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  • The 10 Most Meaningful Games of Week 1 [College Football]

    08/30/2017 1:40:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | August 30, 2017 | Chris Johnson
    By the time the College Football Playoff selection committee gets ready to reveal the final four in early December, the opening week of the season will have faded into the rearview. Teams that have plowed through their conference schedules can make a strong final impression by winning their league title games, while at the same time hoping other contenders suffer a late L. But the matchups that take place early in the season can carry just as much weight in the eyes of the committee. Whether it’s two blue bloods squaring off in an NFL dome or a fringe top-10...
  • The Official Friday Silliness Thread Explores Creepy Brain Stimulations (Did you see that???)

    09/22/2006 1:00:00 AM PDT · by sully777 · 340 replies · 9,038+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 22, 2006 | Sully777
    LONDON (Reuters) - Stimulating a certain area of the brain can produce a creepy feeling that someone is watching you when no one is, scientists said Wednesday. Swiss researchers made the discovery while evaluating a young woman for surgery to treat epilepsy...When they electrically stimulated the left temporoparietal junction in her brain, which is linked to self-other distinction and self-processing, she thought someone was standing behind her. If they repeated the stimulus while she leaned forward and grabbed her knees she had an unpleasant sensation that the shadowy figure was embracing her..."Our findings may be a step toward understanding the...
  • Cutting off our noses (Vanity)

    10/04/2005 9:23:19 PM PDT · by Paloma_55 · 111 replies · 1,353+ views
    Vanity ^ | 11/04/05 | Paloma_55
    I was really, really hoping that Bush would start a big fight and pick Janice Rogers Brown for the supreme court nomination. He didn't. He picked a woman that he trusts and believes will represent a judicial constraint, conservative position. I am disappointed. But........ I am not going to trash the woman. I am not going to whine and cry that the Republican Party is doomed. I am not going to play into the hands of the Democrats who would love to see Republicans tear their own person down. {like the anti-war folks who trash our troops because they are...
  • After today (10/29)...Now I'm calling it for Bush 350 to 188!

    10/29/2004 11:37:27 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 267 replies · 6,707+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 10/29/04 | Jeff Head
    After the revelations of today, 10/29/04, where a US Army Major revealed that his unit had destroyed 250 tons of munitions at the Al QaQua facility, and after the latest Osama bin Laden video...I am revising my election prediction upward for Bush. I honestly believe that many more Americans will vote for Bush after Bin Laden spouted the Kerry/DNC/Michael Moore talking points, and after Kerry's knee jerk reation regarding the munitions have been wholly discredited. Here's my original projection from 10/15/2004. BACK TO JEFFHEAD.COM