Sunday, November 16, 2014

This And That

There's this:

Cracked.com wrote a listicle today, 5 Reasons The NFL's Way More Evil Than You Thought Possible. It's pretty good for illustration purposes, but misses some examples, and misses the mark badly on Example #3 (The Players Are Screwed as Soon as They Leave the Game).

  • Huge missed example # 1. Ray 'The Murderer' Lewis is working for ESPN Gameday. I know, it's not new or surprising, but still, it bears repeating. Ray 'The Murderer' Lewis gave commentary on the Ray Rice situation. How 'The Onion' stays in business? I suspect a blood spattered altar, Georgio Tsoulokos, and an apparently endless supply of chickens and wildebeests.
  • Missed example # B. Adrian Petersen of the Minnesota Vikings, having been granted a free walk by Texas courts (note my shock) for beating the ever-living hell out of his child, will be playing next weekend. No, I have no inside information, I'm just semi-literate. Imma ignore the terminally fucked NFL systems for enforcement of the minimum standards of being a human being (see: Ray 'The Murderer' Lewis) and say that a ridiculous number of NFL fans will dance in the streets at the official announcement. People suck, Kids!
  • Huge missed mark # Π. Their third argument is that 'The Players Are Screwed As Soon As They Leave The Game', and they speak of pension and health care issues for players post-career, and how they often don't have the skills to survive after football. Cracked is off the mark; for although the pension and health-care issues are very valid, they are missing that the American Football Dream takes the priorities for existing in society and sets them on fire in the middle of a major highway. Any player showing a flash of talent in Pop Warner is done with homework and studying through the end of college. Graduation from college is rare, graduation from college with a career track not involving a paper hat rarer still. Although the NFL drives the dream, society is to blame. High school and college sports need serious reforms, starting with setting the NCAA on fire in the middle of a major highway, following up with setting and enforcing requirements for grading and coursework, and topped off with imprisonment and ball-gagging of any parent trying to re-live their pathetic pasts through their children.



Some of that:

I am recovering from my fourth DVT in 6 years. On the blood-thinner routine, and unfortunately, while Imma not actually call it routine, I'm too familiar with it and run the risk of not taking something that can be very immediately fatal seriously enough, especially when I am so annoyed and difficult to be around. I got shit to do, dammit! Any rate, I'll be on lifelong thinners now, so no tripping and smacking my melon on anything. W00t!

Speaking of football, the goddam Vikings can't even win one of the two or three games* I want them to win per year. And I'M helping to pay for their damn stadium. Bastiges.
*both Bears games and if they play Dallas. Otherwise, lose, bitches.



A bit of wossname:

More revelations from the Catlick Choich regarding ArchBishop Harry Flynn (emer), Vicar General Kevin McDonough, and ArchBishop John Nienstadt for covering up pedophilic priests. Ramsey Cty Atty John Choi (RCA@co.ramsey.mn.us) does not seem to be leaping to empanel a Grand Jury to indict, and send to trial, these bastards, and all the priests they've hidden over the years. Drop him a Christmas Card, whydoncha! 
And for those arguing that the Statute of Limitations has passed, perhaps for this collection of child-porn for this priest. But he's amassed a new collection, almost without question - go to Massachusetts, kick in the worthless fucker's door, and check. And the ArchDiocese was actively covering up this crime until last year, so the crime of aiding and abetting is pretty current. HAMMER THEM.

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    1. As was I. What I don't like to see at all is when we have a big lead like last week and we let our fundamentals go to shit.

      ...He says as Hayward has fumble recovery and run for 6. Shut up paleo.

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    2. I was worried the two PAT failures were going to show up at inopportune times.

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    3. To repeat myself, what I don't like to see at all is when we have a big lead like last week and we let our fundamentals go to shit.

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    4. ...mainly because the starters were being brought out of the game. I wouldn't worry.

      Time to bring the hammer down on Detroit...

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  2. And for those arguing that the Statute of Limitations has passed, perhaps for this collection of child-porn for this priest.

    Statutes of limitations for sex crimes need to be gotten rid of.

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    1. Yes. IANAL, so I guess I don't fully understand the purpose of S of L in the first place, but especially this - the investigation was done and evidence collected then buried. Fuck that, hang 'em.

      So you've survived the fall activities!

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  3. Well, FWIW I figure the Packers have beaten the Bears badly enough for the Vikings also...

    Two images seen on FaceHell:

    Bear peeking around tree. Caption "Psst. Is Aaron gone?"

    Final scores of Panthers, Bears, and Iggles games at top of image. Commissioner at bottom. Caption: "Due to a repeating trend of animal cruelty, the Green Bay Packers have been banned from the rest of the season." Heh. Total of the scores of the three games: GB 146; opponents 51.

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    1. And you're allowed. Dress warmly and pee that on to your front lawn.

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  4. I see that AP has been suspended now (finally)...

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    1. Surprisingly.

      I'm also surprised local sentiment is leaning towards good riddance.

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  5. OK, I have a crushing admission. I admit YOU WERE RIGHT; I don't like Capaldi as much as the any of the three prior Doctors. THERE I SAID IT AND I DON'T FEEL BETTER.

    The new intro sequence if fucking aces, though....

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    1. I like Capaldi, and I think he's giving his best. But he doesn't have a 'character' yet.

      Also, Clara is finally being utilized as more than a sounding board, but still, I'll be happy if she's done.

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  6. Is Minnesota filled with weeping and the rending of garments? Are the lands flooded with frozen salt-tears? Are the sport-radio homers inconsolable? Has the work on the crazy stadium been halted in fear and anger?

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    1. Listening to radio this morning, they're on 'Draft-watch', but they're not unhappy, calling it a moral victory. I don't necessarily disagree. They kept Rodgers moving in the pocket, and had some good coverage. But.

      We called a very pedestrian game. Pretty efficient, and good on Lacy, but we played safe. Not sure why or if that was the plan. I don't think the Queens were ever really in it like they think, but they are improving.

      They are writing off Bridgewater already, worst bunch of fair weather dumbass fans in teh NFL. The stadium (have you seen the concept drawings - start calling it The Thumb, as is 'sticks out like a sore') continues apace.

      Loacl sports radidiots have moved on to Gophers, expecting to take out the Badgers and get another shot at Ohio worthless State. Good luck.

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    2. Looking at the standings, I think you need to correct them that it was a moral LOSS. The W is on the GB side...

      Playing safe, or just an off game. Dom Capers is again inconsistent, the defense was lackluster. The Vikings D did a really good job, but in the service of Teddy Bridgewater?

      Had a friend who was aghast at the game, but the Vikings were never in it, as you say. Struggled to tie it early in the game, and their final score was a gimme due to stupid Packer penalties, and a muffed decision to decline a penalty by McCarthy.

      But every game can't be a blowout. It's a win whether it was by 3 points or 30. Save it for the BradyHeads....

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    3. Also, McCarthy has racked up the most Viking Spankings in the history of the rivalry. Talk about your moral victory!

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