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  • SPORTS MOMENT: I struck out the side on 10 pitches once in little league.
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Comment 02 Feb 2016

Here's an article exploring the OPs question.

Comment 02 Feb 2016

Singletary likely wasn't a part of most of these student's lives. Many of these kids likely don't know Mirror Lake without Afroduck while never having set eyes upon Singletary. Afroduck is real. Singletary isn't.

As someone mentioned this is a bit more light-hearted and silly. There's a sort of self-awareness about this. It being a little silly in comparison is kind of the point and appeal. They're being silly and they know they're being silly. Sometimes you need to be a little silly.

This is likely just as much about Singletary as it is Bowie, or Frey, or Alan Rickman. It isn't just the loss of a pond duck being mourned. When one of my pets passed I was crushed like I'd never been with other losses of humans. It felt as though every bit of grief and loss I'd ever shoved aside so I could get through it had called in its debt. We suffer so many losses but we don't always have the time or strength to feel them. We push them away and carry on. That can catch up to you at surprising times.

Again I think this point was made and I mentioned something similar in an article. These kids are for many of them just starting to face these kinds of losses and are still learning how to process and handle them.

Funerals aren't for the dead. They're for the living.

Comment 02 Feb 2016

Actually it kind of is. There are likely many students there dealing with this kind of personal loss for the first time. I know many college age kids that haven't personally known anyone or anything that has passed. We live in a very safe time and folks are much longer lived. While there is a certain amount of irreverence typical of college students about this for kids that didn't have pets growing up this might be a bit more difficult for them than the cynicism that comes with age would care to admit or see. It is tempting to tell them to toughen up and worry about a "real" problem but lack of empathy seems a pretty real problem to me so I'm not inclined to bag on these kids for finding some.

Comment 29 Jan 2016

It may very well be the case that he put the tires out of true. Largely dependent on the tires and rims.

With the pothole though aren't you getting something like what I mean with banging against the rise? What this guy has to be doing to accomplish this at all is strictly vertical impacts (Y-axis of the tire.) The pothole gets you in both x and y axis of the tire.

Comment 26 Jan 2016

Evolution is a robust scientific theory. Finding or not finding a "missing link" will in no way invalidate evolution. The theory of evolution is that both bigfoot and humans have a common ancestor that was neither bigfoot nor human not that bigfoot is an evolutionary step on the way to humans.

You're falling for the "humans came from apes" misunderstanding of Darwin's theory. Bigfoot and humans not being on the same "branch" will in no way invalidate evolution.

Comment 26 Jan 2016

I certainly buy into the idea that Lee Harvey Oswald was a patsy. Strictly on a marksmanship basis alone I find him unlikely to have been a lone shooter.

Comment 26 Jan 2016

The first episode was a bit rough and also a bit too self-aware for my taste but things picked up by the end of the second. The actress who plays Nina in "The Americans" certainly helped me not tune out of that first episode. Will probably stick with it since most of the other stuff I care to watch is on hiatus. Will certainly remain in the cue behind "Agent Carter" and "The Flash" should/when I get behind.

Comment 26 Jan 2016

Certainly killed at the hands of whoever is at the head of the conspiracy "just to be sure." Whether that was simply humans piloting ARV's or Aliens alone or Aliens working in concert with humans remains to be seen.

Comment 20 Jan 2016

The thing is that the helmets didn't come first. The head injuries came first. The helmets were a reaction. The force they were a reaction to is still there. Removing helmets won't protect from heads banging on the ground in "proper tackles."

Rugby while having tackling is very different from football. The question that needs asked is, "Why did football evolve to have helmets while rugby didn't?"

Comment 20 Jan 2016

Are the reports around the Arnold similar to those around the Superbowl? Was there in fact a large spike in arrests and what have you concerning prostitution? How many underage girls were rescued during the Arnold convention? Did it amount to law enforcement putting on a show to make people feel they're on the job or was there an actual problem that got handled?

Comment 20 Jan 2016

I am genuinely curious as to what the course consisted of. Were the students entirely men? How long is/was the course? Is there also a similar course for women who are arrested for prostitution? Is this only a Columbus thing or is it statewide? Is it only an Ohio thing?

I had never heard of such a thing prior to this morning and it is incredibly offensive to my "red pill" sensibilities.