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Suzie gives a bad name to witches everywhere.
Screwzie is the comedic gift that keeps on giving!
I was waiting for he to get back to explain the following to us simple folk (given her extensive math-based college education):
Fairly Simple Math Could Bridge Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity
A framework that relies on college-level mathematics could describe what happens to particles in so-called space-time rips, gravity fluctuations such as those that occur during the birth of a black hole
By Eugenie Samuel Reich and Nature magazine
Sure am glad there is Obamacare.
HA! You made me spit my twentieth fun-sized Snickers out with this picture!
That was probably a good thing then Jayne. Glad you enjoyed it.
Jayne, I think they call them ‘fun-sized’ because after you eat one, you think, ‘That was fun! Let’s do it again!”
Shouldn’t that headline have read “Relatively Simple Math…”? Pun very much intended.
@7 Funny stuff Contra! Are you going to do a big reveal this Sunday? Say yes.
now “THATS” funny…
5.”HA! You made me spit my twentieth fun-sized Snickers out with this picture!”
Something tells me that if you’re eating 20 of those a day, everyday, you won’t be “fun sized” yourself for long.
I know who jayne is. And I guarantee you a five mile run will take care of those snickers minis! Very petite.
As long as we’re on the topic, I just read in SI that NFL players polled voted Tim Tebow the MOST overrated player in the NFL. That’s saying something considering the guy isn’t even a starter. Unfortunately for the Jets, their starting quarterback, Mark Sanchez, was ranked second-most overrated.
I gotta work this Sunday, Miriam. Y’all have a blast and drink one for me!
@13 – As a lifelong Jets fan, Sanchez is garbage. After seeing what Tebow did with Denver last year and a growing hatred for Sanchez, I can’t believe Ryan et all haven’t put Tebow in. Hell, let Shonn Greene quarterback for all I care. Anyone but Sanchez. Not saying Tebow is the answer, but Sanchez has never been.
I don’t think the Jets have a qb answer right now, but for second most overrated, I’d have Tony Romo in there. I don’t see how Sanchez can be overrated…everyone I know thinks he stinks.
#16 I’m pretty certain Romo was #3, Kristen. The first four were quarterbacks.
Ha! After avoiding Roanoke City restaurants for a couple of years because of a meals tax to help public schools, it now looks like that might be the only locality where the suzie will be able to dine out:
The Jets have a mess of a problem. They don’t use Tebow in situations where he would be a natural fit, and they have an abysmal set of recievers for Sanchez to throw to…which is reflected in their 26th-best passing game. They aren;t much better at rushing though, where Tebow would be most helpful, coming in at 16th. Defensively, they’re horrible against the run at 29th, but solid against the pass at 6th. Ryan’s philosophy is “Ground and Pound”, but that relies on running the ball and stopping the run, neither of which the Jets are particularly good at. Plus, they only really had one good receiver in Santonio Holmes, and he’s out. If they turn the reins over to Tebow or Greg McElroy, they’re pretty much admitting defeat for the season…which at 3-5, they may be there already.
As for folks claiming that Tebow is better than Manning…Peyton, in 7 games with the Broncos with basically the same supporting cast that Tebow had last year, has accounted for 2124 total yards, 17 TD’s, and 5 turnovers.
Tebow, in his 11 regular season starts (plus 1 game where he replaced Orton), accounted for 2389 total yards, 18 TD’s, and 13 turnovers. Peyton Manning is averaging over 100 yards more offense per game, almost an extra touchdown per game, and about a half turnover less per game than Tebow. Yeah, Tebow did finish 8-5 as a starter, but the Broncos averaged just 18.7 ppg, with the defense giving up 24.9 ppg (skewed by some major blowout losses…and that in their 8 wins, they won by an average of 5.4 ppg…losses were by a margin of 23.6). In their 8 wins, the defense averaged 17.9 ppg…substantially better than their average last year or this year…they won with 18 or fewer points 5 times last year, virtually unheard of in the NFL. That’s on the defense.
This year, Manning has the Broncos at 4-3, against generally much better competition. The Broncos are averaging 29.1 ppg, a full 10+ points more than the Tebow-led Broncos, and the defense is only slightly better, giving up 21.7 ppg overall…15.8 ppg in their wins, not substantially different from last year.
So yeah, anyone who keeps saying Tebow was great…needs to check their head. He’s not. Wins are only a small part of the picture, and against better teams, Tebow folded like a cheap suit, and the defense contributed mightily to their winning. Now with a truly good quaterback, the Broncos are producing much better offensively, and will win the AFC West with a much better record than last year’s 8-8.
#18 Come on, dobbs, the hypocritical troll has already declared that Salem’s increase was OK because it was for specific special projects, so I’m sure it’ll come up with some excuse. Of course it had to cut and run after I pointed out that the Roanoke increase helped cover the expense of specific construction projects as well. Now it looks like the county wants to raise the tax just to cover the general budget, which is EXACTLY what troll people belittled Roanoke for supposedly doing.
There were some other dolts on this blog who claimed they were avoiding Roanoke restaurants or who declared that any restaurant that closed was because of the meals tax.
BTW, thanks for the carved pumpkin last night!!
You’re welcome, gdad. If the Yankees couldn’t make it this year, I’m glad my NL team did. I thought about having a VT carved into that pumpkin, but since your son wouldn’t be there to protect it, I was afraid your wife would have “accidentally” dropped it!
Speaking of the Yankees, former pitcher Pascual Perez has been killed in the Dominican Republic apparently during a home invasion. RIP.
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Sat, 18 May 2013 13:51:15 +0000
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