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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?


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#41 wonko the sane?

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 09:16 AM

I'm probably going to pick things up next week. I don't feel bad, but I don't feel right either. We'll see how things play out.


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 12:01 PM

Taking a break is sometimes the best thing you can do.

So I found that I missed a day on my spreadsheet in terms of calories, weight lifted and water drank plus I missed a zero (I put in 1300 instead of 13000 pounds lifted - huge difference!).

1/16: Upper body with my son. 200 reps + .18 walk after
Today: Lower body, 338 reps + .41 walk after
Total pounds lifted to date: 84,645
Move calories burned: 11,437
Water drank: 1,217 ounces

Miles: 61.92 + .18 + .41 = 62.51
Uppers: 2470 + 200 = 2670
Lowers: 868 + 338 = 1206
Core: 891

Edited by Kup, 17 January 2019 - 12:02 PM.

"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:13 AM

Miles: 62.51
Uppers: 2670
Lowers:1206
Core: 891 + 94 = 985
"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:00 AM

Miles: 62.51 + 2 = 64.51
Uppers: 2670 + 200 = 2870
Lowers:1206
Core: 985

I did a runthru of the fun run route and I can do it in 16min. C'mon, let me win first place this year! Or still second! No, first on target!

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 02:44 PM

Yesterday I did a two mile run. Today, I shoveled snow for almost an hour. Yes, I set my watch to record the workout. There was sooooo much, and it was so deep. Full body workout for sure.

Miles: 64.51 + 2 = 66.51
Uppers: 2870
Lowers:1206
Core: 985
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#46 wonko the sane?

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 04:55 PM

Aye, got my full body today shoveling snow, tomorrow morning too: more cleanup to do and miserably cold as well.


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 11:58 PM

4 on the elliptical Friday, 1.1 mile swim today.

 

Miles: 66.51 + 5.1 = 71.61
Uppers: 2870
Lowers:1206
Core: 985 



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Posted 21 January 2019 - 12:24 PM

Miles: 71.61 + 3 = 74.61
Uppers: 2870 + 210 = 3090
Lowers:1206
Core: 985

Aaand it turns out the runthru I did was just half the course. We had to do it twice. I wasn't prepared. I ended up finishing 5th or 4th. The guy who kept beating me for first place in the last two runs placed 3rd. Meaning two or three new competitors entered the age category who are serious, guh.

Dang it! But just means I have train harder for next year!

The pretty ok part of the race was the guy in front of me going jog, walk, jog, walk while I was doing a steady jog. There was a guy behind me who was doing a jog, walk, jog, walk too, this time, keeping pace with me.

About three blocks from the finish line, the guy behind me finally tries to pass me. I was like 'nooooo way!' and I ran in pace until I passed him and the guy in front on me. Two blocks away from the finish, I did a semi sprint (cuz it was a looong block). Didn't see the former guy in front but former guy behind me was suddenly behind me near the last block. A bit scary but I used the last of my wind to go full on and reach the finish line first.

I was still 5th (or 4th place, since the folks only kept track of the first three placers) but it was cool.

Man, is the strategy for winning short fun runs going to be 'stay in front or stay with one of two of the leaders in front, then just surge past on the final leg? '

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 12:48 PM

Miles: 74.61 + 8.12 = 82.73
Uppers: 3090 + 1479 = 4569
Lowers:1206 + 504 = 1710
Core: 985 + 591 =  1576

It's been a slow month running-wise, due to an injured foot. but hopefully i can get back to regular schedule. still aiming to complete a 10k


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 04:02 PM

Miles: 82.73 + 3.5 =  86.23
Uppers: 4569
Lowers: 1710
Core: 1576

 

Broke my back and froze my ass off shoveling snow. And I took my run this afternoon. Felt pretty good.

 

Edit: Okay, so first day back after illness and I nearly give myself an anxiety attack. I suddenly figured that 36 minutes for 3.5 miles is wrong cause I can WALK 4.5 kilometers in about 40 minutes. And I almost went nuts trying to find the damn manual to double check.

 

Yeah, it's in miles. But still, that sucked. Why is my brain this hugging broken?


Edited by wonko the sane?, 21 January 2019 - 04:19 PM.

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 11:05 PM

I have finally used my cross country skis. It is hard, and way different than downhill skis. I went through the park and down a little hill into a giant snowdrift, and was trapped for a few minutes. Powder is not my friend.
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 08:57 AM

Miles: 82.73 + 3.5 =  86.23
Uppers: 4569
Lowers: 1710
Core: 1576

 

Broke my back and froze my ass off shoveling snow. And I took my run this afternoon. Felt pretty good.

 

Edit: Okay, so first day back after illness and I nearly give myself an anxiety attack. I suddenly figured that 36 minutes for 3.5 miles is wrong cause I can WALK 4.5 kilometers in about 40 minutes. And I almost went nuts trying to find the damn manual to double check.

 

Yeah, it's in miles. But still, that sucked. Why is my brain this hugging broken?

are you saying your time sucked? a 10-minute mile at that distance, especially coming off an illness, isn't bad at all.


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:03 AM

Miles: 86.23 + 1.29 = 86.54
Uppers: 4569 + 223 = 4792
Lowers: 1710 + 60 = 1770
Core: 1576 + 27 = 1603


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:36 AM

 

Miles: 82.73 + 3.5 =  86.23
Uppers: 4569
Lowers: 1710
Core: 1576

 

Broke my back and froze my ass off shoveling snow. And I took my run this afternoon. Felt pretty good.

 

Edit: Okay, so first day back after illness and I nearly give myself an anxiety attack. I suddenly figured that 36 minutes for 3.5 miles is wrong cause I can WALK 4.5 kilometers in about 40 minutes. And I almost went nuts trying to find the damn manual to double check.

 

Yeah, it's in miles. But still, that sucked. Why is my brain this hugging broken?

are you saying your time sucked? a 10-minute mile at that distance, especially coming off an illness, isn't bad at all.

 

No, I've always pulled a 10 minute mile. I'm trying to build my endurance, so slower but no stopping at all. I don't want to run a marathon, I just don't want to jiggle when I brush my teeth. But suddenly the numbers didn't add up for me, and I couldn't remember what the manual said about the display.


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 10:12 AM

Miles: 86.54
Uppers: 4792 + 300 = 5092
Lowers: 1770
Core: 1603

Yesterday I intended to so core but the day got away from me. I did a very light mixed cardio routine.

Today was chest day.
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:17 AM

Miles: 86.54 + 3.5 = 90.04
Uppers: 5092
Lowers: 1770
Core: 1603

 

Beat the ten minute mile. Thanks Grifter, I pushed a little harder today.


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 09:23 PM

Miles: 90.04 + 3 + 1.35 + 1.64 + 1.05 + .93 =  98.01
Uppers: 5092 + 100 = 5192
Lowers: 1770 + 100 = 1870
Core: 1603 + 100 = 1703

 

First post of the year.  Had my flight at work doing PT after work. Some of it has been pretty easy, others have been harder.  For one, 6 rounds, run 400m, 20 reps of an exercise. (pushups, jumping jacks, squats, etc) 

 

Wife is in the hospital now getting induced so my second child, a girl, will be here by tomorrow hopefully.  No sleep tonight for me. 



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:50 AM

Holy smokes, new baby! Woo!

Miles: 98.01 + 5 = 103.01
Uppers: 5192 + 200 = 5392
Lowers: 1870
Core: 1703

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:22 AM

Stomach bug: check.

Toss and turned all night: check.

Cramped up all night: check.

Do I feel like working out today? Nope. Is it possible my 451 day streak will come to an end today?

At least I didnt break another streak: I havent puked since before my wife and I got married in 05. Thought last night might be the first but I held strong.
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:49 AM

Alright, so I went outside at about 8.30 this morning, and wound up shoveling a massive lump of snow. We got twice what they said we would yesterday, followed by ice pellets, freezing rain and then regular rain, which is still happening. Just clearing the front of the driveway took an hour.

 

3/4's of the way through that, my mother calls: the church she works at is flooding. The company that has the contract for clearing the snow is doing a piss poor job (AGAIN!) so I go and spend two hours cutting a trench through half inch ice that's thirty feet long. THEN I get to clean out the room that was flooding, but it's not got any insulation OR heating, so I'm INSIDE shoveling wet snow.

 

Long story short: I got a nice whole body work out today, and hug the weather.


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