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by Shirley
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2019 College Football Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 12782

Re: 2019 College Football Thread

A_B wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:56 pm
They lowdown, they dirty, they some snitches, but this is pretty damn cool.
Sometimes the Internet is awesome.
by Shirley
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Getting the spins
Replies: 2144
Views: 124254

Re: Getting the spins

Ryan wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:26 am
Holy shit, I've never seen this before

I like Chris Cornell, but there are certain songs that you just have to leave alone. I'm not sure even Dolly should sing that one anymore after what Whitney did with it.
by Shirley
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Videos
Replies: 1688
Views: 151310

Re: Random Videos

I wasn't sure of the best thread for this. Damn is it funny to watch.

by Shirley
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:06 pm
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

mister d wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Without the initial "overreaction" to Trump contradicting the NWS, there's no sharpie incident. I'd argue more, not less, attempts at making him look and feel stupid are warranted.
Fair, although he provides no shortage of more significant mistakes as well.
by Shirley
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:51 pm
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

So basically you're asking the country to stop acting like the president is a complete dumbfuck who calls press conferences days after the fact to defend a mistake he made in a tweet by literally drawing with a sharpie a fake forecasted hurricane path? Come on, man. No, I'm saying the initial (and ...
by Shirley
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:41 pm
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

Johnnie wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:57 am
BTW, this video was incredible. I had not seen that before.
by Shirley
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:39 pm
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

I gotta say, while it was weird of Trump to draw on the hurricane map, it was also unnecessary to make a big deal out of him saying Alabama. If that projection he drew on had held for another day, Alabama would have been in the predicted affected area. He wasn't wrong about that. Now, maybe he said...
by Shirley
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:12 pm
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

I gotta say, while it was weird of Trump to draw on the hurricane map, it was also unnecessary to make a big deal out of him saying Alabama. If that projection he drew on had held for another day, Alabama would have been in the predicted affected area. He wasn't wrong about that. Now, maybe he said ...
by Shirley
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Television (no longer temporary)
Replies: 3040
Views: 201376

Re: Television (no longer temporary)

Giff wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:07 pm
I've never wanted a show to end more than I want Preacher to end. I'm not even sure what the fuck is going on so not sure why I feel the need to see it out. Oh yeah, Ruth Negga.
Yeah, I only watched the first few episodes of that. I liked it OK, but it wasn't as good as the comics.
by Shirley
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Television (no longer temporary)
Replies: 3040
Views: 201376

Re: Television (no longer temporary)

I finished Season 1 of The Boys last night. That was pretty awesome. At first, I just thought it would a fun, darker take on superheroes, but without too much substance. But I think it actually got better as it went along and the last episode was incredible. I didn't realize before I started watchin...
by Shirley
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 2682
Views: 183413

Re: Movies

i was puzzled why they felt the need to overplay his hetero relationship so much (relative to its importance in his real life — fairly little) for a movie released in 2018. Seems like we should be well past having to whitewash homosexuality to make protagonists more palatable. I think it might have...
by Shirley
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2019 Basketball World Cup
Replies: 35
Views: 818

Re: 2019 Basketball World Cup

Yeah, one thing about other countries is that their top guys have been playing together on these teams for years. Our teams are put together a couple of weeks before the tournament. That makes a difference. Not nearly enough of a difference when we're rolling out LeBron, Durant, Harden, etc, but whe...
by Shirley
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Return of the relations thread [NSFW]
Replies: 420
Views: 55373

Re: Return of the relations thread [NSFW]

I wanted to like that video, but it was awful. I didn't agree with her basic premise - that it's the consumers' fault - and her porn-acting mannerisms (fake giggles, bad jokes, etc.) made it that much worse. If those main porn sites are legit, then how is it the viewers' problem to try figure out if...
by Shirley
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Kids in College Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 5325

Re: Swamp Kids in College Thread

Hoo boy. It really hit me tonight in the grocery store. It was my first time grocery shopping with my boy gone. I realized just how much of our groceries were for him. I wasn’t sure what to buy! It took all my resolve to avoid being the creepy guy crying in aisle 12.
by Shirley
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 2682
Views: 183413

Re: Movies

Rocketman blows Bohemian Rhapsody out of the water as far as biopics go. Haven't seen Rocketman, but I tried to watch Bohemian Rhapsody on a flight a few weeks ago and couldn't make it through it. It was bad. It was so clearly created by the band. Paper thin representations of the people and everyt...
by Shirley
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: OFFICIAL Eat Right & Get Fit Challenge
Replies: 968
Views: 67888

Re: OFFICIAL Eat Right & Get Fit Challenge

I'd never go back to any doctor that was a Trump fan. Same with any service provider who's supposed to be smart (lawyer, accountant, etc.).
by Shirley
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:13 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

I didn't watch the clip from his show, but just saw some headlines and Tweets about it. I was suspicious about the idea that Trump's tax returns would indicate who cosigned his loans. That doesn't seem like the kind of thing that would be in a personal tax return. But then, I'm not a pretend billion...
by Shirley
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Tropical Storm slash Hurricane Dorian
Replies: 34
Views: 4733

Re: Tropical Storm slash Hurricane Dorian

I think I can see my beach condo in the eye at the very end of that loop.
by Shirley
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: SwampMD
Replies: 38
Views: 2926

Re: SwampMD

I also got in the habit of sleeping far enough down the bed that my foot is hanging off the bottom. Not sure how much that helped. I've done this for as long as I can remember so either it doesn't help or its staved off even worse issues? Probably. I think it just helps minimize the stiffness you g...
by Shirley
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: SwampMD
Replies: 38
Views: 2926

Re: SwampMD

The stretches for plantar fasciitis work amazingly well. Do it several times a day for a week or two, and it stays gone for months. Last flare up, I'd wake up every morning with pain worse than if I was running on it. Stretches knocked it out. I used to have all sorts of heel inserts, a wedge that ...
by Shirley
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Autism Thread
Replies: 192
Views: 12803

Re: The Autism Thread

bfj wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:33 pm
This kind of shit.
Incredible. I suspect bigotry against special needs wasn't the only bigotry involved there.
by Shirley
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Yacht Rock
Replies: 210
Views: 8824

Re: Yacht Rock

My girlfriend and roommate, both younger than me, love Yacht Rock. They'll tell Alexa to play it and off it goes. But I'm asking this honestly...is this not just what we called "easy listening" in the 80s and 90s. I swear to God this is what my mom listened to on Magic 106.7 Boston when I was growi...
by Shirley
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Kids in College Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 5325

Re: Swamp Kids in College Thread

I had to skip Thunder Road when it came up on a playlist at work yesterday. I used to sing that to him when he was a baby to try to put him to sleep.

I had to stare out the window for a while after that hit me.
by Shirley
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 2173
Views: 161096

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

The "Pocahontas" stuff might amuse the racists in his base, but I don't think it moves the needle with anyone else. One thing I think we've all learned by now is that that stuff DOES move the needle. It's easy and visceral, so it becomes part of the daily news story. Did she really claim Native Ame...
by Shirley
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 2173
Views: 161096

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Could just be overly optimistic, but I think Warren's gonna win the nomination. But we'll have to be subjected to a lot of "bUt cAn a wOmAn wIn a nAtIoNaL eLeCtIOn!" bullshit for several months afterwards. I do think Trump is afraid of Warren (not, like literally afraid -- electorally afraid) which...
by Shirley
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Kids in College Thread
Replies: 205
Views: 5325

Re: Swamp Kids in College Thread

Driving my oldest up to college tomorrow. It's a bit melancholy around the house. Well, maybe that's just his parents. He's excited.
by Shirley
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Videos
Replies: 1688
Views: 151310

Re: Random Videos

People don't know Jingle Bells or Take Me Out To The Ballgame? Was this intended for non-Americans?
by Shirley
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random
Replies: 5717
Views: 264357

Re: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random

I took it as criticizing anyone who wants to listen to music at the beach instead of just wanting to go hear nature, especially since he never mentions volume, only the presence of music itself. Does he get mad at families who bring loud children? What if people are having fun and are louder than t...
by Shirley
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Live Music thread...
Replies: 1261
Views: 116418

Re: The Live Music thread...

Yeah, I agree. Nothing after Tattoo You worth listening to. I still regularly listen to their old stuff tho. Exile on Main Street, Sticky Fingers. That's the stuff. I saw the Stones in 1981. My friends and I were like, "Hey, they're getting old. We better go to this show, because who knows if there...
by Shirley
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Mass Shootings Thread
Replies: 803
Views: 82634

Re: The Mass Shootings Thread

I don't have a lot of sympathy for those three dudes (particularly the last one), but I have to think for every actual mass shooting, there are 100 or 500 of guys like these who brag about how they're gonna do it but never actually would. It smacks a bit of thoughtcrime.
by Shirley
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Getting the spins
Replies: 2144
Views: 124254

Re: Getting the spins

If you count Broken, and I do, The Downward Spiral is Nine Inch Nails's third album.

Tool's third album was Lateralus, arguably their best album (although I might go with Ænima).
by Shirley
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Autism Thread
Replies: 192
Views: 12803

Re: The Autism Thread

I'm not a fan of Autism Speaks for pretty much all the reasons mentioned in that article, but as BFJ pointed out, I'm a parent of a high-functioning autistic child. I wouldn't deign to speak for others, as I fully realize how lucky we are compared to what other families are dealing with. But I still...
by Shirley
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.
Replies: 1839
Views: 169277

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

govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:37 pm
Pulisic with a nice assist to Giroud. Chelsea up 1-0 v. Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup.
Very nice indeed. His agressiveness and pace brought four defenders to him, freeing Giroud. And then a perfectly weighted pass through so Giroud could one-time it.
by Shirley
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Godless III - Completing The Trinity
Replies: 2101
Views: 158798

Re: Godless III - Completing The Trinity

It's like Dan Brown novel written by Kyle in drywall dust. I can only imagine what she has to say about La Croix and White Claw. Guy I work with has a tee shirt that says ‘there ain’t no laws when I’m drinking white claw’s’ and I want it so bad. Does it have the unnecessary apostrophe? I think it's...
by Shirley
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein
Replies: 82
Views: 9323

Re: Jeffrey Epstein

Yeah, pretty convenient for all involved, huh?
by Shirley
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: EPL Season 2019-20
Replies: 212
Views: 16883

Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Yeah, in a regular, open market, Luiz certainly would have been worth more than 8M, but I think Chelsea just wanted it done. Not much downside for Arsenal at all.
by Shirley
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Mass Shootings Thread
Replies: 803
Views: 82634

Re: The Mass Shootings Thread

Rush2112 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:56 am
and a randon (?) shooting on the highway in Houston. WTF people.
That doesn't sound random at all. Sounds like a hit.
by Shirley
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: EPL Season 2019-20
Replies: 212
Views: 16883

Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Pretty crazy week for Chelsea and David Luiz. He was ostensibly one of the starting center backs at the start of the week. He had signed a two-year extension this summer, which Chelsea had previously almost never done for an over-thirty-year-old player. Then, news came out on Wednesday that Luiz ha...
by Shirley
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: EPL Season 2019-20
Replies: 212
Views: 16883

Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Pretty crazy week for Chelsea and David Luiz. He was ostensibly one of the starting center backs at the start of the week. He had signed a two-year extension this summer, which Chelsea had previously almost never done for an over-thirty-year-old player. Then, news came out on Wednesday that Luiz had...
by Shirley
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Toni Morrison
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Toni Morrison

I think my wife's favorite was Song of Solomon. I believe I read that one and either The Bluest Eye or Beloved (it's been a long time). Both were really good. She's a great writer and she writes about a world that the vast majority of Swampers know little about.