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Mike Emeigh Posted: February 06, 2013 at 08:58 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Transmission Posted: February 07, 2013 at 01:34 AM (#4364722)
xkcd is so consistently excellent. One of the true, daily small pleasures of life.
   2. Greg K Posted: February 07, 2013 at 06:27 AM (#4364747)
Obviously baseball is far too important to mess around with in that fashion, but in sports I only follow casually give me an arbitrary narrative over an investigation of truth every time!
   3. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: February 07, 2013 at 06:46 AM (#4364748)
Meh, that one's like ancient.
   4. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 07, 2013 at 07:25 AM (#4364750)
   5. villageidiom Posted: February 07, 2013 at 08:44 AM (#4364758)
Every BTF political thread ever

And this is every poster in it.
   6. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: February 07, 2013 at 09:01 AM (#4364761)
And this is every poster in it.


I try to keep this one in mind when I feel myself getting sucked into an internet argument.
   7. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: February 07, 2013 at 09:49 AM (#4364780)
And this is every poster in it.


I try to keep this one in mind when I feel myself getting sucked into an internet argument.

Says the man who at this moment has 27,589 BTF comments to his credit.

(Hey, I'm not casting any stones here; I've got 36,579....Hmmmm, make that 37,580.)
   8. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: February 07, 2013 at 09:58 AM (#4364786)
Says the man who at this moment has 27,589 BTF comments to his credit.

90% of those are terrible jokes. The rest are just nonsense.
   9. villageidiom Posted: February 07, 2013 at 10:02 AM (#4364787)
90% of those are terrible jokes. The rest are just nonsense.
This comment is the worst joke I've ever heard.
   10. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: February 07, 2013 at 10:31 AM (#4364808)
This comment is the worst joke I've ever heard.

Nonsense!
   11. zonk Posted: February 07, 2013 at 10:48 AM (#4364820)
It doesn't just work for sports commentary...

If you ever work for a company that hasn't yet learned that six sigma is the greatest con in the history of certification cons -- a good random number generator and capability to deploy certain formulas against them to produce nice, neat curves is the key to happiness.
   12. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: February 07, 2013 at 10:53 AM (#4364823)
six sigma is the greatest con in the history of certification cons

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
   13. villageidiom Posted: February 07, 2013 at 03:04 PM (#4365091)
Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
I have nothing against six sigma tenets, but I've found quite a few people "certified" for six sigma who are very bad at it.

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