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By nightflameblue (Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 04:49:42 AM EST) (all tags)
Please to be fucking off now. K thnx bye.
  • Winter, how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways.
  • You really think that's a good idea?
  • Growth. Like, you know, a tumor or something.
  • How 'bout them, oh shut up.


  1. On cold days, life sucks.
  2. On warm days, everything else sucks because the snow that's laying around starts melting and there's sloppy shit in every direction.
  3. Went and did a mid-winter test-fire on the bike and had twinges of "WHY THE FUCK IS THIS THING STUCK BEHIND ALL THESE TRAILERS!?" 50+F and landlocked in a shed.
  4. Insult to injury - way home some dude pulls up behind me on a bike.


So, AFKS isn't sure he's going with me to this here Music as a Weapon concert. But I gots two tickets, see. Mrs. NFB says, "I'll go if he doesn't."

And I says, "Yeah, then I'd be too worried about you to rock to the fuck to the out."

So she says, "Take my baby brudder."

And I find this idea intriguing on multiple levels.

See, he's never been to big rawk show. None. Ever. I'm thinking this could be a nice little intro to rawkdom. Especially if he goes in blind.

However, there's also the fun of the trip there. I could spend the entire trip getting him freaked out, warning him about what could happen, telling him what he'll see.

Hell, I'm half tempted to buy another ticket if AFKS does want to go. He'd get in on that.

Though then there's the danger he'll end up taking to it like a fish to water and we'll have to bail him out by the end of the night. Wait, that'd actually be kinda cool.


OK, OK, I fucking get it. No time off for me. Crap.

Friday, I went back to the room to write, got about three paragraphs out and realized it just wasn't fucking working, so went to bed.

Saturday I spent the entire day getting bombarded by shit from these people's lives. Shit I've already written, shit I haven't yet written, shit I know needs a quick re-write to integrate with the current story. Just constant. Like wouldn't let up for a second. So brain-draining I couldn't figure out that a bill for six dollars fifty-six cents required seven dollars, not six.

Yeah. That bad.

So, Saturday night I was a god of writing. Caffienated to the hilt, hopped up on sugar, rocking old-sk00l like Powermad, 'tallica, Slayer and the like, and the shit just flowed.

Sunday they left me alone. Until the stupor bowl started. I missed more than a couple plays to head-trip. But at least I was safely on the couch at the time.

"You guys had it bad for each other in the first fucking grade?"

Whatever. I'm working on it. Shut up and leave me alone during the work day you little twits.

Current count: 160,000. No slowing down.


Well, everybody said they didn't even belong there and us Cardinal fans should just shut up because they suck.

Funny how they almost pulled it off. If not for their defense deciding to sleep on that last drive, they might have.

Bright spot of the game - The long pass play for the Cards. WOO!

Dark spot of the game - Cards get called for a stupid protecting the quarterback on a play where the guy clearly couldn't pull out of a hit after the pass was made. Pittsburgh doesn't get called on a play where the defender held down a Card, beat the fuck out of him, then when he finally let him up shoved him back down again AFTER THE PLAY.

But, whatever, I doubt it would have changed the outcome.

Oh well, there's next year.

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Dear winter, | 12 comments (12 topical, 0 hidden)
Superbowl by Herring (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 04:58:45 AM EST
I accidentally started watching it and started to get into it. But at the end of the 3rd quarter it looked like it was all over so I went to bed. Looks like I missed the best bit.

I couldn't believe that Steeler guy running in a 100yard touchdown from an interception. I had no idea USian "football" players could run that far. It was almost like proper rugby.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

The surprise in that play? by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 05:02:23 AM EST
That wasn't a "designed for running" type of guy. Those big defensive guys get a 100 yard run they end up collapsing for a while. As we saw him sucking oxygen for several minutes afterwards. Some of the spry running backs and wide-outs can do that all day without getting winded, but those defenders are made for hitting and standing, not running.

It was a shockingly fun game to watch. Usually Super Bowls are boring as all get out.

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They still need good sprint times by gzt (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 05:18:12 AM EST
But, yeah, they're not built for 100 yd sprints.

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Favorite ever. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 05:28:11 AM EST
Back when the Fridge was still playing. He came out, intercepted, ran about seventy-five yards and then some other guy touched him and he just feel over. It was like he was BEGGING for someone, ANYONE to touch him to give him an excuse to stop running.

I think it depends on position whether or not they need good sprint times. Guys covering backs? Sure. Guys on the line? Probably not so much.

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It would be interesting by Herring (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 05:42:51 AM EST
to pit the Steelers (say) against a top flight Rugby League team (the rules are similar-ish) and for them to play one game of each type.

They did it with League/Union a few years ago. IIRC, the League team came out on top. But now that Union is all professional, players swap codes reasonably often.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

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I thought one of the guys in the game last night by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 05:46:57 AM EST
was actually from an Australian Rules league at some point. Can't remember who off the top of my head.

Personally, I've always been interested in watching what would happen with a really, really good college team and a really, really bad pro team in the same sport. Just to see. Detroit Lions + (I have no idea because I didn't watch college sports this year at all) would be epic to watch.

Yeah, I know, the theory is the college team would ALWAYS get slaughtered no matter what, but it's such a different dynamic that I have to wonder.

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A kicker by kwsNI (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 08:13:56 AM EST
Damned if I remember which team, wanna say it was Arizona's. 

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40yd times by gzt (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 07:34:08 AM EST
I'm pretty sure that, no matter the position, the recruiters look heavily at the 40 yd sprint times. It's probably less important if you're The Fridge, but it's gotta be decent.

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Recruiters maybe. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 07:41:45 AM EST
But I wonder if things don't slip after they've been there a few years.

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It was 60F yesterday, 50F today by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 05:46:42 AM EST
Snow tonight and tomorrow.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

For proper rawkdom by TurboThy (2.00 / 0) #11 Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 02:06:52 PM EST
Take little brudder to a DEP show (atrocious sound on the clip, but I love the walking on heads part). It makes for a nice metal initiation.

The Dillinger Escape Plan
Sommerhus til salg, første række til Kattegat.

No offense. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Feb 03, 2009 at 02:48:23 AM EST

But that's like 25% of the nuttiness I remember in First Avenue with Chimaira.

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