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Off-Topic / Daylight Saving time
« on: November 11, 2017, 07:36:21 pm »
My son had a pretty good idea.  Instead of falling back to Standard time, he thinks we just adjust the clock further ahead 2 hours so we have some daylight to get things done at home after work.  I thought that was not a bad idea. 

mspart

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Off-Topic / The Han Solo origin movie is coming and they named it......
« on: October 17, 2017, 03:43:47 pm »
Solo: A Star Wars Story

I was thinking this was about Hope Solo but no, it is about the other person whose name begins with H.

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Other Sports / Leach doing well at WSU
« on: October 10, 2017, 06:25:31 pm »
Leach got the shaft in TX and I was really hopeful that he could do well at WSU.  It looks like a few years of waiting is paying off.  WSU is in the top 10 for the first time in a long time. 

mspart

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Off-Topic / RIP Tom Petty
« on: October 02, 2017, 04:28:43 pm »
Tom Petty died today.   I remember when his song "Break Down" was a big hit.  I worked in a restaurant and break down meant the cooks broke down all their stuff at the end of the night and the dishwasher had a huge surge to deal with.  When that song came on during that time, it was kind of nice really.

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Other Sports / Sloane Stephens
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:32:10 am »
At the press conference after winning the US Open for Women's Tennis over Madison Keyes 6-0, 6-3, she was asked the following questions.  Her responses are great.

Reporter:  Does your first Grand Slam title (with $3.7 million winnings) give you a “hunger” to do it again.

Stephens:  “Of course, girl! Did you see that check that that lady handed me?  Like, yes! Man, if that doesn’t make you want to play tennis, I don’t know what will. Man. So, yes, definitely."


Other Reporter:  Do you feel bad for Madison Keys?

Stephens:  “Feel bad for her?  She was in the finals, too. What do you mean? Did you see the check she’s about to get?   I’m sure she’ll be just fine.”


Clueless reporters. 

mspart

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Off-Topic / Great political t shirt about not making war
« on: September 01, 2017, 03:40:54 pm »


Amen to that bruddah.

mspart

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Off-Topic / My summer vacation
« on: August 29, 2017, 06:58:59 pm »
Well, we went to visit my brother in Meridian, ID.  We went whitewater rafting on the Payette river and that was a lot of fun.  I really enjoyed it.  Next, my brother and I jammed on guitar and bass, and that was fun.  It would have been more fun if it lasted a lot longer. 

Then we went to Payette, ID to see the eclipse and it was just plain awesome.  Not much more to say about that. 

We finished up the trip going to a water park and jamming with my nephew and brother. 

We made it home in time to install a new front door to the house.  Big job.   Not looking forward to anything similar in the near future. 

mspart

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International / how can I watch the world championships?
« on: August 24, 2017, 07:44:00 pm »
Do I  have to subscribe to Trackwrestling or is there another way?

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Off-Topic / I Spiderman ok?
« on: August 09, 2017, 06:43:31 pm »
I'm going to see it today.  Just wondering if it is any good. 

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Mixed Martial Arts / Conor vs Mayweather
« on: August 09, 2017, 06:41:53 pm »
I say Conor goes down and goes down hard.  The only way he has a prayer is if Mayweather is just not into conditioning and training.  If Mayweather comes out of shape both in skills and conditioning, Conor may be able to do something.  Even then, I doubt it.  Conor won't have felt that kind of punch and a few of them might be enough.  Boxing is a whole different set of skills than MMA. 

That's my prediction folks.  What do y'all think?

mspart

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Off-Topic / Rat Poll
« on: August 01, 2017, 06:09:13 pm »
Just curious.  I had a friend tell me that he was bragging about killing mice in his house on a chat board.  Someone from TX complained that that was cruelty and he should stop.  But she has bragged about killing cockroaches.  Is killing pests bad or just certain pests? 

Take the poll and make my day. 



mspart

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International / Not Daton Fix
« on: July 13, 2017, 03:21:33 pm »
When I saw this picture at Themat.com, I thought it was Daton.  Only for a few seconds.  Must have been the hair!!



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Off-Topic / Good news, girl saved from falling off a Six Flags ride
« on: June 26, 2017, 02:50:18 pm »
I thought I'd bring some good news to the table.  It is not political so I am not putting it there.  A heart warming story of strangers caring.  Here goes:

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/sheriff-teen-injured-after-fall-from-six-flags-sky-ride/

Man catches teen falling from park ride: ‘It’s OK to let go’
Originally published June 24, 2017 at 10:49 pm Updated June 25, 2017 at 5:28 pm

 By COLLEEN LONG
The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help.

He looked up to see a young girl dangling about 25 feet (about 8 meters) off the ground from a slow-moving gondola ride as the sun was setting. Her little brother sat next to her in the green two-person pod, crying hysterically, saying he couldn’t hold on.

Howard, 47, and his 21-year-old daughter, Leeann Winchell, ran over and positioned themselves under the girl as the ride stopped and security came running. A crowd of onlookers gathered, many filming, others calling for help.

“I said: ‘It’s ‘OK! It’s OK to let go, I’ll catch you, honey,'” said Howard.

The girl lost her grip and fell down where Howard and Winchell, arms outstretched, waited with a few other good Samaritans. The two took the brunt of the girl’s fall, tumbling to the ground themselves after the catch. She was lifted up and carried to a golf cart where emergency workers arrived to help her, witnesses said.

Howard, a contractor from Schenectady, was treated and released for a minor back injury after the rescue.

“I couldn’t let that little girl die,” Howard told The Associated Press on Sunday. “No one wants to put himself underneath a body like that, but I couldn’t stand by and watch.”

The 14-year-old girl from Greenwood, Delaware, was taken to Albany Medical Center in stable condition with no serious injuries, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said.

Winchell, who is applying to be a nurse, said they visited the girl Sunday at the hospital and she was in good spirits. Her little brother was shaken up but uninjured otherwise, she said. They didn’t know how she’d fallen out of the ride.

“I’m just glad we could be there to help,” Winchell said. “We were in the right place at the right time.”

The accident happened on the Sky Ride at Six Flags Great Escape Amusement Park, about 55 miles (89 kilometers) north of Albany, New York. The ride was stopped by an operator after getting word of a rider in distress — it had been higher up at one point.

Loren Lent, from Glenville, said Sunday that his 10-year-old daughter and wife had also been on the ride and watched from high above as the girl fell.

“My daughter was just traumatized,” he said. “She was crying for about a half-hour after.”

Lent said he thought it took too long for park employees to stop the ride and render aid. He said the ride has no seatbelt; just a bar across to hold patrons inside.

“I’ll never let my family on that ride again,” he said.

Officials inspected the ride and said it was in proper working order. The park said in a statement that the safety of guests is a top priority.

“There does not appear to be any malfunction of the ride, but we have closed the attraction until a thorough review can be completed,” a park official said.

On Sunday, park officials said the ride had been cleared for operation, but would remain closed.

“We are reviewing our internal procedures to ensure the safety and security of our guests and team members,” park officials said.


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International / 2017 WTT
« on: June 10, 2017, 03:28:00 pm »
Well it is Dake vs Burroughs and Taylor vs Cox.  Both Taylor and Dake had tougher matches than I think most supposed.  So there will be a bit of fatigue on their parts.  Retherford ran through his bracket. 

Should be an interesting 2 of 3 tonight .

mspart

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International / Molinaro
« on: June 09, 2017, 01:58:55 pm »
Well, this is the second time he has been given a gift.

He didn't qualify the weight for the Olympics but because of some shenanigans on the part of other wrestlers regarding doping, he was able to compete at the Olympics.  And he took 5th, almost got a bronze.  He was that close.  Which makes one wonder why he couldn't qualify at the last chance tourneys.  I think he was on a tremendous learning curve because he just seemed to get tougher and tougher.  Hopefully that continues for him. 

mspart

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