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Best TD celebration

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Trucking a trombone player is my favorite celebration.

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I liked the way Vereen pitched it to the ref after TD

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Seeing that 50-43 score really took me back

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Icky Woods slamming some cold cuts onto the grocery store floor

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‘Number 44! Hey that’s me!” “Whoaaa!!!! Get some cold cuts, get some cold cuts!!!

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Horns down by Chad Hansen

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Vic Enwere - Texas at Berkeley. Dropped the ball at the 1 yard line for a touchback.

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Honorable Mention: Lavelle Hawkins’ “hawk” celebration was a good one. And Patrick Laird’s book-reading one.

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Before reaching the endzone

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DeSean!

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I like the "pretend the football is a grenade and throw it have everyone fall down"

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The bowling ball one when the team is all pins and falls down always cracks me up.

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DBD AV Club

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Top Gun: Maverick

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"Fritz" didn't get much air time, but he's played by Manny Jacinto (Jason, the Blake Bortles-loving faux-monk from the Good Place)

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Seems pretty clear there was a subplot that got cut out with him. They wouldn't cast a guy like that in a role with no lines.

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Jun 7, 2022·edited Jun 7, 2022

Manny Jacinto's been in some fairly small roles despite being so popular on The Good Place. Off the top of my head, he's a random goon in Bad Times at the El Royale and an attendant in Nine Perfect Strangers.

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what? I didn't even notice that.

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the other non-speaking pilot roles are basically cameos/extras - Harvard, Yale, Fritz, Halo

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Oh I'll have to watch out for that when I go with Nos 2 and 3.

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"Bob" is played by Lewis Pullman, the son of Bill.

https://ew.com/movies/top-gun-maverick-bob-actor-bill-pullman-son-lewis-manny-jacinto/

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Watched it with Twist on Saturday night who hadn't seen the original in like 30 years. He enjoyed it but was confused by a lot.

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Honestly, what could one possibly get confused by in that movie?!?

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that sounds like Twist in most situations

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Watched a couple of classic films over the weekend. John Ford's My Darling Clementine and Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory. Brilliant cinema photography highlight both. No one could or can frame a shot like Ford. The way he contrasts claustrophobic interiors with the expansive interiors of Monument Valley is remarkable. Kubrick's tracking shot of Kirk Douglas walking through the trenches is cinematic gold.

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Paths of Glory is a film class staple. Saw it in my frosh philosophy course at Cal, Existentialism in Literature and Film.

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Those are both great movies.

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Watched "High Sierra" (1941) a movie I had never seen before. Apparently it was the movie that made Humphrey Bogart a star - and he's really quite good in it. Ida Lupino got top billing. Directed by Raoul Walsh, it's a tight movie about a heist - and filmed on location on the eastern Sierras off of Hwy 395. Not quite a great movie, say like Maltese Falcon, but still quite enjoyable - 16/19 WB.

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Rowing

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IMHO, rowing is a pain contest. It's who can set every muscle + lungs on fire the most over the course of a season. I have mad respect for those who follow this discipline.

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I had a good friend who was on a women’s national champ heavyweight V8. In the winter when the river was frozen they would have erg (rowing machine) contests where if you didn’t throw up afterwards, you hadn’t gone hard enough…

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Jun 6, 2022·edited Jun 6, 2022

agreed. i have friend who rowed as an undergrad at Penn and have heard the stories ...

while cycling is certainly more fun and you get the joy of descending, my impression is that competitive cycling and most endurance sports are very similar, ie how much pain can you subject your body too for longer than the other people.

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Being a world tour, low level domestique is probably the worst barrier to entry to pay ratio. Just having to eat lactic acid all day. . . and make like $150k a year.

But on the other hand one can cycle for fun, but no one goes out and rows for fun.

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Au Contraire. Sort of. I used to scull the Charles River for fun.

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Cal are the bad guys in it, but The Boys in the Boat is still a really enjoyable read.

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Short

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I AM SHORT AND LOUD, AND I REALLY THINK I MISSED MY CALLING. Just noticed the accidental all caps, but it fits.

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Good to know! Since I've only seen you online, I didn't know you're short. But, what calling did you miss? Wait let me guess...the next Gilbert Gottfried?

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@her voice is WAY more grating than Gilbert Gottfried@

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Perfect!

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She's not short. I would classify her as "not tall."

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She's not actually that short to be honest.

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Shout it from the rooftops TBB!!

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The Big

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Starbucks in Japan sells

Short, Tall, Grande.

There is Venti but rarely ordered.

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i always ask for a small coffee at Starbuck regardless of their ridiculous naming scheme.

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Most orders short or tall.

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Elsewhere in college

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Kyle Rittenhouse announced that he's going to Texas A&M on the Charlie Kirk show on Friday ala a recruit hat-picking ceremony

https://twitter.com/TPostMillennial/status/1532904841491759104

Texas A&M said today that he hasn't been admitted to the school

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2022/06/05/kyle-rittenhouse-says-hes-going-to-texas-am-no-he-isnt-university-says/

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Update: now he says he's going the Juco route. Juco says he's applied but not enrolled.

https://www.texastribune.org/2022/06/06/kyle-rittenhouse-texas-am-blinn/

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good ole Blinn JC. The city of Brenham deserves better than Kyle Rittenhouse

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But College Station doesn't. (But on the other hand aTm isn't completely bad as an academic school)

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He's going the Juco route so he can be a professional gun toter after just one year.

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That's the route Gun Girl tried.

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So he pulled a Kevin Hart.

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Dennis Gates picks up a huge transfer to Columbia, nabbing Mo. St.’s Isiaih Mosley, who went for 20 a game last year. The Sheriff woulda looked so good on the sidelines at Haas. Mizzou will be solid next year, despite a complete rebuild, because Gates can recruit, unlike.....

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...Fox

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OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY

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Blake Masters (BA Poli Sci, Stanford) is a Trump-endorsed great-replacement-embracing candidate for US Senate (R-AZ) and funded by Peter Thiel (BA Philosophy, JD-Law, Stanford). Masters urged people to read Ted Kaczynski's "Industrial Society and Its Future" for its anti-technology message. Masters blamed black people for gun violence.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/blake-masters-blames-gun-violence-on-black-people-frankly

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One of the things I find galling about Blake Masters is that his only substantive accomplishment is writing down a bunch of things Peter Thiel said.

On the other hand, sucking up to billionaires is the main activity of members of Congress, so I guess he’s well qualified.

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PRO

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Rob Walton (77) is going to buy the Denver Broncos. He is part of the Walmart family. His kids are older than his current wife.

https://twitter.com/Forbes/status/1533803902088400899

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Mets continue to Mets as Scherzer has his pitching hand bitten by his dog. This is after Francisco Lindor broke a bone in his right hand on Thursday when he accidentally slammed his finger in a hotel door

https://sports.yahoo.com/scherzer-dog-bites-pitching-hand-143111560.html

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Dodgers split with the Mets 2-2. Should've won yesterday but the bullpen blew it.

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Wales wins game to qualify for World Cup for the first time in 64 years, but also kills the feel-good story of the year

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/live/article-10878049/Wales-vs-Ukraine-World-Cup-play-final-2022-Live-Result.html

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as a US fan, I am much delight playing Wales instead of Ukraine

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Giants split series with Marlins by beating them 5-1 on Sunday, end road trip 5-5. Jakob Junis (6IP, 2H, 8k, 2BB, 1ER) has been outstanding as a new Giant. He relies heavily on his slider that is deadly against RH batters.

https://twitter.com/PitchingNinja/status/1529560501788758017

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Miami is traditionally a house of horrors for the Giants, so getting out with a split is a good result.

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i think i am going to Mets vs Marlins on Fathers Day here in NYC.

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Jun 6, 2022·edited Jun 6, 2022Author

Warriors tie up series with 107-88 home victory

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that was fun to watch. as the 3rd quarter lead ballooned, you got the sense they were much more serious about it this time.

it didnt hurt that Curry and Poole were making ridiculous 3s from WAY far away

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Hoping the trend continues in Boston. The Celtics have had a knack for losing home games during these playoffs, win one and home court is back. Hard to not see this series going 6 or 7 games now

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Didn't the road team win 5 of 7 games in the Celtics-Heat series?

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the 4th Q meltdown in game 1 was a bit of a surprise but i still expected the series to go 6 or 7 games

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Jaylen Brown started red hot, but the Celtics were overwhelmed by the Warriors' long range marksmanship.

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Jaylen couldn't keep up that level (and also credit to the Dubs' defense, including Green getting into JB's head)...Celtics have not played that well at home in the last two rounds and the Warriors got that streak about winning road playoffs games...

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I think they'll do the, Tatum can score as much as he wants but we won't let anyone else to beat us.

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I think the defense was the bigger catalyst. Iguodala being out was probably a blessing. More minutes for Payton and Porter helped lock down the Celtics.

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11 minutes by Bjelica was actually helpful. He's not quick, but managed to impede Tatum somewhat.

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He's slow enough that he doesn't fall for the fake on the fake on the fake.

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Jun 6, 2022·edited Jun 6, 2022

*Some* professional baseball players are morons. Please don't paint *all* MLB players as morons.

I must have missed where Jesus condemned homosexuality. Which brings up the fact that I've been re-watching The West Wing. And last night I happened to watch "The Midterms", S2 E3. Near the end of the episode, Bartlet meets talk radio hosts in a room at the White House. He enters the room and everyone stands, except one woman, Jenna Jacobs (who is modeled after Dr. Laura Schlesinger). Bartlet's remarks are about the work that talk radio hosts do. He's distracted by the one person who remains seated, Dr. Jenna Jacobs.

President Josiah Bartlet: Forgive me, Dr. Jacobs, are you an M.D.?

Dr. Jenna Jacobs: A Ph.D.

Bartlet: A Ph.D.

Jacobs: Yes, sir.

Bartlet: In Psychology?

Jacobs: No, sir.

Bartlet: Theology?

Jacobs: No?

Bartlet: Social Work?

Jacobs: I have a Ph.D. in English Literature.

Bartlet: I'm asking because, on your show, people call in for advice, and you go by the name, Dr. Jacobs, on your show. I didn't know if maybe your listeners were confused by that and assumed you had advanced training in psychology, theology, or healthcare.

Jacobs: I don't believe they are confused, no, sir.

Bartlet: Good. I like your show. I like how you call homosexuality an abomination.

Jacobs: I don't call homosexuality an abomination, Mr. President, the bible does.

Bartlet: Yes it does, Leviticus

Jacobs: 18:22

Bartlet: Chapter and verse. I wanted to ask you a couple of questions while I had you here. I'm interested in selling my youngest daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7 . . . While thinking about that, can I ask another? My Chief of Staff, Leo McGarry, insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself or is it OK to call the police. Here's one that's really important, because we've got a lot of sports fans in this town. Touching the skin of a dead pig makes us unclean, Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother, Jon, for planting crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads?

President Josiah Bartlet: Think about those questions, would you? One last thing, while you may be mistaking this for your monthly meeting of the Ignorant Tightass Club, in this building, when the President stands, nobody sits. [Bartlet stares at Jacobs, until she finally rises to her feet]

Bartlet: Toby?

Toby Ziegler: Yes, Mr. President?

Bartlet: That's how I beat him.

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I have been seeing these "He Gets Us" ads at PNC park on my last few outings. It was particularly large on Saturday when it was also a Faith Day at the ballpark, but it makes an interesting juxtaposition to the rainbow lighted building in the background on Friday for Pride. The two things are obviously not mutually exclusive but the bulk of the American evangelists don't feel that way.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2022/march/he-gets-us-ad-campaign-branding-jesus-church-marketing.html

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Besides nascar, I mostly associate MLB with MAGA and GQP.

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Nats had a number of players who went golfing with Trump after winning the series. Sean Doolittle was not one of them.

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Blake Treinan didn't accompany the Dodgers to visit Biden.

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I know of a very good deed he did for a guy I knew as he was walking back to his apartment after a game. I had heard that he was a very conservative Christian.

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Sean Doolittle and his lovely wife Eireann Dolan are good eggs. They should come back to Oakland.

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The best.

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Early start .. not sure why but the Yankees game vs the Tigers on Sun started at 1145a!!!

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Peacock (the NBC streaming service) now has a game a week. Their schtick is all about how that game will start before noon, thus changing that unlucky game's start time like 2-3 weeks out.

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i thought about going since it was such a nice day.

the A's are coming to town soon, so i might go to that one.

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Floundering A's lose again, 5-2. No fun and concluded a 1-10 homestand, which will shrink the audience even further.

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French Open final - Nadal wins 14th time in straight sets

says his foot was numb the entire time due to some pain meds he took.

i guess you never know how much longer he'll continue playing at this level.

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I hope he's ready to go for Wimbledon (as much as I actually want one of the younger new guy to win), but it sounds like that's in doubt.

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CAL

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Go Bears!!!

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Someone has written a book about one of the most memorable days of my life. Every Cal fan will want a copy. https://www.amazon.com/Five-Laterals-Trombone-Stanford-Football/dp/1637271158

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That "Someone" is Tyler Bridges, who, according to WIKIPEDIA, is from that school in Palo Alto.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Bridges

He was a band member. But was he on the field?

He claims that it's not a pro-Stan book

https://bearinsider.com/forums/2/topics/106530

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DBD Test Kitchen

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Chile verde.

I learned from my college sweetheart's Mexican family that the key is to make it with beef stock, which you won't see in any recipe. So I made it with this recipe, but added 4 cups of better-than-bullion beef flavor. It was and still is awesome.

https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-really-good-chile-verde-in-the-slow-cooker-235221#post-recipe-10955

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chicken larb - easy, tasty, daughter requested "something Asian" and the family liked it

something like this (https://thewoksoflife.com/chicken-larb/) except we just put the chicken on a bed of greens instead of lettuce cups. served w/ a crunchy Asian slaw and drank up the open bottle of French cider that was probably just a so-so pairing.

we watched the first half of the Warriors game while we ate.

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sadly i dropped and broke the pestle on the ground during "grind up toasted rice" phase so i am in the market for a new one.

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