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DanteGabriel

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    Boston, MA
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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. DanteGabriel

    U.S. Politics: Huff and Puff the Socialism away

    Y'all are getting trolled on this "let's run an ineligible candidate who scares middle America" by a moron/asshole.
  2. DanteGabriel

    U.S. Politics: Huff and Puff the Socialism away

    I really doubt sobriety would make much difference anyhow.
  3. DanteGabriel

    How did you pick your screen name?

    I've used some variant of this name for almost a quarter century. Mostly as my character name in single player RPGs. I'm pretty sure my first Baldur's Gate character in 1998 or whatever was named Gabriel. I always thought Gabriel was a name both beautiful and terrifying, due to the archangelic association. The Dante part got added because I admired Dante Gabriel Rossetti as both an artist and a writer (I had similar ambitions when I went to college). People assume some kind of evil or demonic association with my name because Dante, I guess, makes people think of Hell, but he wrote a Paradiso and a Purgatorio as well. I never associated the name with evil exclusively, and anyways I am personally all sweetness and light.
  4. DanteGabriel

    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    Lol, except for that time they won a Super Bowl with Gronk on IR after Week 12.
  5. DanteGabriel

    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    Gronk is not coming back this year. He's already signed to host some dopey Super Bowl party. The early returns on his entertainment career have not looked good, so I wouldn't completely write off the possibility of a 2020 return, but definitely not this year. I am all for Lamar getting the MVP. He deserves it. Also, the MVP hasn't won the Super Bowl in 20 years.
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    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    I think the Ravens are scarier on offense but the defense is nowhere near as good as SF's. In general I'll trust the team with the better, overwhelmingly talented defense. As for Handsome Jimmy, he's seemed equal to the task in high leverage situations so far. Dialing up that long bomb to Kittle right after the Packers finally scored was some cold killer shit. But you never know things will go in the playoffs until he actually gets there. So obviously I can't say I'm fully confident.
  7. DanteGabriel

    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    I'm a Pats fan and it's boring to talk about them. There is just not much new or interesting about them, because quiet efficiency obsessively re-iterated is not fun to analyze. There is some intrigue for me to see just how bad the offense can get before it costs them, but at some point I realized that a fan complaining about some failure or underperformance by the Patriots is like my douchebag rich cousin who's complaining about the rate of return on his investments. The Niners are more interesting to me.
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    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    Niners look like the most complete team in the league. I hope they can contain the Ravens' offense...
  9. DanteGabriel

    Has it all gone quiet since the TV show finished?

    I joined after AFFC: am I a Wave 1.5 n00b? Maybe Nooberation X as opposed to a Board Boomer or a Noobennial?
  10. DanteGabriel

    U.S. Politics: Gar Nicht Trump's Traumschiff!

    On the topic of forcing testimony from Mulvaney, Bolton et al, a Talking Points Memo reader and former DOJ lawyer makes an interesting argument that the Dems might be able to do so during the Senate trial, by counting on John Roberts to be at least somewhat non-corrupt: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/read-this-11
  11. DanteGabriel

    U.S. Politics: Gar Nicht Trump's Traumschiff!

    A debunked conspiracy theory is a sound basis for government policies when the base is so successfully programmed that the debunking is official proof of its validity.
  12. DanteGabriel

    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    I have to say, whenever these AFC North donnybrooks happen, it's always the Steelers and somebody else. It's not the Ravens and Bengals, say, getting into extracurriculars. Whether it's the Browns and Steelers like this latest incident, or the Bengals and Steelers headshotting each other across multiple games, or Joey Porter and his posse sucker-jumping a Bengal at a casino, the Steelers are always involved when shit goes ill in the AFC North. Makes me think of @Jaime L pointing out years ago that the Steelers radicalized the whole division with their "physical" play.
  13. DanteGabriel

    U.S. Politics: Gar Nicht Trump's Traumschiff!

    Are we sure Brazile isn't a double agent? Holy fuck does disaster follow wherever she shows up.
  14. DanteGabriel

    U.S. Politics: Gar Nicht Trump's Traumschiff!

    Can you give us a quick summary please, for those unable to listen or watch live?
  15. DanteGabriel

    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    Lol, what lawsuits would Kaep's presence invoke? Inspiring the fragile tears of the "fuck your feelings, libtard snowflakes" crowd?
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