Wow, I've been here for seven years? Incredible. Thanks to all of the pantheon, admins and fellow spofites... you've made this into a fantastic place.
posted by dusted at 02:31 AM on January 26
You say "I will council my son to realize that not all are as well educated as he is" and "He led by example" followed by "i could care less how long you have been on here."
That's the crux: you could care less, but expect us to care greatly about your concerns, and you insult us in the meantime!
I grew up in a fundamental Christian environment, surrounded by Christians of all kinds. There were good, humble people trying to live their own lives well, and there were the people obsessed over the minor sins of others. I'm just guessing, but from what little I've read of your comments here, you fit into the latter group. You need to take a good look inward and see what you're actually teaching your son with your example.
posted by dusted at 03:40 PM on November 05
A well-placed profanity is a valuable asset. Glad there's no blanket rule.
posted by dusted at 02:26 PM on September 04
I've wanted to write a post about the arms race between World Superbikes and MotoGP, but I can't bring myself to post about it under "Auto Racing." So wow, one more moron to ignore... :)
posted by dusted at 01:44 PM on August 28
For serious runners, the Running Times Radio podcast is fantastic. It's mostly interviews with elite athletes and coaches about training. They cover a really wide range of topics: recovery, masters runners, youth running, marathoning, miler training, etc.
Great thread idea!
posted by dusted at 02:09 AM on July 09
Blitzed out of his gourd.
posted by dusted at 12:17 PM on June 05
rcade, it's still not working for me. I've tried logging in and out again and deleting the page content, but still none of the changes are showing up on the page. No big deal, but just another item for your list.
posted by dusted at 03:11 PM on January 11
Tried to update my profile (for the first time in years) with no luck. It looks like the changes have been accepted, but the profile stays the same. Tried logging in and out with the same results.
posted by dusted at 10:39 AM on January 11
It's like an old friend has returned. Yes!
Oh, thank you thank you thank you! I didn't realize how badly I missed this old friend!
posted by dusted at 10:21 AM on January 11
OK, one more... consider following metafilter's example of removing ads for logged-in users.
posted by dusted at 01:05 PM on September 29
One suggestion: move or get rid of the left column. Before there was a very clear hierarchy and flow to a discussion, with all the crap out of the way and the focus on the comments. Now it feels like the comments are being squeezed between meta data and ads.
For functionality, please bring back the multiple previews and the ability to see all the preceding comments on the preview.
And last, Thank You!
posted by dusted at 01:02 PM on September 29
I just have nothing funny or witty or intelligent to add these days. Sometimes the best use of the post button is to not. What he said, plus I can't even tell you the last time I watched sports on TV. I just lost interest.
posted by dusted at 04:39 PM on April 17
I love you all. *hug* That is all.
posted by dusted at 12:23 AM on November 06
Crazy Japanese Pitch
posted by dusted at 11:40 AM on June 28
Hilarious because it's true. We all have too much shit.
posted by dusted at 11:49 PM on June 06
Way to go, Chicks! Congrats on taking on a successful team, playing them tough and having fun while winning! Texan, if this youth coaching gig doesn't work out for you, you might have a future in sportswriting. My blood was pumping harder and harder as I read... I don't think I took a breath once the ball went over their defense.
posted by dusted at 01:46 PM on April 23
See above, justgary.
posted by dusted at 11:34 PM on April 04
Your application has been denied based on the misspelling of "grammar."
posted by dusted at 03:55 PM on April 04
Defective Yeti is on the case: Internet Access CAPTCHAs. We need to get this integrated into the site ASAP.
posted by dusted at 02:07 PM on April 04
Can we ban the phrase "end of story" from the site?
posted by dusted at 11:33 AM on April 03
Awesome Texan, just awesome. I could see the game as I read. Tell your girls that we're rooting for them all the way.
posted by dusted at 09:36 PM on March 20
Congrats to you and your team, Texan! Just out of curiosity, how did the girl on your team get bruises from head to toe? I've never played competitive soccer outside of PE class, and I had no idea it was that physical.
posted by dusted at 01:21 AM on March 12
The_Black_Hand, that video is hysterical on so many levels.
posted by dusted at 06:09 PM on March 01
That's what I'm talking aboot. Great link.
posted by dusted at 12:26 AM on March 01
I've never seen a closed thread on SpoFi, but good on the admins. That was a train wreck, and not a good example for our new 16Kers.
posted by dusted at 01:29 AM on February 16
Thanks, SummersEve! I'd never heard the Weaver rant - did it actually happen live on the air?
posted by dusted at 01:04 PM on February 14
Those old users are dyslexic. All the bugs were worked out a little after 700.
posted by dusted at 12:31 AM on February 14
AAAAHHHH ha ha ha ha ha. Classic, rcade, classic.
posted by dusted at 04:10 PM on February 08
Christie has signed on to be a Clipper for the next 10 days, which means he has brought along his wife, and by all previous accounts, she's a load. She will be hopping aboard the team's charter today to begin a seven-game trip, and while that might be news to the team, it was nothing compared to what I told Donald Sterling at halftime. It seems no one mentioned, "The Christie's Uncut," a movie made by Doug and Jackie, starring Doug and Jackie. I caught a little bit of it earlier in the day and did my best to describe the opening scene to Sterling. "OK, so there's this white furry bunny on the bed," I told Sterling, "and Doug is just in his underpants, a dog collar around his neck, and his wife — dressed like a maid who has more on her mind than making the bed — is pulling Doug by a dog leash and repeatedly whipping him, while he's yelling, 'again, again, again.' " Doug Christie is playing for the Clippers.
posted by dusted at 06:50 PM on February 06
Haircuts from the 70's
posted by dusted at 04:22 PM on February 01
"Geez Tom, what is that fahking thing under the fahking bridge?" "Holy shit, Mike - it's a fahking Lite-Brite... WE'RE UNDER ATTACK!!" Did you hear about the news conference, where only questions about 70's hairstyles would be accepted? Great joy!
In a news conference, Rich told reporters he had advised his clients not to discuss the incident. Stevens and Berdovsky took the podium and said they were taking questions only about haircuts in the 1970s. When a reporter accused them of not taking the situation seriously, Stevens responded, “We’re taking it very seriously.” Asked another question about the case, Stevens reiterated they were answering questions only about hair and accused the reporter of not taking him and Berdovsky seriously. Reporters did not relent and as they continued, Berdovsky disregarded their queries, saying, “That’s not a hair question. I’m sorry.”
posted by dusted at 01:55 PM on February 01
WTF, stupid mac folk? All your "C:/ drive" belong to us.
posted by dusted at 05:11 AM on January 29
Tread carefully, lest this lovely litttle spot turn into a hellish pit of bile.
posted by dusted at 06:37 PM on January 16
Does iTunes work well on PCs? That's about as noob-friendly as you can get, and it works great on macs.
posted by dusted at 02:51 PM on December 20
I still owe someone a CD from wayyyy back. Please remind me who it is, because I feel like shit about it.
posted by dusted at 10:36 PM on December 16
I nominate BullpenPro for SpoFi Class President.
posted by dusted at 02:07 AM on December 14
What, 15 going on 16K users isn't enough?
posted by dusted at 04:45 PM on December 07
The Santorum family are just slightly atypical. Most of us look like this:
posted by dusted at 01:30 AM on November 26
That would make for a great pony.
posted by dusted at 01:56 PM on November 23
I'm tired of predicting what I think will happen. Here's what I hope will happen: East Atlantic Winner - Nets Central Winner - Pistons Southeast Winner - Heat Five other playoff teams - Cavs, Bucks, Wizards, Celtics, Magic Conference finals - Cavs over Magic West Southwest Winner - Mavs Northwest Winner - Sonics Pacific Winner - Clippers Five other playoff teams - Lakers, Suns, Spurs, Warriors, Kings Conference Finals - Clippers over Suns Champion - Clippers over Cavs Leage MVP - Elton Brand Rookie of the Year - Brandon Roy Coach of the Year - Don Nelson In other words, youth and exciting basketball over old established teams.
posted by dusted at 11:18 PM on October 30
The blindingly white pants should qualify as a weapon.
posted by dusted at 04:49 PM on October 24
Lart defined, for those that also had no idea.
posted by dusted at 04:11 PM on September 19
I took a look at the Basecamp signup page earlier. Are we on the $12 or $24 per month plan, Dr. John? I had no idea that it cost that much!
posted by dusted at 11:29 PM on August 22
posted by dusted at 05:44 PM on August 22
That's great! I love it.
posted by dusted at 09:54 PM on August 17
"Ya happy Braveheart?!" This video has been removed at the request of copyright owner New England Sports Network because its content was used without permission
posted by dusted at 05:37 PM on August 17
"Your behavior is very naughty!" Hey, maybe we can just say that when a knuckledragger shows up?
posted by dusted at 11:41 PM on August 08
A-Rod is not much better than poop.
posted by dusted at 12:07 PM on August 08
Point taken. How would you prevent it then? I guess I don't see the burning need to prevent it. When a thread devolves to the point of silliness, it's usually just a few people going crazy and the rest of us on the sidelines. When the Faith Day thread turned into a convoluted discussion of the biology of homosexuality, it's obviously done. Can't we just ignore it? Banning entire topics seems like overkill. That said, an option for admins to close a topic that's gone off the rails seems like a great idea.
posted by dusted at 03:53 PM on August 07
2. Delete threads that have potential for being incendiary. That would piss me off a whole lot more than a thread gone amok. Why don't we just talk about the weather?
posted by dusted at 02:38 PM on August 07
How do you bottle clutchness?
posted by dusted at 04:52 PM on August 01
For the cherry: Packers To Favre: 'Take Your Time, Asshole'
posted by dusted at 12:23 AM on April 19
Lil' Jon with the Stanley Cup Via Deadspin
posted by dusted at 04:30 PM on April 12
Are the riders allowed to just jump on the back and get back into the race after crashing? For some reason, I'm under the impression that the bike has to be briefly inspected by those two track officials before you can ride it again. Maybe it's just a coincidence that those guys get to the bike before a rider gets back on it. Yeah, they're allowed to jump back on. I've seen it happen many times. Besides, the people running out there are just corner workers. Their job is to flag corners, get crashed equipment out of the way, and help injured riders. They're not qualified to inspect a MotoGP bike. Hell, I'd bet most of the riders couldn't do more than a cursory inspection.
posted by dusted at 11:30 AM on April 06
Last week's race in the season opener had him wreck on the very first curve on the track, but he still caught up to some people even though he was about 30 seconds behind them. It's just amazing what he can do. Yet he would have been only 10 or 15 seconds behind had he not stood there waving his fist... It's hard to criticize, since getting bumped off your bike on the first corner of the first race has to be a crushing blow. I see it as a positive: now Rossi will have to work that much harder to win it this year.
posted by dusted at 09:49 AM on April 06
I love MotoGP. I've been a huge fan for the last few years, although I'm getting tired of Rossi's dominance. This year has started a bit more interesting - the Ducatis might surprise Yamaha and Honda. It would be great to have some MotoGP links in the Auto Racing Motorsports category.
posted by dusted at 05:50 PM on April 05
NOOBS, gotta love 'em.
posted by dusted at 04:30 PM on April 05
Where would we be without StarFucker's inappropriate inline images? Or this little fella?
posted by dusted at 04:18 PM on March 30
It's spam. Aaron/Armchair may be well-intentioned, but mass-emailing all the users in a community is bullshit. I vote to make email addresses visible only when you're logged in, and instantly ban anyone that does something like this. What he's doing is worse than a self-link.
posted by dusted at 06:29 PM on March 28
Ali G TNT commercials with NBA stars. I particularly like the Richard "Thomas" Jefferson one.
posted by dusted at 04:37 PM on March 22
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