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@  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?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?


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#1 wonko the sane?

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 08:24 AM

Welcome all, to the 2020 edition of the fitness thread. If you're new here, it's quite simple. Exercises are generally broken up by region of the body, upper body, lower, core, ect. And we count cardio under distance covered. Keep track of your reps and miles, and share them here if you want. Otherwise, ask question, share answers and help support the other folks on the allspark whom are looking to get into better shape, lose weight, change their eating habits, or just be healthier.

 

Normally, we have community goals for totals on the stuff we track, but I think we absolutely murdered some, and completely missed on others last year SO we're going to eschew markers and just count up totals instead.

 

Miles: 0 + 3.1 = 3.1
Uppers:
Lowers:
Core:

 

And since I took a nice long walk on new years day, I'm more than happy to start the whole thing off. :)


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Posted 02 January 2020 - 03:23 PM

Took my walk, but tonight we celebrate my sisters birthday... so mitigated effort I guess.

 

Miles: 3.1 + 3.1 = 6.2
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Posted 02 January 2020 - 05:23 PM

I weighed myself this morning.

Im currently 322. This is less than my highest maximum weight which was 336 back in high school but massively higher than the 197 I got myself down to about ten years ago.

My life situation has changed and Im in a better place mentally than I have been in quite a while so I feel like I can make some real progress this year.

My current goal is to be 280 or less by June.

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 05:52 PM

And you can do it! We believe in you!


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Posted 02 January 2020 - 11:07 PM

I missed weighing myself last Jan 1, 2020 so, for Jan 3, 2020, I am... 149.0lbs.

The goal is still 135lbs. Or 140+lbs with muscle. I can do it! I will do iiiiiit!

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 11:30 PM

Still trying to find motivation to get back into exercise. Gained about 5 lbs over the holidays.

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 12:02 AM

Still trying to find motivation to get back into exercise. Gained about 5 lbs over the holidays.

Dont we all??  lol.  BTW, Calories during the holiday season dont count, so you're OK!  

 

I think Ill be at the gym tonight when I wake up (working nights right now) and Ill get on the scale then. Gotta get my miles up, 2 5K's this month.  Ill probably do some sprint work on the treadmill tonight.  



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Posted 03 January 2020 - 09:46 AM

215 pounds this morning. Trying to get down to 200 by the end of April. I think it's doable.

 

I prefer being outside for a run than working out indoors, so these next 2-3 months are going to suck.


 

2 5K's this month.  Ill probably do some sprint work on the treadmill tonight.  

 

Nothing helps me work out more than knowing I've got a run coming up. It's a great motivator.



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Posted 05 January 2020 - 08:54 PM

1 mile swim Thurs, 4 on the elliptical yesterday.

 

Miles: 6.2 + 1 + 4 = 11.2
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Posted 06 January 2020 - 06:02 AM

So, did a lot of walking on saturday. My normal route, then a semi drunk 4.4 to get home from my brothers housewarming party.

 

Miles:11.2 + 7.5 = 18.7
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Upshot: I was pretty sober when I got home.


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Posted 07 January 2020 - 07:25 PM

 


 

2 5K's this month.  Ill probably do some sprint work on the treadmill tonight.  

 

Nothing helps me work out more than knowing I've got a run coming up. It's a great motivator.

They do at least one 5K a month, themed around whatever we are celebrating that month. The one at the end of the month is for MLK, not real sure what the one this Friday is. 

 

Miles: 18.7 + 3.3 = 21
Uppers: 50
Lowers: 90
Core:

 

Did interval sprints on the treadmill tonight when I got up. Was working on full body weights, got through legs and was finishing shoulders when I felt like I was going to throw up and felt 100% out of energy. Core workout get skipped too. Ive been taking Animal Cuts for weight loss.  Supposed to take with food when you wake up, I took them with just water.  Probably why I felt like shit.  

 

For the intervals, same as I've done in the past, but since we have some new faces in the crowd Ill explain the workout in case you want to try it. 

30 min of running/walk (or whatever you want/can do)
0 - 1 min, walk at speed lvl 4 (15 min mile pace)

1 - 2 min, run at 7.5. (you pick the speed, 7.5 is an 8 min mile)

I did that for the first 10 min, then bumped the run up to 8 for the next 10 min.

The final 10 min, I went to 8.5 with the last 2 sprints being at 9.  

Ive done it before, but was in better shape. I tried to change the walk to a jog at 6.  Realized that was going to overwork me. 

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 07:22 AM

My foot sprain hasn't gotten better yet and I think I'm coming down with a cough so this bites. Still, did some basic bench at the gym. It's a start!

Miles: 21
Uppers: 50 + 100 = 150
Lowers: 90
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Posted 08 January 2020 - 08:29 AM

Managed to get a walk in while waiting to get my mom from the hospital.

 

Miles: 21 + 3.1 = 24.1
Uppers: 150
Lowers: 90
Core:

 

Once again: I need to build a non-cardio routine to round out the other exercise. Seems like I say this every year though.


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 05:04 PM

Yoga Monday (new for 2020! I plan/hope to make it a regular part of my routine), chest day yesterday. 

 

Miles: 24.1
Uppers: 150 + 360 = 510
Lowers: 90
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Posted 09 January 2020 - 11:06 PM

Supposed to run a 5K in about 2 hours. 

 

But....

 

1) its raining

2) Its cold

3) (And the main reason Im NOT running it) My leg is sore from my workout the other day.  Ill be 40 in May.  Ive learned not to push it when I get muscle aches and pains.  I know rest is what it needs.  unfortunately.  Guess Ill get some extra sleep today!



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Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:39 AM

Sorry you missed the 5K, but better to miss a run than to hurt yourself.

 

I managed to get a walk in yesterday before the rain set in. I know I'm slacking this week, but between mom who went in for surgery on monday (laproscopic full hystorectomy. She was home on tuesday.) and me having apparently caught a mild cold, I'm just sore, tired and with no where near the patience to actually get any real exercising done.

 

Miles: 24.1 + 3.1 = 27.2
Uppers: 510
Lowers: 90
Core:


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Posted 11 January 2020 - 09:24 PM

Today was mostly spent cutting/putting up wood panels at my in-laws with TMM. I think we're finally done! ...for now. Decent amount of up/down stairs and general manual labor. No idea how to calculate that in, though. Also I think we're both coming down with a cold.

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 11:55 AM

I spent the last hour shoveling ice. We got an ungodly mix of rain, freezing rain, ice pellets and snow which wound up making... concrete. it was hugging concrete. My everything hugging hurts.


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 10:03 PM

4.2 on the elliptical Thurs, 4 mile run/walk today in shorts & and a tank top... it hit about 70F both days this weekend. Not... expected for January in RI but at this point not exactly unusual either. 

 

Miles: 27.2 + 8.2 = 35.4
Uppers: 510
Lowers: 90
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Posted 12 January 2020 - 11:28 PM

Oh hey fellow RIer! And yes, it's creepy warm this weekend.



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