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Secretary of Eumenes

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  1. I already ate too much lowfat pecan vanilla ice cream. I can already feel a stomach ache testing the waters... But if this goes to overtime I can't not have more right? Like, that's just how like the gravitronics of ice cream physics works I think
  2. Well I think that Andy Reid went from sadly underrated to a little over-the-fuck rated because of Patrick Mahomes. So... That's why I wouldn't jump on the Beinemy train. I mean unless you believe in him. I've never met the dude. I'd want Flores, because as I said. Or Harbaugh because I know he's good. And, with enough LSD and time in an unmarked van, I'm about 12-13 percent sure that I can induce a 5 percent chance of Andrew Luck coming back to the game I have no evidence for this claim I have no lab and no equipment But I think we should risk it
  3. Yeah But a fucking whitebread poser fuck
  4. But he did win the big one. I call him the greatest I've ever seen because he could run any offense I've ever seen. All of 'em. Lamar's to Brady's in '02 And he'd run them all as best they could be run. I don't like that the rules of the game have been watered down to the point that he is speed-running through the regular season, but that's not his fault. Josh Allen wouldn't make it in the NFL of ten years ago. Mahomes would.
  5. And, like, just for the whatever or whatever I am wary of Bienemy. It's not his fault. 1) His name sounds like Be Enemy... It's not normally something I'd consider but bear with me for a second. 2) Yo, this dude came onto the scene playing Cortana for the Master Chief. I don't know if you've seen Patrick Mahomes play a football, but it's a lot like watching a really REALLY good 13 year old on Mt Dew Gamer Fuel turn the difficulty down to EASY and just frivolisize in the violence. Like, I swear to god I've seen Swaggy P (That's what I call Mahomes, Swaggy P (the second) or "Swags") just refuse to use the trigger sometimes. Like he just sees he's up against a corridor of Grunts and just starts mashing the B button because he doesn't have to do anything else. Right, so, like that's not a reason to NOT hire the dude. That his name sounds like a sea creature and he kinda had like the best player I've ever seen from minute one of his career. It's just that I was always much much more impressed by what Flores accomplished on the Peninsula of Misfit Toys. I like defensive coaches anyway. That's just my opinion
  6. Fine, whatever Fuck Reich and his never-ending bag of excuses His QBs were backups and cast-offs THAT HE CHOSE Reich wanted Rivers Wanted Wentz I don't know if it was Ballard or Reich who wanted Ryan, and to PAY Jacoby all that guaranteed money for NOTHING. Ballard should be fired the second the new coach signs his contract. That coach can bring one of his lickspittle buddies in to GM. Irsay's team. Irsay was getting ripped off for years by this SadSanta fuck who parlayed a few hot streaks into eternal mediocrity. Fuck him Saturday wasn't some yahoo from down the street. The man knew football. Does he have any business being a Head Coach? Absolutely not. But, as has already been suggested, he was just babysitting. And besides, you hypocritical fucks talk out both sides of your mouths about tanking until somebody actually FOR REAL THIS TIME does it. Fuck y'all (with love!) Reich kept trotting out this gimmick-bag offense of bell-whistle bullshit that operated exclusively within fifteen yards of the line of scrimmage. And five of those fifteen include the area BEHIND the line of scrimmage! I 'predicted' (ugh) all of this LAST YEAR. The pieces that were assembled for the roster, especially on offense, did not match with the goober dork who was trying to call plays like he's scratching them into the dirt at Pop Warner. To say nothing of how those pieces matched with each other. Matt Ryan and Michael Pittman and Jonathan Taylor are a great three-piece... If Matt Ryan was five years younger! If he could still go under center Basically Every Play, but not like ALWAYS or nothin... If he could still pop those balls in a sweet arc about 20-25 yards down field under the safety and behind the corner for Mr Tough Guy (for real!) Michael Pittman to come down with like a taller, longer, version of Anquan Bolden. And especially if he could make that pass FROM UNDER CENTER! But he can't And Reich has no rhythm for offense. It's why Pederson didn't let him call plays. He had to go. The only thing I think Irsay did wrong is not firing Ballard. Maybe he has his reasons. Idk
  7. Yes it can. It's called hovering Maybe they call it "hoovering" in the future-provinces of Briton and Gaul, I don't know In America we call it 'hovering' Too smart. Fearing covid when you have something to lose to it is perfectly rational. I think he's played his hand pretty fucking well. It's just that his hand is garbage. Waddaya gonna do? Give the motherfucker a break! Fake his death, disappear him to some awesome island with a few of his besties, and be done with it whenever he's ready to call it quits. I mean jesus, have you people never heard of diplomacy before? The easiest way to get someone out of a corner is patience. And appropriate force when necessary. We could have cut the head off his invasion completely conventionally and saved a lot of lives. Military and civilian. The fact that Russia got Crimea, then was in position to get Kyiv, while literally the entire rest of the world dithered is a victory. His cards sucked though. He got as far as he could by bluffing, got a little too aggressive. So now you gotta pound him like a drum until he's willing to accept some kind of EAST-WEST BERLIN but in Crimea situation where Russians get complete, FAIR, military and commercial access to whatever and whatever. And we'll even cut off sanctions and deploy economic aid packages for Ukraine and Russia both. But not till he stops. Fucking Ripp and your fucking appeasement (no offense!) P-sizzle ain't cray-dizzle, y'know'what'I'mean? I mean US and friends have played this like, okay or whatever, but for god's sake stop playing not-to-lose and play to win! Proactive measures could have kicked Putin's face in a year ago instead of wasting everybody's time with whining about stupid nuclear apocalypses they don't even understand when the economic and CLIMATE pressures that produced things like Putin's -kinda not-insane - reasons to want to gobble up Prime:) territory are not only going unaddressed, they're getting worse! Anyway. Fuck America. Fuck Putin. Go Ukraine. Also, Ukraine, take very goddamn dollar Uncle Sam offers you. Every one of them. Dawg. The bank can wave all the motherfucking papers it wants at you. You usin them papers to buy guns, eh? (This is all of course an expressive statement, on the conditions pertaining to and surrounding, the war in Ukraine and the relational powers involved. Is that a good enough disclaimer? Do I have to use a different made-up legalese gibberdygook to wrap up my statements before I'm allowed to venture them into the public domain? Asking for a friend )
  8. I saw this a few years ago and my main takeaway was that a drone can go anywhere a tank can go
  9. Flirting seems a folly State your intentions plainly and I will do the same Less blood shed in the end
  10. Right on Yeah, I may well have the particulars wrong. I just know scumbags scumbag
  11. By the way, I bring this up not just to whine. But because, tying into my broader messaging of late, this is a manifestation of anti-privilege If FuckFuck Abrams wanted that information up there? About -how- exactly the device works or what he might or might not be !allowed! to know about it? He can tell somebody to tell somebody that he wants to know and eventually somebody will get back to him I'm afraid if I type the wrong thing into the computer machine somebody will be getting back to me too Yeah? How's that for a type of privilege that isn't class/wealth based but also totally is because of course it is?
  12. I cannot source it, but I remember seeing that the majority of NFL owners who donated money to supposed 'Social Justice' campaigns in the wake of George Floyd's murder actually ended up sending that money to a bunch of Republican political PACs and shit. It was the least surprising thing I ever heard I assumed when I read the thing and still do that they wrote off these 'donations' on their taxes as well
  13. Zorral, if conflict is the only dialogue that an opponent understands you can't just take it off the table and declare them pariah I mean you can. Hi, North Korea But then you just kinda helped create, then washed your hands of, a humanitarian nightmare as a state of an entire peoples' permanent existence I mean you can do that. And you can even do that and believe you believe in morals or whatever But not if they have nukes, eh? And the reliable means to deliver them eh? Meanwhile, I've been sometimes stymied in my book research efforts by the limitations of google. Some of these are obvious, right, like sometimes a question is just too complicated or specific for google to know what you're after. It's only a Robot Then there's other limitations of Google Like, I get scared that if I google books about how ICBMswork and whether you could disable the fuse/trigger/whatever of one of them mid-flight as part of a scheme to catch it and either relay it up to space with a series of dedicated systems in low orbits or, IDK, drop it in the bottom of the ocean or something - anyway, I get scared that if I google <^ that stuff then scary things will happen to me. Because I don't think you people believe in morals or whatever But that's just me
  14. Yeah but you're placing too much importance into an artificial, and INHERENTLY constrained, system that -END GAMEs- in mutual annihilation. Do you see what you're doing? You're so afraid of one of the two options that you're confining yourself into a system of delay rather than resolution. By taking the inevitability of mutual destruction to such a literal conceit that you make a countdown clock for it is not alleviating the situation. It's telling the opponent to go faster. That's, like, the point of Dr. Strangelove Huzzah! Telephone! Mr. President there are one or two points I'd like to make if I may... 1) The Ruskies started this war 2) They started it eight years before they started it, and we started it ourselfs about... say... was it twelve or eleven years before that - oh who remembers? They started it 3) If we were to immediately launch an all-out and coordinated airwave of unmanned, precision-guided, tactical air-space craft that struck the ROADs, the BRIDGES, and the Long-Range Weapons Systems - and HELL, let's make giant bomb-created trenches across any topography that looks too easy on wheeled vehicles while we're at it. We can MAKE A TRENCH IN THE ground FROM THE AIR FROM AMERICA in Ukraine!- Well, if we did all that we might just stand a damn good chance of stopping this slow-rolling criminal wave right in its tracks. Literally, maybe! 4) Not one American will die because of this action 5) Hopefully no Ukrainians will die because of our strikes. It's war. Somebody might have been hanging out under the bridge, a local, and we didn't know. We can't help that. 6) Get Ukraine's permission, and the permission of the American peoples' representatives first 7) Russians will die. They are dying anyway. Less Ukrainians would die. Maybe less Russians would die. We don't have to target their hospitals and mess halls and barracks' anymore. We can break their shit. And, unfortunately, the people they put inside that shit. 8) It's war
  15. I am sorry I am not an historian. Or a scientist. I like stories. I like history. I like the story of history. So I don't want to phrase anything in a way that suggests I'm making some kind of declarative statement. I'm much less interested in the particulars, facts for or against Irene, and more interested in ^those^ broader treatments of powerful women as political actors. I thought I said that. I am sorry eta declarative statement as an authority on the subject, I might have said eta2 I mean I declare shit all the time. I just assume y'all are at least smart enough to know that's just me being me tho
  16. I did not mean to "set ... off" I thought it a less volatile musing, potentially more liable to attract conversation about the motives of state actors, than wondering if the Arkies were eating their own hair Sorry "set ... off"
  17. Irene of Athens Basileus of Rome Last ruler of the Isaurian dynasty I do not understand what you do not understand
  18. This is me playing nice I mean... whatever Hasn't been good for me If the subject is of no interest I entreat the authorities to make it go away. I tried.
  19. As a reader and consumer of histories and historical products I find most annoying an historian or presenter who too often is unimaginative when it comes to the only interesting facet of human behavior- Motive
  20. That's my theory I can't back it up further than deductive reasoning. In the absence of physical evidence that is the evidence. That the actor's accused actions do not fall in line with her historical profile, motive exists for third parties to exploit the situation. Recall, I am not pronouncing Irene of Athens guilty I am not pronouncing her innocent I don't know I am suggesting that the story may not have been told honestly, in its entirety, for a variety of reasons and that for those reasons perhaps guilt should not be pronounced in the absence of physical evidence Yes?
  21. What theory? That Armistice day ended with the capture of Berlin?
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