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Out of the Blue

Well, so another year's in the books. Following my annual jokes on the Chinese and Jewish New Years, this morning I caught myself almost dating today 2017, so there's still an adjustment period to work through, for me at least. The regular season for tackle football ended with the old year, and hats off to Mr.Tact for winning our annual Pigskin Pick'em Pool by picking 172 winners (as usual, removing our hats is the only prize here beyond the all-important bragging rights). I ended in ninth place this year with 161 winners, just off the 163 total that won last year. On the more challenging, but less active point spread pool, WarPig went whole hog and won with 133 correct picks. I was a stronger contender in this one with 131, good for third place. So yes, I would have won the spread pool and possibly the straight pool too, if I simply picked against the Giants every week (the price of loyalty). But dwelling on the past, time to move on to the postseason. I've created a new Playoff Pool on PoolTracker with the same criteria as the past few years. The password is "carnage," and you can feel free to join and invite friends.

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23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 15:21 Mr. Tact
 
Hmm, I wonder how common are nightmares in general? Frankly, I can't remember the last time I had one. This despite having dreams I could recall on a regular basis...  
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22. Re: 2017 airline safety Jan 3, 2018, 14:34 RedEye9
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 14:02:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 09:05:
and 2018 is starting out just as safe

I had a dream last night that I was on a flight that had some kind of malfunction so the pilot had to come down to a few thousand feet. The plane was flying below the tops of some nearby mountains, and he kept getting lower and lower. Eventually he clipped a tree, and was just "whoops!" about it. Freaked me out.

I used to fly all the time, and never have any anxiety about flying, so this must be representative of something else.
I call dreams like that a nightmare. Much like the current administration.
donny takes credit for airline safety even though he has had absolutely nothing to do with it, type of nightmare.
 
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21. Re: 2017 airline safety Jan 3, 2018, 14:02 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 09:05:
and 2018 is starting out just as safe

I had a dream last night that I was on a flight that had some kind of malfunction so the pilot had to come down to a few thousand feet. The plane was flying below the tops of some nearby mountains, and he kept getting lower and lower. Eventually he clipped a tree, and was just "whoops!" about it. Freaked me out.

I used to fly all the time, and never have any anxiety about flying, so this must be representative of something else.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 14:00 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 08:52:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 07:57:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 02:51:
It's like what Steve Wozniak said about the Steve Jobs movie: "None of it happened, but all of it is true."
*chuckle* I hadn't heard that previously -- yes, that seems apt. Out of curiosity was he speaking about a specific film, or just in general on both of the big films made about Jobs?
If you search the quote I don't think he said that.

I was paraphrasing, sorry. It's from an interview he did.
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 13:59 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 07:57:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 02:51:
It's like what Steve Wozniak said about the Steve Jobs movie: "None of it happened, but all of it is true."
*chuckle* I hadn't heard that previously -- yes, that seems apt. Out of curiosity was he speaking about a specific film, or just in general on both of the big films made about Jobs?

The Aaron Sorkin film.
 
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18. 2017 airline safety Jan 3, 2018, 09:05 RedEye9
 

and 2018 is starting out just as safe
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 09:01 Mr. Tact
 
That's too bad, because it would seemingly be very appropriate.  
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 08:52 RedEye9
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 07:57:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 02:51:
It's like what Steve Wozniak said about the Steve Jobs movie: "None of it happened, but all of it is true."
*chuckle* I hadn't heard that previously -- yes, that seems apt. Out of curiosity was he speaking about a specific film, or just in general on both of the big films made about Jobs?
If you search the quote I don't think he said that.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 07:57 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 02:51:
It's like what Steve Wozniak said about the Steve Jobs movie: "None of it happened, but all of it is true."
*chuckle* I hadn't heard that previously -- yes, that seems apt. Out of curiosity was he speaking about a specific film, or just in general on both of the big films made about Jobs?
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 02:51 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 21:30:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 21:25:
Paul Ryan Says He Will Retire Once He Has Wrecked Country
The thing which makes this satirical article so damn funny (or not so damn funny) is if Paul Ryan actually said those things, many people including myself would not be surprised in the least.

It's like what Steve Wozniak said about the Steve Jobs movie: "None of it happened, but all of it is true."
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 02:45 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 21:25:
Paul Ryan Says He Will Retire Once He Has Wrecked Country

Yeah, he's a smarmy fucking asshole for sure. He's right up there as "most punchable" with Shkreli and Pai.

Also, he knows he's going to get his ass kicked by "Iron Mustache" Randy Bryce.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2018, 00:14 Kxmode
 
Looks like the Celtics have a masked hero in their line-up leading many to wonder "when will this masked Celtics hero reveal himself? Inquiring Sports minds want to know.  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2018, 21:30 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 21:25:
Paul Ryan Says He Will Retire Once He Has Wrecked Country
The thing which makes this satirical article so damn funny (or not so damn funny) is if Paul Ryan actually said those things, many people including myself would not be surprised in the least.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2018, 21:25 RedEye9
 

Paul Ryan Says He Will Retire Once He Has Wrecked Country
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2018, 20:25 WarPig
 
Congrats Mr. Tact, there was just no catching you. In the end after a couple bad weeks I was forced to go into full upset mode and it worked out about as well as I thought it would.

And as far as my win in the point spread pool goes, it was a good thing I had built a big lead because my clicker finger pulled a hammy about three weeks ago and I had to limp in for the finish.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2018, 17:12 DarkV
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 11:17:
I can now die satisfied.

Grats Mr Tact. You Sir are the champion. Kudos.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2018, 15:47 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 15:16:
It's colder than a witch's tit, that's for sure. And I should know, I've squeezed a few of them. Honk honk!
I squeezed many a tit which turned out to belong to witches, but none of them were cold. (probably not politically correct, but *shrug*)
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2018, 15:16 Cutter
 
It's colder than a witch's tit, that's for sure. And I should know, I've squeezed a few of them. Honk honk!
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2018, 12:46 RedEye9
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 12:32:
2018 starts with record cold in parts of the Midwest.

This kind of weather brings out the climate change deniers in droves.
yep yep
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2018, 12:32 jdreyer
 
2018 starts with record cold in parts of the Midwest.

This kind of weather brings out the climate change deniers in droves. I'd just like to point out that while the Titanic was sinking, part of it was actually rising into the air.

Edit: Derp on my link.

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