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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Xisbum

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    Just finished filling out my ballot - paper!! You guys are too young, but couldn't help but think of some of the people who made this election possible - Evers, Chaney, Schwerner, Goodman, Collins, Robertson, Wesley, McNair.

    Whatever your politican leanings, this is a special day in America's history. Soak it up.
     
  2. Sup2Dresq

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    We miss you around Xisbum. Today at Sport and Health the Lobster team came in to play. Everone was over 90 years old. And they were moving well! They make you look like a wee kid Xisbum. You move like you are 30.. too bad your knee wont cooperate!

    P.S. I can feel the change when i voted! Lets just hope!
     
  3. Top: Yah, the employees of the juice-joint scare me too... didn't know quite how to phrase it, but that sums it up well!

    Xis: What do John Goodman, Wesley Snipes, Kerry Collins, and Steve McNair have to do with this election???? :confused:

    Sup: I might be able to do the Sunday dealio... is there a "member discount"? I am on a very fixed income... like Seinfeld's gramma!
     
  4. Sup2Dresq

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    Vitaly .. yes. Members get 32 something or another.

    Now find my "nana"...
     
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  5. Xisbum

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    As I said, before your time. James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were the 3 kids (oldest was 24) killed by the Mississippi KKK in 1963 for helping register black Americans to vote. Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair were the 4 young black women/girls (oldest was 14, youngest was 9) killed by the KKK bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama, church, also in 1963. They weren't doing anything except being young women and girls.

    Didn't mean to preach or give a history lecture, but I lived through all that stuff and it had much to do with making me who I am. Today means even more to me and many of my generation than the fall of the Berlin Wall and the crumbling of the Soviet Union. It's something we never thought we would see.
     
  6. Xisbum

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    Maybe by January. We'll see. Keep the faith.
     
  7. Topaz

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    *crossing fingers, toes, and eyes*

    A collective gasp went out in my building's small workout room when they announced on CNN that Elizabeth Dole was defeated! Wow!

    And, I'm so proud of my homestate, PA!!!! :)
     
  8. JRstriker12

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    Let me interupt the election coverage to say I just found out that I have the Tennis Channel in HD!!!!!! :shock:

    It's so beautiful. Watching the YEC is going to be sweet!!!!!
     
  9. Sup2Dresq

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    A wookie has approved this message.
     
  10. JRstriker12

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    LOL!

    Wow. Just Wow! Pinch me.

    I think Jesse Jackson needs a hug. Heck, I may need a hug.
     
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    P.S it's ****ing crazy near me right now
     
  13. sapient007

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    maybe 14th street bars are giving out free beer... brb
     
  14. JRstriker12

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    Damn, I think the internets are down...... I'm sure super Obama world has crashed by now.
     
  15. auzzieizm

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    They need to turn that snack bar into a racquet wall, and carry mucho demoes. I haven't seen the demo selection myself, but last week, Topaz's clinic mate went into the office to demo something and came out with a Prince Air Launch or something. I was not impressed.

    On a side note, I have officially sold every racquet I own except for my 2 original Donnay's. I feel lonely.:cry:

    p.s. its about time Virginia
     
  16. Xisbum

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    Ditto. Simply amazing. :):):)
     
  17. JRstriker12

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    Take it easy on me sap - I'm going to be one tired dude tomorrow. We have to celebrate though - BBQ - Come one TFM - you know you want BBQ!
     
  18. Topaz

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    *hugs JRS*


    My clinic mate knows nothing about racquets and just grabbed something. Before saying you're not impressed, why not check it out first!

    PS...I know!!! VA blue?? Totally awesome.
     
  19. innoVAShaun

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    Hello everyone!!!
     
  20. Xisbum

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    What a bright American morning this is. We should all join in celebration of those immortal words: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..."

    And also these: "We the people".

    Congratulations everyone. Now get to work. ;-)
     
  21. auzzieizm

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    I unfortunately have tried out the previous version :(. There is something about most prince racquets (esp any newer models) that makes them not good.
     
  22. tfm1973

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    i'm depressed now. nader/gonzalez didn't win. what is this world coming to?

    the only thing that may make me feel better is texas style bbq and a lot of it.

    i'd also pay a lot of money for a 2 foot network cable that works.

    is it going to stop raining today?
     
  23. Sup2Dresq

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    Good Morning good citizens

    Wonderful morning. The smell of hope in the air.. I feel very American this morning.
     
  24. JRstriker12

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    Thanks Topaz *hugs back*

    Must be a great day for you Xisbum, as you were there when those words were written. ;) Just joking.......

    I'm for Texas BBQ!!!! AND that Network Cable works - I made it myself! It's also two wookie feet long. Problem solved!

    Heck yeah!
     
  25. sapient007

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    wookie ~puts on rubber glove~: "don't worry, i have small hands, this won't hurt a bit"
     
  26. hollywood9826

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    I wont voice my opinion of this election, but if you need a 2ft network cable I can make one for you. All I ask for in return is a one way plane ticket and 2 months living expenses to a country not in N.America that speaks and can support sombody that only speaks american :)


    in all seriousness why cant you just use one of those pre fab 1m cables? Do you need a crossover? are you doing something witn an old pairgain 384 or campus T1 modems? Pairgain equips use different pins then standard ethernet.

    Dont know about the rain, but chances are that it will stop raining sooner or later :)
     
  27. Sup2Dresq

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    I don't think that was a language choice in high school/college.

    Maybe Palin is trying to get that started in Alaska. "Why dontcha"....
     
  28. Xisbum

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    Yeah, Jeff - he insisted that his friends call him Jeff - wanted to start the Declaration with "Here's the deal: no new taxes.", but Old Ben (we called him Obiwan) and I convinced him to take a different tact. The rest is, uh, history. :neutral:

    BTW, Old Ben was an electrifying tennis player, crafty as all get out, but he couldn't call lines for **** because of those damn bifocals. And Jeff took forever to make a call - "when in the course of the trajectory of a moving object, i.e., a tennis sphere, it becomes necessary for one participant to discern the correct landing zone of said sphere..." and on and on. And he liked to show off his big brain - "YOU CANNOT BE SIRIUS!" was his favorite expression. :roll: You know those redheads.
     
  29. JRstriker12

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    LOL! (10 char).
     
  30. JRProstaf9

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    I'd normally agree with you on this as I've never really beed a fan of Prince racuets with the possible exception to the blue change titanium and maybe the TT warrior MP made famous by Pat Rafter. However I recently hit with the OZone Tour and OZone Pro-Tour (both MP) and was pleasantly surprised... havn't really played with them enough to know if I really like it but plays really well off the ground (similar to the N/K-blade) but felt a little ackward on the volleys/serves. Not sure how much of that is the racquet or the fact that I'm just too used to the feel of my prostaffs.
     
  31. hollywood9826

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    The O'Zonestour felt decent to me. But for whatever reason everyso often I would feel like I hit a good shot but the ball would completey go nowhere near where I though it was going. Im not talking shanked balls eithers.

    But Im spoiled becasue I got 7 one of kind Tfight 325's :)
     
  32. hollywood9826

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    Also Xisbum since you are such a Star Wars nerd :)

    Have you ever heard of this Charles Ross guy? He is licensed by lucasfilms and performs a one man show of the Original Trilogy. He was on the radio the opther day and sounded like a pretty funny guy.

    December 9-21 in Bmore at the Head Theatere

    The dudes website kinda sucks but there it is as well.

    http://www.onemanstarwars.com/index2.html
     
  33. Xisbum

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    Not really a nerd, just a fan with a good memory. And I've never seen this guy before. His act is comedy, then?
     
  34. auzzieizm

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    I agree with HW on this one. The stringbed is too inconsistent with these frames. I take a short stroke and the ball barely crosses the net. I take a big stroke and the ball sometimes goes in, and sometimes goes over the fence. I did enjoy hitting one handed backhands with this frame, and I have a two hander :)
     
  35. hollywood9826

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    I dont think that its him bashing or making fun of star wars. The little pice he did on the radio he was basically playing out scenes between people by himself. nd from little bit of the Movies I have seen, and from the radio people he sounded pretty much like all of them. He even did a wookie yell.

    But seeing him do a scene where hes talking to himslef in Yoda, Obiwan, R2D2 noises and anything else would be funny to me.
     
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  37. sapient007

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    sup: clinic going down this sunday? i'd come if i don't get suckered into going out sat night. the thought of me running for 2 hrs is daunting

    tfm: will you be going this sunday?
     
  38. auzz, are we still a go for tomorrow? the weather is suppose to be nice.
     
  39. tfm1973

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    *yawn* morning TW MAC. is it friday yet?

    Sappy -- i'm not sure if i'm coming out for sup's masochist clinic. 1 - it's about 45 min drive for me. 2 - it's about $37.50 more than i normally like to pay for tennis. 3 - vision is still blurry. 4 - sup makes me run more than i typically like to.

    wife put the kabosh on all of my weekly lunch outings. she packed me spaghetti instead. um yay. you single people - don't get married.
     
  40. tfm1973

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    auzzie -- looked up the guy in tennislink and the only one who showed up was a guy from pennsylvania. might be the same guy. was a 4.0 rated player.

    oh and even though we are kinda in our own little community forum thingy -- it's still an open forum and not everyone enjoys having their name splashed around willy nilly. especially since we may or may not bash his tennis game. cuz that's what we do.
     
  41. Sup2Dresq

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    Yup. Looking forward to seeing you Sappy.
     
  42. Sup2Dresq

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    4.0! Nice. Christmas came early. Then again, anything can happen. I've seen it! Especially if its cold, windy and outright horrible conditions.
     
  43. Auz, that guy lost to a few guys that i beat early in the year, but seems to have gotten better as the year went on. He lost to some of the very few good players late in the year, so he has practiced against some big hitters at the end of October. But he lost....
    He can beat the ACTA pushers pretty easily though but said that one of the softer hitters "controlled the tempo" in the notes, so maybe he is a backboard too?
    I don't think I've ever seen this guy play, though.
    I predict he will have no answer for the whipping Auz forehand that starts by punishing crosscourt angles and then goes for the jugular by blasting down the line!
     
  44. Sup2Dresq

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    Who is the 4th tonight for the clinic? I thought it was Vitaly.. or is it Auzzie.

    Please let me know.

    P.S. VItaly you still have those Yonex racquets?
     
  45. still have the yonex... wanting to sell or trade for Prestige MP.
    my mids are nice, but the 330 swingweight is sometimes to heavy... would like a MP or 2 in the bag for those times!
    i can do clinic!
    is auz available too?
     
  46. TheJRK

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    Vitaly - If you come tonight, bring those Yonex sticks, I want to try them at least. You can hit with my Prestige Pro again...
     
  47. i'll bring'em JtotheRtotheK
     
  48. auzzieizm

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    Vitaly, You can do the clinic this evening. Public transportation in yucky weather. me no puede
     
  49. auzzieizm

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    your real name isn't tfm1973????
     
  50. auzzieizm

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    Let's do it, I need to practice for this tournament. We may have to practice 8 game pro sets like high school, because for some reason ACTA decided it was acceptable to do so for charity tournaments. What time? Nottoway again?
     

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