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jerryskids last won the day on June 8 2019

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About jerryskids

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  1. jerryskids

    How close are you to another geek?

    I don't recall that but that reminds me that I'm surprised I never made a Michigan geek meat work. My wife's family is there after all. Generally in Bloomfield Hills and adjoining areas these days, although in recent years we've also vacationed on Gun Lake near Grand Rapids.
  2. jerryskids

    How did you guys discover this place?

    Ah, I remember it like it was 20-something years ago... I joined my first FF league in 1999, when I was invited by a friend two days before their draft. He pointed me to a one-page cheat sheet they had here (wish they still did that!). It was a deep keeper league, and based on that sheet I traded Dorsey Levens for some Marshall Faulk guy who was shipped off to the Rams. That worked out well. Anyway, trolled for a few years, finally joined in 2001, but stuck to the Main page. Finally in the fall of 2004 I had seen my last "take it to the Geek Club" reprimand and, gawd help me, I clicked on that link. I instantly got caught up in mindless political arguments with TorridJoe during the presidential election. And the rest, as they say, is a ... blur?
  3. jerryskids

    Black man sucker punches a 12 year old white kid

    Mug shot from 2017. Looks like a fine upstanding young man. Also I'm shocked this isn't his first offense.
  4. jerryskids

    How close are you to another geek?

    I'm too lazy to scroll thru all of this to see what I posted earlier, so I'll say that back ~10 years ago I met a bunch of geeks on business trips -- Sacramento (well, Orange), Long Beach, Minnesota were sites that I recall. I think I was supposed to meet GratefulTed in Oregon but he bagged (as did SpottedOwl). Met a few people in Phoenix (Autumn Wind and McBokonon for some blasts from the past), and also Greedo who is one of two geeks my wife has met. Officially... The other is Bier Meister who along with Bert is the only Geek in the past 5+ years I've met; met Bier almost 2 years ago (time flies) in the Napa area. He got us a semi-private tour of Silver Oak which was the shizznit -- he is good people. As is Bert; met him twice, most recently this past November in Vegas with his woman. Phoenix is sorely lacking in Geeks -- I can only think of ShorePatrol and Big Guy. Both live an hour from me in different directions and each roots for shiotty football teams (Niners and Cowboys) so I can't imagine an excuse to meat. We used to have more: Greedo and McBokonon, and that tall guy with the lung transplant. JM? He used to live really close to me, probably still does. It's kinda hard to believe based on sheer size that we don't have more here statistically. I'm not sure how much my new job will involve travel as the role is evolving, but I can see myself in the Denver area occasionally -- I'd certainly meet Strike, hell Wiff as well. I could also see Torrance, and I know there are some LA geeks but that is a large freaking geography.
  5. jerryskids

    Student visas?

    Yep. Foreign tuitions pay the bills, and allow such schools to look all woke when they give a full ride to a minority. MIT is doing a limited on-campus this fall, and the two priorities are (1) seniors, who need to finish their research/theses, and (2) foreign nationals impacted by this decision. While I may question #2 as a priority, it certainly would be more of a disruption in those lives vs. say someone from Andover Prep in Western Massachusetts. So I'll not overly complain about that. What I found interesting was that on a Facebook reflector one of the alumni referred to the policy as "genocidal." That seems kinda strong. I mean, I thought the USA was the debbil and every other country farts rose petals.
  6. jerryskids

    How close are you to another geek?

    It's a moth...
  7. We had a similar thread a while back and somebody voiced a concern about his environmental policies. I don't know enough about the details to comment one way or the other so... that could be one that people take issue with. I presume it involves a trade-off between reduced regulations and economic benefits. After all we need to save those smelt or whatever so let's cripple the entire California central region.
  8. I love 2112 but for larger mass appeal I'd swap it out for Permanent Waves.
  9. Yeah, stretching the top "basically unbiased" box to include HuffPo is a joke. WaPo and NYT are in there as well, jokes. Well Wormsy, that thread originated in part because I questioned the validity of the chart. The response was "well, do you have a better one?" Not really, because it is a self regulating chart, and by that I mean not very self-regulating. The 1000th time I see the phrase "largely peaceful" or "mostly peaceful", followed by a litany of not so peaceful acts, is probably not included in this "objective" measure. Truth be told, you should go there, they are your people. You can wax poetic about how awesome it is that the BLM organization wants to destroy the nuclear family structure. Awesome!
  10. 1. Always gotta work in some variant of "largely peaceful." I wonder if these writers have some type of quota for these things. 2. Perfect example of correlation not equaling causation.
  11. jerryskids

    The Nacho thread

    We usually have a Costco bag of tortilla chips and a messican blend of grated cheese in the house, so that is the foundation. I like to spread the chips such that all of them get covered in cheesy goodness. Then, leftover meat of some sort, I'm not picky. Today for instance I might make nachos with Korean beef that my wife made a few days ago, because this thread has me craving nachos! Nuke those three things, then add if we have: sour cream (yes), guac (no but we may have avocados), hot sauce (yes but this meet has a flavorful enough sauce so I'll skip it).
  12. jerryskids

    Spare the Rod, Spoil the child.

    My kids interact extremely well with me thanks, and I spanked them when needed. Thanks for pointing out how parenting was successful for all of humankind existence until this generation where we've learned to treat them as equals and raise them to be beta male participation trophy kids. And before you respond from your high horse, I suggest you reread your pompous righteousness from your previous posts.
  13. jerryskids

    Spare the Rod, Spoil the child.

    "Smacking kids around" and "taking beatings" is not the same as corporal punishment. It is also not effective parenting, since it is child abuse. On that we can agree.
  14. jerryskids

    I seem to be on a path of getting bannored at FBG

    I can't control their bannings. Honestly I'm surprised I'm still around. Joe must be busy.
  15. jerryskids

    I seem to be on a path of getting bannored at FBG

    I don't know about that. I kinda feel sorry for him, and I was sad in a way that he came at me. But not surprised I suppose. Sho is that kid from HS who struggled to fit in and finally found something that he thinks makes him belong, which is being the semantic police. Seriously, does he think I think somebody literally said "bastion..." now he is telling me he understands hyperbole. I think he is pretty high on the autism scale to be honest. I don't say that to offend anyone who has it, or has kids/family with it, as I know it is a serious thing. But he just... doesn't get this chat board thing, even there.