@kaleidoscope.junkie: I completely agree with you.
If you haven't seen Silver Linings, you absolutely must. I saw it with my girlfriend thinking it would be a "chick-click" beforehand, but I honestly didn't want the movie to end. Lawrence, Cooper, and DeNiro really shine.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 14:27
YES! Christmas came early!
Now, what's Netflix?posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 14:22
@Invictus99: If you disagree, why not elaborate? Perhaps you know something I don't.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 14:20
@TeeWee: I respectfully disagree that bikes belong on sidewalks, but wholeheartedly agree that it would be better to move bike lanes off motor vehicle roadways if at all possible.
The two best places I've ever biked are Manhattan and Amsterdam. Both are very busy with lots of people and traffic, but have dedicated bike lanes, roads, and pedestrian sidewalks. As an added benefit, these two cities don't have a lot of out of shape, obese people. It's sort of a win-win.
posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 13:13
I'll be interested in seeing what specific drugs he was believed to be on.
Not that I would ever condone driving while high (on pot), if, hypothetically, one were to, I would assume that it might make you drive a little slower and be more cautious, but not cross oncoming traffic lanes, run into a parked car, hop a sidewalk, and take out a fence before hitting a tree. That's pretty serious. I'd be more likely to believe he got stoned and fell asleep at the wheel, which is by no means acceptable.
Again, I'd never take a leisurely drive on a nice day after toking a bit, and I most certainly wouldn't admit to it if I did, which I didn't, so all of this is hypothetical of course.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 12:49
"We can all have different opinions on politics, policy and who we vote for, but we can all agree that everybody loves Athens."
Well said.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 09:39
...but the Hollywood Shawnee Apartments sound so classy.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 08:08
This is a step in the right direction. I've been to a handful of very busy cities with lots and lots and lots of people, yet they have the roads, bikes lanes, and infrastructure to encourage driver/cyclist rapport and more importantly, keep everyone safe. We should catch up.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 08:08
This is exactly what readers need on a Monday: Confirmation that although you might be a little bummed about having to go back to work, your life could be a lot worse.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 15:50
No address. No future. No backbone.
What a clown.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 14:22
Religion shouldn't be forced on anyone. Believe what you choose, but keep it to yourself.
We were in Charleston this past weekend, and right on Market & Meeting, there was a bible-thumpin' crazy guy yelling about (g)od, just like you see on the bridge during home games.
Funny thing is that I've never seen an Atheist yelling at people trying to enjoy themselves.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 14:21
If anything you test on the coach, not a player, with his damned hands held behind him! What kind of logic is that?
If I was sitting in the stands and saw a coach order one player to hold my son's arms while another punched him, I'd probably be in jail for the night.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 14:19
If they have the right guy, and are 110% sure of it, I love this story.
Stoning someone you thought was a child molester is not a good situation for anyone.
Be sure. Stone.posted @ Monday, May 20, 2013 - 14:13
No free paddle, no free paddle trip ($25), and not a good headline.posted @ Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 08:17
@soybean7: That happened to my aunt when I was in college. I was talking to her, went outside for 15 minutes to work in the yard, and came back in to find her completely "drunk." I remember thinking she didn't have enough time to get that drunk in 15 minutes. Turns out her blood sugar was just low. I had never seen that and couldn't believe it at first.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 15:33
@YoungSarge: ...or perhaps in this case, this is a brain without the proper drugs. Glad no one was hurt, including the officer.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 14:45
Nice job ACC and Mr. Cochran.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 14:44
[quote][b]JoeBlow[/b] - No comments about how these guys are thugs? No comments about housing projects? Weird. Wonder if it has anything to do with their skin color....
Although I hear what you're saying, when there's a white dude on the cover of Rolling Stone with the word "thug" tattooed on his chest, your argument would have more merit.
One other stereotype, which I happen to believe: Many young black males, unfortunately, see "thug" as an oddly positive moniker (see above), whereas white thugs - yes, plenty exist - typically don't; it's more of an insult.
All that being said, the two white dudes in this story are definitely thugs.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 13:45
[quote][b]ppensyl[/b] - "I'll be takin' these Huggies, and whatever cash ya got in the drawer...."
posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 13:33
@Realist: I did the TT and race downtown (I did not do well relative to the others, but still had a blast and can't wait to do it again). The first time I rode it was a little disappointing, though I could see the potential. Since then, each time I've been back the trail has improved considerably. If you combine both loops, which is what the TT route was based on, it's not bad. We tamped/spread/tamped gravel there on Tuesday at the main triangle at the trailhead, then rode a couple laps. It's definitely growing on me.
I'm sure we'll be at Heritage. If I'm not mistaken, this'll include the "swap meet" where everyone brings their extra gear to trade. Either way, you combine bikes and BBQ, and I'm in.
.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 11:00
Well, they did try to steal steaks instead of hamburgers.
It's like my dad always said:
"(2dollar), if you're going to do something half-assed, don't do it at all."
Guess that applies to shoplifting, too.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 09:39
[quote][b]Zeb[/b] - Riding a bike is against the law on the highway. The dude deserved to be hit while riding where only cars are supposed to be.
Don't be fooled by the name. Mike Padgett is a 4 lane with a suicide lane, not a highway like the loop, where you see signs prohibiting bikes, skateboards, etc. I used to live about 5 miles from where this occurred.
Saying someone deserves to be stuck and killed on a bicycle is one notch above actually striking and killing someone on a bicycle. One notch. Congrats.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 09:37
@Warnin: Little-known fact: UGA has been awarding engineering degrees since before Tech offered their first class. It was 1868 if I'm not mistaken.posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 22:38
Sounds like a couple of really high-class folks.posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 19:34
[quote][b]ppensyl[/b] - Thanquarius??????????? Where do people come up with these names?
Places where stupid people hang out?posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 16:50
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Full text of the Use of Public Right-of-Ways ordinance draft is below. Highlight: Would set hours of operation of each Athens-Clarke County "building campus" -- e.g. City Hall, the courthouse and Dougherty Street government building -- at 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Park hours would either be set by the Athens-Clarke County manager or the Mayor and Commission. The ordinance has been derided by members of Occupy Athens and others as seeking to enforce a curfew on public property, thus damaging their First Amendment right to peacably assemble for long-term protests. read more
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