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About a week of rain is to be followed by another week of rain around here. There's an old joke about rain always coming right after you wash your car, but that can't happen to us because you aren't allowed to wash your car here because we are apparently in the midst of a drought. A really wet drought.

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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2012, 00:51 Ant
 
Olympics has porn? J/K.  
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 12:44 Endo
 
Where I grew up the joke is it always rains during county fair week. This year after weeks (months?) of drought, sure enough it started raining the week before fair week, and continued throughout fair week. Never fails.  
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12. Re: XXX Olympics Opening Ceremony Is Most-Watched Ever As NBC Scores Ratings Gold. Jul 30, 2012, 11:20 Quboid
 
PropheT wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 22:44:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 16:40:
But they didn't live stream it. Apparently because:

It was never our intent to live stream the Opening Ceremony or Closing Ceremony. They are complex entertainment spectacles that do not translate well online because they require context, which our award-winning production team will provide for the large prime-time audiences that gather together to watch them.

So, basically: F U internet users.

I think that's funny since I thought the commentary and pieces they did during the opening ceremony were nauseatingly terrible. I'd rather they just hadn't said a word and just showed video of the whole event :p

XXX Olympics kind of gives a whole new meaning to getting screwed by the Russian judge.

Is it true that NBC cut out 'Abide with me'? Can you imagine the outcry if a foreign broadcaster cut a 9/11 tribute from a US show?
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 08:21 Mr. Tact
 
The farmers here in central Illinois are definitely feeling the lack of rain. Predictions on the corn harvest move downward daily. Based on what they are saying on the local ag. radio shows, we are approaching dust bowl levels of drought.  
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10. Re: Olympic TV Ratings Jul 30, 2012, 08:16 Mr. Tact
 
Oh boy! Kicked the shit out of repeat television! So awesome!  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2012, 05:24 Hoop
 
Alamar wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 23:55:
So much showboating, so little cool shit...
There you go, you just wrote the definition of Parkour.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2012, 23:55 Alamar
 
Disappointing Parkour vid.. So much showboating, so little cool shit...

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7. Re: XXX Olympics Opening Ceremony Is Most-Watched Ever As NBC Scores Ratings Gold. Jul 29, 2012, 22:44 PropheT
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 16:40:
But they didn't live stream it. Apparently because:

It was never our intent to live stream the Opening Ceremony or Closing Ceremony. They are complex entertainment spectacles that do not translate well online because they require context, which our award-winning production team will provide for the large prime-time audiences that gather together to watch them.

So, basically: F U internet users.

I think that's funny since I thought the commentary and pieces they did during the opening ceremony were nauseatingly terrible. I'd rather they just hadn't said a word and just showed video of the whole event :p

XXX Olympics kind of gives a whole new meaning to getting screwed by the Russian judge.
 
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6. Re: XXX Olympics Opening Ceremony Is Most-Watched Ever As NBC Scores Ratings Gold. Jul 29, 2012, 21:10 nin
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 19:48:
No wonder it was so well watched. How many people tuned in expecting the 'XXX Olympics' to be something very different?

I noticed that title on a friends DVR the other night...couldn't help but chuckle.
 
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5. Re: XXX Olympics Opening Ceremony Is Most-Watched Ever As NBC Scores Ratings Gold. Jul 29, 2012, 19:48 Quboid
 
No wonder it was so well watched. How many people tuned in expecting the 'XXX Olympics' to be something very different?  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2012, 19:26 Cutter
 
Hey, there are droughts all over. Up here in Hogtown they state this has been the least amount of rain we've seen in a summer in 20 or 30 years.

Nature being cyclical this means we're in for a brutal winter in the Northeast and Midwest. You can mark these words today, gents, and see if they're not true come this winter.
 
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3. XXX Olympics Opening Ceremony Is Most-Watched Ever As NBC Scores Ratings Gold. Jul 29, 2012, 16:40 jdreyer
 
But they didn't live stream it. Apparently because:

It was never our intent to live stream the Opening Ceremony or Closing Ceremony. They are complex entertainment spectacles that do not translate well online because they require context, which our award-winning production team will provide for the large prime-time audiences that gather together to watch them.

So, basically: F U internet users.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2012, 16:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Yeah they're calling for the same here. We're sitting at 60-80% under normal, I was out talking with a buddy who was doing maintenance on his field pumps. Next year he's going with an underground feeder system, but he's dug a 3rd and 4th pond just incase, as he likes to put it. Better to be paranoid and prepared than not. On the upside, his soy and corn are going to sell very well.  
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2012, 16:00 nin
 

We'd kill for rain here, Blue.

 
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