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WC Buckeye

Idstein, Hessen, Germany (via Louisville, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   January 12, 2011


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being present in Tempe to see my Buckeyes win their first national championship since I was a child.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ever: Chris Spielman; Current: Chris Olave
  • MLB TEAM: Padres. World Series champs someday. Bank on it.

Recent Activity

Comment 21 hours ago

I am literally blown away by the misuses of the word "literally" in the COBOL article.  Why is COBOL still in use in so many government and banking applications?  It's damned near bulletproof, albeit clunky; those AS/400 and COBOL guys really knew what they were doing.

Plan to replace the Schott, use St. John Arena as a temporary b-ball arena, rediscover its brilliance, bow to corporate complaints about lack of amenities in St. John Arena, scrap plan, design new Schott-like multipurpose building, have quiet b-ball arena.  Wash, rinse, repeat.  When will OSU get smart and build a newer St. John Arena with updated amenities?


Comment 01 Apr 2020

Those were some tough years.  Teams loaded with talent that always found some way to lose games inexplicably.  It is still hard to believe how two back-to-back head coaches to this day are seen as having been “just okay”, but that is the life of a coach at Ohio State, where expectations are always so incredibly high. 

Great piece!

Comment 20 Mar 2020

This just in from HQ in CA: local police actually canvassed local businesses yesterday to ensure that they were not a) having meetings of more than 10 people and b) serving anything but prepackaged food in the canteen.  As if a company of that size and community reputation WOULDN'T HAVE already taken these (and many other) measures to protect its employees. 

What a shit show.  So glad I don't live there anymore - it's about to get a whole lot worse.

Comment 19 Mar 2020

As Zhou En Lai so eloquently stated, "It's too soon to say".  We won't know if there was really anything to have feared until the final body counts are tallied.  All I do know is that there are soon going to be pallets of toilet paper available on store shelves - all who have hoarded it have driven artificially high supply chain signals, and now they won't need to buy any for a year.

Comment 19 Mar 2020

I do, but I think you missed the point of the OP regarding correlating a terrorist event with a natural disaster.  One is intentional, the other not.  I was trying - apparently not well - to sharpen that point.

Comment 19 Mar 2020

If I may...

I think the big difference is that one is premeditated murder and the other is not (at least if everyone puts their tin hats down for a moment). The other one that took place in Ramzy's lifetime?  How about SARS? Nowhere near the same measures were taken in the US, and no one really remembers much about it.  It was also a very serious disease.