Out of the Blue

Watching traditional sports yesterday was rough. My g-men squandered another game, my picks did horribly, and the Mets got crushed (by the Yankees no less). On the other hand, e-sports was pretty happening, as the Heroes of the Storm Americas tourney was fun to watch, with a lot of unexpected outcomes, and some surprise heroes getting some play time. I passed on the Emmys however... I can only take so much ruthless competition in one day.

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Polar bear throws stone, breaks glass aquarium wall at zoo. Jailbreak!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 22, 2015, 04:42
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Sep 22, 2015, 04:42
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 22, 2015, 02:55:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 21, 2015, 16:47:
NegaDeath wrote on Sep 21, 2015, 12:03:
"Polar bear throws stone, breaks glass aquarium wall at zoo. "
Oh my god, the bears have learned how to use weapons? I warned you all the day of the bear would come!

This short story is for you.

Bear Discovers Fire.

Christ I tried reading that but gave up after one paragraph...Hope it's not by anyone you know 'cos Im gonna be scathing: It is written terribly. We had a flat...We were in a car...My brother the preacher and his son my nephew....aaarrgh.

Needs an editor or ten...

Actually, I wrote it.

I'm kidding, of course. I first read it 20 years ago in the Year's Best Sci Fi Anthology. Used to read them every year. This story stuck with me because of the languid pace, and matter of fact attitude of the protagonists. It's quite charming.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 22, 2015, 02:55
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2015, 02:55
Sep 22, 2015, 02:55
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 21, 2015, 16:47:
NegaDeath wrote on Sep 21, 2015, 12:03:
"Polar bear throws stone, breaks glass aquarium wall at zoo. "
Oh my god, the bears have learned how to use weapons? I warned you all the day of the bear would come!

This short story is for you.

Bear Discovers Fire.

Christ I tried reading that but gave up after one paragraph...Hope it's not by anyone you know 'cos Im gonna be scathing: It is written terribly. We had a flat...We were in a car...My brother the preacher and his son my nephew....aaarrgh.

Needs an editor or ten...
I have a nifty blue line!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 21, 2015, 21:16
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Sep 21, 2015, 21:16
 
As a bears fan you should all feel safe betting against them this season. They suck.
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Sep 21, 2015, 17:08
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Verno wrote on Sep 21, 2015, 09:15:
Sad about about Romo, I hope that doesn't sink the Cowboys for this season. So many upsets last week, great week to watch but a tough week for pick em. I was at a house party on Sunday, guy had his receiver hooked up to a projector outside and it was a riot. Lots of upset gamblers hahah.

Yeah, a shame about Romo. The Cowboys aren't my favorite team but it's a shame when injuries decide a season.

Kind of enjoyed seeing Manziel win a game yesterday. I'm not sure why. I'm wondering if he might do OK in the longer term.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 21, 2015, 16:47
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 21, 2015, 16:47
Sep 21, 2015, 16:47
 
NegaDeath wrote on Sep 21, 2015, 12:03:
"Polar bear throws stone, breaks glass aquarium wall at zoo. "
Oh my god, the bears have learned how to use weapons? I warned you all the day of the bear would come!

This short story is for you.

Bear Discovers Fire.
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Sep 21, 2015, 13:47
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Sep 21, 2015, 13:47
 
When will teams learn to stop letting guys throw as many innings as they can in april? I feel for mets fans... haha ok no... I don't.
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Sep 21, 2015, 13:25
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Sep 21, 2015, 13:25
 
Mets got crushed but that's on them. This Harvey debacle is funny and pathetic at the same time.
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Sep 21, 2015, 13:13
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Sep 21, 2015, 13:13
 
Despite only getting 7 picks right (so far) I did relatively better this week than last -- so I'll take it. And the difference between me and the leader this week are all games I considered picking the other way... so at least I'm thinking of making the right picks...
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Sep 21, 2015, 12:35
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Sep 21, 2015, 12:35
 
It was really a week full of upsets. Didnt seem like very many fared well in our pickem leagues.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 21, 2015, 12:07
Kxmode
 
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Sep 21, 2015, 12:07
 Kxmode
 
NegaDeath wrote on Sep 21, 2015, 12:03:
"Polar bear throws stone, breaks glass aquarium wall at zoo. "
Oh my god, the bears have learned how to use weapons? I warned you all the day of the bear would come!

Watch out for the pending bear attacks.
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Re: Life Is Strange!
Sep 21, 2015, 12:07
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Kxmode wrote on Sep 21, 2015, 12:05:
A pair of Tweets today declare Special announcement for Life Is Strange is coming later today and Episode 5 is aiming for an October 20th release. Prepare to weather the storm with this concept preview. As a fan of the series I'm looking forward to this more than any other game... even Fallout 4 and GW2: Heart of Thorns!

I was kind hoping this month, oh well. Too much shit to play, anyway...

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Life Is Strange!
Sep 21, 2015, 12:05
Kxmode
 
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Life Is Strange! Sep 21, 2015, 12:05
Sep 21, 2015, 12:05
 Kxmode
 
A pair of Tweets today declare Special announcement for Life Is Strange is coming later today and Episode 5 is aiming for an October 20th release. Prepare to weather the storm with this concept preview. As a fan of the series I'm looking forward to this more than any other game... even Fallout 4 and GW2: Heart of Thorns!

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Sep 21, 2015, 12:03
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"Polar bear throws stone, breaks glass aquarium wall at zoo. "
Oh my god, the bears have learned how to use weapons? I warned you all the day of the bear would come!
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Sep 21, 2015, 11:59
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 Verno
 
I got bumped from one (thanks Titans) but I'm still kicking in my other survivor league thanks to a lucky pick with the Raiders. I got absolutely decimated in all of the pick ems but at least it was fun, some of those games were fantastic.
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Sep 21, 2015, 11:51
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My Last Man Standing league was crushed this week. 225 of 286 entries were eliminated. Another 25 (including me) are depending on Indy winning tonight.
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Sep 21, 2015, 11:48
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I knew it was gonna happen, but the reality is here now; it's going to be a rough season for the Texans. Maybe Mallet will get better with time, but he looked horrible for the most part. There are incomplete passes and then there's wtf are you throwing at. If Carolina hadn't gotten so many unnecessary and poorly timed penalties the game would not have been nearly as close.
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Sep 21, 2015, 11:42
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Sep 21, 2015, 11:42
 
Looks like a lot of us got creamed in our picks yesterday. I know I did. Ouch. Still the Pack downed the Shithawks so that's a bonus.
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Sep 21, 2015, 09:25
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 Verno
 
Yeah, I guess they shouldn't have been selling those pumps at their store, just made Brady angry. Dude is a force of nature, he threw for something like 450 yards yesterday.
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Sep 21, 2015, 09:20
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Sep 21, 2015, 09:20
 
The Buffalo Bills looked terrible yesterday too. To me it was a lot worse than the score said it was. I guess that is what you get when all week you were talking trash about new England.
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Sep 21, 2015, 09:15
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 Verno
 
Sad about about Romo, I hope that doesn't sink the Cowboys for this season. So many upsets last week, great week to watch but a tough week for pick em. I was at a house party on Sunday, guy had his receiver hooked up to a projector outside and it was a riot. Lots of upset gamblers hahah.

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