OT - Airing of Grievances/Random Tangent Thread

'Tis the season. And...

Air your grievances or go on your random tangent here.

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We should keep all recruiting information in this thread

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

So I hear there's a DE who's pretty good and might come to school at VT. K.J. Something or other.

Discuss.

I mean, its been reported that if a school makes room for his dad to get a job on staff, he's probably going there. and, the guy is a pretty decent coach, so its not a bad idea. I'm just saying, if allowing him to be an assistant to Wiles on the DL, he'll have already brought in one of the best recruits we've had in a very, very long time. Worth it, in my opinion.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

eeeehhhhh. What's the ethical line on this one? Does his Dad get to keep his job when the kid leaves? Could this set a precedent? How would this go over with other members of the coaching staff...those that earned their positions based on merit.

JP

It's easy, only hire him if he's worthy of being a Top25 assistant. That KJ Henry's dad has over a decade of coaching experience as an assistant to Jim Grobe, most of that in the ACC at Wake Forest. Since then he's taken lower level jobs to stay local to west/central Carolina. So the foundation of being a legitimate hire is there, just depend on a more detailed look at how well he recruits and develops players.

We'll never be able to recruit "insert name here".

Something something

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Yes, this is just like the recruiting thread.

TE jokes everywhere!!!!!

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

Not sure who TKP's harder...Alum07 or myself and the other 42 givers of Turkey Legs that immediately got this reference

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Just noticed the signature. Do you remember the guy who wore the army helmet that said Adibi's Army when the defense was on the field? Did you ever have any of the Abidi's Army shirts?

Pain is Temporary
Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever
Let's Go Hokies!!

Is that Aquaman?

You mean Khal Drogo?

What's
Important
Now

I hate listening to people complain. Reading about it is much better. You can skip the parts your not interested in, and don't have to fake feelings. I've always secretly wanted to tell the complainer things like "To bad he didn't actually hit you - would have made for a better story", or "I wish I got migraines so I could put down people with regular headaches.".

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

People who don't do a cutesy wave when you allow them to merge in front of you

The Dude Abides

Fuck Matt Ryan. Fuck Narduzzi. Fuck Baylor. And Fuck people without any Goddamn Common Courtesy!

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cutesy wave

Just noticed this. So they wave but it's not cute enough for you?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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OR people that use the merge lane to pass a bunch of cars because they know someone will let them in at the end.

So your not going to like to hear this, but that's what your supposed to do. Use the zipper merge with both lanes of traffic filled with cars.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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What I hate, and I will give him the benefit of the doubt and believe this is what he means, is when people change lanes into the merge lane and pass a bunch of cars. Those people turn a merge lane into a passing lane, on the right, and generally cut off both people merging and people already on the highway. Those people are idiots.

"Facyson is a baller."
-CFB

Yep that I was thinking too. Rampant problem in NOVA in places that have really long merge lanes.

Yep, I see it every morning, even before 6:30 when traffic is not even bad, on 495-N before the American Legion Bridge (which is the worst thing ever, and Maryland sucks because they won't approve of a second bridge West of DC).

"Facyson is a baller."
-CFB

Speaking of airing grievances... MD sucks for every reason other than sending recruits to VT... everything else MD is the worst

in Fuller we trust

That is exactly what I meant. Thanks!

hokiebuzz said what I said only much better. I live in Tampa and it is a bad problem here.

I do the zipper method different. If I can see where the merge is in my line of sight, I drive stright between both lanes until cars behind me start to zipper in. Thereby becoming the zipper.

The Dude Abides

The merge lane is that long for a reason. Use it.

Its less to do with getting up further and more to do with allowing more vehicles to enter the onramp while also allowing yourself to get up to speed before merging.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

You're not quite understanding the complaint. Staying in a lane that's ending until it gets to the merge point is fine. Cutting out of traffic into an empty acceleration / merge lane for an on-ramp, speeding down it, and cutting back into traffic is a dick move.

picture this.. a 6 lane (3 each way) divided highway, let's call it I-81, is crowded at the morning rush hour, and moving at a slow crawl / stop & go pace. You're crawling along, in the right lane since your exit is coming up "soon" (lets' call it exit #118). As you pass exit #117, you note the onramps onto I-81 have safely designed, long acceleration/merge lanes that are mostly empty, since exit #117 mostly serves a large mall that is quiet at 8am. Suddenly Joe BMW swings out from the line behind you and zooms along the merge (acceleration) lane passing a couple of dozen cars before merging back into traffic, cutting someone off in the process. You sigh as the cascade of brake lights reacting to the aggressive merge moves down the line towards you.

I felt the same way before 2+ years of using the 195N/64W ramp/merge lane during the morning rush hour here in Richmond. The left lane of 195 gets backed up about a mile every morning because of everyone getting over early

People make a big deal about 95 sucking in Richmond, but it's really 64's fault. If you go south on 95, you don't run into problems until exit 79, when 64 gets dumped there. And then it picks back up at the 75, which is where 64 heads back east.

On 195, usually the biggest assholes I encounter end up racing over to the 64 side of the split as I get onto 95. Or, the idiots coming from EB 64 to NB 95 and haven't figured out the new ramp configuration. (Get over to the right lane, and then the whole thing becomes a dedicated lane on 95.)

And then the few times I have to make the trek into Henrico, going WB on 64 is like driving in Thunderdome or something.

This. People still think you are supposed to move to the left lane of 195 as it merges with 95. The new pattern is so much better as the right lane becomes an actual lane on 95, as you stated. People just need to adapt to the changes and that little backup gets cleaned up. It's already much smoother than it was with the old pattern.

The problem comes in with that traffic pattern they tried in the middle.

Originally, all traffic from 195 and 64 was supposed to merge right, and then the entire exit merged left onto 95. Then, they changed it to shift everything to the left. While the signs were still up about that being the new traffic pattern, they shifted it to the current configuration, which is loads better. Don't have to worry about what's coming up on 95 behind you.

And then there are still some fools who think that exit 80 is part of the same exit and complain about the lack of a yield sign or something.

Yes, not having to worry about the cars already on 95 helps a ton. Some people would come to a nearly complete stop.

Saw one the other day where traffic was at a crawl on I-81 in Roanoke. A tractor trailer in front of me raced off at the (closed) truck stop and did like 40 mph straight through... trying to jump ahead of 40 or so cars. Nobody let him in, and I eventually came up beside him. The guy was raving like a lunatic, acting like he was going to go grave digger on me. I didn't screw with him much, I think his were already a little loose.

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I never met a project that couldn't justify a new tool.

1) Cheese is the worst
2) Top Gun and Home Alone- what is wrong with you people?
3) Why in the blue hell is Don Mattingly not in the Hall of Fame?
4) For that matter, why isn't Ted Washington in the Hall of Fame?
5) You know what really pisses me off? Northwest wind.

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5) You know what really pisses me off? Northwest wind.

Okay, I'll bite.

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1) makes everything buttass cold
2) bad for fishing unless you want to catch small speckled trout, at least in the OBX

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Maybe you get these winds as punishment for your terrible culinary and movie opinions?

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

This is totally legit. I love cheese, as any sane individual would, but am also lactose intolerant. When I eat cheese, I get southern winds as punishment. (Still worth it.)

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

"Probably because it sounds scary."

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1) Cheese is the worst
2) Top Gun and Home Alone- what is wrong with you people?

I can't even respond to this.

6) Offensive linemen blocking high. I watched a Bills playoff game from 1992, and it was so refreshing to see offensive linemen who are huge, still shooting off the ball with good pad level and getting great leg drive.

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NoCheese
NeverCheese

Count me in.

It's all about The VPISU
VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804.
GO: Freeman Rebels, Keydets, Black Knights (the VMI of the North), NY Rangers & Giants, and ATL Braves.

DAMN RIGHT

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Northwest wind makes everything worse. Everything.

PREACH

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If you like catching false albacore you'll keep calm about the northwest wind.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

1) Cheese is awesome

2)

5) I love a NW win for hunting. Cold weather gets them deer moving.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Googling "Random Animated Gif" is quite an adventure

Do it when you're drunk and you end up posting this one like I did a few years back:

@sthvt

I searched "Where does cheese come from?" on Giphy and this popped up.

via GIPHY

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"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Yes, I downvoted that.

I didn't think it actually qualified as "opinion", and is just SO WRONG.

I think French is impervious to downvotes.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

The comment isn't.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

First comment in almost a week and a half to say:

via GIPHY

You went full retard...

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

This is the only time I've been remotely disappointed in anything that French said/posted.....

Edit: I upvoted you because I couldn't stand to see a post from French with downvotes, regardless of its grotesqueness. Come on people!

Is it football season yet?

I literally threw up in my mouth. And now my mouth tastes like bile. I'm downvoting for the good of the community. That sucker should be blurred out.

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LETS TEST THE UVA PLAID EFFECT ON FRENCH

I love French. I fish with French. I downvoted French. I'm not sorry, French. Disgusting to the ultimax, mon.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

When I see cheese, that is what I see.

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Unfortunately, it is now what I see. I may never eat Easy Cheese again.

JOIN US

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Y'all downvote this, but it's the dam truth -- Arnie is patient zero for the UVA plaid effect.

(-264 and -173)

Lmao and wasn't the -173 for saying "downvote away"

Yeah, which was really just an excuse to give a second downvote for his original comment, which was that bad.

Worst of all, blurring it out didn't really help.

Damn, y'all must never go to Dr. Pimple poppers' page on YouTube.

Shit like this is so satisfying to watch.

Must be a medical thing

I'm in the medical field. I love watching surgeries (knee, hip, shoulder replacements...heart surgeries etc) and wound care also fascinates me and doesn't bother me. I've held the ball of someone's hip in my hand during a total hip replacement. Medical stuff doesn't really bother me.

That shit is nasty though.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

that's cheese ....... WHIZ!

notice the similarity

You bunch of pussies! Ffrench is going Denim (-50 Legs)!

Year 3 is coming up!

You've been searching my wife's YouTube history, haven't you? Seems like every day she's showing me something like this (but usually much, much worse). But she's a nurse, so I suppose she's supposed to find stuff like that interesting.

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

Tell her to go to reddit.com/r/popping but do not, under any circumstance, go there yourself if you have had anything to eat in the last 48 hours.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

She knows of it, believe me.

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

I can't wait to tell my wife about this. She'll have a blast.

Edit: That pun was intended, BTW.

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Belgium does share a border with the Dutch.

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Belgium has good beer.

If you ever make it to Brugge, I highly recommend checking out De Halve Maan. Very, very good beer, and the brewery is pretty cool, as its still in its old location. If you can't make it there, you can still get their beers at Total Wine.

Also recommend trying Kwak, but if you do, you must drink it out of the Kwak glass.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

I'll be there in April.

Nice, we just went back in February. Very nice place. Also hit up Amsterdam and Brussels. Much beer was drunk on that trip. (which, being in Amsterdam hooked me on Heineken. Its so much better over there, though their imported cans come very close. Their stateside bottles are skunked crap).

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

We're in Ireland until Saturday...I have had enough Guinness to sink a ship. They say it's better over here, can't really tell a difference in taste, but you don't feel near as bloated after...a lot.

"I'm a Miller Lite guy, always have been, since I was 8." -John Daly

If you'll be in Brugge, there is a tiny beer cafe called De Garre that I have heard makes an incredible Tripel. I was not able to try it when I was there (they were gone on holiday). You have to go down this little alley off of Breidelstraat to find them. It was so tasty that my father and brother drank it too fast and it caught up to them later.
If you aren't able to go to the actual brewery elsewhere in the country, go to the de Struise bottle shop. It's in the same block as De Garre, but easier to find.
Overall, I'd only recommend spending about a day in Brugge. It's a very beautiful town, but pretty touristy. My girlfriend and I went there for about 8 hours and had our fill.
If you are interested, I can recommend a bunch of other Belgian breweries that make world class beer.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

I'm always interested in good food and drink. Also, unique places with good atmosphere in which to sample those.

Here are a few great options in Brussels:
If you like sour beer (lambic can only be made in the Senne Valley that Brussels is in), then definitely check out Cantillon. They are one of the best lambic/gueuze makers and are in the city. You can go through a self-guided tour for about 7 euro and explore their brewery. The tour comes with a couple of free tastes. They have bottles to purchase and drink at the location as well.
Drie Fonteinen is my favorite lambic brewer. I think you are supposed to set up tours ahead of time. My family ended up getting lucky and were taken into their barrel room which was really incredible. They have a new location since I visited a couple years back. Visits are probably easier now in the new space. The brewery is about a 1.5 hour bike ride south of Brussels.
De la Senne is also a really good brewery on the Northern side of Brussels. They make a lot of Saisons. I was not able to go to this brewery, but their beer is quite good.

There are several good options for beer bars. Try the Delirium bar. You'll know you're there by the pink elephant logo. It is a multi-level bar with different beer options in each room. Moeder Lambique is another spot that is pretty good. They also have really good selection of beers with a few more sours.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

I appreciate the suggestions, but I'm normally more of a Trappist ale kind of guy over lambic,. It's been a while since I've sampled any lambic. I like amber beers, but not so much sweet or sour.

One of my grievances is fruity beer.

I do remember going to some brewery in Brugge, but not sure which one.

The Delirium bar will definitely have a number of Trappist options and most every restaurant has at least one Trappist beer. There are also bottle shops everywhere so you can buy most Trappist beers. The Westveleteren are being illegally sold out of any shop they are in, but at the end of the day it's hard not to buy the best beer in the world when you see it.
If you come across Pannepot by de Struise, definitely get it. It's a lightly spiced Quadrupel. It is right up there with the big Trappist beers.
Have fun!

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

I need to keep this place in mind. I live less than a 5 hour car ride from there

In a little over a year from now, I'll let you guys know how good it is

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Man I love that gif.

there was a spooky ghost!

-Semper Primus

It is beyond me how anyone can hate cheese.

And for the record, dunking pie into a cheese fountain would be the only way to get it close to the same realm of cake.

That is all

That's gross... time to wash off those bad feelings

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

That is so gross

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Says the man that posted the abomination above.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Name me one food that isn't improved by cheese!

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Edible panties.

Got me there

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

If you've actually tried eating said 'edible panties', you might not classify them as 'food'. So says a friend...

The good ones are just fruit roll ups.

"I mean, you know, fuck them, but good for them." -Too Druck to Funk

People who run red lights.

Not the "the light is yellow so I'll speed up to make it through the intersection" drivers, I can understand that a little bit. I'm talking about the people who run the red lights that have been red for a couple seconds, ie "No one has entered the intersection yet from the other road, so I'll speed through before they do."

The other driving related one I've experienced too frequently lately, people who don't look back when backing out of a parking spot. I've had to jump out of the way of 3 cars backing up in the last two months. I'd let them hit me and sue them, but I'm averse to injury.

What? You can't run red lights? Perfectly fine in all of Latin America, as long as don't hit anybody else.

Seriously, I always wait 3-4 seconds to go through a green light, it's just insane the way people drive when there's almost no law enforcement. Go thank the next police officer you meet, most of the world envies American jurisprudence.

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru, TKPC#490, One of us!

Jurisprudence. In my fantasy hockey league I named my team Turrisprudence after Kyle Turris and not enough people got it and it made me sad

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

It was my experience that they don't run red lights so much but instead drive onto the sidewalk, cross the traffic lanes and median of the crossroad and keep on rolling. So, technically they went around the stop light, not through it.

I've always been a fan of the "slight dip of the wheel to the right as you pass the intersection" method. That way, you can say you made a right turn, went a (very) short way down the road, made a U-turn, and another right turn. That's legal, right?

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Def Leppard sucks.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Motley Crue was horrible.

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Mick Mars is a bad man

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Agree.
First time I saw the Smokin in the Boy's Room video I thought it was a girl group.

I hate Pink Floyd, later Beatles, and Led Zeppelin,

Pink Floyd

I will fight you

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

I respect their (and the others listed above's) impact on music culture, but I find them as unlistenable as Neutral Milk Hotel.

I find them as unlistenable as Neutral Milk Hotel.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

What's wrong with Led?

Recruit Prosim

Can't stand the vocals. Music's good, I just really don't like the sound of the vocals.

Did it leave you dazed and confused? I hate to ramble on, but I have a whole lot of love for Led Zeppelin.

Recruit Prosim

I hate Pink Floyd, later Beatles, and Led Zeppelin,

So really what you're saying is that your opinion of music is not to be trusted.

When it comes to music from the late 60s-70s, you may be right.

I'm begrudgingly giving you a leg to offset the downvote.

I do not like the Beattles, yet I love Oasis. Don't @ me.

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anyway, here's Wonderwall

btw: Ryan Adams' version is better than the original

I did catch two dates when Oasis and Ryan Adams (with the Cardinals) performed together. They complimented each other well.

True story- I met Liam Gallagher once. He punched my cousin in the balls, then wrote "Up yer bum" with no name on a napkin my cousin had asked him to autograph. My cousin, who loves Oasis more than oxygen, framed it and still has it up in his house 21 years later.

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They were the Primus of the 80s.

Wait, that's too flattering to Primus.

I feel like I'm the only person who legitimately thinks Primus sucks.. but like, they're not good and I don't enjoy them kind of sucks, not the 'I'm a Primus fan and Primus sucks' type of suck.

I just always felt like Les was so eager to prove that he's a talented bass player they sacrificed flow and melody in their songs. It's like dude we get it.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

^^ Strong take

I think Primus is one of those bands that you kind of have to see live to really 'get.'

You clearly missed when I went off on APrimusHokie a few weeks ago.

Primus is 50x better than Rush. Also the comment about watching primus live to get primus is 100% true

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Primus helped me beat some demons so they'll always be tied as my number 1 band

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Crack kills.......Drugs are bad! Tacos > pie and cake........Subdivisions > Winona has a Big Brown Beaver......Neil Peart > Les Claypool (Metallica...."Um......No")

Jeremiah 29:11 and Go Hokies!

The whole Frizzle Fry album>Any album that rush put out

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You have moved from obstinence to downright lunacy. Moving Pictures is one of the greatest albums of all time.

YYZ and Tom Sawyer are rush only good songs

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Like Primus more than Rush, sure. Say Primus is your favorite band of all time because they got you through some rough times, sure. Make statements like how Rush only has two good songs and how Primus is 50x better than Rush, and you're crossing into "I will immediately discount and roll my eyes at any music opinion you have" territory lol

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I think sometimes people have to learn that just because something is your favorite, doesn't make it the best.

I really like Arcade Fire. Are they the best band or musicians? Lord no.

Les claypool is one of the best bassist ever and Tim Alexander is one of the best drummers primus is talented just not everybody's cup of coffee

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I agree. The great thing for me is I like all of it! Rush, Primus, Beatles, Stones, Pink Floyd, Zeppelin......I love it all!

Rush > everyone else

Even Peart will tell you he's no Buddy Rich. But Neil is at the opposite end of the asshole spectrum from Buddy. Buddy was a dick.

I love the hell out of Rush, and talent wise, you have an argument. But I don't think there's even an argument that they aren't on the level of the Stones. To be fair, no band is.

Unpopular opinion: I sincerely don't understand why the Stones are so popular. I get that they were pioneering for their time, (much like Primus, who seems equally divisive in this group) but their music (other than Paint it Black...I love that song) is simply not enjoyable. The only good thing about the Rolling Stones is the inevitable flood of Keith Richards "Look who I outlived this time" memes every time someone famous dies.

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

agree except Gimme Shelter is amazing

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Leg

7) When someone says "the document is on Sharepoint."

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GOD DAMN AND THAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME AT LEAST 5 TIMES TODAY

Man, y'all would HATE me at work...

That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

7) When someone says "the document is on Sharepoint."

Add that to the list?

Fuck Matt Ryan. Fuck Narduzzi. Fuck Baylor. Fuck Sharepoint?

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FUCK SHAREPOINT!!!!

Some poeple in my office act like its the best thing since sliced bread.

😡😡😡😡😡

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“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

When my boss says "oh it's on Slack..."

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

Its friggin cold!

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Shiplap is just Texas plywood.

I like open concept, but I physically repulse when someone uses the term "open concept."

And the word "piece" instead of saying it is a table, a chair, a sign, a shelf is abhorrent.

(My fiancee has been on a house hunting kick, and I want to throw chairs whenever I am forced to watch House Hunters or that awful Kip and Joanna show.

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People who complain about the wall colors on House Hunters might be the end of me one day

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

I put my arm in a blood pressure cuff, and during one episode (I think it was people trying to buy a house in Martha's Vineyard, so I should have known better), it went from 125/75 to 144/96 in the course of an episode.

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And here's the kicker... these are the good HGTV shows. For shits and giggles we turned it on this morning when we got up and it was airing two shows called Yard Crashers and House Crashers. Holy hell, I've never outright hated someone as immediately as I did the hosts of those 2 shows. Took me all of 2 seconds to make up my mind there, and my wife completely agreed.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Yard crashes: you get an outside bar and you get an outside bar and you get an outside bar.

And we will build an arbor out of plywood and paint it black.

The problem is you are watching the wrong crashers show.

...

She seems well qualified.

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The people who say they want to live in a Tiny House and then complain because the Tiny House has no storage or office space.

This is a quality post.

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Part of why you have a house is so you have a place to put your stuff. Storage is underrated.

I am a part time vajazzler and my husband sells whatever he finds with his metal detector. We have 5 kids, 2 dogs, and a horse. We want a 3000 square foot home on the beach but also downtown. Our budget is 4 million dollars.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

You all should watch John Mulaneys stand up bit about these types of shows. Part of his Comeback Kid special in Netflix

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

I had completely forgotten about that bit. Had to watch it to jog my memory (and enjoy it). Maybe it subconsciously inspired my comment.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

1) ^This

2) People who go over budget to get a "chef's kitchen" and then laugh about how they don't cook once they've mortgaged their life away to get whatever that term supposedly means.

2) People who go over budget to get a "chef's kitchen" and then laugh about how they don't cook once they've mortgaged their life away to get whatever that term supposedly means.

oh... OOOOH... I saw a new one last night on Love It or List It that might have taken the cake. It was a couple in Durham who needed a complete gut job of an old downtown house, and... surprise, because it was old it had old knob-and-tube wiring and a cracked foundation. So naturally, goodbye budget. And then the guy proceeds to melt down because they were going to have enough money leftover to build his backyard skate park. They had a budget of $85k and ended up scrapping functional items within the house so they could build the damn skate park.... AND THEY LISTED THE HOUSE.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

HAHAHAHA that's gold. And I'm sure the real estate guy found a way to tell them how they exponentially increased their equity with their renovations too.

Ok, since you brought up skateboard ramps and we're venting.... Literally about a week after I returned from Afghanistan, I was kept up until 3 AM by a bunch of College of Charleston kids who built a halfpipe on the roof of their rental house and got a DJ to come in and blare music while they skated. After they refused to turn it down, we called the cops and they were served with a $3,000 noise violation. The next morning this 19 year old kid knocks on our front door and tells me this sob story about how hard his life is in college and his only stress relief is skating, so if we could work out a few nights a week when he can skate on his roof and listen to music that would really help his stress levels. I had to close the door in his face to keep from beating him to within an inch of his life. Then I called his landlord and told her she might want to swing by the house sometime.

That is a worthy grievance.

Yes, i'm in the same boat with that show! If I have to watch them make another Waco ranch look like a fancy barn i'm going to explode.

Shiplap is just Texas plywood.

North Carolina
FTFY

Year 3 is coming up!

Toasters are stupid

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

Without toasters, we wouldn't have toast. Toast is the key to victory during Boston College week. Jesuits hate toast. It is like garlic to vampires.

(Inside joke that people who have attended our game watches at First Down will get)

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Ahh but you can make toast in the oven or in a, wait for it .... toaster oven.

Toasters IN LOCKER ROOMS are stupid

FIFY

Toasters are stupid

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Cumulative final exams that are 40% of your total grade with a study guide of 13 pages shouldn't exist.

YES. If I ever teach one day (fingers crossed that industry is good to me), I'd structure the course so that a cumulative final couldn't hurt you. Prove you know what you need to know over the course of a semester, or prove that you've learned it all by the end.

Chem PhD '16

This is the part where the real world kicks you in the ass. Yes, you should be graded on overall competency, but in the real world, if you're an superstar employee that innocently royally screws up a major upgrade that costs the company millions financially, you're getting walked out the door with no severance.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

But if you manage your time wisely, and get all the smaller things out of the way by paying attention to detail along the way, you will never fail or royally screw up anything.

What's
Important
Now

You're not planning to go to law school are you?

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

That sounds wonderful. And I mean that 100% seriously. I'm looking forward to it even more now. I hate small petty work so give me a test and let me see if I can do it.

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

Maryland Drivers.

crushed it

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You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Boxes that are not cube or rectangular based shapes that need to be wrapped.

I am comically bad at wrapping christmas presents

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

I can wrap the holy motherfuck out of a Christmas present. I could be paid to do it, but I offer my services for the greater good.

Leonard. Duh.

Ditto. I actually came up with an idea that worked well with my wife...

Last year I wrapped her presents using construction paper and drew/decorated them in a goofy, fun, and overwhelmingly unartistic fashion. She loved it. She knows I suck at wrapping presents but it made her laugh and she could see it took some extra effort.

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

I can't wrap presents to save my life. So much so, that I HATE wrapping presents and instead opt for bags and tissue paper.

I'm convinced that there's some evil Bastard out there designing these trapezoidal boxes just to screw with me.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

board game boxes that aren't square, but are so close that you always ALWAYS put them on wrong the first time

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Gift bag that sucker

Slow drivers
Drivers that don't signal
Everyone that's ever honked at me
Bad use of synthesizers (eg everything The Human League ever did, and synthpop in general)
Pop music
The ubiquity of Disney
People that like bad things
People that dislike good things
People who are unnecessary assholes
People

Yeah, that about covers it

NO IT DOESN'T I FORGOT:

I've never liked the Lawson jokes, but for a very specific reason. The joke originated, as I recall, immediately after he transferred, and prior to it becoming a meme it seemed like it was a way to mock people who thought he might have been The Answer(TM) at quarterback. I was one of those people, and I really didn't appreciate my fellow Hokie fans making fun of me for it, whether personal or not. It wasn't necessary. It wasn't funny. It was kind of dickish. Yes, how dare I be excited about a particular player and worry about him transferring. JFC. I've held onto that one for a minute now. If it wasn't just a way to make fun of people perceived as having less football smarts, I'd be happy to hear how.

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

Human League is so awful that it's actually pretty good. They went full circle. You can't hate that, man.

Keep feeling fascination, and let it go. Let it all go.

Leonard. Duh.

People who disagree that this is the best music video ever...

Or people who disagree that one of these is the best TV intro ever...

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A true child of the '80's

Is it football season yet?

I swear I mentioned how I just finished season 1 of Airwolf to a junior pilot on my last deployment and he didn't know what I was talking about....a friggin helicopter pilot.

Also you forgot Magnum PI

My biggest grievance is your omission of the Magnum PI theme.

With regards to AC/DC, everything after Back in Black is cheesy, one-note garbage. Just the same song over and over again with slight changes. Completely interchangeable and forgettable.

And the best video of all time is One by Metallica.

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

I didn't say best song (it isn't even the best AC/DC song by a long shot.) But, the video was so beyond awesome.

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That's a pretty solid selection of TV theme songs / intros, but China Beach can't hold a candle to Tour of Duty.

The intro from Season 2 of The Wire is also one of the all-time greats:

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

I may even be angry at myself, because I didn't include this awesomeness...

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This is a solid choice. Everyone who was a kid at the time remembers the Coyote sliding under the tractor trailor.

What about Buck Rogers:
Buck Rogers In The 25th Century - Intro - YouTube

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

Participation Awards. How a size 9 nike is a different than a size 9 adidas. Everyone getting offended by everything.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

.....I hope that's milk....

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

(it's an empty beer, which is a legitimate grievance)

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

everything LeBron james.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

...That's what Maryland does.

I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

Nope, if there are any crabcakes in Cleveland I assume they're about as good as the browns. Also for reference

Edit: Also not a Lebron fan, nothing to do with his skill and accomplishments. Mostly because everything he does is cringeworthy, also Blaze Pizza Stinks!

...That's what Maryland does.

I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do.

agreed. lebrons a baller. but lebrons annoying as hell.

(I didn't see the Maryland reference until after I posted that's why I edited, didn't see your post until after I edited lol)

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

People who only seem to understand that they are driving on the "highway", but have no idea which one, which direction, or even which part of said "highway". (And then half the time, end up not being on a highway at all.)

Something something emoji 🤔

Something something Vahhh Tech 🙄

Something something Virginia Tech University 😜

Something something downvote for no reason 👎

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

My Jeep Grand Cherokee has cost me $6000 since March. Needless to say this'll be my last time owning one.

It was a catch!

If I made a funny comment I probably stole it from Reddit.

This, or when someone doesn't put the plastic divider behind their groceries when they're done putting them on the conveyor.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Quite possibly the best line from that show.

"I find pastrami to be the most sensual of the salted cured meats."

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I mean we could start a whole chain where I am wrong. But thats how that show works. Another favorite of mine is:

"Jerry, these are LOAD BEARING WALLS. Their not gonna come down!"

IT'S ALL PIPES!!

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

These pretzels...ARE MAKING ME THIRSTY!!

"Remember: it's not a lie....if you believe it."

"Not that there's anything wrong with that"

Chem PhD '16

I WAS IN THE POOL!

Hokies United l Ut Prosim

Stars matter

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

"You got that from behind a paywall, I saw it there"

Well fuck you and the horse you rode in on, you giant piece of pestering dick hair. I know my shit and don't need to pay money to just tell you dumb asses a vague understanding of what I do or do not know. If you don't like it go eat edible cheese panties and leave my privileged to have friend fine ass alone.

Yea I said it, I'm a fine ass looking man. Back off or I'll shit in your shoe. (Wheezing to breath) I'm good, I'm good now

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Now, that's some grievance airing!

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

You literally just stole this rant from 247

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

If you don't like it go eat edible cheese panties

So have these edible cheese panties been worn or are they new? Also what kind of cheese are we talking about?

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

Fumunda cheese.

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

More pertinent is who is currently wearing them.

It's Paul Rudd. Always has been and always will be.

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

The demise of critical thinking is destroying society. If you can't logically justify what you're saying, then you should probably just shut the fuck up. Opinions are not all equally valid.

Tim Russert was the speaker at one of the Cutchins Lectures in Burruss back in spring 2003. Lady who was clearly late to the lecture came up during the Q&A to try to cut down everything he had spoken on. Russert wasn't having any of it: "Ma'am, you're entitled to your own opinions, but not entitled to your own facts. Now go sit down!"

Huge cheer from the cadet crowd.

Tim Russert is a dude. That sounds incalculably better than our Cutchin's speakers: 3 washed up politicians who seemed to be campaigning, and one hack who wrote a business book and thought he was THE authority on leadership.

I think the following year we had George Snuffleupagus (not bad, but he wasn't at Tim Russert level awesome). Then we had James Carville and his wife. But I had to miss that because we were in Savannah. (Hell of a problem to have.)

Senior year, we had someone completely forgettable.

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Blatant snark will always get a leg from me. If I could give bonus legs for perfect use of a cartoon, I would.

The non high definition 19" monitor I have at work in the year 2017.
Technology wars but only in the sense that everyone wants to tell everyone what to use (PS4 vs. Xbox, Mac vs. PC, iPhone vs. Android, Cameras). I appreciate the competition since we all win though.
ISP data caps (screw shittel)
That Fallout 4 won't let you stack house foundations easily.
And that lightroom just crashed on me.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

The new update to Lightroom can die a slow painful death

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

I'm actually on the entirely opposite boat (if we're talking about lightroom classic). I upgraded to it on my iMac and it is B L A Z I N G.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

yep I was wrong, had updated photoshop not LR. I updated it last night and yea its nice....

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

How about places that have HD TVs, but either only have or only use the SD feeds.

AND THEN S T R E T C H THE PICTURE OUT THE WRONG WAY!

I have mono and I'm 26

RealDiehl's been smoochin babes!

11 bonnets on the ball!

Good luck RealDiehl. I had it last year at 23 and it blows. Of course the first three months they told me I just had the flu (after they did the blood test too early to show results) and then said hmm, here's some amoxicillin for shits and giggles. And if you don't know, amoxicillin + mono = god awful rash. Then I got mostly better but the mono came back and my tonsils nearly swelled to the point of my throat closing.

So I guess mono is on my grievance list. Oh and also having to do an excercise EKG whilst having mono.

And of course.... Hugh Jackman

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

This is the second most awesomenest and pertinent off topic thread I've ever seen here! (can't see pie vs cake being outdone)

This thread should be a companion volume for all other threads to footnote reference for "added insight" on any given subject.

Car shopping for cars I need kinda sucks.

(Car shopping for cars I want is kinda cool, though.)

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Any big ticket item is miserable, especially once the upselling begins. Mattress purchasing was the absolute worst I have been through.

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I actually just bought a bed a few months ago. It was rather painless.

The trick is to go with someone small and local, I've found. Chain stores don't do it for me.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

But I read it on the internet!

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

When cobia start to run and then drop your bait. Damn it, my blood pressure just spiked.

When cobia chase your bucktail, you lose site of them, and then you reel the bucktail into the boat and the damn fish followed right up to the hull.

When the houndfish are running rampant.

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Oh great. Thanks for reminding me of this summer's "snakebit" reality show. But don't forget the whiting blitz.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

When your favorite beach announces "a renourishment project."

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Sorry, no I gotta pay my bills too!

Also: People that come up to us at work and claim we ruined their vacation when we're just getting paid to work.

Virginia Tech Class of 2013
Mining and Minerals Engineering

Sailing the Eastern Seas....on a ship filled with sand....

Doesn't ruin the vacation, just destroys the fishing on piers and beaches for about 6 years

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When you think you bought peanut butter crackers, but you accidently grabbed Nabs.

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Can you please enlighten me on the difference?

Knowing him, he means The Peanut butter on Cheese crackers. Which are delicious by the way.

We have a weiner.

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According to your belief system, I assume you also do not like Cheese Its. I am pretty sure that how communism was started.

Hey, what're you drinking, orange soda? What else is orange?

This video is right up there with all the Good Neighbor Stuff as my favorite YouTube video of all time

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

Chris Angel did it better, BETCH

When everyone else catches a puppy drum, and you reel in your 7th skate.

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When your brother gets his pussy hurt due to you not complimenting how attractive his wife is in their yearly Christmas card.

(She's not attractive)

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

..that's weird.

Wouldn't it be weirder to always be telling your brother how attractive his wife is?

I mean, it's really better as a non-thing.

When you go to read a French analysis but it's paywall-blocked because you haven't joined TKPC yet like you wanted to.

Don't get me wrong, I understand the whole situation and I'm in support of it. BUT I AM STILL AGGRIEVED!

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

When the article is promoted heavily on Facebook, Twitter, etc then you go to read it and BAM! paywall.....

Virginia Tech Class of 2013
Mining and Minerals Engineering

Sailing the Eastern Seas....on a ship filled with sand....

via GIPHY

Gotta show a little teet sometimes.

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There's a paywall? I hadn't noticed...

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Ohio. That is all...

Crying? There is no crying in Baseball...

O-H!!!

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N-O

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

K-I-E-S HOKIES!!!

People who have a problem with Ohio

Having been to all but 8 10 states, Ohio is in the top half of states by far.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

You must have saved the good ones for last.

OK, maybe it's in the top half.

Missing Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota, Hawaii, Alaska so yes, I know I am missing some winners, but I still stand by my statement. I was born and raised here so I am biased, but I moved around and came back for a reason. Ohio might be surrounded by crap states (KY, IN, WV), but Ohio is drastically different from those states.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

Ohio might be surrounded by crap states (KY, IN, WV), but Ohio is drastically different from those states

Is it? Having traveled all around Ohio when I lived there for 5 plus years I can find a lot of similarities to those states especially once outside Columbus or Cleveland.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Ohio Fucking Turnpike!

Year 3 is coming up!

When someone brings up the Nike deal as if it hasn't been talked about to death.

It's Time to go to Work

DID YOU KNOW UVA GETS MORE MONEY FROM NIKE THAN US?

FIRE WEAVER

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Yeah, I hate when people bring that up.

Miami (FL)

I don't have a problem with the U, just the part where the media feels like they need to add the (FL) so we're not confusing it with Miami of Ohio.

Can't it be understood that Miami without any state next to it refers to the U?

Oh, yeah, "Miami of Ohio" belongs in the list of grievances.

I mean, why is there a Miami of Ohio? Miami is in Florida. Can't move it, wouldn't want to.

Named for the Miami Valley in Ohio, itself named for the Miami Indian tribe that lived there. Miami University predates The U (is not bak) by over a century.

My brief Google Fu shows that it's mainly a coincidence that the geographical Miami name is so prominent in both Ohio and Florida.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Grievance... When people say "Indian" when referring to Native Americans. They are not from India.

They already got shit on when the white man showed up, can't we just show them a shred of respect?

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

Native American is also inaccurate. They weren't native to here, they came from Asia.

When? Where can I read about this? Genuinely curious.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

Google is your friend. Plenty of articles.

Uh....

They were first on the continent so they are Native. By your logic no culture is native unless it first evolved in that location. Which mean only africa and china as they have the oldest known remains ever found.

I guess, if you don't want to call them Native Americans then go the extra step and call them by their Nation's name: Sioux, Navajo, etc

The Algonquins are the coolest of them all!

Year 3 is coming up!

So, I am a native American but not a Native American. Say that out loud. I prefer the Canadian "First Tribes" moniker, since it actually makes sense.

Named for the Miami Valley in Ohio...

---------

Wow, never knew that. Always thought it was a transplant. Should have known better, as almost nobody other than Urban Meyer moves from Florida to Ohio...

Well, there was that one basketball player from Akron who ended up taking his talents to South Beach but then coming back without winning those three/four/five/six/seven titles he talked about... what's his name again?

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Theres a lot of stuff named Miami in Ohio. The Miami were a Native American tribe there. The guys who founded the city of Miami were from Ohio themselves iirc.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Miami U is pretty sensitive about that. You'll hear them say Miami was a university when Florida was part of Spain.

I don't have a problem with the U

People buying an endless amount of lottery tickets at a gas station.

... when all you want is to pay for a soda/coffee and be on your way.

and they insist on buying 5, scratching them real quick and then buying 5 more with the $5 dollars they won in the first round of purchases...

I had this happen to me last week. I was befuddled.

And people paying with checks in the grocery store.
"How much was it again?"
"Is today the 12th?"
"Oh. The 14th? This month is flying by. "
"Was it $84.43 or $83.34?"
"Let me balance my checkbook real quick"

Year 3 is coming up!

Sports casters/radio hosts that make a living analyzing sports that don't know Shiite, add NOTHING to the experience, and ask the stupidest questions to players/coaches at the dumbest times.

Sideline reporters....and I'll even put the well-qualifed ones with this group.

Honestly, why is this a thing?

Questions that start with "tell me about" or "take me through" and aren't actually questions.

I hate that Burnop starts with "Talk about...." as a question, because I really like Burnop.

I also hate anything by Neil Young or Bob Dylan, any tv show labeled "reality" or any type of music contest (Voice, X-factor etc.), pumpkin spice anything (no, I don't want squash flavored coffee, thank you...pumpkin pie is obviously exempt from this, since it is a. pie, and b. not pumpkin spice, but pumpkin pie).

edit: Oh, and wahoos. And the horse they rode in on.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

I can only like one great songwriter/terrible singer. I pick Neil Young.

Without that, I guess there would be no sports talk/analysis shows.

I'd be OK with it, though.

God I wish. They might actually have to show sports rather than a grounds crew chasing a squirrel or a Coors Light Six Pack on Tom Brady in April.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinsku, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

I'm getting tired of my wife getting tired of me talking about things that happen here on TKP.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Easy Solution. Buy her a TKPC membership for Christmas. Then she can personally be in on the fun.

Are you kidding me? I had to go through a major song and dance just to justify ME becoming a TKPC member.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Ha! I am reading some of these funny comments to my wife right now!

Just when you think you have mastered a skill........ BALLZ.

Knowing you and your wife is on the same page but are using different words that's causes a fight..... good lord I agree with you !!

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

"At first I read that as...."

It's not funny to anyone else.

Yeah I spend too much time on Reddit.

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

Sure am glad I didn't say

At first I read that as... "RealDiehl's been smoochin babies!"

Nope. Didn't even think about commenting such a thing

Biting the head off of a fish isn't attractive. There. I said it.

I'm going to be unemployed in Germany, and I fucking hate the thought. I'm gonna be a dependapotamus.

Bruh, I'd be a dependa in Germany in a heartbeat. Soak it up. Just don't go throwing the wife's rank around.

Edit: I'm still gonna make dependa jokes at your expense. You'll have the last laugh because you'll be in Germany. Which brings me to my grievance...people that complain about having to live in Germany.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

haha, that's very true. leg, man.

When SoupHokie's drunk brother posts

Chem PhD '16

may he never stop gracing these boards with his presence. What a god send.

Here's to SaladHokie!!!

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Where do I start:
Kids getting sick when my wife is out of town
Kids getting sick when I'm supposed to go to Tech games
People from NJ, NY AND Maryland who move here to SC and complain about the weather and can't drive
Spectrum Cable
People who complain about pay of coaches and condition of facilities but don't want to join the Hokie Club when they could afford it but tell you they just get tickets from their relative who did join
The moles tearing up my backyard
The old people in my neighborhood who hate kids and want to run us with kids off the HOA board
Stupid gen ed requirements for my degree
People who complain it takes the fire department or police too long to get to a call but when they are on the road they don't pull to the right when the sirens are behind them
People wearing Hokie gear who don't respond to Let's Go Hokies
People who think he who shall not be named would have been a good coaching hire.

And how could I forget the worst, Paper GD airplanes at basketball and football games.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

How many Horcruxes does Rich Rod Have?

And not one paper airplane on this list?

He only has one, being a quality football coach.

SOB How did I forget paper airplanes.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Kids getting sick

Really don't need anything else in that sentence.

You have kids?

A few.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Spectrum Cable

Thanks Net Neutrality... oh - wrong thread...

People who drive at inconsistent speeds and won't get out of the fast lane.
Maryland Drivers.
Slow drivers
People that beep at you when you don't floor it when the light turns green.

1-0 every week

I only beep at you if you haven't moved. I get mad if I can get out and walk faster than you are going because you can't press the gas ever so slightly more to move faster.

Star Wars not being released until first week of January. Damn you propaganda bureau!

Ill be happy to describe it to you at about 10pm tomorrow 😀

It appears that the force is not in your neighborhood this week.

People who use the video camera on their phone, but don't turn the thing sideways to capture it in widescreen, or even a usable aspect ratio.

People who, like, use the word like, like five times in a sentence, like, to get their, like point across

In Fuente we trust

Like chill bud. Also like, I like that you like like like golf too. It's like my fave sport. Twinsies!

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

You know what pisses me off? Orlando. Why in the hell do the Hokies have to play in the worst city that I have to go to every year? I was really hoping for Nashville this year.

You know what pisses me off? Not fishing as I type this.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

I spent a month in Orlando for work a couple of years back. I actually liked it, and could see moving there.

Between this and your atrocious tastes in food, entertainment, and gifs (gag), I'm beginning to strongly doubt you.

So I guess this is a postseason vent thread?

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Personally I hate how you don't have to click on every comment to read it. Dammit, Joe, get with the times!! /s

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NOTRE DAME

ESPN telling you over and over why it should be the "best" four teams in the playoffs and not the "most deserving". What's the f...ing difference? If they don't deserve it, how do you know they are the best? Why do they even play a f...ing season? We should just put the four teams in with the highest rated recruiting classes. I mean they are the best right? I think we've covered this...something about the importance of stars.

I feel better. This is a very therapeutic thread!

Craft beer snoots thinking they're somehow less pretentious than wine snoots.

Chem PhD '16

I would submit that it's impossible to be a snoot about anything and not be pretentious. Coffee snoots are up there, too.

Chem PhD '16

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a beer snob, but I mean, I'm also a far better person than you /s, so I guess you have a point

I would say I'm a beer geek, but not a snob. Drink what you like. And we can party together anytime.
I am nothing like this

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

I agree that people should drink whatever they want to. I'd probably be classified as a beer snob - I try not to get too into it, but I have a tendency to nerd out about it since I'm a homebrewer.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

Anyone who doesn't support a 16 team (11 conference champs, 5 at large) NCAA DI football playoff.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Anyone who doesn't support the far superior 4-team playoff model.

It's Time to go to Work

The unenlightened who don't support the objectively better 5 conference champions plus highest ranked G5 with byes for the first two seeds model.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

I can't believe the fools who want a six team playoff, the bye gives the "top two" teams an unfair advantage. Anyone with at least half a brain knows that an 8 team playoff is best. 5 p5 champs, 2 for Notre Dame at large teams, and one for the top qualified g5 (something like at least top 20 and/or 10 wins) or another at large team if such a g5 team doesn't exist.

"Hokie religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." Han Solo

It was a catch

1. Sportscenter going from a damn good show with highlights galore....to nothing but stupid talking heads.
2. Mike's being closed. Sad face.
3. People going insane over 1 inch of snow and driving like idiots in said 1 inch of snow.
4. Despacito coming on the radio/in stores Every. Damn. Time.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Auto-correct.

But think of all the laughs we would have missed out on!
Pussy touchdowns?
Dork magic?
Dragon?
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I think the main contributing factor in these cases was alcohol, and loads of it.

Fuck autocorrect

Fickle autocorrect
Puck autocorrect
Duck autocorrect
Tuck autocorrect
Ruck autocorrect

It's like it knows what I'm trying to type

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Lavar Ball. As much as everyone hates how ESPN felates Lebron for around 12 hours every day, at least that guy actually plays a sport, and is pretty fucking good at it. Levar Ball is the Stephen A. Smith of parents.

Trolling for attention and it works.

Right up there with the Cash me outside girl.

Hate them, so much

LITHUANIA!!

I've been drinking.

People who buy bread and milk before a snow storm. I don't understand the logic (unless you have an infant and need milk)

1-0 every week

Sophomore year at Tech we got about 20" of snow and all my roommates and I had was a big box of corn Chex, rice, and vodka. It was a solid 36 hours until we could get to the 7/11 on toms creek. Of course we just bought orange juice to make screwdrivers but I understand the need to prepare

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

Back in the day (early 70s) we lived in Giles and got completely snowed in by two huge storms and then absurdly cold weather (tires froze out of round and stuck to the ground). We couldn't drive out, mile and a half or so of deep snow and a couple of bad hills kept the road closed for days. When things got too low, we ended up riding ponies out to the local convenience store with burlap sacks to hold the groceries (pretty much before day packs were ubiquitous). The local shopkeeper got a kick out of our procession, and then again when almost all we bought was beer. Luckily, it was tough to impossible to drink on the ponies so we actually made it back with enough for a few more days. I remember eating venison for maybe 5 days in a row, but at least we had beer.

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People who are ready to expand the playoff already
People against #allorangeeverything
People who can't objectively appreciate the turnover chain being good for the brand, along with all blue bloods being perennial NC contenders
Pennsylvania and New Jersey drivers
The NCAA
Roger Goodell
John Skipper
People who think Hank Beamer couldn't win best in show
EA games for not producing a new NCAA game
Whoever thought there should be a 9th season of scrubs
...i'm sure something else will come to me

...That's what Maryland does.

I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do.

If you win your conference, you should have an opportunity to compete for a national championship, just like EVERY OTHER NCAA TEAM SPORT INCLUDING FCS, D2, and D3 FOOTBALL. I will die on this hill. The BCS and the 4 team playoff were just mechanisms to have fewer pieces of pie divided up for the big teams. Either Sun Belt/MAC/AAC is DI or they are not. Let them decide it on the field.

11 Conference Champs, 5 at large. 11 game season, 4 round playoff. It would be the biggest thing in sports. CHRISTMAS MADNESS. And for everyone who says garbage like "whaaa I don't want to watch Alabama beat Northern Illinois in the first round," I guarantee you that A) you will have awesome first round games and B) once every now and then, those little guys will win (see Boise vs Oklahoma) and it will make for worlds more compelling television than the meaningless exhibitions that mean nothing except a few extra weeks of practice for young players and some swag bags that we get now.

Also, it is FAIR. You, as a player, can't control who you play. If you win, you should advance. We have seen that work in college hoops (although I still think regular season, not tournament conference champs should get the automatic big in hoops) and it is exactly how it should happen with DI football.

I have some experience with this. The year before D3 adopted automatic bids (1999), they used a regional system. Each region's top 4 teams got into a 16 team playoff. Five teams went undefeated and we were one of them. We got left at home, while other regions had 1 and 2 loss teams get in. I always will side on letting the players decide championships on the field, instead of in a board room.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

So in this scenario we are blowing up bowl games and conference championships? Just a little confused based off the second and third paragraph. Also aren't there 10 conferences ? Anyways my main point is that I don't understand how people think 4 years in that it is time to re-invent the wheel. The reason I appreciate the playoff is exclusivity. The NWO wasn't cool when there were 70 members. Basketball is comparing apples and oranges. DII and DIII can keep their playoff, I assume there is more parity there than in the big leagues. It is great that the funbelt exists or that #maction is degenerate Christmas every Tuesday, but they don't belong in the playoff sorrey. I don't think you can guarantee that first round games will be exciting. Also I think the storylines are more compelling for small programs if they can get into the top 4, is it harder absolutely but it also means more. This is on top of logistical issues, who gets the 6th home game in the regular season, where are playoffs played, is Goodell gonna tell emmert to sit on a cactus? Also don't the meaning less games at the end of the season account for solid revenue for those teams? I'll die on my hill as well but my main point is it is to early to tell me that we need to burn everything to the ground.

...That's what Maryland does.

I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do.

Why do people still think that expanding the playoffs is going to kill the bowls?

Bowls are consolation prizes. Doesn't matter if 4 or 8 or 16 teams are in the playoffs, there are still at least 6 other teams in each conference that are bowl eligible.

If anything, expanded playoffs would help the bowls, because it would turn a few of them into more meaningful games.

I thought it was 11... 10 and 6 at large.

Play 11 game regular seasons, 1 conference championship game, and 4 game playoff. They would play the exact same number of games D3 teams have to play to win a title. Do away with all the other bowls (hell, if they want to keep them so be it... but they are meaningless.) The playoff games would be national must-see TV.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

I still don't buy that all these games are must see (maybe for betting overs and spreads) a sun belt vs Bama UGA etc. I will say maybe those 8 vs 9 games may be good but you could make the same argument in a 8 team playoff P5 Champs + 3 at large without the teams that would hurt the quality of the game. I still remain firm that 4 is best right now and could see 8 in 10 years.

...That's what Maryland does.

I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do.

Either you have Sun Belt vs. Alabama or Alabama gets a bye. At least if the Sun Belt plays there's a chance for an upset. And then assuming that the first round is played in home stadiums, someone's making money for that game.

The only way teams get a bye in my opinion is in a 6/12 format. I also don't think sun belt teams deserve to be in the playoff. The only positive I could see is this would do away with contracts for small schools. No one gets paid since you have a shot to make the playoff, and hopefully this incentives schools to make P5 vs P5 only. However that is a longshot and one problem of the many I see with this scenario.

...That's what Maryland does.

I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do.

Troy beat LSU who beat Auburn who beat Alabama AND Georgia. Therefore, Troy is the rightful #3 team in the country.

(loads and loads of /s)

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

(hell, if they want to keep them so be it... but they are meaningless.)

They all ready are!

Year 3 is coming up!

Agree 100%, as stated in my rant above. I would think most fans would too but am amazed to see how many disagree. I've always felt ESPN has brainwashed people with their arguments against.

They state that D1 football is the only sport that every game matters. Just the opposite is true. By week 5 at least 2/3 of the games are meaningless. I would even argue that if we would have lost to WVU in the opener this year and ran the table after that, we would have been out. You could argue we would have wins over UM and two wins against #1 Clemson, but guess what, if we beat Clemson twice and they lose to SU they are #20 or something. Not that impressive anymore. Alabama just got in over beloved conference champ OSU, how would we fare? I guess the last 11 games we played wouldn't have meant anything.

Also, everyone complains about OOC opponents. If conference champs are in, then why not play the best OOC. More money, better preparation, less emphasis on being undefeated. The committee can tell you how much strength of schedule is so important to them, but deep down everyone knows it much more important to keep a goose egg in the L column. If SOS is sooo important, how the hell did Alabama get in this year. It's the 4 teams they want, and the reasoning will change to meet their opinion or agenda. It may not bother you much now, but more than likely VT will win the ACC again before most of us kick the bucket, and if they have anything but a 0 in the loss column they are in major trouble of getting screwed.

If conference champs are in, it forces ND to join one. They ain't letting that chance slip through their fingers. I would think this makes everyone happy.

And last but not least, it lets the players decide EVERYTHING on the field. Here's the goal, work hard, get it done, and you are in. And I'm not just talking about the little guys. Out of the 5 "Power" conferences only 3 have representatives. That's a damn shame. Who thought the ACC was the best conference last year before the bowls, and how many thought so after they went 8-1 or whatever it was. Point is, nobody knows which conference is the best until they line up against one another, which doesn't happen til bowl season.

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95% of what I say is sarcastic. The other 5% is usually taken out of context.

284 comments until we got gears grinding.

Paul Johnson and his chop blocking hive of yellow jackets that make one game a year completely unwatchable whether we win or lose

Best OL play to watch, when not playing VT.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Sam Ponder

You take that back *gif

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I just wish she'd just go back to doing Battlebots. Also, #RIPBVT

The reason John Skipper made my list (probably could have included Ponder too) RIPIP

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...That's what Maryland does.

I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do.

#BVT Gone but not forgotten.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

People forget the gambling rat will forever be perfect.

...That's what Maryland does.

I don't give a damn what the fans think cause, quite frankly, I know what the fans want better than they do.

Seconded, although if you are looking for vapid, useless ESPN personalities, Jesse Palmer wins the pony.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

How do I get rid of the SPAM calls. All I get is SPAM calls!

On your cell phone? I'm constantly getting phone calls from numbers that look just like my cell with first 6 digits including area code the same as my phone number. Can't figure out what to do, we are on Federal no call list.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Yes. On my cell phone, and the same thing; they look just like my cell number. I'm on the DNC list as well but I think that only pertains to legit telemarketing (yeah thats a thing).

Relatively new thing that's been going around. Scammers spoof phone numbers. There was an article a few months ago where a guy received a call FROM HIS OWN NUMBER.

That's happened to me a few times. It's hilarious.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Fuck all of these scam caller people. I wish terrible things upon them. I was going to post this as my grievance. I've been getting, for over a year now, 6-8 of them a day, on my personal line and on a work line. (Due to the nature of my businesses, I answer all calls.) All of these companies are out of the country and thus don't give two shits about the DNC rule. Literally nothing can be done about them. The best thing you can do is simply block the number on your phone. Eventually you will get less, I don't know that they can ever be stopped. Often times I pick up the call and if I can get a person on the other end of the line, I just fuck with them. There are a few really non-PC and offensive things you can ask them that will make them really angry and start cursing you out. And no, I don't care that I'm being an asshole to them, the amount of calls I get at this point is harassment.

The other thing you can do is blow a referee's whistle into the phone while they are talking. The idea being you could actually harm their ear drum. Only problem is I think new phones these days have some type of extreme noise cancelation, so I'm not sure that it actually works.

This is a fantastic two hour podcast about a guy who is trying to figure out how to stop these calls and make sense of them. #102 is the first hour, #103 is the second. What the authors find out about how the company owners treat their employees and what they think of Americans is pretty astounding.

https://gimletmedia.com/episode/long-distance/

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

You realize that those people are just cogs, right? I mean, they probably hate that job.

So it's a waste of their time, and most importantly, yours. Better to just say you're on the do not call list, and report them.

There is no one to report them to. The DNC registry only works for legitimate American companies. The FTC does nothing about the reported numbers. Even then, I get called weekly by random American loan shark companies. I've reported all of those and it doesn't stop it.

Yes I realize they are just doing their job, and probably hate it, but I've talked to the same people over and over again. I've been nice and clicked the button to be taken off the list. I've been nice and asked them to please not call me again and delete my number, many times. If they were decent, they would do as they say and take my number off the list. They don't and they continue to call, so I don't care. It's harassment at this point. They aren't going to stop so I'm going to fire back and at least have some fun with it.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

How do I get rid of the SPAM calls. All I get is SPAM calls!

My (poor) solution:

I live in Virginia and have a Tennessee number. There are exactly three Tennessee telephone numbers I will answer, so I push all others to voicemail without answering.

If somehow it is a legitimate call, they can leave me a voicemail. Hasn't happened yet.

It isn't pretty, but at least I know that I can safely not answer 75% of my calls.

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I never met a project that couldn't justify a new tool.

Naw see you have the same solution I have. I never answer numbers I don't know, I just ignore and let go to voicemail. But I don't want calls from numbers I don't know. I want my phone to remain quiet. I pay for a phone so I don't have to use it.

Respectfully, I don't think they are the same. The whole thing about local number spoofing is to trick you into answering. By not answering *any* calls you don't recognize, they are successfully executing a "denial of service" attack on you, potentially keeping you from answering a call you want.

Because all my spam is from Tennessee, I can ignore them. I'd say 95% of the calls I don't want to answer come in this way, and they might as well show the number 1 (800) IMA-SPAM.

Hopefully they won't figure out how to spoof where your phone is actually located.

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I never met a project that couldn't justify a new tool.

Half of my spam calls are from my area code and then the same first 3 digits of my number. Say my number is 540-867-5309, I will get spam calls from 540-867-XXXX. Took me a few time to realize that was always spam.

"Facyson is a baller."
-CFB

I supposed I should have thrown a little /s in there.

What I was basically trying to say is I hate talking on the phone. I don't want to talk to anyone, SPAM or not. I waste my money paying for a phone service I don't really want to use anyway.

It doesn't matter, though, because I have a work cell phone as well and I pretty much have to answer that and it will always be numbers I don't know.

Everyone who tries to post something political low key but then back pedals as soon as someone calls their shit. Be a grown person and take your damn lumps.

Same goes for everyone waffling nonstop on certain players. Take a stand, love them or hate them, but don't change that opinion week to week.

And all you team pie bastards who try to claim cheesecake as a pie are only marginally more acceptable that French when he goes off about cheese.

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Related: When people make any given topic about politics, when it is distinctly not about politics. I blame Facebook.

It's posts like this that killed the Bull-Moose Party.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

I blame Teddy Roosevelt.

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

Today he'd be eviscerated on CNN for hunting big game, carrying a big stick, and saying politically incorrect things.

Yeah and Fox would eviscerate him for founding the National Parks and busting up monopolies.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

I was looking at a lot of his quotes and it's funny to imagine him saying some of them today. I think he would piss of both sides equally. He hunted big game, but was also pro-environment/pro-conservation and established National Parks. He would probably be called anti-Big Business but possibly also anti-immigration. I don't think he would fit the political labels we used today.

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

To be fair, few politicians from before about 1976 would fit neatly in today's parties.

And all you team pie bastards who try to claim cheesecake as a pie are only marginally more acceptable that French when he goes off about cheese.

Even worse is when all the pie eating hipsters try to claim pizza for the pie category. You know if they're that desperate they have already lost.

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

When the ACC network gets tired of showing the same three commercials in a row every break, so they show the same 2 NBA commercials back-to-back in the same break. Whoa!! Yours!! - Sorry, not sorry!
- and the way the commercials are twice as loud as the commentators, one of which is either much louder than the other, or an out of work coach whose repeats the same phrase in every pause.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Oh geez, this thread is getting out of hand, I think we need a Part 2

People complaining about thread lengths.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

People starting part 2 threads early.

"Facyson is a baller."
-CFB

People who say they don't like beer, but all they've tried are crappy American light lagers.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

People who only like American light lagers.

This one's for you, Dad.

Edit: This wasn't meant to say there is anything wrong with them, but if they are all you drink, and you refuse to try anything else, there's something wrong.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

You know, of course, that many of us were drinking beer before the concept of "craft beer" hit the popularity trail? We drank what we could afford at first, then if we could afford better beer, we just bought the next best thing. Anyone who knows me would tell you that I'll drink anything but gin, but that goes for most beer too. I'll try your expensive craft beer, I'll even buy it sometimes, but I don't think it's ever going to be my daily standard beer.

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I'm not arguing that my beer should be your beer. I enjoy a frosty PBR as much as anyone. But to refuse to try anything other than your standard is ridiculous.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

You enjoy a frosty PBR? We have no common ground, you stoop too low.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

PBR too low?

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

There's a reason PBR is a favorite of the rugby and biker crowd. No worries about other people drinking your beer. My father used to say that the Good Lord made PBR to keep the lower classes away from Budweiser. Again, realize that this is half a century before the "craft beer" era.
Once, in the 70s, one of our friends asked another who was on a store run to get him a six pack of beer. The guy shows up with a six of PBR. The guy who asked took one look, walked it outside and put it on the splitting stump and took the axe to all six of them and declared that he'd rather have no beer than shitty beer. While that guy was not one of my faves, I had to concur. Still do.
Once, at a Hokie football tailgate, some Marching Virginians were playing to folks in the parking lot up on Chicken Hill. After doing a tune or two for our group, one of our rugby guys offered the tuba player a cold beer. Tuba man lit up and said "yes" with enthusiasm. Charlie digs into the ice and comes up with a PBR for him. Tuba man reached out, saw what it was, got a sour look, and pulled back his hand with a tepid "thanks but no thanks".
Olde English 800 might be worse, but in my humble opinion, PBR sucks.

Edit: Since I mentioned my dear departed father, I realize that I should have also included one of his favorite sayings about such things. "There's no accounting for taste".

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

For the record, my beer tastes depend on situation/mood/alignment of the planets/what have you. PBR is not "my beer." But I do enjoy the hell out of it on occasion. And as far as Budweiser being better than PBR, not in a million years. On that, I am fully entrenched and I will die on that hill.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

PBR ain't great but neither is Budweiser. Back when I regularly drank corn lager, PBR tasted better.

They certainly aren't different enough to reject one over the other either though.

True. Between those two, it's just fashion.

People who don't like crappy American light lagers. Don't forget who was there for you when you were broke as hell in college and wanted to tailgate. Just because you came up doesn't mean you can't have a Natty Light to remember the good old days.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

Thank you

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

I honestly never liked them. My parents are homebrewers and just gave me excess beer they couldn't drink. So cheap beer wasn't there for me, my parents' beer was.
If it's cheap at a bar, I occasionally have a PBR or Natty Bo with a shot of whiskey. Tough to turn both of them down for a total of $6.
And I have nothing against people who like light lagers. That's cool, drink what you like. But the people who say "I don't like beer," but have only tried one thing just haven't branched out at all. And that pisses me off.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

I have found its usually people who have only tried IPAs and cheap American Lagers that say they hate craft beer/beer because of its hoppiness or terrible taste. There are so many other great styles out there.

"Facyson is a baller."
-CFB

I've had A LOT of microbrews and craft beer over the years. Raleigh has been absolutely flooded with the craft beer explosion the past 5-10 years to the point where its easier to get a local beer on tap at a bar than a macro. With that said, I'm starting to cool on it. The beers themselves are just a little too heavy and you really enjoy more than 2 or 3 at a sitting without just feeling full. On top of that, most have been experimenting with throwing more and more hops into their beers over the years where everything ends up tasting like a variety of IPA, which doesn't help with the fullness factor. I've even had a few pilsners in the area that have been hopped to death, and it drives me nuts.

Whereas 5 years ago, I would go to a party and drink nothing but local craft beer, I'm finding nowadays I'm far more content to just bring a 12 pack of a Light/Lite (Bud, Miller, Coors). Easier to drink, and you don't feel like a water balloon afterwards.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

The beers themselves are just a little too heavy and you really enjoy more than 2 or 3 at a sitting without just feeling full

You are right there. But I found a great solution: SESSION BEERS.

Since Ballast Point came to town, the "always on tap beer" in the treehouse is "MANGO EVEN KEEL". You can enjoy it for an entire day of college football without snoring. It is like the beer you used to buy at superX, except with taste.

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I never met a project that couldn't justify a new tool.

Fresh Mango Even Keel is top shelf stuff.

Personally, I went the full circle. I grew up on cheap American beers, and certainly remember 72 oz. pitchers of PBR for $1.60 and Mick Light for $1.75 on Wednesday nights at Mr. Fooz. I was even in a Bud Light commercial in 1996. But, I started drinking craft beers in the late 80's (Baderbrau out of Chicago), and volunteered at the International Wine & Beer Festival in Georgetown for a few years in the mid-90's at the Widmar's booth. I started drinking only Pale Ale's and IPA's, and was in a couple of beer clubs. I scoffed at my friends who drank Bud Light and left them in my fridge after parties. I probably didn't drink a full Light beer for at least 15 years. But then, I started finding my stomach would act up when drinking IPA's...maybe it was from trying all these overly hopped versions that came out. One sip of even a Sierra Nevada and I felt like I was getting punched in the gut. So, this past spring, after a good workout, I was hot, sweaty, & thirsty, and I grabbed a Bud Light out of my beer fridge that a friend had left behind and...it was good. Damn good. I was shocked at how good it tasted. And, I drank Bud Light all summer long, much to the surprise of my friends. I've tried the occasional IPA, and again they get me right in the gut and they really don't even taste that good anymore. Bud Light doesn't bother me at all, and I feel like I can drink a bunch of them without getting full, or drunk. Great for the beach and the cooler on my golf cart.

While my journey was more compressed because I'm a child, I went through the same cycle. Right now I love bud light, especially for football saturday, cuz I can drink all of them and not be overhopped, shitfaced, and full.

I've been drinking.

German Pilsners are your friend. Get a Krombacher Pils or a Warsteiner. I could drink those all year long.

I normally don't drink crappy American light lagers now.

Just because I drank them in college doesn't mean I have to drink them now that I've had a lot of good beer.

But they do hit the spot on occasion.

I am sick and tired of team cake vs team pie like that's all that's out there.

Give me ice cream and cookies all day and get off my lawn!

Ice cream on top of fresh out of the oven cookies.

Thank me later

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Seinfeld. Terrible.
Primus Music. Not the least bit pleasant or enjoyable. I appreciate the technical aspect; I'm a musician. That said, it's shitty music.
Cake (the band). Also shitty.
Sheldon Cooper. Would struggle not to strangle this character if encountered in real life.
IPA obsessed people. You're all addicts and don't even realize it. You've been numbed to the flavors and keep chasing increases just to get that little bit of an edge.
Left Lane Cruisers
When I tell someone I'm an architect, they'll say, "I have an aunt/cousin/sister/etc you would just love. He/she/it is really into crafty things." No, I wouldn't love them. They can keep their damn glitter to themselves.

You're all addicts and don't even realize it

Oh, I realize it

I learn to cope in the winter months though...

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Rick and Morty fans.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

To counter this:

Those that group all Rick and Morty fans together.

Those that group those that group all Rick and Morty fans together together. I can play this game ese.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

You callin me a term paper?

"To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Rick & Morty truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Rick's existential catchphrase "Wubba Lubba Dub Dub," which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Dan Harmon's genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂

And yes, by the way, i DO have a Rick & Morty tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎"

@hokie_rd

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty.

People that brag about how smart they are, are never as smart as they claim.
-Colin Cowherd - UVa rant

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Exactly why the two paragraphs have been so popular.

@hokie_rd

Did you see the one for UVA basketball fans? It was gold.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

I have not and have been searching for it with no success.

@hokie_rd

For the lazy:

LINK

Hokies United l Ut Prosim

Oh man, this HAS to be good.

Canada Thistle.

My wife's orders to germany just got cancelled because her shop "can't find a replacement" for her deployment tasking. Background info: the wife got tasked to deploy, leaving in april, about 2 months ago. About two weeks ago, she got the assignment to Geilenkirchen. This morning, she got the notification from AFPC that her assignment has been cancelled since she had previously been tasked for deployment.

I mean, I'm not really that broken up about it..since that means I'll be keeping my job, ...but lord...I'm gonna have to act upset when I get home from work today because my wife is a wreck. She was really looking forward to going overseas.

Other shit that sucks:

She's already going to NCOA next month. So 2018 will literally just be Reese and the kids. Kill me now.

But I can still make dependa jokes, right?

Seriously though, that sucks.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

I'm sure it'll be fine. Just get some parenting tips from Fireman. You might even end up with more time to TKP.

"Cartoons Plural, Virginia Tech"

Send her TO THIS COURSE and then you both win after she comes back and makes the best damn beer ever!

UVA fans.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

All 14 of them.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Think you need to check your math because last that I remember:

Years of Commonwealth Cup streak > # of UVA fans

Does that mean they gain a fan every year?

Years of Consecutive Commonwealth Cup Dominance/Years of Consecutive Commonwealth Cup Dominance > #LOLUVA fans

I don't give a damn what the superfans say, the new era of Star Trek movies were far more enjoyable than the originals, JJ Abrams lens flaring and all.

Oh, and it didn't matter if you went with a male, female, or dog cast, the most recent Ghostbusters movie was an abomination with a horrendous script that leveraged special effects over content quality. The backlash against sexism was a red herring desperate attempt to make a crap movie money.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

I didn't think it was that bad- Thor was funny. The cameos were awesome. I think the worst part about the film was that it was either written to bury three of the leads or their performance was so bad they buried themselves. Kate McKinnon I think had the talent to freelance her way out of the bad writing that seemed to handcuff the other leads.

I certainly wouldn't rate it as some kind of must watch. But, for a movie that might pop on FX on a dull summer Tuesday evening, I wouldn't be opposed to watching it. It certainly wasn't awful like that turd Ben Affleck Daredevil movie.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

It's not really fair to use that Daredevil movie as the basis for comparison to any other movie because it was such a massive steaming pile of manure. Im not sure there's any movie series i wouldn't choose to watch over Affleck's Daredevil and Garner's Elektra.

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinsku, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

Daredevil, not that bad (especially the director's cut).

Elektra - complete waste of time. Thought I was near the end, checked my watch, it had only been an hour. Still had 45 minutes of crap left.

As long as you are not including The Wrath of Khan in this, then I wont argue with you.

Me, when someone questions my assertions-

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Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

*now* you are talking a quality movie.

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I never met a project that couldn't justify a new tool.

Working alongside but not for the Federal Government. Apparently the details of a contract don't mean anything when they want to do something but heaven forbid the company you work for does something slightly different on accident.

When the wife makes an apple cake instead of an apple pie when we have all the needed ingredients for an apple pie. #PieIsBetterThanCake

People who think cake is better than pie.

People who order a steak well done.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

People who think cake is better than pie.

I guess you must really hate Bud and Fu.

Sometimes I like to leave off the /s just to mess with people.

While I am team pie, some of my best dessert memories are eating apple sauce cake around an old wood stove in our hunting camp.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

I have an irrational annoyance with proper names of countries being localized into completely different names. This goes for all languages, not just english. Why do country names get changed? It's they're freaking name man

Some countries I understand that but when you use a different alphabet (Chinese, Korean, etc) then it gets interesting.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

When people come to China they usually pick a Chinese name to make it easier for locals to say their name. But then I noticed that Chinese always used their own names abroad (local Chinese doing business overseas, many Chinese pick English names as well). It gets romanized into pinyin and 王 becomes Wang. But that's still their name and it makes sense. So I only use my actual English name in Chinese. It is not a normal word for them but they all remember it.

We should be calling China, ZhongGuo. Chinese should be saying United States/USA/The States instead of MeiGuo. It can be done. Not that difficult really.

It's not like names in English can't be complicated to say. Hell, we have a joke on TKP about Kevin. Names are proper. You don't meet someone named Peter and say... "Nah, I'm gonna call you Jerry."

maybe I am the only one that is bothered by this. lol

As a linguist, I find it fascinating. Especially when you have cases of Germany and Alemania which really mean Deutschland.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Yeah it really gets fascinating to me how the names get changed. Some are so close but just a little off. Italia not Italy. Others can be the same but pronunciation is off: France not France.

As linguist you would know that saying the real name to locals is quite cunning. They immediately warm up to you.

It's almost like they have a different word for EVERYTHING! /s

I agree with you, but when I lived in Italy, I used the Italian translation for my name because it was easier for my elderly Italian neighbors to pronounce. For the reason you mention, I generally find it easier to use a foreign maps (or GPS) in a country's native language, not English.

Having lived in Asia for the last five years I can identify! I would also say a corollary is people who won't pronounce the name of the country correctly, even when they have been there for a while. (It's Bangladesh with the first 'a' like in 'car', not like the 'a' in 'any'!, like Baangladesh)

VT BSEE '98, VT MSME '01

This guy gets it. Exactly. How difficult is it to pronounce Bangladesh correctly? Like my France example above.

Where are you living now?

Nepal.

VT BSEE '98, VT MSME '01

I can get behind this.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

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I never met a project that couldn't justify a new tool.

People who are consistently late to scheduled things, especially when they've confirmed day/time for scheduled appointment.

I said 5, not 5:15, 5:30, or 5:42. Freaking 5! It's my time, too, dammit!

Or how Drs offices have no issue making you wait half the damn day. Naw I got nothing better to do than sit here with a bunch of sick people all morning.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster