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Originally posted to Comics on Thu May 01, 2014 at 06:50 AM PDT.

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  •  Once again, a slice of my life I'll never get back (0+ / 0-)
  •  Really looking forward to next week's (1+ / 0-)
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    Eric Stratton

    Phillies do need to "figure it out"...

  •  Just don't mess with the mob (1+ / 0-)
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    Eric Stratton

    Regeneration isn't going to protect you against a pair of concrete shoes.

    •  That is the problem with super hero stories (1+ / 0-)
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      kurt

      Sure Spiderman is really strong and really fast, but eventually, someone with a gun is going to shoot him in the head; unless the writers never allow that to happen. The same with James Bond, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc., etc.

      It's the problem with all the action adventure stories our society tells: We are all encouraged too think of ourselves as the hero. What would I do if I were Superman or Captain America? But in the real world, most of us aren't heroes. We're the ones sitting in our cars on the freeway when the aliens drop a building on us while they are fighting the Mighty Thor half a mile away. In a crowd of one million, you are far more likely to be random guy #376,812 who gets killed by the death ray that bounces off Superman's chest than to be Superman himself. In the last Superman movie, think of how many thousands (or millions) of people DIED as Superman and Zod fought through Metropolis (on any given day, Manhattan/Metropolis has a population of something like eight to ten million people), as buildings full of people collapsed and deadly rubble rained down on the streets full of running screaming, dying people.

      Next time you watch an action movie, try counting the number of people who die. Heck, the next time you watch a live-action Disney movie, like Herbie the Love Bug, just count the number of fatal and near fatal accidents suffered by the police and the people surrounding the main action.

      The stories we tell and the mindset they create are informative of the way our society treats its citizens. And it's not a good influence.

      •  Well, all those A-Team villians... (0+ / 0-)

        must have racked up some pretty serious head injuries over the years. Wonder how many of them have TBI issues now. All that getting thrown out of moving vehicles can't have been good for their backs, either.

        You can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America.

        by Eric Stratton on Thu May 01, 2014 at 01:00:38 PM PDT

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  •  Does Bob have any ideas on who the Eags should (1+ / 0-)
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    Eric Stratton

    take with the 22nd pick?

    I was thinking a DB, but Bob might want to replace Desean Jackson with one of the many receivers available.

    Please know I am not rude. I cannot rec anything from this browser. When I rec or post diaries I am a guest at some exotic locale's computer. Ayn is the bane!

    by Floyd Blue on Thu May 01, 2014 at 07:39:59 AM PDT

    •  Fuck the Eagles. (0+ / 0-)

      Having said that, I think you should recognize that in Andy Reid's system, receivers with YAC ability is far important than those with skills in down field receiving. People seem to think Reid's offense is some variation of the run and shoot, but it's really much more of a rushing offense than passing one.

      You can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America.

      by Eric Stratton on Thu May 01, 2014 at 01:11:27 PM PDT

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      •  Andy Reid (0+ / 0-)

        Andy Reid coaches the KC Chiefs, not the Eagles.  Chip Kelly coaches the Eagles.

      •  I recognize that completely. (1+ / 0-)
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        Eric Stratton

        I was just makin' conversation.  But I really don't think you should be giving me advice about my team right after saying fuck them.

        Why would you think I meant a direct replacement for him?  I personally can't stand him, but they still need another deep threat to take the top off the defense and allow for more open space for mccoy and sproles and everyone else.  

        Please know I am not rude. I cannot rec anything from this browser. When I rec or post diaries I am a guest at some exotic locale's computer. Ayn is the bane!

        by Floyd Blue on Fri May 02, 2014 at 04:22:14 AM PDT

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        •  Fuck the Eagles. (0+ / 0-)

          I'm from Dallas. It is state law that I must begin any conversation about the Philadelphia Eagles with the phrase "Fuck the Eagles".

          Good luck next year.

          You can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America.

          by Eric Stratton on Sat May 03, 2014 at 12:14:42 AM PDT

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    •  Oops. (0+ / 0-)

      I meant Chip Kelly.

      You can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America.

      by Eric Stratton on Thu May 01, 2014 at 01:12:03 PM PDT

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  •  what was the point of that? (1+ / 0-)
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    meinoregon
  •  I'm a bit too daft to understand the allegory, (0+ / 0-)

    but when somebody eventually explains it to me in small words, I'll feel happier :-)

    "...pero mi corazón me aconseja, que los nacionalismos - ¡qué miedo me dan!" - Enrique Bunbury (El Extranjero)

    by JustGiaco on Thu May 01, 2014 at 07:55:08 AM PDT

    •  Perils of overthinking (2+ / 0-)
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      fToRrEeEsSt, lineatus

      I think it's a warning about spending too much time trying to come up with possible solutions to nonexistent problems.

      (We're meant to assume that Bob is making plans for what he would do if he, personally, could have superpowers. If he's an aspiring comic book writer and is just brainstorming character concepts, then this is good training and so not a waste of time.)

      That said, if I were a supervillain, I'd lure Bob into a trap where I could capture him (forcing him to use his daily teleport power), recapture him almost immediately, and then launch him into outer space on a rocket. Then I could rule the world.

      •  Bunting into a defensive infield shift... (0+ / 0-)

        is also unwise. Unless you have daily teleport powers. Then you can do it, but only once a game. So the question then is when to do it.

        Hmmm...

        You can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America.

        by Eric Stratton on Thu May 01, 2014 at 01:03:41 PM PDT

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  •  Every time. (1+ / 0-)
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    asterion

    That's when teams should bunt against the defensive shift.

    Twitter: @michaelhag

    by MichaelPH on Thu May 01, 2014 at 07:56:30 AM PDT

    •  No argument there (1+ / 0-)
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      midnight lurker

      The shift should take the third baseman out of the play and forcing either the pitcher or the catcher to field the ball. Depending on how good the bunt is, that should be an easy base.

      I've long thought that infields in general should shift more than they do, but it seems like MLB has gone from no shifting at all to shifting all the time.

    •  Dunno about that... (0+ / 0-)

      I've seen that play screwed up plenty of times.

      You can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America.

      by Eric Stratton on Thu May 01, 2014 at 01:04:51 PM PDT

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  •  Absolute Genius!! (1+ / 0-)
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    David Michigan

    Seriously!  No BS intended.

    That's all I wanted to say.

  •  lol (1+ / 0-)
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    Eric Stratton

    You think Ryan Howard could successfully bunt against the shift?  He doesn't actually run very fast in case you haven't noticed.  And probably is worse than a pitcher at laying down a bunt.

    •  It's all in the execution. (0+ / 0-)

      If I had a nickel for every botched bunt I've seen this season, I'd have alot of nickels.

      You can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America.

      by Eric Stratton on Thu May 01, 2014 at 01:05:50 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  The problem with immortality (2+ / 0-)
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    littlewren, lineatus

    is that it is more often than not wished for by people who have no idea what to do with themselves on a rainy saturday afternoon.

    Remember Tithonus, who wished for eternal life, but forgot to wish for eternal youth. He shriveled up and turned into a cricket.

    Remember that all wishes for super powers are wishes for safety and security in a dangerous world, which is why they are generally the province of adolescents and the socially awkward.

    It is far better to try to make this a better world for everyone, safer and more secure for all, than to wish for the power to overcome adversity in our imaginations.

  •  Give Bob a cunning mind instead... (0+ / 0-)

    ...and copies of Sun Tzu and The Prince.

    Just think, if Ned Stark had read The Prince, he'd still be alive.  If Rob Stark had read Sun Tzu's The Art of War, he'd be alive, too.

    Join Essa in a revolt against the gods. Continue the fight, Causality.

    by rbird on Thu May 01, 2014 at 09:32:06 AM PDT

  •  Interesting comic with a few ways to go with it... (0+ / 0-)

    I can see an 'armchair general' take with keyboard warriors solving all the worlds problems in their self constructed world, ignoring most of reality in the process.

    Thats the take i give it, but I see other angles like video gaming or it plays on our legal system.

    Maybe like a art the cartoonists meaning is less important than the effect of getting others to contemplate meaning.

    Join the DeRevolution: We are not trying to take the country, we are trying to take the country back. Get the money out of politics with public financed campaigns so 'Of the People, By the People and For the People' rings true again.

    by fToRrEeEsSt on Thu May 01, 2014 at 01:03:46 PM PDT

  •  I read that last caption as (0+ / 0-)

    "When should the Phillies Blunt against... "

    And it made me very confused.

    I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

    by mojo11 on Thu May 01, 2014 at 01:16:09 PM PDT

  •  Yay Phillies (0+ / 0-)

    Boo Mets, Braves, Nats

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