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Sam I Am

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Anyone else watch the Lance interview last night? It was a good interview, and he gave (mostly) the right answers, but it is pretty obvious he's doing it only because he has been cornered, which to me makes anything he says worthless. They are saying that he might be able to trade information about other dopers, drs., etc. for reduced penalties. If he really was sorry, there'd be no trade, he'd simply cooperate. He can suck on Rosie O'Donnell's bike seat for all I care.

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Jan 18, 2013
 
Sam I Am wrote:
Anyone else watch the Lance interview last night? It was a good interview, and he gave (mostly) the right answers, but it is pretty obvious he's doing it only because he has been cornered, which to me makes anything he says worthless. They are saying that he might be able to trade information about other dopers, drs., etc. for reduced penalties. If he really was sorry, there'd be no trade, he'd simply cooperate. He can suck on Rosie O'Donnell's bike seat for all I care.
I saw part of it. I got the same impression you did...because he couldn't get out of doing it. <shrug> I don't really care anyway. When I first heard -to my utter horror- that he's used enhancement drugs, I can recall that my overwhelming emotionally fraught reaction was "duh." It's like saying politicians lie IMO. Really, who's surprised by any of it?

Sorry, I have a 4 page paper due today. Haven't started on it. Haven't even figured out the topic yet. Just a little cranky.
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Jan 18, 2013
 
Miscellaneous:

A factoid is not a quick fact or a little fact.
It is something that resembles a fact but is not true.

Lest We Forget that the Dark Ages Were a Faith-Based Initiative:
Rep. Paul Broun (R-Georgia), who believes Earth is "about 9,000 years old" and that evolution and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of Hell," has retained his seat on the House Science Committee.

News Headline: "Four-year-old child accidentally shoots, kills man."
News Headline: "Grandma hit by stray bullet in Brooklyn."
Can it be only one day until National Gun Appreciation Day?

Modern Education + the Criminal Mind =
A thief going into the Art Institute of Philadelphia to steal laptops stopped at the entrance to sign the visitors log.

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law, by the way, but nine points of the law.

Modern Education + the Criminal Mind =
A New Orleans burglar put a bucket over his head to disguise himself from store security cameras, lifting the front of the bucket only a couple of times to see where he was going.

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j_m_w wrote:
Regarding the radio station I listen to in my office (I have very limited options due to poor reception, and yes, I know I could stream online but we're not supposed to because it hogs bandwidth)....
Con: I hear "Photograph" by Nickelback way too much.
Pro: I hear "I'll Be There For You" by Bon Jovi a lot, and other 80s hits.
Smartphone + Pandora?

*fistbump* for hating Nickelback, but liking Bon Jovi.

Did I ever tell you guys my sorta-funny Bon Jovi story? I'm 11 years old, the summer that "I'll Be There For You" came out. I'm in my friend's pool, we're hanging out and listening to that song. Song gets to the part where it goes "these five words I swear to you...". My friend goes "I'll...be...there...for. ..you" as she counts on her fingers. "Oh, my gosh! It really is five words!"

I think of that *every* time I hear that song.

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#78778
Jan 18, 2013
 
j_m_w wrote:
Happy Friday! Weekend plans?
Tonight: dinner with A, just the two of us. I'm looking forward to catching up after a crazy week.
Tomorrow: not sure... and it's stressing me out.
Sunday: going to the fair with some friends.
Monday (our office is closed for MLK Day): I'll probably come in to work in the morning to catch up on stuff, then lunch with a friend.
Tonight: drinking and smoking and gaming.
Tomorrow: More of the same.
Tomorrow night: Sitting on the couch with my ipad while NIck watches as much hockey as possible.
sunday: Repeat Friday and Saturday.

But along with all of that, I have some cooking and baking to do, laundry, cleaning, etc. Productivity!

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Jan 18, 2013
 
Sam I Am wrote:
Anyone else watch the Lance interview last night? It was a good interview, and he gave (mostly) the right answers, but it is pretty obvious he's doing it only because he has been cornered, which to me makes anything he says worthless. They are saying that he might be able to trade information about other dopers, drs., etc. for reduced penalties. If he really was sorry, there'd be no trade, he'd simply cooperate. He can suck on Rosie O'Donnell's bike seat for all I care.
Djs were talking about this this morning,a nd it was unanimous: He still was lying/holding information back.

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Or yellow rubber bracelets...

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Lance Armstrong could have admitted that a spider bit him and now he can shoot webs from his wrists and that still wouldn't change the fact that I don't give a crap about the Tour De France or bike racing in general.

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Re: Lance Armstrong

I just don't get the general public's need for contrition.

Local newsguy asked the question, will you forgive Lance Armstrong?

And my answer is the same as when he asked it about Tiger Woods.

Lance Armstrong does not owe ME an aplogy. He has not done anything to ME. I have not been wronged by Lance Armstrong in any way. He juiced and won a bunch of races. How terrible. Did that affect me in any way? No. It affected the other participants. It affected the organizations who put on those events. I don't need my pound of flesh. I just don't buy into this idea that if you are in the public eye, that you owe anything to the public. You owe the people in your life who you directly affect by your actions.

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Someone showed me this today. Funny but true.

Ice T: "I have a sticker on my record that says 'Parental Guidance Is Suggested.' In my book parental guidance is ALWAYS suggested. If you need a sticker to tell you that you need to guide your child, you're a dumb fuckin' parent anyhow."
Sam I Am

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Mister Tonka wrote:
Re: Lance Armstrong
I just don't get the general public's need for contrition.
Local newsguy asked the question, will you forgive Lance Armstrong?
And my answer is the same as when he asked it about Tiger Woods.
Lance Armstrong does not owe ME an aplogy. He has not done anything to ME. I have not been wronged by Lance Armstrong in any way. He juiced and won a bunch of races. How terrible. Did that affect me in any way? No. It affected the other participants. It affected the organizations who put on those events. I don't need my pound of flesh. I just don't buy into this idea that if you are in the public eye, that you owe anything to the public. You owe the people in your life who you directly affect by your actions.
Disagree strongly. You do not get only the good but none of the bad. When you trade on your image the way he did, you make yourself accountable. He accepted millions and millions of dollars in sponsorship money based on the image he cultivated and promoted to the public. He reveled in the attention, the benefits of his fame. And he lied over and over and over

He does not owe any particular member of the public an apology, but he owes the public as a whole an apology, especially since he is asking the public for forgiveness so he can try to reclaim some of what he's lost.
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Jan 18, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Djs were talking about this this morning,a nd it was unanimous: He still was lying/holding information back.
I agree, I think the information he is holding back is that which will never come down to more than a one-on-one he said/she said. I do think he is coming relatively clean on anything associated with test results or where there are multiple witnesses to contest what he says, because he realizes he cannot win those battles.

I am going to stick with the whole thing being worthless because he's doing it with a gun to his head.

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Jan 18, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
Re: Lance Armstrong
I just don't get the general public's need for contrition.
Local newsguy asked the question, will you forgive Lance Armstrong?
And my answer is the same as when he asked it about Tiger Woods.
Lance Armstrong does not owe ME an aplogy. He has not done anything to ME. I have not been wronged by Lance Armstrong in any way. He juiced and won a bunch of races. How terrible. Did that affect me in any way? No. It affected the other participants. It affected the organizations who put on those events. I don't need my pound of flesh. I just don't buy into this idea that if you are in the public eye, that you owe anything to the public. You owe the people in your life who you directly affect by your actions.
Some guy was going on about this last night (on TV) and saying that he was just trying to "un-tarnish his 'brand' so he could get back into racing." Pfffttt. Even if that's true (and to some extent it likely is) wtf is he gonna do at this point anyway? He's old now and most people aren't all that interested.

They were making a semi-big deal about it on the Danny Bonaduce(sp?) radio show this morning (he has a show on KZOK here in Seattle)as if it really matters to most of the world. Some woman said it was "too little too late," as if it had personally affected her. I repeat...pfffttt.

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I saw a Colbert Report clip where, speaking about Lance Armstrong, he says, "That man's a hero. He beat cancer. Then he went on to beat something even more unpopular ... the French." Lol

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Mister Tonka wrote:
Someone showed me this today. Funny but true.
Ice T: "I have a sticker on my record that says 'Parental Guidance Is Suggested.' In my book parental guidance is ALWAYS suggested. If you need a sticker to tell you that you need to guide your child, you're a dumb fuckin' parent anyhow."
I was reading Ice Cube this week, and he said he talks with his kids when they listen to his music or other similar rap music, and re: bad language: "I tell them that no adult should hear them say those words. If they want to use that language among their peers, that's on them."

To him, it's all about context and an opportunity to talk about things, not a reason to ban music or forbid swearing.

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The best part of the lance interview was, regarding a former teammate's wife: "She said I called her a lazy, fat bitch? I never said she was fat."

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RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Tonight: drinking and smoking and gaming.
Tomorrow: More of the same.
Tomorrow night: Sitting on the couch with my ipad while NIck watches as much hockey as possible.
sunday: Repeat Friday and Saturday.
But along with all of that, I have some cooking and baking to do, laundry, cleaning, etc. Productivity!
How is the new apartment working out? Have you done baking in this kitchen yet?

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Sam I Am wrote:
he owes the public as a whole an apology, especially since he is asking the public for forgiveness so he can try to reclaim some of what he's lost.
And that's where I would be a terrible public figure. I don't think he has any reason to ask the public for forgiveness. Make your deal with the cycling governing body. Make amends to the PEOPLE you wronged or lied to directly. After that, call it a day.

To me, Lance Armstrong is an entertainer. Cause that's what sports is. Its entertainment for the masses. Go out there an put on a show. It entertains me. Just like any other athlete, musician, actor, etc. What goes on behind the scenes is not my business. Lindsay Lohan is out there drunk driving? I don't care. That's for the law to handle. Robert Downey jr is on drugs? So what. He was great in Iron Man. His drug problem should be between him and the people in his life. Didn't he also go on Oprah to ask for forgiveness?

I do NOT believe the public has a RIGHT to know everything about every public figure. The public definitely has a thirst for it though.

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Matilda77 wrote:
Lance Armstrong could have admitted that a spider bit him and now he can shoot webs from his wrists and that still wouldn't change the fact that I don't give a crap about the Tour De France or bike racing in general.
*fist bump*

Come on people, this isn't anything to get "testie" over! Get it? Testie? Because he only has one... eh forget it.

But yeah, I care as much about Lance Armstrong and the Tour De France as I do about... Snooki and Jersey Shore.

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Jan 18, 2013
 
Matilda: ITA.

Sub: Nick loved your comment!

PEllen: I love my place. I need some sitting furniture, but I'm in no hurry. I've been cooking and baking lately. I also am finding that while I do not like doing dishes (no dishwasher), I'm coping just fine doing them every other day or so.:)

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