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  1. Is it wrong to harbor a wee crush on David Walliams? Asking for a friend...
  2. attica

    MLB Thread

    Sheesh, if talking about something ongoing is the thing that gets it to stop? I have a. lot. of yammering to do today. Just sayin'. I have not been watching that much of YES's postgame coverage, so I was shocked the other day to see Jeff Nelson in the analyst's chair. (The first string must be on vacay still.) Nelly! When did you get into the sportscasting biz? He did okay, but I find myself distracted by his top-of-the-noggin freckles. I know there's makeup for that. I suppose shouldn't be so shallow and let Nelly let his freckled-head flag fly, but I'm just not there yet.
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    MLB Thread

    Doc Gooden was arrested last month for cocaine possession. While driving. 1 am. New Jersey. 9 years since his last arrest. I mean, what really can you say?
  4. attica

    MLB Thread

    Picking up the bag on your way to second and running with it?
  5. attica

    MLB Thread

    The sheer force of vitriol thrown at (geddit?) Bouton for 'revealing the secrets of the clubhouse' was a.may.zing. Everybody in baseball haaaaated him for a long time. And all he did was just...write about his day. People are really invested in the myths they tell about themselves, you know? Sportswriters, who you would think would be all for it, were largely not. It threatened their gatekeeping status. It mostly took a generational turnover to praise Bouton. By the time we got to Patrick/Olbermann, it had been completed.
  6. attica

    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    Did Rachel mention (I didn't catch the first bit of that block) the stripper/golf outing was meant to be a charity fundraiser? For "underprivileged kids"? I mean, that raises the WTFery for me. (The kids charity has pulled out, denying knowing about the stripper aspect of it, and Doral has canceled the event altogether).
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    I certainly appreciated Rapinoe's dismissive handwave that the equal-pay argument has been won. No, they don't have it yet, but taking an 'are you kidding me with this in 2019?!' approach to the arbitration/mediation/whatever thing is Good Framing. I for one am weary of the expectation that these tiresome arguments must be made fresh and earnestly by those on the other side who are behaving in bad faith. "Explain yourself to me in a way that will persuade me, a person who will refuse to be persuaded anyway!" Megan's 'whatever, everybody knows I'm right and you suck' is opium into my veins.
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    MLB Thread

    Sometimes I watch a game while on the phone with my sister, who lives in a different state. So obvs we have different tv-providers. Usually, my feed is a few seconds before hers. So I get excited for plays she hasn't seen yet. And then I laugh. "I'm watching from the future!"
  9. ...Followed immediately by Tom Hanks complaining that he was forced to show ID to buy a beer at Stagecoach. Obstacle indeed! I smiled.
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    MLB Thread

    English baseball fans are adorable. (And why can't US stadiums sell beer in those neat plastic cups with stein-like handles?)
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    MLB Thread

    One of the NYC tabs, referring to the HR record, calls the Yankees The Swat Team. Which is both apt and amusing, and now I want the old 70s era SWAT tv-show theme music to play during all appearances in all stadia. I do not think this is too much to ask. Swap out the Star Wars stuff for SWAT!
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    S06.E16: Mt. Everest and Sherpa people

    It's just another example of rich people view themselves as expert just because they're rich. 'Oh, I have a spare $45K kicking around, I'll scale the tallest peak on earth!' And then let 'the little people' do all the work and clean up after them. It's also a draw to douchecanoes that value exclusivity as a virtue signal. You know, since a thing is unobtainable, I shall obtain it, and thereby prove my superiority to the lowly proles! I totally get the impulse to fleece as many people as possible out of their money in this way, but: fecal time bomb. Rickrolling is still an unalloyed good thing.
  13. As in all things erotic/non-erotic, context is everything. The Fleabag context is, erm, effective.
  14. Wouldn't it be nice if mental health actually worked like that? For some people, past experience does nothing to quell present terror. (See my sister, who has decades of flight experience, positively quake every single time she boards an aircraft.) I don't mean to be argumentative. Her being nervous was just how I saw it. Obviously, I don't know her, so I can't say. My mileage varied, is all.
  15. Honestly? I thought Madonna seemed downright nervous, ill at ease, overwhelmed by the experience. And a lot of her try-hard behavior struck me as compensating for that. It worries me a bit that I nursed a little bit of covetousness over Crow's fancy pants.
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