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Monday, May 12, 2008

NJ.com - BREAKING NEWS: Delgado’s agent is insane

From Dan Graziano’s Blog…

Sloane wrote back at 12:40 p.m.:

“Apologize this retard, he’s making 16 this year WITH an option for next year @ 16 or a buyout @ 4. Nice research by you but then I guess that whole concept of fact finding escapes you huh? They didn’t teach that on the short bus did they?”

Seriously. Not making this up. I cut-and-pasted it.

Couple of thoughts here:

1. I don’t respond when readers call me names, but I’m not surprised when it happens. But this guy is an AGENT. I mean, somebody you’d expect, even if vindictive and hateful, to act like a professional in his dealings with the media. I guess we don’t have to wonder why he has no other clients.

2. If he thinks there’s a chance in hell the Mets are picking up a $16 million option on Delgado for 2009, he’s delusional on top of everything else.

Anyway, maybe I should have resisted, but I couldn’t. I wrote him back again:

“That a joke too? You’re a funny guy.”

And then, at 12:46 pm, in apparent celebration of Mother’s Day, David Sloane, the agent for Carlos Delgado, wrote back the following e-mail, which I present to you in its entirety:

“So’s your Mom.”

Sean McNally Posted: May 12, 2008 at 05:41 PM | 128 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Meatwad in mourning Posted: May 12, 2008 at 05:55 PM (#2777822)
thats awesome, this give me hope for becomming a MLB player agent
   2. Law Boy Posted: May 12, 2008 at 05:56 PM (#2777823)
Drugs?
   3. 1k5v3L Posted: May 12, 2008 at 05:57 PM (#2777824)
The part of yesterday's article to which Sloane appears to object:

The money is almost a wash -- the Mets are paying Delgado $12 million in salary this year plus a $4 million buyout on his 2009 option for a total of $16 million, and the Mariners are paying Sexson $14 million. Delgado has a no-trade clause, and could veto any deal, but maybe he's sick of the New York circus.


From cot's:
Carlos Delgado 1b
4 years/$52M (2005-08), plus 2009 option

acquired 11/05 in trade from Florida (as part of deal, Marlins paid Mets $7M - $1M in 2006, $2M in 2007, $4M in 2008)
05:$4M, 06:$13.5M, 07:$14.5M, 08:$16M, 09:$16M option ($4M buyout)


So Graziano seems to be correct, as the Mets are paying Delgado $12m and the Marlins $4m this year. And he's also correct (as any sane man would be) to assume the Mets would give Delgado the $4m buyout and kick him to the curb. Which leads me to wonder, was Delgado's agent drunk, under the infuence of prescription medication, or just plain stupid when he wrote Graziano?
   4. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:07 PM (#2777831)
just plain stupid with a side of ############ jackasstastic.
   5. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:08 PM (#2777832)
aww, ############ is nannied now? damnit.
   6. Craig Calcaterra Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:09 PM (#2777833)
All I can think is that he believes that acknowledging the existence of the buyout is some sort of slight on behalf of his client.

Which makes him no less insane, but insane people think things too . . .
   7. Styles P. Deadball Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:11 PM (#2777835)
You know, I like the handle "Deadball", but "Apologize This, Retard" has a compelling ring to it.
   8. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:17 PM (#2777838)
You know, I like the handle "Deadball", but "Apologize This, Retard" has a compelling ring to it.

Thank for inserting that comma...I didn't know what the heck he was trying to say and the comma didn't occur to me. I half-expected his last answer to be "all your baseball are belong to us" or something.
   9. Cooperstown Schtick Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:17 PM (#2777839)
just plain stupid with a side of ############ jackasstastic.

So's your mom.

Sincerely,
David
   10. MM1f Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:21 PM (#2777844)

All I can think is that he believes that acknowledging the existence of the buyout is some sort of slight on behalf of his client.


I think he was upset more about the idea of his client being paid 'only" 12 mil this year and not 16.

Everything the reporter wrote was true of course - the Mets are only paying Delgado 12 and for the Mets and their fans that is what matters - but one could read that as Delgado's total 08 salary being 12 mil
   11. Dr Love Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:24 PM (#2777847)
I'm guessing the agent will say he didn't think his emails were fair game to be published, which will make him look even dumber, if that's possible.
   12. rr Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:28 PM (#2777850)
“So’s your Mom.”


I see this as having a long shelf life here at BTF.

next post:

Shelf life this retard.
   13. Repoz Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:28 PM (#2777851)
Apologize this retard

Buzzard Bissinger just took a man-sized St. Looie toodle-oo ####!
   14. pweber Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:29 PM (#2777853)
Dr Love--yea, it's pretty stupid to think that unsolicited communication with a member of the media is off the record.
   15. JJ1986 Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:30 PM (#2777854)
Is this the same crazy agent he had when he signed the Marlins contract?
   16. Dr Love Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:31 PM (#2777856)
Dr Love--yea, it's pretty stupid to think that unsolicited communication with a member of the media is off the record.


Exactly. But I wouldn't be surprised if he tries to say it was off the record.
   17. Ravecc Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:35 PM (#2777865)
The 16m option is dead – it is a vesting option based on MVP voting ranks that Carlos isn’t coming close to. They do still have a 12m mutual option with the same 4m buyout.

Highly doubtful the Mets bring him back even for an 8m net cost. His bat has looked a lot better the past couple of weeks (guy’s got to be the scariest #7 hitter in the league), but he must have left his glove in Puerto Rico.

And yeah, Sloane's nuts.
   18. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:36 PM (#2777866)
Exactly. But I wouldn't be surprised if he tries to say it was off the record.


What else could he really say? I suppose he could mention that I was either accidently on/off his meds or planning to check into rehab. When you've said/done something really dumb in public, it seems like there's a pretty standard playbook.
   19. Devin has a deep burning passion for fuzzy socks Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:40 PM (#2777873)
"Barry Bonds must have broken into my office and sent these e-mails to make me look foolish! What else does he have to do, huh? And do you know where he was yesterday afternoon? I rest my case."
   20. Dr Love Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:41 PM (#2777874)
What else could he really say?


Well, he could accuse him of making it up.
   21. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:45 PM (#2777881)
Its only a matter of time before he's hired to run the Pirates.
   22. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:47 PM (#2777884)
So's this, retard mom.
   23. BDC Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:47 PM (#2777885)
Apologize this retard

With a little luck, this phrase could become the next "Don't tase me bro."
   24. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:49 PM (#2777886)
Exactly. But I wouldn't be surprised if he tries to say it was off the record.

I've always loved that excuse. It's like a murderer saying, "I wouldn't have done it if I thought you'd catch me".

If you're "off the record" it's OK to be an ass-hat?
   25. Ravecc Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:52 PM (#2777889)
He’s not going to care his emails were published. Delgado had him when he chose the Marlins over the Mets in 05. Right after the deal was announced, Sloane engaged Bob Klapisch in a series of emails just a little more civil than the above, and kept at it for quite some time. He’s not just nuts, he’s a publicity seeking nut.

Oh, and the 2009 12m option is a club option. Cot’s had it worded strangely.
   26. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:53 PM (#2777890)
This whole thing is pretty dumb, but there's an interesting display of regional disconnect within the comments...

One poster from Oregon claims that Delgado has been "Cadillacking" since 2006. Another poster from the East Coast objects because he believes that term to mean "showboating" and cites Delgado's refusal to give a curtain call after homering as evidence that Delgado is not "Cadillacking." The Oregon poster responds by saying that he considers "Cadillacking" to mean just perfunctorily showing up rather than exerting real effort.

Purely as a sociological exercise, I find it interesting when one person's status symbol is rejected as inferior by another...
   27. Esoteric Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:56 PM (#2777893)
You know, I like the handle "Deadball", but "Apologize This, Retard" has a compelling ring to it.
Already there, mate.
   28. flournoy Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:57 PM (#2777895)
We had another thread recently about a stupid agent. Brandon Webb's AGENT really likes to POST ON BLOGS and capitalize ARBITRARILY. I've completely forgotten what his name is.

Maybe most agents are like this.
   29. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: May 12, 2008 at 06:58 PM (#2777900)
That makes me hate my life even more.
   30. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:04 PM (#2777905)
I just can't stop larfin' aboot this...
   31. Greg Pope Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:15 PM (#2777914)
That makes me hate my life even more.

So this guy, who seems to be a moron, probably made around $5.2 million on the Delgado contract. And Delgado may be his only client.

How does someone get that gig?
   32. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:22 PM (#2777916)
I suppose he could mention that I was either accidently on/off his meds


Ummm ... just how long have you "accidentally" been taking/not taking this poor man's meds, anyway?
   33. Styles P. Deadball Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:24 PM (#2777919)
You know, I like the handle "Deadball", but "Apologize This, Retard" has a compelling ring to it.

Already there, mate.


Remember, the comma's mine, much like the extra beat in "Ice Ice Baby" that made it exclusively the property of Vanilla Ice (at least according to him).
   34. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:25 PM (#2777922)
probably made around $5.2 million on the Delgado contract

I believe pro sports agents make something like 3% commission, not 10%.

Still too much for this retard.
   35. rr Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:25 PM (#2777923)
27. Apologize This, Retard (Esoteric is on a bender) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 02:56 PM (#2777893)


Hey, you have to ditch/move the comma so it's punctuated like Sloane's:

“Apologize this retard, he’s making 16 this year WITH an option for next year @ 16 or a buyout @

(punctuate this retard)
   36. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:30 PM (#2777929)
Remember, the comma's mine, much like the extra beat in "Ice Ice Baby" that made it exclusively the property of Vanilla Ice
That's a little too much knowledge of the opi of Vanilla Ice for my taste. :)

EDIT: Let me retract a bit. The plural of opus is either opuses or opera, according to Dictionary.com.
   37. Excel Hearts Choi Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:34 PM (#2777935)
If you want to have some fun with commas, how about this:

“Apologize, this retard he’s making 16 this year WITH an option for next year..."

So now we have "Apologize" as the imperative to the author. Then "this retard" and "he" would be the same person (Delgado).
   38. PreservedFish Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:34 PM (#2777937)
Is "opi" really the plural of "opus?" If it isn't it should be. And my year of Latin in 7th grade says that it checks out.
   39. PreservedFish Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:35 PM (#2777940)
Oooh, you got me with the edit feature.
   40. ChadBradfordWannabe Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:37 PM (#2777942)
Wait a sec, "Apologize This, Retard" is now an alias here?

Surely then, someone must use one of Roger's "misremembered" lines as an alias as well.

I often wonder if I'm one of the few that has kept his alias here....well, except for my brief attempt to post as "Byung Hyun Kim-wannabe" or something like that when I first got here.
   41. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:43 PM (#2777945)
Is "opi" really the plural of "opus?" If it isn't it should be. And my year of Latin in 7th grade says that it checks out.

The plural of "opus" is "opera". It's a neutral declension instead of masculine.

See, it even makes sense intuitively!
   42. Sexy Lizard Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:45 PM (#2777948)
There is only one Opus, and he is a penguin.
   43. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:48 PM (#2777951)
It's a neutral declension instead of masculine.

So's your mom.

There is only one Opus, and he is a penguin.

So's your mom.

It really is an all-purpose phrase!
   44. T.J. Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:54 PM (#2777954)
It really is an all-purpose phrase!

And so's your mom.
   45. Sexy Lizard Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:54 PM (#2777955)
It really is an all-purpose phrase!

So's your mom.
   46. Josh Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:55 PM (#2777960)
I realize why the writer could published the email.

Why was it appropriate though? What purpose does it show other than to try to publicly embarrass someone and if that is the purpose, how is that legitimate or appropriate?

I realize people on chat boards like to write mean-spirited things back and forth to each other. That does not make the behavior acceptable.
   47. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:56 PM (#2777962)
The plural of "opus" is "opera". It's a neutral declension instead of masculine.
Likewise, stercus, stercora, I see. The only "dirty" word I know in Latin I learned from my kids. Since they are both home for a short spell, I'll have to see if they remember the proper declension tonight at dinner.
Using nanny-bypass terminology, stercus is shiite, for those who care.
   48. T.J. Posted: May 12, 2008 at 07:58 PM (#2777964)
44. T.J. Posted: May 12, 2008 at 03:54 PM (#2777954)

It really is an all-purpose phrase!

And so's your mom.

45. Judges 20:16 (the Lord's bullpen) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 03:54 PM (#2777955)
It really is an all-purpose phrase!

So's your mom.

You're a copycat, and someone else in your family is, too.
   49. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:00 PM (#2777967)
And so's your mom.

I set 'em up, you guys knock 'em down.

The only Latin I know is Semper Ubi Sububi.
   50. bunyon Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:01 PM (#2777970)
I often wonder if I'm one of the few that has kept his alias here....well, except for my brief attempt to post as "Byung Hyun Kim-wannabe" or something like that when I first got here.

I've been bunyon from my first post on Primer. However, I might change to "Guywithachainsawwannabe". :)
   51. Hal Chase Headley Lamarr Hoyt Wilhelm (ACE1242) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:04 PM (#2777971)
#38, #41 -- opus is third declension neuter. Plural is opera. The tricky part is that the -us ending looks like the far more common second declension masculine (e.g. focus, plural foci). If that's not confusing enough for you, there's also a first declension feminine noun opera, plural operae, which means more or less the same thing. Non illegitimi carborundum!
   52. jmurph Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:05 PM (#2777974)
The only Latin I know is this:

"Nihilo sanctum estne?"

What's that? Oh, it's Latin, isn't it? What does that mean?

"Is nothing sacred?"

Sic transit gloria. Glory fades. I'm Max Fischer.
   53. Dan Szymborski Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:10 PM (#2777977)

I often wonder if I'm one of the few that has kept his alias here....well, except for my brief attempt to post as "Byung Hyun Kim-wannabe" or something like that when I first got here.


I've been "Dan Szymborski" for 3 decades.
   54. Styles P. Deadball Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:10 PM (#2777978)
#38, #41 -- opus is third declension neuter. Plural is opera. The tricky part is that the -us ending looks like the far more common second declension masculine (e.g. focus, plural foci). If that's not confusing enough for you, there's also a first declension feminine noun opera, plural operae, which means more or less the same thing. Non illegitimi carborundum!


Hail Caesar. Now, write it out a hundred times. If it's not done by sunrise, I'll cut your balls off.
   55. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:11 PM (#2777980)
Why was it appropriate though? What purpose does it show other than to try to publicly embarrass someone and if that is the purpose, how is that legitimate or appropriate?


Utter idiots should be exposed as such when possible. They don't all make their imbecility abundantly clear by giving press conferences at the White House, you know.
   56. Styles P. Deadball Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:12 PM (#2777982)
Sic transit gloria


I didn't know Gloria was sick.

Thank you, I'll be here all week.
   57. zfan Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:19 PM (#2777986)
Count this as one vote for keeping "So's your mom" as a BTF in-joke, but relegating any phrase including the word "retard" to the scrap-heap. You don't have to spend much time around anyone with a developmental disability to come to view that word as extremely hurtful, nearly on a par with the N word.
   58. PreservedFish Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:32 PM (#2777993)
I also remember being taught that one should pronounce every 'V' in Latin as a 'W.' And 'C' as 'K'

Thus: weeny, weedy, weeky

The more distance I have from that the more wrong that sounds. But my Latin teach probably knew better than I do.
   59. Esoteric Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:35 PM (#2777995)
I often wonder if I'm one of the few that has kept his alias here....


I've always kept my "real" name (Esoteric) in one form or another. So I feel it's honest.
   60. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:40 PM (#2778002)
You don't have to spend much time around anyone with a developmental disability to come to view that word as extremely hurtful, nearly on a par with the N word.


Well said. As someone with a Down syndrome sister, I tend to wince at that noun & never use it.
   61. Esoteric Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:45 PM (#2778011)
Oh come on. You people are no fun anymore.

EDIT: Okay, changed to one of my favorite Tom Waits references. Happy now?
   62. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:50 PM (#2778015)
I find Mr Waits rather annoying, actually (though I did like him in Wristcutters: A Love Story, a movie I was pleasantly surprised to find myself fond of, since deliberately quirky flicks often don't exactly rock my world, as the young people say). Feel free to go back to the other one.
   63. Cooperstown Schtick Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:52 PM (#2778018)
I didn't know Gloria was sick.

So's your mom.

(Sorry, but I really wanted that HOTW Pt 1 joke for my own. I was only 40 minutes late for it. Gah.)
   64. Iwakuma Chameleon (jonathan) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:53 PM (#2778021)
Remember, the comma's mine, much like the extra beat in "Ice Ice Baby" that made it exclusively the property of Vanilla Ice (at least according to him).


He came and spoke at our school this year as part of our "Springfest" week (the theme of which was "when we were kids." So no, to clarify, my school does not find educational value in the speaking presence of Vanilla Ice. Simply entertainment) and admitted that whole schpiel was just an attempt to not get sued. I think the way he put it was, "Of course I didn't think it was any different. I was just trying to not get sued. I mean are you kidding me? Of course I copied it."
   65. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:56 PM (#2778023)
A point of clarification: In comparison to Vanilla Ice, Mr Tom Waits is not so annoying.
   66. Rancischley Leweschquens (Tim Wallach was my Hero) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:57 PM (#2778025)
Strangely, my favorite Waits song has always been Just the Right Bullets. Gives me goose bumps every time.

I often wonder if I'm one of the few that has kept his alias here....


Well, I was "Dildo the Hobbit" for about 5 minutes when I first registered, but then realised it really wasn't that funny anymore (well, it was when I was 12, I guess).

So I chose to honor my favorite player whan I was a boy. I like the ironie of using Tim's name on this site too, because he's no sabermetrician's dream...
   67. Sean McNally Posted: May 12, 2008 at 08:59 PM (#2778026)
I've been "Dan Szymborski" for 3 decades.


Little known fact: the 30-year-old Primer Szym speaks of involved him and Furtado exchanging post cards, debating the relative strengths of Ken Singleton and Dwight Evans, and how they both were more productive than Reggie Jackson.
   68. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 12, 2008 at 09:01 PM (#2778027)
I find Mr Waits rather annoying
Shun that man! I was so happy when I asked my son what time he got home from the post-prom on Sunday morning, he said "The sky was the color of pepto-bismol".
gef, as much as I love Waits, I can easily see how anyone's mileage would vary. I revoke the call for a shunning.
   69. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 12, 2008 at 09:01 PM (#2778030)
I have been and will always remain Harveys Wallbangers.

I have been tempted to correct the lack of an apostophre for the possessive form. It's supposed to be Harvey's Wallbangers.

But I decided to keep it as a reminder of the evils of haste.
   70. Keith Law Posted: May 12, 2008 at 09:03 PM (#2778031)
I often wonder if I'm one of the few that has kept his alias here....well, except for my brief attempt to post as "Byung Hyun Kim-wannabe" or something like that when I first got here.


Aside from when I've posted as Backlasher, Randal, Admiral Ackbar, RossyCW, and Dan Szymborski, I've always posted under my own name.
   71. Jack Keefe Posted: May 12, 2008 at 09:05 PM (#2778035)
I have not been nobody but Jack Keefe pitcher for the Chi. White Sox you can look it up Al.
   72. Sean McNally Posted: May 12, 2008 at 09:09 PM (#2778043)
kevin is actually Yun Taragoashi and the bearded wizard.
   73. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 12, 2008 at 09:13 PM (#2778048)
Thank you, I'll be here all week.

So's your mom.
   74. T.J. Posted: May 12, 2008 at 09:16 PM (#2778051)
Aside from when I've posted as Backlasher, Randal, Admiral Ackbar, RossyCW, and Dan Szymborski, I've always posted under my own name.


You forgot tina, Mike Piazza, and the Bearded Wizard.
   75. Crashburn Alley Posted: May 12, 2008 at 09:19 PM (#2778052)
So’s your Mom.


Wow, I'm the 75th comment and not one reference to So Taguchi?
   76. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 09:20 PM (#2778054)
I've never been David Nieporent.
   77. jyjjy Posted: May 12, 2008 at 09:34 PM (#2778059)
You don't have to spend much time around anyone with a developmental disability to come to view that word as extremely hurtful, nearly on a par with the N word.

So's your mom.
   78. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: May 12, 2008 at 09:40 PM (#2778064)
Come to think of it, I have no doubt that RETARDO stopped posting (he did, didn't he? I don't read that many threads anymore) simply to spare my tender sensibilities.
   79. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: May 12, 2008 at 09:41 PM (#2778066)
gef, as much as I love Waits, I can easily see how anyone's mileage would vary. I revoke the call for a shunning.


That's perfectly OK, Edmundo. I'm a major fan of The Fall's Mark E Smith, who's definitely an, ummm, acquired taste, too.
   80. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 12, 2008 at 09:48 PM (#2778070)
The Fall's Mark E Smith, who's definitely an, ummm, acquired taste, too.

So's your mom.
   81. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 10:04 PM (#2778078)
the relative strengths of Ken Singleton and Dwight Evans, and how they both were more productive than Reggie Jackson.

So's your mom.
   82. Charter Member of the Jesus Melendez Fanclub Posted: May 12, 2008 at 10:12 PM (#2778085)
Apologize this, mom.
   83. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: May 12, 2008 at 10:14 PM (#2778086)
Delgado should have never written that book about your mom.
   84. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 10:17 PM (#2778088)
Just to get this out of the way, it's octopuses if you want to be normal, octopodes if you want to be pedantic, and octopi if you want to be wrong.
   85. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: May 12, 2008 at 10:17 PM (#2778089)
Just to get this out of the way, it's octopuses if you want to be normal, octopodes if you want to be pedantic, and octopi if you want to be wrong.


So's your mom.
   86. CraigK Posted: May 12, 2008 at 10:18 PM (#2778090)
Come to think of it, I have no doubt that RETARDO stopped posting (he did, didn't he? I don't read that many threads anymore) simply to spare my tender sensibilities.

He still posts very occasionally.
   87. K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn) Posted: May 12, 2008 at 10:24 PM (#2778092)
I also remember being taught that one should pronounce every 'V' in Latin as a 'W.' And 'C' as 'K'

Thus: weeny, weedy, weeky

The more distance I have from that the more wrong that sounds. But my Latin teach probably knew better than I do.


Your teacher was teaching you Classical Latin. In Ecclesiastical Latin a "c" sometimes takes on the "ch" sound and "v's" are always vees.

One of my favorite signs outside of a strip club: Vini, Vidi, Vini.
   88. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: May 12, 2008 at 10:28 PM (#2778095)
One of my favorite signs outside of a strip club: Vini, Vidi, Vini.

LOL.
   89. Zach Posted: May 12, 2008 at 10:38 PM (#2778099)
When I was in college, one of the area strip clubs had a gigantic billboard of Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase."
   90. Srul Itza Posted: May 12, 2008 at 10:43 PM (#2778102)
I've been "Dan Szymborski" for 3 decades.

Then isn't it about time to give some else a turn?
   91. Vogon Poet Posted: May 12, 2008 at 11:04 PM (#2778116)
Then isn't it about time to give some else a turn?


That's what she said.
   92. Esoteric Posted: May 12, 2008 at 11:19 PM (#2778133)
I'm a major fan of The Fall's Mark E Smith, who's definitely an, ummm, acquired taste, too.
"YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GREAT! YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GREAT! BUT A GOOD MIND DOES NOT A GOOD **** MAKE!"

Words of wisdom, those.
   93. Esoteric Posted: May 12, 2008 at 11:20 PM (#2778135)
When I was in college, one of the area strip clubs had a gigantic billboard of Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase."
So I guess they were going for the highbrow clientele...at a strip club?
   94. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 13, 2008 at 12:09 AM (#2778215)
I've been "Dan Szymborski" for 3 decades.


Is that even legal?
   95. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: May 13, 2008 at 12:37 AM (#2778281)
remember the ####-storm outcry when a blogger posted an email from a major sportswriter online? it was decried as unethical (at the kindest) by the media. and now this ######## is doing the same thing. i hate these hypocrites.
   96. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 13, 2008 at 12:44 AM (#2778297)
Your teacher was teaching you Classical Latin. In Ecclesiastical Latin a "c" sometimes takes on the "ch" sound and "v's" are always vees.
My kids, who were taught Classical Latin, tease me about my Ecclesiastical Latin.
   97. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: May 13, 2008 at 12:45 AM (#2778300)
remember the ####-storm outcry when a blogger posted an email from a major sportswriter online? it was decried as unethical (at the kindest) by the media. and now this ######## is doing the same thing. i hate these hypocrites.


Um, no, I don't remember such a ####-storm at all. Perhaps you could provide some links.

Of course, unless Graziano was actually one of said media horde decrying the blogger's actions, he isn't actually being a hypocrite here.
   98. Shock Posted: May 13, 2008 at 01:16 AM (#2778406)
I like people who say what they think.

...but isn't there at least a chance that this isn't actually David Sloane?
   99. J. Lowenstein Apathy Club Posted: May 13, 2008 at 01:43 AM (#2778465)
I've been "Dan Szymborski" for 3 decades.

So's your mom.
   100. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: May 13, 2008 at 01:58 AM (#2778506)
How does this affect your mom?

And Your Mom.

(your mom)

Your mom!
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