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  1. Maximagq

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    Never knew the universe revolves around Maximagq. It must be such an incredible feeling! :)
     
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    You are like Johnny Depp in Transcendence. You will transcend us all :D
     
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    Wish I could edit your sig...it would be perfect if you substituted "Maximagq" for that last word!
     
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    Will check out that movie if I have time. Sounds pretty good.

    Senti can make a two line sig and copy the first one and paste it one line below and replace the last word with my name hehe
     
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    lol, you are quite a riot.

    btw, i believe someone recently someone took great offense to being called "a riot".

    Only one guess who it was.
     
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    If Roger Federer wins against David Ferrer for his 80th title he will most definitely win his 81st at Flushing!;)
     
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    stringertom G.O.A.T.

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    '81 was quite a year! My last full calendar in my 20's...yuppie in NYC, great music scene, Islanders in the midst of a dynasty on ice, Jets a playoff team, JMac returning home with a Wimby title, US crushing Czechoslovakia in a DC tie @Flushing (met Jimbo there!), JMac beating Borg into retirement @USO.

    All that and a little baby boy was born in Basel!
     
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  8. Maximagq

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    Chico? it definitely wasn't me who took offense.
     
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    GPPD is sinking into an all-time low abyss...must reconfigure my flame-resistant wardrobe before reentering the fray!:cry:
     
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    The Tour was idiotic and in chaos in 1981. The officials insisting on making Borg qualify for majors pushed him into retirement when he wanted to drop down on his schedule for a while after a torrid 8 years of official and unofficial matches during the Golden Era. The McEnroe myth about Borg lives on but read about 1982 and the 10 tourney minimum. Negotiations broke down during 1982 when tour officials implemented a new rule requiring players to play in at least 10 "official" tournaments per year, while Borg wanted to focus primarily on the majors. What a terrible move by the Tour to insist that Borg had to qualify at places like RG and Wimbledon. Officials met with Borg in Monte Carlo during 1982 but they insisted on him qualifying. Ridiculous. Borg left as the reigning FO champ and having won 5 of the 8 biggest titles during 1980-1981 including 2 YEC, 2 FO and 1 Wimbledon title. Borg's exit was followed by Connors winning W and the US Open in 1982 while the Tour was left without Borg. Wilander winning the FO in 1982 after practicing some with Borg was an interesting twist.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1982/09/23/sports/sports-people-comings-and-goings.html

     
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    Which specific thread so that I may peruse and have a laugh (or maybe even get into foul trouble--5 fouls, right?).:)

    Aren't you banhammer proof sir?
     
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    Give them enough rope and they'll hang themselves huh! To borrow from Diana Krall '''S Wonderful!'';)
     
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    I usually avoid GPPD, as it tends to leave me with furrowed brows and a question mark on my forehead for a few hours.
     
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    The hill country around Austin, Texas is a great area to go out for a nice drive. Pedernales and Enchanted Rock are great state parks as well. There are a lot of interesting antique shops along hill country roads.

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    Rock, based on your posts that I have read, you are clearly a very smart and cool person. I would recommend that you decide how you want to maximize your talents, and be confident. Treat people well and you will most likely find love without looking.

    If you seriously feel suicidal, you should talk with someone. You are young and smart, so follow your dreams.
     
  18. Mike Bulgakov

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    Elena Likhovtseva had a great all-court game.
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    I know that no one cares but I'm honestly very proud of the 84% I got on my difficult Physics Midterm! Carry on, I'm on cloud nine right now.
     
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    About everything I'm learning in my course I've done before, so my Uni courses are purty useless right now.
     
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    You should petition those courses, I did that for single variable calculus, chemistry, and English.
     
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    Nah, I just read a lot a few years back, so most people don't know everything, RE talking about Power etc; or in Modern Lit where I've read the books, I just built an expanse of general knowledge a few years back which is helping me atm.

    Besides, it's been an easy semester thus far as a result, I can do other stuff in my spare time atm, RE work on my writing, Football training etc;

    Tis just a shade annoying, because I expected uni to be fun in terms of a challenge, some of last semester was good though.
     
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    you didnt own crap and you were scared ****less of him. Hammer owned you
     
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    Well Said, my friend. Hammer owned him on this forum, and if fisticuffs
    ever came around, it would have not been even a contest
     
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    The Ana thread was great. She can suck my dick too.
     
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    Exactly. His knees were buckling, and shaking at the thought of hammer. Youre a good man, penthous
     
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    Woulda, coulda, shoulda. He owned you and you were petrified. Long live hammer:-?
     
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    Poor start

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    Rory McIlroy looks glum - a sight we've not been accustomed to in recent months - after a poor start at The Barclays © Getty Images
     
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    Barðarbunga Volcano

    Iceland volcano: Fears of eruption and ash cloud increase as Met Office registers 1,000 small earthquakes in region

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    ROSE TROUP BUCHANAN Thursday 21 August 2014

    Fears of another volcanic eruption in Iceland continued today with reports that weather officials have detected 1,000 small quakes in the Barðarbunga volcano, following an unusually strong earthquake on Monday.

    Hundreds of people have been evacuated from the highlands north of the Vatnajokull glacier by Iceland’s civil protection department after the volcano began belching huge plumes of smoke.

    Iceland’s Met Office released an updated statement this morning, saying: "seismic activity in Bárðarbunga and vicinity is still great. As yesterday, the main activity stems from the intrusive event under Dyngjujökull."

    Yesterday statements indicated although there were no signs of any magma migration to the surface, it was impossible to "exclude that the current activity will result in an explosive subglacial eruption, leading to an outburst flood (jökulhlaup) and ash emission".

    Despite reports, worries of a repeat of the 2010 ‘ash crisis’, which caused widespread chaos across Europe when thousands of flights were grounded due to volcanic ash, are limited thanks to a change in airline policy.

    As a result planes can fly through limited levels of volcanic ash, instead of a complete grounding of flights as in 2010, and models of atmospheric ash plumes have improved.

    Nonetheless, Met officials have issued an ‘orange’ flight warning, the second highest on the colour code.

    The orange alert shows the volcano is showing “escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption”, or is erupting without any major volcanic ash emissions.

    An eruption would be much more likely to lead to extensive flooding, as the glacier above the volcano rapidly melted.

    The Barðarbunga volcano last erupted in 1910, though according to the Met Office seismic activity has been increasing around the region over the past seven years.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...1000-small-earthquakes-in-region-9682978.html
     
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    Lewis Hamilton becomes the latest F1 driver to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge © Sutton Images
     
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    Rory smiling more today...shot -6 today to move within five shots of Ana's ex, Adam Scott, who leads at -8.
     
  32. Mike Bulgakov

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    Earthquakes make it hard to sleep.
     
  33. Mike Bulgakov

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    The San Jose Earthquakes would probably not do well against Manchester United.
     
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    Manchester United playing in American Airlines Arena is not gonna happen!:)
     
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    Bee Comes After Krumm

    Bees

    Updated: August 26, 2014, 1:53 AM ET
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    NEW YORK -- Venus Williams started with a soft forehand, shifted to a gentle backhand and even tried to blow away a most pesky opponent. She kept moving from sideline to sideline, yet still couldn't shake free at the U.S. Open.

    Not until three attendants came onto the court to help did Williams escape what was bugging her Monday -- a bee that wanted to land on her racket.
    The 34-year-old Venus Williams beat the 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm in the first round at the US Open, in a match for the aged.

    "The bee was a challenge," the two-time Queen Bee of Flushing Meadows said during her first round match against Kimiko Date-Krumm in the first round.

    The prematch buzz was all about the ages of the players. Williams is 34, Date-Krumm is 43 and their combined 77 years was believed to be the oldest for opponents in a women's Grand Slam pairing, the WTA said.

    "According to Kimiko, I've got another decade," Williams said.

    Venus said. ''It's just a number."

    Earlier in the match, a bee interrupted Date-Krumm's serve. She refused to kill it, and instead parried the insect.

    In the final set, a bee flew close to Williams as she prepared to serve.

    After her Japanese opponent "showed such class" in handling the flying nuisance, "I would've been remiss to swat it," Williams said.

    "I came up with a strategy to follow her example," she said.

    Williams spent more than a minute trying to get away, waving her hand and blowing at the bee. While some fans shouted "Smash it!", Williams refused to take a full, serious swing.

    Eventually, two ball persons and a helper came out with towels and corralled the bee and carried it off as the crowd cheered.

    "He's on his way," Williams said.

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    Venus Williams had to duel with a bee before advancing Monday afternoon.
     
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    Be careful if you notice a hedgehog following you in the Skagen night. Does it want to be your friend? Is it carrying a gun?

    Are multiple hedgehogs following you, shifting positions using the classic spy tailing patterns, hoping that you will assume that you happen to keep seeing random hedgehogs behind you and not grow suspicious?

    Little does Politiets Efterretningstjeneste know that you can't tell one hedgehog from another and am growing suspicious. Give your apologies to any hedgehogs that are hurt by this revelation.
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    Kids do the darndest things: vodka eyeballing fad can have 'toxic' effect on eye health

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    'Vodka eyeballing' is a novel way to get a buzz for some college students, but can lead to ongoing health problems.

    Here's mud in your eye, or at least vodka.

    The latest ridiculous (and health-endangering) drinking stunt to gain popularity among college students is called "vodka eyeballing," where buzz-seeking partiers tip back their heads and have a shot of vodka poured directly on the eye.

    The trend is believed to have originated at Las Vegas nightclubs, as waitresses, hungry for tips, performed this cheap trick.

    YouTube features more than 800 clips of vodka eyeballing. There’s even a Facebook page devoted to the craze — and it has over 100 fans.

    Vodka eyeballers claim to experience an instant high and deeper inebriation. Their medical rationale: The alcohol passes easily through the mucous membrane and enters the bloodstream through veins at the back of the eye for a quicker buzz than drinking.

    While doctors have dismissed this reasoning, they are deeply concerned about long-term damage, like permanent scarring and deteriorating vision.
    "In the past, vodka has been used as a disinfectant," Prof. Robin Touquet, a consultant in emergency medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, U.K., told the Daily Mail. "At 40% proof, imagine what it can do to an area as sensitive as the eye? It is highly toxic."

    But, immune to sensible thinking and urged by peers to compete, students act recklessly and with disregard to the consequences. Melissa Fontaine, a former university student and prolific vodka eyeballer, is troubled by a constantly watering eye and worries about future side effects. “I'm in constant pain because of what I did,” Fontaine told the Daily Mail. “I'm terrified that it will get worse. I wish I could turn the clock back and change things. But I can't.”
     
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    Thanks for the article Mike. Unbelievable. There's more proof that young minds still have developing reasoning skills and a propensity for bad decisions. Blame it on that developing frontal cortex.

    http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/Facts_for_Families_Pages/The_Teen_Brain_Behavior_Problem_Solving_and_Decision_Making_95.aspx

     
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    You get a different look at people when you work in a restaurant that doubles as a nightclub and you're the only sober person among your friends...
     
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    Doesn't Johanna Larsson live in Helsingborg? Maybe you can help with her backhand technique, Rock.
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    Rock may not be strong enough to help Johanna...perhaps we should call on the more famous Prince of Denmark who wondered about "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune"??? His locale was near Helsingborg, no???
     
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    Never go to a restaurant in Helsingør or Helsingborg with your lemur friend and ask if they serve lemurs. The chef might misunderstand, and the lemur might get very angry.
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    Helsingør is close, but his toll for fixiing the slings and arrows of her outrageous backhand would be a fortune.
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    "Are you making fun of my backhand? You guys are asking for a bunch of fives!"
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    When escaping Göteborg,
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    the somewhat languid city of Frederikshavn is a good place to arrive.
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    "and these visions of Johanna are all that remain" Robert Zimmerman!
     
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    Nice interior design and layout, but I find the salty stuff much more exciting.
     
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    Yes. The kids are told this is cool and new. They believe their generation came up with it, so it is so awesomely random, epic, amazing and just awesome.

    They incorrectly hear or suspect the alcohol will not hit the stomach, so no hangover. I know this through a recent college grad who works for me (not from vegas, not from a party school). Some of them (clearly not science students) feel it will not hit the liver, just the brain. Straight into the brain, man, insane in the membrane, woo! They do it. It is fun. Fun is their raison d'etre.

    No idea that years later, they will have trouble reading or hitting a free-throw. Forget tennis.
     
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  50. Mike Bulgakov

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