commented on Sounders Coach Sigi Schmid Steps Down Following Poor Start to Season
The problem is, they're not going to find anyone better. Foreign coaches pretty regularly fail to navigate our arcane salary cap system. Only Schmid and Bruce Arena produce consistent results in this league and Arena's favorite hobby is tanning. So now we run the risk of a revolving door of failure. Some other team will pick up Sigi in the off-season and get the better end of the deal. This league and US Soccer is historically terrible at producing enough good coaches for the MLS and the salary cap rules favor the experienced. The team was built around Obafemi only to lose him too close to preseason. All this considered I would have kept him through the season and kept him through another recruiting cycle and another season. There's too much risk in letting go of one of the two most successful coaches in the league.
commented on Game of Thrones Recap! Very Little Actual Blood in "Blood of My Blood"
Arya has decided she's going to be someone rather than "no one," which I'm happy to see. She's discovered that the followers of the "Many Faced God" are just assassins for hire and damn cheap ones at that if a traveling actor can afford them. And it's all over stupid jealousy, which means that they kill with no principle. It makes sense now, principles are about identity, if you have them then you're someone. To be "no one" you have to let go of principles along with the rest of your identity and that's what's necessary to be a rent-a-hitman. I see what her plan is also. The other girl is a better fighter overall but Arya knows how to fight blind, she made it dark to turn the table to her advantage. She's going to win and it'll probably be a quick fight. Good for her, fuck those people.
Jul 6, 2015
commented on I, Anonymous
Video gaming, and computers in general, should have never been genderized. Alas, it began in the 20th century when people used to think certain things were for boys and certain things were for girls. I wish that level of stupidity hadn't become so entrenched. Video games and computers are for anyone who is smart and self-motivated. Even as a male, I find myself disgusted by the boys-club rants I see online and even worse are all the pre-pubescent boys yelling "fag" directly into my ear hole on Xbox Live. I gave up on competitive multiplayer long ago because it's entirely unpleasant. I almost exclusively play single player games and if I play with people at all it's all co-op games because they encourage positivity rather than competitive ugliness. It seems like co-op on consoles is going the way of the dodo bird but on PC there are more co-op games than ever before. Plus, if you really want to play competitive FPS games, play on PC because mouse+keyboard is where it's at and people rarely bother with voice chatting unless it's team ranked. Team Fortress 2 is entirely free to play, endless fun, and is old enough to the point where any common laptop can play it. Also, I'm a fan of Planetside 2, an MMO FPS currently on Windows only but soon on PS4. Heck, even League of Legends unranked is good fun with not much rancor. There's lots of opportunities to enjoy online gaming on PC. I can not stand Xbox Live and do not regret giving it up 4 years ago, it is a dirty dirty place. From a certain point of view this could look like I'm saying "go some place else," but I'm trying to be helpful in such a way that's more like "there's a place for you, here's some suggestions."
Nov 12, 2014
commented on Vote for the Best Worst Tattoo!
These people made a choice for life. I think they should suffer the consequences (or pay for the removal their damn selves) so I decided not to vote. I mean, what kind of dumbass makes a tattoo bet? The sort of dumbass that deserves to have it for life, because that's the bet.