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    Game design, video games, literature, illustration, construction of fictional worlds, Jane's Addiction, Transmetropolitan, Alan Moore, Hunter S. Thompson, Neal Stephenson, Terry Pratchett, NFL football, Dunhills, good whisky, doomed nobility, dirty politics, dynastic squabbling, filthy lucre

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  1. NFL 2016 Week 7: Nobody's Burfict

    Roger Goodell thinks fans are too dumb to understand how the league handles their wildly inconsistent penalties and attempts to sweep domestic violence under the rug, and they were really trying hard to investigate Josh Brown, but darn that uncooperative law enforcement: Also, the sheriff that Goodell tried to blame for their failure to realize Josh Brown was a domestic abuser says Goodell is a moron and an asshole and his investigators are morons too: Burn them all down.
  2. Esquire article on the investigation into the DNC hacks: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a49791/russian-dnc-emails-hacked/
  3. #trumpbookreport - add your idea!

    It seems such a universal piece of wisdom, but it was Douglas Adams, in one of the Hitchhiker's Guide books.
  4. NFL 2016 Week 7: Nobody's Burfict

    I'm certainly watching less. Last season and this season, since Baby Dante has been mobile and I don't want him watching football, I hardly ever watch games in real time. I DVR the Pats game and watch it later, fast forwarding through a lot of it. It's rare for me to watch any other games. I barely pay attention to the primetime games. My evening hours are precious. I've decided I need to treat the NFL like I did cigarettes: a beloved part of a different life that doesn't fit in the life I want for my family. A gross and harmful addiction to quit over time. Baby Dante loves baseball and runs around the house swinging his arms like he's batting, yelling "Besbool! Besbool!" He's so active I suspect he'll need sports to burn up his energy when he's older, and I'd be fine with him taking up baseball. If he wants basketball or soccer, fine. But never football.
  5. US Elections - The white power-suit vs the white-power suit

    That whole stretch, from the Watergate committee to Haiti, didn't seem like there were any actual jokes. Just mean little jabs that may have been formatted in the most perfunctory joke-like way. Clinton's most brutal barb, on the Statue of Liberty, was a joke that went a little awkwardly in her delivery because she couldn't keep her tone light. But you could see it was still a joke and not just an outpouring of grievance.
  6. NFL 2016 Week 7: Nobody's Burfict

    I'm glad they have those helpful marketing gimmicks to show us how seriously the NFL takes women's health.
  7. #trumpbookreport - add your idea!

    Humbert Humbert, smart man, strong man, knows what he wants, knows how to get what he wants. My father used to say, tremendous man, wise man, the best, we talked about love and relationships, you have to break a few eggs to get the right chick, Donny. I didn't read to the end, no time with my very successful organization that employs so many wonderful young women. I know how these books end because I understand fine literature, the best, you wouldn't believe how I can just predict the end of books when I just skim the first half. I just passed it over to my daughter Ivanka for her 15th birthday with some notes. It's the personal touch that's the key to parenting, that's another thing my very successful father passed on to me, which meant much more to my success than his money and properties. Trust me.
  8. MLB Postseason: All Arms on Deck

    Great play by Baez on the near single by Gonzalez. Wow.
  9. US Elections - The white power-suit vs the white-power suit

    So, the Alfred Smith Dinner. It was a hell of a thing to watch. Trump had some legitimately funny jokes that would have fit in the normal tradition of the dinner. But he went on a number of rants, ugly rants that weren't jokes so much as outpourings of grievance at Hillary Clinton. He called her corrupt and anti-Catholic. There was even one early in his routine, where he went Nixonian on the rich and powerful people in the audience who used to court and flatter him and now revile him. It seemed to me in these rants he was taking a break from reading the mostly decent jokes on his notes and just unloading off the cuff, as is his habit. He did get booed, a number of times, quite lustily, and there were lots of eye rolls and unhappy looks from the people in the frame around him. It was clear the Cardinal was appalled. He took off his skullcap when it started to get really ugly, like he was sweating a lot. Clinton spent a little time making jokes about herself, including predictable ones about how expensive it was to have her speak. She had a lot of good zingers, but I felt it was also over the previous line a few times. She never got nearly as nasty as his improvised remarks -- the Statue of Liberty line was as bad as it got. My personal favorite, when talking about her health concerns: "I know Donald is healthy as a horse. Like the horse that Putin rides." It was clear how much she loathed him, certainly. She spoke for thirty or forty minutes and I thought that was way too long. There were a few times I thought she extended an attack just a little too long and thought she was making mistakes. But overall very sharp for Clinton. Also, Maria Bartiromo's cleavage was in the frame pretty much the entire time. My wife remarked on how marvelous it was. Afterward we watched Obama's speech in 2012. Ten minutes... breezy, gracious, mildly pointed, corny at times, unfailingly civil. It was like an antidote to the poison we'd consumed.
  10. NFL 2016 Week 7: Nobody's Burfict

    I was coming to post this myself. Here's a USA Today column: This is worse than Ray Rice. This is not just pretending you never saw the videotape or could not have been aware of what happened in an elevator after a man drags his unconscious fiance out. This is an active cover-up to minimize the sins of a monstrous kicker on a shitheel team with a shitheel owner who called in PR coverage from his shitheel buddy of a commissioner. Fuck the Giants, fuck the Maras, fuck Goodell, fuck the NFL, fuck Josh Brown. Fuck the whole rotten hypocritical structure. How do they even fucking rationalize a one-game suspension when the baseline is six? Oh right, because they covered up the fact that the suspension was over domestic violence. What does it take to get incompetent, ass-covering assholes fired in this rotten shithouse of a league?
  11. US Elections - furniture shopping with disaster

    Yup. And no one ever remembers the hundreds of Marines that died in Lebanon because Saint Ronald the Whitewashed left them out to dry. Well, he did have Scott Baio and Billy Baldwin there. Poor Donald Trump. He couldn't even get a top-tier Baldwin. Why? Their policies weren't that different in the primaries, she gave him unprecedented input on the platform committee, and she basically adopted his higher education plan on the debate stage last night. Oh right, and Bernie endorsed her. This is some weak shit concern trolling.
  12. US Elections - furniture shopping with disaster

    Weren't the Trumpkins supposed to have some devastating guest present at the debate last night? Like the Benghazi mom and Obama's Hamas-supporting half-brother were just previews of how nasty this was going to be? If there was, I never heard anything about it. Just another fart in the wind from a desperate and pathetic old bully who projects his own weakness and insecurities on others?
  13. US Elections - furniture shopping with disaster

    I know a few. The one I know best is a former cop, now software release manager, who hates Clinton and his main issue is guns. Otherwise he's upper middle class and fairly geeky.
  14. US Elections - furniture shopping with disaster

    I think they can win without trying to appropriate the ghost of another great fraud.
  15. US Elections - furniture shopping with disaster

    Okay, I've tuned in to Fox News to see what they're saying. Megyn Kelly was sticking knives into the Trump flack over Trump's denial of the sexual assault allegations. Jesus God, Eric Trump is on now, the junior officer that the frauleins avoid at the SS cotillion.