First day of class is here and I am immediately regretting all the shit I talked all summer long about how summer sucks. So what we didn't have any sports and I was working 40 hours a week. When I got home, the night is yours. Summer night's at movies, random bay bars, and over all shenanigans, have been replaced by 200 pages of reading a week (minimum) with lots of quizzes, midterms, essays, and finals sprinkled all in between. How did I forget about all the reading and work at home? The older you get, the more disdain you build for whatever environment you are currently in, but everything in life is a tradeoff.
My main concern and point in this article is this: There is no godly reason on this beautiful earth that there should ever be attendance taken in an upper division major class. Once you are in the class and paid for you have a seat reserved for every single one of the lectures throughout the semester, but the crux of it is this: if you can do well in a class and not go to the lecture, what difference does it make? The whole ideal of college is a transformation from teen to adult, with all the responsibility that come with that. The minute a professor takes attendance at the begging of a class that dynamic is instantly destroyed and the dynamic goes immediately back to one that is akin to that of high school. As long as the student gets the information and can reflect that through testing, who give a flying fuck how they got it. Could you imagining buying a movie ticket and ending up not going, then getting penalized further financially for it? That would be Bananaland. If I am paying for a class, it is my personal responsibility whether or not to show and if I don't the only consequence should be missing out on the information from that day.
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"Action" Jackson here, and I have news to share!
*Ahem* Dearest Denver Broncos fans. Congratulations on the Super Bowl, hell of a job by your defense. Good job resigning Von Miller to that huge contract, sounds like he'll be around for a while. Sorry to hear that Peyton Manning retired, but I hear you have his heir apparent already ready to play! Brock Oswe--oh. H-he left. Where did he go? Oh, that's right. You let him go to Houston and get ridiculously paid and rather than just resign him. He won you some tough games though, why let him go? He went toe-to-toe with Tom Brady! TOM BRADY! Maybe I don't know anything.....you must have someone really good if you let Brock go. You drafted Paxton Lynch, it must be him, right? Yeah, has to be. First round draft pick, Elway is grooming his future star by throwing him to the fire. Makes sen--oh. It's not him? He's the back-up? Wow. So Mark Sanchez, right? That's your guy? Yeah, I didn't think so, either. My bad.
So who is it? Trevor? Trevor who? Simian? Like an ape? Oh, Siemian. Can't say I've ever heard of him....you haven't either? Yep, that's interesting. Let me do a little research right quick....ok, you drafted him last season, 7th round pick, he was also on the Super Bowl winning team....hmm. This is interesting. Apparently, he has not attempted a single regular season pass. In fact, he has never played a regular season snap. Your starting quarterback, of the 2016 season, where you will look to defend your Super Bowl and attempt to make it to Super Bowl LI (51), has literally no starting experience.
Couple problems with this, Denver fans. First, your coaches are wasting the time of every quality offensive player on that team. Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, and your stable of running backs went from playing with Peyton Manning, a walk-in Hall of Famer, and his understudy Brock Osweiler, who is a very capable starting quarterback, to a young man who, while a professional player and obviously more talented than I, has the exact same starting experience in the NFL that you or I have. That's not fair to them at all.
Second, yes, your defense was almost unstoppable last year, but being quite honest, you lost a couple starters that you could've used. You can't just bank on them being that good again. Von Miller is uber-talented, but he can't do everything by himself. He can't cover Amari Cooper when the Raiders come to town, and he can't beat double teams every single play when he rushes the passer. Points will be scored by the other team, and if your offense can't score points, then you lose games. No playoffs for you, no Super Bowl, and sad Broncos fans (tee hee).
Trevor Siemian is your starter, and this confuses me. Brock did a good job last year, I thought it would be his team by now. Obviously, I am not an GM, coach, player, or anything vaguely NFL related. I am a 21 year old college student and a cynical Raiders fan who takes pleasure in seeing your team make dumb mistakes. John Elway has a plan for your team, but I have no idea what it could be. Maybe you guys know. If so, share it with the rest of us, because it looks like he threw a dart at a cork-board with some names on it.
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Anthony Weiner's wife Huma Abedin has split with him when he was ONCE AGAIN was sexting with a woman, this time with their toddler son nearby. Her statement:
Listen, the world of politics can get nasty and dirty very quickly. Corruptions, bribes, incompetencecy, and slow moving beuracry that is considered rampant by the general population. Every once in a while you get a story like this that makes you chuckle a little bit and let's you forget about the psycho train on the tracks to impending doom that is Trump. First let's get one thing out the way: if your a politician and your last name is Weiner you ABSOLUTLY can not be the sexting/ sending dick pics guy. He was set up to fail with that last name and he has fallen trap and given every late night host in America a free opening monologue.
More importantly, really Bruh? Again? With your kid in the room? I feel like this is equivalent to Stephen A. Smith yelling at Josh Gordon to STAY OFF THE WEEEEEEEDDD, but Weiner keep ya dick off your phone!!! This shit is really not complicated, stop sexting all the damn time. I'm shocked they let this man keep a phone anyways, he obviously cannot handle the responsibility. Also, who are all these women down to sext him? What kind of FILTH DM's does he send to these women for him to be dropping sexts all the time. He's gotta be on his Justin Scott 🌹🌹 hype. You gotta feel bad for his wife, the amount of shit she has put up with and for him to do this shit again, with the kid in the room is attrocious.
King of the Dick Pic
Edit: How could I forget, his sexting name was the only thing worse for sexting than Anthony Weiner, CARLOS DANGER. This man is an absolute legend.
Golf is a long, long game. Without any wait in between holes, on a cart, its still on an average about 4 and a half hours. That's a long fucking time to just talk about what club to use, what percent power swing to use, or if you can get your ball out of the rough, lake, or where ever the fuck you shanked it. Here's my list, in no particular order.
1: Discussing Politics
This is especially true with the election coming up in November, but this one is tried and true on the links. This year either talking shit about the new crazy shit DT has done this week, or find out who your playing with is a crazy person when they start ranting about Hillary's emails. Both are fun in different ways: Trump is a fucking lunatic whose fun to shit on, and you can eviscerate the pro trump guy with facts and destroy him as a person because, lets face it, your not gonna wanna continue to interact with them in the future. Also included in this is the economy: on the golf course, everyone somehow knows everything about the economy, all the reasons shit goes wrong, and how they could fix it.
2: Talk Fantasy Football
This has been the best way for men to continue friendships since the strip club. When you have shit else to talk about with your friends, football comes around and you can just talk shit about destroying your buddy in your league last week. This is an easy go to when you have almost 5 hours to kill.
This is less applicable for most young folks, unless your going maybe 5 a hole, but betting on a Golf course just like anything in life, makes shit more worthwhile. When it gets to the point when your going 50, 75, even 100 a hole shit gets real. There is no way possible to get bored at 100 a hole.
4: Selling your product/idea or get an investment
The classic notion for making a sale is to have an electric elevator pitch, a pitch that can sell someone on the company/product in 45 seconds. Try having 4 hours to get through to someone and you have 0 excuse for not making the sale. Awesome way of tricking someone into listening to your shit.
This one is pretty self explanatory, but this might clear #1 as the best and most necessary aspect of a day of Golf. If you crush a six pack on the front 9, I guarantee you the back 9 will be a shit ton more fun, even if it raises your handicap a couple of strokes. If your not drinking and golfing, your doing it wrong.
"When I get these hands, I will be proud of what hands I get." This video brought my life into perspective instantly, and made every perceived issue I have shrink to nothing. This kids perspective on life is so positive and untainted that I'm ashamed of how pissed I got losing a blackjack hand when I had two kings and the dealer caught and 8 on his jack and 3 hand. This kid went his whole life without having hands until last summer, when he got the first ever double hand transplant and it was successful! A year later, he's using them and can even hit a ball. Enjoy your Saturday ya'll and be grateful for your blessings.
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