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MEMBER SINCE   March 11, 2012


  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU - Standing in A deck to watch the Bucks v. ttun in the battle of the century.
    Tribe Time - Rajai Davis - Bottom of the 8th, game tying two run HR. Damn, we were amped. (Series outcome notwithstanding)
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 05 Jun 2019

Thank you kindly, my friend.  Its crazy the impact he's made in such a short period of time.  As you said, here's hoping to many years of happiness. 


Comment 05 Jun 2019

I never had dogs growing up, so I have been indifferent on dog ownership. For a number of months now, my wife was pushing the adoption topic and about 6 weeks ago we adopted a dog and wow.. what a game changer.  After 20 minutes with this dude I was all in.   

Good on you, my friend for being a great dog parent and I think Hetuck said it best.. "The pain you feel is the price of pure love."  Wishing you the best. 


Comment 31 May 2019

Yup.. same podcast.  I didnt mention Sagal as the host.  Its been a great listen. 

Cheers, Jedkat. 

Comment 31 May 2019

Just got caught up last night and have nothing but good things to say about the show. Cannot believe the measures taken to cover up / flat out lie about the incident and the harm caused/will eventually cause.  Ep. 4 had some truly beautiful cinematic shots.  

I am wanting to take a deeper dive, so has anyone found any books or other documentaries about the incident?  Pynchon mentioned a book which I will certainly check out, but anything else would be great to know. 

For the podcasters out there, I found The Chernobyl Podcast with Chris Mazin containing episodes following each episode of the show and its been an interesting listen.  


Comment 15 May 2019

Agreed on all points.  

I think the show is at times a victim of its success and peoples incredible expectations.  Sure, I think it could have benefited from two full seasons at least for 7 & 8 in terms of episode count to help explain and complete some character arcs, but that said I am completely satisfied with it.  Its has been an entertainment experience like no other. 


Comment 05 Mar 2019

I forget where I saw this, but when Martin was asked about how he saw all of this ending he was noted saying that he could see the wind blowing leaves over a bunch of headstones.. So everyone dying could happen.. I am quite pumped for the final season.  

Comment 26 Feb 2019

Knar - 

I'd agree - Wayne obviously had forgotten where he was and made the call to be picked up, however there was a moment where his emotion changes slightly and I interpreted that as him realizing again where he was and who he was talking to.  I believe he opted not to speak to Julie about it in an effort not to ruin a beautiful life she has now.  When his son and daughter pick him up, hes happy and I think at peace with where he was in all of this and as you mention later at peace with his memory of his wife...


Comment 26 Feb 2019

Knuck - 

I'd agree.  I was guilty of that, too.  I mean the the show delivered these conspiracy ideas to us - Elisa the documentary film maker made these connections and quite literally showed us how this may be tied to season one or how other conspiracies were at play.  So, it was easy to go down that path.  


Comment 26 Feb 2019

ASJ - excellent points.  

I looked at the jungle metaphorically as well and came to a similar line of thought about him or his mind rather succumbing to his condition.  I would agree the season was aimed more at Wayne and his family's journey, but also about relationships in general - how they are formed, how they play out over the years, and how these relationships can be affected when orbiting around something - this case the investigation.   

Comment 14 Feb 2019

SS11 - I came here to get at the same thing.  I have a tendency to unnecessarily ruminate, not so much self pity, but more over actions of others, the way the world is etc.. The point is that I found help through a mix of things, healthy habits, hobbies, sleep/wake routine and mindfulness.  I cannot stress the importance of controlling thought through mindfulness activities and being self-aware, all of that was introduced to me through a cognitive behavioral therapist.  It takes constant work as with most things, but it has helped me and this approach perhaps may help others. 

OP - I do wish you the best feel free to message me if you'd like to chat in greater detail. 


Comment 18 Jan 2019


Tate Martell considered transfer before the 2018 due to the fact he was not named starter.  Martell to sit again in 2019, so attorney spins the story and says coaching turnover played a major role in transfer.  

Best of luck at the U. Moving on.. 

Comment 17 Jan 2019

"And this one belongs to the Reds"

My grandfather introduced me to baseball and I remember driving around listening to Reds games just talking baseball.  Some of my favorite memories, supplemented with Marty on the call.