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by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 18341
Views: 534421

Re: Politics & Current Events

Then look at it as "the super-rich being able to find and exploit additional ways to silence media outlets they don't like" if it makes you feel better. Okay? I was talking pretty specifically about legal precedent in the only post I made about the Gawker/Thiel suit. Thiel buying Gawker t...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 18341
Views: 534421

Re: Politics & Current Events

Then look at it as "the super-rich being able to find and exploit additional ways to silence media outlets they don't like" if it makes you feel better. Okay? I was talking pretty specifically about legal precedent in the only post I made about the Gawker/Thiel suit. Thiel buying Gawker t...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 18341
Views: 534421

Re: Politics & Current Events

how is 'I don't know that this is going to end up as a precedent for other rich people to win suits against things they don't like' a defense of Peter Thiel
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Stocks
Replies: 43
Views: 1063

Re: Stocks

Bitcoin get 'created' by a computer(any computer really) finishing a specific computationally difficult task, and you own the bitcoin you create. That's an oversimplification, but it illustrates the concept. Bitcoin mining is pretty mature though, and even though the price has risen significantly, i...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani
Replies: 388
Views: 23591

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

Is it a forgone conclusion that he’ll go to the team with the most IFA money to spend (ie Yankees)? If not, how would a deal be structured for a team like the Cubs? No, he's intentionally coming over now when he'll get a signing bonus of less than 10 million(followed by pre-arb salaries) when he co...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Politics & Current Events
Replies: 18341
Views: 534421

Re: Politics & Current Events

https://twitter.com/andrewperezdc/status/933019558436327424 I have to admit I don't really get this one. Were Republicans going to nominate a different justice if not for the donations and campaign for Gorsuch? Was that enough money to give McConnell the nerve to refuse to have a vote on Garland?
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Basketball 2017-2018
Replies: 131
Views: 4881

Re: College Basketball 2017-2018

Michael Porter Jr. is having back surgery and will miss the season, so basketball is now canceled and we can lock this thread.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Offseason Transactions
Replies: 108
Views: 6006

Re: Offseason Transactions

Bobby Wahl was released by the A’s, he’s put up some pretty big K numbers in the minors (tho SSS in some cases) he was up for 7 innings last year and his Fb averaged 95 and looks like a primarily FB/Slider pitcher with a occasional curve and changeup. As a minor league depth bullpen guy he’s worth ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football - Week 13 (Nov. 25)
Replies: 28
Views: 549

Re: College Football - Week 13 (Nov. 25)

fyi he's ramped up from dude-bro to white supremacist in recent years
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 97
Views: 4058

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

I guess its possible. I just doubt they'd give a break on Colome's price though. They supposedly want to drop 15 mill off their payroll. They've got a bunch of ways to get there. In Ramos' case, I'd guess they'd hold him until a contenders C got hurt and suck whatever bit of value he's got, that wa...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 97
Views: 4058

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

More rumblings that the Rays are going to shed payroll one way or another: http://www.tampabay.com/sports/baseball/rays/Topkin-As-Rays-start-dealing-how-far-will-they-go-_162778806 I wonder if taking on Ramos(1/8.5, 6.25 against LT) might help grease the wheels in a deal for someone like Colome. I'...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Offseason Rumors
Replies: 97
Views: 4058

Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

More rumblings that the Rays are going to shed payroll one way or another: http://www.tampabay.com/sports/baseball ... _162778806

I wonder if taking on Ramos(1/8.5, 6.25 against LT) might help grease the wheels in a deal for someone like Colome.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Ohtani
Replies: 388
Views: 23591

Re: ITT: Raisin & Tom/King Kong Obsess Over Shohei Otani

actually, Nippon Ham is the name of the scientist
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Food Monstrosities
Replies: 877
Views: 25961

Re: Food Monstrosities

I honestly had no clue that the Cheesecake Factory serves food other than dessert-type stuff. Huh. If you watched Happy Endings(and if not, get on it), it's basically the Pangaea concept that Dave pitches in one episode. The menu needs a table of contents, it's as cluttered and wide ranging as the ...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 24
Views: 1683

Re: Bullpen Options

Jay Jackson may be making a comeback!



He was always one of my irrational favorite minor leaguers.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 5420

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

Put me down for 'it's silly to think that the Cubs can snake their way into a player that all 30 teams would want and can afford by other teams miraculously failing to have a lead piece', and also 'it's silly to think a team blowing it up is going to be so picky to turn down value in the form of Add...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel
Replies: 2349
Views: 79712

Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

They're both great, IMO, but IB manages to have 3 of some of the greatest scenes of all time in any movie, so I gotta give it the edge. I mean, the bar scene alone beats maybe a good 90% of any other movie ever in their entirety. First scene, bar scene, and... https://youtu.be/09nHj9Qd6k0 And, as a...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is
Replies: 381
Views: 20206

Re: This is the thread where we talk about how awesome Kris Bryant is

It doesn't even need to be that hard. Adjusted for position and park, Bryant was the most valuable offensive player in the NL. As long as you don't think Stanton or Rendon are 5-10 runs better than him defensively, then he's a logical option to be the most valuable.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Corporate grab ass shenanigans, and so much worse
Replies: 532
Views: 11047

Re: Corporate grab ass shenanigans, and so much worse

Stannis wrote:If he didn't stick his tongue down her throat and she was in on the boob fake-grab, does that change anyone's opinion? I mean, our willingness to devour each other over everything gives them a distinct advantage.


"what if the woman is lying?" is a bad look, man
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Corporate grab ass shenanigans, and so much worse
Replies: 532
Views: 11047

Re: Corporate grab ass shenanigans, and so much worse

Things can be very different and still share similar consequences. But they don't have to be similar. In this case, yes they do. The point of comparison(don't let them be a freaking Senator) is such a low bar for someone who appears to be a sexual predator, that doesn't mean that you use it as a be...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Corporate grab ass shenanigans, and so much worse
Replies: 532
Views: 11047

Re: Corporate grab ass shenanigans, and so much worse

Things can be very different and still share similar consequences.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Mock Off Season Thread
Replies: 154
Views: 5420

Re: The Mock Off Season Thread

Price is owed 4/127 after the opt out and would be 33 for the first season after the opt out. The odds of him opting out are incredibly low.
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: Technology Chit-Chat
Replies: 663
Views: 22401

Re: Technology Chit-Chat

It looks like I'm about 15-25 miles away from most of the OTA signals around me, and it's the 'burbs so I guess s standard indoor 35-50 mile radius antennae would do it. I have streaming options, too, but I weirdly still want an option where I can just flip around and see what's on, plus I've grown...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Social
Topic: Technology Chit-Chat
Replies: 663
Views: 22401

Re: Technology Chit-Chat

Finally ditched cable and trying to figure out which of the digital antennae options are best. Which ones would the rest of you suggest? Do you mean literal antennae or the streaming TV services? For the latter, I don't have any personal experience, but when I looked into it a couple months ago I w...
by Transmogrified Tiger
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football - Week 12 (Nov. 18)
Replies: 34
Views: 792

Re: College Football - Week 12 (Nov. 18)

OleMissCub wrote:A few weeks ago I would have added Mizzou to that list but this last season surge for them has likely saved Odom’s job.


Odom going from the hot seat to serving as the grim reaper for 2 other coaches(and only missing McElwain by 5 days) is hilarious to me.

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