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Post by legitimatebeef » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:15 pm

Whatever happened to "love it or leave it"? Nobody says that anymore. But it is just as relevant a sentiment now as it was in the 80s or whenever. Is what I say.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:17 pm

I just realized that I only own/wear polo shirts because of society's expectations. I do not really care for them. Would much rather wear a t-shirt every time. I don't really feel like myself in a polo shirt.
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Post by bryan k » Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:00 am

I don't feel comfortable in public unless I'm wearing a collar.

Why do so many car models end with the letter A?

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Post by srogers13 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:29 pm

bryan k wrote:I don't feel comfortable in public unless I'm wearing a collar
We really do not care about your sexless life, TMI. :crazy:
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Post by bryan k » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:55 pm

srogers13 wrote:
bryan k wrote:I don't feel comfortable in public unless I'm wearing a collar
We really do not care about your sexless life, TMI. :crazy:
Wait until you hear about my favorite leash......

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Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:34 am

bryan k wrote:Why do so many car models end with the letter A?
Good one. Maybe because it makes them sound vaguely a) feminine or 2) foreign.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:34 pm

People often say "You get an "A" for effort!"

But isn't the original saying "an E for effort"? As in, "Well, you are so off the mark that the usual letter grade scale from A to F doesn't even apply, but hey, you at least tried and so I am throwing you a bone of recognition."

I think the mutation of this little bon mot says a lot about the crumbling values and integrity structure of our modern day participation trophy society. On a subconscious level people actually believe that an "A" grade--the highest mark of excellence on the scale--should be given out just because somebody made an earnest attempt, quality of the result be damned.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:55 pm

I recently read that current US Women's Open champion In Gee Chun was inspired to take up golf as a child when at a driving range, her dad's friend mocked and ridiculed her very first novice attempts at hitting the ball.

Moral question. Should the dad's friend now feel like a complete ass because he ridiculed some poor elementary school kid who'd never swung a golf club before, when it turns out that that kid, given half a chance to figure things out, would go on to develop a golf talent of the highest order and win the greatest championship in women's golf?

Or should he be proud of himself for setting in motion the young girl's golf career and all the fame and riches that came along with it?
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Post by MattF » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:23 am

He should have been kicked in the balls for doing that in the first place...last thing you do to a child.
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Post by bryan k » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:39 pm

Today I learned that when I'm listening to techno music, I can tell when a new song is changing because the colors change.

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Post by bryan k » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:39 pm

There is an excessive heat warning in effect for the Phoenix area today. I prefer to call it August.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:12 pm

After a trip to the grocery store, a cup of yogurt got left in the bag. A little over 24 hours passed before I found it. I put it in the fridge overnight, then I ate some. It tasted fine. I am still here motherf'ers.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:33 pm

I was at the beach in Long Island yesterday. There was a tubby guy camped out in front, and I found myself getting all pissed off at the mere sight of him. I am not an anti-fat guy, I respect people's right to be fat. Then I noticed how, despite being a tub of lard, the guy had no rear end to speak of. Again, this is far from any of my business and it's not really like me to have such a bad reaction to some random person's weird physique. But eventually I figured out what was making me so mad. The guy was trying to rock some low-waisted, i.e. skinny guy style swim trunks despite having a prodigious belly. Combined with the startling lack of ass, it mean that his trunks were perpetually on the verge of falling down and exposing genitals, and he was constantly having to hitch them up. A stomach-turning sight that would rankle any normal person. So I am not that judgmental after all. And in the end, I learned a life lesson about the importance of wearing clothes that fit properly.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:38 pm

The other day I was looking at beach umbrellas on Amazon, and one of the reviews lambasted a particular model that exhibited "little resilience in the face of the most gentle and fundamental challenges." I laughed almost to the point of crying. I'm not sure why. Maybe I have been searching for those exact words for my whole product-consuming life.
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Post by srogers13 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:55 pm

Are you really DMAN if your personalized license plate is DMAN27?
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Post by jasonfish11 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:23 pm

srogers13 wrote:Are you really DMAN if your personalized license plate is DMAN27?
Probably not. At best you are the 27th man?

I have never seen so many personalized plates as I have seen since moving to Virginia. It seems like every 3 or 4 cars has one. My sister-in-law and her husband have their initials, which makes their plate look like a 2 year old trying to recite the alphabet. AEC DBC. I want to take a picture and send it to the school board with a caption of "core competency alphabet?"

I saw one the other day that slipped past the DMV.
CKGBLR - I'm not sure if they were describing themselves or if that was directed at the people behind them?

And my favorite I've seen.

DM 3PUTT
Keep it short stupid.

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Post by jasonfish11 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:48 pm

Saw another one where my wife and I had different reactions.

GLFWDOW

I laughed, she said what if her husband died in the gulf war?
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Post by jfurr » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:27 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:Whatever happened to "love it or leave it"? Nobody says that anymore. But it is just as relevant a sentiment now as it was in the 80s or whenever. Is what I say.
I don't understand that saying.

What happened to "Where's the Beef?"



... sorry
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Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:32 pm

It occurred to me the other day, that I don't think I've ever attended a luncheon.
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Post by bryan k » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:48 pm

When I was in Minnesota this past week, I found myself saying "it turned out to be a pretty nice day" on Wednesday after the rain stopped and the sun came out for about 20 minutes. You will never hear anyone say that in Phoenix. Every day starts out nice. And then the sun comes out and screws it all up.

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Post by Coda1850 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:51 pm

Basketball season has started. We're 1-0... gonna tear through the league, watch out bitches!
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Post by srogers13 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:16 pm

Coda1850 wrote:Basketball season has started. We're 1-0... gonna tear through the league, watch out bitches!
Must have been nice to get a forfeit in week one. :facepalm
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Post by Coda1850 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:59 am

srogers13 wrote:
Coda1850 wrote:Basketball season has started. We're 1-0... gonna tear through the league, watch out bitches!
Must have been nice to get a forfeit in week one. :facepalm
haaaa. Funny man.

We actually beat the defending champs. How 'bout that?
(Do I have to mention their 2 best players were no-shows?...)

Anyway, I'm pumped to be golfing & playing ball - staying busy!
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Post by jfurr » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:30 pm

Two things

One, this is a friend of mine who did a standup storytelling thing recently



Two this is another friend who is dying of pancreas cancer right now
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Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:30 pm

It dawned on me over the weekend, that most likely the last great band of our time will end up being U2. No need to argue with me over this, I am not even a big U2 fan. It was just a Nostradamus-type of vision I had.

Right now, people are understandably kind of sick of their shit, but I am talking about generations into the future. Their catalog of hits, with Bono's soulful and expansive melodies and the Edge's inimitable and huge-sounding guitar riffs, will stand the test of time. Even more so considering the steady decline of mainstream music that started after the turn of the century. Like them or not, they have a way of turning simple chord progressions into grandiose songs that sort of take you on these little 4-5 minute emotional journeys. Take that song "With or Without You" for example. The entire song repeats a dead simple D-A-Bm-G progression, but to the untrained ear there is nothing repetitive about the whole thing. It starts as a whisper and ends with big, soaring refrains. The chord progression never changes once. Bono and the Edge, they have a gift. They will end up as the modern day Jagger and Richards, or Page and Plant. They will probably still be selling out stadiums twenty years from now. U2 will stand tall over every other musical act of the 80s/90s/00s.

I will get off the pulpit now.
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