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Duck-Billed Catechist

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  1. KEXP is doing 6 degrees of Robyn Hitchcock today, which makes me think of Natalie. http://blog.kexp.org/kexp-presents-six-degrees-of-robyn-hitchcock-day/
  2. I swear we had a thread for trivia, but I couldn't find it. This question came up recently: This record came out in 1980. Here is your clue: The band has a lot of rotating members, but this record featured a keyboarder only used once (which is unique). It also featured a new bass player. This band is huge and has been performing it live recently.
  3. I know it's been a long time since I rapped at ya, but I got a lot on my plate these days.
  4. Ya know, a veteran poster here does layout for them...
  5. Dykstra had a lot of people convinced that he was a financial guru several years ago.
  6. So wait...when did the world discover that he has an s on the end of his first name? I missed that. Alexei Ramirez's name is pronounced "Alissay," but no announcers seem to call him that. Also, tough break for a guy who is still in arbitration and hasn't receive a big pay day (relatively speaking) yet.
  7. I would think that both Ozzie and KW's jobs are on the line. Ozzie is Kenny's second managerial hire and generally GMs only get two. Reinsdorf is intensely loyal, though. With that said, I think you mostly have to chalk it up to bad luck at this point. Dunn has been one of the most consistent hitters in baseball for most of his career (.240 BA, .380 OBP, lots of homeruns). Surely Alex Rios will be better. The only key position players who might just be done would be Juan Pierre and AJP. Who knows what is going on with Beckham. He had a horrible start last year and OPSed .877 in the second ha
  8. Looks like the market is finally opening up for me to get my soap off the ground. How I have dreamed of this day.
  9. Wait till Gabbo gets here. He'll tell us what to do.
  10. Mikael's formed an exploratory committee, actually.
  11. He was pretty mediocre after coming back from his suspension. Hard to say if that's just a matter of age/injury or getting off the juice.
  12. Just for the sake of information, here are some other titles by that author: "Heavy Metals Poisoning, Brain Injury, and Clandestine Weather Modification Programs Connecting the Dots" "Chemtrails - The Latest Assault On Us" Actually, Sparky, I do appreciate your vigilance on this. It's clear that the initial reports and evaluations did downplay the risk. This particular author just seems to be a bit of a wingbat.
  13. So far as I know! And she was tongue-tied and is occasionally cross-eyed.
  14. White Sox extended Matt Thornton in a deal similar to what Bobby Jenks got from Boston. I read that Thornton has had the second-highest WAR amongst relievers over the past three years. First is Mariano.
  15. I was genuinely curious because it seems like I hear people complaining about rising taxes all the time, but federal taxes have only gone down or stayed the same for years so far as I know*. Even social security withholding has gone down this year (although you probably don't deal with that). Sounds like this is a withholding issue and not necessarily a tax issue, but given that it's something like an interest-free loan to the government, I can see why that would be a problem. *I think that Making Work Pay thingie may have expired recently (not sure), but that was a temporary thing to begin
  16. Eh, Pujols will probably worth it for a few years yet. 10 years at 30 million might be regrettable.
  17. Just out of curiosity...which federal tax increased for you?
  18. How many pairs of sunglasses does Kenny Williams need? No one knows.
  19. Presumably they're in some sort of bankruptcy protection and gift card holders are considered creditors. That's the only thing I can think of.
  20. So, the unions have offered to make specific concessions. The governor says that he needs to get rid of collective bargaining rights regardless of any concessions so that municipalities and countries can balance their budgets. So if the governor doesn't believe that most public employees should be allowed to collectively bargain in a relatively financially sound state, does that mean that no one should be able to collectively bargain? Oh, and regarding number 2: Of course they're connected. The whole subtext of this situation is that the general public needs their pound of flesh from the pub
  21. I had a low-end Diamondback BMX, IIRC. Mr. Analogman, I saw that you planned to buy a BMX. I would recommend trying out some bikes at a bike shop to get a better idea of what you want, as a commuter, road, or mountain bike might be easier and more enjoyable to ride for an adult.
  22. One of my favorite players since 2003. Glad he didn't hurt anybody. Hopefully he gets himself straightened out.
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