My favorite dumb spring project the last couple years has been running a bracket pool celebrating the “accomplishments” of the nation’s 69th-148th best college basketball teams. It’s cynical and pointless and a little overcomplicated, and thus it’s perfect. If you’re interested, I’d love to have you play. Submit a bracket by 7pm tonight.
THE_MAD_BOMBER at 8:54 AM January 23, 2014
"drag racing incident"
- THEY WERE NOT DRAG RACING!!!!! THEY WERE STREET RACING!!!! DRAG RACING IS DONE ON A DRAG STRIP, OFF OF PUBLIC ROADS!!!! IT’S A SPORT!!! STREET RACING, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS A SERIOUS & VERY DANGEROUS TRAFFIC VIOLATION!!!! IT’S A MISDEMEANOR HERE IN NEW YORK STATE, A CRIME, AND I’M SURE THAT ALL OTHER STATES TREAT IT AS SUCH!!!! BUT THE STUPID NEWS MEDIA INSISTS ON CALLING “STREET RACING” “DRAG RACING”!!!!! THAT MEANS THAT THE IDIOTIC PRESS CANNOT OR WILL NOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SPORT & A CRIMINAL OFFENSE!!!!!!
- THE_MAD_BOMBER, UPSTATE NEW YORK
this is what i like to call a “hard fav”
Oh sears you dont seem to understand jokes.
By the way, the polar vortex is a constant thing, it’s a center of circulating cold air over/near the North Pole (there’s one over the South Pole too). It in itself is not a weather event. This has been a cold front and an unstable jet stream (probably related to melting sea ice, and definitely related to unseasonably warm temperatures elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere).
A stadium full of Christmas carols: An FC Union Berlin Tradition
Some go to church on Christmas Eve, but more than 20,000 FC Union Berlin fans pack their stadium, candles in hand, to sing “Oh Christmas Tree”. It was the 11th year in a row that supporters gathered for what has become a brilliantly unique Christmas tradition known as Weihnachtssingen, which is easy to celebrate given the club’s red and white colours.
It may be unconventional, but the city of Berlin celebrates an unconventional, hard-working group of athletes. FC Union Berlin was formed by iron workers more than a century ago, and during the Cold War it became a symbol of resistance against the East German government. Today, FC Union remain beloved by tens or thousands of Berliners.