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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Shyster on Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:37 pm

Yokozuna Hakuho is too darn good, or everyone else in sumo is too darn bad. Imagine a hockey league where 29 of the 30 teams are staffed with clones of players from the Pens’ 2003 lineup. Imagine the 30th team is made up of 12 clones of Mario at forward, 6 clones of Nick Lindstrom on D, and two clones of Patrick Roy tending goal (all clones in their physical prime). That’s how good Hakuho is in relation to the other guys in sumo. He’s only 28 and if he wants to (or the Sumo Association lets him) he will easily break Taiho’s record of 32 tournament wins (Hakuho has 27). It’s obvious from watching his sumo that Hakuho is intentionally leaving himself more open in matches and is intentionally creating opportunities for the other wrestlers to beat him. It’s like the above 30th hockey team deciding that in order to give the 29 other teams a chance they will only shoot on the backhand or only take shots outside the blue line. What’s even worse is that the dud crop of opposition (including the other Yokozuna, Harumafuji) is still mostly incapable of beating him. In the last four tournaments, even intentionally fighting like crap he still went 15–0, 15–0, 13–2, and 14–1 and won each one.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:38 am

Totally
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Tim Thomasen on Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:02 am

Jim wrote:Apparently everyone is supposed to care that one idiotic NFL player picked on another?


When the idiotic player threatens the player and sending him racial text messages and phone messages on top of other things, yeah where supposed to care because Incognito clearly crossed the line.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:22 pm

All of the abbreviations women use on those Mommy message boards. "lo", "sahm", "oh"....wtf?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby viva la ben on Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:25 pm

kwim?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby viva la ben on Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:26 pm

Shad, if you are going on mommy message boards you will be annoyed, just say no.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:31 pm

viva la ben wrote:Shad, if you are going on mommy message boards you will be annoyed, just say no.


:lol:

I was Googling something related to our daughter, and those sites came up first.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby eddysnake on Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:39 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
viva la ben wrote:Shad, if you are going on mommy message boards you will be annoyed, just say no.


:lol:

I was Googling something related to our daughter, and those sites came up first.


From prior postings, I just don't believe you. I think an intervention may be needed
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:39 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
viva la ben wrote:Shad, if you are going on mommy message boards you will be annoyed, just say no.


:lol:

I was Googling something related to our daughter, and those sites came up first.


They Always Will. Tread Lightly Lol
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Jim on Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:39 am

Tim Thomasen wrote:
Jim wrote:Apparently everyone is supposed to care that one idiotic NFL player picked on another?


When the idiotic player threatens the player and sending him racial text messages and phone messages on top of other things, yeah where supposed to care because Incognito clearly crossed the line.


Nope... still don't care.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:04 am

shafnutz05 wrote:All of the abbreviations women use on those Mommy message boards. "lo", "sahm", "oh"....wtf?


i have my doubts that "milf" would ever be in that forum's lexicon.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:17 pm

women that group together on the internet are way more entitled and judgemental than they are in real life. which is saying something.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby newarenanow on Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:28 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:All of the abbreviations women use on those Mommy message boards. "lo", "sahm", "oh"....wtf?


Did you purposely use wtf?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Shyster on Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:34 pm

We need a new form of computer keyboard set up for writers and not programmers. I recognize that programmers and administrators regularly use keys like the pipe (|), backslash (\), curly brackets ({}), and dumb caret (^), but those keys have no typographic function whatsoever. How about a writer's keyboard that replaces them with worthier symbols like the en-dash (–), em-dash (—), pilcrow (¶), section symbol (§), single/double prime (′ ″), dimension sign (×), or ellipsis (…)?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:36 pm

ellipsis key?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:46 pm

Shyster wrote:We need a new form of computer keyboard set up for writers and not programmers. I recognize that programmers and administrators regularly use keys like the pipe (|), backslash (\), curly brackets ({}), and dumb caret (^), but those keys have no typographic function whatsoever. How about a writer's keyboard that replaces them with worthier symbols like the en-dash (–), em-dash (—), pilcrow (¶), section symbol (§), single/double prime (′ ″), dimension sign (×), or ellipsis (…)?

When writers start developing computer items you'll probably get that. ;)

Until then, those of us who developed things that were computer related, understandably developed them to suit our own specific requirements.

(I'm wrote this with my tongue firmly implanted in cheek)
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Shyster on Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:53 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:ellipsis key?

While an ellipsis is basically three periods in a row, typographically speaking it's a separate symbol. It's also a separate Unicode symbol (U+2026).
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:07 pm

You know if you type three periods in a row it is an ellipsis. Or are you just too lazy to hit an additional two key strokes? :pop:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:21 pm

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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby FreeCandy44 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:33 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:You know if you type three periods in a row it is an ellipsis. Or are you just too lazy to hit an additional two key strokes? :pop:

So.........


What are you getting at?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:38 pm

I saw this joke on reddit this morning but it really is true. Crossfit must be the exact opposite of the Fight Club because the first rule of Crossfit is to never shut the **** up about Crossfit.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Crankshaft on Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:40 pm

I would post the r/standupshots submission but it's not censored.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Willie Kool on Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:24 pm

Not really irrational, but pickup trucks without mudflaps - there should be a law requiring them.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:38 pm

Long breaks with no Pens game. Seems like it has been an entire offseason since they have played.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Jim on Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:24 am

"lake effect"... I think the local weathermen get a quarter or something each time they say it.
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