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Postby Andy » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:03 pm

Deer need to go extinct. My first car was destroyed by 2 deer on 2 separate occasions when I was 25. Last night, another deer destroyed my second car.
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Postby DiceMan4221 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:14 pm

Andy wrote:Deer need to go extinct. My first car was destroyed by 2 deer on 2 separate occasions when I was 25. Last night, another deer destroyed my second car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln1ucGoPvWk
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Postby Stannis » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:12 pm

I renew my objection to the word supper.
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Postby Derwood » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:28 pm

Stannis wrote:I renew my objection to the word supper.


Especially when it's used to mean "lunch"
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Postby cl smooth » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:11 pm

Summer colds can go horsefeathers themselves.
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Postby Banedon » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:55 pm

Today is a dumb work day.
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Postby Stannis » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:01 pm

Derwood wrote:
Stannis wrote:I renew my objection to the word supper.


Especially when it's used to mean "lunch"


hahahaha like every meal is supper.
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Re: random rants

Postby Splendid Splinter » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:28 pm

Stannis wrote:
Derwood wrote:
Stannis wrote:I renew my objection to the word supper.


Especially when it's used to mean "lunch"


hahahaha like every meal is supper.


What about 2nd breakfast?
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Postby Omar » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:37 pm

why cant i get hot doug's in the grand stands? why are they only in the bleachers?
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:09 pm

Almost put this in the politics thread, but figure it'll probably be enough of a sidetrack to go here...hey, guess how much of a [expletive] Matt Taibbi was back in the late 90's?

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From a horsefeathering REVIEW of the book:

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/b ... oid=902762

Most notably, the Exile nurtures a peculiarly vicious and schizoid attitude toward women. While Russian women are rhapsodically celebrated as long-legged gazelles with loose morals--"the most physically attractive women on earth, and...usually available to the highest bidder," expat women are ridiculed at length as "fat-ankled" and defensively sexless. Self-hating geeky American men are encouraged to take advantage of the perception that all Americans are rich and have oodles of condomless sex (sometimes in the ass!) with drunk, nubile dyevushkas. Ex-girlfriends are held up to public ridicule--Ames at one point chronicles his threats to kill a pregnant ex if she won't have an abortion. The club listings are rated by three factors: how cheap the beer is, how thuggish the crowd is, and how likely an expat male is to score: "Babes with nose-bleeds and their pot-bellied, cell-phone-totin' sugar dyadyas. One of the highest concentrations of beautiful chicks--and heavily armed men--in the world. (If you have an 8-ball of whiff you'll get laid.)"

It's not ironic--Ames and Taibbi explicitly scorn the bourgeois safety net of irony--and it's not just a rhetorical stance. "You're always trying to force Masha and Sveta under the table to give you [expletive]," complains their first business manager, an American woman, in chapter six, "The White God Factor." "It's not funny. They don't think it's funny." "But...it is funny," replies Taibbi. They take particular glee in trashing several former female staff members in print, taking multiple potshots at the aforementioned business manager's "gorilla ass." They're equally nasty to her replacement, who quit in disgust after they went on a four-month "brain-sucking speed binge."

And Ames's treatment of Russian teenage girls is documented with frightening glee. In the book he recounts one evening with an expat investment banker pal and what he thought were three 16-year-old girls:

"When I went back into the TV room, Andy pulled me aside with a worried grin on his face. 'Dude do you realize...do you know how old that Natasha is?' he said.

"'Sixteen?'

"'No! No, she's fif-teen. Fif-teen.' Right then my pervometer needle hit the red. I had to have her, even if she was homely."

After they do it, she tells him she has a three-month-old baby.

"It was hard to imagine that Natasha had squatted out a baby," Ames writes. "Her [expletive] was as tight as a cat's ass....I'd slept with mothers before--they're a lot wider. Sex with them is like probing a straw in a mildew-lined German beer mug."

Later he learns that she's lying--she has no baby, but rather is four months pregnant. After she has an abortion, he writes about her in the Exile, suggesting that she be sterilized and awarded "one of those cheap trophy cups with the inscription 'World's Greatest Mom.'"

Ames and Taibbi rationalize their flaming sexism with the argument that part of the whole expatriate experience is to have one's moral compass come loose. American men have internalized a sexual script that prescribes equality and respect, but "out in Russia," Ames writes, "you gain a little perspective, which can be dangerous. Deep down, even the most emasculated, wire-rimmed glasses, cigar-smoking and martini-drinking American guy fantasizes about living in a world full of...well, I'll let you guess: a) self-reliant, androgynous women who are also your friends, b) young, beautiful sluts."
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Re: random rants

Postby Banedon » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:35 pm

Uh, holy horsefeathers.
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Postby Thurman Merman » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:14 am

Jesus horsefeathering christ
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:17 am

Yeah, Taibbi & Greenwald formed some sort of mutual admiration society over #RussiaGate denialism. I read an interview Taibbi gave, oh, about 10 years ago to a periodical, but I can't find it now. It read much like this. He's a piece of horsefeathers.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:15 pm

I have no idea who that guy even is
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:40 am

When old people are twins, like in their 50s or something, it's hella weird.
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Postby Thurman Merman » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:33 am

I am a twin, but of the fraternal variety. I always thought it would have been cool to be identical, even if it would have been weird when I was old.

Tangentially related, obviously my brother and I share the same birthday, but his wife and my best friend both have the same birthday as well. Makes for some fun birthday parties.
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Re: random rants

Postby weis21 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:07 am

people that have never hearted a post on NSB but post all the time
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Re: random rants

Postby Derwood » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:12 am

weis21 wrote:people that have never hearted a post on NSB but post all the time


We want names!

*coughAndycough*
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Postby Andy » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:11 pm

Derwood wrote:
weis21 wrote:people that have never hearted a post on NSB but post all the time


We want names!

*coughAndycough*

I'm just building suspense
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Postby mul21 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:32 pm

Home ownership is the worst. Leaky basement and now the drain for my AC in the basement is clogged for no apparent reason. FML.
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Re: random rants

Postby Derwood » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:51 pm

Dear people who hand me back change after purchasing food or goods,

Hand me my coins first, then the bills, then the receipt. DO NOT balance the coins on the bills like it's some silver platter that will inevitably result in me dropping all the coins out the car window.
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Postby philosophizer75 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:14 pm

I work at a fast casual kind of restaurant and hand back:

bills->coins->receipt

I don't understand the people who hand it all back as a bundle.
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Re: random rants

Postby weis21 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:17 pm

what's cash? is that what people used to use to purchase things before cards?
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Postby Derwood » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:59 pm

weis21 wrote:what's cash? is that what people used to use to purchase things before cards?


I honestly rarely carry cash anymore, but I've spent money at a lot of concession stands at a lot of softball tournaments this summer so receiving change has become a thing again
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Re: random rants

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:01 pm

Your softball concession stands have a drive-thru window? Da horsefeathers?
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