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by MPMay
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Sports, Recreation & Biking
Topic: Colin Kaepernick
Replies: 329
Views: 46014

Re: Colin Kaepernick

Kaepernick and the NFL just settled the collusion suit brought against the league. It was pretty clear that the NFL did not want to go to a public hearing, where a lot of dirty laundry might be displayed. The settlement is confidential, but sports commentators estimate Kaepernick got somewhere in th...
by MPMay
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Sports, Recreation & Biking
Topic: Brewers 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Brewers 2019

Pitchers and catchers have reported for spring training. Can spring be far behind?

Hope springs eternal.
by MPMay
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Sports, Recreation & Biking
Topic: Super Bowl
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: Super Bowl

For those of you who were lucky enough not to watch, here's the quick summary: 1. Patriots are champs again, 13-3, winning their 6th Super Bowl, which ties them with the Steelers for most Lombardi Trophies. 2. The game was incredibly boring, even though it was close. Many Superb Owls are boring, but...
by MPMay
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: The Arts
Topic: An Evening with Jane Fonda
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: An Evening with Jane Fonda

I'm in, but I could not convince my wife to go for the $250 VIP Meet and Greet tickets. There is sort of a circle of life here. Back in the 70's, my first date with my first wife was to see then radical Jane Fonda on the UW campus. I convinced her to go with me even though she was pretty non-politic...
by MPMay
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: Stink bugs
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Stink bugs

Last year we had dozens of them invade the house in the fall. Not so much this year; I'm guessing we had maybe a handful. Pretty harmless so long as you do not crush them. Now, if you get this kind of invasion, then you have a problem: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/03/12/when-twenty-six-th...
by MPMay
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Headlines
Topic: Not an Onion headline
Replies: 17
Views: 1212

Re: Not an Onion headline

by MPMay
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Janesville
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Janesville

I just finished Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein. If you haven't read it, do so. It was one of the most difficult books I've ever read, unrelentingly depressing. I could only read 5-10 pages at a sitting without having to put it down. Several times I read 5-10 pages and had to put it d...
by MPMay
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Biography of James Madison
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Biography of James Madison

I can't actually recommend either of them because they are in my tsundoku , but I got them due to good reviews: James Madison and the Making of America by Kevin Gutzman, and The Three Lives of James Madison by Noah Feldman. I think the second one is supposed to be better. And if you just want the ba...
by MPMay
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Sports, Recreation & Biking
Topic: Badger football
Replies: 45
Views: 5413

Re: Badger football

I'm actually pulling for the Pinstripe Bowl. Yeah, I'll be cold, but I will be in NYC. Agree on Jacksonville. I went to the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" there a few years ago. The stadium is a bit of a dump. The city is meh. And the traffic control getting to and out of the sta...
by MPMay
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Sports, Recreation & Biking
Topic: Packers 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 8633

Re: Packers 2018

I'm going to make a not-so-bold prediction: If the Packers fail to make the playoffs, McCarthy will be fired. Too much money invested in Aaron Rogers not to bring in a new head coach who has modern, innovative schemes that maximize Rogers' talent. I'll be a tad bolder. Even if they put together an ...
by MPMay
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Headlines
Topic: Clocks change Sat night
Replies: 15
Views: 1177

Re: Clocks change Sat night

Well, technically, it was Sunday morning at 2 am, but that doesn't matter. My system gets thrown off twice a year when the clocks change. It always takes me several days to adjust, and I'm no longer sure why we have to do this. Nobody railed against Savings Time like my old man: "It's a conspi...
by MPMay
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Headlines
Topic: Clocks change Sat night
Replies: 15
Views: 1177

Re: Clocks change Sat night

Well, technically, it was Sunday morning at 2 am, but that doesn't matter. My system gets thrown off twice a year when the clocks change. It always takes me several days to adjust, and I'm no longer sure why we have to do this. Nobody railed against Savings Time like my old man: "It's a conspir...
by MPMay
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: "And to the republic for which it stands...
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: "And to the republic for which it stands...

Some analysts suggested that Bloomberg's money tipped a couple of close House seats to the Dems.

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