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by Shirley
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 235954

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Yeah, Lloyd Blankfein got a lot of criticism (and deservedly so, because fuck that guy) for offering his opinion that we need to get the economy going again. But he made the point that a recession is a health issue too and he was 100% right. But WHY is he right? Why should it matter to folks health ...
by Shirley
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Four
Replies: 139
Views: 1055

Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Four

Can we at least get an explanation of what a "mother sauce" is? That might give me a shot at guessing the opinion of a single person I've never heard of.
by Shirley
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 235954

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

One thing this crisis should be showing (not that this board really needs convincing) is that Bernie's policies for universal healthcare and better conditions for the working class were EXACTLY the right things to focus on. One disaster and now even Republicans are sounding like New Deal Democrats.
by Shirley
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Four
Replies: 139
Views: 1055

Re: Swampcrash 2020 - Week Four

What the fuck is #3?

My next question is gonna be "Name a starting strong safety for UVA between 1985 and 2000 (10)."
by Shirley
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random
Replies: 5774
Views: 290740

Re: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random

Ooh, good call. 18-year-old me probably didn’t know that. And I forgot it when rereading it.
by Shirley
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread
Replies: 734
Views: 9002

Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

current level of anxiety/depression - moderately high. I have no idea when the poker world will open back up. I have no idea when they will allow live comedy to be a thing again. i have no idea when or how i will make another dollar, and my ability to sit home and eat food is by no means infinite. ...
by Shirley
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 235954

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

I think the most obvious answer for Biden's absence is the real reason. He's gotten a big lead and if wants the nomination, he just needs things to keep going as they are and not fuck up. Well, fucking up is kinda Biden's thing, so his team has him lying low. Especially because things are fraught ri...
by Shirley
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random
Replies: 5774
Views: 290740

Re: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random

My mom mailed me a copy of a short story I wrote my junior year of high school. I had just turned 18, and obviously, I'd read a lot of Stephen King.

if you wanna get into the mind of an 18-year-old Dave - http://davesez.com/2020/03/23/fertilizer/
by Shirley
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Twitter
Replies: 1008
Views: 110484

Re: Twitter

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:24 pm
Shirley wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:19 pm
sancarlos wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:36 pm
That was great, Dave.
I've watched that several times and laughed out loud every time. It's a brilliant little video.
It's definitely really funny, but the more I think about it, the more I'm mad at the tweeter for semi-spoiling it by adding his comment.
agreed
by Shirley
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Twitter
Replies: 1008
Views: 110484

Re: Twitter

sancarlos wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:36 pm
That was great, Dave.
I've watched that several times and laughed out loud every time. It's a brilliant little video.
by Shirley
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Twitter
Replies: 1008
Views: 110484

Re: Twitter

by Shirley
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 2356
Views: 44579

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

brian wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:27 pm
(Somewhat of a false alarm. They have to go to delivery only.)
The best drivers out there
by Shirley
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: SWAMPCRASH 2020 - Week Three
Replies: 69
Views: 899

Re: SWAMPCRASH 2020 - Week Three

Dammit. I didn’t miss any this week (rare for me), yet played a red hot Cerrano. Good game, man.
by Shirley
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Soccer Decision of the Day
Replies: 33
Views: 433

Re: Soccer Decision of the Day

3.

You gotta draw the defender a bit by faking that you're gonna shoot and then lay it off for the bunny.
by Shirley
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 2356
Views: 44579

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

Burr's a scumbag, but I think I saw that he's already decided not to run again. There may be little to get him with here.
by Shirley
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Soccer Decision of the Day
Replies: 33
Views: 433

Re: Soccer Decision of the Day

Take it in another yard and try to pop it back to the spot to hit C. B is on his heels so sending it across the goalmouth is a waste, and D is the second option but the angle sucks. That's what I was thinking as well. I might have room for one more touch, but more likely, I'm just waiting a fractio...
by Shirley
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 235954

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

I was curious about AOC abandoning Bernie, so I went to look. I don't see any news articles and her last two tweets are retweets from Bernie. Ah, I found it. But the article is talking about her being mad back in January. She has since stumped for Bernie. And she doesn't appear to have jumped on the...
by Shirley
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: OFFICIAL Eat Right & Get Fit Challenge
Replies: 1013
Views: 71546

Re: OFFICIAL Eat Right & Get Fit Challenge

That's great, bfj. Don't hesitate to post here or DM any of us if you need a little encouragement or a kick in the ass.
by Shirley
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: SWAMPCRASH 2020 - Week Two
Replies: 98
Views: 2448

Re: SWAMPCRASH 2020 - Week Two

Completely forgot about this until just now! I really blew it late. I tried to get cute with the Steelers answer and it cost me. GG Carwash.
by Shirley
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Coronavirus - All Sports
Replies: 403
Views: 7302

Re: Coronavirus - All Sports

NCAA athletes petitioning for another year of eligibility. Logistical nightmare to have seniors come back, given roles and minutes promised to recruits. That said, heartbreaking for these seniors. Heck, how do you even decide how many scholarships a team would have, just for next year? There's 13 f...
by Shirley
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Coronavirus - All Sports
Replies: 403
Views: 7302

Re: Coronavirus - All Sports

Man, this shit is depressing. I hate it for all those kids who worked hard their whole careers, building toward a senior-year tournament only to have it disappear. Can you imagine for programs like Dayton or San Diego State who may never have seasons like this again? Or the Penn State kid who came b...
by Shirley
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 2356
Views: 44579

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

This is an interesting article that uses a lot of data and math to show how valuable social distancing can be. And the cost of not doing it, or even delaying it by one day. He does take a few leaps of logic in there, but most of it held up to me. https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-...
by Shirley
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Kids in College Thread
Replies: 239
Views: 9051

Re: Swamp Kids in College Thread

Yeah, we got an email this afternoon that Swarthmore is extending Spring Break a week (they are on it now), and then going with online classes until at least 4/3. My son is at Myrtle Beach with his track team. I think that after this week, spring sports are all suspended as well.

Strange times.
by Shirley
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: EPL Season 2019-20
Replies: 241
Views: 25500

Re: EPL Season 2019-20

Chelsea's had to really dig into academy players because of so many injuries, but yet had their two best back-to-back performances of the year. They beat Liverpool 2-0 in the FA Cup on Wed and then dominated Everton yesterday 4-0. Can't remember the last time they bad consecutive clean sheets. Coinc...
by Shirley
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 2939
Views: 211645

Re: Movies

Just watched "Yesterday" and really, really didn't like it. Thought the lead guy was terrible. Premise was a good one though, but it was so predictable... Right down to the fact that the guy Ella dumped at Wembley found love with her roommate. Shown in two cutaways. And the fact that those 2 strang...
by Shirley
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Television (no longer temporary)
Replies: 3236
Views: 225471

Re: Television (no longer temporary)

Killing time watching the latest SNL with Daniel Craig. It’s been pretty good. Dratch back for Debbie downer was great. And the cold open with warren was amazing. So sad she is out. I watched a bit of it, including that Debbie Downer skit. You liked that? I guess i never really found it funny, and ...
by Shirley
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 2356
Views: 44579

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

brian wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:10 pm
Unless they cancel the cruise I’m doing it. The warning I saw from the CDC was that people over 60 shouldn’t cruise.
My main concern would be that I'd get stuck on the ship like those two (at least) others that countries wouldn't allow to disembark. That would suuuuck.
by Shirley
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 2939
Views: 211645

Re: Movies

Just watched "Yesterday" and really, really didn't like it. Thought the lead guy was terrible. Premise was a good one though, but it was so predictable... Right down to the fact that the guy Ella dumped at Wembley found love with her roommate. Shown in two cutaways. And the fact that those 2 strang...
by Shirley
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 1392
Views: 71415

Re: Man's Best Friend

by Shirley
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: WRGPT 29
Replies: 43
Views: 2774

Re: WRGPT 29

Knocked out. I went all in with KT while the board gave me 3 tens. The river came with a Q turning my hand into an A-high straight. Unfortunately, the guy I was against had QT and that gave him a full house. http://hands.wrgpt.org/d/hands/d9_330.txt In my last three all-ins, I split the pot after th...
by Shirley
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2019-20 NBA Season
Replies: 387
Views: 26189

Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

That's impressive all around.
by Shirley
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 2356
Views: 44579

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

My company just announced a work-at-home policy starting on Monday. Most employees already work at home, so we have the tools and habits in place.
by Shirley
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: A Track and/or Field Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 6646

Re: A Track and/or Field Thread

My son ran a 5K this weekend, and I saw the most impressive finish I've ever seen. The first female came in 3 seconds behind the race winner (which says more about the field) at 18:18. A pretty good time, for a first female, but this girl was 9 years old! That is fucking insane. Her little sister c...
by Shirley
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: SWAMPCRASH 2020 - Week One, Dipshit
Replies: 106
Views: 5651

Re: SWAMPCRASH 2020 - Week One

Jeebus. I'm going for a high score!
by Shirley
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 235954

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

I think of all the non-Bernie candidates, Biden is by far the easiest matchup for Trump. In addition to his cognitive decline, the Hunter Biden stuff is not going away. I mean the GOP already built a full-fledged anti-Biden apparatus to defend against impeachment. So it’s concerning to say the leas...
by Shirley
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random thoughts/images/shit that makes you feel old thread
Replies: 524
Views: 26587

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

I was doing some filing tonight and found some my old tax form from the year I graduated college, 1992. I started my first real job as a computer programmer shortly after graduation. I had $16K in taxable income.
by Shirley
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: War (uunh!) What is it Good For?
Replies: 167
Views: 8707

Re: War (uunh!) What is it Good For?

brian wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:04 pm
I thought the United States didn't negotiate with terrorists.
Right. So therefore, they aren't terrorists!
by Shirley
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 2939
Views: 211645

Re: Movies

Johnnie wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:49 pm
Watched Gone Girl tonight with everyone. Fuck, that movie is crazy.
Yeah, that’s a good one.
by Shirley
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Super Tuesday Presidential Primary Poll
Replies: 25
Views: 1196

Re: Swamp Super Tuesday Presidential Primary Poll

I think I like Warren best, but I actually voted for Bernie already in early voting. Partly because my wife is big into Bernie and, well, it's just easier that way. I also really like him, but I do have worries about how effective he'd actually be. I totally believe in his goals, motivations, and in...
by Shirley
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 235954

Re: 2020: The Democratic Presidential Nomination Thread

Or maybe Bernie keeps growing more popular in these primaries (2020 and 2016) because when more people hear him speak, they actually like what he has to say and believe in his principles. By all standard descriptions of what's supposed to work in these elections, he should have gotten immediately tr...