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Low-volume, asynchronous conversation? Low-volume, asynchronous conversation. 42

  1. Alderson/Henderson
  2. TWHMS

    You are trained from a young age to respect your equipment

  3. Crowley bait:

    Champions are really built when nobody is watching

  4. Um, Andrew

    What he does is grasp constantly for huge, world-historical theories and systems in order to situate himself in the present. Doubt rattles him; moderation befuddles him; pragmatism offends him. Only Great Ideas appeal. But he is too emotional to separate his feelings from his thoughts in all this (a human failing but one to be resisted as best one can).

  5. Um, if I were a government regulator, and some activist submitted a document to me that he hadn’t bothered to proofread, I wouldn’t read it either
  6. Oh FK. This has always been one of my favorite spots in the city. Anyone want to join me for a buckwheat crepe with gruyere and a snakebite?

42 thoughts on “Low-volume, asynchronous conversation? Low-volume, asynchronous conversation.

  1. andeux andeux Mar 29,2011 11:12 am

    4. Heh.

    TINSTAAFK
  2. monkeyball Mar 29,2011 11:30 am

    Hunh. This is far less splashy, but far more interesting, than Neyer moving to SBN.

    you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come
  3. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 29,2011 12:35 pm

    I’m so damn busy at work this week I pretty much feel like I’m constantly on the verge of vomitting.

    I am interested in meeting up if anyone wants to have a beer in the lot with me before Friday’s opener, but I don’t have plans to grill or set up the full-scale tailgate gear.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • linusalf Mar 29,2011 1:53 pm || Up

      COme to our Opening Night Tailgate by gate A. Linden St Kegs!!!

      • sslinger Mar 29,2011 2:54 pm || Up

        That sounds like fun – is that the Oaklandish/stAy tailgate that was discussed a few days ago?

    • sslinger Mar 29,2011 3:11 pm || Up

      As indicated by my response to linusalf, we’ll be going and would be happy to join you for a beer in the lot. If it’s Linden St. kegs with others, so much the better.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 29,2011 6:42 pm || Up

        What I’ll probably do is set up a chair by my truck in my usual lot spot, hang out a spell inhaling the rejuvenating Coli lot spot vapors, then mosey over to the stAy crowd and see how the kegs are holding out.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • sslinger Mar 29,2011 7:47 pm || Up

          Sounds perfect. I’ll look for you either place. Not sure we’ll get there at 4:00, but we’ll try for before 5:00.

  4. nevermoor nevermoor Mar 29,2011 12:44 pm

    6: I like the idea of it more than I like going (stupid no-reservation policy).

    But I could be down for a farewell trip.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 29,2011 12:52 pm || Up

      In other words, check your email.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  5. nevermoor nevermoor Mar 29,2011 1:35 pm

    I vibrated with joy that join A’s. (** link)

    I find the cultural differences in cliche answers interesting

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  6. nevermoor nevermoor Mar 29,2011 1:58 pm

    I find Yahoo’s bizzare use of DL status disturbing. I have a league with Bailey and Utley where I can’t DL them and I have to watch the marginally useful free agents I want trickle away.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • monkeyball Mar 29,2011 2:09 pm || Up

      NCAYFT

      you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come
    • danny Mar 29,2011 2:19 pm || Up

      Isn’t that because Bailey and Utley haven’t been put on the DL yet?

      • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 29,2011 4:29 pm || Up

        The A’s have announced that he will start on the DL. Same with Utley

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • danny Mar 29,2011 4:34 pm || Up

          Yeah, but they haven’t actually placed them on the DL.

          • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 29,2011 5:35 pm || Up

            Ah… my mistake then.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  7. danny Mar 29,2011 2:20 pm
  8. sslinger Mar 29,2011 4:58 pm

    When it comes to grills, nomenclature is destiny?

    • monkeyball Mar 29,2011 5:00 pm || Up

      I was just about to say — we apparently have the low-volume part down pat.

      you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come
      • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 29,2011 5:36 pm || Up

        Dude. Your email.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  9. Soaker Soaker Mar 29,2011 5:37 pm

    Worst Company in America matchups down to the Not-So-Sweet Sixteen. I’d vote for Wellpoint, but they hide behind some brand names; I deal with their “Anthem Blue Cross” incarnation. Walmart and Delta Airlines have a pretty good battle coming up in the Northwest Regional, and if Walmart can take that one I like its chances to go all the way.

    Support locally made sausage!
    • sslinger Mar 29,2011 5:46 pm || Up

      Based on the desperate attempt to lose their identity and re-brand as Xfinity, Comcast should be one of the heavy favorites. But my dark horse is Ticketmaster.

      • andeux andeux Mar 29,2011 5:57 pm || Up

        Ticketmaster vs. Paypal was a tough 1st-round matchup.
        Comcast is the reigning champ and seems to be trying to repeat.

        TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Mar 29,2011 6:29 pm || Up

        I just cast my votes in the active matchups. No surprise, Ticketmaster seems well on its way to the Elite Eight.

        Support locally made sausage!
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 29,2011 6:36 pm || Up

      Neat. Ticketmaster has a great bracket and should cruise into the Final Four (of course, that’s exactly what I thought about Pitt).

      I love the likely regional final of Comcast vs. AT&T, as it is the quintessential suck-suck consumer choice. Shitty TV service provider with better internet but legendarily bad tech support versus perennially evil ruthlessly efficient monopoly land-line provider with lousy DSL.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Mar 29,2011 6:52 pm || Up

        What’s a “land-line”? I’m using MagicJack now, plugged into the Charter Cable high-speed internet. I moved recently and test-drove Clearwire for the internet; it promised a lot and delivered very little. The speed was great at 6 a.m., not so good at 8 p.m., actually reminded me of 56k dial-up at the times I wanted to use it. Clearwire, which is sticking a wireless modem on your window sill and pulling a signal off a cell phone tower, is a great idea in theory but I don’t think it’s ready for prime time.

        Support locally made sausage!
    • mother pucker Mar 29,2011 9:20 pm || Up

      It’s funny too, they (Wellpoint) make it nearly impossible for a random viewer of their website to realize that they are the Man Behind the Curtain with respect to Anthem. Now, many people may be aware of that relationship in advance, but always interesting that they seemingly try to hide the name through which they conduct business.

      Good choice, by the way.

  10. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 29,2011 6:48 pm

    Is it possible that no one’s discussed Evan Longoria having his AK-47 stolen from his rental house? I guess the spring training states are pretty sweet locales for the MLB shootin’ crowd. And getting traded to Toronto must really suck.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  11. andeux andeux Mar 29,2011 8:07 pm

    LaRoche is not making the team.

    TINSTAAFK
    • sslinger Mar 29,2011 9:54 pm || Up

      That’s what I was thinking too…until I saw Sogard’s throw.

      • Leopold Bloom Mar 30,2011 2:17 am || Up

        that was awful. especially being surrounded by Giants fans.

  12. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 29,2011 9:41 pm

    Zito’s stache is impressively wretched.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • sslinger Mar 29,2011 9:55 pm || Up

      It reminds me of mine one year when I shaved my beard progressively until all I had left was a stache. Nuf said.

      • monkeyball Mar 30,2011 7:02 am || Up

        It reminds me of one year when JediLeroy shaved his beard conservatively.

        you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come
  13. nevermoor nevermoor Mar 30,2011 12:13 am

    DFWAS, near-godwin edition

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  14. sslinger Mar 31,2011 11:55 am

    A’s now on The Wolf. Or should it be The Wolff?

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 31,2011 12:18 pm || Up

      That’s great news. 95.7 FM seems to come in loud and clear here at Casa de Upgrade. And since FM radio works on the droid, I no longer need to bring a separate transistor radio to the games.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • the dogfather Mar 31,2011 12:31 pm || Up

        Yup — there’s an app for that.

        The meaning of life is not so much found, as it is Made. -- Opus
        • Leopold Bloom Mar 31,2011 4:36 pm || Up

          From one perspective, it’s very positive. For the greater part, it’s a good thing. For those with long-stretched dreams, maybe some bad news mixed in as well.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 2,2011 4:08 pm || Up

      We’re on the Wolf? That’s all you had to say…

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      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty

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