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  1. Set list from Portland: Hurricane, silhouette, black honey, dfa, long defeat, blood in the sand, deadbolt, artist, tews, hoods on peregrine, yellow belly, atwim, daedalus, wood and wire, the window, for miles, dust Best show I've ever seen them play. They were masterful.
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  3. I just finished the first season of this show. I was reluctant to watch it at first, but after a couple episodes I was hooked. Anyone else watching this? Set design is quite good, characters are interesting, and I love the pacing of the show.
  4. Bulleit rye for cheaper stuff. Pritchards double barrel for fine bourbon. It's phenomenal. Long, slow, burn with intensely full flavor. Well balanced though. It's $80 a bottle, but worth it for special occasions.
  5. Thanks for all the advice. Picked up some Topsiders and some decent dark wash jeans. Going to probably throw down for some APC's or Blue Mondays at some point, and get some H&M jeans in different washes to keep things cheap. Also been rockin the shirt, tie, vest look a lot more. Found some really nice slim cut Ben Sherman and Taylor Byrd shirts that I really like on me. I'm trying to get more pink into my wardrobe now. Y'all know where to get some decent pink v-necks or crews for cheap? H&M doesn't have shit, Uniqlo doesn't have any pink, and American Apparel is too expensive/I don't like their fits.
  6. I want to dress more fashionably but I have two barriers in doing so. A) I don't want to spend $75 on a pair of jeans and $65 on a top. I'm not a skinny hipster kid, so a lot of these styles don't look that great on me. Can anyone provide tips on how to dress a bit more fashionably on a budget? Right now I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of guy. Wear some button ups when I go out. That's about it.
  7. Yeah, I was a bit upset. The cops told us they would call us and allow us to get the car before having it towed. That didn't happen. They also told us the wrong location of the car, so I drove about 45 minutes out of way to the wrong lot only to find out it was about 15 minutes from my house. Oh well. Damn thing is recovered. Lock bar is on and killswitch to be installed soon.
  8. Found the car. They abandoned it and it got towed. They stole the laptop, stereo, all the clothes, and ripped off her window sticker (I don't get this). Luckily, it still runs, and it was only $190 to get it out of impound.
  9. My girl's car (not fully insured) was stolen from our apartments the other night. She's now out a car, a laptop, and half her new clothes. Rad. Anyone have any tips for finding a stolen car? The cops are useless.
  10. I hate my life. Our owner and his ginger kiwi GM are destroying the badge. For example: Fires head coach in the middle of season and appoints GM with no coaching experience as GM. Team has since not won a game and has scored 2 goals in about 7 matches while conceding more than 10. Trades fan favorite goal keeper (who has been the one bright spot this year) for older goal keeper on the downslope of his career with a larger salary. Makes no sense. Rather than wishing goal keeper well, GM says "we upgraded" and trashes the player in the media. He's a classless cunt who needs to go. He has ruined this squad and team, created unrest in the locker room, and has no plan for moving forward. We have no coach, no direction, and nobody wants to come here because of the media circus. Owner constantly picks fights with fans and other people via social media etc. Ownership has made a point to berate and punish the Timbers Army, which is the only reason that shit team fucking matters. Pick a fight with your most loyal customers? Brilliant mate. We sit in last place in MLS, fighting for nothing but our Cascadia Cup. Lost to an amateur team in the Us Open cup. This has been a dreadful season. There are talks of a silent protest at the next match, no concession purchases, etc. Something needs to be done. /endrantnobody cares about
  11. This. People don't know their history at all.
  12. I've got a friend in Boston tonight trying to check out the Liverpool Vs. Roma exhibition at Fenway. Anyone know how she can get tickets besides scalpers? Anyone have a hook up?! Let me know.
  13. NBA

    How is this retarded for Olshey? 3 First round Picks? Fuck that. We need guys now and we don't need picks that probably won't pan out. This is smart by Olshey, especially since those picks most likely won't be lottery picks. Drafting in the mid-late first round is shit because those guys won't be stars, they MAY pan out, and they still get first round money. Batum has proven that he can be a fucking monster if he continues to develop. If Minny wants him, they're going to have to PAY HUGE or give us something worth trading for. -it's really retarded by the Blazers to not rape a bad GM like that -yeah, the Blazers do need guys now, but it's not happening. They didn't land Hibbert. Oden + Roy had unfortunate injuries -you don't give up that many 1sts. Ever. -especially when it's a guy who, at most, has averaged only 13.9 PPG, so he doesn't warrant even half of what's being offered on top of matching what he wants. He's a good player but Jesus Christ, you take that deal in a heartbeat. -the Wolves aren't the Lakers where they're going to be drafting in the late 1st. Their track record sucks -you can space out those 1st round picks -Rubio has a torn ACL, it's likely that Kevin Love leaves, so there's a great chance it ends up being a good pick -the Blazers are going nowhere, so yeah, give up on Batum while it's hot: they don't want to commit to him as much as the Wolves do and it shows. You don't want to be a team that it stuck in the late lottery and gets knocked out in the 1st. It's not too often a move like this falls in your lap. -I see a really dumb Blazers' team: unless I'm mistaken, they have had a revolving chair of GM's under their owner since Kevin Pritchard left. Being the GM in that position is like being the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts. What I'm saying is, usually when you're that guy and you're desperate to win now/hold on to your position (see: Magic's GM under Dwight Howard or David Kahn in Minnesota) you forego what's best for your team in the long-term so you can save your ass. With the Blazers, they can call a spade a spade and start over. And there's no real pressure on the GM now. -LaMarcus Aldridge is good, but he isn't a top 20 player in the league and not a franchise player you can build around. It's too late. Everything on that team banked on Oden + Roy being great. Aldridge would have been the 3rd best player, not the 1st best. And Batum + others would be great role players. So much promise and real unfortunate everything went down in flames the way it did. Should have drafted Durant. bottom line: there's no win now urgency with the Blazers: you aren't beating the Heat or Thunder for the next 3 years minimum. I agree with you on most of your points. I think LaMarcus can be a top 20 player in this league if he ever has a DECENT supporting cast. Unfortunately, he never has. He's never had a point guard or a # 2 scorer. I think he has a good skill set though, and will get better in the next few years. Batum is getting overpaid. Plain and simple. But he has the potential to be very good. Let it be known that I am not really an NBA or Blazer fan. I think the league has sucked since the late 90's.
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    Because we can't tell Aldridge "We'll be competitive in 5 years. Just wait." He's 27. Not that old, but not exactly young. Batum has all star potential. He is quick, athletic, can jump out of the gym, and plays great defense. If he can learn to be more aggressive going to the bucket, and perfect his 3 point shooting (which is already good) he will be one of the most 3's in the league (behind the obvious superstars).
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    How is this retarded for Olshey? 3 First round Picks? Fuck that. We need guys now and we don't need picks that probably won't pan out. This is smart by Olshey, especially since those picks most likely won't be lottery picks. Drafting in the mid-late first round is shit because those guys won't be stars, they MAY pan out, and they still get first round money. Batum has proven that he can be a fucking monster if he continues to develop. If Minny wants him, they're going to have to PAY HUGE or give us something worth trading for.