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15 hours ago, cosjobs said:

Where the hell has Idiot Boxer been?

I can't answer why he doesn't post in here but I'm in a magic football league (24 Team IDP, rosters and scoring rules available by request) with him so I know he's still alive.

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16 hours ago, cosjobs said:

Where the hell has Idiot Boxer been?

Probably North Carolina

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Watching darts on TV. These dudes are sweating profusely. Didn't know it was such a grueling sport.

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8 minutes ago, kevzilla said:

TV lights + beer + 400lbs = sweat 

 

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1 hour ago, tommyboy said:

Watching darts on TV. These dudes are sweating profusely. Didn't know it was such a grueling sport.

 

I'll just put this out there.

I'm sure I could beat 90% of the FFA in darts.

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1 minute ago, Sconch said:

 

I'll just put this out there.

I'm sure I could beat 90% of the FFA in darts.

Didn't know you weighed 400

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1 minute ago, tommyboy said:

Didn't know you weighed 400

 

I DIDN'T KNOW YOUR FACE SUCKED

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Just now, Sconch said:

 

I DIDN'T KNOW YOUR FACE SUCKED

"Sconch with a miraculous 161! Look at those jowels vibrating in total ecstacy"

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1 hour ago, kevzilla said:

I got out of the pool 40 minutes ago. I'm still sweating. :oldunsure: 

budgie smuggler?

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20 minutes ago, mr. furley said:

#######. hell. :(

### #### it

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Just now, Leeroy Jenkins said:

We have had 4 people lose children on this board (at least). So terrible. Lots of hugs being given tonight in my house. 

 

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I keep thinking about their son, who is old enough to understand what is going on.  How do you parent through that?  Ugh.

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####### heartbreaking. like most of you guys, I've been following along with shady's story from the beginning... terrified to open every update, but maintaining hope throughout.

I can't even begin to imagine any of it... kudos to Shady for his honesty and strength through this. :(

 

I'm terrible with these kind of things- but is there anything we, as a community, can do for him or his family?

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49 minutes ago, Thorn said:

I keep thinking about their son, who is old enough to understand what is going on.  How do you parent through that?  Ugh.

I don't know.  I do know Big Bottom and Ham have done it with aplomb.  I don't know that I would be able to do that with the same dignity and grace.  I found out through FB before finding out here and on his FB feed from a little while back is his son proudly holding Riley with a smile.  I'm glad I was in the office alone because I lost it.  I'm about to lose it again now.

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2 minutes ago, General Malaise said:

 

54 minutes ago, Thorn said:

I keep thinking about their son, who is old enough to understand what is going on.  How do you parent through that?  Ugh.

I don't know.  I do know Big Bottom and Ham have done it with aplomb.  I don't know that I would be able to do that with the same dignity and grace.  I found out through FB before finding out here and on his FB feed from a little while back is his son proudly holding Riley with a smile.  I'm glad I was in the office alone because I lost it.  I'm about to lose it again now.

 

:cry:

I would ####### implode- and without dignity or grace... honestly. how ham, BB and now shady have so far dealt with all of this is awe-inspiring.

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1 hour ago, El Floppo said:

####### heartbreaking. like most of you guys, I've been following along with shady's story from the beginning... terrified to open every update, but maintaining hope throughout.

I can't even begin to imagine any of it... kudos to Shady for his honesty and strength through this. :(

 

I'm terrible with these kind of things- but is there anything we, as a community, can do for him or his family?

:goodposting:

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1 minute ago, El Floppo said:

:cry:

I would ####### implode- and without dignity or grace... honestly. how ham, BB and now shady have so far dealt with all of this is awe-inspiring.

completely agree. no shame at all. this would destroy me.

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Last year when I found out about dickey moe and his wife (real life friends) losing their little boy on Easter I went out on the patio by myself and ####ing lost it. 

 

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9 minutes ago, Sconch said:

 

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Last year when I found out about dickey moe and his wife (real life friends) losing their little boy on Easter I went out on the patio by myself and ####ing lost it. 

 

 

That was the 4th one.

All sad.  Just... that gut punch of getting her home and starting to see some semblance of normalcy and starting to feel like things just might be alright, only to lose her anyway.  I just can't fathom what that roller coaster ride must have been like.  Unimaginable.

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####. I don't think a magic football forum has made me cry before. Just unbelievable. :kicksrock:

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I'm not one for sharing my life here, so gb Vinny for having the stones to share his story, it's touched many of the community here.

he played a local league of mine once and, despite having no sense of humor, seems like a standup guy.

i hope he is able to find peace at some point in the future.  I certainly know all too well that the point when you smile and remember the best memories and times can be elusive.   

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fwiw- Shady posted a link to this organization... they have a donate option.

 

eta: nm... he's setting soemthing up a crowd-fund thing through the same website.

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Had our first soccer practice yesterday.  Been coaching most of these kids since they were in 1st/2nd grade.  They're growing up fast, now in 8th grade and getting big.  And some of them are getting pretty cool, too.  One of my favorite kids - Big Jackson - showed up yesterday in a Violent Femmes t-shirt.  So I stopped him and said "Okay, okay...c'mon man, there's no way you know who they are.  That's my generation."  He said "Coach, they're my favorite band, I saw them in concert recently".  Dubious, I pressed and asked for his favorite two songs and without missing a beat, he said "Add It Up" and my favorite "Gone Daddy Gone".  

Later, during a water break I was asking each of them what their favorite part of the summer was and another kid who goes to a art magnet school said his favorite part of the summer was going to a Modest Mouse concert.  Again, dubious, I asked what his favorite song was, thinking for sure he's say "Float On" or something ubiquitous, he thinks about it and says "Stars are Projectors" (side note: not a HUGE MM fan, so maybe this one is more common, I'd never heard of it).

Anyhow, I think the kids are gonna be alright.  

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Just now, General Malaise said:

Had our first soccer practice yesterday.  Been coaching most of these kids since they were in 1st/2nd grade.  They're growing up fast, now in 8th grade and getting big.  And some of them are getting pretty cool, too.  One of my favorite kids - Big Jackson - showed up yesterday in a Violent Femmes t-shirt.  So I stopped him and said "Okay, okay...c'mon man, there's no way you know who they are.  That's my generation."  He said "Coach, they're my favorite band, I saw them in concert recently".  Dubious, I pressed and asked for his favorite two songs and without missing a beat, he said "Add It Up" and my favorite "Gone Daddy Gone".  

Later, during a water break I was asking each of them what their favorite part of the summer was and another kid who goes to a art magnet school said his favorite part of the summer was going to a Modest Mouse concert.  Again, dubious, I asked what his favorite song was, thinking for sure he's say "Float On" or something ubiquitous, he thinks about it and says "Stars are Projectors" (side note: not a HUGE MM fan, so maybe this one is more common, I'd never heard of it).

Anyhow, I think the kids are gonna be alright.  

I did feel REALLY old when I told Big Jackson I saw the Violent Femmes in 1991. :bag:

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1 minute ago, General Malaise said:

I did feel REALLY old when I told Big Jackson I saw the Violent Femmes in 1991. :bag:

'86 was my first Femmes show

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Didn't know where else to ask this -

 

That guy Faust who posts links in the Shark Pool, he's a bot, right?

 

 

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Nobody reads the Shark Pool.

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On August 23, 2016 at 10:30 PM, bentley said:

The actual Czech places do. Lord help you if you ever end up West or Schulenberg, but they clearly differentiate.

I've been to West.  Czech Stop says "Kolaches" on the outside of the building. 

Jesus you guys get weirdly defensive about this.  Everybody calls the meat filled things Kolaches. 

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1 minute ago, shuke said:

I've been to West.  Czech Stop says "Kolaches" on the outside of the building. 

Jesus you guys get weirdly defensive about this.  Everybody calls the meat filled things Kolaches. 

Right. Because they serve actual kolaches. And the fruit pastries clearly say 'kolache' on the label. The meat filled ones don't.

 

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46 minutes ago, flysack said:

Didn't know where else to ask this -

 

That guy Faust who posts links in the Shark Pool, he's a bot, right?

 

 

Sadly no he's responded to my posts asking him to confine his spam to one thread.  Love it when you see like 6 consecutive posts over a year long span in the same thread of only him posting links.

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This must be really important to you. 

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9 minutes ago, shuke said:

This must be really important to you. 

Your basic lack of reading comprehension is important to me.

The original premise was that there are people of traditional Czech descent that consider the difference important. That premise seems to have flown right over your gigantic bobbling dome.

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5 minutes ago, bentley said:

Your basic lack of reading comprehension is important to me.

The original premise was that there are people of traditional Czech descent that consider the difference important. That premise seems to have flown right over your gigantic bobbling dome.

And I've yet to seem evidence that this differentiation is "important". 

 

Again, I find the reaction to this interesting. Sorry for touching a nerve. 

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My bad. I will defer to your clearly superior knowledge of central Texas history and culture.

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