They also booed over the national anthems of other South American teams.
They also booed over the national anthems of other South American teams.
It was more a case of not having a like-for-like replacement for Thiago Silva. Dante and Luiz are too similar, and they both need a more disciplined defender to cover for their often questionable positional decisions. Using both with David Luiz given license to go on Playstation runs against one of the best teams in the tournament was madness and having Neymar would likely have just left their defence even more exposed.
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And what’s with this “It’s okay because it’s not illegal” argument? You can go to third world countries and do all kinds of horrendous things. It doesn’t make it okay that something is legal in Syria or Zimbabwe.
As Texas’s own ugly and bloody history has shown time and time again, something isn’t actually okay just because a bunch of sociopathic hicks thinks so.
Not sure why this got posted as a response. Indignation not directed at you in case that wasn’t clear. :)
Doesn’t matter. You’re still sick in the head if you enjoy the act of killing a highly intelligent mammal. If a person working at an animal shelter got all excited and titillated from putting down cats and dogs, that would still qualify them as a giant f’n sicko.
There’s a difference between doing something unpleasant out of necessity and doing something because you enjoy watching things die and gloating over their carcasses. If a farmer got off on slaughtering his pigs and cows and took Facebook pictures of himself doing victory poses whenever he did it, people would think he was a fucking psycho and rightly so. Yet, it’s okay for people who pay corrupt local officials to slaughter elephants and lions? And FFS, if you want to feed the local population, do something meaningful and donate to Heifer International. Giving them the doggy bag from your sociopath safari does fuck all to help long term.
Hosting the World Cup every three years would interfere with continental competitions like the Copa America, African Cup of Nations and European Championships.
The idea of a character oblivious and personally unaffected by the history developing around him is an interesting one (if not an entirely original idea), but Forrest Gump rings hollow in that its premise of Gump’s purity and innocent immunity to history and social development only works with a white, male character of relatively high social standing. It’s hard to see how this movie would have worked if Gump were black. It would have been much more interesting if Gump himself wasn’t presented as pristinely nice and selfless, but rather, presented as somewhat childishly self-centered with the combination of incredible personal success and unfailing obliviousness to the social turmoil around him being as much a product of his inherent privilege as his mental handicap. But it looks like we’ll have to wait for the George W. Bush biopic for that movie…
People’s “weird” aversion to people who don’t bath at least once a week is also a very recent thing, does that make it necessarily wrong or not a legitimate personal preference? Not everything is solely a question of “society, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan” in the sense of being some grand cultural conspiracy that has no relevance to genuine individual experience and preferences. Some people just prefer the sensation of touching a shaved, smooth leg over the sensation of touching a hairy, coarse leg, just as some people prefer the sensation of a shaved, smooth face over a bearded, coarse one. This is the problem with this recent wave of internet social theory. It may be well intentioned, but in the hands of people who just want to soapbox, it gets incredibly reductionist and ultimately just becomes a tool for asserting personal preference under the guise of moral righteousness. Should women have to shave their legs to be viewed as normal or professional-looking? No, absolutely not. Is it wrong for a man or woman to prefer that a sexual partner shave his or her legs just as a man or woman might prefer that a sexual partner shave his face? Also no. And suggesting otherwise veers feminism 4.0 too far into the pseudo-feminist realm of MRA-style “all men should desire me simply because I’m not a jerk” friend zone-resentment whining.
Not the equivalent of at all. Baseball is fundamentally an individual sport based on a 1v1 duel, so you can’t really compare it to a game where multiple people are actively attacking and defending at all times.
It’s a shame that Howard wastes his talents at a club that knows how to defend.
Hey now, America is so far ahead of Australia with our brilliant developmental strategy of using a German football legend to convince German kids with an American parent to play for us. :D
Most of these only apply if you’re really disorganized and probably aren’t cut out for a scientific/academic career anyway. If you don’t procrastinate constantly, you absolutely can get at least 6 hours of sleep a night and finishing your papers well ahead of the deadline. If you’re staying up all night and barely meeting deadlines, your performance is going to suffer and you’re not going to be able to keep up with people who have their shit together, especially when you’re a post-doc or adjunct expected to actually get your research published. It’s certainly true that grad school takes over your life, but you only have to lose sleep if you’re still trying to have a normal, college life on the side.
Law school is nothing special. Hence, why people chicken out of PhD programs and go get a JD instead.
Finishing is like that sense of exhilaration and freedom that you feel when the train finally flies off the track and glides gracefully, if only for a moment, over the smouldering canyon that is real life.
Fascinating article, though politicians and extremists engaging in historical revisionism and “buffet religiosity” to twist religions in service to completely contradictory economic and social ideologies isn’t exactly unique to the Middle-East nor is it very likely to be met with a rational consideration for history. These type of people think only in broad, mythical terms.
You’re not talking to a Croatia fan, so the banter is pointless. When every neutral on the planet is saying you were shit and needed the ref to pull your ass out of the fire, that’s because it’s true.
Haha, Italian defending match fixing. What a surprise…
You were terrible and deserved to lose. Fred dived. Perisic scored. This was an utterly shameful and embarrassing beginning to a World Cup that was already an embarrassment before the first ball was kicked. At this rate, you guys are going to make Qatar look like a sensible choice.
Military contractors want that. And politicians who receive campaign donations from military contractors want that.
The fact that neocons feel defensive enough to start every post trying to deflect any responsibility for the inevitable consequences of their pet project says it all.
Interesting points there, oktrade. However, the problem with your argument is that you’re fucking crazy.
When playing one another during either stage of the tournament, both teams will attempt to “win.” The team that wins, also known as “the winner,” is the team that, after approximately 5400 seconds of open play, has most often used the torsos or various acceptable appendages of their players to propel an inflated, synthetic leather sphere (which, for brevity, will be referred to as the I.S.L.S. from this point on) through the interior of a large, metal frame without violating the regulations agreed upon by the international bureaucracy that organized the tournament. To achieve this end, each team will field eleven male humans to apply force to the ball using those parts of the body not prohibited by tournament regulations. To ensure their ability to do this, the participants will periodically engage in the intake of Earth air, an act known colloquially as “breathing.” Breathing enables the human respiratory system to extract oxygen from the combination of gases that constitute Earth’s atmosphere. Oxygen allows the cells of the participants to release the energy that supplies the force that propels the I.S.L.S. throughout the match. Accordingly, it is important that the venue in which the teams play offers a sufficient amount of oxygen.
Hahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahaha *breathe* Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
The genius of these diets is that it gives people the sense that they’re in on some secret knowledge and fighting against vast, agricultural conspiracies. It makes dieting that much more fun when you get to look down on the delusional sheeple and their toxic glutens. It’s all a load of pseudoscientific horse poo, sure, but if it gets people living a (relatively) healthier lifestyle and keeps them from investing their conspiracy theorist tendencies in something genuinely destructive (like anti-vax or politics), I don’t see any problem with it.
I wouldn’t recommend avoiding food. You need it to live.
#9 may be true of Brazilians in general but Scolari will have the national team playing calculated, negative football relying more on brute physicality than style. With the Chelsea contingent making up the core of the squad, their play will be more like jogo Mourinho, not jogo bonito. Neymar will be entertaining when he gets on the ball, sure, but this Brazil side will not play to win with style or even just to win; they will play to not-lose, specifically to not-lose to Spain or Argentina. Casuals will need to look elsewhere for entertaining football.
Not sure how acquiring Beats will help this issue. Beats acquired Mog and replaced it with an inferior platform that’s less stable and offers less functionality (on top of being more expensive) while having no features to meaningfully distinguish it from the now-superior Spotify app and web client. The transition from Mog to Beats has been a disaster. Many former Mog subscribers were left unable to even access the new site and were met with error messages telling them coupon codes promised to Mog subscribers were invalid with customer support offering no response other than assurances that they’ll “look into it” (with no resolution as of yet). If arrogance and mismanagement is Apple’s problem, bringing in the Beats team isn’t going to help.
Yaya Toure is their best player and arguably the most complete midfielder on the planet at the moment. Drogba is a legend and he’ll be preferred over superior players like Bony and Doumbia due to his international experience, but he’s not even the country’s best forward at this point.
The best part of the show is the way they bring the ancillary characters to life. This is why I think the show version of Feast for Crows/Dance with Dragons will be better received than the books.
These Buzzfeed World Cup articles read like a 4th grade social studies presentation.
I have actually been handed a Chick tract by someone who was sincerely handing out Chick tracts. It was, sadly, not Dark Dungeons. :(
If you cheat on something that’s actually relevant to your chosen profession, you’ll get found out eventually, because in reality, employers don’t care about your grades. If you can’t do the job you “trained” for, you’ll get fired. The only exception is if you’re in some humanities program at a no-name university where success is premised on being a good bullshitter and making your undergrads like you well enough to give you good teacher evaluations (which just involves not making them do any work and flattering their egos). In that case, you might be successful, though you’ll probably just end up having spent most of your young life faking expertise in a field that won’t land you a job either way.
I have kids, but I use this innovative new parenting method called “watching my kids” and it really helps avoid this kind of thing.
Moreso in the 80’s and 90’s. Now, they’d just be called hipsters.