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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    Well, right, but just like I would prefer a public option or Medicare for all, I still support Obamacare.
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    Re: BPM Festival 2014

    Hopefully this leads to Spooks getting kidnapped by a cartel.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    Three days in, I've listened to "Black Ballerina" about fifty times.
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    So I came to the album during the cd/mp3 era, and I don't own it on vinyl, but I seem to remember reading that they split it over two of the album's four sides? What a mess.
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    Re: Facebook Reddit Coachella

    What's the point of taking a group of Reddit people to Facebook? They're already off to a nonsensical start.
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    You are by far the most successful troll we've ever had.
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    ITT: Bumblebee successfully (unintentionally?) trolls the trolls.
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    Lol at Elton John closing out Coachella on Sunday between his Vegas shows on Friday, Saturday, and the following Monday and Tuesday.
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    My uncle -- dyed in the wool Mickey Mantle-worshipping Yankees fan since his childhood -- has been happily partnered with and then married to a Red Sox fan from Natick for 35 years. They have the...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    I could hate fuck a Republican though.
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    I've been off of the market (and in a relationship with someone who largely shares my politics) for a loooong time, so this is entirely hypothetical, but I honestly don't think I could be in a...
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    Re: 2015 Lineup Predictions

    Banlete
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    Wow, quickly reviewing things, '72 was an oddly light year -- it was even the first year without a new Zeppelin album.

    I love the Allmans, but I always skip "Mountain Jam" when I listen to Eat a...
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    I'm realizing my stats may technically be higher because most of what I drink tends to be anywhere from 90 - 140 proof.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qs8tLNcMVY
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    I didn't say there's no strategy in it, I was saying that it is a rote form of strategy that almost becomes anti-strategy. This isn't grandmaster chess, it's the basic competence of a manager...
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    So my view is this: I like watching good baseball. I can appreciate pitcher's duels as much as offensive see-saws, and I can appreciate the subtle differences between the leagues. What drives me...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    On cue: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/republican-senators-government-shutdown-fight-obamacare-risk-corridors

    Remember, until one of these guys becomes the nominee, it's a race to impress the...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    If this were a rational party that legislated according to their presidential election interests, CIR would have passed a year and a half ago.
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    Re: The Band Breakup/Reunion Rumors Thread

    Hahaha I forgot about CrystalCastlesFreak when I saw this news today.

    Keep strong, bro.
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    Based on the data, this type of advertising is due for a comeback:

    http://theweeklymeat.typepad.com/imgsrc/schaefer_ad.jpg
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    The colossal jump between the top two deciles; the fact that people in the last decile were conscious and/or alive long enough to report drinking as much as they apparently do.

    I also didn't...
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    Potential warning sign: if answering this question requires you figure out how many 'drinks' are in a typical bottle of vodka.
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    At least it was legal argle-bargle rather than porn left over on my clipboard.
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    Where do you fit in America's very odd distribution of drinking behavior?
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    If Republicans manage to further weaken the filibuster (or even kill it off entirely), it will almost make whatever other chaos they sow worth it.

    I agree about the effect of the 2016 race --...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    Right, there's about seventy years' worth of political science literature about this; most people hate Congress but love their district's member of Congress. The majority of voters generally don't...
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    And this guy roots for a team that Clay Buchholz pitches for!
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    Yes, there's nothing more thrilling than watching two teams flailing their way through 18 innings of excruciating strike outs, ground outs, and double switches.
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    A Republican Senate takeover will probably mean an end to Obama's power to appoint federal court judges, and potentially an end to his power to staff the executive branch for the final two years of...
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    Sticky: Re: Stagecoach 2015

    Different years
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    I see Joba Chamberlain remains an all time great bullpen arsonist.
  33. Re: Pitchfork About To Release It's Top Albums 2010-2014 so far - What Are Yours?

    http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/09/ranking-every-arcade-fire-cover-from-worst-to-best/full-post/
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    Because I don't agree that it adds anything significant to the playoff races. Looking back over 1995-2011, I don't see much evidence of Wild Card teams coasting away though September, or lazily...
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    In my mind, the wild card era "problem" of wild card teams not being sufficiently punished for failing to win their division could have very easily have been remedied by changing the format of the...
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    I'm saying that the postseason should consist of the two (or if you must, four) best teams in each league playing the maximum number of games against each other that the schedule will accommodate,...
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    I will add that I think it is a fallacy to say that people didn't value winning the division before this change was made; I see little evidence of that during the 1995-2011 era. Indeed, there were...
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    Well us, and a considerable number of baseball fans and journalists who think the 162 game season ought to mean something more than "the last four (of ten!) teams in totally have to burn their best...
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    Never get what? That we're now more effectively penalizing teams that don't need to be in the postseason in the first place, so that they have a theoretically slightly more difficult chance of...
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    Another classic of the one-game wild card format last night.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    More on the Foxygen album: it reminds me of the "May 11, 1980" scene from Goodfellas, where Scorsese frantically edits a coked-out Ray Liota getting chased by helicopters as "Jump Into the Fire" and...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    This is all accurate.
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    Derek Fucking Jeter
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    Well right, but only because the Yankee Mount Rushmore is Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle. Let that sink in. I've got Jeter as the sixth greatest player to have ever put on pinstripes behind those...
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    How so? Each of those teams are within two games of each other. I don't understand how "we're fighting to make sure we don't have to play the one-game silly playoff!" is better than "we're fighting...
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    There's something oddly fitting about him ending his career with 200 postseason hits; kind of written in the fates, like Rivera's 42 postseason saves.

    In some ways, I'm relieved that he'll be...
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    "Derek Jeter should not play his last game in Fenway because Ted Williams and reasons. At long last, Derek Jeter, do you have no decency?"
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    1) as a Yankees fan and charter member of the cult of Jetes -- it started for me on opening day '96 when he hit a home run and made an over-the-shoulder catch against the Indians in his first game as...
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    I'm pretty sure the term dad rock was coined or at least popularized in the Pitchfork review of Sky Blue Sky.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    This is beyond true. There are certain shows in town that I feel like I should get CLE credit for.
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