OT - AIRING OF GRIEVANCES/RANDOM TANGENT THREAD II

Don't say I didn't do anything for you.

Random Tangent from 2002- "Death, taxes, and sorority girls watching MTV's Sorority Life and saying 'we are nothing like that!'

Grievance- When your football team loses, and people say things like "they weren't ready to play/bad effort." In reality, the opponent may have matched up better, a bad break can be deflating, any number of things. I don't know if I could count more than five games in the entire time I watched VT where I thought a significant portion of the team wasn't giving a maximum effort. (Boston College 2006 didn't leave me feeling real good.)

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When a Part II thread gets opened, and people still keep posting to the stupid long and laggy Part I

"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

Guilty as charged. I answered a reply to one of my posts just a moment ago. Sue me. I mean, if PBR sucks on the other thread, it sucks on this one too.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Your beverage opinion sucks on this thread too. Wanna fight about it? Sorry, GoKart got me fired up.

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

Well, leg for being ornery and aggressive. Me, I'ma lover, not a fighter. Whyn't you and the Kart go at it and get Hokieflyguy to Go Pro it and put it on TKP tube. If you do, I'll bite the head off of a shad and actually go back and make myself look at French's disgusting post of the origins of cheese.
And, I'd bet we'd agree on more beverages than we'd disagree on. I mean, look at your handle, man! You're gonna be right where it matters, I'd wager.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Cheese is so gross.

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

I don't like the path this subthread is taking

"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 was just messing around man. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy PBR, but not enough to fight over it. If I fight over a beverage it will be the water of life.

And I wasn't trying to fight Kart. I was volunteering to be his champion in a trial by combat against WeAreVT for posting that BS thread.

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

Yeah, I hear you, my good man. I was just messing around myowndamself. These OT threads bring out the worst in me.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Grievances and Tangents Part II Electric Boogaloo

...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.

By mentioning that I can tell you don't have donkey brains

...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.

Definitely not a jabroni

via GIPHY and a Leg for the reference, I mainly picked it up from watching old rock promos before I saw It's always sunny

...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.

When people make threads hand wringing that Fuente, Bud, or Buzz will be leaving to School x, y, or z, because they're clearly a much better spot than VT, we just just accept our second class status.

OR, AND MORE GRIEVOUSLY

When people make up unsubstantiated unsauced BS rumors and spout them off as iron clad facts trying to get TKP in an uproar that we're about to have something bad happen because they know this place can be a dangerous echo chamber for such tactics.

"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'm still pissed off. I will fight that dude.

I'm no where close to being over it.

This is the 1st thing I though of when you posted it on the other thread.

Go Hokies

When you've had to fart all day, finally get a moment of peace to let it free. Not only does it smell like death but 20 seconds later a co-worker walks in to ask you a question. You know they smell it but hold it together to get my answer as act like there is nothing wrong.

Every damn time!!

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

next time, wait until they walk in, look them straight in the eye and let one rip. power move.

@sthvt

Every goddamned time!

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

And it's never a male coworker that you could laugh about it with. It's a female, or worse, the female boss.

It's a female, or worse, the female boss.

Or double worse, your work crush.

"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

or the hot chick from accounting or HR who you interact with from time to time.

Really defuses the moment if you take the time to dress appropriately first.

Grievance? That's the highlight of my day!

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

Grievance: People who leave shopping carts in the middle of parking lots should be summarily executed.

Tangent: I bought a 18" WSM smoker last night. What should I smoke in it? How hard is it to maintain temps during the winter? Luckily winters here are relatively mild, but it's been getting down to ~30F at night.

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

Jealous you got a WSM, I desperately want one but I live in DC so... probably not anytime soon.

If you haven't already, definitely check out the subreddits r/bbq and r/smoking, as well as the website amazingribs.com.

Here's to hoping you use your new WSM to kick up your tailgates next season!

Thanks!

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

This is a website that is devoted to that smoker. It is like a religion on that site and they will teach and share all that you need to know.

http://virtualweberbullet.com/

Nice! I smoked a pork butt last weekend when the outdoor temp was hovering right around freezing without much issue maintaining the temp.

If you want to smoke something fairly quick and forgiving if the temp swings, I'd suggest meatloaf. It usually takes about 2 hours or so at 225.

@sthvt

Grievance: meatloaf is disgusting. meat does not belong in loaf form.

Chem PhD '16

Bad meatloaf is one of the worst things in the entire world, but this meatloaf will change your life (nicknamed "Jesusloaf" by a friend of mine):

2.5 lbs meat
1 can condensed tomato soup
1 egg
1 sleeve of crushed Ritz crackers
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons dried minced onions
pinch of salt/pepper
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup shredded cheddar

1) Stir half of the tomato soup, beaten egg, crackers, honey, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, minced onions in a bowl and mix in the meat
2) Put the mixture into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 30 minutes at 350
3) Combine the other half of the tomato soup with 1 tablespoon of Worchestershire sauce, mustard, and brown sugar. Whisk it together and pour it over the meatloaf after you've baked it for 30 minutes
4) Bake it all for 45 more minutes. About 5 minutes before it's done, add the cheddar on top to melt it.

Smoking it makes it even better.

@sthvt

do you use meatloaf/meatball mix or just ground beef. If it's that good, why not just make burgers out of it? I might give it a try because its admittedly been years since I've had meatloaf

Chem PhD '16

If you have not tried stuffed meatloaf, you should. There was a chipotle mac and cheese recipe on TKP somewhere that is really good rolled up in a meatloaf, topped with bacon and smoked smoked on the grill.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

oh shoooooooot that was my chipotle mac.... maybe i'll try it

Chem PhD '16

btw gobble, what color for the roux? White, blonde, brown, dark brown? I am guessing white -> blonde range.

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

Blonde is normal but since I spend all day being very precise with things at work, cooking is my chance to just wing it and it's never exactly the same twice in a row 😁

Chem PhD '16

thanks. I am a closet coon ass, and a lot of things I cook start with a roux.

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

I tried it just like you said, except I doubled the soup and egg, halved the crackers left the honey out and used real onions, didn't grease the pan and cooked it for at least 15 minutes longer at 355. It was great even without the cheddar on top. Wonderful recipe! Oh, I forgot that I added more Worchestershire and cut the mustard in half and used regular sugar instead of brown sugar. Wife loved it and kids are crying for more. Next time I'll double it!!!

Oh, and what exactly do you need to smoke to make it even better????

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Brilliant. I had to walk out of my office and into the break room I was laughing so hard.
I'd give it 5 out 5 stars if stars weren't over-rated.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Stay tuned, I'm working on a gluten free vegan version that I'm absolutely certain will taste every bit as good!

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

LOL. How do people not see how silly they are at times?

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

OK, the day after making the Jesusloaf, exactly as presented. It was a decent and really easy basic meatloaf. I will admit that I thought it needed maybe a bit more seasoning, and maybe even another egg and another half sleeve of Ritz crackers to bind it better, but it was good and my wife really liked it. I think I'll try it again with just a couple of tweaks, but I can appreciate the simplicity. I used meatloaf mix meats, but maybe subbing in a pound of sausage would help with my seasoning issue. Either way, I appreciate the recipe. I am the supper cook around here and am always looking for something that's new, good, easy and will make more than one meal's worth of dinner. This filled the bill. Thanks.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

A lot of similarities to the meatloaf of my childhood and it's always been my favorite meatloaf. It didn't use crackers, honey, or cheese but was basted with a mustard/tomato sauce sauce. Good stuff.

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

In all fairness to historyhokie, I am trying his recipe for Jesusloaf tomorrow night. Just as he presented it. I look forward to it. I have several recipes for meatloaf, but getting fancy with it seems to take some of the appeal away from what should be true comfort food. This one seems to have the good things and immediately caught my fancy and made me want to make it. Thanks, historyhokie!

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

I probably should start out with a shorter cook until I get the hang of it, but I'm anxious to a smoke a butt. If the weather permits, I think I may try a butt this weekend.

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

Smoking meats when it is cold is just fine, it's tougher to keep the temps lower than keep them higher.

You can smoke it until you feel it has plenty of smoke flavor, if you can't maintain the high enough temp to cook it through, your oven can finish it off.

I know, sacrilege butt, it works.

Grievance: That we aren't doing phrasing anymore.

Tangent: Bourbon.

Grievance- dudes who show up once, catch all the fish, and then vanish

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

It's pronounced "Bryan," I know, I work with him. He regularly hits 40k+ a year in carp fishing earnings.

“I remember Lee Corso's car didn't get out of the parking lot.” -cFB

not my fault i'm a young Bill Dance!

@sthvt

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Thanks, I was actually looking for this thread this morning and couldn't find it.

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

You will need to "break it in" - build up some grease on the sides and where smoke can escape (so it doesn't). Cook anything that is fatty - bacon (look up bbq bacon fatties), chicken wings, pork butts, etc.

Keep in mind that you will also see higher temps the first few times you smoke - they just seem to run hotter the first few times.

Use the minion method to maintain temps, using the bottom vents to regulate airflow and temperature.

Here it is very quickly:

1. Fill the bottom of the charcoal ring with charcoal and wood chunks, almost all the way full. I use a whole bag on my 22"
2. Fill a chimney full of charcoal and light it up.
3. Dump hot coals on top of unlit charcoal. I wait about 3 minutes to let it catch up, then assemble the smoker.
4. Open/close vents as needed. Get temps higher than desired before you start to close the vents, keeping in mind that any meat added to the smoker will pull temps down. You can also add water to the pan to bring the temps down (I think it isn't necessary). Mine can run at 260-270 (where I like it) with all the vents barely cracked for 8+ hours easily.

I don't usually have trouble with temps, but I do with wind - try to keep it out of the wind as much as possible.

PPFFFFT. I plug my electric smoker in, set the temperature and cook time, let it warm up, put the meat in and insert temp probe, put wood chips in the dispenser, go drink and watch football, until the time is up. Never have to worry about outside temperature or wind.

THIS! I bought an electric smoker two weeks ago and have done ribs twice. Smoked them for two hours and finished them on the grill. Set the temp, set the time and set the alarm on my phone......done and done.
Probably doing a brisket tomorrow

HokieObsession

Electric Smoker

Year 3 is coming up!

Damn straight, easy gives me more time.

Grievance: Pulling an all-nighter at work to make a deadline, only to get an email at 6am (with 8 people cc'd) telling me I'm "non-compliant" because I hadn't submitted my time card.

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

Grievance: All-nighters at work Workplaces (or type of work in general) that require all-nighters.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

When you are a salaried employee but are still required to submit time sheets

"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 the worst. And on top of that, ~90% of our overhead is spent paying managers, who, to the best of my knowledge, do nothing but police time cards. It is the stupidest, most pedantic waste of [blacks out]

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

When all the overhead bin space is taken while half of the passengers are still waiting to board. Actually, I dislike every single person boarding any flight I'm ever on.

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

I hate the people who still try and roll their bags down the aisle. You put the fucking handle down and you carry it.

Another space in hell is reserved for the people who insist upon wearing backpacks while boarding and smacking everyone in the face as they roll their bag down the aisle.

You just came up with the title of TKPs next OT thread. "THERE'S A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR..."

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

every one of paul johnson's chop blocks

every one of paul johnson's chop blocks and chin balls

FTFY...

Airport grievance: People who crowd around the gate door even though they are in Boarding Group ZZ. The worst airport for this is Tri-Cities Regional. I know most of you rubes are super excited to go on your first airplane ride to Disney World, but there's a procedure to this. Show some courtesy.

Airplane grievance: People who stand up as soon as the plane lands and just wait in the aisle. EVERY. F#$%NG. TIME.

Airline Grievance:Delta's entire existence

Oh those people are THE WORST.

Oh, yeah, no you're totally going to get on faster if you crowd the gate. Yeah, you'll totes get an improved chance that your Group CHEAP AZZ SEATS gets to store your luggage in the overhead bins of this sold out regional jet. Oh, and you are up and waiting as soon as wheels hit pavement? Awesome, glad your time is so much more valuable than the rest of us, your highness. By all means, walk beyond us peasants so your CHEAP BACK OF THE PLANE AZZ can exit the craft 2 minutes before everyone else.

But of course, what makes it that much more insane is you end up passing these people in the ramp, because they're waiting for their gate checked bag to be brought up, which doesn't happen until everyone is off the plane. Thanks for wasting all our times, a-holes!

"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 never understood why anyone wants to be so early to fold up in those god forsaken airplane seats for longer than they have to be. At 6'4, I usually just stand in the terminal until the person boarding everyone looks directly at me and makes me feel like I'm doing them some sort of disservice by not lining up with everyone else.

That's my big question! WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE ON THE PLANE LONGER THAN YOU HAVE TO?

Also, people who crowd the baggage carousel after the flight. Standing close to the carousel doesn't get your bag there faster. Take one step back, and step up when you see your bag. That way you have room to pull it off.

YESSSSSS, THIS GRATES MY NERVES SO MUCH. I almost knocked over an old grandma when I landed in Salisbury a few weeks ago. Her and everyone else is standing right on top of the carousel, so I see my bag (which is right on the verge of 50 lbs) and ask her to grab it since she wants to stand right next to it. She struggles with it (of course, because it's almost 50 lbs), so I finally have to reach in between five people and one arm grab it, almost hitting the old lady in the shins in the process. As I'm getting it ready, I offhandedly comment "You guys know you can stand back until you see your bag, right? It makes it a lot easier."

Virginia Tech Class of 2013
Mining and Minerals Engineering

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

Tri-Cities Airport Grievance:

TSA who saw me at least twice a month for 3 years but insisted every other time through to pull my luggage for special screening.

TSA: What is this??!!
Me: It's a flat-head screwdriver.
TSA: Is it over 7 inches long?
Me: It wasn't when you measured last week.
TSA: glares and pulls out their 7 inch caliper with a flourish. Then spends several minutes measuring and remeasuring.
Me: Look bub, it's a piece of metal. Unless you are some sort of X-man with the power to stretch steel, it doesn't matter how many ways you try to measure it, it's going to come up 6 and 15/16th every. single. time.
TSA: finally gives up and repacks the screwdriver. Then, "Aha! What is THIS??!"
Me, speaking through the palm over my face: That is a phillips-head screwdriver...

Oh yeah:

People who don't check things that cause problems with security.

Also, people who bring bags on the flight that are bigger than allowed "because they let it on last time".

And MOST OF ALL: People who bring carryons that they're not capable of putting in the overhead compartment.

They stopped me for a banana in my backpack a few weeks back....I think they're just looking for excitement in their job! Lol

Virginia Tech Class of 2013
Mining and Minerals Engineering

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

Guess am naive, but I still laugh that there's a gif for every occasion.

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

...er...backpack!!!

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

more airport bitching. I fly out of Bemidji MN once a year. Each time I have been pulled for random testing for gun powder. WTH they only have 1 gate.

Year 3 is coming up!

Grey's Anatomy premiered on ABC as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005 "Grey's", as it became known colloquially, was an instant hit with the critics but it's success didn't stop there. Grey's turned into a ratings juggernaut overnight.

2006 was my first year at Virginia Tech. One Thursday night, I walked from Pritchard down to BrOwens with some of the Bros. On the walk over, I started to get an uneasy feeling. Something wasn't right, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. The Bros were all joking around, having fun, talking about how Shaun Alexander was the worst player to be featured on the Madden cover and debating whether we should implement a "No Vick" rule on the hall... everything appeared normal... Maybe I was imagining things. I was probably just being paranoid, right?

Wrong.

I didn't realize what was off until I was halfway through my Philly Cheese steak... I hadn't seen a single girl the entire trip.

Not on the way to BrOwens, not in BrOwens, and when I looked outside I didn't see a single woman outside of BrOwens either. This was weird.

Hey, where are all the ladies?

All the chatter and Madden shit talking ceased. As I looked around the table, none of my Bros would look at me. The only sound cutting through the thick air was of slurping, as a Bro was desperately trying to get the last of his strawberry smoothie through his straw. He, too, avoided eye contact

Uh guys, I asked where are all of the girls. It's just weird, I haven't seen one all night. There isn't even any girls working here at Owens. It's not just me right? It's definitely stra-

Mason. Stop.

What? I just wa-

It's Thursday

A Bro named BROck was quietly crying into his General Tso's. Two others tried to console him, whispering things like "Adibi" and "Dragon's Tooth" while shooting me dirty looks. I knew I was missing something, but I still wasn't sure what.

Grey's.

My world came crashing down around my head as I slowly realized what was transpiring. Every girl on campus was holed up, drinking boxed wine and debating with their Gals which doctor was steamiest.

Grey's ruined Thursday nights for my entire Freshman year. I'll never forgive ABC for that. Never.

I'd like to add Sunday night's Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Thank god for two cable boxes.

I appreciate all the support, and I appreciate all the hate I am getting. I will continue to work as hard as I can to be the best I can be and bring this team a championship. Go Hokies 🐔 - Josh Jackson

So here's my Virginia Tech Grey's story. If you remember in 2006, after the Super Bowl, a special 2 part episode of Grey's aired. This was the famous bomb squad episode.

The thing is, in 2004, my high school sweetheart broke up with me and to fill the void, I began collecting WWII uniforms and equipment. I still love reading veterans' memoirs about their time in WWII. In my circle of friends, it was well known I had this weird collection of 60 year old green stuff and helmets in my dorm and then later, apartment.

So then after the Super Bowl ends, the party keeps going and we're watching Greys. Well the episode features 2 guys who built their own WWII era bazooka and one of them accidentally shot the other when with the bazooka round that entered the dude's body cavity and didn't detonate. I won't write a synopsis of the entire episode, but when the characters showed up to the hospital wearing the same stuff that decorated my room in my apartment, it was embarrassing.

Wow. Tagged my experience through and through. Madden - the Bros - the Phillies - no chicks - all of it...

LOL. If I remember correctly, our sisters would watch this and then come over to my apartment to pregame most Thursdays their Freshman year (Mason's sister and my sister were roommates). I can't believe that was 12 years ago now...

And it's still on...

.....when people call Owen's BrOwens.

Virginia Tech Class of 2013
Mining and Minerals Engineering

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

A few years before Greys it was the OC. My Fraternity had to schedule socials with Sororities around that stupid ass show.

Marissa was a smokeshow and that song was pretty damn catchy

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

It was the Carol Burnett Show in '76. The Collegiate Times even noticed.

When I'm looking at new posts in a huge-ass thread, and reply to a comment, and now I've got to figure out which comments were previously new, but are now no longer marked new.

Maybe I just need to learn how to TKP better, but....GAAAAH!

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

"Open in new tab"

Then read all the new comments before going to the new tab and replying. That's how I've done it for years, works pretty well.

Pro tip

Staff tip

Tip of the Spear.

Just the tip

When you're trying to go to sleep and your dog won't stop licking himself.

It's my living hell.

Dude. If I could I would.

When the Net Neutrality thread gets taken down before you get a chance to find out if anyone answered your friend's very important question about its effects on pornography

When I lose all of my upvotes on well thought out responses and they disappear with the thread.

When abstaining from getting into a controversial argument so as not to violate any community guidelines means you go from 17K turkey legs behind Alum07 to 20K behind in a flash...but I'm not counting or anything

Warning: this post occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)..

I feel like we would have known if you had 3k legs in that 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

Reading comprehension will get after ya

Warning: this post occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)..

When the subthread goes OT

Someone answered it very well actually. I'd tell you what it was, but it falls under the "paywall" rule.

1.) The guy at Kroger just now who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with me all the way down the line at the salad bar. I can't help that I'm a Salad Artist and it takes time to build a masterpiece - you encroaching on my personal space only assures that I'll go. as. slow. as. possible, as well. So that you may revel in the uncomfortable awkwardness as long as possible.

2.) That it feels like Omega/Jericho is getting top-billing over Okada/Naito at WK12, instead of just being a co-main event.

“Also, a microwave has never danced it's ass off to Jackie Wilson.” - AssPocketFullOWhiskey

Fake wrestling

Chem PhD '16

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

'Fake'...? You mean, it's all predetermined? Why, I had no idea! This is an outrage!!! I'm in no way entertained now knowing that the results are predetermined!

“Also, a microwave has never danced it's ass off to Jackie Wilson.” - AssPocketFullOWhiskey

Virginia Tech Class of 2013
Mining and Minerals Engineering

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

I am totally digging that your Avatar is now Nien Nunb

Too good not to!

Chem PhD '16

People who enter and exit through exit and entrance.

There are wolves and there are sheep, I am the sheep dog

My brain broke for just a split-second upon the first read through of this.

“Also, a microwave has never danced it's ass off to Jackie Wilson.” - AssPocketFullOWhiskey

I was trying to be clever but like seriously wtf people? I'm walking into a clearly marked entrance while you and honey boo boo and the rest of Roseanne cast are coming out? WTF!

There are wolves and there are sheep, I am the sheep dog

If you don't want it to happen, don't make the sensor work both ways, WALMART

People who drive the wrong way down one way parking lot aisles. Looking at you UCB Kroger shoppers.

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

I would have understood UCB Kroger quicker if you had said "Ghetto Kroger."

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

that's not very inclusive

Chem PhD '16

Related: Stores/banks/churches with double doors who always leave one door locked. I pick the wrong one every. damn. time. I swear there must be tiny gnomes that follow me around and stealthily lock one door the moment they see me reach for it. Why the heck do you pay for two doors when you only intend to use one?

“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 took a client to lunch one time who tried to open the locked side, cussed once, went in and sat down, and then looked up the email of the fire marshal and sent him a complaint saying they had a marked fire exit partially obstructed by a locked door. Next time I went to the restraunt it was unlocked.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Grievance: Sports blackout rules.

I live in King Fucking George County, which is halfway to nowhere. Near Frednecksburg, but far enough that I rarely go there. (Thank you, Amazon Prime, for existing.) About equidistant between D.C. and Richmond. But far enough that I'd need a directional, high-gain antenna to get any reception from a terrestrial station, and even with that, can only get two or three (according to antennaweb). But apparently even with the lack of reception, I'm close enough to be under blackout for local games. Is there some way to dispute this? Do I need to go ahead and buy a directional, high-gain antenna to get the objective data to do so?

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Move East down the 'Neck two more counties to Richmond County were I grew up and then you can whine about being in the middle of nowhere.

King Fucking George County, which is halfway to nowhere...

I acknowledge your area as the middle of nowhere, as KG is halfway there. ;^)

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

The fact that the spoiler-free Star Wars thread is the one with the bold headline. Almost made a fatal mistake.

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

Whoops...

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

I like to party

@RadioMadison

Hahahaha. I actually take delight in how bad she is on air.

However, she's pretty ill right now and people should back off on Twitter.

Was not aware, but will not rescind my grievance

New worsts is the one girl on XM Turbo who keeps trying to bring up sports but doesn't know what the hell she's talking about. I think its Shannon Gunz, but it could also be Kayla Riley. Throughout the MLB playoffs, she kept talking shit about the Dodgers, and holy hell, she had no effing clue what she was saying. And she brought it up EVERY. DJ. BREAK.

"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

Shannon Gunz is turrible too but I don't really listen to her stations these days

Shannon Gunz

And not even qualified.

Year 3 is coming up!

When we first got Sirius XM, and we were commuting together from Williamsburg to Richmond, my wife and I would say "Shaddduppppp Madison" out loud every time she came on.

I love Madison if we are talking about the same chick who does AltNation and the grunge station Lithium. She is always off-topic and interesting. I don't need to hear the same backstory of a song everyday and appreciate the change-up she brings.

There is some newer guy on Altnation from time to time who sounds like he is talking while plugging his nose (drives me crazy) and he is the same bland boring radio personality you can get anywhere.

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

Yup. Same Madison.

I am trying to figure out who you're talking about on AltNation. Maybe Kyle Anderson. Regan and Madison are my favorite DJs. While I used to love Matt Pinfield on MTV, he talks waaaayyyy too much on Lithium. I am 100% interested in hearing cool backstories about songs and band's tour anecdotes, but he just drags them out to the point where I lose interest.

She spoiled The Mountain and The Viper for me the day after it aired on my drive to or from work. I'll never forgive her

Job applications you have to fax.

Side note: I just got a new job.

Congratulations! Enjoy the 1990s, they were great!

When my dog comes in through the dog door at 4am with a possum in his mouth, and drops it on the bed for us to play with.

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

Looks like doggo's getting you coal for christmas next year, ya ungrateful sob

I could see the shit eating grin on his face by the Christmas lights. His tail was going a mile a minute and he was so proud.

Fortunately, the possum was... playing possum. I think "Louie" brought it in so I would help him.... the squeakie part seemed to be broke.

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

Top Gun is entertaining and that was the point of the movie. It wasn't out to win any awards or come anywhere close to being a great movie. It is cliche, it was also intended to be cliche. I grew up watching Iron Eagle, and that movie might be even more unwatchable from a cliche standpoint.

And the Top Gun soundtrack is damn good. French, I have to disagree.

@hokie_rd

Oh you just took this thread to the....

"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 Friday, let's getting fucking crazy.

@hokie_rd

It's Friday...you ain't no job...you ain't got shit to do!

Top Gun is not nearly as good, either as a movie or a soundtrack, as Iron Eagle.

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

The fact that this comment has been up for 6 1/2 hours with zero legs makes me happy.

#ChappyWasntHalfTheManGooseWas

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

Yeah. I'm sorry. There was only one "Gimme Some Lovin'" Scene...

This is fact. "I'm dropping the hammer"

There are wolves and there are sheep, I am the sheep dog

That was the cheesyist trailer ever.

Year 3 is coming up!

Coworkers that haven't actually done their job for over a year, but somehow have not yet been fired.

Also, not having the entire week between Christmas and New Years off. If they want to pay me to be on TKP and watch a movies at my desk, I guess that's alright, but I would much rather be at home.

EDIT: The first issue is no longer valid. It's a Christmas miracle!

My Christmas time off this year includes Christmas Day and New Years day...really went all the way this time.

Oh man, that's rough. We have off the Friday before and Monday of the holiday weeks. I would just prefer they put it all in one week.

It appears you have more of the grievance than I do.

On the ship (when in port) we usually can take a week or two of leave, but we can't just "turn off the lights" and shut the place down. Biggest question come November is who's taking first half (Christmas) leave and who needs to sacrifice to make the numbers work. If you're staying in the area you can volunteer and at least try not to have duty on Christmas. Usually enough people take New Years leave voluntarily.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

When your wife has a "question" and texts you... The next thing you know you've been in a texting conversation for 20 minutes. Why didn't you just call so we could settle the whole thing in 30 seconds?

Is it football season yet?

Grievance: when my wife calls me to ask a question.

Grievance: when other people have wives and you're alone :(

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

When your wife has two damn phones but can't ever answer the phucking phone when you call her. Mind boggling....

When someone texts you, and you immediately try to call them because it would be a quicker conversation by phone, but it rings and goes to voicemail, and then 30 seconds later text you "did you try to call?"

AKA, my mom and sister.

Protip: Text them "I am going to call." It sets the right expectations.

Grievance: The use of the term "natty" to refer to national championship. Hearing a grown man try to be "cutesy" by using "natty" is nauseating. It's not cute. It's not amusing. It makes you sound like a pretentious prick. Any grown man using "natty" should be immediately punched in the face. Please stop.

When I hear it I think of Natural Light.

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

Natty Boh for me.

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

Grievance- work going batshit crazy right before the holidays, giving you such bad eye strain that you can't see the numbers of the players when doing your film preview of the bowl game.

It is coming guys. Please be patient with me.

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

People behind you in airports who stand so close as to bump you every time the line moves.

An extra few inches isn't going to get them to their destination any faster.

I particularly dislike when this "too close passenger" has a cold and is coughing on your neck.

People who rent a way cheaper house three blocks off of the beach who then get up early and camp all day right in front of your too expensive ocean front rental that you and the other 3 couples have saved up for all year. Sounds elitist, doesn't it? Still.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

As someone with a Dutch background and a very very Dutch last name, why the dislike? Or is this just an opportunity to use a great gif/clip?

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

Opportunity for an ironic movie clip that comes to mind anytime I hear people complaining or "airing grievances". In no way, shape, or form, does it reflect any real opinions on my part. Perhaps I should have included "/s"

No you're totally fine. I was genuinely curious. I'm never against usage of clips when even remotely applicable

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

Whenever someone says (or more likely, types) "me likely!" I immediately get grossed out. For someone reason, it sounds less he something a pedophile would day.

Hahaha. Please don't edit this.

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

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

Leg for typing ability!

Grievance: when your kids won't go the fuck to sleep!!

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

Fell your pain. Tonight My 5 year old was singing Jingle Bells loudly in bed, then proceeds to come out of his room and complain he can't fall asleep. I tell him if he stopped singing he might fall asleep. He goes back to his room is quiet for like 2 minutes and then starts in on Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer.

My soon to be 3 year old either a) doesn't nap at school and proceeds to have a horrendous meltdown early in the evening or b) naps at school and is up until at least 1130. Honestly I have no idea which option is least bad. Not to mention he's been waking up multiple times during the night every single night (and managed the feat of peeing through his diaper twice in one night this week).

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

When your kid is so glad his friends are home from school that he invites them all to come over and celebrate, but is thoughtful enough not to wake you up at 2:00 AM to tell you they are on the way over. Your wife does that in a panic at 4:30 AM.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Here's some help:

Virginia Tech Class of 2013
Mining and Minerals Engineering

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

B1G. just call it the Big 10! probably bothers me a lot more than it should.

Or the Big 14 . . .

Ok I got one for you. It's a few months old but it fits...

On Sept 16 2017, Penn State played Georgia State in a cash grab/cupcake game. Penn State was up 56-0 near the end of the game and Georgia State had finally put themselves in field goal position. It was fourth down. The Panthers lined up for the kick.

James Franklin, everloving jerk that he decided to be that day, was offended that Georgia State wanted to put some points on the board after having their heads bashed in for almost four solid quarters. James Franklin, being an asshole, decided to ice the kicker. The kicker ended up missing and the shutout remained intact.

Franklin got blasted for this as unsporting, and deservedly so, in the media. All of this is ok.

But what really grinds my gears about this whole situation is the way the Penn State faithful jumped to his conclusion to justify what he did.

"Hey, we lost out on the playoffs last year to Ohio State because of something like this," they said. "If they scored that field goal the committee was just going to use it as a reason to keep us out of it this year."

No, you f*cking biscuit, you got left out of the playoff because you got boat raced by Michigan, not because you let up a garbage time field goal to an FCS team, pull your head our of you ass.

A few weeks later something else happened and another one of the holier-than-thous explained to me, "Hey, we were criticized for playing until the final whistle earlier in the year."

"Wait," I asked. "Are you talking about the Georgia State game?"

"Yeah Franklin was criticized for being competitive until the final whistle"

"No, he wasn't. He was criticized for being an asshat against a weaker team. You want to ice the Pitt kicker? Good. Kick sand in their faces. You want to shut out Michigan at all costs? Good, you'll have fans from coast to coast chuckling right along with you. But your guy was just being a dick against Georgia State, get past it."

For f!cks sake the self-justification aggrieves me so hard.

Teams with cupcake OOC's making the playoffs, or their fans whining when they don't.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

cue Alabama subthread

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

I was at this game and equally appalled by all of this. Living in the shadow of Mount Nittany hasn't helped at all.

The thing that really got me about all of this is that when he was asked about the timeout, came up with some bullshit answer about the not having the right personnel on the field.

If you're going to ice the kicker when you're up 56-0, fscking OWN IT.

Grievance: when you start a new job on a three person team, your direct boss let's you know during your 2nd week he's resigning. Then on your 4th week the other member on your team let's you know they are resigning, so you become the only person left on the team that generates revenue for the company and still barely have any idea how the hell you are supposed to do what the team needs to do.

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies

Realize it's difficult, and not knowing what exactly the project is, but you gotta look at that the other way around. Do reasonably well and it's a major win for you. This is 100% an opportunity you should hope for. Good luck

This happened to a project manager at my company. Was supposed to be trained by the other two then management canned one of them and the other resigned, leaving just the new guy to run all our projects (we are a $15mil/year OEM). Worst part is the guy who resigned gave like 3 months notice so management knew what was gonna go down and still proceeded. New guy lasted 6 months and quit. What does management do? Shifts one guy over into the position and still makes no plans to hire back up to a reasonable number of project managers.

All I want for Christmas is a new CEO...

Back to you, though. I agree with Fern. This could be a win win for you. I was put on a massive (for us) project that was in shambles when I started at my company. I was just supposed to support the other three guys on it and then two were fired and one left for health reasons so I fell backwards int being the lead engineer. The project wasn't a success by my normal standards but since I was in an impossible situation, expectations were low. We got it done and I get a promotion and a nice raise. Woot woot.

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Perfect example

Here's another. My wife started a job in indoor plant propagation at a huge rose growing company in Oregon. It was a minimum wage entry level job and her first job after we graduated VT. The first day of work, the greenhouse manager decided to clean house and fired the entire crew in their indoor plant operation. Since wife was new, she was retained and was that day made the head of their million dollar + indoor plant effort. This was in the mid 70's and the indoor plant industry was really just taking off back then. Being the perfect employee that she was, she took the opportunity and ran with it. Loved the job, doubled their operation and became one of their most valuable assets. Right place, right time, but she stepped up, learned on the job and benefited, as did Chase Gardens.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Fitted hat sizes from the same manufacturer vary too much . I have some 7 1/4 hats that fit perfectly, some that are too big, and some that are too small.

It's Time to go to Work

Fox pulling Always Sunny and Bob's Burgers from Netflix.

Come the fuck on, man

Well, that's Disney for you

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Make Sweet Dee a Disney Princess.

Regardless of how much of a gangly, uncoordinated bitch that she is.

Not as a princess, but I thought she had already starred in a Pixar short film

via GIPHY

They have been moving everything over to exclusively Hulu for a while now. Makes sense when you realize they part owned it. I knew this was coming after they moved Buffy, Angel, X-Files, etc around this time last year.

"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

Games Workshop appeasing power gamers and tournament players by nerfing commissars to oblivion making them useless in game and taking away what they do in the fluff (lore).
Commissars have to execute an Imperial Guardsman to improve morale and not to have anymore of them trying to flee the battlefield, not for them to go "let me reroll morale to see if anyone flees".
Please GW stop appeasing to the power gamers just because they are the most vocal and stupid of the fanbase by making the game "balanced" by their definition instead of fun.

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

I have no idea what any of that means...but leg for passion.

Sorry if there wasn't an explanation I should have definitely gave some better information about it before my tangent.Warhammer 40K, a tabletop war game game started by Games Workshop (the company is based in England) that started in the late 80s early 90s that is now in its 8th edition (better than 7th by a lot). Its a game that is one of my favorite hobbies that my brother got me into about 5 years ago and thought this thread was a way for me let a little frustration out because of that game's community right now.

Edited: Had to fix some grammar.

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

Nah, you're good. I was amused.

Better without the additional information. The vague and impassioned post was perfect.

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

I'm not sure what's tackier, having a personalized plate like "FROMDADY" or the ridiculously ornate vinyl stickers "In Memory of Grandpa Billy Bob".

Trick question. The answer is truck nuts.

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

Nope. Stick figure family is the WORST.

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

Fuck Gronkoski that cheap hitting son of a bitch. Da ha ......Da ha should not of even been playing today.

Year 3 is coming up!

People who do not pick up after their dogs. I've stepped in dog crap 4 times in the last 2 months outside my apartment. Once it was straight up in a parking spot as I was about to get in my car. Its like a mine field out here!

People in my neighborhood have resorted to putting signs in their front yards asking folks to clean up after their damn dogs.

"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

Ever since my neighbor and I were voted onto the HOA aboard and lead a coup kicking off all the old members of the board, we have found dog crap and cigarette butts in our yards. It's great.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Part of having a dog is cleaning up after it. Nobody wants someone else's dog crap in their yard.

We're living in a society here!

Firewalls, "URL Blocked" messages, and images that don't load when trying to TKP. I can barely keep up with 300+ grievance threads as it is let alone read them twice to understand why the completely blank comment from APFOW went green.

Run to Win. Pass To Score

People mentioning an APFOW comment going green without mentioning which Actual Grievance thread it is in, making you scroll through every post on this thread again without finding it. Though actually l laughed at several again, so not much of a grievance.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Arena level (semi pro) tip: Hit the "T" and you will jump to the next green comment.

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

oops, double post.

Drink MF, Drink MF, Drink MF, Drink! Shoot the boot, shoot the boot! (ahh rugby parties. You can outgrow them but you can't forget the beginning of them).

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

Danica Patrick.

She never was good enough to be in NASCAR's top circuit and there are certainly better female drivers in NASCAR's junior circuits who were/are more deserving of a shot. Johanna Robbins, Jennifer Cobb, Shawna Robinson, etc were/are more talented and in some instances, more qualified.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Virginia ABC monopoly, and their inability to stock good stuff. My pal in Cheyenne Wyoming can walk in and buy a case of Buffalo Trace any day of the week. Or Colonel EH Taylor single barrel. Or Sazarac Rye. Hell, they usually have Pappy on the shelf for 1/4 the VA lottery price.

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

Favorite part about moving back to Colorado:

It's a fucking warehouse full of booze. And it's not even close to the only one.

I've been cutting back on the drinking.

Florida allowed Total Wine to carry liquor as well. Made that store much more worthwhile.

Reading the Grievences thread for an hour then someone distracts me and I turn the iPhone sideways...and it resets to the top. (same issue trying to watch film review and see the clips full screen)

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

When you're on a multi-departmental project and you get an email from a different department's manager that is copied to your manager (and your manager's director) indicating your minimal effort and need to ramp it up but your entire role in the project is to generate products based off of parameters that have yet to be established by that manager's department.

Chem PhD '16

There's not an Airing of Vindication thread and I don't want to start it, bUUUUuuUUuUUUuUuUUUUuuuuuuut...

.... that feeling when you're in a meeting with the CTO of your (very large) company and you're discussing this said project and he calls that project "a pipe dream that's high effort with little apparent value" and that he'd personally follow up with that other manager "to re-prioritize".

Chem PhD '16

I love stories like this because I hate to see stupidity rewarded. Even my own.

This week I've been bombarded with emails and phone calls from about every person in one of our distribution centers telling me that none of my apps are working. I've been trying to find out the issue for 2 days now when today they let me know that they decided to order the entire DC new devices (for whatever reason the DCs have their own IT that decides this) well instead of going with the company standard for mobile devices (Apple) they went ahead and ordered a bunch of expensive ass Zebra (android) devices.

I've strongly suggested that they go back to their old iDevices and return the Zebras.

Tag team back again!

NBC Olympic coverage- half the time II have no idea who actually won an event unless the person that NBC did the human interest piece on prior to their event ends up getting a medal.

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

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT CONSTITUTES A LUTZ TOE LOOP AXEL OR SALCHOW I'VE BEEN HIDING THIS SECRET MY WHOLE LIFE

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

does anyone other than a real, live (ex-)figure skater? they're all just twirly jumps to me

Chem PhD '16

My wife used to be a figure skater

Its all in how you begin your jump, and the direction you turn. Essentially, some are much more difficult than others because of the direction your launch skate is pointing, and the number of rotations needed to land cleanly.

"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

Uhh thanks for this, and I'm definitely going to show my ignorance... but do these all look the same to anyone else?

They all look the same to my untrained eyes

I watched it really really carefully to try and figure out and it was still extremely difficult. I can tell when they jump and land on a different foot and the axel being a jump you start skating forward but the toe jump opposed to jumping off the inner or outer part of the skate was nearly imperceptible to me.

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

I can confirm, they are all the same. The exact same.

I hate rude behavior in a man. Won't tolerate it.

I refuse to watch the winter Olympics for several reasons:

1) Any time during the intervening 4 years, would you watch ______________(fill in the blank with whatever competition you want). There is no competition in the winter Olympics to which I would say yes. I understand those who love hockey (nods to French), but I'm not a hockey guy.
2)They're full of competitions that I do not classify as a sport. Things that aren't decided by the athletes drive me nuts. Not everything in the winter Olympics fit this description, but many do. I will agree that they are athletic. I will agree that it is competition. I will not agree that they are sports. Sports are decided on the field (or reasonable facsimile thereof) of play, not by judges. This opens the result to the subjective nature of the judge(s). Downhill skiing decided by time=sport. Ice hockey=sport. Figure skating (which is on tv every freaking day of the year, I might add)=athletic competition, not sport. I soured on things like this early on, when West German and Russian judges would award high scores for their athletes and lower (sometimes much lower) scores for US athletes back in the 60's & 70's.
3) I can think of nothing more boring than the insipid coverage provided by NBC. Well, maybe watching an LOLUVA football game.
4) I don't like winter in general. I aspire to have a home in the southern hemisphere to live in from the end of football season until April.

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

I never would've sat down and thought all that through, but I'm glad you did. Agree on all four points. Also don't like Hockey. I'd rather watch curling, which I must admit is goofily interesting for a few minutes.

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While I love curling and loved watching the American men win, I would argue not a sport. I have trouble even classifying it as an athletic competition. It's a drinking game.

ETA: and not even like a sporty drinking game like the beer olympics or dodgeball or softball or volleyball. It's right up there with shuffleboard, beer pong, and quarters.

I've been cutting back on the drinking.

It pretty much is shuffleboard on a (much) bigger board made of ice.

I've always said there is a difference between a sport and a competitive activity. Golf kinda leans towards the latter...especially since you can drink while playing. Pool, darts, badminton, those sort of things lean towards an activity, that can be competitive. And I wouldn't necessarily call them a sport.

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

Well, I won't argue against that. There are many things that can be competitive but not sports, I agree that golf is like that, pool etc. qualify for sure. I've always thought sports were athletic endeavors, supposedly with winners and losers (why I don't like hockey and soccer) with outcomes that are determined by measurable means. I think most sports I can think of can be pursued for entertainment purposes by casual participants, like pickup basketball at the Y or flag football, for examples. Hunting and fishing aren't sports to me, but hobbies with different levels of aspiration and participation. To me, a sport implies physical endeavor along with some degree of competition, again, with a quantifiable outcome. But, I'm sure someone here will show me the error of my thinking.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Big news for you, hockey eliminated ties years ago.

Chem PhD '16

Shows you how disinterested I am because of how it used to be. Truth is, to me they are boring sports, and any sport that encourages fighting turns me off but I do think of hockey and soccer as sports, though.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Where do you draw the line?
Throwing "sports" - Bowling, Bocce Ball, Curling, darts, corn hole?
Net "sports" - Tennis, ping-pong, paddleball, badminton, volleyball?

I only count 2 as sports by your/my activity level gray rule.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

I knew I shoulda found something else to talk about. It's so confusing! Not sports, but games for those throwing sports, but sports indeed for the net sports, with ping-pong maybe being more of a game, though I've gotten some ridiculous workouts playing it, so I dunno.
But really, I'm just bored on a rainy day. I'll shut up now.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

If you can drink a beer (acceptably, not hiding it.) while doing it, it's an activity.
And I will add that some of these thing can require/include athletic aptitude and activity. Dustin Johnson isn't doing an activity. And many of the professional tennis players aren't just hitting a ball around. But the majority of the weekend warriors aren't in that same boat.

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

Sports are decided on the field (or reasonable facsimile thereof) of play, not by judges.

Does this mean boxing is only a sport when it ends in a knockout, and not a sport when it ends in a decision?

But bowling is unequivocally a sport. Leave it all on the Alley boys.

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

Boxing isn't a sport. We all know it is a science.

Edit: I was being a bit tongue in cheek since boxing has been known as the "sweet science" for a long time.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Boxing is a work, not a sport or a science. The only science is figuring out who is carrying who to make sure that the money guys get their payday.

All of us who bought Mayweather vs McGregor (guilty), we are the marks. I haven't seen someone get carried like that since I watched one soldier carry another on The Pacific.

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

I'm just here to say The Pacific was great. Hard to watch, but great.

...this is the random tangents thread, right?

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

Boxing is an aberration, in that there are points awarded for blows landed (head, body) by a judge. And if I remember correctly, it is no longer an Olympic event. I remember seeing a lot of boxing matches and wondering if the judges were watching the same two guys I was. The corruption surrounding boxing has nearly killed it, and the discussion of concussions will likely finish it off. It was never the same after Ali, anyway.

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

If judges are involved it IS NOT a sport. It is entertainment. And not always so much so.

I mean it's cool but WGAS?

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Year 3 is coming up!

Sports are decided on the field (or reasonable facsimile thereof) of play, not by judges.

Yeah!

Fuck!

When people don't get the difference between things that are funny when hypothetical or non-specific, but unfunny when we're talking reality.

For instance:
Funny - "They really took a dump on the field last night"
Unfunny and awkward - "I had a really runny dump last night after eating Moe's"

Funny - "Woohoo! We beat Duke! Everybody go get laid!"
Unfunny and awkward - "I banged my girlfriend in celebration!"

Also, people who make passive-aggressive posts on TKP. Those guys are a-holes.

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did you just subtweet yourself

Chem PhD '16

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Also, people who make passive-aggressive posts on TKP. Those guys are a-holes.

Chem PhD '16

Grievance - When you're checking out at the grocery store with a bunch of stuff and the cashier examines each item and makes comments or asks questions. Like "I haven't tried this, is it any good". Answer - "No, it sucks. That's why I'm buying it."

Or worse, when you're in line behind someone who has a ton of stuff and they pull out a checkbook - AFTER everything has scanned. Why not have it out and start writing while things are being scanned, then when you have a total, just write in the dollar amount, sign it and hand it over?

and the coupons they forgot

and the coupons they forgot, which were all for things they bought in too small of a size to apply, so they need un-bag their crap to find the items, and argue over why it does not apply.

I believe this what you meant to say.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

I resemble that remark!

Go Hokies

I feel like I give people that still pay with checks the same look I would give had they pulled out a stone tablet and started chiseling away.

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

The check writer has been replaced with the upper middle aged person who can't figure out how to use the POP card reader. And then the poor cashier has to help them without making them feel stupid.

watch it

I use Samsung Pay as much as possible.

Grievance: When you're checking out and the kid bagging groceries is having a personal contest to see how many plastic bags they can give you. Every single item does not need its own bag**(unless it is raw meats.). cold goes with cold, boxes go with boxes. Don't pack too heavy. Consolidation is key. My half gallon of milk doesn't need to be double-bagged, 1 will do just fine. I don't need 8,000 plastic Kroger bags at my house...

Having a conversation with you is like a Martian talking to a Fungo.

#JustinTime

One time the cashier started to use paper bags and I said I preferred plastic (environmentally unfriendly, I know). She kept asking me why I preferred plastic and wouldn't let it go. I finally said "Because I use them to pick up dog shit poop lady!" The people in line behind me had quite a laugh.

Edited to quit cussin!

The way I see it, reusing them for bathroom trash cans and picking up dog shit is getting double use out of them and helping my wallet. I am reducing the number of plastic bags in the landfill by not buying dog shit bags or trash can liners, and reusing them for aforementioned purposes. I recycle everything else I can, so my liberal guilt is kept at bay.

OT: I watched the recycling truck eat my can on my doorbell cam earlier this week. Truck pulled up, can went up..........truck drove away.

That'd be cool to see...

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

That'd be cool to see...

Translation: Post the video, GoKartMozart, or it never happened.

The Poster Formerly Known As The Spirit Of Bernard Basham

Can't, because I'm too cheap to pay for the video storage. I really need to though.

grievance - all other drivers...hopefully none of you fall into that category

People who complain about useless posts on recruiting threads by adding their own useless post on recruiting threads.

I appreciate all the support, and I appreciate all the hate I am getting. I will continue to work as hard as I can to be the best I can be and bring this team a championship. Go Hokies 🐔 - Josh Jackson

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

RALEIGH SUX 2DAY

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

I'm praying to the old gods and the new that it will knock our power out at work so I don't have to deal with people anymore.

The exact opposite happened to me. I was working from home until I lost power. So I had to go into the office. It's miserable.

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

See I would wish that, but they gave me an Uninterruptible Power Supply to keep me productive. So in the end it is just more convenient to have it stay on.

We got an email that the main building downtown was suffering from intermittent outages due to the wind. I'm only 2 miles away. Why can't it also be my office 😩

Does JasonInArlington know how you dress?

When people don't know what they want to order at chick fil a and the drive thru line is around the building.

waiting for a fast food chain called fish-fil-a

dave, brother, you onto something there. I'd wait in that line.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

They should put them in at boat ramps everywhere for all skunked fisherman!