Are all strangers writers contractually obligated to mention they don't watch or know anything about sports when they write about them?


The world needs more fart jokes from pop punk icons. I welcome the return of Blink 182 and their insecure madness.


@3: Yeah, but the "I couldn't care less" shtick is tiresome old fizzed-out snark. Staffers could at least throw a modest bone of enthusiasm or grace about something that is one of the few pastimes popular among great numbers in our polarized society.


I've seldom found a such a similar disdain for sports as I hold than I have found in the Stranger over the years. However, it didn't really bother me that what was his name Spike was writing earnestly on the subject for a few years.


@4 I says to myself.


You're proving my point in being so jaded. What's so hard about being approving over other people's interests? Especially your readers. Is that not courtesy?

Nobody's expecting them to be smultzy like the segues news anchors do tossing to sports. But bragging about having no interest in hometown teams like the Mariners or Seahawks is only a good look to a few pouty few.


@7 & 8 That's a lot of words to tell us you were chosen last on the playground.


@8: Well, you got me on that one!


@4 "Yeah, but the "I couldn't care less" shtick is tiresome old fizzed-out snark. Staffers could at least throw a modest bone of enthusiasm or grace..."

Perhaps you could model showing a modest bone of grace by not calling their work tiresome old fizzed-out snark. Not putting "I couldn't care less" into their mouth might be a good start.


@12: Fail. Those were Will's words the other day. Not Jaz's.

Nobody is macho enough to talk sports at Slog. But that's okay.

Where's Spike though?


Ah, sportsball. There's nothing quite like watching folks chase a ball in a cage. Their team sported hard, but our team managed to sport harder.


if only
we had
a Mass Media
that made Politics
half as 'relevant' as Sports
with an Electorate tuned TF In.

speaking of Northern GIANT Hornets
rumor has it Monsatan's GMO'd 'em
to play Chess and can now Easily out-
Wit the Ag Dept.'s silly tricks & traps

they wanna use 'em for some
sort of 'Alien' takeover of
Planet Earth which Mon-
Satan'll rule* from Afar.

right Now'd be
a damn good time
to buy a little Stock

before the Rush?


speaking of McDonald's apple pie
filling scooped right outta the
Volano -- whoa! make some
Forms and Make your Very
Own Basalt WhatevertheF-
ucks. and don't forget to
leave some Holes for
Eyes* should the
thing ever Cool
off enough to
Touch. wow


"This is the second year in a row that the King Crab Harvest has been called off, likely disrupting many in the trade."

perhaps the word Devastating
may be more appropriate
Adios King Crabbers
tho the Big Guys'll
likely Survive and
have More to

they Ever hap-
pen to come Back.

Good Luck

you Really
NEED it.



@14: No blip, it really is okay. You're extrapolating a fleeting annoyance some of have out of proportion. Regarding "macho" - I think your tongue-in-cheek sensors need adjustment.


Respect is earned, not given. Sports fans have done nothing to earn our respect.

Tangentially, check out the song "Sports" by Viagra Boys if you haven't already. Great music video, too.

Jas, I'm pleasantly surprised to hear you're a Blink fan, since they're so different from the music you usually end your news posts with.


@14 Mr. Logorrhea: What is the compulsion to write about something of which you obviously know nowt? Is it therapy?


Man, I'm probably as big a baseball fan as anyone on here and I can't imagine why anyone would be put off by the "I couldn't care less" statement. I've said the exact same thing about things I find dull that other people like to discuss here, finance, comics, etc. So what? It's not even snarky, just an objectively factual statement about his interests. He didn't disparage anyone, snarky or otherwise. Yeesh.


Now, cage matches of murder hornets, I could totally get behind that!


I’m not an advocate for the death penalty. I don’t know. I just can’t get my head around the notion that an enlighten civilization kills people for justice (or revenge). I’d probably feel way different if someone in my family was the victim of a murder – reason would have to prevail because I don't have Jesus.

But you know what? Killing Dylann Roof isn’t justice. What would be in keeping with the justice theme would be (and I’m not advocating this either) to bring him into a room and have him watch someone shoot his mother and father, grandmother and grandfather, uncle and aunt, son and daughter because that’s exactly what that little shit did.

He deserves no freedom, no fun, lots of time to think about what he’s done, and prison food for the rest of his life.

The Supreme Court takes up animal cruelty today. Can we guess where they are going to fall on that issue (as they chomp their BLTs)?

If you look up the word unstable in the dictionary, there’s a picture there of Tulsi Gabbard.

If I ever got stung by something that looked like that hornet, you wouldn't have to wait for the venom to take effect. I'd die of a heart attack.


@13, 18 Oh, my mistake. When it's you insulting people, anyone who responds needs to adjust their tongue-in-cheek sensors. When Sloggers do that, it's a crisis of incivility. Clearly, your tongue-in-cheek sensors are perfectly calibrated, and you can tell at an instant whether people you have never met are sincerely and deliberately insulting others or just being a little ironic. I bow before your deep intuition about the motives of human beings. You, sir, are a paragon of virtue and we all should endeavor to be like you. Your application of double standards is so effulgent, it's a wonder mere mortals can see your form.


@24: That would be accurate, had I actually insulted anyone.


@25 I bow before you! "Tiresome old fizzed-out snark" is a compliment and not an insult! Thank you, oh great one, for enlightening us. We might never have known otherwise.


@23 As an atheist I always thought of the death penalty as letting the killer off easy.

Eventually we all die and cease to exist. One reason medieval executions were so gruesome was because all deaths in medieval times were gruesome. You might get kicked in the hip by a mule and slowly painfully die of gangrene over the course of a month. In a world like that giving a killer a painless death would be a gift, not a punishment.

Likewise executing Dylann Roof would mean freeing him from spending the next 60 years locked inside a very small room in ADX Florence.

If he was a threat to other inmates or guards, then perhaps it would be prudent to execute him to prevent him from killing again. But he's no threat. Just lock the door, feed him gruel twice a day, and hose the room down once a week.


"...elitist cabal of warmongers."

If Gabbard had stopped there, it would have been hard to argue with, but as usual, she flew off into fever swamp land.


@26: I'm too tired, I concede. Go have fun on the water.

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