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by Shirley
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: A Track and/or Field Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 4662

Re: A Track and/or Field Thread

He ran at just under a 4:34 mile pace. That is just mind-blowing. I wonder how far any of us could run at that pace? That comes out to about a 68-second 400m (1 lap) pace. Could I still run that? Maybe. I damn well know I couldn't run anything near a 2:16 800. You could probably do a 2:16 half mile...
by Shirley
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: A Track and/or Field Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 4662

Re: A Track and/or Field Thread

He ran at just under a 4:34 mile pace. That is just mind-blowing. I wonder how far any of us could run at that pace? That comes out to about a 68-second 400m (1 lap) pace. Could I still run that? Maybe. I damn well know I couldn't run anything near a 2:16 800.
by Shirley
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2019 College Football Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 12782

Re: 2019 College Football Thread

UVA drove into the red zone against Miami six times on Friday and scored a total of 9 points. Unsurprisingly, they lost. Frustrating game.
by Shirley
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Death to the NCAA
Replies: 28
Views: 1289

Re: Death to the NCAA

Anyway, Coach K is in on letting kids get paid for names and images licensing. I anticipate NC will have a bill passed by end of week. Coach K may not have the sway in NC government that you think. Not a lot of Dukies in state office. But, I expect Ol' Roy will join in before long and that will hav...
by Shirley
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2019-20 NBA Season
Replies: 351
Views: 16653

Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Justin Anderson is a stud of an athlete and a really good dude. It's amazing his self control in these situations. Here he is declining to kill Justice Winslow in college. https://gfycat.com/speedywildcardinal (not sure why the gif isn't working) https://gfycat.com/speedywildcardinal-collegebasketba...
by Shirley
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Rick and Morty
Replies: 45
Views: 2080

Re: Rick and Morty

And it's hilarious.
by Shirley
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random
Replies: 5718
Views: 264360

Re: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random

The fundraising is some bullshit that mostly exploits young girls for free labor. I have no problems with girls and their parents trying for the easiest possible solution. I don't get why a company executive would get upset not about using company-wide email, but about somehow not following Girl Sco...
by Shirley
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 2173
Views: 161097

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Yeah, I like and respect Bernie, but he's way too old to start being president. And of course, that was true before the heart attack. If he were to withdraw and throw his support behind Warren, that would be awesome.
by Shirley
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Cord cutting?
Replies: 232
Views: 14576

Re: Cord cutting?

And definitely make sure your OS and browser are up to date before visiting any kind of streaming site. I'm sure lots of those are loaded with malware.
by Shirley
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Cord cutting?
Replies: 232
Views: 14576

Re: Cord cutting?

The HD streams from the NFLStreams subreddit is just tooooo easy to bring up anywhere. And it gets around that dogshit archaic "blackout" nonsense or "regional" teams. I was going to post that I can't believe that subreddit still exists, as they banned all the various soccer ones in the past year. ...
by Shirley
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Cord cutting?
Replies: 232
Views: 14576

Re: Cord cutting?

The HD streams from the NFLStreams subreddit is just tooooo easy to bring up anywhere. And it gets around that dogshit archaic "blackout" nonsense or "regional" teams. I was going to post that I can't believe that subreddit still exists, as they banned all the various soccer ones in the past year. ...
by Shirley
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 1506
Views: 66548

Re: The Weather

I was in Phoenix this week for work. On Thursday it was 95 and sunny, so I decided to check what the weather was like back home ... and it was 100 degrees in Cary! Incredible. Essentially, I went to Phoenix in October to get away from the NC heat.
by Shirley
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Cord cutting?
Replies: 232
Views: 14576

Re: Cord cutting?

A couple more YouTube TV comments... It seems that there are some channels (and maybe shows) that you cannot fast forward. It turns out that Late Night with Stephen Colbert is one of those. Even when you record it, it only lets you watch the VOD version with its commercials. I don't know if that's t...
by Shirley
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Writing a novel
Replies: 29
Views: 3494

Re: Writing a novel

Anyone done it/tried it? I think I might have just had a million dollar idea for a novel (not literally $1000000) given the brutality of the industry but stay with me here) and National Novel Writing Month is November. I might go for this. I think that's awesome. It's something I'd like to do (I ha...
by Shirley
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part IV - Welcome to Stupid Watergate
Replies: 1168
Views: 53368

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

I guess I'm wondering what you guys think would happen if Warren was the clear front runner, had been for months (by the time July 2019 rolled around) and had been talked about as the presumptive nominee for most of the spring/summer. You don't think Pelosi would see that whistleblower memo and the...
by Shirley
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Getting the spins
Replies: 2144
Views: 124255

Re: Getting the spins

Thanks for the heads up. I gave it a couple of listens today and liked it. But it's not as good as Songs For The Deaf.
by Shirley
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part IV - Welcome to Stupid Watergate
Replies: 1168
Views: 53368

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

My $.02. Pelosi wasn't waiting for something like this to impeach. I think she'd have prefered to not do it at all. I think this time she just finally felt like she had no choice. I also think it being Biden is a factor. It's a factor for the same reason that idiot is still leading the polls - peopl...
by Shirley
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Stadium/arena/ballpark general thread
Replies: 160
Views: 6716

Re: Stadium/arena/ballpark general thread

brian wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:55 am
Washington U's field renamed to reflect Olympic legacy.

It becomes the only stadium in the United States approved by the IOC to include "Olympic" in the name.
When you visit, don't forget to check out the Irwin Olympic Long Jump Pit!
by Shirley
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Can't always eat right - Official junk food thread
Replies: 190
Views: 15922

Re: Can't always eat right - Official junk food thread

M&Ms are the worst. Easy first choice. I agree that Milky Way is next, but it gets much tougher after that.
by Shirley
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 2173
Views: 161097

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Damn, Beto's tall. I think Simmons is 6'1".
by Shirley
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Netflix Suggestions?
Replies: 810
Views: 41161

Re: Netflix Suggestions?

Yeah, that looks pretty good. But I do feel like there are a few too many non-Paul Rudd characters in it.
by Shirley
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 2682
Views: 183416

Re: Movies

Just watched the trailer. She's 6'1"? Yeah, that's pretty tall for a girl, but not outrageously so. And I'm that tall and don't feel like i don't fit in the world at all. Lots of dudes just at my small office are taller than me. Now, there was a girl who was a classmate of my son who was probably 6'...
by Shirley
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Comedy...stand-up and otherwise...
Replies: 580
Views: 120425

Re: Comedy...stand-up and otherwise...

I just reread this piece by Patton Oswalt about comedy, heckler, joke-stealing, and rape jokes. He makes a lot of great points and ties it all together nicely. TT, you might find it helpful (or not!) as you get your career going. http://www.pattonoswalt.com/index.cfm?page=spew&id=167 I meant to com...
by Shirley
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: EPL Season 2019-20
Replies: 212
Views: 16885

Re: EPL Season 2019-20

The Sybian wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:11 pm
And of course, the tying goal came on a PK because of an insanely stupid David Luiz trip inches inside the 18 yard line, lunging and wildly sticking a leg in to a player out of control. Just plain stupid.
huh
by Shirley
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Comedy...stand-up and otherwise...
Replies: 580
Views: 120425

Re: Comedy...stand-up and otherwise...

I just reread this piece by Patton Oswalt about comedy, heckler, joke-stealing, and rape jokes. He makes a lot of great points and ties it all together nicely. TT, you might find it helpful (or not!) as you get your career going.

http://www.pattonoswalt.com/index.cfm?page=spew&id=167
by Shirley
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: EPL Season 2019-20
Replies: 212
Views: 16885

Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Chelsea youth movement starting to pay some dividends. Up 3-0 on Wolves at the half with goals from Abraham (2) and Tomori (2), both 21-years-old and both played in the Championship last year. 20-year-old Mason Mount made the second goal happen. Tammy finished with a hat trick and Mount got the fif...
by Shirley
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Cord cutting?
Replies: 232
Views: 14576

Re: Cord cutting?

So when you play recorded content onYouTube TV, can you skip commercials? When I added Late Night With Stephen Colbert to my library to record, it came already with a bunch of shows ready to watch (which was awesome). But when I watched one, I had to sit through commercials just like watching live....
by Shirley
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: EPL Season 2019-20
Replies: 212
Views: 16885

Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Chelsea youth movement starting to pay some dividends. Up 3-0 on Wolves at the half with goals from Abraham (2) and Tomori (2), both 21-years-old and both played in the Championship last year. 20-year-old Mason Mount made the second goal happen.
by Shirley
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Cord cutting?
Replies: 232
Views: 14576

Re: Cord cutting?

So when you play recorded content onYouTube TV, can you skip commercials? When I added Late Night With Stephen Colbert to my library to record, it came already with a bunch of shows ready to watch (which was awesome). But when I watched one, I had to sit through commercials just like watching live. ...
by Shirley
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Cord cutting?
Replies: 232
Views: 14576

Re: Cord cutting?

Love Youtube TV. In addition to being way cheaper than cable, I find it to be the simplest and most intuitive way to watch TV across multiple devices. The only thing of value I've given up is Red Zone, and while I do love Red Zone, it's probably good for my well being not to have it. Yeah, another ...
by Shirley
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Cord cutting?
Replies: 232
Views: 14576

Re: Cord cutting?

I just signed up for the 5 day free trial of YouTube TV. I did that about 30 seconds after checking my DirecTV account and seeing that I'm paying $123 a month for that shit. We hardly watch it. After playing with YouTube TV's LIbrary feature to find and record shows for about 5 minutes, I'm already ...
by Shirley
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Cord cutting?
Replies: 232
Views: 14576

Re: Cord cutting?

What's the Swamp's take on Hulu Live vs Youtube TV for live sports? And I know I've probably asked, but do either do time shifting of live sports? If so, how well? Update - to answer my own question - yes Youtube TV includes DVR and it looks like Hulu Live offers it as an add on. Any feedback on how...
by Shirley
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Twitter
Replies: 959
Views: 95540

Re: Twitter

Sounds like a good Swamp bragging topic: what’s your best Twitter interaction? I got a like from Jim Everett once (and it was not a tweet about him). Bronto doesn’t get to play this game. Ralph Sampson retweeted me a couple of years ago. I'm not gonna top that. He liked a tweet of mine a few days a...
by Shirley
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Television (no longer temporary)
Replies: 3040
Views: 201378

Re: Television (no longer temporary)

We signed up for a 30-day trial of Netflix because my wife wanted to watch a documentary for her class. So, I decided to try out Stranger Things, since I'd heard so much about it. I loved the pilot, so I ended up watching the whole first season in just a few days. I loved the mix of homages to movie...
by Shirley
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2019 Basketball World Cup
Replies: 35
Views: 818

Re: 2019 Basketball World Cup

Bounced in the quarters. No medals. Not great for Pop's legacy. Coach K couldn't have won with this squad either. No way to know for sure, but I have a hunch more stars would have played if K were still the coach. I think his retiring signaled an end to that incredibly successful period of USA Bask...
by Shirley
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2019 Basketball World Cup
Replies: 35
Views: 818

Re: 2019 Basketball World Cup

Bounced in the quarters. No medals. Not great for Pop's legacy.
by Shirley
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NFL Week 2
Replies: 91
Views: 2702

Re: NFL Week 2

Well, so much for being excited for next Sunday. When a federal lawsuit against you for rape surfaces, I'm out. Nope. I'm not defending AB here. At all. But I don't think a lawsuit being federal means anything special. It's still just a private lawsuit. It's not like the FBI is going after him or a...
by Shirley
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Comedy...stand-up and otherwise...
Replies: 580
Views: 120425

Re: Comedy...stand-up and otherwise...

Johnnie wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:08 pm
This is awesome:

Damn, Hasan. That was fantastic.
by Shirley
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: what's occurring
Replies: 13
Views: 743

Re: what's occurring

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:10 am
The presence of the letters "z", "u", "u", and "x" in the user name made me wonder why the newest spambot thread had so many posts.
Yeah, I had the ban finger out, but was pleasantly surprised.
by Shirley
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House
Replies: 2811
Views: 120141

Re: Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part III - A Democratic House

Disagreeing with John Bolton might be the most sensible, presidential thing Trump has done.