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#3775698 I Called In Sick Today

Posted hank213 on Yesterday, 05:51 PM

View PostNapa_Don, on 18 February 2019 - 11:09 AM, said:

I need to be better at doing those kind of things. I'm a little worried I've hit "peter principle" limit and it's all going to come crashing down here any second.

For you, I think it's more impostor syndrome than peter principle.


#3775632 I Called In Sick Today

Posted BigDMcGee on 13 February 2019 - 11:53 AM

Double post


#3775408 I Called In Sick Today

Posted InternetExplorer on 01 February 2019 - 07:48 PM

If heís got to work with this guy going forward, this incident is a valid reason to avoid him. The guy has terrible judgment.


#3775407 I Called In Sick Today

Posted brvheart on 01 February 2019 - 07:48 PM

I only said that because I know I'm doing that. I'm just talking myself into that excuse. The reality is that this particular dude won't even end up the cheapest, and so it's a moot point.


#3770491 Random Basketball Observations

Posted SuperJon on 14 June 2018 - 07:25 AM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 31 May 2018 - 05:09 PM, said:

Cavs in 6. #BookIt

A statement I doubt anyone here will ever hear again in their lifetimes.


#3775258 I Called In Sick Today

Posted brvheart on 26 January 2019 - 11:49 AM

View PostNapa_Don, on 24 January 2019 - 06:52 AM, said:

I don't even know what my dream job would be. I just know I want to make more money and then go from there.

My cousin is a personal CPA for an old rich woman and her foundation. He gets endless private jet flights and basically is just her personal money guy. I feel like that would be my dream job for you.


View PostCobaltBlue, on 25 January 2019 - 04:53 PM, said:

So I just GIF responded before because I didn't have much time, but Swingers is absolutely a classic film. It's in the pantheon of break-up films. From a plot standpoint, I get that it seems like not much is happening. It's more of a character study and a satire. I also think it's immensely quotable and probably have most of the movie memorized. I'm guessing I've seen it at least 10 times.

I first rented and watched it soon after it was available at Blockbuster. It had the lasting effect of getting me into swing and neo-swing. I loved the music, and I enjoyed taking a dance class. I also wore a blue zoot suit with a fedora and wingtip shoes to my prom. Getting beyond the exposure to new cultural elements to the actual film...

I generally agree with loogie's assessment and would probably cite those two things first, but let's go in-depth on a lot of it.

Spoilering for length and plot (I guess)...
Spoiler

In summation, SA, you're wrong.

I'm with SA on this one. I thought Swingers sucked. I didn't see it until like 2012 though, so it's time had certainly passed.


#3775200 I Called In Sick Today

Posted Essay21 on 22 January 2019 - 08:10 PM

View Postbrvheart, on 22 January 2019 - 06:46 PM, said:

I don't understand the meanness toward Loogie. He's a good dude.

You’re another one.


#3775185 I Called In Sick Today

Posted Ron_Mexico on 22 January 2019 - 09:17 AM

View PostYonYonson, on 20 January 2019 - 07:44 PM, said:



i don't know about all that, but the movie just sucked. wasn't funny, wasn't dramatic, wasn't smart or interesting or insightful or anything. it was just some losers being losers and sucking at life.

It dealt with everything you know nothing about

Friends and friendship
Going out to bars and parties and having fun with friends
Trying and succeeding in getting girls

I can see why you didnít like it.


#3775187 The Hottest Of Takes

Posted David_Sklansky on 22 January 2019 - 10:46 AM

View PostSuitedAces21, on 22 January 2019 - 07:43 AM, said:

care to revise now that Timmy is marrying a supermodel?

Yeah, I hate to shit on a fun theory, but it would be unprecedented for a Christian to go to the lengths of lying to a woman and ruining her life just to lend credibility to an on-going deception. I’m calling this one debunked.


#3771937 The Hottest Of Takes

Posted brvheart on 28 July 2018 - 12:57 PM

I'm not saying that I agree with BigD, but I may or may not have a kid named after the girl in Mi2.


#3775181 I Called In Sick Today

Posted SuitedAces21 on 21 January 2019 - 08:48 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 21 January 2019 - 06:59 PM, said:

I said more in my "On that we can all agree" post, than you have in all your blathering with him. I like your spirit, and your tenaciousness, but it's ham handed and inefficient. You're better than that, Essay.

no, i'm really not.


#3775145 I Called In Sick Today

Posted David_Sklansky on 21 January 2019 - 02:41 PM

Re: Loogie, I think the fact that it resonates with you and Cobson speaks at least partially to Strat's point about it being micro-targeted to a specific subculture of aspiring Hollywood entertainer. With that in mind, the movie makes a lot more sense to me as something they made for their friends. I can even appreciate the larger appeal of that kind of voyeurism to some percentage of a more general, outsider population, but it just doesn't work for me on that level either.

Re: McGee's point about intent, I think Top Gun is a closer comparison than Fight Club. Fight Club doesn't really work for me either in adulthood, and I kind of cringe looking back on how much I liked Chuck Palahniuk as a kid. But even still, Fight Club is made by people with a significant track record of making content that at least attempts (and to many people wildly succeeds in achieving) some kind of deeper meaning or higher artistic value.

I agree that Swingers seems to portray its lifestyle as pathetic, just like I agree that Top Gun portrays the Navy as a homosexual burlesque show. It's a fun theory to think about, it can certainly appear that way on screen, and the case is really compelling, but at the end of the day it's kind of a stretch in my opinion to say that one time in the 90s Doug Liman did one half-clever thing, but denies it and just prefers to work on projects like Suits instead.


#3775171 poker license plate ?

Posted David_Sklansky on 21 January 2019 - 06:26 PM

If you are someplace that allows 7 letters, "KRABLAR" seems to be available anyplace that tells before you apply for it.


#3775164 I Called In Sick Today

Posted loogie on 21 January 2019 - 05:23 PM

good thing it's the last one


#3775159 I Called In Sick Today

Posted David_Sklansky on 21 January 2019 - 05:04 PM

I think you're misunderstanding me too. If anything, I think you should have gone harder at him. When a zombie like SA opens himself up for slam dunks about his empty life with a comment like "I must have been busy that day," I expect something more cutting from a trained comedian. My point was that your joke was based on the premise that SA's time was limited or useful, when his entire persona in addition to the the comment you were responding to imply that his time is not valuable to him.