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  1. Wanted to say thanks to you folks for helping make the board what it is. The quality of discussion as well as the volume is outstanding. Topics and comments are flying with some of the smartest people in the industry sharing insights. Thanks. That's a credit to you folks. For the tons of y'all that are contributing, thanks. Please keep it up. For the folks lurking, don't hesitate to jump in and contribute if you've got something positive to add to the discussion. The boards are better with more voices. Bottom line - thanks. You rock.
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  2. Should have posted this earlier. Ring the Bell!!!!! Don't recall if I said this previously. I wasn't going to ring the bell because I didn't have anybody there with me but my nurses talked me into it. After doing so, I realized I wasn't ringing if for other people, I was ringing it for me.
    35 points
  3. Thanks again for everything my friends. I just can't say enough how much strength you all give me. Here's a status update
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  4. This just came out: https://sports.yahoo.com/report-jon-gruden-repeatedly-used-homophobic-misogynist-language-in-email-exchanges-involving-bruce-allen-003823476.html it’s not cancel culture. It’s consequences culture. Apparently a slew of emails containing language that modern workplaces don’t tolerate were sent by Gruden, including calling Roger Goodell some very unflattering things. I would fire him from my company, too.
    30 points
  5. im really grieving so forgive me for putting it down here for my internet friends who dont really even know us but thats what makes this site great anyhow just so you know the backstory i got a call from my mom about 1015 on sunday night and i knew what it was going to be she never calls that late and both her and me are normally asleep by then anyhow she told me emts had been trying to revive my dad for 40 minutes and they had read his last directives and they were done so i should come down she didnt ever say he had passed probably so that i would not drive like an idiot but in my heart i knew and i live about 30 minutes away so i hopped into my car and went to thier condo thing and was met by the police outside who said he was gone guys that was the hardest thing ive ever heard but hey said that it was fast and he didnt suffer so i helped my mom and the cops call the funeral home and they came and got him at about midnight my dad was a great man who helped anyone he could did meals on wheels worked with vets and was active in whatever church he lived by at the time and who was always striking up conversations with total strangers at any of my kids games and who was basically like a permanent fixture in most bleachers where me or my kids played and for his part he had been a hell of a football player as a center and was maybe the last guy to ever wear a leather helmet for one of the best football programs around and was literally just a huge man when he shook your hand his hand just sort of swallowed yours up but as mean as he was as a center he was that nice off of the field something about taking that helmet off and he was just the nicest man anyhow he was a teddy bear of a guy and fought all sorts of demons and who had a hard life to be honest but everyone loved him in part because of how he fought those demons and how he beat them back so the hardest part has been calling his remaining family and my moms side and telling them because they all start busting up and it makes me relive the cops telling me hes gone and that starts to get to me and i guess in the end im just going to miss him but i did see him over the holiday and hugged him and told him i loved him and he got to go at home and not in some bed or hooked up to a machine and without suffering and i guess that is all that any of us can hope for thanks for reading and being kind i appreciate it a lot
    25 points
  6. I have them on all of my mountain retreats. Highly recommend.
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  7. Wonder what my wife has been doing all day?
    20 points
  8. What it do, fam? Just a quick update. This weekend has been a struggle. It's my wife's 20th hs reunion. She didn't trust me to be home alone with the kids so I made the trek 3+ hours so she could go to the bar last night and again tonight. I'm DD. Last night was rough. We're staying with my in laws and they were in bed by 10 or so. I got to sit in a dark basement watching TV waiting for my wife's text to pick her up. Plenty of jealousy and anxiety on my part. But I breathed my way through and had music behind me. Gb @Drifter wanted some suggestions so we went back and forth Today was a family thing at a park. I twiddled my thumbs but then played some basketball with my middle kid. It was fun. Until Vicki said very loudly "I'm glad you quit drinking. I had a crush on you when Katie brought you to our 10rh reunion" It got quiet for a second but people figured it out. Vicki is drinking wine out of a box. But there's no box because that makes more room in the cooler. This was 330pm At any rate the real reason for my post. My wife went out with her classmates after dinner, I had the kids bathed and ready to watch a movie. My mil asked me point blank about being an alcoholic since there was no one around. We talked for like 2 hours. She called me out, I answered. We laughed. We cried. We really had a solid chat. She will always keep her daughter's best interest in mind. But after tonight I have an ally. We've never been close now we are.
    20 points
  9. All my Ben Simmons posts and thread titles over the years have been so validated. I’m like a proud dad of hot takes.
    19 points
  10. Happiness is so much easier to come by when you aren’t constantly looking around for something to be offended by.
    19 points
  11. Thanks guys! No mid-race report posting, so I’ll settle for a few quick hits for now. 1- oh, they’re not running a shuttle from Hopkinson State Park, as I had confirmed at the expo? Fortunately my local friend had agreed to drive me over, and was able to get me within a mile or so of the town. 2- oh, the start times by bracket are more of a suggestion? That worked fine, and I was able to take off early. 3- with the rolling start, I ran the tangents throughout. So how the heck do I end up running 26.5 miles? Weird. 4- all the hills to a degree, and Boylston for sure, were my b#### today. That said, my son posted video of me finishing …and despite a relatively fast finish (vs the day’s pacing), I do look my age. 5- per my watch (and given the 26.5), I show a 7:59/mi pace. The hard finish brought it to sub-8:00. I know there’s no crying in baseball, but post-marathon? As the overall time and pace sunk in after the finish, I felt somewhat overwhelmed and had a moment.
    19 points
  12. I hope you're sitting down when you learn where he lives.
    19 points
  13. Not a fan of cancel culture...this isn't cancel culture. A poorly timed joke or one oft tirade is one thing, this appears to a be a pattern.
    18 points
  14. My daughter did an interview last week to raise awareness for long hauler issues for those vaxxed on time.com. and that story led to her being the lead story on the local news last night to raise further awareness.
    18 points
  15. Hopefully Facebook is gone forever.
    18 points
  16. Hey gents…… Thanks so much for your support. Thought of you out there. This was honestly much more challenging mentally than I thought it would be. i got a 2 and a half minute PR but I have more in me. But it is what it is. Some were within my control while others were not. I’ll explain more tomorrow or Tuesday. For now, i need to shower, grab lunch and drink some beer.
    18 points
  17. ok. I was 5, in my tighty-whiteys doing a little pre-Kindergarten prep with my usual morning routine of Sesame Street. Now- this was the tail end of my S Street days... I had matured to the much more sophisticated Electric Company- or maybe Zoom. But definitely not that Romper Room bull####- that was for the #######s. so- I'm sitting there, as I say... when this guy in cool sunglasses comes on and starts talking to Grover. Grover seemed almost deferential. Nice. not sure why this guy isn't actually looking at Grover, but off to the side... but whatever. Now off to the Count..2 fishsticks... hahahaha... and then back to the guy in the sunglasses.... and some drums? Nice- a song. waaaaaaaaaiiiit a sec... what IS this and how much allowance do I need to save to buy tickets to get to Sesame Street- like, RIGHT NOW. 3- Stevie Wonder- Superstition (1972) #12
    18 points
  18. After a year from hell, culminating in a divorce after a marriage of 31 years which came on the heels of finally being diagnosed with bipolar 1, I figured I would make a public service announcement to anyone here that might be struggling with BP1/2, anxiety or depression, or any other psychological disorder that you might be ashamed to admit or get treated for. Kind of a long read, so if you don't care stop reading now. Basics, I grew up always feeling unlovable/unloved/or having to earn love from parents, friends, classmates, teachers etc. I thought that was normal. So while I did great academically I was always socially awkward and tried too hard to gain acceptance or approval. When I hit my teens and college years I was afraid to approach women for the fear of rejection. My sophomore year in college I met a woman who actually loved me - we dated, got pregnant and married in a short period of time - however I still felt I always had to earn her love of she would leave me. Brief pause for an important tidbit - you don't develop Bipolar disorder - you either have it or you don't. The symptoms may become more pronounced over time - but it is something you have or you do not have. One of the typical symptoms of Bipolar 1 is feeling unloved or incapable of being loved. So I had symptoms but just assumed it was a natural way to feel since I did not know better. Several times early in our marriage my wife would threaten to leave me if I did not leave the Air Force because she wanted to be closer to her parents. This exacerbated my feelings of being unloved - although she had no idea she was dealing with a BP spouse so I can't blame her but it was torture. As the marriage progressed we eventually had 5 kids together but I had several episodes which in retrospect SCREAMED Bipolar - and one of those hypomanic episodes led to me being hospitalized where the doctor suggested treatment for anxiety, depression and possible BiPolar - but my wife said the doctor was a quack so I went on untreated. Finally this time last year - September 14th to be precise I was promoted to a managerial position unwillingly and it set off my final hypomanic episode which lasted until the Monday after the Super Bowl. From September 14th until that day I slept very little, worked long hours, was in a constant manic state in which I was always busy but unproductive due to racing thoughts, paranoia. Many times I thought of self harm with no real plan but always thought about it as my only way out. I never attempted anything because I still wanted everything for my family and if I did self harm they would be left high and dry. So I suffered in silence. The Monday after the Super Bowl in 2021 I headed to work like any other day - but then made an irrational decision to just get on the highway and drive south to wherever I could find warmer weather. Find some wilderness area and go out in the woods to die. I shut off my phone so I could not be tracked and started driving. When I didn't show up at work and they couldnt get hold of me - everyone panicked and police were called. I drove from Omaha to almost St Louis and somewhere short of St Louis I realized I needed help and going somewhere hoping to die was not the answer. So I turned the car around and headed back. As I headed back I realized how stupid I had been and now NO ONE could love me because I might be crazy. Before I got back to Omaha I stopped by a Walmart and picked up a bottle of Tylenol PM - drove to the cemetery where my Mom was buried, parked the car and took the bottle of pills. Thank God my brother thought of the fact I might be out near the cemetery as I was extremely close to my mom. The police found me and took me to the hospital where I was checked in for psychiatric treatment - after they got the pills out of my stomach. It was during this treatment that I was FINALLY diagnosed with Bipolar 1 and since that time through medication and therapy I have been able to see all the red flags in my life that should have made me get diagnosed sooner. My BP is now under control and the therapy has allowed me to rediscover who I am and realize my illness doesn't define me - it is just a challenge i get the opportunity to battle for some reason unknown to me. Unfortunately the manic states that are typical of BP1 patients were too much for my wife to bear which led her to seeking a divorce this summer after 31 years of marriage, 5 kids and 5 grandkids. I am at peace with it, because God knows she put up with a lot all those years I ws undiagnosed. I am now on a happier path, living alone with peace not just for the divorce but also toward my battle with BP. Moral of the story - our society tells us mental health problems are something to be ashamed of. They are not. Seek care. Speak out. Engage your significant others, friends and family for support. I wasted a marriage on 30 + years of my life by trying to run and hide from an illness. I don't want any of you to do the same. Mr. Know-It-All
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  19. As a former Republican turned Independent I will not support anyone in the GOP when 2/3 of its base believe a candidate who has no evidence he won an election, continues to think he won. The key to our democracy is accepting defeat when you lose an election. Nor will I support a party who are run by hypocrites…..they won’t consider a vote on a Supreme Court justice when an election is under one year away when a Democrat President is in charge but will approve a Supreme Court just just weeks before an election when a Republican is in charge. Even though I don’t like some of the things that are going on when Democrats are in charge I am voting blue to make them pay until the GOP comes to it’s senses. And I don’t see that happening anytime soon if ever.
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  20. My condolences to him and his family. I won't speculate if he was fully vaccinated and how long after vaccine he got sick because at this point for him and his loved ones the point is moot. This virus is real and far too many have been way too cavalier about precautions vaccinations etc. Fact is 95% or more of hospitalization and deaths right now are in the unvaccinated. Buy vaccination is not a guarantee just like a bullet proof vest isn't a guarantee you won't die of a gunshot. Bit if everyone is vaccinated and uses proper precautions around others this pandemic will end and no more senseless tragedies will occur. Signed, front line healthcare worker who has been living this the past 18 months
    17 points
  21. https://www.footballguys.com/article/2021-unexpected-observations-week03 Justin Freeman dives deep with things that caught his attention on Snap Counts, Routes Run and Targets. We do this for every team. Sample from Baltimore:
    17 points
  22. This looks amazing. I'm going to have to call a doctor, because I guarantee it's not going down in the next 4 hours. Official trailer Starts Nov 25th on Disney+. Can. Not. Wait.
    16 points
  23. @FranzkeLA Do you know how hard it is to get Doc Rivers to throw you off the court? He let George Hill stay out there for 21 minutes in Game 7
    16 points
  24. I'm pretty speechless on the feeling right now. So many different things, pride, joy, pain, exhaustion, and so many more. The temp out there was great and we were in a fair amount of shade. Wind got dicey at times (strava says 2 mph, but we definitely were way higher than that). It sucks that the timing mats were off...I remember that from 2 years ago when I ran the half. I'll go in more detail later, but I went for the easy approach for the first half of the race. I started to pick it up and felt great, so I turned it up more than I originally planned (we train for the last 16 miles, right? So, why not let it go a bit). It was going great until mile 19 that @MAC_32 mentioned. Uphill over the river straight into the wind. But, also as @MAC_32 mentioned, the crowd over the last part of the race was truly amazing (not to mention the sick kids out on the course giving high fives at each mile). Things started falling apart in the last 2 miles. During 25, I thought I was going to puke. But, I held on and am very happy with the time considering everything. And, I'm glad with the approach i took. I left it out there in the 2nd half and experiencing those ups and downs is something Im glad I got to have (especially now that its over)
    16 points
  25. We are hiring a salesman in medical components. Selling delivery system components to manufacturers. Medical background understanding huge plus. Pays about 110 160k. East coast Boston area. PM me if interested
    16 points
  26. "Indigenous whatever" sounds really bad but I bet they meant: "Yesterday was Columbus/Indigenous/Whatever day." "Happy Holidays/Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanzaa/Whatever." Same vein.
    16 points
  27. If I may offer a perspective as one of the gay members of this board: Some of y'all are not getting this Michael Sam stuff right. Let's say Gruden's comments are actually true. The next question is, why is this a big deal? If you are upset that a player was drafted because he is gay, to ostensibly start knocking down some barriers, then presumably you would be upset about the opposite, too. After all, we know that scouts and front offices for years have implicitly or explicitly asked draft prospects about their sexuality. So, here's the kicker: How many players were drafted because they were heterosexual, and therefore "safe" to pick? For me, the most frustrating thing about being gay is how all parts of your life are framed by your sexuality, often even by well-meaning people. It is amazing, if not downright comical, how the lives of heterosexual people are at the same time presumed to be so disconnected from their sexual orientation.
    16 points
  28. I post this from the top of Heartbreak Hill at the Boston Marathon. London Marathon Race Report – October 3, 2022 London is considered one of the six stars of Marathon Running. Along with Berlin, Boston, Chicago, New York and Tokyo, London makes up one of the six major marathons. There is an entire extra medal and contest in running all six. Historically, London is held the third weekend of April, a time where my job would prevent me from participating in this race. I can’t get away even for the weekend during that time of year. I had ruled out pursuing the six stars, until COVID. COVID changed everything because London was moved to early October. I saw an opportunity to run London. It is the most difficult of the majors to get into as an international participant. There are no time qualifiers and the ballot historically receives nearly half a million entries for approximately 17,000 spots. I was incredibly fortunate to find a tour operator who had a bib available, so I booked it! My PR was at Indianapolis Marathon in 2019. I ran 3:12:43 that day and I said to myself, I’m not sure I can run any faster. During the summer of 2020 during COVID, I became injured with a strained glute which shut down my running for over a month. I carefully navigated my way back. Starting with weeks of runs 3-4 minutes per mile SLOWER than my marathon pace runs. I started a strengthening program, stretching program, I stayed away from hills (as vertical will aggravate it). Over time, I managed the glute carefully. I spent many hours this past winter riding my Peloton stationary bike as another way to strengthen my legs, allow my body to recover from the pounding of running, and keep my glute on the road to health. I chose to follow the Hanson’s high mileage plan which made most of training weeks around 70-80 miles. It was a lot of miles, but I could feel myself making progress and strengthening every week. The heat and humidity of the summer was another challenge but one I have always embraced. What is hard makes you stronger! I started to zero in on a goal for London. I was eyeing 3:10. Some of my training suggested I could have gone faster, but I know the marathon is a beast and if you overstretch your goal, you will pay dearly. In order to attempt by goal, I wanted to start mile 1 at 7:45pace. Mile 2 at 7:30 pace. Mile 3-13.1 would be around 7:11 pace. Miles 13.1 – 21ish would be 7:15pace. Mile 21-26.2 – just empty the tank. I woke up after pretty good sleep. I arrived on Thursday before the Sunday race, so I had a couple days to get my jetlag reduced. Might have been a little bit of drain from travel and doing touristy things on Thursday and Friday, however, nothing that would stop me from executing the plan. We gathered in three distinctly different areas at the start. I was in the blue wave and we were out on this large grassy area in a park. The typical amenities with hundreds (if not thousands) of porta potties, many large containers for recycling, garbage and clothing collection. There was music being played and a DJ/Host person who tried to entertain, while also play music, let people know the status of the timing as well as helping the owner of the cell phone that was turned in. There was a very large screen (much like would be at centerfield of a baseball game) giving us an opportunity to see the wheelchair start as well as the elites take off. I found a place to sit quietly on my garbage bag (I always bring a garbage bag to the start. So many good uses for it, this morning, I sat on it so the wet dew stayed off my clothes.) I was in a zen mode trying to just picture what I wanted to do with my race. I considered the wind and how I would handle if the 20 mph headwind for most of the course came to fruition. I was in wave 3 (out of 17), so I was gathering rather early in the Wave 3 holding pen. Which wasn’t much more than a large caged in area where people were doing last minute warmups, adjustments to clothes, some men (and a few brave women) found places to relieve themselves, etc. We were in the pen probably 15 minutes, but we could see the cadence as we watched wave 1 go off, then three minutes later, wave 2 went…..and three minutes later, we took off. It was slightly anticlimactic to not have a starters gun, fireworks, some musical selection choreographed for the actual beginning of our wave. Regardless, it was fine for me. It was time to go to work. Mile 1 7:42 pace /131 average heart rate – Got across the start and in the first quarter mile, I was running a 7:10pace. I pulled it back as I wanted to truly warm up this mile (hence my 7:45 goal). I put my estimated race time as 3:09 so presumably I was with all similar paced individuals. Like any big race, there is some traffic concerns early and London was no different. Mile 2 – 7:29/135 I picked up my pace a bit and was running the general speed as many others. I did think it was a bit more work than I would have liked to go from 7:45 to 7:30, but those feelings are natural as we warmup the legs. Mile 3 – 7:09/135 (ate a banana) Mile 4 – 7:09/140 The largest downhill of the course was mile 3 and the start of mile 4. I wanted 7:11 for the next several miles through the half marathon mark. Knowing I wasn’t running tangents perfectly due to volume of people, a couple seconds faster was probably ideal. Mile 5 – 7:30/143 Mile 6 – 7:28/142 Mile 7 – 7:24/145 These weren’t intentionally slower but there was significant congestion on the course. There were clearly some slower runners (over 4 hour runners who started in front of me.) In addition, London is known for all the costumes. Some are just silly while others are going for the Guinness Book of World Record. Examples of what I saw, 2 women attempting the fastest marathon while handcuffed, A gentlemen going for the fastest marathon while carrying a bicycle, three men who had 2 pairs of legs taped together, therefore they had 4 “legs” to run together (kind of like the three legged race in elementary school, but this had 3 guys, so there were four legs.) Someone dressed as a Rubik’s cube, a globe, a large star, a rhinoceros, several men dressed in suits, at least one woman and one man running in heels, a man carrying a large garbage can on his back, etc. With all this congestion, I was trying to be patient and wait for the time when the roads would be clear and I could get my pace and keep it consistent. If there is one thing I like to do when I train or race, is to be as consistent as possible with my pacing. So this race felt like a lot of start stop as I would continually come up on a large pack of people. Weaving around people may help keep you on your time goal, but expends a lot of extra energy which one wants to save for later in the race! Mile 8 – 7:10/145 Mile 9 – 7:21/147 (had Clif shotblocks) Mile 10 – 7:04/147 Mile 11 – 7:10/148 Mile 12 - 7:09/148 (had Maurten gel) This section, I decided I couldn’t wait any longer. I had to take advantage of moving up where I could. I weaved a bit more. I talked with my runners a bit more seeing if I could squeeze by them. I knew I had to push this pace or my goal would be too far gone on the last half. I decided I needed to run FASTER than 7:11 on this section, so start making up time I had lost. I knew I wouldn’t hit my half marathon goal time, but I was hoping I would be coming in at 1:35:30ish (my goal was 1:34:30-1:35:00.) Mile 13 – This part goes over the Tower Bridge. I really tried to take this view. What a special opportunity to run a marathon over this iconic bridge. My son made a beautiful Lego set of the Tower Bridge and it sits in his room (with its thousands of pieces). I really enjoyed that moment of going over the bridge. So I lost focus and ran a 7:12/148 HR. I got to 13.1 at 1:36:17. Yikes. 77 seconds slower than goal. I knew all was not lost, but I had some serious work to do to get myself back to where I needed to be. The next couple miles of the course opened up a bit and allowed me to start to get into a groove. Mile 14 – 7:00/149 Mile 15 – 7:07/148 Mile 16 – 7:15/149 Mile 17 – 7:05/152 These miles felt how marathon miles should feel. I’m not sure why Mile 16 was slower, but I felt I was pushing appropriately. As these numbers came up, I started to count down the 77 seconds down to the 60’s, 50’s, etc. This next stretch, we were warned about having whacky GPS issues due to tall buildings. There were also several short tunnels. I don’t think I ran this slow, but perhaps I did. I didn’t look at my watch often in tunnels and I felt like I held my pace well through here. Even if the GPS says otherwise. Mile 18 – 7:14/155 (had maurten gel) Mile 19 – 7:33/156 It was now time to start going into real race mode. Mile 20 – 7:08/154 Mile 21 – 7:11/157 I was now laser focused on my goal. No more high fiving little kids on the side. No more chatting to the runner next to me. Now the focus was to get the legs to churn and turnover. Watch my breathing and push as appropriate. One challenge here was the wind was directly in our faces. Approximately 15 miles per hour. Not a stop you in your tracks type of wind, but one that you know you are pushing harder because of the wind. Leaves on the ground were blowing towards us and the various race course flags made it clear, the wind was NOT on our side. After seeing the split for Mile 21, I was mad at myself. I told myself, I can’t be running 7:11. I need to make up more time. However, the roads were tight. I was still dodging and starting and slowing due to traffic considerations. I was frustrated. Mile 22 – 7:03/159 (had Maurten gel) Mile 23 – 7:01/160 Got back into my rhythm and pushed here. I was feeling good. I was definitely pushing but not in pain definitely not red lining the legs. Mile 24 – 7:15/159 Slowed down here (notice lower heart rate as well) as I was boxed in again. I needed to move back and out to get around a large group of people. GRRRRRR Mile 25 – 7:09/159 Mile 26 – 7:05/160 Last 0.34 – 6:43 pace/162 These last 2.34 miles, I knew what I needed to do to get the sub 3:10 time. I needed to run a 6:50-6:55pace the rest of the way. After all the stops and starts, I didn’t want to battle that anymore. I didn’t want to push and fight and get denied by runner traffic I saw many runners cramping up and I didn’t want to be in that place due to me having to hit the brakes. Could I have run sub 3:10 if I pushed hard the last 1.5 miles? Yes. But I wasn’t mentally in the place to go to that pain cave, so I didn’t go all out at the end. I may regret that decision at some point, but it was a decision I actively made. Official Time 3:10:17 (Previous PR was 3:12:43) Overall -- 3144/41,605 Men -- 2877/21,453 50-54 Age Group – 271/2519 I crossed the finish line so thankful to be able to participate in this sport in a way that provides me joy, satisfaction, challenge and gives me a stress outlet. To stand at the finish line of the London Marathon with a successful personal best time. I’m thankful to have a family who supports my running. My sons have begun to run for their respective cross country teams and I can only hope they get as much satisfaction from running as I have. I’m thankful for the runner friends I met up with on this trip. Garry, Liz, Faye, Zhanar, Zelia, Stephanie and many more. Runners are just the best people. What’s next? Going to run Boston Marathon for fun (October 11 – 8 days after London). I’ll bring my phone and document the experience. Then a couple weeks off before I lead the 3:30 pace group at Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis. I will then take a break from significant running miles. Instead of 70-80 miles per week, I think 20-30 is more realistic. There may be weeks of 50 and other weeks of 0. I plan to ride my Peloton on those cold winter mornings and incorporate more strength work. I’ve lost 15 lbs (mostly muscle) in the last 4 months. Its time to gain much of that back through a much greater emphasis on strength exercises.
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  29. I feel like this will end up in the political forum. I'm not a Gruden fan. Think he's an arrogant jerk but we have to stop selectively going through people's history of things they said to try to end their careers. Especially when it's only applied when there's a vendetta against someone.
    16 points
  30. Hey lawyers, just popping in with two bits of news: 1) After 20 years as an unhappy lawyer, I quit my job this summer to become a public school teacher. I’m doing my teacher training right now and I love it, I’m so happy with my decision. 2) For the past 13 years I was a lawyer at the Federal Election Commission. Yesterday for the first time the Supreme Court decided to hear one of my cases. I was the lead attorney on this case in the lower court and wrote the first draft of the jurisdictional statement to the Supreme Court: Ted Cruz for Senate v. FEC. It’s pretty cool to have a case that’ll be heard by the Supreme Court but I’m still insanely thrilled to have left the profession.
    16 points
  31. Just woke up.. The Who Baba O'Riley. I Guess I'm just a crusty old classic rock dude......pickin anthems from most of the big ones.....I don't need to fight to prove I'm right.....I don't need to be forgiven
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  32. We talked about having one big Injury thread vs a new thread each week here and most folks said they'd rather have a new thread each week. So here we are! I'll start one each Thursday. A couple of things to please keep in mind that would be really helpful if everyone can do. 1. Please use the players real name when you're posting. And please be specific as you can about the injury. If you don't know, say you don't know. In other words, "A-Rob just got blown up!!!!!" sucks. "Allen Robinson in on the ground with what looks like a knee injury" is way better. 2. Please let us know the source and share a link if possible. If you're watching the game and saw the injury, please say that. If you read it on Twitter, please say that and give a link. If you got a Sleeper Alert, please say that and click through on Sleeper to the source that's usually a tweet and share that link. 3. Please let us know what happened after the injury. This is super important. Was he: Carted off Helped off with assistance Walked off with a limp or something 4. Please update if they come back to the game or sidelines. Hopefully it's a "He's back in the game and looks ok". Or it may be "He's on the sideline without his helmet". That kind of thing. You get the idea.
    16 points
  33. I have self-censored because I am a grown up who understands appropriateness matters and I try, as Joe likes to say, to be better.
    15 points
  34. Broad Street Run 2021 Race Report We’re all addicts aren’t we? According to the McMillan Calculator I ran my best race ever at the end of a 70 mile week and I keep thinking back to the 2 seconds. This is my first PR in 3 years so I am trying to enjoy it a bit. Heck this might be my peak. Going into this one I really didn’t know what to expect, like I mentioned before I had 3 weeks where training didn’t go as planned and I couldn’t taper for this one with the focus being the marathon. Last week I front loaded my mileage and my legs felt dead on every run until my 6 mile recovery on Saturday. The fact that I hadn’t run a single mile under 6 minutes since Aug 21 (in a 5k) gave me some doubt. Things that I felt were working in my favor were I has these magic shoes, I am 5 lbs lighter than my PR racing weight, and I have shown in the past to race well in marathon training (2015 10K). I didn’t really have a plan for this except run the first mile as close to 6:00 and see how that felt. Prerace meal was 3 scrambled eggs, water, and coffee around 5 AM for 8 AM start. (more of a note for me) First mile felt good in fact I had to slow myself down, felt good and relaxed. I followed the approach I saw Gene Dykes use a couple years back of running on the left side of the road where it is less crowded. Came in at 5:59 right at the mile marker. I didn’t get too excited about the first mile as it is a mostly downhill, mile 2 would give me more info as to what I would be capable of. Mile didn’t feel as easy as 1 but it felt appropriate. I started to get excited that I have a real opportunity ahead of myself today. 5:56 Mile 3 it started raining which was kind of nice, came in at 6:00 right at the mile marker. Mile 4 someone gets my attention and says something like I thought that was you. It was the guy that introduced himself to me at the last 5K. He was wearing a Go Pro and turned it on and asked if I had anything to say. Looking back I was kind of rude, but I respond that I have nothing to say and he let me go on my way. I feel bad about this interaction but I was focused on the task at hand. 5:58 Mile 5 was uneventful 5:58. Mile 6 is where you run around City Hall and GPS goes to crap, so I really had to focus here to maintain my pace. I got to the 6 mile marker at 35:57 and feeling real good. I am going to do this. Mile 7 My watch was showing that I was running faster than goal pace and the miles are getting more difficult. I got to the mile marker at 42:03 and I remember being a bit confused momentarily but I was confident I could make up those 3 seconds. Mike 8 is where I realized I couldn’t be pacing myself off of other runners, I needed to be passing people if I am going to do this. I get this one in at 5:56. Mile 9 I am doing everything that I can to just run a sub 6 mile, and my watch showed that I did 5:58. I get to the mile 9 marker 53:54. All I have to do it run a sub 6 minute mile and I have it. Usually there are no turns on this course after City Hall, but because of construction in the Navy Yard there are a few turns the last mile of the race. Right after the 9 mile marker there was a left hand turn into the wind. This was rough and I noticed my pace was slower around 6:10. I wasn’t panicking knowing that the wind would be to my back the last half mile. After a couple of turns I try picking up the pace seeing that my lap pace is 6:03 and I feel my hamstring tightening up. I tried to keep my strides short and I work my lap pace to 6:00 with about ¼ mile to go. I see race clock in the distance and realize that it is going to be much closer than I expected. I gave it all I had but I couldn’t get my legs to move any faster. I finish stopped the watch and was shocked to see it said 1:00:00, my watch had me at a 5:58 last mile. I was hoping that I stopped my watch a sec after finishing. I get my checked bag with my phone in it and it has a text with a screenshot from the wife with 1:00:01, WTF. I guess the mile 9 marker was off a bit, if I knew I was behind going into that last mile I think I would broke 60. I didn’t even vomit. Running is funny, this may be as good as it gets and I am still not satisfied. I need to get through the next 2 weeks of training, I think I have shot at 2:55. Now back to Boston tracking.
    15 points
  35. Hopefully they stay down for good.
    15 points
  36. Urban Cow 5K Race Report (kind of) Finally got back to participating in a race today (first one in two years). Felt really good to be back out there again. This was the first race I used the workout feature and put in target ranges for the duration. Made it easier (somewhat) to stay in my target range. Mile 1 – Target 7:58 – 8:08 Actual 8:09 Okay this mile was a mess. I went out way too fast for the first ¼ to ½ mile. Kept slowing down until I got around my target (seemed like it took forever to slow down). Thought I had only gone slightly above my target range and because of my early pace would still finish in my target but as you can see I failed here. Mile 2 – Target 7:55 – 8:05 Actual 8:02 I was concerned how fast I went out to start was going to come back to bite me at some point but was determined to pick things up and was able to find a spot in my range and stay on track. Mile 3 – Target 7:50 – 8:00 Actual 7:53 I wanted to step it up in mile 3. Never really expected to go this fast but I was feeling pretty good. Finish – Target 7:30 – 7:45 Actual 6:41 I sped up a little as I passed the mile 3 marker. At some there was someone yelling 100 yards to go. Said what the hell and reached down for whatever I had left. Was not going to fail then and did not want to end up a few seconds out of place in my division (has happened before) so I went into an all out sprint. Overall – 7:58 pace This was a PR for me. Just finished out of placing (4 of 22) in my age group. The last few months I bounced around trying to find something that worked for me in increasing my speed. Intervals just weren’t working for me and was concerned I would get to race day and still have no idea how fast I could go for 3 miles. Settled into doing once a week a half mile warmup, 3 miles at 5K pace and then a half mile cool down. That seemed to work as I was able to know what I could do and kept pushing a little harder each week. I have one more race in two weeks and after that may look to change up training aiming toward the spring. Really want to get my times down to 7:30 or lower per mile. I think I can do it. Believe I am still leaving too much out there. May try giving intervals another shot. My next race will be interesting. Start and finish lines are in different spots. Due to Covid they may not have their buses going so I might have to walk/jog three miles from the finish to the start before the race. Good thing is I will then know the course really well. Bad thing is that is a lot more work than I want to do before the race starts and will have to head out very early to get started. Thanks everyone for all of your input in this forum. I definitely need to participate more. Good luck tomorrow @SteelCurtain.
    15 points
  37. It may be your deoderant, or it may be me bring up Deviled Ham. Let's see...... Binky's hating life and the Razorbacks are getting pummeled. Krista's donating stuff (in advance of another move?) THE moops is camping with a metric ton of hemp in tow. Landry's hat is planning his next strafing to destroy all hope & dreams. FGIALC is getting a perm. Ramsay is holding FGIALC's hand while belting out the Cowsill's "Hair" Cos is making migas Pip is at Neil Young's house, discussing his rankings (Neil may kill him) Eephus is listening to the new Stanley Clarke/Helen Reddy compilation while walking the dog. ILove80s is going to snipe me on my next pick that I already have the youtube video set up for NV is drinking beer Steve Tasker is living with the shame of sniping me on my picks #2 & 3. Plus, I have the WMU/UB game in the hopes it gives me more ammo. Simey's reinstalling the cable feed to the cat hotel Manster is trying to find ANY hip-hop song he can stand listening to. Atomic Punk and his wife are rerunning krista's Beatles countdown while making more children. Floppo's bemoaning the fact that he gets sniped on EVERY SINGLE PICK in every draft ever done on this forum. Just ask him. Doug B is still in the draft. I know, right? Rockaction is looking for a Marvin Gaye Rarities vinyl set Chaos Commish and Raging Weasel are both making sure they don't double up on Groups they've already chosen I have no clue what Dreaded Marco does. He scares me. Yo Mama is trying to order his playlist so it doesn't wreck his tender sensibilities. Mrs R is cutting the power to her house on & off to see how her Tesla system works, while listening to Hot August Nights I'm thawing out fresh scrapple for breakfast tomorrow and continuing with my idiotic strategy in this draft.
    15 points
  38. I decided to switch it up from what was my 2B to the Townes Van Zandt 2A in this round. I'm soooo tempted to take favorite songs but sticking to my strategy instead. This grouping has nine red DO NOT DRAFTS and only three WANT TO HAVES, so I'm going here. For the second time today, I'm taking an artist I've never drafted. And I am, gasp, taking a female singer. 2.06 Mazzy Star - Fade Into You (#468)
    15 points
  39. My weekly update: I ran a few times. My wife's weekly update: Well, I haven't been doing these but I'll go and throw it out there now. She took the advice here and has worked on upping her mileage. The week after the marathon, keep it easy at 18 miles, then bumped it up to 27 and 30 before starting the cycle 3 weeks after J&J. Since then she's been at 47.4/50/58.5/50.5/53/56. Not a ton of speed work, but she's been working on the long runs and feeling strong despite the increased volume. Hopefully this ends up paying off. She's never had that kind of consistent volume even when she trained well as that was mostly in the 40-45 mpw range.
    15 points
  40. Columbus Marathon Background: The inaugural event! I came into the training with likely some over ambitious goals. I was looking to run at ~8:12 pace and come in at 3:35-3:40. I followed the Advanced Hanson training plan and was doing great until I screwed up my hammy on a 15 miler --- ironically, that 15 mile run was the best run I have ever had. The hammy issue set me back as I struggled through still getting in the work, but the fitness was dropping. Then COVID. F. Knocked me out and I was never fully “right” with feeling fatigued and my ability to fully breath was compromised. My V02max dropped from 56 to 50 heading into the race. The Plan: I knew that all my time goals were out the window when I ran a 15 miler at ~8:50 (a week and a half before the event) and was dying at the end of it. I pulled way back on training after that run, knowing I wasn’t going to help myself fitness-wise at that point and being as rested as possible was my best bet. My new goal was to just finish with wanting to position myself for a <4:00 if everything aligned right. I wanted to start out at ~9:30 and slowly work my way down to ~8:45 (my long run pace) and hope to squeeze in under 4:00. Miles 1-5 (HR 150s) 9:18 / 9:20 / 9:18 / 9:21 / 9:14 I went out a tiny bit faster than I wanted, but nothing crazy. This was a ridiculous mental challenge. I started in corral A, and I was just getting passed left and right by much lesser runners. In the first 7K, I passed 4 marathon runners and was pass passed by 332 marathon runners (which doesn’t include the hundreds of HM runners going by me). I kept telling myself to run my own race and drown out the others going by me. Easy to say, but tough to do in practice. Miles 6-13 (HR 150s) 9:10 / 9:17 / 9:10 / 9:05 / 9:08 / 9:06 / 8:58 / 8:46 The miles were ticking off and I was approaching this race much different than how I did my HM at the same event 2 years ago. I was really just taking it all in and enjoying the atmosphere. At this event, 24 of the miles are dedicated to a child with cancer or some other disease. They are out on the course giving high fives. I tried my best to make sure to find each of them throughout the whole race (I think I missed 2). When you are not killing yourself running, the race is just a different experience and the kids out there and the fans became much more meaningful. In this section, I started trying to cut my pace down. I wanted to hit the halfway point with a time that would have the sub 4:00 within reach. I crossed the midway point at a 9:10 pace in just over 2 hours. At this point, I honestly did not really feel tired. Miles 14-20 (HR 170s) 8:36 / 8:30 / 8:25 / 8:28 / 8:41 / 8:52 / 8:42 My plan had been to run this back half at 8:45, and that is what I had still planned to do when I crossed the midway point. GPS tracking was a bit spotty for the first mile, and when it ticked off at 8:36, I just kept going at what felt like the same pace. My justification was that the Hanson training was to prepare me for the last 16 miles, not the first 16. If I kept up an ~8:30 pace, I was still backing off what I had initially trained for, and I have ran TONS of miles at this pace as it was my original HM pace. If I fail, at least I tried…and I was ready to have a quick hook and drop my pace way down if I needed to. The next 3 miles were amazing. I was hauling and feeling great. In this section the marathon struggle was apparent as racers were falling off. This part of the race went through Ohio State campus (my old stomping ground) and we got to run around the horseshoe. Super great experience and going through campus kept my spirits up and I thought I had this MFer in the bag. Then. Mile. 19. Uphill, over the river, straight into the wind. I had been attacking uphills, but, this was just different. This section destroyed my legs and there were TONS of people walking and were completely defeated. Absolutely brutal. I passed 135 runners here and was passed by 1. Miles 21-26.2 (HR 170s) 8:32 / 8:32 / 8:39 / 8:46 / 9:08 / 9:08 / *8:42* What goes up must come down. I was in new territory here. My longest run to date had been 18 miles, and now I am looking at a bunch more miles after struggling on 19. Fortunately, we were got some relief with some downhill miles. I wanted to slow up and rest, but I really didn’t want to miss the opportunity to let gravity do the work. I kept thinking “only 6 more miles” or “only 3 more miles”. In my normal runs, this would make me think that it is no problem, and I can easily get it done. Well, now I kept thinking of the math of how much time that would take. The thought of running another 30 / 40 / 50 minutes after running for so long did not give me confidence. I knew that I could not let me legs stop, or I would be done. Runners were dropping off and the cramping (for others) was setting in hard core the closer we got to the finish. The last 2 miles were a real grit test. I felt like puking on mile 25 at one point, but just kept pushing. I had no control over my legs or my pace, they were just doing whatever they wanted, and I was along for the ride. I slowed over this stretch, but was proud to have kept my pace what it was. My wife who crushed her HM, caught my attention with the fans on the last .2 miles which helped me get through for that last little push. In this final stretch, I passed 90 runners and was passed by 1. The back half count had me passing 225 runners and getting passed by 2. Official time – 3:56:22 Thoughts: A tale of 2 halves. Thanks to all of the advice I had gotten here along the way, I knew I needed to go super conservative to start, especially without knowing my physical condition. I could feel some disappointment for not getting the chance to go for the 3:35-3:40, but there was also a good chance that could have blown up in my face. Here, I got the opportunity to really experience the race. Hit a goal by finishing, and hit a goal with a sub 4:00. There are no regrets about those accomplishments. I still can’t believe I did this…
    14 points
  41. 2021 Boston Marathon report 3:31:45 (8:05/mi …7:59/mi per my watch with added distance) 10 minute course PR; third fastest of my thirteen marathons Top 40% overall; top 50% male; top 5% in AG (17th of 364) Splits: 1:45:02 (42nd place AG); 1:46:43 (12th place AG) Boston. I arrived on Friday so that I could have all of Sunday free to rest. Arrived late morning and took a shuttle to the South Shore station. After a quick lunch at the station, took the train to the next stop (Back Bay) and headed over to go through the Covid documentation and get my wrist bracelet …easy peasy. Hopped on the next train out to Southborough, which is the suburb down the road from Hopkinton. I’ve stayed with a friend and her husband on my three previous visits, but they’re now divorced. I wasn’t positive that her new place was in the same area, and wanting the extra quiet time, I rented an AirBnB about a mile from the train stop. Grabbed some food and drink at the convenience store and hoofed it to the lodging. Took a train in on Saturday …met a friend for lunch; strolled across town for check-in and the expo; then caught a train back to the burbs. My Southborough friend is in the area, so we met for dinner. Sunday was a shake-out run and a day of rest …but also reoccurrence of a sore throat and some sniffles. Walked to a local joint and pick up chicken parm calzones for dinner. Race day. My dinner friend had offered to drive me over to the Hopkinton state park to catch their stated shuttle service into town. With a 10:15 am start time for my race # block, I had a leisurely morning …caught an early stim run, did my business, ate some oatmeal, read a book, then prepped up to go. When we got to the state park – no shuttle. My friend was able to drive further up the road and get me within about a mile of town, so not a big deal. Arrived in Hopkinton at 9:45 am. Coming from the north, I was on the opposite side of town from the main drop-off at the high school. A benefit from where I arrived is a corner gas station with two toilets with little to no lines. I made a few nervous visits. As I saw the stream of runners headed to the start, I saw some with yellow bibs like mine. I asked a couple of volunteers why they weren’t being stopped and was told that we could just go when ready! So I did some warm-ups, proceeded through a side gate, and headed to the start. The race. Training had gone really well, though a few questions existed …the hamstring tendinopathy that had me only walking in the days just before training began; a lost week at the peak of training due to poison ivy; a mixed-message twenty mile race a few weeks prior; not really finding my ‘high gear’ at all until during the taper. But then again, I did my typical 900 miles; I got in quite a bit of tempo work; and I put a big focus on hills. I felt ready, and I was eager to get at it. I approached the race as five segments with a strategy for each – the early downhill miles (1-4); the stretch of miles prior to the hills (5-16); the hills (17-21); the stretch of miles after the hills (22-24.8); the homestretch (24.8-26.2). Times listed are per my watch (and then HR). Early miles (1-4) 7:57 (145) ...7:51 (151) ...7:51 (152) ...7:48 (153) I didn’t want to get carried away here, and in fact I haven’t been running downhill all that great. And despite a warm-up, I expected it would take some miles for the legs to loosen up. So the goal was ideally sub-8:00 but certainly keeping the HR in the 140s as best I could. The HR ran high, probably due to the early humidity, but not too concerning. With the rolling start, the course wasn’t crowded, and I was able to run tangents from the get-go …yet I still was running long. BTW, temps were in high-60s; humidity started in the 80% range and fell slightly into the 70% range. A cooler NE breeze and overcast skies helped make it comfortable. I wore my Nathan fuel belt carrying two flasks of Accelerade and with four gels (took three along the way). The flasks were way too bouncy on the downhills, so just carried them in my hands and sipped those for a while to avoid early aid stations. Middle miles (5-16) 8:03 (155) ..7:52 (154) ..7:56 (155) ..8:01 (155) ..8:00 (153) ..8:01 (155) ..7:58 (157) ..7:59 (155) ..7:57 (156) ..7:48 (158) ..8:04 (158) ..7:59 (155) These miles were rather easy and very enjoyable …even kind of boring. The road was mostly a straight shot with some ongoing undulations. I just relaxed, kept an eye on HR to make sure it stayed under 160, and used my easy-pace breathing pattern (inhale over three steps; exhale over two). I was very pleased to hold this breathing right up to the first Newton hill. I had a “Wally” tag pinned high on my shirt, and as in the past, the crowd picked up on that. I had a lot of fun interactions – pointing, waving, making eye contact, winking at a few girls. The Wellesley girls before mile 13 were as spirited as always. The pacing through this stretch, as you can see above, was incredibly steady. The ‘pace de jour’ was about as perfect as I could have planned. I was aware, though, that my total distance would probably come out a quarter mile long, which would add a few seconds per mile to my pace. Maybe I could have pushed a little to negate that, but I was comfortable with where I was at. The hills (17-21) 8:03 (163) ..7:59 (163) ..8:03 (164) ..8:06 (164) ..8:20 (165) Time to race. But how would my legs handle these miles and the four-hill sequence? The first hill was a lower grade, but it stretched for .6 miles. I ran it steady and smooth, and when I checked pacing, I was very happy to see that I had not lost any time on my cumulative pace. Yes! The second hill a mile later, after the Newton fire station, was shorter (.3 mile) and steeper. Here I started using a simple counting mantra synched on my left stride (1,2,3,4;1 . . . 2,2,3,4;2 . . .) and just plugged away. Again, pacing held! A nondescript mile brought about the third hill (.4 mile), and then a half mile+ later was Heartbreak Hill, which is also .4 miles and steeper like hill two. Checking stats, I ran mile 21, which included HH, with the 6th best time in my AG (8:20, per my watch, and my slowest mile of the day). The hill focus kept me from looking ahead, but I now realized – just five miles to go! The stretch after the hills (22-24.8) 8:08 (163) ..7:47 (167) ..8:04 (166) ..8:03 (166) This is seemingly a long, tough slog. But when broken down, it actually offers a few good opportunities to push extended downslopes, even on tired legs and with cumulative fatigue. The start of miles 22 and 23 are downslopes, and most of mile 24 is downhill (although some tricky upslopes are mixed in as well). That said, these are hard miles, particularly from a mental perspective. Crowd support is still strong, but I found I was much less interactive. Getting from mile 24 to 24.8 to start the final segment was my toughest spot. Homestretch (24.8-26.5, per my watch) 8:15 (166) for mile 25; 7:04 (!) (169) for the final stretch Having carefully studied google maps, I broke this down into small segments: x-way overpass – make the turn – two traffic lights – underpass – two more lights – road dip and rise – half block – turn right for the upslope on Hereford – turn left and drive it home down Boylston. Because of that, I wasn’t anxious about this stretch at all. I continued to push the upslopes, and when I turned onto Boylston, I lit the jets for the final third of a mile. What does it tells me that I was able to find another gear at this point? It doesn’t really matter …it’s not like I had been coasting to any degree, and shaving a little more time wouldn’t have changed anything. On Boylston, I felt like I was pounding big strides, but my son caught and filmed my finish from a link he found, and I was not lifting my legs at all …more of an old man fast cadence. Was I doing that all race? Has my stride regressed to that? A key aspect I need to explore and remedy. After finishing, all I wanted to do was @gianmarcoon the ground. But there’s nowhere to do that, so I had to stagger along as best I could. At one point, as the time and pace sunk in, I did have an emotional moment while leaning on one of the barriers. But at heart, I was really, really happy. Eventually, I made my way to the train station for a ride back to the burbs. On the walk back to the AirBnB, it was cool how many passing drivers tooted enthusiastically or shouted out their congratulations. The Boston community does such a great job at embracing this race. Musings: I still don’t get the distance thing. I showed 26.52. I see @SteelCurtain was 26.43 and even frontrunner Steve C was 26.35. A jaded view is that the Vaporflys did their 4% thing, which would be 8 ½ minutes of the 10 minute improvement on my Boston times. That may be, but this was five years after my last Boston and at an age when the decline can be more extreme. The short step striding bugs me, particularly since I’ve got long legs that should be an advantage. My instinct is that I have lost a lot of cartilage in the knees, so maybe my body is protecting me? Or maybe (ideally) it’s an issue of flexibility – maybe still tied to the hamstring tendinopathy. That’s something I can address over the next couple of years before a fall 2024 qualifier for Boston 2026.
    14 points
  42. They've had these emails at ESPN for over a decade. This supposedly holier than thou righteous company and never said a word about it but now they will act as if they are shocked and appalled. Gtfo. So sick of this society acting like church going nannies clutching their pearls while shoving their own skeletons deeper into their closet.
    14 points
  43. He's in! 3:31:45 Congrats, @tri-man 47
    14 points
  44. All Facebook has become is a place for Russian misinformation being spread to your meemaw and pawpaws, bots posting updates to try and steal logins like “name the street you grew up on, bet you won’t” and people posting memes like “does anybody even eat cole slaw anymore??” with a picture of cole slaw attached to it. Place can burn in hell.
    14 points
  45. 6.10 Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop (#64) Hey Ho Let’s Go … back to sleep. zzzzzzzzzzzz
    14 points
  46. Please don’t get this thread locked you maniacs. Who cares why this story is popular, Americans like Big Macs and network sitcoms. It’s not really a stretch to think this may hit the public consciousness. What difference does it make, follow the story or shut up and move on.
    14 points
  47. This block has nearly been picked clean for me so I have to grab another favorite now. 7.06 Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel (#472) @Doug B
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