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DanteGabriel

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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

    NBA 2019 - Now the Joy in My World is in Zion

    Relic and Jaime are younger than me too... Am I the old fart of these threads? This is why we need Manhole back, so he can be the old fart again.
  2. DanteGabriel

    NBA 2019 - Now the Joy in My World is in Zion

    I'm turning 42 soon. I don't drink much anymore, not because it makes me feel like crap in the morning, but because it makes me sleepy.
  3. DanteGabriel

    U.S. Politics: Impoverished In Squalor

    He's in the "ranting at JFK's portrait" phase of his Presidency.
  4. DanteGabriel

    NBA 2019 - Now the Joy in My World is in Zion

    Kyrie missed at least three layups in the fourth, Jaylen Brown badly bricked two free throws near the end... Disappointing end of game execution by the Celtics. Looking like a first round exit for this underachieving and bizarrely unlikeable team.
  5. DanteGabriel

    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    While that Titans team is largely unremembered, they did come back from 18 down at halftime to beat the Chiefs in the wildcard. So that was fun.
  6. DanteGabriel

    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    There can only be one choice for Hard Knocks, right? Since they wouldn't go to Cleveland again? And the Raiders would be thirsty enough to agree to it...
  7. DanteGabriel

    U.S. Politics: Impoverished In Squalor

    "Like Devin Nunes' Mom, Devin Nunes' Cow engaged in a vicious defamation campaign against Nunes." Let these words redound through the history of our Glorious Republic.
  8. DanteGabriel

    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    Flores may have an out. He never officially had the coordinator title. He was in charge of that side and called the defensive plays, but no title.
  9. DanteGabriel

    NFL Offseason 2019: Gettleman Browns all over the Giants

    They've signed Fitzmagic. Which is also the answer to the question, "How do we tank, yet keep things suspenseful all season?"
  10. DanteGabriel

    NFL 2019 Super Bowl: the restless shade of Mike Martz

    That's a good point, thanks for running down those numbers. My objection to Beckham isn't just the money, it's the behavior. Definitely going to be a lot of volatile personalities in that locker room. Probably for the best they got rid of Todd Haley. To be clear, I'm pretty excited for this new phase of Browns relevance and competence. I'm eager to see a new pecking order in the AFC North.
  11. DanteGabriel

    NFL 2019 Super Bowl: the restless shade of Mike Martz

    It looks like conventional wisdom is that the Browns got the best of the OBJ trade, which I guess I can see when you consider the amount of offensive skill they've put together. I can see how OBJ's presence allows Landry and Calloway to be slot into roles they're better suited to. But I am still naturally skeptical that trading a bunch of assets for a mercurial, expensive receiver is a winning strategy. It's too bad Hard Knocks did Cleveland last year -- they're the most interesting team of the upcoming off-season for sure.
  12. DanteGabriel

    NFL 2019 Super Bowl: the restless shade of Mike Martz

    I think you still go pass rusher, because you need more than one or two, and I don't think it's wise to put all your eggs in the Dee Ford basket.
  13. DanteGabriel

    NFL 2019 Super Bowl: the restless shade of Mike Martz

    Never again shall I doubt the honor of Clan McCockiner.
  14. DanteGabriel

    US Politics: compromising positions

    Alumni networks I guess? Family tradition? I mean, it was a desired enough school that Becky with the Bad Grades went all the way to the Supreme Court for it. I can see a line between normal college admissions corruption and what's been going on here. It's one thing to buy a building or make a big donation -- at least the school and larger student body will see some benefits. These lazy overprivileged affluenza cases had people taking tests for them and faking athletic scholarships for them. Full disclosure: my brother is currently greasing the wheels for his son (who is nine) to get into his prestigious alma mater. But he's doing it by endowing a scholarship for non-wealthy international kids to be able to go to the school. I think that's substantively different from bribing admissions officers or cheating on tests.
  15. DanteGabriel

    US Politics: compromising positions

    She sold the spa chain in question but I read somewhere that she still owns other, similar spas. I doubt the business model changed.
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