Out of the 4 teams I truly hope that Super Bowl will be 49ers vs. Pats.
Pats offense is always fun to watch and I am truly impressed by 49ers young QB.
"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--
I really wanted Seattle vs. Pats. Wilson is good, too. But Kaepernick (I know I didn't spell it right) is awesome too.
Brady is so old school now. A vanishing breed - he's not very mobile - just stands back there in the pocket.
Brady has always been a pocket QB. And he still has a few good years left. The DYNASTY LIVES ON!!These new kids though, RG3, Kap, Wilson. That's the new breed, and if they don't go the route of Vick (injuries, not murderous) we have some excitiing football in our future. For now though, IT'S ALL PATS!!!!
Had to downvote that one, sorry, Pats fan. ;-)
Best of luck.
I'v e been dreaming of this party since I was a teenager:
Go Legion of Super-Heroes!
Sure, and go Bengals and Steelers, too. Everybody's hobby is tedious and silly -- to someone else. You enjoy your "footballs" and I'll groove on my super-heroic fantasy. We'll both get the vicarious thrills we crave.
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Don't like football, don't want other people talking about it either.
Ha ha ha ha.
"Keep the conversation respectable. Sniff, sniff. Pro football is a terrible control mechanism of the state."
Such snobs, ha ha ha. You don't know what you're missing. Football is fun, and there is a lot you can learn from it in terms of strategy. The Patriots have been a true innovator in terms of their always-on hurry up offense.
Anyway, no insults meant. Just expressing my opinion. Don't take it personally. I don't.
In a way it is somewhat amusing.
I still maintain that votes on DP posts are based on emotion.
In a libertarian society, politics would be so boring, so inconsequential, that our hobbies would be all football, movies, family, jokes, bowling, comics, bottle cap collecting, beach volleyball, snowman making, cupcake baking, etc.
How terrible is it that politics and social theory is a fascinating hobby??
Go Pats! Brady/Welker 2016.
Currently consuming: Free Domain Radio; NE Patriots Football; Nintendo Wii
Agreed with everything except believing politics and social theory are hobbies. Well, except believing they're hobbies to sane people.
I study politics and society because I recognize politics is euphemism for control and the subject of control is society/everyone. I suspect most people study politics (which includes society) because they possess that recognition. Politics, the studying of it and studying society don't produce joy. But studying them to generate and spread freedom results in joy -- if what's studied is implemented.
School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me
Study nature, not books. -Walton F. Dutton
In my opinion, I'm very very powerless to implement anything at the societal/governmental level, which means my studying of it has to be theoretical and enjoyable for the most part.
When I thought I had power (say, by voting or sending money to somebody) I would get frustrated and think that I would have to scream at everybody and change their minds lest doom fall upon us all.
Since I started considering my political/social/moral study a hobby, it's been a very calming and relaxing pursuit.
This will be a cold comfort when gas is $100/gallon or to an Afghani child who may be bleeding to death in a drainage ditch from a US drone strike.
Wrong location. I thought my comment was going to be elsewhere in this thread.
I clicked "sign in" at the bottom of someone's comment thinking after I signed in that the commentary box I was transferred to after logging in would be a reply to the comment I clicked "sign in" on. Instead, my comment showed up here, at the top of this thread. Strange. :-/
But unknown as to how to fix it. Sorry.
but people need FUN these days
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I'm off for about 7 hours of football.
Catch you guys when its over.
The Seattle loss was a heartbreaker. Absolutely wrenching. To lose it after coming back from so far behind. I cried in my beer. I really wanted to see a Seahawks-Patriots Superbowl. Oh well.
At least the Pats held their own. Bring on the Ravens!
But nix on the Ravens, please. (They're playing the Patriots next week) And Seattle got knocked out today.
But thanks for the effort, lol.
Pats vs San Fran?
Original pick was Pats vs Green Bay
Jerry Jones please step down as general manager
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Except for the Seahawks. We Rulz U! Go Hawks!!!
The Pats in the Superbowl. Then so long, sucka!!!
If we can knock off the Falcons tomorrow, I'll be in bread and circus heaven.
First, an NFC West clash of the titans, a new era in football, the Seahawks Vs The Swiners in the tie breaker rematch for our division. then off to contend with Brady and the Cheatriots.
It could be so great, and after watching the 49'ers tonight, nobody would question just how hard it was to get there. They looked like the odds on favorite to win the SB. That was unreal. GB looked to be at a loss, like the game itself had advanced beyond their own understanding. I love what these young quarterbacks are doing to the game.
Sports are fun. They're fun to play and watch. I understand the DPer below who said games are bread and circus. They are when considering our country's state. But I agree with DPers who said you gotta live balanced. Besides, if not for sports, I'd play video games more than I do, lol, not that I play them often anyway.
Mostly I like old school games, you know, when fun was the objective and graphics weren't the trust of a game. *sigh* Oh, well. Go, Redskins, Dodgers, Lakers, Nintendo, Sega Genesis and SNES!
My experience with Microsoft says they are always mediocre. But the kinnect i hear, is a cult classic among hackers. I think that is a pretty savvy move on Microsoft's part to let everyone tinker and play with it, unlike Apple, which is so guarded. Microsoft will learn a lot about the Kinect from its community.
Did you see they filed a patent for a holodeck?
Hey, Michael, just wanted to point out why I said I think technology is far advanced than what most people think and that technology today since America's "founding" is for ill and hasn't been in freedom: Julius funded Edison. But I think there's more, much more, to Edison's prominence than Julius P. Morgan. After all, Morgan Jr.'s dad said something about finances on the other side of the Atlantic well before Jr. made that Rchild comment to Edison who, if this documentary is accurate, didn't ask who Rchild is or say anything about Rchild.
Wherever the names Rockefeller, Morgan and some other names are, Rschild's location must be considered. The Rchilds haven't amassed control by being dull and short sighted. As well, to amass the control they have, it's had to take a long time, a time I believe started well before where common reference pegs them, in the middle 17th century Germany. I'm thinking Jesus' time. Rchild, Bauer -- other name(s) too? Other names, I don't know, but maybe. Names are seasons for them, a season having its purpose, and theirs today (Red Shield) reveals the direction life is in: enslavement of mankind.
I don't have the book, but I'm confident there's a book a Rothschild woman in the 18th or 19th century wrote saying if her sons didn't want war, there would be no war. One place that prints old books and out-of-print books is kessinger books. I searched its website for names Rockefellers and Rothschild a few years ago. I found a fair number of books about and by people with those names. I recall a Rockefeller wrote a book about federalism. I think it was Nelson Rockefeller, who if my memory serves me was Nixon's VP and mayor or New York beforehand. If not mayor, he was a politician of different sort. Kessinger. Sounds too similar to a name of a guy who's influenced our government for many decades.
I just checked Rothschild on kessinger's site. Found a book I wanted to buy back when but didn't and haven't -- yet. Check out the comment to the one review. Eisenhower's favorite Lincoln book. The Crap Train just keeps on chugging, doesn't it?
I enjoy the Xbox, but I don't have Kinnect. (Interesting name, a play on kin and connect. lol) The Xbox games I have are adventure, real time strategy and compilations of old games and board games. Oh, yeah, I have a fun tennis game, Virtua Tennis 2009, which I bought new for cheap.
About Microsoft being mediocre. I can't say, really, because I don't own a PS3 or Wii, two systems close to the Xbox in game mechanics, in game play. Something funny, though, is I own a few Wii games AND Game Cube games even though I don't own a Cube, lol. (Zelda, Four Swords! I had to buy it when I saw it in 2006, LOL! Not a fan of the polygon or first person Zelda games.) I bought the Cube games years ago because I figured I'd buy a Cube eventually, but I won't. I'll buy a Wii, but not until its price falls to $100 at most. I'm patient. In fact, one game I bought at the time I bought Zelda Four Swords is Paper Mario which was in its factory wrap until two weeks ago. See. Patience. lol.
I'll say this about Micro's mediocrity if it is mediocre, I'm glad it is. I'll get serious here, Michael: If Micro's mediocre, I bet it's deliberate. I say that because I have a feeling video games, now an industry (a word I dislike because industry originated from concoction, from centralization economically therefore socially), now are tools to warp people. As well, I believe technology is far more advanced than what the average person knows, video game technology no exception.
I'd have no problem with technology if it occurred in freedom all these decades, maybe since America's founding, but it hasn't come to fruition in freedom. Which gets me thinking about History Channel's four-part series The Men Who Built America, having aired in November and December and still what might be watched on HC's website. Cool series lead-in song, too. Gritty, down to business, hard.
In its third part and just once in the series and in passing was the name of names. I couldn't believe it was said, but believe me, I consider its utterance huge, a gigantic signal. A signal that all along the "conspiracy theorists" have been right. Also gigantic because among the people interviewed for that documentary was U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller who said, I just don't agree how my grandfather attained his wealth. Wow. If I'm not mistaken, there is a Rockefeller someway involved in History Channel, and there is one who sits on PBS' board and, I think, one who does something to NPR. Oh, yes, that's right, the name of names? Rothschild. Lord Rothschild, to be precise, Lord a title in England's House of Lords and similar to our senators in the senate house.
Julius Pierpont Morgan (a relative of Piers Morgan?), son of Junius Pierpont Morgan, walked out of the shadow into the light after he uttered the name Rothschild then explained to Thomas Edison, who Morgan funded, My father didn't take his (read: Rothschild's) advice: buy when there's blood in the streets -- alluding to the instrument used to build America and is the passage through which massive money flows from country to country, the stock market, putting casinos in their proper places, insignificance.
So, returning to claims about Microsoft being mediocre, I'm all for it being mediocre (sounds funny!) and I'm happy people have hacked into the Xbox and Kinnect. I wouldn't doubt Gates knows Xbox and its accessories are hackable. In fact, I bet they were designed that way. It reminds me of what someone told me about the first Xbox, the black one. It could be modified to download hundreds of Nintendo and Sega games whose game play mimicked the original games or played with barely noticeable imperfections. I was close to buying the first Xbox and paying $30 for a few hundred games. But the timing wasn't right, I had to move.
The holodeck. (Star Trek, anyone?) Arrrgh. More mind warping. Yeah, I know, I know: ABBA, you're overboard. But I got to say, when it comes to certain things, I consider trends and their conclusions. To ignore them in a consolidating world that if it decentralizes will be false unless certain things happen would be folly. So, I support Microsoft patenting this technology because the private source is where to point to if its technology goes wrong, making it less difficult to right the wrong than if there was no privitization. This explanation isn't to say I support modern day's privitization. I recognize today's privitization isn't how it would be if man had been free in this country since its "civilized" conception.
As for Apple, I support it guarding its work and I would find it burdensome for the person not employed at Apple (or any place, for that matter) to judge Apple (or any place in question) on anything other than its products. In effect, whoever would have say-so about Apple without Apple employing him would be a slave to Apple; this relationship, the tying of the public to certain entities, is a problem and, without more thought, leads me to believe this relationship is how corporations and other entities will be in the future, solidifying them to eternity.