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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

The formats are not compatible - there are no gold, silvers or bronzes in pro wrestling. Silver is another name for the last person who gets knocked the fuck out

I know I'm bringing it old school here, but you have your World Champion and your Intercontinental Champion and your Television Champion. Those could roughly correspond to gold, silver, bronze.
post #7472 of 12362
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I know I'm bringing it old school here, but you have your World Champion and your Intercontinental Champion and your Television Champion. Those could roughly correspond to gold, silver, bronze.

Don't forget it was a Canadian that unified the title.

Edit: something I do not get: Margaret Atwood's continuing popularity with certain women.
Edited by Piobaire - 9/8/13 at 11:52am
post #7473 of 12362
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Why do so many women's tennis matches--even among similarly ranked opponents--end up with lopsided scores like 6-0, 6-1?

Women win a lot fewer free points on their serve, which means more rallies. Rallies are generally won by the superior player. A corollary is that a highly ranked female player will rarely lose to player ranked much below her, while on any given day a highly ranked male player can be blown off the court by a lower ranked player who has a hot day serving.
post #7474 of 12362
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Why do so many caucasian women age so quickly? Women in their mid-20s who look like they should be approaching their late-20s / early-30s are so common, it seems.

Is it just me?

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: White women age faster than NFL running backs. Many will go from hot to not overnight once they hit their early to mid-30s. It's a combination of bad genes and unhealthy living. Before dating a white woman, you really ought to see a picture of her mom. Due diligence requires nothing less.
post #7475 of 12362
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Don't forget it was a Canadian that unified the title.

I have many good thoughts about the people of Canada, to where I once had a fiancee who was Canadian (British Columbia). But I have to speak some hard truths in the spirit of honesty, the Canadian wrestler is just not very interesting on the mic (speaking to the audience). There's no Canadian Dusty Rhodes or Ric Flair or Dutch Mantel or Terry Gordy. Even the very best Canadian grappler of all time--I'm speaking of Rick Martel--wasn't that captivating on the mic. (Stan Hansen became AWA champ after him.)
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I have many good thoughts about the people of Canada, to where I once had a fiancee who was Canadian (British Columbia). But I have to speak some hard truths in the spirit of honesty, the Canadian wrestler is just not very interesting on the mic (speaking to the audience). There's no Canadian Dusty Rhodes or Ric Flair or Dutch Mantel or Terry Gordy. Even the very best Canadian grappler of all time--I'm speaking of Rick Martel--wasn't that captivating on the mic. (Stan Hansen became AWA champ after him.)

I have to tell you, in all honesty, your assessment is incorrect.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Also, I would have to say Chris Jericho has more accolades than Rick Martel (he was the first ever to unify the titles).
post #7477 of 12362
Roddy Piper has always seemed to me like the Robin Williams of wrestling promos. He throws out a thousand lines, and some of them are good, but it gets burdensome to listen to after a while.

Jericho has more accolades than Rick Martel for sure, but Martel was still the greatest. (He was hampered by working in the AWA. He only went there in the first place because Verne Gagne said he wanted to put the strap on him.)
post #7478 of 12362
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Roddy Piper has always seemed to me like the Robin Williams of wrestling promos. He throws out a thousand lines, and some of them are good, but it gets burdensome to listen to after a while.

Jericho has more accolades than Rick Martel for sure, but Martel was still the greatest. (He was hampered by working in the AWA. He only went there in the first place because Verne Gagne said he wanted to put the strap on him.)

I think you are prejudiced against us fine people from the North. The Piper's Pit has yet to be matched.
post #7479 of 12362
oh, here's a thought. we suspend all three medals above the ring, like in the briefcase matches, and then everyone can have at it. no rules.
post #7480 of 12362
restaurants that automatically add 15 or 18% gratuity "for your convenience". actually I totally get what they're doing but it's kind of annoying. although in my case the joke's on them because I tip 20% if you're halfway prompt and friendly...but if you automatically charge me 18% then so be it
post #7481 of 12362
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: White women age faster than NFL running backs. Many will go from hot to not overnight once they hit their early to mid-30s. It's a combination of bad genes and unhealthy living. Before dating a white woman, you really ought to see a picture of her mom. Due diligence requires nothing less.

Just read a relevant article:

If you look younger, odds are you'll live longer, too.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8411329.stm
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The researchers also found a plausible biological explanation for their results.
Key pieces of DNA called telomeres, which indicate the ability of cells to replicate, are also linked to how young a person looks.
A telomere of shorter length is thought to signify faster ageing and has been linked with a number of diseases.
In the study, the people who looked younger had longer telomeres.

Time to start asking women if they have long telomeres?
post #7482 of 12362
I got a newsletter from the rug company (I don't how I got on it), the other day with Christmas present suggestions, that ranged from a 130$ sofa pillow to a 12000$ wall hanging.

Who are these people that give each other 12000$ wall hangings for Christmas?
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I know I'm bringing it old school here, but you have your World Champion and your Intercontinental Champion and your Television Champion. Those could roughly correspond to gold, silver, bronze.

that television champion is such an intriguing accolade. do they get a free television if they win the belt?
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Maybe I'm just confused about how terms are used, but I got an ad in the mail today from Brooks Brothers advertising their "1818 Suiting Event." When I first saw the ad, I thought "Why is Brooks Brothers trying to sell me suiting?" But of course what they meant is that their suits were on sale. Why did they say suiting? Is this becoming a thing? (I feel like I've had similar experiences with "shirting.")
post #7485 of 12362
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Maybe I'm just confused about how terms are used, but I got an ad in the mail today from Brooks Brothers advertising their "1818 Suiting Event." When I first saw the ad, I thought "Why is Brooks Brothers trying to sell me suiting?" But of course what they meant is that their suits were on sale. Why did they say suiting? Is this becoming a thing? (I feel like I've had similar experiences with "shirting.")

The average Brooks Brothers employee knows less about men's clothing than the average SF member.

"Suiting" and "shirting" are terms which are often misused by people who think the two words are more sophisticated sounding synonyms for "suits" and "shirts". When a word is misused frequently enough and for long enough, then the meaning of the word changes to match the use.

"Tarmac" is an older example of this. Originally it was a road pavement of a specific composition. The word has been misused for so long that its dumbed down meaning seems to have changed to "any hard surface at an airport". This is in spite of the fact that aprons, taxiways and runways are usually made of concrete or asphalt, and never tarmac.
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