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by MaxWebster
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: EPL 2020/21
Replies: 332
Views: 4695

Re: EPL 2020/21

somehow the multiple images makes it both more hilarious and disturbing - i'm cracking up.
keep.
by MaxWebster
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: CONFERENCE COCKSMITHERY
Replies: 90
Views: 647

Re: CONFERENCE COCKSMITHERY

my daughters for the first time (they've only lived here 3yrs) are experiencing first-hand the hilarious lunacy of local sports fans when a team is successful. My 18yr old last week came home from Wegmans and was like "everyone says 'Go Bills!' to each other literally at the end of every interaction...
by MaxWebster
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Hank Aaron
Replies: 39
Views: 301

Re: Hank Aaron

great point, sc. my mother in law is quite obviously old(school) and was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan, she definitely looks at the past with rose-coloured glasses and I argue with her all the time that the only difference between then and now is publicity. All sorts of evidence if you scratch a little tha...
by MaxWebster
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Hank Aaron
Replies: 39
Views: 301

Re: Hank Aaron

i totally remember those cards! A little before my time, I didn't have them, but i'm sure my cousins must have. i have 1957 and 1958 Aarons as well - thanks to my dad who probably 50 years ago managed to save a small fraction of his cards from his youth. I will be taking that nostalgia trip tonight,...
by MaxWebster
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Anything new around here?
Replies: 13
Views: 232

Re: Anything new around here?

it's like a reunion in here - hey Doc!
by MaxWebster
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Hank Aaron
Replies: 39
Views: 301

Re: Hank Aaron

ah damn, Pruitt, that is beautiful. You got me a little misty down here. During the winter before he broke the record, i saw a news feature about the racism and hatred and death threats that he was receiving (by the bag full). Man, I cried when I saw it - just the injustice of it all really got to m...
by MaxWebster
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Hank Aaron
Replies: 39
Views: 301

Re: Hank Aaron

fuck. an 86 year old man i'd never met shouldn't affect me but...dammit. was always one of the few larger-than-life idols for me; i was damn lucky to actually see him play - my first ever live game as a very little kid, Fenway 1976. My dad pointed him out as someone i needed to remember. Somewhere i...
by MaxWebster
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Happy Inauguration Day (and beyond- The Biden Presidency Thread part I)
Replies: 341
Views: 2443

Re: Happy Inauguration Day (and beyond- The Biden Presidency Thread part I)

i think there's an important venn diagram that could be made with 'sensationalism' and 'news' where you can actually be annoying as shit (CNN) but actually report, you know, facts. i hadn't watched CNN (or any news) since we moved back to the States 3+ yrs ago for obvious reasons until two weeks ago...
by MaxWebster
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020-21 MLB Offseason Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 628

Re: 2020-21 MLB Offseason Thread

seems like it'll be good for 3, questionable the rest of the way.

Oddly - the Brantley "signing" was reported by MLB but then retracted...and now he signs with Houston. Lourdes Gurriel, you're off the hook (for now).
by MaxWebster
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020-21 MLB Offseason Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 628

Re: 2020-21 MLB Offseason Thread

Jays sign Springer last night and just now Michael Brantley.

have to think they're trying to move an OF for a SP at this point, but that lineup in various configurations looks pretty damn good.
by MaxWebster
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Happy Inauguration Day (and beyond- The Biden Presidency Thread part I)
Replies: 341
Views: 2443

Re: Happy Inauguration Day (and beyond- The Biden Presidency Thread part I)

this. a million times this.
The Sybian wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:53 am
tennbengal wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:50 am
And there it is, we made it to President Biden.

Thank all the gods.
I wasn’t expecting this flood of emotions. Just relief and gratitude to get that fuckawful monster out. I never allowed myself to celebrate the election.
by MaxWebster
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Don Sutton
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: Don Sutton

i very much remember that game - must have been on national tv - yeah would have been an amazing final week comeback but i think the Brewers won that last one going away? I always associate him with the Dodgers, but he did put a stake in my heart as a young O's fan defeating the Orioles on the last ...
by MaxWebster
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Happy Inauguration Day (and beyond- The Biden Presidency Thread part I)
Replies: 341
Views: 2443

Re: Happy Inauguration Day (and beyond- The Biden Presidency Thread part I)

just seeing the title of this thread was enough to release just a little anxiety.

i had some especially fucked-up dreams last night; i'm "working" here with CNN on in the corner - i'll be fine tonight if today just ends up being...boring.
by MaxWebster
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Don Sutton
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: Don Sutton

on-point 70s perm as well. that alone added 10WAR to his career.
by MaxWebster
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3501
Views: 84560

Re: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)

bump.

nice call tb.
tennbengal wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:08 pm
When the civil war erupts, this QAnon insanity will be one of the matches.
by MaxWebster
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2320
Views: 29962

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

just wanted to bump this. i've definitely been strong on team Nonlinear FC of late I want to put this in non-rant angry man voice, and hopefully my time on the board will afford me some space: These folks fucked up by tipping over the apple cart last Wednesday. They were, for the most part, under th...
by MaxWebster
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 1619

Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

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by MaxWebster
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 1013
Views: 32895

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

fascinating article... but maybe 2/3 of the way through i just got too fucking upset and couldn't finish. I genuinely don't know what thread to drop this in - but I am super interested in seeing if some of you all who are gamers think it makes as much sense as it appears to - in terms of explaining ...
by MaxWebster
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.
Replies: 2052
Views: 199042

Re: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.

quickly reading that my brain dictated: "ClubFoot Montreal"
by MaxWebster
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2320
Views: 29962

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

i just keep refreshing and muttering "holy fucking shit" over and over
by MaxWebster
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread
Replies: 1038
Views: 72475

Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

i'm grabbing that comic for the inevitable future need - i've had more than a few "hey! we'd love to use your music - there's no money now but the exposure you'll get is...." get bent.
by MaxWebster
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 1619

Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

by MaxWebster
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2320
Views: 29962

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

fun to think this guy https://www.reddit.com/r/Buffalo/commen ... s_role_in/ lives not all that far from us


(aside: tried to attach the reddit link above my text but it was a catastrophe)
by MaxWebster
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Television (no longer temporary)
Replies: 3710
Views: 240723

Re: Television (no longer temporary)

i honestly thought he did a hell of a job, really after the initial monologue and aside from the player intros in a way it was no different. No disrespect to Alex whatsoever - rather I think KJ once mentioned he had studied Alex's cadence and I think a lot of that came out yesterday.
by MaxWebster
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: SACK TRICK!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 6364

Re: SACK TRICK!!!

not much to add other than internet-friend support, BSF. My wife (and I, passively) went through this ... more than once. It's really tough, and we got through it using logic much as you spelled out. Doesn't invalidate or knock away the emotional impact so I learned it's ok to feel both of those.
by MaxWebster
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Kids in College Thread
Replies: 342
Views: 11370

Re: Swamp Kids in College Thread

my daughter (freshman) goes back on Sunday - they don't start classes for another week but are having everyone test on campus twice. like a massive self-quarantine. Thus far they've done a pretty good job keeping covid mostly at bay. last semester was about 50-50 in terms of online v in-person class...
by MaxWebster
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Kids in College Thread
Replies: 342
Views: 11370

Re: Swamp Kids in College Thread

simultaneously shaking my head and chuckling...
mister d wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:55 am
SanCarlos = 0.96 of a Proclaimer
by MaxWebster
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2320
Views: 29962

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

just feeling the need to pop in and thank this group for being here - honestly i feel like i'm losing my mind and knowing there are a few intelligent and rational people left in the country (you fuckers) has helped me get through this. (even though i doom click most of these links knowing it's bad f...
by MaxWebster
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2320
Views: 29962

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

that article went beyond scaring the shit out of me - which was probably where i was last night - into "i don't know if I have a shred of hope"

my kids already want to leave the country (again!) after they're done w college and i won't be discouraging them.
by MaxWebster
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2320
Views: 29962

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

yeah i legitimately don't know if the taser-meets-balls thing is totally true but i don't really even care right now.
by MaxWebster
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2320
Views: 29962

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

this was actually terrifying to read, jesus.
tennbengal wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:45 am
Three first hand accounts from NYT reporters who were in the Capitol. Should be read. One of them, she is lucky to be alive...

by MaxWebster
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 1619

Re: 2020-2021 NHL Regular Season Thread

man those unis look tremendous.

i feel like i can see Hakan Loob and Paul Reinhart skating out there :)
by MaxWebster
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2320
Views: 29962

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

yes, but how many representatives still stood up to protest the electoral vote last night? full solidarity would have helped. Well, it looks like we found the point where some GOP Congressmen can no longer stay silent. Trump inciting, hell flat out asking, armed mobs to storm the Congress while they...
by MaxWebster
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2320
Views: 29962

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

"hiya boys, come on right in, i'll move this aside for you..."
Johnnie wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:28 pm
Seems like they were enabled.

by MaxWebster
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2320
Views: 29962

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

I'm on team duff here. Each and everyone of them should be drug out of the Capital with their head hitting each step. Hopefully knocking their cosplay helmets off if they had one on. They are all ready brain damaged fucks. A little more head trauma won't hurt them. Like I said before, fuck them all....
by MaxWebster
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2320
Views: 29962

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

i needed the laugh :D
BSF21 wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:50 pm
Hey Max, long time listener, first time "above the line" quoter.
by MaxWebster
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2320
Views: 29962

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

have there been any arrests? at all??

a bunch of townies actually sitting in the Capitol - actually taking shit away ....

seriously - where are the fucking arrests???