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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Will Allen intercept Navarre in 2002 with my dad from the upper stratosphere also-known-as C-Deck
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Comment 28 Sep 2015

Edit: Should have actually read the article first where the Barnstormer is mentioned, oh well. 

I never actually went to Jack and Benny's when I lived on campus due to all the long waits. However, I live in the neighborhood adjacent to the OSU airport and recently learned about Jack and Benny's Barnstormer Diner that is there.  It's a really nice little place that is attached to an air hanger there. It can get pretty packed as well, but if you go at the right times (early and late morning) you can usually get in without a wait.  It's now a favorite hangover spot of mine. 

That's the entire eating area.

The door that leads to the attached hanger

Comment 01 Sep 2015

24-20 Va Tech win

I don't think it's going to be a high scoring game giving Va Tech the edge at home. It just seems like it's too easy to game plan against us. They are going to stack 7-8 in the box and play man outside. Fuller and Michael Thomas will cancel each other out and I don't have faith in Braxton, let alone our other young receivers, proving to be effective against a top 5 defense. Our O-Line is one of the best in the country but they can only block so many and are going against one of the top DLs in the country. I have faith in our coaching to make adjustments and predict this but Bud Foster is no joke as he proved last year.

Iunno, I'm rambling, but I just don't feel good about this game. I hope I'm wrong.

Comment 29 Jun 2015

Chris Farley had one of the saddest lives you will ever learn about. A comedic legend who's genius fed directly into his depression. I hope the documentary truly analyzes that dychotomy instead of it just being an overblown "Best of". 

Comment 17 Apr 2015

Great start to what's going to be a great weekend!

Comment 11 Apr 2015

Buster Douglas did it. And wasn't there like an old band director or administrator who did it (I know that's pretty vague)? 

Comment 20 Mar 2015

Sure, it's up there in the greatest three game performances of all time, but he wasn't even statistically a top 2 running back in the Big Ten last year. Katie is the greatest female freestyle swimmer of all time and did stuff like this:

She has personally lowered the world record in the 1,500 by 14 seconds since the summer of 2013. Or this one: She finished the Pan Pac final a slim 27 seconds ahead of the second-place swimmer. Or this one: Her time in the Pan Pac final would have been good for a top-20 finish at the U.S. National Championships … on the men’s side.

Comment 20 Mar 2015

I love Zeke, but the shit Katie has accomplished is out of this world. She deserves every award, ever. However, since she's an Olympian and since the award goes to the most outstanding amateur athlete, I'm disqualifying her and voting for Zeke. Boom, loopholes. 

Edit* Full disclosure, I ended up voting for Katie, I couldn't in good conscience not vote for her. 

Comment 14 Mar 2015

I'm choosing nobody with powers/fantasy stuff (dragons) because I think that's cheating. And I'm going to include movies because, John Wick. 

1) John Wick from the movie John Wick. Absolutely ruthless and efficient with a gun. I could have him be the all the muscle in the group and no one would touch us. 

2) Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock. You know every clue/hint that the guys from Walking Dead miss all the freaking time? We wouldn't have to worry about it. Sure, he's an insufferable sociopath, but he'd be an invaluable asset and provide a skill-set very few others in the world would possess. 

3) Lana Kane from Archer. Yuuuuup. More muscle. She's damn good in combat and is always getting people out of the Danger Zone instead of getting people into it. 

4) Frank Underwood from House of Cards. If I'm making the assumption that everyone is in it for the team (and I am) who better than to put yourself in a position of power when interacting with other groups. 

5) Bob the Builder from Bob the Builder. I'm not one to walk around a lot from place to place, so we're going to have to build protection and buildings. And I sure as hell know it wouldn't be Frank or I who'd be building the freaking walls. I hate splinters. 

6) Buffy the Vampire Slayer. General Badassness and muscle. And Vampires are pretty close to Zombies, so she'd handle it in stride. Note: I've never watched a second of this show. 

7) Osha from Game of Thrones. She's the Wildling that * SOMEWHAT SPOILER ALERT* is with Rickon. She's a survivor and would know how to live off the land. Plus she can fend for herself when it comes to combat. 

8) Remy Hadley from House. Medical Knowledge + the only situation in life I have a chance with Olivia Wilde. It's a win-win

9) Ronda Rousey from the Ultimate Fighter season 18. Even though she couldn't take on any man regardless of size, age, strength, I've got certain... kinks she could work out, and would be my wife in this new dark age of society.

10) Carl from Walking Dead. So I could finally fulfill my dream of killing him. 

Comment 06 Mar 2015

I have 7 inches and 40 pounds on Ronda, and I can say with complete confidence that she would obliterate me within a minute.

And it would be the best minute of my life. 

Comment 25 Feb 2015

It blows my mind that you distrust separate and independent scientists from all over the globe who are backed by data and accuse them of being biased crooks, while at the same time unconditionally trusting an article from a site called and believe everything within as 100% unbiased fact. An article, which if you scroll down a bit more, is disputed quite effectively by the top two comments in it's own comments section. 

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Ha, I enjoy being ~={ThAt GuY}=~ every once in a while. If it breaks the commenting policy, then I'm sure I'll be notified by the mods.

Until then, I've had a good time in the discussion and have a new book to read. I think everyone has stayed civil (which isn't a surprise here) and I appreciated the good back and forth.

We can return to discussing which quarterback will start next year, and what's the next suit Braxton will have the gall to wear. With your permission, of course.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

I'm always open to learning more information and other points of views. And I can only imagine the tons of inefficiency and wastefullness when it comes to the issue as a whole. It seems interesting, and no need to donate it, I just ordered it for a whole $.01. Thanks for the suggestion!

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Fair enough, I can't actually see what map they posted inthe article. Being on a work computer, they block the majority of images depending on the format in the articles. I upvoted you for the discussion though.

Anyway, I looked up the source's information and here is the map for the month of January on a global scale (located here) that supports that the data points they picked aren't just "skewed" to fit a misleading narrative. While there are some areas that are colder than normal the trend as a whole is that it's clearly warmer.

And in terms to the semantics of terminology between global warming vs climate change, I don't really care. Global warming is an effect of the larger umbrella of climate change, but it's the term most people default to which is why I use it.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

I think if 78% of statistics are made up, then they aren't statistics. The issue is, these aren't made up numbers. Can they be used to support a biased narrative? Sure, all numbers ever can be. But, it's hard to argue when factually, this is the 6th warmest winter in the last 130 years, and that it isn't a new phenomenon.

The debate isn't really over whether or not it's happening, the vast majority of the scientific community has assured us it is. The very vocal debate is over what is causing it (which I'm going to tip-toe around with respect to the commenting policy).

I fully recognize that I'm taking a small comment and making a mountain out of a mole hill with it, but I enjoy debating. And no, I don't know why it's such a pet-peeve of mine.  

Comment 24 Feb 2015

So, you're saying global warming isn't a thing - despite the statistical data on the national scale - because individually, you are cold?

Comment 12 Feb 2015

That's a famously divisive episode, and it's actually one of my favorites of the series. There's so much about it that's good especially the character development and interaction is great. On top of that, there are very subtle things that happen in that episode that give away a very major plot point that happens towards the end of the of series.