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    And why is the door so beat to hell?

    And why is the door so beat to hell?
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    I think Bob Marley has still got him beat on the...

    I think Bob Marley has still got him beat on the posthumous marketing thing.
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    Correct. My response was to this quote from MF:...

    Correct. My response was to this quote from MF: "The reason Griner especially deserved this bit of karmic justice is how she'd walk off the court before the US National Anthem would even begin...
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    Sure, but I'd say being incarcerated for 10...

    Sure, but I'd say being incarcerated for 10 months in Russia was punishment enough for this dumb mistake (assuming she did what she was accused of).
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    It's part and parcel with "if you don't like this...

    It's part and parcel with "if you don't like this country then leave!" The beauty of this country is that we can criticize it and hopefully take action to make it better. That's fundamental to being...
  6. Thread: Brittney Griner

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    Precisely.

    Precisely.
  7. Thread: Brittney Griner

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    So your point is that it's not a fair trade...

    So your point is that it's not a fair trade because one of them was a legitimate criminal and the other was not?
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    Okay, I thought your position is that she should...

    Okay, I thought your position is that she should still be rotting in a gulag somewhere.
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    I think the analogy is fair. If it was your kid...

    I think the analogy is fair. If it was your kid would you bail them out? If not it just seems like spite to me.
  10. Thread: Brittney Griner

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    Gotta be a tough call. If Russia was unwilling to...

    Gotta be a tough call. If Russia was unwilling to budge, what can you do? Seems unfair to keep Griner locked up when they are willing to include her in the swap. Giving up Bout does seem like we...
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    Yep, she was being used as a political pawn. ...

    Yep, she was being used as a political pawn. Nobody should be okay with that.
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    This is just dumb. In other words she deserved it...

    This is just dumb. In other words she deserved it because she wasn't patriotic? This discussion should start and end with whether or not she deserved to be sent to a gulag for the crime she allegedly...
  13. Thread: Whistler 22-23

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    Good point. I hadn't thought about that.

    Good point. I hadn't thought about that.
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    You really think the time fit the crime? In my...

    You really think the time fit the crime? In my opinion she has suffered enough. Yeah, not a great decision on her part, but I'm glad she's coming home.
  15. Thread: Whistler 22-23

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    The really concerning thing is the last couple...

    The really concerning thing is the last couple winters have seen above average snowfall, yet the glaciers still seem to be retreating fast. It's just too hot and dry in the summer now.
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    I've probably posted this one before. I love Red...

    I've probably posted this one before. I love Red House Painters/Mark Kozelek/Sun Kil Moon but have to admit his music can be a bit difficult live. I think he nailed this one, though. Very effective....
  17. But what about Stryper?...

    But what about Stryper?
    https://townsquare.media/site/838/files/img/bv/stryper-then.jpg
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    Has this been mentioned yet? :) ...

    Has this been mentioned yet? :)

    https://youtu.be/AUQlyaWowOM

    the original was B.J. Thomas

    https://youtu.be/6r5v6KMdNE4

    Do you prefer the sitar or the ooga-chakas?
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    It may. It may, indeed.

    It may. It may, indeed.
  20. Thread: Whistler 22-23

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    I was up over the weekend and I thought...

    I was up over the weekend and I thought conditions were pretty good overall. Lots of terrain can be skied with care. I managed to be in the right place at the right time and loaded Crystal Saturday...
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    At least Crystal please!

    At least Crystal please!
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    Wife and I have been watching Clarkson's Farm....

    Wife and I have been watching Clarkson's Farm. Pretty entertaining. Basic premise is that Jeremy Clarkson bought a Cotswold Farm years ago but has had a tenant farming it. The tenant decided to...
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    A bit cold at sweetbippy's house!

    A bit cold at sweetbippy's house!
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    Her maiden name was Christine Perfect.

    Her maiden name was Christine Perfect.
  25. Thread: Whistler 22-23

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    True. I was thinking about what clownshoe was...

    True. I was thinking about what clownshoe was saying upthread about hiking. I suppose actually opening a lift confers more responsibility on the resort to control that area? It's not 100% clear to me...
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    I never liked her voice, but I respected her...

    I never liked her voice, but I respected her talent as a musician and songwriter. RIP.
  27. Thread: Whistler 22-23

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    In general why doesn't Whistler open the t-bars...

    In general why doesn't Whistler open the t-bars earlier? Seems like they are one of the last lifts to open for the season, but could be opened fairly easily compared to the chairlifts, plus they'd be...
  28. Pretty crazy night. At my house in North Seattle...

    Pretty crazy night. At my house in North Seattle the wet snow starting dumping around 8:00. Power went out before 10:00 last night and finally came back on at 6:00. Gotta be a sloppy mess on the...
  29. Thread: Whistler 22-23

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    Should be chaos today. I predict many destroyed...

    Should be chaos today. I predict many destroyed skis.
  30. Thread: View right now

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    What's the story on the "no bathroom fine..." bit...

    What's the story on the "no bathroom fine..." bit on the menu board?
  31. Thread: Whistler 22-23

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    Do you think the chances are pretty good the...

    Do you think the chances are pretty good the ski-outs will be in for this weekend? Seems like they'll be blasting the snow guns all week due to the cold temps. A little natural help can't hurt,...
  32. Thread: Whistler 22-23

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    Yes, I think it's wishful thinking. I think the...

    Yes, I think it's wishful thinking. I think the mess with Creekside kept lots of people away, and also the fact there just hasn't been much snow. I guess we'll see what happens when there's a real...
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    Possibly the greatest song ever used for a TV...

    Possibly the greatest song ever used for a TV theme song. What a banger.

    https://youtu.be/cmU3FYlRZNM
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    https://youtu.be/vqFf0q3ED4E

    https://youtu.be/vqFf0q3ED4E
  35. Thread: Whistler 22-23

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    Based on the webcams it's seemed fairly quiet...

    Based on the webcams it's seemed fairly quiet since opening day. Do you agree, Lee?

    Seems like a bit more snow the next couple days before a cold, dry period begins. At least that should be good...
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    Yeah, it doesn't seem like the flu to me. I...

    Yeah, it doesn't seem like the flu to me. I wasn't posting the heart rate graph with the idea that it was an indication of flu, just that it's crazy that it's gone up by 10 bpm over the week.
  37. I would have assumed they'd sell themselves.

    I would have assumed they'd sell themselves.
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    I totally dismissed it being the flu since it...

    I totally dismissed it being the flu since it didn't hit me like a freight train, but on the other hand I had my flu shot, so it's possible it could have been and it was just blunted because of that....
  39. Thread: View right now

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    We don't get many sunny Thanksgivings in Seattle,...

    We don't get many sunny Thanksgivings in Seattle, but we got one today.
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  40. Thread: Whistler 22-23

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    I'm sure this doesn't mean too much, but the WB...

    I'm sure this doesn't mean too much, but the WB website says Raven's Nest will open on December 15, so maybe that's an indication of when they hope to get the gondola running.
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    Secrets of the Great British Castles The...

    Secrets of the Great British Castles

    The presenter, Dan Jones, tours each castle and gives a historical overview.
  42. The World Cup trophy has got to be the ugliest...

    The World Cup trophy has got to be the ugliest trophy in the world of sport. It looks like it was crafted with aluminum foil painted gold....
  43. Thread: Whistler 22-23

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    I noticed they are starting the shuttles from...

    I noticed they are starting the shuttles from Creekside at 7:00 now rather than 8:00 and have stated lifts will be opening at 8:15.
    More opening days info here:...
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    Pumpkin pie is my least favorite pie. It's hard...

    Pumpkin pie is my least favorite pie. It's hard to ruin a pie, but pumpkin comes darn close. I guess I'd have to say I'm not a big squash fan overall.
  45. They sound nice.

    They sound nice.
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    Sounds like you need to slim down that wallet,...

    Sounds like you need to slim down that wallet, George Costanza!
  47. Thread: Whistler 22-23

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    A few earlybirds on the Rendezvous cam this...

    A few earlybirds on the Rendezvous cam this morning. Ski instructor training, maybe?
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    I've had a sore throat all day today and starting...

    I've had a sore throat all day today and starting to feel a bit of general malaise, so I took a Covid test tonight and it came back negative. I suspect there's a good chance it's a cold or RSV.
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    This one is...unique https://redf.in/eyN72Y

    This one is...unique
    https://redf.in/eyN72Y
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    Poll: This guy for President.

    This guy for President.
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