Heretic

On Sep 30, 2022:

Heretic replied to "2022 NFL Season Thread" at 05:33 pm
posted by BR1986FB

Thought those who suffered concussions weren't supposed to fly on planes right after?

I'd guess overnight observation (as opposed to being on the team plane that night) also is what's supposed to happen. But when a man really wants to watch MacGruber, who's gonna stop him?

posted by Ironman92

The view from inside PNC is hard to beat.

If only the product on the field also was...

Heretic replied to "2022 NFL Season Thread" at 01:40 pm
posted by kizer permanente

That was the worst story I ever heard  


It gets better when the person who actually picked the apples found out that this douche both threw them in the dust and then stole them, went to his house and burnt it down while he was sleeping off his apple coma. 

Third World Vigilante Justice FTW!!!

On Sep 29, 2022:

Heretic replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 05:35 pm
posted by gut

I think Desantis' MAGA act is completely phony.  He's using it to get exposure and rally the base, but be a more polished & sane politician in the general.  Maybe.


I've gotten that impression at times. Probably because I'd never heard of him until 2020 when he was one of the governors not going for shutdowns and stuff and, therefore, was being talked about by everyone. And with how data showed that the difference between his "open" Florida and various "closed" states weren't all that different, he basically took that win and started saying/doing stuff to full-on court the crowd that was cheering him for his COVID response and seeing how many headlines he could make.

Came off as less a "firebrand gonna firebrand" and more "guy realized he has momentum and is gonna see how far he can take it".


In the month of September, Pittsburgh is 7-0 against Cincinnati! And 3-16 against everyone else... I'm not sure what that says, other than how it sucks they have no more games against the Reds, as that would be their only legit hope of avoiding 100 losses and the division cellar.

Heretic replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 02:56 pm

Personally, I'd like it if the parties maybe would get the idea that in a changing world, it might be nice to have someone who, in the private sector, wouldn't be relegated to Wal-Mart greeter holding things like important political office. 50s, cool; early 60s, still okay...70s when taking office just seems to be playing with fire on multiple levels.

But then I look at our current situation. With the Ds, it's a "will he or won't he go for/get the nomination" where I can't decide if they're just trying to avoid sabotaging the mid-term efforts by making the current president a lame duck partway into his first term OR if, in typical D fashion, they're being indecisive nitwits who, in essence, are probably hoping nature takes its course so they don't have to actually make a tough decision. Or, being how they do tend to circle the wagons around Feinstein, they just might be okay with stuff ranging from senior moments up to senility...

On the other hand, with the Rs, you have a party that mostly still is run by Trump, regardless of what anyone actually wants. You have the younger, less experienced ALL-TRUMP group of nutcases and most of the rest are too scared he might say something mean about them to do much more than the standard issue Lindsey Graham routine flip-flop where he alternates between being mildly critical and total ass-kissing. Where, much like the Ds, you get the idea they're also being indecisive nitwits who are hoping nature (or indictments) takes its course so they don't actually have to make a tough decision.

On Sep 28, 2022:

Heretic replied to "Random TV Thread" at 02:25 pm

Finished The Terror. Or at least the season I cared to watch, as they did a second season that was totally original and not based on the first season or the book it was based on.

Like the novel it was based on, it takes the real life incident in the 1800s of a failed British attempt to find the Northwest Passage that failed due to the two big-ass ships involved getting stranded in ice for a few years. Everyone on board came up missing, although I think it has been determined that at least a handful of men survived and integrated into the local Inuit population. The book and 10-episode show (originally on AMC, with Hulu having the rights to it, I think) take the hardships that were faced (or likely/possibly faced) by the men, such as scurvy, lead poisoning due to improperly sealed tins of food and mutiny and added a demonic bear-like spirit that was the guardian of the Inuit tribe and didn't take kindly to trespassers, especially when said trespassers would accidentally kill the tribe shaman and then intentionally kill a few others.

Really well made and definitely a good, downbeat watch where nearly every character of any importance wound up dead from one thing or another.

Heretic replied to "2022 NFL Season Thread" at 02:07 pm
posted by justincredible

Zach Wilson cleared to start against the Steelers on Sunday. Please be "the guy" you were drafted to be.

I'm hoping he's the guy I expect to see on a franchise like the Jets.

No offense!

On Sep 27, 2022:

Heretic replied to "Aging pets" at 01:05 pm

posted by BR1986FB

It's terrible having to deal with this.

We have a dog and several cats.

Cats seem to just fall off a cliff when they pass. They will be perfectly normal one day then the next they're gone. They seem to have a lot of kidney/liver issues.

Dogs seem to be a little bit different. They will start showing decline over time and you'll see symptoms like you're seeing. Our dog is 10 and he has issues getting up into the bed at night (have a small set of steps for him to come up) but that's about it so far. When they lose control of their bowels, etc that's when you have to start thinking about quality of life.

With one of my cats, it was super sudden. The other was a couple days where I probably should have done something because it was lethargic and not eating and basically slowly shutting off. But it'd been my buddy through some negative shit, so I kind of had blinders on and was hoping that, even if it was a cranky senior at that point, it'd make a comeback and answer the bell for another round or two.
Heretic replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 01:01 pm
posted by justincredible

Oooh, the Pubs gonna be salty over the use of THAT word!!!!

Heretic replied to "Jury Duty" at 01:00 pm

Had one summons, but got out of it due to how, upon checking the court's website the night before (as instructed per said summons), it said that the case was settled or plea bargained or whatever, so I got a "get out of jail free" card on that shit. Which was good -- the weekend before was a race track weekend and Monday usually can be a busy day at work, so I'd have spent the entire day pissed off at how I have to go through selection proceedings while hung over AND also have to get shit done for work. Nothing is worth that sort of annoyance, especially not buzzwords like "civic duty".

Heretic replied to "2021-22 NBA" at 12:55 pm
posted by BR1986FB

I'm assuming he's talking about his "I gave up $100 million to stay unvaccinated" comments.

Either that or him retweeting Alex Jones stuff a few days back. Either way, dude is hilarious. Acts like he's some sort of elite big thinker while routinely jumping on the most stupid concepts and trying to act like they're legit.

On Sep 24, 2022:

Heretic replied to "2022 NFL Season Thread" at 02:40 pm

Well, both North Carolina and New York (and New Jersey) are states with two words in the name and the first name starts with N, so, yeah.

Heretic replied to "2022 NFL Season Thread" at 11:21 am
posted by justincredible

LMAO. Wtf is this?

You should be proud to know that your team's coach is greater than Vince Lombardi. I mean, he hasn't been to the playoffs, let alone win a playoff game or Super Bowl, but he did have an impressive and crazy comeback game in week 2, so BETTER THAN LOMBARDI!!!
Heretic replied to "2022 Dead Pool" at 01:38 am

Louise Fletcher -- Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

On Sep 23, 2022:

posted by justincredible

That loss on Tuesday looked brutal.

It was definitely something that happened. There I was, paying attention to it on my computer. Bryan Reynolds had a four-hit game and the team was playing really well in a clutch sort of way where the Yankees made a run or two at them, but they responded to put some space between them. The sort of game where the season might suck, but with all the young guys they're playing, you can see the potential because they're showing the ability to beat up on a legit good team in the sport.

And then they stopped getting batters out and the Yankees got a run and kept putting guys on base and then a grand slam and it's over and I'm just staring at my computer thinking it's a good thing that Bob Nutting's impotent ownership has made me dead inside because if I still had the capacity to care, that one would have hurt.


posted by Heretic

Have to give the team credit. For three straight days, they've found a way to hit a new low.

Tuesday: Lead 8-4 at the Yankees going into the bottom of the ninth. Lost 9-8 without getting a single out in that inning.

Wednesday: Lost 14-2 to the Yankees, tying a MLB record with 6 losses of 12 or more runs in a season.

Thursday: In a 3-2 loss to the Cubs, were Immaculate Inning'd by the Cubs starter.

And, can't remember the day in the 4-game sweep by the Mets, but they tied a record by striking out 20 times in one of those games. I stand firm in my assessment that every day that Bob Nutting is allowed to draw breath as the owner of a sports team is a bad day for the franchise because all that worthless POS cares about is generating personal revenue.

Oh, and the "highlight" of that 14-2 loss on Wednesday was how they walked Judge on four pitches in the ninth while down 11-2. A great moment in the "Yeah, you're kicking our asses, but your guy ain't getting #61 on us, so who's the real winner now?!?!?" archives.


Have to give the team credit. For three straight days, they've found a way to hit a new low.

Tuesday: Lead 8-4 at the Yankees going into the bottom of the ninth. Lost 9-8 without getting a single out in that inning.

Wednesday: Lost 14-2 to the Yankees, tying a MLB record with 6 losses of 12 or more runs in a season.

Thursday: In a 3-2 loss to the Cubs, were Immaculate Inning'd by the Cubs starter.

And, can't remember the day in the 4-game sweep by the Mets, but they tied a record by striking out 20 times in one of those games. I stand firm in my assessment that every day that Bob Nutting is allowed to draw breath as the owner of a sports team is a bad day for the franchise because all that worthless POS cares about is generating personal revenue.

Heretic replied to "Cleveland Browns 2022 Season Thread" at 01:14 pm
posted by QuakerOats


Browns were fairly decent ..........rest of post is accurate.  Picken's catch is probably among the best of all-time.

It was nice to have something to cheer for, other than how I got so ripped at a friend's football party that I'm still drunk and hoping no one is particularly caring about my office productivity today.

On Sep 21, 2022:

Heretic replied to "NFL Sucky Picker Elimination Thread" at 12:06 pm

Jags. Tricky week, not much in the way of "yeah, this is definitely gonna happen" games.

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