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/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: December 30, 2018, 08:06:14 PM »
Yeah, the post-play posing shit is getting out of hand. They've seen the pro players do this shit, and then the TV crews do slow-mo replays of the little post-QB-sack pantomimes that defensive linemen do, which in turn makes the Madden games have reproduce that shit to make the game look and feel more "authentic", and now these college kids are duplicating it. Getting excited about a play and high fiving your team mates is one thing, but the Sean Witherspoon "spoon it up/feed me more" dance after a sack that EVERY SINGLE d-lineman in pro and college football has to do now could easily be the equivalent of what they call "taunting".

Take a lesson from the NFL. They shot themselves in the foot by allowing the players to do what they want and take knees of protest during the national anthem. Maybe they do and maybe they DON'T have the right to protest something. But the NFL should've already made it a policy that all players STAND and RECOGNIZE the national anthem. I dunno who thought that WOULDN'T backfire when you consider how many meathead jock jackass "support the troops" rednecks there were in the NFL fanbase. And if these college kids start getting too much freedom, they're gonna do some stupid shit like that too and end up tanking the incredible growth that college football has seen in the last 15 years.

Go online sometime and try to find pics of the different major schools football locker rooms. You'll be abso-fucking-lutely FLOORED to see what they look like now. Georgia Tech remodeled theirs this last off-season and now it looks like a fucking futuristic 100million dollar spaceship, no shit.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: December 29, 2018, 04:55:16 PM »
I think I've mentioned recently my belief that the government is beholden to corporations now, and we've basically become a democracy of commercial corporations and no longer a democracy of the people. (as in Walmart and Whole Foods and Foot Locker get to vote for the REAL shit that happens, not YOU) I somehow stumbled across a 10 year old post from the Bush depression period... kinda eerie how right my prediction was.

Appears to me as though we are entering an era in which corporations will assume the role of government, something which was supposed to be prevented by anti-trust laws. Keeping these giant corporations fat, happy, and afloat will be the primary economic goal. All other economic problems (including the economic woes of the masses of middle-class) will be subordinate to those interests.

It's my opinion that this recent social attitude adjustment towards the championing of diversity is a marketing move and a corporate trend. Who started it is unclear, but as it usually occurs, once one starts doing it, the others catch on soon after to stay relevant and competitive. I'm not saying diversity is bad. I'm not saying exclusion and discrimination is okay. I'm just saying the corporate attitude towards "loving diversity" is phony and for the purposes of emotional manipulation, and THAT makes it bad. It is my opinion that they attempt to gain favor of consumers by adopting this position and attitude, which minorities apparently believe is REAL, and they in turn reward the company by buying their product. Essentially, "We support diversity" is nothing more than a marketing technique. Meanwhile, THEY KNOW they have mountains of marketing research data indicating their average age, sex, and race demographic. Clearly their bread gets buttered in one area more than another. But if someone has money ready to spend... it doesn't matter what their age, sex or race is.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: December 29, 2018, 04:18:13 PM »
Personally, I think EVERYONE in that video is a dumbass. Not because they're screaming. Not because they're wearing a Trump shirt, and not because they're just standing there BEING A BLACK PERSON. They're dumbasses.... because they're in a fucking vape store. Go smoke a real cigarette, you fruity raspberry cotton candy puffing pussies.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: December 29, 2018, 03:59:27 PM »
"Notre Dame has a chip on the shoulder concerning being considered the underdog, etc"

FUCK EM. They didn't play a conference championship. That's 1 less game of wear and tear on them, which gives them an advantage if you ask me. And they STILL ain't got shit for Clemson. NOW we ALLLLLLLLLLLLL see what a stupid fucking choice it was to seed them in the playoffs. Ohio State, Florida, Michigan, or even Georgia even after losing the SEC championship, ANYone else would've been a better pick for a #3 seed.

Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
« on: December 29, 2018, 11:20:34 AM »
I dunno, he kinda looks like a Marvel villain.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: December 29, 2018, 11:17:51 AM »
Some of the targeting penalties I saw yesterday, or at least two of them that I remember... god damn. :ohlord: One in particular. I forget which game it was, but the guy was sliding down near the sideline, and the defender bent ALL THE WAY OVER almost putting the top of his helmet on the ground, in order to deliver a late and altogether unnecessary hit on someone. And the way the runners neck bent over sideways, he could've broken his neck and killed the kid. Seeing that shit pisses me off. I know football is about knocking people around and sometimes people get hurt, but what that guy did was NOT a "just part of the game" kinda thing. That's the "hurt people to win" method of football. Last thing I wanna see is an UNPAID 20 year old kid getting paralyzed over this shit. The school makes money, ESPN makes money, and neither one of them have an obligation to pay the kids medical and physical therapy bills when they become quadriplegics.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: December 28, 2018, 02:52:31 PM »
Was up late last night and I thought I'd sleep most of the day, so I set my DVR to record the 3 games today. I ended up waking up at 3pm to see Auburn kicking the shit out of Purdue 56 to 7... and it was only HALFTIME. :D Deleted it from my Dish Hopper. No point in watching that.

Felt bad for Vanderbilt last night though. As you see, they're much improved. But Baylor wasn't too bad this year either. Would've been nice to see Vandy actually win a bowl in a year when they had a competitive team and a half-decent season.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: December 27, 2018, 08:03:34 PM »
Tonight's the first time I've watched any of this years bowl games. Don't even remember who was in the 5oclock game, I dozed off, it was pretty boring. So far the Vanderbilt vs Baylor game is pretty good. I used to be BIG on bowl season. I'd print out schedules of all the games and tape it up on the door and write in the scores and study up on teams to make more educated bets.  Betting kinda made the boring games watchable and exciting. Without it, its just boring and I don't make time to watch anymore.

Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
« on: December 26, 2018, 11:21:44 AM »

It's true. It's a shopping center not too far from me up in Anderson SC, I've ridden past the place before. Although it's been a while since I've been there. I can't recall if that's exactly what the sign looks like or if someone used photoshop to rearrange the staples and dicks signs.

Scroll down to the lease plan pic. Kohls Staples Dicks. :D

/dev/random / Re: Christmas & New Years 2018 thread
« on: December 25, 2018, 04:04:44 PM »
My dad bought my mom a new laptop for Christmas because she was complaining that she couldn't get on Facebook or Pintrest anymore on her phone. So I've spent the better part of the afternoon and evening setting her shit up and walking her through how to use it ...and getting her back into her Facebook and pintrest using the new email account... cuz she lost her passwords to her other 2 or 3 accounts. TIME FOR A DRINK. ::)

/dev/random / Re: Christmas & New Years 2018 thread
« on: December 24, 2018, 09:27:38 AM »
I'd LOVE to have a Yeti cooler.  Those things are second to none. Made in USA and built like they give a shit, a rare thing these days. I agree, they are expensive as hell, and too expensive for me to justify buying one. I don't go camping anymore like I used to, and even if I did, I have a big footlocker sized Igloo chest I can use if I need something big.

Still not sure what the fuck I'm doing tomorrow. Either going to my sister's house or they're all coming up here. Probably going to their house though. My folks have been here at my house since Fri night... what a joy... too much joy. GO HOME.

About to go smoke a ham in my grandpas old 70's ugly orange Smoke-n-grill. So maybe it'll be done by midnight. Not joking at all. Midnight, kiddies. This thing takes forever.

/dev/random / Re: Christmas & New Years 2018 thread
« on: December 23, 2018, 06:53:24 PM »
I know it's the season for GIVING... but fuck it, I'm selfish. So let's talk about ME.

I was reeeeeeeeally hoping I could go out and buy myself a brand new guitar amplifier head, a 100 watt Orange Rockerverb 100 markIII. Been salivating over them ever since I happened across one at Atlanta Discount Music back in spring. They're priced at about $2100 though. After a few unexpected bills late this year, that's just not gonna be doable. Maybe if shit goes smooth the first part of 2019, I can have the cash in hand by spring or summer.

Already had plans for customizing the look of it. It's in a big ugly bright orange enclosure, so I was gonna get some "01" decals to go on the sides, and confederate flag for the top middle, some "General Lee" script text to go on the corners, and a Dodge Challenger badge for the front of it, make the thing look kinda like the Dukes of Hazzard car. Or not, I dunno, might just leave it the fuck alone and not be such a douchebag.

I did try out a little used Jet City JCA20 mini head, and it actually sounded pretty decent. They wanted 250 for it, and it sells for 300 new. But it's a one channel amp with no effects loop. I kinda want switching between a clean and overdrive sound. I also kinda gotta have an effects loop so I can used the "send" to feed the head into my rack if I want to run the power through the Peavey poweramp or just run from the preamp section of the head into my Marshall preamp and Digitech processor for recording purposes. And even if I don't do any of that, I still want a loop between the preamp and poweramp to add some delay and reverb pedals (whenever I get around to buying them).

But Jet City does make a 2 channel + effects loop version of that head called a JCA22. They're marked at 350 right now on Guitar Centers site, which is totally doable. So maybe after Christmas, I'll put in an order for one. It's no Orange, but it'll do until one shows up. So tired of playing this shitty Marshall JMP1 preamp. Paired with this 6L6 tubed Peavey poweramp, it's got a sound like a castrated JCM800, it's so weak and boring sounding.

/dev/random / Christmas & New Years 2018 thread
« on: December 23, 2018, 06:13:25 PM »
It's Christmas time! I like Christmas threads. Haunted likes Christmas threads. We both like boobies... I mean... who doesn't? Even lesbians like boobies.

CHRISTMAS BOOBIES! (No nudity! Boobies the whole family can enjoy!)

And of course, as per tradition, I will again post a link to the old out of print Matt Rogers' Rated X-Mas album. It's not that good. Very juvenile. Just a bunch of dick and pussy jokes sung to the tune of Christmas songs. But it's free, so what do you care.


59 / Re: tastyspleen TO-DO list
« on: December 23, 2018, 05:11:31 PM »
......................... Yes?

No. But I will.

60 / Re: tastyspleen TO-DO list
« on: December 22, 2018, 02:48:16 PM »
I glanced down at the tastyspleen calendar and the 21st was highlighted as "holiday: Winter Solstice". That's fine by me, at least SOMEONE is remembering what this season was originally all about before it morphed into worshiping the birth of Jesus Christ which was slightly before it became about gratuitous consumerism and such like it is now. But it does seem very odd that theres absolutely NOTHING highlighted for the 25th. I'm no fan of religion, but I do have a fond affection for Christmas trees and Christmas Carol movies and other things that tend to put people in a generally good mood this time of year. Who doesn't like happy people?

It's strange times we live in when a guy with a Satanic demon's name is asking the powers that be to observe Christmas. "Michael Landon's hair looks swell, it's Christmas time in Hell!"

Mr Gorbachev... PUT THAT HOLIDAY BACK ON MY CALENDAR. :dohdohdoh:

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