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ShocKed3-4 years ago, Russel Wilson wasn't scrambling around so constantly and creating havoc for himself. In recent years, it's like he's become the QB that people expected RGIII was going to be.

Wilson is scrambling like crazy because his offensive line is complete ass.
Nov 21, 2017 3:15 AM
Boy do I like Simmons and Embiid's game. How about that hook floater from Ben?
Nov 16, 2017 5:49 AM
I read the title as "Zimbabwe Cup." I was like, what is that, a rugby thing? TheVic doesn't post about sports.
Nov 16, 2017 2:56 AM
BigwigSocial crackers

This is what we call our This Is Us viewing party.

The creator of that show lived in my suburb until he was about ten years old. A friend of mine knew him.
Anyway, I do not watch prestige network TV. Those fucking ads make it look like the entire show is dedicated to drawing tears.
Nov 14, 2017 6:55 PM
Sharp white cheddar cheese, but good cheese in general
Chips, preferably kettle cooked
Grapes, strawberrys, some bite sized fruit
Social crackers from Trader Joes
Nov 13, 2017 5:33 AM
Infinitus Corsair
BigwigI'd say it took me forty seconds this time.

Should've spent a few more seconds on that one.

Nov 13, 2017 5:29 AM
MosesBigwig, I haven't seen the Steelers in a month. Is Big Ben done?

You could have watched the Steelers from the start of last season to reach the same conclusion. I don't think he's "done," but he's a bit washed. He hasn't been the same for roughly his last 25 starts. This seems to be something overlooked by even most Pittsburgh writers/fans. I think it's been clear, other's don't.
Nov 13, 2017 5:28 AM
PS Smoke on the Water is a terrible song
Nov 13, 2017 4:12 AM
The joke my friends and I have about Starship Troopers isn't about whether it's good satire or even a good film. It's about something tangential. I just thought it was funny that it was brought up today a few hours before this discussion.
Nov 13, 2017 4:12 AM
Lol. My friends and I have a long running joke about Starship Troopers and satire and it came up again today. Good times.
Nov 13, 2017 3:56 AM
NimChimpskyThis New Yorker Profile of Tom Cotton makes it pretty clear, I think, that Cotton is the "smart Trump" threat coming down the pike that EA has warned about.

Oh, that was EA who warned me about something I was already concerned about and mentioned on this message board many times?
Nov 13, 2017 2:09 AM
BigwigI've probably seen like ten musicals.

I even saw a musical with RTers.

Heathers was actually really fun. Sweeney Todd had top-shelf talent but I was like, please end. If I ever see a third musical, what would you recommend?

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Nov 10, 2017 6:26 AM
I've probably seen like ten musicals.

I even saw a musical with RTers.

Nov 10, 2017 4:31 AM
Ivan the TerribleI'm partial to the Empire of Trebizond, if only because it was a good challenge to recreate the Byzantine Empire, and from there the greater Roman Empire, with it from the 1419 start in Europa Universalis.

I thought you were going to say the United States.
Nov 8, 2017 1:44 AM
Esoteric AllusionThere is a very obvious, strong correlation between the number of guns a nation has and the number of deaths and injuries by guns that nation has. The graphs showing the relationship are a near platonic ideal for showing a correlation. But once you take out the self-inflicted gun casualties - suicide attempts mostly - the relationship isn't nearly as clear. The correlation is weak with all sorts of exceptions to the expectation that gun homicides would go up as guns per capita does. It's not as simple as gun availability = gun violence. There are nations that have a lot of guns per capita and relatively easy access who have low rates of gun violence and nations with few guns per capita with lots of gun violence.

There's something about US culture, I don't know if anyone fully understands it, that produces mass gun violence in a way that doesn't happen elsewhere in the Western world. Mass shootings definitely are on the rise and I wasn't kidding when I said I think a big part of the problem is the amount of attention they get.

Here's a paper on that subject:

I wasn't talking about gun violence. I was talking about mass shootings.
Nov 7, 2017 3:39 AM
BTW, while the US has the most guns, countries like Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and Canada have large gun ownership rates and a far smaller number of mass shootings. That's why I think it's clearly more of a cultural phenomenon.
Nov 7, 2017 2:41 AM
NimChimpskyhe likelihood that you or someone you know will ever be injured or killed by a mass shooter is miniscule.?

I know a girl who was shot three times in a mass shooting here in Pittsburgh. Of course I know a wierdly large amount of people who have been shot even though I grew up in a white suburb.
Anyway, you're right.
Nov 7, 2017 2:39 AM