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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 20, 2014, 11:00:42 am
I still don't understand why a restaurant would call itself a warehouse?? Food should not be cooked and served in a warehouse! This is why the terrorists hate us.

I think you're being a little judgmental about the name. There's an Afghan place a block from my apartment called Food Factory. The lamb and chicken are both excellent, but the best part is knowing that there's naan a stone's throw away whenever I want it. The owner recognizes me and occasionally undercharges me. I feel like the name does a great job of conveying what the place is all about; they don't bother with any kind of frills, because their interest is solely in producing food.
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: College Football on: December 17, 2014, 01:51:53 pm
In any case, I support the only conscionable solution, which is no playoff at all and a return to college football the way it was before it was sullied by the Bowl Coalition. I have no interest in finding the best team. The best team is in the NFL. If I wanted one single winner I would watch the Super Bowl. I watch college football because of the traditional place it holds in my (our) culture, and I expect it to respect that tradition.

You'll have to go back to the 1920s to find a time when there wasn't a "national champion" declared every year. At least with a playoff the champion earns it, rather than just having it bestowed upon them by lazy, biased voters.

There wasn't a national champion, there were many. I think every team that feels like it deserves it should claim a national championship, because I don't care and the fact that people do care is ruining football.
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: College Football on: December 17, 2014, 02:23:41 am
In any case, I support the only conscionable solution, which is no playoff at all and a return to college football the way it was before it was sullied by the Bowl Coalition. I have no interest in finding the best team. The best team is in the NFL. If I wanted one single winner I would watch the Super Bowl. I watch college football because of the traditional place it holds in my (our) culture, and I expect it to respect that tradition.
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What are your ten most played songs? on: December 15, 2014, 08:06:04 pm
This doesn't cover a particularly long span of time, nor is it remotely diverse.

1. "Night Sky"—Chvrches (2013)
2. "Empty Room"—Arcade Fire (2010)
3. "Half Light I"—Arcade Fire (2010)
4. "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)"—Arcade Fire (2010)
5. "The Mother We Share"—Chvrches (2013)
6. "The Well and the Lighthouse"—Arcade Fire (2007)
7. "Half Light II (No Celebration)"—Arcade Fire (2010)
8. "Porno"—Arcade Fire (2013)
9. "Afterlife"—Arcade Fire (2013)
10. "Black Wave/Bad Vibrations"—Arcade Fire (2007)
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: College Football on: December 14, 2014, 01:14:45 pm
Ohio State is garbage and it's a farce that they made it.

Explain why it is a farce that Ohio State was ranked higher than Texas Christian and Baylor after posting the same record against a stronger schedule.
6  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: CSU: Immigrants should speak German at home, CDU says LOLwhat ? on: December 13, 2014, 10:10:03 pm
অবাক লাগে আমার কত কিছু এ সাদারা বুঝে না। ওদের মনে পুরা দুনিয়া একই মত। ওদের মনে সবাই টাকা-আলা সাদা।

With that aside, obviously this is patently absurd, and it rests, as ag points out, on the absurd and xenophobic idea that multilingualism is somehow inferior to monolingualism. Naturally the only people expounding it are people from monolingual backgrounds who are unable to comprehend speaking a different language at home than outside. The fact that I speak Bengali at home is my own initiative, but I would resent my parents deeply if they hadn't afforded me the opportunity.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in Glendora, CA or Asheville, NC? on: December 13, 2014, 09:08:12 pm
It's New Year's Eve, I'm in Glendora
I'm the only living person in Glendora
Heading east on the freeway
Left my prom dress on the bus stop in Duarte
I switch the rules, you take advantage
You know I always like to play the victim
And would you fuсk me? Because I'd fuсk me
Am I your wetnap? Freestyle walkin'

I cry, cry, cry, then I complain
Come back for more, do it again
I cry, cry, cry, then I complain
Come back for more, do it again

I'm on my way, I want to see you;
You're in the bedroom with some dancers underneath you
I come inside, I hear the door slam;
You tell me if I really loved you I'd get with them
They make me sick, you make me sicker
But I want to please you so I go and I get with her
I close my eyes, I think about me
I'm just your wetnap, freestyle walkin'

I cry, cry, cry, then I complain
Come back for more, do it again
I cry, cry, cry, then I complain
Come back for more, do it again

I should find someone better for me, but Mom says we're born this way
Every time I come over to your house you just shіt on my face
And you know it, you know it, you know, you know it really freaks me out

I drove for hours on bad directions
I arrive; there's something you forgot to mention
An afterthought, straight to the tabby
"Sorry, angel, went to Reno, happy happy"
It ain't the rest—why do you, Jenny?
I'm in a booth, it's almost twelve—your favorite Denny's
Another year! I need a sundae
I'm just your side bet, freestyle walkin'

I cry, cry, cry, then I complain
Come back for more, do it again
I cry, cry, cry, then I complain
Come back for more, do it again
I cry, cry, cry, then I complain
Come back for more, do it again
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Pacific Voting Booth: December 2014 Governor and Legislative Council Elections on: December 13, 2014, 09:03:37 pm
Gully Foyle

Gully Foyle
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 2014 Major League Baseball prediction and discussion thread. on: October 17, 2014, 02:17:28 pm
I had a fleeting thought to head down to KC for either game 1 or 2, but quickly balked at $800/ticket standing room prices. SF is actually going for cheaper, interestingly enough (whould've thought anything would go for cheaper in SF than KC)

Prices should drop as the game nears.
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 2014 Major League Baseball prediction and discussion thread. on: October 17, 2014, 12:41:44 am
You could root for the good guys in this World Series, but why would you?

I was at the eighteen-inning game in Washington a couple weeks ago. My tickets were standing room only and so I stood for six and a half hours and watched the Giants win. It was the greatest sports experience of my life.
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: which college athletic conference is most academically presitgious? on: October 13, 2014, 05:13:24 pm
College Park is of course a dump, but it's also home.

As for the question at hand, of course the answer is the Big Ten. Everyone on campus (myself included) makes fun of the university for its obsession with making everything about the Big Ten, but it does matter.

The Pac-12 and ACC are both very top-heavy, although if the ACC today had the same composition as in the '80s (Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Duke, Wake Forest, Clemson, Georgia Tech), it would come the closest to giving the Big Ten a run for its money. The Big 12 is Texas + others, and the SEC has Vanderbilt but is notable in that it has no particularly outstanding public schools. If it still had Georgia Tech and Tulane it would be closer to the second tier.
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of the 1985 Chicago Bears on: October 13, 2014, 05:06:26 pm
The '84 49ers were better.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: opinion of the university of oklahoma on: October 11, 2014, 10:02:09 am
Bob Stoops is great and I generally rooted for his teams against Mack Brown's Texas teams at the Cotton Bowl every year.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: October 11, 2014, 09:17:14 am
I too plan on watching college football all day, but at night I'm going to put on Giants–Cardinals. Are you not?
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Post random maps here on: October 05, 2014, 05:29:23 pm


This map refers to education and darker states have more.
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: President Ogis - A Journey on: October 05, 2014, 05:16:25 pm
Congrats Xahar

yesssss
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: College Football Pick'em- 2014 style on: October 04, 2014, 12:15:28 am
Marshall
Maryland
Illinois
Tennessee
Texas A&M
Virginia Tech
Indiana
Clemson
Florida State
Baylor
Bowling Green
Oklahoma
Stanford
Wisconsin
Alabama
Air Force
Louisiana State
Toledo
Rutgers
Kansas State
Miami
Pittsburgh
Southern California
South Carolina
Michigan State
Boise State
UCLA
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have your interest in US politics increased or declined after joining Atlas? on: September 24, 2014, 01:23:21 pm
Cratered.
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: College Football Pick'em- 2014 style on: September 24, 2014, 01:16:17 pm
The real leader is whoever has gotten the most SEC games right. The others are essentially exhibition games.

Easy there, clanga.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Buffalo Wild Wings on: September 23, 2014, 01:22:51 pm
As Nix pointed out, wings are a ripoff.
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: College Football Pick'em- 2014 style on: September 23, 2014, 11:35:57 am
It's nice that I've finally opened up a lead.

Oklahoma State
Arizona State
Old Dominion
Iowa
Kansas State
Michigan State
Wisconsin
Georgia
Boston College
Maryland
Michigan
Florida State
Louisville
Texas A&M
Auburn
Stanford
Ohio State
South Carolina
Boise State
Louisiana State
Miami
Mississippi
Notre Dame
Baylor
Nebraska
Southern California
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Which do you prefer? on: September 23, 2014, 12:10:53 am
Personally I spent my whole day watching football on Saturday and saw no football at all on Sunday. My interest in the NFL is as low as it's ever been, but college football still captures my imagination just like it always has.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: September 23, 2014, 12:08:37 am
jesus christ is there football on TV every single day?!

Nah, MACtion hasn't really started yet. That's a little later in the year and that's when we get glorious Tuesday and Wednesday football.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: September 23, 2014, 12:02:56 am
Taco Bell is as American as any food there is.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish independence referendum results thread (Sept 18, 2014) on: September 18, 2014, 12:19:15 pm
Perhaps you should drop your preconceived notions about what "a modern European country" entails. Election results in Ireland always tale until the next day to be declared. England similarly often sees long delays before results are given. Not everywhere is exactly like the United States, backtored.
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