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Originally posted to Comics on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 06:50 AM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Where's the gum, man? (7+ / 0-)

    Cheap bastard.

    How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

    by BenderRodriguez on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 06:56:04 AM PST

  •  Did you hear the one about the football player (1+ / 0-)
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    who came into the league as a tight end, but left as a wide receiver?  Ok, so I'm in a trolling mood.  However, after reading my rants about how the Illinois politicians didn't pass SSM a few months ago, it's cool that they finally got some sense.  The 14th state to do so.  Hawaii the 15th.  Now for the next case.

    By the authority vested in me by Kaiser Wilhelm II, I pronounce you man and wife. Proceed with the execution.

    by HarryParatestis on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 07:26:33 AM PST

    •  Hawaii squeeks by (0+ / 0-)

      Illinois: they passed the law, but the governor is holding off actually signing the bill into law until they throw a ceremony, on the 20th, whereas Abercrombie signed the HI bill Wednesday, so Hawaii FTW!

  •  I say dump all the mascot names (0+ / 0-)

    No need for any of them.  If one person is offended, that is one too many.  Right?

    •  Or we could just avoid the use... (2+ / 0-)
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      wader, asym

      Of stereotypical depictions of cultures that are not ours. That seems kind of simple.

      Because, contrary to Rick Reilly's bad faith argument, there  isn't any Atheists offended by the team name Saints.

  •  FOX trashes the Sandusky victims..who saw this (0+ / 0-)

    This is disgusting and I cannot believe there is not more being made of this....

    NEW YORK — “Fox & Friends” hosts Steve Doocy and Elizabeth Hasselbeck criticized Penn State’s agreement to pay 26 victims of former assistant coach and convicted sex offender Jerry Sandusky $59.7 million, calling the settlement “unearned handouts” and “money for nothing.”
    “We’re seeing more and more of this victim mentality in America,” said Doocy on the settlement. “60 million dollars for 26 victims of sexual assault comes out to just under 2.3 million per victim. 2.3 million dollars just for being sexually abused? It’s excessive and embarrassing.”
    Sandusky, who was convicted in 2012 of molesting dozens of young boys over a 15-year period, worked as an assistant coach for the Penn State football program for over 30 years. The school has been widely criticized for their mishandling of the facts surrounding Sandusky’s crimes.

    “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to follow the money on this one, Steve,” Hasselbeck agreed. “Obviously Sandusky’s victims decided to ride the gravy train, courtesy of the media. It’s unbelievable. No victim of sexual assault should receive more than half a million dollars at the absolute most.”

    "The poor can never be made to suffer enough." Jimmy Breslin

    by merrywidow on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 08:30:08 AM PST

  •  watching football during marching band breaks (2+ / 0-)
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    wader, asym

    I watch high school football games between marching band performances. I would prefer to skip the football entirely, but that is not an option.

    In the 2012 season, the team was not very good, but they seemed to be having a good time, and they were friendly with the opposing teams. Usually once our team was down by more than 40 points, they would miraculously store a touchdown. In one of the more extreme cases, it looked to me like someone on the winning team actually handed the ball to one of our players. He ran down the field and scored a touchdown, although it would have looked a little more impressive, if they would have pretended to chase him.

    Over the summer, the school district merged with another district. There were many changes in the football and band programs.

    In the 2013 season, the new football team usually won. Even when they lost, they wouldn't lose by a huge margin. It seemed like an improvement at first. Then I noticed how often the players got injured. That took all of the fun out of it.

  •  "Gus is known for his generosity to those (1+ / 0-)
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    Who go to jail for crimes committed in his presence."


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