darthriordan
Darthriordan
darthriordan
Feb 21
15

Here’s something to ponder on a pragmatic mind: it’s not deadly enough to cull human population, but it’s damaging enough on the society that it will leave the population crippled instead. The financial cost alone can set back humanity progress by a couple years if not decade.

Feb 21
27

Oh yeah nothing screams pragmatism like wanting to deal with mass deaths from a contagious illness.

Feb 21
172

How dumb and myopic do you have to be to say “I don’t want it to happen to anyone I care about” and not care that everyone you’re wishing this illness upon has people who care about them? Go fuck yourself boss.

Feb 13
14

What isn’t all that surprising is that Phastos is going to have a relatively traditional nuclear family, because, hey, this is a Disney production after all. Read more

Nov 14
10

The Sub-Mariner actually debuted in Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1, a comic that was never released, but of which 8 or 9 samples exist. Read more

Nov 6
1

No thank you. That’s simply too much for me.

Aug 30 2019
2

A bunch of the college fields I umpired at had weird things like that. The “in play” area behind North Park University in Chicago’s first base dugout (toward the outfield) goes beyond (deeper in foul territory) the back wall of the dugout, so there are areas on an overthrow of first that would mean you can’t even see Read more

Aug 30 2019
3

I can give you “annoying,” since one likes what one likes. But “obscure”? Nah, dude. There’s no extra chapter in the rulebook that disappears, Harry Potter-like, when non-umpires read it. (Not that that wouldn’t be *cool*, but still.) Read more

Aug 30 2019
2

> the other version of it is when the ball is thrown into the stands or into the dugout, in which case the runners get the base they were running to plus one more. Read more

Aug 30 2019
2

That’s very interesting; I played baseball my whole life (well, through college at least) and I didn’t know that a player had to return inside that line to make the throw. Makes sense, though.

Aug 29 2019
26

Imagine Chris Thompson’s reaction next NBA season when a player who catches a pass and lands in the front row has to forfeit possession to the other team.

Aug 29 2019
33

It’s not that obscure...as an umpire, it’s something we discuss with coaches during pre-game, if the out-of-play areas are marked with a line. It’s called “catch and carry”. Generally, if the player makes the catch, and momentum takes him out of play, but he stays on his feet, the play remains live, but he has to Read more

Aug 29 2019
67

Like most visitors to Missouri, the Athletics got lucky and got runs they didn’t deserve.