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Ben Tippett
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Nov 1
18

Ben, though never officially a deadspinner, you were such a vital part of what made this site great. Read more

Oct 29
33

Ironically, Barry was probably the one that wrote most about sports.

Oct 29
876

As someone who was once part of a similar insurrection against arrogant, incompetent, and condescending management, I want to applaud all of y’all for today’s showing. I’m sure you’re simultaneously enjoying the fun of mutiny while also understanding the risk. Please also know how much it means to us here in the feebl Read more

Oct 29
379

Honestly, this blog post has far too much sports-adjacent content, IMO. Needs less sports.

Oct 29
1.1K

You guys are awesome. It is not hyperbole to say that this site often gets me through the day. Keep up the good work, and for the love of god do not stick to sports.

Feb 27 2019
815

Fun fact: “The Touching is, To Me, Off Limits,” was the original title of MC Hammer’s 1990 breakthrough single. 

Jan 29 2019
2

An excellent article. As you say the nuclear powers ‘reserve their right to use their nuclear arsenal in case of necessity and otherwise hold them as defensive deterrents’. They will use them if faced with existential threat. That’s the fall-back position of nuclear deterrence strategy. But we are becoming Read more

Jan 29 2019
3

Yeah it is illegal, it is also why they typically get threatened with execution when they get captured in those enemy uniforms.

Jan 28 2019
2

So all those movies where the "good guys" were wearing the uniforms of the enemy were considered acts of perfidy? In essence, Hollywood got it wrong? 

Jan 28 2019
1

Ignore me, I just reread that paragraph and realized that the headline influenced my interpretation of your paragraph. Great work as always!

Nov 24 2018
1

Hey Ben-- heard you on NPR the other day! I’m glad they reached out to you to talk a bit about the match and hope they will again once things conclude.