OC Mount Rushmore: Things you are elite at

Tue, Jun 25, 2019 8:11 PM

I stole this idea from Pardon My Take (podcast I listen to), which originally used this segment as a joke. I know ironman has also done a few sports themed Mount Rushmore threads, so I know this isn't that original.   The whole premise behind the joke was after the NBA finals there is always a lull in sports during the summer so ESPN comes up with stupid shit like Mount Rushmore of athletes to fill in the lull, before the NFL season starts. I figured we can try to get activity going by having Mount Rushmore threads.  They can be about anything (cereals, people you hate, music, etc.) . I can do the first few threads, and then if there is interest others can volunteer to start the next thread.

This Mount Rushmore I just stole from the most recent episode.  It's the Mount Rushmore of shit you think you are elite at.   I am calling out anyone who thinks they are elite at a sport.  

-Getting out of conversations I don't want to be in.  We all have stuck in convos we don't want to be in.  I am at the point if I don't even know the person I can feel immediately if it is that type of convo and I quickly find my exit. 

-Mario Tennis (N64)

-Killing mice/rats

-Taking up more space on the armrest during flights

  • Tue, Jun 25, 2019 9:04 PM

    -MarioKart 64 and Mariokart 8

    -Bag mask ventilation. 

    -Idk if you can be elite at parenting, but I do think I do a damn good job at it. 2-3 times a week when my wife works night shift I'm taking care of my nine month and 4 year old on my own. Feeding them, entertaining them, bathing them, getting them to bed at a normal time which can be challenging since they're both on different schedules. I seldom lose my temper with them or feel overwhelmed. Anyways, just patting myself on the back. 

    Edit: Forgot i needed a fourth. I'm elite at eating pizza. 

    Tue, Jun 25, 2019 9:11 PM

    The first of the long anticipated threads of new ideas by like_that. Nice. 

    Put me up for having two vasectomies. 

    Tue, Jun 25, 2019 9:27 PM
    posted by BRF

    The first of the long anticipated threads of new ideas by like_that. Nice. 

    Put me up for having two vasectomies. 

    lol, you have to round out your mount rushmore. 

    Tue, Jun 25, 2019 10:25 PM

    - I personally felt like I was elite at (my level of) basketball officiating.

    - Eating pizza is a good one.  I'll steal it.

    - Not finishing lists.

    Tue, Jun 25, 2019 10:57 PM
    • Traveling. All aspects.
    • My job. By definition of elite I would qualify.
    • Saying goodbye at parties and not getting stuck.
    • Pop-a-shot.
    Wed, Jun 26, 2019 12:29 AM
    • Eating ice cream. I ate 76 ounces in 10 minutes to win a contest once. I have no idea how that compares to professional eaters, but everyone else that was in that range vomited (which was grounds for disqualification).
    • Medical writing. A large component of my job involves research and publication. I excel at creating a work of art on paper. Rarely do my manuscripts require editing.
    • Useless trivia. I know all the state birds. That should be enough justification. I've won that stupid HQ Trivia game a handful of times. I'm also in the final pool of Jeopardy contestants who may or may not get the call to come to LA.
    • Not much different than #3, but crosswords. I started doing the NYT puzzles in January this year and have finished all but 4 days since without hints. My average Monday time is 5:15, Sunday 32:10.

     

     

    Wed, Jun 26, 2019 7:25 AM

    1.  Cooking

    2.  running

    3. detailing a automobile

    4.  not real sure

    Wed, Jun 26, 2019 10:11 AM

    1. Eating steak (once polished off four 16 ouncers while drunk)

    2. Bench press

    3. Can take the lyrics of a lot of songs and turn them into something nasty & perverse.

    4. Naps

    Wed, Jun 26, 2019 10:26 AM

    - trivia

    - naming actors based on the voice from voiceover work 

    - following up a perfect tee shot with an absolute shank/chunk

    - creating minor league websites

    Wed, Jun 26, 2019 11:58 AM
    • Spreadsheets
    • Building a routine/schedule and sticking to it (honorable mention but related: eating the exact same fucking thing every day and not getting tired of it)
    • Walking - judging by pace I walk faster than anyone on the planet. I walk with purpose damn it, aint got no time to waste.
    • Drinking games: Whether it's beer pong, asshole, chandeliers, boat races (ace anchor here), cornhole, or even stupid ass flip cup. I pwn at them.
    Wed, Jun 26, 2019 12:37 PM
    posted by Commander of Awesome
    • Walking - judging by pace I walk faster than anyone on the planet. I walk with purpose damn it, aint got no time to waste.
    • Drinking games: Whether it's beer pong, asshole, chandeliers, boat races (ace anchor here), cornhole, or even stupid ass flip cup. I pwn at them.

    These are good, I would also consider myself elite in both.

    Wed, Jun 26, 2019 12:57 PM
    posted by Commander of Awesome
    • Spreadsheets
    • Building a routine/schedule and sticking to it (honorable mention but related: eating the exact same fucking thing every day and not getting tired of it)
    • Walking - judging by pace I walk faster than anyone on the planet. I walk with purpose damn it, aint got no time to waste.
    • Drinking games: Whether it's beer pong, asshole, chandeliers, boat races (ace anchor here), cornhole, or even stupid ass flip cup. I pwn at them.

    lol'd.  I am there with you for lunch.  Also walking, but for distance not speed.  My wife and I walk a lot, especially when we travel.  We probably walk 10-15 miles a day when we travel.  We have realized that our friends/family do not share the same attitude toward walking.  

    Wed, Jun 26, 2019 1:50 PM

    Finding wayward golf shots- If you play with me and hit one a little wonky,fear not I will find it.

    Keeping score in baseball and tracking pitches and pitch count.

    Cooking

    Mowing the lawn

     

    Fri, Jun 28, 2019 8:57 AM

    Napping/sleeping in general. I could nap daily. I slept for 3 hours after work yesterday and still went to bed at a normal time. 

    Reading. I read at least a book/week, and I've always read very fast. 

    Drinking. Probably not a good thing, but I have a pretty high tolerance for a broad. I'm a happy drunk. I don't get angry or emo, I drink to have fun. 

    Making my way to the front at a concert. It doesn't even require being pushy or rude.

     

    Fri, Jun 28, 2019 9:30 AM

    Baking - I'm the one who is always doing the desserts. I'm pretty good with mixing/matching flavors. I've recently started to use fondant for decoration. I'm still at the basics and pretty good with the usual draping and cutouts, but I'm pretty sure I'll never be artistic enough to sculpt with it lol

    Kicking - even though I can't throw a ball, I can kick the fuck out of it. Kickball as a kid was stepping stone to snobbery

    Joking somebody with a straight face.

    Folding fitted sheets. I've found the trick to it!

    Fri, Jun 28, 2019 10:08 AM
    posted by CenterBHSFan

    Folding fitted sheets. I've found the trick to it!

    Video or you’re full of shit.

     

    Fri, Jun 28, 2019 10:29 AM
    posted by Laley23

    Video or you’re full of shit.

     

    Most people, as I used to, try to fold using the gathers when it's the end of the corner seam that you want to use. Then watched a few vids on the tube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckTCocBCUN4

    Fri, Jun 28, 2019 12:20 PM

    Math/science/engineering-I try to stay humble about it in RL but at times I am amazed at things even other engineers couldn’t figure out how to do/fix/troubleshoot.  Got perfect 36s on both math and science parts of ACT in HS and perfect on the quantitative part of the GRE. I used to win alcohol money in college by doing calculus and differential equation problems in my head. It truly is a gift from God as I never had to work hard at it.

     

    Useless trivia (except about things like literature/etc). I do well watching Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a Millionaire etc until they hit literature catagories. 

     

    Procrastination-One of the downsides of being book smart is that in my head I “know” I can get some work report or spreadsheet done in a few hours when I have a week. So I will spend the week at work on ohiochatter wasting time then do it all the night before it is due while at home. Pisses me off every time I do it but I do it every time anyway. This dates back to elementary school, have been doing it ever sense. I could be SO much more productive at work, but because I always get my work done I never get a bad review so I keep doing it. I probably could have been promoted more often than I have been had I not had this problem.  

     

    Relaxing-The meme where the cartoon character is inside his burning home sipping tea saying “everything is ok” is me. Real life could be a dumpster fire that week and I can just sit and relax. Drives my wife nuts.

     

     

    Fri, Jun 28, 2019 11:12 PM

    I am elite at taking an easy home improvement project and totally fucking it up

    Fri, Jun 28, 2019 11:30 PM

    Posting frequency on OC

    Wii Golf

    Teaching kids to tie shoes (bleh tho)

    Not 3 putting on my regular golf course

    Time estimating on arrival times/how long stuff takes

    Finding error in Todd Haley decisions

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