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I think we should just be patient while the kinks are being worked out. Enabling comments on blog posts will no doubt be addressed, and the "newest" to "oldest" format of commenting is something I've gotten used to following other blogs. Plus, you can reply to a particular comment. One frustrating issue is having to sign in again for each comment.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2014 on Transition time at Change of Subject
I think we should just be patient while the kinks are being worked out. Enabling comments on blog posts will no doubt be addressed, and the "newest" to "oldest" format of commenting is something I've gotten used to following other blogs. Plus, you can reply to a particular comment. One frustrating issue is having to sign in again for each comment.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2014 on Transition time at Change of Subject
I discovered I can access the new format without the pay wall if I link to it from EZ's twitter account, using my iPhone. (At least it worked this time.)
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2014 on Transition time at Change of Subject
@jpn -- When you sign in, you can use your same CoS logo if you add a dot (.) to it. For example, instead of SandyK, my logo is now Sandy.K -- you don't have to use your full name. So, try using "jpn.(something)" or "jp.n"
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2014 on Transition time at Change of Subject
subscriber. Are you behind the paywall now? ZORN REPLY -- Yes, though I think if you access me through Twitter or Facebook you can read the columns. Not sure. This doesn't seem to be the case, the Twitter link doesn't work and the FB link doesn't allow free access.
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2014 on Transition time at Change of Subject
MOPerina basically stole my thoughts on this: David, I enjoy your posts and opinions on CoS, but may I respectfully suggest that although there's a time and place for this type of discussion, this particular thread isn't the best choice for it. There have been many "offensive" fine lines posted here in the past; that's what makes them so amusing, provocative and, yes, offensive. Besides, I'm afraid you'll never win an argument about God and religion on this board :)
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2014 on Fine lines final four at Change of Subject
I voted for the "butter on a roll" quote. I'm sure God will understand.
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2014 on Fine lines final four at Change of Subject
Jakash, I see your point, that could be a problem:) After giving this much thought, I think we should just carry on with the handshakes. After all, there's a simple solution to the germ problem: always have some anti-bacterial wipes handy, then it's all good!
On the rare occasions I attend church services, I cringe when the pastor tells the congregants to greet each other (shake hands), but I go along with the program. I think the best substitute for hand-shaking in general when greeting another person would be a simple polite nod and smile.
Barry - Not only on the east coast, my first link was from the L.A. Times. I don't like the look myself, especially on adults, but that wasn't my point, either.
My link doesn't always work. Try this one: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140513/lower-east-side/socks-with-sandals-emerging-as-spring-trend-stylists-say
Actually, wearing socks with sandals has become somewhat fashionable, at least in some areas. Here is one link: http://articles.latimes.com/2014/apr/05/image/la-ig-socks-20140
#9 Tweet of God #13 Colbert #14 cannibals
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2014 on Fine lines at Change of Subject
@Chris H -- Your suggestions: "1) remove the positions of centerfielder and shortstop. I'm not sure what these positions do and this will create more hits. 2) move the fences in. Home runs are the only part of the game I understand and find exciting. 3) if the game is tied after 9 innings (or better yet, cut it to 6 innings), just decided the game with a homerun derby. " were funny and would no doubt amp up the runs scored, but they would only extend the length of the games. I would really love to have Rule 8.04 enforced (pitcher throwing the ball to home plate within 12 seconds when bases are empty). There should be a large timer displayed on the wall behind home plate with a running countdown from 12 seconds. The pitcher would see it, and so would the umps in the infield. If the pitch isn't thrown in time, it's a "ball". This would really speed things up. Limiting the warm-ups when pitchers enter the game would be a great help also. Can you imagine an NBA player who enters a game asking for three minutes to run up and down the court to warm up, then practice a couple free throws?
Slightly off-topic, but I just noticed the current baseball standings: Cubs 46 losses, White Sox 46 losses.
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2014 on Speaking of Sports at Change of Subject
My initial response is that football is the sport which least allows for a fluky type of win. The good teams usually win in the long run. Hockey would be my pick for the sport which would allow a less-talented team to win, or at least more games are decided by fluky goals, such as the Hawks' last loss in the playoffs (a crazy deflected shot going under Crawford's armpit in OT). Baseball and basketball, also less likely for a fluky win, and soccer I can't comment on since I don't watch it often enough.
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2014 on Speaking of Sports at Change of Subject
Usually I'm not very impressed at the selection, but this time I laughed at several of them. So I need a little more time to pick my top 3.
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2014 on Fine Lines at Change of Subject
What GJO'L said.
Barry, Yeah, in theory you are correct about "promising" suddenly becoming "average" when that Cubbie uniform is worn -- but as a long-suffering fan, I can still dream, can't I? Starlin has actually looked great since the first of June. Hope it continues!
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2014 on Speaking of Sports at Change of Subject
Barry -- When I said the Cubs look "more promising every day" it was mainly because every day I hear about another home-run hit by Kris Bryant. Can't wait to see him up with the big boys (next year I presume).
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2014 on Speaking of Sports at Change of Subject
I was brought up in a sports-lovers environment (my father mostly) who took my brother and me to our first Cubs game, Bears game, Hawks game and Bulls game. It was constantly on TV, and we became fans. Looking back I realize it was too much; but that's how I first became interested. I was a tomboy, playing baseball with my brother and his friends, playing a little golf, a little tennis, all of which I've given up for the most part. Never enjoyed watching golf on TV, too boring for me. Tennis was interesting on occasion. Soccer interests me only for these few weeks of the World Cup, but I'm not invested in the U.S. team, though I'm rooting for them. I think it's slowly gaining popularity and momentum in America and will continue in that direction. As far as Cubs vs. Sox W/L records, I have very faint hopes that the Cubbies will end up with more wins than the Sox this year, but I'm not holding my breath. The future of the Cubs looks promising, however. More promising every day.
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2014 on Speaking of Sports at Change of Subject
Being half Italian doesn't help me here at all. I really should get out more...
It's a god-awful sign, I concur -- but I sure don't feel sorry for Mr. Rutherford. I'll take that view over the one I have any day.
@Bons -- Yes, and "moist" areas of the body can also result from nervousness, resulting in moist hands, and of course from sweating, which ties in with what Dr. X was discussing. All "ick" triggers.
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2014 on Words I hate: 'lover' at Change of Subject
Except when referring to the dwarf.
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2014 on Words I hate: 'lover' at Change of Subject