AMownLawn
amownlawn
Aug 16 2016
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You’re definitely right in terms of win/loss being the most important factor, but I wonder if it comes down to semantics. “Skill Rating” isn’t really an accurate term for what the number is measuring. If it were, then your skill rating could go up even when your team loses, provided you had an amazing game. Even just Read more

Jul 9 2016
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It makes you appreciate just how much of a raging dumpster fire kinja is. The comments are such garbage now.

Jul 9 2016
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Right, although there were some less loved characters who left crosstalk before the exodus and then returned to the forum that made some people unhappy. Probably a good thing it didn't last too long.

Jul 9 2016
5

Mostly lurking these days, but I remember our many trials and tribulations, from #crosstalk on. And god damnit, I still miss commenter stars.

Jul 9 2016
3

I thought you were referring to the short-lived forum that HungDaddy created during the first crosstalk exodus. I wonder if that's still floating around in the ether somewhere.

Jul 5 2016
1

Thank you. I was waiting for someone to bring that up.

Jun 15 2016
10

If Bernie actually ran as an independent in this election, he would have been mercilessly raked over the coals for drawing support from Hillary and threatening the Democrats’ chances of keeping the White House. Running within the party was a pragmatic choice for him, obviously, but let’s not pretend that the Read more

Jun 15 2016
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“Mr. Sanders received a standing ovation when he dropped in at the Senate Democrats’ weekly lunch to speak about his campaign and pose for an official Senate photo with his colleagues. He has not been in the Capitol much of late; according to his website, he has not cast a vote since Jan. 12. Read more

May 27 2016
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I got my eyerolling muscles all warmed up before I clicked, but ended up riveted. Gawker may be at times sleazy, idiotic, pointless, and catty, but hey, so am I. Must be why I fit in.

May 25 2016
8

So, so many bad decisions. (That should probably be GM’s tagline.)

May 25 2016
4

Yikes. It’s scary that I’d actually forgot that even happened.

May 25 2016
7

Or just buy one, like Sheldon Adelson did. If there weren’t several instances of this sort of thing cropping up over the last couple of years, it might not be so worrisome.

May 25 2016
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Unfortunately, Gawker is such an intensely unsympathetic target. I’m sure it’s the petty revenge that drove Thiel’s decision-making here, but at the same time, it’s a brilliant strategic move to sway the 99%er peons over to your side against the mean bloggers.

May 25 2016
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Josh Marshall at TPM more or less sums it up for me. I don’t think you have to defend Gawker to realize that this practice is...troubling, to say the least. Read more

Apr 8 2016
1

He's a good 20+ years older than me and he could get it. I have no qualms about this.