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#3755541 I Called In Sick Today

Posted Napa Lite on 23 March 2017 - 04:22 AM

I don't get any sort of special cut or anything. Pretty sure this is one of 3 allowable haircuts for conservative males in the 50's. Nothing special. It's just that my hairs themselves are champions. They can't help but look great and attract attention.

#3755300 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted Scrim on 18 March 2017 - 06:20 AM

Why do academics pretty much always seem to suck so bad at actually doing business?

In Germany, we can see pretty flawlessly what happens when you let an academic run your country. They engage in incredibly dangerous and destructive, deeply naive policies because of academic theories that will eventually show themselves a failure, but academics enjoy the endless academic loop where they can always justify academia failing in reality with even more academia.

People who think academics are great intellectuals are kinda like people who think that cops are all highly trained marksmen. Yo don't know what you don't know.

#3754867 I Called In Sick Today

Posted Napa Lite on 11 March 2017 - 02:52 PM

Finally got rid of those backwoods hillbilly Missourians and then we just go and replace them with the methed out West Virginians.

#3753798 I Called In Sick Today

Posted BigDMcGee on 22 February 2017 - 05:59 PM

View Postbrvheart, on 21 February 2017 - 08:28 AM, said:

There are a lot of amazing lines from Coen Brother's movies, and I think we should post our top couple of lines.

You think that i'm some guinea, fresh off the boat, and you can kick me! But I'm too big for that now. I'm sicka takin' the scrap from you, Brvy. I'm sick a' marching into this god damn thread to kiss your Irish Ass. AND I'M SICKA THE HIGH HAT!

Youse fancy pants, alla youse.

#3753570 I Called In Sick Today

Posted hank213 on 18 February 2017 - 07:26 PM

View PostEssay21, on 18 February 2017 - 04:08 PM, said:

That's good. You had me worried. They do chisel a man, but I'm gonna stay at the Wynn next time I go. Just love that place.

Back like '08 or '09 I got a mailer of 3 free nights at the Wynn. Figure I must've been on some casino host's rolodex and the downturn panicked him enough to mass mail free nights. It was a really nice place. That's where I learned to play craps.

It was middle of the afternoon and the tables were dead. I was the only one sitting at a 3 card poker table and was bullshitting with the dealer and offhandedly mentioned I would love to learn to play craps. He says, my buddy is on a craps table right now and the table is empty, tell him I sent ya. I flipped him a few reds and headed on over. I asked for the dude and told him the other dealer had sent me so he could teach me craps. He said he was going on break but this guy here is Ray from Brooklyn and he's going to get you sorted out. So I start out rolling and I'll be damned if don't get the beginner's hot hand. I'm rolling sevens, sixes, eights, and points like out of Ocean's 13. I'm betting 10 a number with 20 more in odds and instead of tipping I'm betting for the dealer. A guy walks up and joins the action, betting the pass line with odds and passing the dice back to me to continue rolling. A few rolls later he cashes out for around 250 and says "Thanks brother, I was down to my last hundred!" We're having a blast and the floor comes over and says "I like your style, I'm gonna get you a comp at the cafe. I played until I had to piss so bad I was about ready to let it go at the table. I end up cashing out for about 5 or 6 bills and I've never had a hotter hand at the table as I did that afternoon. It's like heroin, I'm still chasing that first high.

This was also the same trip when I had a nice hour or two at the poker table, got shitfaced and paid for a VIP couch at Wasted Space at the Hard Rock just so had a place to sit.

#3753395 I Called In Sick Today

Posted hank213 on 15 February 2017 - 07:43 PM

View PostNapa_Don, on 15 February 2017 - 06:09 PM, said:

my haircuts cost $50

strat just lost control of his bowels.

#3753257 The Trump Cabinet

Posted Dubey on 13 February 2017 - 08:22 PM

View PostSpademan, on 13 February 2017 - 08:07 PM, said:

Don't know what this means.

Don't mind SA, he's attempting to transition out of his regular harmless/amusing/quasi-troll persona by occasionally dabbling in actual serious conversations and it is an awkward stage.

#3753184 I Called In Sick Today

Posted Ron_Mexico on 12 February 2017 - 02:04 PM

View PostSuitedAces21, on 12 February 2017 - 12:02 PM, said:

clearly tilt was just playfully telling us that radiation is a bitch. obviously no one is going to get some radiation over spring break as a way to relax. but ronny, you could fill us in on your home life. wasn't the wife's son causing problems? hows he doing these days? how are the dogs? how's the job. how's the pool? i can go on.

Wife's son is back to normal. Still hasn't gotten his license or a car, but has been working the same bartender for for something like 18 months, so that's a win
Home life is the same, which is good

Dogs are great

Job had been miserable from October until 2 weeks ago. We did a merger and it got botched. And we're short staffed by 50%. Fun.

Pool is 60 degrees but looks delightful

Have to use a couple of days off on this long weekend coming up to visit my mother. She hasn't been well of late. I'm glad to get to see her and my brother, who I haven't seen in 3+ years and only twice in about 7 years or so. We will play golf for the only the third time ever. Happy about that.

How about yourself, big fella? Got a promo, I'm assuming. Congrats

#3752886 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted Scrim on 07 February 2017 - 06:32 AM

View PostFCP Bob, on 07 February 2017 - 01:04 AM, said:

Bannon is very intelligent but has some very dangerous core beliefs. It's why he's so concerning.

A classic mistake ideologues always wind up making is writing off genius adversaries as being 'evil'.
The problem you have before you in Bannon isn't 'evil'.
'Evil' is dirt cheap and easy to come by.

Your problem is 'genius' because apparently, the left has absolutely nobody in the stable that can counteract the guy, meaning that they're reduced to belittling themselves with whining and tantrums.

This is all rather interesting to observe as the American left has enjoyed cultural supremacy for so long that they've lost the ability to argue their positions in the context of right and wrong, since it's much easier to do it from the basis of 'good' and 'bad' when the cultural mores are yours. Intellectually, they've become like campground dumpster bears who are unable to feed themselves since they're so accustomed to people blindly agreeing with them, suddenly thrust into an area where the dumpsters are fewer and farther between.

They're the 'bad' ones, we're the 'good' ones.
They're the 'intolerant' ones, we're the 'tolerant' ones.
They're the 'bigots', we're the 'accepting' ones.

That's how it's been for a generation or so and that was all they needed. Now that saying 'racist' doesn't really work anymore (much to the relief of scientific racists like Dubey), it boils down to ideas and there, they have a problem.

#3752906 What Is The Last Movie You Saw?

Posted BigDMcGee on 07 February 2017 - 02:21 PM

Who cares about the last movie I saw, the next movie I'm going to see is John Wick 2

#3752296 I Called In Sick Today

Posted Tiltinagain on 25 January 2017 - 10:45 AM

View PostTheraflu, on 24 January 2017 - 09:49 PM, said:

Also, man, this ****ing Trump stuff is killing me. These executive orders are insane.

cc: RonMexico.

Go to www.google.com type: How many executive orders did Obama sign. Read. Learn that Obama and Trump are on close to the same pace, with Obama having a slight edge. We (Republicans) bitched about all the Obama executive orders too so you guys doing so now is also normal. When you start looking at it it is amazing how many executive orders ALL Presidents sign.

Personally, I'd like congress to look into regulating executive orders. The job of congress is to be a check valve on the President and executive orders just allow them to bypass congressional approval.

#3752111 I Called In Sick Today

Posted brvheart on 19 January 2017 - 07:57 PM

View PostEssay21, on 19 January 2017 - 01:17 PM, said:

Napa you're a light in the darkness, never forget that.

Gonna be 57 here on Saturday. Definitely hitting the outlet malls.

Much like the Jayhawks, you have a gift for constantly being awesome and faggy at the same time.

#3752087 I Have Seen The Face Of God..

Posted BigDMcGee on 19 January 2017 - 12:39 AM

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So I don't have league pass. I enjoy the NBA, but I'm not an NBA superfan or anything. Historically its been my 3rd-4th favorite sport ( behind soccer and baseball at different times), but over the past few years, as my Football love has been waning, my baseball love dying, my Basketball love has grown. But I have no team, I generally follow the most interesting teams and spectacular players and don't pay much attention to the rest of the league.

But my interest has slowly been growing, and I've been consuming more and more Basketball media. Following basketball twitter, reading basketball blogs/stories, listening to hoops podcasts. I am a bigger NBA fan now, than I have been since probably the first jordan 3-peat, which was peak NBA for me.

So over the course of the season, there's been an increasing drumbeat about Embiid. I'm reading gushing review after gushing review. Stats nerds orgasmining, Podcasts gushing, using superlatives I've never heard before about a rookie. And I've basically seen him never, as the 76ers don't make national broadcasts. And so I broke down tonight, and got the half a season league pass , because when a player is described as once in a generation, I need to understand.

Jesus Christ.

I mean.. I can't believe what I watched in this Toronto game. His offensive game is bonkers. He's so fluid and athletic. He plays like an MVP.. and his defense. There was this possession, where Lowery drove baseline, kept dribbling under the basket, and then down the lane past the key, to the 3 point line, a Nashian sort of sequence. And Embiid was on him the entire time. Center just locking down the All-star caliber point guard, and forced him to take a bad, contested 3. I sat in my chair, mouth agape. This guy is a ****ing Rookie. I don't understand how this can be. I was inclined to like him before, because he was hilarious and fun.. but he's crazy good. I don't even want to write down the hyperbole I'm thinking, because I need to watch a larger sample, but I cannot believe what I'm watching. I'm fully on the sixer bandwagon.

#3751691 It's Always Sunny

Posted BigDMcGee on 06 January 2017 - 10:17 AM

View PostSuperJon, on 06 January 2017 - 03:34 AM, said:

Guess who's not going out to get laid this weekend!


#3751647 I Called In Sick Today

Posted BigDMcGee on 04 January 2017 - 04:05 PM

and after 3 days, he is risen!