DontForgetTheRain
DontForgetTheRain
10/19/16
12:35 PM
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So just to clarify, up here in the CFL you can challenge for not just DPI, but also illegal contact and OPI (but for some reason not defensive holding) as well as for roughing the passer, and you can challenge both situations where a penalty was called and when it wasn’t. From my experience, this rule has done a great Read more

4/1/16
10:31 AM
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Soon after I was born, my parents bought a minivan. It was used, but low-mileage, about a year old. Beautiful Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer edition, two tone paint job, very 80's looking light brown cloth interior. They drove it for years and years, put a ton of hard miles on it; by the end it was totally trashed, inside Read more

3/30/16
10:04 AM
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Found this one pretty interesting. In it, Colin Campbell speculates as to what is causing the “CONCUSSION EPIDEMIC” (bold all-caps his). Of his 7 theories, the one he goes into the most detail on is that players are at fault for putting themselves in positions to take a big hit, and that they are staying down trying Read more

3/11/16
2:41 PM
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I think it’s just a predictably British outcome. Like many of the UK’s most famous pop-culture properties (See: Who, Doctor and Python, Monty), Harry Potter is inexorably rooted in British-ness. Hereditary class/nobility, Public schools, the legacy of both the colonial era and WWII (and in particular the “stiff upper Read more

3/9/16
10:06 AM
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Totally agreed with your second point. In my mind the biggest problem with (the five episode I’ve watched so far) is space; by which I mean both room in the script for organic character/plot development to occur and physical space in the world they’ve built. This is a problem for a lot of adaptations, you only have so Read more

10/22/15
2:56 PM
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If things shake out the way you expect for Best Picture, with Fury Road, The Martian, and Star Wars (if it’s any good) all on the outside looking in, then I predict that this is the last year for the expanded BP category. Those kinds of films were what they hoped to include when they allowed more than 5 nominees, and Read more

10/15/15
11:27 AM
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That rule is in their specifically to deal with overthrows into the stands. While the “right” thing probably happened with Odor’s run being counted, since time never should have been called in the first place, allowing reversal of dead-ball calls and subsequently assigning runners to where they “should” be is a tricky Read more

10/13/15
10:08 AM
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I think you’re reading too much into this. I’m sure Warner would be thrilled to keep Fury Road in the Best Picture conversation, but realistically this is a way to keep it in voters’ minds for the technical category as well as to bang the drum a bit for the two major Oscar nominations it actually could have a shot at, Read more

9/25/15
2:03 PM
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I’m with you 100% on what you’re saying, but that argument still leaves a bit of a bad taste in my mouth, as one implication of that reasoning is that if you were totally certain of guilt then state sanction murder would be OK.

9/23/15
11:15 AM
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“an app designer [who] teams up with a young pastry chef who has just discovered that she is destined to be guardian of a mythological realm that can be accessed through a portal in an old Savannah mansion” Read more

9/23/15
11:00 AM
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It’s not goodwill he’s trying to earn, it’s a bargaining chip. The Seahawks aren’t as bad as an 0-2 record suggests, and with or without Chancellor they will improve from here. It’s a good position to have when you can say “hey, without me you were 0-2 but with me you were 9-5 or 10-4 or whatever”.

9/22/15
10:23 AM
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Not only was Hardhome the best episode of the season, it was the most “cinematic” and “directorly”, so I was shocked that wasn’t the one getting the props at least in that category.
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9/22/15
10:12 AM
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I can see Jeb(!) coming out and denouncing Trump, either out of conviction or long-term strategy, but I can’t see Hillary throwing moderate Republicans a lifeline. It’s in the Dems’ best interest to watch the GOP cannibalize itself.

9/8/15
3:00 PM
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This is good news for unions/the labour movement. I would trace the decline of the public respect for unions to the sectors they historically represent, and the fights they have taken on. The original union heyday pushed for safe workplaces and fair compensation in dangerous and underregulated industries; the Read more

4/15/15
11:50 PM
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Thing is though, in the comics it wasn't "sexual violence" in the typical sense. Rapey? Absolutely. But not the "first thing you think of" type situation based on the hints dropped (which was honestly the brilliance of all of it). Read more

4/1/15
5:52 PM
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If you like the subject matter, check out the Hardcore History podcasts about the Mongols, Wrath of the Khans.

3/15/15
12:07 PM
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Well said, but a couple of things I would point out. Hydro, especially large hydro, is often used in a"peaker" or grid balancing type role, since it ramps up or down essentially instantaneously (look for example out how the Pacific Northwest integrates the amount of wind power it does). Also, I'm not sure what kind of Read more