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  • #137226

    Big Fat O
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    News organization or breathless PR dispenser?

    The first trailer for Cambridge native Mindy Kaling’s new film, “Late Night,” hit the internet Thursday morning, and its breezy wit and easy laughs make it immediately apparent why the film was a hit at Sundance.”

    What can’t she do?

    Flame away but if it debut on Pornhub I’d give it a look see.

    #137227

    Yahtzee
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    Someone please send the police to BFO’s home for a wellness check.

    #137228

    Canadian Soldier
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    This how Kyler Murray thing is driven by the baseball media complex who are upset he passed on the grand old game, right?

    What baseball media complex?

    Maybe you walked around the house with a Wiffle Ball bat in your hand all day. Maybe you slept in your uniform the night before your first Little League game. Maybe you got a new mitt for Christmas and put a ball in it and tied it up for the winter so it would have a good pocket for spring. Or maybe you wore your baseball pants when you rode your bike to school.

    Maybe those were things you watched your own kids do.

    Thursday in Fort Myers, Dustin Pedroia was that kid.

    Which asshole wrote that? :puke:

    Shankalicious

    Looks like he’s teed up a no-work-needed salute to Carl Yastrzemski for tomorrow’s rag.  Haven’t read it, but speculating it goes like this:

    • Couple of quotes from Yaz at Fort Myers this week (maybe quoting someone else’s quote)
    • “Quiet Polish kid from eastern Long Island potato farming stock.”
    • “Had big shoes to fill–Ted Williams’ shoes–in 1961.”
    • “1967 changed everything”
    • “Triple Crown”
    • “Master at fielding balls off the Green Monster.”
    • “Booed unmercifully in the early 1970s.”
    • “Was clutch again against the Oakland A’s in 1975 ALCS.”
    • “Played until he was 44 and biggest regret was never winning a World Series.”
    • “Still shuns limelight. Still smokes Camels.”

    :smile:

    #137230

    02062
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    Yaz Bread?

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    #137231

    Lebron
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    Still wakes up in the middle of the night dreaming about popping up to end the ‘78 playoff game

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    #137232

    Yahtzee
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    Larry thinks Charlie Cassidy is doing a great job with the Bruins.

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    #137234

    Yahtzee
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    Alas, Larry had a bad colonoscopy. Surgery Friday.

    #137235

    Canadian Soldier
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    That’s not good news for Larry.  I’m sure he announced it in the guise of raising awareness about colorectal cancer.  Still: TMI.

    #137236

    Humphrey
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    Crappy news, pun intended, especially given I have to have the colonoscopy “experience” a week from Monday.   Not that I’m expecting a bad ouutcome, but you never know.

     

     

    #137237

    Claude45
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    Crappy news, pun intended, especially given I have to have the colonoscopy “experience” a week from Monday. Not that I’m expecting a bad ouutcome, but you never know.

    Presumably, your camera won’t have to push an entire sheet cake out of the way in your colon. So you’ve got that going for you.

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    #137238

    Feejis
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    Watching a bit of the AAFL. Spurrier is walking around like he has 2 bad knees and 2 bad hips. Kinda tough to watch.

    #137239

    jforb
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    Crappy news, pun intended, especially given I have to have the colonoscopy “experience” a week from Monday. Not that I’m expecting a bad ouutcome, but you never know.

    Presumably, your camera won’t have to push an entire sheet cake out of the way in your colon. So you’ve got that going for you.

    I thought this was what he meant by bad, took a minute to realize that it was about the results and not the experience.

    #137240

    Fred West Lynn
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    This how Kyler Murray thing is driven by the baseball media complex who are upset he passed on the grand old game, right?

    What baseball media complex?

    Maybe you walked around the house with a Wiffle Ball bat in your hand all day. Maybe you slept in your uniform the night before your first Little League game. Maybe you got a new mitt for Christmas and put a ball in it and tied it up for the winter so it would have a good pocket for spring. Or maybe you wore your baseball pants when you rode your bike to school.

    Maybe those were things you watched your own kids do.

    Thursday in Fort Myers, Dustin Pedroia was that kid.

    Which asshole wrote that? :puke:

    Shankalicious

    Looks like he’s teed up a no-work-needed salute to Carl Yastrzemski for tomorrow’s rag. Haven’t read it, but speculating it goes like this:

    • Couple of quotes from Yaz at Fort Myers this week (maybe quoting someone else’s quote)
    • “Quiet Polish kid from eastern Long Island potato farming stock.”
    • “Had big shoes to fill–Ted Williams’ shoes–in 1961.”
    • “1967 changed everything”
    • “Triple Crown”
    • “Master at fielding balls off the Green Monster.”
    • “Booed unmercifully in the early 1970s.”
    • “Was clutch again against the Oakland A’s in 1975 ALCS.”
    • “Played until he was 44 and biggest regret was never winning a World Series.”
    • “Still shuns limelight. Still smokes Camels.”

    :smile:

    Exceptional understanding and dissection of a Shank mail-it-in cut-and-paste job. Bravo!

    I would only add:

    – Mention of grandson in Orioles system, perhaps with a sideways slam at Douquette

    –  Even though he’ll be mulling over Red Sox Greats bloodlines, no mention of cryogenic decapitation enthusiast John Henry Williams

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    #137241

    Fred West Lynn
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    That’s not good news for Larry. I’m sure he announced it in the guise of raising awareness about the dangers of excessive sheetcake consumption colorectal cancer. Still: TMI.

    Fact-checked. Sorry to mess with you, CS.

     

    #137242

    Big Fat O
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    I can think of more people at EEI then LJ that could get sick. LJ is a boob but he’s not an asshole like most of them.

    #137243

    Coma
    Participant

    I can think of more people at EEI then LJ that could get sick. LJ is a boob but he’s not an asshole like most of them.

    I was going to post something similar. The only snarky thing I’ll say is that I hope LJ doesn’t draw anything related to his medical issues.

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    #137244

    Dan
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    Crappy news, pun intended, especially given I have to have the colonoscopy “experience” a week from Monday. Not that I’m expecting a bad ouutcome, but you never know.

    I’ve had six of them and I just turned 50.  Bad family history, and the third one 8 years ago found some of the bad polyps.  Caught them early, no surgery required, but the nurse was shaken when she called me with the news of what the biopsy turned up.  Had I not had it when I did, I would have had advanced colon CA in a tough location within two years.  Subsequent three exams have been fine.  I lucked out.

    #137245

    Big Fat O
    Participant

    Like I said he’s kind of a boob but of all of the people at that station he’d do anything for anyone. The rest of them wouldn’t give you the sweat off their balls.

    Funny story about him. I knew a guy at the Globe who knew a guy I worked with him. I can’t remember the details but LJ did a few cartoons for him. I know we make sport of him but he was more than willing to do it.

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    #137246

    Dan
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    I loved shithead Kyrie and Lebron covering their mouths with a towel and a shirt after the game so no one could see what they were saying.  Those two drama queens deserve each other.

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    #137247

    Yahtzee
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    Predictably, Antonio Brown to the Raiders. I hope he enjoys losing.

    #137248

    Lefty
    Moderator

    I am starting to believe they Raiders may actually have a vague idea what they are doing.   That roster needed an enema anyway and they had salary cap issues.   Why not trash it while they are still in Oakland so when they do show up in Vegas, (probably next year) they are younger, have salary cap room and are more competitive.   Who cares what the Oakland market thinks, they are leaving any way.  They really didn’t have a player marketable in Vegas (Derek Carr?   Yawn) and have been pushing Gruden there.   For better or worse, Antonio Brown gives them a marketing face for when they sell PSLs.    Traded lower picks for Brown and still have three first round picks this year.

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    #137249

    Nashua Dad
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    I am starting to believe they Raiders may actually have a vague idea what they are doing. That roster needed an enema anyway and they had salary cap issues. Why not trash it while they are still in Oakland so when they do show up in Vegas, (probably next year) they are younger, have salary cap room and are more competitive. Who cares what the Oakland market thinks, they are leaving any way. They really didn’t have a player marketable in Vegas (Derek Carr? Yawn) and have been pushing Gruden there. For better or worse, Antonio Brown gives them a marketing face for when they sell PSLs. Traded lower picks for Brown and still have three first round picks this year.

    They have 3 first rounders because they traded Mack and Cooper. Mack easily could have been the marketing face and if Carr wasn’t a bottom 10 QB Cooper could have been as well.

    In the end it will be Gruden’s horrible coaching that means the most.

     

    #137250

    Feejis
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    I am starting to believe they Raiders may actually have a vague idea what they are doing. That roster needed an enema anyway and they had salary cap issues. Why not trash it while they are still in Oakland so when they do show up in Vegas, (probably next year) they are younger, have salary cap room and are more competitive. Who cares what the Oakland market thinks, they are leaving any way. They really didn’t have a player marketable in Vegas (Derek Carr? Yawn) and have been pushing Gruden there. For better or worse, Antonio Brown gives them a marketing face for when they sell PSLs. Traded lower picks for Brown and still have three first round picks this year.

    They have 3 first rounders because they traded Mack and Cooper. Mack easily could have been the marketing face and if Carr wasn’t a bottom 10 QB Cooper could have been as well.

    In the end it will be Gruden’s horrible coaching that means the most.

    I agree with lefty. Paying Mack wasn’t going to be a great decision considering how poor they will be for a few seasons. Even with the Pats playoff success, offense still rules the game in terms of regular season success and attention.

    And dealing Cooper and low picks for Brown and a 1st is a good deal. Cooper may not sign for quite as much as they just have Brown and he’s younger, but Brown has much more cache and is currently still a better player.

    What Mayock does with their picks will determine a lot of the near future. By the time they’re good, Brown will be gone but he will tide them over marketing wise.

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    #137251

    Humphrey
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    I loved shithead Kyrie and Lebron covering their mouths with a towel and a shirt after the game so no one could see what they were saying. Those two drama queens deserve each other.

    I loved Lebron getting his utterly meaningless triple double even more (the “utterly meaningless” part, of course).    Yanking him early (I’m sure they’ll say it was because of his “minutes restrictions”) was great too.   Really didn’t matter anyway, if he continued his fine offensive play for another 4 minutes he and his mates were giving them up at the other end just as fast.    And the Celts didn’t even shoot that well for long stretches (and still got 120 or thereabouts).

     

    #137252

    Canadian Soldier
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    Sally Jenkins’ tribute to her late father, Dan:

    A new manuscript of a novel my father just finished is still open on his desk — he was working on it on his last day at home before he fell and broke his hip and the congestive heart failure had its final say, from all the bacon and cigarettes. The novel, titled “The Reunion At Herb’s Café,” tells readers where his major fictional characters ended up. (It will be published by TCU Press.) His most famous and true creation was Billy Clyde Puckett, a sort of composite of all the dashing NFLers he knew. I stood over the manuscript this morning in tears, then read a line and almost spit my coffee.

    In the book, Billy Clyde is a retired old man, with two dogs.

    He named them Tom and Giselle.

    :lol:

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