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by Shirley
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: It's been a minute
Replies: 50
Views: 439

Re: It's been a minute

I think the first time (or among them) I heard "a minute" used to mean a long time (which, really is a dumb bit of slang), was right here on this board when Hood used it. I was confused at first.

Like a lot of American slang, it seemed to come out of the black community first.
by Shirley
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: Hurricane Michael

Kind of surprising that there hasn't been all that much coverage of this hurricane relative to its strength - this thing is possibly going to be one of the 5 strongest hurricanes to ever hit the US mainland in a few minutes or so. Yeah, I think it's because it happened so fast. Just three days ago ...
by Shirley
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Checkmate, Bitches! The Chess and other Board Games Thread
Replies: 170
Views: 4752

Re: Checkmate, Bitches! The Chess and other Board Games Thread

I wanna play some D&D on that table.
by Shirley
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Bart O’Kavanaugh hearings and inevitable confirmation
Replies: 540
Views: 5769

Re: Bart O’Kavanaugh hearings and inevitable confirmation

Now I'm not talking about you (degen) here so keep that in mind, but people can't have it both ways. Either the Democrats have their fingers on the scales to nominate the person they want (Hillary) or it's a process where anyone can get the nomination regardless of how outside the party mainstream ...
by Shirley
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Bart O’Kavanaugh hearings and inevitable confirmation
Replies: 540
Views: 5769

Re: Bart O’Kavanaugh hearings and inevitable confirmation

It sounds like you're saying that folks who wanted the party to have a fair, unbiased nomination process hold some blame for how 2016 turned out. Me, I think the parties should be able to tilt the scales if they want - it's their party after all - but they should be transparent about it. Don't do th...
by Shirley
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Old Timey Music for Howard and DC
Replies: 1073
Views: 42057

Re: Old Timey Music for Howard and DC

I'm currently listening to Fleetwood Mac's first album, Fleetwood Mac. I've heard before about how their earlier stuff was much different. And man, what a great blues album. There's no way anyone unfamiliar with this would identify it as Fleetwood Mac. Completely different band.
by Shirley
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Bart O’Kavanaugh hearings and inevitable confirmation
Replies: 540
Views: 5769

Re: Bart O’Kavanaugh hearings and inevitable confirmation

Now I'm not talking about you (degen) here so keep that in mind, but people can't have it both ways. Either the Democrats have their fingers on the scales to nominate the person they want (Hillary) or it's a process where anyone can get the nomination regardless of how outside the party mainstream ...
by Shirley
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018-2019 EPL Season
Replies: 106
Views: 1254

Re: 2018-2019 EPL Season

Maybe not as pretty as Arsenal's goal today, but a 31-pass buildup is still pretty nice.

by Shirley
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 1014
Views: 37297

Re: Man's Best Friend

This is an incredible video. Dusty in here now.

Some more details -


(Edit: removed the video link, because it's also included in the Reddit link)
by Shirley
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Twitter
Replies: 632
Views: 39267

Re: Twitter

Steve just had his Tweet replied to by Eric Idle.

by Shirley
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3425
Views: 60247

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

(If they go the legacy act or the celebrity route, my prediction for a legit 3rd party moves up a decade.) Say it's Chelsea Clinton for argument's sake. Who would be the 3rd party candidate? I just dry heaved. BTW, doesn't Biden have like a 70% chance of being MeTooed at some point in the next few ...
by Shirley
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Bart O’Kavanaugh hearings and inevitable confirmation
Replies: 540
Views: 5769

Re: Bart O’Kavanaugh hearings and inevitable confirmation

Catching up on the news - I'm not surprised that Chris Dudley is involved now. I knew he was a friend of Chad's at Yale where they played basketball together. I didn't realize he was the friend mentioned in the story about the fight. I also didn't remember that Dudley ran for office as a Republican ...
by Shirley
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: College Visits
Replies: 260
Views: 4623

Re: College Visits

I’m sitting outside the Admissions Office at Swarthmore right now while my son has an interview. It’s a really beautiful campus and interesting school. We visited Dartmouth on Saturday and Brown yesterday. I was surprised by how much I liked Brown. You can sing the Mamas & Papas line to yourself al...
by Shirley
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: College Visits
Replies: 260
Views: 4623

Re: College Visits

That’s great news, bengal! Congrats to Q and to you and your wife for being proactive.
by Shirley
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: College Visits
Replies: 260
Views: 4623

Re: College Visits

I’m sitting outside the Admissions Office at Swarthmore right now while my son has an interview. It’s a really beautiful campus and interesting school.


We visited Dartmouth on Saturday and Brown yesterday. I was surprised by how much I liked Brown.
by Shirley
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Bart O’Kavanaugh hearings and inevitable confirmation
Replies: 540
Views: 5769

Re: Bart O’Kavanaugh hearings and inevitable confirmation

FWIW, I know Chad and his family. He's a really good dude. And huge. I'm pretty sure that if Kavanaugh ever got "belligerent and aggressive" with Chad, then he was REALLY drunk.
by Shirley
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018-2019 EPL Season
Replies: 106
Views: 1254

Re: 2018-2019 EPL Season

God, I could watch this on a loop for an hour. When Hazard puts it in this gear, he's just beautiful to watch.

by Shirley
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Autism Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 5813

Re: The Autism Thread

I think it's more likely that the dad simply wasn't paying close attention to his son. He didn't see him run off at all.
by Shirley
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Autism Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 5813

Re: The Autism Thread

bfj wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:38 pm
I hate stories like this because I know how they end. 91% of deaths from wandering and elopement are caused by drowning. Terrifying statistic.
God. I feel sick. I wish I hadn't read that. Just awful. I want to hope for the best, but four days...
by Shirley
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Politics
Replies: 3114
Views: 89447

Re: Random Politics

Pruitt wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:55 pm
The Sybian wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:37 pm
tennbengal wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:27 pm
Yup, that’s absolutely brutal.
Wow, that was a M. Night Shamalayan level twist at the end. I legit LOL'd.
Holy shit! Off to look up what this guy has done...
I guess Thanksgiving's a bit awkward at the Gosar house.
by Shirley
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Official balls and cock thread
Replies: 112
Views: 5819

Re: Official balls and cock thread

by Shirley
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Video Games Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 6318

Re: Video Games Thread

Speaking of which, we went with the Switch and Super Mario Odyssey. Mario Kart will probably be the next purchase (along with additional controllers), but I bet it will be flying off the shelves.
by Shirley
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Netflix Suggestions?
Replies: 518
Views: 17642

Re: Netflix Suggestions?

I was just starting to give him a chance when he had Alex Jones on and seemed to buy in to Jones's crazy conspiracies, including the child-sex pizza parlor one. Fuck that. I stopped listening and haven't been terribly interesting in giving him another shot since. He makes fun of Alex Jones all the ...
by Shirley
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Netflix Suggestions?
Replies: 518
Views: 17642

Re: Netflix Suggestions?

I was just starting to give him a chance when he had Alex Jones on and seemed to buy in to Jones's crazy conspiracies, including the child-sex pizza parlor one. Fuck that. I stopped listening and haven't been terribly interesting in giving him another shot since.
by Shirley
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Bart O’Kavanaugh hearings and inevitable confirmation
Replies: 540
Views: 5769

Re: Bart O’Kavanaugh hearings and inevitable confirmation

Yeah, when I brought this up in the other thread, it was mostly about how long ago it was, not the age of the parties. With it being that long ago, there's just almost no chance to corroborate anything in her story. She's not even 100% sure what year it was. The fact that she told her therapist and ...
by Shirley
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NFL 2018 Week 2
Replies: 90
Views: 1100

Re: NFL 2018 Week 2

I'll be honest, I watch so little NFL coverage these days, that I'd honestly never heard of Mahomes before yesterday (or more likely, I'd heard his name but didn't pay attention). Damn, that kid is good. That said, Pittsburgh's secondary was AWFUL yesterday, but still. Even against bad defenses, not...
by Shirley
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread
Replies: 1188
Views: 67168

Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Freddie Oversteegen - Dutch Resistance Fighter What a woman! With Hannie Schaft, a onetime law student with fiery red hair, they (Freddie and her sister) sabotaged bridges and rail lines with dynamite, shot Nazis while riding their bikes, and donned disguises to smuggle Jewish children across the c...
by Shirley
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Video Games Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 6318

Re: Video Games Thread

Ah. Well, I still think that's going to be the first game. It seems like a must if you get a Nintendo system.
by Shirley
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Video Games Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 6318

Re: Video Games Thread

Thanks, Turd. I was thinking that Mario Odyssey would be a good first game. And it looks like it works well with 2 players, right?
by Shirley
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Politics
Replies: 3114
Views: 89447

Re: Random Politics

I hate that she had to out herself, but that WaPo story, with her name and the details of the story, has to help her cause. Right? Probably not enough to make a difference, but at the very least, it helps brand this guy, just like Clarence Thomas is forever branded. Granted, Thomas has been a justic...
by Shirley
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Video Games Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 6318

Re: Video Games Thread

Probably going to get my son a Nintendo Switch for his birthday. What else do I need to get with it? Does it come with a game? All the cables you might need? I'd like to get him at least one game that allows up to 4 players. What other controllers do I need to buy to support that? Just one more cont...
by Shirley
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Politics
Replies: 3114
Views: 89447

Re: Random Politics

So how do you guys feel about this Kavanaugh accusation from when he was in high school? While I really doubt this woman is making it up, a 35-year-old accustion, seemingly made for the first time, and with no evidence ... just doesn't seem like much to go on.
by Shirley
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018-2019 EPL Season
Replies: 106
Views: 1254

Re: 2018-2019 EPL Season

Chelsea now has 4 of the top 5 passers (and 5 of the top 7) in the Premier League. Sarriball is working so far!

https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top ... ass?se=210
by Shirley
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: College Football 2018 (non-meltdown thread)
Replies: 58
Views: 849

Re: College Football 2018 (non-meltdown thread)

Sabo, are you watching this UVA-Ohio game, son? It's been pretty crazy so far.
by Shirley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Help a swamper out
Replies: 41
Views: 318

Re: Help a swamper out

Jerloma wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Also, how is this helping you out?
Some people get enjoyment out of helping others. It's true!
by Shirley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 1259
Views: 44163

Re: The Weather

The towns on either end of our island, Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle, have gotten 35 and 29 inches of rain so far. It boggles the mind.
by Shirley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Help a swamper out
Replies: 41
Views: 318

Re: Help a swamper out

A_B wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:30 am
I'm sorry I have created such a moral conundrum on this fine Friday morning. I will be sure to inform the parents that the whole thing is illegitimate and they should feel no joy ever again in their life.
That would be great, thanks.
by Shirley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Help a swamper out
Replies: 41
Views: 318

Re: Help a swamper out

I kind of agree with J-Lo, but I voted anyway. And then, looking at the results, it's clear it's just a popularity contest. The kids at the top are definitely not the best performers (I saw some kid with 200+ yards rushing, a bunch of tackles, and the game-winning TD as time expired. Not near the to...
by Shirley
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Kids in College Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 631

Re: Swamp Kids in College Thread

A_B wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:28 pm
Daughters floor is coed even. Boys one one side women on the other.
My dorm wasn't divided by floors or even sides of floors. I don't think it exactly alternated, but I'm pretty sure we had women on either side of our room. All doubles.
by Shirley
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Images (now possibly NSFW)
Replies: 1861
Views: 111014

Re: Images (now possibly NSFW)

I guess maybe Mr. Rex came home early from work, huh?