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by Rob
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3346
Views: 221863

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

So somebody wrote to my mayor and city manager to complain about me today. That's a first. I'm a realtor. I've got the sellers in a deal. I advertise their place as well-maintained -- which is fair given that it's owned by a handy guy who described in detail all the work they've done it over the yea...
by Rob
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 1652
Views: 123489

Re: Video Game Thread

So, Cyberpunk 2077 officially has a launch date. And Keanu Reeves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIcTM8WXFjk
by Rob
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-7-19
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-7-19

I haven't been paying attention the the minors much the last few years. I'm in NC for a funeral and a bunch of as are going to catch the Myrtle Beach game in Winston-Salem tonight.

Which prospects should I be keeping an eye on?
by Rob
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel 3/$43m with 4th year option
Replies: 186
Views: 5900

Re: Cubs in agreement with Craig Kimbrel

NotSoSober wrote:Can't say I'm thrilled with 3/45 but I don't expect to live 3 years so just win now, baby.


Everything alright buddy?
by Rob
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 234
Views: 7463

Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Brian wrote:high school lefty with the first name Davidjohn


Her(z)?
by Rob
Sun May 19, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Trade targets 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 5515

Re: Trade targets 2019

I'm not sold on Giles as a closer. He certainly has the skills, but he may have a Latroy Hawkins thing going on where he'd much rather be a setup guy. But he's a hell of a reliever and I'd be excited if we acquired him.
by Rob
Wed May 15, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 6060
Views: 447473

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Divorce sucks. I feel bad for the kids.
by Rob
Thu May 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3346
Views: 221863

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

So I've been having some chest pains lately, which is some scary horsefeathers. I've got a one year old daughter, so I do the responsible dad thing and book an appointment with a doctor, who refers me to a cardiologist, who asks me to do one of those cardiac stress tests. Those things suuuuck. In or...
by Rob
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 4679
Views: 342285

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Yeah, after reading that I'm going to give my daughter the biggest hug when I get home from work tonight.

I ugly-cried while reading that. Not ashamed.
by Rob
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 3422
Views: 130435

Re: Game of Thrones

I had a hard time keeping up with the visuals. Not sure if it was just my internet connection being meh, but lots of artifacts and stuff due to the snowstorm and darkness. I'm sure it would look better on bluray, but it's pretty ridiculous that HBO let it go out and look pretty bad for so many peopl...
by Rob
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 3422
Views: 130435

Re: Game of Thrones

I think book greyjoys are largely a bore Indeed. I think Dorne suffered the most - and they were a bore in the books, too. Just not as big a disaster as the iron islands The effect of the Dorne stuff is still ongoing. The Dorne storyline is clearly meeting up with the "Young Griff" a.k.a....
by Rob
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 3422
Views: 130435

Re: Game of Thrones

Book Euron is waaaay cooler and more mysterious. He's basically a smarter and more sadistic Cersei. He's cunning, suave, and a master manipulator with absolutely no moral grounding whatsoever. In his mysterious voyages afar, he has acquired a six foot long dragon horn banded with Valyrian Steel and ...
by Rob
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 3422
Views: 130435

Re: Game of Thrones

I'm starting to think they are setting up Dany for the fall. They continuously contrast her with Jon in the show and it's usually not a flattering look for her. She believes she deserves the throne because of who she is and the dragons. She's a conqueror not a leader. They have chipped away at the ...
by Rob
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Audiobooks
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Audiobooks

Gone Girl was a solid audiobook. That said, it is literally the only audiobook I've ever listened to, so I don't have a lot to compare it to. My wife does audiobooks all the time, but I can't seem to find any interest in them. I'm not a multi-tasker, so it would really only work for me in the car. ...
by Rob
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3346
Views: 221863

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

I've finally realized that making your social media incredibly boring is the secret to happiness and productivity. So much of Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit is just outrage-porn. And that's how they hack your attention. You get an immediate visceral reaction when you see those posts, and your brain k...
by Rob
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Machado to be a Father (10/$300m)
Replies: 76
Views: 4120

Re: Machado to be a Father

abmillis wrote:https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1097909714153811968


Finally...
by Rob
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: 2019 Bold Prediction Time
Replies: 90
Views: 4108

Re: 2019 Bold Prediction Time

1.) Jason Heyward is nearly as good as Bryce Harper this season. 2.) Javy struggles out of the gate and tries way too hard to bring his season averages up, causing a prolonged slump. He ends up around 1.5 fWAR. 3.) Bryant rebounds and posts a near-MVP season. 4.) Cole Hamels posts an ERA over 4. 5.)...
by Rob
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Video Game Thread
Replies: 1652
Views: 123489

Re: Video Game Thread

I grabbed the new expansion for Civilization 6 yesterday. Won a diplomatic game as Sweden. I'm not entirely sure why they removed the diplomacy victory condition from the base game, but it sure is nice to have it back. I'm not sold on the fun of the climate change mechanic -- it tends to just get me...
by Rob
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 3519
Views: 217390

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

I'm pretty sure I simply no longer care about baseball at this point. Would anybody be able to explain cricket to me?
by Rob
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Rants
Topic: Work Jerks
Replies: 148
Views: 10320

Re: Work Jerks

One of my coworkers has decided that I'm just too smart to not be a Republican, so she keeps bringing me her mailers from Judicial Watch and trying to get me to read them.

It would be easier to ignore it, but I'm reading them all and then breaking down for her how ridiculous they all are.
by Rob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 4003
Views: 252968

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Sammy Sofa wrote:Whoa.



That is a prime example of giving away entirely too much in the trailer. It should've stopped about 30-40 seconds in.
by Rob
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Social
Topic: General Chit-Chat thread
Replies: 3346
Views: 221863

Re: General Chit-Chat thread

My daughter turns 1 tomorrow. That happened fast.
by Rob
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Social
Topic: TV thread
Replies: 3485
Views: 234124

Re: TV thread

The Logan wrote:The girl in those new TurboTax commercials if one of my friends from Second City and I've been wanting to shoot a pilot for a sitcom with her for a long time. Should probably explore that soon before she gets to big for my low budget indie projects.


Name-dropper
by Rob
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 29754
Views: 1391292

Re: Politics & Current Events

2019 can horsefeathers right off already. This might be the most angry I have ever been at a news story: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ellievhall/woman-vegetative-state-birth-phoenix-arizona-investigation Thanks for posting that. I had started to think the world might be an okay place someti...
by Rob
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Social
Topic: The Book Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8629

Re: The Book Thread

I've finally had a break in my work, school, and parenting schedules that has allowed me to read some books over the last few weeks. My thoughts: Fear: Trump in the Whitehouse , by Bob Woodward - I'd started on this back when it came out in September and just kinda petered out. It's a frightening bo...

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