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by Shirley
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: Australia

degenerasian wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:15 pm
Yeah, but I bet he doesn't believe in man-made climate change.
by Shirley
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Television (no longer temporary)
Replies: 2987
Views: 199171

Re: Television (no longer temporary)

I'm about 3 episodes into Season 2 of Fleabag and damn if this season isn't as good, if not better, than Season 1. What a brilliant show. I haven't seen anything this well-written and acted since Breaking Bad.
by Shirley
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Hey So, Swampcrash?
Replies: 27
Views: 268

Re: Hey So, Swampcrash?

Djinn
by Shirley
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: WRGPT 29
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Re: WRGPT 29

Nice! You jumped me. I'm at $131K, in 43rd.
by Shirley
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Cord cutting?
Replies: 231
Views: 14226

Re: Cord cutting?

Yeah, I love it. It's such a better experience than using the native ESPN or NBC apps for sports. And I love being able to watch the same stuff - and pick up where I left off - on my phone, laptop, home desktop, home TV, condo TV, etc. And for the most part, it just always works.
by Shirley
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Getting the spins
Replies: 2137
Views: 123293

Re: Getting the spins

This is The Chicago Tribune's one-star review of Radiohead's The Bends. Think this guy wants this one back? Along with Beck's "Loser," Radiohead's smash single "Creep" made up a sort of low self-esteem hit parade for disaffected pop fans. Lacking that dubious appeal, there's little on the British gr...
by Shirley
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Racism
Replies: 817
Views: 40619

Re: Racism

You guys are not white dudes with privilege. Come on. You are successful because of your hard work and your attitude. I can tell because you are very caring towards me and I appreciate it. So don't use that as a caveat, just speak openly. Oh, I'm a privileged white dude. I would never claim otherwi...
by Shirley
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Royal Family
Replies: 47
Views: 452

Re: Royal Family

I don't care too much about all this, but I thought this article about how the British press treats William vs. Harry was pretty interesting . I don't know how much of a role racism plays in it all, but it's definitely not zero. Yeah, that laid it out pretty nicely. Somewhere else I saw an article ...
by Shirley
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Racism
Replies: 817
Views: 40619

Re: Racism

I can't read the article, but my guess is its about unintentional condescension, along the lines of how certain guys will talk sports very differently with women than men because of their own assumptions. If you're knowledgeable about something and people just assume you aren't, repeatedly, I can s...
by Shirley
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: WRGPT 29
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Re: WRGPT 29

My bro-in-law has been riding a hot streak the last couple of weeks and just moved into first place.
by Shirley
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Racism
Replies: 817
Views: 40619

Re: Racism

I know I'm a white guy who can never really see the world through black eyes, but this ... it just seems nuts. It sounds like this woman is complaining that servers and patrons - at the VERY FANCY, she stresses, restaurants she goes to - are too friendly and helpful to her. https://www.washingtonpos...
by Shirley
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Football 2019 --> Offseason --> 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 518

Re: NCAA Football 2019 --> Offseason --> 2020

The idea that a team from Sammamish played a state champion from Georgia is pretty comical. Sammamish is a wealthy suburb of Redmond/Bellevue populated mostly by Microsoft employees. It's probably about 40% populated by SE Asian immigrants.
by Shirley
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: WRGPT 29
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Re: WRGPT 29

Drifting along at $14150 - looking for opp to double up. About to go all-in with AJ suited. Good luck! That's a pretty good hand to take a chance with. It was. But it got beat by a 33 call. At no point in two months did any of my strong hands ever hit the board on the flop. Like the program had it ...
by Shirley
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2019-20 NBA Season
Replies: 278
Views: 15152

Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

My Saturday morning hot take that only Giff will agree with: James Harden is significantly underrated . I don't think there's quite enough appreciation for the way that he can singlehandedly turn any hodgepodge of supporting players into an elite offense. Averaging 38.4 ppg while maintaining a 64.5...
by Shirley
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Bathroom Etiquette
Replies: 223
Views: 9643

Re: Bathroom Etiquette

degenerasian wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:50 pm
Do all restrooms on your floors have codes, or just the womens.

In my building only the womens does, so i can go to any one of the crossover floors and use that one.
Never heard of codes on office bathrooms. That seems weird.
by Shirley
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: WRGPT 29
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Re: WRGPT 29

tennbengal wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:53 pm
Drifting along at $14150 - looking for opp to double up. About to go all-in with AJ suited.
Good luck! That's a pretty good hand to take a chance with.
by Shirley
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Star Wars Thread...The Spoiler Edition
Replies: 421
Views: 19171

Re: Star Wars Thread...The Spoiler Edition

I just saw it last night and thought it was great. I'm not really sure why folks are hating on it. I guess some people feel it didn't properly follow the fake rules for the Force or something? I've even seen people rank the various SW films on Twitter with this one below some of the prequels, which ...
by Shirley
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part IV - Welcome to Stupid Watergate
Replies: 1044
Views: 49576

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part IV - Welcome to Stupid Watergate

Seriously doubt Hitler would have claimed to be more Jewish though. Even though he supposedly was part Jewish, right?
by Shirley
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: SportsFrog History
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: SportsFrog History

Looks like I joined in May 2004. I forgot that my original username was Dave. I later changed to Rerun, and I've been Shirley for a long time now. https://web.archive.org/web/20070220231 ... b864adf164
by Shirley
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: SportsFrog History
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: SportsFrog History

Looks like The Swamp was created on January 28, 2003. https://web.archive.org/web/20030207021 ... um.php?f=1

Unless I'm mistaken, Bengal is the longest active member. https://web.archive.org/web/20030525132 ... erlist.php
by Shirley
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: SportsFrog History
Replies: 9
Views: 200

SportsFrog History

The Festitivus thread got me wondering when the SportsFrog got started. It looks like the first post was January 3, 2003. https://web.archive.org/web/20030210062 ... 30101.html

Coming up on 17 years!
by Shirley
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Television (no longer temporary)
Replies: 2987
Views: 199171

Re: Television (no longer temporary)

Finally a TV for Jerloma!



(yes, I know he probably won't be able to see this. Irony!)
by Shirley
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Deadspin
Replies: 620
Views: 44564

Re: Deadspin

Those videos infuriate me. So obviously, dozens, maybe hundreds of people worked on those decorations. They may be a bit over the top, but they're pretty amazing and took a hell of a lot of work. Work that I'm sure Melania did almost none of. She probably approved some designs here and there, but yo...
by Shirley
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 2617
Views: 180805

Re: Movies

I'm in.
by Shirley
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The OFFICIAL Irony thread
Replies: 306
Views: 25522

Re: The OFFICIAL Irony thread

Pruitt wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:07 pm
It is interesting that Maradona's shirt doesn't have the exclamation point for emphasis.
He snorted it
by Shirley
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Star Wars Thread...The Spoiler Edition
Replies: 421
Views: 19171

Re: Star Wars Thread...The Spoiler Edition

Rotten Tomatoes is at 57% with 140 reviews. Phantom Menace was 53%. Wasn't Phantom Menace widely praised for the first few days/weeks after release? Not that I remember, at least not by critics. Yeah, I don't think so. Although I think Ebert liked it, believe it or not. But I think there's a 0% cha...
by Shirley
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.
Replies: 1815
Views: 167839

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

I too am frustrated at the inability of these people to know the difference between a monkey and a chimpanzee.

(and yeah, the obvious racist part is frustrating too)
by Shirley
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: EPL Season 2019-20
Replies: 190
Views: 16167

Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Crazy how over the past several years, Leicester has been all over the table. No kidding! Screen Shot 2019-12-17 at 12.40.28 PM.png The top season was in the Championship. And in 2014-15, the had to go on an incredible run at the end of the season (something like 5 wins in 6 games) just to avoid re...
by Shirley
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Television (no longer temporary)
Replies: 2987
Views: 199171

Re: Television (no longer temporary)

Really don't think we need season-ending show spoilers in this thread. I edited the last three posts.
by Shirley
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Star Wars Thread...The Spoiler Edition
Replies: 421
Views: 19171

Re: Star Wars Thread...The Spoiler Edition

I just watched Revenge of the Sith. I'm sure I watched it long ago, but didn't remember much. It's definitely the best of the three prequels. And yet, it's still bad. Such bad dialog. It's amazing that George Lucas ever created the original Star Wars.
by Shirley
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random thoughts/images/shit that makes you feel old thread
Replies: 428
Views: 19329

Re: Random thoughts/images/shit that makes you feel old thread

rass wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:38 am
No way. I'd be the second oldest Wilbury!
by Shirley
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: KTFO Thread
Replies: 132
Views: 8801

Re: KTFO Thread

Holy shit
by Shirley
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.
Replies: 1815
Views: 167839

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

Yeah, it was kind of a sloppy game, but those PKs were pretty incredible. You could kind of tell that the guys were feeding on each others' success in a positive way.
by Shirley
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.
Replies: 1815
Views: 167839

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

UVA taking on Georgetown tonight in the NCAA Championship game. A win would give UVA their eight title.
by Shirley
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Winter Reading Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 389

Re: Winter Reading Thread

After Toni Morrison died, I felt bad that I'd never read any of her books. So I put a bunch on my hold list at the library. I'm currently reading 'Jazz'...and I'm not sure what to think. The writing is spectacular on its own...but I'm not sure if the story itself is really doing anything for me. Tr...
by Shirley
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: WRGPT 29
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Re: WRGPT 29

I just doubled up as well. I'd had to fold a lot of hands in row before finally getting two playable hands in a row. On the second I flopped 2 pair for my AT hole cards. I'm at about $117K now and can start being a bit more aggressive.
by Shirley
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 2617
Views: 180805

Re: Movies

Yeah, the anti-aging stuff was a bit distracting to me too. Almost the uncanny valley at times. And DeNiro still didn't look that young. Still, I thought the movie was great. Made me want to read that book.
by Shirley
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp update
Replies: 56
Views: 737

Re: Swamp update

OK, I may have found the problem. Can someone (a non-moderator) try posting a link to a tweet and/or video?
by Shirley
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp update
Replies: 56
Views: 737

Re: Swamp update

So, is everyone but me having problem posting tweets, youtube vids, etc? If so, it must be a permissions thing, but I haven't been able to tell why.
by Shirley
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp update
Replies: 56
Views: 737

Re: Swamp update

I used the "quote" function to see how yours and rass's posts were constructed and they didn't look any different, so may be a rights thing? Also, I can see the "media embed" icon when posting, but when using it get a message saying: You cannot use certain BBCodes . You shouldn't need to use the Me...