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#3961 BSLSeanJester

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:24 PM

How ticket fees got so bad, and why they won’t get better

After an FTC workshop about the astronomical fees added on to most concert tickets, it is fairly clear that nothing is being done.

 

https://www.vox.com/...-ftc-regulation

 

Pretty enraging article.


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#3962 Don Quixote

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 11:25 AM

It's a real pain in the ass when rehearsal switches into higher gear and I don't get much time to check up on things.



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 05:01 PM

Not quite a rant, but I settled on getting the Pro Football Focus subscription for the year. Had a $65 off promo code and I justified it by saying it’s cheaper than a year of Netflix and I’m gonna use it more.

But it’s still $135/year and FanGraphs is free.

Still remember when they tried to sell me premium stats for $1500/year after they were once free. Held out for a few years and got 90% off.
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:27 AM

https://www.cnn.com/...trnd/index.html

 

I'm sure everyone's probably seen this story by now with the brawl at the 7-year old baseball game.  What an absolute embarrassment.  I've seen some incredibly ignorant behavior by adults at some of my kids' sports games but fortunately its never come to fighting.  Been close a time or 2 though.  Why can't adults just not be idiots for a few hours while their kids enjoy the game.


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:53 AM

I saw two guys almost fight at the beach yesterday because one guy left his trash behind and the other one picked it up for him.  


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#3966 BSLSeanJester

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 12:59 PM

I saw two guys almost fight at the beach yesterday because one guy left his trash behind and the other one picked it up for him.  

 

That's been me on many occasions.

 

I honestly don't know how someone who leaves behind trash (or dogshit) and gets called out for it has a leg to stand on in order to get pissed off but there are some major assholes out there among us.


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 05:10 PM

https://www.cnn.com/...trnd/index.html

 

I'm sure everyone's probably seen this story by now with the brawl at the 7-year old baseball game.  What an absolute embarrassment.  I've seen some incredibly ignorant behavior by adults at some of my kids' sports games but fortunately its never come to fighting.  Been close a time or 2 though.  Why can't adults just not be idiots for a few hours while their kids enjoy the game.

 

As a coach I say all the time, youth sports would be awesome if we could get rid of the parents.


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 11:51 AM

https://dailycaller....8W83WiZ6Z53_MZE


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 08:25 PM

https://dailycaller....8W83WiZ6Z53_MZE

 

https://www.congress...use-bill/5/text

 

Don't see that anywhere in the bill. This is my shocked face.


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#3970 Pedro Cerrano

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 08:51 PM

https://www.congress...use-bill/5/text

Don't see that anywhere in the bill. This is my shocked face.


What are you registered as out of curiosity

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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#3971 DJ MC

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 09:11 PM

What are you registered as out of curiosity

 

While I'm tempted to offer as a response something like the "Bofa Party", I'll abstain and answer that I'm unaffiliated. The party of which I was a member became so toxic and antithetical to my views, let alone to things like basic human decency and intelligent reasoning, that when I moved and updated my voting registration, I took the opportunity to get out with my soul still somewhat intact.

 

And since I also didn't want to be a Democrat, I went with no affiliation.


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#3972 Pedro Cerrano

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 10:01 PM

While I'm tempted to offer as a response something like the "Bofa Party", I'll abstain and answer that I'm unaffiliated. The party of which I was a member became so toxic and antithetical to my views, let alone to things like basic human decency and intelligent reasoning, that when I moved and updated my voting registration, I took the opportunity to get out with my soul still somewhat intact.

And since I also didn't want to be a Democrat, I went with no affiliation.


What about the Democratic Party do you dislike

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 12:31 AM

https://www.congress...use-bill/5/text

Don't see that anywhere in the bill. This is my shocked face.


That’s cause “The Daily Caller” is just Fox News under a different name. Conservative leaning, founded by Tucker Carlson. AKA fake news.

Pass.

Headline extremely misleading. Not a big deal even if it is what it is. Trans people make up about 1M in our population. How many are male to female? Call it half? How many are exceptional athletes with an interest in sports? Probably just a handful. The Olympics already have rules in place for this about testosterone levels being under a certain amount for sometime before being able to compete in women’s events.
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#3974 BSLSeanJester

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 05:01 AM

Fake outrage.

This is a nothingburger.

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 01:20 PM


What about the Democratic Party do you dislike

There's soooooooo much. And I'm pretty liberal. To sum it up, they're completely bought and paid for. Haven't been for the working class, other than window dressing for decades.
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#3976 The Epic

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:44 PM

My boss at my old job asked me why I won't friend him on social media. That's an awkward as hell convo.


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 08:16 AM

My boss at my old job asked me why I won't friend him on social media. That's an awkward as hell convo.

How did he contact you?  Email, or did you see him in person some where?



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 01:47 PM

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 01:43 PM

Lost power for 12 hours.  Luckily I only tossed the $50 worth of food in the fridge.



#3980 BSLSeanJester

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 02:07 PM

People at the gym leaving the shower on when they're finished. They walk away and leave the water running. Someone did it today before heading to the pool. It bewilders me every time. They will also leave their lockers open when they're dressed and leaving.


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