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    i am drunk

    QUOTE (Jordan4life @ Feb 11, 2010 -> 11:13 AM) Is it badd when I'm buzzed, on the way to being drunk, before lunch time? It's bad only because the rest of us are jealous.
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    Dye says "crowded outfield" prolonged his slump

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Feb 11, 2010 -> 11:29 AM) So in other words, there is zero chance he is back here in 2010. If that wasn't the case yesterday, it is today. Whining attitude certainly doesn't help.
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    Catch All Anything Thread

    QUOTE (LosMediasBlancas @ Feb 10, 2010 -> 05:44 PM) Im sure I noticed it before, but the weather was beautiful that day. Clear skies helped capture those clear shots. It's strange what we remember about that day. It truly was a beautiful day (in New York and here) until one of the most horrifying events I can remember happened.
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    Winter/Spring 2009-10 TV thread

    I've always been a fan of Big Love, but this season is by far the best. Great new direction, new characters, and issues.
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    Tigers Sign Damon - 1 yr, 8 mil; NTC

    QUOTE (gosox41 @ Feb 9, 2010 -> 09:53 PM) I think the gap is narrower then people think. One thing many aren't taking into consideration is how the Twins new ballpark plays. The gap between the Twins home and road record will likely narrow as the Twins are moving outdoors. Whether they took advantage and cheat at the Metrodome, I don't know. And while the Twins have great hitters, it's a lot harder for hitters to find a groove when they are playing home stands in April/May in 40 degree weather with changing wind conditions and not relying on the same 70 degrees every game. Maybe I'm overanalyzing the move to a ballpark, but just having less of a 10th man effect in the fans should make a difference. Bob I honestly wasn't even thinking about the fact that the Twins have a new ballpark...an outdoor one at that. There's no doubt that the Metrodome was very favorable to the Twins, and most other teams hated playing there. Who knows how the new park will play, for and/or against the Twins. On paper, the Twins probably have a better team, but the 10th man effect has been removed...or has it? Only time will tell. If the Twins play differently in the new park, this year is when it will be most pronounced as they adapt to the different weather conditions day in and day out.
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    Morally ambiguous characters

    As far as in literature: Serge A. Storms in the Tim Dorsey books.
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    Morally ambiguous characters

    QUOTE (Felix @ Feb 8, 2010 -> 09:34 PM) Al Swearengen from Deadwood (also one of the all-time best characters from any show) Great one! One of my favorite shows.
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    Morally ambiguous characters

    Alby from Big Love
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    Morally ambiguous characters

    Another from Lost: John Locke
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    'Snowmageddon' blankets Mid-Atlantic in heavy snow

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Feb 8, 2010 -> 11:29 AM) The simple version of why is that "Global warming" as a phrase implies that the entire planet warms by an equal amount. This is not the case. With what we're doing currently, some areas warm an awful lot (the poles shoot upwards in temperature), some areas warm mildly, and some areas either warm not at all or even cool off (i.e. the Eastern U.S. and Western Europe). That makes sense. I never bought into the idea that the planet as a whole was warming. I know there is the concern about the poles and the potential resulting ice pack melting. The history of climatology has shown us that climate changes have been cyclical. You can look at one particular area and see examples. Look at the history of snowy winters and hot summers for Chicago. If next year we only get 15" inches of snow, and there are days in January in the 60s, it doesn't mean the world is coming to an end.
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    'Snowmageddon' blankets Mid-Atlantic in heavy snow

    QUOTE (lostfan @ Feb 8, 2010 -> 11:25 AM) That they (I hate saying "they" since it's not one group of people) changed the definition because they didn't want to be wrong and get called out. The term "global warming" was never accurate and is misleading. Balta could explain that much better than I could I understand.
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    'Snowmageddon' blankets Mid-Atlantic in heavy snow

    From Wikipedia: Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather over periods of time that range from decades to millions of years. It can be a change in the average weather or a change in the distribution of weather events around an average (for example, greater or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change may be limited to a specific region, or may occur across the whole Earth. It can be caused by recurring, often cyclical climate patterns such as El NiƱo-Southern Oscillation, or come in the form of more singular events such as the Dust Bowl.[1] In recent usage, especially in the context of environmental policy, climate change usually refers to changes in modern climate. It may be qualified as anthropogenic climate change, more generally known as "global warming" or "anthropogenic global warming" (AGW). This is what I was driving at, but in doing so I was actually just being a smartass.
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    'Snowmageddon' blankets Mid-Atlantic in heavy snow

    QUOTE (lostfan @ Feb 8, 2010 -> 11:07 AM) The term "climate change" doesn't mean what you appear to think it means What do I think it means?
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    'Snowmageddon' blankets Mid-Atlantic in heavy snow

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Feb 8, 2010 -> 10:34 AM) I know you weren't, but look at the next post. You're just encouraging them. Encouraging the conspiracy theorists?
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    'Snowmageddon' blankets Mid-Atlantic in heavy snow

    QUOTE (BigSqwert @ Feb 8, 2010 -> 09:55 AM) Makes those global warming fools look stupid now. Well now they're backpedaling and calling it "global climate change". That was they can explain off the blizzards, hard freezes, etc. So, as soon as it snows in Cuba they'll say, "We told you so." Then we can say, "No, Roland Emmerich told us so."
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    'Snowmageddon' blankets Mid-Atlantic in heavy snow

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Feb 8, 2010 -> 08:40 AM) So it sounds like we are getting ours over a couple of days... Predictions are for about the same amount of snow, just spread over two days or so, and a bunch of blowing and drifting on top of it. I hope we don't get let down like the January storm when they were predicting 12+ inches and we only got about 6". But, I'm one of those twisted folks who loves snow.
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    'Snowmageddon' blankets Mid-Atlantic in heavy snow

    2+ feet of snow from one storm is a lot of snow no matter where it is. The President's aid making a quip saying that the weather was like an April day in Chicago is funny but far from accurate. I think Chicago averages around 40" of snow a year. The lake snow belts are the places that routinely get hammered, and 2+ feet of snow there would not as big a deal of course. Regardless, treacherous travel conditions will result and everything slows down. I lived in Juneau, AK for over two years, and I saw plenty of snow. The last winter I was there there was over 3 feet of snow on the ground twice. Once there was over 4 feet on the ground. It was funny how people almost shrugged it off as if it was nothing. But, there was only one major storm that dropped about 20" at once. That slowed things down. Having lived in Baltimore for about 2 years as well, I know how even 3" cripples that area. They just don't have the snow removal capacity that places like Chicago do. Plus, people who live there freak out like it's a blizzard. I couldn't imagine what it was like to see 2+ feet.
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    What is 24 Hours?

    QUOTE (SouthsideDon48 @ Feb 4, 2010 -> 02:34 PM) Instead of buying a big fancy house where you have to worry about paying a big mortgage each month, buy a smaller place and pay a smaller mortgage. The space offered by a big house is just an unneccessary luxury, I rather have the luxury of not having to stress out over a big mortgage and have more money in the bank instead. I couldn't agree more, here. We bought a nice house back when the market was hot and actually got a decent deal. The house is perfect for our family of five, and our mortgage is very reasonable. We have friends that have huge, beautiful houses, but they are struggling to pay their mortgage each month. That can't be any way to live.
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    What is 24 Hours?

    QUOTE (iamshack @ Feb 4, 2010 -> 07:01 AM) Why do you suppose you are so eager to use systems at work but not at all in your personal life? I don't know. Now that I think about it, it is troublesome. Maybe it's because at work I'm in control of everything I do while at home everything is affected by the kids, the wife, etc. Damn, I think I need to see a shrink.
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    What is 24 Hours?

    I'm the king of procrastination...outside of work. Every year I'm scrambling to buy Christmas presents for my family on December 20, and I always say I will do it earlier next year. I never do. At work, though, I use checklists, notes stuck to my computer monitor, and my personal favorite Microsoft Access. I know this doesn't really help with your issue, but I've learned to manage my time very effectively at work. It's the time outside of work I need to work on.
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    What is 24 Hours?

    I agree that there doesn't seem to be enough time in one day. And as far as getting eight hours of sleep a day? That only happens to me on the weekend. However, it's my fault. I could go to be earlier, but I like to spend some time watching TV or reading after the kids get to bed. I find it hard to remember what I did with my time before kids. It seemed like I was always so busy. Obviously I wasn't.
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    The Place Name Game

    Since there's not much going on in Sox world right now, maybe we need a new game. The rules are pretty simple. Name a city that begins with the last letter of the previously named city. For example: Boston...New York I'll start Naperville
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    The Place Name Game

    North Braddock
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    The Place Name Game

    Rabat
  25. Just plugging the hole that is the DH position would be nice. I don't care for the flexibility that Ozzie wants or sees for that matter. Even though he's not the LH bat we think the team needs, I like the idea of Damon. Hell, if we're not going to sign a DH, let's just have JR and KW plead their case to Bud Selig to get the Sox moved to the NL.
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