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commented on The Thursday Morning News
@11: Your quoted line is basically a headline on Slog once or twice a day, so I doubt any less of it is going to happen.
Although a news item about a blogger blogging about the blogging of another blogger really does push the inanity to another level.
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commented on Holiday Charity Challenge Day 11! Macklemore & Ryan Lewis In the Lead, Pearl Jam Fans Not Far Behind, Slog Fans Clearly Planning to Surge to Victory in Final Days! Seattlish Nears 2K, Seahawks Fans Still AWOL!
@3: Sure, and they most often wind of impoverished due to horrible financial decisions and horrible financial advice from "friends." Typically about five years after retirement.
The larger point is, would you rather have the lower paid players spend $10,000 on stupid bullshit that week, or have them send $10,000 to help fund breast cancer research? They should be socking it away mostly, but there is no reason a guy making at least half a million dollars a year (that is basically the rookie minimum) can't donate ten grand a year to a good cause. Voluntarily, of course.
Of course, the wiser option would be for the NFL to take a cut of the fines they charge players that week/month for illegal hits/unsportsmanlike conduct, and donate that. The NFL is not going broke anytime soon.
The shame of how NFL players are treated by the league after their retirement is another issue, and also largely responsible for this phenomenon as well.
commented on "For All You Kids at Home, Santa Just Is White."
@6: And yet here you are, bright and early on every single post he makes, driving up his page hits and comment count, finding the stupidest shit imaginable to blather about.
If you really have such a personal and puerile vendetta against Paul Constant, the best way for you to express it is to never click on anything he posts or writes.
If you can help yourself. But of course you can't. You are that pathetic.
commented on Glenn Beck Names His Man of the Year
Glenn Beck is not stupid or irrational. He says what he does because people pay him big money to play this character. He doesn't believe any of it.
He got his start as a morning zoo DJ playing a different character. By reporting his illogical statements as meaningful in any way, you are simply buying into the character and helping ensure the chracter never goes away.
10:47 AM yesterday
commented on Savage Love
I highly doubt that the guy's kink is his girlfriend crying on the floor. Are we forgetting that for the first several months, the sex was great and constant, without any crying?
The boyfriend is having sex with her because it makes the crying stop. One thing all men fear is a crying woman. We will do anything to make that stop.
He has lost interest for another reason. In any event, time to break up. The "he is a manipulator who needs you crying to get it up" is a really dumb way to read this situation.
10:40 AM yesterday
commented on I, Anonymous
Unless this is one of those bathrooms which is clearly only intended for one person at a time, I am not seeing what you really did wrong here.
Classic tripping overreaction and overthought.
10:26 AM yesterday
commented on The Wednesday Morning News
I appreciate that Snowden spilled the beans, but he lost me when it became apparent that he was doing so in order to flee the country and create his own little Spy vs. Spy fantasy for himself.
Snowden is a self-centered dickbag, and any good he may have done was incidental.