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MEMBER SINCE   August 06, 2014


  • SPORTS MOMENT: I struck out the side on 10 pitches once in little league.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: I am indifferent to the NHL
  • NBA TEAM: I am indifferent to the NBA
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United

Recent Activity

Comment 15 Feb 2019

I am late 20s and feel like I have never been confident in both career/work and making life plans.. like I have been coasting through unsure what I want to do, what I can do etc.

This is okay. No man is born wise. No man is born to a mission. No man is born knowing all the answers. No man is born with a plan. No man is born with a philosophy. This is okay. 

Reaching a particular age and not having accomplished the same things or some thing of equal perceived awesomeness as some other person your age or a similar age does not make you a failure. Yes, everything in your life is your fault but this is also what makes us free. I'm sure you've heard the cliche (you have to know your cliches, they're your friends) "Freedom isn't free." When we own the things that are on ourselves we're paying the price of our freedom. 

I sound very flippant here but that is not my intention. I was a mess at 28. I'm still a mess at 50. I'm just a different kind of mess. The difference is I now much better understand which parts of the mess are on me and which aren't and what I am and am not willing to do to reconcile them. I better understand what I am and what I am not willing to live with. 

The other thing that is different about 50 than 28 is that I know how important it is to ask the right questions. There are always answers. You've gotten an entire thread of answers. But have you gotten the questions you need to ask?

You can't picture yourself as successful. Do you know what you would consider successful? Do you understand the price to attain that definition of successful? Are you willing to do that? Are you willing to change your definition if you're not willing to do what the first definition requires? Why do you consider yourself not successful? Why do you consider yourself not happy? Why do you need a "life plan?" 

Even those might not even be the right questions. 

Comment 15 Feb 2019

Something I am curious about based on this discussion is which is worse when you tell the tale of a historical figure, a lie of omission or flat out telling something other than how it happened? 

I think the argument we're having here really is how much obligation a story has to be both "true" and "factual." And the question arising from that is what amount of each we are willing to tolerate. 

To illustrate what I mean about a story being "true" and a story being "factual" we can look to this clip from the movie "Patton."

That conversation did in fact take place and at the end German planes did drop bombs on the HQ and Patton did say he'd pin a medal on the German pilots. But the bit with Patton going out the window and staring down the aircraft with his sidearm is a fabrication - dramatic license. However, many men who knew Patton say that the scene is in character for the general. So while all of the scene is not factual the scene is "true." 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

My misunderstanding.

The defense is a disaster. And judging by yesterday it is certainly a long term project to get the club back to where they want to be. 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

The thing about art is that once you put it out there you don't get to decide how people react to it and what they take from it. And if people don't take what you want them to take from the entertainment you can't chock it up to a failure of the audience. 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

Then I saw Hamilton and the whole point is looking at the history of the country through the lense of what much of the country looks like now.

That isn't how history works. We don't get to judge the actions of Hamilton through the lens of our current preferences. 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

I am content to let this matter drop with no ill will and without demands for apology of your slights of Mr. Adams. I do demand we agree that each of Mr. Adams and Mr. Hamilton did fine things for our country. There is no need for you to learn the ready and capable extents of my martial education over such a triviality as this. 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

It all depends on the bubble in which you live. And that you heard Hamilton is a rap musical about Alexander Hamilton isn't the same as understanding the historical liberties the piece takes. I was aware of Hamilton as a popular new musical for some time before the incident that caused me to find out what was actually in the play. I couldn't relate the photos I'd seen of the cast to what I would expect the cast of a musical about Alexander Hamilton to look like. 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

Hamilton was not part of the First Continental Congress while John Adams was. John Adams signed The Declaration of Independence. Hamilton certainly did things for the country but "more" seems a stretch. They were just different things. You're entitled to your opinion of course. 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

The first four Presidents lived to be 

Washington - 67

Adams - 90

Jefferson -- 83

Madison -- 85

Hamilton was 47 at his death. 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

Hamilton didn't even serve in his cabinet post for the entirety of Washington's administration. Hamilton is not "less" remembered because of dying from wounds suffered in a duel. He is "less" remembered because he was in fact "less" than his contemporaries. He is still significant as a fierce advocate of the Constitution and Federal authority but he was never elected to office as were the other men we recognize as founders of the country. Hamilton would not have one day been President had it not been for Aaron Burr. 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

Except for sporting events and even in the cases of some sporting events DVR everything and watch it later where you don't have to subject yourself to commercials. I paused the Superbowl at halftime. Went and did a bunch of chores and stuff. Came back and watched the second half commercial free. 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

I heard all of the noise about this and at first all I got was "It's a musical about Alexander Hamilton." I figured "1776" or the ilk. Didn't pay it much mind but it gets more and more press and then there was the thing with the government official and I got rather confused.

So I looked into what was actually in the play. My first reaction on seeing some clips was, "Where's Hamilton? Oh, wait. THAT guy is Hamilton? Okay. I guess that sort of explains that thing. Wait what? No. Wait. Really? Wow. This isn't even wrong."  I'm all for a little dramatic license but that is not what is going on in this piece. 

If I had gone to this blind or without having asked questions about it (like maybe just getting tickets because the girlfriend wanted to go) I would have been very very angry. 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

PSG was certainly better than United last evening. Mbappe has a bit of pace. That dude can fly. 

Your comparison is fair I think. But under Jose United wasn't really handling lesser foes. Jose lost to every newly promoted club last season and at least one this season. 

The worst thing about yesterday wasn't that they got beat but they looked so flat and dull. PSG played well but United should have been much sharper. 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

What is there to talk about? How a top flight team of professional players can't put a decent cross into the box or play a long pass or handle a not stellar long pass in acres of space? How a defender just doesn't stick with his man when a ball is coming into the six yard box? 

Comment 12 Feb 2019

Tottenham is in the round of sixteen in this tourney as well. I think there is much more of a "You guys are good at football. Go play football" about the team with Ole. It will take more than "go play" tonight though. 

Comment 12 Feb 2019

Sure but under Jose they were making games against the likes of Fulham a lot more interesting than they should have been. There are still some issues at the back and we only need to look to the game against Burnley but Untied came back and got a draw out of it. PSG goes up two I don't see them letting United back in the game. 

The game is at home and the team and crowd should likely be "up" for the match. 

Certainly eager to see how this turns out though I'll have to go on blackout so I can watch the game on "tape delay" later this evening. Hoping the last few weeks haven't been a mirage. 

Comment 12 Feb 2019

Champions League begins the first leg of the round of sixteen games today with Roma and Porto and PSG making the trip to Old Trafford to play Manchester United. Does Ole keep up the winning ways? PSG is a step up on both Arsenal and Tottenham who'd be the "best" wins in the temp managers time thus far. 

Comment 07 Feb 2019

According to this there are four varsity teams:

And I count 27 "club" teams. 

Comment 07 Feb 2019

Considering all of the hurricanes in that part of the world the cross may be some piece of land construction that ended up in the ocean and then found its way back to land. Going with the broken off a sunken ship idea and the desire to be fanciful I'd be watching that beach close for other debris providing clues to a lost ship. 

Comment 16 Jan 2019

Now, if only they could do something about those double-digit B1G West home underdogs.

If you want to day drink in the middle of the week just own it. You don't have to have us along for the ride.