Out of the Blue

Yesterday was a roller coaster of emotions in my tackle football viewing. I never expected the Eagles to actually throw the game last night, but there it is. Maybe the NFL should consider a draft lottery like the NBA to help discourage tanking. Anyway, the Giants were 6-10 on the season, so they didn't really deserve to be in the playoffs. If you are a fan of one of the teams that made the playoffs, congratulations, and good luck. Moving on, congrats also to our Pigskin Pick'em winners: trilobite820 won the straight pick pool, and espn17722565 took top honors in the spread pool (if not the nickname pool). I was in the middle of the pack in the non-spread pool and dead last in the spread pool, so I obviously need to fire my scouting staff.

Today's logo celebrates Freedom Force, the superhero action/RPG that was released by Irrational Games 19 years ago this week on January 9, 2002. The logo was created by Walter "2" Costinak and updated for our current format by Steve.

Obituary: Tanya Roberts, known for her role in 'That 70s Show' and 'View to a Kill,' has died.
Obituary: Alexi Laiho, front man for Finnish metal band Children of Bodom, dies suddenly at 41.
Obituary: Gerry Marsden, singer for Gerry and the Pacemakers, dies at 78.

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Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 4, 2021, 12:38:
The only reason I can think they threw it was to move from 9th to 6th in the draft. If Pederson survives it won't be a good sign for Philly fans...
A, B, C ya', Doug!
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 4, 2021, 14:29:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 4, 2021, 14:23:
It's been decades, but I think we were taught back in the day that they all are, except maybe Jupiter due to its gravity?
At the 1:05 it says Jupiter is leaking.
All planets leak.

Indeed, that's what I get, commenting before watching the video. It was a short video too, I was thinking it was going to be some 50 minute monstrosity. Minus points to the narrator for not saying 'Your En us" and saying "Your anus" instead though.
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 4, 2021, 20:10:
https://people.com/movies/tanya-roberts-is-alive-despite-husband-and-rep-announcing-death

2021, you suck


I dunno. If it was 2020, she'd be completely dead. At least with 2021, she's only mostly dead.
"Even after you've had the COVID-19 vaccine, you still need to wash hands, watch distance and wear a mask because you can still transmit the virus even though you're not going to get sick." - NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins
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Ozmodan wrote on Jan 4, 2021, 15:16:
Well a lot of us are getting old and death is something that happens when you get old. What saddens me is when it takes the young, like this mother with 4 kids who was an internet influencer.

https://people.com/human-interest/emily-mitchell-who-ran-the-hidden-way-blog-dies-36/

I really feel for those kids growing up without their mom. That is tragic and sad.

Sadder than most. I wonder what killed her, aneurism?
"Even after you've had the COVID-19 vaccine, you still need to wash hands, watch distance and wear a mask because you can still transmit the virus even though you're not going to get sick." - NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins
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Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 4, 2021, 12:38:
From a WP piece on the game:
“I was coaching to win,” Pederson told reporters via Zoom late Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field.

Yeah, and I’m Ernest Hemingway.
The only reason I can think they threw it was to move from 9th to 6th in the draft. If Pederson survives it won't be a good sign for Philly fans...

also to screw the giants. if they'd have won the giants would've won the nfc east and made the playoffs.
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Moreover, as if the "husband" (no one seems to know when or if they were actually married) didn't look suspicious and slimy AF enough just on appearances... he was one of the first to report her "death" and made a statement about how he was there with her and "held her in her last moments". There is something seriously hinky going on here.
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Inside Edition and Daily Beast also have stories on her not being dead. But yeah, I'd like to see a more substantial news source...
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Jaysen wrote on Jan 4, 2021, 18:16:
Apparently Tanya Roberts is still alive. https://www.tmz.com/2021/01/04/tanya-roberts-still-alive-rep-saying-shes-dead-70s-show-bond-girl/
So far TMZ is the only reporting this. I wouldn't call them fake news, but they also aren't the most reputable. Be nice to get more verification from other sources at least. Saw this note on FB as well and was gonna post the same link though.
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Jaysen wrote on Jan 4, 2021, 18:16:
Apparently Tanya Roberts is still alive. https://www.tmz.com/2021/01/04/tanya-roberts-still-alive-rep-saying-shes-dead-70s-show-bond-girl/
D'OH! I hate it when I wake up dead.
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RIP Alexi, Hatebreeder is one of the all time great melodic death albums! 41 is just wayy too young to go...
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Anyone find a noteworthy scatological relationship between "Meteorologist's stomach-churning PSA on eating icicles goes viral" and "Uranus is leaking?"
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I do not remember this version of the page logo at all.
And I perused the archive many times since the end of the custom logos...
Weird.

edit: Well it's certainly in there... but I see why I didn't remember it from the time... it was only up for less than 5 days.
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Ozmodan wrote on Jan 4, 2021, 15:16:
Well a lot of us are getting old and death is something that happens when you get old. What saddens me is when it takes the young, like this mother with 4 kids who was an internet influencer.

https://people.com/human-interest/emily-mitchell-who-ran-the-hidden-way-blog-dies-36/

I really feel for those kids growing up without their mom. That is tragic and sad.

Such is life. Even worse when it's children dying. I had a couple of nurse friends who worked at Sick Kids. I have no idea how they managed to work there. I just couldn't do it. Still, no one should be having more than 1 kid maximum anymore. That's selfish and stupid. The planet's full, time to license reproduction already.
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I have Freedom Force and it's sequel in the original boxes. Loved those games...love the logo.
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 4, 2021, 12:36:
RIP Tanya Roberts. Your appearance in "Beastmaster" helped form my love of redheads.

Thank you for pulling that string in my head. I knew I recognized her....
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Well a lot of us are getting old and death is something that happens when you get old. What saddens me is when it takes the young, like this mother with 4 kids who was an internet influencer.

https://people.com/human-interest/emily-mitchell-who-ran-the-hidden-way-blog-dies-36/

I really feel for those kids growing up without their mom. That is tragic and sad.
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