Chiefs fan since the ’90s. Raconteur, troublemaker and general loudmouth who makes adhering to Rule 9 a way of life. AG’s resident Fool on the Hill.
My mind can be changed, but only by proper application of facts and reason. (Hint: If you are internet-arguing, it won’t happen.)
I can be reached by adding (at)Yahoo.com to the end of my screen name. That includes if you want me to edit your fanpost, and I’ll treat it just like any other piece from the regular writers that “crosses my desk”.
Something Young said made me realize something. Basically, Young said that other coaches tend to get set in their ways, but not Andy. He didn’t catch the implication of that, but I did; Coaching an NFL team helps him stay mentally young, and I suspect he knows it. Every year is different, every year is fresh, and he’s teaching a team that’s learned to teach the newcomers, as well. That, my friends, is a rare and special thing, so why walk away from it? He’s never been a better HC than he is right now, and his team is his family, too, so if you expect him to want to spend more time with his family, well, you’d better be specific.
He denied the result, of course. Beliefs matter more than trivial things like facts.
Twitter’s seldom pleasant (note to self, search for porn there), but tonight I saw Damar Hamlin trending. Why? Anti-vaxxers are out in force, claiming that his heart didn’t stop because of the hit, it was because of a vaccine. They have zero scientifically valid evidence to prove causation, so being loud’s supposed to cover up their ignorance.
What really sucks is that it’s working. Too bad the education system’s focused on social stuff over reasoning from facts, but I know why that is.
I’ve learned to stop after the 1st 2 whackadoodles….not worth the energy reading, let alone responding (which I never do anyway)
abolish the DOE (needs tuning no doubt) and public k-12
Or stop fighting against school choice, which teachers’ unions and a certain political party have been doing for decades. Many independent schools and charter schools get better results while spending less per student, why the obsession with shutting them all down? Well, to preserve the system, of course, the students are secondary to that.
And therein lies the problem.
A Mahomian play just happened in the XFL game
the late Richard Belzer reprised his Det Munch character many times, and said character was once reprised on Sesame Street: Special Letters Unit
“The Fifth Way” in another context, pretty neat.
I used to have one in an aquarium. it would unscrew a bottle to get a gold fish. It was fascinating how smart they were.
A pity about life expectancy, though.
I had one onetime that had a bunch of babies.. as expected, it wasn’t around long after that.. very strange creatures.
Female octopussies can survive after brooding once, but it’s rare, and I think the next one’s final, in any case.
The same holds true with Atlantic salmon. In rare cases, a female can survive spawning, though I’m not sure if it’s similarly a 1yr reprieve. But you’re right, they’re strange creatures, fascinating, too.
I don’t have any faith in this hypothesis, I favor the Rare Earth alternative. The DFH isn’t just highly biased by using humans as a comparison, it attributes all the worst of human behaviors onto the hypothetical aliens and stops, leaving no redeeming qualities in them. That makes no sense at all, and the desire to plunder resources? Why? Minerals and chemicals are freely available on unpopulated planets, asteroids, and so on.
If it’s biologically-produced chemicals, such as snake venom and curare, that they want, it would make more sense to trade for it with the local experts than exterminate them and start researching from scratch. Living space? Wiping out humanity militarily would ravage the environment, because we would try nukes, if we were losing, and then it’s not the planet they wanted when it started.
None of the attributes in the DFH make any sense logistically, so what drives them, sadism and paranoia? If that’s intrinsic to their culture, how do they even have a civilization, anyway, since they wouldn’t turn that off at home.
How ‘lab-grown’ meat could help the planet and our health
CNN — What if there was a way to eat meat without farming and killing billions of animals per year, contributing to the climate crisis and risking high cholesterol levels?
“Cultivated meat is real meat grown directly from animal cells,” Uma Valeti, founder and CEO of Upside Foods, said via email. “These products are not vegan, vegetarian or plant-based – they are real meat, made without the animal.”
“The process of making cultivated meat is similar to brewing beer, but instead of growing yeast or microbes, we grow animal cells,” Valeti added.
Progressing from lab production to making products in commercial facilities, some companies are moving away from the term “lab-grown meat,” said a spokesperson for Mosa Meat, a Netherlands-based food technology company. Instead, these companies refer to it as cultivated meat, cultured meat, cell-based or cell-grown meat, or non-slaughter meat
The industry is about 10 years old, so cultivated meat is still a few years away from being commercially available to US consumers in grocery stores or restaurants – and maybe up to 20 years more for it to replace a substantial portion, or all, of the traditional meat industry, Kaplan said. At this time, Singapore is the only country to have approved cell-based meat for consumer consumption.
Until then, cultivated meat and its potential benefits for animal, human and environmental health are more hope than promise.
I’d eat it without worry, but my questions are twofold, and requite technical understanding of the process. Can the cultivated meat cultivate fat, too, and will it be able to have different fibers and textures.
The first involves hamburgers and BBQ, the second involves BBQ and other processes that depend on different cuts. Will it always be brisket and tenderloin, or just one of them, or will the fiber structures be more varied? Of course, that leaves out bones and cartilage, so if you want a slab of ribs, something still has to die. I’m ok with that, but if the prices get driven too high…
Kansas City Chiefs
Unrestricted free agents:
Orlando Brown (LT),
JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR),
Carlos Dunlap (EDGE),
Derrick Nnadi (DT),
Andrew Wylie (RT),
Ronald Jones II (RB),
Brandon Williams (DT),
Blake Bell (TE),
Michael Burton (FB),
Mecole Hardman (WR),
Deon Bush (S),
Jerick McKinnon (RB),
Juan Thornhill (S),
Justin Watson (WR),
Khalen Saunders (DT),
Nick Allegretti (LG)
I’d like to see the Chiefs trade up in the draft and snag a good DE/DT. Here’s a good one;
Tyree Wilson, 6-6/275
Defensive End/Defensive Tackle
Strengths: Very long
Uses length to keep offensive tackles away from him
Excellent combination of height, weight, length and speed
Dangerous pass rusher
Quick around the corner
Uses hands and feet at same time
Enough quickness to beat tackles
Strong bull rush
Quick get off
Can beat tackles with speed or power
Has the strength to shed blocks
Strong to get off blocks
Shows some ability to redirect
Fast in pursuit
Reel burst to close
Solid run defender
Can hold his ground at the point of attack
Gives a second effort to get sacks
Versatile to play a variety of techniques
As a pass rusher, Wilson is a dangerous edge defender, and gives offensive tackles a lot of problems. The biggest strength that Wilson has is his length. With his long arms and wingspan, Wilson is superb at keeping offensive tackles away from his body, and they have a hard time getting into his chest to lock him up. With that space, Wilson uses his speed to get upfield, and he has the strength to break free from blocks. Wilson is not crazy fast off the edge, but he is quick and has good closing speed alongside a burst to eat up ground when he gets free.
In the NFL, Wilson has the size to play end on base downs and move inside to rush over guards in the sub package. He shows the versatility to rush over offensive tackles, whether standing up or putting his hand in the ground. Thus, he could fit in a 3-4 or 4-3 defense.
Bryce Young draws bold Patrick Mahomes comparison from ESPN’s Todd McShay
I like Bryce Young’s tape, but can we please stop the Mahomes comparisons. That arm isn’t close.
Throws a nice catchable ball, but please stop.
Chiefs snap counts: Willie Gay Jr.’s Super Bowl snaps most since Week 2
Willie Gay Jr. played the most defensive snaps he’d played in a single game since Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season.
Did you get Tony’s email?
I’m waiting for you to show me the ropes
I didn’t know that. I didn’t see a response. Let’s set something up via email.
Tony Sommer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Alright I made him a contributor. Let me know if that role needs to be changed.
Resistance is futile…
I am Dyslexia of Borg. Resistors are fertile, prepare to be ass-laminated.
onion fucking adjacent
WordPress is clunky, the first dozen are a pain, gets easier
but Classic Editor is so much easier to navigate and drop in links, it’s truly WYSIWYG
And never looks the same twice