am
Yeah, I got something from her.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 31, 2011, 01:51:03 pm
Scoop always disliked you best.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on May 31, 2011, 11:23:34 pm
Always wear a condom when you open Scoops emails.  Better safe than sorry.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on June 01, 2011, 12:27:28 pm
I'm surprised there weren't more comments made on that one.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on June 01, 2011, 05:53:03 pm
I didn't have a condom 23 years ago when Scoop and I had that one night together...

Wow.  Is the boy really turning 23 this year?  Scoop were getting old.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on June 02, 2011, 12:19:42 am
I looked all through the archives of Worldcrossing for that famous back and forth between Wmljohn and the Femme Fatale, but it must have taken place before any saving was done. It was brilliant.  Such perfect timing, which I guess is what great comedy is all about.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on June 02, 2011, 06:51:25 pm
 Saggy pants mean no ride on one Texas bus system
 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110602/us_nm/us_saggypants_texas

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 03, 2011, 06:39:17 pm
James Arness passed away which is a real shocker to me because I thought he died 10 years ago.  Odd article that mentions how we all know his wife but then doesn't say who she is and doesn't mention that he's Peter Graves' brother.  Found that odd.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on June 03, 2011, 07:35:20 pm
His wife?

Wasn't it Amanda Blake?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on June 03, 2011, 07:40:08 pm
lol
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on June 03, 2011, 08:26:31 pm
You shouldn't have done that, Jeff.  It might tempt Curt to look at what I posted, and then his eyes would burn out.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 04, 2011, 04:20:06 pm
Got a call from Iowa today, to let us know that my mother's 98 year old cousin died of a heart attack.

My mother's reaction?  "What a shame.  She was still so young."
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on June 05, 2011, 02:31:32 pm
Dave, I can honestly say I love your mother. 

She seems a lot tougher than Mike Quade. Think she would manage the Cubs for a couple of years?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 05, 2011, 02:35:19 pm
Think she would manage the Cubs for a couple of years?

So, in truth, you HATE Dave's mother.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on June 05, 2011, 02:35:54 pm
Yeah, that seems like a horrible thing to wish on someone, JB.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on June 05, 2011, 02:36:34 pm
Dave might be conflicted on that.

Could make it pretty hard for him to rip some calls by the manager....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 05, 2011, 02:48:23 pm
Dave, I can honestly say I love your mother. 

She seems a lot tougher than Mike Quade. Think she would manage the Cubs for a couple of years?

She wouldn't be much worse than some that we have had.  And some players would be well served to borrow her walker.  It could speed them up.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on June 05, 2011, 02:51:44 pm
LOL 

Curt, how could you hate someone like that? She's like 101 and in better shape then the entire Cubs starting outfield.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 05, 2011, 03:18:26 pm
This probably isn't of interest to most on the board, but I will mention it any, in case someone may have an elder relative with edema problems.

For years, my mother has had problems with extremely swollen legs and ankles, to the point where she can hardly walk on them.   They have tried just about everything with no success.  Recently, they tried a new therapy.  Three times a week they wrap her legs loosely in bandages for 24 hours.  The rest of the time she wears firm, but not tight support sox.  In a matter of three weeks, her legs are about half the size they used to be.

It is a new procedure, covered by medicare, but you will probably have to ask the doctor about it, since it is so new.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on June 06, 2011, 12:44:39 am
(http://snoopyandthegang.weebly.com/uploads/1/4/0/3/1403090/6775098.gif?534)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 06, 2011, 12:17:28 pm
66 years ago today, more American troops died than have died in the entire Iraqi and Afghanistani wars combined.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on June 06, 2011, 04:00:31 pm
66 years ago today, more American troops died than have died in the entire Iraqi and Afghanistani wars combined.
67 years ago today was even worse.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 06, 2011, 06:28:11 pm
Sorry.  I forgot to mention that that was in Jesmath years.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ray on June 06, 2011, 06:34:41 pm
didn't jesmath years always add age or years?  :-)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 06, 2011, 06:56:58 pm
That is the beauty of Jesmath.  It is not mathematical.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on June 06, 2011, 07:02:39 pm
...so it's like jeslogic?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on June 06, 2011, 07:18:06 pm
My Dad landed at  Normandy D-Day +3, captured during the Battle of the Bulge,my hero....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 06, 2011, 07:29:53 pm
Those that were captured in the Battle of the Bulge went through some terrible times.  I hope he came out all right.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on June 06, 2011, 07:33:43 pm
oh yeah, Dad came home became a police officer,helped raise thre kids, died of cancer in'76 at 57, a short life but well lived
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on June 06, 2011, 07:41:54 pm
didn't jesmath years always add age or years?  :-)

No.  Really pretty simple.  If you are just going to give the age in years, you simply round to the nearest year, which would refer to a player 22 years and ten months old as a 23-year-old.  When you are looking to have comparisons of players based on age, grouping them in that manner makes more sense to me than it does to refer to player A as 21 when he is 21 years and 11 months and 29 days old to compare him with player B who is three days older, but referred to as 22.  Referring the first player as 21 and the second player as 22 suggests that player A has a full year of additional development to catch up to or pass player B, though he would actually have 3 days.

Unfortunately, that is combined with simply some pretty rotten math in calculated a players age by ANY system and errors by any standard.

Happens.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ray on June 06, 2011, 09:05:33 pm
No.  Really pretty simple.  If you are just going to give the age in years, you simply round to the nearest year, which would refer to a player 22 years and ten months old as a 23-year-old.  When you are looking to have comparisons of players based on age, grouping them in that manner makes more sense to me than it does to refer to player A as 21 when he is 21 years and 11 months and 29 days old to compare him with player B who is three days older, but referred to as 22.  Referring the first player as 21 and the second player as 22 suggests that player A has a full year of additional development to catch up to or pass player B, though he would actually have 3 days.

Unfortunately, that is combined with simply some pretty rotten math in calculated a players age by ANY system and errors by any standard.

Happens.

I honestly get what your saying...when i was in high school and folks would ask me the time, i'd say 11:27:55, cuz it seemed to me at the time it was closer to 11:28 than 11:27, and what i said was about to be wrong...yes i thought too much then.  lol

there really isn't a way to get around the age comparisons...when you use as big a measure of time as a year, even trying to change it around is going to provide new holes, but i do get what your doing.  using your method, just change the months to the half years, and you have the same problem.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on June 06, 2011, 10:01:13 pm
It didn't help when someone pointed it out and my explanation was "enhanced" by several miscalculations which resulted from an inability to perform simple math to determine player ages on any system, "jesmath" or otherwise.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Gracehoney on June 07, 2011, 03:11:09 pm
"Jesmath" strikes me very much as the way they list the ages of race horses, as all of them always being born on the same day in any calendar year, or, alternately, the way the British list the birthday of the sovereign as so-and-such a day, irrelevant of when she or he was actually born.  It is all a convenience anyway.  I read somewhere that the ancient Chinese used to figure a child was one year old at birth, having gestated for a year.  So, it is workable.....

 ;D
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 07, 2011, 03:39:25 pm
Close.  The Chinese (and many other societies) gave the age of a newborn as being "in his first year", and then "in his second year", etc.  It had nothing to do with the gestation period, and was a perfectly fine way to keep track of age, as long as everyone understood what was meant by it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on June 09, 2011, 01:44:17 pm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-dennis-mascari-who-created-a-real-cubs-graveyard-dies-20110609,0,5211357.story
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on June 10, 2011, 02:52:25 pm
Sorry about the virus everyone.  That just capped off a couple months of computer issues over the past month or more.  If it's any consolation, I've deleted my address book so it should not happen again.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on June 10, 2011, 03:10:04 pm
Welcome back, Scoopee.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on June 11, 2011, 08:10:00 am
Scoop in the house...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 14, 2011, 04:39:42 pm
Just a tidbit.  Word is that Albert Pujols has bought a home in the Springfield area.  Ostensible reason is that he has special needs children and we have one of the best schools in the Midwest for that.  Of course, we tell Cardinal fans that he's slowly moving toward Chicago.  Ticks them off.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on June 14, 2011, 07:15:12 pm
Well Illinois IS a better state...but they don't have the better baseball team. ;)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 14, 2011, 08:21:42 pm
but we have the better fans.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on June 15, 2011, 11:28:48 pm
Totally random, but wasn't it around this time of year when we all went to that Cubs game? I know I was still 15 cause I only had a drivers permit, but I'm pretty sure it was close to my 16th birthday! That was 12 years ago.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 16, 2011, 05:56:31 am
Yeah, I think you're right.  It was a day game because we left in the morning and got back that night.  Didn't we go somewhere for pizza?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on June 16, 2011, 10:38:50 am
We sure did! I don't remember where, but I remember it being good!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: PJL on June 16, 2011, 11:03:46 am
I wasn't there, but you were in Chicago, of course the pizza was good!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on June 16, 2011, 11:10:34 am
Oh do I know that! I can't find anything that ACTUALLY resembles Chicago pizza out here. :( Everywhere that claims to be is sadly mistaken...how disappointing!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on June 16, 2011, 07:13:10 pm
I wasn't there, but you were in Chicago, of course the pizza was good!

I'm sure I'll get banned for this but I disagree with this statement strongly.

Chicago pizza blows.

Good pizza has thin crust, lots of cheese, is light on sauce and has NO veggies or fungus on it, for f*ck sake!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on June 16, 2011, 07:15:20 pm
I'm sure I'll get banned for this but I disagree with this statement strongly.

Chicago pizza blows.

Good pizza has thin crust, lots of cheese, is light on sauce and has NO veggies or fungus on it, for f*ck sake!

Deep dish pizza is wildly overrated, but you can get genuinely great pizza in Chicago.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on June 16, 2011, 07:16:59 pm
Italian beef, hot dogs, and Bohemian food set Chicago apart much more than pizza does.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 16, 2011, 07:23:00 pm
I'm sure I'll get banned for this but I disagree with this statement strongly.

Chicago pizza blows.

Good pizza has thin crust, lots of cheese, is light on sauce and has NO veggies or fungus on it, for f*ck sake!

You're banned for that.  Don't even try to post again.  Your keyboard no longer will allow you to post on this board.  Don't even try.  Stop.  What do you think you're doing?  You can't post here anymore I tell you.  You're done.  Go away.  You're a Strikezone with fungus on it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on June 16, 2011, 07:53:55 pm
For crying out loud, the posters at NSBB are pussies.

They have had a several page argument on whether or not someone gave away a plot point on a freaking TV show.

Seriously, I'm not kidding even a little bit.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on June 16, 2011, 08:27:23 pm
So pussies is okay? 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on June 16, 2011, 08:29:10 pm
****

Box

****

Kitty

****

Twat
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 16, 2011, 08:31:33 pm
Well, Robb, they've always been with me, but if you are inclined a different direction...far from me to judge.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 16, 2011, 09:20:05 pm
When people talk about Chicago pizza, they are usually talking about the deep dish pizza that was started at Uno's, and was copied all around the city.  I think it is very poor pizza.  The true Chicago pizza is from Aurelios, in Chicago Heights.  A hand tossed regular pizza.

But none of the new chains have pizza as good as the individual stores that sprung up in the 50s and 60s.  Since then, Pizza Hut ruined pizza.

By the way, if anyone is ever in Evergreen Park, they still have a store that opened up in 1956 and still has the same pizza.  I don't remember the name of the place, but it is right across from Little Company of Mary Hospital.  It is worth the trip.

If anyone is in Texas, Pizza Inn is probably the best chain pizza you can get.  Not great, but not assembly line pizza
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on June 16, 2011, 10:28:00 pm
The original My Pi near Loyola.  Fantastic.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on June 16, 2011, 11:20:17 pm
Chicago pizza is a meal, its not a slice. And to me, it signifies home so I miss it!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: PJL on June 16, 2011, 11:41:01 pm
I like pizza in general.  Good pizza from a good pizzeria is hard to come by in po dunk, Iowa, though.  I don't eat much pizza here.  I like Giordano's.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 17, 2011, 01:24:02 am
Small towns can have great pizza.  The best pizza I ever had was in a local joint in Glasgow, Montana.  A retired NCO who had been stationed in Italy opened a place there after he retired.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on June 17, 2011, 07:20:41 am
We get the take-n-bakes from Costco every week - add extra pepperoni and mozzarella and bacon...

Good stuff
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on June 17, 2011, 07:43:43 am
My wife makes the crust and sauce from scratch.  Best pizza anywhere.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: PJL on June 17, 2011, 08:31:15 am
Where I live, the "best" pizza is from Pizza Hut, according to the chamber of commerce.  Honestly, though, Pizza is kind of like good barbacue for me.  You can't find too much of it around here (other than what I make myself), so it's a treat when i get to eat at a good pizza joint.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on June 17, 2011, 09:13:17 am
"By the way, if anyone is ever in Evergreen Park, they still have a store that opened up in 1956 and still has the same pizza.  I don't remember the name of the place, but it is right across from Little Company of Mary Hospital.  It is worth the trip."
Dave,  growing up in Oak Lawn I'm familiar with a lot of Mom&Pop pizza parlors within a short drive from our home in the "Blue Tops" neighborhood, the joint across from Little Company of Mary Hospital (my mom worked there for 25 years) is "Rosangela's Pizza" pretty good pizza most times but I can remember getting some bad pizzas from there and it wasn't the cleanest place from time to time,too small for dine-in. Barraco's located just East of Pulaski on 95th street hs been pretty good for a long time. A great number of the pizza parlor's we went to are gone now to be replaced by any number of businesses,etc.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on June 17, 2011, 10:03:04 am
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2009-02-06/news/17916039_1_witness-protection-joseph-milano-harassment-suit

This place actually had some good pizza.  was there once before it came to light that the owner was a mob hit man in the witness protection program...LOL. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 17, 2011, 10:15:53 am
You try to go straight, and they complain about calzone and drag you back in.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on June 17, 2011, 12:03:22 pm
There used to be no such thing as "deep dish" pizza back in the day.  Grew up in Chicago-style thin crust where they cut the pizza in squares, not the pie-shaped pieces most are accustomed to.  Barely any crust around the edges at all.  Cheese and toppings go almost all the way to the edge of the pizza.   

My childhood favorite, Roberto's in Elmhurst is still there and still has, in my opinion, the best thin-crust pizza ever.  :)  Started out as a pick-up only place, but changed owners several years back, started delivering and ultimately opened a nice eat-in restaurant next door.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on June 17, 2011, 12:15:45 pm
cutting the pizza in squares is the way my pizzas are still cut ,extra cheese and sausage if you please  ;D
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 17, 2011, 01:13:50 pm
I hate deep dish pizza.  I love thin crust, thinner the better.  My wife loves deep dish.  I tell her, why don't you let me order a thin crust pizza and you order lasagna?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on June 17, 2011, 02:08:58 pm
I don't hate deep dish pizza, but it's definitely not my first preference.

Whenever I tell people I'm from the Chicago area, the deep dish discussion inevitably comes up.  If they've never been to Chicago, they don't know that there's any other kind of pizza other than deep dish.  When you start talking to them about Chicago-style THIN crust pizza they **** their heads and look atcha kind funny, like you don't know what you're talking about.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on June 17, 2011, 02:09:39 pm
LOL!  C*o*c*k was edited out in the above post.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 17, 2011, 02:51:45 pm
"By the way, if anyone is ever in Evergreen Park, they still have a store that opened up in 1956 and still has the same pizza.  I don't remember the name of the place, but it is right across from Little Company of Mary Hospital.  It is worth the trip."
Dave,  growing up in Oak Lawn I'm familiar with a lot of Mom&Pop pizza parlors within a short drive from our home in the "Blue Tops" neighborhood, the joint across from Little Company of Mary Hospital (my mom worked there for 25 years) is "Rosangela's Pizza" pretty good pizza most times but I can remember getting some bad pizzas from there and it wasn't the cleanest place from time to time,too small for dine-in. Barraco's located just East of Pulaski on 95th street hs been pretty good for a long time. A great number of the pizza parlor's we went to are gone now to be replaced by any number of businesses,etc.

Rosangelas is indeed the name of the place.  I ate there a lot years ago, but then not until my mother spent some time in the hospital, and we found it was still open.  I have not been there enough to have had a bad pizza there, but perhaps it is just a matter of time.

Is Barracos a chain?  I will have to try it.

I assume you are too young to have ever gone to Casa Maria, formerly on 95th street just east of Cicero.  Run by an elderly couple, Joe and Maria, it was outstanding.

Gino's East, on 95th a few blocks west of Southwest Highway was also pretty good, but not as good as the original Gino's.  Both are closed now.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 17, 2011, 03:18:05 pm
Best pizza my wife and I had in Chicago was in a downstairs bar, kinda like Cheers, about a block or two south of Second City.  Great pizza, made on site.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on June 17, 2011, 03:25:07 pm
If anybody here is in or near Sacramento, CA, there's a pizza place in Folsom called Chicago Fire.  Owners are from Palatine, IL.  They do both deep dish and thin crust and their thin crust is awesome!  You'd love it, Curt.

The said they modeled their pizza after Rosati's and another place in Palatine named Marie's or something like that.  Excellent pizza.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 17, 2011, 04:51:11 pm
On the other hand, there is a place called "Chicago Pizza" in North Fort Myers.  I go there because they have satellite TV of all Bears games.

Worst pizza I have ever had.  And that includes the "McPizza" that my company tried to develop for McDonalds.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 17, 2011, 05:47:10 pm
We've got a guy here that does Sicilian pizza...paper thin crust, heavy with meat...excellent.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on June 18, 2011, 03:47:07 am
Where's ol' Mildred Ratched?  You know, that dame that goes by the moniker Spoon, or Scope, or something. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on June 18, 2011, 04:06:53 am
Oh yeah, always hated frozen pizza, until I tried California Kitchens.  They do a great job, thin crust, the right size, the "white" pizza is the one to try.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 18, 2011, 07:53:18 am
Next weekend I'll be in Kansas City.  What's a good BBQ place near the airport?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 18, 2011, 09:36:35 am
Been reading about this Amanda Knox situation in Italy.  I don't know if she's guilty or not; she was convicted, I know.  What puzzles me is what is the incentive for all these convicts to come forward on her behalf?  It would seem the prosecutors should be attacking their motives and how they will profit more than their testimonies.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 18, 2011, 10:22:26 am
Nevermind...just adding to my reading, most of these guys coming forward have "issues."
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 18, 2011, 05:16:32 pm
So, nobody knows a good bbq spot in KC?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 18, 2011, 06:38:06 pm
Not near the airport.  There is a great one on the other side of the town, by the name of Arthur Bryants.  All I remember is that their specialty is "burnt ends", which are much better than they sound.  It has been about 20 years since I was there last, so I can't make any guarantees.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 18, 2011, 06:44:19 pm
Looking at the map, it looks like Arthur Bryant has a place on the west side of town, that might not be to far if you have access to a car.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on June 18, 2011, 08:08:09 pm
Monical's Pizza. Nothing close to it.

http://www.monicalspizza.com/menus/default.aspx?SegmentId=8&F_All=Y
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on June 18, 2011, 09:43:15 pm
Curt, you might wanna check out the Travel Channel or Food Network for KC BBQ places.

I've never been there but have seen several featured on shows like Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives and Man vs Food and BBQ Paradise.

All of those shows have websites with info on joints they've featured.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 18, 2011, 10:21:07 pm
Thanks, Dave.
Didn't we use to have a board guy who lived in KC?  Did we lose him in the move?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on June 18, 2011, 10:31:33 pm
Now on to weightier matters.  Boxer or briefs?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on June 18, 2011, 10:58:43 pm
I miss Monical's Pizza. When I was home in May I had it for 2 separate meals (I was only home for 4 full days). Brought a bottle of french dressing back with me...yummmmmm
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on June 18, 2011, 11:18:56 pm
Now on to weightier matters.  Boxer or briefs?

Boxer-briefs.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Eastcoastfan on June 19, 2011, 10:22:00 am
RIP, Big Man . . .
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 19, 2011, 12:43:59 pm
Happy Father's Day to all the Dads on here.

And Happy Mother's Day, davep.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: PJL on June 19, 2011, 02:12:15 pm
Curt - I sent you an email.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 19, 2011, 02:29:06 pm
Curt - I sent you an email.

He will soon return it with corrections to punctuation and grammar.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: PJL on June 19, 2011, 02:48:33 pm
Curt - sent the message to Facebook, not your email.  My bad.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 19, 2011, 04:46:42 pm
FischerOne@msn.com   No email.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on June 21, 2011, 04:59:56 pm
Some things are simply comically stupid.

Like this.  http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more_info.cfm?recno=455610

A California school looking for someone to teach broadcast journalism.... for deaf students.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 22, 2011, 04:20:10 pm
A mammoth bone with a carving of a mammoth on it was found in Florida in 2007.  Although there were many sites that had human bones interspersed with mammoth bones, this is the first positive proof that humans came to North America prior to the extinction of mammoths, about 13 thousand years ago.

Assuming that it is not a fake.  And the current evidence indicates that it is not.

Interestingly, the mammoth is drawn in a style very similar to that current in Europe at that time, fueling the debate that some humans came to America by way of Europe during that period.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on June 22, 2011, 07:18:54 pm
Interestingly, the mammoth is drawn in a style very similar to that current in Europe at that time, fueling the debate that some humans came to America by way of Europe during that period.

Also making one wonder how many damb ways you can carve a mammoth....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 22, 2011, 09:00:48 pm
I imagine in as many ways as there are artists.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on June 24, 2011, 05:59:24 pm
 
 
Just when you thought you'd heard everything

 
Colorado police arrest suspected port-a-potty peeper

 
DENVER (Reuters) – A man suspected of hiding inside the waste tank of a portable toilet at a yoga festival in Boulder, Colorado was arrested on charges of unlawful sexual contact and invasion of privacy, police said on Friday.
 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110624/us_nm/us_colorado_toilet_crime
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on June 24, 2011, 06:49:36 pm
Um, gross.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on June 24, 2011, 06:50:56 pm
You have to REALLY want to see some kitty to do that.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FDISK on June 27, 2011, 07:26:19 pm
Here we go again....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 27, 2011, 08:33:25 pm
FD, do you have your asbestos suit on?  Are you safe?  Well, of course not.  I mean are the fires near you?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FDISK on June 27, 2011, 08:42:58 pm
I can see the flames (and Russia) from my house...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 27, 2011, 08:44:38 pm
You live next to Sarah Palin?  Cool.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Gracehoney on June 27, 2011, 10:49:40 pm
I do admire the circumspect way in which the writer indicates that the police had some indications that he was the man they wanted, considering what the article says that the suspect left the festival wearing ....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on June 29, 2011, 02:35:23 pm
Pretty amazing.

http://www.wimp.com/greatchallenges/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on June 29, 2011, 05:17:03 pm
 
Quote from: Associated Press

Sheen says he took steroids during 'Major League'

 
NEW YORK -- Turns out Wild Thing's fastball had a little extra juice.

 
Actor Charlie Sheen tells Sports Illustrated in its latest issue that he took steroids "for like six or eight weeks" while filming the 1989 movie "Major League." He adds that the performance-enhancing drugs helped his fastball go from 79 mph to 85 mph.

 
Sheen played fireballing relief pitcher Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, whose wayward pitches were often "jussst a bit outside," as Bob Uecker's character, radio broadcaster Harry Doyle, sarcastically announced during the hit comedy.

 
Sheen, who has made recent headlines for erratic behavior and his firing from the show "Two and a Half Men," says it was the only time he took steroids and they made him a bit more irritable than normal.
What a letdown.  Next I suppose they'll tell us Willie Mays Hayes wasn't very fast.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on June 29, 2011, 05:37:53 pm
What a letdown.  Next I suppose they'll tell us Willie Mays Hayes wasn't very fast.

Actually, in order to make Willie Mays Hayes look fast, they had to shoot all of those scenes in "slow-mo" because Wesley Snipes was incredibly slow.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 29, 2011, 06:07:30 pm
Ridicule all you want, at 85 mph Sheen would look better than some of the crap we're sending out there.  Especially if we had the gun that read 101.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 29, 2011, 08:42:56 pm
Monical's Pizza. Nothing close to it.

http://www.monicalspizza.com/menus/default.aspx?SegmentId=8&F_All=Y

It must be a regional thing.  Like the love of White Castle for people from the big northern cities like Chicago and Detroit or grits for southerners. No one I know that grew up in the Chicago area and went to college at Eastern Illinois, Bradley, Illinois Wesleyan, ISU, U of I, etc. rave about or miss Monical's Pizza. Guess you had to 'grow up on it' to enjoy it. It may be the best pizza in central & southern Illinois but that's not saying much as that area isn't considered a 'pizza lover's paradise'.  Kind of like being the 'best Mexican joint' in Winnipeg Canada.

The last time I tried it was 15 months ago at a company-owned store (some of their locations are franchised) in Manteno. The very-thin crust pizza is bland and unimpressive IMO. This may explain why many of the locals like to dress their Monical's pizza with a liberal dosing of the Monical's red salad dressing that is conveniently parked on each table top. The salad dressing is really tasty - but I don't care for salad dressing on my pizza, thank you.

There's also a good reason that they've expanded to 51 locations in Illinois and ALL of them are located south of I-80. Their pizza would be considered mediocre in Chicagoland.  They are not in the same league as Chicago area pizza places with multiple locations like Lou Malnati's, Connie's, Aurelio's or Edwardo's.  Let alone compared to the great pizza you will find in gems like Vito & Nick's on the southside or Burt's Place in Morton Grove.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on June 29, 2011, 09:08:11 pm
You can't compared Monical's to anything Chicago has to offer. They are totally different foods.

The option in my hometown was Monical's or Pizza Hut. Monical's won. And really, it depends on who makes the pizza. It's also the only place in town that let us kids take over after football and basketball games. :)

At this point, I associate the place with home. I always liked it, but now I want it cause I can't have it! I keep tellin my mom to buy the take and bake and freeze it and overnight it to me! :) She won't! Says its not worth it lol.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 29, 2011, 09:24:57 pm
Andy, the Monical's are not all the same.  When we are in Paxton, IL, we always stop at Monicals.  It is unreal.  Same Monicals, same chain, same pizza in Springfield is crap.  Something is lost in the training of their pizza makers or in the shipping of ingredients, because not all Monicals are the same.  Some are great, some very very disappointing.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 29, 2011, 09:26:54 pm
For the record, Rubberfin is referring to the same Monicals I was...the one in Paxton.

JBN is up in Peoria, so I'm guessing he got lucky and got a good one, too.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on June 29, 2011, 10:19:12 pm
Also for the record, I am from Ohio and I hate White Castle.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 29, 2011, 10:22:35 pm
I live in a white castle and I hate Ohio.  So.  I guess.  That makes us even.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on June 29, 2011, 10:53:51 pm
Driving through Missouri on the great move to California, I left the option up to my fiance...White Castle or Steak N Shake. He chose White Castle and I've never let him forget it! Thankfully, I CAN get Steak N Shake in Vegas now, so that at least helps a bit. It's still a 3 hour drive....but its better than a 4 hour flight or 30+ hour drive eh? :) It's just another one of those things I can't have so I miss it (NOT White Castle, I've never liked that place).

I suppose when we move back to Illinois we will miss In N Out.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 30, 2011, 01:24:59 pm
Serves you right.  You should have gone to Made Rite.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on June 30, 2011, 02:10:52 pm
have you folks tried 5 Guys burger chain?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 30, 2011, 03:23:33 pm
I have been to the one in Fort Myers, Florida.  I wasn't much impressed with it.  Certainly better than the McDonald/Burger King type of burgers.  Not as good as Wendy's used to be (they suck now).  Not as good as Fudruckers.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on June 30, 2011, 04:59:13 pm
I haven't been to 5 Guys either but the other half has. Said it was ok, nothing spectacular though.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 30, 2011, 05:07:03 pm
Interesting that Fudruckers got through the censor.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Tuffy on July 01, 2011, 09:15:00 am

I suppose when we move back to Illinois we will miss In N Out.

 :o But I thought he was your fiance...?

*ducks*
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on July 01, 2011, 01:36:53 pm
5 guys, In N Out, take this stuff to Under the Bleachers.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 02, 2011, 06:02:56 pm
have you folks tried 5 Guys burger chain?

The 'high-end' franchised burger places have rapidly infiltrated the western suburbs of Chicago.

I've eaten at Five Guys a good number of times.  First time was six years ago in the Washington D.C. area and it's was great!  There were a local phenomena is the D.C. area. They grew quickly and then decided to franchise the place.  When they first came to the Chicago area, I was anxious to see if they could retain their original quality in a franchise mode. IIRC, there are no freezers in the stores, only refrigerated coolers. Everything is freshly made each day. First time I tried it at their Naperville location I was pleased.  Tasted as good as the burgers I remembered from the D.C. store years earlier. Fries were fresh-cut, seasoned just right and a 'small' was enough for two-three people.  They usually fill up a drinking cup with fries and then add another larger scooper full into the bag. Then I went back again the following week arriving about fifteen minutes before closing time and it was awful.  Burger was drab and and my 'small' fry order, while very good, was small, just the cup full and no additional scoop.  Since then, I've been there a number of times but it seems to be hit-or-miss with the burgers. Half the time it's great and the other half so-so.  IMO, the drawbacks to Five Guys, besides the inconsistency I've found in the burgers, is the limited menu.  Burgers, hot dogs & grilled cheese only.  No chicken options and no milk shakes. Their french fries are really great though and I like the touch of the free peanuts while you're waiting for your food to be cooked.

http://www.fiveguys.com/home.aspx (http://www.fiveguys.com/home.aspx)

About six months after Five Guys arrived in the Chicago area, Meatheads, a Bloomington IL  high-end burger concept based on the Five Guys model arrived in Naperville.  They took Five Guys to the next level by offering even more 'free' toppings available on their burgers and added chicken sandwiches and shakes too. Their banana split shake is fantastic.  Fries are very good, but just a bit below the fries found at Five Guys.  No free peanuts but the atmosphere and decor is a step above Five Guys and I've found their food to be more consistent.  They've slowly expanded to 4 locations in the Chicago suburbs as well as their original Bloomington store and plan to open another one soon in Normal, IL. Only drawback I have found there is they close at 9pm rather than 10pm like Five Guys.  That's fine in the winter but in the summer when kids have baseball/softball games that last until 8pm or later, a delayed dinner with a trip to eat at Meatheads after the game seems rushed or out of the question.  They should expanded their hours to 10pm to really compete with Five Guys, Portillo's and their other competitors in the area.

http://www.meatheadsburgers.com/ (http://www.meatheadsburgers.com/)

Smashburger, a Colorado-based franchise, has expanded to the Chicago area. They opened a location in Darien, IL about six weeks ago.  I tried it a couple of weeks ago and it was okay.  I bummed a few of their rosemary, olive oil and gaarlic fries from my dining companion and they were very good. Their burger was tasty and the Haagen-Daz shake was great but a over $10 tab for a 1/2 pound burger & a shake (no fries) was a bit too high IMO. I did like that they use the old style shake mixers with the stainless container and pour your shake into an old fashioned glass vase-shaped glass at your table which leaves you about 25% more left in the container to add later.  They do offer chicken options and a wide variety of 'smashsalads' options which is good but the atmosphere was mostly dull fast-foodish like Five Guys or a McDonalds. I much prefer Meatheads to Smashburger.

http://www.smashburger.com/

Finally, Tom & Eddie's, a new concept created by two former McDonalds executives, Ed Renzi (retired CEO of McDonalds USA) and Tom Dentice (retired executive VP of operations for McDonalds Corp.) opened last year. I haven't eaten there yet but I've read and heard mostly good things about their operation.  They've expanded to three locations now with a recently opened store in Deerfield.

http://www.tomandeddies.com/index.php (http://www.tomandeddies.com/index.php)

http://deerfield.suntimes.com/news/6049101-417/industry-veterans-open-burger-restaurant.html (http://deerfield.suntimes.com/news/6049101-417/industry-veterans-open-burger-restaurant.html)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 02, 2011, 06:46:21 pm
Yeah, but I'll bet Andy's never tried White Castle.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 02, 2011, 07:08:41 pm
Yeah, but I'll bet Andy's never tried White Castle.

Not only tried them but have regularly consumed them for over 50 years. Right now, I even have two boxes of them in my freezer. Growing up in the city, there was a White Castle 3 blocks from my house.  Even today, there's a White Castle 3 miles from my home in the western suburbs.  Sliders are great!  Much, much tastier than that cardboard crap that you call Monical's Pizza.  ;D
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on July 02, 2011, 08:58:41 pm
Andy thanks for the burger info.....still love "Whitey One-Bites" every time I visit the family in Oak Lawn or Tinley Park I gotta stop and get a few sliders,fries,coke for the drive back to Rockford....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on July 02, 2011, 09:01:13 pm
I love the cardboard Pizza . I just had one the other night. I love their breadsticks and their wings are just ok.

I dont like Pizza Hut Pizza, but their Asian Hot Wings are to die for. Talk about blazing. Ill order Monicals Pizza then grab Pizza Hut hot wings.

One thing that I always thought that was overrated was Godfathers. Yuck.

Not sure if I would like the Chicago style Pizza pie look but would try it. Can't say I would like it or not since I have never had it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on July 02, 2011, 09:02:47 pm
In East Peoria, just before you get to the gambling boat and hotels there is a place called the Burger Barge. The place is a dump to look at but they have got the best burgers around.

http://burgerbargeinc.com/Menu.html
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on July 02, 2011, 09:05:48 pm
It's remarkable - and quite tragic - how much garbage food people consume.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on July 02, 2011, 09:09:37 pm
Well, yeah...nothing is good for you anymore. Even steak gives you some type of cancer. If was going to eat good food I would be a rabbitt.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on July 02, 2011, 09:13:02 pm
Well, yeah...nothing is good for you anymore. Even steak gives you some type of cancer. If was going to eat good food I would be a rabbitt.


I'm not talking about "unhealthy" garbage.  I'm talking about "what a shame I'm wasting an appetite on this low grade dog food" garbage.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 02, 2011, 09:25:43 pm
True.  Why go to the upscale places if there is a White Castle in the area?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on July 02, 2011, 09:30:58 pm
Dave, don't you mean a Morton's?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 02, 2011, 09:38:18 pm
I only take stupid special guests to Morton's White Castle branch.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 02, 2011, 09:42:44 pm
JR?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 02, 2011, 11:54:21 pm
I love the cardboard Pizza . I just had one the other night. I love their breadsticks and their wings are just ok.

I dont like Pizza Hut Pizza, but their Asian Hot Wings are to die for. Talk about blazing. Ill order Monicals Pizza then grab Pizza Hut hot wings.

One thing that I always thought that was overrated was Godfathers. Yuck.

Not sure if I would like the Chicago style Pizza pie look but would try it. Can't say I would like it or not since I have never had it.

JBN,

Chicago-style deep dish pizza is for the tourists.  Thin and medium crust pizza are the best selling pizzas in Chicago by a significant percentage.  There are tons of great local joints in the city and suburbs that serve excellent thin crust style pizza that you're accustomed to and would enjoy.  One of the best ones is Vito & Nick's located on the southside near Midway Airport and Oak Lawn (84th & Pulaski). This is a very safe neighborhood since mostly Chicago cops & firemen live in the area. They were featured on the Food Channel's  Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives two years ago.

Here's the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ob1tLx5wiM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ob1tLx5wiM)

Here's some info & photos:  http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=21218 (http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=21218)

Their website: http://www.vitoandnick.com/ (http://www.vitoandnick.com/)

Try it the next time you're in Chicago and if you think Monical's is equal to or comes anywhere close to it, I'll be tempted to try the Monical's location you like the next time I'm in the Peoria area to see if you're right.





Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on July 03, 2011, 01:11:40 am
If you haven't seen U2 live before, I'd highly recommend it.  Just saw one really awesome concert tonight.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on July 03, 2011, 11:22:07 am
I was gonna drive up, but I'm seeing them in StL in a couple of weeks...

One of my friends and I are driving up to Chicago for a Saturday game, then seeing Soundgarden at the UIC Saturday night, then driving back thru StL to catch U2 there Sunday night.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on July 03, 2011, 03:41:50 pm
Andy, thanks for the video.

Now that does look tempting.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on July 03, 2011, 06:47:17 pm
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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 03, 2011, 07:28:23 pm
Makes sense that Pregnant, Baby-Centre, and GamerDads would come in that order.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on July 03, 2011, 08:37:34 pm
Those 32 pregnant gals sure talk a lot.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on July 04, 2011, 11:52:53 am
  BEEP! BEEP!


I just saw a road runner run across my front yard for the first time in a long time. Nice to know they are still around.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 04, 2011, 12:37:21 pm
Was Wiley chasing him?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 04, 2011, 12:48:57 pm
Wiley was crushed by an anvil.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on July 04, 2011, 12:50:04 pm
Acme Supply was closed for the holiday.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 04, 2011, 02:19:44 pm
Anyone watch Pawn Stars?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on July 04, 2011, 02:53:37 pm
cool on spotting the roadrunner...tough for Wiley though ;D
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 04, 2011, 03:33:26 pm
I went up to Black Wolf Run yesterday, and on the way back, we saw several wild turkeys.  I don't think I have ever seen any before.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on July 04, 2011, 03:38:51 pm
I see them everytime I turn the Cubs game.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 04, 2011, 03:40:01 pm
They're all over central Illinois and central Nebraska.  They're really making an impressive comeback.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on July 04, 2011, 03:43:54 pm
I see them all the time. They are also really greasy if you eat one. Nothing like a Butterball.

What's even worse are the Turkey Buzzards. They are scary looking and are everywhere.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 04, 2011, 04:21:29 pm
Benjamin Franklin said that the wild turkey was the best tasting meal in the world.

You calling Ben a liar.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 04, 2011, 04:45:34 pm
He wanted the turkey to be the official bird because it was so wise and wiley.

like the coyote.

For the rest of the colonists it was the first sign that Benny was slipping.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 04, 2011, 04:46:13 pm
That and the fact that their mail was always getting lost.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on July 04, 2011, 05:13:37 pm
Wile E. Coyote, not "Wiley".  Sheesh!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 04, 2011, 05:22:07 pm
I went up to Black Wolf Run yesterday, and on the way back, we saw several wild turkeys.  I don't think I have ever seen any before.

Not particularly uncommon in the southern Appalachians, and I've even seen a few as far south as northern Florida.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on July 04, 2011, 05:49:18 pm
I record every episode of Pawn Stars...I've seen all of them.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 04, 2011, 06:18:59 pm
Funny story:  I wondered whether Chumlee could possibly be as dumb as he seems.  Could any business keep a guy like that?  So I went to Google and started to type in "Is Chumlee really that dumb?"  I only got as far as "Is Chum" and "Is Chumlee really that dumb" pops up.  Click on it, and a whole sheet of various discussion about whether Chumlee is putting on an act or not.  But I thought the Google thing was hilarious.  I wonder if all Google board do that or if I googled something similar at another time.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on July 04, 2011, 06:22:29 pm
Isn't Chumlee a relative...cousin/nephew?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 04, 2011, 06:42:10 pm
I heard that, too.  Also heard he was one of Hoss' high school buddies.

Most of these "reality" shows have a problem in that they decide on a theme and a character use and run it into the ground, including Most Dangerous Catch.  They've lost a lot of captains and boats because of the way they cut the episodes.  One captain consistently comes off as a good guy and another as a mean bastard because that's the way the directors have determined they want it displayed.  All you have to do is just show the bad-a$$ side of somebody and no warm, cuddly side, and there you have it.

Most of the info  about Pawn Stars is that Rick is hardly ever there, Hoss is the one that's dumb as a bag of hammers, the Old Man really runs the place, and Chumlee is one of the top employees who's not only bright but has a tremendous sense of humor.  It was his idea to play dumb.

Some of the Ice Road Truckers and Axmen and logging and swamp shows go overboard trying to make drama out of tedium.  LOL
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on July 04, 2011, 07:21:35 pm
Googled..... http://www.history.com/shows/pawn-stars/bios/austin-chumlee-russell
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 04, 2011, 07:50:07 pm
Google "Is Chumlee really that dumb."
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 04, 2011, 09:51:42 pm
Happy Fourth to all.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on July 04, 2011, 11:26:06 pm
Anyone watch Pawn Stars?

Yeah.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on July 05, 2011, 08:54:44 am
(http://www.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=dB_V1QgAjuAJmH3HkOFo48$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYszUBHyHgtHn7DltFaMjC7zWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on July 05, 2011, 09:58:55 am
Not particularly uncommon in the southern Appalachians, and I've even seen a few as far south as northern Florida.


I've started to see them pretty regularly in central Florida.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on July 05, 2011, 11:35:29 am
(http://www.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=dB_V1QgAjuAJmH3HkOFo48$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYszUBHyHgtHn7DltFaMjC7zWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg)

So he's living the High Life, overlooking the Bud Light Bleachers?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on July 05, 2011, 01:56:08 pm
They're everywhere here in South Jersey
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on July 06, 2011, 09:07:00 pm
Firefox help needed:

The Add-On Flashblock is not compatible with Firefox 5.0

Is there a way around the problem or should I go back to a previous release?

It would be nice if you could simply turn Flash on or off like you can with Internet Explorer.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 06, 2011, 09:10:23 pm
I'll ask techie son
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on July 06, 2011, 11:28:21 pm
I'll ask techie son
Google Chrome runs circles around Firefox.  I'm going to wait a day or two and then uninstall Firefox permanently and hope to never see it again.

The only thing left on my Google Chrome "to do" list is to figure out how to add cut/copy/paste to the tool bar up by the back/forward/reload buttons.  Having to continually click on that little wrench is a royal pain.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 07, 2011, 06:44:38 am
Cactus, if you figure out how to do that with Chrome.... let me know.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 07, 2011, 07:41:06 am
Sorry, Cactus, but here's my son's response:

It's a Firefox extension.  Firefox 5.0 is brand new.  There's a gazillion extensions that probably won't work right away, until the individual developers update them.

I know, doesn't help much.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on July 07, 2011, 09:25:19 am
Sorry, Cactus, but here's my son's response:

It's a Firefox extension.  Firefox 5.0 is brand new.  There's a gazillion extensions that probably won't work right away, until the individual developers update them.

I know, doesn't help much.
Thanks.  That makes it unusable as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on July 07, 2011, 10:29:20 am
Using Chrome and IE8.Dumped Firefox...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on July 07, 2011, 12:55:18 pm
Using Chrome and IE8.Dumped Firefox...
Steve, any hints on how to add buttons like cut, copy, and paste to the tool bar?

I'm getting back into the habit of using ctrl/c and ctrl/v instead.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on July 07, 2011, 01:13:32 pm
Cactus...I'm a dumb-s-h-i-t when it comes to being computer saavy. I have a co-worker that I'm going to hire just to come over and run through all the bells and whistles on my new computer. Sorry I can't help. Do you or any of the folks here have your television hooked up to the'net? I have a wireless router and it seems to be quite easy to hook DirecTv to that bad-boy....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ray on July 08, 2011, 01:40:29 pm
Anyone remember Winnie Cooper from the wonder years, played by Danica McKellar...i figure anyone who was a teenage boy at the time the show was on the air would.  I had the hugest crush on her.  Anyway, apparently she is bloody brilliant.  She went to UCLA for film but ended up majoring in math.  She found herself always taking math classes because they were fun and ended up graduating suma cum laude.  Apparently, in 1998, along with two other people, she wrote a mathematical proof proving her own theorem dealing with magnetism in 2 dimensions called the Chayes-McKellar-Winn Theorem. Anyone care to explain the following link to me? Well, after the first 4 or 5 paragraphs, i understand them.

http://terrytao.wordpress.com/​2007/08/20/math-doesnt-suck-an​d-the-chayes-mckellar-winn-the​orem/

She definitely shows you can't judge a book by it's cover.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on July 08, 2011, 01:45:55 pm
old news ray
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ray on July 08, 2011, 01:56:59 pm
old news ray

That's been reported on here?  My bad, guess i must have missed it though i do vaguely remember seeing it somewhere before i came across it this morning, so very well could have been here.  Does that mean you can explain the proof he talks about in the link in normal person talk?  lol
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 08, 2011, 08:56:55 pm
My guess is that it was not old news to most here.  Certainly wasn't to me.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on July 08, 2011, 09:55:07 pm
There have been 6 reports of tornadoes this evening in central North Dakota.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on July 09, 2011, 10:07:11 am
So everyone in North Dakota reported a tornado and one guy twice?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 09, 2011, 10:18:51 am
well, it was two different tornadoes, Robb.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 09, 2011, 04:01:58 pm
And one report was from a tourist driving through to Glacier National Park.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on July 11, 2011, 10:21:09 am
Does anyone know how to convert an rtf file into Excel?  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 11, 2011, 10:36:52 am
I do!  What's an rtf file?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on July 11, 2011, 11:05:29 am
Try this JR: http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.excel/browse_thread/thread/b9c9bf5faccb734d?pli=1
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on July 11, 2011, 11:08:14 am
Here's a YouTube video I found:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3hWYEbQlas
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on July 11, 2011, 04:19:47 pm
Man this humid is brutal.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on July 11, 2011, 08:38:21 pm
the humid and freakish thunderstorm hit the Rockford area this mornin' did quite a bit of damage in the neighborhood,lots of trees damaged damage to homes roofs,windows,sheds,garages,etc.,lost power for about 3.5 hrs kind of wild way to start the week...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 11, 2011, 09:19:49 pm
Well, there was a storm this morning in Chicago, and the power went off in the building my mother lives in.  I told her that we would come in and pick her up and bring her back to Wisconsin until power was restored.  She responded that she was perfectly all right where she was, and wasn't going to move just because the lights were off.

Fortunately, the building is well insulated, and the heat in her apartment never got over 81.

However,at about 6 this evening, they came around to all the apartments to tell them that they were going to evacuate the building because there would be no lights or circulation in the building and everyone had to make alternate plans.

About 15 minutes later the management of the building called to say that my mother refused to be evacuated.

I called and told her that we were coming to pick her up.  She responded that I could come wherever I wanted, but she wasn't going to leave her home.  When I told her that she couldn't stay there because they wouldn't let her stay she said that they could say what they want, but she was staying.

She then said I shouldn't worry about it because she was going to pray about it.

Not very reassured, my wife and I left for Chicago.

We were hardly out of the driveway when the cell phone rang.  It was the building manager to tell us that the power had been restored.

I called my mother to ask her why she didn't call us to tell us that the power had been restored.  At least it would relieve our worry.

Her answer - there was no reason for us to worry.  She had TOLD us she was going to pray about it.

I'm starting to think I will never get my inheritance.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on July 11, 2011, 10:57:51 pm
Not if she reads this thread.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on July 12, 2011, 07:26:08 am
Not if she reads this thread.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               LOL...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on July 12, 2011, 07:28:00 am
Dave,your Mom sounds like mine...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 12, 2011, 12:03:49 pm
Wait until she reaches 102.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on July 12, 2011, 12:57:08 pm
Mom just turned 89...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on July 12, 2011, 01:00:17 pm
Wait until she reaches 102.

How can someone be older than their mom?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 12, 2011, 01:19:33 pm
No comments from snot nosed brats.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on July 12, 2011, 01:34:58 pm
whipper-snapper....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on July 12, 2011, 05:39:56 pm
davep's mom for manager of the cubs.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on July 12, 2011, 05:54:34 pm
Ok.  Catching up on all the discussions since I finally got internet.

I'm a web tab junkie and have several pages open at once.  I found that Chrome locked my system up a lot.  I found it unusable so I went back to Firefox.  I find the once a week crashes of Firefox better than the once an hour crashes I was having with Chrome.  Of course that was in February, so maybe they've fixed the problems.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 12, 2011, 06:19:13 pm
Who just posted?  My Firefox crashed whenever the jerk posted.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 12, 2011, 06:19:47 pm
davep's mom for manager of the cubs.

I have to admit that relying on prayer is probably better than relying on their talent.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on July 13, 2011, 07:31:08 am
Ok.  Catching up on all the discussions since I finally got internet.

I'm a web tab junkie and have several pages open at once.  I found that Chrome locked my system up a lot.  I found it unusable so I went back to Firefox.  I find the once a week crashes of Firefox better than the once an hour crashes I was having with Chrome.  Of course that was in February, so maybe they've fixed the problems.


That's odd, grrr.  I've used Chrome exclusively for a long time now.  Always have anywhere from 6 to 15 or more tabs open and have never experienced lock ups.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 13, 2011, 07:50:59 am
6 to 15 tabs..... what a piker.....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on July 13, 2011, 08:04:53 am
That's odd, grrr.  I've used Chrome exclusively for a long time now.  Always have anywhere from 6 to 15 or more tabs open and have never experienced lock ups.
The only problem I'm having with Google Chrome (besides having to use ctrl/c and ctrl/v for copy and paste) is when I print want to print what should be one page from a specific web site and get a blank page with it - unless I remember to select only page one.

I'm finding Chrome to be considerably faster than FireFox.  I'm guessing Chrome is always in sync with AdBlock and FlashBlock whereas Firefox has contention problems with them as new releases of any of those products come out.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 13, 2011, 08:31:21 am
FWIW Dept.  My son, the tekkie, keeps telling me I should be using Chrome, but I like Firefox so I've stayed with it.  But the tekkie says that Chrome is the best available.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on July 13, 2011, 09:02:18 am
using chrome and IE9...so far,so good...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 13, 2011, 12:31:54 pm
Why is he willing to contradict his father.  Has he no fear of getting cut out of the will.

I suppose it is an empty threat when he knows you have no money to leave anyway.

You should have lied to him, like I lie to MY kids.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 13, 2011, 12:45:07 pm


I suppose it is an empty threat when he knows you have no money to leave anyway.


Bingo.  Mrs. CurtOne and I are diligently and carefully spending our kids' inheritances.  And if gas keeps going up, that will be sooner than later.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on July 14, 2011, 01:58:46 pm
Thought I would give Chrome another look.  I installed yesterday morning and again had a lock up in the afternoon.  We'll see if I get another lock up today.  It might be back to Firefox.

A couple of other annoyances that I like in Firefox.  When I restore an accidentally closed tab, it doesn't remember the history of that tab.  Pretty handy if you ask me if it can remember the history.  I also like to be able to just double click the tab to reload.  It was an option I had in Firefox that I used all the time.  There were a couple other annoyances that I found extensions for.  So it is mostly working the same.  But if it keeps locking up and crashing, then it'll have to wait another few months before I try again.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on July 14, 2011, 02:08:55 pm
I don't get why you're locking up, grrrr.  What kind of websites are you visiting?  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 14, 2011, 04:11:19 pm
****.  Does this mean I can't be President?

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/07/14/because-of-constitution-error-north-dakota-is-not-a-state-and-never-has-been/?hpt=hp_t2
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 14, 2011, 04:15:18 pm
My dad wants all his tax money back.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on July 14, 2011, 04:29:05 pm
http://youtu.be/wM6lGNhPujE

This is one of the freakiest things I have ever seen...kind of creepy

I don't know how to get it to just show up in the post so you'll have to click the link
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on July 14, 2011, 05:09:49 pm
I have never once had Google Chrome lock up on me, and I've used it since it was released as Beta. I use multiple tabs as well.

Now IE7 locks up on me constantly at work. I can't convince them that we need to get something better.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest118 on July 14, 2011, 07:11:40 pm
Chrome is way better than Mr. Softy.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on July 14, 2011, 09:45:48 pm
The last few hours of Q101... very sad time.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 15, 2011, 11:47:07 am
Since we just discovered that North Dakota isn't a state, wouldn't this keep us at 50?  Or by the President's count, 47?

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/07/14/california.secession/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on July 15, 2011, 11:57:57 am
I would love to live in South California! =p But then I'd have to work in California and I bet thats not fun come tax time!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 18, 2011, 08:34:55 pm
Is the guy in the Edge Shaving Gel commercials the same guy and the same agency as the Dairy Queen commercials?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 18, 2011, 09:18:01 pm
Can't say.  Since I got TIVO, I don't see many commercials.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on July 19, 2011, 10:22:04 am
What's a commercial??? ;)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on July 19, 2011, 10:24:57 am
So you haven't seen the latest scam advertising to clean up your online reputation?

I guess they will hide your college debauchery pics - and even put up fake reviews saying you are a good person or professional...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 19, 2011, 10:53:35 am
For free.  And five years after you land that high paying cushy job, they contact you again to see how much it's worth for them to keep the truth hidden.  Sweet.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 19, 2011, 12:05:11 pm
So you haven't seen the latest scam advertising to clean up your online reputation?

I guess they will hide your college debauchery pics - and even put up fake reviews saying you are a good person or professional...

Actually, at this point in my life, I am more likely to pay them to put those pictures ON the internet.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 19, 2011, 03:14:54 pm
Aren't they already posted "Under the Bleachers"?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 19, 2011, 04:19:46 pm
How would I know.  My wife doesn't let me go to that thread.

I think she may be concerned that I would come across HER college pictures.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 20, 2011, 01:22:55 pm
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1008/mlb.pie.face/content.1.html
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 23, 2011, 02:10:12 pm
Apologies to a number of you.  For whatever reason a lot of your emails were going into my spam folder.  If you thought I was ignoring you because I don't like you, it could be true, but more likely because of this glitch.  Can't figure out why...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 23, 2011, 02:10:44 pm
Davep, a lot of your emails were in that lot.  For good reason.  Junk.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 24, 2011, 01:50:54 am
We had a 102 birthday party for my mother today (birthday August 1).  All her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were there.  When she was asked to give her blessing to her family she replied "May you all live to be 102.

With the world the way it is lately, I can't help but wonder if that wasn't really a curse.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on July 24, 2011, 01:00:07 pm
Was at a Daytona Cubs game recently and a family was having a 100 birthday party. There were about 30 people there. They had T-shits made that looked like baseball uniform tops. On the back was the persons first name and below it a number. The numbers were for the "generation" the wearer belonged to. Paul the "birthday boy" was #1. His Children were #2. Grandchildren #3 and great-grandchildren #4. Very cool.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brjones on July 24, 2011, 01:06:02 pm
Was at a Daytona Cubs game recently and a family was having a 100 birthday party. There were about 30 people there. They had T-****s

Just testing...does the word shirt really get censored here?  Or was the "R" just missing above?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on July 26, 2011, 11:08:01 am
Ok.  So I've been using Chrome for a couple weeks now.  I like some of the improvements I've found, and I found extensions to add on the missing features I like except for the double click the tab to reload.  I wish there was a way to put the extension buttons on a separate line.

However, Chrome locked up on me yesterday and today.  I hope it doesn't happen again for a couple weeks, because if it becomes a daily occurrence I'll go back to Firefox.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on July 26, 2011, 11:41:21 am
Glad you're liking it, grrr.....still not sure why you're experiencing the lockups, though.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on July 26, 2011, 01:15:21 pm
I've started experiencing lockups and slow responses with Chrome too, especially with this site.  The lack of cut/copy/paste buttons on a tool bar are also a source of continuing frustration for me.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on July 28, 2011, 11:42:51 am
I've been called several adjectives throughout the years. Now Dad can be added to the list. My wife is about 8 weeks along. We had our first ultrasound. When that heart beat started, I got choked up like was watching Field of Dreams.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on July 28, 2011, 11:57:21 am
Congratulations, Pistol.  Being a parent is a unique joy.

BTW, "Dad" is a noun.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on July 28, 2011, 12:02:14 pm
Congrats, Pete!  Your life is about to change in a big way!!  Say goodbye to life as you've known it.  :)

Seriously, that's awesome news.  I can't remember life before kids.  Well, I can (and boy do I miss those days!), but I can't imagine life without them.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on July 28, 2011, 12:43:04 pm
Good for you and your wife...get plenty of sleep now...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on July 29, 2011, 11:34:44 am
Congrats Pistol, having your first child is a life altering experience.  Enjoy the ride.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on July 29, 2011, 11:35:21 am
My older twins are now seniors in high school this year.  Man growing older sucks.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 29, 2011, 11:37:43 am
For most of us it beats the alternative.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 29, 2011, 11:49:19 am
For most of us it beats the alternative.

Last Saturday we had party for my mother's 102 birthday.  All her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren came in for it.  After the cake, someone asked her to give the family a blessing.

She said "I hope all of you live to be 102 years old, just like me."

Then she smiled and said, "I hope you conisider that a blessing, and not a curse".
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on July 29, 2011, 11:59:45 am
Good for you and your wife...get plenty of sleep now...

My son is going to be 6 weeks old tomorrow.  That's all I heard before he was born... "get your sleep now."  I can honestly say I believe I've been getting MORE sleep now that he has been born than before.  Since we came home he basically has fallen asleep around 10-11 at night, and wakes up 6-7 in the morning.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on July 29, 2011, 12:00:21 pm
and most definitely, congrats, Pistol.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: buff on July 29, 2011, 12:01:03 pm
You lucky bastard.  My son just turned 9 months and still wakes up at least once a night. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on July 29, 2011, 12:03:02 pm
yeah I've been called that too...  If he's anything like me, he'll just want to eat.  If he's anything like my wife, he'll just want to sleep.  So far, all he does is eat and sleep pretty much.

There are the moments when it's tough to quiet him down, sure... but overall he's pretty chill.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on July 29, 2011, 12:11:11 pm
Not sure how I missed it, but congrats on the baby, Jay!

My kids started sleeping through the night at 2 months.  :)  Only problem for me is that I'm a light sleeper and I was (and still am) constantly listening for the slightest sound.  When they were babies, it was to make sure they were okay.  Now (at 10 and 6), it's in anticipation of either of them coming to bug me.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on July 29, 2011, 02:14:19 pm
yeah... my wife has had him next to me while he was screaming like crazy and I was passed out.  Didn't miss a wink of sleep.

Thanks, Fits!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on July 29, 2011, 02:50:11 pm
6 mos and 9 mos?

C'mon guys - tell Pistole' about the real horror...

That SMELL of baby poop... when you open the diaper and pretend it came from something that went IN his mouth!!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on July 29, 2011, 02:55:26 pm
Ya know, when we had my daughter, I had no problem whatsoever changing her poopie diapers.

My gag reflex must have changed because 3 1/2 years later when we had our son, there were many times when it got the best of me.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on July 29, 2011, 03:09:18 pm
And 10 years later - we upgraded the home toilets to TOTO - and bought our first "closet auger"





Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on July 29, 2011, 03:10:18 pm
.... 1 diaper change so far.  It came 4 weeks and 6 days later..
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 29, 2011, 03:15:01 pm
My son is going to be 6 weeks old tomorrow.  That's all I heard before he was born... "get your sleep now."  I can honestly say I believe I've been getting MORE sleep now that he has been born than before.  Since we came home he basically has fallen asleep around 10-11 at night, and wakes up 6-7 in the morning.

My children also never interrupted my sleep.  Of course, that is because I just slept through everything, and my wife got up to take care of them.

Breast feeding is a wonderful thing.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on July 29, 2011, 03:32:12 pm
  Since we came home he basically has fallen asleep around 10-11 at night, and wakes up 6-7 in the morning.


Be very thankful because that is definately the exception and not the rule
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on July 29, 2011, 04:20:48 pm
I still attempt to feed on the breast - not sure why she won't let me...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 29, 2011, 05:10:47 pm
I still attempt to feed on the breast - not sure why she won't let me...

Because you were foolish enough to marry her?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 29, 2011, 05:15:23 pm
My son just turned 9 months and still wakes up at least once a night.

I just turned 56... and wish I were only waking up once a night.....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on August 01, 2011, 07:31:19 am
.... 1 diaper change so far.  It came 4 weeks and 6 days later..

How in the world do you get away with this?  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 09, 2011, 01:43:52 pm
Anyone know anything about this magicjack phone thing that is all over the TV commercials?  I assume it is a scam, but haven't heard anything specific about it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on August 09, 2011, 01:49:17 pm
Isn't that where your phone service is through the internet so you have to have your computer on 100% of the time?  They advertise "and you get your own phone number".  That means you have to get a new number and can't use your old one.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 09, 2011, 01:55:00 pm
They work great, Dave, buy 20 of 'em.

I heard they work, but I've never used one myself.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on August 09, 2011, 02:24:11 pm
It's not a scam, Dave, but I haven't heard many good things about MagicJack.

Check into Vonage.  We hardly ever use our land line, but need to have it, so we got their 300 minute plan.  It's 11.99/month, which is more than MagicJack, but not too bad.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on August 09, 2011, 02:46:33 pm
FITS, why do you "need" to have a land line?  Just curious...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on August 09, 2011, 03:04:06 pm
Many home security systems still require a land line, for one...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on August 09, 2011, 05:49:35 pm
My parents used to require a land line with their system... now they just wirelessly set it up.  For what it's worth
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 09, 2011, 05:53:19 pm
Besides, without a land line, you'll be bored not getting all those political calls and stuff.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on August 09, 2011, 05:54:51 pm
I had a land line (because both sets of parents said we needed one) the first year we were moved into our place.  I gave everyone the number.  The only "people" that called were telemarketers and political ads.  I got rid of the phone, and it wasn't till about a year later someone noticed.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 09, 2011, 05:58:57 pm
The only disadvantage to not having a land line is when deadbeat friends and relatives come to town hoping to freeload a room for the night or a meal, they can't find you in the phone book.

Oh.  Wait...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on August 09, 2011, 06:58:36 pm
So that's how davep found you....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 09, 2011, 07:56:59 pm
He may have deadbeat relatives, but he doesn't have friends of either persuasion.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on August 09, 2011, 08:09:39 pm
I want my parents to get a landline because they are notorious for letting their cell phones die...or losing them...or leaving them on silent so if I need to get ahold of them in an emergency I can't.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 09, 2011, 08:49:21 pm
Have you ever thought maybe they were screening their calls?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on August 09, 2011, 09:00:56 pm
How would a land line solve that problem if they aren't home?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on August 10, 2011, 11:39:04 am
What Dave said and also for Dish to order movies.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on August 10, 2011, 11:45:56 am
I have Dish and can order movies - just use the internet connection.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on August 10, 2011, 02:56:56 pm
Yeah, I know, but I haven't gotten around to setting that up.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on August 10, 2011, 03:20:04 pm
you plug it in!  haha
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on August 10, 2011, 03:24:25 pm
I need to get an adapter.  Running wireless through the house.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 10, 2011, 03:28:52 pm
you plug it in!  haha

Oh, sure, get technical with us non-tekkies.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on August 12, 2011, 08:00:50 pm
So this is being a dad.....feeding my son in the car while my wife shops fir him.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 12, 2011, 10:53:26 pm
You didn't explain to your wife you a baby MUST be breast fed?  Have I taught you nothing?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on August 13, 2011, 09:14:44 am
He is breast fed.....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on August 13, 2011, 09:15:41 am
Seriously though, he is breast fed.  She pumps for times like that though.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 13, 2011, 12:26:58 pm
Then destroy the pumps.


Kids today have no common sense at all.  They shouldn't be allowed to be fathers until they have learned their proper role.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on August 13, 2011, 12:41:24 pm
On Tuesday we became grandparents for the first time.  It's awesome (if a little weird).
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 13, 2011, 12:49:38 pm
Wow.  If this was last January, I would  have to look at 153 pictures.  I lucked out!

Seriously, congrats, Grandpa.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on August 13, 2011, 02:08:46 pm
Thanks, Curt.  We're on cloud 9.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 13, 2011, 02:15:30 pm
You will love it P2.  They are just like your children, except you don't have to pay for them, and you can go home after you spoil them.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on August 13, 2011, 02:32:17 pm
I just wish they didn't live so far away (300 miles).
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 13, 2011, 02:59:22 pm
300 miles?  Perfect.  When he's three he'll be ready for his first drum set.  Oh wait...you never said if it was a boy or girl.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 13, 2011, 03:00:07 pm
Maybe he didn't check.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on August 13, 2011, 04:49:32 pm
Granddaughter.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 13, 2011, 05:06:43 pm
Better yet, when she's eleven you can take her downtown for body piercings and tats.  You'll be the bestest grandpa ever!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on August 13, 2011, 05:52:47 pm
Had a client who filed suit against his mother and father and sister, in part (a very small part) because they took his daughter off at age 14 for body piercing after he made clear she was not allowed to get it (state law required parental consent and the aunt claimed she was the girl's mother).
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 13, 2011, 06:02:16 pm
P2 is from San Francisco.  They have no laws there.

And he is too broke to pay off a lawsuit anyway.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on August 13, 2011, 06:39:43 pm
When my daughter was 16 (or so) my wife and I agreed to let her go on a group trip to Israel with the proviso that (among other things) she did not come back with tattoos or body piercing.  Naturally, she had a nose stud when she returned.  After a lot of fussing and discussion, we decided to let her keep it.

When it comes to discipline, I guess I am not much better than the Cubs organization!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 13, 2011, 07:37:00 pm
I was not aware that Zambrano had a nose stud.  Did he get it in Israel too?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on August 13, 2011, 08:15:20 pm
It has been a long time since "Zambrano" and "stud" could appropriately be used in the same sentence.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Eastcoastfan on August 13, 2011, 08:19:39 pm
Congrats, P2!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on August 13, 2011, 08:21:48 pm
Thanks, ECF.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 18, 2011, 04:56:26 pm
Shouldn't be surprised by much at my age, but at what ad agency did this not get kaboshed at the drawing board level, at the brainstorming level?

http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/18/nivea-apologizes-for-controversial-ad-in-esquire/?hpt=hp_t2
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on August 18, 2011, 05:05:04 pm
Curt, have you seen the "Hail to the V" ad for Summer's Eve?  Search on YouTube.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 18, 2011, 05:23:11 pm
Seems like we've seen an increase in insensitive ads the past four or five years.  I can see one guy with bad taste thinking an ad was a grabber, but how does it get by the whole team and the client?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 18, 2011, 05:27:11 pm
Just watched it, Jeff.  It didn't offend me.  Must be all the **** Davep keeps sending me.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 18, 2011, 06:25:39 pm
I have watched that "hail" ad, and not only did I not find it offensive, I can't imagine why ANYONE would find it insensitive.

I think our problem is not that too many people are insensative, but that too many people are oversensative.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: mO on August 18, 2011, 06:30:37 pm
I didn't see anything controversial about either ad.

But if we're talking about them, tweeting about them, linking to them, they were successful and whoever signed off on them is quite happy with themselves.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 18, 2011, 06:40:40 pm
mO offends me.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 22, 2011, 02:17:52 pm
Most tv commercials are stupid, and usually, I hate stupid commercials.

But I have to admit that I get a kick out of the Capital One credit card commercials with the ancient Vikings visiting the modern world.

"Read my lips.  No new axes".
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on August 22, 2011, 02:47:16 pm
The new Dairy Queen commercials are stupid beyond belief. Will be glad when they change their ad campaign so I can start enjoying their products again.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 22, 2011, 03:06:08 pm
Obviously you are unaware of how utterly fantastic dairy queen is.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on August 22, 2011, 03:31:31 pm
I'm not only aware but I'm fencing three opponents and balancing on top of a beach ball while being aware
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 22, 2011, 04:16:29 pm
I have to admit I don't see the significance of the chest hair that spells out their product.

Maybe if it were on a good looking woman .........
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 22, 2011, 04:29:23 pm
See?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on August 22, 2011, 06:27:05 pm
The only DQ commercial worth a damn is the Rock'n'Roll falcon, yeah!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on August 23, 2011, 12:55:42 pm
I'm on a call with a bunch of people in the Washington DC/Martinsburg area...they're all freaking because they just felt a small earthquake...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on August 23, 2011, 12:57:18 pm
Earthquake or explosion?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on August 23, 2011, 01:12:26 pm
CNN says it was a 5.8...no one on the call has said anything else, though...no aftershocks or anything yet...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on August 23, 2011, 01:19:57 pm
We felt aftershocks here in NJ for about 10 seconds
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: mO on August 23, 2011, 01:24:13 pm
We had one in Colorado too.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on August 23, 2011, 01:31:11 pm
We have a guy here on loan from VA - his house got zapped by lightning Sunday, earthquake today - and Hurricane Irene on the way there...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on August 23, 2011, 02:05:26 pm
Felt it here in North Carolina, too, and yes, hurricane Irene is on the way.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brjones on August 23, 2011, 02:19:19 pm
I didn't feel it, but I know of several people who did all the way down in Atlanta.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on August 23, 2011, 02:42:27 pm
Earthquake yesterday, earthquake today.  I have a buddy who told me about an alignment by the comet Elenin this coming Friday and how it would trigger a massive earthquake.  I'm guessing he is freaking out about now.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jack Birdbath on August 23, 2011, 03:11:17 pm
Did this guy explain how or why the comet would have any effect on earth?  It's really small and very far away so I'd be interested to know how this is supposed to work.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on August 23, 2011, 03:13:07 pm
Did this guy explain how or why the comet would have any effect on earth?  It's really small and very far away so I'd be interested to know how this is supposed to work.
If Jupiter and Mars being in the wrong position can cause you to have a bad day, anything is possible.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jack Birdbath on August 23, 2011, 03:14:11 pm
If Jupiter and Mars being in the wrong position can cause you to have a bad day, anything is possible.

If people believe in astrology,  they'll believe in anything.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on August 23, 2011, 04:09:58 pm
Actually he just told me it is Sept 27.  Guess I was off.  Enjoy your last month everybody.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on August 23, 2011, 06:25:40 pm
NASA has clarified in a statement that comet Elenin, expected to come closest to Earth on October 16, 2011, will not collide with Earth
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on August 23, 2011, 06:38:15 pm
Sure, that's what they want you to believe.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: OkieCubsFan on August 23, 2011, 07:01:21 pm
It was 104° yesterday.  In North Dakota.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 24, 2011, 03:11:00 am
The bad news is that I am in the hospital, spitting out kidney stones.

The good news is that they don't get the Cub games on their cable channels.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 24, 2011, 06:27:59 am
The bad news is that I am in the hospital, spitting out kidney stones.

The good news is that they don't get the Cub games on their cable channels.

It's about even.  Better news is that Cardinal fans are more upset than we are.  Makes life better.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 24, 2011, 03:55:06 pm
I'm not only aware but I'm fencing three opponents and balancing on top of a beach ball while being aware

This article goes along with our discussion of "who approved that ad?"  DQ is in here, but not the current campaign.

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2090074_2090076,00.html?hpt=hp_c2 (http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2090074_2090076,00.html?hpt=hp_c2)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on August 24, 2011, 03:59:25 pm
Oh man I love the spongemonkey's from Quiznos! =p
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Tuffy on August 26, 2011, 05:24:32 pm
Any of you on the East Coast and in the path of the hurricane?

My hometown has just been forcibly evacuated by the government!  Some relatives are coming to pick up my elderly grandparents and take them to a cousin's house further inland.

They live just three blocks from the shore; I hope their house is OK.

Stay safe, everybody!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on August 26, 2011, 06:47:30 pm
Any of you on the East Coast and in the path of the hurricane?

My hometown has just been forcibly evacuated by the government!  Some relatives are coming to pick up my elderly grandparents and take them to a cousin's house further inland.

They live just three blocks from the shore; I hope their house is OK.

Stay safe, everybody!
NBC's Brian Williams quoting a hurricane expert

"Nature always bats last"
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 26, 2011, 10:53:39 pm
My daughter was called in to work today at Norfolk, and the Navy told everyone in the office that they had sent the ships out to sea and the planes to bases inland, and that they were non-essential personnel and should get the heck out of Norfolk.  She just called me from Wheeling, WV, where she will either go back to Norfolk tomorrow, or come up to Wisconsin if their HQ says not to report back for a while.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 27, 2011, 03:38:47 pm
Well, my daughter, who lives in Norfolk, evacuated yesterday, and at this point she is in Dayton, Ohio, and should get to our house in Wisconsin about midnight tonight.

She would be welcome, if it weren't for the fact that she is bringing her four cats.

I suppose you have to take the good with the bad.  But my Goc, FOUR CATS.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 27, 2011, 03:51:07 pm
Could be worse.  Could be four snakes.  Or four hand grenades with no pins.  Man, you are picky.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 27, 2011, 03:51:59 pm
My wife isn't allergic to snakes or grenades.

Actually, I have never tested her on the grenades.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 27, 2011, 03:59:52 pm
Oh, it's MRS. Davep that will suffer.  Now I feel bad.  Didn't before.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on August 27, 2011, 05:25:49 pm
Curt, don't you think she's already suffered enough?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 27, 2011, 05:27:23 pm
Yes, that's why I feel bad.  When I thought it was just Dave suffering I didn't care.  Diagrams and pictures to follow.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 27, 2011, 05:34:24 pm
Kidney stones.

Friends.

Goc is really dumping on me.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: mO on September 06, 2011, 03:14:19 pm
If you have DirecTV and the NFL package, don't forget to threaten to cancel the package to get the additional discount.

This year, they knocked off $120 and made the mobile package free ($50 value) for me.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on September 06, 2011, 04:50:00 pm
I received a notice in the mail Saturday saying my phone request to be removed from lists used for  credit and insurance offers  has been processed.   It is good for five years.  To make the removal permanent, all I have to do is sign a form and return it to them.

I'm surprised it worked as I had hung up at the point where they asked me for my social security number.

The only catch is that it doesn't apply to companies not using Equifax, Experian, Innovis, or TransUnion.

Wish I'd save the phone number so I could post it.  If you have the number, give it a try.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on September 06, 2011, 05:24:26 pm
Just got off the phone with DirecTV...I got the Sunday Ticket for 1/2 price, $10 off my sports package for 6 months, and free HD for 2 years by enrolling in Auto Billpay...

Nice!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on September 06, 2011, 07:44:42 pm
I get free HD anyway with Dish network.. heh
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on September 06, 2011, 07:55:49 pm
Dish sucks, though...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on September 06, 2011, 08:03:49 pm
I have no issues really.. about 2 years now.

what sucks about it?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on September 06, 2011, 08:05:21 pm
Everything.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on September 06, 2011, 08:07:26 pm
very informative.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on September 06, 2011, 08:10:10 pm
Just busting your chops, Jay.

From what I've heard, Dish's customer service is terrible, their equipment is overpriced and doesn't match up well with DirecTV's and their channel lineup is also sub par.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on September 06, 2011, 08:23:18 pm
as was I, SZ.

The only real complaints I've had with Dish are two really -

2 channels that I had with Comcast I don't have now - one of the WCIU channels and CLTV.

only being able to watch/record 3 things at once.  I can't complain THAT much though because when I got the equipment, it was right up there with the rest of the other competitors' equipment being offered.

What am I missing with DirecTV?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on September 06, 2011, 08:31:27 pm
Probably nothing, if you're happy with Dish.

I switched to DTV from cable and haven't considered anything else since.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on September 07, 2011, 08:20:54 am
The local company here has been running ads saying the the direct TV "free NFL pckage" offer is a scam. It says that you have to signa contract for 2 years and that the price goes up $400 after the first 6 months and another $800 in the second year. I know that they only give you the NFL package free for the first year and then you have to buy it in the second but they don't say what the rest ofthe increases are for. I'm moving soon so I didn't look that hard at the DirecTV offer to figure it out.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on September 07, 2011, 10:32:37 am
Where you moving to, Keys?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on September 07, 2011, 10:41:38 am
Haven't seen those kind of increases on any of my DirecTV bills... going on like 11 years as a customer

Your local company may not be using facts in their ads?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on September 07, 2011, 05:20:31 pm
Your local company may not be using facts in their ads?
The ? is not needed at the end of that sentence.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on September 08, 2011, 08:34:31 am
Where you moving to, Keys?

Staying in Central Florida. I'm getting married again and my house is just too small and hers is too big. Both houses are on the market. We well probably stay on the Orlando/Daytona area. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on September 08, 2011, 08:37:18 am
Good job keys, marrying up....

So now you can retire and let her be the breadwinner?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on September 08, 2011, 08:40:26 am
in my dreams  lol
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on September 08, 2011, 11:52:44 am
How bad a bath did you take on your house?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on September 08, 2011, 11:57:41 am
I hear they don't even bother putting up for sale signs anymore - you just move into one that has been abandoned
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on September 08, 2011, 12:54:54 pm
How bad a bath did you take on your house?

Working a short sale now. Appraised at 165k four years ago and bought it for 144k. Realtor listed it at 47k and got an offer of 35k which realtor said was reasonable considering the comps in the area. Waiting to see if the mortgage company approves the short sale. I'm too damn old to wait for the value to come back. Will be decades. We took a real bad hit here. Heard one report on TV  a year or so ago that the Deltona/Daytona area was the worst in the country for decline in value.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on September 08, 2011, 01:17:13 pm
At least the price of homes dropped there. Even the cheapest homes out here are well beyond my budget. It sickens me. Small older 2 bedroom homes still sell for $300k +. I miss the Midwest!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on September 08, 2011, 01:28:12 pm
Yes...great if you are looking to buy a home. Horrible trying to sell one.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on September 08, 2011, 02:37:28 pm
jeez keys that's quite a short sell.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on September 08, 2011, 02:37:45 pm
Some homes in North Dakota are going for under 20K.  Bargains.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on September 08, 2011, 02:51:52 pm
ALL homes in North Dakota are going for under 20K.

I would buy them all, but who wants 10 homes.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on September 08, 2011, 04:11:21 pm
jeez keys that's quite a short sell.

yes indeed...it's a small 3 bedroom about 1100 square feet.  The house across the street is a  2000 square ft 4 bedroom 3 bath with a screened pool and it sold for 51k. It's just crazy here.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on September 08, 2011, 04:26:52 pm
Are banks accepting short sales that low?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on September 08, 2011, 04:34:22 pm
The realtor says yes. I guess I'll find out soon enough.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on September 08, 2011, 07:02:50 pm
keys I'm guessin' that you've got to do what you feel best for you and yours,but it's a shame to get so little out of your investment.hope you land on your feet....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on September 08, 2011, 07:09:56 pm
Crazy part was that when I bought 4 years ago I thought I was doing good paying 144k  for  a house appraised at 160k. Oh well, not much i can do about it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on September 08, 2011, 07:58:24 pm
Keys, unfortunately the appraisal of your home was part of what was happening over much of the nation, with houses being appraised for more than they were worth, even in an inflated market.  Each time the houses would be flipped, the appraiser would "appraise" them for more than they were worth... making the seller happy, and allowing him to sell it for "below market" (even though the sale price which was actually well above the real value) which made the buyer happy, and making the realator happy, and making the bank lending the money for the sale happy because they they sold the mortgage off to someone else who also didn't really give a damb about underlying value because that mortgage was then bundled up with several others which were all backed by Fannie Mae of Freddie Mac.

And everyone was happy.... until prices got so out of whack the bubble burst and sales prices went back to what the homes were actually worth (or a bit below as generally happens with a market correction).

Buyers like yourself often were not even aware that what they were doing had little connection to what the homes were actually worth... but everyone else in the process did, and even most of the home buyers just didn't look at the prices as seriously as they should have when home prices simply seemed to be climbing on air.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on September 08, 2011, 09:02:16 pm
When I moved this summer I had to give up AT&T Uverse.  It was either Comcast or DirecTV.  I went with DirecTV.  Man I really dislike it.  I miss Uverse.  I can only record 2 shows at once where AT&T was 4.  Their VOD is crap.  I can't navigate it as easily as Uverse.  It just isn't set up very well.

Can't wait for Uverse to get to my new neighborhood.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on September 08, 2011, 10:29:07 pm
Jes...in hindsight I  probably should have realized that the house was only worth about 100k. Unfortuntely everything was inflated so there were no cheaper deals to be found. Should have kept renting.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on September 09, 2011, 07:53:51 am
Vision is almost always better in hindsight.... well, at least for folks who have working brains.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on September 09, 2011, 03:12:37 pm
Google Chrome note:

My biggest complaint with Chrome has always been having to use CTRL/C and CTRL/V or going to the wrench to use cut/copy/paste.

You can also right click on what you have selected to cut or copy or where you want to paste something.  Very nice.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on September 10, 2011, 02:09:08 pm
Does anyone have contact with HarryLives outside of the forum?

He hasn't posted since the end of May.  Wondering if he is okay.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: OkieCubsFan on September 11, 2011, 03:08:05 am
Housing prices in western North Dakota are skyrocketing.  I bought my home a year ago and it's gone up by probably about 15% since then.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on September 11, 2011, 07:34:50 am
North Dakota probably has the most rising economy in the country right now doesn't it?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on September 11, 2011, 08:41:08 am
Most of the midsection, north to south, Texas to North Dakota is doing better than most of the country, but, yes, North Dakota, especially the shale half is doing very well.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on September 11, 2011, 12:15:08 pm
Unemployment rate in North Dakota is below 3 %.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on September 11, 2011, 12:37:59 pm
Two people are unemployed?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on September 11, 2011, 01:12:36 pm
Yeah.  They shut down the strip joint in Fargo.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on September 11, 2011, 01:39:05 pm
What's Craig going to do now?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on September 11, 2011, 02:05:33 pm
It was Craig that was picketing it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on September 11, 2011, 02:14:19 pm
Oh, I thought he worked there.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on September 11, 2011, 07:30:29 pm
I asked recently if anyone knew how HarryLives was doing, since he had not posted since May.  I also sent him a message directly in case he is still around, just not around here.

I got the following back from him, and he has told me he does not mind if I share it with the list.  (And considering how many here take pride in announcing they have me on Ignore, someone who does not might want to cut and paste this as an update on his status, without including my name since that obviously is simply too upsetting for some to deal with.)

I’ve just moved on to other priorities in life, jes. I just haven’t bothered to tune in much AT ALL this season(2-3 games)..and I doubt I will ever return to the forums. Just don’t feel I have much to contribute, even gave up my fantasy team. Focusing much more on my job and family issues and just spending more time doing stuff to better myself. My parents moved to South Carolina two years ago, my brother recently moved to Denver. I just want to make sure I’m on firm financial and physical footing right now I have neither, but all will work out. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on September 11, 2011, 11:29:59 pm
I asked recently if anyone knew how HarryLives was doing, since he had not posted since May.  I also sent him a message directly in case he is still around, just not around here.

I got the following back from him, and he has told me he does not mind if I share it with the list.  (And considering how many here take pride in announcing they have me on Ignore, someone who does not might want to cut and paste this as an update on his status, without including my name since that obviously is simply too upsetting for some to deal with.)

I’ve just moved on to other priorities in life, jes. I just haven’t bothered to tune in much AT ALL this season(2-3 games)..and I doubt I will ever return to the forums. Just don’t feel I have much to contribute, even gave up my fantasy team. Focusing much more on my job and family issues and just spending more time doing stuff to better myself. My parents moved to South Carolina two years ago, my brother recently moved to Denver. I just want to make sure I’m on firm financial and physical footing right now I have neither, but all will work out. 

For those who are wondering about Harry
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: OkieCubsFan on September 12, 2011, 12:25:36 am
There is actually a labor shortage in NW North Dakota and NE Montana.  Many of the fast food places have taken to bringing in foreigners to work here, as they can't get any local people to take those jobs.  Arby's has a ton of Asians working there, McDonalds has brought in a bunch of Jamaicans. 

Williston, ND, which is the center of the oil boom has roughly doubled in size in the last two years.  The majority of those people are living in temporary housing - "man camps." 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on September 12, 2011, 12:56:38 am
Williston used to have the world's longest bar.  I think it was over 50 yards long.

Every place has to be famous for something.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on September 12, 2011, 07:12:48 am
Just heard on 890 am a bomb threat was called in to the ogilvie market/station in the city.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: buff on September 13, 2011, 12:38:21 am
Does anybody know who might be a receptive person in the cubs organization to possibly get a couple items donated for a silent auction?  My uncle was diagnosed with bone cancer earlier this year and has a bone marrow transplant coming up this week.  We will know in a couple weeks if it takes or not but in the mean time we are trying to hold a benefit and silent auction for him.  He has followed the cubs for years and I was hoping to maybe get an item or 2 donated to help raise funds.  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on September 13, 2011, 06:36:37 am
With all these organizations, it's kind of hit and miss.  Best bet is if you can approach someone on the team, in the home office, or otherwise connected directly.  Next best is to write a letter and hope it reaches the right parties.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on September 13, 2011, 01:33:48 pm
I would maybe contact Cubs Care, buff.

Best of luck to your uncle.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on September 13, 2011, 03:12:17 pm
You might try a letter to Kerry Wood, explaining the situation, and asking him to pass the letter on to someone in the organization.  He seems to be strongly in favor of charitable activities, and might pass it on to the right person,.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on September 13, 2011, 05:34:22 pm
Jay Mariotti has written a book

http://www.amazon.com/The-System-ebook/dp/B005K75F6W/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315946469&sr=1-2
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on September 13, 2011, 05:42:06 pm
Shockingly, it's about himself...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on September 13, 2011, 10:11:39 pm
Well, they tell you to write about something you love.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on September 14, 2011, 11:00:17 am
In one of the threads, somebody was asking about Dish.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/14/tech/gaming-gadgets/dish-network-outage/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on September 15, 2011, 05:54:46 pm
Mmmmmm..... Just found about 3 pounds of puffball mushrooms.... before they reached the "puff" stage. Fry those babies up in butter and they are as good as morels....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on September 15, 2011, 06:15:55 pm

WOW.  We've had 6.0 or better earthquakes all over the globe today.  7.3 in Fiji.  I don't know what the hell you guys are doing but please repent before you drag me down with you.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on September 15, 2011, 06:25:17 pm
i blame jes.

can we throw him into a volcano or something? or would that just make it worse?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Santo4HofF on September 15, 2011, 08:47:33 pm
Sacrificing Jes would probably bring an end to the earth.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on September 15, 2011, 09:37:53 pm
WOW.  We've had 6.0 or better earthquakes all over the globe today.  7.3 in Fiji.  I don't know what the hell you guys are doing but please repent before you drag me down with you.

all over?  what'd I miss today?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on September 16, 2011, 01:08:22 pm
Some people think it is the Elenin comet coming into alignment with the earth which has happened the last three major earthquakes including Japan.  The next and closest alignment yet occurs September 26th which the tinfoil hat crowd has annointed doomsday. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on September 16, 2011, 01:29:05 pm
Did Paulie From Mars get lost in the transition to the new board?

Too bad.  It's moments like this when we really could use him around here.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ray on September 16, 2011, 09:09:47 pm
Did Paulie From Mars get lost in the transition to the new board?

Too bad.  It's moments like this when we really could use him around here.

I actually befriended him on Facebook way back when when he posted his pic's bout his grandpa or whoever. It's sorta funny cuz everytime my bday rolls around he'll send me a message saying something like hmmmm,so who EXACTLY are you, like I'm some government spy or something(Facebook always tells you whose bday it is). Lol. Of course, I never answer.  I can message him the new bleacherbum URL if y'all so desire as he is still entertaining as ever.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on September 19, 2011, 05:39:38 am
So, who exactly are you, Ray?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on September 21, 2011, 01:42:07 pm
Well this is sad news . . .

To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening." R.E.M. - click to see the full story with band members' comments.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on September 23, 2011, 08:20:42 am
pretty cool vid...

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=cqxTUxzOceE&feature=youtube_gdata_plaJ
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on September 23, 2011, 08:43:49 am
Check this out JR...http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7005515/thanks-rem
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Santo4HofF on September 23, 2011, 02:05:10 pm
On XM's MLB rounf trip radio show there is a caller that is known as "Kevin's Cub Call of the night".   I sometimes wonder if Kevin is a Bleacher Bum Forum regular?   
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 03, 2011, 05:17:08 pm
Poor, lonely topic...

So, two months after the grand opening in Denver, I went to the IKEA International Airport this morning... Can someone explain this phenomenon to me?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 03, 2011, 05:37:42 pm
Well, when you're not around nobody posts here.  Okay?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 03, 2011, 06:02:35 pm
Okay.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on October 03, 2011, 07:28:10 pm
I love IKEA!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 03, 2011, 07:43:40 pm
What position does he play?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: OkieCubsFan on October 03, 2011, 08:19:07 pm
Anybody ever been to Norway?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on October 03, 2011, 08:26:17 pm
Yes.

Lots of Norwegians.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 03, 2011, 09:20:30 pm
Okie, if you go, make sure your relatives are from Norway and not Sweden.

RBF, what do you love about IKEA?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on October 03, 2011, 10:10:18 pm
I LIKE IKEa.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on October 04, 2011, 04:44:58 am
They sell airports now?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on October 04, 2011, 07:40:03 am
Scoop!

They didn't really rename DIA, did they?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 04, 2011, 08:32:04 am
Airport naming rights.  That would be a big money maker and a huge, logistical nightmare, wouldn't it?

The new IKEA in Centennial, FITS, has a few levels of parking and the restaurant is on the highest level over-looking Centennial Airport so it has the feel, in scope and location, of an airport.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: mO on October 04, 2011, 10:39:01 am
Damn monstrosity.  It's an eye sore.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on October 04, 2011, 10:54:10 am
Gotcha, Scoop.  :)

IKEA stores aren't known for their ability (or lack thereof)  to blend into the landscape.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on October 04, 2011, 11:06:29 am
IKEA is nice because it has both cheap and expensive home items. You can go there and get your entire house interior if you wanted to. I love their storage items...I think all of our dressers have come from there as well as our bookshelves, tv stands, and kitchen table. :) I dunno what I love about it so much, it's just fun to go and pick out things I guess!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: OkieCubsFan on October 04, 2011, 11:20:08 am
I don't think I have any Scandinavian in me at all.  My next baby might be Norwegian though.  We're thinking about moving there.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 04, 2011, 11:32:57 am
As Katherine Lee Bates composed those memorable lyrics of "America the Beautiful" from the crest of Pikes Peak...

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain! With that monstrously big, honkin' blue and yellow box down there.



Gotcha, Scoop.  :)

IKEA stores aren't known for their ability (or lack thereof)  to blend into the landscape.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on October 05, 2011, 10:12:52 pm
So we just found out that we are having a boy. Do I put him through the torture of being a Cubs fan, do I let him become a Braves fan, or do I pretend baseball does not exist?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on October 05, 2011, 10:16:33 pm
How can you deny him the pleasure of rooting for the Cubs?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on October 05, 2011, 10:16:37 pm
Teach him how to deal with life kicking him in the nuts.

Raise him a Cubs fan.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on October 05, 2011, 10:19:02 pm
Make him a Cubs fan, Pistol.

Why should the little brat have the happy existence that so many of us have been denied?

He thinks he's so smug.

The nerve of that guy!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on October 05, 2011, 10:22:23 pm
My ancestors were not here yet the last time the Cubs won it all.  Maybe he will be around long enough to be the first.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 05, 2011, 10:23:09 pm
Los Bravos!  Go with the Braves - you can even call the little guy "Chipper"!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on October 05, 2011, 10:31:16 pm
Los Bravos!  Go with the Braves - you can even call the little guy "Chipper"!

There isn't a Hooters close enough for him to be a Chipper.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on October 06, 2011, 12:07:51 am
So we just found out that we are having a boy. Do I put him through the torture of being a Cubs fan, do I let him become a Braves fan, or do I pretend baseball does not exist?
Whatever you do, take my sincere advice and don't make him a junior.  Doing that causes a lifetime of problems.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 06, 2011, 12:11:43 am
There is a Cactus Sr?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on October 06, 2011, 12:18:51 am
The only advantage I can think of is that my father had an excellent credit rating.  Everything I've done has wound up piggybacked onto his record.  One of these days they might wonder about this still very active guy who is over 100.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on October 06, 2011, 07:24:16 am
Pete, both my kids are Cubs fans, even though my daughter was born in Colorado and my son was born in California.  It's like a genetic disorder or something.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on October 06, 2011, 09:09:16 am
So we just found out that we are having a boy. Do I put him through the torture of being a Cubs fan, do I let him become a Braves fan, or do I pretend baseball does not exist?

When my sons were born we were lucky enough to have Cubs A (Daytona) and AA (Orlando) affilates nearby. Took them to those Cubs games frequently. Oldest son has no interest in team sports at all anymore and youngest is only interested in X-games type sports. I think I ruined them...or saved them. Not sure which.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Clarkaddison on October 06, 2011, 09:23:41 am
Sometimes reality wakes us up out of our fantasy world. Steve Jobs' death affected me that way. I never came close to meeting him, but he had a great influence on me and my career.

He was an American original, and the greatest innovator of the past 50 years.

Thanks for everything, Steve, and rest in peace.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on October 06, 2011, 09:49:35 am
Tough call Pistol, but being a Cubs fan reduces most of life's challenges to mere distractions.... ;)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on October 06, 2011, 11:28:03 am
Sometimes reality wakes us up out of our fantasy world. Steve Jobs' death affected me that way. I never came close to meeting him, but he had a great influence on me and my career.

He was an American original, and the greatest innovator of the past 50 years.

Thanks for everything, Steve, and rest in peace.

Well said, Clark.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 06, 2011, 06:40:35 pm
I like the 24% return on the Apple stock I bought last August.  Far better than the 1% savings account return.

But yes, Jobs had an incredible impact on our world.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on October 06, 2011, 10:44:18 pm
Yep, Pixar movies, outside of the Cars franchise, are usually very good.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on October 07, 2011, 05:11:53 pm
My nephew loves Cars! But then, he's 4.

Wall-E and Up are my favs.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on October 07, 2011, 06:26:30 pm
A Bug's Life is very underrated.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 08, 2011, 11:30:12 am
Evidently not everyone likes IKEA.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/08/world/europe/poland-arrests/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on October 08, 2011, 01:20:48 pm
The original Cars rocked! Haven't seen any sequels..
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 08, 2011, 01:53:44 pm
Speaking of Poland...

(CNN) -- A two-seater Cessna 152 plane crashed into a cemetery early this afternoon in central Poland. Polish search and rescue workers have recovered 300 bodies so far and expect that number to climb as digging continues into the evening.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 08, 2011, 03:05:56 pm
where did they bury the survivors?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 08, 2011, 07:44:32 pm
What a moran.  In Poland they don't bury the survivors.

They cremate them.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 10, 2011, 07:47:28 pm
www.cnn.com/2011/10/10/justice/amish-crime/index.html

Okay, so two guys named Mullet are cutting hair off of Amish, including facial hair of women and children? 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 10, 2011, 10:54:22 pm
http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/10/us/ac-360-bullying-study/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

This is an important study.  A couple of years ago as a school administrator, I became aware of not only these underlying themes of school bullying but also how the internet and other media are exposing all of us to bullying that's subtle and insidious.  Many internet bullies are oblivious of their own behavior.  If you read the article and substitute internet posting and email behavior instead of high school social misbehavior, you'll see what I mean.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 11, 2011, 01:03:15 am
It looks like school hasn't changed much in the past 60 years or so.  It reads pretty much like a description of my schools.  And for that matter, most jobs I have had.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on October 11, 2011, 12:27:26 pm
It looks like school hasn't changed much in the past 60 years or so.  It reads pretty much like a description of my schools.  And for that matter, most jobs I have had.

And that is why the current societal focus on stopping the bullying in school is mis-guided.  While we certainly should not condone and it is best to curb it when we can, the primary focus should be on helping those who are victims of bullying to learn to deal with it.  They are going to face it their entire lives.  Shielding kids from it so they do not learn the coping skills they will need later in life will only lead to greater problems for them later.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on October 11, 2011, 02:39:49 pm
Mis-guided?  Really?  So instead of prosecuting criminals, we should spend our time helping the victims to get over it.  Because muggings and robbery are bound to happen.  So just deal with it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on October 11, 2011, 03:18:55 pm
Mis-guided?  Really?  So instead of prosecuting criminals, we should spend our time helping the victims to get over it.  Because muggings and robbery are bound to happen.  So just deal with it.

grr, what part of, "While we certainly should not condone and it is best to curb it when we can, the primary focus should be on helping those who are victims of bullying to learn to deal with it," suggests such foolishness?

Or do you think you can only persuade someone to agree with you by using a strawman to represent an inconsistent viewpoint?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on October 12, 2011, 08:08:56 am
pretty cool video





http://www.parahawkusa.com/Home.html




Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on October 14, 2011, 11:22:38 am
Does anyone here have a Fuji camera? I have been looking at the Fuji S4000. It seems like a pretty solid camera but I was curious if Fuji really makes a good product or if anyone has had problems with them before..
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 19, 2011, 12:30:43 pm
This is an interesting story - escaped wild animals - bears, cheetahs, wolves, lions, etc., - from a preserve in Ohio. The owner evidently released the animals and then died.

Flashing signs along area highways told motorists, "Caution exotic animals" and "Stay in vehicle."

"Caution exotic animals"???

Personally, that doesn't sound all that ominous.  I think "Bears, Cheetahs, and Lions on the Loose" would be a little more effective.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/19/exotic-animals-escape-owner-found-dead_n_1019286.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk3%7C105511
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: mO on October 19, 2011, 12:42:48 pm
"Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh My!"
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on October 19, 2011, 01:54:50 pm
 :'( And so many of them killed already.  :'(
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 19, 2011, 02:45:51 pm
Yeah, what did they do?

Undoubtedly there is going to be a surge in "Lost Cat" and "Lost Dog" signs going up in the neighborhood.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on October 19, 2011, 03:01:51 pm
No doubt cheaper and less work to shoot 'em all than to round 'em up and return 'em to the compound.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on October 19, 2011, 03:32:01 pm
They wanted to capture them, but since it was night, which is many of the animals most active time, it was going to be difficult not only to see them, but to hit them accurately with tranquilizer. If they missed they'd have one very angry animal on their hands. They couldn't just let them roam the area overnight.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 19, 2011, 03:59:49 pm
They did try to tranquilize some, but I guess they came after the vet, so they had to put them down.  Sad story.  Looked like the police weren't acting like cowboys, but actually felt bad about all the shooting they had to do.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on October 19, 2011, 04:09:10 pm
Plus, they didn't have an accurate count on the number of animals, what species of animals they were and how long they had been loose.

The guy opened their cages and killed himself.

The local schools were told to cancel all classes for today and everyone was told to stay inside.

It's not like this was some place in the middle of nowhere.  It was in a residential area and apex predators were just set free.  Authorities had no idea if the dude had been feeding them or if he has some sort of plan for revenge from beyond the grave or what the hell was going on.

All they knew was that the guy was dead, recently released from jail and that he had several wild animals on his property.  He had been cited for animal cruelty before and resented his neighbors.

It's awful that 49 animals have been killed but the villain in this story is the crazy person that somehow got his hands on that many dangerous wild animals.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 19, 2011, 04:53:10 pm
Reminds me about 30 years ago, some do-gooders broke into a mink farm and released a whole bank of minks into the wild.  "Run, Forest, Run!"  Their carcasses were found all over town as dogs and cats had their way with these mink, who, even though they had sharp teeth and instinctive cunning, were not prepared to defend themselves out of the cage.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 19, 2011, 05:17:22 pm
All they knew was that the guy was dead, recently released from jail and that he had several wild animals on his property.  He had been cited for animal cruelty before and resented his neighbors.

The last issue is simply unforgivable.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 19, 2011, 05:26:24 pm
Kind of hard to determine his motives.  Did he want his animals to be free if he was going to do himself in, or was he hoping they could wreak havoc and kill people?  Either was it was irresponsible, but committing suicide shows he was already unbalanced.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Chris27 on October 19, 2011, 06:43:36 pm
I have to change my ISP, so I have a question.

Does anyone use Charter DSL, and if so, do you like it?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on October 19, 2011, 07:29:52 pm
Kind of hard to determine his motives.  Did he want his animals to be free if he was going to do himself in, or was he hoping they could wreak havoc and kill people?  Either was it was irresponsible, but committing suicide shows he was already unbalanced.

He was half a whack job.  Of course, all of the people he sold automatic weapons to were defending him.  "He was a great guy."  "He was nice to everyone."  "He loved animals."

He didn't leave a note, as far as they can tell.  Nobody knows what the hell he was thinking.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on October 19, 2011, 07:55:57 pm
Chris, I have Charter DSL.  Now that I have and use Microsoft Essential Security every single day, I don't have any problems with it.  I have it because it's part of my cable bundle thingybob.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Chris27 on October 19, 2011, 08:50:24 pm
Thank you, Cubette.

So you'd say it's fast enough and gets the job done? Or would you say it's high quality?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on October 19, 2011, 08:57:26 pm
Chris, I know so little about such things.  It works just fine for me.  I did have alot of problems, right after I got it, with virus and stuff.....even tho I have the free AVG auto set to run daily.  I now use both free AVG and the Microsoft and anything that comes thru gets caught.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 19, 2011, 09:00:26 pm
Cubette, did you start your own board with the move?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Chris27 on October 19, 2011, 09:08:59 pm
Hmm, that's a bit alarming. I wouldn't think the ISP would have an effect on incoming threats. Can you tell me what browser you use (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc)?

I'm surprised you can use AVG and the Microsoft thing at the same time. Usually multiple scanners will try to override each other, but that's another issue.


Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on October 19, 2011, 10:11:49 pm
Chris, I don't know for a fact that the threats came from the DSL connection.  I "assumed" because I had no problems with the DSL I had in Texas.  But when I moved back here to NE and hooked up Charter DSL, I had all kinds of stuff getting thru.  I use both, but a different times of the day. 

Scoop, I did start my own board here.  It's called Enterprise.  If I can remember/figure out how to send you the info, I will do so shortly.

Try this....... http://enterprise.createaforum.com/general-discussion/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Chris27 on October 19, 2011, 10:15:35 pm
Okay, Cubette. Thanks again for the info.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on October 19, 2011, 10:18:57 pm
Chris, I forgot to tell you that I was using IE up until several months ago.  Was so damn slow.....I downloaded Mozilla and use that now.  Much faster.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Chris27 on October 19, 2011, 11:42:21 pm
Yeah, Firefox is much better than IE though I haven't been thrilled with their newest editions. I was just thinking maybe your browser was the cause of your bug problems. Or hoping at least.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on October 20, 2011, 07:34:18 am
Scoop: http://cfr.createaforum.com/general-discussion/scoop's-topic/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on October 22, 2011, 12:40:39 am
DirecTV is giving some networks the ax on November 1.

http://www.keepmynets.com/ (http://www.keepmynets.com/)

You can enter your zip code to find out which ones will disappear in your area.  The main one for me is Fox Sports Arizona.  They have a virtual monopoly on everything here including the Diamondbacks and University of Arizona basketball.

This news appeared as a crawl across the screen while I was watching a show about cheating in Las Vegas on the National Geographic Channel tonight.  The DirecTV web site doesn't appear to say anything about this.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on October 22, 2011, 07:52:14 am
If you look on the guide, they have remarks about it under each affected channel...FX, NtGeo, Speed, FSS, FHM, etc.

It affects all of the News Corp. Stations...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on October 22, 2011, 08:58:29 am
Some places are even going to lose their local Fox affiliate - channel 11 in many areas.  That will mean no World Series and some years no Super Bowl and, heaven forbid, you won't be able to watch The Simpsons.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on October 22, 2011, 09:02:41 am
I find it hard to believe that DirecTV would allow that to happen.

That would be the beginning of the end for them as a viable service provider.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on October 22, 2011, 09:13:58 am
 
Quote
DirecTV said it is prepared to drop the channels because News Corp. is demanding an increase of 40 percent in subscriber fees for them. The company did not disclose the exact terms News Corp. is seeking.

"We already provide News Corp. nearly $1 billion a year for their channels, and we have no problem continuing to compensate them fairly," the satellite broadcaster said in a statement, adding that the deal being offered is "unfair and unwarranted."

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/10/21/3221693/directv-threatens-to-drop-news.html (http://www.kansascity.com/2011/10/21/3221693/directv-threatens-to-drop-news.html)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on October 22, 2011, 09:20:18 am
Is the premise that News Corp. is asking to charge DirecTV more for its product than it's charging other service providers?

If so, why would that be?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on October 22, 2011, 09:59:50 am
It will get worked out.

If it doesn't, DTV will probably lose most of its business.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on October 22, 2011, 06:48:00 pm
I blame Obama.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 23, 2011, 12:27:28 pm
Question:  all these Nissan pickup commercials, like the one pushing the dune buggy up the hill or allowing an airliner with damaged gear to land in the pickup bed with the damaged front wheels....aren't those kind of photo-shopped stunts illegal?  I see no disclaimers.  Nothing that says, this isn't real don't really try it.  What are the legal standards?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 23, 2011, 01:08:00 pm
Anyone stupid enough to believe that an airliner with damaged gear can land in a truck pickup bed deserves to be "tricked" by an advertisement.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on October 23, 2011, 01:38:59 pm
The disclaimers are there, Curt.

"Dramatization.  Do not attempt."

They're in very fine print but they're there.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on October 23, 2011, 02:02:20 pm
Question:  all these Nissan pickup commercials, like the one pushing the dune buggy up the hill or allowing an airliner with damaged gear to land in the pickup bed with the damaged front wheels....aren't those kind of photo-shopped stunts illegal?  I see no disclaimers.  Nothing that says, this isn't real don't really try it.  What are the legal standards?
They don't say "professional pilot on closed runway"?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 23, 2011, 02:26:29 pm
I've watched for those disclaimers and didn't see them.  My bad.  I still think they are deliberately misleading and I thought there were consumer protection laws to discourage them.  Thanks.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on October 23, 2011, 02:42:52 pm
Wasn't there an ad for a truck a few years ago (I forget the brand but it might be Nissan again) where it rolled down a mountain or a hill or something, landed on its wheels, started right up and then drove off?

I think as long as they identify it as a dramatization or fictionalization, they're covered.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on October 23, 2011, 04:16:27 pm
I think as long as they identify it as a dramatization or fictionalization, they're covered.

I believe there are no rules on this.  They might be subject to prosecution for consumer fraud... if you could find a meaningful number of consumers who actually believed it.  And if any company wanted to press the issue with a full legal challenge on First Amendment grounds, they might well find a receptive audience in the Supreme Court.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 23, 2011, 05:46:54 pm
I have looked for the disclaimer as well* and haven't seen any.

In fact, I went out to DIA today and tried to drive faster than a landing plane.  The plane ran right over the top of my vehicle.  I'm suing Nissan.

*Disclaimer: Hate being of the same mindset as CurtOne.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: mO on October 23, 2011, 07:42:20 pm
Just saw the dune buggy ad.  "Fictionalization.  Do not attempt." is displayed in the first few seconds.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on October 23, 2011, 10:26:16 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzyJLtJjfqE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzyJLtJjfqE)

Yep, same thing for the landing gear commercial.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 24, 2011, 01:12:19 am
I see it.  Awfully small.  There are way too many stupid people.  Just think about all the people who open emails with viruses or send Abdul their bank account numbers.

I knew that couldn't be, but I wonder how many never see that.   I think it should be much larger and clearer.  YOU CAN'T REALLY DO THIS WITH THIS TRUCK EXCEPT WITH PHOTOSHOP!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on October 24, 2011, 12:28:46 pm
Well that tears it...I'm not going to buy that new Nissan...man I was set to do some awesome stunts in that baby...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on October 25, 2011, 08:00:22 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RBCxjZGczE
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on October 28, 2011, 02:13:27 pm
http://hypervocal.com/sinners-saints/2011/brett-favres-rise-should-i-show-my-dck-to-people/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 31, 2011, 09:56:12 pm
Happy Reformation Day, Lutherans. See what you guys started?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 31, 2011, 10:27:56 pm
Luther would have been better off just eliminating the Dutch.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 31, 2011, 10:30:56 pm
The Dutch never let him into the country.  He was just a pale imitation of Calvin.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 31, 2011, 10:31:08 pm
I might agree, but I like Dutch Windmill cookies.  Were those invented before or after Luther lived?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 31, 2011, 10:37:22 pm
Don't know.  Were Keebler elves involved?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 31, 2011, 10:52:30 pm
Just Ernie and Fast Eddie.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 31, 2011, 11:57:17 pm
I might agree, but I like Dutch Windmill cookies.  Were those invented before or after Luther lived?

The proper term for those are "Santa Claus" cookies.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on November 01, 2011, 09:13:18 am
I thought Scoop was referring to the cookies that looked like windmills by Salerno or Nabisco
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on November 01, 2011, 09:44:40 am
I was and that makes for a funny-looking Santa Claus.  I guess that explains CurtOne's aversion to the Dutch.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on November 01, 2011, 10:05:31 am
I guess that explains CurtOne's aversion to the Dutch.Curt is probably still sore about the outcome of the "Eighty Years War" ... ::)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on November 01, 2011, 10:07:48 am
But it may not explain why 99% of the rest of the world has an aversion to the Dutch.  Punch a hole in a dike and the country disappears.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on November 01, 2011, 10:22:31 am
99% of the world?...seriously?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on November 01, 2011, 10:27:03 am
Well, it would 100% but there are a handful of Dutch that like each other.  Most of them are visually and olfactory impaired.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on November 01, 2011, 10:31:03 am
I'm going to drop this before I say something cruel and mean-spirited.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on November 01, 2011, 10:36:08 am
Smooth move Mr. Sensitivity ;)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on November 01, 2011, 10:58:06 am
They were called Santa Claus cookies because on Christmas Eve you left them out, with a glass of milk, for Santa Claus.

It proved that there was a Santa Claus because they were always gone in the morning.

If you're not Dutch, you're not much.

Ask Craig.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on November 01, 2011, 01:52:48 pm
I almost forgot.

Happy Reformation day, Curt.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on November 01, 2011, 04:46:22 pm
DirecTV and News Corp have reached an agreement.  No change in service.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on November 01, 2011, 04:54:05 pm
yeah..just got the email from DirecTV
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on November 01, 2011, 06:00:27 pm
Shocking!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 09, 2011, 11:09:22 pm
move over military veterans as........

McDonald's commandeers 11/11/11 as 'Fryday'

(http://www.chicagobusiness.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/storyimage/CG/20111109/NEWS07/111109725/AR/AR-111109725.jpg&maxw=368&q=100)

By: Kate MacArthur November 09, 2011

(Crain's) — McDonald's Corp. restaurants are using Friday's numerical palindromic date to promote its french fries.

Playing on the 11/11/11 digital version of Nov. 11, McDonald's franchisees in metro Chicago will offer small orders of fries for 50 cents for the day. That's half the usual price for the portion.

“We hope Chicagoland residents will take advantage of this unique offer to enjoy, what are considered by many, as the ‘Best Fries on the Planet,'” said Ron Lofton, franchisee and president of McDonald's Owner Operators of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, in a statement.

Sales of fries have been declining since 2006, according to Port Washington, N.Y.-based market researcher NPD Group Inc., as nutritionists have pushed for less-caloric options. To assuage them, the Oak Brook-based chain recently downsized the portion size of its fries for kids' meals and added a few apple slices. Meanwhile, Dublin, Ohio-based rival Wendy's Co. overhauled its fries last year to a “natural cut” variety with the skin on and dressed with sea salt.

“They've moved away more recently from promoting their fries as they focus on healthier options, but there's no doubt that french fries are a pretty profitable side item,” says David Henkes, vice president of Chicago-based food industry consultant Technomic Inc. “I think fries will always be core to what the offering is for McDonald's.”

To promote the sale, McDonald's billboards feature six fries lined up in the numerical form of the date with the offer. Also on Friday — which is Veterans Day — the chain will host a competition to create a dish to go with fries. The contest pits Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould and wide receiver Earl Bennett vs. Bull and Bear Bar executive chef David Blonsky and personal chef to the stars Cordell McGary from Passion's Cuisine Inc. in Chicago.

Then on Saturday, the company plans to light two spotlights to create a No. 11 beacon at the chain's Chicago flagship location at Clark and Ontario streets. They will shine through the end of the month.



Read more: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20111109/NEWS07/111109725/mcdonalds-commandeers-11-11-11-as-fryday (http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20111109/NEWS07/111109725/mcdonalds-commandeers-11-11-11-as-fryday)

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on November 10, 2011, 11:19:18 am
I love McDonalds... they are my internet access now that CenturyLink decided to stop letting me online.  And stupid comcast is taking a week to install their service.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on November 10, 2011, 12:13:18 pm
I love McDonalds... they are my internet access now that CenturyLink decided to stop letting me online.  And stupid comcast is taking a week to install their service.
I still use Century Link.  What reason did they give you?  You have my E-Mail address.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on November 10, 2011, 12:46:15 pm
McDonald's had the best french fries in the world back when they used tallow to cook them in.  Since they gave in to the activist idiots, and agreed to use vegetable oil like all their competitors, there french fries are no better than their competitors.

30 years ago, my kids used to beg to go to McDonald's to get french fries.  Now, my grandchildren could care less about McDonald's.

The movie theaters did the same thing with popcorn.  Since they eliminated using coconut oil, sales of popcorn has declined greatly.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on November 10, 2011, 01:43:24 pm
Does anyone know of any shareware applications that will strip attachments off of email messages and save them in a designated folder?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on November 10, 2011, 01:46:49 pm
http://www.rsbr.de/Software/OASniffer/index.htm
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on November 10, 2011, 01:49:47 pm
http://www.sperrysoftware.com/outlook/attachment-save.asp
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on November 10, 2011, 02:20:31 pm
thanks
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on November 10, 2011, 02:35:41 pm
FITS, any chance you are aware of any that work with Thunderbird instead of Outlook?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on November 10, 2011, 02:51:48 pm
McDonald's did the same with their apple pies...the fried pies used to be incredible, the baked pies...not so much...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on November 10, 2011, 03:08:31 pm
Haven't found anything for T-Bird yet, Jes.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on November 10, 2011, 03:10:15 pm
neither have I.....

But thanks for looking
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on November 15, 2011, 05:54:36 pm
Back online!!!  Finally!!!

Cactus, I needed a new modem.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on November 16, 2011, 09:03:18 am
Welcome back, Scoop.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on November 16, 2011, 09:46:35 pm
Dave's new Hot & Juicy burgers are kinda dry.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on November 16, 2011, 10:12:50 pm
How are his buns?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on November 16, 2011, 11:18:31 pm
And the juice isn't from melted fat, which would make them taste good.

At one time, Wendy's had great hambergers.  They they listened to the health nuts and ruined their business.

McDonald's did the same with their french fries.  At one time, they were cooked in lard, and were always chosen in taste tests as the best around.  Then they switched to vegetable oils, and they are just like anyone else.  Foolish.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on November 17, 2011, 08:20:46 am
I dunno.... McDonalds still has good fries.  There was a time, in the 90's when they didn't taste so good thanks to all the changes, but they are pretty good now.  I think if they went back to lard they would taste funny.

They are about the only ones that are edible if they are not piping hot.  Burger King used to have good fries, but in the early 90s they went to a weird coating for awhile, and now they are just alright.  Wendy's would have decent fries if they were ever hot, but they never are, and the new sea salt just bounces off the cold fry.  Everything at Wendy's is cold.  the lettuce and tomatoes which make the burgers cold, the burgers, french fries, the restaurants - inside you need to wear a coat in the dead of summer.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on November 17, 2011, 10:01:55 am
I hate the new fries at Wendy's. The old ones were much better.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on November 17, 2011, 10:15:51 am
BYB has the best fries.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on November 22, 2011, 07:48:03 am
Fries or so yesterday!

Beer batter dipped onion rings at Hardees rules the day!  Thier monster burgers aren't that bad either.  Bit expensive but I say good.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on November 22, 2011, 10:05:44 am
I miss Hardee's. :( I know we have Carl's Jr. and its essentially the same thing...but its not!!

I LOVED Hardee's hot ham and cheese sandwich! When I was down in Missouri for my cousins wedding 3 years ago they still sold them at the town we were in, I was in heaven! LOL
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on November 22, 2011, 10:31:46 am
I feel that way about Made-Rite loose meat sandwiches.  Going back and forth to Florida, I go about 40 miles out of the way just to have lunch in a Made-Rite in southern Illinois.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on November 22, 2011, 10:55:59 am
I can see DaveP really liking these.
 
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/80/Maid-Rite.jpg/800px-Maid-Rite.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on November 22, 2011, 01:06:27 pm
It's really cool how they go over to the McDonald's dumpster, get the thrown out patties and crumple them into pieces like that.  They've been green for years.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on November 22, 2011, 01:34:05 pm
I miss Hardee's. :( I know we have Carl's Jr. and its essentially the same thing...but its not!!

I LOVED Hardee's hot ham and cheese sandwich! When I was down in Missouri for my cousins wedding 3 years ago they still sold them at the town we were in, I was in heaven! LOL

Hot Ham 'n' Cheese, hell yeah!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on November 22, 2011, 01:34:57 pm
Curt, I thought that's how they made runzas.   Ewww!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on November 22, 2011, 01:35:49 pm
They make runzas out of the Maid Rite left-overs.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on November 22, 2011, 01:39:36 pm
 :o
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on November 22, 2011, 02:32:30 pm
Many things fail to sound appetising...

Blood Sausage
Head Cheese
Prune Soup
Loose Meat Sandwiches...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on November 22, 2011, 04:41:48 pm
You should see some of the stuff my Filipino grandma-in-law makes. Blood sausage doesn't freak me out at all any more...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on November 23, 2011, 11:39:57 pm
Made-Rite is great.  Not as good as White Castles, of course, but what is?

By the way, one DOESN'T put cheese on loose meat hamburgers.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on November 24, 2011, 07:12:52 am
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

http://fails.failblog.org/2011/11/23/epic-fail-fail-blog-psa-thanksgiving-fails/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: buff on November 24, 2011, 02:55:30 pm
Happy Thanksgiving everybody.  All three of my kids woke up puking this morning so my holiday plans are pretty much out the window.   :(
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on November 24, 2011, 04:06:33 pm
Better that they do it now than after eating the turkey.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on December 01, 2011, 11:58:11 am
For homeowners who have not refinanced at "today's historical low rates!" I have to give kudos to ING Direct if you are looking for a lender.  No points, great interest rate (2.75%); main qualifications are that is can't be more than 80% of the home value (the way it used to be) and that you have to have a good credit score.

The whole process took 30 days and was the status was constantly updated online so I didn't have to wonder what state the process was in.  And the best part was that the closing was in home and took all of twenty minutes with about as many signatures.  I've never had a mortgage loan process go so smoothly and so quickly without headache.  The only pain was the lady at the UPS store trying to FAX the stack of 25 pages that I needed to FAX.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on December 02, 2011, 07:48:05 am
Gas - $2.979
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on December 02, 2011, 08:44:04 am
We're still around $3.20 in South Jersey
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 02, 2011, 11:03:24 am
I filled up in South Carolina last Saturday at 2.99.  It is 3.21 here in Fort Myers right now.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 02, 2011, 11:17:55 am
So I guess you'll go back to South Carolina when you need gas?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on December 02, 2011, 11:20:58 am
Or Taco Bell.  A couple burritos will do.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on December 02, 2011, 11:56:09 am
Anybody here have an iMac? 

I need some advice on how Safari treats the font size when viewing a Createaforum page.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 02, 2011, 09:45:52 pm
I'm sending this with my new Klindle Fire.  I'm already loving it!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on December 03, 2011, 02:43:08 am
Hard boiled eggs work better than burritos, and I've always wondered why that is, I mean, only a hundred calories in an egg, not much fat at all, good wholesome food eaten any other way than hard boiled doesn't cause it, fried in butter doesn't cause it, one of the GREAT MYSTERIES in life, like the standing on end of same during equinoxes.  BTW, if anyone is interested in improving their quality of life, I'm starting a new series entitled "Dog's Theories On Diet and Health."  Look for it in your local five and dime discount stores soon.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on December 03, 2011, 01:37:26 pm
I don't think that hard-boiled eggs, cigarettes, and a double-shot of rye count as Superfoods.

There's a Lassie movie on TCM right now.  That dog was a good actor!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on December 03, 2011, 04:45:25 pm
Rio Bravo and Out of the Past back to back. A great western with great nicknames and the best film noir ever made.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 03, 2011, 04:57:02 pm
Yeah, we can see you're having an exciting Saturday.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on December 03, 2011, 05:15:02 pm
Angie Dickinson, CurtOne.  Angie Dickinson.

Better than working, which is what I've done every Saturday for 2.5 years.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on December 03, 2011, 11:21:31 pm
I don't think that hard-boiled eggs, cigarettes, and a double-shot of rye count as Superfoods.

There's a Lassie movie on TCM right now.  That dog was a good actor!

JR runs a close second.

No, these are theories based on keen observation, tried and true methods, age old wisdoms, and the debunking of shoddy practices like three squares a day, and drinking milk.  Mackie Shilstone look out.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 04, 2011, 04:05:18 pm
For those out there that know stuff.

There is a program on the Fort Myers radio Sunday nights fro 6 to 9 called "Handel on the Law" that is a call in program.  I seldom get a chance to listen to it, but it is an excellent way to pass the boring time while driving to and from Florida.  For this reason, I would like to record it over time, transfer it to the hard drive on my radio, and listen to it as I drive.

He does make a podcast for a little bit of his shows, but I would like to record the entire thing.

Is there a radio out there that I can purchase that will allow me to record the program to a CD or DVD the way I used to be able to record programs from my radio onto a cassette tape for playing later?

Or, since the program is also streamed on the internet, is there a way I can record the streaming on my computer to play later?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 04, 2011, 07:10:05 pm
Yes.

Now, if you want to know HOW to do it, you have to ask someone who knows more than I do.

All I know is that there are apps that will allow you to record streaming audio.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 04, 2011, 07:12:54 pm
dave, try these

http://www.roemersoftware.com/free-sound-recorder.html

http://www.roemersoftware.com/

http://radio.about.com/od/recordstreamingaudio/a/blrecordinghub.htm

http://download.cnet.com/windows/streaming-audio-software/

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 07, 2011, 01:44:03 pm
Absolutely braindead.  Blago gets 14 years.  How could the judge do that?  I had 17 in the pool.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 07, 2011, 02:34:36 pm
That is a stiff sentence.  Even with good behavior, he probably will have to stay in jail for at least 5 months.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on December 07, 2011, 02:36:01 pm
Blago got 14 years? Thought he'd luck out and get a slap on the wrist...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 07, 2011, 02:54:26 pm
I'll bet the prisoners don't get Xfinity on their tv's.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on December 07, 2011, 03:23:45 pm
Why does he wear that rat on his head?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 07, 2011, 11:59:08 pm
That is a stiff sentence.  Even with good behavior, he probably will have to stay in jail for at least 5 months.

Not for a conviction in federal court.  On the local Chicago NBC5 News @ 6PM tonight, they said even with 'time off for good behavior', federal guidelines require a prisoner to serve 85% of his sentence.  That's 11 years, 10 months and  24 days in Blago's case. 

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on December 08, 2011, 07:09:15 am
Headline on Fark was Blago gets 14 years worth of someone filling HIS seat
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on December 09, 2011, 10:19:23 am
Anybody remember these commercials from AT&T back in the early 90's?  Pretty amazing how much of this stuff that was neat to think about back then has turned into reality today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MnQ8EkwXJ0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MnQ8EkwXJ0)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on December 09, 2011, 01:22:26 pm
Just like the Jetsons.  Or Tomorrowland at Disneyland.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 09, 2011, 01:59:37 pm
The only ones they're missing are "Would you believe the Boston braintrust would be running the Cubs?" and "Would you believe that Albert Pujols would desert his beloved Cardinals for $254M?"
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on December 09, 2011, 02:02:24 pm
If you have kids who still believe in Santa, or they're starting to not believe, then you gotta try this.  You should've seen the look on my son's face when he saw his.  Pretty cool.

http://www.portablenorthpole.tv/home
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 09, 2011, 02:04:59 pm
Thanks a lot, FITS.  You totally screwed Davep's Christmas.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on December 09, 2011, 02:11:23 pm
Shhh.  Just make one for him and he'll never know the difference.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on December 09, 2011, 05:02:55 pm


SADDEST CITIES
1. St. Petersburg, Florida
2. Detroit, Michigan
3. Memphis, Tennessee
4. Tampa, Florida
5. Louisville, Kentucky
6. St. Louis, Missouri
7. Birmingham, Alabama
8. Miami, Florida
9. Reno, Nevada
10. Las Vegas, Nevada

HAPPIEST CITIES
1. Honolulu, Hawaii
2. Manchester, New Hampshire
3. Fargo, North Dakota
4. Omaha, Nebraska
5. Boston, Massachusetts
6. Madison, Wisconsin
7. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
8. St. Paul, Minnesota
9. Burlington, Vermont
10. Plano, Texas


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2068500/Americas-saddest-cities-revealed--3-Sunshine-State.html#ixzz1g56jSX00 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2068500/Americas-saddest-cities-revealed--3-Sunshine-State.html#ixzz1g56jSX00)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 09, 2011, 05:05:21 pm
I question Fargo, North Dakota.  Not the happiest part, the city part.

And, of course, Madison, Wisconsin is happy.  They're all on drugs.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on December 13, 2011, 11:23:28 pm
Quote
A new scam is one where a caller says the victim has won $10,000 on a gift card from Wal-Mart or another store, White said. The victim is to go out and buy a gift card, put $500 on it, then call back with the card's number so the $10,000 can be added. Within minutes of that call, the $500 has vanished.
Sadly, there must be enough people falling for this that it makes the news.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 13, 2011, 11:47:51 pm
When I got the call, I went out and got a gift card, but only put $400 dollars on it.

Imagine their frustration when they found out I screwed them out of a hundred bucks.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 14, 2011, 06:48:50 am
A married couple had been out shopping at the mall for most of the afternoon, suddenly, the wife realized that her husband had disappeared.

The somewhat irate spouse called her mate’s cell phone and demanded, "Where the hell are you?"

He replied, "Darling, do you remember that jewelry shop where you saw the diamond necklace and totally fell in love with it and I didn't have money that time and said 'Baby, it'll be yours one day,'"
 
"Why, yes," she replied with an embarrassed blush in her voice, "I remember that my love."

"Well," he responded, "I'm in the pub next to that shop."

 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on December 14, 2011, 07:39:13 am
A new scam is one where a caller says the victim has won $10,000 on a gift card from Wal-Mart or another store, White said. The victim is to go out and buy a gift card, put $500 on it, then call back with the card's number so the $10,000 can be added. Within minutes of that call, the $500 has vanished.

Loosely related words of wisdom from George Carlin:

"Whatever happened to natural selection; survival of the fittest? The kid who swallowed too many marbles doesn't grow up to have kids of his own. Simple as that. Nature knows best. We're saving entirely too many lives in this country of all ages. Nature should be allowed to do its job of killing off the weak and sickly and ignorant people without interference from airbags and bating helmets. Just think of it as passive eugenics."
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on December 14, 2011, 09:08:59 am
But there’s a reason. There’s a reason. There’s a reason for this, there’s a reason education SUCKS, and it’s the same reason it will never, ever,  EVER be fixed.

It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it, be happy with what you’ve got.

Because the owners, the owners of this country don't want that. I'm talking about the real owners now, the BIG owners! The Wealthy… the REAL owners! The big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions.

Forget the politicians. They are irrelevant. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice! You have OWNERS! They OWN YOU. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls.

They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying,  lobbying, to get what they want.  Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I'll tell you what they don’t want: 

They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. Thats against their interests.

Thats right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting **** by a system that threw them overboard 30 **** years ago. They don’t want that!

You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shitty jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later cause they own this **** place! Its a big club, and you ain’t in it!  You, and I, are not in the big club.

By the way, its the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table has tilted folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care! Good honest hard-working people; white collar, blue collar it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard-working people continue, these are people of modest means, continue to elect these rich **** suckers who don’t give a **** about you….they don’t give a **** about you… they don’t give a **** about you.

They don’t care about you at all… at all… AT ALL.  And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Thats what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick thats being jammed up their assholes everyday, because the owners of this country know the truth.

Its called the American Dream,because you have to be asleep to believe it.



Read more: http://shoqvalue.com/george-carlin-on-the-american-dream-with-transcript#ixzz1gWQYlOHl
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 14, 2011, 10:31:16 am
Hey, Davep, you stinkin ****, you rat-fink ******-******, you shorted me a hundred bucks on the Walmart card.  That's low, dirtbag.  I hope someone shafts you up the *** like that.  What am I supposed to do with just $400?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on December 14, 2011, 10:34:40 am
Bear that is a great piece by the late Carlin...pretty much how I see things these days...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on December 14, 2011, 10:59:55 am
Yeah - he was in the comedy business - but I became a follower of his philosophy
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 14, 2011, 11:10:09 am
Hey, Davep, you stinkin ****, you rat-fink ******-******, you shorted me a hundred bucks on the Walmart card.  That's low, dirtbag.  I hope someone shafts you up the *** like that.  What am I supposed to do with just $400?

Man - I thought that the people running the scam were just dirty, rotten, evil, nasty scumbags, but they are even worse than I thought.

They're Lutherans.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 16, 2011, 08:57:15 am
Bank Robbery In Minnesota!

A hooded robber burst into a Minnesota bank and forced the tellers to load a sack full of cash.

On his way out the door, a brave Minnesota customer grabbed the hood and pulled it off, revealing the robbers face. The robber shot the customer without a moments hesitation.

He then looked around the bank and noticed one of the tellers looking straight at him. The robber instantly shot him also. Everyone in the bank, by now very scared, looked intently down at the floor in silence.

The robber yelled, "Well, did anyone else see my face?"

There are a few moments of utter silence in which everyone was plainly to afraid to speak. Then, one old Norwegian named Ole' from Minnesota tentatively raised his hand and said, "My wife got a pretty good look at you."
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 16, 2011, 06:35:45 pm
Rudy!  Rudy!  Rudy!

Quote

Notre Dame Underdog Rudy Nabbed for Stock Scam

Another childhood dream, crushed.

Daniel Ruettiger, the scrappy underdog football player immortalized in the movie “Rudy,” was charged in a pump-and-dump stock scheme, according to the SEC.

The SEC says Ruettiger founded a sports drink company called Rudy Nutrition, and he and a dozen other people used the company in a scheme to sell shares of the penny stock and rake in $11 million in illicit profits.

The SEC says the group circulated misleading claims about Rudy Nutrition products, including that the sports drink outsold Gatorade two-to-one in a major southwest test. Meanwhile, stock promoters pumped up the stock to inflate its price. For awhile, Ruettiger and a buddy ran the company out of South Bend, Ind., the home of Notre Dame, before it moved to Las Vegas.

more at: http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2011/12/16/notre-dame-underdog-rudy-nabbed-for-stock-scam/ (http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2011/12/16/notre-dame-underdog-rudy-nabbed-for-stock-scam/)




Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 17, 2011, 02:17:41 pm
"stock promoters pumped up the stock to inflate its price"

In other words, folks "sold" it.

From the link: Ruettiger agreed to pay $382,866 in the settlement.

Considering the cost of defending such a case, that's not a particularly dambing settlement.

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on December 19, 2011, 01:10:20 pm
Google Chrome overtakes IE8 as most used browser (there is one small catch)

http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/16/technology/chrome_internet_explorer/index.htm?iid=SF_BN_River
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 19, 2011, 02:10:56 pm
I'm still using Firefox
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on December 22, 2011, 08:12:38 am
The Sun-Times has been sold and will be going to a pay-wall like the Daily Herald.  The Minneapolis Star Tribune has one too.
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Post by: Jes Beard on December 22, 2011, 10:45:44 pm
In addition to the reasons mentioned in the article below, it is important to remember when and where it was the story set Scrooge to live in -- England at the very beginning of the Industrial Revolution, at a time when capitol for investment was at a premium, and when the capitol which was invested offered the possibility of increasing productivity, and the goods and services the increased productivity represented, by leaps and bounds.  Capitol investment, such as was allowed by misers such as Scrooge, did more to improve the lives of those at the time than any philanthropy ever could, and spending money on doctors for Tiny Tim at that time would likely have meant paying someone to put leaches on him -- medical science was very short on science at that time.

Though his character now is ridiculed and reviled, the Scrooges of that era, who literally financed the Industrial Revolution, should in fact be heroes.

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/holidays/2004/12/what_i_like_about_scrooge.single.html

What I Like About Scrooge
In praise of misers.

By Steven E. Landsburg|Posted Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at 10:15 AM ET

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During the holiday season, most people seem to believe that giving is better than hoarding. But in an article published in 2004, and reprinted below, Steven E. Landsburg argued that Ebenezer Scrooge, contrary to belief, is as generous as any philanthropist.
Illustration by Nina Frenkel

Here's what I like about Ebenezer Scrooge: His meager lodgings were dark because darkness is cheap, and barely heated because coal is not free. His dinner was gruel, which he prepared himself. Scrooge paid no man to wait on him.

Scrooge has been called ungenerous. I say that's a bum rap. What could be more generous than keeping your lamps unlit and your plate unfilled, leaving more fuel for others to burn and more food for others to eat? Who is a more benevolent neighbor than the man who employs no servants, freeing them to wait on someone else?
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Oh, it might be slightly more complicated than that. Maybe when Scrooge demands less coal for his fire, less coal ends up being mined. But that's fine, too. Instead of digging coal for Scrooge, some would-be miner is now free to perform some other service for himself or someone else.

Dickens tells us that the Lord Mayor, in the stronghold of the mighty Mansion House, gave orders to his 50 cooks and butlers to keep Christmas as a Lord Mayor's household should—presumably for a houseful of guests who lavishly praised his generosity. The bricks, mortar, and labor that built the Mansion House might otherwise have built housing for hundreds; Scrooge, by living in three sparse rooms, deprived no man of a home. By employing no cooks or butlers, he ensured that cooks and butlers were available to some other household where guests reveled in ignorance of their debt to Ebenezer Scrooge.

In this whole world, there is nobody more generous than the miser—the man who could deplete the world's resources but chooses not to. The only difference between miserliness and philanthropy is that the philanthropist serves a favored few while the miser spreads his largess far and wide.

If you build a house and refuse to buy a house, the rest of the world is one house richer. If you earn a dollar and refuse to spend a dollar, the rest of the world is one dollar richer—because you produced a dollar's worth of goods and didn't consume them.

Who exactly gets those goods? That depends on how you save. Put a dollar in the bank and you'll bid down the interest rate by just enough so someone somewhere can afford an extra dollar's worth of vacation or home improvement. Put a dollar in your mattress and (by effectively reducing the money supply) you'll drive down prices by just enough so someone somewhere can have an extra dollar's worth of coffee with his dinner. Scrooge, no doubt a canny investor, lent his money at interest. His less conventional namesake Scrooge McDuck filled a vault with dollar bills to roll around in. No matter. Ebenezer Scrooge lowered interest rates. Scrooge McDuck lowered prices. Each Scrooge enriched his neighbors as much as any Lord Mayor who invited the town in for a Christmas meal.

Saving is philanthropy, and—because this is both the Christmas season and the season of tax reform—it's worth mentioning that the tax system should recognize as much. If there's a tax deduction for charitable giving, there should be a tax deduction for saving. What you earn and don't spend is your contribution to the world, and it's equally a contribution whether you give it away or squirrel it away.

Of course, there's always the threat that some meddling ghosts will come along and convince you to deplete your savings, at which point it makes sense (insofar as the taxation of income ever makes sense) to start taxing you. Which is exactly what individual retirement accounts are all about: They shield your earnings from taxation for as long as you save (that is, for as long as you let others enjoy the fruits of your labor), but no longer.

Great artists are sometimes unaware of the deepest meanings in their own creations. Though Dickens might not have recognized it, the primary moral of A Christmas Carol is that there should be no limit on IRA contributions. This is quite independent of all the other reasons why the tax system should encourage saving (e.g., the salutary effects on economic growth).

If Christmas is the season of selflessness, then surely one of the great symbols of Christmas should be Ebenezer Scrooge—the old Scrooge, not the reformed one. It's taxes, not misers, that need reforming.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on December 23, 2011, 01:26:07 am
Step #4 -- "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves."  This is paramount in Dog's theories on diet and health.  Unfortunately there are some who are incapable of doing so, in which case they will not benefit from these theories, and will be left by the side of the road.  Next up we must admit to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.  For instance the foolish notion that the stomach has to be fed three times a day, at the same times of day, and that the stomach is the end-all of digestion.  Wrong.  We must concentrate on the intestIne, for it is the instestIne that means business, not the stomach.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 23, 2011, 12:01:27 pm
I wonder what the first three steps were.
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Post by: FITS on December 23, 2011, 01:51:47 pm
Wishing everyone a safe and Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on December 23, 2011, 05:03:54 pm
Half an hour wait to get out of the Costco parking lot after mistakenly thinking, "I'll just pop in here and get some gas."

Merry Christmas, everyone.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 24, 2011, 10:23:37 am
So, Costco had a sale on beans?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on December 24, 2011, 11:22:02 pm
Merry Christmas folks
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 24, 2011, 11:29:22 pm
Merry Christmas to all.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on December 25, 2011, 06:52:45 am
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 26, 2011, 11:20:43 am
You've seen these Hitler take-offs before but this new one on Pujols is funny anyhow...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-zgYXjBb9Y
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 28, 2011, 09:22:09 am
Holy Crap, Davep's relatives live a long time!

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/28/showbiz/obit-tarzan-cheetah/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 28, 2011, 10:53:58 am
Holy Crap

I didn't know that Lutherans considered crap to be holy.

That answers a lot of questions that Calvinists have had for years.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 28, 2011, 11:09:30 am
Condolences on your cousin's death, Dave.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 28, 2011, 01:55:02 pm
Speaking of cousins, I see your cousin Ben Nelson is not going to run next year.

I suspect that the polls had a little to do with that decision.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 28, 2011, 02:07:59 pm
LOL  Ben's a clever politician.  Really a liberal Republican but you can't run in Nebraska with that label.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 28, 2011, 03:48:34 pm
He did himself in with his vote on Obamacare.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 28, 2011, 03:49:42 pm
Hey, he got Nebraska out of it, didn't he?

Who knew that the people of Nebraska would get angry that they didn't get screwed.

Hmmm, wait a sec...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on December 28, 2011, 05:53:38 pm
Kim Jong-Il feats

He invented the hamburger

He took his first steps at three weeks and five weeks later began to speak

and

In 1994, the very first time he played golf, Kim Jong-Il dominated the 7,700-yard Pyongyang Golf Course. He shot an unimaginable 38-under par, recording no worse than a birdie at the country's lone golf course. His round included 11 holes-in-one, and the feat was verified by 17 bodyguards who were present.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on December 28, 2011, 05:56:28 pm
I understand he also had a massive **** and could copulate without climax indefinitely.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 28, 2011, 07:14:49 pm
But he ruled only because Chuck Norris let him.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on December 29, 2011, 07:49:31 am
He also has never defecated.
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Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 31, 2011, 09:06:02 pm


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 04, 2012, 09:29:26 am
Great.  Dunkin' Donuts is going to double their number of stores.  Wonderful.  Now we'll never be able to find a cop when we need one.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on January 04, 2012, 11:13:46 am
scarcasm duly noted Curt,but that is great news for this doughnut junkie...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on January 04, 2012, 12:05:00 pm
I hope some of those are coming to Denver.  Krispy Creme's are too sickeningly sweet and there aren't enough Lamar's, which is the closest to Dunkin' Donuts.

Where is it, Providence, R.I.. where the city's arena is sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts and is called the Dunk?  I think that is a pretty darned cute name.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on January 04, 2012, 10:36:16 pm
They have those things all over in that area too!! I was just there visiting my best friend and I had never been to one before. They have a mighty tasty hot chocolate. Hope we get one out here!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on January 04, 2012, 11:36:55 pm
What the world needs is a joint that sells pickled pigs feet, hard-boiled eggs, sardine sandwiches, and Maxwell House regular blend coffee . . . and cigarettes without filters.

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Boris From Downunder on January 05, 2012, 07:01:07 pm
Doggie! Geaux Saints!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on January 05, 2012, 11:17:32 pm
Boris!  I'm nervous about a let-down Saturday.  Ivory might be the secret weapon though.  The Superdome is rockin', Saints Saturday, the BCS Monday.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Boris From Downunder on January 06, 2012, 08:31:09 am
Know what you mean mate - remember last seasons first playoff game.....blech.....gotta stop the Megatron!!!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ray on January 06, 2012, 01:02:17 pm
Saints have covered the spread every home game this year, I believe, too.

I think they win it pretty handily.  Detroit is just happy to be in the playoffs....although I guess the same could have be said for Seattle last year.  But that offense is just rockin' and the D really does look to be playing better....I'm a Saints fan too, if ya haven't guess...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on January 06, 2012, 01:42:49 pm
As a Niner fan, I'm pulling for the Lions.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 06, 2012, 01:44:22 pm
Can we get the Niners and the Lions in the Backslap Bowl?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on January 06, 2012, 01:48:39 pm
Jim Harbaugh is one strange dude.  But he's a heck of a coach.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on January 06, 2012, 04:06:39 pm
I can't wait for the Niners to lose their first playoff game.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on January 06, 2012, 05:23:21 pm
Brother.  This isn't the place to talk football.  Geez.
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Post by: Cactus on January 06, 2012, 05:25:54 pm
John Grisham's new book Calico Joe

Quote
In this surprising and moving novel, the careers of a golden-boy rookie hitter for the Cubs and a hard-hitting Mets pitcher take very different paths. The baseball is thrilling, but it’s what happens off the field that makes Calico Joe a classic.
On sale April 12
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 06, 2012, 06:28:52 pm
Do they both get traded to the Marlins?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on January 06, 2012, 06:37:44 pm
I hate John Grisham.

<sigh>
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on January 06, 2012, 11:59:06 pm
How can you hate Grisham?  The guy reads like butter.  True, the Playing for Pizza was awful . . . oh no, wait, you were the one who recommended Patricia Cornwell.  There was a money back guarantee on the paperback I bought, thank goodness.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ray on January 07, 2012, 08:49:50 am
As a Niner fan, I'm pulling for the Lions.

come on, don't ya think Saints-49ers would make a great game?  A great offensive/defensive matchup.  I'm certainly rooting for it to happen.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on January 07, 2012, 09:18:08 am
I've never read Patricia Cornwall, therefore I did not recommend her. I recommended Linda Fairstein with a caveat and that is to look behind the superficial main character, ignore the dopey love story, and enjoy reading about all the historical stuff.

There are few female authors I would recommend to men and even fewer who lived in this century or the last. Off the top of my head that would include some of Ayn Rand (We the Living is readable; slog through Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead at your own peril), Dorothea Bennett, who wrote a couple of neat, interesting spy novels (The Jigsaw Man, Under the Skin), and Bodie Thoene, who does historical fiction (her older books are better than the newer ones).

I recently read a book called Faithful Place because it was displayed prominently at the library . It is set in Ireland.  Written by a woman, written first person from the perspective of a tough guy Irish cop in his late thirties.   One scene had the character hiding out in his old neighbor's backyard, trying to solve a murder mystery, and noting, "There was a darling bench in the corner of the garden."  There were a few of those incidents and it stopped me short. Ruined an otherwise readable book and turned it from a C to a D-. 

I then read Death instinct by Jed Rubenfeld, which was about the Wall Street bombing of c. 1920, which was allegedly the biggest terrorist act in the U.S. prior to either the Okalahoma City bombing or 9/11. Recommend that.  Some funny parts, like the "talking killer" moment.  Also very enlightening about the use of radium and how it was used in women's makeup and in watches and generally making people very sick.






Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 07, 2012, 09:29:20 am
Darling benches were made by Mick Darling, war hero and champion middle weight boxer.  So what's the problem?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 07, 2012, 10:27:34 am
Scoop - if you are interested in historical stuff, read the "House of Niccolo" series by Dorothy Dunnett.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on January 07, 2012, 11:36:40 pm
That's right -- Linda Fairstein, so shoot me.  Hey, I've got nothing against women writers, or women anything.  History is not my bag, so that's probabably why I keep making the same mistakes over and over.  I keep trying to pick up the quarter on the sidewalk that's not a quarter.  Every night I do this.  Now, and I've been touting this particular woman writer for several months, to anybody who will listen, which is not many since I'm unreliable in my narrations, but it is the best thing I have read BY FAR in the last ten years -- Her name is Barb Johnson.  She lives in New Orleans and is currently at work on a novel, teaching creative writing at the University of New Orleans.  The book she has published is a collection of connected short stories entitled "More of This World or Maybe Another."  Stunning stuff.  Really got to me.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on January 12, 2012, 03:08:58 am
You see how underlying and deceitful prejudices are . . . Why do I refer to Barb Johnson as a woman writer?  Why don't I refer to her simply as a writer? 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on January 12, 2012, 07:36:36 am
Or simply as a woman.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 12, 2012, 07:55:58 am
"Simply" and "woman" cannot be in the same sentence.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 12, 2012, 10:57:54 am
You see how underlying and deceitful prejudices are . . . Why do I refer to Barb Johnson as a woman writer?  Why don't I refer to her simply as a writer? 

Because most writers have been men.  There is nothing prejudicial in pointing out the unusual, unless you are indicating approval or disapproval.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 12, 2012, 10:59:57 am
"Because most writers have been men."

In the past, yes; today, no.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 12, 2012, 11:03:02 am
Which is why I used the term "have been".
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 12, 2012, 11:07:15 am
"Because most writers have been men.  There is nothing prejudicial in pointing out the unusual, unless you are indicating approval or disapproval." was your whole quote.  You can't point out the "unusual" if it is no longer unusual.  Your "have been" clearly referred to the present as well as the past.  And the sun rises in the east and the sky is blue.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on January 12, 2012, 11:35:30 am
P2, don't know if you watch any of the Travel Channel.....Anthony Bourdain in particular.  He's got a new show called The Layover.  Last week he was in SF.  Went to lots of interesting, off-the-beaten-path type places.

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2012/01/11/wherein-anthony-bourdain-plows-through-town-in-the-san-francisco-episode-of-the-layover/

Wish I had seen this before we moved away.  Would've liked to have visited these places.

The show was hilarious.  Bourdain loves to drink and that he did.  Dude was wasted towards the end of the show.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 12, 2012, 12:00:08 pm
When Mrs. CurtOne and I went to SF last January, we took a pro tour on a bus.  We and this couple from England rented the whole full-size tour bus.  The driver took us places I never knew existed, and I thought I knew San Francisco pretty well.

I remember a famous columnist from SF who said one time he had spent every one of his vacation there and still hadn't seen it all.  Herb Caen?  That sound right, P2?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 12, 2012, 01:38:45 pm
"Because most writers have been men.  There is nothing prejudicial in pointing out the unusual, unless you are indicating approval or disapproval." was your whole quote.  You can't point out the "unusual" if it is no longer unusual.  Your "have been" clearly referred to the present as well as the past.  And the sun rises in the east and the sky is blue.

Even if it is not unusual, merely pointing out that a writer was of a specific sex is not  in itself prejudicial.  The term prejudice indicates prejudgement, and the mere mention of sex is hardly a judgement.  If one infers something from that, it is more a statement of their own prejudices than that of anyone else.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on January 12, 2012, 01:50:30 pm
P2, don't know if you watch any of the Travel Channel.....Anthony Bourdain in particular.  He's got a new show called The Layover.  Last week he was in SF.  Went to lots of interesting, off-the-beaten-path type places.

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2012/01/11/wherein-anthony-bourdain-plows-through-town-in-the-san-francisco-episode-of-the-layover/

Wish I had seen this before we moved away.  Would've liked to have visited these places.

The show was hilarious.  Bourdain loves to drink and that he did.  Dude was wasted towards the end of the show.
Bourdain was hilarious when the show went to Amsterdam. He clearly didn't like the food choices he had there, but obviously enjoyed the other things the city has to offer.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on January 12, 2012, 02:02:05 pm
One would think that under those circumstances the food would all be good....not that I would know personally...just sayin.
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Post by: Scoop on January 12, 2012, 06:39:02 pm
They butcher too many animals on Travel Channel shows. Especially on Andrew Zimern's show.  I haven't watched religiously, but I think I've seen only one thing that he couldn't stomach.

I like Bourdain's No Reservations.  His Layover: Miami seemed a little too contrived.

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Post by: Keysbear on January 12, 2012, 08:04:49 pm
The only thing I've seen Zimern fail to eat was a durian fruit. I think it was in Thailand. Pretty unusual that a fruit would stop him when I've seen him eat so many other disgusting things with no problem
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Post by: Scoop on January 12, 2012, 08:29:48 pm
Okay, had to look that up. From wikipedia:

Chef Andrew Zimmern compares the taste to "completely rotten, mushy onions."[24] Anthony Bourdain, a lover of durian, relates his encounter with the fruit thus: "Its taste can only be described as...indescribable, something you will either love or despise. ...Your breath will smell as if you'd been French-kissing your dead grandmother."[25] Travel and food writer Richard Sterling says:
 
... its odor is best described as pig-****, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away. Despite its great local popularity, the raw fruit is forbidden from some establishments such as hotels, subways and airports, including public transportation in Southeast Asia.[26]
 
Other comparisons have been made with the civet, sewage, stale vomit, skunk spray and used surgical swabs.



YUM!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on January 12, 2012, 08:50:41 pm
Thanks, FITS.  I hadn't seen that.  Always fun to learn some new things about my town.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 14, 2012, 10:20:17 pm
Just caught a few minutes of Shipping Wars.  Sheesh, they can add drama to the most brain dead jobs.  I cannot wait for Retirement Home Janitor coming this February.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 14, 2012, 11:22:42 pm
Come on, Curt.  I don't make fun of your career choices.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 17, 2012, 10:57:24 am
I am inspired by the story of the captain of the Costa Concordia.  No matter how inept I may ever feel, there is someone out there worse than me.  Good lord, whoever made that idiot the captain?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 17, 2012, 11:21:12 am
His father, the Admiral?
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Post by: davep on January 17, 2012, 11:26:31 am
I don't think you can call him inept.  He got off the boat much more efficiently than any of his passengers.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 19, 2012, 11:19:30 am
I see this headline and think of Oldfan.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/19/news/companies/kodak_bankruptcy/index.htm?hpt=hp_t3
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 19, 2012, 11:36:40 am
Davep thinks I have the wrong guy.  Wasn't Oldfan working at Kodak for years and years.  I thought I remembered him talking about that.

If not, somebody on here worked for decades at Kodak.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on January 19, 2012, 11:40:55 am
I remember that.  Pretty sure it was Kodak.   If not, I know he talked about Kodak.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on January 19, 2012, 12:24:48 pm
Oldfan's obit only mentions Corning Glass Works


Perry F. Nichols November 8, 1921-July 13, 2009

Perry F. Nichols died peacefully at home in Brewster, MA surrounded by his loving family on Monday July 13, 2009. Born in Corning, N.Y. in 1921 he was the son of Perry F. Nichols Sr. and Belle Hungerford Nichols. Following the family’s move to Waukegan, Illinois he graduated from Waukegan Township High School and attended Northwestern Medill School of Journalism prior to enlisting in the Army Air Force in 1942. Following his discharge in November 1945 he returned to college at Illinois Institute of Technology where he graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

In 1950 Perry moved with his wife Esther Stine Nichols and his young family to Corning, N.Y. where he was the Manager of Building Design and Engineering for the Corning Glass Works. He enjoyed traveling to many foreign destinations in connection with his work. In 1981 he and Esther achieved their dream of retiring to Cape Cod where they lived in Brewster for 20 years enjoying the natural beauty of their environment. In 2002 as Esther’s health declined they moved to Concord, MA to be near their daughter Patricia and her family. As Perry's health declined he returned to Brewster in June 2009 to live with his daughter Cheryl and her husband Ken.

Perry was a man of many interests. He enjoyed baseball and football and took much good natured ribbing because of his undying loyalty to the perennial losing baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, the team that he and Esther used to watch at Wrigley Field in their years in Waukegan. He loved music and enjoyed playing the drums. He was a talented craftsman who enjoyed the challenge of renovating, and adding on to the family homes. Each of their 3 lifetime homes were extensively remodeled, or built during their occupancy. Esther was a great “extra pair of hands” on many occasions and “volunteered” to do much of the painting.

But most of all he cared about family. He cared about the family’s history and produced a family genealogy which he kept updated in two volumes. He created a cookbook of favorite family recipes. He kept in touch with extended family as well as those closest to him. His devotion and care of his beloved wife of 66 years during Esther’s 12 year illness was inspirational to all who knew him.

Perry is survived by his daughter Cheryl Anderson and her husband Charles Kenneth of Brewster, MA, his son William Nichols and his wife Donna of Newark, N.Y. and his daughter Patricia Brewer and her husband Philip of Concord, MA. He is survived by grandchildren Samantha Anderson Williams, Jennifer Goodwin, Samantha Nichols, Jason Nichols, Joshua Nichols, Brien McKendrick, Abigail Brewer and Caleb Brewer. He is also survived by great grandchildren Bryce Williams, Reese Williams, Bradley Goodwin and Meryl Goodwin.

A private family memorial was held August 8th. Donations may be made in Perry’s memory to New England Deaconess Association at: Deaconess Abundant Life Communities Attn: Development Director 80 Deaconess Road Concord, MA 01742 http://www.nedeaconess.com/giving.htm (http://www.nedeaconess.com/giving.htm)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 19, 2012, 12:26:53 pm
Ah, but that was in Corning, New York, which I think is near where Kodak was.  Maybe he just talked about how he saw Kodak changing and being challenged over the years.
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Post by: jacey1 on January 19, 2012, 01:35:02 pm
STILL nice to remember oldfan no matter where he worked
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on January 20, 2012, 07:40:53 pm
If anyone is interested in our Super Bowl football pool with an $1,800 payout for $20 a box go find out how to join on the thread on the Bears board.


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Post by: JR on January 22, 2012, 10:57:25 pm
Great news for the survivors of the Costa Concordia cruise disaster.  They get 30% off their next cruise! 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9030212/Costa-Concordia-insulting-cruise-offer-to-survivors.html
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on January 25, 2012, 07:14:23 pm
Wow.  Now that is funny!
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Post by: Pistol on January 29, 2012, 10:35:06 pm
Dude
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on January 31, 2012, 09:07:57 pm
Hey guys, the creator of mlbtraderumors.com created a rumor site for the NBA: www.hoopsrumors.com
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 02, 2012, 09:12:48 pm
Exchanged emails today with Rudy Bruback.  You'll remember his son was a prospect years ago and Rudy often was on the board.

--He was sorry to hear about Oldfan.  Fond memories.
--His son Matt is doing very well with his weight belts which are now being used for a variety of disabilities.

      www.miraclebelt.com

--He still enjoys life in Florida.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on February 02, 2012, 09:18:16 pm
Yeah I remember him.  Wasn't he the dude that called me an ignorant slu t one time?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 02, 2012, 09:23:25 pm
Yes, he was an excellent judge of character.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on February 02, 2012, 09:25:52 pm
Yeah I remember him.  Wasn't he the dude that called me an ignorant slu t one time?

Just once?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 02, 2012, 09:31:27 pm
It wasn't Rudy's fault.  He was just repeating what everyone else was saying.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on February 07, 2012, 08:33:48 pm
JR, I don't think you are a ****...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on February 08, 2012, 11:30:15 pm
Brief videos of the Aurora Borealis as seen from the International Space Station

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/stunning-aurora-visible-from-space/6vjbego?cpkey=45092e19-130a-4604-a3fa-8af613a485f3%7c%7c%7c%7c (http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/stunning-aurora-visible-from-space/6vjbego?cpkey=45092e19-130a-4604-a3fa-8af613a485f3%7c%7c%7c%7c)

Including this shot of Chicago

(http://msnbcmedia3.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Video/120208/nn_07bwi_spacelights_120208.standard.jpg)


Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 13, 2012, 08:12:59 pm
Anyone on here watch the Mentalist?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on February 13, 2012, 08:23:55 pm
When time provides, yeah definitely.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 13, 2012, 08:38:46 pm
mail
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on February 13, 2012, 08:39:01 pm
So last year my wife and I had our little guy that we absolutely love.  A few months back, we found out that he's soon going to be a big brother.  Today, our ultrasound told us he's going to be having a little brother to raise hell with.  I'm so VERY excited that I'm going to have two sons growing up just over a year apart, and (hopefully) being close to each other!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 13, 2012, 08:39:30 pm
congrats!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on February 13, 2012, 08:43:12 pm
Congrats, Jay.  I wish you, your wife, and the battery well.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on February 13, 2012, 08:48:49 pm
hah.  thanks guys.  she's been amazing so far at what she's been able to do.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on February 14, 2012, 08:13:55 am
Wow, great news, Jay!  Congrats!

I sometimes wish my kids were closer in age (almost 4 years apart), and save for the miscarriage between the two of 'em that would've been a reality.

As it is, my daughter (the oldest) has been a great big sister to her little bro and is always (well, most of the time) watching out for him.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on February 14, 2012, 11:02:43 am
How old are they now, FITS?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on February 14, 2012, 11:03:57 am
11 and 7, Jay.

And I turned 55 in December.  Sheesh.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on February 14, 2012, 11:11:42 am
And I turned 55 in December.  Sheesh.  :)

Which year? 2000?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on February 14, 2012, 11:17:50 am
Haha.  Very funny, Scoopee.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on February 14, 2012, 12:22:50 pm
I'll be 40 when my little one turns 11...

Thanks guys, and yeah, I'm really excited about it.  I think my wife is really nervous about it too....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on February 14, 2012, 01:21:24 pm
All my kids are about 21 months apart.  The 2 older boys are best friends and play all the time together.  Its been wonderful to have that for them.  Congrats, Jay!  It will be fun.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on February 14, 2012, 05:59:23 pm
Has anyone here ever done fantasy baseball where you guys actually get together and do a live draft all in the same room?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on February 14, 2012, 06:02:39 pm
Yes, years ago.  For fantasy football, too.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on February 14, 2012, 06:06:56 pm
how was it?  there a reason you didn't continue?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 14, 2012, 08:37:27 pm
They couldn't figure out a way to keep it secret from CurtOne so he wouldn't join in.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on February 14, 2012, 09:04:42 pm
It's pretty awesome.  I just got busy with work.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on February 14, 2012, 09:05:21 pm
One caveat - need to do it in a fairly quiet place and not a rowdy sports bar.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on February 15, 2012, 11:06:12 am
My siblings and I are each 4 years apart. So the span between me and my brother is 8 years but my sister is 4 years between us. We all HATED each other growing up. Now I wouldn't trade them for anything. (Just don't tell them that!) I was actually pretty happy that I didn't have to go to high school with either of them...I was the smart one and I just know they would have made me do their homework. PLUS I had to deal with their reputation. I had one teacher look at me and go, "Oh you're Nikki's sister?" and then she treated me terribly the rest of the year, despite the fact that my sister and I couldn't be more different.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on February 15, 2012, 01:22:00 pm
Has anyone here ever done fantasy baseball where you guys actually get together and do a live draft all in the same room?

We used to do fantasy baseball and football drafts at my bar. Made for some comical picks in the later rounds. It usually took a little bit longer but it was more fun than staring at a computer screen.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on February 15, 2012, 01:27:28 pm
Congrats on your big news, Jay.


We have a doctor's appointment in the morning and if all goes well they plan to induce on Friday. So we should have a new addition by the weekend.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on February 15, 2012, 01:47:24 pm
Wow, Pete's gonna be a dad!  Looking forward to the good news, Pistol!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on February 15, 2012, 03:40:40 pm
We used to do fantasy baseball and football drafts at my bar. Made for some comical picks in the later rounds. It usually took a little bit longer but it was more fun than staring at a computer screen.

Most fun I ever had at a draft was an in person draft with a new  guy from work that was from South Africa and knew nothing about american football. He was all about soccer and we had him convinced that the most valuable players he could draft were the kickers. He drafted kickers in his first 3 rounds. If it hadn't been for doing it in person he never would have caught on but we just couldn't keep it together as he drafted kicker after kicker. We finally came clean and fixed his roster for him but it was funny as hell.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on February 15, 2012, 09:58:19 pm
Congrats, Pistol!  Get ready for your life to change!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on February 16, 2012, 11:29:28 pm
Thanks! They pushed the big day back to Monday so a few more days of waiting.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Boris From Downunder on February 17, 2012, 12:26:51 am
Good luck Pistol!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on February 21, 2012, 08:00:25 am
Pete's baby boy Patrick was born last night, weighing in at a whopping 8lbs, 10 ounces.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on February 21, 2012, 08:02:15 am
Baby is spending some time in the NICU because of breathing issues, but seems to be getting better.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 21, 2012, 08:02:29 am
Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Pistol.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on February 21, 2012, 08:46:34 am
All the best to Pistol,wife and newborn Patrick
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 22, 2012, 02:55:46 pm
My wife and I have a timeshare in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  We love it.  The history of the bath houses, the mobsters who used Hot Springs like a Vegas get-away, and the history of baseball's early use of Hot Springs for spring training is awesome.  Here's a recent article:

 One-of-a-kind Historic Baseball Trail to Open in Hot Springs March 29
 On March 29, a one-of-a-kind “baseball trail” documenting Hot Springs’ status as “The Birthplace of Spring Baseball” will open to the public.
“A series of 26 historical markers linked to the very latest digital technology will allow visitors to tour the city and visit places where America’s baseball legends came to play, train and visit during baseball’s golden age,” said Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs. “ More than 45 percent of the people in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., either played baseball or were in some way associated with baseball training in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.”

“One hundred thirty-four of the 295 members of the Hall of Fame can be associated with training, playing, visiting or otherwise being in Hot Springs, many from the late 19th Century,” Arrison said. “Five pre-eminent baseball historians have painstakingly documented the Hot Springs connection to what became known as the sport’s spring training.

“The Historical Baseball Trail that documents Hot Springs: The Birthplace of Spring Baseball will utilize the very latest in digital technology to guide visitors to the 26 locations where baseball history was made. We have incorporated smartphone technology, the Internet and Quick Response Codes [QRC] to make The Historical Baseball Trail a one-of-a-kind experience not only for baseball fans but also for anyone interested in one of the most colorful eras in the national pastime.”

Twenty-six cast-aluminum plaques have been installed all over the city at locations that range from the spot where Babe Ruth in 1918 smacked a home run that traveled 573 feet and landed in an alligator pit at the Arkansas Alligator Farm to the site of the hotel where Ruth flipped a coin with his manager to determine Ruth’s salary for the next year.

At each location, the plaque will contain a QRC that will let smartphone users access an audio narration that adds more information about the plaque’s significance in American baseball history. A dedicated website will allow access to a complete list of the plaques, with the ability to click on a specific site to learn more information related to that location and the player or players associated with it.

A printed brochure showing the plaque locations and how to reach the plaques will be available free at the Downtown Visitor Center in Hill Wheatley Plaza at the south end of historic Bathhouse Row in the center of Hot Springs’ Downtown Historic District.

“What began as our curiosity about why there are so many photos of Babe Ruth at various locations in Hot Springs wound up unearthing a treasure trove of historic associations between the world’s most famous baseball players and Hot Springs, Arkansas,” Arrison said.

“Things really got rolling in the spring of 2011 when we were able to document that Ruth hit the first 500-foot-plus home run while playing spring baseball at Whittington Park.

“Bill Jenkinson, one of the pre-eminent baseball historians in the world, came to Hot Springs and helped us authenticate Babe’s legendary 573-foot shot that zoomed over Whittington Park’s fence, across Whittington Avenue and into the Arkansas Alligator Farm.”

After that ceremony, Arrison said, Jenkinson collaborated with Tim Reid from Florida, Don Duren from Dallas, Mark Blaeuer from Hot Springs, and Mike Dugan of Hot Springs to study spring baseball in Hot Springs. The further they dug, the more they began to be amazed by the documented accounts of baseball legends who had come to Hot Springs to play or to relax.
Jenkinson, Reid, Duren, Dugan and Blaeuer determined that A. G. Spalding and Cap Anson brought the Chicago White Stockings (AKA Colts; now called the Cubs) to train and play spring games in Hot Springs in 1886. The field where they played, known as The Hot Springs Baseball Field and The Hot Springs Baseball Grounds, was located on Ouachita Avenue behind the current site of the Garland County Courthouse. Other famous names from that original group included are Mike “King” Kelly, John Clarkson and Billy Sunday. Anson’s exploits at this locale on March 28, 1887, included hitting three home runs playing against a team from Des Moines, Iowa.The research turned into a treasure hunt as the historians dug deeper into newspapers, archives and other sources across America that contained dispatches about the increasing popularity of spring baseball in Hot Springs.Eventually, they were able to document more than 300 players, managers, owners, journalists and other famous names associated with baseball in Hot Springs. The city’s importance with the old Negro League was part of their historical documentation.“The idea emerged that we needed to let the people of America know about the people, places and events that made Hot Springs a key element in the growth of America’s pastime,” Arrison said.   
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on February 22, 2012, 03:51:44 pm
Time-share sucker.

Tris Speaker rode crocodiles there.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on February 22, 2012, 10:46:48 pm
My wife and I have a timeshare in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  We love it.  The history of the bath houses, the mobsters who used Hot Springs like a Vegas get-away, and the history of baseball's early use of Hot Springs for spring training is awesome.
Highly recommend you read Hot Springs by Stephen Hunter.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on February 22, 2012, 11:36:14 pm
Thanks y'all. 8lbs 10oz and 3 weeks early. He is doing well though. Doc said his lungs are fine and he just had to work the extra fluid out. Still battling a little jaundice and acid reflux but hoping to go home tomorrow!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 23, 2012, 06:30:32 am
Thanks, Cactus.  You ever been there? 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on February 23, 2012, 06:42:52 am
Thanks, Cactus.  You ever been there? 
No, but as Dogstoothe can attest to, I'm a big Stephen Hunter fan.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on February 23, 2012, 07:21:55 am
Congrats Pete!  8lbs 10oz and 3 wks early???? 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: rjzebra on February 23, 2012, 08:03:45 am
CurtOne........I live in Hot Springs and would like to say WELCOME, but don't get your hopes too high.  Hot Springs over-sells everything.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 23, 2012, 08:14:53 am
rz, we've been there 9 or 10 times, we love it.  We'll have to do lunch sometime.  We'll be there again the end of July.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on February 23, 2012, 09:26:25 am
We've been to Magic Springs each of the past 3 summers...mostly for the water park.

Nice place to spend a weekend...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 23, 2012, 10:42:53 am
Every year on our way home, as we make that Interstate swing in West Memphis, I think, "Damb, I should have called Dave and set up a ribfest."  Normally, on the way down we go through Jonesboro and stop there for the night, just to break up the trip, but going home we're like homing pigeons and make the 10 hour shot.

Rendezvous.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: OkieCubsFan on February 23, 2012, 11:39:16 am
Congrats Pistol!

We just had our son today, 10 lbs 4 oz!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on February 23, 2012, 11:40:01 am
Holy crap, Okie!  Congrats!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 23, 2012, 11:47:28 am
It's an epidemic!  Congrats, Okie!  (Gosh, I knew him when he was just an "O")
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on February 23, 2012, 12:34:00 pm
We're always up for an evening at the Rendezvous...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 23, 2012, 12:51:52 pm
Are they open for lunch?  That's about the time we'd be coming through.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on February 23, 2012, 01:44:43 pm
Aren't they closed for renovations or something right now?  My brother and I were in Memphis on Sunday, and it was closed.  Someone told us it's been closed for a while.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on February 23, 2012, 01:46:25 pm
Fridays and Saturdays, they are open for lunch

Tuesday - Thursday, they don't open until 430

Closed Sundays and Mondays
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 23, 2012, 01:49:58 pm
Well, this won't be until the end of July, JR.  And you aren't invited anyhow. :p

Well, it would be a Friday noon, Dave.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on February 23, 2012, 03:18:16 pm
definitely doable...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on February 23, 2012, 03:21:35 pm
Congratulations, Okie!  Is the boy's name Waveland Sheffield?

Congratulations also to Pistol.  I like the name.  Not one of the same ones that everyone is naming their kids now.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: OkieCubsFan on February 23, 2012, 03:35:46 pm
I really like your kid's name, Pistol.  ;)

We named our son Lokin Thomas.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on February 23, 2012, 03:46:13 pm
Logan?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: OkieCubsFan on February 23, 2012, 05:23:09 pm
No, silly.  Lokin.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on February 23, 2012, 05:37:25 pm
Start counting how many times you have to correct people.  Just for fun.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 23, 2012, 06:40:30 pm
Wasn't Lokin an Irish elf?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on February 23, 2012, 07:58:58 pm
Congrats on the lineman, okie!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on February 23, 2012, 08:00:40 pm
It's short for "little Okie"...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on February 23, 2012, 11:53:06 pm
Holy smokes!  More miserable Cub fans.  Seems like yesterday Okie was crushing over that Cat, or whatever her name was, and Pistol was having his way with every new barmaid he hired.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on February 24, 2012, 07:05:54 am
Yep, the kids are growing up.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on February 24, 2012, 07:33:54 am
I was kinda flattered yesterday.. I got called a young man :)

It is funny though, this one guy I work with (he's in PA, I'm in IL), he's about 35 years old and when he's come to town, I've always gotten carded in front of him... and it just burns him up.  So naturally I have to text him every time I do these days.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on February 24, 2012, 09:26:18 am
Great news Okie! I trust Mother and child are doing excellent...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: rjzebra on February 24, 2012, 09:53:20 am
Curt.....July heh.  Bring your bathing suit and a big cooler of ice.  Send me an email before you arrive and I'll give you my phone number.  Lunch sounds like a winner.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 24, 2012, 11:07:53 am
Careful, Zebra.  You will get stuck for the check.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: rjzebra on February 25, 2012, 11:04:38 am
Nah, I understand Curt is a BIG spender (big = size).
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on February 25, 2012, 01:46:40 pm
It's been a long time ago, but I think Curtone picked up the tab when we had lunch.  And Mrs. Curtone is a lovely lady!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on February 25, 2012, 03:41:41 pm
There actually IS a Mrs. Curtone?  Poor thing..
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 25, 2012, 04:00:22 pm
There is, but she seldom is seen in public with CurtOne.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 25, 2012, 04:03:14 pm
I was going to give a snappy comeback to you two athwarts, pointing out that I'm smarter and better looking than either of you, and then I realized that would be a waste of time, because, you know, who isn't?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 25, 2012, 07:56:10 pm
You may have been good looking at one time, but once you hit 80, you must have gone downhill.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on February 25, 2012, 08:49:14 pm
I don't think he can remember 80.  If only they had cameras back then, a picture might enable him to remember
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 25, 2012, 09:04:50 pm
Athwarts
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 25, 2012, 10:56:38 pm
CurtOne is an internet bully.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on February 26, 2012, 03:57:38 pm
Patrick. 8lbs 10oz. 20.5 inches. Born 2/20 (3 weeks early). He was named after my grandfather.

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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on February 26, 2012, 04:43:20 pm
So very precious!!   :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 26, 2012, 04:53:09 pm
Did he come with the Cubs cap?  Good deal, Pistol.  Great looking kid.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on February 26, 2012, 04:57:05 pm
Looks like a lefty!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on February 26, 2012, 07:19:16 pm
Nice to see you are starting the kid out right.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on February 27, 2012, 07:13:03 am
Congrats again, Pete.  Hope he's doing well.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on February 27, 2012, 07:37:27 am
Anyone here that lived in the days of 1949?  My parents were doing minor work in their house this weekend and found a few newspapers from then - one of which had a sports section and a blurb about a Cubs double header.

I'm looking to try to find a way to scan it, and hopefully post it on here.

Too bad Oldfan isn't around..
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on February 27, 2012, 08:27:15 am
The first two weeks of my life were in 1949.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on February 27, 2012, 08:54:17 am
I'd think FedEx Office would have some scanners you could use.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ben on February 27, 2012, 09:17:38 am
Congratulations, Pistol!   Patrick is a great looking youngster who looks like a future baseball star!

And, perhaps, another Cub fan.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on February 27, 2012, 09:23:22 am
I'd think FedEx Office would have some scanners you could use.

I would except they are closed on Sundays.


Thanks... I'll check it out.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 27, 2012, 09:37:39 am
They'd just put them in the refrigerator until Monday.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 27, 2012, 11:01:57 am
Jay - I was 5 years old in 49, so I doubt that I remember much about the Cubs that year.

Kinko's should be able to scan it for you.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 27, 2012, 11:06:01 am
Jay - I was 5 years old in 1849, so I doubt that I remember much about the Cubs that year.

Kinko's should be able to scan it for you.

Fixed that for you, Dave.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on February 27, 2012, 11:07:33 am
The Cubs weren't even in existence in 1849.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 27, 2012, 11:08:28 am
Read more carefully...we're not talking about the Cubs in existence, we're talking about Dave's birthday.  Athwart.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 27, 2012, 11:11:24 am
The Cubs weren't even in existence in 1849.

But CurtOne was.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on February 27, 2012, 11:56:35 am
Kinko's should be able to scan it for you.

It says a great deal about the U.S. Post Office that you can NOT get such things done there.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on February 27, 2012, 07:22:16 pm
Great lookin' boy you got there Pistol...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on February 27, 2012, 07:43:36 pm
"Cap Gun" Gibbons
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 29, 2012, 05:06:36 pm
Those of you that have had MLB streaming on your computer, two questions.

When I tried it about 5 years ago, there was constant delays in the streaming, causing the game to freeze for about 10 seconds and then run for a minute or so before doing the same thing again.  Is this still a problem?

If I run a cable from my computer to my TV, is the picture quality likely to be acceptable?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 29, 2012, 06:35:15 pm
You sure that wasn't your pacemaker, moran?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on February 29, 2012, 09:30:56 pm
I'm a little slow to the defense! But Curt and Mrs. Curt are 2 of the most genuinely nice people I have ever met! :) I mean, they put up with a 15 year old me  (a CARDINALS fan) for an entire day!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 29, 2012, 09:39:32 pm
 :)  No need to defend, rubberfin.  Davep and I are clowning all the time.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on February 29, 2012, 09:45:21 pm
I know, still wanted to say my piece!! ;)

Unrelated....I get married in 52 days!!!!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 29, 2012, 09:47:57 pm
Wonderful!  Congrats.


CurtOne feeling older.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 29, 2012, 11:01:32 pm
:)  No need to defend, rubberfin.  Davep and I are clowning all the time.

I don't clown with a Pooh.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 29, 2012, 11:02:30 pm
Unrelated....I get married in 52 days!!!!

So you're finally making an honest man out of him.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on March 01, 2012, 12:31:20 am
Ha! He's the one that waited so long to propose to me!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on March 01, 2012, 07:49:48 am
The kids are growin' up.  Hard to believe many of us have spent the better part of 11+ years on some iteration of a forum.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on March 01, 2012, 08:04:52 am
(It's been longer than that, FITS. It's been 14 years since that infamous year of Cubs.com.  1998.)

I've been on since 1997.  Fifteen years.  Good heavens.  I made one post on the White Sox board as a retort against what someone else said intending it to be my only post.  Ever.  Now... fifteen years later...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 01, 2012, 08:18:36 am
Somebody said something nasty about Robin Ventura?  Imagine that.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on March 01, 2012, 08:26:10 am
You're right, Scoop.  Geez.  Time flies. 

Scoop's IM name still reflects her passion for Mr. Ventura.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on March 01, 2012, 09:02:45 am
No, my passion for recreational vehicles.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on March 01, 2012, 09:14:10 am
cubs.com...oh my!  Wonder what happened to some of those people (read nut cases)..... ::)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on March 01, 2012, 09:15:50 am
cubs.com...oh my!  Wonder what happened to some of those people (read nut cases)..... ::)

Curt is still posting here, Cubette, under the pseudonym CurtOne.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 01, 2012, 09:16:42 am
Most of them got a life.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on March 01, 2012, 11:10:55 am
On the 1998 board there was a guy named Bruno, and a little teen aged snot called JR.

My first post was in August, 1997.  I was surfing the net for CUBS and came upon the site.  Someone had asked a question about Dennis Abreu, and I had just seen him play at Rockford the day before.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 01, 2012, 11:12:38 am
Yeah, they grow up.  Now JR is a 30 year old snot.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on March 01, 2012, 12:04:16 pm
I think it was in 04 that I started posting with you guys.... 7 years later, I still get annoyed with Curt.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 01, 2012, 12:10:19 pm
I can fix that.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on March 01, 2012, 12:50:55 pm
Suicide? 

We have been waiting for Mrs. CurtOne to take you out.  She has been a great disappointment to us.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 01, 2012, 01:01:35 pm
So, Dave, you ready for a new username?  You may need one soon.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on March 01, 2012, 02:49:44 pm
I can always go with BigBadPlantain.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on March 01, 2012, 07:42:36 pm
If one spent an average of 2 hours a day checking messages and posting on this board, obviously between "work" and leisure, with more time during fantasy draft times or during games over the course of 15 years, the number of hours would be 10,950.  There are 8,760 hours in a year.

Where does the time go?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on March 01, 2012, 08:53:41 pm
Well, it would appear that nearly 11,000 hours of it got p*ssed down a rathole....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on March 01, 2012, 11:44:16 pm
I always wondered what RV23FAN was about.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on March 02, 2012, 09:04:50 am
Really, the name came about simply to annoy my brother's wife, who, as a diehard Dodgers fan, was EK23fan, and thinks Eric Karros is be a Greek god. When I figured out that my home computer could hook to the internet, AOL was on there already and I had to pick a screen name.  I picked RV23fan ONLY to mimic her and she was the recipient of my first email with that username.  Her response was along the lines of, "Pick your own damb name!"  So, the purpose was served.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on March 02, 2012, 09:13:36 am
Mmm hmm.  Sure, Scoop.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Santo4HofF on March 02, 2012, 12:57:05 pm
Sounds like major storm damage in Chattanoga Tn. Anybody hear from Jes?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on March 02, 2012, 08:10:32 pm
LOL!

ALL THE TIME
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on March 02, 2012, 11:21:22 pm
I thought the 23 might be Sandberg, but that didn't really compute.  As much as I HATE to admit it, the femme fatale does lively up the joints.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on March 10, 2012, 08:58:36 pm
Just wondering, has anyone tried unlocking a cell phone before or know of anyone who does it reputably? 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on March 11, 2012, 11:27:54 am
what exactly are you trying to do, JR?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on March 11, 2012, 11:44:14 am
I have an HTC Inspire 4G from AT&T that I think I'd like to try out on T-Mobile's network.  I think I'd rather see if I can get it unlocked instead of selling it on eBay and buying a T-Mobile specific phone.

All I know is I'm tired of paying $120 per month to AT&T for my cell phone, and unless the iPhone 5 is really awesome, I really don't want to have a cell phone contract ever again.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on March 11, 2012, 01:47:05 pm
I just thought I'd let you all know Im here. Ive always been here. I just dont see the need to say much in times like these. Im here at least every other day and most of the times I read every day. Im just a very busy man in my older years and Im not gonna let myself get tore up over a baseball team that might lose 90 games. I still love them as much as ever if not more but at least Ive always had the hope that maybe this was the year? This year I dont.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on March 11, 2012, 02:33:52 pm
Older years?

I turned 70 yesterday, and still haven't reached my "older years".

I will have to ask CurtOne what they are like.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on March 11, 2012, 03:49:50 pm
Happy Birthday, Davep.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on March 11, 2012, 03:50:15 pm
JR, I've HEARD sometimes it's as easy as switching out sim cards, but that may also depend on the phone.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 11, 2012, 04:06:57 pm
I didn't know it was your birthday, Dave, or I would sent the traditional flaming bag of doggie poo.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on March 11, 2012, 04:50:46 pm
if it were a traditional act... wouldn't you have done it before?  Therefore, you should have known it was his birthday  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 11, 2012, 06:22:28 pm
It's only traditional in Dave's family.  All of his in-laws send him flaming dog poo.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on March 11, 2012, 06:25:10 pm
I thought you were going to be out of touch, CurtOne.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 11, 2012, 06:28:57 pm
I pretty much am.  Conference is over and vacation is beginning, but we aren't in much.  Even if it looks like I'm posting a lot, it's going to be pretty much hit and miss.  We did the Red Rock Canyon this afternoon.  Beautiful.  Did the Vegas Strip last night for awhile.  It's been a busy few days...but excellent info at this conference.  Stuff we can use back home.  DST is cool.  Now we're only an hour off our game.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on March 11, 2012, 06:37:57 pm
Is that the Swingers 2012 Conference?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 11, 2012, 06:44:15 pm
No, that was last week.  This is the Send-Flaming-Poo-to-Dutchbags Conference.  It's VERY popular.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on March 11, 2012, 07:06:10 pm
Hey post pictures of the canyon if you can..

Scoop, Curt IS out of touch....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on March 11, 2012, 07:06:26 pm
by the way, anyone here use Google+?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on March 11, 2012, 07:17:38 pm
Hey post pictures of the canyon if you can..

Scoop, Curt IS out of touch....

Read that as:

"Hey post pictures if you can..."

... and was thinking of the Swingers' Conference.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on March 11, 2012, 07:57:57 pm
I didn't know it was your birthday, Dave, or I would sent the traditional flaming bag of doggie poo.

Don't worry.  My wife sent me one.  Another would merely have been overkill.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on March 12, 2012, 01:13:27 am
Hey I was in Vegas this weekend too! All I saw were a bunch of rednecks (thank you NASCAR) and cowboys (there was some Quarter Horse Convention too!) I somehow managed to stay out until 4am on Saturday...I am paying for it hard today though. 4 hours of sleep and a 4 hour drive back to LA takes a toll!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on March 12, 2012, 07:14:30 am
Belated Happy Birthday, Dave!

Jay, I have a Google+ account, but rarely go to it.

JR, not that TMO and AT&T have genuine 4G anyway, but I do know their 3G bands are different frequencies, so even if you did unlock your Inspire, I'm not sure you'd be able to enjoy the same speeds on TMO that you are on AT&T.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on March 12, 2012, 07:37:38 am
Happy Birthday Dave, how many 70th birthdays is that for you.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on March 12, 2012, 09:52:54 am
I have celebrated only ONE 70th birthday.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on March 12, 2012, 09:53:18 am
The rest, I didn't celebrate.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on March 12, 2012, 04:20:27 pm
Happy Birthday Dave....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on March 13, 2012, 02:06:19 pm
Just found out my wife and I are expecting!!! :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on March 13, 2012, 02:11:03 pm
Congrats, Tico.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on March 13, 2012, 02:12:31 pm
Mazel Tov
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: PJL on March 13, 2012, 02:15:53 pm
congrats, tico!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on March 13, 2012, 02:31:52 pm
Congrats, Tico!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: mO on March 13, 2012, 02:59:53 pm
Awesome!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on March 13, 2012, 03:00:41 pm
"We know what causes that nowadays, too." - Hawkeye Pierce
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on March 13, 2012, 03:30:59 pm
I didn't know birthday's go that high davep.

Congo rats tico
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 13, 2012, 05:23:02 pm
Congrats, tico...saw it on Facebook!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: DelMarFan on March 13, 2012, 05:25:24 pm
Congratulations, tico.  Fatherhood is one of life's greatest gifts.

Just remember, your children might lead happier lives if you let them become fans of some other baseball team.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on March 13, 2012, 07:34:56 pm
Best to you and the wife  Tico
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on March 14, 2012, 05:51:50 pm
Thanks to all for your kind words. We're pretty excited!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jay42 on March 14, 2012, 09:23:17 pm
Congrats, man.  First one??
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on March 14, 2012, 09:29:53 pm
Congrats,Tico!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on March 14, 2012, 10:17:59 pm
Congrats! Being a dad is the best thing in the world!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on March 15, 2012, 04:13:45 am
Yeah, first one, Jay. Can't wait!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Chiman on March 15, 2012, 06:13:40 am
Congrats Tico....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ben on March 15, 2012, 11:08:11 am
Congratulations, indeed, tico!    That's GREAT news!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 17, 2012, 12:14:12 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on March 17, 2012, 12:30:34 am

(http://images.paraorkut.com/img/pics/glitters/h/happy_st_patricks_day-2362.gif)



Top O' the morning to you Andy - from another Irishman
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on March 17, 2012, 02:48:47 am
Jameson or Bushmills? 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on March 20, 2012, 06:52:03 pm
Anyone want to join my Baseball Challenge league on ESPN.com?

This game challenges you to build a roster of pro baseball players, consisting of 9 position players and a pitching staff, while staying under your team's $50m salary cap. I set the option for weekly for easier maintenance.

Get in the action now:
http://games.espn.go.com/baseball-challenge/en/group?groupID=2858

Group: Anglo Soxan Cubs
Password: goober
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 21, 2012, 05:29:35 pm
We're looking for 3 more players for a unique Yahoo League.  Each owner will get to choose two teams, one from each league, to provide the universe for their particular team.  If interested, give me a shout.  FischerOne@msn.com
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on April 03, 2012, 02:40:14 pm
I hope everybody in the Dallas area is okay.  They're getting rocked with tornadoes there.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on April 06, 2012, 08:07:09 pm
Man Jeff, what did you do to Eddie Vedder at Cubs fantasy camp?

http://www.myspace.com/whats-hot/2012/4/6/eddie-vedder-postpones-tour-due-to-injury
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on April 06, 2012, 08:51:59 pm
Blocked the plate.  Scioscia-ed him.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 08, 2012, 12:55:12 am


(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/Other/Pdc4675365665068554105.jpg)


Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on April 09, 2012, 02:10:51 pm
John Grisham's new book, Calico Joe, is now out.  I'll be able to pickup my reserved copy at the local library tomorrow.

Here's what I know about it so far (I've avoided learning more)

In this novel, the careers of a golden boy rookie hitter for the Cubs and a hard-hitting Mets pitcher take very different paths. The baseball is thrilling, but it is what happens off the field that makes this story a classic.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on April 18, 2012, 06:03:46 pm
Dick Clark has died.  He was 82.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on April 18, 2012, 06:38:13 pm
He was on American Grandstand for longer than that.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on April 18, 2012, 06:38:45 pm
What the hell is American Grandstand?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on April 18, 2012, 06:40:29 pm
Shut up, kid.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 18, 2012, 06:55:19 pm
A portrait of him in his attic is getting younger.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on April 22, 2012, 07:04:17 pm
Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

The FBI is encouraging users to visit a website run by its security partner, http://www.dcwg.org , that will inform them whether they're infected and explain how to fix the problem. After July 9, infected users won't be able to connect to the Internet.

http://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-thousands-may-lose-internet-july-181324701--finance.html (http://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-thousands-may-lose-internet-july-181324701--finance.html)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on April 22, 2012, 07:14:30 pm
Cactus, that has to be some sort of scam. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 22, 2012, 08:25:27 pm
But don't tell Davep.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: mO on April 22, 2012, 11:07:10 pm
Cactus, that has to be some sort of scam. 

I think it's legit JR.

http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on April 23, 2012, 08:10:59 am
Wow, I guess it is.  My bad, Cactus.

I'm surprised the FBI is directing people to go to a third party website that looks like one of those typical scam sites, though. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on April 23, 2012, 08:18:36 am
Yeah, I'm sure that the FBI isn't doing the least bit interested in what is on people's computers. 

Qwest used to block me off accessing the internet regardless of virus scans showing my computer clean, so I know it's been done.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on April 23, 2012, 08:43:58 am
JR, that it might be a scam was my first thought when I saw the article in the local Sunday paper.  I decided otherwise when Yahoo had it too.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on April 23, 2012, 09:14:15 am
And the Y2K bug was for real too?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on April 23, 2012, 11:15:18 am
Dick Clark has died.  He was 82.

Sad to see him go but I have to say that it was really painful to watch him on New Years Eve after he had the stroke.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: buff on April 24, 2012, 01:51:29 pm
Just found out I knocked up the wife again.  Number 4 on the way in November!!!!   Only bad thing is now I have to go under the knife.  Snip Snip. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Chiman on April 24, 2012, 01:57:35 pm
Congrats Buff
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on April 24, 2012, 02:25:51 pm
Just found out I knocked up the wife again.  Number 4 on the way in November!!!!   Only bad thing is now I have to go under the knife.  Snip Snip. 

Just have it done when you can wear tight jeans for a couple of says and then pack them with ice.

The surgery itself doesn't bother, but if you are active the first few days afterward, the internal bleeding results in some very uncomfortable bruising.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on April 24, 2012, 02:40:30 pm
Congrats, buff!  The technology for vasectomies has come a long way.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on April 24, 2012, 08:57:51 pm
All the best Buff...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Boris From Downunder on April 25, 2012, 09:35:24 am
All, I have three bleacher tickets for the Sunday May 20 game against the White Sox. Bought them for an acquaintance heading to the US in an effort to educate them as to where the greatest ballpark in the world is. They have now changed their plans and can't go on the 20th. (They will still be going to Wrigley earlier in the week, so I won't have to kill them). What is the best way to sell 'em? They are e-tickets so can be e-mailed. Looking to sell them at face value if possible! Is Stub Hub a worthwile place to sell 'em? Any assistance would be appreciated. Cheers!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 25, 2012, 08:49:32 pm

Take me out to the tattoo parlor... </sarcasm>




(http://mt.nesn.com/.a/6a0115709f071f970b0168eaa4efad970c-800wi)

Pasco baseball fan's tattoos tell story of America's pastime

By Dori O'Neal, Tri-City Herald
 
PASCO - Mike McWain of Pasco is devoted to baseball. To pay homage to the game and its iconic players of yesteryear, McWain had a field of dreams tattooed across his back, shoulders and arms.

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson is there, along with Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, Walter Johnson and Ty Cobb.

The 39-year-old nuclear operator and union steward at Hanford admits his obsession with baseball is more about its history than the game itself.

"The first sport I ever remember watching on television was baseball," McWain said. "I was about 8 years old, and I watched the whole game, which was unusual for me. I think Pete Rose was playing."

As he grew up, his obsession escalated. He played the game and collected baseball cards through school and still has a few thousand cards stashed in boxes somewhere, he said.

But it wasn't until 1997 that McWain got his first baseball-themed tattoo. It was etched across his left shoulder and depicts the hand of God reaching through clouds holding a bat-swinging Babe Ruth in his palm.

McWain had a theme in mind to complete the scene, but 11 years passed before he caught the itch to finish the project.


read more:  http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/04/23/1913567/baseball-fans-tattoos-tell-story.html (http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/04/23/1913567/baseball-fans-tattoos-tell-story.html)


Gallery: Mike McWain's Field of Dreams
  http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/04/23/1911580_a1908733/gallery-mike-mcwains-field-of.html (http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/04/23/1911580_a1908733/gallery-mike-mcwains-field-of.html)





Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on April 27, 2012, 02:49:10 am
Here's one for Scoop.  I know she goes in for things like boogers and bodily functions.

What is a frog catcher?

Hint:  I made the name up yesterday.
Hint#2:  The question should probably be What are a pair of frog catchers?
Hint#3:  I counted them one day, mine, not the catchers, they're easier to count.  Or I should say I lost count one day after fifty or so escaped.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ISF on April 27, 2012, 01:17:45 pm
Just had to post this. Reminded me of the good old days of giving Okie cr*p....

http://espn.go.com/espnw/college-sports/7850168/st-edward-university-assistant-coach-cat-osterman-finds-home-beaten-path?ex_cid=2012_espw_ob

Maybe wmljohn still has the stick figure pic...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 27, 2012, 01:30:29 pm
Those were the good old days before all our young were married, some with children.  Okie, 82, rubberfin, buff...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on April 27, 2012, 01:36:15 pm
vbrett

Bruno

BigBadBanana
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 27, 2012, 01:56:53 pm
That BigBadBanana was a character wasn't he?  I'm not sure a more popular poster ever lived!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on April 27, 2012, 02:27:06 pm
He was a legend in your own mind.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Boris From Downunder on April 27, 2012, 08:33:38 pm
Anyone?? Help please??

All, I have three bleacher tickets for the Sunday May 20 game against the White Sox. Bought them for an acquaintance heading to the US in an effort to educate them as to where the greatest ballpark in the world is. They have now changed their plans and can't go on the 20th. (They will still be going to Wrigley earlier in the week, so I won't have to kill them). What is the best way to sell 'em? They are e-tickets so can be e-mailed. Looking to sell them at face value if possible! Is Stub Hub a worthwile place to sell 'em? Any assistance would be appreciated. Cheers!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on April 28, 2012, 09:48:47 am
I've been a married woman for 1 week now! We're getting ready to check out of our hotel in Chicago to go back to the real world. I forgot that I love this city so much...even though I don't care for their baseball teams! ;)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 28, 2012, 10:08:33 am
I don't know, Boris.  Are there three of us willing to buy them?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 28, 2012, 10:09:00 am
Congrats, rubberfin.  Heading back to California or staying in Illinois?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Boris From Downunder on April 29, 2012, 10:53:49 am
Congrats RBF!!!!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on April 30, 2012, 08:56:11 pm
We are back in California for now. I am ready to move back to Illinois though. I think I made Lorenz a fan of Chicago (NOT their baseball teams though!) so maybe it won't be so far off...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 05, 2012, 08:36:11 pm


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The 10 best-selling New Era baseball hats

By Kevin Kaduk | Big League Stew – Fri, May 4, 2012 1:05 PM EDT


New Era baseball caps, however, can't be far behind when it comes to ubiquity. The 59/50 caps are a part of everyday life, whether it's for someone supporting their local nine or someone looking to complete an outfit.

Because people wear the hats for a variety of reasons, I had always wondered what the top 10 best-selling caps list looked like. After all, this isn't like the best-selling NFL jersey list, which is largely dominated by success on the field. A different set of factors including colors, street influence and pop culture references can shoot a hat into the best-selling category.

Our friends over at Cardboard Connection recently obtained a list of the 10 best-selling New Era caps in 2011, which we confirmed with the company. Before we get to the top 10, a couple of thoughts about the teams that aren't listed.

• The most conspicuous absences are two classics: The Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers didn't make the top 10. While it's easy to figure why Cubs sales have sagged, the Tigers won a division title in 2011 and still have that Kid Rock/Eminem/Ty Cobb street cred. Maybe the addition of Prince Fielder will push them into the field next year?

read more:  http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/10-best-selling-era-baseball-hats-170518262.html;_ylt=AvHjqSksEW8cYk.TX_et6E4RvLYF (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/10-best-selling-era-baseball-hats-170518262.html;_ylt=AvHjqSksEW8cYk.TX_et6E4RvLYF)



Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on May 08, 2012, 10:21:17 am
Quote
Just had to post this. Reminded me of the good old days of giving Okie cr*p....

http://espn.go.com/espnw/college-sports/7850168/st-edward-university-assistant-coach-cat-osterman-finds-home-beaten-path?ex_cid=2012_espw_ob

Maybe wmljohn still has the stick figure pic...

You mean this one?
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/wmljohn/Photoshopped/Mine/nakedcat2.jpg)

Or this one?
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/wmljohn/Photoshopped/Mine/osterman41.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on May 08, 2012, 10:22:22 am
I wonder if Okie has ever confessed to his wife about his unhealthy obsession with Cat?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 08, 2012, 11:37:27 am
A smart husband never reveals his prior stalking.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on May 08, 2012, 11:43:11 am
DaveP is stalking Mark Prior?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 08, 2012, 11:51:16 am
Moran.  I said "smart husband".
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 13, 2012, 02:50:12 pm


(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/Other/HMD.gif)


Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 14, 2012, 11:00:05 am
Does anyone have Vonage?  I am wondering if it is worth looking into.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on May 14, 2012, 11:05:31 am
I've been using it for several years, Dave.  Well worth looking into, easy to set up. 

If you're interested, let me know.  I think they offer referral incentives or something.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on May 14, 2012, 11:11:54 am
Dave, I used to have Vonage and loved it.  The one problem is that I work from home and frequently uploading/downloading lots of data.  Vonage uses the same bandwidth and I was getting stuttering (ala Chevy Chase microphone going out) service when I was transferring data.  When I switched to AT&T and now Comcast, they have a way of dedicating the VOIP so that doesn't happen.

Otherwise Vonage worked great and they even had some web management features that AT&T didn't have.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 14, 2012, 12:46:52 pm
thanks, guys.  One question.

I spend half the year in Florida and half the year in Wisconsin.  IWould there be a problem moving it back and forth?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on May 14, 2012, 12:52:41 pm
If you get a long enough cable, you can lay it along the highways between the two locations.  Should be fine.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on May 14, 2012, 01:09:57 pm
thanks, guys.  One question.

I spend half the year in Florida and half the year in Wisconsin.  IWould there be a problem moving it back and forth?

Nope.  One of the features I love about Vonage is that if your internet is interrupted for any reason (as in your case, moving) you set up cell number to take the calls to your Vonage number until you're back in service.  Everything is very easy to do on your online dashboard.

https://support.vonage.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/727/kw/MOVING
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on May 14, 2012, 02:11:40 pm
Can't you just take your Vonage adapter with you and still keep the same number?

I had talked to a guy that worked overseas and he took it with him then.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on May 14, 2012, 02:12:22 pm
Yes, you can, grrr.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 14, 2012, 02:25:24 pm
FITS - what is the monthly charge after the special 3 month rate expires?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on May 14, 2012, 02:32:02 pm
Depends on  your plan, Dave.  The one that nets you three months for 9.99 is the unlimited minutes plan, which then goes up to 24.99/month.

There's also a 300 minute plan for 11.99/month, or a 750 minute plan for 19.99.  Might as well get unlimited for 5 bucks more over that one.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 14, 2012, 02:32:19 pm
thanks, guys.  One question.

Would there be a problem moving it back and forth?

Depends on what "it" is.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on May 14, 2012, 02:54:13 pm
It's "grrrr" not "grrr", FITS. No points for you today.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 19, 2012, 11:47:17 pm


Only in Wisconsin...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czq_QIUQIRY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czq_QIUQIRY)

Man Protests All-You-Can-Eat Restaurant After Getting Kicked Out for Eating Too Much

http://gawker.com/5910720/man-protests-all+you+can+eat-restaurant-after-getting-kicked-out-for-eating-too-much (http://gawker.com/5910720/man-protests-all+you+can+eat-restaurant-after-getting-kicked-out-for-eating-too-much)


Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 20, 2012, 12:03:12 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMLyl4Bk7yw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMLyl4Bk7yw)



(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-O3JeqtncBrs/TuuV_BK6u8I/AAAAAAAARa4/13Ouw7EoBkQ/w497-h373/2011-12-16)




Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 20, 2012, 01:24:36 am
If they advertise "all you can eat" they they should give him all he can eat.

While I sympathize with him, What I can not accept is the guys that are so fat that they can't fit in a single airline seat, and thing they should get two seats for the price of one.  the airlines should be able to charge for the number of normal sized seats you take up.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 20, 2012, 07:24:07 am
I thought they did.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 20, 2012, 10:50:44 am
There have been several lawsuits that have been filed trying to force them to "provide" for them under the "Americans with disabilities" act.  I don't know if any of them have been decided, but some airlines, such as Frontier, have just decided to give in, rather than go through the problems associated with defending themselves.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on May 20, 2012, 02:37:43 pm
The Americans with Disabilities Act was an extremely misguided, foolish, and counter-productive piece of legislation.

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on May 21, 2012, 01:39:28 pm
THAT SURE IS THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on May 21, 2012, 08:03:02 pm
jacey, somewhere along the line, you lost track of what that expression actually means, or requires to be applicable.

Perhaps you would do better to merely toss out once again that I have been disbarred.

Wouldn't that make you feel superior, knowing that YOU have never been disbarred.... or passed the bar in the first place... or finished law school... or were admitted to law school.

But at least you never were disbarred.

C'mon, shout it out and wave your flag of moral superiority.

We know you can do it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on May 24, 2012, 10:11:26 am
The Americans with Disabilities Act was an extremely misguided, foolish, and counter-productive piece of legislation.



It's causing a lot of problems down here in regards to hotel swimming pools. Many of the small mom & pop hotels that have been around for years are having to close off their swimming pools because of the expense of having to install lifts that can lower handicapped persons into the water. They cost in excess of $15,000 and at least 2 small hotels that I know of are just going to fill in the pools and plant grass over them. Some of the hotels that went ahead and put in the lifts claim that they are only rarely used and at least one said that they have never been used since they were installed.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on May 24, 2012, 10:15:10 am
interesting

Can't wait till I can bore my grandkids with stories of how people used to take responsibility for THEMSELVES
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 24, 2012, 11:13:38 am
Sounds like the heart of the problem.  If you would bore your grandchildren with the truth once in a while, maybe you would make the world a better place.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 24, 2012, 11:25:58 am
I enjoy the parking spaces for the disabled at golf courses.  Never saw a car in one, but even if there was someone in need, can't believe it would be that much further to walk.  But that's just me.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on May 24, 2012, 12:31:35 pm
Where's Harrylives when you need him?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on May 25, 2012, 11:27:57 am
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/24/feds-promise-swimming-pool-rules-are-flexible/

Feds re-thinking swimming pool issue?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on May 26, 2012, 11:37:07 am
Geography/climate/politics..... I was looking at a map the other day and noticed that Anchorage is about 61 degrees north, and, of course has a considerable population.  Several other cities are located well north of Anchorage, including Fairbanks at 64 degrees north, Nordvik, Norway at 66 degrees north, and Dikson, Russia at 73 degrees north.

But at the southern end of the globe, neither Elephant Island, at 61 degrees south, nor any part of Antartica, which extends north to at least 62 degrees south, has any permanent human settlements.

Why is the planet so much more inhabitable toward the north pole than the same distance toward the south pole?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on May 26, 2012, 11:47:03 am
I think it has something to do with global warming.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on May 26, 2012, 01:10:47 pm
Doesn't everything?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 26, 2012, 03:21:12 pm
Okay, need a little help.

My wife and I have been considering a new vehicle or newer vehicle, and one we've considered is a Fusion or another hybrid.

A mechanic tells me, you will save gas but not money because a) a hybrid starts and stops when the car does, meaning the starter will start an average of 10X per year more  than a regular car.  It will wear out 5X faster and cost $1000 all by itself and b) the batteries of a hybrid will have to be replaced about every 5 years.  When they are replaced they run about $5000.  Therefore, you will save a ton on gasoline, but in the long haul, you won't save money.

Anyone else hear this?  Can anyone refute this.  I still like the Fusion...heard good things about it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on May 26, 2012, 04:22:32 pm
Curt, I don't know anything about the starter issues, but many (most?) hybrids now come with battery warranties that run significant periods of time.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 26, 2012, 04:40:23 pm
Most dealers could tell us that, right?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on May 26, 2012, 05:10:20 pm
I suppose, if you get a knowledgable salesman.

Might as well just go to the manufacturer's website.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 26, 2012, 05:32:44 pm
Found this link, Jeff.  Comes in way under five grand:

http://www.fordfusionforum.com/index.php?/topic/2942-battery/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on May 26, 2012, 06:48:45 pm
Go ahead and buy it.  In the extremely unlikely event it's a dog, I'm confident it won't put a dent in the finances of the vast Fischer empire.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 26, 2012, 06:50:43 pm
You must be thinking of the wrong Fischers.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on May 26, 2012, 08:57:46 pm
Aren't Fischers the nuts people? Seems fitting.  I had a coupon for a can of Fischers.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 26, 2012, 09:14:29 pm
...just what are you trying to say?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on May 26, 2012, 09:44:41 pm
We have a 2006 Prius. 170k miles. Bought it used with 70k miles. Never replaced the starter. Batteries are in great condition.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 26, 2012, 10:15:46 pm
Cool, thanks, tico.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on May 27, 2012, 02:38:58 am
No no Curt.  You can't even tell if the darn thing is on or not, running or not.  'Tain't natural.  Plus I've heard of people leaving the car running because they thought it was off.  I'm also against keyless ignitions.  The valet will no doubt forget to hand the clicker to you and six blocks down the alley you'll stall out.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on May 27, 2012, 09:38:43 am
No no Curt.  You can't even tell if the darn thing is on or not, running or not.  'Tain't natural.  Plus I've heard of people leaving the car running because they thought it was off.  I'm also against keyless ignitions.  The valet will no doubt forget to hand the clicker to you and six blocks down the alley you'll stall out.

Couldn't you simply always have your radio on and tell if the car was running by your radio being on?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on May 27, 2012, 08:52:16 pm
MILT PAPPAS
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 27, 2012, 08:54:16 pm
Okay, need a little help.

My wife and I have been considering a new vehicle or newer vehicle, and one we've considered is a Fusion or another hybrid.

A mechanic tells me, you will save gas but not money because a) a hybrid starts and stops when the car does, meaning the starter will start an average of 10X per year more  than a regular car.  It will wear out 5X faster and cost $1000 all by itself and b) the batteries of a hybrid will have to be replaced about every 5 years.  When they are replaced they run about $5000.  Therefore, you will save a ton on gasoline, but in the long haul, you won't save money.

Anyone else hear this?  Can anyone refute this.  I still like the Fusion...heard good things about it.

According to a Wall Street Journal report, a typical driver has to drive a hybrid over 8 years in order to break even, (gas savings vs original cost).
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 27, 2012, 09:30:36 pm
Yeah, I'm kind of getting of that from all over.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: shasson on May 27, 2012, 09:38:26 pm
There are compelling reasons to drive a hybrid far beyond the simplistic $$$ issue, of course. But, being a successful nuts magnate, you knew that.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 27, 2012, 09:38:48 pm
A recent poll also revealed that about two thirds of all current owners of hybrids say they will not buy another one next time.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 27, 2012, 09:46:52 pm
et tu, Shasson?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on May 28, 2012, 04:19:33 pm
Count me in the third that WOULD buy another hybrid.

FWIW, we wouldn't have bought one new. But in looking at used prices, it seemed that the gas savings payoff came much earlier at the used prices. Obviously, the lifetime of the vehicle is shorter when you buy used, but ours has been great.

Given the potential cost of battery replacements, I would reccomend the certified pre-owned route on a used vehicle. The peace of mind of a manufacturer warranty is a nice thing. Ours was Toyota certified used.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on May 30, 2012, 06:05:17 pm
Illinois state rep loses his cool on the floor of the state house of representatives

http://gawker.com/5914316/illinois-state-rep-erupts-on-house-floor-let-my-people-go (http://gawker.com/5914316/illinois-state-rep-erupts-on-house-floor-let-my-people-go)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on June 06, 2012, 09:28:05 am
(http://tonetcarlo.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/snoopydday.jpg?w=422&h=229)

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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on June 06, 2012, 10:23:18 am
Good one Cactus...my late Father went in on D-Day +3,later that year he was wounded & captured during the Battle of the Bulge...when I returned from Nam in '70 I remember my Dad saying how glad he was that I returned safe and unharmed which led me to ask him about his experiences in combat and captivity to which he stated simply "I made it through , came home to your Mom, saw my three children come into this world and feel very good about my life so far..."
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on June 06, 2012, 10:37:54 am
SALUTE!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on June 06, 2012, 11:43:06 am
Good one Cactus...my late Father went in on D-Day +3,later that year he was wounded & captured during the Battle of the Bulge...when I returned from Nam in '70 I remember my Dad saying how glad he was that I returned safe and unharmed which led me to ask him about his experiences in combat and captivity to which he stated simply "I made it through , came home to your Mom, saw my three children come into this world and feel very good about my life so far..."
Thanks for that post, Steve.

I live on a street that usually has a lot of flags out on holidays and days like today but for some unkbown reason there are only three today.

I think I'll get out my copy of Tom Brokaw's The Greatest Generation and do some reading later on.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on June 07, 2012, 09:54:05 am
The neighborhood where I grew up was a development built in about 1948, with initial home sales limited to veterans.  The streets were Main, Normandy, St. Lo, Ardennes, Palau, Guam, Bastogne, and Leyte.  It had a small veterans memorial in it at the first intersection of the first street entering the neighborhood.

Because they were small "starter" homes, nearly all of the initial buyers were WWII vets, meaning lots of young couples and lots of baby-boom kids.

And at the time not one of those I ran around with had the faintest clue of the significance of those street names, or any appreciation whatsoever of that small monument.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on June 07, 2012, 10:27:37 am
We see alot of these battles and heroes memorialized in Navy ship names
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 07, 2012, 10:44:11 am
As well as generals and admirals: Nimitz, MacArthur, Patton, Eisenhower.  Not sure I've ever lived anywhere without a MacArthur Blvd.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on June 09, 2012, 09:21:35 am
WWII hero Louis Zamperini has been getting a lot of well deserved attention as a result of a book about his life.  Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, is fantastic.  Don't miss it.  Zamperini, who was a world class Olympic runner, spent 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his plane was shot down and then several years in unspeakable Japanese prison camps.

Jay Leno had him on as a guest Thursday night.

Part one of his appearance
http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/95-year-old-war-hero-part-1-6-7-12/1405477 (http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/95-year-old-war-hero-part-1-6-7-12/1405477)

Part two
http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/95-year-old-war-hero-part-2-6-7-12/1405494 (http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/95-year-old-war-hero-part-2-6-7-12/1405494)

An interview after the show
http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/backstage-with-bryan/war-hero-louis-zamperini---backstage/ (http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/backstage-with-bryan/war-hero-louis-zamperini---backstage/)


Great stuff if you have any interest in that sort of thing.


 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: shasson on June 09, 2012, 03:58:48 pm
Cactus, that was an incredibly book and I agree that it is not to be missed.  If, like me, you are a before-going-to-sleep reader, prepare to not sleep as you either/or won't be able to put it down, or will put it down and won't be able to shut down and sleep after considering all he experienced.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on June 09, 2012, 05:02:56 pm
Cactus, that was an incredibly book and I agree that it is not to be missed.  If, like me, you are a before-going-to-sleep reader, prepare to not sleep as you either/or won't be able to put it down, or will put it down and won't be able to shut down and sleep after considering all he experienced.

There is no way I would have been able to forgive "The Bird".
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on June 09, 2012, 08:16:16 pm
Cactus, did you ever see the interview with The Bird?  Prior to the Olympics in Japan, whenever that was in the last two decades.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on June 10, 2012, 12:15:54 am
Cactus, did you ever see the interview with The Bird?  Prior to the Olympics in Japan, whenever that was in the last two decades.
No, I didn't see it.  The Olympics in Nagano?

Here's a reader comment from Amazon.com's sale of the book

Quote
Like virtually every reviewer, I agree that this is a terrific rendering of the exploits of a true American patriot so deserving of admiration and acclaim. But unlike virtually every reviewer, I cannot give it five stars.

The reason?

In too many instances, I would deem Unbroken to be "unbelievable." I know the author has done extensive research, but no matter the research, the narrative and the history do provide room for personal coloring. And this, in my opinion, has led to some exaggeration and distortion -- shadows that darken the story with aspects of disbelief.

I'll give some examples:

1. There is no way an individual -- especially a frail, sick, malnourished, fever-ridden individual -- can absorb 220 successive hard blows to the head and not end up with severe brain damage, if not death.

2. Describing the same individual -- frail, totally malnourished, and now suffering from crippling dysentery -- holding a heavy six-foot beam directly over his head in the broiling sun for THIRTY-SEVEN MINUTES is ... simply "unbelievable."

3. The way the author describes the ordeal of the POWs -- 12-14 hours of non-stop hard labor, near-starvation food rations, constant physical beatings, unending dysentery -- one would expect the survivors to resemble concentration camp victims. But on page 310 of my hardcover edition, this is a photo of the POWs at war's end. And to match the physical appearance of these healthy-looking men with the description of POW camp conditions as portrayed in the book is an unbelievable stretch. (I'm not questioning the ordeal the POWs endured. But does the photo show this at all?)

I can cite many more examples, but anyone who has carefully read the book should get the picture.

I've heard that if a person, testifying in court, is caught being untruthful, all that person's testimony is disregarded. In the case of this book, examples like the above (and others) make me question the honesty of the entire narrative.

In no way should my review diminish the exploits of a great American hero. Just the opposite. Zamperini's feats were so extraordinary, they need neither exaggeration nor distortion to be powerfully presented.


There is some truth in what this review says.  The author took some liberties.


I also found the part about the guy who ate all the chocolate on the raft to be hard to believe.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on June 10, 2012, 07:44:06 am
Please forgive the "spam" but this is important.  Yesterday, while donating blood at the Red Cross, it was mentioned that they need O- blood in a bad way.  I have O-, but they only allow you to donate every 60 days.  If any of you can help, they need all types, of course, but O- is the universal and they are truly in dire need!!  Spread the word, please!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on June 10, 2012, 08:56:20 am
I've heard that if a person, testifying in court, is caught being untruthful, all that person's testimony is disregarded. 

The review had heard wrong.

The standard jury instruction is that if a juror believes a witness was being deliberately untruthful on any material issue, then the jury CAN disregard ANY or ALL of that witness's testimony.

There is a big difference between allowing jurors to disregard some or all testimony from a witness and ordering them ti disregard all of the testimony from a witness.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ron on June 10, 2012, 09:52:17 pm
If any of the folks here were around Chicago in the 70s you may have known a club called the Quiet Knight, on Belmont, by the El. It's where Steve Goodman was discovered (by Kris Kristofferson and, believe it or not, Paul Anka) and where a ton of great musicians played - mainly "folk" acts but also Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, Bruce Springsteen etc. Acts played for 5 nights, 2-3 sets a night. It was a magical place where I was lucky enough to work. The owner of the club, Richard Harding died a few weeks ago.  I was told by Richard's daughter that when she told Arlo Guthrie Richard had died, Arlo cried. Jimmy Buffett, who played there before he was famous dedicated a 30 minute segment of his XM channel to Richard and the Quiet Knight this weekend.   Richard was not appreciated enough during his life - I hope he will be in his death.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on June 11, 2012, 06:39:33 am
Cool story, Ron.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on June 14, 2012, 09:22:40 am
Anyone in the market for a laptop might want to check this out today.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13845_3-57453052-58/get-a-quad-core-15.6-inch-hp-laptop-for-$339.99/?tag=mncol;cnetRiver (http://m.cnet.com/news/get-a-quad-core-156-inch-hp-laptop-for-)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: shasson on June 16, 2012, 10:07:29 am
For Ron in particular: Rick Kogan in the Tribune with an article about an upcoming event celebrating the Earl of Old Town, another seminal Chicago club which was a contemporary of Quiet Knight.  My older brother snuck me in there when I was really, really under-age, shortly before they closed (but only let me order a coke):

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ae-0617-kogan-sidewalks-20120615,0,7529737.column
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 17, 2012, 11:02:05 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 18, 2012, 02:13:49 pm
from MSN: Craig and I have the last LAUGH!

No. 1: North Dakota

GDP growth: 7.6%

Real GDP: $34.3 billion (5th lowest)

Population change: +1.4% (3rd highest)

Increase in employment: 4.8% (the highest)

North Dakota, with a population of just over 680,000, added 18,100 net jobs in 2011. That was three times as many as the 5,600 created in New Jersey, a state with 8 million residents.

Much of this growth has been driven by hydrocarbon exploration in the Bakken shale formation, which could hold up to 4.3 billion barrels of recoverable crude.

North Dakota's oil rush produced jobs in other sectors, as well. Construction employment rose 11% last year, and the rate of job growth in the trade, transport and utilities sectors was higher in North Dakota than anywhere else in the United States.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 18, 2012, 02:18:21 pm
Not to mention that the climate change that everyone hates has brought 12 bumper crops in a row in North Dakota.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on June 18, 2012, 02:24:35 pm
Quote
Population change: +1.4% (3rd highest)

Increase in employment: 4.8% (the highest)

Highest in increase of employment but only 3rd highest in increase in population . . .

Which means even though North Dakota is where the jobs are, people are only moving there if it's their last possible resort, right?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 18, 2012, 02:25:04 pm
Please do not comment on North Dakota, Dave.  You are not a true Dakotan.  You married up and into Dakota citizenship.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 18, 2012, 02:28:37 pm
Highest in increase of employment but only 3rd highest in increase in population . . .

Which means even though North Dakota is where the jobs are, people are only moving there only if it's their last possible resort, right?

No.  JR, a lot of people are still moving to states with the best welfare and/or weather.  There are tons of retirees moving South, for example.  3rd highest in growth is pretty impressive when you consider weather and housing (lack thereof).
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 18, 2012, 04:09:16 pm
Anyone who has ever been in Morth Dakota, even flying over it, is considered to be a citizen.

Even so, that comprises less than a few dozen people.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 18, 2012, 04:19:13 pm
Anyone who has ever been in Morth Dakota, even flying over it, is considered to be a citizen.

Even so, that comprises less than a few dozen people.

Where the hell is Morth Dakota?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on June 18, 2012, 04:20:27 pm
Where the hell is Morth Dakota?

Morth Dakota is Goc's Country.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on June 18, 2012, 04:23:47 pm
Where the hell is Morth Dakota?
It's morth of South Dakota.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: DelMarFan on June 18, 2012, 05:10:17 pm
Moran.  It's morth of Mouth Dakota.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on June 21, 2012, 05:53:44 pm
Las Vegas roulette wheel reportedly hits 19 seven straight time

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Since casinos began using those signs, roulette activity has measurably increased.    Suppose an even number comes up three times in a row.  Some will say “even is hot” and bet on even.  Others will say “odd is overdue” and bet on odd.

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The Detroit News confirms the non-news, adding a quote from a Rio spokesman Gary Thompson, who told the paper, "There was no one playing at that table. It was just a diagnostic test being done."

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/las-vegas-roulette-wheel-reportedly-hits-19-seven-203237524.html (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/las-vegas-roulette-wheel-reportedly-hits-19-seven-203237524.html)


The **** word is c a s i n o s
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 23, 2012, 01:24:54 pm
I am 70 years old.

I am not crazy about getting older, but given the alternatives, I have been rather comfortable with the thought.  Probably because I do not consider myself old.

Today I was leaving a restaurant and happened to be walking behind a young woman that was a 15 on a scale of 1 - 10, wearing extremely tight jeans and sweater, both of which had caught my attention.  Suddenly I was struck by the fact that I was looking at her not with lust, but rather as one would look at a piece of art.  Disconcerting, but not devastating.

Until, upon reaching the door, she held it open for me.

Depression is a terrible thing.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on June 23, 2012, 01:33:25 pm
Wow.  I thought you were much older than that.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 23, 2012, 01:47:40 pm
That's because I look older.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 23, 2012, 03:08:15 pm
They've resuscitated him twice, P2.  The last time didn't take real good.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 23, 2012, 03:08:42 pm
Hey, rubberfin, went through GC yesterday.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 23, 2012, 03:17:19 pm
Dave, sorry to be rude, but when is your funeral?  I want to put it on my calendar and work around it if I can.

Is Mrs. Davep making cookies?  I like chocolate chip.

You're not going to do one of those, "Come and celebrate the life of" things are you?  Hell, anyone who knows you ain't comin' to that disaster.

I'm working on your eulogy.  Some of these stories and going to make you just howl.  Oh, that's right, maybe not.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 23, 2012, 03:22:55 pm
Curt likes to tease me.  He looks on me as a much younger brother.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 23, 2012, 03:53:33 pm
No, I like chocolate chip cookies.  Read more carefully.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 23, 2012, 10:01:28 pm
People like Drew Peterson, Scott Peterson, OJ, and Sandusky scare me.  People who stonewall and claim innocence and seem to really believe it.  I couldn't do it.  I'd spill my guts so fast that the cops couldn't get it written down fast enough. 

You gotta be totally pathological.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: badgercubs on June 26, 2012, 10:59:30 pm
Haven't been around in ages but wanted to say hello as the "Rizzo Era" begins.  Hope everybody is well and surviving this so-far dismal season. Cubs 1-5 with me in attendance in 2012.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on June 27, 2012, 05:38:29 am
Great to see you badger!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on June 27, 2012, 08:45:00 am
Hey BC...hope all is well!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 27, 2012, 09:01:46 am
Good to hear from you, Badger.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on June 27, 2012, 09:05:49 am
http://www.godvine.com/WWII-Widow-Finally-Finds-Out-What-Happened-to-her-Missing-Husband-1629.html
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on June 27, 2012, 09:47:35 am
Incredible story, AZ.  Thanks.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on June 27, 2012, 09:50:02 am
my pleasure P2
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on June 27, 2012, 09:51:55 am
Hey, BC.  Good to hear from you, stranger.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on June 27, 2012, 10:27:30 am
Cubs 1-5 with me in attendance in 2012.

So they're about the same when you are there as when you aren't?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on June 27, 2012, 10:38:32 am
BC!!  Long time no post!  ;)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 27, 2012, 11:32:26 am
Good to hear from you, BC.  I was beginning to think we would need another rooftop party to entice you out of hiding.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on June 27, 2012, 11:43:37 am
It only took Rizzo.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on June 27, 2012, 12:05:17 pm
Hey BC!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on June 27, 2012, 01:06:13 pm
Scoop - I hope you are safe from all those fires.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 27, 2012, 01:08:54 pm
I hope the fires are safe from Scoop!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on June 27, 2012, 01:27:02 pm
It's all down towards Colorado Springs, and north towards Boulder.  The Waldo Canyon fire is fast approaching where we used to live in the Springs.  Pretty scary down there.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 27, 2012, 01:45:21 pm
I was going to say, Where's Waldo?

But I'll abstain.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on June 27, 2012, 01:52:21 pm
Too late.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: badgercubs on June 27, 2012, 10:25:01 pm
I'm so glad you all are still here talking Cubs and other nonsense. Hoping to log on more often now that things around here are starting to ease up a little. My soon-to-be 3-year-old still only wants cartoons on the TV but my 4-year-old has become a huge Cubs fan in the past month. "Soriano is the best player mom. He gets the farthest hits."  Obviously he could learn a thing or two from you all.  :)

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Boris From Downunder on June 27, 2012, 10:44:35 pm
Ah, BC - can't believe it is a whole year since we shared beers in the bleachers and across the road at Brixen Ivy. Such a great time. Hope you, Jason and the kids are going well! Tell Jason I hav ebeen wearing the Big-Z top to baseball training, and that my liver has regained full functionality from our bleachers beerfest! x
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on July 02, 2012, 11:01:41 pm
Sorry for the terribly slow response...I can't seem to log in here from work, and I don't get on the computer much from home any more.

Why were you in GC?! I msis that tiny town more than I EVER thought possible.

BC, how can your sons be 3 and 4???? Didn't you just have them!? ;) I found some pictures of my nephew and (future) niece from right before I moved out here and they were SO little! I can't believe how much they have grown up in the last 4 years.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 03, 2012, 06:10:42 am
rubberfin, zip me an email  fischerone@msn.com
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 04, 2012, 01:13:14 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 07, 2012, 01:47:03 am
For you collectors out there...

Anthony Rizzo's 1st baseman glove up for auction on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anthony-rizzo-professional-baseball-pro-preferred-first-base-glove-/230819427918?pt=US_Baseball_Softball_Gloves_Mitts&hash=item35bde8f64e (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anthony-rizzo-professional-baseball-pro-preferred-first-base-glove-/230819427918?pt=US_Baseball_Softball_Gloves_Mitts&hash=item35bde8f64e)

Wonder if it's really Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs 1st baseman or some other Anthony Rizzo's glove?

It's been on eBay for 6 days with no bids. $200 may be cheap if it's the 'real thing'.

This sounds like something Dave23 would pounce on. 






Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on July 07, 2012, 08:35:06 am
For you collectors out there...

Anthony Rizzo's 1st baseman glove up for auction on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anthony-rizzo-professional-baseball-pro-preferred-first-base-glove-/230819427918?pt=US_Baseball_Softball_Gloves_Mitts&hash=item35bde8f64e (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anthony-rizzo-professional-baseball-pro-preferred-first-base-glove-/230819427918?pt=US_Baseball_Softball_Gloves_Mitts&hash=item35bde8f64e)

Wonder if it's really Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs 1st baseman or some other Anthony Rizzo's glove?

It's been on eBay for 6 days with no bids. $200 may be cheap if it's the 'real thing'.

This sounds like something Dave23 would pounce on. 

There have been a number of phony Anthony Rizzo accounts on Twitter.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on July 07, 2012, 09:02:30 am
Take a look at the seller's feedback...especially back in March...

I'd pass.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 07, 2012, 09:47:18 am
That's a printed Anthony Rizzo, isn't it?  Who would already be producing an Anthony Rizzo glove?  Looks like the last couple feedbacks, people didn't get what they paid for.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on July 11, 2012, 11:04:54 am
A theory on what would happen if a baseball was thrown at 90% of the speed of light.

http://what-if.xkcd.com/1/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 11, 2012, 11:09:55 am
Willie Mays could still hit it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 11, 2012, 11:40:36 am
Willie Mays could still hit it.

Had me wondering about how Mays did hit against the top flamethrowers of his day.

Koufax: .278/.426/.536/.962    
Gibson: .196/.315/.304/.619
Carlton: .177/.307/.323/.629

Only 3 AB against Ryan.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 11, 2012, 11:41:30 am
Good pitching tends to shut down good hitting.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 11, 2012, 11:51:02 am
It didn't do too well in shutting down Mays.

Spahn: .305    .368    .587    .955    
Drsdayle:  .330    .374    .604    .978    
Roberts: .312    .364    .476    .841    
Jenkins: .300    .394    .550    .944    
Sutton: .373    .484    .627    1.111
Neikro: .278    .344    .426    .770    

Of the 10 HOF pitchers Mays faced the most in his career, only three seemed to have his number -- Gibson, Carlton and Bunning: .213 .255 .348  .604.

Against 5 of the 10, Mays actually had a better OPS than his overall career OPS of .941.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on July 20, 2012, 04:58:56 am
Wow.  I certainly hope Scoop didn't decide to take in her one movie a year at last night's midnight showing of whatever it was.  Di-hard lives in Denver too, no?  What an ugly mess.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 26, 2012, 09:45:25 am
Has anyone else seen a serious decline in spam email in the last 40 days or so since they shut down those spam-guzzling computers?  I seem to have seen a serious dropoff.  I still get some spam but at least the nonsense kind has been limited.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on July 26, 2012, 10:03:04 am
Has anyone else seen a serious decline in spam email in the last 40 days or so since they shut down those spam-guzzling computers?  I seem to have seen a serious dropoff.  I still get some spam but at least the nonsense kind has been limited.
It's hard to have a decline from near zero.

I'm more irritated by all of the nuisance phone calls I get:

Do I need an air conditioner service contract from a company in El Paso?
Would I like to protect my home with a security system from GE?
Rachel from Card Services with her offer of a lower interest rate on your credit card is the worst.  You ask to be taken off their list and they don't do it.  They call each month from a different number and Caller ID shows something like Florida or Arizona. 

There are too many ways around the National Do Not Call List.

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 26, 2012, 10:11:44 am
I don't get any of those at all.  No land line.

I have my filter set at a level that many emails come through because I am on some lists that at times go to junk because of the number of recipients.  I used to just go through early in the morning and just delete the obvious spam, now I hardly have to.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on July 26, 2012, 10:51:32 am
It's hard to have a decline from near zero.

I'm more irritated by all of the nuisance phone calls I get:

Do I need an air conditioner service contract from a company in El Paso?
Would I like to protect my home with a security system from GE?
Rachel from Card Services with her offer of a lower interest rate on your credit card is the worst.  You ask to be taken off their list and they don't do it.  They call each month from a different number and Caller ID shows something like Florida or Arizona. 

There are too many ways around the National Do Not Call List.

Amen!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on July 30, 2012, 05:36:20 pm
Someone drop a pizza and a beef sammich in the mail for me...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on July 30, 2012, 06:11:37 pm
You and me both, brother.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on July 31, 2012, 09:25:48 am
Hard to believe this lil guy us already 5 months old. Time is moving too fast.

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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on July 31, 2012, 09:27:53 am
handsome lad you have there Pistol
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on July 31, 2012, 09:45:34 am
Pete, time doesn't slow down either.  Congrats again on the handsome little dude!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on July 31, 2012, 10:20:10 am
Thanks. I think he's well on his way to being a corner outfielder at 28 inches and 21lbs.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on July 31, 2012, 10:38:52 am
almost as big as Campana,sign 'em up......
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 31, 2012, 01:42:45 pm
Is that the Derringer?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 31, 2012, 05:13:03 pm
Does anyone have Coach's current email?  He's not responding to the one on this board.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 02, 2012, 11:02:38 am
I lost track of the big discussion back when.  What are the advantage of plasma, vs. LED ?  Is the difference between 720p and 1040p worth the money?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 02, 2012, 12:12:48 pm
"Is the difference between 720p and 1040p worth the money?"

Not with your eyesight.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: EightyTwo on August 02, 2012, 01:35:15 pm
You want LED, not plasma.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on August 02, 2012, 01:45:23 pm
Plasma has the best picture, but also has glare with light in the room, uses more electricity, and heats up the room.  I have a 720p plasma I bought in 2006, and I wish I had an LED or LCD.  Still, it's not worth the money or the hassle for me to buy a new one right now.

You'll probably also want 1080p.  Nobody's broadcasting in it now, but they will in the future. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on August 02, 2012, 01:49:06 pm
DirecTV has some pay-per-view movies in 1080P.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on August 02, 2012, 01:55:06 pm
That's true, and also if CurtOne wants to replace his Betamax VCR with a Blu-Ray player, he may also want to watch movies in 1080p that way.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on August 02, 2012, 02:28:47 pm
Just bought a 2nd flat-screen,it.s a 40in.1080p LED,the older tv is a 720p LCD the difference in picture qaulity is notable for its intensity...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 02, 2012, 02:56:07 pm
I just wanted a low price big screen for my wife who's coming home from the hospital tomorrow.  I got a 720p plasma for $475.  50"  too good a deal to pass up, and once things get back to normal and we're ready for another I'll get a 1040 LED.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on August 02, 2012, 03:47:19 pm
Don't the plasma's have a more definite black color?  Where the LED/LCD isn't quite true black?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on August 02, 2012, 07:21:00 pm
Plasmas have better blacks for sure.

Regarding 720/1080p, a lot of it depends on the actual dimensions of the screen.

Curt, on a 50" screen, you'll notice the difference between 720 and 1080. The flip side is you won't get a 50" 1080 tv for less than $500. Good job on a great deal.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 02, 2012, 07:36:30 pm
Thanks, tico.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: EightyTwo on August 02, 2012, 10:24:40 pm
Yeah, that is a very nice deal! 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on August 03, 2012, 12:32:42 pm
Found out yesterday my wife and I are having our third set of twins.  A boy (our first) and a girl (our 8th).  They are due in Jan so here's to hoping they are early enough to be a write-off.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on August 03, 2012, 12:34:56 pm
Congrats on the new tax breaks
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on August 03, 2012, 12:46:10 pm
Congrats, Robb!  Third set of twins.....wow.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on August 03, 2012, 04:14:55 pm
Whoa...a third set of twins!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Santo4HofF on August 03, 2012, 05:26:58 pm
Havnt you figured ou what causes them yet?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on August 03, 2012, 06:37:47 pm
You mean s e x right?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Santo4HofF on August 03, 2012, 08:16:15 pm
I am a 19 year survivor of twins. Congratulations.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on August 07, 2012, 04:02:16 pm
3rd set of twins??? Geez and I'm here debating on if we want to even try for a single child! LOL

You're wife is a saint. :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on August 07, 2012, 07:45:35 pm
Microsoft is trying to gain back some of the E-Mail business they've lost to Google's GMail.   If it hasn't already happened, Hotmail users will be forced to "upgrade" to Microsoft's new version of Outlook.  From what I've read, that isn't going very well.

Any comments?

Should I do the upgrade or go to GMail?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on August 07, 2012, 09:56:09 pm
Cactus, I'm using the new Outlook,working just fine.....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on August 08, 2012, 12:20:29 am
Cactus, I'm using the new Outlook,working just fine.....
8) 8)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on August 08, 2012, 08:23:46 am
Cactus got your message and answered this a.m.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 11, 2012, 03:13:59 pm
Well, my mother made it to 103 last week.  She can hardly see or hear, but her mind is still sharp as a tack.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 11, 2012, 03:53:56 pm
Well, my mother made it to 103 last week.  She can hardly see or hear, but her mind is still sharp as a tack.

Hard to believe your mother is younger than you, but not hard to believe she's sharper than you.  Tell the elder Mrs.p Happy Birthday.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 11, 2012, 04:26:36 pm
My mother is NOT younger than me.  I was born when she was 73 years old.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on August 13, 2012, 09:06:30 am
I guess rithmetic was not one of your strong subjects.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on August 13, 2012, 07:14:47 pm
Actually, grrrr, that's the sad part.

Arithmetic is one of his strong subjects....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 25, 2012, 06:37:54 pm
Unbelievable.  Neil Armstrong passes away and half the morons commenting on CNN are arguing that the trip to the moon was fake.

Hard to believe he was 82.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on August 25, 2012, 06:52:06 pm
"One small step for man.  One giant leap for mankind."

Nothing about himself.

Nothing boasting the accomplishments of the team behind the mission.

Not even any effort to claim the moment for the nation which sent him there.

Nope.  Man and mankind.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on August 25, 2012, 09:11:44 pm
Nothing about the Cubs.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: buff on August 29, 2012, 01:06:59 pm
found out today my last baby will be a boy  can't wait
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on August 29, 2012, 11:11:36 pm
Congrats Buff!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: buff on August 29, 2012, 11:29:56 pm
you to buddy
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on August 30, 2012, 11:19:19 am
Wayda go, buff!  I was fortunate enough to get one of each, with a miscarriage in between.  At my age, don' think I could've handled any more than that.  :-)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 03, 2012, 12:30:47 am



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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on September 06, 2012, 05:43:20 pm
Just wondering, anyone think this is a good deal? 

http://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-E3D470VX-47-Inch-Theater-Internet/dp/B004YAVDSA/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&tag=mysimon
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on September 06, 2012, 05:50:32 pm
An extremely high number of the comments are very favorable.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on September 06, 2012, 07:22:55 pm
From the pictures, it looks like you'd end up with water all over your living room, JR.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on September 07, 2012, 07:14:43 am
Looks like a good deal, JR.

It's kinda like owning a boat, though.  You buy one you think will suffice, but then find yourself longing for one just a little bit bigger.  2-foot-itis.

Same with TVs. 

Even my 52" doesn't seem big enough anymore.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on September 07, 2012, 07:59:38 am
Looks like a good deal, JR.

It's kinda like owning a boat, though.  You buy one you think will suffice, but then find yourself longing for one just a little bit bigger.  2-foot-itis.

Same with TVs. 

Even my 52" doesn't seem big enough anymore.

Yeah that's what I'm thinking.  I have a 6 year old, 42 inch plasma that's 720p, only has 1 HDMI, and is already showing red pixels.  Don't love it, but don't really think it's really worth me replacing right now either.  I still kind of think the thing to do is let this one play out until I get another, but I thought $600 for all those features seemed like a good deal.

It looks like Amazon had tacked $50 on the price since I first posted it, though. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on September 07, 2012, 08:01:52 am
From the pictures, it looks like you'd end up with water all over your living room, JR.

Hey, I think that's a positive!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on September 07, 2012, 08:20:31 am
jr bought my second hdtv  several weeks ago. The newest is the toshiba @ 42in. 1080 led ,pretty sweet,the older model is a 720 insignia lcd, I'm liking both very much and yet bigger does seem to be the next step down the road,also picked up a Sony Blu-Ray player which is an excellent addition...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on September 07, 2012, 09:43:17 pm
I have a Samsung 1080 40 inch LED in my media room and it's frickin' awesome.

Has Jes chimed in yet with his lame line about how he can't tell the difference between SD and HD yet?

That's always fun.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on September 14, 2012, 09:32:54 pm
Are there any decent shows on television?  Watching something that seemed okay and then a talking skeleton appeared.  Zombies or vampires.  Honey Boo Boo or Cupcake Wars.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on September 15, 2012, 12:25:54 am
Are there any decent shows on television?

Yes.  They are showing The Honeymooners on METV.  And The Fugitive, if you can stand the hungover acting of David Janssen.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on September 15, 2012, 09:03:06 am
The Kardashians are on.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on September 20, 2012, 01:24:51 pm
I just watched the space shuttle Endeavour fly almost right overhead on the back of a 747.  What an amazing sight.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on September 20, 2012, 10:14:00 pm
I just watched the space shuttle Endeavour fly almost right overhead on the back of a 747.  What an amazing sight.

Yeah, it's pretty cool.

We used to get out of class and watch as it flew back to the Kennedy Space Center back in middle school.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on September 24, 2012, 07:40:26 pm
New drama on ABC -- Last Resort, the premiere is this Thursday, but they have made it available on hulu, presumably to create some buzz.... and it is indeed buzz-worthy.  Best TV I have seen since the first season of 24.  http://www.hulu.com/watch/401576
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on September 27, 2012, 07:52:22 pm
Last Resort does look good.  Looking forward to checking it out.  Hope it's better than Revolution.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on September 27, 2012, 08:13:06 pm
Scoop, were you surprised at the ending for Monday's Revolution epi?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on September 27, 2012, 08:16:41 pm
I didn't see all of it.... yet.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on September 28, 2012, 07:17:18 pm
Last Resort does look good.  Looking forward to checking it out.  Hope it's better than Revolution.
It used way too much technology that doesn't exist.  I had a hard time watching it
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on September 28, 2012, 08:00:19 pm
Which show?

Last Resort looked much better than it was.  I liked how they landed on the island and there was one person from each ethnic group there.

How fast do missiles travel anyway?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on September 28, 2012, 09:25:13 pm
Oh, now you are just being picky.

Last Resort was great TV.

But if you want to pick at things, my own favorite was that the nuke the sub is tracked as passing over Indiana on its way to Washington, DC, and then is harmlessly detonated in the air before reaching DC, blowing up "200 miles east" of DC.  Technology that doesn't exist is not all the show works with (and I had no problem with thinking it might be set a few years in the future) -- they also work with geography which doesn't exist, with Indiana apparently being east of D.C.

Details, details.  Great TV.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on September 28, 2012, 11:27:54 pm
This is a quote from one of the writers/producers of Last Resort and it sums up why I won't be watching it:

Quote
Flashfoward was a great pilot, The Nine was a great pilot, The Event was an okay pilot. Lost was a great pilot — and it was really the only that followed through. So it can be done. We hope we’re the ones to get it done. We think we can. There’s no reason you should believe us. You’ve been lied to far too much.

That show screams, "Good/great pilot, everything goes downhill from there kinda show."
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on October 02, 2012, 07:40:44 am
I loved Flashforward and The Event pilots a lot more than I liked Last Resort's.

I do hope that Revolutions doesn't get cancelled though.  And I'm sad to see Fringe on its last season.  I was hoping for an X-Files type run for it.

Although I don't have Showtime - I'm really looking forward to purchasing the season of Homeland and Dexter.  Those are must see TV.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on October 09, 2012, 06:03:20 pm
If you can spare nine minutes, watch this amazing video of the Ohio State marching band from last Saturday.  Definitely use full screen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAzzbrFgcUw





Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: shasson on October 09, 2012, 07:05:00 pm
Thanks Cactus, that OSU band thing was unreal! And I'm firmly in the "oh how I hate ohio state" camp.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on October 09, 2012, 07:10:12 pm
Thanks Cactus, that OSU band thing was unreal! And I'm firmly in the "oh how I hate ohio state" camp.
I've never liked them either but you have to give credit where credit is due.  THE NCAA puts limits on how much football teams can practice but there must not be any restrictions on marching bands.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on October 10, 2012, 03:35:12 pm
Another of the Sports Reporters On TV is gone

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-50759cf9/turbine/chi-20121010-003/600)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/chi-longtime-tribune-sportswriter-jauss-dies-at-81-20121010,0,4444321.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/chi-longtime-tribune-sportswriter-jauss-dies-at-81-20121010,0,4444321.story)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on October 10, 2012, 03:36:15 pm
Bruce Miles on Bill Jauss

http://blogs.dailyherald.com/node/7213
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 10, 2012, 03:39:14 pm
I always enjoyed that show...Saturday or Sunday mornings?  Jauss was the one with the cigar all the time?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on October 10, 2012, 03:45:50 pm
Didn't all of them except Rick Telander have a cigar?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on October 10, 2012, 03:51:31 pm
Bill Gleason and Ben Bentley had the cigars.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on October 10, 2012, 03:56:28 pm
I know Lester Munson of Sports Illustrated didn't have one when he filled in.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on October 10, 2012, 04:02:07 pm
The Sportswriters on TV discuss Pat Riley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojUtzQUkFuQ
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 10, 2012, 04:07:32 pm
Alex Karras died today too.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on October 10, 2012, 04:51:59 pm
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/a-couple-of-white-guys/1351169/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on October 16, 2012, 11:40:41 am
Alright...any of you have any experience of flying with an expired license/passport? My lovely husband let his license expire and we are flying to Chicago on Friday. He renewed it at the DMV today, but California sends you a new license rather than printing it off for you on site. There is no way to get it faster either.

I've read a lot on this but just wondering if anyone has personal experience with it and what we should expect. We'll be bringing his expired license, the renewal slip from the DMV as well as ALL forms of picture ID he owns (Costco card, YMCA card, work badge, etc) as well as our marriage license that will hopefully let me prove that he is who he says he is.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on October 16, 2012, 12:22:18 pm
I have no such experience, but I suggest calling the airline and asking.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on October 16, 2012, 12:28:36 pm
I've done that. The airlines tell us one thing but the TSA says another, which is extremely vague and basically leaves discretion up to the TSA agent that assists you that day. Just wondering what other people have actually experienced.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 16, 2012, 01:51:43 pm
It would probably have been easier if you hadn't married someone named Osama bin Laden.  Next time think ahead.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on October 16, 2012, 01:54:23 pm
Osama bin Rubberfin
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on October 16, 2012, 03:06:24 pm
LOL he does get pulled aside for random screenings a lot more than I do...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 16, 2012, 03:51:23 pm
Ah...is that what he tells you is going on when guys feel around on him while you're at a bar?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on October 16, 2012, 05:19:08 pm
Expired license/passport?

You have to have a license to get on a plane as a passenger?  You need a passport to board a plane flying from one point in the US to another point in the US?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 16, 2012, 06:30:17 pm
Passport used as ID.

Yes, you need a license or ID.  When was the last time you flew on a plane, Jes? 

I lost my license last Christmas in Arizona.  I tried to think of how the heck I'd get back home.  Pretty weird sensation.  It did make mew think.  I couldn't rent a car.  Couldn't drive one legally.  Ended up finding it before the flight home.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on October 16, 2012, 07:41:30 pm
Last time I was on a plane was a month after 9/11 2001
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on October 17, 2012, 04:40:26 pm
You don't need an ID to board a plane, but its HIGHLY recommended that you have one to go through the security checkpoint. While it is possible to fly without an ID, the TSA makes it a pain in the butt, so I'm hoping they just ignore the fact that it's expired...or don't notice!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 17, 2012, 04:44:44 pm
As long as he has a picture ID he'll be fine.  They don't look at expiration dates.  They make sure the name on the license matches the face they are looking at.  As long as those two things match up, expiration date won't matter.  You have any idea how many people are driving around with expired licenses?  I heard it was the #1 thing people get ticketed for.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 17, 2012, 04:45:24 pm
You don't need an ID to board a plane, but its HIGHLY recommended that you have one to go through the security checkpoint. While it is possible to fly without an ID, the TSA makes it a pain in the butt, so I'm hoping they just ignore the fact that it's expired...or don't notice!

But you do need a boarding pass, and you can't get a boarding pass without a picture ID.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on October 17, 2012, 05:14:42 pm
Sure you can, check in online and print it from home. :) We aren't checking any luggage so we have no need to stop at the ticket counter.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 17, 2012, 05:17:36 pm
I wasn't aware that you could get through security without a picture ID.  If you can, it certainly reduces the effectiveness of the security.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on October 17, 2012, 05:24:14 pm
Airport security is managed by the same people who manage voting rights.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on October 17, 2012, 05:35:46 pm
I wasn't aware that you could get through security without a picture ID.  If you can, it certainly reduces the effectiveness of the security.

What in the world caused you to believe the security was effective?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 17, 2012, 05:37:16 pm
I don't know anyone that can get through security without a picture ID unless they are a minor.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on October 17, 2012, 05:42:40 pm
If you don't have a picture ID, you basically have to prove you are who you say you are AND go through a full body search and a search of any luggage you brought with you.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on October 17, 2012, 05:45:55 pm
I recently had a TSA agent comment to me that my DL was only a month from expiration.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 17, 2012, 07:18:44 pm
What in the world caused you to believe the security was effective?

I didn't say it was effective.  I said it would reduce it's effectiveness.  Unless it is currently at zero, it could be reduced.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 17, 2012, 07:51:40 pm
The security is effective! It's keeping all that bottled water, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and colognes from flying around the world.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 17, 2012, 08:42:26 pm
If I'm interpreting posts correctly, it has obviously kept Jes off of planes, too.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on October 18, 2012, 10:28:49 am
Which isn't such a bad thing, I'd reckon! ;)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jack Birdbath on October 18, 2012, 12:56:39 pm
As long as he has a picture ID he'll be fine.  They don't look at expiration dates.  They make sure the name on the license matches the face they are looking at.  As long as those two things match up, expiration date won't matter.  You have any idea how many people are driving around with expired licenses?  I heard it was the #1 thing people get ticketed for.

This is not true. I fly at least twice a week, every week, and have for a long time.  I have a license which was renewed by mail and has a sticker on the back that indicates it is valid but the expiration date on the front is long past.  Every time I go through TSA I am asked about my expired license.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on October 18, 2012, 01:35:03 pm
its a darn good thing those disbarred attorneys are kept from flying
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 18, 2012, 02:20:07 pm
Just checked w TS.A.. you can fly on .an expired I'd but you may be asked for additional I'd
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dihard on October 18, 2012, 02:23:01 pm
You can definitely fly without a photo ID, but they grill you on all sorts of things to prove you're you.  Old addresses, names of neighbors, etc.  I've had two friends fly without IDs in the last year, and while slightly delayed at security, they both still made their flights.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on October 18, 2012, 02:30:11 pm
"I'd"?

Where you going to say something else about what you would do?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 18, 2012, 02:35:54 pm
No. But I am typing on my gs.3 with that dam autofill
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 18, 2012, 02:39:55 pm
You spelled damb incorrectly.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 18, 2012, 02:56:52 pm
Autofill won't do it
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on October 18, 2012, 03:24:56 pm
Thanks everyone. :)

I think I'm just so anxious to get home and see my family that this is just driving me crazy.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 18, 2012, 03:48:51 pm
If you had married someone that lived in a civilized part of the country, you could walk home.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on October 18, 2012, 04:20:41 pm
I know...pretty stupid of me. I did manage to find a pretty good guy though, he'll fit in just fine once we move back...well...other than his Filipino skin! ;)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on October 19, 2012, 12:18:48 pm
We made it through security! The TSA agent noticed but said he'd let it pass. Whew!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 19, 2012, 12:27:00 pm
Serves you right for marrying a terrorist.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on October 20, 2012, 01:49:01 am
They made me take off practically everything, including my belt, which caused my trousers to fall down, luckily I was sporting baggy boxer shorts, and they confiscated my tooth(e)paste and lucky Cubs key chain mini pocket knife.  They let me keep the wooden nickel, "Here, take the wooden nickel," I said, "Step on a crack, break your mother's back," I said.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on October 21, 2012, 12:23:55 am
But, yeah, it's a hassle, they'll let you on the plane . . . eventually.  I get a kick out of the look of incredulity -- "Your ID is expired!"  Well, yes it is.  As for me, I might look like I'm ABOUT to expire, but if that there picture ain't me, then who the heck is it?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FDISK on October 21, 2012, 12:32:11 am
I had a similar experience with TSA.  The checker didn't think my ID looked like me.  I responded, "would you walk around with a picture of somebody who looks like that if you didn't have to?" 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on October 21, 2012, 01:11:11 am
LOL  -- In fact, just the other day, I got legal, I went to the DMV and got a current state ID.  The mirror I use to shave is a liar.  This current ID picture should be posted at AA meetings -- Look what the juice will do to you!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on October 23, 2012, 01:58:12 pm
He made it through Chicago without a problem. I, however, did not. Hahaha - for my birthday my sister made me some really cute tile coasters. There were 5 of them and I stacked them up on top of each other in my carry-on. They couldn't see through them on the xray machine so they had to pull them out. Oops!

The lady was really nice about it and I was out of there in no time.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 23, 2012, 03:39:00 pm
The number one item taken from men's pockets--pocket knives
From carryon luggage--corkscrews

That last one threw me until I realized that some people are heading to a hotel room to party.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 23, 2012, 06:04:33 pm
Bill Gleason and Ben Bentley had the cigars.

Joe Mooshil (who died last month) of the AP, who was a regular fill-in on the show, also was a heavy cigar smoker.

(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/c67.0.403.403/p403x403/251617_3697940483978_555527813_n.jpg)





Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 23, 2012, 06:07:43 pm
(http://www.arthrosurface.com/Images/_Original/masthead%20chicago%20tribune.jpg)

The 'free ride' is almost over.

Only 8 days left before you freeloading out-of-towners will have to pay up to read the ramblings of Phil Rogers & Paul Sullivan....

https://members.chicagotribune.com/transitioning/ (https://members.chicagotribune.com/transitioning/)


Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 25, 2012, 12:27:41 pm
Is this site loading very slowly for others, too, or just me.

Davep and JR, no need to respond.  Everything has to be slowed down for you two.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 25, 2012, 01:05:10 pm
JR is probably really pissed at you.  It doesn't bother me because I have you on ignore.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on October 25, 2012, 01:08:31 pm
Who am I supposed to be pissed at?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 25, 2012, 01:10:50 pm
I don't know.  I have CurtOne on ignore.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on October 25, 2012, 01:17:58 pm
Right.  I had to figure it was either CurtOne or otto, one of those two.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on October 25, 2012, 01:45:32 pm
Is this site loading very slowly for others, too, or just me.

Davep and JR, no need to respond.  Everything has to be slowed down for you two.
It's not just you.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 25, 2012, 02:23:00 pm
Right.  I had to figure it was either CurtOne or otto, one of those two.

What do you mean, either one.  Have you ever seen both of them in the same room at the same time?  The tip off is that neither of them have the other on ignore.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on October 28, 2012, 07:07:18 am
I've been having loading issues, too
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 28, 2012, 10:48:26 am
I haven't gotten loaded in months.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 28, 2012, 11:33:37 am
Moran.  At least it would give you an excuse for some of your moranic posts.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 28, 2012, 05:51:57 pm
Sticks and stones can break my bones, but morans on ignore can never hurt me.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on October 29, 2012, 10:57:06 pm
I've got to drop a load too, but I don't have any good reading material.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on November 29, 2012, 06:24:58 am
If you are friends with ticohans on Facebook, you would know this...he's a daddy!  Congrats, tico!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on November 29, 2012, 07:15:22 am
Congrats, Tico!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on November 29, 2012, 07:15:59 am
I'm not friends with any of you on Facebook.  Should I be?  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on November 29, 2012, 07:50:43 am
You aren't friends with anyone here either.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on November 29, 2012, 09:38:02 am
You aren't friends with anyone here either.

This is true.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on November 29, 2012, 11:31:27 am
What is this face thing you young kids are talking about?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on November 29, 2012, 01:38:28 pm
It's a form of social suicide.  Since you have failed miserably in performing ACTUAL suicide, give it a try.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on November 29, 2012, 02:07:25 pm
I was addressing young kids, not old farts.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on November 29, 2012, 04:17:32 pm
Curt already broke the good news (thanks!), but I figured I'd share with you guys again. Today I became a father. My baby girl Sasha Joy Larson was born at 3:43 this morning. My wife is amazing!!!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on November 29, 2012, 04:45:47 pm
Sorry for stealing your rightful thunder...I just figured more people could go to Facebook and see the pictures.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: DelMarFan on November 29, 2012, 05:40:53 pm
Congrats, Tico!  Fatherhood is life's greatest gift.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on November 29, 2012, 05:53:32 pm
Congrats, tico.  All mothers are amazing in my book.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on November 29, 2012, 06:01:17 pm
Congrats Tico!  Fatherhood is the best thing in life. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on November 29, 2012, 06:02:42 pm
Congrats tico!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on November 29, 2012, 06:15:36 pm
Congrats again Tico!
Title: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on November 30, 2012, 07:26:13 am
Congrats! Being a dad is the best thing in the world!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on November 30, 2012, 07:27:26 am
Best wishes and blessings for your newborn, wife and you Tico
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on November 30, 2012, 12:31:57 pm
Curt, no thunder stolen!

Thanks, everyone!!!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on November 30, 2012, 12:58:28 pm
.... remember to thank the wife....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 05, 2012, 12:22:29 am
Does anyone know anything about NET10 Wireless phones.  Are they any different, better or worse than other carriers?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 05, 2012, 08:35:26 am
Does anyone know anything about NET10 Wireless phones.  Are they any different, better or worse than other carriers?

Yes.  SOMEONE does know something about them.  And they are different, better or worse than other carriers.

Glad I could help you with those questions.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on December 05, 2012, 09:40:16 am
Does anyone know anything about NET10 Wireless phones.  Are they any different, better or worse than other carriers?

I have a co-worker who uses that, and she really likes it.  I can't remember which carrier they contract with, but Wikipedia says they have agreements all of the networks.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on December 05, 2012, 11:48:39 am
Where do you live, Dave?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 05, 2012, 11:50:29 am
Fort Myers florida in the winter and Milwaukee Wisconsin in the summer.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on December 05, 2012, 11:51:35 am
How is T-Mobile service in those areas?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 05, 2012, 11:54:10 am
Don't know.  I have AT&T which works well in both places.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on December 05, 2012, 11:54:14 am
I have no idea if Straight Talk is any good, but someone was telling me about this a while back.  This is a partnership Wal-Mart is doing with Verizon.  Seems to me that would have to be a pretty good prepaid option.

http://www.straighttalk.com/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on December 05, 2012, 12:04:22 pm
I'm a rep for a T-Mobile MVNO called Solavei.  Similar to StraightTalk and/or Net10, but the company actually pays you back when you refer people to them.  No limits to the number of people you can refer, and no limits to the amount of money they pay you back.  Might be worth looking into as well.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 05, 2012, 01:35:25 pm
Dave, look into Western Union.  I hear it's an easy code to learn and much better suited to your skills and tech level.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 05, 2012, 01:54:51 pm
dit dah dah.  dit dit dah.  dit dah dit.  dit dah.  dah dit.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 05, 2012, 01:55:21 pm
Finally, a way to cuss on the board without being censored.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on December 11, 2012, 10:12:32 am
If anyone wants a Cubs web browser theme, here you go.

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/fan_forum/browsertheme.jsp?c_id=chc
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: buff on December 12, 2012, 08:45:23 am
It wasn't planned this way but my son Owen will be born sometime this afternoon.  Wife's water broke at 6:30 this morning. Going to be one of the 12-12-12 babies.  Hospital we are at are expecting 12 to 20 births there alone.  Can't wait to meet my little man.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on December 12, 2012, 09:00:53 am
Congrats, Buff!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 12, 2012, 09:34:06 am
Congrats Buff!  I don't know if I mentioned this but my wife and I are expecting our third set of twins any day now.  Hard to believe I have been on some incarnation of this board for the birth of all my kids but the first two in 94.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 12, 2012, 10:03:04 am
Congrats, Buff.

Robb, third set of twins.  Holy cats!  I doubt if I could handle one set.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 12, 2012, 10:04:10 am
This is very disturbing.  My world is crumbling.  First professional wrestling and now this.

http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x65614070/Former-cast-member-claims-Storage-Wars-rigged
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 12, 2012, 10:42:04 am
Is he related to Charles van Doren?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on December 12, 2012, 10:52:24 am
Congrats, Buff and Robb!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on December 12, 2012, 10:54:44 am
I stopped watching Storage Wars last year.  Hester is an ass and Darrell is a pig.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 12, 2012, 10:56:15 am
That means together, they are a ham.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 12, 2012, 11:22:02 am
The problem with all those shows with pawn shops, storage and baggage sales, shipping wars, picking shows, etc, is how much are they scripted?  How much is faked?  Same with fishing shows, lumberjack shows, gold mining shows...

So, FITS, the question is, is Hester really that evil?  Is he scripted to act that way?  Do they cut the film to make him look that way?  Same with Darrell...can anyone be that obtuse?

I read where some of the captains on the crab fishing show wouldn't renew because they were tired of having the film cut to make some look like jackasses and others to look popular with their crews.  What was originally a fascinating show displaying the real dangers of crab fishing became boring so they had to spice it up.  Ice Road Truckers is the same thing.  How long can you drive across a frozen lake and make it suspenseful? 

On Gold Rush I can't believe the Hoffman family makes one horrific decision after another.  How do you recruit backers to give you that kind of money and equipment and be so dumb as to make some of the decisions they make? 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on December 12, 2012, 11:33:36 am
And the local NEWS - how can you change from one network to another and the SAME story is being reported on all of them at the SAME TIME??

I could live without TV
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Post by: CurtOne on December 12, 2012, 11:36:32 am
And you can't trust the newspapers either.  No way in the obituaries do people die in alphabetical order!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 12, 2012, 12:15:20 pm
Congrats Buff!  I don't know if I mentioned this but my wife and I are expecting our third set of twins any day now.

THIRD set of twins?

Is there something about you or your wife, or both of you, to make you more likely to produce twins?

Roughly 3% or all births are twins, so coming up with three sets of them would be rather uncommon (even if you did toss a few single births into the mix).
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: mO on December 12, 2012, 12:16:25 pm
Maybe Robb is cross-eyed...
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Post by: davep on December 12, 2012, 12:45:20 pm
THIRD set of twins?

Is there something about you or your wife, or both of you, to make you more likely to produce twins?

Roughly 3% or all births are twins, so coming up with three sets of them would be rather uncommon (even if you did toss a few single births into the mix).

In order to have twins, you have to do it twice in one night.

I was lucky I didn't have quintuplets.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 12, 2012, 12:49:16 pm
Wow.  Five times in one night.  That must have been the longest 17 seconds in Mrs. Davep's life.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on December 12, 2012, 01:09:48 pm
He didn't mention Mrs Davep...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 12, 2012, 01:10:43 pm
Well, it was the longest 17 seconds in someone's life.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 12, 2012, 01:20:58 pm
You guys are hilarious.  This will be children number 8 & 9 so three single births, three sets of twins.  2 sets are identical, this one is fraternal.  Basically there is no medical explanation for this.  We are just freaks of nature.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 12, 2012, 01:21:54 pm
Actually, I never mentioned myself.

I got suspicious when we lived in Utah, and we had 5 guys delivering milk at the same time.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 12, 2012, 01:26:54 pm
You'll notice that Robb details the kids, but he never mentions how many wives.
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Post by: jacey1 on December 12, 2012, 01:33:28 pm
You guys are hilarious.  This will be children number 8 & 9 so three single births, three sets of twins.  2 sets are identical, this one is fraternal.  Basically there is no medical explanation for this.  We are just freaks of nature.
dang, robb, what do you do for a living to afford all of those kids?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 12, 2012, 02:11:27 pm
Robb is a business man. 

And a 7-11 clerk. 

And a janitor.

He still has saturday evenings free if anyone needs a baby sitter.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: buff on December 12, 2012, 04:39:11 pm
Owen Benjamin Robak was born at 12:48 pm today he weighed 6 lbs 1oz. Local news is doing a story on all the births today and interviewed us because we actually never.  Planned it.

Oh and Robb congrats on the twins.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 12, 2012, 05:51:24 pm
Once again there are pictures of Owen on Facebook that you can go see unless you're Davep who never heard of Facebook and has no friends.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 12, 2012, 06:33:56 pm
I can look up CurtOne on Farcebook.
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Post by: Robb on December 12, 2012, 10:44:40 pm
Thanks Buff and congrats again.  Children are the best thing in this world.  Or at least making them is.
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Post by: jacey1 on December 13, 2012, 01:16:58 pm
Thanks Buff and congrats again.  Children are the best thing in this world.  Or at least making them is.
Glad you clarified that statement
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on December 13, 2012, 01:28:46 pm
When we decided to have offspring - I assumed they would have more opportunities for success than we did... not so sure now...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on December 14, 2012, 03:16:06 pm
I hope none of us here is effected by what happened in CT today.  All I know is that I put my 8 year old on a school bus every morning and can't even imagine what those families are going through.  I'd wanna kill the cowardly  f u c k e r  that did this to my kid with my bare hands.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on December 14, 2012, 04:03:26 pm
You really do have to wonder how these types of things can keep happening.  Unbelievable that it can happen in an elementary school.  Sooner or later, we're probably going to get to the point where every student will have to go through a metal detector just to get into the school.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 14, 2012, 05:06:50 pm
You really do have to wonder how these types of things can keep happening.  Unbelievable that it can happen in an elementary school.  Sooner or later, we're probably going to get to the point where every student will have to go through a metal detector just to get into the school.

It already happens in some schools.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on December 18, 2012, 12:40:06 pm
A metal detector wouldn't have helped here though. He forced his way in.

Very tragic, I can't even watch the news, it breaks my heart. My nephew is just a year younger than most of those kids and I can't stand the thought of something like that happening to him.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 18, 2012, 01:30:51 pm
Like Redbird said, a metal detector wouldn't have helped.  Sooner or later we will have an armed guard at every school which I know we have in some already.   
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 18, 2012, 01:39:23 pm
There is no way we can entirely prevent insane people from performing crimes of this nature.  This school murder wasn't even the worst in America's history.

In 1927 a man killed 28 children and 7 adults in a school in Michigan.

The weapon - dynamite.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 18, 2012, 01:43:05 pm
We need dynamite control!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 18, 2012, 01:46:41 pm
I don't think I mentioned this to everyone here but I finally finished my book and published it on Amazon.  It is available on the PC or Kindle.  Here is the link for anyone interested.  I have ten good reviews so far but I need more to get a better algorithm from Amazon for promoting it.  I have it up currently for only 99 cents.   Here is the link, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NFI7KI  The title is Quickened, by Robert J. Fluegel.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 18, 2012, 03:46:04 pm
The discussion can't be just about guns.  It has to include how we handle our mentally ill.  How we value life, from conception to the elderly.  How do we manage violence in our video gaming, movies, and sports.  This is a cultural illness.  I don't own a gun...well, except for my dad's old .22 rifle that hasn't been fired in 50 years...and I don't plan on going out and buying one, so, other than the threat to liberties, I don't care what they do with gun control, but I do fear greatly if our elitist leaders think controlling guns is the big answer, this is going to happen over and over and over again.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 18, 2012, 03:46:45 pm
Congrats, Robb!
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Post by: Robb on December 18, 2012, 05:05:01 pm
Thanks Curt, it was a fun process to go through.  I am writing book 2 at light speed comparatively.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 18, 2012, 05:43:33 pm
A metal detector wouldn't have helped here though.

Gun free zones for schools also did not work, and in fact was counterproductive.

Public policy is unfortunately seldom determined based on what works.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 18, 2012, 05:46:12 pm
Congratulations, Robb... what is the book about?

Please.... don't use any big words.
Title: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on December 18, 2012, 06:19:53 pm
Congrats Robb...I'll buy a copy when I get home to my iPad...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 18, 2012, 06:47:10 pm
It is a YA Fantasy series but I have mostly had adults read it so far and they have really liked it as well.  This is the description I wrote that would be a lot like the inside cover flap.  "Ever since the day his father disappeared Tommy Travers has buried himself in his books.  School? Friends? Girls?  No time for any of them.  If he could step inside those books he would gladly leave the world behind.  When he turns fifteen Tommy discovers he has a gift, his greatest wish has come true.  He is pulled inside a book and has become the lead character.  The problem is, reading about a battle and fighting for your life are as different as different can be.  Tommy must learn quick to control his gift or he will end up stabbed or speared or perhaps worse yet, married!"

I have 6 books outlined for the series.  I'm not thinking of making it big but it is a very fulfilling hobby.  It's pretty awesome having people read and like your work.   
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 18, 2012, 08:30:55 pm
Can hardly wait for the Christmas movies: Zero Dark Thirty, Djamgo Unchained, and Jack Reacher.  All movies with guns and shooting and violence and killing.  Nothing wrong with our ******* culture, I tell ya. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on December 18, 2012, 10:42:53 pm
Robb, congrats. That's really cool.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on December 19, 2012, 08:39:31 am
Congrats, Robb!  I enjoyed the stuff you sent me early on.
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Post by: RedBirdFan on December 19, 2012, 10:07:31 am
I will be buying it today! I've been trying to find a new book to read for my upcoming flights, this will be perfect!

Really cool Robb, I've always wanted to write but I don't have the attention span to finish a story. What an accomplishment!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on December 19, 2012, 10:33:08 am
Quote
All movies with guns and shooting and violence and killing.  Nothing wrong with our ******* culture, I tell ya.

I watch all kinds of movies.  Horror, fantasy, action, ultra violent action (smokin' aces for example), westerns, war, pron...

After watching one I never wanted to kill coeds, sword fight a dragon, rob a bank guns-a-blazin', have a pistol duel, sniper an enemy, ...., ummm...  well that last catagory might have made me do a thing or two after watching it...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 19, 2012, 11:22:05 am
Most of the people in our country are just like you and me, WJ.  Unfortunately we have a small percentage that do want to do those things after those games and movies.  And they do.

My point, however, is that our government and society are bipolar.  The President proposes tougher gun laws, while his biggest Hollywood supporters continue the problem of encouraging a society in which resorting to justifiable violence is A-OK.  Mentally ill people don't know the difference.

It's like the WWE promoting anti-bullying campaigns when all their scenarios and storylines revolve around a good guy fighting a bully of some kind.  The hypocrisy drips.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on December 19, 2012, 12:03:08 pm
Most of the people in our country are just like you and me, WJ.

Goc help us all.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on December 19, 2012, 12:51:22 pm
knowing the difference between right and wrong... and knowing what consequences are there if you choose the wrong path

No PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY anymore
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 19, 2012, 02:56:55 pm
After killing the kids, he killed himself.  Hard to say he didn't take personal responsibility.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 19, 2012, 03:08:21 pm
Many of these shooters are mentally ill.  They are not aware of right and wrong.  And, as Dave says, many take their own lives almost as part of some magnificent plan.  Maybe there is a momentary glimpse of reality and horror as to what they did.

Been listening to a lot of forensic psychologists lately...head's swimming.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on December 19, 2012, 03:32:29 pm
A number of years ago I bowled with a guy whose adult son had mental problems.  Fearing for their safety, his parents tried to have him committed.  Their request was turned down because he had not "proven to be a risk to anybody".    One night after bowling my friend arrived home and was shot and killed by his son.

Trying to come up with legislation that effectively addresses the problem of mental illness and guns will be no easy task.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 19, 2012, 03:33:24 pm
Forensic psychologists are like stock market analysts.  They can always tell you why you should have known what would happen yesterday, but can never tell you what will happen tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 19, 2012, 03:36:38 pm
I agree, Cactus.

Combine that with the stigma that mental illness still has.  I had an uncle, a non-blood related uncle, who had serious mental issues.  Notice how I worded that in order to distance myself?  Everyone does that to an extent. 

Another problem is that a lot of people, unlike your friend, would never commit their child or their relative.  And to top it, too many counselors are bound by a set of ethics that are archaic. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 19, 2012, 07:01:59 pm
On the other hand, I would hate for it to be too easy for the Government to be able to decide who should be medicated.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 19, 2012, 10:16:29 pm
I will be buying it today! I've been trying to find a new book to read for my upcoming flights, this will be perfect!

Really cool Robb, I've always wanted to write but I don't have the attention span to finish a story. What an accomplishment!

Thanks Redbird and Fits.  If you read it please leave me a review on the same page.  It really helps move you up in the kindle world.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 20, 2012, 10:06:54 am
A number of years ago I bowled with a guy whose adult son had mental problems.  Fearing for their safety, his parents tried to have him committed.  Their request was turned down because he had not "proven to be a risk to anybody".    One night after bowling my friend arrived home and was shot and killed by his son.

Trying to come up with legislation that effectively addresses the problem of mental illness and guns will be no easy task.

Not all problems have solutions, but all efforts to impose solutions have both costs and create their own generally unforeseen problems.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on December 20, 2012, 09:38:13 pm
Great job Robb.  I bought a copy and will try to read it soon.  I've always wanted to write as well, but I just can't find the time.  With all your kids, how do you find the time?  I've just got 4.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 20, 2012, 11:10:35 pm
I enjoy it when the kids find time for me.  Seems they are so busy with their lives I get too much time to myself.  Let me know what you think Grrrr, and even better please post a review on Amazon.  I need about 15 more.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 21, 2012, 09:08:57 am
I enjoy it when the kids find time for me.  Seems they are so busy with their lives I get too much time to myself.  Let me know what you think Grrrr, and even better please post a review on Amazon.  I need about 15 more.

What happens if you get 15 more?

Does Amazon send you a fruit basket?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on December 21, 2012, 10:06:34 am
I will hopefully have time to read on Sunday...and I will for sure post a review!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 21, 2012, 04:08:28 pm
Thanks Redbird. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 22, 2012, 07:16:55 pm
Did anyone else notice that in that Harry from One Direction vs. Drew Brees Pepsi commercial, there's a Dolphin Girl right behind Drew?

Just brought back old memories of CubFanSteve.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FDISK on December 23, 2012, 02:29:06 pm
Damit Robb, now I'm going to have to buy one of those "Kindle" thingys....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on December 23, 2012, 03:00:31 pm
FD, you can download Kindle software for your computer and read from there. Also if you have a smart phone or tablet Kindle has software for most platforms.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 23, 2012, 03:45:14 pm
Can you download the Kindle software for free?  And if so, anything out there to read on it without a charge?
Title: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on December 23, 2012, 03:50:09 pm
Yes, and yes...mostly classics...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FDISK on December 23, 2012, 04:27:37 pm
Thanks Tico, happy birthday D23!
Title: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on December 23, 2012, 04:28:51 pm
Thanks, FD...
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Post by: Jes Beard on December 23, 2012, 05:30:49 pm
Thanks, I'll have to look into that.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 23, 2012, 06:29:05 pm
Hope you like it Fdisk and Dave is right.  You can download the kindle software for free right on the page link for my book. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 23, 2012, 07:40:52 pm
Robb, you really need to learn how to do a better job of shamelessly plugging your book.

I went to look it up right now and realized that I don't remember your name or the name of your book....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 23, 2012, 08:15:15 pm
Look up Quickened by Robert J. Fluegel.  You'll find it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on December 24, 2012, 08:00:54 am
Happy Birthday Dave! Hope it was a great day!
Title: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on December 24, 2012, 08:57:15 am
It's actually this Thursday...thanks!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 24, 2012, 09:56:59 am
That's why I've been waiting.
Title: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on December 24, 2012, 10:47:26 am
Heh!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 24, 2012, 11:22:51 am
That Mayan calendar must have scared the crap out of you, a chance that you might not get to your birthday and all.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 24, 2012, 04:38:35 pm
Merry Christmas to all!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on December 24, 2012, 06:31:42 pm
Amen! Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 24, 2012, 07:29:37 pm
Well, my book got rejected today.  Damb.  51 Shades of Gray.  Publisher said something similar had already been done.  Ticks me off.  Writing it was a breeze, but the research was exhausting.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 25, 2012, 12:43:59 am
That sucks Curt but there are so many publishers out there.  You'll get it done.
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Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 25, 2012, 01:09:58 am

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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 25, 2012, 07:33:25 am
MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 25, 2012, 10:30:40 am
Well, my book got rejected today.  Damb.  51 Shades of Gray.  Publisher said something similar had already been done.  Ticks me off.  Writing it was a breeze, but the research was exhausting.

Moran.  The book has already been written.

Just change the title to 52 shades of gray, and you will be fine.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 25, 2012, 11:14:35 am
My book is up for free tomorrow for anyone who was planning on getting it.  "Quickened" on Amazon by Robert J.  FLuegel
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 25, 2012, 11:17:15 am
Kwite oviuslee Dave, ewe don't reed reel gud.  Eye alredee sed that.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on December 25, 2012, 06:46:18 pm
Happy Festivus for all of us
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on December 25, 2012, 06:52:41 pm
Steve, let me tell you all the ways you've disappointed me this past year.
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Post by: wmljohn on December 26, 2012, 02:35:54 pm
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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on December 27, 2012, 09:01:34 am
Steve, let me tell you all the ways you've disappointed me this past year.
LOL
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on December 30, 2012, 12:42:34 pm
We paid a handsome sum to see The Book of Mormon last night.  Given the glowing reviews, I must be one of the few that just didn't get it.  The singing and dancing were moderately enjoyable.  The rest, .................. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 30, 2012, 12:53:16 pm
I think it's about Mormons, P2.   

Seriously, I didn't see that many good reviews.  Must have missed them.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jack Birdbath on December 30, 2012, 03:14:52 pm
I think it's about Mormons, P2.   

Seriously, I didn't see that many good reviews.  Must have missed them.

You must not have been looking very hard. That or you only read the reviews out of Utah.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 30, 2012, 04:29:40 pm
Oh, I read some of the controversial stuff about the content; don't recall anything about the quality of the musical itself...out of Utah or anywhere.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 30, 2012, 04:30:40 pm
Oh, on second thought, you're right about not looking very hard.  I don't care.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on December 30, 2012, 08:23:28 pm
Happy New Year one & all!....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 01, 2013, 02:26:04 pm
Happy New Year to all my friends and Davep!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 01, 2013, 03:57:51 pm



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Post by: dogstoothe on January 03, 2013, 03:10:26 am
Hey Andy -- just received the DVD / CD of the 1981 Checkerboard concert in Chicago, the one with your pals in it -- Muddy, Mick, Keith and the rest.  Fantastic!  Blacksox and the fellas would eat that story of yours up over there on the south side.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on January 11, 2013, 08:57:15 am
Wanted to let everyone know my twins were born yesterday.  porter at 6 lbs 15 oz and Clara at 8 lbs 6 oz.  Mother and babies are doing well, dad, not so much.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on January 11, 2013, 08:57:34 am
Congrats Robb!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 11, 2013, 11:47:48 am
Congrats, Robb.  My twin grandchildren, Kyle and Sarah are three years old now.  Of course, your kids won't be as good looking, but they should be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 11, 2013, 03:05:02 pm
Congrats, Robb.  Congrats, Robb.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on January 11, 2013, 07:01:32 pm
Wanda go Robb, congrats!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Chiman on January 12, 2013, 07:31:50 am
Congrats Robb... Kids are what make the world go round!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 12, 2013, 10:35:59 am
I agree.  My kids mad me dizzy often.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 13, 2013, 05:08:08 pm
Jes - did you ever get any of those upside down tomato plants?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on January 14, 2013, 09:42:40 am
Jes - did you ever get any of those upside down tomato plants?

We tried it about four years ago, and got NOTHING from it.  But there may have been problems with the way we did it.  At that time we were only around where we had the plant on weekends and perhaps one evening mid-week, so that was the only time I watered it, and otherwise it had to rely on rainwater.  Additionally I used about 60% aged horse manure and 40% native soil, which is largely Georgia clay.  Horse manure is great to tomatoes, but it is pour for holding water, and it may well be that the watering we did simply ran through the soil mixture and that we didn't water it often enough to compensate.

I like the concept.  Of course I would like it even more if it had actually worked for me.  Haven't tried it a second time.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on January 17, 2013, 01:10:28 pm
Heartbreak Hotel?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-hotel-near-wrigley-20130117,0,4608342.story
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on January 17, 2013, 01:28:39 pm
P2,interesting article...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 17, 2013, 01:46:43 pm
Starwood's are normally Sheratons
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jack Birdbath on January 17, 2013, 01:51:35 pm
In that area and on that site, it's more likely to be one of the boutique brands like W or Aloft.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 17, 2013, 01:55:28 pm
Same chain, Cletus.  W and Aloft are the top Sheratons  So you're probably right, they'll get that label.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 17, 2013, 02:37:24 pm
More pressure being put on Chicago politicians to help the Cubs renovate Wrigley Field.  It would bring in a lot of taxes if built, while leaving the implied threat of the Cubs moving out of the area if they don't receive taxpayer money.

I hope Chicago says no.  There is no reason for taxpayers to pay to renovate a private enterprise.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on January 18, 2013, 09:13:13 am
Normally I'd agree, but I think there are a few special concerns here as it relates to the landmark status of Wrigley. Even though it has no ownership, city government has decided that it has special review and say over changes made to the structure, above and beyond the code that everyone else adheres to. If they want to control it to that degree and limit Rickett's choices, I don't mind them asking for money. Especially if that money is in the form of tax breaks. It's my understanding that a lions share of the previously requested funding is of this nature.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 18, 2013, 10:28:18 am
If they want to control it to that degree, then just move to the suburbs and leave the stadium to the city.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on January 19, 2013, 03:16:32 am
No no, anybody that's got a lick of sense is going to stay at the Diplomat Hotel just down the street on Sheffield.

Dig the sign :  http://www.yelp.com/biz/diplomat-hotel-chicago
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on January 23, 2013, 03:15:38 pm
Looks like Pearl Jam will be playing at Wrigley on July 19.  I think I'm gonna have to see that one.
Title: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on January 23, 2013, 03:23:44 pm
Yep, and Jason Aldean the next day...sounds like a road trip...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jack Birdbath on February 06, 2013, 10:19:51 am
I just got four tickets to the PJ show through the neighborhood presale.  Between the season ticket holders, the neighborhood, and the Ten Club, I think half the tickets are already sold.   The general on sale is Saturday morning and I think the rest will be gone very quickly.
Title: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on February 06, 2013, 12:19:26 pm
Can't believe I'm missing that...my son has a huge showcase tournament that same weekend...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on February 09, 2013, 11:42:46 am
Just got 4 tickets for Pearl Jam.  And judging by the Facebook comments, it looks like I was incredibly lucky.
Title: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on February 09, 2013, 02:58:15 pm
Sounds like you were...congrats! My buddy is still cussing tickets.com...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 10, 2013, 01:32:50 pm
OK, all you smart guys.  I am having a problem that I have never heard of before.  Using Google Chrome, I have as my home page myyahoo.com.  Recently, when I go from a different page to my home page, I get this message

This webpage has a redirect loop
The webpage at http://my.yahoo.com/ has resulted in too many redirects. Clearing your cookies for this site or allowing third-party cookies may fix the problem. If not, it is possibly a server configuration issue and not a problem with your computer.
Here are some suggestions:
Reload this webpage later.
Learn more about this problem.
Error 310 (net::ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS): There were too many redirects.

Only by restarting Chrome can I get to my home page.

What is probably a separate issue, but I suppose could be related.  I have gotten three phone calls from someone that knows my name, and obviously my phone number.  It is a person with an Indian-sounding accent claiming to be from microsoft, who tells me that microsoft has been trying to contact my computer to provide the latest upgrades, but my computer will not allow them to access it.  They want to tell me how to fix this error.

Since it sounds like a scam to me, I just have hung up on them, but since it started at the same time as the above error message, I am wondering if they are connected.  Some sort of virus or something.

About a month ago, by email account was hacked, and messages were sent out to my entire contact list.  I noticed it because many old contacts were returned because they no longer exist.  I changed my password, and haven't had this problem since.

Does anyone know what is going on?

CurtOnes need not apply.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 10, 2013, 01:38:11 pm
Don't do anything.  Live in misery.  That Indian sounding guy?  It's JR claiming to be your Nigerian cousin.  Screw him.

I would email Microsoft and find out if that is their procedure.  I doubt it.  I would suggest changing passwords: your email, your Chrome, the computer itself if you have it password protected.

Than whack it with a sledgehammer.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ray on February 10, 2013, 01:57:30 pm
It's a scam.  My mom fell for it, and it took me hours to get her computer working right again.  Once you let them in they put stuff on your computer not easy to get off, unless you pay them.  No idea how they got her number.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 10, 2013, 02:01:07 pm
I figured the phone calls were a scam.  But does anyone know what is causing the error messages?

Now that I think about it, CurtOne sounds funny with an Indian accent.
Title: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on February 10, 2013, 02:19:07 pm
Change your yahoo password, empty your email, and run a virus scan. Download ad-aware and run it as well...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ray on February 10, 2013, 02:24:51 pm
I like crap cleaner and anti-malwarebytes.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ray on February 10, 2013, 02:29:47 pm
You might could try updating chrome as well.  A lot of times when I have issues with a program, I'll look and there will be an update out there...install it and issue fixed.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 10, 2013, 03:12:56 pm
Oh sure.  Now that Dave and Ray told you to change your passwords, you'll do it.  Raj from India and Ray from our board may be the same guy, ever think of that?  Moran.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on February 10, 2013, 03:15:55 pm
What Dave and Ray said. Uninstall and reinstall Chrome while you're at it. Then once you've cleared your Yahoo mail and changed your password you can make it your home page again.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 10, 2013, 03:33:09 pm
I have already changed my yahoo password, ran a norton scan as well as an anti-malware scan.

If I reinstall chrome, will I lose all my bookmarks?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ray on February 10, 2013, 03:55:05 pm
I have already changed my yahoo password, ran a norton scan as well as an anti-malware scan.

If I reinstall chrome, will I lose all my bookmarks?

Nah, you won't lose them. They may ask you if you want to keep your preferences though and hit yes there.  Just go to www.filehippo.com and download it from there.    That's what I usually do anyway.  They have everything there.  If you haven't installed new version in a while, then I would imagine this will fix it. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on February 10, 2013, 06:08:36 pm
If I reinstall chrome, will I lose all my bookmarks?
You should be periodically using the Bookmark Manager to backup your bookmarks.  After Bookmark Manager, click on organize and then export..
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on February 13, 2013, 03:45:45 pm
Interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VG2bOaHMog
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on February 16, 2013, 11:53:45 am
Does anyone know how to get CBS streaming on your cell phone?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 16, 2013, 12:45:31 pm
http://www.cbssports.com/mobile
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 16, 2013, 02:57:45 pm
Does anyone know how to get CBS streaming on your cell phone?

Yes.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on February 16, 2013, 06:27:28 pm
Dave has evidently been questioned before by a quality system auditor.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on February 17, 2013, 08:55:33 pm
Thinking of coming to Chicago in April when the Cubs play an afternoon game on a Thursday and the Blackhawks play a Friday night game. I haven't been back in  nearly 30 years so I really don't know my way around anymore. Any hotel recommendations and advice on how to get to and from Wrigley Field and the United Center?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 18, 2013, 08:32:44 am
Go to Disney world and turn north.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Keysbear on February 18, 2013, 09:57:44 am
Go to Disney world and turn north.

Now that my kids are grown I would rather sit in a room and listen to Otto explain the economy than go anywhere near Disney. Just the thought of going back there produces nightmares.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 25, 2013, 10:30:38 am
Got this email.  Since many of us are familiar with Brixen Ivy, I thought I'd post it here.

To lead off the 2013 Cubs baseball season,

BRIXEN IVY is offering some great deals:
___________________________________

1/2 OFF EACH TICKET

click on date to purchase

coupon code: LEADOFF

 To lead off the 2013 Cubs baseball season,

BRIXEN IVY is offering some great deals:
___________________________________

1/2 OFF EACH TICKET

click on date to purchase

coupon code: LEADOFF

 

Wednesday, April 10

Friday, April 12

Tuesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 17

Tuesday, April 30

 

______________________________ 

 Original List price: $130     

Our SALE price: $75 

Exclusive Offer: $65 + tax

Act fast. These games will sell out! 

_______________________________________________

 

 Last minute offer:

40% OFF EACH TICKET 

Saturday, April 13

______________________________

Original List price: $150   

Exclusive Website Offer: $89 + tax

 

NO COUPON CODE NEEDED

Click here to purchase 

 
 
 
 
General Admission Ticket Includes:

FOOD & BEVERAGES -  PREMIUM BEER, WINE & SODA
FULL MENU CATERED BY "TASTE OF PARIS"
PRIVATE CHEF GRILLING ON SITE
USE OF OUR TERRACE AND CLUB LEVELS- ENJOY STADIUM SEATS AND/OR SOCIAL SEATING WITH CHOICE OF COMFORTABLE CLIMATE CONTROLLED SPACE
 
1044 Waveland Ave Chicago, IL 60613 

Brixenivy.com   773.472.7889

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Save 50%

per ticket
 

CLICK HERE to view April calendar

Use coupon code: LEADOFF



1/2 Off List Price only for April 10, 12, 16, 17, 30. Sales and amusement tax not included. Doors open 60 minutes prior to game. Food and beverages served promptly. Alcohol ends at the end of the 7th inning. All guests must exit the building 30 minutes after the game. 

For more frequently asked questions, click here
 
Offer Expires: April 1, 2013
BRIXENIVY.COM  773.472.7899
 
 
 
 



Wednesday, April 10

Friday, April 12

Tuesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 17

Tuesday, April 30

 

______________________________ 

 Original List price: $130     

Our SALE price: $75 

Exclusive Offer: $65 + tax

Act fast. These games will sell out! 

_______________________________________________

 

 Last minute offer:

40% OFF EACH TICKET 

Saturday, April 13

______________________________

Original List price: $150   

Exclusive Website Offer: $89 + tax

 

NO COUPON CODE NEEDED

Click here to purchase 

 
 
 
 
General Admission Ticket Includes:

FOOD & BEVERAGES -  PREMIUM BEER, WINE & SODA
FULL MENU CATERED BY "TASTE OF PARIS"
PRIVATE CHEF GRILLING ON SITE
USE OF OUR TERRACE AND CLUB LEVELS- ENJOY STADIUM SEATS AND/OR SOCIAL SEATING WITH CHOICE OF COMFORTABLE CLIMATE CONTROLLED SPACE
 
1044 Waveland Ave Chicago, IL 60613 

Brixenivy.com   773.472.7889

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Save 50%

per ticket
 

CLICK HERE to view April calendar

Use coupon code: LEADOFF



1/2 Off List Price only for April 10, 12, 16, 17, 30. Sales and amusement tax not included. Doors open 60 minutes prior to game. Food and beverages served promptly. Alcohol ends at the end of the 7th inning. All guests must exit the building 30 minutes after the game. 

For more frequently asked questions, click here
 
Offer Expires: April 1, 2013
BRIXENIVY.COM  773.472.7899
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 25, 2013, 01:31:08 pm
Looks good.  Check and see if Boris is available.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on February 25, 2013, 11:21:14 pm
Anyone interested in trying out Fangraphs' fantasy baseball, ottoneu? I'm considering starting a league, and would be more likely to do so if filled with fellow bbf'ers. Message me here at the board if interested.

Cost is $9.99 per team (basic administration fee); 12 teams per league; up to 40 players per team (major and minors); auction-style draft with unlimited keepers, though salaries increase each year a player is kept.

Daily or weekly fantasy lineups; multiple scoring systems, including traditional 5x5, 4x4 with categories like OPB and SLG, and various points systems. Open to discussion as to how the league would be formatted, if this moves forward.

Again, please message me here at the board if interested.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 26, 2013, 07:03:14 am
This is run by otto from the Politics topic?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on March 06, 2013, 08:05:28 am
Has anybody taken a look at Mike Piazza’s new autobiography co-authored with Lonnie Wheeler?

Long Shot could have easily been titled “If you don’t know how good I was, read this book and you will find out.”

This Amzaon.com comment pretty much says it all:

Quote
Full disclosure...I am a lifelong Mets fan and loved watching Piazza. I eagerly purchased this book and dove into it with anticipation, but finished it with disappointment.

Mike Piazza comes across as an angry, narcissistic egomaniac. He whines about not winning the MVP and other awards and blames others. He boasts about each and every accomplishment during his career in mind numbing fashion. He seems to think that his career was hindered by teams' front offices (Dodgers & Mets), the press, opponents and even his teammates. Me, me, me and I, I, I. While I still admire his accomplishments on the field, after reading this he certainly a less intriguing person. Piazza comes across as a stereotypical "dumb jock."

Piazza even takes a shot at Joe Mauer who won batting titles while he didn't by saying "Mauer didn't have to battle Tony Gwynn".

In the book’s wrapup, Piazza pretty much recognizes the image he has created of himself but doesn’t seem to care.  His main goal appeared to be making everyone aware of just how worthy he is of making it to the Hall of Fame.  He was at 57.8% in the 2013 voting, his first year of eligibility.

Read Long Shot if you can borrow it from your local library but think twice about buying it.  It is filled with gratuitous profanities but it is enlightening.



Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on March 06, 2013, 08:09:14 am
Mike Piazza has a book out?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Boris From Downunder on March 07, 2013, 12:17:44 am
Looks good.  Check and see if Boris is available.

Haha, I wish Dave, good times. Heading to Italy to play some ball in August, come on over and I'll shout you a beer mate!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 17, 2013, 04:42:53 pm


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 17, 2013, 07:53:00 pm
http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=796515
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 24, 2013, 04:33:53 pm
It's been snowing all day.  It continues to snow and blow.  I have a neighbor that has snowblown his drive and walk 4 times.  In a blinding snowstorm.  Must be from Mississippi.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 31, 2013, 12:07:15 am




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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on April 01, 2013, 04:23:56 am
Happy Opening Day!  And I don't think it is a coincidence that Grisham's latest paperback has hit the dime stores and newstands -- Calico Joe -- since it's about the 1973 season and especially the Cubs.  A very touching/moving piece of fiction and a one sit read (it's short).  I urge any baseball man or woman to pick it up and give it a go.  I understand Scoop is not a Grisham fan, but anybody who is pals with Don Kessinger is okay in my book. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on April 01, 2013, 08:30:19 am
I loved reading Calico Joe!  And I, too, am not a big Grisham fan.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on April 01, 2013, 11:25:38 pm
Hey Cubette!!  My only complaint was $7.99 for three hours of pleasure.  He can put together sentences that roll out so smooth and effortless.  Would make a good film I believe.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on April 02, 2013, 07:35:27 am
Hey Cubette!!  My only complaint was $7.99 for three hours of pleasure.  He can put together sentences that roll out so smooth and effortless.  Would make a good film I believe.

You're complaining?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on April 02, 2013, 03:06:20 pm
Playtwo...HA!

Dog, Kay was sweet enough to share her book with both Layna and me!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on April 05, 2013, 09:15:02 am
Looks like we're back.    WTF was that all about?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: shasson on April 05, 2013, 09:34:40 am
Carlos Marmol is Chief Technology Officer for createaforum.com
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on April 05, 2013, 09:45:29 am
Courtesy of Paul Sullivan

Roger Ebert Gives Jay Mariotti A Strategically Placed Thumb On His Way Out The Door

Quote
On your way out, don't let the door bang you on the ass.

http://deadspin.com/5043228/roger-ebert-gives-jay-mariotti-a-strategically-placed-thumb-on-his-way-out-the-door?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow (http://deadspin.com/5043228/roger-ebert-gives-jay-mariotti-a-strategically-placed-thumb-on-his-way-out-the-door?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest118 on April 05, 2013, 01:36:42 pm
That outage was a very much like Worldsucking.

Is Sveum that stupid? Marmol.....+ the lineup he trotted out there in game #2. I don't a couple of back ups, but Sapplet, Gonz, Lillibridge can't all play at the same time + Hairston.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on April 15, 2013, 08:44:43 am
Coming soon:  Warning labels on football helmets

Quote
DENVER - A Colorado jury in a lawsuit brought by the family of a severely injured high school football player found that helmet maker Riddell was negligent in failing to warn players about concussion dangers.

Saturday's ruling comes as the company faces a similar lawsuit in Los Angeles, plus a complaint by thousands of former NFL players against the league and Riddell.

The jury awarded $11.5 million to the family of Rhett Ridolfi, who suffered a concussion during practice at Trinidad High School in 2008. Ridolfi, now 22, wasn't immediately taken to the hospital and now has severe brain damage, as well as paralysis on his left side. Riddell is responsible for $3.1 million of the damages.

What's next, suing a restaurant because they didn't warn you the coffee you just spilled was hot?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on April 15, 2013, 08:56:09 am
Yea, or craziness like allowing a bandsaw operator to recover damages for losing a few fingers on the job.

Absolute nuttiness in the legal system.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on April 16, 2013, 03:04:16 pm
In case you've been living under a rock and haven't seen this yet, pretty clever ad from KMart.....

http://youtu.be/I03UmJbK0lA
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on April 16, 2013, 03:12:38 pm
Ha!  Similar to those "shut the front door!" ads a few months ago!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on April 19, 2013, 11:23:46 am
Boston is a ghost town today.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BIODMRPCQAAMk9H.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Eastcoastfan on April 19, 2013, 01:53:02 pm
This whole thing is absolutely surreal.  What will they do if they cannot find him?  My in-laws live a mile from Watertown and are on complete lockdown right now -- as is virtually the whole metropolitan area.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on April 19, 2013, 02:16:33 pm
I think I've heard the press conference of the bombers' uncle a few too many times by now.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 19, 2013, 02:21:38 pm
The father just made a statement that his sons are being framed.  Guess all those cameras and the fact that they told people they did it don't count.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: mO on April 19, 2013, 02:42:37 pm
Maybe he learned his lesson after falling for the fake arrest story earlier in the week.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on April 19, 2013, 06:11:49 pm
Sounds like they finally got the other bomber cornered.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on April 19, 2013, 10:11:46 pm
I think I've heard the press conference of the bombers' uncle a few too many times by now.

I can't hear it enough.  I love that guy!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on May 08, 2013, 12:42:48 pm
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/05/08/woman-dies-after-chocking-on-hot-dog-at-wrigley-field/

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 08, 2013, 01:35:26 pm
It's been a long time
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 12, 2013, 01:41:12 pm


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 12, 2013, 02:28:23 pm
:D Happy Mother's Day, Davep!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on May 13, 2013, 01:34:56 pm
Welcome back, Jack.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/971621_10201231354325256_748958132_n.jpg)

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/05/13/24-returning-to-fox-for-12-episodes-network-announces/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on May 19, 2013, 02:54:20 am
I got really worked up when I saw the first three numbers of Powerball were 10, 13, and 14.  (Ron Santo, Starlin Castro, Ernie Banks)

Too bad Derrek Lee, Kerry Wood, and Ryne Sandberg didn't show up later, though.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 21, 2013, 03:10:05 pm
(http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/XXy8X3Vw5zju9kkO8W7JMQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD00MDA7cT04NTt3PTM5OQ--/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2013-05-17/6a874ff4-32aa-40ed-9dc3-6b7e8c0aa8ff_bbqsundae051713.jpg)  (http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/jkfMYBH3G2j9SInNJ1a.TQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD00MDA7cT04NTt3PTM5OA--/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2013-05-17/678dbfa9-8762-4c60-aed9-88e853233767_queencityclub051713.jpg)

10 wild food creations from minor league baseball

Minor league baseball is holding its Food Fight contest where teams submit their crazy food creations. We have picked some of our favorites, would you be brave enough to try them?


http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/wild-food-creations-from-minor-league-baseball-1368832058-slideshow/photo-from-minor-league-baseball-photo--1262920850.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/wild-food-creations-from-minor-league-baseball-1368832058-slideshow/photo-from-minor-league-baseball-photo--1262920850.html)

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on June 06, 2013, 08:55:02 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m588d7Yv2q1rrgi16o1_500.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0sE4s1e65SQ/Te0VfqYsT3I/AAAAAAAAAHw/mKSZb-9W_bw/s1600/Snoopy%2BOmaha%2BBeach.gif)

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on June 06, 2013, 09:19:24 am
Nice
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on June 06, 2013, 12:40:01 pm
Peanuts will never get old...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on June 16, 2013, 10:47:20 am
Happy Fathers Day everyone.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: buff on June 16, 2013, 03:24:38 pm
back atcha Robb
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on June 16, 2013, 06:10:32 pm
Happy Father's Day, fellas.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on June 16, 2013, 07:24:54 pm
Happy Fathers Day to the Dads in bbf
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on June 18, 2013, 10:58:30 am
Anyone know anything about sports memorabilia?  I have a ball signed by Harry Caray, Greg Maddux, Ryne Sandberg, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Stone and Andre Dawson.  The ball itself is not in very good condition but the signatures are.  I have looked up their individual signatures and between them they run around $700.  Any idea whether having them all on the same ball is a good thing or a bad thing?  I have checked Ebay but is there a better place to sell it?  My 20th anniversary is next month and I need some extra cash for a surprise trip for the wife and I. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on June 18, 2013, 11:26:55 am
Single signed balls are generally more desirable than multi-signed balls, but to the right collector, it may not matter.

Not having a COA will affect the price, however...$700 is high. I would guess more in the $300 range. Driven by Harry's ink.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on June 18, 2013, 11:28:13 am
Thanks Dave, any idea where I can quickly sell this for the best price.  Ebay seems to have hundreds of these auctions with most having no bids.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on June 18, 2013, 11:30:11 am
Outside of ebay, I would try either boards such as this, or memorabilia stores in the area...or even craigslist...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on June 18, 2013, 11:45:41 am
Avoid eBay and Craigslist if at all possible.  You'll spend more time wading through fees and scammers than you will dealing with actual prospective buyers.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on June 18, 2013, 11:47:23 am
Thanks guys, I'll look around.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on June 18, 2013, 12:03:39 pm
Found a couple of resources that may provide less headaches than the aforementioned.

http://sports.ha.com/c/index.zx
http://robertedwardauctions.com/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on June 18, 2013, 12:57:54 pm
Thanks FITS, in looking at both of those sites they look like they want stuff a lot older than what I have though.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on June 18, 2013, 02:35:44 pm
Most auction houses usually charge a pretty hefty premium...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on June 18, 2013, 03:13:22 pm
Thanks FITS, in looking at both of those sites they look like they want stuff a lot older than what I have though.

Just tryna help.  ;)  And I'm sure Dave's right, but the riff-raff on both Craigslist and eBay can take a lot of your time and patience.

I had an ad on Craigslist for a dog kennel that I had to sell because our freakin' HOA wouldn't let us have it on our property.  Sold it in a couple of days for almost what I paid for it, and deleted the ad, but in the last couple of days, I've gotten some pretty risque responses from "women" (including pictures of some really hot chicks who I'm sure are the REAL authors of those emails) who want to hook up with me.  :D

And then there's eBay with seemingly countless people who want to rip you off.  There are safeguards you can put in place when you set up an auction, so I'd suggest reading through all that before posting, but between the eBay and PayPal fees, I don't like selling stuff there, either.

It's just a hassle weeding through the scum to get to a legitimate buyer, probably wherever you decide to sell.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on June 18, 2013, 04:22:06 pm
Yeah it is a pain in the butt and I don't like peddling to friends.  It makes me uncomfortable which is probably why I haven't sold more of my books.  That or I just suck. :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 18, 2013, 06:06:04 pm
Yeah it is a pain in the butt and I don't like peddling to friends.  It makes me uncomfortable which is probably why I haven't sold more of my books.  That or I just suck. :)

The two things are not mutually exclusive.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on June 18, 2013, 06:33:44 pm
I can always count on you Dave, for what, I have no idea.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 19, 2013, 07:29:21 pm
James Galdolfini has died.  I guess there won't be a Sopranos reunion.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on June 25, 2013, 05:17:32 pm
Ex-Cub pitcher Kerry Wood discovers body in Belmont Harbor

By Rosemary Regina Sobol
Tribune reporter
4:29 p.m. CDT, June 25, 2013

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-51ca0a95/turbine/chi-20130625-002/525/413x525)

Former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood discovered a man’s body floating in the water while out in Belmont Harbor, police said.

Wood was paddle boarding around 11:10 a.m. Monday when he saw the body, according to police.  "Mr. Wood immediately notified 911 of this discovery,'' according to a police report.

Officers notified Area North detectives and took photos of the body, according to the report.  On the victim's left wrist was an identification tag indicating the man had been reporting missing by a North Side nursing home after being released by a local hospital on June 19, the report said.

The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the victim as a 40-year-old man from the 5400 block of North Broadway. An autopsy conducted today was inconclusive pending further studies, according to the office.

Kerry Wood’s wife Sarah said they had no comment.

Wood, who retired in May 2012, accepted a position as a Cubs’ spring instructor, according to the Tribune.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on June 26, 2013, 04:54:09 am
Made me think of him pulling Andre Dawson out of the ivy...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on June 26, 2013, 08:40:16 am
The story doesn't say if their kids were with them.   That sounds like a family activity but I hope they weren't.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on June 28, 2013, 01:16:04 pm
What better way to make memories then finding dead bodies?  Just don't let the kids poke it with a stick.

That vacation will never be forgotten.   :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on June 28, 2013, 01:17:48 pm
What better way to make memories then finding dead bodies?  Just don't let the kids poke it with a stick.

That vacation will never be forgotten.   :)
Reminds me of the movie "Stand By Me" :)
 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on June 28, 2013, 01:21:53 pm
My family vacation memories are of my uncles taking all us kids snipe hunting in the woods and leaving us out there for hours.

Much rather would have found dead bodies.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on July 04, 2013, 12:40:45 am
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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 04, 2013, 12:57:44 am



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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on July 04, 2013, 07:34:19 am
Happy 4th of July Cactus & Andy !To one and all have a great 4th of July! Here's to my brothers-in-arms back in the day, many thanks!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on July 07, 2013, 07:14:06 pm
Cell phone videos of Asiana flight 214 show passengers leaving the escape chutes with carry on bags that must have been in the overhead storage bins.  I'm not sure I'd have been able to handle somebody blocking me from getting off while they retrieved their luggage that should have been checked in the first place.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on July 07, 2013, 07:18:17 pm
Heaven forbid that some piece of **** might have to leave his or her iPad behind.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 08, 2013, 08:42:55 pm
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/loaded-gun-in-****-sentencing-576342
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on July 16, 2013, 11:16:05 am
For my yearly reminder of how old all of you are...I turned 30 yesterday. ;)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 16, 2013, 11:22:34 am
Oh no!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on July 16, 2013, 11:23:54 am
Hi, RBF.  Happy birthday- I can't believe you are middle aged already!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on July 16, 2013, 11:25:34 am
I don't feel 30...that's what matters, right?!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on July 16, 2013, 11:47:01 am
30 is the new 20?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 16, 2013, 12:21:51 pm
Absolutely.  Adam got married on Sunday. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 16, 2013, 01:06:17 pm
I don't feel 30...that's what matters, right?!

My mother doesn't feel 104, but she will be in two weeks.

She says that everyone on this board other than CurtOne is just a kid.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 16, 2013, 01:07:23 pm
Congrats to your mother.  Amazing that she had you when she was 5.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on July 16, 2013, 01:48:12 pm
Adam got married?! Aww :) Good for him!!!

104 is amazing! My great grandma lived to be just 3 weeks shy of her 100th birthday. She attributed it to healthy eating (as in she only ate veggies and fruits that she grew herself). She was a heck of a woman!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 16, 2013, 02:02:01 pm
My mother attributes it to healthy eating also.

For the last 103 years she has eaten fried food, fatty food, salt, and has considered gravy to be a beverage.

And she worked harder than any person I have ever met.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on July 16, 2013, 02:11:53 pm
Well, I don't know exactly how healthy my grandmas eating habits really were...in fact...every time we came for dinner she made us the best fried chicken ever. Sooooo! :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on July 16, 2013, 07:17:08 pm
Gravy isn't a beverage?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on July 19, 2013, 11:59:26 pm
Eddie Vedder just sang Someway We'll Go All the Way and had Ernie Banks on stage.  Absolutely incredible.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on July 20, 2013, 06:15:00 am
Nice...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 01, 2013, 12:50:50 pm
Can anyone tell me how to add a photo to a post?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 01, 2013, 12:54:12 pm
I can.  But I won't.

I don't have the formula here, but it's something like < scr=http >  somebody can help you.  But the photo has to be somewhere on the web I think.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on August 01, 2013, 12:55:41 pm
use %img% and %/img%, except use [] instead of %%.

Put the url of the picture in between the [].
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on August 01, 2013, 01:09:25 pm
Can anyone tell me how to add a photo to a post?

Hit the "Preview" button before you actually post things.  Copy and past the url into the body of the text, then highlight the url and while it is highlighted go to the icon on the far left of the 2nd row of icons right above the smiley faces -- if you look very closely it appears the icon is an image of Mona Lisa.  Click on that icon while the url for the photo is highlighted, and click "Preview" again.  It should show you the photo in the preview of your post.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cactus on August 01, 2013, 01:54:51 pm
Can anyone tell me how to add a photo to a post?


Reply deleted.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 02, 2013, 05:03:24 pm
Well, we just celebrated my mother's 104th birthday yesterday.  Can't see or hear very well, but still sharp as a tack mentally.  She entertained her great grandchildren by reciting a poem she learned in school 99 years ago.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 02, 2013, 05:25:59 pm
If I had a twitter account, I would telling all of you that Dave23, my wife, and I had lunch today at the Rendezvous is Memphis...great ribs and bbq.  And we talked about all you guys.  We said nice things about one or two of you.  No, davep, you weren't one of them.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on August 02, 2013, 05:40:37 pm
Good times, good times...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on August 02, 2013, 05:53:57 pm
If I had a twitter account...

I thought twitter required having people voluntarily following your exciting posts.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 05, 2013, 04:54:09 pm

coming soon .... to a supermarket & fast food joint near you ...  the Google Burger!



(http://rt.com/files/news/1f/fe/f0/00/burger-main.si.jpg)

'Close to meat': Foodies underwhelmed by first synthetic beef burger to be eaten in public
The research has been funded by Google co-founder Sergey Brin


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/close-to-meat-foodies-underwhelmed-by-first-synthetic-beef-burger-to-be-eaten-in-public-8746066.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/close-to-meat-foodies-underwhelmed-by-first-synthetic-beef-burger-to-be-eaten-in-public-8746066.html)


Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on August 05, 2013, 07:14:27 pm
That is a great investment by Brin.  Its got to be the most expensive burger now.  "I once ate a burger that cost $380,000."
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 05, 2013, 07:22:37 pm
I thought twitter required having people voluntarily following your exciting posts.

It's taken me several days to get beyond the pain this post caused me.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on August 09, 2013, 01:40:31 pm
 ???
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 17, 2013, 06:37:15 pm

(http://images.highspeedbackbone.net/skuimages/large/A180-116409_chiclet01x_ibp_mn_7456667.jpg)

Anybody here have a Chromebook?

On Ebay, the Acer Outlet Store is offering the Acer 11.6" Chromebook  with 2GB memory and a 320GB hard drive (Model # C710-2847) for $129.99 including free shipping. Just add your appropriate state sales tax (if any). They're 'manufacterer refurbished' units with a 14-day return policy and a 90-day warranty.

I know they're not as desirable as a regular laptop but $130 in pretty cheap as they retail new for $200.  Tempted to order one as a backup as it has a HDMI port and three USB ports too. No DVD/CD drive but I already have a portable one if I need to use one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-11-6-Chromebook-2GB-320GB-Chrome-OS-C710-2847/251317512262?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item3a83b0e846 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-11-6-Chromebook-2GB-320GB-Chrome-OS-C710-2847/251317512262?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item3a83b0e846)

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on August 17, 2013, 07:03:57 pm
If you get it, let the rest of us know what you think of it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: mO on August 17, 2013, 07:34:56 pm
I've been considering one too.

I think if you mainly use your computer for surfing the net, e-mail, facebooking, etc. it should easily meet your expectations.  The Chrome OS is based on the Chrome browser, which I love.  I think it would make a great couch 'puter and light traveller.  I'm considering getting one to take to my upcoming fantasy football drafts.  At $130, certainly seems like a great deal.  Just don't expect much out of it as far as watching videos or playing games.  I imagine it's rather sluggish with cpu intensive tasks.  But I've heard the OS itself is quite snappy.  The browser certainly is.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 17, 2013, 07:44:49 pm
I asked my son, the professional tekkie, about tablets the other day.  Of non-IPads, he recommended the Nexus, lukewarm on most others, but his last words were "stay away from Chromebooks" but he didn't say why.  Just passin' that on.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 17, 2013, 08:32:35 pm
too late Curt as I ordered it.  My nephew has a Nexus 7 tablet which was given to his as a gift in February. It costs $250. He says he 'likes it' but wouldn't have spent his 'own $250' for it when you can buy a Windows 8 laptop for as little as $300.   Asked him how much he used it versus his three year old laptop, he said he uses his laptop 95% of the time.

I've seen mixed reviews on Chromebooks but for $130 I've decided to give it a try.  Most of what I've read says you'll won't be able to do as much with it as a laptop, but Chromebooks can do more than tablets.  Biggest drawback I can see on this Acer Chromebook is the 3-hour battery life on a charge.  Even if it ends up being only good for web surfing, e-mails, social media, YouTube, etc. I think it will be fine for $130 as I'm not buying it to replace my Windows 8 laptop. It'll at least end my curiosity about a chromebook.  Google docs are also part of a Chromebook so you can use it as a word processor too.  It's small, quick, and has a keyboard.  Easier to take with you than a laptop when you're stopping at a place (like a McDonalds, Panera Bread, Starbucks, Buffalo Wild Wings, etc.) that offer free Wi-Fi.  I'll have 14 days to check it out with their return policy if I end up thinking it isn't worth it.  Or if I keep it and it ends up being crap, it won't be the first time I've wasted $130 on something hi-tech, nor probably the last.

PC Mag review on the Acer C710-2847:  http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2412969,00.asp (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2412969,00.asp)

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 17, 2013, 08:35:17 pm
No problem.  My tekkie son can be a bit of a technology snob.  Hope it works out.  I got the same email from eBay and was tempted myself.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on August 18, 2013, 12:56:30 am
Is that a browser in your trousers?  Looks in need of an upgrade.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 19, 2013, 04:44:30 pm
The UPS truck just dropped off my Acer Chromebook about 10 minutes ago. Plugged in the battery and put it on charge.  Hopefully it won't take too long until it's ready for the setup process.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on August 30, 2013, 07:08:38 pm
In another life, and another place in time.... Me, reporting from Springfield, MO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOWcFzNaD_k
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 02, 2013, 03:14:29 pm



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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on September 05, 2013, 11:40:15 pm
Ain't much bleacherin' in this here namesake thread.  How's 'bout a pig's foot and a bottle of beer.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on September 06, 2013, 12:36:22 pm
I'm writing you a song, 'toothe.  It's about the fly that's been plaguing me.  It will be something like "The Fly in my Face Blues."
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on September 07, 2013, 01:27:03 am
I like it.  Write it way down yonder in that minor key.

Notes:  Iowa was a stumbling stone, Ames an aberration.  JR was a sucker, a Cubs fan full of curses, a romantic's achilles heel, he was in love with her and that was that.  Beerfan firing blanks.  Curtis a stick in the mud, on the short end of the stick.  Scoop dug out her nickel plated forty-four from the bottom of her sox drawer, she kicked through empty busted Budweiser cans (pee-you) off the corner of Waveland and Sheffield, at the scene of the crime.  Locked and loaded, mad as a hatter, but it made no difference, not in the long run.  She studied the slope of her nose in a mirror, and stuck her tongue out.  She lit a cigarette with a silver cigarette lighter.  All woman, singularly dangerous . . .
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on September 14, 2013, 09:25:34 pm
To those of you elsewhere in the U.S.  Is there much coverage out there about what is happening in Colorado?  I'm not really seeing much on FOX and CNN when I tune into those stations.  Seems if it's not a hurricane, it's not important enough.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on September 14, 2013, 09:32:38 pm
We've heard plenty, here in Illinois.  CNN website has had it as top story several times the past couple days.  Hope you're okay.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on September 14, 2013, 09:47:09 pm
Yeah, okay up here on a hill anyway.  Getting ridiulous amounts of rain every damb day.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on September 14, 2013, 09:54:29 pm
Yeah, CNN says you're getting more tonight.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on September 14, 2013, 10:02:02 pm
And tomorrow.  It was supposed to have stopped this morning.  Stupid weather people.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on September 15, 2013, 01:49:02 pm
Stay dry,  Scoopie.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 15, 2013, 05:00:45 pm
If you get it, let the rest of us know what you think of it.


Alright Jes, here's the update you requested:

Tomorrow will be 4 weeks since my Acer Chromebook C710-2847 arrived via UPS.  So far, so good.  Does everything I was expecting it to do and then some. Most helpful feature may be the HDMI port as I've been hooking up my Chromebook to my 70" TV  while I'm signed into MLB.TV to watch some games.  This frees up my laptop so I can use it at the same time. 

If I have any complaints/disappointments they would be: (1) being limited to only the use of the Chrome browser. I prefer Firefox especially since it's has easily usable extensions that make circumventing location blocked sites a one click option, and (2) the speakers are horrible.  While most, if not all, laptop speakers suck too, these are even worse since they're located & directed on the bottom of the laptop which make them awful.  I 'solved' the problem by usually using headphones or earbuds and I  found a nice, inexpensive clip-on Cyber Acoustics USB soundbar for under $18 that provides great sound: http://www.officemax.com/technology/computer-accessories/speakers/product-prod4310432 (http://www.officemax.com/technology/computer-accessories/speakers/product-prod4310432)  The soundbar works so well I bought a second one to use with my Toshiba Windows 8 laptop.

While the Chromebook can't do everything a full blown laptop can, it certainly is more useful than any tablet and when you consider the price I paid ($129.99 plus tax & free shipping) it was a steal.  I also like the smaller size 11.6" screen vs. a 'normal' laptop 15.6" screen when I'm planning to take it with me away from home or the office.

Would I recommend buying one or even purchase another one in the future?  Absolutely, especially if you can buy it as cheaply as I did.  Would I recommend or buy one over a Microsoft Surface, Asus Nexus 7, iPad or any other tablet on the market?  Yes.  Would I spend $250 or more to buy one instead of a full blown Windows 8 laptop?  Probably not as you can easily find an adequate Windows 8 laptop with a HDMI port on sale for around $300 or less.

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on September 15, 2013, 05:19:12 pm
Thanks for the review.  Very helpful.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on September 15, 2013, 05:39:35 pm
Chromebooks partnered with chromecast dongles become even more useful
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on September 15, 2013, 05:40:18 pm
Wow.

Can't say dongle. D o n g l e.

Watch out for those hidden phallic references!!!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on September 15, 2013, 06:34:42 pm
What in the world is a d o n g l e?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on September 15, 2013, 08:03:05 pm
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dongle


1.    dongle
A piece of computer hardware that is provided with software. This hardware has to be attached to the computer (example: Printer port) to allow the software to work.
The CAD program SOLIDEDGE won't work unless the dongle is installed.

2.    dongle
The get head behind the shed at a party.
I got a dongle from that girl the other night.

3.    Dongle
A large ****. In this sense it is meant to be the bigger version of a medium ****(a dangle), which is in turn bigger than a small ****(a dingle)
I was going to **** that black chick last night, but she had too much roast beef from being nailed by many large dongles.

4.    dongle
The word to end all words.
"Dongle" is a funny word.

5.    dongle
1. (noun) A USB device designed specifically to drive the owner to the point of insanity. Contains hidden software aimed at disconnecting from the internet mid-conversation thus causing maximum disruption and annoyance. 2. (noun) A small plastic toy used by cats to chase along wooden floor at 5am. 3. (noun) A primative alarm clock when used in conjunction with definition 2
He's in a bad mood today, he got dongled in the early hours.
Man i was chatting to a really hot girl online when i got hit by a dongle. Bummer.

6.    Dongle
when your lover uses whip cream, chocolate sauce, caramel, and/or any other delicious food that can be used as some form of tasty lubrication when receiving a blow job or hand job.
The girl was very **** and was hungry so her loving boyfriend suggested a dongle.

7.    Dongle
Pertaining to the male anatomy; i.e **** and/or dick.
Alex: "Oh hey baby, wanna ****?"

Girl: "I would love to, but I heard you have a small dongle, like really small..ew."
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on October 25, 2013, 04:02:51 pm
Anyone here have any experience and/or knowledge with shoulder injuries? Specifically, labrum and/or rotator cuff?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on October 25, 2013, 04:13:59 pm
Bursitis and tearing every muscle and ligament in one shoulder, but not a labrum or rotator cuff problem.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on October 25, 2013, 04:25:37 pm
Specifically as they pertain to baseball-related injuries, preferably...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on October 25, 2013, 05:31:38 pm
Nope, only one of those was sports related, and it was from an impact injury in football.

Not quite the same.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on October 25, 2013, 09:06:57 pm
Dave, I tore my labrum from throwing and had it surgically repaired.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SLAP_tear
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on October 26, 2013, 01:13:16 am
Recovery time? Did you get velo back?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on October 26, 2013, 09:30:33 am
Dave, I'm guessing (but hoping not) that your inquiry may be about your son.

If so, my case may not be a helpful data point.

My injury happened at my first fantasy camp.  I was 46 years old at the time.  To begin with, I never had any kind of arm to speak of.  I played shortstop that first camp (until the injury) and, with a healthy arm, I could get the ball to first base on the fly, but it required "max effort".

After the surgery, I went through rehab and physical therapy, but not as intense and focused as a true athlete would.  So I'm guessing that my recovery wasn't as good as it could have been.  But I was "recovered" within six months.

Now, at camp, I catch (no stealing allowed!).  I can throw to first on a swinging bunt with no problem.  But, as far as infield play is concerned, my days of playing the left side are over.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on October 26, 2013, 10:21:57 pm
Dave, my wife is a soft tissue specialist at a chiropractic office that works with a lot of high level athletes, though not any baseball players that I'm aware of.

She is not a doctor - her credentials are limited to that of a massage therapist, however she is advanced enough in her skills and knowledgable enough that the doctors in her office rely on her quite a bit for soft tissue matters.

Not sure if she could be of assistance to you, but let me know if you'd like me to put you two in touch. Again, they don't work with any high level baseball players that I know of (mostly wrestlers and gymnasts, many at the Olympic level), so her experience may or may not be relevant.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on October 28, 2013, 05:34:53 pm
Official, SLAP tear from top of labrum to 9:00 position, and 3mm cyst at spot of tear.

Surgery 11/12, and 12-18 months of rehab.

Worst day ever. He's handling it much better than I am.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: DelMarFan on October 28, 2013, 05:37:36 pm
Wow.  Like Jeff, was afraid of that when I read your first post.  So sorry.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on October 28, 2013, 08:05:09 pm
Wow.  Like Jeff, was afraid of that when I read your first post.  So sorry.

I think all of us were.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on October 29, 2013, 06:52:06 am
Sucks, Dave.  Prayers for a successful surgery and swift, complete recovery.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Eastcoastfan on October 29, 2013, 11:54:38 am
Best wishes for a strong recovery to your son, Dave.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on October 29, 2013, 12:23:03 pm
Thanks, everyone...I'm just glad his approach is so positive, because I'm completely depressed...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 29, 2013, 01:04:30 pm
Sorry to hear it Dave.  I pray that he will be all right.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on October 29, 2013, 01:06:41 pm
sorry dave...is he college material?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on October 29, 2013, 05:33:26 pm
sorry dave...is he college material?

I'm sorry, but I just found this hilarious.

Yeah, is he college material or is he going to wind up in the lumber yard?

[/insensitive sense of humor]

Hope your son heals quickly, Dave.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on October 29, 2013, 05:38:19 pm
What's wrong with Lumber yards?  I own 2 or 3 of them.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on October 29, 2013, 06:32:00 pm
Not high D-1, but he could easily play at a smaller D-1, like C-USA or Sunbelt, and had some D-II's already interested...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on October 29, 2013, 06:34:03 pm
What's his stuff like?  What does he throw?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on October 29, 2013, 06:44:35 pm
He's only 5'10 in cleats, but was hitting 83-84 (working around 80), and throwing a 2 and 4 seam, a filthy curve, and a slider that was new to him, but pretty tight. Curve was around 68-70, and had a big loop.

He's primarily a MI, but also plays quite a bit of 3B. Was 86-88 from SS-1B and RF-3B.

If he never pitches another inning, but gets his arm back from the hole to 1B, I'll be more than fine with that. Oh, and his swing speed...which is around 76 with a 32/29 bat...need that back too!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on October 29, 2013, 06:52:13 pm
Teach him a cutter!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on October 29, 2013, 07:27:33 pm
Heh, I already told him he was going full knuckle.

He has a nasty one, but his pitching coach wouldn't let him throw it...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on October 30, 2013, 08:20:16 am
Heh, I already told him he was going full knuckle.

He has a nasty one, but his pitching coach wouldn't let him throw it...

Why wouldn't the pitching coach let him throw a knuckle-ball?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on October 30, 2013, 10:38:16 am
It's a different delivery than the rest of the pitches...shorter stride, primarily, and of course different arm speed.

I wanted him to throw 5-6 a game, mostly on 0-2 and 1-2 counts.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 30, 2013, 11:10:21 am
I'll call you sometime.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 31, 2013, 02:32:47 pm
('borrowed' from another website)


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If you're a Hendrix fan, you'll want to view this 90-minute BBC documentary "Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin''":

http://www.divxstage.eu/video/5b7eee98c6195 (http://www.divxstage.eu/video/5b7eee98c6195)


It's also available on the BBC iPlayer if you know how to get around their UK-view only block:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03gln7r/imagine..._Winter_2013_Jimi_Hendrix_Hear_My_Train_A_Comin/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03gln7r/imagine..._Winter_2013_Jimi_Hendrix_Hear_My_Train_A_Comin/)



Edited to add:  This program will also be available on PBS Tuesday November 5th in their American Masters series.  However, it's better to watch it from the above links to avoid the 30 minutes of PBS commercial breaks that were added to the program.

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 04, 2013, 04:11:26 pm



Mother-of-the-Year - Halloween Edition: [/sarcasm]   

http://tinyurl.com/MOTY-HalloweenEdition (http://tinyurl.com/MOTY-HalloweenEdition)



Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on November 11, 2013, 04:27:33 pm
I don't much like the lyrics, but this isn't bad:

http://www.cubssuckclub.com/cubs-suck-videos/jimmy-buffett-proud-cubs-suck/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on November 12, 2013, 08:13:48 pm
For Play -- http://mommyhasapottymouth.com/15-of-the-greatest-or-worst-puns-of-all-time-25456/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on November 18, 2013, 09:54:57 am
Did all of you fare well after the storms yesterday? I know there a a few of you in the areas hit in central Illinois. My parents were unaffected thankfully. My sister wasn't so lucky, though all of their damage is superficial. Her neighbors lost their roof, a barn, some grain bins, etc. But at least they still have a house standing. So many in Washington and Gifford can't say the same thing. :(
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on November 22, 2013, 11:11:12 pm
We were ok, although we could hear it while it was across the river heading Northeast.

Very, very loud "roar" in the sky.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on November 25, 2013, 10:04:32 am
I was thinking of you guys when I saw it hit near you! Glad you are ok. My husband is terrified of moving to Illinois because of tornadoes, but he's cool with earthquakes. What a weirdo.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brjones on November 27, 2013, 07:26:55 pm
Not sure where to post this, but here's a throwback from Jeopardy to the days when the Cubs won and the Cardinals lost.


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BaHrIB7CMAA0Mwq.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on November 27, 2013, 07:44:03 pm
Here's to one and all....HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 28, 2013, 12:38:55 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on November 28, 2013, 07:24:11 am
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 19, 2013, 05:33:11 pm

for you out-of-towners who grew up in Chicagoland in the 60s-80s:







(http://www.nab.org/documents/newsRoom/photos/Larry_Lujack_hi.jpg)

Larry Lujack, legendary Chicago DJ, dies
Radio legend dies of cancer at 73


By Michelle Manchir and Robert Channick Tribune reporters - 8:10 a.m. CST, December 19, 2013


Larry Lujack, the legendary Chicago radio personality known as "Superjock" and "Uncle Lar," died Wednesday in New Mexico, his wife said. He was 73.

Judith "Jude" Lujack told the Tribune her husband had been in hospice care for three days and died of esophageal cancer.

Lujack was known for his gravelly voice, sometimes surly disposition and larger-than-life personality. His radio celebrity paved the way for such shock jocks as Howard Stern, said Bruce DuMont, founder and president of the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.

He worked for rock 'n' roll stations in Chicago from the 1960s until 1987.

Jude Lujack recalled how much her husband enjoyed his retirement in New Mexico, where he'd lived the last 15 years, teaching his grandchildren how to golf and enjoying the mountainous views.

"He was passionate … about everything that he did, whether it was helping neighbors or taking care of charities," said Lujack.

"We’re really hurting right now," she said Wednesday night from their New Mexico home.

Lujack said he requested that his body be donated to the New Mexico Medical Center for research, which she called a demonstration of his compassion.

"He wasn't defined by being a Hall of Famer or a superjock, he was defined by being the man that he was, and he was an amazing human being," Jude Lujack said.

In 1987, WLS-AM management bought out his contract amid sliding ratings. The purveyor of the "Animal Stories" and "Cheap, Trashy Showbiz Reports" features then retired.

Lujack was recognized for his decades of achievement with his induction in 2002 into the Illinois Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. The honor came at the IBA's annual convention in Peoria, just as Lujack was turning 62.

"Although I am somewhat humbled by that thing, it's the Illinois Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame," Lujack said in a phone interview at the time. "It's not Mount Rushmore. But hey, it ain't bad."

Tommy Edwards, Lujack's longtime radio partner at WLS, and later at WRLL-AM 1690, said late Wednesday he has lost a best friend, one whose ability to make him laugh extended well beyond their radio careers.

"The chemistry, the whole relationship that we had between each other — we'd just usually wind up laughing whenever we talked," Edwards said. "We genuinely liked each other, and he just broke me up all the time."


read more:   http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-larry-lujack-dead-20131218,0,2949272,full.story (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-larry-lujack-dead-20131218,0,2949272,full.story)


Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on December 20, 2013, 08:27:16 am
Listened to "Uncle Lar" and "Little Tommy" during my daily commute, days off at home , always enjoyed the program, sad to hear of his passing...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 20, 2013, 10:06:56 am
Old Uncle Larr and little snot nosed Tommy.  I had their animal stories album.  Yes, album.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 21, 2013, 10:57:06 pm


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Now that Darlene Love appeared on Letterman last night, it's officially the Christmas season:





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7M6wRPuD2w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7M6wRPuD2w)





(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/Other/Pdc4675351992575367936.gif)



Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on December 24, 2013, 07:43:52 am
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on December 24, 2013, 09:56:17 am
Merry Christmas everybody.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on December 24, 2013, 10:22:19 am
Hope you all have a lovely Christmas!

This year is a first, I actually bought my sisters boyfriend something with the Cubs logo on it...it was hard to do but I somehow made it through it!! ;)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on December 24, 2013, 10:39:59 am
Merry Christmas Y'all!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 24, 2013, 01:08:56 pm


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(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/Other/sammy-xmas.jpg)



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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 24, 2013, 11:06:23 pm

and for the non-Christians and secularlists out there .......






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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 25, 2013, 09:11:19 am
Sammy Sosa as Santa was more than sufficiently non-Christian and secularist.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on December 26, 2013, 09:46:27 pm
Well good Lord willing little Ryne Mitchell Haynes will be here tomorrow.

If you believe in God we'd appreciate your prayers and if you dont we'd appreciate a prayer to whatever you do believe in.

Thank you very much.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on December 26, 2013, 10:00:11 pm
Prayers and best wishes for Ryne's healthy, safe arrival, Jiggy. Blessings on Ryne's mother, buddy...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on December 26, 2013, 11:39:49 pm
Congrats, Jiggs...12/27 is a great day to be born...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on December 27, 2013, 03:44:49 am
Congrats, Jiggs!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 27, 2013, 07:28:15 am
You got it, Corey.  Best of everything to you and your family.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 27, 2013, 04:45:52 pm
Congrats, Jiggs
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on December 28, 2013, 02:43:06 am
Little Ryne is here and healthy as a horse.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on December 28, 2013, 08:19:45 am
Good news Jiggy, I trust Mama is doing well...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 28, 2013, 08:24:08 am
Congrats, Corey.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on December 28, 2013, 08:25:16 am
Congratulations, Jiggy.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 28, 2013, 09:35:07 am
I stayed in Knoxville Thursday night.  If I had known, I'd have bought you a drink.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on December 28, 2013, 01:17:57 pm
All is well. Mommy is doing good and handled things much better than I did. Asians must be tougher than East Tennesseans. Hopefully we made the next Ichiro. Lol
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 28, 2013, 05:45:32 pm
Any chance you and the mother are married?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on December 28, 2013, 07:06:40 pm
WTF Jes!...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on December 28, 2013, 07:25:54 pm
For a guy like Jes who parses statements so thoroughly, he did a poor job of asking the question he really wanted to ask.

"Any chance you and the mother are married to each other?"
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on December 28, 2013, 07:50:57 pm
heh-heh,that may be true jeff, ain't nobody's business but jiggy's...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 28, 2013, 09:13:21 pm
WTF Jes!...

You might not have been on a prior board when Corey lost custody of his first child after thinking there was no reason to marry the mother.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 29, 2013, 01:48:33 am
AND that loss of custody came after I went to great pains to explain the legal, economic, social and moral reasons for marrying her and jiggy in response not only argued that none of those reasons mattered, but essentially ridiculed the idea that there was any reason or benefit to being married.

The bottom line is that if he wants to bring it to our attention that he has just become a father for a second time, it is not unreasonable for us to ask if he and the mother are married (to each other).  His bringing the entire matter to our attention is how it becomes our "business."
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on December 29, 2013, 06:28:38 am
Yes we are married. Have been for about 2 years. And I have full custody of my daughter as well. Ive always been in her life.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 29, 2013, 07:09:42 am
There are few economic benefits to marriage for men... only large large downsides... remember they get half.

no no not half your student loans... just half your assets, you get to keep all the debt!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 29, 2013, 09:20:20 am
method, while your claim that marriage has few economic benefits for men is highly debatable, there is really no room for debate that if you are going to produce children, or you are going to engage in activity which might produce them even if they were not the desired goal of that activity, and you want what is best for the children and to assure you have a serious role in the lives of the children, then marriage is the way to go, and REMAINING married is a big part of that.

And, jiggs, while I applaud you for being married this time before making another child, and also for pursuing and winning primary parenting responsibility for your daughter (Tennessee courts no longer award "custody," but instead divide parenting responsibilities), and while I have no doubt that your daughter is better off with you than with the mother, that does not mean she is better off than she would have been in a stable, two-parent home where she did not have to deal with the disruption and conflict inherent in "shared parenting," "blended families" and visitation schedules.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 29, 2013, 10:07:40 am
While all of that may be true Jes, is there any logical reason to **** in Jiggy's cornflakes a day or two after his happy news?  Do you do that sort of thing to make yourself feel better?  Possibly trying to cover your own feelings of inadequacy?  Perhaps you need your own Jesbeard to point out all the places in your life that aren't perfect.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 29, 2013, 10:37:44 am
Robb, I am acutely aware of my own failings.  The only thing I brought up specifically for jiggs was a rather simple question, one which was quite reasonable.  Anything else was in response to others, or in response to jiggs himself, just as I now am responding to you.  But if you could somehow explain how pointing out that children do better in stable, two-parent homes than in one-parent homes or in "blended families," might make me feel better, please do explain that to me so I might actually indulge in it and feel better or less inadequate.  As to pi$$ing in jiggy's cornflakes, if jiggy has been honest in his repeated comments that he has me blocked so he doesn't read or even see my posts, despite my question directed specifically to him, and my last post including the comment directly to him, it is hard to see how his cornflakes would become at all wet.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on December 29, 2013, 03:28:08 pm
When I us my cell phone for some reason my ignore list doesnt apply. I do have Jes on ignore. I also have Buff on ignore. As far as Jes goes I aint hating on him. If I looked like Uncle Fester and was disliked by everyone who came into contact with me Id try to build up my self confidence any way I could too. If talking junk about me keeps Jes off the ledge then by all means go ahead. I promise I aint losing any sleep over him.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 29, 2013, 06:03:26 pm
When I us my cell phone for some reason my ignore list doesnt apply. I do have Jes on ignore. I also have Buff on ignore. As far as Jes goes I aint hating on him. If I looked like Uncle Fester and was disliked by everyone who came into contact with me Id try to build up my self confidence any way I could too. If talking junk about me keeps Jes off the ledge then by all means go ahead. I promise I aint losing any sleep over him.

Amusing, jiggs.  Now, if you could just tell me which part of asking whether you were married to the mother, and mentioning that children in stable, two-parent, non-blended families do better than kids in one parent or blended households, constitutes "talking junk about" you. I would quite genuinely appreciate it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 01, 2014, 12:01:42 am



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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on January 01, 2014, 08:06:32 am
Happy New Year one and all !
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 01, 2014, 09:47:36 am
Happy New Year one and all !

Except Curt, of course.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on January 01, 2014, 11:02:40 am
lol...harsh...but it is Curt after all...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 01, 2014, 01:17:52 pm
It greatly upsets me that he posted that before I had a chance to do so.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 01, 2014, 02:45:13 pm
If you weren't so hung over, you would have been up earlier
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: papa smurf on January 01, 2014, 03:27:21 pm
he's not hung over just old
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 01, 2014, 07:49:59 pm
Brave words for someone I can delete with the flick of a finger.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 01, 2014, 10:50:26 pm
Go ahead.  I just gave you the flick of a finger.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ron on January 06, 2014, 09:27:48 am
It's -14 degrees, -38 degrees with wind chill, in Chicago right now.  And it's apparently -9 degrees at the South Pole.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 06, 2014, 09:35:19 am
In St. Louis they were laughing about it being like Alaska.  Guys, there are LOTS of days it's warmer in Alaska than the Midwest during the winter.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 06, 2014, 10:53:10 am
Fairbanks is often warmer than Chicago.  As you go inland, that no longer happens.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 06, 2014, 10:58:26 am
Fairbanks is often warmer than Chicago.  As you go inland, that no longer happens.
Correct.   OMG, Dave's right about something.  Are the other three horsemen in sight?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 06, 2014, 12:30:15 pm
I don't know about famine or disease, it looks like stupidity has reared it's ugly head.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 06, 2014, 01:43:11 pm
Stupidity is NOT one of the horsemen, and, besides, that's a rotten thing to say about Ron.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ron on January 06, 2014, 01:53:50 pm
In St. Louis they were laughing about it being like Alaska.  Guys, there are LOTS of days it's warmer in Alaska than the Midwest during the winter.

THE WINDY CITY TEMPERATURE CONVERSION CHART

60° F: Arizonans shiver uncontrollably; people in Chicago are still sunbathing.

50° F: Californians try to turn on the heat; people in Chicago plant gardens.

40° F: Italian sports cars won't start; people in Chicago drive with the windows down.

32° F: Distilled water freezes; Lake Michigan water gets thicker.

20° F: Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves and wool hats; people in Chicago throw on a light jacket.

15° F: People in Chicago have the last cookout before it gets cold.

0° F: All the people in Phoenix die. Chicagoans close the windows.

10° below zero: Californians fly away to Mexico . The Girl Scouts in Chicago are selling cookies door to door.

25° below zero: Hollywood disintegrates; people in Chicago get out their winter coats.

40° below zero: Washington, DC runs out of hot air; people in Chicago let the dogs sleep indoors.

100° below zero: Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Chicagoans get frustrated because they can't start 'da car.'

460° below zero: All atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale); people in Chicago start saying, 'cold 'nuff for ya?'

500° below zero: Hell freezes over. The Cubs win the World Series.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 06, 2014, 02:11:38 pm
See, Dave?  Ron ain't stupid.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on January 06, 2014, 03:46:19 pm
LOL...very good Ron...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on January 06, 2014, 04:01:51 pm
Having lived in San Diego, Chicago and Tucson... the conversion chart seemed less like a joke than a fairly accurate conversion.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on January 06, 2014, 05:07:53 pm
I wish you all coulda seen the fools out here in LA when we had temps in the 30's. You have thought the world was ending!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 06, 2014, 05:48:55 pm
I wish you all coulda seen the fools out here in LA when we had temps in the 30's. You have thought the world was ending!
Aren't they fools regardless of temperature?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on January 07, 2014, 10:11:00 am
True!!! Cannot wait to move back with the "normal" Midwestern people! Hopefully soon! *fingers crossed*
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 07, 2014, 10:37:02 am
Didn't you marry a west coast hippie?  They are not allowed to come to the midwest.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on January 07, 2014, 12:32:59 pm
So you're clearly not planning on moving to St. Louis, RBF.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on January 07, 2014, 04:02:39 pm
Oh my husband is NOT a west coast hippie for sure!!! He likes to shoot guns and hunt and he definitely wears shoes! ;) He's Filipino but only in looks.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on January 07, 2014, 05:36:59 pm
So RBF married a Filipino too? Must be something in the BBF water.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on January 07, 2014, 06:18:31 pm
He's really as American as they come, born and raised here. Can barely speak Tagolag...actually I wouldn't say he can speak it, more just understands when his Lola yells at him. :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on January 07, 2014, 07:51:37 pm
My wifes the same way. She got here when she was 2 and even though she looks Filipino as hell she really doesnt know anymore about it than I do.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 10, 2014, 11:03:08 am
Is anyone else ever getting a virus warning on their desktop, laptop, or smartphone when they come to this site?  I have on my laptop and phone.  Dave has checked and there is nothing we can control, but we're curious if anyone else has had the issue?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brjones on January 10, 2014, 11:07:29 am
I haven't had any issues on my laptop.  I'm using Chrome.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on January 10, 2014, 11:16:57 am
I did on my phone a couple of days ago, but it was because there was an ad for some anti-virus thing on the page at the time.  It was a pop-up window from that ad. 

I don't get any ads via the Chrome web browser on my laptop or PC because I use the AdBlock add-on.  You can install it on your phone, too.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 10, 2014, 11:38:37 am
Thanks, FITS, that would make sense.

Thanks, br.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brs2 on January 10, 2014, 12:01:03 pm
When I try to access the site via mobile networks, I receive a message saying "Contact Forum Owners". This problem occurs on both android and iphone. Sometimes I am able to look at messages if I am not logged in, but not often.  I have had no problems accessing via ISPs / wireless networks (using the same mobile devices or laptop)........ except in China. The site is usually blocked in China (as are most sites with the word "forum" in the address).
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 20, 2014, 08:17:06 pm
I have been watching "A League of their Own" on Netflix.

When I was a kid I would go to Shewbridge Field on 76th and Racine to watch the Match Queens play baseball.  Frieta Savonah, who looked a lot like a larger version of Ernest Borgnine played second base.  Olympia Savonah, her bigger and uglier sister, played shortstop.

The casting director took a few liberties with real life.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: buff on January 27, 2014, 04:34:21 pm
Okay I need some help.  I went from having internet through cable and switched to my phone company. I have 4 smart phones and a tablet sharing 8 gigs.  I am finding out that 8 gigs isnt going to be enough data per month.   Does anybody have a cheaper alternative or am I just going about this the wrong way?  We have a mobile hot spot and will eventually want to have a home computer added.  As you have probably figured out I am not tech savy at all.

The way it was explained to me was the hotspot would act as our wifi in the house.  It isnt turning out that way. My phone company also does not have unlimited data   
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on January 27, 2014, 07:43:49 pm
If you consume more data at home than on the road, you will probably save money by going back to a cable or DSL internet service at home, and then decreasing your data plan for the mobile devices. While at home, you can use wifi on all mobile devices. When on the road you can switch to your data plan. Again, this works if you use more data at home than on the road.

If that's not the case, unfortunately, your preferences are simply to consume very expensive data (i.e. mobile data). If you are close to the end of your mobile contract, you may consider switching providers. T-mobile has incredibly competitive single and shared data plans, and depending on the plan you select, they also do not charge extra if you choose to use a smartphone or tablet as a mobile hotspot. They will be much cheaper than any of AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. The only caveat is the quality of reception in your area, as sometimes they do not have the same coverage as the bigger names in cellular.

If you're still under contract for a long time with your mobile provider, you'll probably either need to suck it up and pay the extra money, or work to change your data consumption habits.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 27, 2014, 08:02:23 pm
I don't think the telephone line can compete with the cable line.  It's the difference between a pencil lead and a sewer pipe.  And I agree with tico, using your phone as a hotspot works beautifully, but it can be expensive once you reach your monthly allotment for data.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brjones on January 29, 2014, 02:09:25 am
Not sure what kind of news coverage Atlanta is getting, but it's about 3:00 am and I'm in hour 15 of my commute home.  Every major road is gridlocked because they're basically ice skating rinks.  It's awesome.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on January 29, 2014, 02:18:20 am
What?!?! Why commute home in the first place at that rate?! Crazy!

Is this just southerners being southerners when it comes to winter driving conditions, or are there serious problems?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brjones on January 29, 2014, 02:29:49 am
Well, when I left at lunch time, I thought I was beating the crowd.  The problem was that everyone (including schools) left at once, which meant the roads were over capacity and they couldn't get through to clearance the roads.

The other problem is that it was 60 degrees and sunny yesterday, so all the snow melted when it hit the pavement.  But it's about 15 degrees now, so it re-froze very quickly.  And with no traffic moving to keep it slushy, it immediately turned to sheets of ice.

I almost stopped at 9:00 right before I got on I-285, but I stubbornly continued home because I have a dog who needs food.  So when 285 turned to complete gridlock around 9:30, I just ended up stuck on this on ramp.

Excuse me if I ramble, I'm pretty tired at this point.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on January 29, 2014, 09:14:01 am
I was talking to someone last night who was driving back from Birmingham, and he said it was also a closter*#@& over there. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: shasson on January 29, 2014, 09:21:15 am
read on Twitter that Atlanta papers should have gone with the headline: "Waiting for GA D.O.T."

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on January 29, 2014, 09:23:26 am
That's brilliant!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brjones on January 29, 2014, 09:42:52 am
My commute ended up being over 21 hours.  I was one of the last ones to get off the road in the areas I was driving, but I heard it's still a mess in some other places around the city.

I just had really bad timing...if I'd left work 15 minutes earlier, I would've beat enough of the traffic to get home pretty quickly.  And if I'd been 15 minutes later, I would've picked a different route.  It would've taken me several hours either way...but at least I wouldn't have spent the night on the side of the road conserving 1/8 a tank of gas by only running the heat for about 5 minutes an hour.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on January 29, 2014, 10:18:27 am
Shoulda called Chipper...

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24423633/chipper-jones-rescues-freddie-freeman-from-traffic-gridlock

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on January 29, 2014, 11:29:57 am
read on Twitter that Atlanta papers should have gone with the headline: "Waiting for GA D.O.T."



Positively P2
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on January 29, 2014, 01:34:02 pm
That it was referred to as "brilliant" must have prompted that post.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on January 29, 2014, 03:02:52 pm
Its horrible here too and we never get snow.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 30, 2014, 02:48:10 pm
I'm guessing Davep is scrapping his plans to go to the Super Bowl...

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/30/us/super-bowl-prostitution-drug-ring/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on January 31, 2014, 03:19:25 pm
Has anyone here read Dollar Sign on the Muscle?

Thoughts?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on February 01, 2014, 02:03:16 am
Good reviews.  Looks like a winner.  I'm gonna get it.  Dave -- did you enjoy Prophet of the Sandlots?

Scoop -- You have got to get a hold of some Patricia Highsmith.  Now there's a woman writer for ya.  And David Goodis -- the absolute king of noir.  Library of America has a five novel collection of his and it is just outstanding stuff.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on February 03, 2014, 09:48:44 pm
The great majority of posters at BBF are huge tools.  So much so that I'm surprised that Jes isn't their king.

WHOOPS!!

Meant NSBB.

Freudian slip?

Apologies to all.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on February 03, 2014, 09:52:37 pm
I'm guessing Davep is scrapping his plans to go to the Super Bowl...

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/30/us/super-bowl-prostitution-drug-ring/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

They were clamping down on that spice trade during the Super Bowl, huh?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on February 04, 2014, 09:32:05 am
I don't go to the spice trade.  The spice trade comes to me.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on March 02, 2014, 03:52:32 pm
You can get 'em here in the wal mart freezer.  Not sure if that puts us in civilization or in the savage lands.

Having frozen White Castles is like having protected sex.  Its better than nothing, but is nothing like the real thing.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on March 02, 2014, 03:59:25 pm
East Tennessee is Krystal country so when I went to Wrigley last Summer I gave White Castle a try in Indiana I think and I came to a conclusion. With the exception of the grey poupon mustard there really is no difference.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on March 02, 2014, 04:48:01 pm
East Tennessee is Krystal country so when I went to Wrigley last Summer I gave White Castle a try in Indiana I think and I came to a conclusion. With the exception of the grey poupon mustard there really is no difference.

Krystals was founded in Chattanooga, and had their corporate headquarters in Chattanooga until last year when it moved to Atlanta.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on March 02, 2014, 04:55:06 pm
Nothing like a sack of Krystals...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on March 02, 2014, 09:30:46 pm
Krystals used to have a great breakfast combo on the menu -- grits, with a sausage patty, cheese, an egg (almost poached), salsa and sliced jalepeno pepper.  All fixed in one container.  I loved it.

Unfortunately not enough other people did and they yanked it after a few years.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 02, 2014, 09:40:29 pm
You guys are talking about meth, right?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 17, 2014, 12:55:15 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on March 19, 2014, 08:38:54 pm
I was just talking to my mother on the phone, and she was telling me, in substantial detail, about what she remembers about her mother's funeral.  It wasn't until I hung up that I realized that she was remembering things that happened 100 years ago this past Monday.

And I can't remember what I had for supper last night.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on March 20, 2014, 02:19:32 am
Damn. How old is she?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on March 20, 2014, 09:11:41 am
She will be 105 on August 1.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on March 20, 2014, 11:18:39 am
I hope my momma lives that long.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on March 20, 2014, 11:29:18 am
It's a mixed blessing.  She can see and hear very little, and can barely move around the room, so her life is extremely limited.  On the other hand, her mind is still sharp, and has no memory problems whatsoever.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on March 20, 2014, 11:56:17 am
Maybe she chooses to see and hear very little when her children are around?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 20, 2014, 12:23:44 pm
Yeah, she has you on Ignore, Dave.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on March 20, 2014, 02:22:20 pm
That's truly amazing, Dave.  You are blessed.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on March 21, 2014, 08:25:19 pm
My brother is a little concerned about the delay in getting his inheritance, but not me.

I embezzled my half years ago.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on March 22, 2014, 07:43:35 pm
LOL..
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on March 30, 2014, 11:22:07 am
http://imgur.com/gallery/JCZXYXz
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on March 30, 2014, 03:41:07 pm
very good
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on March 31, 2014, 02:50:14 pm
This place is still open?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on March 31, 2014, 02:51:29 pm
Pistol! Long time no see! Welcome back
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on March 31, 2014, 03:13:39 pm
That's Mayor Pistol to you.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on March 31, 2014, 03:20:43 pm
Sorry, mea culpa, mea culpa,mea maxima culpa...Welcome back MAYOR Pistol...  :'(
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on March 31, 2014, 03:21:34 pm
Gentlemen
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 31, 2014, 03:22:28 pm
Gentlemen
So not me or Davep, okay, I can dig it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on March 31, 2014, 03:28:05 pm
Curt, you teach the class.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 06, 2014, 10:46:38 am

Bootleg Cubs mascot punches guy who removed his head at Wrigleyville Bar

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/bootleg-cubs-mascot-punches-guy-removed-head-wrigleyville-032504026--mlb.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/bootleg-cubs-mascot-punches-guy-removed-head-wrigleyville-032504026--mlb.html)

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: shasson on April 08, 2014, 10:45:41 pm
DaveP and/or Craig: I had no luck creating a log-in for The Cub Reporter site. So, if you could please post something to one of the threads ArizonaPhil has going and ask him for any details he can share about what might be going on at Cubs Park/UnderArmour at River View this coming Friday morning the 11th, I would really appreciate.

Plan to head over there with my baseball and Cubs-crazy son, and want to have a feel for what we might be able to see and what's the best time to be there etc. Thanks very, very much!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: shasson on April 09, 2014, 12:15:16 pm
DaveP/Craig:

Nevermind with the Cubs Reporter stuff. I was able to speak directly with someone at the Mesa Cubs' facility and he sent me the EST schedule (as it turns out, the day we plan to see them, they are playing at the A's facility).

Thanks though!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Bennett on April 09, 2014, 04:43:42 pm
Caller #1 - “I once flew on a 777.”
CNN - “Wow!   Can you be on Anderson Cooper tonight?”

Caller #2 - “ I use Ping golf clubs.”
CNN - Will you be available to be interviewed by Wolf Blitzer later this afternoon?”

Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News - “Unlike one of the cable news channels, we are not going to introduce everything about flight 370 as breaking news.”
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 20, 2014, 12:10:49 am




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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 26, 2014, 04:18:50 pm
82 doesn't remember if he did this or not, and I don't remember seeing it, but congratulations to 82 and Mrs. 82 for the birth of their daughter version 82.2, otherwise know as Cassidy Lynn.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on April 26, 2014, 06:38:51 pm
Several pics on his FB page.  She's a beauty!!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 26, 2014, 09:20:16 pm
Cubette, you and I can still remember when 82 was a single digit.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on April 27, 2014, 06:30:09 am
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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on April 28, 2014, 12:14:45 pm
Cubette, you and I can still remember when 82 was a single digit.

Time sure does fly.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 11, 2014, 12:42:39 am

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/Other/HMD-1_zps2027131b.jpg)


Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 02, 2014, 08:55:29 pm
I miss Slash
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Cubette Tx on June 02, 2014, 11:47:04 pm
My oldest daughter, who was a Cubs fan before I was and is the reason I am, shared this with me today.

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/27767026-419/harry-caray-diary-tracked-every-drink-every-bar-in-1972.html#.U41RxShn7IW
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 15, 2014, 12:18:45 am


(http://a.abcnews.com/images/Business/gty_happy_fathers_day_cupcakes_thg_130614_wblog.jpg)



Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on June 15, 2014, 11:43:43 am
Thanks, I'm a pop of 3!

Poor kids.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 04, 2014, 12:46:30 am



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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on July 07, 2014, 10:43:59 pm
Vandy baseball got a good one today...one of my sons friends (and former teammates), Walker Grisanti, committed to Vandy today. Anchor down!
Title: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on July 07, 2014, 10:46:08 pm
And, for Jiggy...another friend and former teammate of CJ's, James Muse, has committed to Tennessee.

James and Walker are HS teammates at CBHS.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on July 08, 2014, 03:22:17 am
Cant beat it. Success has taken longer than expected in the murderers row known as the SEC but I believe Dave Serrano is a fine coach.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on July 08, 2014, 12:43:39 pm
Thought I would post this here first-I am needing 4 tix to Cubs v SD the evening of 7-22-14...Anyone here have a connection looking to dump them? Not looking for pricey seats/tickets but nice location at fair cost. I would rather do business here with someone as opposed to StubHub or Ebay
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on July 10, 2014, 08:22:38 pm
FOX Sports has been showing the 2001 All-Star Game.  What a fun walk down Steroid Lane!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on July 10, 2014, 10:21:13 pm
Scoop?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on July 10, 2014, 10:40:11 pm
Folks "JIGGY" is dead.

Im over this name and have been for a while now so I think Im just gonna use my regular name and from now on Ill just be "Dusty".
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 10, 2014, 11:34:45 pm
OK Corey.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on July 11, 2014, 01:46:44 am
LMAO
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 11, 2014, 04:24:47 pm
Folks "JIGGY" is dead.

Im over this name and have been for a while now so I think Im just gonna use my regular name and from now on Ill just be "Dusty".

Did we miss the wake?

Or was it a private ceremony?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 11, 2014, 05:06:16 pm
Does that mean no more Johnson reports?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 11, 2014, 06:02:34 pm
I think he's into Magellan reports, as in "Magellan took a giant clipper and circumcised the world."
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on July 12, 2014, 02:40:04 am
Pretty little girl with a red dress on / Poor Jiggy's dead and gone
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: shasson on July 21, 2014, 06:10:16 pm
Actor Jake Johnson ("New Girl" etc) wrote a piece for Grantland about his Cubs' fandom. The first few paragraphs are pretty typical fanboy stuff, but at least he seems to legitimately follow the prospects and knows what's up.

But the best part is the 2nd half of his essay, as he creates an extended metaphor for what it means to be in a relationship with the Cubs.
Funny and true.

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/for-the-chicago-cubs-the-time-is-now-ish/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 23, 2014, 09:40:31 pm
I am still amazed at the continuing improvements in the computer world.

Just bought a 1 TB wireless harddrive which fits in my shirt pocket, and it cost less than $70 a Walmart.

Should help me clean of my PC harddrives a bit.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on July 25, 2014, 01:09:34 pm
For those of you that are not happy with Wrigley Field, its still a magical place to watch a game.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on July 25, 2014, 01:58:33 pm
Agree. Me and my wife are considering going back in a few weeks.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 25, 2014, 02:25:52 pm
For those of you that are not happy with Wrigley Field, its still a magical place to watch a game.

Which is fortunate, since this team can't win without the help of magic.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on July 26, 2014, 12:30:51 am
Me and my kids went to the 6-0 win against SD this week and we chose to use the shuttle bus service from the new remote lot. The Cubs have that process down pat.
I still hate the outrageous concessions prices, but a trip to Wrigley is more than just going to a game.
 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 01, 2014, 08:05:08 pm
True story.

Today was my mother's 105th birthday.  She lives in the Meadows of Glenellyn, and they had a party for her this afternoon.  It included a cake with 105 candles on the cake.  When they blew out the candles, the smoke was enough to set off the smoke alarm and the fire departmant had to come out.

A write up will be done in the Glenellyn paper next Friday.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 01, 2014, 08:15:48 pm
Congrats to your mother.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on August 02, 2014, 06:33:27 am
Wow! 105 ! God bless her davep
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brjones on August 12, 2014, 09:41:48 pm
I'm watching the Braves postgame, and they're setting up a stage for Weezer to perform at Turner Field.  Rivers Cuomo was just playing catch in the outfield. 

Has their career really fallen so far that they're playing free postgame concerts for teams that don't draw very well? 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on August 12, 2014, 09:49:51 pm
I'm seeing them tomorrow night...looking forward to it very much.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: shasson on August 12, 2014, 09:54:44 pm
Weezer is one of the headliners for the epic RiotFest coming to Chicago next month:
http://chicago.riotfest.org/?sort=day
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brjones on August 12, 2014, 09:58:23 pm
Don't get me wrong, they're at the top of the list of bands I've never seen but would like to see live.  I'd be looking forward to it too.

But postgame Braves concerts are usually reserved for KC and the Sunshine Band, or the Newsboys, or whatever pop-country artist is currently popular. Seems like Weezer should have higher standards. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on August 13, 2014, 03:11:34 pm
Never heard of 'em.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 16, 2014, 04:27:59 pm
For anyone interested, the link below takes you to a story of my mother's 105th birthday party.  Even a picture of her with the firemen that came to put out the fire on her birthday cake.

For what it is worth, they spelled her last name wrong.  It is Dik.

Note at the bottom the things that were going on the year she was born.  The Cubs were reigning World Champions.

http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/08/04/glen-ellyn-resident-celebrates-105th-birthday/ak2rirn/?page=1
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on August 17, 2014, 12:49:07 pm
Your mother is a Dik?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on August 17, 2014, 12:51:40 pm
Too many possibilities...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 17, 2014, 01:18:56 pm
Your mother is a Dik?

It gets worse than that.  Her second husband was called Eddie Dik, but in the phone book it was listed under his official name, Harry Dik.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on August 17, 2014, 04:51:54 pm
I had a teacher in high school named Harry Kooch.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 21, 2014, 05:56:05 pm
Anyone else having trouble with old fashioned outlook express email account today?  I can get emails off the web-based outlook,, but not the program
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on August 22, 2014, 08:48:57 am
My mother-in-law suggested we name our first Richard Edward if it were to be a boy.  She wanted to call him Dick Ed.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on August 22, 2014, 09:40:10 am
Anyone else having trouble with old fashioned outlook express email account today?  I can get emails off the web-based outlook,, but not the program

Probably a local issue with your PC... presume this is for your MSN account?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on August 28, 2014, 09:36:09 am
Hi folks, long time no chat. Seems the last time I logged in here was early July.

My life has done a bit of a crazy change...I finally made the journey back to Illinois. It was somewhat unexpected. My mother was diagnosed in May with Stage III lung cancer. I couldn't fathom the thought of not being here with her so we up and moved in mid-July.

I've finally settled down and have started working again, but I need help with something!

We are planning to hold a benefit for my mom to help with her medical bills in November. During the first few months of her illness (her symptoms started in January but didn't get an answer until May) she was uninsured. Unfortunately during that time she had to be hospitalized 2 separate occasions for a week each time. Needless to say, her unpaid bills are GIANT. She thankfully has insurance now, but the damage has been done!

Now to where you guys come in! I need help getting in touch with people that could possibly donate items to us for her benefit. I don't care how big or small the item is, we can use anything and everything! So if any of you happen to have some connections with certain baseball teams...is there any way you could possibly help me out? If not, thanks for taking the time to read this!!!

Mom is doing ok, chemo is kicking her butt though. Having my husband and I there to help her out has been great, but she's very frustrated that she gets so tired so quickly. She's about 3 months into her chemo and has another 3 months to go. Then she will start radiation for an undetermined time after. It's a LONG LONG process.

So if you can help, please email me at clvitalez@gmail.com it would be GREATLY appreciated by my entire family.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on August 28, 2014, 03:59:50 pm
RBF, sorry for your Mom's situation and hope she beats cancer. I don't have any baseball connections,but I'll reach out to friends and see if any of them can provide some assistance in finding you and Mom help.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: RedBirdFan on August 28, 2014, 04:16:32 pm
Thank you!! Anything at all is much appreciated. And by anything...I mean just sending her happy thoughts and prayers if that's all you can manage. She's gonna beat this thing, it's just gonna be a long road to recovery!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 01, 2014, 07:24:31 am



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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on September 13, 2014, 11:09:21 am
Half the freshmen entering high school this fall (the other half will be in the next class) were born AFTER 9/11.  Time flies.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on September 13, 2014, 12:14:33 pm
It certainly does.  9/11 seems like only a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on September 13, 2014, 04:39:29 pm
Curt, I don't think that's right.  My son was born in Oct of 2000 and he is in 8th grade.  Kids born after 9/11 would be a full year younger than my son - in 7th grade.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on September 13, 2014, 05:12:00 pm
Probably somebody didn't check their math...I didn't either.  It may vary from state to state.  Kids born in the spring of 2001 would be 13.  A lot of thirteen years olds are freshmen.  Juniors in high school range from 16 to 18.  Davep was 22.  5th grade was the best 5 years of his life.

Usually kids in September are given the option of starting school or waiting a year.  My wife and I waited with our boys for a year.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on September 25, 2014, 12:52:24 pm
My youngest is a freshman and she just turned 14 yesterday.  September 2000.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 24, 2014, 05:48:00 pm
Dave23. I'm in WI and enjoying an Old Style
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 24, 2014, 05:49:19 pm
Say hello to Oddo for me.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on October 26, 2014, 10:07:53 pm
Oscar Taveris was killed today in a traffic accident in the DR.

God rest his soul.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 26, 2014, 10:30:42 pm
Didn't they lose a relief pitcher four or five years ago in an accident?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on October 26, 2014, 11:04:26 pm
Darryl Kyle?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 26, 2014, 11:15:08 pm
That's another one.  He had a heart attack in his hotel room, I think.  There was one killed when he hit a stalled car on the Interstate in St. Louis.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brjones on October 26, 2014, 11:18:06 pm
Josh Hancock.  I graduated from high school with him.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on October 27, 2014, 08:07:15 am
That is shocking, terrible news.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on October 27, 2014, 01:08:39 pm
My kids mother the other day tried to write me a check for money she owes me that used Jes math. I wondered there for a minute if he was representing her on legal matters
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 31, 2014, 12:29:06 am

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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on October 31, 2014, 02:49:46 pm
Wasn't it SailorGirl who had a thing about clowns?

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/31/opinion/stott-clowns-france/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on October 31, 2014, 08:39:45 pm
Is that what she called her husband?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on November 01, 2014, 11:34:55 am
Yes.  She is horrified of them.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ray on November 01, 2014, 02:08:52 pm
Smart woman. They've given me the creeps ever since childhood.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 01, 2014, 10:57:22 pm

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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 11, 2014, 12:26:14 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on November 11, 2014, 11:00:07 am
For those veterans out there.  From tomorrow through the end of the year, Outback is giving a 15 percent discount for veterans that have proof of service.  They will even accept a photo of you in Uniform.

It is not their written policy, but for the past two years, they have given the discount not only to the veteran's meal, but for the entire check.

There are a great many others who give discounts, but none that I know of for that much for so long.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on November 11, 2014, 08:50:29 pm
To my veteran brothers, especially my Nam brothers, here's hoping these many years since our time over there have been all that you hoped and worked for once you got back to the "world".
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 27, 2014, 12:16:52 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on November 27, 2014, 06:17:29 pm
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Now its time to let all this food digest and watch my 9ers.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on December 04, 2014, 11:58:53 am
I don't know what to think of the fact that I've known most of yall for longer than I've known most people in my life that I do not share blood with.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 04, 2014, 12:41:48 pm
Let's face it, Pistol, you're addicted to love.  Might as well face it, you're addicted to love.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on December 04, 2014, 01:08:47 pm
curt, just don't yank his johnson
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on December 04, 2014, 01:36:41 pm
I don't know what to think of the fact that I've known most of yall for longer than I've known most people in my life that I do not share blood with.

It's a pretty sad, pathetic life you lead, Pete.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on December 04, 2014, 01:43:32 pm
Yes, yes it is
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on December 04, 2014, 03:20:39 pm
Look on the bright side Pistol nobody here is in any way judgemental....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on December 04, 2014, 03:30:57 pm
What a loser
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on December 04, 2014, 03:42:52 pm
Who goes around sharing blood with other people?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on December 04, 2014, 03:45:15 pm
Vampires
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on December 04, 2014, 03:49:40 pm
Blood is the way to go.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 04, 2014, 03:51:55 pm
Who goes around sharing blood with other people?
The Red Cross?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 18, 2014, 03:51:40 pm
I guess I need to go to the eye doctor.  This is a story on CNN  NEW Babe Ruth's cap sells for $300K.   I first read the word after cap as "crap."  I wondered who the hell...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 18, 2014, 04:30:24 pm
That would be a good deal if it were fresh.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 18, 2014, 04:33:03 pm
well, now we know the hell might bid on something like that.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 18, 2014, 04:47:56 pm
Was David Wells the purchaser?   

He once wore a game used Babe Ruth cap that he bought for $35K in a start at old Yankee Stadium when he was a member of the Yankees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5QrtZtX5eQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5QrtZtX5eQ)

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 24, 2014, 12:31:42 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 24, 2014, 12:33:01 am

and for the non-Christians and secularists out there .......






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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on December 24, 2014, 01:20:23 am
Merry Christmas everyone.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on December 24, 2014, 07:34:59 am
Ho ! Ho ! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year one and all !!!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Chiman on December 24, 2014, 09:15:41 am
Merry Christmas Cub Nation. This Christmas will be like no other for many apparent reasons and we all have waited through some trying times. In 2-4 years I think we are going to be on top of the world. We are not there yet but I see light at the end of the tunnel and the Cub train is racing towards it at light speed. Thank the Lord for Theo and company and let's hope that we catch a break and this happens sooner than later.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 01, 2015, 12:01:47 am

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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: shasson on January 14, 2015, 04:43:21 pm
Check out the name of the baseball-nerd-dream law firm used in last night's episode of Parks & Recreation (one of the creators of that show also ran the great FireJoeMorgan blog back in the day)

http://cdn.fangraphs.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Law-Firm-Three.jpg
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on January 14, 2015, 11:00:11 pm
Check out the name of the baseball-nerd-dream law firm used in last night's episode of Parks & Recreation (one of the creators of that show also ran the great FireJoeMorgan blog back in the day)

http://cdn.fangraphs.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Law-Firm-Three.jpg

Tremendous.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: shasson on January 15, 2015, 10:19:45 am
So, SZ, was that your own hipster reference to the fact that the guy responsible for creating that law firm name, ran the Fire Joe Morgon blog, and tweets using the pseudonym "Ken Tremendous"?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on January 18, 2015, 09:11:10 pm
My dad passed away last night very unexpectedly and Im absolutly heartbroken.

For those who believe please keep me and my family in your prayers.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 18, 2015, 09:11:47 pm
Sorry to hear, Dusty.  Hang in there, bud.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 18, 2015, 09:30:30 pm
Sorry to hear it, Corey.  My father passed away when he was only 54 years old.  It's a terrible thing to go through.  You are in my prayers.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on January 18, 2015, 10:10:07 pm
My condolences, Jiggs.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on January 19, 2015, 08:15:02 am
Very sad news Dusty, prayers for your Dad and your family
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on January 19, 2015, 09:02:32 am
I lost my 62  yr old father 5 years ago.  It is a tough time and I still miss him.  You are in my prayers Dusty.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on January 19, 2015, 09:10:39 am
Thanks folks.

Things sure havent gotten any better yet but my dad raised a tough man and I can handle it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ben on January 19, 2015, 09:32:48 am
Very sorry to hear about your father, Dusty.  It's likely not much consolation now, but I've found that my father lives on in my heart and mind. 

Best to you and your family at this difficult time.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on January 19, 2015, 10:09:30 am
I made the same comment earlier today Ben.

He'll still live in me.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on January 19, 2015, 11:51:51 am
sorry to hear jiggs
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: DelMarFan on January 19, 2015, 01:29:19 pm
My condolences, Jiggs.  It's the two-year anniversary of losing my mom suddenly.  I know how much it hurts.  Hang in there.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on January 19, 2015, 01:59:08 pm
Sorry to hear about that Jigs.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on January 19, 2015, 02:25:57 pm
Hate to hear that, jigs! Stay strong, buddy!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on January 19, 2015, 11:28:38 pm
Sorry to hear that Dusty.  I lost my Dad earlier than I wanted too as well.  Its hard but it gets better.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on January 19, 2015, 11:48:09 pm
Thanks everyone.

Tomorrow's the day that's gonna be a **** though.

Just gotta be tough.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on January 20, 2015, 10:35:47 am
My father's birthday was December 24, christmas eve.  He died the day before his 55th birthday.  My wife and I were stationed in San Antonio, and we had just come into town for the Christmas holidays.  The first day we were there, he died of a massive blood clot in the lungs.

That was a tough Christmas.  I know it doesn't seem like it now, but you can make it through, Corey.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on January 20, 2015, 01:09:26 pm
Sorry I'm late, but sincerest condolences to you and your family, Corey.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on January 20, 2015, 06:49:49 pm
I made it through the worst part much better than expected.

It sucked but he didnt mope and whine when his mother and father died so he'd expect the same from me.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on January 20, 2015, 06:50:33 pm
And thanks very much everyone.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on January 21, 2015, 09:33:32 am
Dusty, glad to hear your managing well.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FDISK on January 21, 2015, 11:19:12 am
Hang in there, Dusty.  You never really get over it, but, slowly, the joy of life returns. 

I lost my father last September and my mother three weeks later in October. (Not to mention an ancient border collie in November). 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on January 21, 2015, 01:51:11 pm
Jigs,

You have my condolences.  I don't get around here that often so I just read the bad news.  Hang in there bro and maybe the Cubs can bring you joy this year.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 29, 2015, 04:36:11 pm
Sorry, but I LMAO  http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/29/news/companies/comcast-****-bill/index.html
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 11, 2015, 09:08:51 pm
Anybody hear from mO?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on February 12, 2015, 03:54:42 pm
If you must eat at your cubicle, please learn to do so quietly, so that the person next to you doesn't spend the majority of their day plotting your violent death.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on February 13, 2015, 07:56:21 am
I go with earbuds and some soothing music
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FITS on February 20, 2015, 09:46:25 am
If you must eat at your cubicle, please learn to do so quietly, so that the person next to you doesn't spend the majority of their day plotting your violent death.

Ha.  It's even worse when your company thinks it's a great idea to go with the "open office" concept, and seats eight people at a table within a couple of feet of each other, and the guy next to you is health nut, eating crunchy apples, carrots, peanuts, etc all day.  So close, in fact, that you can hear him chewing his gum, which he does when he's not eating the aforementioned foods.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 20, 2015, 10:27:35 am
Robb is going postal.   Call the FBI.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on February 20, 2015, 01:07:58 pm
I did somehow manage to resist killing the person next to me.  But just barely.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 20, 2015, 01:29:48 pm
Feed him Cherrios and Trix then when you kill him you'll be a cereal killer
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 27, 2015, 01:35:01 pm
Spock has died
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on February 27, 2015, 01:47:04 pm
He lived long and prospered.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on March 02, 2015, 06:11:35 pm
And Here I thought the bleachers were closed til June.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on March 02, 2015, 07:35:29 pm
A Pistol sighting...welcome back
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on March 03, 2015, 07:35:00 am
That's Mayor Pistol to you.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on March 03, 2015, 08:53:53 am
That's Mayor Pistol to you.
Mea Culpa... a Mayor Pistol sighting...welcome back your Honor
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 07, 2015, 08:52:21 pm
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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on March 07, 2015, 08:54:49 pm
Thanks for the reminder
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 17, 2015, 12:18:20 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on April 02, 2015, 09:47:27 pm
http://classiccitytoday.com/bowman-mayor-scores-on-april-f
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 02, 2015, 10:19:02 pm
I'm not voting for that dumbass again.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on April 02, 2015, 10:23:56 pm
Pete, are you angling for a reality show?

"The Mayors of Northeast Georgia"
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on April 02, 2015, 11:35:15 pm
Pete, are you angling for a reality show?

"The Mayors of Northeast Georgia"

Funny you should say that. I've been through 3 auditions for reality show about mayors coming to TruTV.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 05, 2015, 12:03:06 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on April 07, 2015, 01:48:08 pm
Looking to maybe purchase a dongle for my HDTV for MLB.tv streaming.

Any recommendations between Google Chromecast, Roku streaking stick and Amazon Fire TV stick?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Bennett on April 07, 2015, 01:59:34 pm
Looking to maybe purchase a dongle for my HDTV for MLB.tv streaming.

Any recommendations between Google Chromecast, Roku streaking stick and Amazon Fire TV stick?
The Amazon Fire stick works decently for watching movies on your HDTV but its remote is less than worthless.   Say you want to pause at the beginning of a commercial and then zap forward to the action when you return from the kitchen or some other room.  Good luck.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on April 07, 2015, 02:42:04 pm
I have chromecast and it works decently although it does cut out periodically.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Exile236 on April 07, 2015, 03:14:38 pm
I have two Roku sticks and briefly tried (and returned) Chromecast. I would highly recommend the Roku, though the tech specs for the Fire stick do look quite nice.

Best thing I ever did was disconnect Comcast 3yrs ago, second best thing was getting internet back with them 6 months ago. My drop in phone data was ~$80... which more than covers internet, Netflix, and Huluplus combined (~$50).
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Exile236 on April 07, 2015, 03:18:34 pm
The only thing I ever have a problem with on Roku is VUDU movie streaming, but that's likely more from my having Comcast's lowest broadband speed.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on April 08, 2015, 12:17:30 pm
Agree with the roku recommendation over amazon fire stick or chromecast. If you have a lot of itunes-based media (music, movies, etc), the apple tv is also a great choice. That's what we use in my home.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on April 08, 2015, 12:19:37 pm
Random shot in the dark here - anyone on the board connected to any of the big HR consulting firms in Chicago?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on April 08, 2015, 12:19:56 pm
Yeah if you have iTunes or an iPad, Apple TV is the way to go.  The one thing I don't like about Apple TV is it doesn't have Amazon Instant, although I can get that from my DVD player.

Otherwise, I'm sure a Roku probably is a better option.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jack Birdbath on April 08, 2015, 12:59:34 pm
Apple is most likely going to release a big Apple TV upgrade in a couple months.  I'd wait for that if you are going in that direction. the current hardware and software are dated and kind of crap.  The new one will be a lot better.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Scoop on April 08, 2015, 03:21:46 pm
Random shot in the dark here - anyone on the board connected to any of the big HR consulting firms in Chicago?

Why?  Looking for work?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on April 08, 2015, 05:10:21 pm
Yep, currently the GM of a very busy, successful restaurant, but it's not the right work life balance for my growing family. Looking to make a change.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 08, 2015, 05:26:29 pm
I hear the Cubs are hiring bathroom monitors.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 08, 2015, 05:26:58 pm
What kind of work are you looking for, tico.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 08, 2015, 05:27:43 pm
If you want lots of money and don't really have to do anything you could become a sugar beet salesman.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on April 08, 2015, 07:31:28 pm
Just don't become a sugar buyer.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on April 08, 2015, 08:25:23 pm
?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on April 09, 2015, 01:16:11 am
Shouldn't we shut this topic down until mid-June or so?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on April 12, 2015, 06:10:53 pm
Robb, I'm guessing you had no tornado damage from Thursday?

We had a brief touchdown about 6 miles down the road before it lifted and went towards the Northwest.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on April 12, 2015, 07:01:35 pm
13 miles south of us is Fairdale where the big one tore through everything and killed two.  My church has been involved in the clean-up.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on April 12, 2015, 07:03:26 pm
JBN-What do you think of MLB 15 The Show?

Im ashamed to admit how much time Ive put into it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on April 14, 2015, 10:02:19 pm
Robb, I think 50 of the 55 houses are no loner there.

Dusty, I love it. Have played it every night. Except I did something wrong in the main menu because I can't find where to grade players. I'm too far in now to worry about it.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on April 14, 2015, 10:37:52 pm
Grade players?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on April 15, 2015, 07:44:39 pm
Trade...

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on April 15, 2015, 08:40:11 pm
I hear you.

The rosters were already in pretty good shape.

I didnt have to do much at all.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on April 19, 2015, 09:29:40 am
Dusty, if you play all the camera angles at the Dynamic View (hitting, pitching and fielding) it's just like watching a real baseball game.

This is amazing.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on April 19, 2015, 11:54:53 am
It definitely is a bad ass game.

The thing I like most is if you mess with the settings enough you'll get a very realistic game.

I dont want to win 35 games with Edwin Jackson or hit 80 HRs with Tommy Lastella.

I want it as realistic as possible.

That's why I dont buy the 2K baseball game.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on April 19, 2015, 01:53:03 pm
The 2K game has been banned from life it sucked so bad.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 26, 2015, 09:19:31 pm
Jiggy, Tough Enough returns in June!  Apply now!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on April 26, 2015, 09:42:00 pm
Lol Curt.

Im supposed to wrestle for the first time in a year Saturday night but im on that Brock Lesnar schedule now.

They're very few and far between.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 10, 2015, 09:40:24 am
I'd like to wish davep and a bunch of others on here, Happy Mother's Day.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 10, 2015, 10:05:27 am

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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: goblue007 on May 13, 2015, 02:44:34 pm
 :)

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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on May 13, 2015, 04:24:34 pm
heh
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: DelMarFan on May 18, 2015, 11:04:01 am
Been missing that one.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on May 18, 2015, 11:36:40 am
:)

Ha!  How long have you had that on your computer, Blue?

By the way, that kid isn't even me. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: goblue007 on May 18, 2015, 07:49:46 pm
I googled Kathy Riddick lol
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on May 22, 2015, 03:20:19 am
Jhon Jeter of the White Sox board (Andy's board) passed away.  The news is on the tv / cinema thread.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on May 22, 2015, 10:03:18 am
And that totally sucks. He was fun to talk to.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 25, 2015, 04:17:23 pm

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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on June 02, 2015, 07:37:03 pm
davep.... are you in Michigan this week?  http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2015/06/king_willem-alexander_has_hear.html
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 02, 2015, 07:45:14 pm
I am not in Michigan.  Willem-alexander is the other branch of the Royal family, and we consider him a pretender.  My father was the true king, and if he had been crowned, I would be reigning right now after I killed my older brother.

I am a little surprised that Michigan has a greatest percentage of Dutch descendents.  I always thought it was Iowa.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on June 04, 2015, 12:43:22 pm
I am really liking this song more and more...even better than Go Cubs Go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2fEoAeAuJo
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 04, 2015, 01:13:54 pm
When Dallas Green took over, he had them playing one to the tune of Barbara Ann.  I thought it was great, but it kind of faded over time.  The fee might have been excessive.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on June 15, 2015, 05:10:55 pm
For those of you in Chicago suburb of Hillsdale you are under a Tornado Warning
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 16, 2015, 12:54:14 am
For those of you in Chicago suburb of Hillsdale you are under a Tornado Warning


There is no Chicago suburb named Hillsdale.    Was it Hinsdale or Hillside?



Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 16, 2015, 04:56:32 am

There is no Chicago suburb named Hillsdale.   




Maybe it got wiped out by the tornado.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on June 16, 2015, 05:13:01 am
Oh I typed it wrong. Hillside
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on June 17, 2015, 01:18:07 pm
I'm going to be in town the Cubs v Sox weekend and really want to catch a game while I'm in town. Does anyone have or know where I can get 2 for the Friday or Sunday games?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 17, 2015, 02:58:06 pm
I'm going to be in town the Cubs v Sox weekend and really want to catch a game while I'm in town. Does anyone have or know where I can get 2 for the Friday or Sunday games?

http://www.stubhub.com/

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on June 18, 2015, 06:59:12 am
Seatgeek.com
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 21, 2015, 02:04:31 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on June 23, 2015, 03:11:23 pm
Got back last night from a trip to Cooperstown for the Cooperstown Dreams Park tournament.  My son's team did average - 4-4.  They lost 2 games by 1 run so it could have been better.  Both of those games my son was stranded as the winning run - oh well.  My son did ok (hit about .350 and only struck out twice) although he missed hitting a home run - he hit the wall a couple times including a foot short of going over the fence.  It was a lot of fun.  I was not a coach so I didn't stay in the "dorms" with the boys.  I guess I missed out on the smell.

We then caught a game in Philly - Phillies vs Cardinals and the Cardinals got hammered 9-2.  It was nice.
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Post by: CurtOne on June 23, 2015, 04:30:15 pm
Give our congrats to your son, grrrr.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 23, 2015, 05:09:12 pm
Why are you mad at his son?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 04, 2015, 12:56:30 am



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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 04, 2015, 08:02:41 am
On this, the day when we celebrate our nation's independence from the government of England, it is sad that we do so with more people than ever before themselves dependent on government.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on July 04, 2015, 01:07:03 pm
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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on July 04, 2015, 01:26:28 pm
Heh
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on July 04, 2015, 01:29:35 pm
National Eat Good, Shoot Fireworks ,And Get Drunk In The Sun Day.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 04, 2015, 08:18:58 pm
For some, that is all July 4th represents.  Now we know at least one of the some.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on July 06, 2015, 11:40:52 am
This is not a good way to go out.

Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

http://news.yahoo.com/police-man-shoots-off-firework-top-head-dies-135937499.html#
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 06, 2015, 11:52:28 am
He died drunk, happy, and entertaining his friends.  Stop being such a buzz kill, JR.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: DelMarFan on July 06, 2015, 01:10:56 pm
Probably a Cardinals fan.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on July 06, 2015, 01:17:10 pm
This is not a good way to go out.

Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

http://news.yahoo.com/police-man-shoots-off-firework-top-head-dies-135937499.html#

Passive eugenics.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 06, 2015, 01:19:00 pm
Yeah, I'll bet that makes it to the Darwin Awards this year.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: PRCubFan on July 06, 2015, 01:54:16 pm
Another recently deceased Missouri man that should be a Darwin candidate too:

http://www.kmov.com/story/29476613/missouri-man-killed-in-alligator-attack-in-texas
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on July 06, 2015, 01:58:25 pm
Another recently deceased Missouri man that should be a Darwin candidate too:

http://www.kmov.com/story/29476613/missouri-man-killed-in-alligator-attack-in-texas

Yeah that guy's last words were apparently "F*ck that alligator".

http://gawker.com/****-that-alligator-man-killed-seconds-after-mocking-1715887134
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 06, 2015, 02:14:43 pm
The report said it happened in west Texas, but that is an error.  There are no alligators in west Texas.

The attack actually happened in Orange, Texas, which is east of Houston, very close to the Louisiana border and at the south end of a 2 hundred mile long swamp.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on July 06, 2015, 05:23:09 pm
Yeah that guy's last words were apparently "F*ck that alligator".

http://gawker.com/****-that-alligator-man-killed-seconds-after-mocking-1715887134

Were his last words announcing his intentions?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on July 06, 2015, 05:45:26 pm
He flunked science or he would have known that alligators lay eggs.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on July 06, 2015, 07:10:33 pm
Those eggs have to get in there somehow.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on July 06, 2015, 09:43:10 pm
He may have been a Cubs fan and got sick of watching the useless hitters.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 16, 2015, 07:14:27 pm
 Please share.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnU9uvRe4GA
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 17, 2015, 04:59:56 pm


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Bacon Ice Cream Sandwich

http://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/bacon-ice-cream-sandwich#.ygDpO6vx77 (http://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/bacon-ice-cream-sandwich#.ygDpO6vx77)

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on July 17, 2015, 05:41:28 pm
I dont understand this bacon craze.

Bacon has been around since the very first pig and you didnt hear all of this crap even 10 years ago.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on July 17, 2015, 06:25:03 pm
I dont understand this bacon craze.

Bacon has been around since the very first pig and you didnt hear all of this crap even 10 years ago.

Yeah.... I can't understand the American obsession with sex, either.  I mean, it has been around since.... well, since even before pigs and you didn't hear all this crap about sex even 10 years ago.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 17, 2015, 09:55:24 pm
I dont understand this bacon craze.

Bacon has been around since the very first pig and you didnt hear all of this crap even 10 years ago.



Burger King offered a bacon sundae three summers ago.  It was fantastic. A perfect combo of the saltiness of the crisp bacon along with the sweetness of the hot fudge, caramel and vanilla ice cream.   They made a mistake discontinuing it and should bring it back every summer.  Daym Drops reviewed in on his YouTube channel.  This guy's food & drink reviews are usually funny as all hell:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULl7J5MFv-0

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on July 18, 2015, 12:41:52 am
Everybody likes bacon, nobody likes sex.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: OkieCubsFan on July 20, 2015, 01:20:25 pm
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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on July 31, 2015, 05:27:02 pm
Hot Rod Rowdy Roddy Piper dead at 61.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robert L on July 31, 2015, 05:31:02 pm
that sucks rest in peace Hot Rod
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Post by: JR on July 31, 2015, 05:31:50 pm
For as much coke as he probably did in his life, I imagine he did pretty well getting to 61.

But he was always one of my favorites.  RIP.
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Post by: CurtOne on July 31, 2015, 05:33:16 pm
Wow.  He was just interviewed on tv the other night about the Hulk Hogan stuff.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on July 31, 2015, 07:10:50 pm
For as much coke as he probably did in his life, I imagine he did pretty well getting to 61.

But he was always one of my favorites.  RIP.

Calling someone a Coke head can get you a lawsuit these days.
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Post by: CurtOne on July 31, 2015, 07:13:37 pm
He's dealt with artificial joints and cancer.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on July 31, 2015, 07:17:52 pm
It was a heart attack.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on July 31, 2015, 07:21:39 pm
Roddy was a great heel.

One of the top 25 of all time.

Not Dusty Rhodes by any means but a legend none the less.

This is just my opinion anyway and Im sure some will disagree.

It's hard to rank athletes in a scripted sport especially when some prefer in ring ability over charisma which I prefer.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on July 31, 2015, 07:31:08 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jmgqSGtWxc
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: StrikeZone on July 31, 2015, 10:02:04 pm
Some of Roddy Piper's matches against Greg Valentine in the early 80s were absolutely the most brutal things I've ever watched.  They went after each other like a pair of mad dogs.

Piper was one of a rare breed.

Rest in peace, Hot Rod.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on August 01, 2015, 11:49:14 am
Sorry, but this is just funny.  https://ca.news.yahoo.com/texas-man-shoots-armadillo-gets-hit-face-bullet-214656503.html
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on August 01, 2015, 11:51:31 am
Too bad something analogous didn't happen to the dentist/lion hunter.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 01, 2015, 12:00:51 pm
I'm still confused on that one.  I don't like trophy hunting, especially of animals that are endangered, and this dentist sounds like a bit of an ass who's had problems before, but if the guides deliberately misled him, I don't think he should be getting all this outrage.  Just outrage that he thinks it's okay to kill things for fun.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on August 01, 2015, 12:01:39 pm
Too bad there is more concern for killing one lion than millions of unborn babies...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on August 01, 2015, 12:04:28 pm
I'm much more concerned about abortion, but my comment about the dentist stands.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 01, 2015, 12:28:24 pm
I'm much more concerned about abortion, but my comment about the dentist stands.
Are there reports that he lied?  That he knew it was a protected lion?  For me, it only mitigates his behavior a little, but I'm still curious.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on August 01, 2015, 12:29:41 pm
I have no idea.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FDISK on August 01, 2015, 12:30:43 pm
I think the dentist should get a few teeth removed by Steve Martin...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 01, 2015, 12:32:05 pm
...wasn't that Tim Conway's routine?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FDISK on August 01, 2015, 12:34:51 pm
According to local authorities the Dentist and his guide lured the lion out of the park (illegal), obtained a lion permit from a landowner who didn't actually own a lion permit (illegal), and initially lied about the particular circumstances.

The only reason I know anything about this is because every time I do a google search for "Cubs" it points me to latest story on the Dentist.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 01, 2015, 12:36:53 pm
Thanks, FD
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: FDISK on August 01, 2015, 12:38:49 pm
Little Shop Of Horrors, masochistic dentist (Steve Martin) treats sadist patient (Bill Murray).  Classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7euWlQBKnw
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Bennett on August 01, 2015, 01:52:16 pm
Cecil's lion cubs were being taken care of by Cecil's brother, Jericho.  Jericho was killed today in a protected are in Zimbabwe.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 01, 2015, 01:53:43 pm
Just saw that.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 01, 2015, 02:19:10 pm
Well, my mother made it to here 106th birthday today.  Good thing I embezzled all her money years ago, or I would be pi&&ed about having to wait for my inheritance. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 01, 2015, 02:25:49 pm
I've already spent my kids'.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on August 01, 2015, 04:55:19 pm
Cecil's lion cubs were being taken care of by Cecil's brother, Jericho.  Jericho was killed today in a protected are in Zimbabwe.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/01/jericho-not-dead-cecil-the-lion-zimbabwe?CMP=fb_gu
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on August 01, 2015, 07:21:00 pm
Congrats to your Mom Davep!!!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 01, 2015, 08:21:48 pm
Thanks, Steve.
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Post by: Playtwo on August 01, 2015, 08:29:35 pm
That's amazing, daveP.  Congrats to you both.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 01, 2015, 08:37:50 pm
Tell her "Happy Birthday from BBF!"
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robert L on August 01, 2015, 08:44:21 pm
Happy Birthday DaveP Mom 106 WOW!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on August 01, 2015, 09:46:05 pm
Born in 1909. So she hasn't seen one either.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on August 01, 2015, 09:51:46 pm
Born in 1909. So she hasn't seen one either.

It's kind of amazing that DaveP was alive for the last World Series title, but somehow his mom was apparently born after him.  There are some things that science wasn't meant to explain I guess.

By the way, Happy Birthday to your mom, DaveP.  :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 01, 2015, 09:56:47 pm
To a snot nosed brat, every adult seems to be extremely old.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CUBluejays on August 01, 2015, 10:07:39 pm
Wow. Happy Birthday to your Mom🎉
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on August 01, 2015, 10:19:56 pm
How old are you DaveP?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 01, 2015, 10:44:59 pm
73.  Exactly 20 years younger than CurtOne.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on August 02, 2015, 03:18:49 am
73?

 You were 86 when the Tribune boards were going on and that was in 1998.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 02, 2015, 10:36:04 am
You are thinking of my wife's grandfather, CurtOne.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 02, 2015, 10:49:47 am
My son would never have let you defile my granddaughter.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 02, 2015, 12:53:00 pm
It isn't called "defile" if you pay.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 02, 2015, 01:27:43 pm
Yes, Mr. Cosby.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Reb on August 02, 2015, 09:41:31 pm
Dave- fabulous about your Mom. Congrats to her and to you. Now I understand why you are so future oriented about Cubs. With these genes, You're going to be around to age 110, will outlive Theo, Hoyer, and many current Cubs prospects, and can wait another 40 years for that World Series.  ;D
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 02, 2015, 11:20:36 pm
The genes are still in question.  My father died the day before his 54th birthday.  I am fast approaching the half way point between my parents.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Reb on August 03, 2015, 01:08:37 am
My dad and his three siblings all had same heart condition and died from it between ages 68 and 72. I'm 65 and inherited same condition. So, as you, hoping mom's genes prevail. But, not to take any chances--hoping to see a Cubs World Series within next few years or sooner!

Had a minute with Tom Ricketts at Wrigley couple of years ago when he was walking around park greeting fans---was a sparse crowd for Padres series. Told him players must hear this morbid stuff all the time from fans about relatives, deceased and living, and to tell players--forget this stuff. Enough pressure already for them without hearing this stuff going back 100+ years. Just win for your teammates. Think Ricketts had heard this before.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 13, 2015, 12:16:35 pm

I hope davep is okay:      http://tinyurl.com/davepcrash (http://tinyurl.com/davepcrash)

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 13, 2015, 01:29:54 pm
Just shows how the media can get things totally wrong.

I was not on LSD.

Also, I no longer live in Wisconsin.  Has anyone checked on Otto?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on August 13, 2015, 07:05:45 pm
LSD is a fun experience - but never had the urge to get naked - unless she was willing...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on August 13, 2015, 07:25:12 pm
BareHit?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 20, 2015, 07:31:12 pm
It is beginning to look as if 106 is pushing it as far as possible.

My mother's health has deteriorated substantially in the past couple of weeks.  Although she still seems to recognize us, she is no longer able to answer more than "yes" or "no", and seems to be in substantial pain.  More ominous, she has developed a cough that the doctor says could become extremely serious.

Prayers would be appreciated.  But if so, please pray that she be spared pain and suffering.  Every night she prays for God to take her home.  Perhaps it is time.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on August 20, 2015, 07:45:45 pm
I sure hate to hear that Dave.

I honestly do.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 20, 2015, 08:07:20 pm
Thanks, Dusty.  Her life has become horrible in the sense that she can see or hear almost nothing, can not get out of her chair, is now in substantial pain, but her mind is still perfectly clear.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on August 20, 2015, 08:20:44 pm
My prayers are with your Mom and your family Dave
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on August 20, 2015, 09:27:27 pm
Prayers for your family,  Dave.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 20, 2015, 10:06:50 pm
Thanks, guys.  Tonight the doctor recommended hospice care, and we agreed.  At least we should be able to eliminate her pain and suffering.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: DelMarFan on August 20, 2015, 11:32:59 pm
Sorry to hear your sad news, Dave.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on August 21, 2015, 12:40:07 am
Yeah sorry to hear about that, Dave.  Hope you're holding up all right over there.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on August 21, 2015, 06:47:01 am
Our thoughts are with you and yours, Dave...hoping for comfort for her...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on August 21, 2015, 08:54:22 am
Davep, take comfort in the good long life she has lived.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on August 21, 2015, 12:05:09 pm
Sorry, Dave.  I'll pray for her and your family.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 21, 2015, 12:21:26 pm
Buddy, you know I stand with you.  Hang in there.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on August 21, 2015, 01:09:17 pm
best to you dave....she's lived a good, long life
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on August 21, 2015, 01:25:24 pm
My prayers are with you and your mother Dave.  What a great long life she has lived.  May her pain end quickly. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on August 21, 2015, 01:37:35 pm
Dave, your stories about your mother are one of the best things about our little message board here.  Thank you ever so much for sharing them over the years.  This, unfortunately, does not fall into that category.

I hope a miracle occurs and you get some more quality time with her.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on August 21, 2015, 07:09:40 pm
Thanks, guys.  Tonight the doctor recommended hospice care, and we agreed.  At least we should be able to eliminate her pain and suffering.

Hospice programs are truly wonderful.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on August 21, 2015, 07:41:46 pm
Dave, sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: mitzibar1 on August 21, 2015, 08:36:40 pm
Davep: Prayers for you and for your family.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 21, 2015, 08:56:30 pm
I really appreciate all the comments and support.  For what it is worth, hospice came in last night and started her on morphine.  Perhaps I shouldn't be surprised, but their assessment of the situation is that she has advanced Pneumonia, and urinary tract infection.

And her vital signs are extremely strong.

I guess you don't get to be 106 if you are a quitter.  We learned years ago that at some point in her life she had had two different heart attacks.  Never went to the hospital or even a doctor for them.  She is now recognizing everyone and of course the morphine has pretty much eliminated the pain at least for the moment.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on August 22, 2015, 12:00:55 am
 I work with a guy and his dad (86 years old) is in the nursing home. Two weeks ago he had Pneumonia and a urinary tract infection and he said he was so out of it he thought it was over. They took him to the hospital and stayed for 3 days or so.

Today they were going to a car show. You just never know.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on August 22, 2015, 01:08:37 am
My grandmother has supposedly been on her death bed for damn near 20 years and she went to Rupp Arena to see the Eagles last month and last weekend when I seen her she was floating in my moms pool with her new shades on.

The Lord says the number of your days he will fullfill so when it's time it's time.

Until then live life to it's fullest.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on August 23, 2015, 10:23:12 pm
I greatly appreciate all the support that everyone had given.

After more than 48 hours with no nourishment or liquid, my mother passed away peacefully a few minutes ago.  She will be missed by those she leaves behind, but will be greeted by even more that went on before her.  Being literally blind and deaf for the past year or so, life was no longer worth living.

Just one story that I might have told before.  When she was 100 years old, she was still living on her own and driving her own car.  She had chest pains, and when she called the doctor, he told her that she must go into the emergency room.  She told him that she would call me and have me take her, but I was living in Wisconsin at the time and she was not able to reach me.  She called the doctor again, and he told her that he was sending out an ambulance.  She told him that he could do that, but she was NOT going to be carried out on the stretcher.

When they arrived, she steadfastly refused to get on the stretcher, and instead she walked alongside the stretcher all the way out to the ambulance.  The drivers later told me that that was the first time he had seen that in almost 30 years of driving.

Thanks for tolerating my ramblings.  I will let everyone get back to baseball.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on August 23, 2015, 10:25:36 pm
Dave, I was dreading that post.  God's grace to you and your family.  She beat my mom by 12 years.

Hang in there.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on August 23, 2015, 10:47:21 pm
Dave, my condolences.

I'm glad she passed peacefully.

She certainly sounded like a remarkable person.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on August 23, 2015, 11:28:23 pm
Dave, my best to you and yours.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on August 24, 2015, 12:28:32 am
Very sorry, Dave...that funeral will certainly be a celebration of a life well-lived...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: DelMarFan on August 24, 2015, 12:36:20 am
Very sorry for your loss, Dave.  What a life. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on August 24, 2015, 01:56:59 am
Im truly sorry for your loss Dave.

It seems like she got every drop there was out of life.

Ill leave you with this...

2 Timothy 4:7 - I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: PRCubFan on August 24, 2015, 02:13:49 am
Dave - it sounds like your mom was an amazing woman.  Sorry for your loss .  My best to you and your family.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on August 24, 2015, 03:12:00 am
Dave, sorry for your loss. She sounded like an amazing woman. What a long, great life.

Almost like my Grandpa who would have probably drove the ambulance instead of  getting in the back.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on August 24, 2015, 07:00:30 am
Sorry Dave. My prayers are with you.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on August 24, 2015, 08:21:28 am
My condolences to you and your family, to echo previous comments ...a good life well lived
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on August 24, 2015, 10:59:01 am
Condolences Dave, what a gifted life!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on August 24, 2015, 11:03:23 am
Sorry for your loss, DaveP.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on August 24, 2015, 11:16:47 am
Really sorry to hear that Dave. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: EightyTwo on August 24, 2015, 11:22:11 am
Condolences to you and your family, Dave.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 25, 2015, 05:45:58 pm
Commiserations DaveP to you and your family on the loss of your mom.

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: forrest city joe on August 26, 2015, 08:03:12 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-560851/Shocking-pictures-tearful-year-olds-forced-fight-kickboxing-contests.html

Isn't this considered child abuse? I never seen anything like this in my life. Just thought I'd share this on behalf of the fact that those behind it all should have been charged. I would be devastated if I ever seen my child end up there.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on August 26, 2015, 09:44:26 pm
Make the young'n tough.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 02, 2015, 05:58:56 pm

CurtOne,

This e-mail was mistakenly sent to me but obviously it was meant for you.  Feel free to contact them on your own behalf.  The $1.95 million sure would come in handy for the baseball program for your Lutheran HS. They mention the World Bank so maybe wmljohn could expedite payment to you.



Quote

Attention beneficiary,

We are hereby officially notifying you about the present arrangement to pay you your overdue compensation fund, contract and inheritance fund through (ATM card) this arrangement was initiated/constituted by the World Bank due to fraudulent activities going on around the world.

The World Bank introduced this payment arrangement as to enable all beneficiaries to receive their funds without any interference, this ATM cards are powered by gold card worldwide.

Please note that what we will be sending to you is  master card which is accepted at over 900,000 ATM centers in over 210 countries worldwide, master card will be loaded with a total sum of $1,950.000.00usd (One million nine hundred and fifty thousand dollars)which is the total amount due to you for payment now and after this one is cleared another will be paid in until your total funds and completely paid out.

In line with the withdrawal procedure of this ATM master card, you are only allowed a daily withdrawal of not more than $15.000.00usd until all the funds are exhausted. You are expected to settle in full a "Processing/Shipping Fee" estimated to the value of $197.00 before before final delivery of funds can be effected to your designated address.

In view of this you are advised to contact the director (UBA bank,ATM center) Mr. Nelson Willia now with your following information to enable him process your card and also to register your ATM card with the delivering courier to effect the shipment of your parcel today.

Contact Person: Mr. Benjamin Zuma,
Director Foreign Remittance Dept,
United bank for Africa
Benin Republic
Tel#: +229 97651557

Reconfirm the following information to him for security reason.

1) Your full name:
2) Your receiving address:
3) Your telephone number:
4) Your profession:

Best regards,
Dr. Patrick David
Secretary UBA Benin Republic


Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on September 02, 2015, 06:20:26 pm

CurtOne,

This e-mail was mistakenly sent to me but obviously it was meant for you.  Feel free to contact them on your own behalf.  The $1.95 million sure would come in handy for the baseball program for your Lutheran HS. They mention the World Bank so maybe wmljohn could expedite payment to you.





Curt - don't bother to reply to Mr. Zuma.  I have already done so and should be getting my card in the mail at any time.  There is a delay because the 197 dollars I sent did not include currency devaluation, so I had to send another check for 3,000 dollars.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on September 10, 2015, 11:42:51 am
Quote
In line with the withdrawal procedure of this ATM master card, you are only allowed a daily withdrawal of not more than $15.000.00usd until all the funds are exhausted. You are expected to settle in full a "Processing/Shipping Fee" estimated to the value of $197.00 before before final delivery of funds can be effected to your designated address.

Good luck finding the ATMs that will give you $15,000.00 in one day.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on September 10, 2015, 04:18:39 pm
There is one in Nigeria, but it only dispenses pennies.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on September 10, 2015, 05:16:34 pm
Marrying into the hotel business has given me a pretty easy and laid back life thats all the while paying me better than I ever really expected to make but if you want to see a flat out redneck revival come to Pigeon Forge TN this time next year to one of these classic car shows.

I just saw two 70 year old men fight like teenagers because they touched bumpers and earlier I saw a dude whoop his child like a stubborn mule because he laid an ice cream cone on the hood of his dads car.

I think Ill hire security for this evening. Lol
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JBN on September 10, 2015, 06:15:44 pm
Hillbilly love
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: ticohans on October 19, 2015, 02:39:27 pm
My mother has an extra standing room only ticket to Tuesday night's game. She's asking $140 for it. Buyer would send funds via PayPal, and she would forward e-ticket. PM me here or email me if interested.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on October 19, 2015, 02:43:35 pm
Is she a Nigerian princess?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 31, 2015, 01:21:35 am

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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 02, 2015, 03:30:33 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x4UT5ZCEEk



Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 11, 2015, 12:00:55 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on November 11, 2015, 08:06:38 pm
Visited my Father's and my best Bro's grave today. Very proud of their service and I'm thankful that I could serve the greatest country in the world from '66 to '70 . A special prayer and thoughts to all Vets, especially my Nam Vet brothers and sisters...God bless the United States of America.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 26, 2015, 12:05:10 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on November 26, 2015, 08:25:29 am
Yessir Andy...Happy Thanksgiving to one and all...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Chiman on November 26, 2015, 08:33:25 am
Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Special thanks to AZSteve and all of our veterans who have served the greatest country in the world!

Thank you all!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on November 26, 2015, 09:13:41 am
Where did Andy get the picture of Davep?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on November 26, 2015, 09:21:01 am
There are a lot of them floating around on the net.  I am a little surprised that he found one of the **** ones.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on November 26, 2015, 03:49:58 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Special thanks to AZSteve and all of our veterans who have served the greatest country in the world!

Thank you all!
Thank you Chi and I would like to echo your sentiments to all our Vets and to all those serving our great nation!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 02, 2015, 07:51:15 pm
JR, you are in Nashville right?

Ever watch a concert at the bridge stone arena?  good venue?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2015, 09:18:26 pm
Not JR, but I saw The Who do their Quadrophenia show there in 2012.

There's nothing to dislike about the venue.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 02, 2015, 09:33:37 pm
Tool and Primus are going to be there in jan 23rd... and i am going to be in Dalton, GA for work from the 21st to the 22nd... i think the wife and me might take steps to make that happen for that show

They are also going to be in Duluth,GA on the 25th, have to look into that venue as well.

They are a lot closer to home in Orlando on the 28th, but I will be St. Marys GA that morning would be hard to get back to orlando in time for the show without rushing my work duties... and CFE isnt known as a great musical venue.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brjones on December 02, 2015, 09:39:24 pm
I live 5 minutes from Duluth, where are they playing?  Primus was a favorite of mine in high school...I haven't listened to them in years.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 02, 2015, 09:43:02 pm
Infinite Energy Arena.

They are one of my (our) favorite bands... been listening to them since middle school.. We have some friends in that area that we can crash with... but really hard to go to a show out of town on a Monday night, would require vacation time for both of us. Nashville show is on weekend so i can plan my flight home over the weekend have it covered by work.

Tickets are on sale now btw... they will probably sell out fast...

They have not been marketing this tour a lot... they were embroiled in a major lawsuit for the last 2 years just got it dismissed about 4 months ago and have started touring again!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on December 02, 2015, 10:02:11 pm
JR, you are in Nashville right?

Ever watch a concert at the bridge stone arena?  good venue?

Yeah it's a good venue . . . pretty typical late 90's arena.  It's where the Nashville Predators play, just to give you an idea. 

Too bad Primus is playing at Bridgestone instead of Ryman Auditorium.  I saw them there two years ago . . . great show.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brjones on December 02, 2015, 10:04:26 pm
Infinite Energy Arena was apparently the Gwinnett Center Arena until just recently. I'm kind of surprised Tool and Primus are still big enough attractions to book a venue that big.  It's a pretty typical smaller sports arena--Atlanta's minor league hockey team plays there. 

I saw Barenaked Ladies (a long time guilty pleasure of mine) there a couple of times about 10 years ago.  I enjoyed the shows I saw there, but there's nothing special about the venue to make it worth going out of your way to see if Nashville is more convenient.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on December 02, 2015, 10:06:36 pm
I'm kind of surprised Tool and Primus are still big enough attractions to book a venue that big. 

Yeah I'm surprised about that too.  They ought to do just separate shows and do them at smaller venues.  Both of those bands would probably do a lot better and the shows would be much better if they were playing by themselves at a place like Ryman or Ascend Amphitheater when the weather's nicer.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 02, 2015, 10:07:34 pm
I saw Barenaked Ladies (a long time guilty pleasure of mine)

Bare naked ladies are also a longtime pleasure of mine.

I liked my lades bare naked long before there was a band by that name.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on December 02, 2015, 10:11:51 pm
I saw Barenaked Ladies (a long time guilty pleasure of mine) there a couple of times about 10 years ago.

What's there to be guilty about???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC_q9KPczAg
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on December 02, 2015, 10:12:01 pm
OK maybe a lot but still . . . :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on December 02, 2015, 10:28:15 pm
Tool and Primus are here 1/19...looking forward to it...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 02, 2015, 11:20:39 pm
Yeah I'm surprised about that too.  They ought to do just separate shows and do them at smaller venues.  Both of those bands would probably do a lot better and the shows would be much better if they were playing by themselves at a place like Ryman or Ascend Amphitheater when the weather's nicer.

JR! BR!

you have cut me deeeep. Tool is a fantastic show... and imo an great rock band...

They have also not toured since 10,000 days album in 06 07... lot of pent up demand.

From what i have seen so far on Ticketmaster... they are selling out a ton of large arena's really fast... New Tour starts Jan 9th... first  venues are either sold out or almost sold out...  including the one Dave23 might/is going to... and they only went on sale recently... and are not really marketing the shows at all.

Personally i love the band in my top 3 all time as far as bands are concerned... and so does my wife... it was one of the things that brought us together.... cant wait to see them live again after they have been out of the tour game for 6 years due to lawsuits!

If duluth venue is not special... and on a monday night... we will pull the trigger on Nashville... can fly the wife up to nashville and make a weekend out of it! Apprecaite the input on venues Dave, BR!
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on December 02, 2015, 11:26:05 pm
Quote
If duluth venue is not special... and on a monday night... we will pull the trigger on Nashville... can fly the wife up to nashville and make a weekend out of it!

You'll have a lot more fun in Nashville than in whatever Duluth, GA is supposed to be.  If you make it over here, give me a shout, and I'll buy you a beer or two somewhere on Broadway. 

And by the way, I have zero problems with Tool . . . just kind of surprised they're big enough today to fill up a place like Bridgestone. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 02, 2015, 11:28:25 pm
Infinite Energy Arena was apparently the Gwinnett Center Arena until just recently. I'm kind of surprised Tool and Primus are still big enough attractions to book a venue that big.  It's a pretty typical smaller sports arena--Atlanta's minor league hockey team plays there. 

I saw Barenaked Ladies (a long time guilty pleasure of mine) there a couple of times about 10 years ago.  I enjoyed the shows I saw there, but there's nothing special about the venue to make it worth going out of your way to see if Nashville is more convenient.

I dont think the demand for their music has dropped at all..

Details on the 9 year lawsuit that has kept them out of the recording studio and the touring game.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/03/tool-wins-multi-year-lawsuit-ramps-up-production-of-new-album/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 02, 2015, 11:30:39 pm
You'll have a lot more fun in Nashville than in whatever Duluth, GA is supposed to be.  If you make it over here, give me a shout, and I'll buy you a beer or two somewhere on Broadway. 

Going to do my best to plan this out in the next week! so i will be in touch, Beers/Bourbon is on me. we will have to be "sober" for the show though :)

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 02, 2015, 11:31:57 pm
Well damn... bridgestone is already sold out.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: brjones on December 02, 2015, 11:43:54 pm
I dont think the demand for their music has dropped at all..

I guess i just didn't realize Tool and Primus ever had the audience to play somewhere as big as the Infinite Energy Arena, even in their prime. 
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 03, 2015, 12:06:56 am
Primus probaly never has... been to 3 tool shows two at usf sun dome, both were sold out.

3rd was a large festival also sold out.... they have a prettyoyal fan base fueled by very few and dispersed shows.... so they sell out larger arenas often


Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JR on December 03, 2015, 01:01:06 am
Well damn... bridgestone is already sold out.

Well that stinks. Yeah I guess you weren't kidding that they still had a big following.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 03, 2015, 07:43:36 am
I'm confused.  The only guy you guys have ever called a Tool is Jes?  He's a musician now?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 03, 2015, 09:37:27 am
(https://www.youtube.com/embed/EDlC7oG_2W4")
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 03, 2015, 09:38:47 am
How does one imbed videos?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 04, 2015, 09:04:06 am
Well that stinks. Yeah I guess you weren't kidding that they still had a big following.

Orlando show sold out in 3 minutes on ticketmaster...

i just spent 400 to buy em off vivid entertainment... ouch.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on December 04, 2015, 02:48:17 pm
I thought Vivid Entertainment was a **** company?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 04, 2015, 02:50:02 pm
I thought Vivid Entertainment was a **** company?
That's why the band is called Tool, I think.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: goblue007 on December 04, 2015, 02:55:03 pm
Saw Sturgill Simpson at Ryman recently; great venue.

Will be back next weekend to see Houndmouth.

Seeing Tool at Bridgestone and Mumford as well in April.

Love me some Nashthrill
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 04, 2015, 04:22:03 pm
I thought Vivid Entertainment was a **** company?

they own a company called vividseats.com as well.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 13, 2015, 10:53:36 am
Is anyone here well enough versed in using MS Word to suggest how I can put text in a box (or table or whatever you want to call it -- I already have the box) and still have all of the lines of text numbered?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on December 13, 2015, 11:42:21 am
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Add-or-remove-line-numbers-b67cd35e-422c-42eb-adc9-256ca9802e22
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 13, 2015, 12:50:43 pm
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Add-or-remove-line-numbers-b67cd35e-422c-42eb-adc9-256ca9802e22


Thanks.... but I already know how to do that, and those suggestions do not appear to help assign line numbers to text which is in a box.

Let me explain what I am doing.

I have divided a page into two boxed columns, the one on the left being about four inches wide and the one on the right about two inches wide.  Those columns run the full length of the page.

Then I have cut and pasted ifirst column (the one on the left) the entire text of a novella for my students to read, and my plan is to have the column on the right for their notes and also for me to have definitions for the words they will not know in the text of the story, with most of the "definitions" being less definitions than references to pages and lines elsewhere in the story where they will find the same word, in order to allow them to make an effort to figure out the meaning from the context, since multiple references to the unfamiliar word will help in determining its meaning from context.

Of course to do this I need to be able to refer to the page and line where they will find the words elsewhere in the story, meaning I need to have all of the text of the story line numbered.  While it is simple to do when the text is not in columns in boxes, once it is in columns, the normal way of using line numbering appears not to work at all, leaving lines numbered neither in the columns nor outside.  And putting things in columns is needed in order to get the notes to the RH side either defining the unfamiliar words or referring students to other places in t text where they will find the words again.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 13, 2015, 01:36:37 pm
Jes, I had to read your posts to figure out the weird link that Bearhit posted.

This may not help, but once your text box is selected and on your page, I think you just go back to your Word Home page and select the number system you wish to use.  Then once your number is shown, cut and paste, hit return, and the next number (2) should show up.  If that doesn't work, then I must not understand what you're doing.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jack Birdbath on December 13, 2015, 01:52:22 pm
If I'm understanding this correctly, you've got two columns each with one row.  One way to do this, and it's very tedious but it's the first thing that came to mind, is to paste your block of text into the left column. Then, make sure there is a break between each line and highlight the text or the entire column. Finally, select the "numbering" option (it should be a button in your home ribbon next to the bullet list option) and each line should be assigned a number.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on December 13, 2015, 02:30:42 pm
If I'm understanding this correctly, you've got two columns each with one row.  One way to do this, and it's very tedious but it's the first thing that came to mind, is to paste your block of text into the left column. Then, make sure there is a break between each line and highlight the text or the entire column. Finally, select the "numbering" option (it should be a button in your home ribbon next to the bullet list option) and each line should be assigned a number.

Yes, I saw how that would work, with Word essentially numbering each line as if working with an outline and numbering each "paragraph" in the outline, and with each line serving as its own paragraph.... but I have 114 pages of text.  I don't see that option as practical.

Craig's suggestion works with columns, but not when the columns are pasted into tables, and the tables are needed to provide a working second column on the page for entering notes on the text in the column on the LH side of the page.  (I really hate MS Word.  Wordperfect is a vastly superior word processor.)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on December 18, 2015, 08:10:19 am
I don't know if there are any other Star Wars fans here, but a friend of mine sent me this link.  Maybe I’m weak minded and it was a Jedi mind trick, but I think I believe him.  Blew my mind.  If this is true, then Lucas is a genius and a coward.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yy3q9f84EA


Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 18, 2015, 09:24:22 am
Saw that a couple weeks ago, dont think that is true. Funny though.

Did you watch the new one yet?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on December 18, 2015, 10:35:42 am
Haven't seen the new one yet.  Always busy with work and kids it seems.  I will see around Christmas sometime.  Have you seen it?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on December 18, 2015, 10:36:40 am
I will say that the most convincing piece of the Jar-Jar Sith Lord argument for me was the tweet by the voice actor of Jar-Jar.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 18, 2015, 10:47:04 am
I went last night at 11.... kid was asleep by 9 and wife didnt mind me heading out.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on December 18, 2015, 10:52:47 am
Ive never seen a Star Wars movie in my life.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 18, 2015, 10:52:49 am
Bull ****.  Everyone knows Davep is the Sith Lord.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 18, 2015, 11:03:52 am
I have no idea what a Sith Lord is, but if it reminds you of me, he has got to be a good guy.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 18, 2015, 11:17:39 am
Sounds like your knowledge of the Sith is equal to your knowledge of baseball.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AZSteve on December 18, 2015, 11:40:49 am
May the farce be with Curt,davep....
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: grrrrlacher on December 18, 2015, 06:36:22 pm
I went last night at 11.... kid was asleep by 9 and wife didnt mind me heading out.

Nice - I could probably swing that - though my boys would be upset.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 18, 2015, 07:10:36 pm
Related to that YouTube link, most people I talked to today said they stopped going to Star Wars movies because they hated Jar Jar Binks.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 18, 2015, 08:32:50 pm
Nice - I could probably swing that - though my boys would be upset.

I am getting full flak tonight.. i tried to watch the original ones with my 3 year old... she is not interested at all...

Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on December 18, 2015, 11:43:44 pm
Saw it today, very nicely done.  Hard to live up to the hype but it came close.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on December 19, 2015, 10:38:03 am
I want to watch the first 6 again, in order before I go to see this one.

My youngest daughter wants to do the same before she goes to see this new one.  Almost bought them at BJ's but didn't feel like dropping $90 to see them.  I will find another cheaper way.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 24, 2015, 11:56:18 am
Merry Christmas to all friends here at BBF!  And DaveP too.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on December 24, 2015, 01:03:49 pm
Moran.  It isn't Christmas until tomorrow.  No need to waste all that merriment when it isn't needed.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 25, 2015, 12:03:46 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 25, 2015, 12:06:27 am


and for the non-Christians and secularists out there .......






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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: method on December 25, 2015, 09:40:44 am
Merry Christmas everyone.

I hope Santa brought you everything you wanted... and i hope you have a great and safe day with your families!

If santa forgot some of your paw patrol related items. they are at my home. stop by and take some.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on December 25, 2015, 07:22:18 pm
If he forgot any Mickey Mouse related stuff it's at mine.

Bring a dumptruck.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ray on December 25, 2015, 07:35:44 pm
Mine got 7 new transformers from various folks.  Including the never can be found "female transformer" he asked Santa for. Thought it was funny he wrote female instead of girl since he just turned 5 like a month ago.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on December 25, 2015, 08:33:04 pm
I got a Kris Bryant autographed bat.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Ray on December 25, 2015, 08:35:26 pm
I got a Kris Bryant aitographed bat.

That's nothing compared to a girl transformer.  I just asked rayn. I never understood why it was a deception goal to kill all the girls. 

On second thought, maybe there was some misdom in their actions.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on December 25, 2015, 08:41:59 pm
I get less the older I get.

I did get a new Cobra driver and an Odyssey putter with a Cub headcover though.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: jacey1 on December 25, 2015, 09:07:18 pm
I got a brand new ash pan for my  charcoal grill....WHHOOOOOPEEEE, Should add another ten years of life to that old grill. Its the lil things in ife :)
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on December 26, 2015, 06:39:42 am
Sorry to be in the wrong thread, but is Hayward going to be our center fielder?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: BearHit on December 26, 2015, 08:35:24 am
I got some Tommy Johns - and yes they are the most comfortable I've ever worn
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 01, 2016, 12:02:37 am

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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jack Birdbath on January 19, 2016, 12:23:57 pm
Two Pearl Jam shows at Wrigley next year - 8/20 and 8/22.   Hope we get better weather this time.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Bennett on January 19, 2016, 12:42:51 pm
Two Pearl Jam shows at Wrigley next year - 8/20 and 8/22.   Hope we get better weather this time.
The grounds crew will have a week to work on the field as the Cubs don't return from a west coast trip until Monday, August 29.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on January 19, 2016, 01:21:14 pm
Also JazzFest the same weekend as Steely Dan and RHCP...might have 2 trips this year...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on January 23, 2016, 04:52:58 pm
Back in action.  ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Robb on January 23, 2016, 05:02:49 pm
Finally back up.  Anyone in here?  ECHO echo echo echo
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Dave23 on January 23, 2016, 05:09:40 pm
Glad it's back...
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on January 23, 2016, 05:16:03 pm
Anything new on the Facebook page?  Did they kiss and make up?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Pistol on March 03, 2016, 02:03:37 pm
Hello
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 07, 2016, 11:07:43 pm
Have you seen that Farmers commercial about turkey jerks?  Gotta wonder if an ad man got fired and tried to embarrass the boss or State Farm or whether there actually were a whole ton of stupid people at both the ad agency and Farmers who don't know what a turkey jerk is.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Turkey+Jerk (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Turkey+Jerk)

even worse is a Southern Turkey Jerk 

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=South+Carolina+Wild+Turkey+Jerk (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=South+Carolina+Wild+Turkey+Jerk)

Now it don't take much research to come up with that.  I wonder what Farmers thought it was.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on March 08, 2016, 01:22:00 am
Farmers, not State Farm.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: wmljohn on March 08, 2016, 05:35:31 am
where is the farmers commercial?  I have never heard of those terms before either?  I could have gone the entirety of the rest of my life without reading that last one too.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 08, 2016, 07:35:53 am
Google it
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Bennett on March 08, 2016, 07:40:16 am
The commercial that gets me right now is the one that exhorts you to become a member of the Mens Shave Club.  Their blades last a whole month!  Go to the web site and read the fine print.  The claim is based on three shaves per week.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on March 08, 2016, 08:13:06 am
I like all these things I get in the mail that offer free shipping.  In the fine print it's free shipping for anything over $40.  The item advertised costs $39.99.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on March 08, 2016, 10:49:24 am
Buy two.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Bennett on March 12, 2016, 08:10:23 am
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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 27, 2016, 12:36:06 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on March 28, 2016, 08:52:13 pm
MLB 16 The Show comes out tomorrow.

I think Ill take a vacation day...or 6.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: mO on March 29, 2016, 11:04:15 am
T-Mobile is offering MLB.TV Premium free to it's subscribers this year.  Sign up 4/3-4/10.

http://www.geekwire.com/2016/t-mobile-offers-more-free-mlb-tv-access-as-telco-renews-mlb-sponsership/
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on March 30, 2016, 12:51:05 am
Im ashamed to admit how much time Ive spent playing MLB 16 The Show in the last 26 hours.

If you like baseball there's no way you wont love this game.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on April 03, 2016, 12:04:18 pm
No idea what this is.  Got this email a little bit ago.  Confused me.  Maybe they're just testing the system.

http://view.ed4.net/v/D23ZNS/CD5H31/VF3BRF/AMT2H/MAILACTION=1&FORMAT=H?partnerId=ed-10154792-55341644
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 09, 2016, 11:59:59 pm

This season's version of the 2000 Slammin' Sammy's Frosted Flakes:



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I Just saw this in the cereal aisle at the Clarendon Hills' Jewel:

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/04/06/personalized-cereal-launched-for-cubs-anthony-rizzo-rizzos/




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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on May 05, 2016, 05:55:43 pm
Well, there's not much to think about, or maybe too much to think about, when you're serving five to ten.  I never did anything against my mom, Jesus, always shielding my mom, but it was her idea, and a damn good one, at that.  Well Known and wild from the start, Scoop went along with the flow, until she hit upon this idea, .......     HOLY SMOKE .......... It's  a Papa John commercial -- ................... Papa John is always late, always cold, never what you ordered, a disgrace to Major League Baseball.  Blame Scoop. A real life mercenary, cold.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on May 05, 2016, 06:11:35 pm
WTF?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on May 05, 2016, 06:37:19 pm
Well, it wasn'too long ago, no, I remember now, You was cryng because FDISK called you a name, and your girlfriend shrank away and you resolved never to be what you were before, ....  it was cool.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: guest61 on May 05, 2016, 06:59:18 pm
LMAO

I used to have heat with FDISK Ill give you that but he doesnt talk as much junk to me as he used to.

Now its only Jes.

Maybe Ive improved or maybe I just learned not to tell you all as much.

Ive already made the mistake of trusting Jes and confiding in him.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on May 05, 2016, 09:36:09 pm
LMAO

I used to have heat with FDISK Ill give you that but he doesnt talk as much junk to me as he used to.

Now its only Jes.

Maybe Ive improved or maybe I just learned not to tell you all as much.

Ive already made the mistake of trusting Jes and confiding in him.

And at no time have I ever violated that confidence, nor have any of my comments here ever been based on anything you told me in confidence.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on May 05, 2016, 10:45:36 pm
Didn't he tell you in confidence not to say that you haven't violated his confidence?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on May 06, 2016, 12:32:55 am
Didn't he tell you in confidence not to say that you haven't violated his confidence?

Since I have not said whether or not he did, I would not have violated any confidence.  I might have ignored his instruction, if he had said that, but ignoring an instruction is not violating a confidence, and the last time I checked, since I am not in hell, I am not really required to do what Dusty instructs.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: dogstoothe on May 06, 2016, 10:35:41 am
Well, it's shaping up to be one heck of a season.  And since I now own a miniature laptop, with a wyfi password, and no job, when I'm on the juice and the wife won't listen, I guess I'll come back to the old board and rant.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 08, 2016, 12:47:07 pm

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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 30, 2016, 12:44:47 pm

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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Playtwo on May 30, 2016, 12:56:48 pm
Does that include John McCain?
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on May 31, 2016, 08:14:46 pm
Is something going on?  I'm getting ten x the number of spam today.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on May 31, 2016, 10:09:20 pm
You're Welcome
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: Jes Beard on June 15, 2016, 07:35:08 pm
Just back from a walk with the wife to the river about a quarter of a mile down the road.  About four years ago we had the joy of watching a beaver in the river (small, small river) for a few of our walks before he left.  This evening we saw a small family of otters, two adults and one juvenile.  Definitely something to look for on our next several walks.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 17, 2016, 10:17:11 pm
I understand that otters taste good.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 19, 2016, 10:48:46 am


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Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 24, 2016, 11:36:36 pm
Does anyone else do this?  Whenever I see trailers for the film BFG, which stands for Big Friendly Giant, my brain substitutes a different F word.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: JeffH on June 26, 2016, 09:52:17 am
Does anyone else do this?  Whenever I see trailers for the film BFG, which stands for Big Friendly Giant, my brain substitutes a different F word.

Yes, of course.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: davep on June 26, 2016, 10:12:17 am
No.  You and Jeff are the only perverts on the board.  And I'm not sure about Jeff.
Title: Re: The Bleachers
Post by: CurtOne on June 26, 2016, 10:23:33 am