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Scarlet_Lutefisk


MEMBER SINCE   July 28, 2013

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Comment 47 minutes ago

People want to whine continuously about ESPN, then  whine even more when they don’t show up. I can’t figure out the logic of this site sometimes.

Because the site has no logic as it's a inanimate lump of code. The individuals who use the site however have opinions that cover every possible part of the spectrum. It's really not difficult to understand.

Comment 15 hours ago

"...And now we give you the Pancake Stackers block of the game brought to you by the International House of Pancakes."

Comment 21 hours ago

It's a shame we didn't get to see him for a full season last year.

Comment 17 Oct 2019

It was by far the most surreal flight I've even been on.

Full civilian crew, including stewardesses (flight attendants now) who went around trading the little plastic airline wings for rank insignia, jump wings, bubbles....a couple of hours in the air and half of them had their blouses unbuttoned and covered with little pin on chevrons. Meanwhile we were in full battle rattle. Magazines loaded & extra bandoliers in our packs.

I was hand carrying a KL-51 (offline encryption device), my buddy and I grabbed a row of three seats by the window. I strapped the KL-51 into the middle seat and shooed away any other Marines. Once we were in the air, I kicked it down onto the deck and we had extra room to spread out.

They went ahead and played the in flight movies. The first one was Bird On a Wire, and the last one was Glory. So we're all geared up thinking we're going to be going into combat within days and we're watching the suicide charge at Fort Wagner. The final scene, panning across the faces of everyone dead...the lights go on and the captain announces we're on our final approach into Riyadh.

Yay. Seriously fuck that movie.

Oh, I'm also pretty sure I shoved one of the national news anchors out of the way at the bottom of the ladderwell as we disembarked from the plane.

Comment 17 Oct 2019

When we deployed for Desert Storm they put us on a chartered 747. We flew from Norton AFB to one of the NY airports (can't remember which), and wouldn't let us off the plane because ...civilians.... once the plane refueled we flew to Newfoundland. Again, had to stay on the plane while it refueled, then Rome...nope, not allowed off. Then finally from Rome to Riyadh, where they made it us get off.

Total time on that plane was more than 24 hours.

Comment 16 Oct 2019

This is more a commentary upon your personal bias than it is that of the letter writer.

It might be a good idea to do a little research about history of the program in question. We're talking about a school that cancelled a game against the Hurricanes in Miami because Miami refused to house Penn State's black players. The following year those same players were the first African Americans to play in the Cotton Bowl (Dallas was segregated at the time). The team held a vote in which it was decided that if the black players weren't welcome, they would all boycott the bowl.

Comment 16 Oct 2019

If you're getting that letter, or you look like the guy getting the letter (African-American with dreads or tattoos), it's a big deal when you're called "disgusting".

That still doesn't mean it's racist.

PSU fans were saying the same things about Hawk & Carpenter when they were growing their locks.

As a number of people have pointed out, this is a generational bias rather than a racial one. It's also firmly footed in the cult of Paterno. "JoePa did it this way so IT MUST BE SO FOREVER".

Comment 14 Oct 2019

I found Prine through John Denver's cover of when I was a kid. It's always been in my mind's soundtrack when I think about visiting my mom's side of the family in WV.