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They have reported, and there will be no world series 194

I like the look of this, but is this actually Rich Harden?

like we didn’t know

we have established this is a fake, yeah?

she has been on a roll

his mom is was born in kenya, duh!

undeniable truth
one china policy back? Excellent.

I have $5. No I don\'t.

194 thoughts on “They have reported, and there will be no world series

  1. andeux andeux Feb 15,2017 11:14 am

    nm: Is there an easy way to get the new version of wp to show the author of a post? (Can usually, but not always, figure it out from signature and/or style.)

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 15,2017 11:19 am || Up

      I usually turn the signature off (or think to), but I chose to leave it because of that

      But upon further reflection….whadda ya mean? Huh? whatcha tryin to say? Hmm?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • nevermoor nevermoor Feb 15,2017 11:32 am || Up

      Done.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • elcroata elcroata Feb 15,2017 11:43 am || Up

      That’s funny. I wanted to ask the same thing and then looked at this post again and thought, well that would have been embarrassing, before seeing your comment

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  2. Future Ed Future Ed Feb 15,2017 11:27 am
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ptbnl Feb 15,2017 12:03 pm || Up

      I’d love to know what he imagines a one-state solution acceptable to both sides would look like.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • nevermoor nevermoor Feb 15,2017 3:23 pm || Up

        The BEST DEAL. A BETTER DEAL THAN WE’VE EVER HAD.

        That’s what.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Ben Folds' Nuts Apr 4,2017 12:55 am || Up

        Obviously the one-state solution acceptable to both sides is the one where he blows up the whole Middle East and then both sides can’t possibly say no because you can’t talk when you’re dead

  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 15,2017 11:30 am

    Totally fake.

    Meanwhile, congrats to this dude for being the worst of an unprecedentedly bad crop of cabinet nominees. That’s a hell of an accomplishment.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 15,2017 11:35 am || Up

      I hope that wasn’t his choice of words

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 15,2017 2:54 pm || Up

        Yes, if accurately quoted that is either staggering cluelessness or deliberate trolling.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Feb 15,2017 11:37 am || Up

      Sessions is still worse.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 15,2017 11:40 am || Up

        Oh, on the merits, definitely. But in terms of presentability to the public, Puzder was a complete disaster. They couldn’t even risk putting him in a hearing he was so bad.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 15,2017 1:03 pm || Up

      Two days before he reportedly bailed. Excellent timing as always, Mitt.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Feb 15,2017 3:24 pm || Up

        Don’t understand Mitt’s game here at all.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 15,2017 11:57 am

    Arsene did you not tell your players about Robben liking his left foot???

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 15,2017 1:06 pm || Up

      Also maybe should have told them that there would be a second half.

  5. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 15,2017 1:23 pm

    The campaign for what?

    • ptbnl Feb 15,2017 1:44 pm || Up

      He’s already tried to register as a candidate for 2020 (as a way to limit what 501-c3’s can say about him).

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 15,2017 1:50 pm || Up

        I have my doubts about the effectiveness of that strategy as a means of speech suppression. I’d like to see the IRS try to revoke someone’s non-profit status based on when he filed FEC papers.

        I guess it does allow him to keep spending other people’s money on campaigning rather than the much less fun presidenting.

  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 15,2017 2:28 pm

    Oh come on.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 15,2017 7:18 pm || Up

      Could this be more ridiculous.

      • Ben Folds' Nuts Apr 4,2017 12:57 am || Up

        I mean it can’t be any worse for the Marlins than Loria. God help the fucking French though.

  7. ptbnl Feb 15,2017 2:49 pm

    So will they say it was just locker-room treason?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 15,2017 3:41 pm || Up

      When you’re a tsar, they let you do it.

  8. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 15,2017 2:52 pm

    Assuming come October that there’s still a World in which to have a Series, I expect it will include the A’s.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. AV AV Feb 15,2017 7:10 pm
    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • dmoas Feb 15,2017 8:38 pm || Up

      I don’t buy into those things. Seems too much like wishful thinking.

      • AV AV Feb 16,2017 11:18 am || Up

        hilarious tweets? or humor in general?

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Ben Folds' Nuts Apr 4,2017 1:07 am || Up

        He or she tweeted about the phone check policy almost a full month before the media reported on it.

    • andeux andeux Feb 23,2017 2:19 pm || Up

      TINSTAAFK
  10. MikeV MikeV Feb 15,2017 10:28 pm

    And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

    Thanks, and go As.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Feb 16,2017 10:53 am || Up

      Hard to believe people were THAT stupid. But here we are.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 16,2017 11:05 am

    I’m scared to turn on this press conference. Are we all gonna die?

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 16,2017 11:12 am || Up

      ….

      • ptbnl Feb 16,2017 1:42 pm || Up

        “Are they friends of yours” … casual racism Thursdays.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 16,2017 12:16 pm || Up

      This is absolutely, positively insane. Keep in mind that the reporter in this exchange is an ultra-orthodox jew from a small publication that no one has ever heard of.

  12. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 16,2017 11:30 am
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  13. Future Ed Future Ed Feb 16,2017 12:06 pm

    tonight we’re gonna party like its two-thou-sand-two

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 16,2017 12:54 pm || Up

      Trump state department probably thinks the “Oakland A’s” are fake news.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Feb 16,2017 4:41 pm || Up

        No. That would be too close to true.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  14. Future Ed Future Ed Feb 16,2017 12:15 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 16,2017 12:18 pm || Up

      He just wants to brag about his strand rate.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Feb 16,2017 12:40 pm || Up

        Shutdown inning!

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • colin colin Feb 16,2017 12:51 pm || Up

          I don’t think Trump has had a single shutdown inning since the inauguration.

          • nevermoor nevermoor Feb 16,2017 4:41 pm || Up

            Flynn sure did.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 16,2017 3:32 pm
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 16,2017 4:25 pm || Up

      Meanwhile…

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 22,2017 12:29 pm || Up

      “Chief Digital Officer” sounds like a position for which you would want to run the background check before you let them start working but what do I know.

  16. nevermoor nevermoor Feb 16,2017 4:42 pm

    Who wants to meet Charlie Finley’s daughter? Wish I could make it…

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 16,2017 6:56 pm || Up

      Last few years Charlie’s image has been rehabilitated a bit, getting some appreciation as foresighted on things like free agency and the DH. He of course also traded off the pieces of the greatest baseball dynasty of my lifetime for 30 pieces of silver and tried to move the A’s to Denver. He’s definitely due for a historical re-examination. We’ll see if his daughter is the right one to do that. I’m interested in reading the book for sure.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Englishmajor Englishmajor Feb 16,2017 8:27 pm || Up

      She’s Charlie’s first cousin once removed, I think.

      • ptbnl Feb 16,2017 8:37 pm || Up

        Yup – cousin Carl Finley’s daughter.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Ben Folds' Nuts Apr 4,2017 1:12 am || Up

      Did anyone go? Did she obnoxiously compare Charlie to a tech startup?

  17. Englishmajor Englishmajor Feb 17,2017 3:35 pm

    I want the A’s to give a tryout to this young woman who just threw a no-hitter for Fresno State softball.

    • AV AV Feb 17,2017 4:05 pm || Up
      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • sslinger Feb 17,2017 10:42 pm || Up

        Amazing performances, reminds me that at some point I want to go to a Cal softball game, one of the sports I haven’t yet been to.

        The comment about the A’s bringing them in reminded me of this really interesting (long) article about hitting, reaction times, and other sports & science related analysis.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 18,2017 9:00 am || Up

        what’s with the eye black? is that a jesus thing?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 18,2017 9:00 am || Up

        what’s with the eye black? is that a jesus thing?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Feb 17,2017 4:40 pm || Up

      Parents are Honey Rodriguez and Lance Dung

      I cant figure out why she didnt take his last name. So much for tradition.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • dmoas Feb 17,2017 5:00 pm || Up

      She’d need to go through the draft first, no?

      • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 18,2017 9:01 am || Up

        no from hawaii, africa is not in the US

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  18. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 18,2017 7:56 am
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. andeux andeux Feb 18,2017 11:55 am
    TINSTAAFK
    • colin colin Feb 18,2017 1:04 pm || Up

      120 plate appearances, do you take the over or the under?

  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 19,2017 10:30 am

    This is good.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 19,2017 10:57 am || Up

      The new public-facing part of the A’s ownership team is really killing it this off-season. Lots of steps, many not expensive, all displaying the attitude that “We actually like you, fans.” Such a refreshing change from the “Shut up and eat your pine cone” era.

      Investing in staying
      , gotta love it.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 19,2017 11:30 am || Up

        That’s the first I’ve heard of this “Brooklyn Basin” idea.

      • batgirl batgirl Feb 19,2017 3:12 pm || Up

        I know. It’s almost like they’re trying to reel me back in!

      • andeux andeux Feb 20,2017 3:59 pm || Up
        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 20,2017 4:10 pm || Up

          Kaval is building up a lot of goodwill just by grabbing the low-hanging fruit Lew had left to rot on the branch.

          • ptbnl Feb 20,2017 4:11 pm || Up

            Lew was just focused on making it easy for his successor.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • MikeV MikeV Feb 19,2017 12:37 pm || Up

      Sweet. I’ve always complained about the lack of bocce courts at the stadium.

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

      • andeux andeux Feb 19,2017 1:21 pm || Up

        How about

        the tavern, formerly the West Side Club, will feature 24 beers on tap after a $1 million renovation

        And is this

        Kaval said. “And it’s open for everyone. We want to honor our past but we don’t want to make it exclusionary.”

        a subtle dig at the Raiders?

        TINSTAAFK
        • MikeV MikeV Feb 19,2017 4:33 pm || Up

          A better beer selection is definitely a good idea.

          I guess they’re trying to bring in more casual fans with all the extracurriculars.

          And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

          Thanks, and go As.

        • Englishmajor Englishmajor Feb 21,2017 7:45 pm || Up

          The West Side Club always has been open to everyone in the A’s configuration. But I think calling it a “club” may have made some fans think otherwise.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 21,2017 8:17 pm || Up

            The existence of the “club” seats in front of it also confuses things.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 20,2017 9:50 am || Up

      Thinking about this more, it will be interesting to see how they fit 16 food trucks in that plaza area. Also, according to Jane Lee, the “Champions Pavillion” will be accessible only to people with game tickets, so they have to be essentially cutting off the ability to cross between the north and south parking lots.

      • ptbnl Feb 20,2017 10:24 am || Up

        Though you could still go the other way, past the BART bridge.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 20,2017 10:27 am || Up

          True, although that can be a major clusterFK after big games.

          • dmoas Feb 20,2017 7:16 pm || Up

            Probably gets opened up after games. No reason at that point not to and I doubt they’d use permanent barriers there.

  21. ptbnl Feb 19,2017 11:22 am

    Ah, the romance of the cup!

    A non-league team (Lincoln City) is in the quarter finals for the first time since 1914, where they’ll meet either Arsenal or another non-league team (Sutton United), depending on tomorrow’s result. You’d root for Sutton, which would guarantee a non-league semi-finalist, except they’ve sold their soul to the despised Sun for this game.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • ptbnl Feb 20,2017 12:36 pm || Up

      Great shot of the Arsenal players entering the away changing room at Sutton:

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • ptbnl Feb 20,2017 12:53 pm || Up

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 20,2017 1:27 pm || Up

      The most striking thing in these games isn’t the difference in skill. It’s the difference in speed. The Sutton players look like they’re running in sand.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 21,2017 10:39 am || Up
      • ptbnl Feb 21,2017 1:00 pm || Up

        Piss on the Scum, and on Sutton for selling their soul to them.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 19,2017 9:36 pm

    The storm about to roll into these parts sounds pretty intense.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 19,2017 9:40 pm || Up

      so fucking tired of this shit

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 19,2017 9:55 pm || Up

        My pickup softball game has been rained out 11 of the last 12 Saturdays.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • AV AV Feb 20,2017 9:46 am || Up

        i don’t care. i’m working anyway, the drive was cake, and i got to park right in front for free.

        i mean… thanks for the swamp, presidents 1–44!

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Soaker Soaker Feb 20,2017 10:07 am || Up

        Some of these warm-weather February trips I have taken in recent years, it didn’t feel like I was escaping much of a winter. Not so this year. Breakfast has been consumed, the beer is in the cooler, time to head for the beach (Hapuna Beach today, on the Kohala coast, about 30 miles north from Kailua).

        • colin colin Feb 20,2017 10:38 am || Up

          It’s currently 60 degrees and sunny in Cincinnati. But for some reason I am flying out to the bay area later this week…

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 20,2017 2:52 pm || Up

          Hapuna Beach is one of my very favorite beaches anywhere.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Soaker Soaker Feb 23,2017 2:04 pm || Up

            Today’s Grand Finale is a return to Hapuna on a glorious (and crowded) day, with plenty of time for an evening detour to the Big Island Brewhaus up in Waimea before the red eye. That microbrew is a welcome respite from Kona Brewing’s corporate monopoly of mediocrity.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 23,2017 5:30 pm || Up

              I like some of the Maui Brew Co offerings much more than anything Kona has.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  23. AV AV Feb 20,2017 12:46 pm

    more of a theoretical / math-spurred question than anything… so while signatures are gathering for calexit and the dude supposebly running this from his home in russia gets interviewed on breitbart and blah blah blah, i’m wondering, wouldn’t it be better for california to double down rather than fold?

    suppose we split into two states, that’s 4 senators (though probably not additional congresspeople per se). i’m wondering, are there other ways to leverage for numerical power with two states instead of one. are there disadvantages?

    i even wonder, a nor/sou divide would pretty much split the state proportionally, but would there be an advantage to democrats in carving out the less-populated republican landlocked counties? i guess that’d be gerrymandering.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • colin colin Feb 20,2017 1:02 pm || Up

      As an Ohio resident, I find Calexit terrifying because it would be leaving the rest of us to fend for ourselves.

      Splitting into two states might have some merit, but it’s not going to happen. About a year ago, there was some guy pushing his “Six Californias” plan. You can guess where he is coming from by the fact that a state containing SF, Oakland, San Jose, Fremont, and Salinas is named “Silicon Valley”. I think I read somewhere that his northmost state, “Jefferson”, would edge out Mississippi for the title of poorest state in the US — largest employer is Enloe Medical Center in lovely Chico.

      • andeux andeux Feb 20,2017 1:12 pm || Up

        Neither plan has a chance in hell of happening though. (I know, that’s what everyone said about T****…)

        TINSTAAFK
      • AV AV Feb 20,2017 1:25 pm || Up

        jefferson has been an idea for a while now. it joins counties on the california/oregon border (and this 6 plan leaves the oregonians out). IIRC, its first major setback was that they proposed statehood like a week before pearl harbor went down. (or something like that.)

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 20,2017 1:09 pm || Up

      Definitely don’t want to carve out the conservative inland areas and give them their own senators, but do want to split them up roughly evenly so that both North California and South California have big liberal majorities.

      Other advantages to two liberal Californias include two extra presidential electors (because of the two new senators), an extra state delegation in the event of House selection of the president, and an extra state to ratify/block ratification of constitutional amendments.

      One disadvantage would be to dilute the special regulatory influence of California. Right now, the California market is so big that if we raise fuel economy standards (for example) above federal levels (and are not preempted by federal law), auto makers have no choice but to make cars that meet those higher standards. They end up selling those more efficient vehicles throughout the country, rather than make a special car just for California. Two Californias that didn’t coordinate their regs wouldn’t necessarily have that power.

      • AV AV Feb 20,2017 1:20 pm || Up

        thanks. exactly what i was looking for.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • dmoas Feb 20,2017 7:35 pm || Up

      I’d rather have a full on west coast succession and watch the rest of what’s left crumble into historic obscurity.

  24. AV AV Feb 20,2017 12:49 pm

    you know what’s *not* FK’n rad?

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • elcroata elcroata Feb 20,2017 1:10 pm || Up

      Yeah, the whole region there is moronic, not only Serbia. Croatia is just as bad, if not worse. Just huge groups of idiots…

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  25. lenscrafters Feb 21,2017 11:15 am
    • colin colin Feb 22,2017 12:38 pm || Up

      Doolittle throws with his left hand, but despite his opinion on the travel ban, he doesn’t lean to the left politically. Or to the right. He is a registered independent, one who is dismayed at how polarizing politics has become.

      Sorry to break it to you Doo, but if you host dinners for Syrian refugees and organize for the A’s Pride Night, then you are a Democrat.

      • dmoas Feb 22,2017 1:48 pm || Up

        No… definitely not. Liberal, yes. Lefty yes. But not necessarily a Democrat. I’m an extreme left liberal, but I would never call myself a Democrat. I have issues with their politics, they’re just more livable (far more so) than the GOP.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 22,2017 7:52 pm || Up

        Actually he told NYT last year that he was registered Republican but disenchanted. The old up-by-own-bootstraps outlook wasn’t incompatible with welcoming refugees among conservatives not so very long ago.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 21,2017 1:15 pm

    This Man City – Monaco game is wild.

    • ptbnl Feb 21,2017 1:30 pm || Up

      Completely FKing bonkers.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 21,2017 2:26 pm

    Fangraphs win-loss projections are up.

    They have us picking up 10 more wins (79) and still finishing comfortably last in the division behind the Astros (91) and the Angels, Mariners, Rangers (all 83).

    How bad must the Padres roster be to get a 65-win projection?

  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 22,2017 11:21 am

    I don’t know how I feel about eliminating the pitches in the intentional walk. I guess it’s fine, but it seems kind of artificial for some reason, and it won’t really save much time. I also feel like excessive intentional walks are mostly an NL problem.

    • colin colin Feb 22,2017 11:50 am || Up

      Worst case outcome is that it encourages managers to issue more IBB, but I think that is unlikely.

    • dmoas Feb 22,2017 12:01 pm || Up

      I hate it. Shit can happen during those 4 tosses. Shit has happened. And a great historical moment like someone striking out in the World Series can get lost. Cut commercial time between innings to speed up the game. Most of it is garbage attempts to sell their own shows anyway. Create commercial scarcity.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 22,2017 12:06 pm || Up

        I really enjoy it when the home slugger is getting IBB’d and the home crowd is booing while he stands there taking the pitches. It ratchets up the intensity in what is necessarily an already fraught moment.

        There’s less drama when the NL #8 hitter is getting walked to bring the pitcher up, but that’s their problem.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 22,2017 7:55 pm || Up

          Yeah, this idea is stupid. I can’t imagine it amounts to enough time to drop the average game length even 30 seconds.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 22,2017 11:47 am

    Both of these outcomes are still very much in play.

    Leicester is sitting one spot (and one point) above the relegation zone in the Prem. Meanwhile, they are about to kick off a round of 16 Champions League tie against Sevilla.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 22,2017 12:13 pm || Up

      Leicester is getting played off the pitch so far in Spain. It’s mind-boggling that these are the defending English champions.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 23,2017 1:47 pm || Up

        And they fired their coach today. Takes some doing to get canned 9 months after winning the league title for freaking Leicester.

  30. AV AV Feb 22,2017 1:52 pm

    i’m giving out the emotional hi-lo of the day award early (i’m not even waiting to find out what 2:22:22 2/22 feels like):

    using the wond’rous wonders of the internet to listen to live music from around this, our ensmallening world, stopping for a while in havana… and hearing a verizon commercial followed by a sprint one followed by lite jazz.

    http://radio.garden/live/

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 22,2017 4:10 pm

    Been watching “The People vs. OJ Simpson.” Were men’s suits and ties really that ugly and ill-fitting in the mid-90s? I lived through that period, and I remember it being bad, but oh my god it burns the eyes.

    • AV AV Feb 22,2017 4:52 pm || Up
      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • nevermoor nevermoor Feb 23,2017 10:55 am || Up
        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 22,2017 7:57 pm || Up

      I liked that series. I was unemployed that summer and watched a LOT of the OJ trial. The People vs OJ really captured the feel well.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • nevermoor nevermoor Feb 23,2017 10:57 am || Up

        I was really impressed by it too, since I was far too little to appreciate the crazy at the time.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 23,2017 12:17 pm || Up

      Just finished that. It was interesting how the show portrayed it as so seat of the pants, with the glove and fuhrman and such. Having never read anything about it, I wonder how much truth there is to it. and the jury stuff.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • colin colin Feb 25,2017 7:51 am || Up

        The miniseries was based on a book by Toobin. I’ve read at least one of his other books (about the Rehnquist court) and he seems like a pretty thorough researcher (but I’m not a lawyer).

        • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 25,2017 2:03 pm || Up

          there were opinions/analysis of his I didn’t like on some crim law stuff, but he is a good writer.

          I was thinking the other day when i was in the hall bullshitting with cops I was about to cross examine in a preliminary hearing, there was a pretty true to life interaction bewteen, I think cocran and a cop that took some evidence home. shit like that happens a lot.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  32. elcroata elcroata Feb 23,2017 7:09 am

    I think FSU and I were happy about the same thing yesterday. In more basketball news there’s a Euro-step and then there’s a Cro-step

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 23,2017 7:18 am || Up

      At that moment all right-thinking people were Orangemen.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 23,2017 1:15 pm
    • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 23,2017 3:37 pm || Up

      “just one run in his inning of work” doesnt sound right

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 26,2017 5:57 pm || Up

      We did it.

  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 23,2017 1:57 pm

    This Showtime show “Billions” is hilariously bad, isn’t it?

    • nevermoor nevermoor Feb 23,2017 2:27 pm || Up

      I actually liked Season One a lot. It’s a conceivable portrayal of the DOJ in NY, at least.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 23,2017 2:37 pm || Up

        In some ways, yes, but the wife working as the in-house psychiatrist at the hedge fund is a little unbelievable and all of the macho posturing is so over the top.

        That said, I’m only halfway through the season and I can’t stop watching Giamatti swallow the scenery, so I may end up liking it in the end.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 24,2017 10:54 am || Up

        I do enjoy the depiction of the push-pull between the big New York law firms and the Southern District. The Cravathish partner telling him that he could do whatever he wanted if he joined the firm because they basically just want his name and reputation on their letterhead was classic.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 25,2017 11:31 am || Up

        Some great moments in “can this British actor keep his tenuous grip on an outer-borough accent while shouting” in this show.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 11,2017 10:20 am || Up

        Hard not to read the Preet Bharara non-resignation and picture Giamatti scheming to make himself unfireable.

        • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 13,2017 10:14 am || Up

          Yeah, Preet doesn’t have quite that game (though Giamatti’s scheme would fail horribly vs. Trump/Sessions too)

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 28,2017 2:38 pm || Up

      First two episodes of season two are pretty damn good. It’s like they found the right tone over the break. I’m in.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Feb 28,2017 2:43 pm || Up

        Glad to hear. I’m looking forward to ’em.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  35. MikeV MikeV Feb 23,2017 4:15 pm

    YES. I GOT USMNT TIX.

    And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

    Thanks, and go As.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 23,2017 7:36 pm || Up

      Nice. Through the Quakes?

      • MikeV MikeV Feb 23,2017 9:44 pm || Up

        Quakes STHs got to enter the lottery

        And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

        Thanks, and go As.

  36. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 23,2017 7:22 pm

    Stolen from a Deadspin comment: If this doesn’t prove baseball players are the dumbest of all pro athletes, I don’t know what does…

    A caller asked later her whether they ever had sex before games and Upton said that he was superstitious enough that they never did.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • dmoas Feb 24,2017 8:19 am || Up

      Worse than the flat Earthers in the NBA?

      • sslinger Feb 24,2017 12:58 pm || Up

        And football players throw their hat in the ring.

  37. andeux andeux Feb 23,2017 9:55 pm

    By next week’s Top Chef finale, Padma will be completely topless.

    TINSTAAFK
    • AV AV Feb 24,2017 6:15 am || Up

      it’s right there in the title™.

      a pastry chef cooks pastries, a top chef cooks…

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 24,2017 6:48 am || Up

      Another reason why this has been one of the best seasons yet.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  38. lenscrafters Feb 24,2017 1:24 pm

    CNN, NYT, BBC, and others blocked from WH press briefing. Fucking hell.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 24,2017 1:41 pm || Up

      It’s kind of heartening that these guys are so ham-handed in their Nixonian bullshit. It’s like they’re hanging a sign on the place saying “These stories are getting to us. Keep them coming.”

      • dmoas Feb 24,2017 4:32 pm || Up

        I find it heartening that a few right-slanted outlets spoke up on their behalf either boycotting or showing a willingness to had they been aware of it.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 24,2017 3:31 pm || Up

      good god

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  39. elcroata elcroata Feb 24,2017 2:20 pm

    Second time this week, they found a WW2 bomb on a way between my home and work. At least I could drive around, a guy I play tennis with had to go to a city hall to spend the night.

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  40. elcroata elcroata Feb 24,2017 2:20 pm

    Anybody watching “Abstract” on Netflix?

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • AV AV Feb 24,2017 2:31 pm || Up
      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV Feb 24,2017 2:33 pm || Up
      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • MikeV MikeV Feb 24,2017 2:39 pm || Up

      It was on my suggested list but I haven’t started yet. Thoughts?

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

      • elcroata elcroata Feb 24,2017 2:45 pm || Up

        I watched parts of first three episodes (Virginia watches it) and liked it.

        All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 24,2017 2:32 pm

  42. elcroata elcroata Feb 25,2017 8:56 am

    Detaining Muhammad Ali’s sun at a Florida Airport is an excellent move. Him returning from participating in a Black History Month event in Jamaica makes it perfect all around.

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 25,2017 9:20 am || Up

      These fascist border patrol dudes are as dumb as they are racist.

  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 25,2017 9:21 am

    • AV AV Feb 25,2017 11:07 am || Up

      because the first amendment. DOES HEAVEN HAVE THE FIRST AMENDMENT??

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 25,2017 11:15 am || Up

        Could Jesus design a vetting process so extreme that even He couldn’t pass it?

    • AV AV Feb 25,2017 11:15 am || Up

      i hate asking these polarizing questions (or, as bed would say, not to get political), but what’s the more inevitably danceable podcast intro music, the reply all or the you are not so smart?

      i hate hate hate that 538 got a new song. the old one made me shake it PLUS the first note is like the sound of plugging in my computer, which made me shake it in silent reminiscence every time i plugged in my computer.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV Feb 25,2017 11:16 am || Up

        hrm. wasn’t meant as a reply. it’s a stand-alone polarizing question.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV Mar 7,2017 9:37 am || Up

        primary concerns has a nice groove.

        pod save america totally ripped off big star!!

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 7,2017 10:01 am || Up

          I cant shake the feeling that the PSA theme is directly ripped off from an NES game, but I can’t think of which one.

          • AV AV Mar 7,2017 10:35 am || Up

            hmm. has that instrumentation, yes.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 7,2017 5:25 pm || Up

              It’s totally this. Or, more precisely, this.

              • AV AV Mar 7,2017 5:56 pm || Up

                omg!! hilarious.

                [shirtless sweaty high five]

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
              • batgirl batgirl Mar 10,2017 11:26 am || Up

                Holy cow.

  44. sslinger Feb 26,2017 7:25 pm

    OK, I think that bit may have been the best Oscars segment ever. I loved how the tour group just came in and were ready to participate, and the stars all got into it. Really fun moment.

    • MikeV MikeV Feb 26,2017 9:19 pm || Up

      It went on too long, and FFS those people needed to put their damn phones away.

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

  45. 5Aces 5Aces Feb 26,2017 11:06 pm

    Interesting night. I just got off the phone, and it appears that I’M actually the winner of Best Picture.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 27,2017 7:36 am || Up

      Good thing Spartacus wasn’t nominated this year, or the post-mistake confusion would have been endless. “I’m Moonlight!” “No, I’m Moonlight!” etc etc

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Feb 27,2017 10:55 am || Up

        I had been thinking more along the lines of Oprah:

        TINSTAAFK

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