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 on: Yesterday at 08:20:56 PM 
Started by Doug - Last post by Chris
Come pay with us, Danny.

 on: Yesterday at 05:25:47 PM 
Started by clemsonfan - Last post by Zafer Kaya
I hate hipsters and their stupid local movement.

There are like 8 local markets in my neighborhood.  They all feature a varying but consistently blend of frou-frou microbrews, a small but insanely overpriced section of local produce, and then really expensive selection of frozen meats and fancy-ass frozen food and stuff.

This is not a local store.  This is a boutique.  Fuck that shit.  It's for snobs and people with too much time and money.  That kind of place deserves to get squashed flat by a big box store offering the convenience of everything you want in one place at half the price.

If you're going to be that way about it, at least make some sort of ethnic store that sells stuff I can't find in regular supermarkets.  Don't just sell a buncha stuff people can get anywhere except a few asshats want to pay twice the price for a fancy label so they don't feel like commoners.

And your stupid "pop up" shops and restaurants.  Basically, you're just saying it's a scam.  "Hey, Ima open up this place that rips you off.  And then I'm gonna close it tomorrow, so you can never find me and demand your money back!" 

This limited edition/limited time isn't anti-commercial.  It's the worst sort of elitist consumerism ever.  Why did you buy five packs of that microbrew?  Did you need that much?  No, but it was seasonal man and you felt like you had to get it before it ran out.  Why did you have to go drop $50 on a meal at a pop-up?  Because otherwise it might close before you could brag about having gone.  It's the worst kind of hoarding and excess flaunting of wealth by elites.  You are the 1%.

 on: Yesterday at 04:21:35 PM 
Started by rva - Last post by Kwyjibo
Like the totally implausible shooting of the bottle rocket?  Plus, it was a bottle rocket, wouldn't it have shot itself?

Upon rewatch of that scene I see now that I misunderstood the bottle rocket.  I only saw her light it the first time... I assumed that she then somehow fired the bottle rocket by shooting the gun, I dunno what I thought... but I see now that she just basically used the gun as the 'bottle'.  Still though, she has an amazing grasp of the physics involved with the trajectory of a bottle rocket stored away in her head to be able to do that in one try.  Plus, where the heck did she get a bottle rocket?

This week's slime pit scene was particularly far fetched (relatively).  We know that the walkers can eventually starve, at least that's what they've said, but it seems to me that there has to come a point when their state of decompose would have to be too great for them to be a threat.  Those walkers were little more than skeletons with some tissue attached, how exactly were they over powering healthy living humans?

Speaking of implausibility, I found it completely implausible that NO ONE in our guys' camp foresaw that the Terminus assholes would come after them.  Come on now.

Rick: We should kill'em all, they don't deserve to live.
Glenn: We don't need to.
Rick: Okay.


What kind of wine pairs with leg of Bob?  Château du D'oh?

 on: Yesterday at 03:13:15 PM 
Started by Cockney Rebel - Last post by Zafer Kaya
Hull was flush with cash at the time, having sold Shane Long for an exorbitant fee to Saints. 

They had an existing need in midfield, and the sell of Long meant they needed a striker as well.  Interesting that they liked Vanaken enough to make him their big transfer.   He would have gone straight into the first team. And then they would have, I assume looked to bring a striker in on loan.

But since Lokeren wouldn't sell, then Hull went out and blew their Long windfall on striker Abel Hernandez.  Which meant they didn't fill their attacking midfield need.  So they got Gaston Ramirez from Saints on loan instead.

 on: Yesterday at 02:59:13 PM 
Started by Cockney Rebel - Last post by Dan
Well, you'll probably get even more for him with more experience if Hull is offering that much now.

 on: Yesterday at 02:35:00 PM 
Started by Fourthisto - Last post by MissKitty
My favorite single of the year (so far) is also one of the first I heard this year: "Lawman" by Girl Band. That tune blazes.

 on: Yesterday at 02:06:33 PM 
Started by Fourthisto - Last post by The Ugly Thief
For me, the time of Best Albums is over. I listen to way too many new songs every week these days so it's all about the single for me.

Here's my songs so far :

(in no order)

St. Vincent - "Birth In Reverse"
The War on Drugs - "Red Eyes"
Future Islands - "Seasons"
Cloud Nothings - "I'm Not Part of Me"
Icabod - "Trust"
Spoon - "Do You"
Black Keys - "Fever"
Highasakite - "Darth Vader"
Woods - "Moving To The Left"
Dark Horses - "Live on Hunger"
New Pornographers - "War on the East Coast"
Sonny Knight & The Lakers - "Hey Girl"
Chromeo - "Jealous"
Saint Pepsi - "Fiona Coyne"
Black Keys - "Gotta Get Away"
BRONCHO - "Class Historian"
Honeyblood - "Killer Bangs"
Robert Plant - "Rainbow"
Caribou - "Can't Do Without You"


 on: Yesterday at 11:55:22 AM 
Started by Cockney Rebel - Last post by euro60
Imagine my surprise/shock when I read the below in the Flemish sports press yesterday:

Die 8 miljoen werd ‘buitensporig hoog’ genoemd voor een speler die er nog maar één seizoen in eerste klasse had opzitten. Maar blijkbaar was niet iedereen die mening toegedaan, want Lokeren had wel degelijk een bod van 8 miljoen euro op zak: van Hull City, de Premier League-ploeg die door Lokeren werd uitgeschakeld in de voorronde van de Europa League. ‘Hull heeft inderdaad een bod van 8 miljoen euro gedaan’, bevestigt Willy Reynders, technisch directeur van Lokeren.

De deal ging uiteindelijk niet door omdat Vanaken een transfer naar het buitenland niet zag zitten.’

I realize that nobody here reads Dutch, so long story short: it now comes out that Hull City, eliminated by Lokeren in the last preliminary round of the Europa League in August, subsequently made an offer to Lokeren to buy up-and-coming wunderkind Hans Vanaken for EUR 8 mill.... The deal did not go through because Van Aken had let it be known he was not interested in moving abroad at this early point of his career.

Wow, just wow. I'm in disbelief. Happy that Vanaken is still in Lokeren, but EUR 8 mill is a LOT of money. Lokeren paid only EUR 175,000 for Vanaken when they got him from a lower division team 15 months ago. They can buy 45 Vanaken-wannabe's with EUR 8 mill...

 on: Yesterday at 10:41:56 AM 
Started by Cockney Rebel - Last post by euro60
The 8-0 game was even discussed in the weekly football talk show (called "Extra Time") on Flemish TV last night, so I saw some of the highlights. There were some crazy-stupid-ass goals in that game! The talking heads were basically saying that it was so over the top bad by the Sunderland defenders and goalie, that this game clearly had not been "fixed".

 on: Yesterday at 10:29:57 AM 
Started by Cockney Rebel - Last post by Dan
I'm not worried about J-Rod or any of the other guys not getting enough playing time. Other than his injury and JWP, we have been very lucky with injuries, which means to me that a few guys will start missing games soon. People always get injured, which is why "depth" is so important.  There will be enough playing time for all.

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