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by Shirley
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Official Swamp Dating Thread
Replies: 1742
Views: 79670

Re: The Official Swamp Dating Thread

This is great. Maybe one day I'll work up the nerve to try it. This is a much better technique. Some of these girls seem like they kind of like the idea. I don't know. The panhandling/manipulating/lying part seems like it would be a dealbreaker for most chicks. What those videos fail to call much a...
by Shirley
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NOTE: (Now Renamed News and Announcements)
Replies: 190
Views: 22972

Re: NOTE: (Now Renamed News and Announcements)

On a similar note . . . how does the larger size YouTubia dimensions work for everyone? It looks great. Scottie, I hope I'm not insulting you here - but did you search for plugins or similar that already solved the embedded video thing? Back in the day, phpbb had a ton of gadgets like that that peo...
by Shirley
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Animated GIF Thread (NSFW)
Replies: 462
Views: 53098

Re: The Animated GIF Thread (NSFW)

Weatherfrog wrote:Image

Memphis did not have the size to handle Michigan State. Still, superstar DJ Stephens had some highlights.
Yeah, I saw that one. It looks like a video game play. Incredible.
by Shirley
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Walking Dead Thread Walks Again
Replies: 223
Views: 12168

Re: The Walking Dead Thread Walks Again

I thought the phone was a sign that despite the evil veneer, Merle IS a human under there. He feels the weight of his actions. He cares. His sanity is slipping a bit and maybe he needs a chat with someone (an old girlfriend, his mom, his former self?) that was good in his life. That was a nice clue ...
by Shirley
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Walking Dead Thread Walks Again
Replies: 223
Views: 12168

Re: The Walking Dead Thread Walks Again

That was a great episode. That was a clever way to end the Merle storyline. They could to rehabilitate him - that would have been silly. Having him be a complete dick, repent and then go out in a blaze of glory was fantastic. And he took out a bunch of the Governor's best men along the way. Was that...
by Shirley
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Tubby era in Gopherland
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Tubby era in Gopherland

That's just dumb. Are there people outside of Minnesota who actually think the Gophers should regularly be better than Tubby got them? I thought he did a pretty damn good job. Not top-tier elite, but still pretty damn good. I'm willing to bet that Minnesota won't be getting any better with the new c...
by Shirley
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

My point is we should be grading on a curve. The Big East is 6-5 as a conference and has three Sweet 16 teams, but that should be seen as a disappointment for a conference given four top 4 bids, two more in the 5-8 range and two below. 10-4 with four teams still alive was the expectation out of tha...
by Shirley
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

I've seen that a bunch of places, saying the BCS is proven better because the Mountain West and A-10 combined for 10 bids and 1 Sweet 16 team, but it sort of ignores that those two conferences only had two teams seeded 1-4. They underperformed by 1. Big East had 4 teams 1-4 and passed 3 into the Sw...
by Shirley
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

Hey Mountain West Conference! If you really want to be considered one of the big boy conferences, you can't completely miss the Sweet Sixteen.
by Shirley
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

I don't think you can fault the officials for the OSU call (though the studio crew did). It was an incredibly close play, and even on review it looked to barely be conclusive. Not egregious at all, in my estimation. Yeah, I actually thought they were both close and both probably wrong. It happens t...
by Shirley
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

Fuck, I hate seeing a game decided by idiotic refs. And, yes, there is an enormous difference between Illinois being tied (or up one) and being down four, with less than a minute to play. That was disgraceful; not even a close call, really. Yeah, and there was a very similar missed call at the end ...
by Shirley
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

You can all breathe a sigh of relief. UVA has won again in the NIT, beating St. John's 68-50. One more win and UVA heads to MSG.

46 of UVA's 68 points came from freshmen. The future's still looking pretty good in cville.
by Shirley
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ben Howland (era at Westwood)
Replies: 37
Views: 2113

Re: Ben Howland (era at Westwood)

Just a stunning fall. Before his early, amazing success at ucla, he was damn successful at Pitt.

I read that SI article a while back, but I still don't really understand what went wrong.
by Shirley
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The HEX! and other World Cup Qualifiers
Replies: 388
Views: 18550

Re: The HEX! and other World Cup Qualifiers

I just tuned in. Holy shit! I don't think I've ever seen a soccer game like this.
by Shirley
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Videos
Replies: 1689
Views: 151575

Re: Random Videos

Pretty cool.

So what did that guy do to his guitar to make it play like that? He's not strumming anything and he doesn't appear to be hitting the strings hard at all. It's almost like a keyboard.

And Scottie, is there a way to make the embedded videos a little bigger?
by Shirley
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

I haven't looked up the numbers but #1s are something like 120-0 versus #16 seeds all-time. Wouldn't ya' think that at some point that's gotta break? The #1s can't stay undefeated forever and the kids that play this game get more athletic every year. Some day I hope to see it happen. What's funny (...
by Shirley
Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Animated GIF Thread (NSFW)
Replies: 462
Views: 53098

Re: The Animated GIF Thread (NSFW)

Johnny Hotcakes wrote:Basketball in the groin.

Image
Right in the golden bears!
by Shirley
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

Scott Fucking Wood! That's what NC State needed. Game on.
by Shirley
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Getting the spins
Replies: 2145
Views: 124780

Re: Getting the spins

Grasspenis wrote:If I've learned anything from the Swamp, Shirls, it's that a lot of songs that you can't stand seem to get stuck in people's heads.
We built this city! We built this city on rooooock and rollllllll!
by Shirley
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

This is a classic N.C. State performance. All that talent and they look like a bunch of idiots. Yup. Their top six players are easily top ten in the country, talent-wise. When they care and play well, they are scary. I figured they'd focus enough today to get by and then turn on the gas against Ind...
by Shirley
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

howard wrote:Wisconsin playing ugly. Rebels playing dumb. Henderson 1-11 first half. Too bad you can't run-your-mouth the ball into the hoop.
A no-nonsense, disciplined team like Wisconsin seems like the worst possible opponent for Henderson. Not gonna fall for his antics.
by Shirley
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Getting the spins
Replies: 2145
Views: 124780

Re: Getting the spins

Speaking of SF, I almost died (traffic came to a sudden stop ahead of me, slammed the brakes, ended up swerving a bit to the right, and luckily the lady flying down the right lane in her Audi was paying attention (and driving an Audi?, QUATTRO!!!) and was able to miss me) with that fucking Foxygen ...
by Shirley
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts
Replies: 3052
Views: 160674

Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

sancarlos wrote:I chuckle every time I see Dave's "Shirley" avatar.
Yeah, I'm thinking of sticking with Shirley. She makes me happy.
by Shirley
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Images (now possibly NSFW)
Replies: 2000
Views: 137055

Re: Images (now possibly NSFW)

This is fascinating - it's a view of internet usage around the world throughout a day. Red/yellow is high usage while blue/green is low. http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18i61q6227twfgif/original.gif http://gawker.com/5991667/this-illegally-made-incredibly-mesmerizing-animated-gif-is-what-the-interne...
by Shirley
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NOTE: (Now Renamed News and Announcements)
Replies: 190
Views: 22972

Re: NOTE: (Now Renamed News and Announcements)

ZMan wrote:Whenever you have the time... ZMan
Damn, I preferred you as ztest. Probably the stats geek in me.
by Shirley
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamper on the scene: Heat at Cavs, 3/20/13
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: Swamper on the scene: Heat at Cavs, 3/20/13

Hell, a lot (all?) of arenas actually play music DURING play now as well. Not the whole time, but after a made free throw or something, they'll blast some Smash Mouth until the other team gets the ball over half court. Really fucking annoying.
by Shirley
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Old is New Again HDTV Buying Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 6536

Re: Old is New Again HDTV Buying Thread

To clear it up, LED tvs are still LCD screens. The difference is in the backlighting. LED TVs use ... LEDs! Other LCD screens use florescent backlighting. LED lights allow for thinner screens and apparently better contrast. A pretty good breakdown - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2387377,00.as...
by Shirley
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Harry Reems
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Re: Harry Reems

Deep Throat made $600 million? Damn.
by Shirley
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

BTW, I loved that Crimson win even if it did cost me my first Sweet Sixteen casualty.
by Shirley
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

Rush2112 wrote:and wouldn't call Harvard "the smart kids" the administration removed a lot of entrance obstacles (and smart kids wouldn't have been caught cheating on a take home open book test.)
I'd be willing to bet they have the highest average SAT scores in the tourney.
by Shirley
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

Good recall on the 1987 tournament, Dave. I sure as heck had to look up that reference. I read about it a little before I posted. Watching, it dawned on me that their careers overlapped (Amaker was point on that great '86 Duke team and Alford won the title in '87), so a quick Google search turned u...
by Shirley
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

howard wrote:
Shirley wrote:Is Harvard going to win an NCAA Tournament game? Craziness.
Nope. Not without any Chinese kids.
I don't know. The smart kids are looking pretty damn poised right now.

Amaker can get revenge for Alford ending his college playing days in '87.
by Shirley
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

Is Harvard going to win an NCAA Tournament game? Craziness. I find it funny that Mizzou has maintained their tradition of underperforming in the tournament no matter who their coach is. (In fairness, they are only an 8 seed, but still.) 9. So they technically didn't underperform in the tournament a...
by Shirley
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamper on the scene: Heat at Cavs, 3/20/13
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: Swamper on the scene: Heat at Cavs, 3/20/13

Yeah, great post, Bapo! The Swamp doesn't get enough long-form posting anymore. I'm with you on the NBA Experience. I find all of the extra crap really cheapens the game. It's like they know the game itself isn't entertaining enough. And the thing is, it could be, but all the fake cheering, loud mus...
by Shirley
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

Is Harvard going to win an NCAA Tournament game? Craziness.

I find it funny that Mizzou has maintained their tradition of underperforming in the tournament no matter who their coach is. (In fairness, they are only an 8 seed, but still.)
by Shirley
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

Damn, that St. Mary's game got interesting in a hurry. Would have loved to see that last shot go in for Dellavedova.


And we're rooting for this Davidson upset, right?
by Shirley
Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

Something to remember is that Stevens is an Indy boy. His family is here. He has built a solid program here. I listen to radio interviews with him all the time. I don't think he is a guy who is going to chase the big money. And I don't think Tom Crean is going anywhere anytime in the near future. I...
by Shirley
Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

Is Brad Stevens not going to move on to a bigger program, unless the Hoosier job opens up? Coach K's replacement. There's a very strong sentiment for that around here. Some people think it might be a contest of whether Roy Williams or Coach K retires first - whoever gets first shot gets Stevens.
by Shirley
Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64
Replies: 277
Views: 13053

Re: NCAA Tournament thread - Play-In games and Round of 64

Glad I didn't pick Valpo.