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jessman1128

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  1. You were correct on both counts.
  2. According to dictionary.com, the sixth definition for livid is: deathly pale; pallid; ashen So maybe this unnamed source was actually referring to Inge being terrified of getting cut from the team, or something like that. I mean, sure, livid is typically used to describe anger and rage, but I think it's a bit presumptuous of us to assume that this unnamed source was intending the most common definition of the word.
  3. I'm slow today. Didn't get this until the third time reading it - but then I cracked up laughing. Good one.
  4. And sometimes you get the wrong results. After all, even the best doctors are human. They're not right all the time. And how are you supposed to know if you have the "right" doctor? Are there signs above each doctor's office that list all of the people that that doctor is the "right" doctor for? The right doctor for one person may be the wrong doctor for a different person, for a whole host of different reasons. Sorry, but there's a lot more involved than just finding the "right" doctor, even if it were possible to easily determine exactly who that doctor is. And what's the deal with comparing an injury you had 25 years ago to the condition you are in now? How is that relevant to the Tigers' players? Do they have 25 years to recover from their injuries? Perhaps the condition that you're in now in regards to that injury is the same as how you were 24.5 years ago, I don't know, I just found it odd that you compared a really old injury to your current condition to demonstrate your point about finding the right doctors.
  5. My AAT has had a very rocky start this year. He's holding opponents to a .071 batting average...but he's giving away free passes left and right as evidenced by his alarmingly high 2.00 WHIP. I'm hoping that he can remember how to find the strike zone once he returns from the DL, and once again be a great pitcher.
  6. I have no idea. I've tried each of the following on my computer and didn't have any problems: Internet Explorer 6 Internet Explorer 7 Firefox 3.0b5 Firefox 2.0.0.14 Opera 9.5 beta Opera 9.27 Maybe it's not his browser exactly, but something wrong with his computer that is causing problems in his browser? Hard to say. Hopefully Jon will be around these parts soon and can chime in and let us know more info.
  7. Ah-hah! I've been trying to figure out what on earth Jon was talking about when he keeps talking about them multiplying. Must be something like you described, because I'm certainly not seeing whatever it is he's talking about.
  8. See my post somewhere above. You're using a small size font in your sig lines. If you were using a regular size font your existing sig would be more than 2 lines. Try shortening one of the lines and it should work.
  9. Ok, I figured it out. My 2nd line was too long to count as just one line. I shortened it a bit, and now it's giving me 3 lines.
  10. I had that thought too, but according to the Subscriptions page a regular membership gets you 3 signature lines while each of the 3 paid memberships get you 5 signature lines. It's not a big deal at all, I was just curious. Thought maybe I had forgotten how to count or something!
  11. I did have a few great ones. Only a few though. Introduction to Statistics (at Ferris). Interesting subject matter, excellent professor (Nathaniel Tymes). Contracts and Sales (at Ferris). Interesting subject matter, excellent professor (Gayle Lopez). Advanced Systems Design & Implementation (at Ferris). Class lectures were mind-numbingly boring. The general idea of the class was to work together to create a software application that could be used in real-life. It was a good class because I got to work in a group with 3 other guys and we created something extremely useful that could have been used at the college to streamline the student tech support department. They didn't actually use it though - it would have put some people out of their jobs. Arguably the only IS class I took at Ferris where I felt I personally got something out of the class.
  12. There isn't one particular one that stands out as worst of all. The bad ones that come to mind at the moment: -A Spanish class I attempted taking at GRCC. It was an intro-to-Spanish class. Supposed to be for students with absolutely no knowledge of the Spanish language. The professor walked into class the first day and proceeded to talk for 5+ minutes in nothing but Spanish. It didn't get much better after that. I tried to keep up, but had to drop it after the first couple of weeks because I didn't have nearly enough time to figure everything out on my own and then study and memorize it all as well. Seems to me that if you're teaching students that don't know any Spanish you should probably do most of the explaining in English so they can understand what you're saying. -An Economics class at Ferris. I forget now if it was Macro or Micro or both. Anyway, I thought I was interested in Economics before I took the classes. The instructor demolished my interest rather easily. I think she was very educated about the stuff she was teaching, but her teaching was extremely dry, bland, boring, etc. One of the worst classes I took, and solely because of the instructor. -A Systems in Business class at Ferris. I already knew everything that was taught in the class before I took the class. I wasted a lot of money and hours for that class, all because it was required for my degree and no way to test out of it. To make matters worse, the classroom temperature was always about 10-15 degrees colder than all of my other classes, so not only was the class ridiculously boring it was also very uncomfortable.
  13. Done. On a side note, what I have now in my sig is only 2 lines, right? So why when I try to add a 3rd line do I get an error that says I'm only allowed 3 lines in my sig? Is it supposed to say I'm only allowed 2 lines?
  14. I've heard Dan Dickerson describe the Thome Shift many times. He doesn't explain it every time - maybe not even half the time - but enough that you'll figure out what it means if you listen to their games regularly. Frankly, I don't want him to describe it every time.
  15. That would probably be a good move, but I wouldn't like it because I catch most of the games on the radio. Not knowing who they'd replace Dickerson with on the radio, I'd be very hesitant to be okay with them moving him to TV.
  16. If I may steal Mr. Bigglesworth's line - Apple, meet orange. Expecting a DVR to give me satisfaction by working as it is advertised is a legitimate expectation that is provided by the manufacturer through their advertising. If it breaks it would either be covered under the reseller's return policy or the manufacturer's warranty policy. Expecting a sports team to play well and win a lot of games is expecting what I want to happen; not what I've been promised will happen. If the team doesn't play well or win a lot of games, under what policy should I get a refund? The ticket seller's return policy? Their policy doesn't allow refunds like that. The sports team's warranty policy? If they had one, sure. But they don't. Sorry, I'm really not seeing the connection here.
  17. Expecting "quality play" is a lot different than being owed or entitled to "quality play." If I expect them to win every game by a score of 10-0 and they don't win every game 10-0 should I be entitled to a refund? Expectations are just that - your personal expectations. Your expectations are your responsibility - not the team's.
  18. All of the feeds have been bad this year. Well, at least all 5 or 6 that I've tried listening to (including those from other teams). I think they downgraded the quality of the radio streams this year for some reason. Maybe to free up more resources for their MLB.TV packages? Not sure. I'm very unhappy about it though. I e-mailed MLB Support to inquire about it. No, I never received a response.
  19. 1. I'm not familiar with The Unknown Comic. Please forgive my lack of knowledge. I wasn't aware that your post had to be interpreted via a pop culture/TV reference. 2. I can't read? Hmm, that's too bad. Oh well, at least I can generally use proper punctuation, spelling, and capitalization. 3. I typically do a fair job of detecting sarcasm, irony, humor, etc. I did not see anything in your post that would indicate that you were not being completely serious. If the clues were there then I must have missed them. If the Unknown Comic was the only clue then I most definitely missed that. 4. Since I interpreted your post as being completely serious, the only reason I could think of that would explain why you would to change your name as stated was that you were either ashamed or embarrased to be a Tigers fan. I'm glad to hear that you're not ashamed of being a Tigers fan. Thank you for the clarification.
  20. Wait a minute.....you're ashamed to be a Tigers fan? So the team is embarrassing. Well, if that makes you ashamed or embarrassed, maybe you should stop being a Tigers fan. You're a fan; that's it. (As far as I know, anyway.) You are not responsible for the teams performance in any way, so you have no reason to be ashamed of being a fan. Unless, of course, you think there's something shameful about being a fan of a bad team...in which case, well, I can't help you.
  21. I haven't noticed any missing clips in this area lately. I do have one gas pump complaint though... At the Shell station on East Beltline just north of 28th Street, one of the pumps facing East Beltline is mind-numbingly slow. I swear it's at least twice as slow as a typical pump. I've had the misfortune of using that pump twice in recent days - mainly because when I pulled up to the pump the second time I completely forgot how slow it had been the previous time. If you think holding the gas pump the entire time is horrible, try waiting 2-3 times as long as usual for your tank to fill up - especially when it's freezing cold and windy outside.
  22. Arrggghhhh.......any validity that my complaint might have had just went flying out the window when the OP of this thread broke his own request right before I added my post to the thread. Thanks Biff.
  23. Stop replying to other people's posts in this thread!!! Can't you read the instructions that say "please don't reply to anyone"?!?!? Gahhhhh.... I know somebody already mentioned that, but I started yelling that at my screen before I got to the post where somebody mentioned that so I had to add it here. Oh, by the way, Dontrelle is going to blow the ChiSox away tomorrow. Just wait and see. (Have to stick up for my AAT!) Yeah, I'm bummed and disappointed the Tigers are 0-4. But all in all, I'm feeling pretty good right now... I actually got to watch a couple of innings of baseball on TV this week. Unfortunately, the reason I happened to be at home and not at work is because my wife was suffering from a particularly nasty allergic reaction to an antibiotic she had been on. I was worried sick about her for 3 days, but she's doing much better now so I'm happy. The Tigers just weren't that important to me this week, all things considered. Now...if they go on and lose the next 6 games...I'll probably be rather more disappointed/upset than I am now...but I don't think that's going to happen.
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