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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:26 pm

The Bee giving people in states N-W a free pass for the sake of TV. At least a (hopefully) future player for South Shelby gave them an earful before winning $4166.67.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:12 pm

Nebraska leaving the rest of us in the dust for the Big 10. If Indianapolis media's sources are accurate, the Terrapins are going to the new Big 10 instead of Mizzou.

So, who's up for joining the illegitimate birds, the whirlpoolers, the kittens & the KIA-by-Colbert in the Mountain West? :evil:

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:44 pm

Apparently name.com doesn't offer private whois anymore... super lame. Guess who just didn't get 10 domains transferred to them!

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Post by socalcaptain » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:55 pm

Baseball coaches who can't remain positive to save their life. I called a kid out tonight for an illegal leadoff (there is no stealing in this particular league). He left the bag on the windup, which is against the rules. As soon as I did, his coach came over to me and said (read: angrily almost-screamed) "I don't agree with that, not at all! He deserved a warning; every other time we've had warnings." (Umm...so at some point you stop getting warnings and you get called on it, Coach.)

He was really making me quite mad, but I just had to keep a calm head and say "Coach, I stand by my call. Nowhere am I required to give you a warning, and it was a blatant violation." I think I repeated parts of that a dozen times over the course of the rest of the game, which that team lost 3-0.

Thing that doesn't suck: I know I was right, and I doubt that this particular coach will return to coach for Fulton Parks and Rec again next season. Not a positive role model, at all.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:55 pm

The eyesight of the man in yellow:
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Post by octo » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:02 pm

L-Town Expatriate wrote:The eyesight of the man in yellow:
This, this, a million times this.

Also, I just read the MSHSAA Academic Competition manual. *vomits* I cannot believe we are expected to follow this crap. And just for your amusement:
MSHSAA wrote:The following specific criteria shall be used by the schools and site selection chairperson:
1. Facility/Sight must be located within the boundaries of the State of Missouri, as per
Board policy.
:lol:

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Post by WillHack » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:37 pm

octo wrote:
L-Town Expatriate wrote:The eyesight of the man in yellow:
This, this, a million times this.

Also, I just read the MSHSAA Academic Competition manual. *vomits* I cannot believe we are expected to follow this crap. And just for your amusement:
MSHSAA wrote:The following specific criteria shall be used by the schools and site selection chairperson:
1. Facility/Sight must be located within the boundaries of the State of Missouri, as per
Board policy.
:lol:
Hahaha nice catch! That manual is great light reading, if you want a cheap laugh.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:45 pm

Me accidentally killing Missouri quizbowl's presence on the web for a couple of minutes.

I enabled a new "site" for some more domains I'm moving over to this server, but didn't create the folder in the right place so when I went to reload the Apache configuration (which is basically instantaneous, so I rarely hesitate to do it) it gave me a warning that the folder didn't exist but then said [OK] to indicate that it worked. After creating the folder in the right place I reloaded configuration again and that's when it just said " * Reloading web server config apache2 " without [OK] or any error message. At that point I checked moquizbowl.com and sure enough it was down. (Of course, this also killed moqba.org and moaca.org at the same time, so shows you how careful I have to be when messing with stuff.) I had to "reload" apache (which terminates and restarts the Apache web server program) to get it to correct. It's really weird that it didn't fail until the second time (when there were no errors!). Not sure what happened, but hope it doesn't happen again!

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:20 pm

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And now, Wayne Rooney's relationship with his own fans, because England has only scored one goal in the entire tournament!

Also, not being able to get a free Kit-Kat here because The Sun isn't available in the States. If it were, you probably wouldn't find it with the other newspapers…

(Oh, and there are no Sainsbury's in the US either.)
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Post by ZhangC1459 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:00 pm

You'd think Green would be getting more boos than Rooney.

And on our side of the pond, that ref... that ref...

if he ever showed his face here... lol

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:58 am

U. Lou Sthagaim wrote:Me accidentally killing Missouri quizbowl's presence on the web for a couple of minutes.

I enabled a new "site" for some more domains I'm moving over to this server, but didn't create the folder in the right place so when I went to reload the Apache configuration (which is basically instantaneous, so I rarely hesitate to do it) it gave me a warning that the folder didn't exist but then said [OK] to indicate that it worked. After creating the folder in the right place I reloaded configuration again and that's when it just said " * Reloading web server config apache2 " without [OK] or any error message. At that point I checked moquizbowl.com and sure enough it was down. (Of course, this also killed moqba.org and moaca.org at the same time, so shows you how careful I have to be when messing with stuff.) I had to "reload" apache (which terminates and restarts the Apache web server program) to get it to correct. It's really weird that it didn't fail until the second time (when there were no errors!). Not sure what happened, but hope it doesn't happen again!
Word to the wise: the directory where you're putting logs apparently has to exist. I guess Apache doesn't have permissions to create the directories (at least with the permissions the parent directory has on my server...). "Restarting" the server worked last night because I had disabled the new site that was causing the problem and didn't realize it was disabled until this morning. I found this out this morning, re-enabled it and reloaded configuration and it apparently killed the webserver again! Yay! (Turns out the problem last night was the same thing - not being able to open error logs.) If only it told me that on screen right away instead of dumping it into the error.log file.

Now I should have everything worked out - sorry for any downtime you experienced. Now back to non-technical things that suck.

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Post by FishyFreshman » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:07 pm

Going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on opening day.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:18 pm

Sudan native turned 7-foot-7 NBA star turned humanitarian from JoCo Manute Bol died today from several health complications. He was only 47.

:( :(

(Also, failure to switch from HTML to BBCode.)

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:53 pm

Finding out ABC's doing live cut-ins of fans gathering at POWER & LIGHT Saturday for the game against Ghana… when I have to work.

Couldn't ask for it off ahead of time because I had no clue if we were even going to make it out of the group, let alone win it for the first time since 1930!

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Post by PenforPrez » Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:52 pm

Moving back in with my parents and struggling for a week with the local ISP to get them newfangled Internets turned on. Naturally, I get my DSL router yesterday and I couldn't get it set up and of course the ISP helpline is closed today. :(

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Post by dividebyzero » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:46 pm

Kids Week on Jeopardy. Not very entertaining at all.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:51 pm

dividebyzero wrote:Kids Week on Jeopardy. Not very entertaining at all.
According to CBS' Mark Knoller, none of them could identify a picture of this guy:
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Post by WillHack » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:06 pm

I'm house-sitting for one of my best friends while he is a camp counselor, and one of his campers is Will Walters, the kid who won on Tuesday (and is, incidentally, from my home town).

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:39 pm

Manchester United.

They couldn't beat a team that only had ten guys on the field, that's only scored 13 goals in the MLS all season.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:31 pm

Headline writers at the local weekly:
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Post by dividebyzero » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:08 am

Getting hit by three blue shells in the same race (the flying kind). And repeatedly missing item boxes, but that's my fault.
Also, I don't think your image tag worked properly, Kyle. At least not in my browser.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:47 pm

It's time-coded, stupid TwitPic. I had sent it there first from my phone.
Go here instead to see it: http://twitpic.com/29sq31

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Post by DeckardCain » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:01 pm

Sadly I had to look at that twice to figure out what was wrong with it.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:48 pm

Yeah, in addition to that headline, that intersection is dumb:
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As the editorial reminded me, that intersection sucks even more because the intersection with MO-291 is a couple hundred feet away and as a result there are many times where the left turn lane to turn north on 291 is backed up. I can't remember: is the NB light red when the SB light is green (when there is no conflicting traffic)? I seem to remember that being the case -- if so I'm sure it's to keep the short segment before MO-291 from being backed up. If not, then am I thinking of the NB left turn previously not being protected but now it is? Or am I just making things up?

(And yeah, that's where I almost always leave that shopping center)

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:35 pm

It could use a roundabout, but then The Dish would wind up losing half their kitchen.

Ehh, the city could just plow over the vacant bank building, return Liberty Drive (formerly Highway 10) to its original alignment, and that might straightening things out a wee bit. But that's what people with money to burn & absolute disregard for infrastructure would do.

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Post by socalcaptain » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:04 pm

http://tinyurl.com/23wjxms

This freak accident on I-44 killed a former Mizzou football player (and son of a candidate for state rep.) and a band member from St. James today. If there's two things close to my heart, it's Mizzou and band, so this really hits close to home. My thoughts are with the families of both who were killed.

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Post by PenforPrez » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:06 pm

Talking to a cute girl at my department orientation last night and not getting her number. :( :oops:

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Post by PenforPrez » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:02 am

A Tea Party candidate running for county council in Erie, Pennsylvania is openly calling for the closing of the entire country library system.

http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/art ... /310249966

As a future librarian, may I say bugger off! to said gentleman. :P

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:57 am

PenforPrez wrote:A Tea Party candidate running for county council in Erie, Pennsylvania is openly calling for the closing of the entire country library system.

http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/art ... /310249966

As a future librarian, may I say bugger off! to said gentleman. :P
Wow, that's really dumb. Is he bankrolled by Barnes & Noble as to force people to visit their stores?

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Post by DeckardCain » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:06 am

PenforPrez wrote:A Tea Party candidate said something moronic
Should we really be surprised by such things at this point?

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Post by PenforPrez » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:51 pm

This horrifying dream I had the other night where I was a gas station attendant during a nuclear attack. :o :(

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Post by dividebyzero » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:00 am

Not quite sure what everyone was talking about way back when: both Death and Cthulhu got owned by this dragon I was trying to get past...

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:07 pm

dividebyzero wrote:Not quite sure what everyone was talking about way back when: both Death and Cthulhu got owned by this dragon I was trying to get past...
Did you try flaming Jesus?

Oh wait, you don't have Scribble2.

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Post by PenforPrez » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:43 pm

I have a list today.

The girl I was hanging out with telling me she can't handle being friends because our hanging out felt like dates to her. :(

Getting behind just in time for midterms. Bleh.

Carl Paladino. 'Nuff said.

Eating too much bad food and gaining 20 pounds. Wonderful tasty food. :wink:

Gas at $2.95 a gallon in Pennsylvania today.

My dad needing to have a pacemaker installed.

That is all.

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Post by dividebyzero » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:34 pm

Having company over when the person won't stop bragging about how amazing their daughter is.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:33 pm

People working eight hours a day, forty hours a week.

Women not able to afford to feed their kids breakfast, lunch and dinner.

People being laid off as we speak. They can't eat breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Not being able to hear some kid's stomach growling.

And at the end of the day, our children will have nowhere to live.

Nowhere, there's nowhere to go. Why?



That guy hasn't paid rent in over 20 years. Just bartered an agreement with the landlord in exchange for being the repairman.
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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:39 pm

Thanks KCP&L for (apparently) not sending me an email notification of my bill... Gmail shouldn't have filtered it as it's specifically supposed to star my bill notifications. I guess the hillonline forwarding might have screwed up or something. At least it's not due for another 2 weeks.

Speaking of things that suck, their online account management system is terribly slow sometimes.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:03 pm

The Jayhawks. To the point where Jack Harry suggested KU can their football program.

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Post by WilliamofOrange » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:18 pm

Getting all dressed up for an awards ceremony and them forgetting to recognize you. Good ol' Rockwood school district, haha.

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Post by octo » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:52 pm

Apparently we got an invitation to the NAC for getting 4th at MFAT. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:11 pm

Todd Haley's ability to handle a loss.

Also, his ability to hold a press conference. He speaks just like the small-town high school coaches I interviewed for weekly coaches shows back in Arkansas.

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:43 pm

dividebyzero wrote:Having company over when the person won't stop bragging about how amazing their daughter is.

that's what us Asians do, except we brag about how amazing THE OTHER PERSON'S DAUGHTER is. (or son)

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Post by PenforPrez » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:45 pm

octo wrote:Apparently we got an invitation to the NAC for getting 4th at MFAT. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
Neither. Just burn it. ;)

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:35 am

PenforPrez wrote:
octo wrote:Apparently we got an invitation to the NAC for getting 4th at MFAT. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
Neither. Just burn it. ;)
Better yet, take every invite Chip sends to every team from Missouri, papier-mache them into an effigy of him, and burn it next Bonfire Night. Only 352 days away!

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:55 am

Sarah Palin's political jaunt into reality TV being upstaged by AN ACTUAL POLITICAN.

Namely, the former Maidstone MP and outspoken Tory minister Ann Widdecombe, who despite annoying a bunch of viewers of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing seems to keep surviving to the next week.

This week, she's Dorothy Gale from Kansas.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:32 pm

Soccer in Qatar.

They're only ranked 16th in Asia, yet somehow FIFA thinks they'll make more money hosting games in the desert than they will hosting them at Arrowhead.

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Post by dividebyzero » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:31 pm

I don't know, it could actually be kinda cool. And there is some merit to the whole idea of promotion of soccer in the Middle East. Just a thought, I'll most likely just watch it on TV wherever it is anyways.

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Post by Charlie Dees » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:24 pm

Soccer sucks to watch, so who cares?

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Post by dividebyzero » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:44 pm

I would tend to think there are a lot of people who would disagree with you on that point, but you're entitled to your own opinion too.

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:35 pm

dividebyzero wrote:I don't know, it could actually be kinda cool. And there is some merit to the whole idea of promotion of soccer in the Middle East. Just a thought, I'll most likely just watch it on TV wherever it is anyways.
They do have a noble idea of building temporary stadia, then tearing them down and using that metal to build new stadia in developing nations. Granted, once 2022 is gone and FIFA have moved on to their next oil-laden money trough host nation, what's to keep Qatar accountable to their plan? Last week proved that whistle-blowing only serves to get your nation smacked down (*cough*Sunday*Times*cough*BBC*Panorama*cough*).

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