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Postby Regular Show » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:11 am

Congratulations. Wow, moving and having a kid at the same time. That sounds rough...
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Postby soccer10k » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:37 am

Thanks again to those who gave me advice on dealing with the shin splints. Picked up some running shoes and haven't really had any issues since. The first time I used them my shins were sore for maybe five minutes when I stopped running, but even that was nothing compared to before. But since that I haven't had any pain or soreness at all.
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Postby Thurman Merman » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:50 am

soccer10k wrote:Thanks again to those who gave me advice on dealing with the shin splints. Picked up some running shoes and haven't really had any issues since. The first time I used them my shins were sore for maybe five minutes when I stopped running, but even that was nothing compared to before. But since that I haven't had any pain or soreness at all.


Did you have someone analyze your stride, or just pick up a basic running shoe?
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Postby soccer10k » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:12 am

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soccer10k wrote:Thanks again to those who gave me advice on dealing with the shin splints. Picked up some running shoes and haven't really had any issues since. The first time I used them my shins were sore for maybe five minutes when I stopped running, but even that was nothing compared to before. But since that I haven't had any pain or soreness at all.


Did you have someone analyze your stride, or just pick up a basic running shoe?


Went to a store for running shoes. The woman had me walk around so she could see how I walked and did a 3D scan of my feet before fitting me for some shoes. Because of the splints, she recommended higher cushion ones to start off with. Spent a little more than I would have liked but my in-laws gave me money for my birthday a couple months ago that I hadn't spent yet. They've helped quite a bit so it was worth it.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:45 pm

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Postby Banedon » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:47 pm

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:05 pm

Man, the original angle I saw had me thinking that dude might've been smooshed by the train:

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:06 pm

Also: how the horsefeathers did he not see the pillar?
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Postby Banedon » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:09 am

Yeah, that was the original angle in the tweet but apparently the video got pulled wtf.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:49 pm

Banedon wrote:St Louis is the best at something.

https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/murder ... -s-cities/

St Louis is always high on this list and people from the area will be quick to say it's biased because of the way the data is collected and always came down to some weird argument that the surrounding county areas should be included which would lower the rate. I still don't understand their beef except that a lot of towns have St Louis addresses even though they aren't actually part of St Louis... ? Anyone from the area have any idea what this nonsense is because I never understood it or tried to take that much time to care.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:58 pm

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Banedon wrote:St Louis is the best at something.

https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/murder ... -s-cities/

St Louis is always high on this list and people from the area will be quick to say it's biased because of the way the data is collected and always came down to some weird argument that the surrounding county areas should be included which would lower the rate. I still don't understand their beef except that a lot of towns have St Louis addresses even though they aren't actually part of St Louis... ? Anyone from the area have any idea what this nonsense is because I never understood it or tried to take that much time to care.


I'm not intimately familiar with the distinction, but I think it comes down to St. Louis being the only city in its county, which extends out to the Missouri River. Like you mention, there's towns large and small that are not St. Louis by any stretch, but technically carry St. Louis mailing addresses. It'd be like if Orland Park or Evanston carried Chicago addresses, and therefore counted in crime statistics.

I'm even less familiar why that distinction would mean the city's murder rate is artificially high, living on the other side of the river most of the towns I'm familiar with that shouldn't have St. Louis addresses are nicer/safer than places closer downtown.
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Re: General Chit-Chat thread

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Banedon wrote:St Louis is the best at something.

https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/murder ... -s-cities/

St Louis is always high on this list and people from the area will be quick to say it's biased because of the way the data is collected and always came down to some weird argument that the surrounding county areas should be included which would lower the rate. I still don't understand their beef except that a lot of towns have St Louis addresses even though they aren't actually part of St Louis... ? Anyone from the area have any idea what this nonsense is because I never understood it or tried to take that much time to care.


I'm not intimately familiar with the distinction, but I think it comes down to St. Louis being the only city in its county, which extends out to the Missouri River. Like you mention, there's towns large and small that are not St. Louis by any stretch, but technically carry St. Louis mailing addresses. It'd be like if Orland Park or Evanston carried Chicago addresses, and therefore counted in crime statistics.

I'm even less familiar why that distinction would mean the city's murder rate is artificially high, living on the other side of the river most of the towns I'm familiar with that shouldn't have St. Louis addresses are nicer/safer than places closer downtown.

Apparently they think Chicago crime statistics, for instance, include Cook county, which I don't think is the case at all.
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Postby treebird » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:20 am

David wrote:is this SSR's latest venture?

https://www.yelp.com/biz/da-lounge-evanston?osq=Lounges


WHAT THE horsefeathers
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:55 am

The negative review for that place makes me think it doesn't actually resist. That and the salsa pic and caption.
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treebird wrote:
David wrote:is this SSR's latest venture?

https://www.yelp.com/biz/da-lounge-evanston?osq=Lounges


WHAT THE horsefeathers


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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:57 pm

DiceMan4221 wrote:The negative review for that place makes me think it doesn't actually resist.

It's pro-trump
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:01 pm

For those extra disappointing losses when you want to skip the forehead
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Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:07 pm

Jersey what did you do



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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Jersey what did you do



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a hornets nest that should be set on fire

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Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:14 pm

I mean, to continue my tortured metaphor: you don't want a hornet's nest in a closet, but I'm still not volunteering to hit it with a stick
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