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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: book recommendations
« on: June 10, 2024, 01:07:57 PM »
Just finished _A Walk in the Woods_ by Bill Bryson.  Watched the movie a few years ago. The book is much better.

I was just talking with someone about that book last night. Bryson seems like a real jerk and hiking the Appalachian trail seems like it really sucks.
I have no idea what the first statement means. I agree that the AT would not be high on my list of trails for thru-hiking.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: book recommendations
« on: June 10, 2024, 10:41:47 AM »
Just finished _A Walk in the Woods_ by Bill Bryson.  Watched the movie a few years ago. The book is much better.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Any cyclists?
« on: June 07, 2024, 02:39:58 PM »
Did 22 miles on gravel and dirt roads. Skirted a “road closed” sign and found an awesome iron truss bridge after riding thru some grass and mud. Very fun ride with perfect weather.

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comparing anything to Pearl Harbor is harsh and i was being hyperbolic.   i just felt like Band of Brothers was able to make a series about war where not every character was likeable or heroic. Masters of the Air was a bit more fluffy.


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Got about 2/3 of the way through the first ep and the Pearl Harbor comparo doesn’t seem unreasonable. I think there is a character named Buck or Bucky but I can’t remember any others and I don’t care about what happens to them next. I think that is what made BoB so gripping was how invested I became in the characters. After the first 1 1/2 episodes, I was willing to walk barefoot over hot lava under machine gun fire if Winters told me to do so.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Fun but weird hobbys
« on: June 07, 2024, 12:59:34 PM »
Greg, the hobbies already on your list are awesome. Photography is great. This is also a great suggestion:

Taking power naps between kids activities


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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: WNBA Playoffs
« on: June 05, 2024, 09:15:30 AM »
I feel bad for Caitlin, I'm sure she just wants to play but is being turned into a victim-hero by the Clay Travisses of the world
She didn’t even want to play in college though. Such a whiner


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My Facebook feed is filled commentary about the thing that happened to Caitlin and what LeBron said about how so and so responded to how Caitlin responded to what so and so said about the thing that happened to Caitlin. It is like out to 8 degrees of responses.

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'Masters of the Air' was incredibly good. I loved it. I might watch it again soon, which is something I rarely do.

Any other 'Masters of the Air'-heads out there?
I really liked the book.
What streaming service is it on?


Yes, Apple.

Have you read Unbroken? Also a WWII book about bomber pilots becoming POWs, only this takes place in the Pacific. I actually read it as I was watching Masters of the Air and kept confusing the two in my mind.

_Unbroken_ is an incredibly good book. Better than _Masters of the Air_. I'm going to have to stream masters of the air this week.

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'Masters of the Air' was incredibly good. I loved it. I might watch it again soon, which is something I rarely do.

Any other 'Masters of the Air'-heads out there?
I really liked the book.
What streaming service is it on?

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Trump 2024
« on: May 31, 2024, 07:47:47 AM »
I read that one reputable poll said that only 6% of all likely Trump voters would not vote for him if he was convicted.  However, 6% flipping could make the difference in a given state.
Those 6% were lying because they felt embarrassed telling a pollster they would vote for a convicted felon. Yesterday does nothing to change their minds at this point.

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"What is the difference between these eight pictures?"
"They are the same picture."

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: LOL TRUMP
« on: May 30, 2024, 11:07:17 AM »
RIGGED TRIAL!!!!!!!!


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Just finished Mr Bates vs the Post Office. I liked it, maybe because I like Toby Jones a lot.

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Kansas State Football / Re: Old Snyder
« on: May 28, 2024, 07:47:57 PM »
Call me crazy but I think the 16 goals for success show up in this week’s ep of TAL (about 15 minutes in). Did the goals push someone to suicide?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4mmnyjJJteArl8KvLNi2mh?si=mlC1sfUXRPuumSxX5pAy4g&context=spotify%3Ashow%3A41zWZdWCpVQrKj7ykQnXRc

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I'm on a Zoom call with my brother Pat, talking about a list that was written by our other brother, Mike. And I want to ask him what he thinks I should do with it. It's one of the last pieces of Mike's writing that we have.

John Fecile
What do you think should be done with this list?

Pat Fecile
I don't care. If you burned it, I wouldn't feel sad. I wouldn't be angry. I'd say, why'd you burn it without me?

John Fecile
My brother Mike died in 2015. That's almost 10 years ago now, jeez. And trigger warning and all that-- he died because of a suicidal act. It's unclear why he did what he did. There were stories his roommates told about paranoia, hallucinations, Mike becoming obsessed with aliens. It was all so sudden and shocking that my family and I started grasping around for anything, trying to make it all make sense, which brings me to the list.

Mike wrote the list the summer he was about to be a sophomore in high school, 16 principles to live his life by, titled "Goals for Success," double underlined on a rectangular piece of poster board. They were corny bro-isms, if I'm being honest. "Make a commitment." "Be unselfish." "Create unity." "Come together as never before."

As you can see, Mike was a real overachiever, Type A type. "Improve every day as a player, person, and student." "Be tough." "Be self-disciplined." "Do it right. Don't accept less." He was captain of the high school football team, straight-A student. "Give great effort." "Be enthusiastic." "Eliminate mistakes-- don't beat yourself."

He hung the list on his closet door facing his bed so that when he woke up in the morning, the first thing he saw was, "Expect to win." "Be consistent." "Develop leadership." "Be responsible."

I first noticed the list when I went into Mike's bedroom to steal a pair of his boxers. I was always forgetting to do my laundry. Mike always did his. And my feelings about the list were immediately complicated. I felt like it was somehow judging me.

I was the oldest of my siblings, but to me, Mike always felt older. He was Mr. Rotary Club, Mr. Scheduled Out His Daily Routine. I was Mr. Been Arrested Twice, Mr. Smoking Weed out of an Aluminum Can and Probably Doing Irreparable Damage to My Lungs in the Woods.

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Kansas State Football / Re: Old Snyder
« on: May 28, 2024, 07:13:50 PM »
Call me crazy but I think the 16 goals for success show up in this week’s ep of TAL (about 15 minutes in). Did the goals push someone to suicide?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4mmnyjJJteArl8KvLNi2mh?si=mlC1sfUXRPuumSxX5pAy4g&context=spotify%3Ashow%3A41zWZdWCpVQrKj7ykQnXRc

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Kansas State Football / Re: Old Snyder
« on: May 28, 2024, 07:12:10 PM »
Call me crazy but I think the 16 goals for success show up in this week’s ep of TAL (about 15 minutes in)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4mmnyjJJteArl8KvLNi2mh?si=mlC1sfUXRPuumSxX5pAy4g&context=spotify%3Ashow%3A41zWZdWCpVQrKj7ykQnXRc

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A young man named Finn Dunshee (who appears to be chiseled from a block of solid granite and has an incredibly awesome Irish name) broke Jordy's 3A state record in the 100M yesterday:

EDIT: The 100M time was not "wind legal" but Dunshee did break Jordy's record in the 200M.

https://x.com/landonian87/status/1794782449068593540

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I saw this debacle first hand at a recent campus visit. Just tragic to see this gaping eyesore in the midst of a once-proud campus. I bleed purple but as a lifelong Kansan, my heart aches to see an institution of higher learning in our state fall into squalor like this. I just wish there was something we could do to help.

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Kansas State Football / Re: Football Recruiting Thread
« on: May 22, 2024, 01:33:11 PM »
I don't see how we have enough money to pay him and Avery at the same time in 2025.
Surely a wealthy Western KS donor can sell a few extra steers to fill Linkon's bag.

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Kansas State Football / Re: Football Recruiting Thread
« on: May 22, 2024, 12:32:35 PM »
Cure is competing in the 110M hurdles, 200M dash and 300M hurdles at State Track in Wichita this weekend. Has the leading time in the 110M hurdles for 3A. Hopefully, he ends up at KSU and proves to be even better at hurdling safeties that Ben Sinnot was.

https://x.com/GPCwallace/status/1793330694640271659

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: LOL TRUMP
« on: May 21, 2024, 01:35:33 PM »
Anyone else surprised that Don is calling for a return to the Third Reich rather than starting his own and calling it Trump Reich or something?

https://x.com/prchovanec/status/1792937369819107733

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: MEGA MAGA
« on: May 21, 2024, 10:35:58 AM »
What if Rudy Coffee is really just his hair dye sweat that has been collected and then dehydrated into chowder form?
If that is the case, I want to sample the Four Seasons Landscaping Blend.

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