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Is there a contest going on to see who can come up with the ugliest NCAA football uniforms?

I thought everyone assumed it was the UnderArmour Maryland uniforms.

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Okay given the ending of the Cowboys-Giants game, I guess it isn't as obvious as I assumed that you got to go out of bounds when dat clock must needs be stopped.

Did you see the ending of the Lions-Colts game? Matthew Stafford just about blew a gasket two plays in a row because his receivers did not do the smart thing in terms of clock management.
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Okay given the ending of the Cowboys-Giants game, I guess it isn't as obvious as I assumed that you got to go out of bounds when dat clock must needs be stopped.

Did you see the ending of the Lions-Colts game? Matthew Stafford just about blew a gasket two plays in a row because his receivers did not do the smart thing in terms of clock management.
Id rather have a guy blow a gasket. Who else do you want, Jay Cutler?

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He kinda sucks, but my dad said he might be good someday.
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It's interesting that the league as a whole is so bad at clock management that when a team is actually decent at it, they're immediately regarded as well-coached
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Apparently there's some drama about images from 9/11 showing people falling/jumping from the towers. I guess this issue resurfaces every few years right around the anniversary date.
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Seems like pumpkin spice is the new Nickelback.
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Apparently there's some drama about images from 9/11 showing people falling/jumping from the towers. I guess this issue resurfaces every few years right around the anniversary date.


i dunno... this is one of those posts where i think: "that is fairly easy to get"

 

what is bothering you, the drama or the timing? 

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I suppose the specific drama is from an article I saw circulating discussing how the images of people falling/jumping seem to have been "airbrushed from history." Here's a link to an article (which was written in 2011 but is making the rounds on my FB feed):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2035720/9-11-jumpers-America-wants-forget-victims-fell-Twin-Towers.html

The article seems to suggest that people don't want to talk about how hundreds of people jumped from the towers--I guess I don't get why there should be any stigma associated with jumping. For example: there seems to be a sentiment (maybe not widely held, I dunno) that the jumpers chose to commit suicide, and therefore they were cowards/going to hell/some other bad thing.
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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post

I suppose the specific drama is from an article I saw circulating discussing how the images of people falling/jumping seem to have been "airbrushed from history." Here's a link to an article (which was written in 2011 but is making the rounds on my FB feed):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2035720/9-11-jumpers-America-wants-forget-victims-fell-Twin-Towers.html

The article seems to suggest that people don't want to talk about how hundreds of people jumped from the towers--I guess I don't get why there should be any stigma associated with jumping. For example: there seems to be a sentiment (maybe not widely held, I dunno) that the jumpers chose to commit suicide, and therefore they were cowards/going to hell/some other bad thing.
So basically it's people who did not themselves suffer any direct personal harm in the 9/11 attacks creepily seizing on the event as the touchstone for manufactured butthurt wherein they cast themselves as the brave martyrs standing in opposition to a conspiracy of denial that doesn't actually exist?
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So basically it's people who did not themselves suffer any direct personal harm in the 9/11 attacks creepily seizing on the event as the touchstone for manufactured butthurt wherein they cast themselves as the brave martyrs standing in opposition to a conspiracy of denial that doesn't actually exist?

I don't know. That's why it's in the "don't get" it thread. biggrin.gif My initial responses are 1) I remember seeing lots of pictures of people falling. It doesn't seem like they were airbrushed from history to me; 2) I have never heard anyone suggest that the people who jumped were cowards. So perhaps you're right that this is all just something that someone dreamed up in an effort to create controversy. But it's not like I'm an expert on history or, especially, 9/11, so perhaps there is a measurable suppression of those kinds of images, especially now.
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I don't know. That's why it's in the "don't get" it thread. biggrin.gif My initial responses are 1) I remember seeing lots of pictures of people falling. It doesn't seem like they were airbrushed from history to me; 2) I have never heard anyone suggest that the people who jumped were cowards. So perhaps you're right that this is all just something that someone dreamed up in an effort to create controversy. But it's not like I'm an expert on history or, especially, 9/11, so perhaps there is a measurable suppression of those kinds of images, especially now.

Fair enough. I have a very, very vague memory of once reading something that made a similar point and some argument about how that supported one or more of the "alternative" theories of who was responsible for the attacks, whether there were even airplanes involved, or whatever. But I've completely forgotten what the actual theory was.

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Presentation from today:

Speaker: In today's superficial age all too many believe that if you are small you can't be big and if you're big you can't be small. They'll tell you it's a contradiction of which can't be true. Well let me tell you, those people have never met Flenny. You see Flenny may be slight of stature but he's got a big heart of which no one could deny it if they met him!

Me: Umm, I think when people say that a person can't be both big and small, they mean big and small in the same respect. No one would deny that the same person could be small in one respect and big in a different respect.

Speaker: You've obviously never met Flenny. He is small of stature and big of heart!

Me: Uh, okay, I'll grant you that I've never met Flenny.
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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post

I suppose the specific drama is from an article I saw circulating discussing how the images of people falling/jumping seem to have been "airbrushed from history." Here's a link to an article (which was written in 2011 but is making the rounds on my FB feed):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2035720/9-11-jumpers-America-wants-forget-victims-fell-Twin-Towers.html

The article seems to suggest that people don't want to talk about how hundreds of people jumped from the towers--I guess I don't get why there should be any stigma associated with jumping. For example: there seems to be a sentiment (maybe not widely held, I dunno) that the jumpers chose to commit suicide, and therefore they were cowards/going to hell/some other bad thing.


idiotic article. the premise is that some category of victims of 911 are 'jumper-shamed"?  and then offer the meagerest shred of evidence that this ever actually happens (and no, i'm not fucking counting people who actually lost loved ones - they obv have a right to their own grief and process etc.

 

and then there's this:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
"At least four jumpers tried to climb to other windows for safety then lost their grip. One person climbed from the 93rd floor to the 92nd, clinging to the window’s edge before falling just one second after someone else plumetted from the same window — number 215 on the east face of the tower."

 

well did they fall or jump? and who gives a fuck anyways?

 

what a stupid prurient troll piece of "journalism". another reason to not FB.

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